Bloomberg picked up the piece for the same reason there is so much outrage in the BM community on it: it highlights and reflects the major class divisions and economic inequality that have become quite evident over the last generation, and appear to be getting worse. The irony is that even at a supposedly/formerly counter-cultural event that bans commerce and was started by artists and culture-jammers, this shit has seeped in. It just shows how pervasive it is in American culture.
and this is what i have repeated over and over and over again since LAST YEAR...
Jesus H.Fucking Christ.....Burning Man is an Advanced Reflection of society....we are the Artists...the Antennae of Culture and things to Come.
we smell things First.
this stench has been accumulating for a while now, and i for one, am glad the windows are finally open.
it has been lonely out here in the cold.
but it has been worth the slings and arrows to change the way we see things and the way we are going.
if i have to fight it with my last breath, my last keystroke i will.
i have spent too long Loving the Dust to abandon her now. I have spent two decades of my fucking life trying to show people what magic i had found in the emptiness.
i refuse to let anyone "Buy" her, or the Man...and if that means taking on the entire Capitalist System, so be it.
to get to the man, you will have to come through me...
how's that for a goddamn manifesto.