By Henry McRandall,
Editor & Publisher
Just as it began to seem like our 18-month-long struggle – highlighted by several crushing setbacks – would never end, a woman of modest means but an enormous heart appeared out of nowhere and offered to become our “angel” and revitalize our dream of launching a viable alternative to Canada’s corrupt and hopelessly compromised mainstream media. This most generous angel is now providing just a very modest amount of start-up capital that might be enough to get us off the ground – But we would still DESPERATELY need YOUR help too!
WRISEUP.COM’s mission is to speak truth to power – whether or not the self-anointed powers-that-be want to hear the ugly truth about the horrific reality they have created; to reveal who benefits and who loses from existing policies and proposed changes to official policy; to propose and crusade for viable alternatives that would better serve the Other99%; to offer our readers “news for the Other99%, by the Other99%”; to offer a credible and authoritative alternative to the pro-Establishment and pro-status-quo corruption of almost all of Canada’s mainstream media; and to stand tall for politicial, cultural, racial, judicial, economic and social justice – not just in Canada but around the world.
Starting with a minimum of just four stories each day – tentatively beginning on Thursday, September 8, 2016 – plus a daily reader opinion poll, WRISEUP.COM will examine Canadian, U.S. and world affairs – politics; economics; environmental affairs; social & cultural affairs; education; health & healthcare; labour & the workplace; law & order; crime & punishment; freedom, privacy, human rights and government/corporate surveillance; science & technology; etc. – from a very-hard-hitting, no-holds-barred, no-sacred-cows, anti-Establishment, anti-corporate, anti-so-called-“free-trade”, anti-status-quo, non-partisan perspective – promoting a massive redistribution of wealth, income and power in Canada – from the Top1% to the Other99% – and a more equitable and inclusive society.
The one final possible hitch in this start-up plan is that it is our “angel”‘s intention to make the cash transfer to our business account to finance an extremely modest start-up on Wednesday, September 7. However, it is today – Tuesday, September 6, that our angel will be undergoing her first cancer treatment and I suspect that just one day after having her first-ever round of radiation and/or chemotherapy, that our angel may not be quite ready to deal with banking chores. Even with her great heart and her enormous generosity, however, we will still need YOUR help.
WRISEUP.COM wholeheartedly shares the view of many that – to whatever extent possible – information should be free. But, as you can imagine, obtaining serious financing for such a revolutionary, anti-Establishment and anti-status-quo alternative media start-up. That is why we are PLEADING WITH YOU to cough up just $3.65 – just one penny per day – for a one-year subscription. For those who truly cannot afford even just one penny per day or just will not relent and pay just one penny per day for a serious and credible alternative to the corrupt mainstream media, we will ALWAYS make a portion of each day’s website content “free-access”. But because our viability and long-term survival are dependent on us generating at least a modest amount of start-up working capital, we will also ALWAYS reserve a portion of each day’s website content for “subscribers only”. ALL WE CAN PROMISE in return is that we can achieve our goal of just 100,000 pre-paid subscribers within 365 days, we will no long need to sell subscriptions and we will halt the unsavoury practice. But as an ongoing tribute to all those other potential “angels” out there who choose to chip in just $3.65 to this modest first-year “crowd-funding” effort, we will convert all of your one-year subscriptions into lifetime subscriptions – at no additional cost whatsoever – and ALWAYS reserve a portion of each day’s website content exclusively for you.
Will YOU please give us that vital “hand up”?
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By Henry McRandall,