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Weaponizing Money

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The first question posed to Greg Johnson and Fróði Midjord during the recent Counter-Currents livestream was, “If you could re-live your twenties, what would you do differently?” Greg’s answer was direct, clear, and quite pertinent to those of us considering an academic career — in the humanities, at least. Short answer: Don’t. Good advice. The last thing the white race needs is another racially aware English Ph.D. who can’t find work because he once said something mean about his feminist professor’s thesis on Snow White as a transsexual dominatrix.

Fróði’s answer intrigued me a little bit more, since he addressed general concerns about youth, wisdom, and growing up. Like many of us, I am sure, I never seriously considered an academic career in anything, so his answer applied to me a bit more than Greg’s. After admitting that he had been a bit of a Bohemian in his youth who may have squandered traditional career opportunities, he advised young people to do what makes them passionate. He then relayed a story from Jonathan Bowden in which Bowden’s father recommended that his son keep his head down, establish himself in a respectable career, and make a lot of money. Young Jonathan replied, “But I don’t believe that that’s what life’s about.”

Fróði did admit that he had made mistakes in his twenties (as we all have, I am sure) but regretted little because mistakes are baked in the cake at that age. It’s part of the charm of youth, thinking that you’ll live forever.

Greg concluded with the following advice: “Do what you love” and “don’t sell out too soon.” Fróði agreed, and advised people in their twenties not to be “too focused on staying in the middle of the road” and “have the courage to speak up.”

Of course, this is all excellent advice, and something I am quite keen on, since last year I wrote a three-part series entitled “Advice for Young White People” (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which covers this very topic. But if I had to re-live my twenties, I would approach it from a significantly different perspective:

I would earn as much money as humanly possible. 

Allow me to explain.

There is a common assumption that doing what you’re passionate about and having a traditional career are mutually exclusive — and in many cases this is true. But it is not true in my case. People who’ve been reading me for a while should know that I am quite passionate about writing and about history, literature, music, and films. But you know what else I am passionate about? My career. I have a pretty ordinary tech career — but I built it from nothing and I do love it. I would never willingly part with it. Like many, I am passionate about being a husband and father. I am also passionate about being a homeowner. Nothing excites me more than yardwork (believe it or not) or projects around the house that require basic carpentry. If you had told me in my mid-twenties that I would be reveling in my thoroughly bourgeois life two decades later, I wouldn’t have believed you.

You can buy Spencer Quinn’s novel White Like You here.

It is possible that one can “sell out” and still not sell out. I wrote my first dissident novel White Like You from 2011 to 2016 during a time when I was averaging sixty-to-seventy-hour work weeks. And this is on top of having a family with small children. Since starting with Counter-Currents in 2016, I have contributed slightly more than one article per week while maintaining my career and family life. I have also written a second novel, A Rope of Sand, which hopefully will see the light of day later this year.

In your twenties, it may seem you can love doing only one thing. But as you get older, if you’re honest and work hard, you will likely see the number of things you love increase. And this leads me back to the original question: What would I do differently if I were to relive my twenties?

I would start with an attitude adjustment. I would start with the realization that, as a white man, non-whites for the most part are waging demographic warfare against me and my kind. All of the major Dissident Right websites focus on this very topic in one way or another, so if you’ve gotten this far into this essay, you’re probably already aware of at least some of them. Not only this, but our demographic enemies are very good at waging demographic warfare against white people, through immigration, litigation, crime, miscegenation, dysgenic behavior, and many other means. Thus, all white people should act with some form of urgency, and if there was anything I did not have in my twenties, it was urgency. This was the late nineties. I thought the prosperity would last forever since I had never really experienced anything else in my lifetime.

I was somewhat racially aware in my twenties, but I never identified as white back then. My outlook resembled John Derbyshire’s Sun People-Snow People dichotomy. I saw humanity across a black vs. non-black divide. I was in the latter group, obviously, but I felt that Jews and most Asians were as well. In my twenties (prior to 9/11 and before I had any real contact with Hispanics), I saw no reason why all non-blacks couldn’t get along and do great things together.

Of course, I was wrong. And I don’t blame myself much, since I was pretty edgy in my twenties, relatively speaking, just by being a race realist. That does count for something. But it’s not enough. Whites today are in a race against time. If we wish to maintain our identity and our homelands and have a commanding say over our posterity before the end of the century, then we need to act now with confidence and alacrity.

And this cannot be done, sadly enough, without money. Lots and lots of money.

Last week, I reviewed Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Lenin in Zürich. In it, I couldn’t find a place for the following passage, but here it fits well:

Tha-a-a-a-at was something Lenin understood very well! That bare ideas will get you no further forward, that you cannot make a revolution without power, that in our time the primary source of power is money, and that all other forms of power. . . are begotten of money.

So when I say I would make as much money as possible if I were to relive my twenties, I’m not implying that that money would have gone towards expensive thrills, excessive comfort, or an extravagant lifestyle (not that I ever pursued any of these). This approach applies only to those who aspire to incorruptibility because much of that money would not go to them. It would go towards the Cause. And without being burdened with the various and significant expenses that I have today, I could have saved up quite a bit in my twenties as an unmarried workaholic with cheap tastes. I am sure I could have put some of that money to good use supporting dissident causes back then — as I do today. For a contemporary example, Greg Johnson has pointed out how useful it would be to test in court the legality of Amazon’s deplatforming of the Dissident Right. Of course, he’s correct. But people on the Dissident Right can’t come up with the scratch, so nothing gets done.

There is no excuse for this.

And think about it: What would frighten our enemies more? An organized, well-funded, pro-white Right that wages long-term lawfare against the anti-white Left on multiple fronts, or a bunch of disaffected youths marching in the streets, holding tiki torches and chanting anti-Semitic slogans? The latter only plays into our enemies’ strengths and emboldens them, the former does not. In my “Advice for Young Whites” series, I outlined six things young whites should do for the Cause, and the sixth — and perhaps most important — was to weaponize money.

Weaponize money.

It’s what our enemies do to us, and it is why they win.

So maybe Jonathan Bowden’s father had been at least partially right all along. It is important to make money. Making money is a big part of what life is about — if not for us, then for our descendants and for our long-term survival. Without money, fighting the demographic wars, raising children, and having a positive impact for our people becomes much, much harder to do.

Most importantly, making money does not have to prevent us from doing what we love, whatever that may be.

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  1. John Wilkinson
    Posted May 21, 2020 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    This is very good. But there’s a big problem imbedded in it.

    “Crowdsourcing”’ isn’t new. The SPLC, ADL, NAACP, and ACLU (who should be unbiased, but isn’t) all crowdsource their legal funds from hundreds of thousands if not millions of national and global donors. They have literal “war chests” that are so huge that they can fund most of their operations on just the INTEREST.

    When everything and everyone is deplatformed from crowdsourcing media as well as payment processors, it makes it rather difficult.

    I realize this isn’t the only problem. I myself have little extra money to donate, so I do my best to contribute my time. lots of dissidents don’t even do that. Many are young men just struggling to rub two pennies together.

    You’re correct that having that ambition and drive to amass wealth while young, and to direct funds toward our cause, is paramount. But we really do need to come up with parallel strategies that don’t rely on ZOG’s infrastructure. I’m at a loss as to how, but that’s what has to happen at some point.

  2. Grandiose
    Posted May 21, 2020 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Yeah, cause that’s the right thing to do. Let us remain uneducated, clueless activists, without a single degree in higher education. Whereas our political opponents have phds and all shorts of distinctions, we ought to remain a largely uneducated crowd, unqualified of serving the people or the state.

    • Lord Shang
      Posted May 22, 2020 at 2:23 am | Permalink

      I had this thought, too. Greg Johnson has more credibility and attracts more interest precisely because he has a doctorate (even though lots of assholes also have doctorates, it is a sign of some degree of superior ability and greater proven learning, esp in our theorists, who, being white, and almost all men, cannot be presumed to have unfairly benefited from extrinsic, non-academic traits or “qualifications”). Ditto, just among racialist writers, Revilo Oliver, William Pierce, Sam Francis, Philippe Rushton, Kevin MacDonald, etc. Wilmot Robertson, Jared Taylor, Peter Brimelow, Steve Sailer, and others are also extremely smart, but perhaps just a shade less respected due to their lack of the degree; at least, they had to earn the esteem with which they’re held via the slower method of being recognized for their writing, whereas those with the PhD have an instant presumption of intellectual cred.

      No, what’s needed is for intellectual young white patriots (ie young people who know they want or think they might want to be future white intellectual activists or writers; those wanting to be political activists should go to law or possibly business school) to get their doctorates, but 1) to do so as cheaply and quickly as possible; 2) to fly totally under PC radar by doing a dissertation on something having nothing directly to do with race at all (as I bet Johnson did – though I’m only surmising here); while 3) all the while understanding that they will have a very tough time developing mainstream academic careers. I graduated at 21, 35 years ago, from one the most elite colleges in the US, and then wasted so much time that I easily could have “wasted” that time earning my doctorate and been none the worse for it. IOWs, I think it would be great to go out and earn a doctorate (assuming your tuition is heavily subsidized or written off by the university) even if you never plan to teach – even if what you later want to do is be a whitewater rafting guide, or an MBA executive, or an entrepreneur (ie, whatever). I think we need a whole lot more PhDs in the movement, even if few can attain tenure anywhere. One can always develop a modest (or perhaps quite successful) ‘money’ career, while also writing on the side.

      Of course, for myself, my immediate thought in response to the question was the same as Quinn’s. The BEST things most young people can do for the movement (and themselves) are 1) making (and saving and investing) as much money as possible (assuming you do NOT have any particular career passion that you MUST spend your life pursuing – and most people, myself included, do/did not), which might include professional school, and 2) finding a quality spouse and starting a real family (defined as three or more children) by age 35 at the latest (much better by age 30).

      I know guys who were really on the ball in their 20s and 30s; made a lot of money while finishing raising/educating their kids in their 50s; and now as we approach our 60s, are very well placed to do whatever they want with the many years they statistically have left. I wish they were more racialist, frankly, because they are financially independent, and in a few years will have tons of free time if they so choose. Guys like this could easily transition into leadership roles in white-themed activism, if only because they are smart, educated, skilled, without any more family responsibilities (except for aging parents, but that will go away within a few more years, too), and affluent, if not necessarily rich (as Quinn would like more of us to be). But one doesn’t have to be wealthy [$10mil or more] before one’s money can make a big difference. Even $2mil net worth plus a paid off home for a 60 year old couple without kids in school (ie, 60k spending per yr for 30 years with a decent cash cushion, to take the simplest possible situation) makes one ‘undoxxable’. And this is absolutely achievable (and will be for decades to come, even in our increasingly socialist, and thus correspondingly crappy economy) for intelligent and disciplined young people who finish college, and start working diligently immediately after.

      Bottom line: family is most important, but real freedom in our place and time comes from money.

      • Grandiose
        Posted May 22, 2020 at 4:05 am | Permalink


        I mean, how else are our people going to form their own think tanks and advocacy groups, without even a proper PhD? It’s good, not only for individual achievement, but also for good Public Relations.

        Needless to say, you’ve explained everything perfectly.

    • J.R. Phillips
      Posted May 22, 2020 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

      What Greg Johnson said in the livestream was that he would gotten his education and then gone off and done what he wanted to instead of trying to get into academia, which even then was pretty much closed to anyone with views like those expressed here. So the advice is not to skip getting an education but to not waste your time trying to get into academia.

      Even if your views are more acceptable to academia, there’s a lot of competition for a small number of positions, and white men are going to be the last ones considered for any of them. It’s all about making the best use of your education – and spending years trying to get a job in academia is a poor use of your time and energy.

  3. Dandelion
    Posted May 21, 2020 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    “Got money I’ll do anything for you. Got money just tell me what you want me to…”

    Trent Reznor

    I agree with Wilkinson that if the establishment saw anyone with the sort of money that can wield power expressing pro white sentiments or policies, they would quickly dissolve that fortune within the financial system somehow. That’s why the ultra wealthy are always very open borders, leftist. That’s why I think something like sanders is the way forward.

    But I do agree that, at least on a personal level, accumulation of wealth is important. Important for building families and individual happiness. Important if one is isolated from the economic system if he or she gets doxxed.

    However, as a greedy tightwad, I would advise, more than money per se, in ones twenties the development of lucrative skills is the more important than simple cash. In our chaotic financial system, a lump sum of cash can easily be inflated away or vanished through the constant financial crashes and bubbles. For the youngsters out there, consider that in 1965 a million dollars was real wealth. You wouldn’t have to work and could hire servants. Now a million dollars is typical middle class wealth. It’s nice but not what it used to be. There was a terrible inflation in the 70s to monetize the debt from great society welfare and the Vietnam war. For someone in their twenties now, by the time they are 50 or sixty, the currency may turn even more to confetti, if all our money has not yet been directly confiscated and distributed to nonwhite minorities by then. So if you do have a chunk of money, diversification of assets and management are important skills to learn. A lucrative skill or career whereby you can make new money if for example they issue a new currency Argentina style!

    • Lord Shang
      Posted May 22, 2020 at 2:31 am | Permalink

      Your qualified support for the Marxist, multiculturalist, open bordersite, criminal convict-releaser (((Sanders))) is at odds with your otherwise sound understanding of government monetary policy generated inflation. Sanders is a supporter of Magical Monetary Theory, the moronic idea that government hyperinflating the currency doesn’t destroy the economy (it would do that, of course, while utterly wiping out the middle classes – the TRUE BACKBONE of all rightist movements, not idiotically romanticized “white working class dudes”, who mostly don’t understand anything beyond their trades, nor care about much beyond their women, cars, sports teams, guns and beer).

      • Vehmgericht
        Posted May 22, 2020 at 3:48 am | Permalink

        Pauperisation of the middle class is happening anyway: wages are declining in real terms and white collar jobs are getting exported to India and China. Meanwhile the class of unskilled or even sans papier serfs available to fill demeaning and under-regulated roles in the service economy continues to expand, fuelled by inbound migration.

        The indigenous workforce needs to wake up to the fact that the neoliberal politicians, ‘woke’ fourth estate and academia are singing from the same hymn sheet. One good thing about Sanders mk I was that he appeared to be courting that constituency: Sanders mk II is just more of the same however. As for ‘Magical Money Trees’: the plutocrats don’t hesitate to squeal for them when they need bailing out. The Economy should serve the Nation, not vice versa. How to achieve the goal is an interesting question.

        • Dandelion
          Posted May 22, 2020 at 6:15 am | Permalink

          It just occurred to me that Head like a Hole is the master slave dialectic from the point of view of a capitalist and a wage slave.

        • Lord Shang
          Posted May 22, 2020 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

          Mongolvirus should be used (and may in fact get used, as even mainstreamers are now discussing trade tactics in ways that only nationalists and Trump were doing just a few years ago) to start the process of delinking the US and Chinese economies. We want to rebuild our domestic industrial base for socio-economic and geostrategic reasons, Ricardo’s shortsighted “comparative advantage” be damned. Or, AMERICA FIRST!

          That said, Magical Monetary Theory is another excuse to wipe out middle class savings via debt monetization/hyperinflation, which is simply pure theft of resources from the private sector to the government itself (and its dependent minions). It is socialism through the monetary back door. Socialism is despicable in itself, but when combined with interracial wealth transfers as in this shitty country, it is pure evil. Anyone advocating anything like this is an enemy of White America, and should be dealt with as such.

          • Dandelion
            Posted May 24, 2020 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

            Yeah, exactly. The financiers know how to diversify and preserve their assets through the inflation, while we middle class for the most part have no time or skill to do likewise, and are maintained in a state of serfdom. Also, I’m sure that part of it is a scheme to “equalize” white middle class with nams because elites are so sure that we have some sort of inherited advantage that we are holding above them. The elusive white privilege and the idea of family money you hear bandied about.

  4. Nikandros
    Posted May 21, 2020 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    We need PhDs, lawyers, financiers, community outreach, nonviolent protesters willing to engage in civil disobedience, political candidates, possibly an explicitly white nationalist third party (the White Nationalist Party), speakers, writers, etc. All of them are important. I’m glad Greg Johnson has a PhD.

  5. Matt Jackson
    Posted May 21, 2020 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    I also listened to the live stream. I think it’s great that Greg and Frodi have made a career out of doing what they love. But they’re the exceptions. Most people can’t turn passion into money. And without money you can never be independent. The last thing a start-up like the New Right needs is passionate people with thumos in their chests and no feet to stand on. Passion is a burden without independence. In your 20s, independence should be your passion. Then, once you’re established, do what you love.

  6. ronehjr
    Posted May 21, 2020 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    “We need PhDs, lawyers, financiers, community outreach, nonviolent protesters willing to engage in civil disobedience, political candidates, possibly an explicitly white nationalist third party (the White Nationalist Party), speakers, writers, etc.”

    And we also need rich philanthropic businessmen who are willing to fund these people.

  7. HamburgerToday
    Posted May 22, 2020 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Power is whatever causes things to happen in accordance with intent. In your life, look for where you have power and use it wisely to further the Cause. Sometimes power is going to be making and sharing money. Sometimes power is simply being friendly and interested in the White folks you know or meet during your day. In the long run, ethos is more important than thumos, as those with the latter depend upon those with the former to direct their efforts. They are both, however, necessary. The important thing is to always be advancing the Cause in as many ways as you can.

  8. HungarianFashionista
    Posted May 23, 2020 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    This article is a bit Boomer-ish in its approach. Do what I did, and you’ll end up where I am now. But the world has changed, and the same talent and effort won’t get you to the same place as even just 20 years ago.

    This is the second most important graph that describes Western societies today. (The most important one shows the shrinking white majority.)

    Let’s take 3 generations of the same family:

    Boomer Person, age around 70-75. He started his career in historically unprecedented prosperity. He also inherited from his parents when he was around 40, just in time to finance his children’s education. He retired with a good pension and is quite comfortable now. But he’s burning through the money quickly. Cruise holidays, medical bills, nursing home.

    GenX Person, age around 45-50. He grew up in a comfortable middle class home and received a good education. But he started his career in the lacklustre ’90s, was hit by the dot-com crash and then by 2008, and now he is hit by corona, at the same time when he has to finance Snowflake’s education. If he works in tech or some other high wage profession, he’s probably OK – otherwise his net worth isn’t enough to keep him fed and sheltered for 5 years. He’s going to inherit whatever Boomer Person leaves behind in the next 10 years. But in a collapsing civilization he’ll need all that money for financing his next 30 years. Pay 300% premium for white nurses, etc.

    GenZ Person, age around 20. If you asked him, he’d probably say he’s middle class, but his net worth is zero, at best, and it’s going to stay like that in the foreseeable future. Especially if the post-corona crisis lasts for several years. To tell a 20-year-old to work hard and promise he’ll make a lot of money is, let’s be honest, deception. (I’m assuming he’s just a garden variety smart guy. Not the next Elon Musk.) His only chance of a good life is to adopt the heroic attitudes of his Depression era great-grandparents.

    So I would be very cautious giving life management advice today. But I think there are universal truths that apply in all circumstances and may help people in their decision-making.

    First, there are 2 human archetypes: the settlers – “nothing excites me more than yardwork” – and the sea/land nomads who move easily and sail through life lightly. We have both of these types in our DNA – that’s why in the last few thousand years we could switch back and forth between nomadism and landowning and city building, sometimes several times in a single lifetime. (Odysseus, king, sea captain, and then king again.)

    Today the basic situation is that our (((masters))) have a much tighter grip on settlers. They exercise their power through real estate prices and mortgages, which they can control by manipulating the money supply. Being a settler makes total sense if someone wants to live off-grid and grow his own food on his own land. For all other people, being a nomad means considerably more freedom.

    An average suburban home only gives the illusion of settling, but it’s not real property, because it won’t sustain you in hard times – as your great-grandfather would tell you if he could rise from his grave with a wagging finger.

    But being a succesful nomad requires great self-control. You must save half of your income, even if it means you have to live in shitty or small places – and then invest wisely. You must also control your nesting and settling instincts by channeling the energy into movable property. (Feel like remodeling the kitchen? Limit your attention to the table, buy nice tableware.) Generally speaking, don’t build you earnings into walls (especially into mortgaged walls), and never accumulate more stuff than what you can put in a small shipping container.

    Secondly, you need institutional higher education only in the following cases:

    1. Practicing your chosen profession requires a licence, and the only way to obtain it is through college.
    2. Practicing your chosen profession requires a corporate or institutional environment and the only way to get in is through credentials. E.g. you can’t be a geneticist in your mother’s basement, and you won’t get into labs without an MSc.

    In all other cases you can probably learn the trade from books and internet resources, and you are hired on the strength of your portfolio and your presence in the professional community. Blog, Youtube channel, Github account, speaking at conferences. This is already true in the creative professions and IT, and it will become the norm in many other fields in the next 10-15 years.

    Third, there are many “small” lifestyle skills that are worth learning, either because they save a ton of pain and expense, or they make it possible to live a nice lifestyle on very little money. Learn touch typing. Learn to cook like a chef. Learn to dress well from a capsule wardrobe. (“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” – Edith Head, legendary Hollywood costume designer.) Probably many more, suggestions welcome.

    Finally, one of the best predictors of wealth is marital status. Rich people still get married and stay married. We know all CC readers are idealists and want eternal love, but the truth is, until very recent times people were much more calculating about marriage. They tried to marry up – yes, men too, just read history and classic literature -, both for good genes and for wealth and connections. As Greg Johnson noted somewhere, people can be very strategic about who they fall in love with. Your great-grandfather would nod in approval. Just something to keep in mind.

    • Lord Shang
      Posted May 23, 2020 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

      Much wisdom in what you say, but you’re too extreme for one simple reason that I have learned (I tend to be someone who follows your type of life advice instinctively); namely, uncertainty. You do not know if you will become disabled at some point (which is a double-edged sword wrt how to live and spend now), nor do you know how long you’ll live. You also have much less control over your lifetime investing (unless you just buy physical gold, paladium etc, but there are considerable risks to doing that, too), not so much due to ordinary (or “predictably unpredictable”) natural catastrophes, which can be guarded against via insurance, but politically-induced policy swings. All of the wild stock market gyrations since the 80s have been ultimately due to shifts in government policy. But just understanding this fact is no guarantee that one can take effective action even to mitigate it let alone prosper from it.

      Greg Johnson has rather sagely suggested that, from a “whole-life” perspective, it might be more important to “spend yourself” than to be overly cautious. As someone maybe a decade or more older than Johnson, I tend to endorse this (though not to a self-abnegational extreme). The moderate approach is the best for guaranteeing a contented life (though it will almost certainly negate the possibility of an awesome, heroic life).

  9. Arthur Konrad
    Posted May 24, 2020 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Acquiring wealth within a certain limit is fine. However, getting accustomed to subterfuge and telling lies should not be a part of it. Once such behavior is learned, it can become difficult to unlearn. It is not just a literary motif.

    Autistes who only think in extremes believe these two positions to be irreconcilable, and that you have to become some sort of criminal to be affluent in the present system. Apparently, they never heard of that quality called austerity. But again, we speak of people who are persuaded that the only thing needed to keep a bank afloat and at the edge of economic predictions is a little bit of craftiness.

  10. Alexandra O.
    Posted June 15, 2020 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Having money is essential. ‘Having money’ is not hoarding or depriving the poor of their share. When you save money in a bank savings account, then money is actually ‘created’ by the banks loaning it out — Basic Finance 101. And you must study Finance. Major in Greek Philosophy if you prefer for your PhD, but minor in Finance or an MBA. That minor will support all your dreams, and provide you the ability to create a proper White lifestyle, complete with home, wife (or hubby), kids and even private school for the kids, and you should know by now why the kids need a private school.

    So, my blessings on your journey. I myself was a late learner and was totally broke at age 36, after two failed relationships with non-earners, and a short stint of ‘selling everything I owned in order to do God’s work’ as a missionary — NEVER do this! — and having to work at temp jobs just to get back on my financial feet again.

    I’m now a fervent reader of Ayn Rand’s work on Capitalism and its polar opposite, reckless Altruism. I also have two pensions and an IRA for income along with good old Soc. Sec.
    If I weren’t comfortably retired, I’d be studying online for a better job. You can get a real estate license practically for free and learn heaps about that subject; also paralegal training, or how to become a day-trader in the stock market, but that borders on gambling addiction, so watch out. You can work at a drudge job and still earn a B.A. online, while saving for grad school and that Ph.D. in your ‘beloved-passion’ subject (mine was Art History, and I’ve never regretted it), but don’t forget the minor in Finance.

    Well, enough of mom’s warmed over lecture. Please just do this in robot mode, while still reading and posting (as well as supporting ) on Counter Currents to keep yourself sane and on track.

    • Alexandra O.
      Posted June 15, 2020 at 8:33 am | Permalink

      Somehow, the whole first half of my post didn’t print. Well, I am not completely computer literate yet, so mea culpa. Here’s the first paragraph —

      Money! such a loaded subject, but here goes: My German mother says, over and over still in my head, “Get a job and save your money — don’t expect anyone to support you!” Even now, 70+ years down the road, that’s still the best advice ever. Please, all my dear friends at Counter Currents, who keep me sane daily with your posts and comments, know this: There is nothing worse on earth than approaching ‘old age’, your 60s and 70s, without at least $2.5K — yes, that’s a quarter million — in the bank! Drill that number into your head and then add the necessary adjustments for inflation — at least 5% per year, no matter what the government estimate is.

      Having money is essential — etc.

  11. Felix Krull
    Posted February 12, 2021 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    he advised young people to do what makes them passionate.

    Boomer non-advice, absolutely useless. The problem with young people is that they need directions, you’re essentially telling them to figure it out themselves.

    Here’s my humble suggestions:

    Option 1) You’re a smart guy who likes sci-fi and computers: take a STEM degree, the “S” in STEM meaning physics, chemistry and biology. Math or astronomy if you’re a nerd.

    Option 2) You’re a dimwit: learn a trade, get a couple of years of experience, save money, start your own business. Learn enough math to calculate compound interest on your loans and learn enough bookkeeping to audit your own books.

    • Boiler Room Idealism
      Posted February 13, 2021 at 8:53 am | Permalink

      Fair counterpoint the young should consider seriously.

      Counter-counterpoint: here you are, attracted to and using the site of one such ‘dimwit’ who didn’t follow your advice. We need capable, ethnically conscious people in most fields (ok, we don’t need degree hodlers in anything_studies). Yours is good advice for the undecided, but for the truly passionate and motivated, I encourage them to break your rules.

      After all, the woke Reds wouldn’t be where they are today if minorities, communists and feminists decided it was too hard to compete with white men in the academies and social institutions and just gave up and pursued what trades were open to them only. Granted, they didn’t play fair in the academy and had help from certain schemers. That’s fine. We can get mud and red on our hands too. It’s past time we stopped all talk of what’s impossible or any sense we mustn’t get our white gloves dirty.

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