The Counter-Currents 2022 Fundraiser
Nicholas R. Jeelvy
Crass Financial Concerns
We’re raising funds here at Counter-Currents. That’s why they call it a fundraiser, or so I’ve been told. — Some daft podcaster
This year, Counter-Currents aims to raise $300,000. So far, we have raised $107,246.59 or 36% of our total. Thank you to all our supporters. And if you are not a supporter yet, make this the day you start. Full details on donations are below. — Greg Johnson
As regular listeners of The Writers’ Bloc will know, I jokingly refer to our fundraising efforts here on Counter-Currents as “crass financial concerns.” The reality of the podcast/livestream format is that while it can be used to educate, edify, and, crucially, to compare and contrast ideas, its primary product will always be entertainment. This is not a bad thing; people need to be entertained, and it is better that they’re entertained by friends who will not poison their minds. It’s also important that we include as much education, awareness-raising, networking, and academic achievement in our shows as possible.
My vision of The Writers’ Bloc is of a show where we reconstitute salon culture. Civilized man seeks out good and intelligent company so that through learned discourse he may rise above the savage and draw closer to God. I deliberately structure the shows less formally than Counter-Currents Radio, as I’m aware that the Bloc’s undercard nature gives us a creative freedom not enjoyed by some of the bigger fish. Also, I’m a naturally lazy person, so I look for ways to get the job done with minimum effort; this usually means finding interesting people to interact with, and then relying on my charm to try and bring out the best in them. Since not all writers are talkers, this is more easily said than done. So far, there haven’t been too many duds.
When I say “crass financial concerns,” it is for easy laughs: It is both a Seinfeld reference (the episode with the pigman) and an irreverent dismissal of a vital part of the show’s efforts, combined with a sudden voice change to a gravely croak, made even worse by my low-quality microphone, and followed ironically by a 4-5 minute long list of ways to donate and live consumption of Alaska Chaga tea, our dauntless sponsor’s flagship product. It’s supposed to be an ironic appropriation of the grifter archetype and a simultaneous mockery of it. Specifically, it is an example of verbal irony, where I wear the superficial traits of the grifter like a set of clothes even though I am raising money for a good cause.
Since I assume that the audience understands this, they too can participate in the postmodern theater which is the livestream, mostly through the chat and the Entropy superchats, but also through our shared culture as early twenty-first century netizens. The stuffed shirts in literature and Classics departments yearn for the times of Greek theater, but something quite like it and yet entirely new is played out weekly at 10 PM CET on the Counter-Currents DLive and Odysee channels.
But at the core of why the financial concerns are crass is the inherent guilt and shame that we feel when asking for money. I know that it stings me pretty badly. When our illustrious editor Greg Johnson asked me to put The Writers’ Bloc under the auspices of Counter-Currents, part of me was doubtful if I’d be useful from a fundraising perspective. I considered myself too proud to ask for money, especially from relative strangers over the Internet. It seemed so . . . well, crass at the time.
It shouldn’t feel crass. All jokes aside, the money raised by Counter-Currents doesn’t end up in my liquor cabinet. Instead, it goes towards such glamorous projects as The Jonathan Bowden Archive, Counter-Currents events and gatherings, as well as the increasing number of people in the small but sturdy “back office,” those nigh-magical men and women who’ve learned the secret elven crafts of “Xeroxing,” “web development,” and “scheduling.”
I keep telling everyone who’ll listen that we are facing the most momentous and grand task in the history of the white race, and that our cause demands nothing but the complete rebirth of the spirit of white men and a reassertion of white mastery over our ancestral homelands. My basic selling point to young men is that to fight for our cause is the adventure of a lifetime and that nothing the modern world offers could compare to what one gains by taking on this fight, the meaning given to one’s life and actions, and the recentering of the world on the Axis Mundi of white identitarian nationalism, which we interface with the common man through the nationalism of his specific white nation. And yet, I do consider it crass, even if jokingly, even if just a little, to ask for money in order to pursue this grand and noble cause. Why?
We live in a degenerate age, by which I don’t just meant that people are degenerates (although they are), but rather that our society is subject to degenerative effects — the effects of ageing and decay. One of the things that has suffered is public trust. It used to be that when someone asked for money for a noble cause, you could reasonably trust that they’d put it towards that cause. However, admitting racial aliens, especially those who thrive on swindles involving our public trust, has made us cagey about men asking for money, and even cagier about men asking for money in order to pursue some Grand Cause. So often has the Grand Cause been used as a moral shield for an insincere grift that now the very hint of a Grand Cause arouses suspicions, like a tuning fork exciting the salivation response in Pavlov’s dog. We therefore either devote ourselves and our energies to minor causes or we raise funds for Grand Causes by self-effacing and hiding behind the shield of irony, because sincerity, or at least the projected image of sincerity, paradoxically appears insincere in the age of grift.
This would be enough of a problem if we were raising money to help lost puppies and sad kitties, but we’re not in the business of rescuing unfortunate animals here at Counter-Currents. No, we are part of the Right-wing political ecosystem of the West, and as such suffer the added difficulties and indignities of this contentious conceptual space. Aside from the usual mistrust and grift, we are also operating in an environment where trust is even further eroded by enemy infiltration, subversion, and plain old fraud. We are trying to raise money in an environment where fundraising scandals like Ezra Levant’s incessant petitioneering, Alex Jones’ Super Male Vitality™, and Milo Yiannopoulos putting half a million up his nose yearly have occurred. Different though we may be from these people in all areas which matter, first and foremost ethnicity, their trail of destruction includes a lingering miasma of distrust, especially when it comes to people parting with their precious dollars and cents for the benefit of causes.
In the wake of the Russo-Ukrainian War, I’ve made it my business to study the Russian art of propaganda, which has been described as “postmodern hell.” Its aim, essentially, is not to convince or persuade the consumer of propaganda, but to make him doubt the very possibility of truth, or at least sincerity. Due to the unquestionable influence that Russian foreign intelligence has had on the burgeoning Dissident Right in the West, this ethos of bringing the very idea of truth of sincerity into doubt has also leaked into this idea-space. This is not to let the Western regimes off the hook, as they’ve been very much attacking the idea of correctness and truth for their own part. The very notion of postmodernism is that there is no truth, only power relations.
So, when I ask you to donate to our worthy cause, I am asking you to take a leap of faith. Yes, Counter-Currents has proven itself over the years. No, this doesn’t mean that I’m dropping the “crass financial concerns” routine. But I’m asking you to believe in sincerity and the possibility of a Grand Cause again. I am asking you to make the momentous step of breaking through the prevailing epistemic paradigm of our age, which is being blared with deafening intensity from the imperial centers in Moscow and Washington. I am asking you to once again believe in the possibility of a sincere struggle for the existence of our people and a future for white children.
There are many ways you can help Counter-Currents:
The easiest way to send money to Counter-Currents is by e-check. It is as secure, fast, and convenient as a credit card. All you need is your checkbook.
E-checks don’t work outside the US, but we now have a new way to send recurring or one-time donations from outside the US for very low cost. For details, email [email protected].
2. Credit Cards
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.
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 send gift cards as donations electronically, by-email, through the snail mail. 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.
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