“IT IS FINISHED”—NYAG Letitia James Crucifies VDARE.com

Editor’s note. Horrifying that it has come to this.  And yet another indictment of our legal system that a government can swoop in and demand all this information from a charitable organization—information that is far beyond the budget of the organization. And without actually bringing charges. The authoritarian, anti-White left is in charge in New York State, and pretty much the entire judicial system is corrupt.

I launched VDARE.com on Christmas Eve 1999. So it is perhaps appropriate that, on Good Friday 2024, the anniversary of Christ’s death, I must announce VDARE.com’s crucifixion by New York State’s communist Attorney General Letitia James.

On March 27, 2024, in another of her lightning-fast NYAG James-compliant rulings, New York State Supreme Court Judge Sabrina Kraus held us in Contempt of Court because we have not yet complied (because we were fighting it) with her January 23, 2023 order that we meet NYAG James’ massive and crippling subpoena demands.

Judge Kraus did modify her earlier order to reflect the intervention (much appreciated) of the Institute for Free Speech. So now we no longer have to reveal, explicitly, the names of our pseudonymous writers, some of whom would certainly be fired from their jobs if their identities leaked.

But we are still required to review 40 gigabytes of emails, an enormous amount. And of course these could in fact reveal the names of those pseudonymous writers, as well as our donors, privileged communications with lawyers, etc.

Judge Kraus has also now allowed us to redact these emails. But this is a huge task, which our lawyers estimate could cost as much as $150,000.

An observer tells us this order is more typical of major corporate litigation, not a tiny charity.

And, perversely, although Judge Kraus has now modified her January 23, 2023 order, she is nevertheless now fining us $250 a day for not complying with it.

We have fought NYAG Letitia James, at a cost of up to $1 million, for nearly three years. But now we are literally hanging on the cross.


There is no legitimate explanation for NYAG James’ enormous fishing expedition—other than a desire to nail us to the cross with compliance costs. The process is the punishment.

NYAG James has claimed to be interested in our purchase of the Berkeley Springs Castle as a conference venue. But this transaction was expensively lawyered and is bulletproof. Significantly, NYAG James has refused to meet with our expensive lawyers to discuss it.

The victims of crucifixion typically took a long time to die. (Christ was an exception.)

All our resources are now focused on our death struggle. VDARE.com will continue publishing on a reduced schedule as long as it can, at least until after our April 26-28 conference.

But, as Christ said on the cross, “It is finished.”

The suppression of VDARE.com’s voice, at a time when the immigration debate is moving to a climax, is of course a political scandal.

But, on a personal level, I might also observe that VDARE.com was an entirely viable 24/7 opinion convenience store. I had hoped to leave it to my young wife and our children after I am gone. Now it appears, thanks to Letitia James, that this will not be possible. They will need some other means of support.

Nevertheless, I’m immensely grateful for VDARE.com’s much loved readers and supporters over these many years. 

We hope to see you on the other side.

Peter Brimelow [Email him] is the editor of VDARE.com. His best-selling book, Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disasteris now available in Kindle format.


On the subject of VDARE.com’s April Conference etc.:

Our heroic friends at GabPay have told us that to their shock that they have found they cannot get ANY bank to enable our credit card donations.

It’s increasingly clear that federal regulators are pressuring banks to repress immigration patriots, as they have tried to do with gun stores.

Our April 26-28 conference is sold out (email lbrimelow@vdare.com to be put on the waiting list). BUT, AGAIN THANKS TO OUR HEROIC FRIENDS AT GABPAY,  YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR A LIVE STREAM TICKET BY E-CHECK HTTPS://VDARE/EVENTS/LIVESTREAM2024

(And hear Steve Sailer discuss his best-seller NOTICING!)


And, of course, if you feel inclined (and want to protect VDARE.com’s writers and donors) you can support VDARE.com in its death struggle by e-check here https://vdare.com/donate.

AND we’ve opened a credit-card friendly givesendgo account here. We’re not sure how this can be combined with tax-deductibility, but we’ll let you know.

Earlier on Letitia James’s Lawfare against VDARE.com:

8 replies
  1. Rudolf@gmail.net
    Rudolf@gmail.net says:

    Well, for people like Musk, Trump or Carlson (or countless other wealthy conservative-minded Americans concerned about their homeland), it would be a cinch to express their supposed “patriotism” with a modest (anonymous) donation. In doing so, they could save the life’s work of Brimelow & colleagues. There is always a way if you are willing to find one. This is probably the dark side of monetarism, mammonism, capitalism and plutocracy that is once again becoming all too obvious, that the volunteer idealist, limited in his means and possibilities, stands bare naked in the cold rain when he seriously needs help for sheer survival. It doesn’t even help to appeal directly to the honor of the ignorant “In God We Trust” hypocrites on Ascension Day, they have more important things to do at the moment (e.g. such as counting bills…).

  2. Rudolf
    Rudolf says:

    Speaking of “patriotism”: No, this is not a “tasteless April Fool’s joke”, but an everyday, omnipresent clown world. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68708981

    Btw., “outsourcing” the production of clothing for the diversified fake “national team” to America is a long overdue consequence. Insanity has a tendency to multiply unstoppably.

    Perhaps “Bitcoin incels” can achieve a monetary increase in right-wing ideas through clever speculation? At least humor doesn’t seem to be a dirty word for them yet. https://nypost.com/2024/04/01/business/solana-cryptocurrency-ridden-with-racist-meme-coins-nazi-imagery/

    But no, wanting to defeat capitalism through capitalism is and remains an extremely self-deceptive method that only plays into the hands of the enemy. “Bankman” Fried personifies who this is in an almost caricaturistic way.

  3. PS
    PS says:

    I am absolutely in favor of exporting 20,000 Jumbos (instead of “POCs”) to Berlin, and this directly to the grounds of the so-called Bundestag. There, the “green” Maoists can fertilize their cannabis plants with Jumbo dung instead of practicing “politics” for airheads. https://www.politico.eu/article/botswana-president-mokgweetsi-masisi-threatens-deport-20000-elephants-germany/



  4. James Bowery
    James Bowery says:

    The legal system was weaponized when it became impractical for the bulk of citizens to defend _themselves_ in bringing civil suit against actual damages due to defamation as (* fill in the weaponized word *) by the likes of the American Defamation League.

  5. Alan
    Alan says:

    We don’t think it’s nesecerily the end at all for Peter and Lydia..it might just be an entire new begining.Its often darkest before the dawn. One point though…is when Peter and Lydia opted to acquire a magnificent expansive castle. type domicile..also. for business purposes… that sadly in the era of the hebrew. african political monopoly cartel..maoist..ealousy of 2024. is a red flag or bloodied meat on the water for black sharks looking to extort tax or business “indiscretions”..or in the eyes of the black and jewish shake down artist persecutors..an incitement to extreme psychotic black resentful jealousy … an excuse to “trim the trees as the mob used to say..or as the ultra jewish is might sadistically quip….give a taxpayer a haircut.””Yeah..that castle….in the old days of america maybe you could with a little political influence friends score that without lawsuits…but for proletarian trumptards or lin this case..letitia..Alvin
    b…. …or Cyrus vance…these type of cyborg clowns..that’s an obvious possible shake down attack point.There is a huge secessionist revolt coming and Peter and Lydia may be able to resurrect themselves in a while…..its not over till the fat lady sings..the New american kristallnacht has already started.

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