Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

It hits me for the first time ever:  §

the west coast’s evilness is also its repression and its envy; it is forever second class; it is forever second, never first, appearing from the beginning as an also-ran.

The west coast is the ugly stepchild because of an artifact of temporal metaphysics. Suddenly it all makes sense.