- Feb 12, 2013
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Austin is real. Berkley is...uh, Gentrified.The mood and feel of Austin is lefty but a much different lefty.
Texas hippies and country cowfreaks are nothing like the dour fiends of Berkeley.
Yeah, Berkeley is a bit on the dour side.
I used to live in North Texas and my film-video work took me to Austin quite a bit the ten years I was there.
To be sure there's pockets of dour overly PC types, mostly on campus, but the majority of Austin doesn't pay them much mind. Austin is about yeee-haaa good times for kids with long hair whereas in Berkeley you may see knitted brows and a hairy eyeball if your hairstyle is deemed "cultural appropriation".
Yeah, I laugh at the extremes of Berkeley just like "deplorables" do.
The so called free market applies just as much and some on the Right do not acknowledge this because to do so is at cross purposes with their efforts to cast Democrats as all embracing of the most extreme examples of lefy-dom. But it really is the free market, of ideas.
And while that sort of overly PC stuff sells in Berkeley, it doesn't sell quite so much in Austin, or in Bethesda, Maryland, or Minneapolis, or "El Lay".
Water seeks its own level in almost everything.