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The Counter-Currents 2019 Fundraiser
“Sometimes the Old Ways are Best.”

890 words

Our goal this year is to raise $100,000. So far, we have received 350 donations totaling $89,837.71. This is an enormous outpouring of commitment and support. I want to thank everyone who has given so far.

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.

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. Those no longer apply.)

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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17 Comments

  1. Peter Quint
    Posted November 18, 2019 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    You made the right decision, it’ll be rough going for awhile, but things will turn around. I think we only used checks, and money orders at the National Alliance. Anyways, my donations will go out by check every month–just like clockwork.

  2. tossmeaside
    Posted November 17, 2019 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Guys, we all need to step up. We should all pledge our donations in this thread and give the reason why we are donating.

    I am donating because I support the idea of universal ethnonationalism and white nationalism in North America. Counter Currents is the only intelligent and reasonable voice online advocating for this.

    I will be sending $100 by mail tomorrow. I am not rich and this is actually a dent in my savings but I’m doing it because if counter-currents were to go offline it would be a huge blow to white people everywhere.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted November 17, 2019 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much. This means a lot. I think this is a good idea. Please do share your reasons for supporting CC.

  3. Edgar
    Posted November 17, 2019 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    All what you’re going through right now, (& of the recent past via oppression) is worthy of a short book in the future.

  4. AE
    Posted November 17, 2019 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    @Charles Phillips

    It’s amazing how the market doesn’t work when you have Jews in your society.

    What’s amazing is that people still adhere to this quasi-religious belief that markets would “work” if not for xyz. No different than the leftists who crow that communism “has never truly been tried.”

  5. Ancap?
    Posted November 16, 2019 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    “Unfortunately, the credit card industry is largely unregulated.” This sounds like a misleading or incorrect statement, because if the industry was unregulated, then anyone could create a competing credit card company to serve you and like-minded people – it’s a highly regulated industry that prevents people from competing with it.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted November 16, 2019 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      I think I made it quite clear in what sense this industry needs to be regulated.

  6. Ralf
    Posted November 16, 2019 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    Vendors get out of MATCHIT list trough the help of companies like Payline.

  7. Dante Marotta
    Posted November 16, 2019 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    Hi Guys
    I have just looked at alternatives to Amazon and the following all sell Greg Johnsons books inc The White Nationalist Manifesto…
    Barnes & Noble
    Powells Books
    Books a Million
    Alibris
    Better World Books.
    If we all share this info we can better avoid Amazon and its censorship.
    Regards
    Dante

    • Christian
      Posted November 16, 2019 at 1:27 am | Permalink

      Wordery.com also sell books by Greg Johnson including TWNM.
      cheers

  8. Charles Phillips
    Posted November 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Do you have a theory for the uniform treatment of Counter-Currents by credit card processors (before the MATCH list)? Surely this is not organic. What is it to a random credit card processor to have a right-wing publishing house as a customer? Do you think the SPLC or ADL is forcing companies to do this? If so, how? The uniform treatment is unbelievable.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted November 15, 2019 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

      I think it is a near certainty that executives at these companies get phone calls from powerful people asking them to pull lists of accounts prepared by anti-white orgs like the ADL and SPLC.

      • Charles Phillips
        Posted November 15, 2019 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

        I imagine this is correct. However, I still don’t get what makes them comply. The credit card processors are businesses in a market. Presumably nobody has total control over them. Yet you have recieved a uniform treatment. Do you think they are given money to do this? After all they are losing business by deplatforming you. Do you think some kind of threat is made? If not, any other ideas?

        • Greg Johnson
          Posted November 15, 2019 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

          I think they are blackmailed to fall into line lest the major cards deny them service. Mastercard seems to be the worst offender here.

          • Charles Phillips
            Posted November 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

            It’s amazing how the market doesn’t work when you have Jews in your society.

  9. Thunor
    Posted November 15, 2019 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Greg … sorry to hear of your travails with de-platforming, censorship, and CC payment cessation.

    Suggest you ensure Counter-Currents can accept the cryptos: Litecoin, DASH, and BCH … and not just rely upon BTC only. Those four should be your minimum crypto options.

    And … have you established a Social Media account with VKontakte (VK) yet?? If not, then please do so!

    You could also consider running a Diaspora instance controlled by Counter-Currents … or at least establish an account with someone else’s Pod (who is on the same wavelength).

    • Avery Neisman
      Posted November 18, 2019 at 12:02 am | Permalink

      They already accept Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero in addition to Bitcoin, but you have to go to the crypto donation page linked in the article here to see that. The donation link and the link under the Bitcoin logo at the top of the main page don’t show the addresses for those coins.

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