i understand everyones knee jerk reaction is to feel excluded, but you need to think in terms of the no limitations that burning man gives you to express your ideas. it doesn't necessarily need to be about US patriotism, it could be from any perspective. this country was founded by all the peoples of the world coming here for some reason ("American Dream"). you could do your ideas from the perspective of the failed American dreams, or the warped American dream. maybe you all should try inserting some humor in to the idea? come on people, i think as inventive as our community is we could come up with some really cool, funny, self-deprecating, politically deprecating, controversial, sartorial, situational, commentary, analogy, anything you hearts can dream up! you know when i found out what the theme was my thoughts were (big laugh)"oh no they are opening Pandora's box." ;) come on people, here you go, give free rain to your opinions, thoughts, and ideas! imagine the controversy we can stir up!