Burning Man and Green Homes: When Collectivist Dreams Collide With Reality

It’d be nice if good intentions and kind words were enough, but they aren’t. In the economy, as in nature, there are certain laws you cannot break without suffering the consequences. And one of the great tragedies of the left is that beneath the pink-colored language, there hides a dangerous mix of arrogance and failure that affects mostly those who are more vulnerable and replicates—or even surpasses—the worst vices of the same consumerism it criticizes.

Here are a couple of fresh examples of what happens when the beautiful language of the left, filled with “solidarity” and hope, crash lands in the real world—where it doesn’t matter how inclusive, diverse, or progressive the mentality may be—where people are still people and where nature imposes its will, refusing to mercifully alter its laws in order to protect “ecological” endeavors.

In theory, Burning Man is a kind of window to a post-Christian, post-capitalist utopia where everyone is a kind pagan connecting with the spirituality of art and nature. The problem? Behind the goody costume, the festival has become an example of the same dreadful corporate practices its principles claim to reject.”