Eric wrote:And Fishy's right- ban modern RV's and you're banning not only me & the people I camp with but also lots of theme camp operators, lots of artists for the major pieces, all of the LLC (granted, their RV's are pretty janky). Some of us like beds & fridges & microwaves and A/C after 9am so we can sleep later, and we make it happen.
You seem nice. But I'm not going to continue to argue with people about something I wasn't making an argument about in the first place. Tell me I worded my shit wrong and thus did not come across with humor, but please stop telling me how great RVs are. I have no problem with RVs in general. I was commenting on a different element that I find distasteful, from a female perspective. I wasn't proposing anyone be "banned" from burning man. I was making a comment on the prevalence of weekend misogyny. Continuing to try to pick a fight with me on something I could care less about (I have plenty of friends who bring RVs, and am not ethically opposed to them as a camping medium), is pure silliness. I'm not arguing about this. Are my words falling on deaf ears? Frustrating.
I especially appreciated being cursed at (not by you) and called a bigot for insulting affluent people. I practically shot a gulpful of water out of my nose on that one. Ya'll seriously need to chillllll out and put the knives away.
Eric wrote:As for the cliche that Burning Man is becoming for the elite: tickets sold for their normal prices from January to July 24th. The crazy ticket prices didn't start until July 25th when people freaked out. It's not like a bunch of millionaires bought 50,000 tickets in the 6 months they were on sale.
I was NOT in any way referring to ticket prices (in this instance). What I thought I made clear was my disagreement with the expectation that one must spend a small fortune to attend the event. That the "ticket" is the cheapest element to attending. My first year, that was true. I spent about ~$500 on building a dome, makeshift cover (later to become a beautiful custom cover), food, water, and gas. The next year I spent about ~$200, and now, being a part of a camp (with dues), I can get away with spending a mere $150, all of which goes on the credit card this year. So, therefore the ticket is the main expense for me. But again, I was not referring to the ticket price - I was arguing with the notion exclaimed by several that, "If you can't afford the ticket by January, you're not radically self reliant and shouldn't go to burning man, otherwise you MUST be mooching." Come on now. Making that sort of statement is exclusionary and ill-informed.
Eric wrote:Also - never worry about posting your mind as long as you're willing to defend your post (which you are).
"Defiance and resistance are illegal. Therein lies the salvation of man. Everything illegal necessitates integrity, self-reliance, and courage."