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The Counter-Currents 2019 Fundraiser
Goodbye Facebook

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Our goal this year is to raise $100,000. So far, we have received 359 donations totaling $92,245.93. This is an enormous outpouring of commitment and support. I want to thank everyone who has given so far.

My Facebook account has been terminated because I am a white advocate. Just as an experiment, I opened another account. I posted nothing on my Facebook wall. I said nothing that violated terms of service. (Unless Facebook has a problem with burger memes.) But the account was deleted in 48 hours, not because of anything I said, but simply because it was me.

There was always something absurd about revolutionaries socializing and sometimes even talking about serious matters on a data-mining platform run by ultra-Leftist Jewish oligarchs and swarming with Leftist spies.

But even taking the costs and dangers of Facebook into account, I still judged it to be a net advantage for me and for White Nationalism, so I continued to use it, with the understanding that if I ever judged it to be a net negative, I would shut it down immediately.

Over the last year, however, I felt the utility of Facebook was dropping, primarily due to censorship, which was causing people to detach from the platform and to falsify their preferences if they remained on it. (Note to Facebook: This is no way to run a massive data-mining operation, guys.) But before I could pull the plug, Facebook did it for me.

Those grapes really were getting sour.

If you need to reach me, drop me an email at: [email protected].

So how should I respond to this latest deplatforming?

First of all, there are only two things I can do:

  1. Discourage people from using Facebook.
  2. Remove our Facebook recommend function.

There are basically two ways I can approach this question.

First, I could be a rational utility calculator and simply do nothing. After all, Facebook continues to be a useful place for the dissemination of our ideas, even if I am barred from the platform.

Second, I could act out of pride. Meaning that I could react in a way that is disproportionate and perhaps even damaging to my own interests, but it would feel good.

I’m going to choose the latter option, but not because it feels good, but because I think that there is a higher rationality to being waspish. The bee dies when it stings you. Which means that if bees were thinking of their rational self-interest, they would never sting. But if bees never stung, then people would not fear them, which would be bad for bees collectively.

So even if it is irrational for an individual to engage in disproportionate and self-destructive retaliation, it is actually good for a group to cultivate such an ethos, especially among young males, who are the most biologically expendable. This is one reason why whites fear and placate blacks and Muslim colonizers.

The system knows how to rule rational utility calculators. They know how to make complying with their tyranny easier than rebelling against it. The system has no way to control people who are willing to engage in disproportionate and self-destructive retaliation. Such people scare our leaders shitless.

That said, there’s not much I really can do here. But I am going to do what I can.

Thus I am going to remove the Facebook recommendation function from CC . I do not want Zuckerberg’s logo appearing on my website.

I also want to encourage my friends to leave Facebook. If you don’t do it out of waspish pride, then at least ask yourself: Are you getting more out of Facebook than Facebook is getting out of you?

Facebook is a giant intelligence gathering and social engineering platform. It is a way of mapping the public mind in order to manipulate it for economic and political gain. Facebook has a virtually complete map of the adherents, structure, and mind of the White Nationalist movement. The Elizabeth Warren Justice Department will surely be drawing up warrants based on it. I knew that going in. Did you?

I got on Facebook because the only way I could access even a tiny fraction of the fruits of their social network and data-mining was by joining it. I got quite a lot out of it, far more than I gave to it. Generally, my MO on Facebook was to gather information but feed the platform disinformation. But as more people adopted that strategy, largely due to Facebook’s censorship, the utility of the platform plummeted.

So burn it down and salt the earth.

Goodbye Facebook.

A Word About Our Fundraiser

Normally, we end our fundraiser on Halloween, but a couple of weeks before that, we were deplatformed by two more 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. In more than nine years, I can think of zero fraudulent transactions and only one chargeback that was later reversed.

Thus our placement on this list is simply a lie — a financially damaging lie — that is obviously political in motivation. Unfortunately, the credit card industry is largely unregulated. There is no accountability for false blacklisting, and there is no oversight or review for reversing such decisions. We are investigating our options for fighting this, but they seem to be few, expensive, and time-consuming. And time and money are in short supply.

Unfortunately, people love their credit cards. Thus sales and fundraising have almost ground to a halt, and I am dipping into our reserves to pay our bills. Thus I have extended the deadline of our fundraiser to the end of the year if necessary.

To add insult to injury, Amazon dot com continues to ban Counter-Currents titles:

  • On October 29, we were informed that the Counter-Currents Kindle Direct Publishing account had been terminated.
  • On November 13, we noticed that more than 20 Counter-Currents print titles were purged from Amazon.

Amazon accounts for more than 70% of the global book market and an even higher percentage of the ebook market. This represents a significant reduction in both our reach and our revenue. That’s why they do it to us. They want to hurt us.

As is usual with Amazon, these bans have a tone of totalitarian hysteria and overkill.

When our Kindle account was canceled, we first received an email saying that one of our titles, Confessions of a Reluctant Hater, had been deemed “offensive” and removed. This is standard ideological censorship now. Then, a few minutes later, we received another email informing us that all of our titles had been deleted, our account closed, and no new account could be opened. That goes well beyond ideological censorship. For instance, my recent book From Plato to Postmodernism certainly does not violate any of Amazon’s content guidelines. Amazon is waging economic warfare against Counter-Currents as an institution and against me as an individual.

Furthermore, Amazon deleted all of our Kindle sales data, preventing us from paying royalties to our authors. This strikes me a tortious, something I will confirm with a lawyer.

When Amazon deleted more than 20 print book titles, they did not merely decline to sell them. They went ahead and removed the product pages as well, deleting all customer reviews and discussions. It is not enough that people can no longer buy my books. They can never even know that they existed. This is Orwellian.

The establishment is waging economic warfare against Counter-Currents and against me as an individual. Frankly, I am flattered. It means I am doing good work. That all of our writers are doing good work. And to continue this work, I need your support, now more than ever.

If Counter-Currents is to survive, we need to habituate our supporters to making payments and donations the old-fashioned way: by check, money order, or even cash stuffed into physical envelopes and put 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
USA
[email protected]

(Please ignore the credit card payment option listed on the forms. That no longer applies.)

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. But sometimes the old ways are best.

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.

The only other way to support us is those new-fangled crypto-currencies.

  • 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.)

Because we need to wean our customers and donors off of credit cards, I have reconfigured all of Counter-Currents’ book order pages to walk people through the processes of mailing paper or sending crypto.

I have also rounded the prices of our books, and in many cases significantly reduced them, to make it easier for you to calculate payment.

Finally, to give our most committed readers and supporters an incentive to make the shift to mail or crypto payments, I am announcing a patronage project and preorders for White Identity Politics, my forthcoming sequel to The White Nationalist Manifesto. If you want to buy the limited edition of White Identity Politics, do not delay.

Thank you again for your loyal readership and generous support.

Yours sincerely,

Greg Johnson

 

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21 Comments

  1. Posted November 24, 2019 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    But Facebook is a handy contact point if you want to communicate with or ‘friend’ what are called ‘community groups’ on FB such as – in NZ for example, our vacuous Prime Minister posturing on the ‘world stage’ in regard to ‘hate speech’ and social media – ‘Killer Beez’, Mongrel Mob, Black Power, Headhunters… Or in the USA you can find you local Crips and Bloods. Despite some talk about a ban, Antifa branches are still handily present, with their ganglike violent imagery.

  2. D.M.
    Posted November 24, 2019 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    This song revs up my fighting spirit! Imagine WNs blowing their horns and the walls of the evil, sick anti-white establishment among down. I like watching the band perform the song. I know, it was written as protest to Reagan era militarism. So what? Reframe it for our purposes. And the line about Russia still resonates.

    The Call, “The Walls Came Down”

    And they blew their horns,
    and the walls came down

    They’d all been warned!
    And the walls came down

    They stood there laughing!
    They’re not laughing anymore!

    And the walls came down

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kX8lqXAONg

  3. RC Harshman
    Posted November 23, 2019 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Well, this settles the issue for me. Although I rarely ever go on FB anymore I’ve kept my account because I hope to stay in touch with the fellow dissidents there (people I’ve come to like over the past 12 years), but they aren’t part of my life and most likely won’t be. I’m going to bid all a fare thee well and give them my three long standing email address and invite them to contact me if they’re ever of a mind to do so.
    It chaps my ass that Amazon has gone full tilt Boshevik, but Fuck Them; I’ll order CC books directly from this website and pay with checks like in the good old days.

  4. R_is_my_R
    Posted November 23, 2019 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Get your checkbooks out and send Counter Currents an old fashioned check. And, oh yeah, make white babies… our problem today is that we cannot see beyond one generation.

  5. Exile
    Posted November 23, 2019 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been of two minds on using opposition platforms, but I’m leaning toward Greg’s approach.

    Using opposition platforms can leverage their reach to get our message out and I like the idea of using their power against them in the abstract, but I don’t think we’re reaching very many of the non-converted with Facebook (or Twitter or GAB, etc. for that matter). Z-Man posted recently about his fringe returns from Big Social Media.

    We’re probably better off trolling these cites as anons while unplugging our actual brands from their networks and financing. We’re never going to get a useful bridgehead or be a respected presence on those sites – our positive identity sites like this one just get smeared and used as punching bags no matter how much gravitas and elevation we show in the face of the crap-tossing antifa monkeys.

    FWIW IMO, Amazon knowlingly interfered with CC’s existing contractual relations, no question as to the reasonable forseeability of their actions, but they will claim some arcana or catch-all provision in their agreement made that permissible. However, there are obvious public policy concerns with permitting such behavior even if “it’s in the contract.” Greg and his authors have a legitimate claim to press – the only question is how much justice can be found in any given courtroom for any of us nowadays.

  6. James
    Posted November 23, 2019 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    I quite like writing paper checks and addressing envelopes. I’m sick of everything being abstract and virtual (e.g. credit card payments, emails, etc.), however convenient it may be. The aesthetic of it all is pleasing — embrace it.

    Commit sins of omission against the globos: opt out of FB; opt out of their entertainment offerings; opt out of their news sources (except to monitor them occasionally as necessary); opt out of their indoctrination (e.g. homeschool your kids and forgo university).

    By simple omission, and at essentially no cost, you can harm them.

    Then, of course, you’ll want to figure out, based on your weaknesses, strengths, and station in life, what sins of COmmission you can commit against them: like supporting C-C. 🙂

  7. Chess Player
    Posted November 23, 2019 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    I’m surprised you lasted so long on Facebook. Nevertheless, while radical action is tempting psychologically, I think disengagement is the wrong strategy. One can still get away with a surprising amount on Facebook. We should tone down our rhetoric—and I’m speaking of individuals not organizations like CC—within the parameters of the particular venue. Drop hints and dog whistles and link to preferred sites as often as possible, if only the more acceptable sites such as vdare, national review if nothing else.

    I feel that amazon and Facebook are under external pressure, probably by governmental entities, to ban and deplatform because they didn’t in the past. That is to say that even if Facebook were run by a Nazi propagandist, it might be doing the same thing.

    Interesting analogy with the honeybee which could be read at several levels. But white advocates are all queens, not drones in the current environment.

    • John Wilkinson
      Posted November 23, 2019 at 9:40 am | Permalink

      It has more to do with advertisers than it does with government agencies.

  8. Vegetius
    Posted November 23, 2019 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    It will be good for the zoomers and millenials to learn how to purchase money-orders and address envelopes. If we can’t manage half-and hour’s work once or twice a year, we’re doomed anyway.

    My view: As to Facebook, YouTube, etc: to establish the record for future use, I saw folks should repeatedly re-establish themselves there and everywhere else, keeping careful record of the dates and times, the intervals between account creation and deletion. For when the liars try to pretend that none of this is happening…

    • Alexandra O.
      Posted November 23, 2019 at 7:34 am | Permalink

      Oh, heavens! The current generation of kids will have to learn how to write a check! How to write out numbers in cursive and in English! And how to properly address an envelope, and how to go to the post office — that old relic — and buy, with cash, stamps!

      I will miss Facebook as well, as I do have a few interesting ‘poster friends’ there, but with supposedly 900 ‘friends’, I get practically NO responses to anything I post. So, I suppose I’m on some list as well. However, I find that reading Counter Current’s posts to be much more inspiring and in-depth than anything on FB, so you are now my ‘first read’ every morning.

      I’m also seriously intent on building a true library to leave to posterity, composed of most of your books, plus all the gems I find in thrift shops, here and abroad, and library sales. I am concentrating on European History, Heritage and Ancestral Religions (after reading a post here recently about how the Runes are being banned in Sweden). We all have a lot of work to do, and we can do it without Facebook!

      • Bill Jones
        Posted November 23, 2019 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

        Taught my 18 year old last week

      • Svea Svensson
        Posted November 24, 2019 at 5:28 am | Permalink

        Fortunately, there will no ban on runes in Sweden. There was some kind of proposal to ban runes that appear in a “nazi” context, but it was later withdrawn.

      • Randy
        Posted November 24, 2019 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

        I keep notes of my reading and I was writing in my notebook tonight in cursive and it occurred to me that I don’t think they teach cursive in school anymore to kids. A sad thing.

  9. Rhodok
    Posted November 23, 2019 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    Oh, one more thing, this is imo even more important than not having a FB account:

    For all your browsing, use a browser that blocks trackers. That will hurt FB (and google) much more than removing an account.

    I am using Brave, but there are others like it. They may not be the most convenient browser, but not leaving footprints all over the web is worth it imo.

  10. rhondda
    Posted November 22, 2019 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    It’s psychological warfare now. Amor fati.

  11. John Wilkinson
    Posted November 22, 2019 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Each passing day, the nature of our “republic” (and the corporate oligarchy that owns it) insidiously morphs onto something more evil than the Soviet Union ever thought about being.

  12. Walter
    Posted November 22, 2019 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    I did not know about a “Bill Payment Service” being offered by (some) banks. I will inquire and make use of it, if available.
    The old-fashioned ways are almost always better than newer procedures. Sticking a check into an envelope, sealing, addressing, post-marking, and dropping it into a mailbox is uniquely satisfactory as opposed to wheeling money through an ominous procedure machine from one’s computer.

  13. vb
    Posted November 22, 2019 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    One must wonder if the world would be totally different if Jews didn’t have so much control over media in the 20th century.

    Borat just did a speech for the ADL calling people who complain about mass immigration “authoritarian” and linking them to moon landing conspiracy theorists. The Jew accuses you of authoritarianism as he silences you. The Jew cries out in pain as he strikes you.

  14. Hugo Adrian
    Posted November 22, 2019 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Minor scientific correction, a wasp can sting multiple times – the little blighters! It’s the honey bee that dies after stinging, because the stinger gets lodged in the victim, effectively disemboweling the bee. Oh, and fuck the Zuck.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted November 22, 2019 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

      Too bad. As a WASP, I was hoping to weaponize the term instead of it remaining a synonym for passive-aggressive cuck.

  15. Dean Mulready
    Posted November 22, 2019 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Sorry Greg. Are there any plans for a NW Forum in the near future, or similar event on the west coast, in which money can be raised?

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