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by Russell Scheidelman
Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 34720

Well, I now believe that a solution would be for me--or for anyone here--to host or co-host a party to take place simultaneously with the Burn, and that way provide a refuge for people who've already seen it anyway and don't appreciate the ugliness displayed over supposed viewing rights. Such a soci...
by Russell Scheidelman
Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 34720

Well, I guess there have been enough posts that those persons failing to read the earlier ones may need some acquainting with the facts (even though it means I have to repeat what I said before). Firstly, as stated in my narrative, everyone was STANDING to begin with. It wasn't a matter of me and my...
by Russell Scheidelman
Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Spring Breakers"
Replies: 43
Views: 8600

The suggestions to 'shame' malefactors after the fact (e.g., on the Internet) suffer from being 'after the fact'--after the damage has been inflicted. It would be better to confront these guys right there on the spot or to have some mechanism that trips them up or discourages them just as they're ab...
by Russell Scheidelman
Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:48 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 34720

To all the various points made, challenges raised, and questions asked since my last post, 99% of them had previously been addressed by what I had already written. I see no point in repeating myself, especially to those who may not be reading what I say anyway. The only new point that I can discern ...
by Russell Scheidelman
Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 34720

We were there for a long time without any advance word from the Rangers that we'd have to sit down. The first thing we heard from them on this subject was the sitting order itself. I question the judgment behind this policy, especially if their primary mission is to provide security. Forcing people ...
by Russell Scheidelman
Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Fascists, Nazis, A**hats and Riff-Raff
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

If this new string bears some relation to the one I just started with the title "'Down in Front' Fascism Is Ruining My Burn," I would like to point out that I have previously been a member of E-Playa--I just couldn't remember my old user name or password. So I started a new account. I had started a ...
by Russell Scheidelman
Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 34720

By the tone of Unjonhurley's response (and incorrect identification, since I was not "screaming" at anyone), I can see that this subject brings out the same ugly vibes that I was experiencing out on the playa. Behold it, fellow Burners, and ponder...
by Russell Scheidelman
Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 34720

On the subject of 'dressing up' for the Burn, this is truly a playa 'tradition.' It goes at least as far back as the (Cacophony) Society Cocktail Parties that used to be held in Center Camp directly after the Fashion Show and before the Burn. Participants wore formal attire for these functions (ofte...
by Russell Scheidelman
Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 34720

I gave this string the more hard-edged title involving the word "fascism"--rather than using the more benign title "To Sit or Not to Sit (That Is the Question)" as originially planned--to arouse more attention and feedback, and it seems to be working. I have sat on the playa during other Burns--but ...
by Russell Scheidelman
Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 34720

"Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn

(Sorry for not being able to make this short): My enjoyment of this year's Bman Festival was utterly marred by a couple incidents which occurred during the 2 climactic Burns--of the Man on Saturday and the Temple on Sunday--winding up the weeklong event. In the first case, after showing up early (on...

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