Home: The Oregon Country Fair, held the second weekend of July every year in Veneta, Oregon, will once again be host to white supremacists Jenn and Aaron Laskey. The Laskeys will be receiving their weekend overnight passes through the Recycling Crew and will be camped in Miss Piggy's campground. It is ironic that a gathering known for its hippie-peace-and-love attitude would harbor Islamophobes, racists, and white supremacists. While the Oregon Country Fair describes itself as creating "events and experiences that nourish the spirit, explore living artfully and authentically on earth, and transform culture in magical, joyous and healthy ways," we contend that Jenn and Aaron's participation violates the OCF Code of Conduct and their toxic presence threatens the safety of other Fair goers. (Eugene Antifa)
Like all things, the acceptance of white supremacists into the Oregon Country Fair is a sign of appropriation by mainstream culture. There's the veneer of inversion, counter-culture, freedom, etc. but, the high cost of admission, combined with the allowing of white supremacists, gives a different message. A monkey wrench thrown into the counter culture ideal.
There's also this:
Living in the Eugene-Springfield and Creswell area, the Laskey family continues to embed itself not only in the networking of neo-Nazi and white nationalist circles, but they also attempt to embed and infiltrate themselves in alternative community circles such as the pagan community,… (Eugene Antifa)In my experience, I have found it disturbing, creepy and just plain weird that there is a distinct white supremacist element in some pagan groups.