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Fundraiser Update
Recess Is Over

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When I first began frequenting Counter-Currents, I was working at a university as a “writing consultant,” which — stripping away the fancy-sounding title — meant that I was a tutor, or “paper doctor,” as I called it. And as a “paper doctor,” my professional diagnosis was usually that the assignments themselves were lousy — dead on arrival.

Sure, many college kids had a hard time structuring a research paper, or coming up with an argumentative thesis. But they were working with some pretty uninspiring raw materials. Who wants to write about Nelson Mandela and his “freedom struggle” against, roughly translated in Wakandawahili, “the baddies” again? Did I immediately out myself as a white nationalist? No, readers. But I did make it a point to encourage students to write on subjects they found interesting, not ones their professors did.

And I have encouraging news and not-so-encouraging news about students. The bad news is that indeed, most of them never thought to stray from the path laid out for them (the few who did were actually foreign students — very wise to the JQ is much of Latin America). They believed that some positions were self-evidently “unconscionable,” and so did not feel the need to investigate topics like anti-diversity, anti-feminism, or anti-liberalism themselves. The good news is that some are open enough. Enough to pause when gently questioned about the orthodoxies they have taken for granted. Baby steps.

Student: “Islam is a religion of peace.”

The Paper Doctor: “Is it, though?”

S: “There’s no such thing as ‘the Japanese people.’ This identity was a social construct devised by right-wing reactionaries after WWII.”

PD: “No.” (Alright, nicer than that.)

I remember when my sporadic visits became a daily fix. After reading a fascinating review on the film Padmaavat [2], it was then that I realized I had fallen in love. Yes, this was, in many ways, a love story. Sneaking peeks at Counter-Currents during office hours and breaks between student meetings was a coping device. Not only did it give me the strength to get through yet another tutoring session with yet another braindead prompt, but it also gave me the courage and articulated the arguments needed to push back against the most outrageous academic beliefs (which is all of them, really).

Thus armed with the convictions I developed while poring through the archives of C-C (does any other Dissident Right website offer such a deep dive in material?), I assured students that it is OK to think that Western civilization was awesome. It is OK not to care about colored-people problems. It is OK to prefer the Spanish conquistadores to the staggeringly monstrous Aztec Empire. It is OK not to go see the movie that your professor has raved about — 12 Years a Slave — but to watch Interstellar instead. It is OK to be white.

We have a good time here writing and commenting, but these activities are addressing the most serious crisis of our times. Recess is over. We’re at the Olympics now, and we must prepare for and win the test, one with enormous implications. Counter-Currents is, by far, the best Dissident Right webpage that I’ve ever discovered online. And I don’t mean that other sites aren’t doing good work. They are. We don’t need to make ourselves look better by taking swipes at others. That said, Counter-Currents is special. For me, it felt like home. And because the act of finding again, saving, and building our homes is, at bottom, what this whole movement is about — keep the fires burning at this most important home for dissident thought.

Give today, so that we can give back tomorrow.

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This year, Counter-Currents is trying to raise $200,000 to sustain and improve our work. Since our last update, we have had 25 donations totaling $11,994.43. This means we have received a total of 976 donations and a grand total of $135,667.85 since we started our fundraiser on March 10th. Thus we are more than 60% of the way to our goal, with just over two months of the year left. We are deeply grateful to everyone who has helped out so far, but we have more than $64,000 to go before we reach our goal . . . and time is running out. Full details about how to give are below.

(1) E-Checks

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 [3] 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].

(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 [5] 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 [6] or PDF [7] donation form and mail it to:

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

(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.

(7) Crypto-Currencies

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

(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] [10]. 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 [11]” 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.

Greg Johnson