Counter-Currents/North American New Right Newsletter: February 2013Greg Johnson
Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,
1. Counter-Currents Radio
I am sorry to tell you that Counter-Currents Radio has lost Matt Parrott. Matt has had to step away due to the demands of work and family. Unfortunately, this means that we will have to shut down the Counter-Currents Radio Network project, as neither Mike Polignano nor I have the time or expertise to continue it, nor do we have the money or desire to try to relaunch it under another person’s management.
Matt, Mike, and I decided to launch a Counter-Currents Network when Voice of Reason shut down last summer. The idea was that we would bring Matt on board and pay him to create a new White Nationalist podcasting network, which he would run and try to monetize so that he could be another full-time white advocate. While Matt worked on the site, and Mike and I took on a lot of production work in addition to our regular work. Unfortunately, reality intervened, and Matt’s time was increasingly taken up with work and family responsibilities. Mike and I also felt increasing pressure to turn back to our jobs. So late last year, CC Radio podcasts slowed to a trickle. After the New Year, I tried to get the project moving again, but it proved impossible, and Matt has thrown in the towel.
I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings. I realize that in our movement many people’s morale hangs by a thread and news like this does not fall lightly. But refusing to admit defeat and move forward only makes matters worse.
The CC Radio Network has failed, but it is not an unmitigated failure. We did give temporary berth to some of the hosts after VOR floundered. Mike, Matt, and I also learned a great deal about technical matters as well.
The various CC Radio hosts are making alternative provisions for continuing their shows. Matt is going to pay back the money we invested in the project in kind, through writing and computer related work.
There are no hard feelings on the part of anybody involved, which bespeaks a new level of maturity in this thing of ours. We are all simply bowing to necessity. Until the movement has enough money to support full-time activists who have families (as opposed to single men who are willing to live in poverty and debt, like Mike and me), it is inevitable that projects like this will be launched and come to naught. We knew the risks; we knew that Matt had a limited window of economic opportunity; but we thought that the potential benefits were sufficient to justify the costs and potential losses.
Henceforth, Counter-Currents is going to focus on perfecting the things we do tolerably well, namely book publishing and our webzine. I will continue to do weekly lecture podcasts. Also, from time to time, I will do Round Table shows on hot topics. That format worked out very well last November. Finally, if we can find people with pleasing reading voices, we will do “audio book” versions of our most popular articles. But reasonably that is all we can do in the way of podcasting.
2. Our Readership and Web Traffic
If you visited Counter-Currents in February, you were one of 81,999 unique visitors.
|Month||Unique Visitors||Number of Visits||Pages Viewed||“Hits”||Bandwidth|
|June 2010||6,145||10,328||70,732||200,824||6.08 GB|
|July 2010||9,387||17,329||119,254||348,172||10.01 GB|
|August 2010||12,174||22,348||93,379||333,614||10.17 GB|
|September 2010||17,063||34,510||147,051||580,550||16.39 GB|
|October 2010||17,848||35,921||140,365||611,367||17.93 GB|
|November 2010||26,054||48,336||171,833||915,553||26.39 GB|
|December 2010||26,161||50,975||192,905||1,101,829||27.79 GB|
|January 2011||28,583||60,005||198,249||1,736,067||34.06 GB|
|February 2011||29,737||61,519||213,121||2,081,558||40.13 GB|
|March 2011||29,768||62,077||220,053||2,485,001||52.21 GB|
|April 2011||20,091||58,037||223,291||2,729,449||54.65 GB|
|May 2011||36,596||78,103||274,841||1,334,472||47.59 GB|
|June 2011||28,629||57,920||264,928||1,004,128||22.78 GB|
|July 2011||30,186||66,093||416,309||1,952,047||71.23 GB|
|August 2011||40,002||81,012||502,282||2,083,593||53.18 GB|
|September 2011||45,427||88,782||422,902||481,909||11.67 GB|
|October 2011||45,590||90,444||337,137||468,197||17.78 GB|
|November 2011||44,445||88,824||330,664||339,521||14.22 GB|
|December 2011||49,845||97,223||337,881||344,210||13.65 GB|
|January 2012||56,633||107,644||408,373||433,736||21.38 GB|
|February 2012||53,345||99,607||376,288||411,915||14.43 GB|
|March 2012||55,572||106,029||441,170||475,719||16.36 GB|
|April 2012||56,772||110,029||421,446||428,678||16.08 GB|
|May 2012||56,323||111,533||400,243||404,483||15.70 GB|
|June 2012||55,112||110,246||400,141||404,162||13.66 GB|
|July 2012||52,304||108,340||367,589||373,470||12.52 GB|
|August 2012||41,616||96,314||305,729||329,353||12.23 GB|
|September 2012||66,719||132,503||455,938||493,856||17.73 GB|
|October 2012||81,739||157,152||410,096||416,362||16.36 GB|
|November 2012||107,956||199,912||584,115||755,419||29.95 GB|
|December 2012||109,265||224,793||926,117||1,143,248||37.53 GB|
|January 2013||100,054||208,004||900,577||1,012,979||40.81 GB|
|February 2013||81,999||185,688||1,396,374||1,498,502||75.33 GB|
Our unique visitors dropped from January. More than 10,000 of that drop is accounted for by the fact that February has 28 days whereas January has 31. But about 8,000 of it is accounted for by lower daily averages. Our number of visits also declined, but by not as great a percentage.
On other hand, interestingly enough, the number of pages per visit went up from around 4.5 in January to more than 7 in February. So significantly more pages were read in February than in January. Thus the site was being used more intensively than ever before. The number of hits per visit and overall bandwidth usage were also correspondingly higher.
3. Our Webzine
In February, we added 72 posts to the website, for a total of 2,453 posts since going online on June 11, 2010. We also added over 400 new comments.
4. February’s Top 20 Articles (with date of publication and number of reads)
1. Trevor Lynch, Review of Pulp Fiction, June 29, 2011: 5,937
2. Greg Johnson, “The Persecution of Charles Krafft,” February 14, 2013: 4,105
3. Gregory Hood, “Christopher Dorner, Robert Jay Mathews, and the Power of Myth,” February 18, 2013: 3,595
4. Kevin Beary, “Lifestyles, Native and Imposed,” October 8, 2012: 3,223
5. Irmin Vinson, “Some Thoughts on Hitler,” April 20, 2011: 3,203
6. Greg Johnson, “More Black History Month Resources,” February 1, 2012: 3,059
7. Jack Donovan, “Women in Combat: Why Not,” February 4, 2013: 3,027
8. Trevor Lynch’s White Nationalist Guide to the Movies, February 1, 2013: 2,916
9. Alex Kurtagić, “Equality: The Way to a Meaningless Life,” February 21, 2013: 2,687
10. Thomas Goodrich, “A Fate Worse than Death,” February 15, 2013: 2,564
11. Matt Parrott, “The White Knight vs. the Wire Monkey,” February 25, 2013: 2,336
12. Patrick LeBrun, Interview with Yann Vallerie, President of Jeune Bretagne, February 6, 2013: 2,155
13. Andrew Hamilton, “The Medieval Norse on Baffin Island,” February 8, 2013: 2,142
14. Gregory Hood, Review of Zero Dark Thirty, February 25, 2013: 2,032
15. James Holbyfield, “Billy and Alexa Ray Joel,” February 22, 2013: 1,966
16. Andrew Hamilton, “Three Revolutions in Consciousness,” February 1, 2013: 1,948
17. John Gordon, “Left-Right Out,” February 7, 2013: 1,939
18. Trevor Lynch, “Django Unchained: Another Jewish Wet Dream,” January 29, 2013: 1,887
19. Julius Evola, “To Be of the Right,” February 12, 2013: 1,849
20. Kerry Bolton, “Trotsky, Stalin, and the Cold War,” February 20, 20313: 1,848
Trevor Lynch had three top 20 pieces, including the announcement of his book, which is now in print. Andrew Hamilton, Gregory Hood, and Greg Johnson all had two articles in the top 20.
Congratulations are due to John Gordon and John Holbyfield, new writers, both of whom make their first appearances in our top 20.
I also wish to congratulate Thomas Goodrich, whose second Counter-Currents piece made our top ten, as did his first in January.
February’s top articles include political and cultural commentary (women in combat, Christopher Dorner, Charles Krafft, white knights and wire monkeys, Billy Joel and his daughter), film (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, and Zero Dark Thirty), moral and political philosophy (Evola, Kurtagić, Gordon), history (Vinson, Goodrich, Beary, Gordon, Hamilton, Bolton, Black History Month), and the media (Hamilton again).
Thanks to all of our writers, not just the people in the top 20!
5. Where Our Readers Are: The Top 20 Countries
Our web statistics program gives us a country-by-country breakdown of our readership. Here are the top 20 countries:
1. United States
3. Great Britain
10. Czech Republic
14. Russian Federation
6. Where Our Readers Are: The Top 20 Cities
1. New York City
5. San Francisco
7. Los Angeles
16. Washington, D.C.
18. Vancouver, B.C.
Although the ordering is different, these are the same top 20 cities we had in January. Eight are in the United States. Four are on the West Coast of North America: San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, B.C. Two are in Australia: Melbourne and Sydney. Three are in Canada: Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. Eight are national capitals: London, Berlin, Stockholm, Athens, Washington, D.C., Dublin, Helsinki, and Paris.
7. Upcoming Book Projects
In February, we published Trevor Lynch’s White Nationalist Guide to the Movies (with a Foreword by Kevin MacDonald).
Our next three books are Savitri Devi’s And Time Rolls On, 2nd ed., Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s “I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof group” and Other Poems, and Greg Johnson’s New Right vs. Old Right.
The other titles listed below are in rough chronological order:
19. Leo Yankevich, Poetry Anthology (title to be determined) (March or April)
20. Jonathan Bowden, Pulp Fascism: Reactionary Themes in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Popular Literature (April)
21. Savitri Devi, The Lightning and the Sun
22. Savitri Devi, Pilgrimage
23. William Joyce, Twilight Over England, with an Introduction by Greg Johnson
24. Francis Parker Yockey, The World in Flames and Other Essays, ed. Kerry Bolton
25. Saint-Loup, Hitler or Judah? A Second Nuremberg Tribunal
26. Derek Hawthorne, Above the Clouds: Arnold Fanck, Leni Riefenstahl, and the Metaphysics of Sex (on the German mountain films)
27. Collin Cleary, L’appel aux dieux (French translation of Summoning the Gods)
Other longer term projects include Anthony M. Ludovici’s Confessions of an Anti-Feminist: The Autobiography of Anthony M. Ludovici, ed. John V. Day, Julius Evola’s East and West: Essays in Comparative Philosophy, a new edition of Brooks Adams’ The Law of Civilization and Decay with an Introduction by Greg Johnson, and a collection of Alain de Benoist’s essays on Ernst Jünger.
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