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he said, “i feel like you never really see the real me.” the exploding rainbow & liquid painting by scott richard
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it doesn’t matter whether you believe in cheesecake or jesus or any other conceptual idea that might “save” the people. the truth is less simple — that is, the human condition is permanently attached to SELF-INTEREST. this is an alliance which cannot be undone.
some people call it soul.
some people call it “inalienable” rights.
it doesn’t matter. but it does affect the way we inter-relate to all other things.
traditionally, the development of morality has jogged alongside this INSEPARABLE co-dependent relationship, biting at the heels of life like it was a real thing instead of a sentimental apparition. which of course pissed morality off to no end. so much so that the moralists started to notate transcriptive codes to keep a record of the human condition’s burgeoning relationship with the accoutrements of SELF-INTEREST.
and, much like the “declarations of independence” (both versions) purport, there is no escape from this condition of INVESTMENT. that is, the co-mingling of SELF-INTEREST and the unchangeability of the human condition are YOKED together permanently. and the way this yoking unfolds is what we call the HUMAN STATE and this is regional and varies muchly across open land and sea… and it appears permanent.
unless you untangle the code.
or, at least that’s what some ambitious people think.
their agenda is to DECONSTRUCT the historical process and “untie” the “genetics” or DNA of the smallest piece. it’s very POST-SWINDLE monadic philosophy that is based on the cahoots and shenanigans of the LORD CARNARVON, who managed to successfully trick the whole world into believing in a fake egyptian pharaoh of no importance and stocked an entire tomb with replicas made by british jewelers and metallurgists as well as some crappy artifacts pilfered from “less popular” tombs and then transplanted back to the “find site”.
and everyone sucked it down like it was delicious because it was!! so many people had just been slaughtered in wwi and the very air itself, one would be led to believe from the literature, was filled with a creative desire to shake off this SPECTRE of gloom and death. just think about those streaming barges and tarot cards from T.S. Eliot’s poetry in 1923. and how his poetic visions swept over europe along with decorative fancies of egyptian gold and fashion. it swept over the islands and the european continent like that strange dance the macarena did in the late 20th century in the u.s.
historically, king tut ruled for a brief time period of several months and died and NOTHING else was known of this character. that’s why he was chosen — no one knew anything about this “fake pharaoh” of a few months, so there was no history to contest the work of HOWARD CARTER. so when he fell under financial threat from LORD CARNARVON, he quite willingly stocked the fake tomb and prepared it for “discovery”.
weirdly, we have HARVEY MILK as our modern KING TUT in the united states. he had a very brief career as a politician before he was murdered by his coworker for cheating and lying and going after his own personal SELF INTEREST. but “fake jewish” hollywood with sean penn in tow would want you to believe otherwise, as if MILK were some kind of hero when he was a sad piece of human sht masquerading his desperations on a public scale from a flickering moment in time. he made people want to kill themseves (he preyed on much younger desperate men) and he made his own coworker want to commit murder — dan brown could have just shot george, but he also shot milk out of sheer PERSONAL HATE, which is not a "hate crime” as the liberals would lead one to believe. he literally HATED harvey, not gays. he didn’t kill harvey for being gay. he killed harvey for being HARVEY. and we should kill harvey’s FAKE HEROISM, too. he was gross. do the research. and as a person who has grown up constantly relegated to the "gay community" by heterosexuals, all i can say is that i don’t want that DITCH standing up for our community!!! there are so many better choices and we don’t have to accept "FAKE JEWISH" hollywood’s attempt to take over the whole community with a LOSER’s FACE on the stamp. fk that!!!
and so we can stop it this time, unlike KING TUT, a boy-man of little historical interest/note, lacking in merit and longevity. LORD CARNARVON got away with his HEIST and king tut has moved into the status of cultural icon. to this lesson, i say, BEWARE OF STATUE MAKERS. they want to control you!!!
but to those who would make HARVEY MILK a hero, a true FKU!!!!
and to those who bow before a GAMBLER like LORD CARNARVON, you’re exactly the reason for the NONARCHY — we don’t need no fking liars to make the HUMAN STATE worse than the HUMAN CONDITION.
so let’s not pretend that it wasn’t ENTIRELY the spirit of SELF INTEREST (under the USURER’S control) that guided howard carter to his historical "revelation". it was not true anthropology. the exact opposite. it was FRAUD and DECEPTION and USURY that made it all possible.
and as a result of this, we have ended up with a really shtty FAKE history that also includes dinosaurs — an advent that was quickly descending on the GAMING community of europe when the USURERS started to see the magic of alchemy in these schemes.
but must we be PLAYED on this LYRE to this day? has not the song of these strings grown thin with our intelligence? do we not hear and see through these shallow tunes?
the dream of the decoding has many endings.
for what is it to unwind this bond between SELF-INTEREST and the HUMAN CONDITION?
for me, if you really want to unwind it, get rid of PARENTS.
take away this title and the whole GENETIC CODE of science loses its value.
and this is the solution.
besides, the bloodline feuds always end the same way.
and i’m not suggesting that the new endings will be necessarily different.
i’m suggesting that by changing the unchanging variables, at least we won’t be hitting the wall in the same dreary fashion forever.
so dump the MATRIARCHY.
and let’s skip the futile PATRIARCHY that so desperately wishes men weren’t enslaved to the women they hate.
let’s skip over that senseless age of the MACHINE and ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. the patriarchy is a LOSER’s dream.
it’s ALSO a little boy’s dream about controlling his mother and making her do his bidding. it is an adolescent role-reversal syndrome. we don’t really NEED to control our mothers. that’s absurd. and we certainly don’t need little mommy’s boys ruling the earth!!!
instead, what we REALLY need is to get rid of mothers.
we need WOMEN who give birth, to keep going on with their awesome lives instead of STOPPING STANDSTILL and giving everything up to obsess about their output. i can’t tell you how many awesome women i have seen come to a full halt in their intellectual and spiritual development to have a baby. and they NEVER returned to their path. their path was OBLITERATED by their birthings. their path was HIJACKED by those babies.
and many of the women i know didn’t pick good husbands. so they live in the shadow of this bad decision and stew out their days as if another life will come along and things will be different. and this is a lie.
it’s kind of disgusting and everyone knows this, but to soften the blow of it all, they lie and say stupid things like, “aren’t babies cute?”
no, not really.
the rest of us know this, but we so often just nod our heads and look at the doughy, squirming little thing.
maybe if it is sleeping it might look cute, but let’s be honest, it’s the FRAILTY AND ABSENCE OF MEMORY that makes them earn the term “cute”. babies don’t look cute? if you pushed it out of your own body, you will probably want to think so. that’s natural because we’re trapped inside a matriarchy that gives all the post-birthing control to the woman. and this is foolish. it makes the child into a gaming chip that can be over-valued, under-valued or traded in for other stuff.
sideways, this SAME FRAILTY is what gives USURERS the access point into controlling the way "FAMILY ENGINEERING” — a somewhat modern idea — affects growing populations. where do you think INSURANCE comes from? the usurers are like the bestialists — they want to take over your reproduction cycle and rights. that way they can foist their chains upon you in the form of dependencies — baby needs a new minivan! baby needs some new shoes! daddy’s out banging the nanny. mommy’s on opioids. isn’t it nice? sugar and spice…
in my estimation, eliminating parents also eliminates BROTHERS and SISTERS and AUNTIES and UNCLES and all manner of wayward connections that can alter, molest, transform, deform, malform, bless, benefit, etc. the infant, the child, the adolescent, etc.
at every stage in this fragile creature’s development there are wayward human powers that can tamper with that little creature which cannot defend itself.
even the perfect mother and father can’t be perfectly present all the time.
so the control should be given to a community of CAREGIVERS.
end of story.
we can argue about the nature and function of the care givers, but the kids need care and it doesn’t matter who the caregivers are as long as they are SKILLED AND ACCOMPLISHED in their ability to give consistent and constant care during the work shift. and these caregivers should be highly admired and well-taken care of by the liberated class of men and women who will no longer be enslaved to the USURER’s feast of terrible options that are now currently served up — there will be no more health care for their kids that are not theirs; they will not be endlessly saving and scrimping to clothe and feed and entertain and educate their child; there will not be anymore school loans for their college. the WEIGHT of children for the "parents" will disappear.
imagine the absence of those things in a human child’s life!!! what a great gift to be loved and tended without the repetition of a mother or a father! to be free! to be FREE from this arbitrary attachment to offspring. and for the elder humans to be free from the shackles of the USURER’s tricks and loans.
and this lack of MARRIAGE will eliminate divorce. people will be able to choose to live/cohabitat in pursuance of their own needs and desires, but they will not be enslaved by permanent bindings that the production of children now creates in most societies.
besides, if we are being honest, each of us know in our hearts that children don’t need parents. they are like dogs for the first few years of their lives — they will love anyone, and this is terrible and sad and yet a truest reflection of the unprotected human state.
this is also true with “being in love”. you can find someone to do that with. there is no “one”. you have thousands of “soulmates”, which tourism and travel has taught us. we are everywhere in all people. that is our beauty and why we disdain one another.
in our current system in the united states of CHILD ENGINEERING with its intrinsic ties to money-lending, some children get lucky and their parents give them care and love and success. others aren’t so lucky. others can’t take loans for houses or new cars or education opportunity.
and in ways of this nature, ways that are outside the control of the PARENT, most children are damaged. most children experience a sense of displacement that has been constructed around visible and invisible class cues. they can be marginalized, neglected, abandoned, misled, etc.
and these children’s parents, their current caregivers, their own dear parents have ALSO grown up as a product of this system of competition and assessment and value and judgement. the parents are ALSO the final product of this system, and this system has taken their lives and indebted them to work and to formula and to perpetual repetition. the parents have been enslaved by their responsibility to their offspring whether they accept this or not. and this can lead to drudgery and a system of recurrence, a schedule, a reduced way of living as a coping mechanism.
a brujo will tell you, "if you want to kill magic, add repetition to everything you do." it is a warning regarding authenticity and that art of being genuine.
be a robot, end magic.
robots dream the infantile dream of the wannabe patriarchy that has NEVER ARRIVED and NEVER WILL ARRIVE. it is the dream of the adolescent, pre-teen control fantasy of the pampered boy-child — in this mixed-up dream world the patriarchy becomes a FABRICATION based entirely on the "enslavement of women". but as history has taught humans over and over again, slavery creates its own vortex of deniability. just ask muslims how things are working out in their FAKE PATRIARCHY religion…
a robotic patriarchy is a mirage because men cannot be trusted to control themselves. they are simply incapable of trust. and i mean EVERY MAN.
so the balance between a real matriarchy and a fake patriarchy in places like europe and the united states has created the illusion of stabilized societies. the same is also true in most places around the world — with places under islamic rule having the fakest patriarchy demonstrations against the REAL matriarchy, as the women stay bridled like horses under the auspices of their whoring nature, for they are the reason man can’t be trusted to be trustworthy?? what a tangled mess procreation and its control has turned into…
obviously, the real power continues to lie in the woman’s power-hold over child-rearing while the male struts about pretending to build monuments to his own glory or boasting about his bad-ass love affair with some imaginary god he read about it in an ancient text. but despite this MALE BRAGGADOCIOing, it’s still a revised matriarchy everywhere you go. there is no patriarchy to be seen and none has ever existed historically on any scale in the human condition.
either way, the one consistency with all this breeding nonsense of the USURER’S fist is that PARENTS fail their children.
and it’s therefore important to remember that in the end of this system, most DAMAGE to children comes from their parents or other parents.
sadly, the damaged children by these parents love to go out and damage other kids.
pedophilia for example: the average pedophile is a heterosexually identified father.
the average pedophile infects over 100 children.
but these stats don’t follow the thread. they are afraid to do the math on the little MALE MONSTERS that they have created. the numbers start to go exponential and the reality of this INFECTION against kids is UNBELIEVABLE. so much so that people just want to deny it. but it won’t go away. it will embed itself until it is ROOTED OUT and DESTROYED/ASSIMILATED.
this is THE TRUTH. cry if you want, but saving kids from this horror is a really cool thing. so trying saving kids.
to do this, we have to figure out how to unravel TIME and history in a manner in which we can eliminate the role of parents in society.
the first power we receive as a society from this move is that women and men BEGIN anew as PEOPLE. there is no more compelling reason for SPECIFIC BREEDING CONTROLLED PATTERNS. you don’t have to be rich/ to rule my world…
men and women will no longer have to remain enslaved to one another because of offspring. nor will offspring carry separatist futures that distinguish themselves from others in an artificially contrived ways based on USURY’S power-hold over economics and the transactional nature of SELF-INTEREST inside the human condition. they built a STATE out of this WEAKNESS and used BREEDING REWARD$ as the temptation. “if you fall down before me and worship at my feet, i will give you all of this" [gestural arm swing toward the horizon]
besides, we should be fully aware at this point in TIME that this cultural fetish for holding on to procreated offspring SUPPORTS the aristorcractic/dynastic model for relationshipping. it is the SKELETON AND FLESH of modern politicking. and it fosters the same-sex hate that spurs on the weaknesses of the HUMAN CONDITION and forces it into a BIPOLARIZED state — those who have power and those who do not.
and it ALWAYS FAILS and ends with war. the struggle for power, romulus beating remus to the wolf teat.
sideways, it ALWAYS benefits weapon dealers/makers, drug manufacturers/vinters/bottlers and LIES & LIARS.
and, ARTIFICIALLY, it always promises a better life somewhere else, even if that life is after death. i mean, come on, you don’t really think you’re going to get to meet king tut, do you?
red piping harness, scott richard
Image by torbakhopper
essay from 2016:
interestingly, a lot of big festival and events fall apart because they expand too quickly and the result is social chaos.
the FOLSOM STREET FAIR has reached this point.
THIS IS AN ESSAY ABOUT THE PHRASE "ECONOMIC SHADOW".
an economic shadow refers to the visible and traceable monetary exchanges which are "cast" by an event.
the easiest way to say it best would be to say, "i rode MUNI for .25 to get to the fair."
the .25 is part of the economic shadow.
cities obviously benefit from economic shadows where they can collect service fees and taxes and legislate all manner of deals.
anyway, let’s look at two cases among the economic shadows cast on FOLSOM STREET FAIR. one will be a local shadow. one will be a tourist shadow.
but first, let’s look at the fair itself.
this is called ONSITE economics.
unlike SHADOW ECONOMICS,
onsite economics are just economics — the sum total of all of the revenue which LEGALLY and TECHNICALLY should be able to be traced, sourced and accounted for, but we all know how the FOOD AND BEVERAGE cartels have skimmers, floaters and embezzlers in their midst as much as fire stations make pefect homes for fire bugs…
anyway, our onsite economics will look directly at actual on-site revenue collected through entry donations and booth rentals.
it also will include the onsite food and beveraging, but i will not be computing the food revenues and they will not be included in my totals.
i have forced all of my numbers to be very low.
the end totals are therefore potentially much higher than are represented in my calculations.
next we will look at the offsite revenues. offsite revenues fit into what we have defined as shadow economics.
off site revenues (SHADOW ECONOMICS) are gained through TRANSPORTATION & LODGING, FOOD & BEVERAGE, and the ENTERTAINMENT industries. these are harder to officially trace/track.
in old rome, all of these cartels were referred to as "cake and chariot clubs".
bread and circus, whatever..
but seriously, if we use the numbers which we get online:
"The 33rd Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 400,000 people in their most outrageous leather, rubber, and fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair. 2016 Folsom Street Fair.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm.”
we can see that they are claiming 400,000 people attend.
i’m not sure about these numbers. i know people come and go, but it really seems like a completely outrageous number for attendance.
but THOSE are THEIR numbers, not mine, so we have to use them for our calculations, but i will use SUPER LOW numbers anyway, because i’m not sure that many people actually attend or if those are inflated numbers.
anyway, at many of the entry points (you can slip in for “free” on several side streets), the MAIN entry points, attendees are MORE THAN STRONGLY ENCOURAGE to donate
in the past, they have used funneling techniques to get this 10$ out anyone visiting the fair. but this year, they used a single file tunneling line with barriers attached.
if you DO NOT DONATE, you are shamed by the fascist dynamics that are embedded in LINE FORMATION THEORIES.
sadly, the average person, has grown totally used to the “normalization” process of LINE FORMATION THEORIES here in the u.s.
LINE FORMATION THEORIES, though apparently embedded in the human spirit, always attack the human spirit.
anyway, let’s work with all of this info in creating our numbers.
i stood at the entry point of several of the FREE entry zones. very few people were entering the fair though these incredibly easy entry points. NOT only were there NO LINES and no obligation to pay, but you could enter the fair at better spots.
but that’s what LINE FORMATION does. it cowers that human spirit and tells them to get in line.
people see a fking line and, like sheep, they think, “i gotta go stand there.”
and they do.
so in my numbers, i’m going to account for this human gullibility.
as a street photographer, i wrestle each year with the idea of donating to the fair.
this year, i chose not to donate.
not only do i share ALL my photos freely and make them available for viewing and reproduction and sharing with attribution, but i also write essays like this about human freedom and sexploration and who we are as people.
and ten dollars to do all of this is starting to make less sense to me.
there’s too much money being raked in, skimmed&stolen, etc.
big business has found a loop hole and big business is going to put ITS stamp on the fair. it has been for quite sometime.
add the POWER OF YELP and MEDIA and the human desire to REPLACE THE LOVE PARADE with anything similar, and you have a financial windfall/social downfall paradigm that will be great for the city — imagine our own LOVE PARADE!!!
which is super cool.
we should have a love parade!!!!
and EVERYONE should be invited.
but why invite ALL people to a BDSM play space on outdoor city streets if all they want to do is go to a LOVE PARADE? some of them might object. it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
some of them might object and BE VOCAL AND start trying to change the event itself, so that the event can adapt to the newcomer.
SF MET needs to embrace their own LOVE PARADE.
intentionally ignoring this seems like limited vision, especially for a city which is so progressively interested in creating global interest in itself?
okay, right, so let’s make up some numbers from what we were given.
basically, according to these numbers, 400K people visited the fair.
let’s say, based on what i saw, some 300,000 of these 400K (notice how liberal i’m being. in reality, i’d imagine that only about 8% of the visiting population went through side entrances) were funneled through DONATION SUGGESTED!!!! entry points.
based on a 60% response to the ENHANCED FILING entrance where the SUGGESTED DONATION actually becomes a STRONGLY IMPLIED CONTRIBUTION FEE,
if even an average number of 40% of the people attending the fair made a contribution of 7$, we end up with 0,000.
that’s shy of a million dollars,
but it’s all floating cash (unaccounted for actual dollars), collected in buckets without receipts.
that’s a lot of floating cash, so you know there will be a crackdown on this soon.
the pride parade went bankrupt because FLOATING CASH is a code phrase for YOU CAN STEAL SOME OF THIS.
it is a magnet for professional embezzlers and thieves.
but that aside, let’s take our number of 0.000 of floating cash and tie it up with some less floating numbers.
we will start with the sale of booths.
if you check out the link, it’s blank, so we can’t really know what the actual sales figure for a booth is. we can know that there are single booths which are sold at a different price than double booths.
because we don’t know and apparently can’t know, let’s just say that it’s 300$ for a single booth and 500$ for a double booth. these numbers will be loosey goosey for sure, but we need to have something to put in.
there are over 200 booths in the fair. the link above has a map if you want to run the actual number of single booths versus double booths.
here is one block’s numbers for you — eighth street to ninth street.
48 booths on the one block
26 of those are accounted for by 11 groups who bought multiples booths.
22 are single booth representation
so around 55% of the booths were bought at 500$
and 45% of the booths were bought at 300$
unfairly but for the sake of the task, let’s apply this same percentage breakdown to the advertised booths at OVER 200 this year.
but to go low, again, let’s drop that number by 20 and use 180. we are purposely UNDERESTIMATING at every corner here so that when we actually have access to the “accurate” numbers, the numbers will be higher in reality, not lower.
okay, so we have 180 booths
we can round up and say that 100 of these booths paid 500 dollars and 80 of the booths paid 300 dollars.
this math is easy, we can do it in our eyes.
50,000$ and ,000
74K$ for booth rentals.
so now we have 840K plus from entry “donations”
and we have 74K from booth rentals.
that’s already 4,000 before you minus out the peanut-costs behind beer, barricades, free volunteer security and organizer’s costs/salaries.
and mind you, we are LITERALLY JUST GETTING STARTED on the actual economic gains.
this is the “portrait” of the artist. we are about to dive into the artist itself, not just the FaceTime moment. we’re going to backtrack the actual monied costs and establish the REALCOST winners.
let’s start with the FOOD AND BEVERAGE CARTEL.
first, the event has a built-in tiered system that encourages beverage consumption.
IF YOU DONATE, you subsequently get 2$ OFF of EVERY purchase of a liquid beverage.
BEER, which was sold in a two-tiered format, priced at 10$ and i think . it might’ve been 18$ but i just wasn’t paying attention because i can’t day drink. my body punishes me immediately for any kind of day drinking, which has made me very unpopular at gay brunch parties. it’s intellectually and socially challenging to be around raging partiers at eleven in the morning if all you do is smoke weed and try to eat luxury food…
but back on POINT.
noticeably, let’s address the two TECHNIQUES from tourism/crowd control school that have already been implemented.
firstly, the lined-file entry signifier & now IMPLIED donation that is accompanied by our gaming element of risk and chance — the two dollar drink discount on the variable number of beers you buy. that is, the more beer you buy, the more money you save.
secondly, the two size discount theory. that is, the single booth price charge vs. the double booth discount.
the best thing about all of this so far is that there is NO DISCRIMINATION involved.
but there will be.
that will start as FREE space that has been donated.
at the FOLSOM STREET FAIR, they call it “the playground.”
and laughingly, they call it an inclusive safe space, when all it really is
IS A POLITICAL LYNCH PIN that will give the city and every number of special interest groups the RIGHT to dismantle the mission statement of the fair — THE WORLD”S LARGEST LEATHER BONDAGE event.
so the playground is a space where trender ambiguous people can show off and lip sync but you can’t enjoy what they are up to unless you’re physically formed in a certain way or wish you were and aren’t faking it with some surgical dream that will usher you into a new world where only you know that you were once somebody else clicking your ruby red slippers together and making your MGM movie house dream fantasy tv-adoption theories come true.
the weird thing about gender that everyone should know is that it’s not real.
if you are brave enough to step up and be what you are as you are and want to be, the world you fear drops away and YOU become real. not the other way around.
anyone who is afraid of themselves will always externalize their “enemies.”
so in five years, these special interest groups like ASK FIRST will deride the freedom and the liberty and danger and the trust of the BDSM essentials.
the separatist and shameful HIDEAWAY and misnamed exclusionists will wittle and carve their way into the fair wearing their comic-con and burning man gear and off cast clothes from the love parade.
they are looking for a SAFE space to be shameful.
and that’s really different than the ideals of FOLSOM STREET FAIR.
the ideals of FOLSOM STREET FAIR were to bring out of hiding the deviations of the homosexual community when SEX PLAY becomes a central focus in a man’s life.
and HOMOSEXUALS are men who have sex with men.
that’s not a special interest group. it’s very physical and it’s athletic and it’s not about forming relationships the way that heterosexuals bevy and barter their lies and bulsht in order to self-protect and still get laid.
that’s NOT HOMOSEXUAL.
homosexuals don’t negotiate like that. they negotiate about the action.
and to try to make this kind of thing A PLACE FOR ALL, is homophobic.
it just is.
and if that is hard to understand, i can’t really enlighten this topic anymore, so i’ll just move back to the money…
IT WAS SUPER HOT THIS SUNDAY AT THE FAIR> record temps for all.
so there was a lot of liquid consumption going on.
i donated 5 bucks to the cause and had a .25 retail/street value juice.
that means .75 of fake money went into the beverage cartel’s pocket — remember, i already gave .25 to the retail street, so this is straight UP MONEY SHOT cash. it’s a collection/availability fee to the attendee.
and i’ll say this, at my fair, i would offer FREE WATER and i would OFFER people who really want to volunteer, to bring these same products or get corporations to give away free products that are just as wonderful as the competition and SHARE THEM FREELY with anyone who is thirsty.
but there should always be FREE WATER.
stick it to the cattle industry if you disagree and stop blaming human consumption of water when the drought is a manufactured attempt for upscaling the costs of water and privatizing it.
wake the fuk up, people.
nestle buys 1 million liters of water for 4 dollars, bottles it, brands it, distributes it, retails it for 99 cents of more and makes 55 million$ in profits after gushy payouts and all??
oh. shit. really?
anyway, because IT ISN’T MY GOAL in ANY WAY to disparage the industries which foist food and water bills on us, and in full compliance with veggie libel laws from the PATRIOT ACT, i disown any and all attachment to the importance of any of my statements. i’m just an artist and a philosopher who likes to do word problems
and, for the record, i make the most concentrated effort to USE THEIR numbers, not just for the “truth” value of identifying with their system and their numbers (though the veggie laws themselves are UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND OUTRAGEOUSLY ANTI-AMERICAN), but because they are at least tangible numbers.
i can’t MAKE THIS SHIT UP and it isn’t my intention to do anything but represent the numbers into word arrangements that make sense.
i’m like the weather woman.
you’re not going to send her to prison for suggesting that another one of our new and fantastic super storms has been started off the coast of florida or texas and will now destroy another city so that it can be rebuilt for global tourism…
anyway, the NUMBERS PLEASE:
out of 400,000 visitors, as it was so scorching hot and the beverages lines were constant steady streams of income collation, let’s estimate THAT EVERY SINGLE PERSON HAD ONE BEVERAGE.
in this number, let’s also assume that every one could take advantage of the discount of buying two or more.
so 400,000 times 8$
here, with this flimsy and completely deflated example of actual sales we find a rather large number:
3.2 million bucks.
i’m not even going to count food. that’s just hazy variables.
but they made money selling food as well.
i’m going to pretend it’s not even a factor, but obviously, they, too, made money. i just don’t know any prices and don’t really care. beverage sales have a much higher profit margin and a way lower overhead.
so, the onsite money intake of the fair with booths and entry donations and a HUGELY underestimated statistic of beverage sales has us at 4 MILLION DOLLARS for one event.
(all of our ECONOMIC studies so far are the actual event itself. the shadows, where MOST OF THE MONEY IS GENERATED, do not happen onsite.
OFFSITE ECONOMIC SHADOWS
economic shadows are the unaccounted BUT VISIBLE AND TRACEABLE elements that surround transactions.
for instance, if you go into a store in san francisco and you buy a scarf that cost , how can two people pay the following costs for the same scarf?
the local person ends up with all taxes and fees of life, paying 299$
and the out of town person ended up paying 999$ for the same object.
how can it be?
i know, it sounds like a riddle, but i’ll explain it.
the first person lives and works in a downtown neighborhood. she/he has a flat where she/he lives and pays rent for their tiny little shared bedroom in a flat or home or wherever.
she/he shops in the city and travels in the city and does all sorts of ordinary city things. their daily rent is about 60$ and expenses for the rest of the day averaged about 5 including the for the scarf and the daily cost of having an unlimited muni travel pass.
she/he had an economic shadow for the day of 5 — based on the scarf purchase as the focus point of spending.
in our story, the second person is a TOURIST.
the second person is already paying rent wherever they are from. this rent we will say is the less than the person who lives in san francisco, duh!!!! way less 🙂
but they’re still paying rent for their apartment even if they’re not there. their rent is about 20$ per night
the second person is ALSO renting a room in a hotel for 0 for each night.
the second person ALSO flew to san francisco on vacation.
the flight was 0 for a roundtrip.
the second person is in the city for three days.
that’s 6 bucks for each day as an average.
the second person took private transport from the airport on arrival and departure. let’s low ball it and say that it ONLY costs 30 dollars round trip.
that’s each day.
during the second person’s stay, they used lyft to get around and spent 60$ on rides. per day.
this same person had a free breakfast at the hotel, but bought a coffee and had a dollar lunch, gave a 3 dollar tip and then had dinner that evening costing 30$. the food intake total for this second person’s day was .
down on the embarcadeo, the second person also bought 200$ worth of knick knack gifts from the vendors in front of the ferry building at the base of market street.
this second person had also come to town to attend the folsom street fair.
so they made a visit to mr. S as well and bought an outfit for the fair. it was 45$
the second person was in SoMa after dinner and paid 20$ in cover charges at bars and spent 40$ on drinks.
the second person’s day kept on going after midnight, but that’s where our economic shadow for that day stopped — the night before the fair.
so let’s compare these economic shadows that surround each one of our two individuals:
individual number one, who lives in san francisco and also attended the fair spent a WHOPPING:
two hundred bucks, for the sake of numbers i spent an extra five on something of this person.
and TWO HUNDRED dollar days are EXPENSIVE> this is an EXPENSIVE city. one of the most in the country now.
a lot of city people spend WAY more per day and have extraordinarily lavish lifestyles. but with average room rentals being so extravagant, that tends to be the real expense for a lot of less monied folks.
as it stands, an economic shadow like this requires 6 grand per month.
okay, so we’ve got our first shadow at 0 per day.
now let’s look at the second person. the second person’s grand total for one day is:
170 + 166 + 10 + 20 + 54 + 45 + 200 + 20 + 40 = 4
NOW, ADD THE original scarf to finish the equation, VOILA
and that is how you charge 99 dollars and 999 dollars for the same scarf.
and that is how business works. next year, that same scarf will cost 149 and 1399 if things work out the way you are supposed to work out.
SF MET, baby!!!!!!
anyway, i feel like i’m gossiping about real people.
let me get back to my point.
the first person hadn’t planned to go to the fair this year.
they were tired of the way the fair was always the same and the twister game and the show offery.
she/he bought a bottle of champagne for to bring to the brunch, they all decided to go to the fair.
so the townperson donated the required TEN bucks (sf people like to participate and can be generous with goods as well as kindnesses — though there’s a ton of criminal insanity that gets tolerated by these same manners of being…), so they got the drink discount.
she/he had two beers at ten dollars a piece, eight after the discount. spent , “saved” four on the admission price wink wink — drink more, save more. historically, us gays have loved this kind of economic challenge. but we’re communist about we — it’s a right, not a taxation. we made the BEER BUST FAMOUS.
we as a community are the biggest abuses of alcohol and drugs and anything to distract us from the tragedy and persecution of an indescribable group of men who merely have sex with each other and then must be condemned to that status forever coming-out, trapped in a trap. more beer please.
oh, sex is now boring, give me some drugs and let’s keep playing!
anyway, sorry, got a bit lost.
our intown hero walked to the fair after having a late breakfast at some friends’ place. onsite costs at the fair in total were plus the champagne purchase of for brunch. all expenses (the 51$ and for the rest of the day were minor and our intown hero’s daily life total was once again a rather average 0 including the fair.
which is a two day total of 0
our tourist hero — one who brings a much larger economic shadow to town — skipped the free breakfast and met friends for brunch and drinks for a total of
we’ve already factored our traveling/lyft total, so today’s share of that is
our tourist hero pays the donation 95% of the time. by its nature, TOURISM is rich people giving money away to poor people in exchange for passage and favors. locals live much more frugally on average than TOURISTS.
inside the fair, the TOURIST stays three hours and drinks one drink per hour.
all three drinks are nonalcoholic.
they are 3 dollars apiece.
with the discount, the TOURIST drinks of beverages.
our TOURIST/second person exits the fair having spent .
in this scenario, both characters leave the fair and live their lives.
i won’t make up more math about their days. we can just use the details we have, no need to add more and we already have daily averages determined.
HERE ARE TOTALS for the day, which at first seem desperately obvious, but they aren’t:
in town local pays out: + 200/day living expenses
out of town hero pays out: + 7/day living expenses
ADD the previous day’s total and this person’s TWO DAY ECONOMIC SHADOW is: 04 + 6 = 30
in COMMODIFIED TERMS, the tourist’s expenses are WORTH a GRAND more than the local’s output.
now ask yourself this:
which one is a bigger economic shadow?
which one spent less at the fair than the other?
and this is why the "city" is now becoming a "metropolis".
new rules, new games.
we should demand a love parade…
END PART ONE
maybe i’ll write part two when the REAL numbers hit the street.
LASTLY, i’d like to end with a suggestion.
LET’S INVITE THE WORLD’s LOVE PARADE TO CELEBRATE IN OUR new metropolis.