The American Guard’s members seem to have no problem maintaining membership in both the avowedly white supremacist Vinlanders and the ostensibly ethnically-inclusive American Guard. And the American Guard’s Facebook page appears to have a strong predilection for posting news articles that portray racial minorities, immigrants and, particularly, Muslims, in a negative light. James says the articles are primarily about “Marxists” and “social justice warriors” – the favorite bogeymen of the far-right, where [founder Brien] James says the American Guard has drawn heavily for recruits.Jordan Fischer, “Who are The American Guard: Patriotic nationalists, or skinheads in disguise?“
Relevance to New England Landscape:
- Super Happy Fun America/Resist Marxism‘s link, through John Camden, to American Guard illustrates SHFA’s connection to violent, national organizations.
Resources & Links:
- “Who are The American Guard: Patriotic nationalists, or skinheads in disguise?” Jordan Fischer, WRTV Indianapolis, May 25, 2017
- Fact Sheet: Soldiers of Odin, Bridge Initiative, March 9, 2019
- Before it was renamed American Guard, it was Soldiers of Odin