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Friday, November 11, 2016

How the country has progressed

My nephew lives in San Francisco. He phoned yesterday, among other reasons, to exult about Trump's victory. He mentioned he had to keep his enthusiasm for Trump under wraps, though, because it could cause a huge amount of trouble for him.

It made me marvel at how the country -- or at least its urban environs -- has undergone a remarkable change in the past fifty years.

Evidently, if you're a man living in San Francisco these days, it's perfectly acceptable to say, "Do I ever love to suck cock."

Or, "I just love taking it up the ass, you know, from a really masculine guy."

Or, "My fantasy is to seduce a straight guy."

But, if you voted for Trump, well, you better stay in the closet.

If you know what's good for you.


The Ambivalent Misanthrope said...

I had a good, hearty laugh over this. Thanks, John. That's a fantastic synopsis of what political correctness has done to the country. Walking down the street dressed in drag or a leather thong and/or cussing vile obscenities, aggressively panhandling -- demanding --- money is considered part of the natural city landscape now. I just had an argument with someone who said that the crackheads swarming the Civic Center area, pissing on themselves when they've crashed in a doorway after a binge, and on the prowl every first of the month, are not that way by choice and how dare I blame them for thier poverty.

For whatever reason, it's now perfectly acceptable to be rude and wear your 'alternative lifestyle' as emblems of cool, hip and intelligent. Time for the restrained and well-mannered to be in the closet, that's for sure.

John Craig said...

Ambivalent Misanthrope --
Thank you. I haven't been to San Francisco in years, but I do hear about it, and see pictures.....In the liberal mindset, the crackheads were forced by circumstances beyond their control to put that pipe in their mouths and smoke it.

I don't know what it is about SF, but it's always attracted a certain kind of craziness. It was home to the Haight-Ashbury back in the late Sixties, and that insanity had a slightly different flavor to it, but it was in its own way the equal to what you see there today. Charlie Manson was there for a while, and he attracted some of his initial groupies from that district.

I guess the difference now is that the insanity is condoned, and even encouraged by the people in charge of the city. I'm not even talking about the openly gay lifestyle, which I'm actually fine with. I'm talking more about the stuff you describe, and the self-righteous nature of it all.

Actually, now that I think of it, that's sort of the definition of BEING restrained and well-mannered: to keep most things about yourself in the closet. I guess I can't claim to be either of those things, either, given that I write this blog.

Steven said...

check out this great rant. Left wing Johnathon Pie criticises Clinton and goes off on the intolerance of the left and blames it for Trump's victory.

he's playing a character but I reckon he's pretty much saying what he really thinks.

John Craig said...

Steven --
Just watched the whole thing. Yes, excellent speech. He seems to be a liberal but he slices them apart perfectly: their close-mindedness, their intellectual laziness, their smugness, the fact that althea dos call names. "No one is persuaded by being insulted." Perfect.

Anonymous said...

If only it were like the movie "big hero 6" where SF became a technological symbol of progress than political.

John Craig said...

Anon --
I had to look that one up. I think "San Fransyoko" was the name of the city in that movie.

Anonymous said...

Two posts down, in the fuck you post, you accurately described Obama as "lazy, deceitful and conceited."

Now, we'll never know the real truth, but I wouldn't be the slightest bit surprised that world leaders, even those on his political wavelength, are happy to see the last of his sorry ass.

Bits & pieces of the truth will dribble out in coming years.


John Craig said...

Puzzled --
I think you're right. Obama set the tone for his Presidency when he first gave, as a state gift to Queen Elizabeth, an iPod with his speeches in it. He actually thought that because of his charisma and his own obvious anti-Americanism, that leaders of countries with which we've had tense relations in the past would be won over. That was the gist of his foreign policy, and the foreign leaders must have seen what narcissistic simpleton he was.

At the same time, I have to think that some of them are going to miss him, just because he would so eagerly give away the store in return for nothing. Witness that climate deal with China, whereby he promised that the US would try to halve its carbon footprint by 2025, whereas China would try to peak in 2025 and not increase anymore after that. The deal had no teeth, but still, what kind of a deal is that? Or the nuclear accord with Iran, whereby they got practically everything they wanted, in return for "inspections" they carried out on their own.