Over the decades, I’ve noticed that whatever idea strikes me at a given moment is extraordinarily unlikely to instantly go viral over the Internet. Maybe a decade later, a TV commentator will introduce one of my perspectives to broad discourse, but my insights almost never take off in real time.
For example, on Saturday I asked, “Was Mall of America attack a hate crime?” It seemed to me like an interesting and relevant question to ask. By late Sunday, here’s what Google was telling me about how much progress my concept had made with other content-creators out there in Internet Land:
Was the Mall of America attack by a black man on a white boy a hate crime?https://t.co/uYcowh7OuS
I asked that on Saturday, but like most of my ideas, this hasn't exactly gone viral. From Google on Sunday night: pic.twitter.com/i93iRSbcMV
— Steve Sailer (@Steve_Sailer) April 15, 2019
One possibility is that major institutions like Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google might be putting a thumb on the scales to discourage my ideas from going viral. It’s surprisingly hard to tell for sure, and thus it seems like a rabbit hole I’m not enthusiastic to head down.
Moreover, my conclusion after decades of this kind of thing happening, is that the way I think just tends to be orthogonal to the Zeitgeist.
So that’s one of the big reasons I pester you three times a year during my iSteve fundraising drives. I’d like to be a normal pundit who gets paid for all the advertising I help sell and also gets paid a lot of money for giving speeches and the like, but that’s not going to happen. This is partly for reasons of intellectual censorship and mob violence used against groups that might invite me, of course.
But, to be honest, I’m likely never going to appeal to any kind of huge audience. My brain just doesn’t flow in the correct grooves.
So, I come to you, the few, the perceptive, hat in hand for contributions.
April is one of the three months of the year (along with December and August) when I hassle you for donations. I sometimes find myself discouraged, but then my loyal readers chip in with cash in its manifold forms, which I find highly encouraging. Say not the struggle nought availeth.
Here are eight ways for you to contribute to me, iSteve:
First: You can use Paypal (non-tax deductible) by going to the page on my old blog here. Paypal accepts most credit cards. Contributions can be either one-time only, monthly, or annual. (Monthly is nice.)
Second: You can mail a non-tax deductible donation to:
P.O Box 4142
Valley Village, CA 91617
Third: You can make a tax deductible contribution via VDARE by clicking here.
Please don’t forget to click my name at the VDARE site so the money goes to me:
VDARE has been kiboshed from use of Paypal for being, I dunno, EVIL. But you can give via credit cards, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, check, money order, or stock.
Note: the VDARE site goes up and down on its own schedule, so if this link stops working, please let me know.
Fourth: if you have a Wells Fargo bank account, you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Wells Fargo SurePay/Zelle. Just tell WF SurePay/Zelle to send the money to my ancient AOL email address steveslrAT aol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). (Non-tax deductible.) Please note, there is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is good for large contributions.
Fifth: if you have a Chase bank account (or even other bank accounts), you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Chase QuickPay/Zelle (FAQ). Just tell Chase QuickPay/Zelle to send the money to my ancient AOL email address (steveslrATaol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). If Chase asks for the name on my account, it’s StevenSailer with an n at the end of Steven. (Non-tax deductible.) There is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is also good for large contributions.
Sixth: send money via the Paypal-like Google Wallet to my Gmail address (that’s isteveslrATgmail .com — replace the AT with a @). (Non-tax deductible.)
Seventh: [Warning: Does this still work?] You can use Bitcoin using Coinbase. Coinbase payments are not tax deductible. Below are links to two Coinbase pages of mine. This first is if you want to enter a U.S. dollar-denominated amount to pay me.
This second is if you want to enter a Bitcoin-denominated amount. (Remember one Bitcoin is currently worth many U.S. dollars.)
Eighth: At one reader’s request, I recently added Square as an 8th fundraising medium, although I’m vague on how it works. If you want to use Square, send me an email telling me how much to send you an invoice for. Or, if you know an easier way for us to use Square, please let me know.