Ancient wrote:Having seen a number of political discussions in this group, I felt I should post my concerns about them. I certainly don't want to discourage people talking freely about these things, so don't get me wrong, but I don't believe eplaya is an appropriate arena. ....
Ancient wrote: If you want to get together with others who agree with you and talk about how correct your position is, or how damned important all of this is for everyone else to hear, then all the power to you.
A II Z- Why would I need to educate those that already know the truth?
It probably wont make a difference in the long run, and if you're on a soap box at burning man with a loudspeaker most people would ignore you, some who were of a similar mind might stop and listen, and so much sound and fury would fade away on Sunday..... but if more people stood on that soap box, if enough people tried to preach that they affected the theme, the atmosphere of Burning Man, then they're harming the community. If Burning Man were a political discussion group, or a center for political activism, it would fucking suck ass!
A II Z- Most people including me don't even bring the descussions written here to the playa. There's no need to do so!
The many people who avoid such platforms, and those who simply felt alienated, would stop attending. I would. Burning Man is Burning Man, an event people attend for fun.
A II Z- There are many spoofs on any themes from politics to social it all a part of personal expression. This is what BM has always been.
Talk all you want, talk about anything you want, talk to whomever you want, but please don’t use Burning Man as your soap box.
Burners are more politically oriented than the average American
We polled participants after last year's event, and in the coming-soon 2003 AfterBurn Report, you will see that the average Burner is more politically active and votes more frequestly that the average American.
The eplaya is here to support community, and you can not, imo, have effective community bulding that is consciously devoid of political interest.
Which just goes to show that, all politics aside, Burning Man is a community of expression... even if that expression is marred by such things as disagreements and Spelling errors that aren't corrected!! Burnign Man???? Waht the heel is that??? Jesus H. Christ!! Why can't we get a spell check feature here??!! HUH?! Is that too much to ask?! Those of us with speeling disabilities have rights, too, you know!! EDITING... SAY IT SLOW... E-D-O-T-I-N-G!!! When willll our voiceS be heard??!! Shit!ok rereading this entire thread, it's clear that this should be in "Nature of Burnign Man" so I'm moving it now.
cowboyangel wrote:...where's the flambe lounge?...
DVD Burner wrote:I bet Ancient and many others really don’t believe that the Bush clan and its KKK buddies are truly Nazis.
It’s true you know. There’s plenty of proof.
samtzu wrote:I actually voted three times in the last election, which was, indeed, more frequently than the average voter voted... unless, of course, they were from Chicago or Florida... but I made sure that I was well paid every time!!
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