Counter-Currents Under Attack, Fundraiser Update, & this Weekend’s LivestreamGreg Johnson
1. Counter-Currents Under Attack
Over the past week, Counter-Currents suffered its worst “DDoS” (Distributed Denial of Service) attack ever. Basically, someone who doesn’t like us and who has access to virtually unlimited resources, flooded the website with page view and search requests until it was impossible for normal people to read the site. Fortunately, we managed to put new counter-measures in place, and things are getting back to normal.
Unfortunately, there has been some collateral damage. We have had to ban the “IP” (Internet Protocol) addresses that have tried to get into the site the most. (An IP address is a unique string of numbers that identifies your portal to the web.) The banned addresses include the attackers, of course. But they also include some of our most loyal readers. For a short time, it even included me.
So if you are getting a message saying that you have been IP banned, please write to [email protected] and ask to be placed on our White List. To do this, we will need your IP address. It should be in the error message you received. Otherwise, go to ipchicken.com and copy the string of numbers that appears. We’ll be able to look at your web traffic and determine if you are legit. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
2. This Weekend’s Livestream
On Sunday, May 30th, at noon PST, 3 pm EST, 8 pm UK time, & 9 pm CET, Greg Johnson will be joined by fellow Counter-Currents Brain Trust members Millennial Woes and Frodi Midjord, plus special guest Jason Kessler, to discuss and raise money for his legal battle to expose the truth about Unite the Right in Charlottesville in 2017. We will also discuss YOUR QUESTIONS, on DLive and Odysee.
Send your questions, comments, and donations through Entropy: entropystream.live/countercurrents
3. Our Fundraiser
Counter-Currents is trying to raise $200,000 this year to sustain and improve our work. Since last week’s update, we have received 20 donations totaling $1,004.19 for a total of 394 donations and a grand total of $54,338.09 since we started our fundraiser on March 10th. That means we are well over one-quarter of the way to our goal. We are deeply grateful to everyone who has helped out. Full information on how to donate appears below.
4. The Paywall
Our latest fundraising outreach is our “paywall.”
Counter-Currents extends special privileges to those who donate $120 or more per year.
First, donor comments will appear immediately instead of waiting in a moderation queue. (People who abuse this privilege will lose it.)
Second, donors will have immediate access to all Counter-Currents posts. Non-donors will find that one post a day, five posts a week will be behind a “paywall” and will be available to the general public after 30 days.
Naturally, we do not grant permission to other websites to repost paywall content before 30 days have passed.
What will go behind the paywall? The short answer is: stuff you really want to see, including:
- Most of my new articles and reviews
- The reposts of our weekly livestreams
- Selected works by our most popular authors like Jim Goad, Robert Hampton, Spencer Quinn, Collin Cleary, Beau Albrecht, Nicholas Jeelvy, Morris V. de Camp, James O’Meara, Kathryn S., Richard Houck, Margot Metroland, and more.
We generally won’t put things behind the paywall that deal with current events. Instead, we will focus on evergreen material that won’t seem irrelevant after 30 days.
How do you access these privileges?
To subscribe to the paywall, we need three things from you:
- the name you want to appear on your comments (should not be your real name)
- an email address (the most secure address does not contain your real name and is from an encrypted email provider like ProtonMail)
- your payment
To register, just fill out this form and we will walk you through the payment process. There are a number of different payment options.
If you are in the United States, the easiest way to pay for your paywall subscription is by e-check. It is as secure, fast, and convenient as a credit card. All you need is your checkbook:
Note: To register, you need to do more than just send an echeck payment. You need to fill out the form as well, or we won’t know what to do with the echeck payment.
Thanks for being “another brick in the paywall.” We appreciate your loyal readership and support.
5. The Savitri Devi Archive
Before there was Counter-Currents, there was the Savitri Devi Archive (www.savitridevi.org), which I set up in 2006 under the pen name of R. G. Fowler in collaboration Gabriella Anelauskaite, the Webmistress. The purpose of the Archive was to promote research into the life and ideas of Savitri Devi (1905-1982) by collecting and making available her writings and recordings, as well as photographs, recollections of her friends, and other documentary materials.
Once I started Counter-Currents, however, I had less and less time to work on the Archive. I also found it cumbersome to maintain and update. Thus I stopped adding to it in 2012. I have, however, continued to collect new materials for the Archive. Some of this material was simply published at Counter-Currents, which is easier to update and exposed the material to a much larger audience.
I had long planned to renovate the Savitri Devi Archive, but my first priority was to redesign Counter-Currents. Now that the new Counter-Currents site has been launched, my next project is rebuilding the Savitri Devi Archive as a WordPress site, which will make it easier to update and maintain. Once the new site is unveiled, there will be a steady stream of new materials published on it. The new site will also allow for reader comments, have an active mailing list, and allow readers to subscribe to RSS feeds.
All of this takes money, however. So I am launching a special appeal to fund it. (If you don’t want to earmark your donations to the Savitri Devi Archive, that is fine too.)
A special incentive: If you donate $120 or more, you can choose a free paperback copy of one of our Savitri Devi books: And Time Rolls On, The Lightning and the Sun, or Gold in the Furnace. Be sure to include your mailing address and choice of title.
There are several ways you can help the Archive.
E-checks are as convenient and secure as a credit card. All you need is your check book. If you want to earmark an e-check donation to the Archive, use the button below.
2. Credit Card:
If you wish to send money with a credit card, go to our Entropy page and select “send paid chat.” Entropy allows you to donate any amount from $3 and up. Be sure to leave a message earmarking your funds to the Archive. Also leave book order information, if applicable.
3. Bank Transfers
It is also possible to support the Archive with bank transfers. Please contact us at [email protected].
4. Cash, Checks and Money Orders
Just mail your donation payable to Counter-Currents with a note earmarking it for the Archive. Also include book order information, if applicable.
Counter-Currents Publishing, Ltd.
P.O. Box 22638
San Francisco, CA 94122
If Savitri Devi is not your cup of tea, you need not earmark your support to the Archive. There are plenty of other ways to help Counter-Currents itself.
6. How to Send Money to Counter-Currents
Counter-Currents, like all advocates of dissident ideas, depends upon the generosity of readers like you to survive and thrive. If you are a past donor, welcome back. If you are contemplating making your first donation, do it in thanks to the past donors that made it possible for you to find Counter-Currents, and pay it forward so others can experience the same delight in discovery.
There are several ways to help out.
If you are in the United States, E-checks are the fastest and most convenient way to send money to Counter-Currents. All you need is your checkbook.
(2) Credit Cards
Currently the only way we can take credit card donations is through Entropy, a site that takes donations and comments for livestreams. Visit our Entropy page and select “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 weekend.
(3) Bank Transfers
It is also possible to support Counter-Currents with bank transfers. Please contact us at [email protected].
(4) 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 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.
(5) Cash, 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.
(6) 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.)
(8) 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]. You can send donations by mail to:
The Counter-Currents Foundation
P.O. Box 22638
San Francisco, CA 94122
(9) 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 a better world live in it today.
Thank you again for your loyal readership and generous support.
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