The “Keep _______ Weird” crowd needs to learn that the way a place gets weird is by having cheap housing so people can work part time or not at all and still make rent.
@smeg back in my hometown it seemed like an implicit acknowledgement of that fact since all the "keep x weird" folks actively fought against gentrification and the flagrantly illegal things the landlords got away with
Shame they ultimately lost, but eh
@smeg I once found myself too "weird" for a town that sold "keep [town] weird" t-shirts etc. Although by the time they're selling t-shirts they're probably not as weird anymore.
Moreover? They also need to learn the problem with gentrification isn't the increased number of stores, restaurants, and bars; but rather the fact the people who work in those places can no longer afford to live there.
@smeg CF "Keep Fremont Weird" people in Seattle shutting down the drug market, driving workers out, and trying to get rid of the Lenin statue. Scab fecking so and so's.
Committed to truth in discourse.