An Appeal From Fjordman
Gates of Vienna 21 September 2012
It doesn’t seem like a year, but has been that long since Fjordman last launched a appeal for funds. He asked us to post the message below, and you’ll notice a "Donate to Fjordman” button on our sidebar. If you click that, the money will go directly to him.
Anyone who wants to help out can add the Fjordman widget to their own sidebar. Drop us an email (gatesofvienna [at] chromatism [dot] net) and we’ll send you the necessary HTML code.
I haven’t posted any appeals for donations since late 2011. That’s partly because I have managed to stay afloat until now, but also because I don’t want to abuse the charity of my readers. I have decided that asking for donations once a year seems about right. No one can get rich from blogging, in any case.
I have been living on temporary addresses for a full year, with kind help from friends, after I was forced to evacuate my flat in Oslo in 2011. I intend to be installed in a new flat, hopefully also with a new job, within a few months. I will not move back to Norway but will live in exile for the foreseeable future. Apart from that, I will continue writing as before.
Last year’s donation drive was via Vlad Tepes blog. This year a new donation button for me has been introduced on the sidebar at Gates of Vienna. As I did last year, I will send a thank-you email to all of the donors individually, although I have to warn you: may take a few weeks before I have time to do all of them! If the internet has been functioning properly, all of you who donated last year have received an email.
Since I am asking for donations, it’s only fair that I tell you a little bit about my future plans.
At the time of writing, I am completing the manuscript for a book that will be partly about the Breivik case. I have chosen to call it Witness to Madness. This will probably be self-published and should be in circulation at Amazon.com and other venues within a few months, by early 2013 at the latest, most likely as both an ebook and as a printed paper book. At the time of writing I have surpassed 51,000 words that have already been edited and largely proofread. I am editing an analysis of Breivik’s so-called manifesto that will not be published in advance online, but will be exclusive to the book. When this is added within a few days, the word count for already edited material will be about 70,000 words.
Strictly speaking, this would be long enough to publish a full-length book if I so choose. However, I wish to include a bit more material before I publish, partly about how I experienced the Breivik case — including my meeting with Norwegian police — partly about Breivik’s psyche and the trial, and finally a section about the mass media and dishonest journalism. I have the option to include even more material than this, for instance about Islamization and Western appeasement.
I will wrap up the book at some point this fall and have already hired a proofreader. I can say with 100% confidence that the manuscript will be ready by the end of this year and should be in circulation by the beginning of 2013.
Thereafter I will complete the manuscript for my book The Curious Civilization, which was already 90% finished at the time of Anders Behring Breivik’s massacre. This text should be ready by the spring of 2013, but I’ll hope to find a regular publisher for this title from the start, so it won’t be in circulation for some time yet.
After that, I will complete a book about Islam, and why I don’t think it can be reformed. If everything goes well, this manuscript will be completed by the summer of 2013, but probably won’t be published until 2014.
I have plans for several more books, too, possibly one about the self-destruction of Sweden and its model of the welfare state; maybe one about the EU, or about what went wrong with Western civilization.
In the long run I have serious plans for a huge brick of a book of a thousand-plus pages about European accomplishments over the past 40,000 years, from beer to Beethoven. This ambitious project is going to take me several more years to complete, however. It won’t be in circulation any time soon.