"Why Does VDARE.COM Run All These Weird Ads?" This is a polite version of the question readers have been emailing me since we began running advertisements in our right column.
The answer: Google Ads is a completely automatic thing that just posts ads to websites participating in its program according to some mysterious algorithm involving readership, keywords and clickthroughs that Google has developed.
I didn't want to have ads at all. But when we were forced into it by sheer financial need , I just took the position that we should maximize revenue—I figured it was the immigration lawyers' etc. problem if Google had them advertising to a hostile audience. It seemed to me we had to exploit any contradiction we could find in a massively hostile climate.
But maybe I spent too much time arguing with student Marxists  in the 1960s. (Also, I never look at ads.)
The continual complaints have got me worrying that readers might well think we're involved in the selection, which I can see might strike them as a problem. We can block ads (and have blocked some as a result of particularly bitter complaints), but at some point it will impact our revenue, which is a trickle but still very welcome.
So if you are particularly annoyed by an ad, let us know .
But if you can tough it out, it earns us money that we put towards the cause.
Peter Brimelow  (email  him) is editor of VDARE.COM  and author of the much-denounced Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster,  (Random House - 1995) and The Worm in the Apple  (HarperCollins - 2003)