After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda (or al-Qa'ida, pronounced al-KYE-da) surpassed the IRA, Hamas, and Hezbollah as the world's most infamous terrorist organization. The latest terrorist Muslim group is ISIS.
The conditions are right for a Nationalist movement here in the United States. The movement has already taken hold in Germany, Belgium, other countries in Europe. The welcome mat for refugees has been abruptly pulled in, replaced with fences and razor wire.
Along comes the Iron Legion. From their website:
"There is something very wrong with the modern world. A lot of people can feel it, a troubling sensation that something isn’t quite right. It might come to them when they are enduring the commute to work, packed into train carriages like cattle, or tapping their fingers on the steering wheel while they’re staring at the rows of glowing red brake lights in front of them. It comes to them while they are sat at their desk doing the same old things they did yesterday, for eight hours straight, desperately trying to pay off their degree or their mortgage or the credit card debt that they were promised would make them happy. It comes to them when they’re dozing in a room lit up by the television screen, when they are falling asleep in bed with their laptop. They know something is wrong but they don’t know what it is, but they know it is getting worse."
"The Iron Legion
exists for the men who are seeing their communities, traditions and identities
being eroded and attacked and want to fight back. We exist for the men who know
that something must be done but don’t know where to start. We exist for the men
who know that the politicians only serve themselves, not the people of our
great nations. The Iron Legion is a brotherhood that gives support and
leadership to men."
I would think of The Greatest Generation going out there and saving Private Ryan. All blue skies and don’t sit under the apple tree. The support of the citizens was a confluence of events and circumstances and timing that gathered such men in our country and offered them a mission: to keep the world safe for democracy. Unfortunately that confluence cannot be replicated in this country at this time. Too many splinter groups and special interest factions and too much disdain for values like patriotism.