The Counter-Currents 2014 Summer Fundraiser
Dedication & Leadership
I haven’t updated you recently on the Counter-Currents 2014 Summer Fundraiser, because I have not felt the need to prod things along. The fundraiser seems to have taken on a life of its own. Our total is now $19,844.83. (We still can’t shake that pesky 83 cents!) I want to thank all of our recent donors, who have given everything from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars.
We are just under half way to our goal is $40,000, and just over half way to the end of our fundraiser on Halloween. I’m not going to start worrying just yet, but the pace will have to pick up a bit if we are to make our goal. So please, if you have not given yet, give now.
It would be particularly helpful if someone would offer a matching grant. If you would like to set one up, please contact me at [email protected].
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Fundraising brings to mind a piece I wrote in 2010 called “Learning from the Left: Douglas Hyde’s Dedication and Leadership.” Hyde was an English communist who broke with the party and converted to Catholicism. In Dedication And Leadership, he explains the organizational techniques employed by the communists, hoping that they will be adopted by Catholics. If you want to know why Communism almost conquered the world in the name of the false idea of equality, while American White Nationalism, although armed with the truth, is confined largely to cyberspace, Hyde has the answer. (Also see my article “Moral Seriousness.”)
I was particularly impressed with Hyde’s discussion of the principle. “If you want to get a lot from people, demand a lot from them”:
Communists inspired tremendous efforts simply because they asked for them. Communists were taught not to ask what they party can do for them, but what they can do for the party. The Marine Corps has no shortage of recruits for the same reason: their recruitment propaganda emphasizes sacrifice and discipline, not the perks of membership.
I was particularly impressed by one example of the dedication and self-sacrifice that was routine in Communist circles. Hyde and his fellow party employees took 8/14 of their income—more than 50%—and tithed it back to the party. They did this every payday, not just on special occasions.
How many White Nationalists are willing to tithe any percentage of their income to the cause they claim is sacred to them?
There are legions of professional Jews and Blacks. But there are fewer than ten full-time White Nationalists in the entire United States, and most of them make so little from the cause that it would be inconceivable that they could tithe anything back to it. Poverty is their sacrifice.
It is not that money is lacking. There are individual White Nationalists whose wealth runs not just into tens, but hundreds of millions of dollars. Something else is lacking: the qualities of character that give rise to real, effective idealism, dedication, and sacrifice.
The truth is on our side. But truth is not enough to win if it remains locked in our hearts and heads, without consequences in the real world. When the first White Nationalist pledges 8/14 of his income to securing the existence of our people and a future for White children, I’ll believe that we will win.
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If you have not made a donation to our Summer fundraiser yet, now is a good time. You can make two different types of donations:
- A single donation of any size.
- A recurring donation of any size.
Recurring donations are particularly helpful, since they allow us better to predict and plan for the future. We have added several new levels for recurring donations. Please visit our Donations page for more information.
We can also customize the amount of a monthly donation.
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Please give generously!
Thank you for your loyal readership and support.
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