Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,
There’s good news and bad news.
First, the good news. In terms of traffic, July was a very strong month for Counter-Currents, the best month so far in 2019. We had nearly 30,000 more unique visitors than in June! Although our traffic dropped at the start of 2019 due entirely to new search engine stealth censorship, people are finding new ways to get to Counter-Currents, as they have done in the past.
Now the bad news.
In July we were deplatformed from yet another credit card processor. This was a major blow. We have a stopgap in place, but can only take credit cards from US customers at present. (If you want to donate, please do it now, while you still have the chance. Just scroll down to the bottom of this newsletter and fill in the form.)
It is becoming increasingly clear that deplatforming might no longer allow me to continue supporting Counter-Currents through book sales and small donations from a large number of supporters. There may come a day — very soon, actually — when I simply can no longer take conventional online payments at all. At that point, I will only be able to receive money through:
- Crypto currencies
- The mail
And not a lot of our supporters will make that transition, unfortunately.
Realistically, that means that if Counter-Currents is going to continue to grow, we must cultivate a smaller circle of high-commitment, high-dollar patrons. I know you are out there. Until now, you have been part of a much larger donor pool, and you could take that into account when calculating your support. Now, we can no longer take that for granted. So I would like to talk to you about increasing your support to make Counter-Currents less vulnerable to deplatforming. If you want to help out, please contact me at [email protected] .
In July, we added 75 pieces to our webzine, including four podcasts. Our top 20 articles and full stats are below.
1. Top 20 Pieces (with Number of Reads):
- Travis LeBlanc, “The Man, the Meme: Morrissey ,” 6,754
- Greg Johnson, “Answering Sargon of Akkad ,” 5,654
- Robert Hampton, “Antifa Terror is Here to Stay ,” 4,340
- Travis LeBlanc, “Coal-Burning Point USA ,” 4,239
- Ash Donaldson, “The Saxon Savior ,” 4,117
- Robert Hampton, “The Open Borders Party ,” 3,996
- Alain de Benoist, “A New Type of Right has Emerged ,” 3,927
- Greg Johnson, “Principles are More Important than People ,” 3,796
- Richard Houck, “The War Against Whites in Advertising ,” 3,666
- Spencer Quinn, “An Open Letter to President Trump ,” 3,420
- Trevor Lynch reviews Cabaret , 3,392
- Robert Hampton, “Hope for a Non-White Savior ,” 3,383
- Richard Houck, “7-11 Nationalism ,” 3,307
- Robert Hampton, “Our Flag ,” 3,131
- Morris V. de Camp, “Grow Up, People! ,” 3,121
- Nicholas R. Jeelvy, “Propertarianism, Part 1 ,” 3,090
- Greg Johnson, “National Populism is Here to Stay ,” 3,036
- Alexander Wolfheze, “A Note on the ‘Islamic Question,’ ” 3,027
- Greg Johnson, “Conversation with a Philosophe r,” 3,003
- Jef Costello, “Do Not Throw Away the Hero in Your Soul ,” 3,001
This month, Greg Johnson and Robert Hampton each had four pieces in the Top 20. Travis LeBlanc and Richard Houck each had two, all of them viral. Established writers Ash Donaldson, Alain de Benoist, Spencer Quinn, Trevor Lynch, Morris V. de Camp, Nicholas R. Jeelvy, and Jef Costello each had one. Alexander Wolfheze made his first appearance in the Top 20. I want to thank all of our writers for their work, which makes Counter-Currents possible.
2. Our Readership and Web Traffic
|Month||Unique Visitors||Number of Visits||Pages Viewed||“Hits”||Bandwidth|
|July 2019||165,768||359,816||1,615,100||2,587,657||50.62 GB|
|June 2019||136,186||295,792||1,463,565||1,771,348||43.07 GB|
|May 2019||120,632||278,801||1,396,970||1,543,953||45.42 GB|
|April 2019||125,695||288,101||1,423,928||1,557,779||44.59 GB|
|March 2019||131,856||299,343||1,678,351||1,837,439||47.87 GB|
|February 2019||120,920||267,964||1,492,016||1,637,121||45.99 GB|
|January 2019||124,678||291,537||1,573,037||1,714,955||44.91 GB|
|December 2018||142,828||296,136||1,647,162||1,804,673||46.74 GB|
|November 2018||139,255||289,998||1,568,158||1,708,499||44.97 GB|
|October 2018||142,051||302,916||1,683,473||1,828,443||48.32 GB|
|September 2018||149,035||298,321||1,541,361||1,692,787||44.29 GB|
|August 2018||156,580||318,127||1,605,425||1,760,728||49.59 GB|
|July 2018||151,710||287,323||1,495,087||1,541,056||43.60 GB|
|June 2018||150,307||280,625||1,420,234||1,371,897||38.62 GB|
|May 2018||151,739||287,032||3,990,878||4,140,772||38.36 GB|
|April 2018||150,833||286,365||1,535,115||1,676,785||37.94 GB|
|March 2018||169,686||327,589||2,589,786||2,733,787||54.08 GB|
|February 2018||145,761||268,300||1,370,626||1,511,087||32.71 GB|
|January 2018||150,378||297,511||1,575,368||1,715,849||37.82 GB|
|December 2017||152,616||279,822||1,611,341||1,721,470||36.28 GB|
|November 2017||206,887||369,476||1,447,593||1,558,599||34.12 GB|
|October 2017||185,568||357,742||1,305,421||2,674,026||84.44 GB|
|September 2017||167,887||316,974||1,174,706||5,018,519||59.75 GB|
|August 2017||197,961||402,333||1,571,545||5,147,275||72.50 GB|
|July 2017||143,298||291,003||962,966||4,321,260||54.73 GB|
|June 2017||146,466||314,232||991,487||4,496,358||56.48 GB|
|May 2017||144,005||316,576||975,281||4,304,712||56.36 GB|
|April 2017||146,149||314,996||1,141,489||4,307,589||63.78 GB|
|March 2017||187,296||372,483||1,247,545||4,226,147||67.70 GB|
|February 2017||176,470||349,663||1,203,798||4,112,379||63.50 GB|
|January 2017||168,633||354,483||1,274,174||4,538,574||70.39 GB|
|December 2016||166,356||343,155||1,237,884||4,459,628||70.60 GB|
|November 2016||149,973||327,184||1,211,464||4,578,555||54.19 GB|
|October 2016||143,274||334,172||1,384,218||4,686,132||49.46 GB|
|September 2016||135,699||329,894||1,523,606||4,773,361||60.16 GB|
|August 2016||140,362||316,443||1,505,438||4,334,119||71.48 GB|
|July 2016||122,622||343,826||1,756,815||4,071,905||58.92 GB|
|June 2016||123,901||351,467||1,664,032||4,237,552||57.88 GB|
|May 2016||134,345||360,069||1,663,686||4,578,071||59.79 GB|
|April 2016||121,779||327,150||1,514,605||4,525,313||59.50 GB|
|March 2016||119,288||343,090||1,586,158||4,385,429||55.58 GB|
|February 2016||121,361||342,891||1,269,478||3,865,233||52.09 GB|
|January 2016||112,680||312,399||1,279,265||3,808,315||56.32 GB|
|December 2015||118,438||327,974||1,270,504||3,756,303||59.09 GB|
|November 2015||130,264||341,885||1,212,556||3,825,700||62.43 GB|
|October 2015||118,247||320,680||1,226,301||3,599,419||62.65 GB|
|September 2015||124,342||325,517||1,266,197||3,653,818||65.50 GB|
|August 2015||103,769||264,613||1,082,267||2,992,773||52.13 GB|
|July 2015||103,188||281,469||1,263,504||3,307,479||55.38 GB|
|June 2015||119,264||288,620||1,289,808||3,439,675||57.42 GB|
|May 2015||no data||no data||no data||no data||no data|
|April 2015||79,251||144,783||666,989||1,576,493||14.12 GB|
|March 2015||86,251||173,236||749,068||1,545,146||14.21 GB|
|February 2015||76,322||148,894||526,666||1,208,728||10.92 GB|
|January 2015||86,263||171,544||612,211||1,348,105||13.35 GB|
|December 2014||78,658||152,838||538,903||896,560||9.73 GB|
|November 2014||86,254||172,786||678,026||741,633||7.93 GB|
|October 2014||85,852||174,240||678,119||748,061||8.15 GB|
|September 2014||61,485||121,651||448,701||505,472||8.92 GB|
|August 2014||62,415||127,630||438,270||501,703||8.62 GB|
|July 2014||63,223||149,786||456,117||536,178||8.79 GB|
|June 2014||58,147||116,084||327,309||366,568||7.16 GB|
|May 2014||59,321||116,293||321,397||363,432||7.08 GB|
|April 2014||56,511||110,621||318,831||367,018||6.91 GB|
|March 2014||65,619||117,881||335,592||380,785||7.89 GB|
|February 2014||55,805||100,271||300,207||346,026||6.18 GB|
|January 2014||82,567||209,131||1,130,149||1,224,623||98.64 GB|
|July 2013||82,106||200,961||1,619,899||1,813,531||124.29 GB|
|June 2013||80,409||197,258||1,730,633||1,884,016||103.77 GB|
|May 2013||95,667||221,260||1,758,299||1,897,099||103.67 GB|
|April 2013||81,328||192,910||1,528,169||1,634,540||91.16 GB|
|March 2013||83,303||189,545||1,477,001||1,778,006||94.98 GB|
|February 2013||81,999||185,688||1,396,374||1,498,502||75.33 GB|
|January 2013||100,054||208,004||900,577||1,012,979||40.81 GB|
|December 2012||109,265||224,793||926,117||1,143,248||37.53 GB|
|November 2012||107,956||199,912||584,115||755,419||29.95 GB|
|October 2012||81,739||157,152||410,096||416,362||16.36 GB|
|September 2012||66,719||132,503||455,938||493,856||17.73 GB|
|August 2012||41,616||96,314||305,729||329,353||12.23 GB|
|July 2012||52,304||108,340||367,589||373,470||12.52 GB|
|June 2012||55,112||110,246||400,141||404,162||13.66 GB|
|May 2012||56,323||111,533||400,243||404,483||15.70 GB|
|April 2012||56,772||110,029||421,446||428,678||16.08 GB|
|March 2012||55,572||106,029||441,170||475,719||16.36 GB|
|February 2012||53,345||99,607||376,288||411,915||14.43 GB|
|January 2012||56,633||107,644||408,373||433,736||21.38 GB|
|December 2011||49,845||97,223||337,881||344,210||13.65 GB|
|November 2011||44,445||88,824||330,664||339,521||14.22 GB|
|October 2011||45,590||90,444||337,137||468,197||17.78 GB|
|September 2011||45,427||88,782||422,902||481,909||11.67 GB|
|August 2011||40,002||81,012||502,282||2,083,593||53.18 GB|
|July 2011||30,186||66,093||416,309||1,952,047||71.23 GB|
|June 2011||28,629||57,920||264,928||1,004,128||22.78 GB|
|May 2011||36,596||78,103||274,841||1,334,472||47.59 GB|
|April 2011||20,091||58,037||223,291||2,729,449||54.65 GB|
|March 2011||29,768||62,077||220,053||2,485,001||52.21 GB|
|February 2011||29,737||61,519||213,121||2,081,558||40.13 GB|
|January 2011||28,583||60,005||198,249||1,736,067||34.06 GB|
|December 2010||26,161||50,975||192,905||1,101,829||27.79 GB|
|November 2010||26,054||48,336||171,833||915,553||26.39 GB|
|October 2010||17,848||35,921||140,365||611,367||17.93 GB|
|September 2010||17,063||34,510||147,051||580,550||16.39 GB|
|August 2010||12,174||22,348||93,379||333,614||10.17 GB|
|July 2010||9,387||17,329||119,254||348,172||10.01 GB|
|June 2010||6,145||10,328||70,732||200,824||6.08 GB|
3. How You Can Help Counter-Currents
Like all promoters of ideas that go against the current, Counter-Currents depends on the donations of readers and friends to survive and to grow.
Your contributions will go to pay honoraria and stipends to writers for Counter-Currents.
Over the years, I have seen many talented writers appear, only to disappear a few months or years later.
At first, they are sustained by sheer idealism. But after a while, they learn that idealism alone cannot sustain them when they are hit with temporary feelings of discouragement or competing personal obligations.
By paying writers, we can sustain their interest and enthusiasm through the ups and downs of life. Our goal is to foster talented writers and keep them in the fight for the long haul.
You can make single or recurring donations of any size.
Recurring donations are particularly helpful, since they let us better predict and plan for the future. We also accept CryptoCurrency donations  and are happy to receive your donations by mail . Regardless of which donation type you choose, know you have our sincere gratitude and thanks.
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.
Please give generously!
Note: Donations to Counter-Currents are not tax deductible. Real change never is!
Remember: those who fight for the Golden Age live in it today. Thank you for your support.
Counter-Currents Publishing, Ltd.