Ghost wrote: ↑May 12th, 2019, 8:44 pmhttps://www.rt.com/usa/458267-mastercar ... ensorship/
It's not enough for the ruling class to censor speech and ideas they don't like; now they want to cut them off financially. This is just the beginning. If you have any work out there - youtube channels and videos, blog posts, articles, e-books - this would be a good time to back them up in multiple ways. Get your money out of paypal or patreon. We can't prevent this, but perhaps financial censorship will accelerate what's coming. Ideas can't be killed, and we know it's not too late to bother because otherwise the rulers wouldn't need to resort to these cowardly tactics. But it's going to get a lot worse before it can ever get better. Prepare yourself. A storm is coming.Blocking payments to individuals or groups by financial service firms impedes freedom of speech in a free society, journalist Ben Swann has told RT, following reports that MasterCard is allegedly on course to censor the far-right.
The New York-based firm is reportedly being forced by left-leaning liberal activists to set up an internal “human rights committee” that would monitor payments to “white supremacist groups and anti-Islam activists.”
“The problem is that everyone has their own views and, in a free society, the idea of a free society is that you are free to have your belief systems, as long as you’re not harming anyone else physically,” Swann told RT America. “But your belief system belongs to you and you have the right be wrong. White supremacists have the right to be wrong.”
MasterCard is not the only holder of purse-strings that is mulling the selective banning of individuals from their services and funds. Patreon and PayPal have previously barred individuals from receiving payments using their platforms, due to their extreme views.
But unlike crowdfunding platforms, being cut off from one of the leading American multinational financial services corporations will, most likely, have a much greater impact on the financial stability of an individual or a group, especially after the US Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly blessed MasterCard’s undertaking. By doing this, Swann believes the government granted “big corporations the ability to control what voices are heard.”
The issue with such an approach, the investigative journalist argues, would lead to a wider crackdown on financial payments to anyone who the government would see as unfavorable.
“The fact that the SEC has given a green light to this essentially says the SEC supports the idea of censoring these groups in order to freeze out essentially anyone you don’t agree with,” the journalist said.
“It is such a dystopian 1984 world view and yet we’re living through it right now,” the journalist observed.
I told you Ghost years ago, this is why educating people on undestanding money is the key.
There is nothing new about this, our rulers sensored history so we we would be stupid about the history of money. This has been going on for thousands of years....