Skip to comments.The main-street Republican values of ... Burning Man?
Posted on 05/04/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT by redreno
Go to Burning Man, and youll find everything from a thunderdome battle between a couple in tiger-striped bodypaint to a man dressed as a gigantic blueberry muffin on wheels. But underneath it all, says the festivals co-founder, Larry Harvey, is old-fashioned capitalism.
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Given where “main street Republicanism” has gotten itself these days, I’d say the values of Burning Man are conservative by comparison.
I didn’t know hippies were into free enterprise capitalism. I thought they were always for state controlled capitalism.
My last “republican” congressman was a “Main Street Republican” pro abortion and all. Last I heard he was considering running for the seat as a democrat.
Burning Man is capitalist just like Michael Moore is capitalist.
Capitalism for me but not for thee.
The Burning Man Organization has a successful product and charges what the market will bear for it. But at the event itself the “themes” are always some sort of leftist twaddle.
Just as Michael Moore’s books and movies trash America and trash capitalism but the reader or viewer must pay cash, and Michael counts the dough as it rolls in.
Selling dope and running whore houses may be capitalistic but it is certainly not Conservative or Republican.
And what is "a free-enterprise democracy"? It would work out to a free-enterprise mob rule, the biggest meanest gang would rule and their enterprise would make everything free, for them.
Well it was good for a laugh.
Sorry. It's Friday! ;-)
Burning Man seems pretty libertarian to me. It’s sort of a celebration of psychedelia and clever engineering.
Our #2 son would LOVE to go to Burning Man, but he hasn’t been able to afford it, being in graduate school for the past few years. I’ve been thinking maybe we’ll get him a ticket as a gift, when he completes his PhD.
There is no way that a pagan hippie festival is mainstreme conservative republican!
The Malcom in the Middle ‘Burning Man’ episode is one of the funniest sitcom episodes ever aired.
It was funny.