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How Hip Can You Get? Grover Norquist Heads to Burning Man

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COMMENT: Previously, we have mused about GOP promotion for the Burning Man Arts Festival and the possibility that “Haight Ashbury II”–as we dubbed it–might actually be another “op” with elements of the intelligence community and organized crime collaborating to experiment on the unwitting adherents of the so-called counter-culture.

Now, we learn that none other than Grover Norquist is planning on attending this year’s gathering. 

Far out.

Who knows, maybe he thinks there will actually be a REAL person burned alive at the event?! 

Who knows, MAYBE he’s right?!

“Grover Norquist Off to Burning Man”; SFGate [Blog]; 7/28/2014.

The shark may have been jumped on the Playa.

Grover Norquist, the 57-year-old president of Americans for Tax Reform and a staunch anti-tax crusader, tweeted on Monday that he’ll be heading to Burning Man this year with his wife, Samah: . . .

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2 comments for “How Hip Can You Get? Grover Norquist Heads to Burning Man”

  1. As ridiculous as this appears to be, judging by the often “libertarian capitalist” political philosophies of many of the participants who are drawn to these types of cultural events, Grover might feel right a’home!

    Posted by ironcloudz | August 5, 2014, 9:13 am
  2. Norquist promised he’d bring his friends to Bman 2015, and looks like he’s trying to follow through!

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/230333-norquist-rand-paul-didnt-say-no-to-burning-man-trip

    Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist is looking to pull together a group of Republicans for a trip to Burning Man. The Hill caught Norquist on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, where he was headed to a meeting with House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.). He said one of the items on his agenda was to convince the second-ranking Republican in the House to join him in the desert at the week-long festival.

    “He’s expressed interest,” Norquist said. He also said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) is considering it. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was “less interested,” Norquist said. One potential Republican presidential candidate left the door open. “Rand Paul thought he’d be busy, but he didn’t say no,” Norquist said.

    When asked if he and McCarthy would do drugs and dance around a campfire, Norquist deferred to the House majority leader. “That’s up to him,” he said. Jokes aside, Norquist said he thought it would be a fun opportunity for members to meet some people on the cutting edge of the tech industry. Burning Man has become a gathering place where influential members of Silicon Valley meet to discuss new ideas. Peter Thiel, the billionaire entrepreneur who cofounded PayPal, is a Burning Man loyalist, and the Winklevoss twins were there last year. Norquist attended last year as a guest of co-founder Larry Harvey. “They’re doing some very interesting things,” he said.

    NOTE:this next story is not related to Burning Man, but I did find it on a site critical of Burning Man issues. Burning Man does NOT officially put these kinds of views out there, but give them a few years… recommend going to the link rather than just reading what I [osted.

    http://www.evolvefest.com/music/

    EVOLVEFEST: A Homophobic and Anti-Semitic Transformational Festival

    It was late last night that I was faced with this very issue. It was brought to my attention that a music festival, a supposed center for acceptance, togetherness and love was engaged in wholesale hate speech on a massive scale. I was shocked after seeing the extent of the postings, but is it really that shocking? Just because an organization labels themselves a music festival and just because they claim to be a “provide a safe, healing and spiritually-informed gathering place” doesn’t mean they are.

    I and hopefully, everyone else will hold them to the same standards of every other company you encounter. I certainly don’t shop at Hobby Lobby, or eat at Chick-fil-A and the statements this festival has been espousing are so much worse, so much more hateful, and truthfully so much more offensive. You decide for yourself:

    New Age spiritualism and alternative medicinal practices have long gone hand in hand with the festival scene, but one so-called transformational festival has taken certain tenets of that ethos in a decidedly hateful direction. Evolvefest, a festival in Pennsylvania now in its 9th year has turned its Facebook page into a medium for spreading homophobic and antisemitic propaganda. Beyond the borderline conspiracy and anti-establishment rhetoric railing against the dangers of patriotism and the Illuminati bankers, the festival has now taken to using vitriolic language and inferences towards Jews and LGBT individuals.

    “The next move of the Radical Gay Mainstream Media Zionist-run Agenda is to “normalize” Pedophilia- now that anyone who dissents from agreeing with the “kosherness” of Homosexuality is immediately crucified.”

    The individual maintaining the festival’s page, which boasts over 217,000 followers, has promulgated such views that all gay men are devious over serialized individuals ravaged by AIDS, and equated homosexuality with pedophilia. Not only that, but Evolvefest seems to blame the Jews for everything…

    Posted by Tiffany Sunderson | February 6, 2015, 10:50 am

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