And a Sea of Stupid
Hola. Two or three times a week mi amigo/my friend rides across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco to Marin County (that’s the county across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco) where the Marin Headlands are located, and then he rides back to San Francisco.
As he’s crossing the Bridge, he observes that the majority of people are not looking at the view of San Francisco or at the Bay or the Pacific Ocean. “What are they looking at?” you might be asking. Most are bent over and squinting at their “smartphone.” I call them stupidphones because so-called “smartphones” are transforming or already have transformed society into a sea of stupid-assed people. So most people go all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge to continue in their stupidphone addiction. They could do that at home. Mi amigo sees the same thing up on Twin Peaks (two small peaks in the geographic center of San Francisco). People go all the way up there to presumably to look at the panoramic view of the city, the Bay Area and the Pacific Ocean. But he thinks most people never see the view or appreciate it because they only look at their phone the entire time they’re up there. Then if they came with other people they each have to show each other what’s on their precious phone in a “Show and Tell” type thing like they’re in elementary school. Both the Bridge and Twin Peaks have become (what we call) a stupidphone “library.” Also, on both sides of the Bridge for some time cyclists have also been stopping in very large groups to get on their stupidphones. It’s sad that cyclists can’t even enjoy a bike ride without the distraction and interruption of their stupidphone addiction. He’s even seen cyclists riding very fast while texting. That precious text couldn’t wait? While he’s walking in the city he sees cyclists texting while riding and San Francisco has a reputation now of being a dangerous city for cyclists and pedestrians because of reckless and inconsiderate motorists. In order for a cyclist to text while riding the idiot cyclist has to take his or her hands off the handlebars. At their high rate of speed and with the very rough streets in San Francisco today that’s an extremely stupid and dangerous thing to do. But stupidphone addicts aren’t concerned about their own safety at all from what we’ve seen. That dopamine rush/addiction to that screen in their hand is what’s utmost important to them. Stupidphone addicts relegate any safety issues to someone else. They don’t hold themselves at all responsible for their own safety. Their safety is somebody else’s responsibility and I say that based on observing their loco/crazy behaviour. In his gym, the stupidphone addiction is epidemic. He tells me that he’s usually the only chico in the gym not on a stupidphone. Everyone else is fully addicted while they’re supposed to be working out (they’re “working out” their thumbs). Motorists are no different. They stop in the middle of the street and/or freeze in place while backing up their vehicle glued to their stupidphone.
I don’t have a stupidphone and if someone gave me one I’d throw it in the basura/trash where they all belong. They are a distraction toy. They are a baby’s rattler for an adult. I can’t stand them and neither can mis amigos because we see what they’re doing to people and our society. A sea of stupid and stupidity. I use a PC and I can’t imagine being on some toy box with a tiny little screen in it with a tiny little keyboard in it and having to check the goddamned thing every 5 seconds or every 2 minutes the way I see fucking idiots doing around here. That would be such an annoying interruption and disruption to always having to reach for a box in my pocket or to stare down at a screen. Doesn’t one’s hand and arm get tired of having to hold the thing out in front in full view? And when I glance at people’s screens around here, I think: So that’s what you’re so entranced by? There’s never anything on the screen worth looking at that is so critically and ultimately important. I see some idiots just staring and staring and staring at icons on their screen as if they’re getting some dopamine “rush”/hit off of icons. They look at that screen with their complete mesmerised attention. Others are mindlessly scrolling with their hand in the air on auto-pilot.
When online, I go wherever I want but I can wait until I get home to do that. There’s nothing online that causes me to feel this burning, addictive desire to be staring at a fucking screen constantly while walking down the sidewalk (and into people), or walking into passing traffic without looking either direction as stupidphone-addicted fools do around San Francisco), or while on my bike (only an idiot would do that!), or while I’m supposed to be looking at a beautiful view.
Being raped is no longer a concern. Did you know that?
I take it that las mujeres/women are no longer concerned about being raped. I see las mujeres walking around San Francisco alone late at night completely oblivious to their surrounding and not even looking around anywhere. They walk on dark streets and the only thing they’re eyes are on is their fucking stupidphone screen. Their screen lights up their face like a flash light shining on their face for any mugger/assailant to see her face very clearly. If she were assaulted/raped she wouldn’t no who hit her, she wouldn’t be able to see who’s assaulting her because it takes the eyes awhile to re-adjust from staring at that screen she’s addicted to. I think that describes what’s known as an Idiot who is not even in possession of basic sense or “city smarts.” Stupid-assed people. There has got to be something in the water to be producing the stupid-assed people we’re seeing today in techie San Francisco! (Perhaps these are the gullible people who drink bottled water thinking it’s better water where the plastic from the bottle is known to leach into the water. Maybe that’s also what’s going on.) And then the Idiot would wonder why she got mugged or raped. Can’t imagine why, huh? Then watch her get right back on her stupidphone immediately in a dark place so she could return to her addiction and “text” about it and upload pics of her bruises to see how many people “like” her pics, not learning anything from the bad experience. Apparently these idiots are not the least bit concerned about being held-up at gunpoint or mugged—and that happened here recently when one person in a group of three was shot at gunpoint and died as a result of it (and I suspect all three were on their stupidphones late a night)—for their la plata/money (wallet/purse) and that goes for anybody as they’re walking around a major city as if they’re in the fictional hamlet called “Mayberry.” There was crime even in “Mayberry.” But I’m pleased to know that rape and muggings are no longer a reality or something to be at all concerned about in techie San Francisco. It’s as if these stupidphone idiots think their stupidphone will somehow protect them from being mugged because, well, they’re “looking busy” on it so in their mind I guess (for some reason) they think they won’t be bothered by a mugger or anyone interested in assaulting them/raping them. [roll eyes] I don’t think it works quite that way with muggers. But whatever you do, don’t ever take your eyes off that screen. These are orders from La Manzana. Never let your eyes go off that screen. Never.
And I guess this doesn’t bother the stupidphone addicts either: Privacy Scandal: NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data. I don’t think that the stupidphone addicts give a fuck that they’re being spied on—their addiction is more important to them—or they’ve forgotten all about it. I can hear them now with their usual cop-out response, “I have nothing to hide.” That’s not the point, idiot!
While writing this, I talked with some people who live in the Bay Area but who don’t live in San Francisco, and from talking with them I’ve pretty much concluded that this addiction to stupidphones seems to be a “city thing” possibly. I’ve also heard that from one other person who lives on the San Francisco Peninsula. The people I talked with say they don’t see much of it where they live. So why would it be a “city thing?” Well because it’s the newest, latest, coolest fad to do and “everybody’s doing it” so that means you must too in order to “fit in” with the sheeple/herd. Also, possibly because tech has taken over San Francisco—corporate welfare is being given to their wealthy techie companies from the city—and tech is seen as “cool,” even though many of the same stupidphone-addicted people have had their amigos/amigas evicted from this city because of tech gentrification. I call San Francisco “The Techie Capital” since that’s what el alcalde/the major (and his billionaire techie owner) seem to be trying to turn San Francisco into, if they haven’t already, and maybe because the Tech Surveillance-State Industrial Complex is so saturated in this city that the shallow sheeple think “in order to be anybody” (“Keeping Up With the Joneses”) and because of insecure people and peer pressure they think they must be on these stupidphones 24 hours a day to “be accepted” and to get their dopamine chemical rush/hit because “their phone rang,” so to speak. Someone was giving them attention they desperately crave and that’s what much of this is about. Attention-starved people, especially immature, needy and insecure females. The sheeple have been taught by the corporate media that “one must be connected 24 hours a day.” But the sheeple generally have a very short attention span no matter how many useless apps you throw at them, so one would think they would burn out from this pretty quickly. Perhaps this is just a long fad? These stupipdphones and all that’s connected with them gets rather expensive too.
I don’t remember the PC ever being pushed so hard or marketed the way these stupidphones have been and continue to be. The predatory Tech Surveillance State Industrial Complex want world-wide complete saturation of these phones and (useless) app$. That’s one of the main reasons for opening things up with Cuba under messiah Obama. Predatory US Imperalism will ruin that island nation too. They want everyone in the world addicted to these stupidphones and apps—keep the masses distracted from what’s really going on and from what really matters—for their corporate greed, their profit margins. The corporate media are complicit in the addiction by the way they advertise them and push them on the gullible public who have been brainwashed to think: “I must be connected 24 hours a day to be anybody.” WHY? I talked with an international tourist recently visiting San Francisco from the UK and he told me, “I’ve seen these phones and people’s addiction to them wherever we’ve been (all major US cities). These phones are the greatest mind-controlling device ever.” He’s correct. They serve as a complete distraction for the willing sheeple. It’s obvious to us that this stupidphone addiction is stronger than any drug know to humans. And these days, stupid is “in” so why are the sheeple glued/addicted to smartphones?” That’s quite a contradiction, or have the sheeple never thought of that?—el barrio rosa
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