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The Counter-Currents 2020 Fundraiser
Join the One Percent

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Counter-Currents needs to raise $150,000 this year. Thus far, we have received 148 donations totaling $13,349.05. We want to thank all of our donors for their generosity. 

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Most of what you consume on the Internet is produced by a small number of highly dedicated writers, researchers, artists, and other creators. A well-known principle termed the 1% rule holds that only around 1% of the members of any given online community actively create content. In large communities, the fraction of those who create content is often much less than 1%.

The remaining 99% are sometimes subdivided into those who engage with existing content and a larger group of “lurkers,” or those who only consume content. This elaboration upon the 1% rule has been termed the 1–9–90 rule.

The exact proportions often vary, but the general principle behind the 1% rule and its variants is true of all online communities: consumers far outnumber creators.

One of the most extreme examples of participation inequality is Wikipedia. The number of active Wikipedia contributors in the past month was a mere 144, 801 [1], which pales in comparison to the number of unique monthly visitors to the site—about 1.5 billion as of March. The number of English Wikipedia editors with more than 100 edits per month hovers at around 5,000 [2]. For every highly active editor, there are 300,000 people who read Wikipedia articles without contributing (by far the majority) or are only casual contributors. In 2017, a study [3] found that about 80% of Wikipedia’s content had been generated by only 1% of Wikipedians.

Avid Wikipedians are a breed apart. They spend all of their free time editing, researching, and writing. They see Wikipedia as their calling and approach their work with an almost religious devotion. Unsurprisingly, most of them are white men, as anyone who has ever been to a conventional Wikipedia edit-a-thon knows. (I say “conventional” because feminist and racial interest groups are now aggressively promoting edit-a-thons for women and minorities in an attempt to change the demographic composition of Wikipedians, with not much success.)

The most dedicated contributors of any online community, the “1%” whose content you consume on a daily basis, generally fit a similar profile. They devote their lives to their work, which they approach with a remarkable ardor. Greg Johnson and others involved with Counter-Currents are no different. They work tirelessly to promote the welfare of our people and to make Rightist literature available to the general public, driven by an unyielding sense of mission.

The principle behind the 1–9–90 rule applies to the Dissident Right. The number of dedicated writers, creators, and activists in the movement is relatively tiny. Those who comment on articles and videos constitute a much larger group but are still in the minority. The vast majority of people aligned with the movement are merely consumers of content.

More than 99% of you fall under the latter two categories. There is nothing wrong with this; most people are unable to create high-quality content on a regular basis. As Greg has often said, each white nationalist should choose his own level of involvement and explicitness, and others must respect his choice.

That said, those who are not active creators themselves should seriously consider supporting those who are. Donating elevates you from being a mere lurker to being an actual contributor. The more you lurk without giving back, the more you benefit from the labor of others at their expense. The vast majority of you are free riders. Last year, Counter-Currents had more than 1 million unique visitors and only around 500 donors.

Thanks to Counter-Currents’ writers and donors, you have free access to a vast library of articles on an incredibly diverse array of topics. Jonathan Bowden was right to describe it as a “Right-wing university.” There is no other site in our sphere where one can regularly find serious philosophical essays alongside music and film reviews and lively discussions of current events. I frequently plug terms into the search bar when I am curious about a particular topic and invariably find a number of articles each time.

When I first came across Counter-Currents in 2013, I was only 13 years old. I spent the ensuing months plundering the site’s archives and reading every article I could get my hands on. It was one of the most intellectually exciting periods of my life. Over the past seven years, Counter-Currents has broadened my horizons immeasurably. I have learned far more from Counter-Currents than I ever did at school. My desire to contribute something in return was what led to my becoming a writer.

One could indeed describe Counter-Currents as an encyclopedia of sorts, a giant repository of knowledge, but it is also much more than that. It is far more important and more deserving of your contributions than any online encyclopedia in existence. Above all, Counter-Currents is a metapolitical project dedicated to laying the foundation for our victory and securing a future for our people. Your support is essential to this endeavor.

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If you want to support our work, please send us a donation by going to our Entropy page [4] and selecting “send paid chat.” Entropy allows you to donate any amount from $3 and up. All comments will be read and discussed in the next episode of Counter-Currents Radio, which airs every Friday.

Other Ways You Can Help:

Money Transfers

If your bank does free money transfers to other banks in the US, please contact me at [email protected] [5].

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  [6]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.

Checks and Money Orders

[7]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 [8] or PDF [9] donation form and mail it to:

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

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.

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.

Crypto-Currencies

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

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] [5]. 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 [12]” 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.