As of this afternoon, we have raised $3,371 from 21 donors, which means that we are rapidly closing in our fundraising goal. Hats off to everyone who has contributed.
Why do this?
1.) First, when I thought about what went wrong with the 2.0 movement and what needed to be corrected, it occurred to me that it needed to be more normal and family centered. If we are going to do fundraising, then raising money to support kindergarten tuition for a private school is about the least objectionable and most relatable thing imaginable. As every White parent who is struggling with the demographics of our public school system well knows, particularly here in the South, this is rapidly becoming one of the biggest burdens on the average White American family.
2.) Second, I invest thousands of hours of my time into maintaining and updating this website which is my outlet in a world that is going mad around me, and raising money to offset the cost of our biggest household expense is also the perfect response to all the nagging about spending so much time on the website with you guys. Now, I can say our son has a stake in this website.
3.) Third, the movement needs stability and constancy in my assessment, and while this website has been online for a decade now it has been erratic in the production of content. For many years, I was torn between producing content and activism, but now I am focused on the online space. As far as the real world goes, we are doing our networking now away from the media spotlight. Realistically, I can spend more time here now knowing that I don’t have to worry about covering this expense.
4.) Fourth, as to why we chose private education over homeschooling, which many of you are wondering, the answer is my father-in-law Gordon Baum who didn’t believe in sheltering his children from the world. He wanted his kids to be socialized and to be raised with religious values and went to his grave knowing that all of them turned out well and he had beautiful grandchildren. That’s how I want to leave the world too. In contrast, a single image of an individual who my wife grew up with in the movement explains why she is so adamant about private education.
The main reason that we are not home schooling our son is because of Derek who was a sheltered, socially awkward child who went to a fancy private liberal arts college in Florida only to be bowled over by the experience and discover from his Jewish friends that everything he was taught by his parents was a lie. Both my wife and Derek were raised in the movement. It is Derek that everyone knows about though because he went on to became a professional traitor due to his lack of real world experience. Not everyone who is home schooled turns out to be a Derek or a Lynx and Lamb Gaede. We think the wisest course though in our son’s education seems to be what worked in my wife’s case.
A few more shoutouts to mailbox gang:
1.) A big shoutout to a longtime comrade in the movement who I have known for many years and hope to see again soon.
2.) Another big shoutout to our biggest supporter who came through for us!
If you haven’t contributed and want to help us reach our $4,000 goal, send us a check, cash or money order to our P.O.Box:
P.O. Box 1214
Eufaula, AL 36072