Sunday, September 2, 2007

The Cult Of Burning Man

"I live in San Francisco and think it's hilarious that when I ask people going to BM what the event STANDS for,...they can't tell me. Instead they talk about how it's a "life changing" experience and I have a closed mind. But what EXACTLY is it changing about your life? Could you just explain it to me? The man who started it must have had a vision of something. They claim it's about "not being capitalist and caring more about the world then greedy corporations" yet they are all driving there in their CARS using GAS and paying MONEY for tickets.

So I insist they tell me EXACTLY what it STANDS for and they tell me that I will never get it and they're on a higher spiritual level than me and blah, blah, blah."
-- A comment, on Gawker, in response to the recent Burning Man suicide.

I used to go to Burning Man when it first started, but now I'm totally into: