In a decision I should've remembered to follow through upon ages ago, I am removing all links to the K Files blog. However amusing I originally found it, the unregulated racism, misogyny, hate speech and conspiracy theory are revolting. I suppose there is some value in recognizing how prevalent these values are in San Francisco, but since I knew that already the educational value is nil.
Also, to comment on conspiracy theories not involving nefarious San Francisco politicians who are all secretly communists who also love big business, I do now understand why a couple of dedicated trolls can destroy any chance of conversation. The level of discussion on that blog was never that high, but it did tend to be varied and have many participants. Now there seem to be many participants arguing facets of one point, all of whom use very similar syntax, vocabulary and rhetorical devices. These participants make conversation impossible, since they drown out all other voices and restrict the discourse to issues they find interesting.