Wisconsin County Fair Bans Confederate Flag After ‘Someone Got Their Feelings Hurt’

Breitbart – by Warner Todd Huston

An official at a Wisconsin county fair reported that vendors were banned from selling Confederate flags because “someone got their feelings hurt,” a report says.

John McClelland Jr., vice president of the Vernon County Fair in Viroqua, Wisconsin, informed the LaCrosse Tribune that fair officials banned the flag after a single fairgoer complained.  

“As a board, we decided it wasn’t a necessary item,” McClelland said. “It’s a piece of our history, but someone got their feelings hurt. So we decided not to sell it.”

McClelland added that after news leaked of the ban in June, the 11-member board got even more complaints from those unhappy with the ban. “It goes both ways. You make two people happy and 50 people get angry,” he said.

The fair official also dismissed the idea that the Confederate flag was all about racism. He told the paper that he thinks about “The Dukes of Hazzard” when he thinks of the flag, not slavery, racism, or hate.

But the fair board made the decision based on the actions of a single, loud activist who last year raised a ruckus by confronting a vendor who was selling the Southern Cross.

“It angers me personally because I consider [the Confederate flag] a symbol of hate,” activist Mark Kastel told the Vernon Broadcaster last year. “Family members of mine who were active in the Civil Rights movement were beaten up in the past.”

The agitator even went to the extent of filing a police report over the flag sales last year. He then used that police report to force the fair board to ban the flag for 2017.

Despite getting his way, Kastel still criticized the board because they weren’t very enthusiastic for his proclamations.

“I just don’t have a lot of sympathy for people who claim that (the Confederate battle flag) is some important part of their heritage,” Kastel told the Vernon paper. “I’m asking the board to be conciliatory to everybody in the community. Even if there is one person negatively affected by this, that’s too many.”

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5 thoughts on “Wisconsin County Fair Bans Confederate Flag After ‘Someone Got Their Feelings Hurt’

  1. “I just don’t have a lot of sympathy for people who claim that (the Confederate battle flag) is some important part of their heritage,” Kastel told the Vernon paper. “I’m asking the board to be conciliatory to everybody in the community. Even if there is one person negatively affected by this, that’s too many.”

    I think you should be banned from the fair for being a whiny asshole Mark Kastel!

    “It angers me personally because I consider [the Confederate flag] a symbol of hate,” activist Mark Kastel told the Vernon Broadcaster last year. “Family members of mine who were active in the Civil Rights movement were beaten up in the past.”

    Your family members got beat up for being whiny assholes?!? I can only hope an even worse fate comes your way you arrogant jerk!

    “I just don’t have a lot of sympathy for people who claim that (the Confederate battle flag) is some important part of their heritage,” Kastel told the Vernon paper. “I’m asking the board to be conciliatory to everybody in the community. Even if there is one person negatively affected by this, that’s too many.”

    I have no sympathy for you Mark Kastel! You are a genuine piece of shit! I hope you die a slow, painful….no, make that agonizing death!

    1. Imagine this as*wipe in the trench next to you
      All of a sudden you become aware that you are standing at deaths door with some cry baby at your shoulder
      Don’t tell me fragging isn’t justified

      These people have no idea of the train that’s about to run them down

  2. The day will come when an incident like this will cause an asshole like this coming out of the gay bar to receive a good old fashioned country ass whooping by the Long Ranger, you know that masked man. These f#@king commies think they can bully by proxy when they couldn’t whip the wind with a fist full of hammers.
    Also needing a good ass whooping is every member of that board who did not challenge and put in place a counter complaint against this prick, as there is no law protecting one’s feelings that can exist in this country. Maybe this is how the queers think they can take over, but it just ain’t going to work, their proxy balls (judges and police) are outnumbered a thousand to one.
    One can sacrifice one’s life for the cause. How about a little jail time to let these pricks know the difference between perceived and real pain?
    If I was selling Confederate flags at the fair, this son of a bitch would have been sent packing with a knot on his head and a Confederate hanky hanging out of his ass, and the consequences be damned. 🙂

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