Monday, February 27, 2012

On Paying Twice

Scrooge McDuckI can’t say that we’re as well off as Uncle Scrooge — no money bin for us! However, after our Winter Fundraiser we’re able to sit on that see-saw without dropping like a stone and whacking our butts on the cold hard ground.

The generosity of our readers continues to amaze us. We see it every fundraiser, but still, it’s not something we can really get used to. How do y’all do it? Times are tough, and your willingness to give so much in the middle of a deep recession is truly inspiring.

Our gratitude goes out to everyone who sent in a gift. They hail from the following locations (as of 8:30 tonight):

Stateside: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia

Near Abroad: Canada

Far Abroad: Australia, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and the UK

How’s that for Multiculturalism, Counterjihad-style?

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Think about the resources that our adversaries can draw on. Not just the petrodollars that fund the Great Jihad itself, but the vast pool of wealth that the Left controls and contributes to aid its Islamic allies.

A donor in Sweden explained the situation succinctly in an email today:

Contributions from Sweden should be regarded against the fact that we are paying twice; see here.

That is a list of the state contributions to magazines with a “cultural” agenda. By sheer accident it so happens that almost all of them are extreme leftist and very agitatorial. Right-wing or centrist magazines are denied money with the exception of maybe three magazines.

So we are paying twice. Once with taxes to a hundred voices on the extreme left, and once to you for your brilliant work to provide some balance. After a long life I have some experience of distinguishing true honesty from fake honesty.

It is humbling to learn that a Swedish taxpayer — someone who has already paid out half or more of his income to fund the bloated Swedish welfare state — is willing to send a contribution to our blog.

It’s fortunate for us that there are a number of people like him in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, and even in Israel. Because receiving small individual donations seems to be the only way that a job like this can be done.

Considering the radioactive topics we cover here — the ones that earn us the epithet “racist” or “fascist”, and not just from left-wing writers — outside funding, even from conservative philanthropists or right-wing foundations, is not a viable proposition.

Contrast this situation with the billion or ten that George Soros routinely bestows on his favorite Progressive causes, and you get a feeling for what we’re up against.

However, we have one thing that the lefties don’t have: overwhelming agreement from the vast majority of ordinary Westerners, those who are looking for a way to depose the dominant Politically Correct paradigm.

This is why we will prevail in the end. It may take several generations, and be preceded by untold suffering and misery, but the ultimate victory is assured.

Whatever is contrary to Tao will not last long.

(Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 55)