this is actually a good example of society as a whole, from the pictures i have seen they could have been taken anywhere, even on the playa when BM isnt happenning. Or krug could have asked permission, put on the private party then made it open to the public, cleaned up after and been a kind of hero - the rich consumer organisation showing they really do get what BM is about, given a donation to BMorg or any of the art installations
instead they chose to sneak in lie and cheat then fuck off leaving others to clean up after them and when they get caught they just react with "fuck you, other peole are doing it why shouldn't we? it's just because we got caught"
this is exactly what we are being taught by society as whole, and when we protest we either get shut up if they are powerful enough or ignored if we arent loud enough.
Well we should continue protesting, letting Krug and the others that we will NOT take this, we will boycott the product and tell others to do so as well, we will whenever we can tell them it is not acceptable and stop them if we can, all the while getting others to come and protest with us. bringing authority figures in to witness what is being done if we can or simply disrupting the activity in anyway we (legally) can.
all the time people feel they can get away with behaving how they like and get away with it they will continue to do so. it is us to stop them, not for us to say someone should do something about it. We are the someone.
people have said that burning man is a hypoctical because with out commrcial activity it couldnt happen, well its a simple fact Nothing can happen in defaultia without commerce, but when Black rock city became more than a camping trip in the desert the decision was made for commerce to stop at the gate. It is our Duty as citizens of Black rock city to prevent commerce whenver and wherever we can in OUR city. Sure we wont be able to stop all of it, but if we dont try and stop it at all then the thing we love and spend Vast somes of money to get to will become just another festival.
when we get to TTitD we can put our wallets away turn off our mobile phones and stop thinking of the things that we have no choice to think about about to survive and that is pretty much unique in this world. Not only do we not have to spend money we Cant - the amount of all inclusive holidays is going up year after year because peole want to know how much a hoilday is going to cost, but they still need spending money, to tip the waiters for drinks and food off the resort. At our holiday we DO NOT NEED MONEY and if we dont stop people commercializing BM then in a few short years we see the first vendors selling food/drink/t shirts/theshitwedontneed anf then we might as well give up and go to disneyworld
"Savannah" I like it . . . it makes us sound forward-thinking, and not at all like trailblazing, professional-level procrastinors.
the rest of us are in the School of Fukkit. "Eric"