The Counter-Currents Newsletter, August 2020 2020: A Year of DecisionGreg Johnson
Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,
Future historians may look back at 2020 and declare it a pivotal year in history, like 1989, when Communism began its collapse in Europe; or 1914, when Europe threw itself into the abyss; or 410, when Rome was sacked; or even the birth of Christ, somewhere around the year 1. 2020 may be the beginning of the end of multiculturalism — and the beginning of the beginning for ethnonationalism.
We need to do our best to make that happen. We can’t just count on the impersonal biological and social forces that are destroying multiculturalism before our eyes. We have to put our shoulder to the wheel of time and urge the process along. We also need to steer it toward something better by offering a real alternative. So whenever you have an opportunity to redpill people about the ongoing violence and insanity, just keep repeating the mantras:
“Enough is enough!”
“We can’t live with these people.”
“We don’t have to live like this.”
And, most importantly:
“If white people had a country of our own, this would not be happening.”
Begin with the recent video of a black man running up behind a randomly chosen white man and bashing his head with a brick while his fellow savages titter moronically.
That could be any one of us, as long as we have to share our countries with blacks.
But we don’t have to live this way. We can separate. We need a racial divorce.
To get that racial divorce, we need to increase racial polarization and force a decision to solve the problem permanently by going our separate ways. Blacks and the Left are doing a great job of increasing polarization for us, although we need to keep adding fuel to the fire. Forcing a decision will be even harder because it goes against the grain of our current leadership and our political system as a whole.
Carl Schmitt, and before him the great Spanish reactionary Juan Donoso Cortés, recognized that an essential feature of liberal democracy is the evasion of decisions. What is a decision? A decision is required when you have a choice between mutually exclusive options, meaning that you have to take one or the other. You can’t choose both, and you can’t just choose not to decide. A real decision is the forced choice between mutually exclusive options.
Liberals evade decision for two main reasons.
First, liberals are optimists. They think that the arc of history bends toward a world without conflicts and thus without politics and hard political decisions.
Second, liberals are afraid of power and everything that comes with it, especially personal responsibility. Decision requires that someone is invested with the final authority to decide, as well as the responsibility to bear the consequences. Liberals, however, think that we can be ruled by laws, not men, and when decisions need to be made, they prefer to make them collectively, hence the endless talk. Or they create complex “checks and balances,” which are simply a way of treating responsibility like a hot potato, to be handed off to someone else. Or, to change the metaphor, it is like a game of musical chairs, where the last man standing loses by having to make a decision and stick by it.
America has now suffered more than three months of anti-white rioting by blacks and Communists. As the death toll mounts and economic costs soar into the billions, the country’s leadership either supports the lawlessness or is afraid to do anything about it. They are afraid of the mob and afraid of the press. But they are more afraid of their own consciences, since they have accepted the fake moral absolute that nothing is worse than racism toward non-whites, especially blacks.
Election-year pandering to black voters is surely a huge part of it too. Thus America drifts deeper into crisis, held hostage to the whims of the stupidest, most violent, and most sociopathic element of the population.
Every time a black criminal encounters the police — and there is a neverending supply of black criminals — we risk more riots. Furthermore, as the state backs off from enforcing laws against blacks, black criminals naturally respond to the opportunity by committing more crimes.
If you want to destroy a society, just make it a taboo to arrest black people. They’ll do the rest.
Eventually, a decision will have to be made. But by then, the damage to the nation may be irreparable. Furthermore, by driving decision and responsibility out of the political process, liberals just create a situation where ultimate decisions are made by unaccountable people outside the political system entirely, i.e., our disproportionately Jewish oligarchy.
For the duration of the crisis, race-conscious whites must:
- Stay out of direct confrontations with blacks and Communists. The establishment wishes to push the absurd lie that we are responsible for the violence. Don’t give them any help doing that.
- Do everything we can, aside from direct confrontations, to heighten the tensions and present our workable ethnonationalist alternative: complete separation from blacks.
- Do everything we can to force a decision. A serious country would have crushed this insurrection long ago. The US has crushed such insurrections. But the underlying problem was allowed to remain: blacks and whites cannot live in the same society. If Trump finally cracks down, normies will breathe a sigh of relief, and the problem will be allowed to fester until the next insurrection, when whites are an even smaller and weaker part of the population. The only solution is complete racial separation, and the more people who demand it, and the sooner, the better.
We also need to re-elect Donald Trump, not because of what Trump is likely to do, but because:
- Trump’s reelection will heighten polarization even more.
- Trump will not strip whites of our first and second amendment rights, which will leave us freer to organize.
- Trump will not intervene to overturn national populist regimes in Europe.
Yes, it would have been nice to have gotten a wall.
Yes, it would have been nice if Trump had taken serious steps to combat electoral fraud and tech censorship.
Yes, it would have been nice if Trump had turned America in the right direction.
But that’s up to us now. We can expect no help from anyone in power. Whites have no representation in Washington, no friends in office. Trump, however, will do less to impede us, and his very presence will polarize and delegitimize the system better than we ever could. Trump gives us more crises and more opportunities to triumph in the end. Four more years of Trump will get us closer to the ethnostate.
1. Our Webzine and Traffic
August was a very strong month in terms of traffic, with more than 321,000 unique visitors, which is our second-highest month ever. We are steadily regaining ground lost to censorship starting in May by Google (pardon my language, since “Google Is a Dirty Word“).
The continued racial conflict in the United States is driving people toward us. Only Jews and white nationalists really understand what is happening in the US today, and only white nationalists will tell you the truth about it. When people have questions that only we can answer, eventually they find their way here.
This Google malarkey comes on the heels of Counter-Currents being de-platformed yet again from a payment processor back in March. We remain without an easy way of taking credit card donations. This is a serious economic blow. There is information on how you can help below.
The good news, though, is that more of our people than ever before are now receptive to our message, and we need to increase both our activity and also our commitment and moral intensity if we are to reach them and change their minds. Thus it is important for you to support Counter-Currents, now more than ever, not just in spite of the hard times, but because of them.
In August, we added 83 pieces to our webzine, including five podcasts. Our Top 20 articles and full stats are below.
2. Top 20 Pieces (with Number of Reads):
- Richard Houck, “Sky King,” 29,080
- Greg Johnson, “George Floyd Got Justice,” 24,665
- Richard Houck, “Cannon Hinnant and State-Sanctioned Violence Against Whites,” 20,392
- Spencer Quinn, “In Defense of Kyle Rittenhouse,” 19,589
- Spencer Quinn, “Trump Should War-Game Secession, Too,” 17,452
- Kevin MacDonald, Preface to Giles Corey’s Sword of Christ, 17,265
- Robert Hampton, “Culture WAP,” 15,952
- Nicholas Jeelvy, “On Bioleninism,” 15,376
- Greg Johnson, “What Are Trump’s Chances?” 14,977
- Spencer Quinn, “I’d Rather Have the Klan Than This,” 14,744
- Spencer Quinn, “Wargaming Secession, Part 2,” 14,664
- Jef Costello, “Who Is Responsible for the Murder of Cannon Hinnant?” 14,641
- Giles Corey, “The Last Battle, Part 2: The Swan Song of Hermann Göring,” 14,640
- Robert Hampton, “Burn Down the GOP?” 13,776
- Scott Weisswald, “Taylor Swift’s Folklore,” 13,612
- Greg Johnson, “The Gods of the Forest,” 13,113
- Giles Corey, “The Last Battle, Part 1: Might Makes Right,” 12,656
- Beau Albrecht, “Are Things as Bad as They Seem?” 12,560
- Morris V. de Camp, “The Hardhat Riot of 1970,” 11,849
- Collin Cleary, “Gianfranco de Turris’s Julius Evola: The Philosopher and Magician in War: 1943–1945,” 10,725
This month’s Top 20 were written by established Counter-Currents authors: Spencer Quinn had four pieces; Greg Johnson, three; Richard Houck, Robert Hampton, and Giles Corey, two; Kevin MacDonald, Nicholas Jeelvy, Jef Costello, Scott Weisswald, Beau Albrecht, Morris V. de Camp, and Collin Cleary each had one. Congratulations, gentlemen, and thank you!
3. Our Top 20 Countries
Here are the top 20 countries from which we received visits:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Russian Federation
- Czech Republic
4. Our Readership and Web Traffic
|Month||Unique Visitors||Number of Visits||Pages Viewed||“Hits”||Bandwidth|
|August 2020||321,434||786,156||3,590,391||3,882,592||no data|
|July 2020||303,133||742,676||3,460,870||3,778,925||no data|
|June 2020||283,035||694,623||3,238,250||3,562,076||no data|
|May 2020||240,847||630,090||2,395,549||3,057,915||no data|
|April 2020||312,946||817,481||3,145,460||3,864,825||no data|
|March 2020||336,062||850,160||3,545,171||4,463,345||no data|
|February 2020||154,910||369,961||1,546,198||1,943,994||41.20 GB|
|January 2020||165,079||406,132||1,535,057||1,882,644||44.07 GB|
|December 2019||195,449||436,664||1,584,032||1,964,350||45.35 GB|
|November 2019||240,512||475,338||1,944,000||2,628,669||56.51 GB|
|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
Counter-Currents, like most promoters of dissident ideas, depends upon the generosity of our donors. In 2019, around 500 donors made it possible for nearly two million unique visitors to find their way to Counter-Currents. If you want to join the people who make Counter-Currents possible — or renew your support — there are several ways you can help out.
In 2019, Counter-Currents was de-platformed from five 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. Thus our placement on this list is simply a lie — a financially damaging lie — that is obviously political in motivation.
In March of 2020 we again lost a credit card processor. We are looking for new ones and will keep you informed.
Currently, the only way you can donate via credit card is through Entropy. Just go to our Entropy page and select “send paid chat.” Entropy allows you to donate any amount from $3 and up. If you include a comment or question, it will be read and discussed in the next episode of Counter-Currents Radio, which airs every Friday.
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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” 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.
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