Fuck San Francisco and the Bay Area

Jun 17, 2019 68 Comments

Just got really high and re-read ‘America’ by Allen Ginsberg .
How did the city of beat poets , counter-culture and anarchist progressive views that set today’s viewpoints go from that to douchebags on blind bragging about their salaries and the city being the Mecca of mindless capitalism ? Change the world - yeah by making people click on more ads . That’s what all the cool technologies being used for . PS - I am high as f .

TC - why do you care when I am a citizen, YOE- 7

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TOP 68 Comments
  • Red Hat BrainLag
    “I’m high and this is deep”

    Cool story, bro.
    Jun 17, 2019 4
    • Credit Karma / Other EllisDee25
      Imagine having brain lag without even doing drugs. Have more fun.
      Jun 17, 2019
    • Red Hat BrainLag
      Imagine trying to read into blind nicknames.
      Jun 18, 2019
  • Facebook teetees
    For some reason the OP sounds like a fat incel angry at the world. He probably is one.
    Jun 17, 2019 4
    • Facebook teetees
      Fuck man, that must be some good shit you're on for you to refer to your relationship with your ✋as a marriage. Maybe you should start the next counter culture movement based on that.
      Jun 17, 2019
    • Google / Eng modi_56
      Flagged.
      Jun 17, 2019
  • > Complains about people working to make people click on ads
    > Works at comscore

    Checks out
    Jun 17, 2019 6
    • comScore JiraKeeda
      OP
      So I cannot have an opinion or post one about it ? Is that your point ? Cool - you watched a cult movie about nihilism and can quote it .
      Jun 17, 2019
    • Red Hat BrainLag
      The point is find your own happiness. I’m sad for you if smoking weed seriously makes you this defensive over some dead poet society level observation.

      Careful calling out others on strawman, it looks like you’re gathering some hay over there yourself. 😉
      Jun 17, 2019
  • Microsoft
    dolt

    Microsoft

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    doltmore
    How did the boomers go from peace and love to fuck you I got mine? 💸💸
    Jun 17, 2019 0
  • LinkedIn
    TF.

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    TF.more
    This is not only SF but all big cities in world, but I really liked how you put it... You deserve a B J by a 🐣
    Jun 17, 2019 7
    • Amazon H2x2i1210
      Sf/silicon valley is the epicenter of all this tech nerd douchey shit
      Jun 18, 2019
    • Dropbox drl/
      😆 😆 😆
      Jun 19, 2019
  • Credit Karma / Other EllisDee25
    Rent is too damn high so anyone halfway interesting left or got evicted so the landlord could charge more. Beats and hippies happened because it was possible to live cheap and not have to work much.

    But imo, the decline started with automation of the docks and moving them to Oakland. The city gradually lost working class communities and then the two tech waves killed it. The General strike of the 30s gave the city a unique character after WWII because communist leaders of the strike were considered heroes by most residents while the rest of the US was going through the forced conformity of McCarthyism. Even my grandparents who vote Republican and say unions are not needed suddenly change their tune if the strike is brought up.

    The counterculture of the 60s grew up in the more wild parts of working class SF... beat poems are full of references to sailors and dockworkers and black jazz clubs etc.
    Jun 17, 2019 6
    • Google wHtB0a
      These expensive joints aren't my cup of tea either but they're not necessarily bad things. Intentional govts actually spend a ton of cash trying turn their food into a trend as a means of cultural export, which arguably is a positive for all involved.
      Jun 18, 2019
    • Credit Karma / Other EllisDee25
      Imo It’s bad for the neighborhood spots that loose their lease because the owner wants to cash in on higher prices, so a toast restaurant or pb&j restaurant replace a local family Taco or noodles place. It’s bad for us because those places existed in the same spot for 30 years because they were good (and probably less expensive too).
      Jun 18, 2019
  • New / Design
    fk specism

    New Design

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    fk specismmore
    This person is high but is true. The new culture in the Bay area is a disease that needs to be erased.

    If you don't understand what this means, read "Ruined by design" by Mike Monteiro. Is a great book from someone that was in tech before all of us.
    Jun 17, 2019 4
    • Meetup q83z72
      Oh OP, I meant that more for Mike Monteiro and his book about how everything sucks. I’d rather see him design something better than become a celebrity for hating on things.

      Blind is all for ranting. Please rant away!
      Jun 17, 2019
    • Intel Benzy
      Someone that was in tech before all of us??? Bwahhahaha, I was banging out Fortran on keypunch cards at the university and moved to silicon valley before that dude Mike was even in High School I think...
      Jun 18, 2019
  • Google / Eng modi_56
    Op, have you considered that there might be two kinds of people. The blind TC folks and people who truly do change the world. There's tesla, audible, YouTube, fintech, Amazon, AR, phones, etc. Your assumption that tech is just ads is wrong.
    Jun 17, 2019 4
    • Google / Eng modi_56
      Just make sure you're improving yourself and a higher TC will follow as a by product.
      Jun 17, 2019
    • Amazon H2x2i1210
      Fintech, Amazon, audible are hardly benefactors of society. In fact I would argue they hurt it even more. Amazon's mindless consumerism pollutes the earth (AWS is just tech), fintech makes hedge funds more powerful and makes the rich companies richer, and audible is part of Amazon (audio books really that useful to the developing world?)
      Jun 18, 2019
  • Amazon 10022004
    Capitalism bro
    Jun 17, 2019 0
  • Asians who are materialistic and money minded fucked up the culture. The previous generation worked hard but the recent crowd is all about $$.
    Jun 17, 2019 3
    • Google / Eng modi_56
      Lol what? I thought it was the whites who are like that. Asians are about meditation and tea and stuff.
      Jun 18, 2019
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Not the ones who run databases and sysadmin servers are into teas and meditation.
      Jun 18, 2019

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