apprehensive wrote:I would also like to add that anyone who might be in receipt of a LIT should not have to somehow justify their deserving it, especially in the context of an online forum.
You and BBadger are coming very close to accusing me of fraud.
The LIT program is intended for specific groups of people that meet specific requirements, namely those who have limited means where a full-priced ticket would be too great a financial burden. The minimum method of verifying this "need" is via income and expense information provided to BMORG.
While individuals may qualify on paper
for a LIT, the qualification for such a ticket due to an excessive financial burden
in paying for a full-priced ticket is a different matter. This is what we're seeking clarification
in light of the (perceived) substantial financial resources you were able to leverage in traveling to BRC.
For that reason, I am not going to say anything more on the issue. Additionally, I've divulged a lot of very specific details about myself in the course of this thread. Anyone I know from the Playa who might be reading this thread will have no trouble in pinpointing that it is me who is the author and subject of it. Unfortunately, there is at least one person I know who is an avid eplayan and I've every confidence they've already happened across all of this.
I have no idea what the above is supposed to mean. However, it does sound like you think that starting a thread on a forum means you control what content can go into it. You don't. This is an open forum and we are all free to respond to whatever is posted here within the guidelines of the terms of service.
One last point. The "radical inclusion" aspect of Burning Man is in large part what attracts me to it and I think a component of this principle is not being overly judgemental of people, especially when one knows only superficial information about them. You might consider trying to apply this in the default world and not simply confining to your time in BRC. I invite you to mull this over at your leisure.
Radical inclusion is about allowing people to express
themselves in ways that are not harmful to others. It's like letting people express their opinions, but not perhaps act on them.
Radical inclusion also doesn't apply to ticket sales anymore than decommodification. Limited tickets create, by definition, exclusion. So do financial means. It is for that reason that tickets that are reserved
for specific needs. Should the definition of "need" become diluted and meaningless there is not point in continuing programs such as the LIT program.
For these reasons, we are seeking clarification on this matter. Even if you admit to not having qualified for an LIT in the spirit of the program -- and this is not saying you did not -- you're not going to be chased out of here as long as you're ready to own up to the fact. The LIT program generates a lot of contention, as you've already seen. Usefulness aside, at the very least it should benefit the actual people for whom it was intended.