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It’s a voluntary thing — a way to keep free speech alive in a world of cancelling

UPDATE: This is a sticky post. New posts are appearing below.
So here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas, and asking if you wouldn’t mind helping out. We’re in a kind of guerrilla warfare against a world of vested interests.

Send supplies through Paypal, or through direct deposit, or by snail-mail.

As always, due to legal froufrou, donors can buy however many “units of emergency chocolate” they can spare in AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, NZD or USD.

Free Speech, conditions apply.Thank you. In a year when Twitter cancelled the US President and the oldest masthead in America, somehow I was able to keep writing. Largely because many readers chip in to cover the costs. In the cancel culture era, when institutions became weapons, lone bloggers living off donations were able to say things even most newspapers found unsayable.  Real freedom is writing with no large sponsor, no major advertiser, no platform to toss us off, no editor to boss us around, and no committee to answer to. The government can’t take away a grant it never gave me, or a permit I don’t need.  Cancel culture can’t scare away advertisers or cut nebulous revenue-streams.

Who knew being so focused on writing and not on revenue would turn out to be an asset?

I am not dependent on any organization, but I am of course, dependent on my readers, which is exactly how it should be. It’s one small case of We the people, writing for the people, instead of serving Coke,  Pfizer or the Ministry of Infection. When no one holds the strings, everyone does.

Thanks, of course, to those who have already.

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