As I mentioned last week, I’ve set-up two means by which readers of New Catallaxy can support the continuation and development of this forum. One is via donation, and the other is simply by visiting Amazon via New Catallaxy’s unique weblink (see Support page for both). If you’re a regular here, the price of a coffee each month is fair, more is always appreciated, but if you can’t afford it the site will always remain open to all. I certainly try and support websites/ creators I frequent and will certainly increase this over the next year. We need to assist like-minded creators/ websites because we are not going to get any help from the MSM/ tech giants that would sooner set us on fire than represent us honestly.
As I explain in the new Support page mentioned above (and at the top of the website) the funds collected from both will go towards the maintenance and improvement of the website, the bonhomie of your host, and will also allow me to offer a gratuity now and then to the tireless work of its contributors. I’m also toying with the idea of giveaways, etc. for readers, among other things. I’m especially partial to the Chesterton quote: “It is a terrible thing to contemplate how few politicians are hanged”; it would be a real shame if that appeared on a mug or t-shirt.
This is already a lively website, and as we witnessed already on the OOT, there lurkers in the wings with considerable expertise in this or that area willing to share thir know-how when the moment arises. I have no idea if New Cat is where the old Cat stats-wise was, but at present we hover around 2000 unique sessions and average about 9000 page views each day, which can rise to 2500 and 12,500 respectively on a big news day. I’d like to double that over the coming year at the very least. If you’re on social media or not, please share posts you find interesting with people you think would appreciate it, follow other commenters/ contributors on social media, and visit their blogs too.
Finally, the issues of the moment I think will be the issues of the next few decades. COVID is really about the managerial/ surveillance state. They are two faces of the same thing, technocracy. Everything about the last two years, the indefinite use of ’emergency powers’, the effective suspension of the rule of law, therapeutic segregation, the private and coordinated censorship of public opinion (often but not exclusively in collusion with state interests), and so on, are manifestations of the same impetus to manage and control the population, beyond what is necessary for the public good, and often in the furtherance of private interests. These, among other things, will be the focus of this forum.
Sinistra delenda est.