Just wanted to say I think these are great answers:
Simon of the Playa wrote:so, dont be afraid to be political, just dont bring anything but yourself and your ideas and let those loose upon the playa, you'll probably have a greater effect in the long run.
Eric wrote:Put a small sign up in your camp, see if it attracts interest. Honestly, unless it's being done as political theater it's really annoying to run into politics out there. Some of the people I love most both on the playa & here on ePlaya have vastly different political opinions than me, but I don't choose my friends based on whether-or-not they follow everything I believe in (okay, they can't be homophobic - one rule). If there were political signs at camps on the playa I wouldn't have some of these close friends, because I would just look at that "___ for President" sign & roll my eyes
While it's great to see you strongly support a candidate, I agree with the other posters that BRC isn't the best place to do it (now, using social media to find Libertarian Burners outside the event is fine!). The outside world is already moving steadily in with excessive camp dues & plug-and-play camps with their gilded toilets, I really don't think we need politics in the mix.
Like Eric (but more extreme), I have at least one campmate whom I DO NOT EVER hang out with in the default world because we find each other's political views morally repugnant (literally to the point that we can't be in the same room for more than a few minutes--we're both slightly fanatical about our respective views), but we are TOTALLY COOL on the playa! Never an ounce of tension, and in fact, even love. Truly a magical place.
I also think this is awesome:
Tengerguy wrote:So, FYI, I went alone in 2010, 52 years old, never did drugs, Boy Scout type, married, 4 kids, from Utah but never Mormon, and not in any religion, working through all the distortions about what kind of place Burning Man would be, stunned by the art, and gifting, and general kindness and craziness. So spent that one mostly stunned.
Went last year with my wife who was also working through here fears of the worst images of BM that are out there. Had a great time.
Right on Tengerguy! I hope your son loves it too.