Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Against pretentious San Francisco

A 1966 quote from Paul Morrissey in 1980's "Popism":

You know, there's a lot to be said against San Francisco and its love children. People are always so boring when they band together. You have to be alone to develop all the idiosyncrasies that make a person interesting. In San Francisco, instead of becoming outcasts like you're supposed to when you take drugs, they organize communities around it! Then they get pretentious and call it a religion --- then they get hypocritical and say some drugs are good, others are bad... I don't know where hippies are getting these ideas to "retribalize" in the middle of the twentieth century. I mean, in New York and LA, people take drugs purely to feel good and they admit it. In San Francisco they turn it into "causes" and it's so tedious.... There's a lot to be said for the hardcore New York degenerates. After one day in San Francisco you realize how refreshing and unpretentious they are...But what I'm really praying for is a great resurgence of good old alcoholism...

No comments: