"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." -- Abraham Lincoln
As to Number 1: No, I guess I wasn't planning on burning the barn down anyway so not the best analogy. But, the point is: we tend to hold property as sacrosanct in this country, including the inherent right to do with it as we wish. No matter that I was going to burn it anyway, I didn't get to do it my way.
Which is something the event is supposed to celebrate..... everybody not doing things the "way of society". Yet this guy is being punished in a societal way at an event supposedly celebrating not doing things in a normal societal way. Which is why I say it just seems wrong.
Apparently the "burning man" has lost it's way and is just an excuse for a big party now.
I am 49, bald, ugly, and don't own a single cool thing. Kids like me though.
No, it wasn't his to burn, yada yada yada, but what he did was in keeping with the spirit of burning man.
But hey it is cruel and unusual to kill a child rapist no matter how many times he rapes. Give the guy four years, that seems cruel and unusual. Better yet he could have been busted for possession with intent to distribute narcotics and got 2years with probation.