We Need Your HelpGreg Johnson
There’s a saying from the last century to the effect that you know your airplane is over its target when your enemies start shooting at you.
In the fall of 2018, I published The White Nationalist Manifesto. When the Manifesto hit Amazon.com, orders started rolling in. Soon, in the “political philosophy” and “race and ethnic studies“ categories, it was second only to Francis Fukuyama’s book Identity, which was attacking the very ideas that the Manifesto was defending. I was extremely excited. I thought that we could be at the beginning of an actual “conversation” about multiculturalism and race — a real conversation, not the one-sided lecture that establishment defenders envisioned.
In that spirit, I went to work writing an extensive review of the Fukuyama book, which was published here, here, and here. But our enemies also went to work in a very different spirit. In February, 2019, I was in Tallinn, Estonia with Jared Taylor when we got the word. Our books The White Nationalist Manifesto and White Identity (reviewed here) had just been banned from Amazon.
They were just the first of dozens of titles to be banned, including almost all of Counter-Currents’ catalog at the time. In some cases, Amazon did not just stop selling the books. It removed their listing pages entirely, customer reviews and all. It was if they had never existed, in the totalitarian spirit of Orwell’s “Memory Hole.”
Amazon.com is more than 70% of the global book market. Amazon’s “competitor” Barnes and Noble quickly followed suit, pushing that number up to 80%.
What was the agenda? That becomes clear when one looks at the books Amazon has not banned. Amazon continued to sell black and Jewish nationalist manifestos. It even continued to sell the manifestos of Islamist, black, and communist terrorist groups. The world’s second-richest capitalist will also sell you the works of Marx and Lenin, with next-day delivery in many cases. Amazon.com isn’t against any of those ideas and movements. Amazon.com is simply anti-white.
But banishing my work from 80% of the global book market was still not enough. Our enemies wanted to drive us out of business entirely. Thus, as 2019 dragged on, we lost more than four credit card payment processors (I lost count). And when we found a processor that would not back down, the enemy attacked our payment processor until they went out of business. (That was in March of 2020.)
In November of 2019, I was scheduled to speak at the Scandza Forum in Oslo, when fake news cooked up by Communists and fed to their sympathizers in the Norwegian government led to policemen showing up to prevent me from speaking and toss me out of the country. This, apparently, was a first in Norwegian history. Public outrage caused the government to reverse itself, and, in the end, I was told that I was welcome to stay and appeal my detention at public expense. (I tell the whole story here and here.)
Today, Elon Musk’s Twitter re-opened channels of communication for nationalist and populist voices, but Counter-Currents is still banned.
Why us? What are they afraid of?
We’re effective. In open debate, we would utterly crush their multiculturalist fantasies. We proudly assert that “It’s Okay to be White.” It’s not just okay, but it’s morally right to “Take Our Own Side.”
Moreover, because we target an audience with an IQ over 120, we specialize in reaching people who have the greatest potential to change society in the long run.
Despite all the censorship, Counter-Currents continues to grow. We went from having 6,145 unique visitors in June 2010 to 240,512 in November 2019, to an average of 750,000 visitors per month in 2022. We have intelligent and resourceful readers. Readers who care.
Now, we need your help.
After being cut off from 80% of the global book market, and after being blacklisted from the global credit card processing industry, Counter-Currents became increasingly dependent on our online readers.
But how do you make money by giving away free information on the internet? You appeal to the idealism of your readers. Last year, more than 2,000 of our readers donated to Counter-Currents, which made it possible for us to reach more than two million unique visitors. Now don’t be mad at the “free riders.” Instead, congratulate yourself on your impact. Each one of you who donates helps us to reach a thousand who don’t. Thank you.
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Greg, may I suggest also listing your mailing address for those who may still rely on snail mail?
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Folk their censorship. Freedom of speech for all nationalists!
Why us? What are they afraid of?
We’re effective. In open debate, we would utterly crush their multiculturalist fantasies.
And there it is. It’s really no more complicated than that. I realize it’s probably not much of a consolation but at the same time, it has to be at least somewhat gratifying to know your ideas are so powerful that our enemies have to rely on censorship because they don’t have the moral or intellectual chops to debate the ideas themselves. I just did a quick search on Amazon and of course they sell books advancing flat earth theory. I guess they feel comfortable debating those folks.
Thanks for your kind words and support as an insider, Richard!
I will contribute again this year. Every week, Counter-Currents provides many good items to read. I like the movie reviews, located under “Departments”. And Jim Goad looks at the current news from his own race-realist perspective.
Check a-comin’. I’ve broken it down on here before: If yer a $120-a-year subscriber and yuz only read that Jim Goad’s twice weekly articles, it costs ya $1.153846153846154.
To quote Alfred E. Neumann: Cheap!
And there’s about 94 other quality articles every month. Long ones!
If you read them all, it’s just 10 cents per article.
Only the “alternative press” is cheaper but that’s just because they can’t give those things away.
Thanks for Counter-Currents, Greg.
Here’s an project for some activist minded dissidents:
There are libraries and bookstores which have displays of “Banned Books.” How about if a team of activists pay them a visit and ask them about the White Nationalist Manifesto? Bring copies of the book and ask them to display it.
The reaction should be priceless.
Might also be worthwhile to video the proceedings and then post them online.
I joined last night. It’s great to be part of this community. Counter Currents are doing fine work and I may add I ordered some books a few weeks and I’d urge others to do the same. The works turned up and the quality was excellent and the ordering and shipping was trouble free. I’m kinda new to this movement although I’ve always been aware of the direction of travel in the past 10-15 years. Progress is being made. My wish is for the many factions within to concentrate on the 80 to 90% that we agree on rather become a fragmented force that becomes diluted by focussing on the 10 to 20% that we disagree on. That may come across as naivety but I do listen to a lot of content and I do read and hear division or questions being asked of other movements or content providers. Observations and critique is essential, I just hope it’s not to our overall detriment. Anyway, glad to be here and onward we go.
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