If you're taking the advice provided (for free, mind you) by blogs like mine, I certainly hope that you are saving up your money, spending less than you earn, and living comfortably within your means. If so, well done you. You're already way ahead of at least 80% of your fellow Americans- especially the ones living in the big cities who are chasing lifestyles that they cannot afford with money they do not have.
If you ARE following that advice- and I sincerely hope that you are- then chances also are that you have a bit of cash saved up for which you may not have an immediate need. If so, I respectfully ask that you consider donating some of that money to certain useful campaigns and causes.
This isn't about virtue signalling, for which I have less than zero patience; this is simply about making sure that some good people get money to do good work.
So here are a few useful causes that I think are worthy of receiving a few bucks if you have no other need for them.
And since I am not overly fond of telling people to do things that I would not do myself, you can be sure that I, personally, have put in my own cash for these same ventures.
You know what has been happening around you. You have seen it with your own eyes. You have watched as a once-free and proud culture has debased itself so greatly that once-unalienable rights are now considered dispensations of our moral betters. And those rights can now be taken from us- not by governments, though Lord knows they would like to- but by ourselves.
Mike Cernovich and Loren Feldman are working hard to create a film that documents just how bad this tendency towards censorship in a supposedly free society has become, and what it means for the future. A society that censors itself has no self-confidence, no maturity, and will likely not
This is critically important work that needs to see the light of day. But it cannot happen unless ordinary folks like you and me are willing to put our trust and money into their hands. They need our help to show the world just what it is we are in such desperate danger of losing.
THIS. JUST THIS.
If you were watching Cartoon Network in the early-to-mid-Nineties, you will remember this show. And what a great show it was.
Two fighter jocks engaging in vigilante justice in a world populated by anthropomorphic "kats", and the coolest fighter jet of ALL TIME.
Yeah, all right, it was silly and cheesy. But it had THE BEST intro soundtrack of any kids' cartoon show this side of Thundercats. I still watch the old episodes from time to time, just for the nostalgia kick that I get out of it.
Sadly, the Kickstarter for this project is currently closed- the project blew way past its original goal of raising $50K to begin production of a new cartoon series and animated film. Sooner or later, however, I suspect that there will be a second round of funding requests. And when that happens, you can be sure that I'll be right there to pony up some cash to make this happen.
If you are a Vile Faceless Minion, you know exactly what I am talking about. I won't say any more on the subject. Either you've contributed to it, or you haven't. If you haven't, get in touch with our Supreme Dark Overlord, His Unspeakable Evilness Vox Day himself, and get in on the action.
Let's just say that, when the rubble does bounce, it's going to be SPECTACULAR.