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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Is the IOMC a 1% Motorcycle Club?
NO! And we never will be.
If you're not a 1% Motorcycle Club then what's up with the diamond 8?
We do not wear a 1% diamond. It is a diamond with an 8 in it that is part of our center patch. It is not worn on our cut. It is very prominently displayed on clothing and tattoos. It has been part of our club since day one. It is to commemorate the Original 8 founders, nothing more. The first 8 guys who stood up for the founding principles and values that our club has never changed.
If you guys really follow the traditions of MC's from the 50's and 60's then why don't you follow the protocols of those MC's?
Because there were no protocols in the 50's and 60's. In fact there were no protocols in the 70's. All that stuff was invented in the 80's when the Coalition of Clubs and similar organizations were invented. We don't believe in surrendering our rights and liberties to belong to any organization or to be accepted, sanctioned, sponsored, or granted permission by anyone. We follow our own protocols by our own rules and traditions that really follow the original guidelines by the real pioneers of MC's. Some of those original pioneers wear our colors right now so they keep us on track with the true, old school traditions. In other words we do things our own way not anyone else's idea of how things should be done. No offense to any other clubs who choose to comply to those protocols, they do what they believe to be best for their club and we support their right to do so. We simply choose a different path. We mind our own business and stay out of everyone else's business.
Should I believe what I read about you guys on internet blogs like Facebook and Topix?
What territories do you claim?
NONE and Never will we claim territories. - We wear a rocker to tell others where we are from nothing more.
Is the Iron Order a Law Enforcement Motorcycle club?
NO, however we do have officers of the law spread throughout our club. We do not run as an LEMC. We run like an MC from the 50's and early 60's when motorcycle clubs were clubs. BTW, since when are law enforcement the bad guys? Only criminals believe law enforcement to be the bad guys so if you want to socialize with criminals or if you are a criminal don't come around us. That's pretty simple.
I heard you're all cops, is that true?
No kidding?......... we hear that all the time too!!! All clubs have cops in them we just happen to know who our's are.
Do you allow drugs like marijuana?
No and Hell NO! No illegal drugs whatsoever!! In fact no illegal anything!!!
What other Motorcycle Clubs are the IOMC affiliated with?
The IOMC is not affiliated nor are we a support club to any other Motorcycle Club. We respect all clubs and we have great relations with other clubs who accept our law abiding values. We support our own brothers and seem to be way too busy with our own events and activities to be involved with any other club or association. We have a club for sport bike riders that is part of the IOMC that are our brothers, not supporters. To those who are looking for some kind of conspiracy or secret alliance with other clubs, there is none.
What clubs are support clubs of the IOMC?
The very idea of support clubs violates our founding principles. The IOMC has no support clubs and will never have any support clubs. A club that associates with us are welcomed as men.
How many members do you have?
More than one and less than a million.
How many chapters do you have?
They are all listed on our National Website check them out on our chapters page and the International Chapters page.
Can women join the IOMC?
The IOMC is a very traditional motorcycle club that follows the same traditions set by motorcycle clubs in the 50's and early 60's. Therefore we are a men's club. However, we do have a women's support group, the Iron Order Maidens. You can check them out at their website link on our National Website Home Page. Just click on their logo at the bottom of the page.
Are you bad asses?
We all have asses, some bigger than others. We are family men, we work hard, we play hard, we ride hard, and take care of our brothers. No time for school yard games.
If you guys are law abiding and have law enforcement in your club then why do you wear a three piece patch like an outlaw motorcycle club?
We abide by the same traditions of motorcycle clubs in the 1950's and 60's who were social outcasts and non conformists. Contrary to what many organizations and people say, there was no COC or protocols in that period of time. During this time in MC history the clubs who wore a three piece patch were outside of normal society and free of the restrictions society put on social customs. They got along with each other and respected each other. They made their own rules and didn't impose them on others. They developed their own code and lived by it. That means they partied their asses off and shocked the world with the new found freedom of being themselves which in turn caused them to band together in a very special brotherhood. Today the IOMC is a true outcast club with a very strong brotherhood since we are by ourselves. We mind our own business and do not get involved with other clubs or the COC or similar organizations. We do not conform to the protocols that are illegal and infringe on the rights of others. We ask permission from no one and require no one to ask us permission for what your rights are guaranteed by the laws of our great country and the countries of the world who accept our democratic values. We refuse to be dictated to by anyone as to how we run our club. We are not welcome by many clubs because of our stand on many issues. We accept our position in the biker world of being our own organization truly free of anyone's rules but our own. We are independent and remain totally out of all other clubs and organization's business. We follow the lead of those who paved the road for us in the 50's and early 60's. For all these reasons we wear a three piece patch.
Why don't you guys just ask permission?
I will let one of our brother's messages to our brotherhood who sent this while serving in Afghanistan answer that question. Read and learn what our freedom really costs and why we will never surrender our rights, liberties and freedoms. Our brother Tweek will come home to our brotherhood and never bow his head to anyone nor ask permission for anything. That is the IOMC way. Many clubs talk that talk, we walk the walk.
It is with an extreme heavy heart that I write this to you today, I have lost two soldiers in my platoon over here in Afghanistan. My soldiers and I were out on a mission in a pretty bad area of Afghanistan, we all were prepped and prepared as we always are being we are the best Army in the world it would be stupid not to be. But any way they got us in an ambush and initiated it with an IED that hit my Platoon Leaders truck, it killed my PL and his driver instantly, and killed our interpreter, and it seriously injured two more of my soldiers who we were able to get out of the truck and treat on the scene and what we have been told is that they are stabilized and in Germany right now and should make it. I just needed to share this with you brothers because it really helps to talk to be people who really care about our country and who understand the sacrifices that some make for all of us, please keep me and my platoon in your thoughts and prayers and know that three brave men lost there life's yesterday in defense of this great country that gives us the right to be the best MC in the world.
Why do you guys wear a state rocker?
The founders of the club had to decide on the design of our colors. We were in Louisville, Kentucky. We asked if we should fly a city rocker and we were told that was claiming territory which our club will never do. We asked if we should fly a county rocker and we were told the same thing. We asked if we should fly a region like Northern Kentucky and again it was a screwy answer. We got tired of the screwy answers. It seems that everyone wants to tell a club what they can and cannot wear. It made no sense to us. Finally we asked for a suggestion as to what we should fly and we were told "Brotherhood". Well we don't live in the town of "Brotherhood". We decided on the state rocker since we do not claim territory and it made sense to us that the state would not designate a territory.
Is it true all I have to do is send in my money and you send me patches to start a new chapter?
Who are the Iron Rockets and why are they on your website?
The Iron Rockets MC is an affiliated club to the IOMC. They are our brothers from different mothers who ride different wheels. The IRMC is the IOMC riding sport bikes and sharing our founding principles. They are our equal brothers.
Who can join the Iron Order?
If you are male, 18 years of age, law abiding, have a cruiser style motorcycle more than 650cc not necessarily a Harley or American made, and a strong desire to do something good for your community while at the same time helping build a true international brotherhood of like minded individuals....then you MIGHT be IOMC material. However you need to understand there is no easy road in the MC world. There are many clubs out there. Be sure to check out the MC life in all the other clubs before you come to us because we are not like many other clubs. Take no offense from what you read or hear about the IOMC's position on our rights if you belong to a club that follows those protocols because we accept and respect your decision and right to do so. Joining us means you are joining a unique and tight brotherhood not involved with other clubs.This is not a social club or a Sunday riding club but then again our social events are world renknowned for being off the charts. When a man patches in to the IOMC there are no strangers wearing our colors here, only brothers we have not yet met. This is a truly independent brotherhood and joining is not a decision to be taken lightly. Our path is the toughest path for any motorcycle club and we have great pride in staying the course no matter what. But if you do choose to try and join us and you make it, then you are joining the elite, the chosen, the dedicated, It might be the hardest thing you ever do. It will definitely be the hardest thing to stand up for but there is a good reason for that. This is an MC. It is not make believe.
Do I have to be a Probate or Prospect for the IOMC?
Yes. We're all grown men. This isn't a schoolyard and we're no bullies. You will, however, earn our trust, respect, and the right to wear our patch. There is a hang around period when you will learn about us and we will learn about you. There is a Probate or Prospect period (the name changes depending on what part of the world you are from). We need to be absolutely sure you weren't abducted by aliens and dropped off at the Flying J Truck Stop with those implants the Martians put in people's brains. You will prove your desire to wear our cut and your commitment to our values and brotherhood. When you do earn your cut, hang on and hit the throttle hard because it's a hell of a ride with a hell of a brotherhood.
How do I find out more information?
Scour our website, go to all the chapter links and look at the other IOMC sites. Find one near you and talk to them. If you see an IOMC brother out somewhere, introduce yourself and go from there.
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