Today is the one-year birthday of the Isaac Brock Society.
On December 12, 2011, this website began as a group project by six Canadian participants at the Expat Forum, which was getting very sick of their uppity attitudes and the incessant discussion of renunciation of United States citizenship. Later, the Expat Forum showed utter disdain for that conversation by completely removing whole threads which had thousands of comments. Thus, our move to create this new forum where we may discuss these serious issues without censorship or censure-ship, displayed foresight and prudence.
As I write this post, the Isaac Brock Society has 1301 posts, and 33,865 comments; we have had approximately 1.4 million pageviews (a.k.a. “hits”): according to Google Analytics, 758,000 hits for isaacbrocksociety.ca, in addition to wordpress.com, 660,000 hits for isaacbrocksociety.com (we switched over in June). Google Analytics calculates that 52,542 unique visitors have graced our isaacbrocksociety.ca pages since the switchover in June.
This has been a group effort. Many thanks to the writers and commenters who have kept us up to date with the latest happenings, finding resources in multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Portugese, French, Spanish, and the special gobbledygook which is another name of IRS-speak or Kafkaesque, the language of the bureaucracy of the evil empire.
Last but not least, several Brockers have made contributions to keep this site going. I will be making a financial report soon, and I just want to thank everyone who has contributed.