Flames and Fiddle Music


Joe Putnam is back. I played around with restarting my commentary series after AAF went into print, and I am doing so now, on September 3, 2016. Let me explain.

Out of choice, I do not have the internet in my house, or own a cell phone. Thus, posting blogs takes a while typing in a public place with WiFi –usually a local fast food restaurant.

While I had made two brief posts since AAF went into print, I had officially discontinued my blog for several reasons. It is very inconvenient to sit in a restaurant typing for 45 minutes, transcribing my essay from a piece of paper. Then, I would have no time for research unless I came back the next day –spending too much time and money to use the “free” wifi of a restaurant.

Recently, a tech savvy friend, showed me how to cut and paste from Microsoft Word to WordPress –which allows me to write in my leisure at the homestead and post in a mere matter of seconds when in town with Wifi! (Tony, you know who you are). As such, blogging just got a whole lot easier, and less financially taxing. I will now also feel freer to sometimes write longer blog posts than the approximately two pages of 6×9 inch format text that I used to post. I will be posting once or twice a week.

Let the blogging now commence!

Legend has it that emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burned. I hold that America is now, at the least, in the early stages of moral, political, economic, and racial disintegration. Hence the title of this essay.

This essay will be a brief survey of a few recent events highlighting the decline, and perhaps soon tyranny or collapse, of the United States.  I will cover a recent incident with Iran, Trump, a humorous black crime.

There was a great deal of jingoistic bantering going on against Iran recently. The (((neo-cons))) are quite upset. They claim that American ships were harassed by a few small Iranian boats, at which point U.S. Navy ships fired warning shots. Secondly, Iran has recently installed some Russian made missiles at a nuclear enrichment site.

What the presstitutes of the mainstream news media fail to point out is that this did not occur in American waters, or international waters in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. American ships crossed thousands of miles of ocean to patrol near Iranian territorial waters. What would Americans think if Russian or Chinese warships began patrolling just outside the territorial waters of the U.S.A. –just a couple of hundred miles from Los Angles or Seattle? We would be enraged. But when we do this to Iran, somehow Iran is the aggressor. Where is the logic?

Iran is installing missiles near its legal and U.S. approved nuclear power site. They are likely installing them to protect themselves from Israeli aggression. Iran, or any reasonable country within striking distance of the Zionist Occupation Government of the State of Palestine, should watch their back. But to stupid, TV watching, Republocrat Party voting Americans –defensive missiles in one’s own country that could never reach America are somehow a sign of aggression.

Donald Trump, who in large part built his campaign by appealing to white working class Americans who are seeing decent paying jobs vanish, is softening up a bit. While he has promised to build a wall on our southern border with Mexico (and make Mexico pay for it) and deport illegal immigrants –he is now talking about deporting illegal immigrants who are criminals, and being “humane” (leaving those who have complied with our laws in the country?)!

Trump has publically stood up for the interests of Israel, called queers “wonderful Americans”, and proclaimed a desire to make the Republican Party the party of the African-American vote once more.

Donald Trump is not the white man’s candidate –no matter what many working class white males, white nationalists, and the alt-right desperately want to think.

Recently, a 17 year old black student of Riley High School named Car’nell Trass allegedly brought a handgun to school. He may have brought the gun out of fear of the older brother of a girl he may have impregnated. After being confronted by school authorities about the alleged weapon, he fled the school. As they followed him, he was chose to hide in a chicken coop, where he was found and arrested. I am not joking; see the online article Teen who allegedly took gun to Riley High School charged by Melissa Hudson on the website of ABC News 57 in South Bend, Indiana. (Perhaps he hid in the chicken coop because there was no nearby watermelon patch?) Sometimes, the stereotype plays out before our very eyes.

Taking this story in another direction, why would it be illegal for someone to carry a firearm without a permit? I have read that in Montana anyone can open carry a loaded handgun in the country or in public without a permit –as long as they are at least 14 years old. Yes, 14 years old.

In a sparsely populated state, white teenagers who live in a stable household with both parents and who were taught gun safety by their fathers may ride around the ranch, or even town, with a holstered sidearm –and all is well. When young black males, especially ones from the inner city and/or without a father in the home, carry firearms – panic among the population and violent crimes arise. America does not have a gun problem.

Recently, there has been a surge in heroin overdoses in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. There were 17 in two days in Jackson County. I am unsure of why there is a sudden rash of them, but some heroine currently on the streets was likely laced with something else. Police and other first responders are being trained in administering a drug called to revive them.

The underlying problem with heroine, or any stimulant, is that people wish to feel good with no effort or achievement on their part, even when their life circumstances are objectively bad. Using heroin shows a lack of discipline, and that one has no purpose to their life. When a heroin addict overdoses and dies, is society really losing anything of value? Just a thought.

Politically, morally, economically, and socially –America is dying. We are burning right now, but most Americans are so blind and historically ignorant that they cannot see it. Is that fiddle music I hear?


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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. 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 own blog "Putnam Liberty Notes", from May through July of 2017 I dual published many of my posts at the popular multi-author Alt-South blog Identity Dixie. 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.

1 thought on “Flames and Fiddle Music”

  1. Hello my readers,
    I posted this last night, and later realized that i had a few typos in the essay I copy and pasted to my WordPress blog last night. First, I neglected to name the heroin overdose antidote that i mentioned toward the end of the article; it is Naxolone. I also had a typo or two. Oops, I will endeavor to proofread at home better next time!
    I am unsure which direction I will be taking this blog. I am a “reluctant blogger”; that is to say, I wanted to be an author of books to wake up my fellow Americans -and I turned into a blogger in order to popularize my books. I want to live out in the country on my homestead, study the Bible, and occasionally publishing a book on America and liberty. Blogging does not fit well into that lifestyle, especially when one does not have the internet in their home.
    With “As America Fades” I tried writing a series of essays for publication as a book, publishing them first on this blog for all to read for free. I then put together this book with a few all new essays. I have had far more people read the blog than buy the book.
    Perhaps most Americans are more into reading blogs than print books these days? I am glad to get my message out. I may separate my blogging from my print essays. I may not publish any more books. Then again, I might not continue this blog to much longer.
    Anyway, I am now putting the final touches on a very long blog post commemorating the tragedy at Ruby Ridge a bit over two decades ago. I will post it in the next few days.


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