It’s no secret why none of the Republican presidential candidates dove for the immigration issue until Trump came along. It’s a losing and toxic issue with their target audience. It’s a winning issue with voters, of course. But voters are a secondary audience. The real battle in the early primaries is all about courting a relatively small handful of primarily Jewish, globalist, and corporate oligarch donors.
A similar dynamic plays out in our own movement, albeit in a microcosm (nanocosm?).
We here at TradYouth aren’t billionaires. We’re more like “hundredaires.” But you wouldn’t be able to tell it from the way we’ve refused to court the movement’s major financial supporters. By their account, we couldn’t be doing things more wrong. We directly confront the Jewish Question that most of the would-be donors insist that we sidestep. We target youthful radicals rather than middle-aged moderates. We push an aggressive traditionalist and social collectivist angle that doesn’t sit well with the generally libertarian and secular set who write the bigger checks.
Don’t get me wrong. I love all those guys even if they don’t always love me back. Investing real resources in promoting and protecting our endangered White identity is honorable, even you’re not doing the best job of tracking or managing your investment’s performance metrics. We love those guys, but we’re going to continue ignoring their advice because we have a plan of our own, a plan which is working by just about every performance metric one could apply.
We have hundreds of thousands of YouTube video views, just under 10,000 Facebook likes, over 1,000 Twitter followers, and a solid floor of no fewer than 1,000 actual unique visitors (excluding robots) to our site per day, even on our slow content days. Our viral memes and captioned images often achieve tens of thousands of shares. Our network of youth chapters and supporters is growing by the day. Most importantly, we’ve organized and participated in more real world street actions than any other comparable organization.
Our internal competitors can’t and won’t dispute that we achieve better metrics. Their claim is typically that while we’re indeed reaching several times more people, the message we’re reaching them with isn’t the right message. We’re mindful of that concern, and we try to walk that tightrope between being so innocuous that you receive no attention and being so obnoxious that you discredit your position.
George Lincoln Rockwell, having a family history in vaudeville, also understood that it doesn’t matter how artfully crafted one’s message is if one doesn’t manage to draw attention to it. We don’t go “full Rockwell” with swastikas and racial epithets, and we don’t need to. In his era, the media monopoly was so powerful that the only way to achieve an audience was to perform the stunts and rely on the imagery he chose.
We have a much more favorable context than Rockwell had, but we’re not at the point our competitors presume we’re at, where we can turn down all mainstream media requests, opt out of the hassle of mobilizing street demonstrations, and focus exclusively or even primarily on “influencing the elites,” academia, or entryism, or whatever. We have turned down some of the more amateurishly hostile media engagements, but we have a bias towards action and exposure commensurate with our insurgent tactical context.
Imagine what we could have achieved by now if we hadn’t been limited financially to self-funding and a small but loyal set of donors regularly pitching in monthly amounts. We’re hopeful that the mega-donors will come around soon, and there are some promising indications on the backend that they’re coming around to our way of seeing things. But until then, we’re still relying on you, modest regular donor, to keep this vehicle chugging along.
This month we achieved an exciting fundraising development, a $100 donation through bitcoin. Historically speaking, bitcoin donations have been dwarfed by more conventional corporate means of donating. Moving forward, we can expect more of the same petty harassment and attempts to shut down our income streams. While this vehicle will continue moving forward if I have to get out and push the vehicle forward myself, I encourage folks to get the jump on our opponents and get hip to means of supporting worthy initiatives which are immune to antifa social engineering shenanigans.
We geeks intimidate people away from bitcoin with all of our fanciful talk of its revolutionary potential and algorithmic elegance. But for normies, it’s really just a handy way to transfer money that’s as straightforward as Western Union. The only meaningful difference is that your money’s going to identitarian activists rather than Nigerian aristocrats.
We fully respect that supporting us is a choice, and we know how difficult it is in today’s economy to scrounge up the money to donate. There are several quality identitarian projects worthy of support. We get that. But we have every reason to believe that our project is a worthwhile investment for folks looking to do their part to secure a future for our people worth showing up for. Our donors are at least as important as us folks out there on the streets, in the bylines, and in the video clips.
Some names may be more visible than others, but this struggle is so much bigger than me or you. We’re merely stewards of the resources and support we’re entrusted with. And we’re very thankful for the bountiful resources and support we’re receiving. We strive to make it obvious that your investments are directly fueling useful work, and we’re always striving to be more efficient and effective with the trust invested in us.
When you invest in our project, you become a stakeholder in the most active and effective project in America’s identitarian and traditionalist revolution. Not everybody can jeopardize their careers or expose themselves or their families to the persecution that comes with identitarian activism in today’s environment. We get that, and we respect that. Not everybody’s meant to be a public activist. But everybody must do something at this critical hour. If you can’t or won’t publicly or anonymously support our project, please find some way to invest in our cause.
It can all seem very hopeless, pointless, and discouraging, but we must never forget the stakes. Your grandchildren’s safety, security, and even lives depend on it.