Kinism, the Amerikaner Concept, and the Alt-South

 

As America continues to decline, white Americans need to focus on who they are. As such, I am going to do a post on the similarities –and differences- between the three ethnic/political concepts mentioned in the title of this piece. They are all somewhat connected, but have some clear differences.

What is Kinism? Kinsim is a Bible based variation of White Nationalist ideology that holds that God created the different races of men and commanded for them to remain separate –genetically and territorially. While this thought has been around in Christian circles for centuries, arguably from the beginning, Kinism as a term and a formal philosophy is around twenty years old. I believe Kinism may have been first formally articulated under that term by some members of the League of the South back in 2001. There is currently no central authority figure or official Kinist website, so there are variations between adherents, including “weak” Kinists and “strong” Kinists.

Kinsim is basically an outgrowth of Reformed/Calvinist theology, and is often associated with Theonomy and the Confederacy. Unless they indicate otherwise, if you meet someone who identifies as a Kinist, you can assume that they are a Five Point Calvinist. Kinists are generally aware of the JQ.

Kinism does not desire for whites to rule the world; Kinism desires for whites to rule their countries and maintain their culture, while other races are free to do so in their own lands. Kinism is a moral and logical position, and would support Chinese nationalism for the Chinese in China, Indian nationalism for the Indian subcontinent, etc. On a closing point I wish to clarify, for those new to Kinism, that the Kinist position has absolutely no connection to the Christian Identity position, and is at odds with CI on core principles.

The Amerikaner identify concept was birthed by one Tnerb on the multi-author blog The Right Stuff back in June 2016 with a post entitled Behold, I Teach You the Amerikaner. It was Tnerb’s only post at TRS, and I do not believe he blogs, but was affiliated with the WN podcast Manifest Destiny. Tnerb drew parallels between the white Afrikaners of South Africa, and white Americans. Tnerb played up white America’s rural, gun owning, rugged settler, and Protestant past in his piece. I loved it, and decided to write a piece on it.

Then in November 2017, prominent Alt-Right blogger Lawrence Murray put up a post titled Amerikaner Free State and a brief follow up post (on his blog and on TRS) shortly thereafter. Murray totally ignored the core concepts articulated by Tnerb, and just used the term Amerikaner for his postulated ethnostate. Murray also slighted the South in his piece. This was a dead end, and did not help the concept.

On November 27, 2016 I posted my essay I am an Amerikaner, which has been my most popular blog post ever. I am an Amerikaner was my attempt to return the term to Tnerb’s original concept, strengthen it and our ties to the Boer volk, and point out the white ethnic identity underlying our American ancestors –an identity that was stronger than political entities.    

There was a Dixie oriented rebuttal to Murray on TRS on December 8 by one Prez Jeff Davis titled Dixianism and Amerikanerism: Natural Allies .There was also a critical article against Murray’s Amerikaner Free State by Adam Grey at F&H in early January 2017.

Then in January 2017 I published my book Bloggigns Of an Amerikaner, which was the first English language book to use the ethnonym Amerikaner in the title. BOOA incorporated my I am an Amerikaner essay and two others on the concept.

I think that the Amerikaner identity concept is very good, and should not be allowed to die. I appear to be the standard bearer for the concept at this time, and am not giving up on spreading the concept. That is why I discussed the concept at the end of my recent March 24th post Greetings From Greater Appalachia, and am doing so here.

It is very important to note the Amerikaner concept is about who we are, not about how to create a state or states. The Amerikaner concept can exist regardless of who rules over us, just as the Boer volk exist though they are currently being oppressed by the majority black government in S.A. The Amerikaner concept fits very well with Kinism.

Another thing to emerge recently is the concept of the Alt-South. The Alt-South and the Amerikaner concept have some major areas of crossover, but a few important differences. As best as I can tell, the Alt-South concept was formally introduced by Hunter Wallace (aka Brad Griffin) in a speech at the Atlanta Forum in January 2017 -which was then posted on his website Occidental Dissent on January 30, 2017 and titled The Alternative South. Michael Cushman, a blogger and author, is on board with Wallace on this. The Alt-South concept emphasizes the cultural and political heritage of the South, problems with Negroes, and is pro-Protestant. It is like the Amerikaner concept in many ways, but only for Dixie and without any emphasis on Calvinism, militias, or homesteading. Wallace’s Alt-South movement presumably draws on the regional breakdown given in his February 17 piece What Is A Southerner?, and considers Dixie as a cultural area, which includes Kentucky and much of southern Indiana and Ohio, not just the territory of the former states of the C.S.A. The website Occidental Dissent is the hub of the Alt-South movement.

While the Amerikaner concept is perhaps a tad more Germanic and Calvinist oriented than the Alt-South, it seems to me that the main difference between the two is that the Amerikaner concept embraces racially conscious whites from all fifty states. This being said, just as Murray’s Amerikaner Free State piece was dismissive of the South, it may be that Yankees are not interested in the Amerikaner concept put forth by Tnerb and myself –it presumably being too rural, Southern, and Christian for their tastes. I view the Amerikaner concept as potentially appealing to whites in the South, lower Midwest, and the Rocky Mountains.

The Alt-South is, obviously, confined to the South. The Alt-South is certainly open to Kinists, though it does not appear to have any interest in Theonomy. Michael Cushman, in his religious analysis piece Towards a southern national church, has stated that “The modern Southern nationalist movement was closely tied in its early days to conservative Presbyterianism”, however I understand that neither Wallace nor Cushman are Presbyterian.

Kinism, the Amerikaner concept, and the Alt-South have some common traits, but also some clear differences. In truth, all three are double minority movements. By “double minority” I mean that they are minority strains of White Nationalism, and that White Nationalism is a minority position among the American right.

Without a return to a Biblical morality and social order, I do not think that any of these three positions can succeed. That is not popular to say, but I believe it to be true. Agrarianism would also seem to be a key factor –if not prerequisite- to success.

One last thing that I find very interesting is the age of the movers and shakers in these movements. While there are old guys in WN circles -the Kinist, Amerikaner concept, and the Alt-South are all young men’s movements. It appears that most of the leading bloggers and authors are under age 45, and many are in their 20s and 30s! (For the record, I am just shy of 34). Over 2/3 of the signers of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 were under age 50 at the time. The Declarations’ primary author was Thomas Jefferson, who was 33 at the time. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at age 43. George Rogers Clark had conquered the Old Northwest and had risen to the rank of Brigadier General by age 27. Sometimes it takes young men to step out and lead the way.

© Copyright 2017 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. 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.

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