Pass the begging bowl

Edmond Duranty, Edgar Degas, late 1800s.

 

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.

28 thoughts on “Pass the begging bowl”

  1. 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

    Higher ratings than what Pyne gets on Skah.


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  2. Thanks mate, I’ve just thrown in some cash toward the New Cat project.
    Really appreciate your work and I do hope the site keeps growing to the same popularity and breadth of content to rival the Old Cat.


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  3. Chipped in a one off, I don’t want to do recurring as my financial position can change rapidly. However please put the begging bowl on the sidebar to remind me from time to time.


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  4. “…[payments are] processed by Stripe.”

    Can I suggest you ask AlignPay if they “work” in Australia?
    Stripe has drunk the kool-aid and may withdraw services if you are, err, “controversial” (ie, not left-wing and don’t follow the narrative – they’ve done it before.)


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  5. Have kicked in a monthly tip. You are free to spend it on whatever you wish. It’s potential savings from all the appointments that I’ve had to cancel due to outcast status.


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  6. Well, that’s good, DB; I only just noticed the “help” button at the top when I was looking at the Leunig cartoon so it seems that it’s just been put up and I haven’t missed it. (hoping that a smiley emoji will be attached, but if it doesn’t work, at least you’ll know that I was trying!) ?


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  7. Hi DB, I’ve set up a recurring monthly donation. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the site and the opportunity to comment here as well as occasionally write pieces for the blog.


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  8. Is financial involvment allowed seeing as I am not allowed to participate in the vaxxed economy ? I don’t think I am allowed to pay any state based taxes either.


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  9. I was going to help out generously.

    Sorry, but there won’t be a cent coming from me while you continue to have Arky roaming around pretending he owns the blog and you allowing it to happen. Also, his doxing me and your silence on the matter shows a complete lack of ethics. So if this is an excuse to ban me , please do as I have only ever been banned by a leftie site and that was over a decade ago. It will be a fun experience. Let me know if you’re ever going to right that disgusting act and if you’re ever going to take his keys. Let me make a prediction you should keep on mind. His relationships don’t seem to last (Armadillo) and end up in the gutter.

    Thanks Dover (email me 🙂 if you would like me to leave or just close down my posting privileges) . All good.


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  10. I tend to agree with JC.
    If someone has unfettered posting an admin rights, they have to adopt a neutral stance to all commenters.
    Any contribution I make will depend on that.


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  11. I haven’t made any conditions on my modest contribution given as a lump sum upfront for twelve months. I don’t like using a credit card with a regular open lien on it as I’ve found them hard to cancel in the past if something goes wrong. If Dover wants to he can take my ‘sub’ as just a contribution gift for now and put out a call button when he needs more rather than time-frame it. It’s not unusual btw to have a hard time here. I’d like to say in my huffy moments that people who say I was ‘beclowning’ myself over some epidemiology where I was being falsely flagged and chased should be hung, drawn and quartered, but this is a place of free speech and I am happy to help fund that. I’m very grateful anyway to the people who take the time to compose main threads and to Dover for the site overall. It doesn’t seem to be a closed shop either; I’d try some main thread composition myself except Hairy would be on my tail re doing other things first. 🙂


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