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Counter-Currents/North American New Right Newsletter: February 2013

Jean Raoux, "Young Woman Reading a Letter," before 1734

Jean Raoux, “Young Woman Reading a Letter,” before 1734

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Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,

1. Counter-Currents Radio

I am sorry to tell you that Counter-Currents Radio has lost Matt Parrott. Matt has had to step away due to the demands of work and family. Unfortunately, this means that we will have to shut down the Counter-Currents Radio Network project, as neither Mike Polignano nor I have the time or expertise to continue it, nor do we have the money or desire to try to relaunch it under another person’s management.

Matt, Mike, and I decided to launch a Counter-Currents Network when Voice of Reason shut down last summer. The idea was that we would bring Matt on board and pay him to create a new White Nationalist podcasting network, which he would run and try to monetize so that he could be another full-time white advocate. While Matt worked on the site, and Mike and I took on a lot of production work in addition to our regular work. Unfortunately, reality intervened, and Matt’s time was increasingly taken up with work and family responsibilities. Mike and I also felt increasing pressure to turn back to our jobs. So late last year, CC Radio podcasts slowed to a trickle. After the New Year, I tried to get the project moving again, but it proved impossible, and Matt has thrown in the towel.

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings. I realize that in our movement many people’s morale hangs by a thread and news like this does not fall lightly. But refusing to admit defeat and move forward only makes matters worse.

The CC Radio Network has failed, but it is not an unmitigated failure. We did give temporary berth to some of the hosts after VOR floundered. Mike, Matt, and I also learned a great deal about technical matters as well.

The various CC Radio hosts are making alternative provisions for continuing their shows. Matt is going to pay back the money we invested in the project in kind, through writing and computer related work.

There are no hard feelings on the part of anybody involved, which bespeaks a new level of maturity in this thing of ours. We are all simply bowing to necessity. Until the movement has enough money to support full-time activists who have families (as opposed to single men who are willing to live in poverty and debt, like Mike and me), it is inevitable that projects like this will be launched and come to naught. We knew the risks; we knew that Matt had a limited window of economic opportunity; but we thought that the potential benefits were sufficient to justify the costs and potential losses.

Henceforth, Counter-Currents is going to focus on perfecting the things we do tolerably well, namely book publishing and our webzine. I will continue to do weekly lecture podcasts. Also, from time to time, I will do Round Table shows on hot topics. That format worked out very well last November. Finally, if we can find people with pleasing reading voices, we will do “audio book” versions of our most popular articles. But reasonably that is all we can do in the way of podcasting.

2. Our Readership and Web Traffic

If you visited Counter-Currents in February, you were one of 81,999 unique visitors.

Month Unique Visitors Number of Visits Pages Viewed “Hits” Bandwidth
June 2010 6,145 10,328 70,732 200,824 6.08 GB
July 2010 9,387 17,329 119,254 348,172 10.01 GB
August 2010 12,174 22,348 93,379 333,614 10.17 GB
September 2010 17,063 34,510 147,051 580,550 16.39 GB
October 2010 17,848 35,921 140,365 611,367 17.93 GB
November 2010 26,054 48,336 171,833 915,553 26.39 GB
December 2010 26,161 50,975 192,905 1,101,829 27.79 GB
January 2011 28,583 60,005 198,249 1,736,067 34.06 GB
February 2011 29,737 61,519 213,121 2,081,558 40.13 GB
March 2011 29,768 62,077 220,053 2,485,001 52.21 GB
April 2011 20,091 58,037 223,291 2,729,449 54.65 GB
May 2011 36,596 78,103 274,841 1,334,472 47.59 GB
June 2011 28,629 57,920 264,928 1,004,128 22.78 GB
July 2011 30,186 66,093 416,309 1,952,047 71.23 GB
August 2011 40,002 81,012 502,282 2,083,593 53.18 GB
September 2011 45,427 88,782 422,902 481,909 11.67 GB
October 2011 45,590 90,444 337,137 468,197 17.78 GB
November 2011 44,445 88,824 330,664 339,521 14.22 GB
December 2011 49,845 97,223 337,881 344,210 13.65 GB
January 2012 56,633 107,644 408,373 433,736 21.38 GB
February 2012 53,345 99,607 376,288 411,915 14.43 GB
March 2012 55,572 106,029 441,170 475,719 16.36 GB
April 2012 56,772 110,029 421,446 428,678 16.08 GB
May 2012 56,323 111,533 400,243 404,483 15.70 GB
June 2012 55,112 110,246 400,141 404,162 13.66 GB
July 2012 52,304 108,340 367,589 373,470 12.52 GB
August 2012 41,616 96,314 305,729 329,353 12.23 GB
September 2012 66,719 132,503 455,938 493,856 17.73 GB
October 2012 81,739 157,152 410,096 416,362 16.36 GB
November 2012 107,956 199,912 584,115 755,419 29.95 GB
December 2012 109,265 224,793 926,117 1,143,248 37.53 GB
January 2013 100,054 208,004 900,577 1,012,979 40.81 GB
February 2013 81,999 185,688 1,396,374 1,498,502 75.33 GB

Our unique visitors dropped from January. More than 10,000 of that drop is accounted for by the fact that February has 28 days whereas January has 31. But about 8,000 of it is accounted for by lower daily averages. Our number of visits also declined, but by not as great a percentage.

On other hand, interestingly enough, the number of pages per visit went up from around 4.5 in January to more than 7 in February. So significantly more pages were read in February than in January. Thus the site was being used more intensively than ever before. The number of hits per visit and overall bandwidth usage were also correspondingly higher.

3. Our Webzine

In February, we added 72 posts to the website, for a total of 2,453 posts since going online on June 11, 2010. We also added over 400 new comments.

4. February’s Top 20 Articles (with date of publication and number of reads)

1. Trevor Lynch, Review of Pulp Fiction, June 29, 2011: 5,937
2. Greg Johnson, “The Persecution of Charles Krafft,” February 14, 2013: 4,105
3. Gregory Hood, “Christopher Dorner, Robert Jay Mathews, and the Power of Myth,” February 18, 2013: 3,595
4. Kevin Beary, “Lifestyles, Native and Imposed,” October 8, 2012: 3,223
5. Irmin Vinson, “Some Thoughts on Hitler,” April 20, 2011: 3,203
6. Greg Johnson, “More Black History Month Resources,” February 1, 2012: 3,059
7. Jack Donovan, “Women in Combat: Why Not,” February 4, 2013: 3,027
8. Trevor Lynch’s White Nationalist Guide to the Movies, February 1, 2013: 2,916
9. Alex Kurtagić, “Equality: The Way to a Meaningless Life,” February 21, 2013: 2,687
10. Thomas Goodrich, “A Fate Worse than Death,” February 15, 2013: 2,564
11. Matt Parrott, “The White Knight vs. the Wire Monkey,” February 25, 2013: 2,336
12. Patrick LeBrun, Interview with Yann Vallerie, President of Jeune Bretagne, February 6, 2013: 2,155
13. Andrew Hamilton, “The Medieval Norse on Baffin Island,” February 8, 2013: 2,142
14. Gregory Hood, Review of Zero Dark Thirty, February 25, 2013: 2,032
15. James Holbyfield, “Billy and Alexa Ray Joel,” February 22, 2013: 1,966
16. Andrew Hamilton, “Three Revolutions in Consciousness,” February 1, 2013: 1,948
17. John Gordon, “Left-Right Out,” February 7, 2013: 1,939
18. Trevor Lynch, “Django Unchained: Another Jewish Wet Dream,” January 29, 2013: 1,887
19. Julius Evola, “To Be of the Right,” February 12, 2013: 1,849
20. Kerry Bolton, “Trotsky, Stalin, and the Cold War,” February 20, 20313: 1,848

Trevor Lynch had three top 20 pieces, including the announcement of his book, which is now in print. Andrew Hamilton, Gregory Hood, and Greg Johnson all had two articles in the top 20.

Congratulations are due to John Gordon and John Holbyfield, new writers, both of whom make their first appearances in our top 20.

I also wish to congratulate Thomas Goodrich, whose second Counter-Currents piece made our top ten, as did his first in January.

February’s top articles include political and cultural commentary (women in combat, Christopher Dorner, Charles Krafft, white knights and wire monkeys, Billy Joel and his daughter), film (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, and Zero Dark Thirty), moral and political philosophy (Evola, Kurtagić, Gordon), history (Vinson, Goodrich, Beary, Gordon, Hamilton, Bolton, Black History Month), and the media (Hamilton again).

Thanks to all of our writers, not just the people in the top 20!

5. Where Our Readers Are: The Top 20 Countries

Our web statistics program gives us a country-by-country breakdown of our readership. Here are the top 20 countries:

1. United States
2. Germany
3. Great Britain
4. Canada
5. China
6. Sweden
7. France
8. Australia
9. Netherlands
10. Czech Republic
11. Japan
12. Italy
13. Ukraine
14. Russian Federation
15. Norway
16. Brazil
17. Portugal
18. Finland
19. Spain
20. Greece

6. Where Our Readers Are: The Top 20 Cities

1. New York City
2. London
3. Sydney
4. Melbourne
5. San Francisco
6. Seattle
7. Los Angeles
8. Stockholm
9. Chicago
10. Toronto
11. Berlin
12. Philadelphia
13. Dublin
14. Paris
15. Calgary
16. Washington, D.C.
17. Houston
18. Vancouver, B.C.
19. Helsinki
20. Athens

Although the ordering is different, these are the same top 20 cities we had in January. Eight are in the United States. Four are on the West Coast of North America: San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, B.C. Two are in Australia: Melbourne and Sydney. Three are in Canada: Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. Eight are national capitals: London, Berlin, Stockholm, Athens, Washington, D.C., Dublin, Helsinki, and Paris.

7. Upcoming Book Projects

In February, we published Trevor Lynch’s White Nationalist Guide to the Movies (with a Foreword by Kevin MacDonald).

Our next three books are Savitri Devi’s And Time Rolls On, 2nd ed., Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s “I do not belong to the Baader-Meinhof group” and Other Poems, and Greg Johnson’s New Right vs. Old Right.

The other titles listed below are in rough chronological order:

19. Leo Yankevich, Poetry Anthology (title to be determined) (March or April)
20. Jonathan Bowden, Pulp Fascism: Reactionary Themes in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Popular Literature (April)
21. Savitri Devi, The Lightning and the Sun
22. Savitri Devi, Pilgrimage
23. William Joyce, Twilight Over England, with an Introduction by Greg Johnson
24. Francis Parker Yockey, The World in Flames and Other Essays, ed. Kerry Bolton
25. Saint-Loup, Hitler or Judah? A Second Nuremberg Tribunal
26. Derek Hawthorne, Above the Clouds: Arnold Fanck, Leni Riefenstahl, and the Metaphysics of Sex (on the German mountain films)
27. Collin Cleary, L’appel aux dieux (French translation of Summoning the Gods)

Other longer term projects include Anthony M. Ludovici’s Confessions of an Anti-Feminist: The Autobiography of Anthony M. Ludovici, ed. John V. Day, Julius Evola’s East and West: Essays in Comparative Philosophy, a new edition of Brooks Adams’ The Law of Civilization and Decay with an Introduction by Greg Johnson, and a collection of Alain de Benoist’s essays on Ernst Jünger.

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None of this would be possible without our writers, donors, and proofreaders; our webmaster/Managing Editor; and above all, you, our readers. Thank you!

Greg Johnson
Editor-in-Chief
Counter-Currents Publishing Ltd.
& North American New Right

 

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2 Comments

  1. Lew
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    I think Andrew said it well. There is a difference between trial and error and putting the brakes on a project that isn’t working out and “failure.” Moving on was the right decision. If you had put years of work into it for no ROI, then maybe failure might be the right word. This isn’t what happened. So I too have the impression you’re possibly being too hard on yourselves in characterizing the project as a “failure.” I suspect your readers don’t see it this way but rather are grateful you attempted something so ambitious. Chin up. CC is still the best site going by a mile.

  2. Andrew Hamilton
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    With respect to the “failure” of Counter-Currents Radio (and other attempts by whites to move forward), I do not think it should be looked upon that way.

    It is inherent in the nature of all enterprises, even mainstream businesses, to function this way. Many, many projects are undertaken that ultimately do not work out as hoped or planned, for a variety of reasons.

    Even the overall lifespans of most businesses (i.e., entire firms, big and small) are much shorter than most people realize. We tend to fixate on the winners and not to “see” the overwhelming number of losers. Psychologically, this is a form of “survivorship bias.”

    Even successful firms try many things that at some point in time—often very quickly—are judged unsuccessful, shut down, and written off as a loss. Remaining resources are allocated to what works. It is a never-ending process.

    No business remains static. Firms are always alert to the changing environment, and retain a willingness to roll the dice again on new projects that might move the enterprise forward—or fail.

    It is literally impossible to remain static, and still viable, over time.

    Of course, it is wise to be prudent and not reckless as well.

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