The Counter-Currents 2019 Fundraiser
“Sometimes the Old Ways are Best.”
Our goal this year is to raise $100,000. So far, we have received 350 donations totaling $89,837.71. This is an enormous outpouring of commitment and support. I want to thank everyone who has given so far.
Normally, we end our fundraiser on Halloween, but a couple of weeks before that, we were deplatformed by two more credit card processors.
We applied to a couple of other processors but were turned down. In the process of applying, we discovered that Counter-Currents has been put on the so-called MATCH list, a credit card industry blacklist reserved for vendors with high rates of chargebacks and fraudulent transactions. This is completely inapplicable to Counter-Currents. In more than nine years, I can think of zero fraudulent transactions and only one chargeback that was later reversed.
Thus our placement on this list is simply a lie — a financially damaging lie — that is obviously political in motivation. Unfortunately, the credit card industry is largely unregulated. There is no accountability for false blacklisting, and there is no oversight or review for reversing such decisions. We are investigating our options for fighting this, but they seem to be few, expensive, and time-consuming. And time and money are in short supply.
Unfortunately, people love their credit cards. Thus sales and fundraising have almost ground to a halt, and I am dipping into our reserves to pay our bills. Thus I have extended the deadline of our fundraiser to the end of the year if necessary.
To add insult to injury, Amazon dot com continues to ban Counter-Currents titles:
- On October 29, we were informed that the Counter-Currents Kindle Direct Publishing account had been terminated.
- On November 13, we noticed that more than 20 Counter-Currents print titles were purged from Amazon.
Amazon accounts for more than 70% of the global book market and an even higher percentage of the ebook market. This represents a significant reduction in both our reach and our revenue. That’s why they do it to us. They want to hurt us.
As is usual with Amazon, these bans have a tone of totalitarian hysteria and overkill.
When our Kindle account was canceled, we first received an email saying that one of our titles, Confessions of a Reluctant Hater, had been deemed “offensive” and removed. This is standard ideological censorship now. Then, a few minutes later, we received another email informing us that all of our titles had been deleted, our account closed, and no new account could be opened. That goes well beyond ideological censorship. For instance, my recent book From Plato to Postmodernism certainly does not violate any of Amazon’s content guidelines. Amazon is waging economic warfare against Counter-Currents as an institution and against me as an individual.
When Amazon deleted more than 20 print book titles, they did not merely decline to sell them. They went ahead and removed the product pages as well, deleting all customer reviews and discussions. It is not enough that people can no longer buy my books. They can never even know that they existed. This is Orwellian.
The establishment is waging economic warfare against Counter-Currents and against me as an individual. Frankly, I am flattered. It means I am doing good work. That all of our writers are doing good work. And to continue this work, I need your support, now more than ever.
If Counter-Currents is to survive, we need to habituate our supporters to making payments and donations the old-fashioned way: by check, money order, or even cash stuffed into physical envelopes and put in the mail.
Counter-Currents Publishing, Ltd.
P.O. Box 22638
San Francisco, CA 94122
(Please ignore the credit card payment option listed on the forms. Those no longer apply.)
Thank you, Boomers, for keeping your checkbooks, envelopes, and stamps. There are youngsters reading this site who have never written a check or put a letter in the mail. But sometimes the old ways are best.
If you wish to make monthly donations by mail, see if your bank has a bill payment service. Then all you need to do is set up a monthly check to be dispatched by mail to our PO box. This check can be made out to Counter-Currents or to Greg Johnson.
The only other way to support us is those new-fangled crypto-currencies.
- Click here to go to our crypto donation page.
- Click here for a basic primer on how to get started using crypto. Do not, however, use COINBASE. COINBASE will not allow you to send money to Counter-Currents. (Yes, it is that bad.)
Because we need to wean our customers and donors off of credit cards, I have reconfigured all of Counter-Currents’ book order pages to walk people through the processes of mailing paper or sending crypto.
I have also rounded the prices of our books, and in many cases significantly reduced them, to make it easier for you to calculate payment.
Finally, to give our most committed readers and supporters an incentive to make the shift to mail or crypto payments, I am announcing a patronage project and preorders for White Identity Politics, my forthcoming sequel to The White Nationalist Manifesto. If you want to buy the limited edition of White Identity Politics, do not delay.
Thank you again for your loyal readership and generous support.
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