brcprincess wrote:I was hoping you could look at the situation from the perspective of those who were not part of your "in joke" and who feel it was a violation of the Decommodification principle. But I guess not.
DGMedic wrote: so please stop trying to prove a losing battle... if you feel that firmly against it then just dont go... its as simple as that.
the problem is both sides are right over this, so its devolved into a "more right than you" argument. so people might want to consider the following...
.. burningman is mostly an emergent collective behaviour thing - there is a general lack of clear social boundaries, membership is openly voluntary, and the behaviour generates weak and unconventional approach to norms. this is really important in fostering and sustaining a uniquely creative environment that has to break most social norms. that doesnt mean norms dont exist or are bad, it means that they are seldom fixed, and that has its good and bad parts to it.
so to outside readers who can put aside the issue, what is still clear is the personal investments of the people involved, that is a very good thing
. brcprincess: you may not think your points and opinions havent been considered, but they have. if they were not there wouldnt be the amount of critical feedback you have recieved, that just means the people responding dont agree with you.
but i appreciate your making the case because in the greater world people really wouldnt give a fuck. we are all so collectively placed in powerless situations that for many, burningman has become a place where people can feel like thier contributions matter, because they usually do - or at least a hell of a lot more than in the fucked up world we are all cast into sink-or-swim. people are not always going to agree, but its the passion in being motivated enough to openly fight for your beliefs that matter here.