To quote a cliche: Minds are like parachutes...yadda, yadda, yadda
This thread perfectly debunks the misconception that fascism is uniquely associated with the right wing, since such authoritarianism is the most likely means to enforce your wishes.
It would be a shame if BRC morphed into some Zamyatinesque anti-utopia where diversity is celebrated in the realms of race, religion, sex, morality, etc. but homogeneity of political thought is enforced by iron-fisted thought police.
I treasure BRC not because everyone there thinks like I do but because it's a rare place where I can interact with open-minded, good-hearted people who might be adversaries elsewhere, yet celebrate our common love for the burn.
Sure, you were offended by the sight of the American flag but that offense only made your experience more complete, just like a victim of forcible rape might have been offended by the S&M camps which featured women in cages or other restraints. For my part, I consider the human body in its natural state to be a thing of beauty and a sacred temple and as such I'm revolted by examples of extreme body mods or dermal graffiti. I would never advocate infringing on anyone else's right to express themselves that way just because it turns my stomach.
You might also consider that in much of the world the American flag represents freedom from real
oppression, while to you it simply stimulates flashbacks to some faux authoritarianism lingering in your subconscious from your mother's heavy-handed potty training methods. Some of those flags were undoubtedly flown by foreign nationals celebrating their participation in an event which would be controlled, regulated, constrained, or outright prohibited in their homelands, or in the majority of our more "progressive" global neighbors (particularly that frozen wasteland to our north.)
Learn to dissociate your self-identity from your nationality, your nation's identity from that of its transitory government, a moment in time from a lifetime of history. And beware of touching other people's flags, since the flag does happen to guarantee certain rights pertaining to free speech, property rights, and firearms possession.
Long live Diversity! Long live BRC! Long live America!
It's better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money. -PJ O'Rourke