A reader writes: â€?I like your site and would be sad to see it go. I would like to know how much money you need all together. I could only make a small donation anyway. But I donâ€™t want to throw good money after bad.â€?
VDARE.COM typically raises between one and two percent of the Southern Poverty Law Centerâ€™s annual donations. (The $PLC raised $32.4 million in 2008, as reported in our recent expose). We are already a guerrilla operation and are determined to survive in some formâ€”but our secret weapon has always been that we can offer modest payments to our heroic band of independent writers.
Hereâ€™s an example. I recently contacted a columnist for a local paper whose incisive writing had caught my eye. (I spend a lot of time doing this). He responded:
â€?My apologies for the delayed response. I upgraded my computer, but in the process, I was off line for a few days.
â€?Thanks for the gracious remarks. The [local paper] ran the column I sent you on April 5. I have written a twice-monthly column for them since 2001. Immigration is one of my favorite topics, one that I write about often.
â€?Your book Alien Nation was a huge influence on my thinking on immigration and assimilation.
â€?Regarding your proposal for a local article, I'd be delighted to contribute to VDARE.COM, but is there any compensation involved? I work a full-time [specified] job, and write for the [local paper]. I have written a few things free of charge, just for fun, but there are not enough hours in the day to keep doing that.
â€?There is plenty going on here in [state], immigration-wiseâ€¦â€?
Itâ€™s for this writerâ€™s sake, and the sake of all our writers, that I repeat my appeal tonight: please give generouslyâ€”small donations gratefully acceptedâ€”NOW!