James Camden aka Josh Cameron

James Camden
Background:

In a recorded podcast (Jan. 26, 2018) Camden introduces himself the following the way: “I was involved for many years in the  white nationalist political spectrum and I have moved on, … to American nationalism.” In the same video he goes on to describe himself as a race separatist.

In the Jan. 26, 2018 video Camden chatted with several people he referred to as “amazing, my family, my celebrities, my heroes, I look to you guys.”

Camden’s heroes are pictured to the right.

Camden has a long history with white supremacist and fascist groups, here’s a list of his affiliations:

Affiliations
  • Vinlanders 
  • Soldiers of Odin
  • New England White Pride (NEWP)
  • Connecticut White Wolves
  • White Lives Matter
  • Aryan Rebels (a group he tried to organize)
  • American Guard
Camden has the snake from the Gadsden flag tattooed on his arm. “Some people will still say this flag’s revolutionary origin is not racist. But it is important to look at the context — a rally of white people protesting the erosion of good ol’ American values, of the white nuclear family, of the invasion of the United States by immigrants choosing this specific flag to spread their message means something. These people utilizing one of the earliest symbols of American identity to represent themselves and their racist aims is intentional. They are calling back an old America. That is what the flag means, and that is why it is hateful. Not only has its meaning been appropriated by racists to advance their agendas, but the flag’s original context in itself represents an America that held Black people in bondage, and committed genocide against Indigenous peoples.” From a student paper at Boston University “Canceled: The Gadsden flag, and our campus” October 28, 2020 by Bini Ollivier-Yamin
Screenshot of video chat between John Camden and "Tiny". Camden is larger is in front of US flag superimposed with Confederate flag. "Tiny" is in smaller window.
Tiny Toese – Proud Boys most famous brawler, known also for just attacking people on the street
Screenshot of video chat between John Camden and Ramsey. Camden is larger and is smoking a cigarette in front of US flag superimposed with Confederate flag. Martin is in smaller window in front of a Confederate flag.
Ryan Ramsey – He’s the National Director of Public Relations American Guard Florida.
Screenshot of video chat between John Camden and Josh Long. Camden is larger and in front of US flag superimposed with Confederate flag. Long is in smaller window smoking a cigarette.
Josh Long – He was part of a neo-Nazi skinhead crew called “The Hated” prior to co-founding American Guard.
Screenshot of video chat between John Camden and another man, both making "okay" hand gesture. Camden is larger and in front of US flag superimposed with Confederate flag. Other man is in a smaller window.
Kenneth “Damien Natas” Zrallack is a member of Patriot Front, North East White Power, NJ European Heritage Assoc, & the KKK plus founder of white supremacist group Battalion14/CT White Wolves & White Lives Matter movement. Natas and Camden here are giving the OK symbol after having just said “White Pride” and “Hail Kek”
Screenshot of video chat between John Camden and Kevin Martin. Camden is larger and in front of US flag superimposed with Confederate flag. Martin is in smaller window in front of a Confederate flag.
Kevin Martin-when he joined the podcast Camden proclaimed “We’re all confederates tonight baby!”.
Photo of John Camden wth Joey Gibson, Camden in black and wearing a gray helment, Gibson in black and sunglasses wearing a baseball hat with an ichthys or "Jesus fish" symbol.
Camden with Joey Gibson – leader of Patriot Prayer
Photo of John Camden in front of a US flag with confederate flag superimposed over it. Photo shows Camden's wolfsangel rune neck tattoo, a racist Nazi symbol.
The tattoo on Camden’s neck is called a wolfsangel. It was used by the SS panzers and is now used by neo-Nazis in Europe and the US.
Picture of John Camden in front of a US flag making the "okay" hand gesture. Wears a cross necklace
Camden does the OK symbol, appropriated by racists, while wearing a Christian shirt. Camden flirts with obscure aspects of Christianity. In an opinion piece after the Capitol riot for the Religious News Service,  Robert Jones, author of “White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity” wrote
 
If we are to understand the events of yesterday, and the challenges ahead for us as a nation, we must take these symbols and this rhetoric seriously, not in isolation, but in combination and conversation with each other. This seditious mob was motivated not just by loyalty to Trump, but by an unholy amalgamation of white supremacy and Christianity that has plagued our nation since its inception and is still with us today. As I show in my book “White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity,” there remains a disturbingly strong link between holding racist attitudes and identifying as a white Christian.
Photo of a bearded John Camden in front of a US flag. Camden is posing and wearing a necklace shaped like Thor's hammer reading "Firm 22" in faux runes, a reference to the racist Vinlanders Social Club gang.
Firm 22 – from the Southern Poverty Law Center: “Racist skinheads form a particularly violent element of the white supremacist movement and have often been referred to as the “shock troops” of the hoped-for revolution. The classic skinhead look is a shaved head, black Doc Martens boots, jeans with suspenders and an array of typically racist tattoos.”