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2012: Looking Forward

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I spend each New Year’s Day reviewing my resolutions for the previous year and drafting resolutions for the New Year.

Of the public resolutions [2] I made last year, I kept seven. But I broke three: First, I could not bring myself to write a movie review every week. I wrote 12 during 2011, two as Greg Johnson, ten as Trevor Lynch. Second, I did not write The White Nationalist Manifesto, although I worked on it. It is an important project, but creatively I am stymied. Third, I did not join Toastmasters, although I did practice my speaking and interviewing skills through sheer repetition.

Looking back at 2011, I see a number of areas where I am basically operating at full capacity. But in other areas, there is room for growth in the New Year.

In 2011, Counter-Currents published 857 posts, all of which I edited, and over 4,000 comments, most of which I approved. (From December 20–30, Mike Polignano took over the comment moderation.) In 2012, we will hold the quantities constant and work to improve the quality.

In 2011, Counter-Currents was visited 890,039 times. In 2012, we hope to break one million.

In 2011, I wrote 36 articles, 11 book reviews, 12 movie reviews, 26 commemorations, 12 newsletters, and 76 short pieces and announcements. I also translated 23 articles from French. In addition, 21 of my articles and reviews were translated into German, French, Czech, and Portuguese. I would find it hard to exceed these numbers in 2012.

In 2011, we published five books (up from three in 2010). (I was hoping to get three more to press before the end of the year, including the first volume of North American New Right, but that proved to be an organizational trainwreck.) In 2012, I hope to publish at least ten books.

In 2011, we talked about beginning monthly podcasts. We are still working on this, although I am skeptical that we can integrate them into our workflow.

In 2011, we held a retreat for select writers, donors, and friends of Counter-Currents. In 2012, we will hold two retreats.

In 2011, we did our first fundraising drive, during which we raised more than $25,000. All told, in 2011, we raised more than $40,000. In 2012, we are creating a tax exempt, 501(c)3 foundation. We will then do two fundraisers, one in the Spring, the other in the Fall. Our goal is to raise $100,000.

The primary goal of our bookselling and fundraising activities is to make it possible for Mike Polignano and me to be full-time, professional whites. There are legions of professional Jews, blacks, and other non-whites working full-time to strip our race to the bone. Yet there are only a handful of professional whites. That has to change if our people are to survive. In a few years, we hope that Counter-Currents will have an annual budget of half a million dollars and a small staff of full-time, professional white advocates.

All told, I am looking forward to 2012 with enormous optimism.

I want to thank our writers, donors, designer, proofreader, translators, and managing editor for all their creativity and hard work. I specifically want to draw attention to one of our most versatile and talented writers, Andrew Hamilton [3], who since March 25 has been writing at least one article for Counter-Currents every week. Such a marriage of talent and idealism to discipline and rock-solid reliability is exemplary and absolutely necessary for our cause.

Last but not least, I want to thank you, dear reader, for your loyalty and support.

Greg Johnson
Counter-Currents Publishing Ltd.
& North American New Right