The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Do you believe in Antiwar.com’s “angels”?

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And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were offered matching funds…

You’re Not Seeing Double

Antiwar.com’s angelus ex machina may not convince too many readers to part with their hard-earned money this time, however, as comments such as this one suggest:

“We are currently experiencing the worst fundraising drive we have ever conducted. I am frankly appalled at the dearth of contributions, because if we continue at the present rate we are going to have to start winding down Antiwar.com, and – yes – even close up shop.”

Will someone PLEASE inform Justin that Amerika is in the midst of one of its worst economic recessions ever, one that is affecting more and more people with each passing week and that is gradually morphing into the “Greater Depression?” I would venture to say that many, perhaps even most of his readers are lucky to have access to the internet at all right now, never mind being able to dig into their pockets to cough up a few precious bucks for a particular web site. And maybe, just MAYBE, as other disaffected readers have posted here, AWC no longer has the firm backing that it once did, for the reasons Sibel Edmonds cites and many others voiced here and elsewhere. If you really had the backing of the broader anti-war constituency, a hundred grand or so might not be a problem to raise each quarter. That this amount is becoming harder and harder to come by with each new calendar quarter sends the message that not only are regular contributions beyond the means of most of the readership, but that what little disposable income they have is better contributed to other sites that better serve their readership’s interests (and that are probably a bit more consistent and honest in their standards).

Maybe fundraising time is a time for some introspection as well.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

February 22, 2012 at 10:03 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I think they should give their money to Tom at Information Clearing House. He has no party affiliations whatever, as far as I know (though he was also offered ‘matching funds’ from a mysterious source recently).

    niqnaq

    February 22, 2012 at 10:27 am


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