Referring to San Francisco: “The whole City sucks. We don’t recognise this City.”—spoken by two former gay residents (a gay couple) of San Francisco
Hola a todos. Mi amigo/My friend saw an acquaintance today who is friends with a gay male couple who moved to Hawaii a number of years ago. They came back to San Francisco recently (octubre 2017/October 2017) to visit, thinking that they would like to move back to San Francisco and The Castro, but after seeing the new-conservative San Francisco and The Castro, they’ve decided they will remain in Hawaii.
They said, “We don’t even recognise San Francisco or The Castro today.” They also commented on how snotty it is here now. Yes, as I’ve said before, New York City, specifically Manhattan, (which San Francisco has sometimes been compared to) has nothing on San Francisco today in the Snooty/Snotty Department. This gay couple’s biggest complaint was about the Millennials and how terribly snotty they are, as well as the breeders who have taken over this former gay mecca. They said “it’s bad enough in Hawaii,” (they said it’s too conservative there), but The Castro has been so changed to conservative — deliberately so — that it’s nothing remotely like it was. They could not believe how this City has changed since they left.
As for the majority of Millennials (notice I said “the majority,” and not all), don’t get me started again on those snotty assholes. Can’t stand them! And I don’t hear anyone speaking positively about them. They act like lobotomised phone zombies. They have no social skills. They can’t talk. They’re fucking rude. They can’t even smile. “Excuse me” is not in their vocabulary. Polite? Never heard of it. When they’re talking with other Millennial trash, their vocabulary consists of, “I’m like, she’s like, he’s like, it’s like, like, like, like, like, like.” Listening to them, they are some of the most stupid people on this planet. They act as if they own the place with a chip on both shoulders. No personality whatsoever. Their idea of “social skills” is typing up to 140 characters on some corporatist so-called “social media” site. Basura. (Related: The Millennials: The Generation with a Dress Code).
Mi amigo and his acquaintance also talked about how stupid it was for Queers to leave Queer areas of major cities where they had safety in numbers. Well I would like to remind readers that it was the conservatives — who have never liked gay areas of major cities to begin with and pejoratively referred to them as “ghettos,” although I’ve personally never seen ghettos with million-dollar plus homes and bougi status-symbol vehicles, have you? — who lectured the Queer community that “gay is now mainstream, gay people can live anywhere, there’s no longer a need for gay meccas.” Fucking idiots. Just before or around the same time that the conservative merchants decided to sanitise/ruin The Castro, the owner of Café Fl*r* was quoted as saying “there is no longer a need for gay meccas (referring to The Castro) because gay people can live anywhere now.” At the time, I called that delusional wishful-thinking, and it still is. That piece of basura also led the hateful/anti-homeless sit-lie law campaign. He and other conservative merchant trash in The Castro are directly responsible for ruining The Castro. Under the orange man’s sidekick who thinks gays should be hung, one wonders if the conservatives who said that “gay is now mainstream and gays can live anywhere” are possibly re-thinking their ludicrous thinking about now? Chau.—el barrio rosa