Fifteen Months of Writing


It has been fifteen months since I indie published my 106 page book Putnam Liberty Notes in March 2016. I then started blogging two months later. My blog quickly got out of hand and turned into a commentary platform. I blogged and blogged, posting multiple essay most weeks.

Then in May 2017 I was brought onboard to contribute to the popular multi-author blog Identity Dixie. (As you may have guessed, my blog has a fraction of the traffic that Identity Dixie does). Between blog and books, in the last fifteen months, I have published about 140 essays! As it was not all in the same size font and page format, I am unsure of how many pages I have written; but in rough estimate, in 8.5×11 and size 14 font I have likely exceeded 400 pages of content.

In this time I have learned quite a bit about writing, in addition to learning about the subject matter I was researching. It has been a great ride, as I slowly gave up on restoring America, and began focusing of heritage preservation and preparation for the collapse or chaos that I think is inevitable. Here is a short list of ten things that I have learned about writing and blogging. Perhaps this will be of help to any other bloggers reading this.

1: Wording Matters. It is important to have an interesting subject and coherent logic, but how you phrase it still matters. Good writing and few typos will increase a piece’s quality. Sarcasm can be a useful tool, but not overdone.

2: If you promote your blog or individual essays through comments on forums (like I have with Disqus), most of your blog visitors will be one timers. But, a few will like it and come back.

3: Most of your regular readers will never comment. Do not be discouraged. A few hard-core ones will give you feedback. Be polite to them.

4: In connection to feedback, you will never know who most of your readers are. As such, if you comment on a wide variety of subjects (as I have done), you can assume that you will likely occasionally offend one group or another of your readers. If you comment primarily on one subject or viewpoint and your readership remains stable, you can assume that most of your readers are with you.

5: Staring each blog with a picture, and/or including an imbedded video, is now basically standard form for blogging. I am not sure it has increased my readership, but it does look better.

6: If your blog post includes a link to another article or website as a reference, most people who clicked on your essay will not click on your link. In my personal experience, less than 20% will.

7: Blogging on ideas or big events is easier than following breaking news stories. It is difficult to comment on events as they unfold unless one has a smartphone (I don’t) or is near a WiFi connection constantly (I’m not).

8: Most people in present day Imperial America are information consumers. They want free content, just like on TV or MSM websites. I have never asked for donations or had a “donate” button on my blog as many blogs do, and I cannot image that they bring in much revenue.

9: In connection to point 8, if you bundle the best of your blog essays in book form, they will not sell well. Only a small group of enthusiasts will buy a print copy of what they can read for free.

10: If you publish a print book, make sure it has an eye catching cover and a short title. A full color cover with image, and no more than four words in the title. I did not always do this, but should have.

The last fifteen months of writing have been an interesting experience. I intend to continue blogging. I am also researching several topics for book projects. I plan to publish at least two, and perhaps four, books in the next two years –all new material in subject specific books (not random essays). Thanks for being along for the ride.

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


Reclaim the Gadsden Flag!


The theme of the Alt-South website Identity Dixie is to “Reclaim Everything!” The Gadsden flag does not belong to civic nationalist militias, libertarianism or the (pathetically mainstream) Tea Parties. The Gadsden flag belongs to the Southland!

The Gadsden flag is a yellow field with a coiled rattlesnake upon it, and the motto “Don’t Tread On Me” printed below the snake. It shows defiance, and aggressive defense –not offense.

The Gadsden flag was birthed during the American Revolution. While there had been rattlesnake symbolism associated with the colonies, it was Christopher Gadsden of South Carolina who designed the iconic flag that today bears his name. Christopher Gadsden was a representative to the Continental Congress and a Brigadier General in the Continental Army. The Gadsden flag was presented to the South Carolina legislature in February 1776, and it was noted that it was to be flown by the commander of the newly formed Continental Navy.


Of course, Gadsden was that creature most hated by the left and the antifa crowd –a straight, white male. Oh yes, and Christopher Gadsden owned slaves, and lived in a colony where large plantations were worked by Negro slaves.

There was another well-known variation of the Gadsden flag –the flag of the Culpeper Minute Men. The flag of the Culpeper Minute Men was a white field with a coiled rattlesnake on it, with the words “Liberty or Death” and “The Culpeper Minute Men” emblazoned in addition to the classic motto “Don’t Tread On Me”. Cool.


Of course, the Culpeper Minute Men were a militia unit from the area around Culpeper, Virginia. Once again, we have white male Southerners, this time with their guns in a militia unit. Can there be any doubt who “owns” the Gadsden flag?

In recent decades, the Gadsden flag has become popular with American patriot types, militias, libertarians, and the Tea Party movement. The Gadsden flag was one of the images that police were warned about by a Federal fusion center in the infamous M.I.A.C. report back in 2009.

My Dad has a bright yellow cap with the Gadsden snake and “Don’t Tread On Me” logo on it. Recently I was in a restaurant with my 71 year old Dad while he was wearing the cap. An old woman that he does not know walked up to him, reached out and shook his hand, and thanked him for his service. I guess this woman somehow connected the Gadsden flag to him being a member of the armed forces of Imperial America. Bizarre. (My Dad is an Air Force vet who was not deployed overseas, and does not wear Air Force insignia).

Last year, it was alleged that the Gadsden flag was a racist symbol. Apparently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was investigating a case were a black man who worked for the U.S. government alleged that he suffered harassment from a white coworker. This harassment consisted of the white worker coming to work while wearing a Gadsden flag cap. While all details were not then made public, it appears that there was not even an allegation of “racist” speech –just wearing a hat that depicted a flag from the American Revolution.

The civic nationalist types will squeal that the Gadsden flag is a non-racial symbol, associated with the American Revolution and universal liberty (aka libertarian theory). But in reality, they would be wrong. The men who created and first flew the Gadsden flag lived in a country that legally enshrined “white supremacy”. When they won the war they did not free their Negro slaves, and they made sure that the first (1790) Naturalization Law made it plain that only “free white persons” were eligible for citizenship. Just as two royal houses fighting for the throne does not make all of their subjects who engage in the battle for them a member of royalty, a group of white males fighting to maintain their political rights (America’s Founders) does not mean that they planned to free and enfranchise their Negro slaves.

The Gadsden flag is a symbol of the South, the culture that produced it, and of the white males who fought under it to secure liberty to themselves and their posterity. There is nothing shameful about that, and it is time that those who use the flag acknowledge its history. It is time for the South to reclaim the Gadsden flag.

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

Issue Fixation and Ceteris Paribus


I believe that the political “right” in the present day U.S.A. is hamstrung by two things in particular: the tendency for fixation on a single issue, and what some term the Ceteris Paribus fallacy. Let us consider these one at a time.

There is a tendency for “righties” to be really hard-core into one or two issues, while missing the total worldview. They focus on one issue, and then ignore the logical implications that it would have on other issues.

This one (or two) issue obsession results in very bizarre spectacles, such as “conservative” evangelical Christians and Milo Yiannopoulos (a queer male, who is part Jewish and proclaims his love of Negro males for sexual partners) both getting behind the Trump campaign. Conservative is far more than anti-immigration and (somewhat) pro-life. Conservative is an entire worldview. Because of the way it is used today, and often associated with Dubya and the (((Neo-Conservative))) movement, many old school type conservative prefers the term Paleo-Conservative. What Fox News, Bretibart, and your preacher today proclaim as conservatism –and maybe even fashionably edgy- would be rank liberalism in the eyes of our great grandfathers. For example, the white men who founded the U.S. and then the C.S.A. generally did not let women vote, let alone hold political office -yet the recent victory of a female Republican for a special election in Georgia is hailed as a conservative victory. Regardless of one’s position on conservative issues, it would seem apparent that modern conservativism basically isn’t.

Consider for a moment the paper money issue; it is one of the big ones with people to the right of the G.O.P. and Fox News. I have read multiple books on this. I have written on this before on this blog, including my posts: What Is Money? (6/12/2016), Thoughts On Banks And The Federal Reserve (10/04/2016), and What Is Wealth? (6/01/2017). It is no secret that I oppose inherently valueless fiat paper money like Federal Reserve Notes. But the money issue is not the greatest problem that we face.

Recently, I was reading a letter to the editor in the print edition of the American Free Press newspaper. The writer of the letter stated (I did not verify) that one U.S. state had declared gold and silver coins to be legal tender. Why? A pre-1936 U.S. silver dollar contains 371.25 grains of silver and a current U.S. Mint “silver eagle” dollar weighs one ounce of silver; silver is right now around $17 an ounce (well, 17 FRNS an ounce). No one is going to use them in place of a paper dollar/FRN. But that was not the point. The point was that as legal tender, they would not be subject to a capital gains tax as metals increased in value. Obviously, that tax would not apply to a guy with a few dozen coins bought here and there over the years; it is aimed at those wealthy enough to buy large amounts of bullion in trackable ways.

But then the letter writer started dreaming. He supposed that we could be only one step away from being able to go buy a new car from a dealership with gold or silver coins, the price of the car being in FRNs and the gold or silver trading at the stock market value of the day. Okay. So one works for paper FRNs, buys gold coins, then takes his gold to buy a car (the price of the car being in FRNs and thus converted at market rate for your transaction), and then the dealership –which cannot put gold in their bank account- takes your gold back to the market to convert into paper FRNs to put in their account. Did I miss something here? How does that solve any problem, much less put the U.S.A. back on Constitutional money and pay off the (theoretically unrepayable) national debt? This dreamed up practice solves nothing and is about as sustainable as the car culture that he wants to buy with his gold. (See my post Is The Automobile Culture Sustainable from last week).

This letter writer was dreaming of preserving his wealth and our corrupted culture, not of fixing America’s problems. Even if his thoughts could somehow lead us back to hard money and no FRNs, how would that fix the following: restrictions of our rights, the currently forming police state, social welfare programs (and the higher taxes needed to fund them) draining the working class dry, Cultural Marxism, the 16th Amendment and the IRS, out of control business corporations, farming practices that pollute the soil, unhealthily grown and processed food filling the shelves at the grocery store, mass unemployment of working class white men, shrinking energy reserves, massive racial unrest, and the JQ? To be fixated on money as the U.S. and Western Civilization crumbles is short sighted. This was a perfect example of a simplistic solution to one problem that does not address the core issues that have brought our society to the precipice where we are.

This brings us to the Ceteris Paribus part. Basically, the Latin phrase Ceteris Paribus means all things being equal or unchanging. Some might term it the “normalcy bias”. It means that one presumes that things will continue with government or society with no major changes or crises. It rules out collapses, revolutions, or major catastrophes having a major –and sudden- effect on the society one lives in. In this mindset, one does not prepare for war, collapse, or even temporary crisis in one’s country; that stuff is somewhere over “there”, across the ocean, in a Banana Republic, south of the border, or in one of the 100 plus countries that the Federal government has troops stationed. It is not, and could not ever be, over here in Muhrecia. Ceteris Paribus means that one does not intellectually acknowledge, let alone prepare for, the potential of serious political or social crisis. Ceteris Paribus is feasting and drinking in the Coliseum as the Germanic armies gather outside the gates of Rome. Ceteris Paribus is buying a case of ammo and some freeze dried food when you are not living in the country -and growing and preserving food on your land. Ceteris Paribus is buying gold and silver when you have no water or heat source on your land. Ceteris Paribus is finding the time for a summer vacation when one cannot find the time to stay fit enough to easily walk five miles. If we in the decaying America Empire soon face political tyranny, economic collapse, open race war, or a confrontation with Russia –millions will likely die. Lack of clean water or a gangsta’s bullet may take their life, but their belief in Ceteris Paribus is really what killed them.

America, like ancient Rome, is rotting from within. Michael Bunker’s book Surviving Off Off-Grid just might help you awaken to the perilousness of living with a Ceteris Paribus mindset.

The majority of those in the political right have lost sight of how our ancestors thought and lived; we have become weak. I pray that we will awaken and prepare our bodies and minds for what is likely coming. I pray that we do so before the dollar hyper-inflates and Federal troops –or BLM and antifas “troops”- are running wild in the streets. Despite our sins, God has been merciful to the U.S.A., and there is still time to prepare to feed and defend your family. Do not waste it.

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

A Stranger Over Thee?



Empires fracture; this is an inevitable part of their makeup. Nations are built around the tribe; empires are built around violent conquest or commerce. Multiethnic countries never work out long term. People being ruled over by an (ethnic) foreigner, even if he is born on their soil, never works well –or sets well with those being ruled. This is all pretty simple.

The more I focus on the tribal base of nations, and the more I study limited republic style government, the more I am convinced that all government should be as local as practicable. Basically, governments need to be small enough to be united racially, linguistically, culturally, economically, and (political) ideologically –but large enough to defend themselves from envious neighbor countries.

The exact optimum size for a country will vary with the time and place, and is primarily determined by population numbers and geography. That being said, it is pretty apparent that the continent wide empire that is the United States of America is much bigger than optimum for a limited-government republic with representative democracy. Even if all Americans were of white European lineage and spoke English, the country is really too big and diverse (tribally and geographically) to be one political entity.

There is a reason that the separate nations of Europe are, and historically have been, just that –separate nations. Consider that the Germanic tribes formed different countries/political entities: Germany, Austria, Holland, and Sweden. I hold that Germans, Celts, and Slavs –ethnic brothers but with different cultures and languages- do not belong in one Europe-wide state.

Even the Bible teaches this, as referenced in the title of this piece. In the 17th chapter of Deuteronomy, we read of God placing limits on the future kings that they would set over themselves. Verse 15 states that: “one from among they brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.” Also, in 1st Chronicles 11:1, we read of Israel coming to David to accept him as king, and proclaiming that “we are thy bone and thy flesh”. There is no question that any legitimate leader of a people MUST be a member of their ethnic group. Must!

The thirteen colonies turned states that fought the American Revolution and formed the United States were exclusively Western European –the Germanic and Celtic people groups. America was founded as an English speaking country of white men, the majority being from the British Isles. This was workable, but perhaps a bit wider than optimum.

This brings me to two points. Point one is that present day America, even if there were no non-whites here, is two tribally and geographically diverse. New England, Texas, Alaska, and the Deep South in one country? Are you kidding? In addition to different worldviews and personal temperaments, which are likely rooted in genetics, the different climates and geography of the American Empire are conducive to different lifestyles/economies. Different economies and geographies will often lead to wrangling over tax policies and foreign trade deals, and differing opinions on defense policy and spending.

My second point is that Barack Hussein Obama was not the legitimate President of the United States. First lay aside whether or not it is even (Biblically or practically) possible to have a legitimate leader in a multiracial country. Next lay aside Obama’s birth certificate deal, childhood residency in Indonesia, college transcripts, and friendship with 1960’s leftist Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers. Next lay aside the 14th Amendment, anchor babies, voter fraud, and (potentially hackable) electronic voting machines. Even if Obama was a legal U.S. citizen and was legally elected –he could not legitimately be the president of the U.S. because he is not of the ethnos of the majority of the country –the people who founded it two centuries before his birth. As a side note, as Barack Obama is not a Negro but a mulatto, he could not legitimately lead any of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa either (even if he were born in Kenya).

After Imperial America goes through the inevitable (and potentially chaotic) fracturing process, the countries that form up will likely be formed on ethic or ethnic and geographical lines. That would be for the best. Then they can have legitimate leaders again.

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

Is The Automobile Culture Sustainable?



I have been writing on race and culture pretty heavily recently, and decided to change gears for my weekend post. I want to examine the title of this post, a question that most people would never even think of. The mass ownership and operation of automobiles is a presupposition that underlies the current lifestyle and culture of Imperial America –from work to entertainment to provision.

I grew up in a household that owned an automobile, as did almost all Americans of my generation. The automobile was not invented and successfully produced until 1896 when Henry Ford brought out his Quadricycle. That was before my grandparents were born. Rural people, especially poor ones, did not get a car until decades later, sometimes half a century later.

When I read Michael Bunker’s excellent book Surviving Off Off-Grid four years ago, it made me begin to question some of my base assumptions about life and society. One of these assumptions was that automobiles were unquestionably good, and a sustainable system of transport. (I really need to reread that book and review it here on this blog someday).

From the beginning of time, until about one hundred years ago, man moved about the surface of the earth by his feet or by harnessing horse power. The Pyramids of Egypt and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built by men who rode horses. The men who built ancient Greece and Rome utilized horsepower, not gasoline engines. Man crossed the oceans in wooden ships and explored the earth –without automobiles. Early America and the Antebellum South were built and flourished with nothing but horsepower. Automobiles, and the gasoline engines that run them, are not necessary to create a stable and well provisioned society –or even magnificent architecture.

It is certainly fun to get in an air conditioned car and cruise down the road to a destination fifty miles a way in less than an hour. But is it necessary to life? Of course not, else humans before 1900 could not have lived. We have established that it is not necessary, but is it a good thing? I am not so sure. If one needed emergency medical care for a trauma, and the hospital was fifty miles away, than a car would seem rather nice. But when we consider the ramifications on society, the planet, and our everyday life –cars might not have been a good idea.

The car is more than a replacement for the horse; the car is an entirely new system that must be supported. The horse grazed in your field, turned his food into valuable fertilizer for the same fields, required no replacement parts, and naturally generated new horses to take his place as he aged/wore out. None of this applies to cars.

The car is a mechanical device, a creation of the industrial system – the industrial system that fractured families, destroyed small farms, and supplanted our kin and agrarian oriented culture. The car is made with heavy industry, not in a local shop by a craftsman and his assistants. It requires complicated mechanical and electric components that the local blacksmith could not fabricate. (Many of these components are now made in a foreign country and shipped thousands of miles to be assembled in a factory). The car requires gasoline to run. That means that crude oil must be extracted and refined, and then distributed to corporate refill stations along every major road in the country. Speaking of roads, now roads must be paved, or at least graveled, so that cars can cruise around at 60 miles per hour. This requires a GREAT expenditure of manpower and tax dollars. And the tires, many now made in China thousands of miles away, must be replaced with use, or even with no use as they will dry rot and weaken. Cars break down frequently, especially if they are over ten years old, so mechanic shops and parts stores must be in every town –even small towns. Orange County, Indiana (the rural county where I live) has as many auto parts stores as grocery stores, and most of them are corporate chain stores.

The ownership of an automobile requires a significant source of income. Working the family farm to provide ones needs and a few comforts was no longer enough for most families. To purchase, and then support, a car required more extra cash than the farm gave them; it required a job in town. To work the farm and a forty hour job in town is not possible, unless one had several teenage sons. And they would soon want their own car, and thus move on to the town (or a big city) and embrace the industrialized culture on their own.

Then, because of accidents causing death and great property damage, States started demanding people buy insurance if they wanted to drive their cars on the public roads. Sure you can drive around your field in an uninsured old pickup to drop off feed for the cows, but how do you get the cows (or your crops) to market without going on the public roads? Now there is another monthly bill, for insurance. And just wait until you see the rate they will charge you when you teenage children start driving! Why, they had better leave the farm and get a part time job if they want to drive…

And all the wrecks will raise the need for medical insurance. This will snowball from crisis insurance until everything little thing, even common doctor’s visits, are covered under the insurance plans. Then, in part because of government regulations, the insurance gets very expensive. Then, the benevolent (sarcasm) State demands that all people purchase insurance from an insurance company (corporation) that they have chartered. Now, working the farm is nothing but a distant memory.

And you must also get a picture I.D. driver’s license from the State. You will be photographed and assigned a number. That driver’s license can now serve as form of I.D. for the (corporate) jobs you apply to, and at the bank were you can withdraw paper FRNs that represent the imaginary credits that you corporate employer has transferred to the bank as electronic impulses…

And now local, state, and federal police will patrol the roads -looking for unsafe drivers. And they will even set up random checkpoints (goodbye 4th Amendment) to demand people pull over and show their papers. What does that have to do with safety? Black uniformed police and road checkpoints were not a part of everyday American life before the advent of automobiles.

And then there is the part about finite natural resources. Unlike air, which is recycled by trees, and water that evaporates and comes back down as rain, petroleum is a finite resource. Finite as in total contrast with infinite, finite as in a fixed amount that cannot be increased. Our worldwide oil reserves are finite, and cannot last forever. Some people believe that we have reached peak oil production, and that it is downhill from here. Even assuming that world population does not increase (which it will), and assuming that there is enough oil to power our cars at current level for another 100 years, what happens when we get to year 101?  At some point the game is over, we just have not yet figured how soon that point will be reached. That is reality.

And what about pollution? I am far removed from being a left wing Greenie, but breathing clean air would seem to be a good idea to any human. Everyone knows that large cities have very poor quality air compared to the country. Smog is unknown in rural areas. And what do you do with used motor oil and antifreeze? To pour it on the ground will slowly poison our groundwater supply, what we drink!

At this point it should be obvious that Western society has gotten themselves into a mess with automobiles. Despite being convenient and fun, they have created a need for great income –and a whole lot of other messes.

I understand that Michael Bunker has acquired two horses for his homestead, and would like to transition into working his land with horses. That would be a good thing. Even when one totally separates from grid power and water, and grows their own food, that automobile trap is still there to overcome.

The Amish are just fine without cars, as they never adopted them. I have heard that one of the reasons is that they fear that they would lose their young people to the world if they owned cars. Well, 20th century American farmboys joined the system in droves to buy cars and get electric lights, and drove girls around in those cars, so the Amish might be pretty wise to what would happen to their own youth.

Now that we have looked at the situation, what does one do? That is up to each individual. I still own an automobile, a late 1990s pickup truck. I never got into cars like most guys, and have only owned two trucks in my life. I bought a 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 4 wheel drive with the 5.9 Cummins diesel engine in 2002, and I drove it until 2014. Then I picked up a 1998 GMC Sierra 1500 4×4 with only 125,000 miles and a pretty decent body. I do not know if I will ever buy another vehicle.

First, I wish to return to an agrarian lifestyle, the way of my ancestors. Second, at some point the industrial system and its automobiles must be seceded from, if we are to preserve our people and culture. Third, an EMP or economic collapse could cease all production and operation of vehicles –or any gasoline powered engines and crude oil refinement for that matter. As I think the possibility of a collapse is quite real, we may all one day be walking again –unless we have acquired a horse beforehand! I hope this has given my readers something to think about this weekend.

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

Farewell to the Amerikaner



The Amerikaner ethnic identity concept is just shy of one year old, but I believe that it has outlived its usefulness. Let me explain what it was, what it came to be, and why I hold that it is no longer of value to racially conscious whites in the decaying American empire.

The first essay on the Amerikaner concept was written by one Tnerb and posted on The Right Stuff back on June 16, 2016. I believed that Tnerb also talked about it on a Manifest Destiny podcast, which might no longer be on the internet. Tnerb’s essay was titled Behold, I Teach You the Amerikaner and was pretty decent. It compared the early white American settlers and their experience to the Boers of South Africa. It briefly highlighted American’s agrarian, gun owning, and Protestant Christian heritage. Tnerbs piece was not about the creation of an ethnostate, it was about an identity.

Prominent Alt-Right blogger Lawrence Murray began using the term, and eventually posted an article titled Amerikaner Free State on his blog The Atlantic Centurion and on TRS on November 23, 2016. This started a firestorm. Murray took the name Amerikaner name for his postulated white American ethnostate, but separated it from the past that Tnerb wrote of. He also declared part of Dixie in his ethnostate, and part of it not (left to the Negroes?). Murray wanted the capital to be Minneapolis (?). There was such a controversy that on November 26 he published a follow up titled Amerikaner Free State+[Thicc Nationalism Edition] with a new map. (On a side note, Murray has not posted on his blog since January 30, 2017, though the Twitter window on his site is active.

I thought that Tnerb’s concept had some merit, and I posted my essay I am an Amerikaner on my blog on November 27, 2016. My piece tried to return the use of the term Amerikaner to Tnerb’s concept, and strengthen our ties to the Boers and the heritage of our own ancestors. I praised the men of the American Revolution and the Confederates in my piece. Basically every historical person that I praised in my piece was a Southerner. I am sure that the pieces on TRS reached a much wider audience than my piece. My piece got just over 700 views in the seven months since posting, which is no doubt a fraction of TRS’ daily audience.

Then on December 8, 2016, one Prez Jeff Davis posted a piece titled Dixianism and Amerikanerism: Natural Allies on TRS. This piece took great issue with Murray’s appropriation of Dixie for his ethnostate, while blessing the Yankees to go and create an Amerikaner state up north. At this point, I probably should have let the Amerikaner concept go. (PrezJeffDavis’ now posts at the multi-author site Identity Dixie, as do I).

Instead of letting it go, I tried to rescue and strengthen Tnerb’s concept. On January 13, 2017 I indie published a small collection of essay titled Bloggings Of An Amerikaner. It contained 22 essays, 16 of them previously published on my blog. Three of the essays in this little book were Amerikaner themed, including my November one I am an Amerikaner. (On a side note, I also quoted Thomas Jefferson in this book, as I have in literally every book I have ever published).

I do not do social media like Facebook or Twitter. But when combing the net for Amerikaner references in early 2017, I became aware that there is a Facebook community calling itself the Amerikaner Nation. It seems to be a site of the National American White Workers Party, a group I had not heard of. On their about page, there was no mention of Tnerb, the Boers, or my piece on the Amerikaner concept.

After Hunter Wallace of Occidental Dissent unveiled his Alt-South concept in late January 2017 and posted his great February 17 piece What Is A Southerner?  I began the intellectual move to Dixie and full out Southern Nationalism. This is testified by my March 24 piece Greetings From Greater Appalachia and by my April 20 comparison piece Kinism, the Amerikaner Concept, and the Alt-South. My political and cultural worldview was already Southern, as is a great deal of my ancestry. My writings show that I hold that the great men of Virginia basically led the American Revolution –both ideologically and militarily. I escalated this trend with my May 5 piece The NRA: A Yankee Organization and my May 12 piece When Dixie Goes, So Do the Founding Fathers.

I think I have probably put more time into developing the Amerikaner concept than any other blogger. I also think that, in an internet world of pseudonyms, I might have been the only blogger who promoted the Amerikaner concept while using his real name and posting a photo online. I have come to the conclusion that the Amerikaner concept was flawed and has outlived its usefulness. This needs to be said.

The Amerikaner concept has several major flaws. First, it is an invented term. White Americans have (historically) never called themselves by this Germanic name. Second, it tried to encompass all whites regardless of their ethnic ancestry or religion. While pre-1850 America was settled primarily by Western Europeans, those people do have enough differences that they have literally fought each other in their mother countries. Third, which is a practical flaw but an ideological strength, is that the core concept articulated by Tnerb and strengthened by me was so rural, Christian, and agrarian oriented that urbanites and most Yankees would have found it revolting. (Perhaps that is why Lawrence Murray, whose blog posts indicate he was raised in New York City, left that part out of his essays). Fourthly, I have come to realize that racially conscious whites who would like much of the Amerikaner concept that I wrote about already have an identity –that they are Southerners from Dixie! Fifthly, you form a country around a people, not the other way around (especially if the people is a basically un-unified identity concept like Amerikaner).

I toyed with the idea of attempting to turn the Amerikaner concept into a “greater Dixie” concept. By greater Dixie, I mean a Dixie centered concept that in a post American empire and post collapse world would be willing to incorporate some rural states like Pennsylvania and the Rocky Mountain states into a Dixie republic. But that is not really plausible. America is far too large, and an attempt to basically recreate it without California, Hawaii, and New England would be destined to failure. I will not waste the time and brainpower to do so.

The cultural and ethnic South was and still is a bit larger than the states of the C.S.A. I have lived my whole life in rural southern Indiana, what some Southern Nationalists term as part of Greater Appalachia or the Dixie Frontier. Much of Southern Indiana was initially settled by Southerners, as was Kentucky. (I live about an hour northwest of Louisville, Kentucky). My ancestors, before they arrived in Indiana, seem to have been concentrated between Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Some of my mother’s family were Scots who lived in Virginia during the American Revolution period, and fought in patriot militia units. The Knights of the Golden Circle were active in my home county (Orange) during the War of Northern Aggression. I consider myself ethnically, culturally, and ideologically a Southerner -and arguably one by geography also.

I had my racial awakening almost three years ago, and that shifted my focus. In the last four years I have matured from an American patriot civic nationalist to an American patriot type White Nationalist to a White Nationalist Amerikaner to a Southern White Nationalist. During this whole time my worldview was rural, Christian, limited government republic oriented, and Southern. Embracing full out Southern Nationalism is clearly the next logical step in my awakening.

I had not posted about the Amerikaner concept for several months, but since I now post at the multi-author blog Identity Dixie, I thought that I should clarify my past activities and current position on the Amerikaner concept. I still care about the fate of all white people worldwide. Because of their current plight, I am very concerned about the Boer volk in South Africa. I just now believe it best to devote the bulk of my political and cultural writing to reviving the Southern people and culture that I consider myself a part of -to as the boys at Identity Dixie proclaim “Retake Everything”.

Farewell, thou Amerikaner. Raise that Dixie flag!

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

Trump, Red Shield, and Lil’ Kim



Though I have already posted twice this week, with the recent escalation of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, I thought I should put together this little piece. The Trump in the title is The Donald, the Red Shield is Rothschild, and Lil’ Kim is the chubby little fellow running North Korea. (No, I was not referring to the Negress who raps under the title Lil’ Kim, and was unaware of her existence before I Googled the term while preparing this piece).

Almost eight decades ago, Imperial America invaded the Korean peninsula. We did this without Constitutional authority as a U.N. “police action”. (Yes, the Constitution was already dead in 1950, actually in 1861 under Lincoln). After failing to kick the communists off the Korean peninsula, the Empire decided to garrison a huge number of troops near the line between South (free?) Korea and North (communist) Korea. Over seven decades later –they are still there.  Why, why, why?

Now, the decaying American Empire has decided that North Korea must not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the mainland U.S.A. Of course, we do not apply that standard to our “friends” like Israel, who have a nuclear arsenal and are not signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Russia and China have many nukes, and even Pakistan has nuclear weapons.

With North Korea’s small size, distance from the U.S., and current lack of nukes –why is the Trump administration focusing so much attention on North Korea? Enter the Red Shield. The House of Rothschild is the most powerful financial entity on this planet. They wish to control the central banks of all industrialized nations. Rothschild and his (((Tribe))) have been engaging in money changing and usury for a couple of millennia, and have refined it to such a high art that it can be difficult for the average working man to comprehend. This gives (((them))) a dagger hanging over the heads of the world’s political leaders, as (((they))) can manipulate economies at their will.

The real reason is less pertinent to Americans. You see, drum roll please, North Korea has sold weapons to Israel’s enemies! Gasp! North Korea reportedly sold Scud missiles to Iran, enabling Iran to repulse an Israeli assault on their country. How dare Iran defend itself from an assault!? North Korea also seems to recognize that Israel has made Gaza an open air prison camp (prison camps admittedly being something North Korea might know a bit about).

Rothschild, of course, is a Jew –as are most of the financial power brokers on this planet. Thus they have a desire for Israel to exist -as a Jewish cultural zone, a potential retreat when they get too much flak in other countries, and to complete their restored kingdom/messianic delusions. You can read the April 29 online Jerusalem Post article North Korea Threatens Israel with ‘merciless, thousand-fold punishment’ if you wish to see the Kosher angst. Rothschild does not control the central bank of North Korea.

So Lil’ Kim wants nukes to fend off U.S. aggression, Israel wants the U.S. to fight their wars for them (and even take out potential weapons suppliers to their enemies in the Middle East), and The Donald wants to be in power with (((Kushner))) by his side. This sounds like a recipe for trouble.

Trump has major Jewish connections; that is now well established and was the subject of my April 24 blog post Bibi’s Boy. For financial reasons and government debt alone, no U.S. president would dare openly slight Israel or International Jewry. This, and the tactical situation, leads us to the real question: how much of Trump’s policy towards North Korea is dictated by Jewish interest? Regrettably, most Christians, in addition to being basically Biblically ignorant, are oblivious to the Jewish angle to the U.S.’s post 9/11 foreign policy and would blindly support Israel. For Trump to openly serve the interests of those who killed the Christ and have messed up the last two centuries of Western history with their cultural defilement and political and economic subversion would elicit applause from most “Christians”.

How much plainer can it get without working class whites waking up to what is going on? If things get much worse, maybe the blind masses will began to be propagandized by the state and the (((Tribe))) via rap videos instead of the TV.

I can just see Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu in baggy shorts and Nikes rapping about capping rival gang leader Lil’ Kim Jong-un while behind him John Hagee leads a chorus line of overweight white American Christian Zionists who attempt to jive like the vibrant ones.

My, Imperial America is looking quite strange as it slowly disintegrates.

(c) Copyright 2017 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.