Rob the Wop wrote: But the second you start discussing drugs, non-straight sex, or polyamorous lifestyles- you have entered one of the most repressive areas in the country.
Just the idea of a child accidentally walking in on a gay sexual excounter would have most Nevada rural residents reaching for their guns. Up until just recently ANY possession of marijuana was a FELONY. That's a year in jail for carrying a joint. And the judges are ruthless in prosecuting drug and sex offenders.
Ok, so what I am trying to understand (not trying to judge, mind you, just understand) is why BM is "about" drugs and sex? And why would Nevada getting strict about that be the end of BM? I mean, sure, there are a lot of people that express themselves in that manner and you know what, I do too from time to time ... I don't think anyone is asking for a city-wide ordinance against it ... in my case I was simply stating my approval of the "kidsville" idea and keeping a somewhat low-key spot somewhere on the playa for people that want to have their family there is a great idea.
If they want to take that a step further and make designated "red light districts" where anything goes, even better. That way parents can know to keep their kids clear of those areas, just like they would in any city, and not put a damper on the fun those folks are having by accidently bringing their family in there. My point is that yes, there is some behavior there that I wouldn't want my kids to be involved with, no biggie. Go for it. Have fun. Have LOTS of fun. That happens in ANY city.
As for non-straight sex ... we live in the SF Bay area for crying out loud. We see public displays of same-sex affection all the time here. Non-issue. Polyamorous lifestyles? I identify as polyamorous ... but it is not the central core of what I am. I am Dad, I am lover, I am a network architect, I am lots of things. Nevada can pass all the laws they want and I will still be poly. Things are as big a deal as you make them out to be. I am not going to get my shorts all twisted up over worrying what someone might do at some point in the future.
Actually, I wouldn't think Nevada would get involved unless things got completely out of hand in some way. So far they haven't. Let's keep it that way. You help me and I help you. You give me my space, I will fight for you to have yours. Simple. It is pretty much a non-issue for me personally because I don't see myself bringing the kids until 06 at the earliest. In the meantime, pass me that kool-aid, please.
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