SYRIA – Several Americans have left the safety of their homes in Florida to take up arms and fight along side of Middle Eastern armies to engage ISIS.
There is precedent for this as US leftists went to fight on the side of the anti-fascist in that Spanish Civil War during the 1930s. But is this different?
The psychological element can not be ignored. People seem to have the need to be involved in military action of some kind even if they aren’t in the military. Survivalists and preppers seem to be given meaning in their lives by the prospect of disaster or warfare.
Those going to fight Isis in Syria right now are seeking meaning through independent military action, even though something that doesn’t have the force of the US government behind it can’t possibly succeed in such a muddled conflict. For more click here.