The Counter-Currents 2020 Fundraiser The Plymouth 400 Symposium, Weekend Livestreams, & Our $5,000 All-Or-Nothing Matching GrantGreg Johnson
Counter-Currents is trying to raise $150,000 this year, and we have made great strides toward that goal since our last update. We have now received 851 donations totaling $135,673.14 for which we are enormously grateful. We are thus $14,326.86 from our goal, which means that, to make our goal, we have to raise more than $1,000/day before our deadline, and two of those days are very hard to compete with, namely Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Fortunately, one of our generous supporters has offered us a new $5,000 matching grant. This grant is an all-or-nothing affair: we have to raise the full $5,000 to receive the match. Beyond that, there is a deadline: Christmas Day. Since most of our donations now come in the mail, we will count all donations postmarked between December 11th, and December 24th toward the goal. We will also count all other donations, whether via Entropy, bank transfer, or cryptocurrency received between now and Christmas. A full list of ways to help appears below.
The Plymouth 400 Symposium
Today is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower‘s landing at Plymouth, which led to the foundation of New England and greater Yankeedom, which gained hegemony over the entire United States after the Civil War. This year’s commemorations are a pale shadow of the Tercentennary of the Pilgrims’ landing, which reflects the loss of “WASP” hegemony to a hostile elite associated more with Ellis Island than Plymouth.
I wish to take this occasion to reflect on the immense accomplishments of the New England strand of our heritage. I also wish to declare a general amnesty for all their crimes and mistakes. Culturally and sometimes genetically, they live on in us all, and they made this continent and the world at large a better place.
To that end, I asked Counter-Currents‘ writers to share their thoughts, which will serve as the first of many commemorations to come.
- Morris v. de Camp, “Yankee Wisdom, Yankee Work“
- Andrew Hamilton discusses Robert Frost’s “Directive”
- Andrew Hamilton, “Shining Some Light on the Invisible Race“
- Robert Hampton reviews E. Digby Baltzell’s The Protestant Establishment
- Robert Hampton reviews Daniel Okrent’s The Guarded Gate
- Alex Graham, “William Billings & the Yankee Tunesmiths“
In the coming year, we will also begin annual commemorations of the Jamestown founding on May 14, 1607, and other significant events in the peopling of North America.
This Weekend’s Livestreams
I will be doing two livestreams this weekend:
- On Saturday, Dec. 19, at noon PST, 3 PM EST, 8 PM UK time, 9 PM CET, I will appear on Millennial Woes’ fifth annual Milleniyule on his DLive channel: https://dlive.tv/MillennialWoes
- On Sunday, Dec. 20, at noon PST, 3 PM EST, 8 PM UK time, 9 PM CET, I will be hosting Counter-Currents Radio’s weekly livestream on our DLive channel: https://dlive.tv/Counter-Currents
My guest in the first hour will be Laura Towler. In the second hour, it will be The Great Order.
The topic of the stream will be how we celebrate the Solstice/Christmas/Yule as well as Your Questions.
A New Way for Americans to Do Tax-Deductible Donations
- Normally, American taxpayers have to itemize their deductions to write off charitable donations when filing their federal income taxes. This means that people who file the 1040EZ form cannot take advantage of deductions for charitable giving.
- The CARES Act, which went into effect in the spring of 2020, allows you to write off $300 in charitable donations even if you do not itemize your deductions on your 2020 income tax return, which you’ll be filing next spring.
- This means that any US taxpayer can deduct up to $300 contributed to the Counter-Currents Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 educational corporation that promotes scholarship connected with the European New Right and allied schools of thought.
- All you need to do is send a check or money order to the Counter-Currents Foundation, PO Box 22638, San Francisco, CA 94122. (The Counter-Currents Foundation is a different institution from Counter-Currents, so please make sure your check or money order specifies the foundation.)
- Please email me at [email protected] for more information.
There are several ways you can donate to Counter-Currents.
Currently, we are unable to take credit card donations except through Entropy. Entropy is a site that collects “paid chat” or “superchat” donations for live streamers.
Just go to our Entropy page and select “Leave Paid Chat.” Entropy allows you to donate any amount from $3 and up. (You can make a donation even when Entropy says that we are not currently livestreaming. Just click the button that says Leave Paid Chat.)
If you want to leave a question or comment, they will be read and discussed on the next Counter-Currents Radio livestream, which air on Sundays at noon PST/3:00 PM EST on DLive: https://dlive.tv/Counter-Currents
If your bank does free money transfers to other banks in the US, please contact [email protected].
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. 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
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 or PDF donation form and mail it to:
Counter-Currents Publishing, Ltd.
P.O. Box 22638
San Francisco, CA 94122
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.
In addition to old-fashioned paper donations, those new-fangled crypto-currencies are a good way to circumvent censorious credit card corporations.
- Click here to go to our crypto donation page.
- Click here for a basic primer on how to get started using crypto. Do not, however, use COINBASE. COINBASE will not allow you to send money to Counter-Currents. (Yes, it is that bad.)
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 Greg Johnson at [email protected]. You can send donations by mail to:
The Counter-Currents Foundation
P.O. Box 22638
San Francisco, CA 94122
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 for all you do to make Counter-Currents possible.
The Counter-Currents 2020 Fundraiser A Postmark Deadline, a Final Appeal, & a Way Any American Can Make a Tax-Deductible Donation This Year
The Counter-Currents 2020 Fundraiser The Matching Grant Is in the Bag & A Final Appeal
The Plymouth 400 Symposium Shining Some Light on the Invisible Race
The Plymouth 400 Symposium William Billings & the Yankee Tunesmiths
The Plymouth 400 Symposium Yankee Wisdom, Yankee Work: Henry Cabot Lodge & Frederick Winslow Taylor
The Plymouth 400 SymposiumWhen the Sons of the Mayflower Struck Back
The Plymouth 400 SymposiumRobert Frost’s “Directive”: A Quintessential Yankee Poem by New England’s Quintessential Yankee Poet
The Counter-Currents 2020 Fundraiser Okay, I’m Starting to Get Nervous
(& a New All or Nothing $5,000 Christmas Matching Grant)