Stores are reporting that sales of Confederate Rebel flags have shot up, with some claiming that they are selling 500 times more than what they were before the corporate media driven flap over the symbol.
As government and perpetually offended Americans have continued to call for banning anything remotely connected to the flag, retailers have noted that it is having the exact opposite effect, and making it exponentially MORE popular.
“It’s 500 times what it was, without exaggerating,” says Dave Nippert of Lou’s Wholesale. “We could’ve done well marketing nothing but Rebel stuff.”
“People don’t like being told what they can and can’t have,” Nippert added, explaining that he stocked up on Confederate merchandise, knowing full well that an increase in demand would occur.
Another seller in Iowa tells NBC reporters that sales of the iconic flag have gone through the roof.
Larry Ballentine said that he has had to ship in variations on the official flag because supplier’s stocks are now so low.
“I’m just a business man and what sells makes money,” Ballentine noted.
The flags are proving popular at state fairs, concerts and festivals. However, many organisers have pushed for them to be banned.
“The Ohio State Fair has long held a policy that prohibits the sale of merchandise that contains offensive wording, lettering or graphics,” a letter to retailers from General Manager Virgil L. Strickler states, as reported by Dayton Daily News.
“As such, beginning with the 2015 Ohio State Fair, the sale or display of Confederate flags and/or Confederate flag merchandise shall be prohibited.”
Organisers decided to try to ban the flag at the event, despite the fact that they had not received a single complaint against vendors selling the items.
“At this point, we haven’t had any real issues,” admitted Gene Steiner, president of the board.
In a related story, when Hank Williams, Jr. rolled in to Utah to play a concert at Red Butte Garden, The University of Utah tried to ban vendors from selling Confederate flags.
The retailers refused to back down, as the merchandise proved highly popular.
The incident prompted the University to state that they will no longer book “divisive” performers.
“I think it’s safe to say that we probably wouldn’t have booked this act, if we had known everything that we now know.” said Red Butte’s executive director, Greg Lee.
Hank Williams, Jr. has not yet commented on that description of him.
The call to remove, archive, or even destroy anything remotely connected to the Confederate flag has become a crazed obsession for radical leftists, and in reality will do nothing to combat the problematic racial divide in the US. Indeed, it will only serve to stoke more anger and resentment as many Americans push back against what they see as an infringement on their rights.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.