The Orthodox Nationalist Podcast

July 12 2018/June 30 2018
Feast of Sts Peter and Paul
Hermitage of St. Raphael the Archangel
The Synod of the Catacomb Russian Orthodox Church

Dear Friends and Supporters:

It was the murder of Nikolai Ceausescu on December 25 1989 that convinced me that this – philosophy and history – was the field for me. If the mighty USSR can crumble in a matter of days, what else can happen? I knew that if I removed self interest and emotion from my thoughts, the truth wouldn’t be hard to find. I was right, except for the fact that few wanted to hear it.

I knew that this lifestyle would be a struggle. Coming from a moderately wealthy, bourgeois home, money wasn’t really an issue. I still have no idea how much money my father ever made in a year in the funeral business. I was kept more or less ignorant on financial matters. Today, that blissful isolation is no longer an option. My work has me hunched over a computer 12 hours a day, putting out an essay every few days. My expertise is second to none in many areas and, as you know, expertise is not the product of part-time work or hobbyism.

There are days when I envy the university hack. They have all the money they need, lecture to a captive audience, do very little work and have plenty of attractive graduate assistants. Then I hear them speak, and the envy goes away. Like my fellow students years ago, they say absolutely nothing of value. What’s the point of getting a doctoral degree if all you’ll do is repeat the dogma of the Washington Post?

I’m unsuited for any other work, heaven knows. I’ve dedicated every waking hour to the pursuit of knowledge. It’s cost me dearly; it’s cost me in ways few even know. We can go to some dark places when we feel abandoned. Yet, because of you, I’ve done what all my professors said was impossible: I’ve created an academic life outside an academic institution. Today, they envy me. Well, at least, they envy my freedom, something they don’t have, but its a freedom that’s only sustainable if my supporters remain generous. What I do is fundamental. What I do is unique. The whole Russian-Orthodox-Nationalist cottage industry has me as its source.

What is my record? My predictions have come true almost without fail. I wrote the first 9/11 revisionist essay that very day as I was stuck in Washington. I was the first to speak of Putin as a nationalist and Russia as the bulwark against the New World Order, at least in English. I was the first to cry foul about the Syrian gas attacks. I was the first – back in 1991 – to show how Assad was an ally. I was the first to mock the ISIS charade. I brought Orthodoxy into the mainstream of nationalism long before anyone else.

I fight in the streets. My first battle was defending St. Patrick’s Cathedral from the AIDS-infected demons of “Act-Up” in 1990. As my friends were getting drunk, I was protesting Hartford abortion clinics in the freezing cold during my college years. I was almost thrown out of school. I was threatened with death while at the University of Hartford three times. More recently, I was almost blinded at Charlottesville. I’ve proved my mettle over and over again. I’ve had secret faculty meetings called about me at the University of Nebraska. I’ve lost good teaching jobs for daring to ask inconvenient questions. Now, my son is following in my footsteps.

No one can ask this of the normal, sane man. I’m willing to suffer for the truth and have put my money where my mouth is. I don’t care what happens to me. I’ve done my part. I’ve done it since 1990. All I ask of you is a few dollars to permit me to function in this dying society. I’ve lost my family to divorce, so my supporters have become my new “family,” so to speak. It’s really all I have.

Nothing can happen with amateurs. We must have full timers – true experts and scholars such as Michael Hoffman and E. Michael Jones – to continue to corrode the foundations of the Golden Idol. The Bolsheviks didn’t take over Russia with part-timers who worked in an office five days a week and shot cops on Sundays. That’s not how these things tend to work.

Please help me. Please help me fight on until the bitter end.

Matthew Raphael Johnson, PhD
Johnstown, PA


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