March 5, 2018
Communists Purging Conservatives from Online Platforms
Clearly, the Communists that control the US economy have decided to exclude all those who resist induction into their cult. Yvonne Nachtogal relates how Paypal has cut her off. It's against the law to refuse to bake a gay wedding cake but it's fine to deny Internet services to non-liberals.
"To my mom, who grew up in East Germany under the Nazi's and then communism, it's all too familiar. When her father spoke out against Hitler, her family's financial support was cut off and they starved. My grandfather was arrested and died, conditions in jail having left him weak and sickly."
By Yvonne Nachtigal
We hear about censorship on Facebook and Youtube, even Twitter, but Paypal? Friday I received an email from the online-payment giant, notifying me that my account had been "limited" due to "the nature of activities" on my site, christianobserver.net.
By "Limited" they meant that I cannot make purchases, receive or transfer money. I was asked to remove the Paypal button from the site and agree to their "acceptable use" terms, which I did. I'm waiting for the restrictions to be lifted, but I can no longer offer a Paypal button on my site.
I hadn't broken any of their acceptable use policies unless they're calling the truth about Kabbalah, Zionism, Freemasonry and Satanism "the promotion of hate." My site exposes evil on many fronts and presents the gospel of Jesus Christ as the only answer. It vilifies no race or people group because I believe the battle for truth to be a spiritual one that is blind to those things. God sees each individual heart. (Gal 3:28)
So what "activity" did Paypal find offensive? I've been unable to reach them for a definitive answer. As shocking as it might seem, I think it's safe to say that this is an example of the next level of censorship. Being unable to speak freely is foreign to people in the U.S. or other western countries, but not to those under oppressive governments. To my mom, who grew up in East Germany under the Nazi's and then communism, it's all too familiar. When her father spoke out against Hitler, her family's financial support was cut off and they starved. My grandfather was arrested and died, conditions in jail having left him weak and sickly.
A young man from Egypt I spoke to just the other day said that in his country, "If you talk about the government, nothing happens for you (meaning financially). Then you have two choices: Do without, or leave if you can."
There are other online payment providers, but the trend in censorship is sobering. We're quickly approaching a time, in fact it's already here, when exposing the system will paint a target on our back. We must wake up to the fact that we're not in Kansas anymore. The stakes are very real and they are high. So we need to choose our battles and carefully count the cost.
As a Christian I believe we do that by measure of the gospel of Jesus Christ, remembering that his kingdom is not of this world. (Jn 18:26) The world is deceived by Satan and is under his control. (Rev 12:9, I Jn 5:19)
In 1975, as an American teenager I visited my family in East Germany back when the iron curtain was still dividing the country. It was strange to me how my cousins whispered their thoughts about the government out of fear for the safety of their family.
Here we go...
Yvonne's Lawyer writes:
You're absolutely right...there's no legal grounds for PayPal's action against you. All they're doing is harassing you because you're a Christian and express anti-prevailing leadership views at every level (Masonic, Jewish, Papalistic, Judeo-Christian, etc., etc.). But, as you note, they get away with it because their coffers are unlimited, they control the medium (in this case, the payment portal), and they know you're not likely to challenge their action. You need what they have, they know it...."whatcha gonna do about it." Thugs.
They don't take this position because they'll win in a legal challenge. They'll lose on the merits. But they know you're not likely to legally challenge them because it's prohibitively expensive and time-consuming. And if you should happen to challenge, they'll make you pay by dragging out the litigation on every imaginable technicality and procedural hurdle. The cases that you cited all go through the same process to come up with a publishable opinion. There's an underlying challenge in a state or federal court of original jurisdiction (think of this as the suit you have to file against PayPal to force their hand). That case lasts 1-3 years, gets resolved by a jury in favor of one or the other party, and then the losing party appeals. That underlying case probably cost each party conservatively anywhere from $200k-$600k in legal fees...chump change to thug corporations. And even then, the case doesn't make precedence that's publishable, as the cases you cited did. They have to go through many more hundreds of thousands of dollars in appeals and remands to the court of original jurisdiction to get a publishable opinion.
Some folks might take the time to file suit and try to get a "quick" resolution within 6-12 months at a settlement conference....but even that would conservatively result in $50-$100k in litigation costs and attorneys' fees. These stakes are too high for 99.99999% of us...PayPal knows it.
Long and short - they know that most of us just want our money and we'll jump through their hoops to have the privilege of using their service to get it...even if it means they trample - and we surrender - our First Amendment rights. It's their game, they've rigged it, and we don't have the time, the financial backing, or the resources to legally challenge.
COMMUNIST INTERNET PLATFORMS WILL DECLINE (FROM REDDIT)
It won't happen overnight, as people's habits take time to change, but the recent purge of alternative voices on all of these platforms will soon backfire.
Very powerful, moneyed interests saw the danger an open internet represented, so they helped a few tech start-ups in the early days corral everyone into these ghettos. Now that they've essentially cornered the market, they feel emboldened to try and censor, and/or outright eliminate, voices THEY DON'T LIKE.
Decentralization is the key to solving this problem, and it's why peer-to-peer and blockchain technologies are vilified by most mainstream outlets. It represents the final death knell for the control freaks.
There are a number of alternatives blossoming as we speak. So, instead of waiting for the inevitable lawsuits to wind their way through the courts, or for the government to enact anti-trust legislation on these monopolies, take matters into your own hands.
For search, anything but Google. DuckDuckGo is a decent alternative, as is Bing. Again, it's about sending a message, so try to use a search engine not using Google on the back end, like StartPage.
The point here is to try and refrain from using the typical platforms. Yes, that even means Reddit.
ProtonMail is a secure and encrypted e-mail service you can use.
And, of course, there's Gab as an alternative to Twitter.
This is just the beginning, many more not listed here are just starting up. The information age is still in its infancy, and the days of monopolistic control are dying... good riddance.
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