Christian Agrarianism Is The Answer

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pic is of my Sweet Potato harvest last week

The more I study theology, politics, and current events, the more I am convinced that Christian Agrarianism is the only answer to America’s problems. Those who follow my WordPress blog know that I have been disillusioned with politics as of late, and announced my *official* political burnout in a blog post back on the 1st of August. That has not changed.

Several years ago I read a great book titled Surviving Off Off-Grid. SOOG was written by Michael Bunker -a Christian Agrarian Separatist who lives on a homestead in central Texas. Bunker warns of the potential collapse of the JIT (Just-In-Time) grid system of electric power, water, sanitation, petroleum fuels, and corporate food stores. He considers this JIT system not just flawed and destined to collapse, but that the collapse will be a judgement of God upon those who have leaned upon this system instead of God for their provision. Most Christians would scoff at the thought that the Industrial Revolution and most of our “progress” in the last 250 years was not good, and that God commanded man to live a simple agrarian life. They may scoff, but I believe that it is true.

In addition to separating from the grid and the corporate economic system of this world, Michael Bunker no longer does politics. I am staring to think that he might be right about that.

There are others who talk of Christian Agrarianism, such as Herrick Kimball, Scott M. Terry, and Howard King. These three men have been involved in agrarianism much longer than me, and have some very valuable things to say. But none of them have made the radical step of peacefully and voluntarily separating from the grid and economic system as Bunker has. Michael Bunker said it, and then he actually did it. For this, I hold Bunker in esteem.

In the last four years and three months, I have indie published four books. There was an almost three year gap between the publication of the first and second book! I have grown a great deal spiritually in that time. The only two of them still in print/circulation are my August 2016 book As America Fades and my January 2017 book Bloggings Of An Amerikaner. My little book As America Fades was written a year ago when I still held to a glimmer of hope that the U.S.A. and the Constitution could be restored to the republic of the Founders. I now hold out absolutely zero hope that that could happen. While I would tweak a few statements in AAF were I to publish it today, and I am no longer promoting the America-wide Amerikaner concept, those two books are still in print as I think they contain essays of value.

Christian agrarianism is not just a lifestyle or theology -it is a complete worldview. It encompasses theology, purity of morals, gender roles and family structure, a kin based society, hard work, limited government, individual liberty, a clean environment, and honest economics all in one. It is a total worldview, not a fragmented worldview like all political parties and factions today are offering.

A return to true Christianity, an agrarian lifestyle, and traditional gender roles is what we need. If we did this, politics would follow. I delved into this a bit with my July 20, 2017 blog post Musings On Kinism and Agrarianism.

No movement can succeed without God’s blessing. Present day Christians have ignored 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18. I believe that the United States of America is being judged for her wickedness. That is why I am now focusing my life, my blog, and my YouTube videos on history, agrarianism, survival, and theology.

© Copyright 2017 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.

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Bugout Dreams 2.0

 

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(Note: I published an essay titled Bugout Dreams in my March 2016 book Putnam Liberty Notes. I had thought to republish it here on the blog, but decided to tweak it a bit, thus the “2.0” in the title).

This essay will be primarily devoted to the concept of “bugging out” in the event of two things: (1) societal collapse brought on by an EMP or economic collapse, or (2) tyrannical governmental takeover. There have been “prepper” and “bugout” type magazines for sale on the magazine racks at WalMart. There has even been a cable TV show called Doomsday Preppers in the last few years. Prepping fantasy has become mainstream among conservatives; now let us have some prepping reality.

When one surveys the perilous condition of our government and culture, and the apparent ignorance to it of mainstream Americans, one may certainly entertain fantasies of “Bugging Out” or “Getting Out of Dodge” when the chaos begins. I used to think of this, and I suppose that most patriots and survivalists have thought of this. However, I believe that most bugout plans are little more than fantasy, and could never work. I shall devote the rest of this essay as to why I believe this.

The primary problems are: where are you fleeing to and how? If there is a major event that brings some sort of chaos or tyranny to America, where would you be going to that was better than your present home (where all your food, weapons, ammunition, tools, and personal belongings presumably already are)?

If one is to flee with more than a backpack full of gear, than they must load up a vehicle. To flee in a vehicle implies that one can safely travel on government roads and purchase gasoline. This implies that the collapse has not yet happened and that one is leaving everything (including their job and most of their belongings) behind to head out while there is still time.

It is unlikely that most people will “check out” before they have to, and thus they will not check out before the collapse. If one plans to leave after the collapse, they will be on foot, bicycle, or horseback. Almost all of the food, vitamins, medical supplies, weapons, ammo, camping gear, and precious metals that one may own will be left behind for government troops or looters. Now, under great danger, you will attempt to move to somewhere (hopefully preplanned) where one will be safer than their (former) home -which may now be in ashes.

Unless one has the money to own and maintain multiple locations –a house and a retreat- (and keep both of them stocked with food, weapons, and ammo) you will have left behind your life’s supplies of life sustaining materials. I personally do not know any prepper inclined people who have the money to own a modern home and a retreat.

Now that one is on the run with a backpack of gear, where are they headed? Unless they have a retreat within a couple of dozen miles, they likely will never make it. Traveling hundreds of miles cross country in dangerous times (surrounded by government troops and/or desperate city dwellers with no personal means of survival) while one is on foot or bicycle is just a dream.

Trying to run to a wooded area will be a fantasy for most people. Unless one is a fit young male, and near a national park or huge national forest out west, there is nowhere sufficiently wooded and away from population centers that one could flee to.

The Smoky Mountains National Park is about a half a million acres; what if half a million desperate people try to walk there from Knoxville and other nearby towns? And even then, one would have to live a basically nomadic mountain man lifestyle, while being alone and coming into contact with other desperate people doing the same.

There are no sufficiently large wooded areas near my AO for many people to flee to. The Hoosier National Forest is in the southern third of Indiana, and much of it is in Orange County and the neighboring counties of Martin and Crawford. Orange County, per the 2010 federal census, has a population density of about 50 people per square mile. Very rural by east of the Mississippi River standards, but way too densely populated for everyone to go mountain man. That being said, there is almost 13 acres per resident, and even leaving the forests stand, Orange County properly cultivated could easily feed its population.

When one considers the amount of game in a fairly rural state such as Indiana, and the amount of people, it is clear that all the deer would be dead in a month if the corporate stores ran out of food. The unprepared urbanites (and small towners) would likely live long enough to destroy the wild game and loot any farmers unprepared to deal with them. I have stockpiled less than 100 rounds of hunting ammunition for my rifle, because I do not expect much hunting to be going on after the collapse. I have a decent supply of defense/combat ammo, but very little hunting ammo.

On a philosophical basis, what is the underlying assumption for bugging out? The motivation is personal survival -not group survival, the restoration of America, or the preservation of the White race. A man is not going to bug out on foot with his wife and five little children. A man and his neighbors are not all bugging out together into the unknown. In bugging out, there is no effort to form units to stop looters or resist tyrannical government troops. The “bugger outer” is concerned with nothing but escaping personal danger so that he may live another day, and presumably go back to a lifestyle of accumulation of money and things when the situation settles down. Bugging out is not so much a patriot or nationalist idea as it is a survivalist idea.

The whole concept of bugging out is based solely on personal survival, implies leaving behind one’s supplies, and is just a fantasy for 99% of the people who think of it. Bugging out is not the answer.

Food production is the basis of survival; reading Michael Bunker’s book Surviving Off Off-Grid helped me to understand that. Leaving the land makes on vulnerable to whatever may come. Long term survival –and the restoration of liberty- will require group cooperation.

I believe that the answer is to live on the land (where one can raise their own food), be with their stockpile of supplies, and be surrounded by family, friends, and neighbors who will (hopefully) help each other in the time of crisis. The United States of America is on thin ice, and is likely heading toward a period of economic collapse, racial crisis, and political tyranny. One had best prepare to weather the storm.

Does my answer guarantee survival? No, nothing can. Prudence and obedience are our responsibilities, results are up to God. However, if one does as they should, God may aid them. Likewise, if one does not do as they should, why should they expect aid from God?

© Copyright 2017 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.

Homeschool Vibrancy in 2017

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Homeschooling is a pretty common method of education on the far right, including with Kinists. I was homeschooled from grades five through twelve. Thus I have seen, and vividly remember, both the public school and homeschool scenes. I graduated in 2001, so that is my frame of reference. It seems things may have changed a bit since then…

Both of my parents attended and graduated from public schools. In their day, it was either public school or private school. I glean that private schools back then catered to the wealthy, unless they were (often Roman Catholic) religious schools. My parents did not come from wealthy families, and thus attended public school from beginning to end.

Homeschooling really took off in America in the last fifty years. The homeschool movement was in large part a way to escape the cultural filth and degrading academic standards of the public schools of the time. Homeschooling became rather popular among conservative Christians, and the Christian Reconstruction movement seems to have played an important role in advocating for it.

When my parents took me out of the local public school, they chose to educate me with curriculum from A Beka Book (now simply branded as Abeka), which was associated with Pensacola Christian College. Abeka was supposed to be a more rigorous, 1950s type curriculum than some Christian publishers put out. Some of the people we then went to church with used different curriculums, such as those put out by Bob Jones University. Abeka was openly Christian in worldview, and somewhat Puritan oriented.

I was a member of a homeschool group for several years in the 1990s. It was for homeschoolers in the Orange County area, and usually met in a church basement in the town of Orleans. It was pro-Christian, but non-denominational. Everyone there was White.

We would often go to a convention room at a hotel that an A Beka Book salesman came to once a year to view the books, and to then place an order for the next year’s curriculum. One year, my family and our preacher and his family even carpooled to this event. Other families would be there, who we had never met. As I recall it, all of them were White.

In 2008, long after graduation, I started attending a Baptist church, which loved large families, natural foods, and homeschooling. Literally every family homeschooled. But it was a bit different. There was an interracial couple there who homeschooled. And before I left a large, homeschooling white family with half a dozen or so biological kids showed up –with the three children they had brought over from Liberia and adopted. The times, they are a changin’…

Last week I was sitting in a restaurant with Fox News playing on the television on the wall. I saw something that I had never saw before, a commercial on mainstream TV for Abeka homeschool books. Oh the vibrancy! This commercial depicted children of several races, and Negro parents homeschooling their children. Seriously? Either things have changed dramatically in the last 15 years, or Abeka is virtue signaling that they are not rayciss’, no sir! Look at our vibrant commercial!

Then I did a little research. I found a study that stated that during school year 2011-12, 83% of homeschooled children were White, with only 5% being Negro. (It also noted that only 3% of American children were homeschooled that year). I guess that there are now a few black families in evangelical churches who are homeschooling, but I never met any in the time I was homeschooled (1993-2001). There are now even websites for Black homeschool families. Imagine the outrage and cries of “rayciss” if White people started *openly White* homeschool family resource websites.

Black woman with the common wild flower known as a Blackeyed Susan.

Has the homeschooling scene suddenly got much more “vibrant”? Perhaps, but it is still overwhelmingly White. Are homeschool curriculum publishers virtue signaling that they are not that dreaded “R” word? Oh yes. Maybe, in the lust for mammon, they are simply trying to widen their audience? Most likely.

Everything that White people do is marketed to Blacks. Every institution that we built is opened to them. Our own people go out of their way, as in this Abeka homeschool commercial, to act like the minorities are the majority, and to cater to them. (Well, in this case, to make some shekels from them).

I suppose that in present day Imperial America, one can cater to any special interest, minority, or subgroup –except straight white male Protestant Christians. Funny thing, as that was the group that settled this country and founded its political institutions.

When I was a child, my mother read me books about the past, of frontiersmen and of cowboys and pioneers; these heroes were White. The first church that I went to as a little boy was 100% White. As a child and teenager, every preacher in my area that I personally knew -regardless of denomination- was a White male. Gun shows in my neck of the woods, 15-20 years ago, did not have Blacks in attendance. Homeschool groups were exclusively White. America was White. This is no longer the country of the Founders. This is no longer America.

© Copyright 2017 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.

Joe’s Political Burnout

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Over the last week, I have finally reached my political burnout. After giving much of my time to political writing and trying to wake up white Americans for sixteen months, I have tuckered out. In this time I have indie published three small books of essays, started this blog, posted over 120 blog essays, and left perhaps 1,000 comments in various forums. For the last 2 ½ months, I have been dual publishing many of my blog essays here and at the multi-author site Identity Dixie. Several times I questioned why I was marching on when those around me did not care, but I marched on.

I have received a lot of views for some of my essays, and made “internet acquaintance” with some well-known members of the Alt-South and Kinist movements, but have had little effect on people that I know face to face/in real life.

I believe that a movement needs to be grassroots to be successful. The Alt-Right have been doing a series of rallies this summer, for people across Imperial America to come and meet face to face at. While this is no doubt more gratifying than internet-only acquaintance, I am not sure what long term value this will result in –when the other activists one meets live several hundred (or more) miles away from you, and your neighbors are not in the movement. Further, the Unite the Right rally to be held in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12 is trying to bring together everybody –White Nationalists, Alt-Right, Southern Nationalists, American patriots, and even the Proud Boys. (The Proud Boys are a “western civilization” advocacy group that embraces white culture and historic achievements while rejecting “racism” and the racial origin of what they defend.)

The local Committees of Safety of the American Revolution, the war effort and army formation of the Confederacy, and the Great Trek and subsequent republic formations of the Boers worked because they were local movements of the masses of the common people. Further, these groups were of common ethnos and culture, and often common religion. None of these characteristics apply to the wider Alt-Right.

One of the straws that broke the camel’s back of my final political burnout, was the reaction to Trump’s announcement via Twitter that transgender soldiers could no longer serve in the U.S. armed forces. I do not think that transgender or homosexual people should serve in the armed forces –or hold political office. They would not have done so in Revolution era America, the Confederacy, or Reformation era Geneva.

But, Trump did not kick the sodomites out of the armed forces, only those who have had or want to have their bodies surgically mutilated and then hormone therapy to make them the opposite physical sex of what they were born. This executive decision by Trump does nothing to kick sodomites or women out of the armed forces of the Empire. It does not make transsexual operations illegal, which would be under state jurisdiction anyway. Open homosexuals are still embraced by and full members of the armed forces of Imperial America, and women can still be not only members, but be assigned to combat units.

But most importantly, Trump’s Tweet did not declare transgendered people to be sinful, evil, defective, or mentally deranged. It had nothing to do with morality, or fear of offending an omniscient God who will judge the earth and all men. And yet, some Christians are excited that Trump is standing against degeneracy, when he is not doing so. Go read the Old Testament law and you will see that adulterers were to receive the same punishment as sodomites; then go read everything that Jesus said about the definition of adultery in the New Testament. That subject is something that Christians who cheer Trump do not want to think about.

Let me clarify, that like the 17th century Westminster and London Baptist Confessions, and like John Calvin in his Institutes (Book 4, Chapter 20, Point 16), I do not think that all countries are duty bound to enact the Mosaic law word for word. This being clarified, if the U.S.A. was under that law, then huge numbers (the majority?) of the citizens, the majority of the politicians, and perhaps the majority of church members would all be lying outside the gates under piles of stones. We are not currently a righteous country, not by any stretch of the imagination. To think that God will help us in this state is a Biblically ignorant fantasy.

Let me lay out the surgical mutilation sexual perversion game of transgenderism; it is really just a five step descent. We start with a God approved society: manly men leading their houses, feminine women keeping the home and caring for their children, Christian morality, small governments with low taxes, separation of the races (if multiple races are present in the same land), and an agrarian social order. We basically had that in 1775, and the South did in 1861.

Step 1 in the descent is for women to get out of their God ordained and historically occupied roles: to dress indecent, to cut their hair, to demand positions of leadership in the church, and to demand a voice in politics. Parents began to send their children to public school (indoctrination facilities) for free education by the state.

Step 2 is when women go to jobs outside the home, wear pants like men, send their daughters to college, vote, and even hold political office. Man no longer truly rules his home, and usually goes to a factory or office -as does his wife. Men began to dress softer. With the workforce socialization of married people of both sexes, in marriages that are no longer structured and working according to God’s model, inappropriateness is everywhere and adultery becomes commonplace.

Step 3 is for the total breakdown of the traditional family by adultery, divorce, and remarriage. Fractured families become the norm, with children only being related to one of the parents. In the advanced stage of this family chaos, both spouses may have children from a 1st marriage, and then have children together, so that it is a three way split among the cohabiting half siblings! Traditional gender roles are little more than a memory, and are maligned by media, government, and movies. Birth control drugs, so that women may be promiscuous without consequence, become common. Children become rebellious; just as the man no longer rules his house, it is only to be expected that he and his wife no longer have real authority over their offspring. Pornography is available, but somewhat censored. Homosexuality becomes commonplace, and accepted by many. Abortion becomes legal, so that “liberated” women may kill their unborn offspring, the care of which might inconvenience their career, or other interests and indulgences. At this point the society is beyond repair.

Step 4 is where pornography, adultery, and all manner of sexual impurity is commonplace –and on display in public places and celebrated by the media and prominent individuals. Homosexuality is not just accepted, but legally protected and celebrated by the state and prominent cultural figures. Laws against discrimination may be passed at this point, to protect the degenerates. At this point abortion, the pre-birth destruction of a human life, is now construed to be a human right.

Step 5 is the end. With sodomy now mainstreamed, people, even children, become so perverse and deranged that in addition to queerness, they imagine that they are not the physical sex that the private areas of their body obviously show them to be. They demand a “right” to fix themselves through drugs and mutilation surgery. Also, pedophilia becomes less taboo and some people noise that it is just another sexual “orientation” –just like being queer or bisexual. At this point, things are absolutely irreversible, unless God rains his judgement on the land to wipe away the egregious evil.

It is pretty clear that we are right now entering Step 5. My parents were born when America was in the late stages of Step 2, and I was born in Step 3. We, as a nation, are now entering Step 5. Considering this, to see professing Christians who not only accept but rejoice in Steps 1 and 2, and all of Steps 3 and 4 except for the abortion and sodomy, get excited because Trump said no more transsexuals in the army of the Empire is rather frustrating. To put out the fire on one corner of the roof, while ignoring that the multi-story building is engulfed in flames down to the basement, is ridiculous. There is no redemption for America, or any geographical part of it, without going back to a God approved society.

That my readers, is a large part of why I am officially ceasing to blog on politics. I am glad that I published the three books that I did. Though there a few things I have tweaked my position on since I published it last year, As America Fades is still in print and available at Amazon and CreateSpace, and I intend to keep it that way. (link to AAF on CreateSpace: https://createspace.com/6409138  ) If I thought it would do some good to continue my political commentaries I would do so, but I doubt that it would. I am not going to delete any essay from this blog; it all stands here as a witness to my countrymen. I am glad that I have spoken out. I am just done with my efforts to revive a political corpse.

I am still writing and blogging a bit. At least at this point, I will continue blogging weekly. My bloggings will now focus on American (especially Southern) history, race and traditional white culture, Christian theology, agrarianism, the limited government concepts that America was founded on, and survival topics. My next book project will be theological. I am going to do a lot of study, and a lot of work developing the homestead. I may occasionally reference current events, but I am done with political commentary posts.

I am a strong believer in the Kin basis of nations, and in separate lands for different people. I consider myself a Southerner by culture, ancestry, and arguably by geography also. I would love to see a free, white, moral Dixie in the future. But at this point, that is still a dream. I think that any future free Dixie will begin at the grassroots level, with communities of moral people and family farms. At this point, logic and decades of experience evince that elections will not restore a free Dixie. I do not see how Alt-Right street rallies that bring together *one country/America wide* White Nationalists, Nazis, Neo-Pagans, the Proud Boys, and the Alt-South will advance a restoration of the South. Sorry, but that is how I see it.

The Bible teaches us that a corrupt tree cannot bear good fruit. America has become the Weimerica that I wrote of last week. There is hope for the future, but it will likely not come until we have an economic collapse or long period of tyranny or crisis. As long as the bowel is filled with pathogens, the body will not recover its health.

Do you smell smoke? Yes, that is me burning out. Stay tuned on this blog, for the new course I am charting for it.

© Copyright 2017 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.

Only in Weimerica (Apologies to Brooks & Dunn)

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References to Weimerica, likening present day America’s descent to that of Weimar Germany, are common on the Alt-Right. In Weimerica, it is all about personal gratification, embracing all, and decadence for all. On a trip to Bloomington last month, I saw a glimpse of Weimerica…

There is only one WalMart in my rural county -and no Kmart, no Target, no Sam’s Club, no Costco, no city type mall with department stores, and not even a strip mall with three or four little chain stores in it. (Personally, I like the rural nature of my home county, but it does make shopping a bit difficult). When I periodically need some items from a Sam’s Club, I can either drive north to Bloomington or southeast to Clarksville (directly across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky). This time I went north to Bloomington, the home campus of Indiana University. Mistake.

Bloomington, because of the college, is always rather “vibrant”. It is very common to see East Asians, Indians (Calcutta, not Comanche), and women in Muslim attire. Traditionally there have not been too many Negroes in Bloomington.

As I walked through Sam’s Club, I began to form this post in my mind. Sam’s Club was the only stop I made before heading back south. Before I had gotten 75 feet past the front door, I saw a young Muslim woman in a hijab, of Middle Eastern ethnicity, but otherwise clad in fashionable western attire. She was with another girl, a young white woman in shorts and a t-shirt. No women in burkahs this time, but I have seen that in Bloomington before. Only in Weimerica…

As I was shopping for paper goods, I walked down an aisle with a Hispanic man speaking Spanish. This was the only foreign language that I heard there, though one can hear Asians speaking their languages at the College Mall sometimes. I walked past a sluttly dressed Asian woman in the food section, though there were not as many Asians there as there often are. Only in Weimerica…

I did walk past one white guy wearing a yellow cap with the Gadsden snake on it; he also had an American Indian themed tattoo on his arm. I smell a civic nationalist. (Recall my 26 June post here Reclaim the Gadsden Flag). How does one logically embrace multiculturalism and a symbol of the white separatist society of Revolution era America? Only in Weimerica…

Then I went to the checkout. Five lanes open: one white girl, one weak looking white dude, one tattooed black girl, one cornrow weave black girl, and one butched afro hair black girl. Hmm. I chose the freckled white girl, who was clean and neat and quite friendly. There were a lot more Negroes than usual working there that day. Only in Weimerica…

The wooded terrain between Bedford and Bloomington is quite pretty, but there is a darkness in the college town. Primarily because of IU, the vibrancy, queer presence, and Cultural Marxism meter is tuned to max in Bloomington.

This essay was dual published here on PLN and on Identity Dixie on July 26, 2017.

© Copyright 2017 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.

Musings on Kinism and Agrarianism

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I was thinking recently about how traditional beliefs and ways of life have been forgotten by most present day Americans. Things that were once almost universally understood are now unheard of, or reviled. Two of these self-evident truths that our ancestors understood were (1) the underlying principles of Kinism and (2) an agrarian social structure. In fact, these truths are connected.

Before 1750 or so (roughly the beginning of the Industrial Revolution) the entire world was agrarian. There were cities, and a few huge and highly developed ones like ancient Rome that were totally separate from the agrarian system –but reliant upon it for the JIT (just in time) provision of its needs. In many ways, ancient Rome was as advanced and comfortable, at least for wealthy residents, as any modern city in the U.S. or Europe. For one example, the aqueducts brought in clean water from miles away, required no outside power source, and are still standing two millennia later. (See the Introduction to Michael Bunker’s book Surviving Off Off-Grid for more on Rome and modern parallels). With time, prosperity, and separation from the land -Rome’s population decayed morally and politically and she fell to northern barbarian armies.

When one lives on the land and draws their sustenance from it, it gives one a very different worldview. One is aware of the weather, the miracle of planting seeds and watching them bring forth life, the necessity of God sending the rain, the way food has been provided from the beginning, and the life cycle of the birth and death of the animal kingdom –and man. I am starting to see this firsthand.

In an agrarian culture, ones world is focused on their family and neighbors. There is a common culture. Family ties are real and meaningful. Neighbors help one another in times of sickness or disaster. Faith in God is real and heartfelt, not a Sunday morning formality. The agrarian world is the seedbed of morality and Kinism.

Thoughtless consumption is not a problem in an agrarian society. When one knows where their daily food and water comes from, and what their clothes are made of, one sees that resources are not free and infinite. When one sees the effort that goes into working the land, eating is perhaps more appreciated. Even the way one cooks their food and heats their house in the winter is tied to the land, as they cut down trees for wood. Every aspect of daily life is connected to the land, and how to properly and sustainably utilize the resources that God has placed there for man.

When one walks city streets in synthetic tennis shoes, lives in concrete buildings next to hundreds or thousands of other people that one does not even know, and never sees the animal or plant that his food comes from –that person will have a VERY different worldview from his agrarian ancestors.

People go to the city for one basic reason –to make money. They live there side by side with others who also have that as their primary goal in their physical existence. Different races and religions live and work side by side, each striving for financial success and comfort . Family ties are loosened, if not severed. Contact with old friends is infrequent, if not totally broken. The second or third generation so doing will not even know of the agrarian life left behind, or of the ways of ones people. (You mean Grandpa lived on a farm, worked in the dirt, and butchered the animals portrayed in my Disney movies? Yuk!)

In the city everything is purchased; nothing is produced. The system supplies ones every need –not the God of heaven. Buying and selling is ones daily life, not producing or relying upon God. One has become a slave to the machine -the system of government, corporations, and commerce. The fact that the food is produced by corporations and laced with chemical fertilizers and pesticides is ignored. That the city might even reprocess sewer water into the water that comes from their tap for drinking and bathing is ignored. Crime is everywhere, and that women cannot safely walk down a street at night is lamented, but tolerated. Women join the workforce and birth rates decline. What else could man do, unless they wanted to go the peaceful countryside and work in the dirt?

I believe that cities are the origin and natural breeding ground of multiculturalism, of Neo-Babelism. All throw their lot in together regardless of race, religion, or country of origin. It is all about the wealth and comfort that might be possible through collective mitigation of risks. Modern libertarianism is a product of the city, not some isolated rural folk living under clan rule or a system of semi-anarchy. The city is the origin of the “proposition nation/civic nationalism” nonsense of today. In the city it is lets all be one and make money, regardless of God given distinctions. Why even attempt to talk about God given distinctions when not everyone even agrees who is the true god, or if there even is a god? But, all agree on perpetuating the artificial system of commerce, JIT supply, taxes, corporations, and political oneness necessary to support the game.

When one lives among their people, their kin, their volk, things are understood. The beliefs and traditions of their ancestors are communicated and carried on. Religion and morality are real. Family ties are strong. People are healthy and strong. Traditional foods are enjoyed. Children know their grandparents and learn from them. Racial distinctions are just naturally understood, much like the breeds of animals. Centralization of power and authoritarian government are not needed when the people are a united kin, on the land, and hold a moral code derived from a common faith. Men are manly, and ready and willing to grab their weapons and form up as militia to defend their families in time of war –as were the Boys of ‘76 and the Boys in Gray who rode for Dixie. Kin and culture are real, and worth literally dying to defend.

Who wants to fight and perhaps die for a multicultural, wealth and comfort oriented, proposition country? Not me. To do battle and sacrifice for ones kin is perhaps the highest form of love. But to sacrifice for a corrupt and decaying, urban, wealth oriented proposition nation is not something I desire to do.

It seems to me that National Socialism is an attempt to preserve people and culture when they have in large part left the land (and thus their roots). Thus, it will eventually fail. Heritage must be more than a memory if it is to be truly preserved. Using the same method of commerce and corporate food production and taxation as the city relied upon will result in a loss of strength, even if racial integrity is maintained. National Socialism is unnecessary and undesirable in an agrarian society, but it might be the best that today’s urbanites can hope for.

As for me, I want to be free from the government’s involuntary redistribution of the products of my labor to others. Thus, I want agrarianism, not National Socialism.  I hold that Kinism and agrarianism cannot be separated and survive. Both were the understood way of life in the past. They are a still light to those who can perceive today’s darkness. Yes my readers, by the grace of God, one can indeed go home again.

© Copyright 2017 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.

Book Status

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In extension of my Saturday post, I am refocusing on my book research and writing projects. I will make my book on Daniel’s 70th Week, and why most current interpreters are in error concerning key elements of it, my next project. After that I will probably concentrate on my George Rogers Clark biography. I am not yet sure how I will market them, but it will have to be something more than just here on my blog.

I have recently ceased distribution of my January 2017 book Bloggings Of An Amerikaner. Though it contained many good essays, and only three that directly pertained to the Amerikaner concept, I did not wish to be seen as simultaneously promoting the Amerikaner and Alt-South movements.

I have also decided to retire my March 2016 book Putnam Liberty Notes from circulation at the end of this month. It was the book that I named this blog after when I started it up last year. Putnam Liberty Notes is a rewrite and expansion of an email news and ideology commentary series that I sent out in the second half of 2015, with a few extra essays. Putnam Liberty Notes contains 24 essays and is 106 pages in length. I published it in a bit of a rush, and as such it has a rather plain jane cover. In an age with a 72 hour news cycle, and when in internet “time” a month is like a year, sixteen months after publication some of my essays that pertained to events may seem a bit dated. I had thought about designing a new cover and issuing a second edition, but I have decided that I will not do so. I am going to retire it from circulation on July 31st, fourteen days from now. Those who would like a copy need to order one from Amazon or CreateSpace before that date!

This will leave one of my books in print, As America Fades. I published it in August of 2016, and I think it is my best book so far. It primarily deals with history and ideology, not current events. There are also some practical essays, and one that confronts the racial crisis. As America Fades contains 28 essays and is 96 pages in length, and I gave it a nice looking cover. As America Fades was written as I was letting go of the “restore America” dream and embracing the concept of the inevitable balkanization of the present day United States. In retrospect I see that it was a transition step between the American patriot movement and Southern nationalism, though I did not realize it at the time. In fact, the 21st essay practically screams Neo-Confederate! I do not foresee ever taking As America Fades out of distribution.

Both Putnam Liberty Notes and As America Fades are currently available at the websites of Amazon and CreateSpace (the printer). Both are $6.95 each, and Amazon often offers free shipping on orders over $25. ( https://www.amazon.com/Putnam-Liberty-Notes-Joseph-Charles/dp/1523253398/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500298926&sr=8-1&keywords=putnam+liberty+notes ) I get a much higher portion of the purchase price when the books are bought directly from CreateSpace, which is an Amazon subsidiary print service with a secure checkout.

I am putting the final touches on a post for this weekend, dealing with the connection between Kinism and Agrarianism. I have a bunch more posts in the works, which I will generally drop off here once a week.

© Copyright 2017 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.