Do You Really Believe Anything?


The last few weeks I have been doing some deep thinking -questioning the actions, lifestyle, and fundamental principles of myself and those I have been associated with.

I am coming to the conclusion that on important matters –most people do not really believe anything. This applies to theology, morality (which really cannot be separated from theology), politics, liberty, culture, or “prepping” for disaster or potential systemic collapse.

True belief is more than mental assent or words acknowledging something to be true.

Let us consider economic and social collapse for an example. Our economy rests upon inherently valueless fiat paper money (aka bank notes, bank bills) which are not redeemable in gold or silver coin. The current banking cartel running this is the Federal Reserve System, which is a front for the Rothschild international banking family. (See my last post, or for a more in depth analysis of this see Eustace Mullins Secrets of the Federal Reserve or G. Edward Griffin’s The Creature from Jekyll Island).

The utterly unconstitutional Federal Reserve runs our economy, controls interest rates, and determines how much (valueless) paper money may be printed and put into circulation. If the Federal Reserve printed too much “money” or manipulated interest rates too severely, it could cause a massive inflation and economic depression far worse the1930’s Great Depression or the recession of 2008.

Likewise, if China dumped all of the American debt it holds on the world financial markets simultaneously, it would trigger financial ruin for the U.S.A. Also, if the Middle Eastern countries refused to accept Federal Reserve paper “dollars” for their oil, it would likely have drastic consequences to the American economy.     

     The economy of the world is currently built on consumption, cheap labor (China, Mexico, etc.), petroleum, and fraudulent financial games. This system is unwise, unconstitutional, immoral, and unsustainable. At some point, it will collapse. Will it be a controlled collapse engineered by the elite so that they may consolidate their power (like the Soviet Union experienced), of will they be so greedy that they let it go so far that even they cannot control it?

Our whole economy relies upon paper fantasy dollars and petroleum. With no petrol, we have no gas or diesel fuel. With no fuel for vehicles, no one goes to work –including police, firemen, and medical personnel. With no fuel for vehicles, all distribution of food, medicines, and other commodities to corporate stores stops. As in, immediately stops.

Soon, power plants cease operation, from lack of fuel and workers. The “grid” of electrical, water, sewage/sanitation services and the distribution of food to stores stops. Rioting begins. Disease breaks out. The cities implode. The U.S. Army is called in; martial law is likely declared and the Constitution suspended.

An alternate to this is for an EMP to hit all of the U.S. –or even the whole earth- simultaneously. Then everything electronic stops even when there is still petroleum fuel available. Because of lack of electronic communications and potentially non-functional vehicles, the military might be unable to restore (a tyrannical) order. Otherwise, the situation is the same.

Will the merchants of the earth mourn as the international commerce economy suffers a cascading collapse, perhaps in a single day (go read Revelation 18)?

If one really believed that this could/would happen, would they be living a life on consumption in the city? Of course not. If one truly believed this was going to happen, they would be fleeing the city for a sustainable rural existence.


A great deal of the “prepper” type people seem to be in the mindset of buying a bunch of industrially produced supplies of freeze dried food, toilet paper, and maybe an AR-15 –and preparing to hunker down for a few months until the Glorious State (the one that they oppose as currently unconstitutional and perhaps even tyrannical) restores order so that they may resume their old jobs and begin consuming consume goods and amassing material goods/toys. Even if Social Security is gone, maybe their 401 (k) will still be there!

This “industrialized consumer prepper” type mindset is fundamentally flawed –and destined to fail. People have lived since the beginning of time until about 150 years ago without most of the stuff that most modern day Americans would literally die if deprived of for a single month. Think about that.

People raised gardens and animals, preserved food, bathed, wore clothing, made tools and weapons, and traveled before electricity was discovered, petroleum engines devised, or the first smoke belching factory built.

To advance implies going beyond a first step, and then achieving something else. For example, a blacksmith turning locally produced ore into an iron plow instead of fashioning one of wood and stone is advancement.

A society that is so weak and removed from working with their hands and the soil and is (temporarily) living in urban luxury and consuming food from corporate farms and buying plastic Chinese garbage –while unable to personally fabricate any plow, much less work the soil- has not advanced. It has degraded.

If one truly believed that we were heading for a massive economic collapse –they would be preparing. A good wake-up call would be to read Michael Bunker’s book Surviving Off Off-Grid. I read this book about three years ago, and it was one of the few truly life changing books that I have ever read.

In Surviving Off Off-Grid, Bunker, a Christian agrarian separatist, lays out the destruction facing our society, the “metal colonization” and fragmentation that we have experienced to make this unreal society possible, the way of life of our ancestors, and the path out –to life, health, and liberty!

If one cannot provide food, water, sanitation, means of coking, and heat for themselves and their family for at least 30 days with no gird utilities or outside assistance –then they are living perilously. And 30 days is a minimum. The ideal is to have at least a year –from harvest to harvest- of food and be living off grid in total sustainable self-reliance. Probably less than 1% of Americans live like that. Being able to is a goal that I am personally working toward.

Reading the latest book on Trump, the Clinton crime family, the CFR, the UN, the 2nd Amendment, Obama’s crimes, the Federal Reserve, or a non-interventionist foreign policy will not matter if you are caught unprepared when society goes down. Americans, including patriots, have lost touch with reality.

Regarding politics and liberty, does anyone who truly supports the Constitution and the republic given us by the Founding Fathers actually think that any of the four people running for president will restore our liberty and defend the Constitution? Really? They will all continue its destruction, albeit perhaps in different ways and at a different pace.

Is not voting for the lesser of the two evils an open endorsement and enabling of evil? I covered this in my August 12th post The Lesser of the Two Evils? here on this blog. The lesser evil argument overlooks noncompliance.

The stupid lesser of two evils argument goes something like this. You have the choice to be (1) robbed, (2) beaten and robbed, or (3) beaten and robbed after watching your wife raped. Which choice does a man make? A man does not choose any of the three.

A man arms himself and stops the aggression on his person, family, and property. If he thinks he will be tactically unable to withstand the assault, he falls back to the hills with his family and prepares to if need be resist from a position of vantage. The man does not bend and comply with his enemies.

When all the candidates are unacceptable, a man does not vote. He chooses to remove himself from the corrupt system.

Anyone truly politically aware realizes that America is so far from her founding principles that she is unrecognizable. The Founders’ republic is on life support, if not already dead. It is very hard to say this, but it is true.

At this point there is little for a true patriot to do other than legally and physically remove himself from the system as much as possible, live a self-reliant rural lifestyle, stay in physical shape, and maintain proficiency with his small arms. But Republican Party types do not wish to do any of this. They absolutely LOVE the corrupt, Founder’s ideology trashing system; they just want to run it instead of the Democrats.

Basic morality is gone, even in the churches. For a moment, lay aside filthy movies and women dressing for Sunday services as much (or more) like whores than 1960s movies depicted whores as. Also lay aside effeminate men, women dressing like men, and doctrinal issues. Let us just consider basic theoretical morality concerning wishing evil on others for personal financial gain.

I used to (emphasize use to) attend a (by modern liberalized standards) conservative Baptist church. At this church one of the men, who was in the roofing business, told me that he prayed for weather/natural disasters to keep him in work roofing. Seriously. I told him I thought this was not right of him, and he replied something about needing money to feed his family.

It would have been fine for him to pray for God to financially bless people so that they might have their house re-roofed –or even build a new house for him to be paid to roof for them. But to wish disaster on people for his own financial benefit is totally immoral. This is the cesspool of greed and ignorance of the more conservative sort of churches. I shudder to think of what the more liberal ones are teaching!

Another example of this religious apostasy is Franklin Graham’s current “Decision America” tour. He stopped to hold a prayer rally at the Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis on Wednesday, October 5. (See the online article Franklin Graham urges voting, skips endorsement by Zach Osowski of the Evansville Courier & Press). Franklin Graham is the son of Billy Graham. On Franklin’s “profile” page on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website it claims that “at age 22, after a period of rebellion and traveling the world, Franklin committed his life to Jesus Christ while alone in a hotel room in Jerusalem”. Why was this young rebel alone in Jerusalem at age 22?

In Indy, Graham stated: “shame on you if you don’t vote”. He also implied that he liked Mike Pence better than Trump, and that one must look at the whole ticket, not just the lead man. Of course, Graham did not make a formal endorsement for the 2016 presidential race; to do so would violate the terms of the 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status that his government chartered corporation, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, employs to rake in donations.

Further, some who were at the Graham rally on Wednesday reported a rainbow in the cloudless blue sky after Graham spoke (see the aforementioned online article)! Maybe a meaningless coincidence, or maybe it was part of the things Christians were warned of in 2nd Thessalonians 2:9?

So my readers, do you really believe anything? For most of you, the answer is probably not.

~Remember the Founders and the 14 Words~

Copyright © 2016 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.


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, I am a contributor to the multi-author blog Identity Dixie. I am active in promotion of the Alt-South movement. 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.

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