The Counter-Currents 2022 Fundraiser
Forging a Better Movement
This year, Counter-Currents is raising $300,000. Thus far our grand total is $188,211.94. That puts us at 63% of our goal. We have also received $870 so far toward our matching grant of $3,700 for the translation of Alain de Benoist’s The Populist Moment. Thanks so much to all our donors for their support. Complete information on how you can help appears below. But first, Thomas Steuben explains why your support is so crucial right now.
Liberals have infested academia for decades, like termites in rotting wood. Conservatives, however, being the perpetual losers that they are, did nothing about it except complain and crack jokes about underwater basket-weaving. In the meantime, the liberals used academia to train a dedicated cadre of commissars for their globohomo empire, while excluding strong white men as best they could through affirmative action, diversity-based scholarships, and softer forms of pressure.
One of the more sinister outcomes of this liberal infestation of academia was that conservatives came to associate higher learning with Leftism. They wholeheartedly adopted the negative stereotype that their liberal enemies projected onto them of being dumb and uncultured. Heidegger warned against accepting others’ projections because they are inauthentic and a betrayal of our true selves. As Dr. Greg Johnson explains in Graduate School with Heidegger:
Long before we are mature enough to reflect upon who we really are, people tell us who we are. These external spectators (the crowd) look upon us as actual, present beings and ascribe traits to us: jock, bimbo, nerd, preacher’s kid, etc. Because we don’t know better, we actually come to internalize these traits.
Tricking the broader Right into internalizing the idea that they are stupid and uncultured is probably one of the most Talmudic tricks the Jews and their allies have ever pulled off, and especially since we Europeans are some of the most intellectual and cultured people in history. The stereotypes that the average Republican has come to embrace are little better than those found in rap music. Ending praise of these stereotypes with a “darn tootin’” instead of a “das rite” does not change this.
The most galling aspect of this phenomenon for me, though, is that the liberal academics who push these negative projections are entirely pseudo-intellectuals instead of real intellectuals. White people should not allow the likes of Jewish professors who flee from rigorous debate like cockroaches from light, hood rats who got into college via affirmative action, or irrational thots with purple hair to tell them that they are stupid. If you look past their circular citations and class snobbery, you will find little substance.
Some may question why we should care about higher learning while our civilization is in an existential crisis. In any crisis, it is natural to prioritize whatever is immediately useful for concrete ends. Education is one of those things which is more noted when it is absent than when it is present, however. How many Right-wing leaders, whether dissident or mainstream, have been hamstrung by a lack of learning? Trump epitomizes this problem the most. It is no wonder that Trump choose safety and comfort instead of crossing the Rubicon when he has probably never read Caesar’s Gallic Wars.
A lack of higher learning has also hamstrung the rank and file. RINO traitors know that too many of their constituents lack critical thinking skills and are easily fooled with platitudes about “Demonrats” and socialism. Furthermore, if normie conservatives are alienated from their own culture, they of course won’t complain when symbols of their culture are destroyed in Judeo-African iconoclasm, such as happened with the General Lee statue in Charlottesville. They will lack heroes to provide inspiration, hope, and concrete examples of honorable conduct.
Contrast all of this with Captain Corneliu Codreanu. His father was a teacher who encouraged his son to study at a strict military high school. Later he attended the University of Iasi until he was expelled due to his aggressive activism. He then enrolled at the Iasi Law School, which selectively ignored the main campus’ kvetching. A. C. Cuza, a professor there, had a strong influence on Codreanu. This extensive education helped cultivate Codreanu’s sharp reason and persuasive skills. He put them to great use in guiding Romanian nationalism, and especially in the writing of his book For My Legionnaires, which to this day continues to influence nationalism not just in Romania, but worldwide. No doubt, Captain Codreanu’s knowledge of Romanian history and culture allowed him to meet his martyrdom with dignity instead of selling out.
Whoever the next nationalist leader is, he will need to be well-learned. At the very least, he will need advisors who are. Otherwise we risk yet another clown show, and time is running out.
But how is our leader supposed to become learned in the current era? Even if he goes to college, he won’t learn much due to the liberal infestation there. There is of course the Internet, but it has changed drastically over the years. A combination of soft search engine censorship and an inundation by normies via smart phones has turned the Internet into a wasteland.
I remember years ago when the Internet was wide open like a mountain meadow. It was possible to discover many different forums while researching esoteric historical matters to supplement my expensive, but meager, college education. This was how I first learned about Julius Evola and Tradition, among other matters. But most of those forums were deplatformed after Charlottesville, or else are now difficult to find. 4chan survived and is important, but it remains a lowbrow mess. Our future leader and his officers will need more than edgy memes.
Thankfully, we have oases of learning within that Internet wasteland, and I count Counter-Currents as the most refreshing among them. I admit that part of why I write is for my own amusement. But I also do it to pay forward the blessings that I received as an anonymous lurker from my old forum days. I want the nationalists of today to have the same opportunities to pursue independent learning that I had.
This is why I would like to humbly ask you to consider donating to Counter-Currents during this season of giving. In doing so, you will help to forge a better movement. We all want both leaders and rank-and-file nationalists who are bright and learned. Donating is one way to help make that dream a reality — or as Heidegger might say, transform absence into presence. You will be keeping the flame of European culture burning bright. Most importantly, you will help ensure that our next leader is more of a Captain Codreanu than a vapid real estate merchant from New York.
I fully understand that things are getting tough due to inflation. However, a little bit from many people can become a lot. This might be a culture war, but it is still a war, and one of war’s few upsides is that it is a group effort. You don’t have to fight it alone, and no one expects you to. Donating is a lot like buying a war bond, and I have every expectation that it will pay dividends. Together we can vanquish the projected stereotypes about the Right and arm nationalism with the knowledge that it needs to prevail. We can provide our people with an inspiring alternative to the tiresome, low-IQ takes such as “Demonrats are the REAL racists!”
Alternatively, one of the many books Counter-Currents publishes would make a fine Christmas gift for a fellow nationalist. I can personally assure you that, unlike Trump, they actually have the “best words.”
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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.
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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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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 534 Interview with Alexander Adams
Notes on Strauss & Husserl
The Honorable Cause: A Review
Whoever the next nationalist leader is, he will need to be well-learned.
I’m not so sure.
The cult of expertise is just as debilitating as the cult of stupidity.
At the very least, he will need advisors who are.
Perhaps. But ‘learned’ in what? I’d suggest a PhD in ‘racial loyalty’ with a specialization in ‘racial love’.
Otherwise we risk yet another clown show, and time is running out.
Time is not ‘running out’. ‘Non-Hispanic’ Whites are 197 million out of the 309 million people in the US. No one knows how many Hispanic Whites there are (apparently). We wasted a lot of time following ‘radical’ positions and engaging in synchronized strolling. But we have time to act deliberately. And that’s what we need to do.
I wish that I could share your optimism, HT. The clock has been ticking hard for a very long time. Each year becomes superlative to the last one as to how bad things can actually get.
That the situation seems so dire, and the time seems so short, is part of the reason why I came to Counter-Currents ─ and why I think that supporting them is so important. People should pony up what they can.
Long ago when the Internet was new it was very exciting. You would meet many smart people who you would likely never find in real life, and there was a certain naïve hope to it all. The information blackout was pierced; the best ideas would gather and finally things would change. Then the throngs and the torches would assemble, and the bootsteps would beat in unison. Victory would soon be heard in one voice.
Now, if you look at discussion forums the more intelligent conversation tends to be long gone. People don’t even access the Internet in the same way. For them, Troll Culture is all they have ever known, and they all think that they woke up and invented the wheel. Yeah, nobody thought of that before.
Much that remains is endless conspiracy-theories and Libertarian dogmas; there are the plan-trusters, the mystics 1, the mystics 2nd rite, and the cringey Manosphere, the long-lost Metaphysics, and so on. The most happening things are Twitter shitposts and edgy podcasts.
Constructive criticism is usually not welcome, but most “Movement” strategies for the last fifty years have revolved around hoisting suds and herding cats.
Some of the more Leftist or esoteric renditions of White identity have fared about as well as taking a Freeway shortcut by ignoring the signposts and driving the wrong way.
And these are the intellectuals.
It is absolutely true that the Universities are controlled by Marxists; these institutions are stubbornly toxic and beyond repair. I agree with Mr. Steuben that we have to replace this education system somehow with something commensurate.
Are we doing a very good job teaching critical-thinking?
The number of weird conspiracy-theories in our circles, and the callow journalistic treatments of complicated subjects like History, Law, and Medicine suggest otherwise. I don’t necessarily agree that no credentials means the best credentials.
Leaders and the cadre still have to be “educated” somehow.
I don’t have all the answers but I think we have a lot to do.
Nope, I didn’t like the mandatory vaccinations either, but surely any day now billions and billions will be dropping dead from getting the jab. Any. Day. Now.
Some of the staple conspiracy-theories that I particularly find grating are the Kennedy assassination(s), the Moon Landing Hoax theory ─ and a new one that is apparently going around our circles is the notion that atomic bombs are a hoax because Hiroshima is not radioactive and uninhabitable. And nobody got polio before the Joos developed the shots and the sugar cube, right? Germ Theory is a plot.
I don’t want to be too smug about it, Statistics is hard, but one wonders if anybody paid attention in High School Physics and Chemistry, let alone History and Civics. Logic? Do they still teach that stuff?
I guess something will stick on the wall at some point and unlock the great cosmic door.
I’m not a big Philosophy guy ─ when I hear Plato I reach for my Browning ─ but C-C readers and writers do have talent and it’s been a breath of fresh air.
If pessimism leads you to not use resources you because you think things won’t work out no matter what you do, then it’s bad. If it leads you to develop contingency plans, then it’s good.
If optimism leads you to not use resources you have because you think things will work out fine no matter what you do, and it doesn’t, then optimism is bad.
Our emotions are a resource just as much a our money. I think it’s important for people who present themselves to the White public to not create a false sense of complacency or urgency. Our people are constantly under attack and are, in may ways, confused and demoralized.
It’s important that we don’t demoralize them while removing their confusion about the situation.
Whites have always been a global minority. But it didn’t matter because the ‘global majority’ could not (or would not) enter our homelands.
Now, however, our racial enemies have created the conditions where Whites are being displaced in our homelands.
But, looked at clearly, numbers matter. Using percentages give an understanding of the level of displacement, but it doesn’t indicate the resources we have to respond.
Whites are changing. Some are going to be come more racially suicidal and some are going to become more racially assertive.
The latter are the ones that will survive.
I remember reading Julius Caesar’s “Gallic War” for the first time in my life in 2010. I was then 16 years old. In his autobiography ‘Les Mémoires de Porthos’ (1966), Henry Charbonneau (1913-1982), a former Action Française activist and member of the French Militia and the African Falange, recounts that Julius Caesar’s work was read in the colleges of western France in order to teach little Frenchboys to endure suffering without complaining.
Source: Dominique Venner, “Carnets Rebelles, volume 1”, pages 265-266.
On Henry Charbonneau’s life, please read the Wikipedia article about it:
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