Say Hi To ‘Open Nazism’
When I was a little kid, I had a friend who was from Kentucky. His mother was a real southern lady type - bobbed hair, extremely socialized, married a few times.
One outing we did looked alot like the one seen in this video. The population there was very similar - gun nuts, military guys, etc. All of the things you see at a military surplus were in abundance - knives, guns, weird paintings of a cyborg John F. Kennedy, anti-Jane Fonda stuff from the Vietnam era.
Now, the festival we went to was in Washington state, so it may have been catering far more to a military audience than a militant audience. I’d seen confederate flags for sale in rural Washington but certainly never prominently displayed Nazi paraphernalia. As retrograde as Confederate nostalgia may be, it makes sense that it would still linger in the south when you look at how historic sentiments stay around (think of how Arabs and North Africans still idolize Saladin and those that fought the Crusaders.) When there’s suddenly a big, open market for Nazi-themed goods, that’s a whole other enchilada.