". . . You don't meet people of substance here. You meet flakes. The press is dominated by yellow journalism. Rarely if ever have I read a real piece of investigative journalism. You do not meet people who form their opinions based upon facts.
"When you encounter Vancouverites and engage them in the discussion of social issues the argument usually become circular and they end of talking only about themselves. There is a kind of deep insecurity that comes from profound feeling of self loathing that is hard wired into the political culture here. Narcissism is the dominate religion and worshipping at the Temple of Mammon – real estate speculation is the Holy Grail.A little too harsh on Vancouver citizens. Correct though regarding journalism, press and broadcast. In television, standards have fallen so low now that a 60 minute newshour is reduced to about 35 minutes when you take out the ads, teasers and repetitions. Remove sports, weather and fluff and you are under 10 minutes and part of that is dedicated to infomercials posing as news: stealth advertising.
"People here (generally speaking of course) are stuck up, materialistic yuppies. The downtown scene used to have decent variety, now it's full of "cookie-cutter" clubs and bars that cater to Armani clones. . ."
There is a reason why those cookie-cutter clubs and bars catering to Armani clones spread through the city. Whether for investors or clients, they are dependents of British Columbia's largest untaxed industry: the drug trade. Watch for the group of roided-up young males sitting backs to the wall with eyes on the front door. Recommend this post