We all have the power to consciously choose our thoughts, behaviors, habits, interactions, and our lifestyle — at least here in the States.
Whether this article is satirical or not, there is no need to buy into any of what the writer describes unless one wants to. Silicon Valley is just fine thank you very much, as is London, Hong Kong, NYC, and any other allegedly high intensity-actual high cost of living area. The mind can make a hell out of heaven or a heaven out of hell. The choice is up to you.
Oh, and best of luck putting Salesforce out of business BTW.