capjbadger wrote:Food = potential money. Money = potential food. Burning money = Burning food.
In 2002 I built the Fools Ark, which cost me a lot of money, blood, sweat, tears, paint and wood, then I shipped it to the States, which was costing an extra few grand and then I burnt it. Art=Potential Money, Money=Potential Food . Did I burn food?
From one perspective, yes, instead of using those resources for something else, you used them to create an object which you then destroyed.
I'm not saying that what you did was either wrong or right, that is not my intent nor my place.
In my attempt to view Burning Man from the perspective of someone living in poverty or without the amenities I have in this country, I might view the entire event as wasteful, excessive and unnecessary.
I do not attend to make the world a better place, I attend because I enjoy it. If I wanted to fix the world, I would have to sacrifice the life I currently enjoy. I prefer to effect change through a different means and hope it might someday make a difference. If I can't accept the actions of other people I will simple not associate with them socially or financially.
May Shai-Hulud clear the path for you.
Over here sand blows; over there sand blows.
Over there a rich man waits; over here I wait.
Secrets give birth to more secrets