The mission of TOQ Live is to raise awareness of The Occidental Quarterly. As is well known, there is a wide-ranging attempt to de-platform people and media associated with the dissident right. Important voices have been bounced off Twitter and Facebook; or they have had the numbers of their followers capped or they have been shadow-banned. Financial service firms like PayPal and credit card processing companies have refused to service dissident right media sites. This has had an oftentimes crippling effect on subscriptions and donations, including TOQ.
Given all the de-platforming and cutting off financial services by the powers that be, it’s more important than ever to raise awareness of TOQ. The editor, Kevin MacDonald, is an emeritus professor of psychology who is well aware of the pall of political correctness that has descended over the academic world. Entire academic fields are dominated by cultural Marxist ideas, and there is active policing of the boundaries of acceptable discourse. Professors either conform to these ideas or they suffer the consequences in terms of lost grants, lost publishing opportunities, and not being promoted or given tenure.
In this environment, there is a crying need for an academic journal that eschews political correctness and champions the free exchange of ideas. We can’t let them win by shutting out our ideas on race and on the ethnic interests of Whites.
TOQ Live will endeavor to bring life to the ideas and writers who contribute to TOQ. Viewers will get an up-close-and-personal look into these writers and how they think about the issues they write about as well as the wider worlds of politics and culture on which they are conversant.
Video allows for a much more personal way of communicating than the printed word. So even though the rigorous demands of written prose are essential for developing a firm intellectual foundation, it is also important for readers to get to know the human side of these writers—to see them as human beings. To see where they came from and how they got to where they are. That is the mission of TOQ Live.