Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,
October was another very strong month. We backed off from our peak number of unique visitors in September, but we had our highest number of page views ever. There has been a steep and steady rise in traffic since June. This is not merely due to a few viral articles, although those helped. There are also structural factors at work:
- YouTube censorship is causing dissidents to leave that platform looking for more vital ones.
- Twitter is increasingly dead due to censorship, so dissidents are leaving that platform as well.
- The establishment continues to push multiculturalism, globalization, and the Great Replacement, driving people to look for alternatives, and more and more of them are finding Counter-Currents.
If you are a new reader, please tell us how you discovered Counter-Currents and why you come back. Just leave a comment below.
1. The Challenge of Deplatforming
Despite the good news about our webzine, October has been a devastating month in terms of deplatforming.
First, we were deplatformed from two more credit card processors. This was a major blow. We currently have no way of selling books or taking donations by credit card. Thus we are extending our fundraiser, which usually ends on Halloween, to the end of the year in order to make our goal.
It is becoming increasingly clear that deplatforming might no longer allow us to continue supporting Counter-Currents through book sales and small donations from a large number of supporters. There may come a day — very soon, actually — when we simply can no longer take conventional online payments at all. At that point, we will only be able to receive money through:
And not a lot of our supporters will make that transition, unfortunately.
Realistically, that means that if Counter-Currents is going to continue to grow, we must cultivate a smaller circle of high-commitment, high-dollar patrons. I know you are out there. Until now, you have been part of a much larger donor pool, and you could take that into account when calculating your support. Now, we can no longer take that for granted. So I would like to talk to you about increasing your support to make Counter-Currents less vulnerable to deplatforming. If you want to help out, please contact me at [email protected].
Second, in late October, Counter-Currents received the following email from Amazon.com’s Kindle Direct Publishing:
During a review, we noticed that you submitted content we consider offensive, which is a violation of our content guidelines. As a result, we are terminating your account and agreement effective immediately.
Here is an example of a book that you submitted through your account that falls into this category:
Confessions of a Reluctant Hater, Greg Johnson B01GYX9J08
As part of the termination process:
• We will close your KDP account.
• You’ll receive any unpaid royalties you have earned.
• You’ll no longer have access to your account. This includes, editing your titles, viewing your reports and accessing any other information within your account.
• All of your published titles will be removed from sale on Amazon.
Additionally, as per our Terms and Conditions, you aren’t allowed to open any new KDP accounts.
You can find our Terms and Conditions, here:
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]
First of all, in corporate-speak, “review” is a euphemism for an executive receiving a phone call from the Anti-Defamation League or Southern Poverty Law Center. We have seen the same euphemism in emails from the credit card processors that have deplatformed us this year.
Second, this represents an escalation of tactics used in the past. Previously, Amazon simply removed titles they regarded as “offensive.” Now they are canceling entire accounts. The Kindles they will no longer sell include my book From Plato to Postmodernism, Tito Perdue’s novels, collections of poems by Leo Yankevich and Juleigh Howard-Hobson, and literary and film criticism by Jef Costello, Trevor Lynch, Christopher Pankhurst, and Jason Jorjani.
Third, being banned from opening new accounts is not just ideological censorship, it is economic warfare directed at me as an individual.
I am exploring launching legal actions and orchestrating negative publicity against Amazon. If you want to help, please: Stop buying things from Amazon.com, and let them know why.
2. Our Webzine and Traffic
In October, we added 89 pieces to our webzine, including five podcasts and audio articles. Our Top 20 articles and full stats are below.
Top 20 Pieces (with Number of Reads):
- Richard Houck, “The War Against Whites in Advertising,” 16,680
- Morris V. de Camp, “Stacy Abrams and the Union’s Most Unstable State,” 7,969
- Travis Le Blanc, “Coal-Burning Point USA,” 6,524
- Trevor Lynch reviews Eyes Wide Shut, 5,897
- Trevor Lynch reviews Joker, 5,356
- Nicholas Jeevly, “Charlottesville’s Silver Lining,” 5,186
- Greg Johnson, “Understanding the Halle Synagogue and Kebab Shop Shootings,” 4,688
- Scott Weisswald, “Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon,” 4,593
- Greg Johnson, “The Groupie Question in White Nationalism,” 4,426
- Robert Hampton, “The Case for Trump in 2020,” 4,068
- Hubert Collins, “Ten Questions for Radical Environmentalist Derrick Jensen,” 3,578
- Fenek Solere, “The Death of Anglo-Saxon England,” 3,463
- Buttercup Dew, “Blade Runner 2049: White Slavery,” 3,432
- Max West, “Who Watches the Watchmen?,” 3,420
- Peter Bradley, “Four Hundred Years Together: Wilmot Robertson on ‘The Negroes,’” 3,386
- F. Roger Devlin, “The Roots of Liberalism’s Current Crisis,” 3,384
- Morris V. de Camp, “Kevin MacDonald’s Individualism & the Western Liberal Tradition,” 3,264
- Richard Houck, “Greta and Left vs. Right Environmentalism,” 3,086
- Robert Hampton, “Woke Capital Ends at China’s Borders,” 3,083
- Anton, “A Flash of Dissident Genius in Estonia,” 3,065
Rich Houck had two articles in the Top 20, including the number one article, his viral classic “The War Against Whites in Advertising.” Expect a video version in November. Greg Johnson, Trevor Lynch, Robert Hampton, and Morris V. de Camp all had two top-20 pieces each. And a list of established writers — including Travis LeBlanc, Nicholas Jeelvy, Scott Weisswald, Hubert Collins, Max West, Peter Bradley, Fenek Solere, F. Roger Devlin, and Anton — had single pieces in the Top 20. Congratulations, and thank you!
3. Our Top 20 Countries
Here are the top 20 countries from which we received visits:
- United States
- Great Britain
- Russian Federation
- The Netherlands
- South Africa
4. Our Readership and Web Traffic
|Month||Unique Visitors||Number of Visits||Pages Viewed||“Hits”||Bandwidth|
|October 2019||183,783||390,594||1,733,638||2,431,193||50.97 GB|
|September 2019||234,278||439,839||1,667,120||2,371,312||50.37 GB|
|August 2019||186,296||381,383||1,529,633||2,579,106||47.23 GB|
|July 2019||165,768||359,816||1,615,100||2,587,657||50.62 GB|
|June 2019||136,186||295,792||1,463,565||1,771,348||43.07 GB|
|May 2019||120,632||278,801||1,396,970||1,543,953||45.42 GB|
|April 2019||125,695||288,101||1,423,928||1,557,779||44.59 GB|
|March 2019||131,856||299,343||1,678,351||1,837,439||47.87 GB|
|February 2019||120,920||267,964||1,492,016||1,637,121||45.99 GB|
|January 2019||124,678||291,537||1,573,037||1,714,955||44.91 GB|
|December 2018||142,828||296,136||1,647,162||1,804,673||46.74 GB|
|November 2018||139,255||289,998||1,568,158||1,708,499||44.97 GB|
|October 2018||142,051||302,916||1,683,473||1,828,443||48.32 GB|
|September 2018||149,035||298,321||1,541,361||1,692,787||44.29 GB|
|August 2018||156,580||318,127||1,605,425||1,760,728||49.59 GB|
|July 2018||151,710||287,323||1,495,087||1,541,056||43.60 GB|
|June 2018||150,307||280,625||1,420,234||1,371,897||38.62 GB|
|May 2018||151,739||287,032||3,990,878||4,140,772||38.36 GB|
|April 2018||150,833||286,365||1,535,115||1,676,785||37.94 GB|
|March 2018||169,686||327,589||2,589,786||2,733,787||54.08 GB|
|February 2018||145,761||268,300||1,370,626||1,511,087||32.71 GB|
|January 2018||150,378||297,511||1,575,368||1,715,849||37.82 GB|
|December 2017||152,616||279,822||1,611,341||1,721,470||36.28 GB|
|November 2017||206,887||369,476||1,447,593||1,558,599||34.12 GB|
|October 2017||185,568||357,742||1,305,421||2,674,026||84.44 GB|
|September 2017||167,887||316,974||1,174,706||5,018,519||59.75 GB|
|August 2017||197,961||402,333||1,571,545||5,147,275||72.50 GB|
|July 2017||143,298||291,003||962,966||4,321,260||54.73 GB|
|June 2017||146,466||314,232||991,487||4,496,358||56.48 GB|
|May 2017||144,005||316,576||975,281||4,304,712||56.36 GB|
|April 2017||146,149||314,996||1,141,489||4,307,589||63.78 GB|
|March 2017||187,296||372,483||1,247,545||4,226,147||67.70 GB|
|February 2017||176,470||349,663||1,203,798||4,112,379||63.50 GB|
|January 2017||168,633||354,483||1,274,174||4,538,574||70.39 GB|
|December 2016||166,356||343,155||1,237,884||4,459,628||70.60 GB|
|November 2016||149,973||327,184||1,211,464||4,578,555||54.19 GB|
|October 2016||143,274||334,172||1,384,218||4,686,132||49.46 GB|
|September 2016||135,699||329,894||1,523,606||4,773,361||60.16 GB|
|August 2016||140,362||316,443||1,505,438||4,334,119||71.48 GB|
|July 2016||122,622||343,826||1,756,815||4,071,905||58.92 GB|
|June 2016||123,901||351,467||1,664,032||4,237,552||57.88 GB|
|May 2016||134,345||360,069||1,663,686||4,578,071||59.79 GB|
|April 2016||121,779||327,150||1,514,605||4,525,313||59.50 GB|
|March 2016||119,288||343,090||1,586,158||4,385,429||55.58 GB|
|February 2016||121,361||342,891||1,269,478||3,865,233||52.09 GB|
|January 2016||112,680||312,399||1,279,265||3,808,315||56.32 GB|
|December 2015||118,438||327,974||1,270,504||3,756,303||59.09 GB|
|November 2015||130,264||341,885||1,212,556||3,825,700||62.43 GB|
|October 2015||118,247||320,680||1,226,301||3,599,419||62.65 GB|
|September 2015||124,342||325,517||1,266,197||3,653,818||65.50 GB|
|August 2015||103,769||264,613||1,082,267||2,992,773||52.13 GB|
|July 2015||103,188||281,469||1,263,504||3,307,479||55.38 GB|
|June 2015||119,264||288,620||1,289,808||3,439,675||57.42 GB|
|May 2015||no data||no data||no data||no data||no data|
|April 2015||79,251||144,783||666,989||1,576,493||14.12 GB|
|March 2015||86,251||173,236||749,068||1,545,146||14.21 GB|
|February 2015||76,322||148,894||526,666||1,208,728||10.92 GB|
|January 2015||86,263||171,544||612,211||1,348,105||13.35 GB|
|December 2014||78,658||152,838||538,903||896,560||9.73 GB|
|November 2014||86,254||172,786||678,026||741,633||7.93 GB|
|October 2014||85,852||174,240||678,119||748,061||8.15 GB|
|September 2014||61,485||121,651||448,701||505,472||8.92 GB|
|August 2014||62,415||127,630||438,270||501,703||8.62 GB|
|July 2014||63,223||149,786||456,117||536,178||8.79 GB|
|June 2014||58,147||116,084||327,309||366,568||7.16 GB|
|May 2014||59,321||116,293||321,397||363,432||7.08 GB|
|April 2014||56,511||110,621||318,831||367,018||6.91 GB|
|March 2014||65,619||117,881||335,592||380,785||7.89 GB|
|February 2014||55,805||100,271||300,207||346,026||6.18 GB|
|January 2014||82,567||209,131||1,130,149||1,224,623||98.64 GB|
|July 2013||82,106||200,961||1,619,899||1,813,531||124.29 GB|
|June 2013||80,409||197,258||1,730,633||1,884,016||103.77 GB|
|May 2013||95,667||221,260||1,758,299||1,897,099||103.67 GB|
|April 2013||81,328||192,910||1,528,169||1,634,540||91.16 GB|
|March 2013||83,303||189,545||1,477,001||1,778,006||94.98 GB|
|February 2013||81,999||185,688||1,396,374||1,498,502||75.33 GB|
|January 2013||100,054||208,004||900,577||1,012,979||40.81 GB|
|December 2012||109,265||224,793||926,117||1,143,248||37.53 GB|
|November 2012||107,956||199,912||584,115||755,419||29.95 GB|
|October 2012||81,739||157,152||410,096||416,362||16.36 GB|
|September 2012||66,719||132,503||455,938||493,856||17.73 GB|
|August 2012||41,616||96,314||305,729||329,353||12.23 GB|
|July 2012||52,304||108,340||367,589||373,470||12.52 GB|
|June 2012||55,112||110,246||400,141||404,162||13.66 GB|
|May 2012||56,323||111,533||400,243||404,483||15.70 GB|
|April 2012||56,772||110,029||421,446||428,678||16.08 GB|
|March 2012||55,572||106,029||441,170||475,719||16.36 GB|
|February 2012||53,345||99,607||376,288||411,915||14.43 GB|
|January 2012||56,633||107,644||408,373||433,736||21.38 GB|
|December 2011||49,845||97,223||337,881||344,210||13.65 GB|
|November 2011||44,445||88,824||330,664||339,521||14.22 GB|
|October 2011||45,590||90,444||337,137||468,197||17.78 GB|
|September 2011||45,427||88,782||422,902||481,909||11.67 GB|
|August 2011||40,002||81,012||502,282||2,083,593||53.18 GB|
|July 2011||30,186||66,093||416,309||1,952,047||71.23 GB|
|June 2011||28,629||57,920||264,928||1,004,128||22.78 GB|
|May 2011||36,596||78,103||274,841||1,334,472||47.59 GB|
|April 2011||20,091||58,037||223,291||2,729,449||54.65 GB|
|March 2011||29,768||62,077||220,053||2,485,001||52.21 GB|
|February 2011||29,737||61,519||213,121||2,081,558||40.13 GB|
|January 2011||28,583||60,005||198,249||1,736,067||34.06 GB|
|December 2010||26,161||50,975||192,905||1,101,829||27.79 GB|
|November 2010||26,054||48,336||171,833||915,553||26.39 GB|
|October 2010||17,848||35,921||140,365||611,367||17.93 GB|
|September 2010||17,063||34,510||147,051||580,550||16.39 GB|
|August 2010||12,174||22,348||93,379||333,614||10.17 GB|
|July 2010||9,387||17,329||119,254||348,172||10.01 GB|
|June 2010||6,145||10,328||70,732||200,824||6.08 GB|
5. How You Can Help Counter-Currents
We are trying to get a new payment processor. But this may take some time.
In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation, please consider:
If you plan to send a donation by mail, especially a large one, feel free to drop me an email to let me know.
Finally, we would like to broach a very delicate topic: your will. If you are planning your estate, please think about how you can continue helping the cause even after you are gone. The essay “Majority Estate Planning” contains many helpful suggestions.
Please give generously!
Note: Donations to Counter-Currents are not tax deductible. Real change never is!
Remember: those who fight for the Golden Age live in it today. Thank you for your support.
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