Lost Landscapes is a synthesis of old film footage of San Francisco combined with many short snippets of home movies, over the past century. The audience was San Franciscans interested in the city's visual history. What we saw was only section 7 of seven completed segments so far.
What disturbed me was the audience applause for a segment of footage about a longshoreman's strike in 1938. The audience was applauding this horrible nightmare. The longshoreman's unions with their very strict work rules and overwhelming wage and benefits, completely drove the middle class, working man, out of San Francisco and created this current milieu of extreme Lefty dilettantes and trust fund heirs.
Unions have done everything possible to destroy this city. What survives and thrives here is all outside the realm of the poisonous unions. The pathetic audience, made up mostly of Internet geeks and their friends, have completely rejected unions in their own lives. While unions have destroyed the city government, the municipal Railroad and the public school system, these buffoons are applauding the very institution that they reject in their own lives.
The reason unions make such hash of everything they are involved in is because of their anti-merit system which can never be functional, imaginative, competent or alive.
Do you think I am too harsh on unions? Or maybe not harsh enough?