Thursday, April 05, 2007

Yeah, the San Francisco thing...

Is kind of poignant, because I'm going to be there next week. You can find the same people dressing like they think they're in "Ocean's 11" lining up to get into clubs with velvet ropes as in any major city, where a hippy denizen would most definitely not be welcome. You can find yuppies galore, designer clothing stores. In short, it isn't exactly a Marxist republic. Even outside the city of San Francisco itself, in the place sometimes ironically referred to by its denizens as "The people's republic of Berkeley", you're going to see a mix of conservative students and students from positions of vast privilege who act and believe like comrades outside of California do. I love Berkeley anyways, but if you're expecting a pure hippy republic that's not what you'll find.

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