Fundraiser Update The Education of a White NationalistAlex Graham
This year, Counter-Currents is trying to raise $200,000. Since our last update, we have received 9 donations totaling $2,078,65. This means we have received a total of 1148 donations and a grand total of $165,766.37 since we started our fundraiser on March 10th. Thus we are more than 80% of the way to our goal, with just a bit over $34,000 to go and less than one month left to receive it. If you have been waiting to year’s end before giving, it is almost here. Full information on how to give appears below a very special essay by Alex Graham.
The Education of a White Nationalist
The reason why I write for Counter-Currents is simple. More than any other dissident Right publication, it possesses the vitality and vision needed to reach the minds of intelligent young white people. I myself am proof of this. I came across Counter-Currents at the age of 14, and it would be difficult to overstate the impact that it had on me during my adolescence.
Before I found Counter-Currents, I had never heard of the New Right. My thinking was mired in the “Old Right,” and I considered myself a National Socialist. Prior to that, I was a paleoconservative. The lack of youthful energy in the paleoconservative movement was always very apparent to me. Who knows, I may well have been the only 13-year-old paleoconservative in the country. The NS-inspired “White Nationalist 1.0” scene in the US was not much to write home about either and seemed not to have changed much since its heyday in the 90s. The day I stumbled upon Counter-Currents was the first time I had ever encountered a Right-wing milieu that was actually intellectually exciting, future-oriented, and was headed somewhere.
My worldview soon evolved beyond its “Old Right” constraints. More than that, Counter-Currents broadened my intellectual and cultural horizons immensely. It introduced (and continues to introduce) me to countless new avenues to explore that otherwise would not have crossed my path.
Above all, everything I learned from Counter-Currents was undergirded by a singular vision and purpose. Nick Jeelvy’s latest article struck a chord with me. My education, too, was characterized largely by the mere “reproduction of factoids” and lacked coherence. The schools I attended were better than others, but the purpose of the education we received was transparently to initiate us into the “Intellectual Yet Idiot” class, to borrow Nassim Taleb’s expression, and to make us “marketable” to colleges and (by extension) future employers.
At school, I did not push myself intellectually and was not encouraged to do so. (A few teachers even discouraged it; I remember one humiliating episode in kindergarten in which a librarian forbade me from checking out a lengthy book, even as I insisted that I would be able to read it.) It did not occur to me that my talents were worth cultivating. This, combined with my ambivalence toward the status-seeking endemic to my educational milieu, fostered a habit of laziness and disengagement in academic settings.
Counter-Currents provided me with intellectual guidance that had been lacking in my life. In addition to the daily intellectual enrichment it offered, it gave more direction and structure to my self-education and imbued me with a sense of mission regarding my autodidactic endeavors. Hardly a day has passed over the years that I have not visited Counter-Currents, and it continues to be an enormous asset.
Discovering artists, composers, and writers who were aligned with the Right was also a revelation. Introducing young people to this rich legacy will go a long way in re-capturing the arts from the Left. A lot of Right-wingers unconsciously absorb the notion that the arts are inherently Left-wing and not for them. For a long time, I couldn’t envision becoming an artist or musician; I was “not like those people.” Conversely, there are aspiring young white artists out there who imbibe the same assumption and brainwash themselves into becoming Leftists as a result.
There are thousands of bright white teenagers out there who are hungry for knowledge and purpose. Most, if not all, of them have been failed by their schools, their society, and their elders. They would be drawn to Counter-Currents like moths to a flame. The future rests in their hands, and Counter-Currents is uniquely positioned to sway them to our side.
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Here is how you can 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, there are only two ways we can take credit card donations:
- CashApp as $CounterCurrents. CashApp allows you to make an instant credit card donation without a high processing fee. Plus, it gives us an encouraging mobile alert when you donate! Boost the Counter-Currents staff morale instantly! Donate via CashApp!
- 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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Speaking of old Nassim Taleb, he was one of the stepping stones I stood on until I found the dissident right. There is much that’s of value in his writings even today, even considering how badly he embarrassed himself with IQ denialism and covid panic-mongering.
I think part of what fuels racial leftism is the desire on the part of good white boys to seem like “good people” and to virtue signal. I see it in a guy I work with. He’s very smart and sets a high standard. He realizes most blacks fail of that standard, and this makes him angry. Then he feels guilt that he is a racist. In reality he is making the first steps along the path of race realism from his own observation, but then he watches the media which tells him he is racist, and the discordance causes him pain. In response he virtue signals more intensely and encourages and promotes blacks over whites to redeem himself. Surely all his superiors cannot be wrong, and his ego demands that they approve of him.
Excellent essay. I especially appreciate your remarks about the arts.
I wish I had been introduced to CC when I was an adolescent. I forward CC essays (including this one) to others in hope that it will bring clarity and move them to the dissident right.
“I especially appreciate your remarks about the arts.”
I do too. I got so disgusted with what the author describes as “the notion that the arts are inherently Left-wing,” and the associated notion that everyone on the Right should go into STEM or be an entrepreneur. The arts have been vital for me ever since I was a little child, when thankfully my elders took me to museums, introduced me to classical music and beautifully-illustrated books, and encouraged me to draw. I know I was fortunate in that regard, but all children should have similar opportunities, and at one time many of them did, from working-class backgrounds.
At the risk of sounding pompous, I know without a doubt that the arts are vital for civilization, and for any healthy culture. I’ll be convinced until the day I die that one important reason why we’re in such a mess is that an earlier ruling class gave up on defending the arts and humanities against the Left.
I’m comparatively an old fogey, but I’m so glad whenever I learn that younger people have been drawn here. When I was an adolescent, I too would have found this site to be a great refuge, and morale-booster, as you and the author suggest.
Sorry for the rambling, but I think this is such an important mission of Counter Currents, and of anyone on our side.
A compact and thoughtful, and greatly inspiring, confidence-building from the young Alex who represents the new and vibrant force of the Dissident Right camp with mettle, impetus and gumption. Truly delighting and encouraging to see the inner strength, steadfastness and unlimited growth potential of youthful White nationalists like him. Best wishes to Alex.
A minor problem and quick suggestion: In his last paragraph, there is such a sentence, namely, They would be drawn to Counter-Currents like moths to a flame. My understanding is that moths drawn to a flame are supposed to be burned and killed. So perhaps a better diction would be to change “flame” to “light”, with the latter referring to a source of inspiration and enlightenment, which is also bright but does no harm (to the moths). Sorry for the quibbling. Just my two cents. 🙂
Sorry for my own slip of error. The first line in my comments is short of some words which results in bad grammar. The correct version should be “A compact and thoughtful, and greatly inspiring and confidence-building essay from the young Alex… ” My sincere apologies.
Dr Johnson did you see this?
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