Upon reflection I believe some of my previous statements (see below for my original comment) are foolish and shortsighted.
If I'm annoyed at the censoring of my comments at a good site like Counter Currents, I shouldn't respond in the petty manner of censoring myself, particularly since I only have two censored comments as evidence with a few other minor comments being accepted. Although I do believe it would have been courteous for Counter Currents to provide a short response to my email requesting their motivation for censoring my first comment, I suppose they presume a level of sophistication in figuring out for yourself what the rules are based on the quality and style of the comments. I haven't seen too many fire-breathing rants published there even though I believe this kind of comment is a natural phase for many pro-Whites to pass through as they discover how false, inverted and evil the racist, anti-White system is.
This particular censorship stung because I have great respect for the work of Counter Currents and felt slighted by those I see as comrades in the struggle to help save our people.
As I said below Counter Currents has a great comment section. One significant reason is the fairly low level of infestation by Zionist trolls and other operatives following the COINTELPRO playbook of disinformation, demoralization and distraction, unlike Occidental Observer where these scum are common and make sifting for quality comments much more of a chore. Even though sometimes their presence is useful to help train our people to recognize their techniques and arguments, overall they drain the vitality, clarity, focus and synergy from discussions through their constant baiting and distraction.
Obviously Counter Current's high quality comment section results from their careful moderation of comments which requires extra effort on their part.
Personally I'm a firm supporter in freedom of speech and inquiry but I recognize in the real world, there can be difficulties when those operating in bad faith organize to subvert effective communication between those of good faith.
I believe with better software tools and a little human intervention, we could filter out this kind of garbage, but I haven't seen such tools implemented anywhere. I did a comment at Majority Rights where I gave a some brief ideas to ease this problem (towards the end).
There can also be a mismatch between comments that add real value to a conversation and those that clutter one up in spite of good intentions. Rants and rah-rah posts that are light on novel contributions can be valuable in building community and camaraderie, but there are different stars in the pro-White firmament catering to these different audiences. My guess is that Counter Currents filters out a lot of these comments to adhere to higher standards.
In general I have a rambling, discursive style where I jam in lots of ideas and asides as I discuss a topic. For example, in my later comment (Comment 1), I gave a brief overview of my Silent Diffusion idea and also threw in a few technical tips to help those readers who don't know too much about security. I realize this isn't everyone's cup of tea and I'm going to make an effort this year to improve my writing, including the focus, style and length of my writing. I need to factor these different subjects into their own cohesive posts rather than cobbling together massive chock-a-block kludges.
Although I have pretty decent verbal intelligence, the highest reaches of my intelligence are concentrated in mathematical and logical abilities. I'm not really a natural, gifted or fast writer as my natural writing is somewhat stilted and I struggle to revise it into something acceptable.
I recognize that both of my posts could have been better and I need to work harder to make better comments. That said, I do believe I raised serious points that the folks at Counter Currents should forthrightly consider instead censoring even if the points might be a little awkward for them.
Our educational struggle isn't about making money or entangling ourselves in the talmudic twists of intellectual property law but building a vital foundation for rebuilding the identity, knowledge, spirit, safety, ethnocentrism and nationhood of our beleaguered people.
Original Post: February 9, 2011
Recently I submitted a couple of comments to counter-currents that were deleted or censored, depending on your estimation of their value.
I'm displaying the comments below ordered by my judgment of "best to worst" which corresponds to most recent to earliest.
After the earlier comment was deleted I sent an email to the webmaster asking for their reasons for deleting the comment but they didn't bother to reply. They don't have any guidelines that I've seen. This earlier comment (marked Commment 2 below) is admittedly a polemical but heartfelt rant at the odious hypocritical system that oppresses our people. Perhaps they thought my casual use of far-right slang was too vulgar for their rarefied site. Perhaps the comment was too angry in tone. Perhaps they think my comment just sucks. I don't know. That's why I asked for their reasons which they didn't bother to share.
But I believe my more recent comment is a good-faith, non-polemical substantive critique of their short-sighted policy and deserved a hearing.
I'm disappointed at their heavy-handed censorship.
Either way their actions suggest I'm not welcome at their site so I won't trouble them again.
I do recommend the site though as one of the leading intellectual sites of the White Nationalist movement with an excellent mix of new and classic material and a very good comment section.
Comment 1: Later, Better Comment
posted on thread Now Available! PDF E-Books of our First Two Titles
submitted on February 8, 2011 in early afternoon.
First, some context from the original post:
We are pleased to announce that E-book versions of Toward the White Republic and Taking Our Own Side are now available in PDF format.
Toward the White Republic
Michael J. Polignano
Taking Our Own Side
We encourage you to share these E-books with friends and relatives; however, we do not want them to be uploaded onto message boards or Bittorrent sites. For this reason, each purchased PDF will be customized with the purchaser’s name, address, and email address, and made available via an encrypted link sent via email once the PayPal transaction is complete. ...REST OF POST OMITTED
Here is the comment I submitted:
I urge you to reconsider this policy.
First, it seems self-contradictory to encourage buyers to share e-books with
friends and family, yet not expect someone within one of these extended social
networks to upload the books. Perhaps a direct friend or family member
won't, but a more distant recipient likely will, violating the privacy of the buyer with possible harassment and loss of employment.
Second, what if the buyer or one of the friends and family isn't security savvy and their computer is hacked by sophisticated malware or a live hacker. Again, the buyer's privacy may be violated.
I'm sure some of your possible buyers will be dissuaded knowing an electronic copy will be marked with their personal data so they must worry about that copy inadvertently ending up on the net.
Hint to buyers concerned about privacy: never let the PDF file touch the disk of an internet exposed computer. Immediately take it offline (e.g. save the file directly to a USB stick [in an encrypted volume for extra security]) and use it on an internet isolated computer [more discussion below] and keep it encrypted.
Third, why do you want to restrict distribution of your titles? Why not
encourage maximum diffusion of your ideas and then encourage sympathetic readers to give donations. You can even instruct them on various ways
to do the donations that protect their privacy. For example, people
can buy anonymous credit cards with cash for a relatively small fee.
By making your materials freely available you can probably reach at least
50 or 100 times the audience and at a faster rate. We Whites don't have all the time in the world to deprogram our brainwashed people. You might even do better financially relying on the honor system with a much larger base of readers and perhaps a few patrons will give larger donations to support your open distribution policy.
You all should add support for more secure communications, including GPG for secure email and an SSL section on your web site for private communications.
Since a powerful and comprehensive anti-White psychological war has been waged against our people for so many decades, an oppressive architecture built into "civil society" to punish "transgressors" and a Big Brother surveillance state silently gathers every scrap of data it can, many Whites are timid about looking at anything taboo. I wrote about a strategy for weakening this called "Silent Diffusion".
The basic idea is to provide massive, self-contained sets of truth and persuasive materials in a safe way so those too intimidated to visit taboo web sites (with Big Brother taking note) or to purchase taboo books (again, with Big Brother logging activity) can get the information. Some of these people might be embedded in current power structures.
"Safe way" refers to creating an internet isolated computer using old machines, e.g. 7+ years, that are perfectly capable of reading offline web pages, pdf files and other documents, playing audio and video. These machines never touch the internet, with data and programs flowing one way from connected systems to the isolated system. The truly cautious can write all input data onto read-only media so there is no possibility of data leakage from the isolated system.
If you only have one computer, there are ways to simulate this process that are much better than leaving everything on a single online system (e.g. disconnect normal hard disk [optional but adds security], boot a customized Live Linux from CD/DVD/USB, use encrypted USB storage for taboo data).
Silent diffusion collections (e.g. data DVDs) can be copied and passed from person to person. Cost: $20 DVD burner that pretty much everyone already has and 10 cent rewriteable DVD.
This also helps us create interpersonal communication channels in case they lock down the internet. I think the way they might try to lock down the internet would be to target all encrypted traffic they can't read. They will demand back doors into all encrypted traffic so they can read it at their leisure and then legally target anything they can't read or that is taboo. This way they keep the internet for business but suppress the liberty and truth that threatens their reign of Big Lies.
Books such as yours would be perfect for silent diffusion collections. Imagine reaching tens of thousands of powerful, high-status Whites that might be sympathetic if only they knew the other side of the story. Not to mention hundreds of thousands or millions of less elite but good White Folks.
Comment 2: Earlier, Crappier Comment
posted on thread American Renaissance Conference Canceled Second Year Running
submitted on February 3, 2011 in the early morning.
Getting the vast anti-White system to blatantly expose its vicious anti-White double standards and hatred is vital. But it looks like Jared Taylor and Amren should’ve been better prepared with a backup plan instead of slinking away in defeat two years running.
Why can’t they have the backup meeting on some private property, even if it’s only some tents on a field, in the worst case.
Whites need to realize that the “colorblind” society is a big f***ing lie, like dozens of other BFLs we live under, including 911 and the Holyhoax. The “colorblind” society that most Kwans fall for, courtesy of Talmudvision, the Indoctrination Industrial Complex and other influences, is code for hateful “anti-White” bigotry and raw Jewish and non-White supremacism.
White is the new nigger.
We need to become better prepared to inform more people and exploit what’s left of legal and political process, if only as a publicity tool to promote a deep cynicism and alienation from the system that so many patriotards identify with via a carefully constructed lifelong false consciousness (I was one of those unfortunates until the last couple of years).
I agree with Sam Davidson who did a great interview last Saturday on The Political Cesspool. We need to withdraw our allegiance to the rotten system that runs this country, including the government. Look at the many manufactured events they stage, including the malicious false prosecution of Edgar Steele. [2/9 NOTE: Actually what they're doing to Ed Steele and his family is MUCH worse than mere false prosecution. The authorities appear guilty of several additional serious crimes.] They may have power now, but it won’t last as millions and then tens of millions of Whites kindle secret flames of righteous fury against their lies, injustice and evil.
For example, last year when death threats were being ignored by the Department of Justice [sic] and the MSM, there should have been a series of lawsuits challenging these violations of White Civil Rights. We don’t seem to have the organization and resources to do this now, so we’d better cultivate this ASAP. Even though it would probably be futile legally given the deep corruption of “our” institutions, it might help wake up hundreds of thousands or even millions of Whites and help us create a significant pro-White alternative media.
When many Whites start to see an assertive pro-White media and culture production, they will LOVE it and transfer their attention and loyalty. Feedback will ensue, drawing in more talent, wealth and numbers.
Every slimy trick the anti-White Jewish Supremacist haters and their lackeys wield to degrade, slander and attack Whites can be inverted in alternative culture or news productions to turn the tables.
I happened to see 10 minutes of some Hymiewood action piece-o-crap on TV recently
where, in a discongruous story tangent, a Black criminal recounted his molestation by a White camp counselor as a young teenager. All these tens of thousands of incidents of jamming Whitey’s nose in the dog shit can be easily redirected or mimicked. Perhaps we can even create alternative audio tracks that take existing programs and tweak storyline for the desired effect.