Stormy wrote:Was that about protecting kids?
Ostensibly it was
In the same way the last Iraq war was about weapons of mass destruction and 9/11, I suppose.
Seeing adults naked, or having sex, does *no* harm to kids. It does get uptight adults into all kinds of mental states, however. And lots of those uptight adults have the power to make BM's life hell. So, we kiss the ass of the powerful. No one likes it, but everyone's got to do it as some point or another.
Isotopia wrote:... The idea that Jiffy Lube's sign constituted pornography at an event which contained children was the primary concern he (Ron Skinner) seemed to be voicing.
As is usual among those uptight thinkers. They can't admit that the actual problem is that the images in question bother *them* so they create layers of imagination to seperate themselves from the issue.
Isotopia wrote: What I do have a problem with is the firm, entrenched belief that what we do see going on here foretells (possibly) a continued exertion of political pressure on the event to tame it so that it's more palatable to those who'd set themselves up to be arbiters of what constitutes art (i.e the Jiffy Lube sign) and decency.
In as much as Burningman continues to grow, and gain more outside attention, I believe we can all expect these attempts to continue....