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Re: “Burners Torched Over Native Party

Burner Chic, not noticing race (and therein, racism) is a classic example of what White Privilege is all about.

To you, it's a 'rainbow world'. To People of Color, it's a stacked deck - stacked against them.

Go read and learn. You seem like there's hope for you yet, assuming you're willing to shut your mouth and listen.

Posted by not a burner on 04/02/2009 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Burners Torched Over Native Party

"every piece of feather or glitter is hauled out"

Oh really? All that crap is hauled away? even the stuff that blows away onto land that the Burning Man people don't bother to clean up?

The idea that Burning Man actually 'leaves no trace' is bullshit. We're talking about a huge carbon footprint here - gas people use to drive out in the middle of nowhere in their RV's so that they can take drugs and dance for a week in their silly costumes. I'm all for that, go ahead, but don't pretend that it's somehow good for the planet or the environment to go out into a desert with a bunch of crap and light it on fire.

It gets dumped into a landfill, great. So centuries from now we'll have layers of singed Burning Man feathers haunting future generations.

Burning Man says a lot about class here in the bay area, and yea, most of the people who go are white, and rich compared to many other people. The tickets are $250, plus all the expenses it takes to get out there. And with class comes a lot of privilege. Including that to culturally appropriate. You can talk all you want about 'respect' and 'shamanism', but it's still a bunch of culture you just bought or picked up piecemeal because you have the time and money to do it. Quite a bit different than coming from a culture still reeling from horrific oppressions perpetuated by whom? The same people currently appropriating symbolism and with a fetish for 'exotic spirituality'.

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Posted by not a burner on 04/01/2009 at 4:07 PM

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