Haven't seen the discussion and not sure I want to as I've learned what Heinlein once taught concerning pig vocalists.
That said, I find it lightly entertaining when I do see liberals bashing conservatives who attend B-Man as pretending to be liberal neo-hippies in order to fit in or relive some missing element from youth, or when I see conservatives bashing B-Man participants for their liberal neo-hippy philosophies.
The entertainment comes from my understanding that Burning Man encapsulates elements that are pan-political. The "radical self-" aspects come from the libertarian and presumably right-wing playbooks. The respect for others and gifting come from the liberal playbooks. The concept of community spans both, depending upon which aspects of community you adhere to.
I love it that genuine human beings can shed the shackles of the default world and the expectations foist upon them by pre-made political structures, can explore who and what they really are, and live up to ideals they find particularly rewarding in and of themselves. No need to kiss any political butt, you ask me.
Whatever conservative numnut y'all're engaging on some other thread could do well to find a little joy juice in his or her life, dig into the core of his or her being, and come to recognize that, at its most basic, it's about living amidst others and doing the best you can with what you have.
love 'n hugs,
A conservative libertarian humanesque lizard
My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of good judgment.