The Anti-Gay Agenda in San Francisco

Yes on G: “Save Rent Control”

By gay conservative homeowners and gay conservative offices of the Real Estate Industrial Complex and their Corrupt Liars displaying “No on G” signs, I would assume that they prefer “straight” and mostly white people living here, over other GLBTQ people and people of various ethnicities, because should Proposition G fail that will force more and more of what remains of the GLBTQ populace out of the city.

UPDATED: Hola. ¿Qué tal? San Francisco has had rent control as long as I’ve lived here. Rent control in San Francisco applies to any residential building constructed before 1979, so therefore any apartment building built after 1979 is not under rent control. But despite that, for years the shill$ and hack$ for the Real Estate Industrial Complex and their Corrupt Liars have whined that developers refuse to build new buildings here because of San Francisco’s rent control laws. In reality, developers today seem to be building new buildings for the very wealthy just fine, and the new buildings are not under rent control. They’re typically called “Luxury Designer Condos” (Dahling) and most of them resemble a sterile office building, rather than a place where one would want to live.

The Real Estate Industrial Complex and their Corrupt Liars as well as conservative elitist homeowners despise rent control. The hypocrisy in that is that many, if not most, of these elitist homeowners today were most likely tenants/renters themselves in the past in San Francisco, and so they benefited from the same rent control laws they now want to abolish. Such hypocrisy is so typical in the US of Hypocrisy.

The majority of what remains today of the GLBTQ populace in San Francisco are tenants in rent-controlled apartments.

Currently, there is yet another attempt to remove rent control apartments off the market in San Francisco with Proposition G on the November 2014 ballot.

Yes on G: “Save Rent Control”

The Harvey Milk GLBTQ Club (which wears the “progressive” label) endorses “yes” on Prop G (“Save Rent Control”). The conservative Alice B Toklas Club has taken a “no endorsement” position. I had expected the Alice Club to endorse “no” on Prop G to favour the conservative homeowners and the Real Estate Industrial Complex and their Corrupt Liars. Conservative, corporatist Politician Cocks—who claims to be gay (although I’ve never seen him with anyone and he does try to be heteronormative)—has also taken a “no endorsement” position. Now that’s rich. I would have expected that conservative corporatist to align himself with the Real Estate Industrial Complex and their Corrupt Liars, as they are helping to fund his re-election campaign. Maybe he’s taken the “no endorsement” route because he’s up for re-election so he is charading as “neutral” on the matter? Is anyone fooled by that?

San Francisco is in the midst of a deepening affordable housing crisis, although the elitist conservatives deliberately omit the word “affordable” when talking about our affordable housing crisis. They just say we have a housing crisis (which is bull shit) so that more outrageously expensive “Luxury Designer Condos” (Dahling) can and will be built for the very wealthy. In reality, there’s no shortage of housing for the wealthy in San Francisco. As I’ve written before, long-time San Franciscans are being forced out of the City by rampant tech gentrification. New (techie) residents moving into the city are being charged rents that only the very wealthy can afford. The scum from the Real Estate Industrial Complex and their Corrupt Liars from all across The Cesspool (the US/los Estados Unidos) and internationally are buying up apartment buildings in San Francisco and turning them into “Luxury Designer Condos” (Dahling) as well as short-term rentals. This is diminishing our affordable housing supply and is consequently removing rent-controlled units from the market.

The wealthy conservatives/right-wing (they usually hide behind the “libertarian” label) are currently enjoying their wet dream come true for this city. For decades they have wanted what is currently happening to this city. Today, they now love this city that they once—not long ago—claimed to despise. I have certainly noticed that when the Real Estate Industrial Complex Shills and Hacks troll on local message forums, they come across as arrogant and smug assholes, and they’re usually dumping on rent control. I’ve also noticed that homeowners/property owners in San Francisco have this reputation for thinking that just because they own property that their opinion matters more than that of other people, and that being a homeowner entitles them to special rights.

Whether one is a long-time homeowner, a tenant in a rent controlled apartment or has just moved here for a job in the Tech Surveillance-State Industrial Complex which is ravaging this city, real estate liars and their speculation are continuing to put our barrios at risk by displacing non-wealthy tenants they don’t want living here—they only want the wealthy to live here—from their homes, driving up the cost of housing and eroding our barrios for the average person. Anyone who is not (extremely) wealthy is at risk from speculation.

Some details about Proposition G:

The proposed speculator tax of Proposition G is focused exclusively to discourage the quick purchase and re-sale of apartment buildings. Only speculators pay this tax. The tax would be imposed only on multi-unit buildings that are bought and re-sold in less than five years. There is no tax on all single-family homes, condos, or owner occupied housing units (including Tenancies-In-Common). If Proposition G passes, that will supposedly discourage the flipping of apartment buildings—although in my opinion at the rate things are going I wouldn’t be surprised if they were to find some way around this to continue the flipping of apartment buildings—and encourage long-term investment in existing and new (affordable?) housing.

In my area of Castro/Upper Market in San Francisco, I’ve seen gay homeowners as well as the offices of the Real Estate Industrial Complex and their Corrupt Liars (with GLBTQ real estate liars working there) with “No on G” signs in their windows. I was saddened and disgusted to see that, because what that tells me is that some self-centered/self-absorbed GLBTQ homeowners and GLBTQ real estate liars think more about their own financial situation than they do about anybody else. It also tells me that even though they are gay, they are really anti-gay and elitists, because should Proposition G fail that will force more and more of what remains of the GLBTQ populace out of the city. And who will replace them as tenants? Based on who is moving in here at this time the GLBTQ tenants will be replaced by more “straight” young, white, wealthy techie people as the city continues to lose its ethnic diversity and its GLBTQ population. The conservative Oligarchy of San Francisco (which includes supposedly gay Politician Cocks) seem to have the goal of making San Francisco “The Techie Capital” for the Tech Surveillance-State Industrial Complex. Some residents have complained about el alcalde/the mayor and his corporate billionaire owner of the techie industry and the mayor’s absurd policies of obsessing over one industry: Tech, and the city giving corporate welfare through tax breaks to that industry when techie companies base their company in San Francisco. (Detroit focused on one industry and look at Detroit today. And for some time now, there has been credible talk about the tech bubble bursting.)

But this is part of San Francisco’s plan to make this city a conservative city of and for the wealthy, which is currently underway. By gay homeowners and Real Estate Industrial Complex offices displaying “No on G” signs, I would assume that they prefer “straight” (and mostly white) people living here, over other GLBTQ people and people of various ethnicities. If they wanted to live around “straight” and mostly white people rather than other Queer people and ethnic diversity, why didn’t these conservative gay homeowners and real estate liars stay where they were decades ago instead of moving to San Francisco during the (now-fading) Gay Mecca days? Chau.—el barrio rosa

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A Proposal to replace San Francisco City Hall with Luxury Condos

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A Concerted Effort for a Hetero take-over of San Francisco’s Castro

Gay Culture is Dead in 2014

Who’s responsible for the new San Francisco?

What Happened to San Francisco? You haven’t heard?

Gay Community being forced out of San Francisco

The Left has lost San Francisco

The Tech Surveillance-State Industrial Complex

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Closeted Gays moving into San Francisco’s Castro

16 comments on “The Anti-Gay Agenda in San Francisco

  1. DG

    I’ve noticed how conservative the gay community has become. Many times you’ve said there must be something in the water and that’s the way it seems to me, because I’ve seen gay friends of mine become very conservative in the last few years. I don’t know what to make of it. It’s increasingly difficult for me to relate to them and it creates frictions at times.

  2. D8

    FYI: Measure G lost by about 53.96%.

    “Politician Cocks” won re-election.

    No surprise there. I think of how this city has changed for that many people in D8 to vote for him. If it was a fair election, he got about 77% of the vote of the people who voted. That many people really like him and his conservative ways, or did they vote for him because his was the only name they recognized on their ballot and their corp. media hadn’t informed them about anybody else? Looked like the voter turnout was less than 50%.

    1. rosa_barrio Post author

      (Updated el 5 de noviembre de 2014). Hola y gracias for that, D8. The following that I have to say is not directed at anyone specifically: Most people didn’t vote in this election. Good! It would appear that most people are completely fed up with this sham and fraud of a system and where corporatist Oligarchy’sfascists are in power at both the federal level and at the city level in San Francisco. The whole thing is a fucking sham and I don’t know why anyone would still be participating in this corporatist fascist sham they like to call so-called “democracy.” It’s bull shit. People like to knowingly participate in shams, do they? As of this writing it looks like the voter turnout in San Francisco was 36.93%. Nationally, 38% of registered voters voted.

      Here’s an article related to the federal level OligarchyCorporate Fascism (the merger of corporations and government). I’m going to start calling it what it is, instead of what Princeton University called it. After talking with mi amigos about this, we agree Princeton University sanitised it by calling this government an “Oligarchy.” It’s corporate fascism is what it is, and it’s time to tell it like it is:

      Republicans win control of Senate in US congressional elections

      Chau.

  3. D8

    >>>It also tells me that even though they are gay, they are really anti-gay and elitists, because should Proposition G fail that will force more and more of what remains of the GLBTQ populace out of the city. <<<

    The sense I'm getting under this class warfare agenda currently underway in SF is that they only want wealthy GLBTQ residents here. Anyone who’s not wealthy they want pushed out of this city. To where? They don’t care, they just want them out of this city.

  4. RUkiddingmeChico?

    hola to you. what would harvey milk think about what’s happening to his san francisco?

    1. rosa_barrio Post author

      Hola RUkiddingmeChico, that would depend upon who you ask.

      I’ve learned to not even bring his name up because especially with longtime residents it seems that no one can agree on who he was and what he stood for. Everyone (regardless of their politics) has tried to “own him.” Conservative trolls on local message forums have claimed that he was just like them and for their agenda.

      I didn’t know him. Assuming that he liked The Castro at the time that he and Moscone were assassinated, if Harvey came back today I suspect he would say: “What the fuck have you allowed to happen to the place and what’s with this going back in the closet nonsense that some of you are doing? Throw that closet door open.” Because as I’ve said before, The Castro doesn’t look anything today like it did when I moved here a year after Milk was assassinated.

      There doesn’t seem to be any definitive answer as to who he was. And with few exceptions, anyone who claims to know who he was they would likely be immediately dismissed as having a political agenda and exploiting his name for their agenda.

      I suspect that the new (techie) residents of San Francisco don’t know who he was, or care. They would consider that ancient history and that’s not likely what they’re squinting at on that screen implanted in their hand when engaged in their mind-controlling stupidphone addiction. Gracias for your comment. Chau.

  5. Roberto

    Look how the Castro gay homeowners have treated the gay homeless by having benches removed at Harvey Milk Plaza so the homeless would have no place to sit or rest. They chain the chairs up at night in the Warner Plaza across the street so the homeless can’t have that space. That came after they voted for Prop L (sit-lie). I was born in San Francisco but didn’t start paying attention to these political matters until the last 10 years or so. During that time I’ve concluded that the gay homeowners are rather scummy people. I had made the mistake of expecting more from them in the form of humanity and caring about people. I think most of them today would say “I’m not any caring liberal, I’m a proud conservative.” (But they were a liberal when they moved here in the late 1970s and early 1980s). What happened to them?

    1. rosa_barrio Post author

      What happened to them? Indeed! I think they’ve flipped out. I think buying property changes a lot of people and makes them a different person, in a negative way. Part of that materialistic, pretentious, superficial and shallow “Keeping up with the Joneses” nonsense.

      Do people become more conservative as they age? I looked into that awhile back and supposedly they don’t, but I don’t believe that based on what I’ve seen happen in San Francisco. I think many people do become more conservative as they age, almost as if they think that’s required of them—societal programming—when they choose to be “old” (regardless of their chronological age).

      We do have a lot of GLBTQ homeless people in San Francisco and they are treated like basura by the (gay) homeowners. Really despicable and scum-of-the-Earth on their part. My feelings about homeowners in this city are the same as yours. There are a few good homeowners and I’ve known one or two, but overall I keep a distance from them based on the regressive, right-wing, hateful reputation they’ve cultivated in this city. Gracias for your comment. Chau.

  6. Alejandro

    “If they wanted to live around “straight” and mostly white people rather than other Queer people and ethnic diversity, why didn’t these conservative gay homeowners and real estate liars stay where they were decades ago instead of moving to San Francisco during the (now-fading) Gay Mecca days?”

    An excellent question. I’d like to hear them answer that.

    They’d probably say they are now old & no longer care about gay anything nor their gay brothers and sisters and have already had their fun and now want to turn SF into an old rich conservative white people’s retirement town where “fun” for them is going to the local str8 bar (which used to be gay) to get drunk on Saturday night…..and with bingo on Wednesday night.

    1. rosa_barrio Post author

      Hola Alejandro. You’re not too far off there (but scratch-off the bingo on Wednesday night as I think that would be too much for them). San Francisco has had a “war on fun” (that’s what it’s been called by some local publications) for years with the city shutting down one event after the other along with sanitising those that remain. It’s the opposite (conservative) approach of the San Francisco I moved to. Gracias for your comment. Chau.

  7. Dan

    I like that >>>Real Estate Industrial Complex and their Corrupt Liars<<<

    That tells it like it is.

    I've worked with Real Estate agents over the years and I never knew one that didn't lie! They will say ANYTHING to sell a property. ANYTHING. I was lied to and I knew I was being lied to. I couldn't live with myself if I had to lie to people to sell something. They seem to have no trouble with it though.

  8. Lance

    You wrote, “By gay conservative homeowners and gay conservative offices of the Real Estate Industrial Complex and their Corrupt Liars displaying “No on G” signs, I would assume that they prefer “straight” and mostly white people living here, over other GLBTQ people and people of various ethnicities.”

    I thought the same thing. Glad you pointed it out.

  9. Bittersweet Chocolate

    From reading your blog it sounds like San Francisco is going through quite a time….really changing.

    1. rosa_barrio Post author

      Hola, yes, it’s really changing in the wrong direction with the Class Warfare agenda/corporate greed. They’re doing their best to remake this city for the wealthy without regard for anyone else or the city’s history. It’s really a shame what’s happening here. Gracias for your comment. Chau.

Fin. The End.