Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Few Thoughts On Burning Man.

The Burning Man Project: Peace, love and S.T.D's for all!! OK, I added the S.T.D. part:-)

Before I say any more. I want to say that I recognize that many kind, well intentioned people attend this event each year. I have met several of them. They all have this everlasting longing for the next event to fill their that void in their souls. They are people that need real love. My God commands me not to love just the one's that are easy to love, but to love all people.

I'm going to rant a bit, but I promise to speak of the upside of The Burning Man Project later ;-) I find it a little more than disturbing that a deluge of the unenlightened masses engulf the black rock desert from all around the world! seeking to fill their empty souls with consequential connections, a sense of community (in the black rock desert? Seriously), a shrouded spiritual experience through sorcery, the continuous, mind-numbing drums, music, and dance, the unscrupulous pharmacologists, the charlatan alchemists that make promises they can't deliver while cheating the ignorant, and debauchery of all sorts that I am sure I know nothing of. Clothing is optional and you can do pretty much whatever you want for the week.

All of this, for one week out of every year always leaving the rest of us to experience, the spiritual fallout. We are left to clean up the filthy atmosphere and deal with the imps left behind to make sure the cycle continues.

OK, ready for the upside of Burning Man? There is a deluge of unenlightened masses that engulf the black rock desert all ready and willing to spend their dollars, Euros, Yen, you name it. It all ends up benefiting our economy.


Eugene said...

That was one awesome rant!! Welcome back to the blogosphere Sue!

I had no idea things were that bad, thanks for presenting the other side. All you ever hear about Burning Man is the glitz, glamour and copious nudity. No one ever mentions the seedy underbelly & std's!

RandomSue said...

Thanks Eugene. We personally have had spiritual fallout that has affected every member of our family, during and immediately after Burning Man.

I really don't want to be hateful to the people that attend. It's what makes sense to them.