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The Counter-Currents 2020 Fundraiser
A Near-Death Experience

Carlos Schwabe, Death of the Gravedigger

1,487 words

Last week I got a scare. I got a message from one of my friends. He was afraid he had caught the coronavirus and had called 911. I called his home the next day, fearing the worst, and I was delighted to hear that it turned out to be a false alarm. But the feeling of relief was short-lived, because this past weekend, I learned that another friend — a longtime reader and supporter of Counter-Currents — has died of the coronavirus.

I’ve always believed this is a very real crisis. Even when it was only affecting the Chinese, I knew it would quickly spread to white countries. But that was abstract knowledge. Now it’s concrete. Now it’s personal.

When this epidemic started, I wrote to some prominent movement friends — who are all in high-risk categories — to take this seriously and put plans into place so that their organizations will live on once they are no longer with us. Years ago, I made plans to keep Counter-Currents going after I die.

We should all put our affairs in order.

Epidemics come and go, but we will never run out of things to die from. And right now, most of us have plenty of spare time on our hands to think things through and make our wills.

A lot of people are hurting economically because of the epidemic and economic chaos it is causing. A lot of people are doing fine. Counter-Currents is among the hurting. But we don’t qualify for a stimulus check.

The reach and traffic at our webzine have never been greater. But it has never been harder to keep things going. 

Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble refuse to sell our books for political reasons. Those two companies constitute 80% of the global book market.

We can, of course, sell our own books, but we can no longer take credit card payments. We have been de-platformed repeatedly from credit-card processors, and recently we learned that Counter-Currents has been placed on a credit card industry blacklist reserved for companies with high chargebacks and fraud, which is completely inapplicable. This is obviously another form of political persecution.

Can we get off this blacklist? Lawyers who charge $800/hour are eager to help. But we simply don’t have the funds.

Without the means to take electronic payments, our sales and donations have dwindled to a trickle.

Counter-Currents has always primarily been a webzine. We have always depended on donors to survive.

We can, however, take cryptocurrency, bank transfers, and paper checks, money orders, etc.

Counter-Currents needs an immediate emergency infusion of at least $20,000 in the coming weeks if we are to survive.  

A Word About Monthly Donations

Monthly recurring donations are particularly helpful to Counter-Currents because they allow us to make long term plans and commitments.

Counter-Currents built up a large number of dedicated monthly donors over our first seven years online, only to lose them when PayPal deplatformed us after Unite the Right in Charlottesville.

We then slowly built up a new set of monthly donors on Stripe, until they deplaformed us in 2019.

Then we built up another list of monthly donors, only to be deplatformed again a few months later in 2019.

After the PayPal deplatforming, we lost a substantial number of donors — most of them giving small amounts — who never signed up for Stripe. After the Stripe deplatforming, we lost a substantial number of donors as well, although they didn’t have much of an opportunity to sign up before we were deplatformed again.

At this point, Counter-Currents has only about 20% of the number of monthly donors that we had at our peak. Our enemies, I am sure, are rubbing their hands together in glee, since deplatforming works.

Of course, we are still in business. But Andrew Anglin’s announcement in February that he has had to lay off his writing staff is a very bad sign. It is a wakeup call here at Counter-Currents. We need to get serious about getting our monthly donors back.

Folks, if you were a monthly donor in the past, now is the time to rejoin us.

If you were thinking of becoming a monthly donor, now is the time to commit.

Frans Francken II, The Miser Haunted by Death Playing Violin

Some of you might be tired of all the deplatforming and are just waiting for a stable solution before you get back in the game. Well, we do have a new payment processor. But in truth, nothing is stable in this world, and to survive we need to adapt. We need to make up our minds to move quickly from one processor or platform to another.

Some of you might be thinking that your monthly donation did not make a difference. And if you were the only one thinking that, you might be right. But a lot of people are apparently thinking that way, so it makes a big difference.

Some of you might be thinking that other people will take care of the monthly donations, so you don’t need to bother. But a lot of other people are thinking the same thing, so you do need to bother.

Some people were willing to help when it was convenient. Now that the revolution no longer takes PayPal, they are going to buy stuff on Ebay instead. We need more dedicated people like you to take their place.

Make today the day that you start — or resume — making a monthly donation to Counter-Currents.

Or if you just want to do a single donation, that is most welcome.

All forms of support are deeply appreciated.

There are several ways you can help out.

You Can Send us Credit Card Donations Through Entropy

You can send us credit card donations through our Entropy page [1] — just click “send paid chat.” Entropy allows you to donate any amount from $3 and up. All paid chats will be read and commented upon in the upcoming episodes of Counter-Currents Radio, which airs every Friday.

Checks and Money Orders

[2]Sometimes the old ways are best. The least “de-platformable” way to send donations to Counter-Currents is to put a check or money order in the mail. Simply print and complete the Word [3] or PDF [4] donation form and mail it to:

Counter-Currents Publishing, Ltd.
P.O. Box 22638
San Francisco, CA 94122
USA

Or, if you don’t have a printer, just jot us a note. But please include an email address so we can thank you. 

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.

Crypto-Currencies

In addition to old-fashioned paper donations, those new-fangled crypto-currencies are a good way to circumvent censorious credit card corporations.

Bank Transfers

If your bank does free money transfers to other banks in the US, please contact me at [email protected] [7].

Bill Payment Services

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. After the initial bother of setting it up, you never have to think about it again.

Gift Cards

Gift cards are a useful way to make donations. Gift cards are available with all the major credit cards as well as from major retailers. You can either send gift cards as donations (either electronically or through the mail) or you can use them to make donations. Simply buy a prepaid credit card and click here  [8]to use it. If you can find a place that sells gift cards for cash, they are as anonymous as sending cash and much safer.

The Counter-Currents Foundation

Note: Donations to Counter-Currents Publishing are not tax-deductible. We do, however, have a 501c3 tax-exempt educational corporation called The Counter-Currents Foundation. If you want to make a tax-deductible gift, please email me at [email protected] [7]. You can send donations by mail to:

The Counter-Currents Foundation
P.O. Box 22638
San Francisco, CA 94122
USA

Remember Us in Your Will

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 [9]” contains many helpful suggestions.

Remember: those who fight for the Golden Age live in it today.

Thank you again for your loyal readership and generous support.

Greg Johnson
Editor-in-Chief
Counter-Currents Publishing, Ltd.

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