Meet Republican nominee for Congress Rich Iott. Mr. Iott likes to dress up like a Nazi and run around the woods with other weirdos recreating World War II battles. Mr. Iott’s group of friends call themselves the Wikings and have modeled themselves after Germany’s 5th SS Panzer Division. When asked why he likes to dress up like a Nazi by Atlantic’s Joshua Green, Mr. Iott had this to say,

“I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that here was a relatively small country that from a strictly military point of view accomplished incredible things. I mean, they took over most of Europe and Russia, and it really took the combined effort of the free world to defeat them. From a purely historical military point of view, that’s incredible.”

When actual historian, retired professor Charles W. Sydnor, Jr. was asked by The Atlantic about the Wikings, he had a slightly different viewpoint,

“These guys don’t know their history. They have a sanitized, romanticized view of what occurred.” No kidding! He added, “If you were to put on an SS uniform in Germany today, you’d be arrested.”

Wiking Recruitment Video 2009

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