Internet Patriots

After two decades of reading and thinking, and several years with alternative radio and the internet, I have come to the conclusion that the loosely knit group often referred to as the patriot movement exists primarily on the internet.

Yes, there are some actual patriot authors (like myself), alternative radio programs, patriot websites and blogs, tax protesters, militia units, etc. But there are precious few patriots per capita. I believe this for three primary purposes.

First, I have personally met very few (perhaps a half dozen) people who fall into the aforementioned categories. Second, because the movement has not really went anywhere since the 1990s era flare-up brought about by the the 1994 Crime Bill/AWB, Ruby Ridge, Waco, etc.; it may have actually calmed down a bit. Third, because any “protest” of any size -such as the NRA, the Tea Parties, and the Trump movement- is openly philosophically flawed in important areas -and often compromised by the enemy.

Sarcasm now beginning. But, my readers, there is one place where it is both safe and fashionable to be a true, hard core patriot -the internet! After doing your 9 to 5 at a factory, office, restaurant, or retail store you can log on to the net, pick an alias, and begin posting comments or blogging -to people who cannot see you or speak to you. If picking an alias is to bold, you can defend America by posting anonymous comments on news article sites. That will have the enemy fleeing our shores in terror!

Now do not type something stupid, like a threat of violence against a particular person or place; the government can hunt you down by your IP address and drag you from your comfortable house in the suburbs.

You can get online and rant and rant, without having to defend the logic of your statements to anyone -as no one is physically present.

Why be a mere patriot when you can be a Patriot Chatroom Warrior? (under an assumed name of course) In the chatrooms, a 5 foot 4 inch computer nerd in new Jersey can be an ex-Navy SEAL now living in a mountain bunker in Idaho -just waiting for the government to “cross the line”.

And if people get too hard on you in the chatroom or the on the comments section of the news sites you go to, just change your name and post under a different alias -or better yet start calling your cyber criticizers “feds”, “shills”, or “controlled opposition”.

Why would the enemies of America fear an awakened populace, talented investigative journalists, patriots websites, or even militia units -when you have the capability to make memes! Yes indeed, it appears that daring internet patriots have the state on the run worth their electronic panel cartoons.

You would stay in shape, hand out free copies of the Constitution daily, talk to coworkers about current events, and even occasionally shoot the guns you own -if only you were not so busy on the internet.

And if daringly posting memes and comments under your alias gets fatiguing, you can drink a beer between each electronic blow you strike for your country! (Note: Beer may make comments less coherent and more entertaining).

Internet patriot, if you were any bolder, your friends, family, and coworkers might actually know that you were a patriot. But do not tell them, it might damage your social standing. Sarcasm now over.

Perhaps I was a little harsh with my sarcasm against pretend patriots. Most present day patriots use the internet, but they do not confine their patriot thoughts to the internet. After meeting so few true patriots, I sometimes feel alone in my stances for liberty and the Founders. Yes there are true patriots out there, and some will read this post. But it appears that we are rather rare.

Copyright (c) 2016 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.

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Author: Joe Putnam

I am a Christian (Reformed/Sovereign Grace Baptist type), white American of Western European bloodline, advocate of an agrarian social order, Kinist, White Nationalist, admirer of America’s Founding Fathers and the Boys in Gray, homesteader, indie published author, and amateur historian. I have indie published several books, all of which are available from Amazon. My Amazon author page may be view at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Charles-Putnam/e/B00CRLUO6A/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 I am a life long resident of rural Orange County, IN –in the part of the Upper South that many would term Greater Appalachia or the Dixie Frontier. In addition to my blog writings, I am currently gearing up for (at least) two more book projects –one theological and one historical. The theological one will cover the three interpretational views of Daniel’s 70th Week. I hope to have this book in print in late summer 2017. (Hint: I am, not a Dispensational Futurist). The historical book will be a biography of George Rogers Clark (1752-1818). Clark was a noted Virginia militia officer who’s campaigns, including his successful siege of Vincennes, basically took the Old Northwest from Britain during the American Revolution. Clark spent the rest of his life around the river that separates Clarksville, IN from Louisville, Kentucky. I hope to have my Clark bio in print in early 2018.

2 thoughts on “Internet Patriots”

  1. Hey Big Joe,

    Yes the Internet has confined these “commandos” to the comfort of there thermostat attached to the wall.. I’m of the assumption they will remove it and put it in the bugout bag when the time arises. When 90.7FM was up and running,and still can be, it made it easier for folks to just sit a listen and do nothing. Entertainment. So “patriots” go back and watch your late night tv show. I do miss the golden age of shortwave radio.. The Intell Report. which is still streamed on the net,much cheaper to operate a internet stream, Bill coopers Hour of THe Times..all that..

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  2. Yes Warpipes, I remember ol’ 90.7FM. Running it must have been a labor of love for country. Unlike FM radio, my blog has a stats page that gives me the number of unique visitors and page views, broken down by day, week, and month. It is not impressive. Having the link on my AFP website ad switched from the Amazon book page to the blog for the last approximately two weeks of the ad helped increase traffic some. I will continue to blog for awhile, but probably not forever unless my readership increases.

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