I wasn’t able to do a show last night due to family commitments, but that didn’t stop the purveyors of our broken internet from striking another blow against the right to earn money online regardless of your political persuasion. Yes, that’s right. As you can see by the headline, PayPal has finally banned me from their service.
Now, as most of you know, I’m not the first, and I won’t be the last, to receive this treatment. Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Red Ice TV, InfoWars & Alex Jones, Tommy Robinson, Roosh V, Gab, BitChute, and many more online personalities and companies have been banned from PayPal over the last couple years. All of us aren’t always on the same page, well, except when it comes to being banned from PayPal. We are on the same page there. Which raises an interesting point.
Notice the complete lack of leftists on that list. Sure, I think they banned a couple random antifa groups one time (which journo scumbags actually lamented). But, by and large, it’s been people who are usually described as right-wing being taken off the PayPal platform. Hell, just going against the establishment media and the internet monopolies is enough to get you kicked off. I wouldn’t consider myself some huge right wing ideologue, but this site and the #Killstream has been stridently calling out media and communist bullshit for years. That probably doesn’t sit well with those who advise the crooks in charge of PayPal.
Just who advises them, you ask?
Paypal is under fire from religious groups and conservatives after its CEO recently revealed it works with the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to help identify accounts to ban from the payment platform.
The groups are calling for a boycott of the digital payment system because it is collaborating with a group that lists several conservative Christian organizations as “hate groups” or “extremists” because of their religious views.
SPLC has targeted conservative groups like the Family Research Council and Alliance Defending Freedom, but also more recently it went after Maajid Nawaz, a liberal who was a former Islamic radical. The SPLC labeled him and others “anti-Muslim extremists” but later apologized and paid him $3.375 million to settle a lawsuit. Columnist Marc Thiessen said the SPLC “has become a caricature of itself, labeling virtually anyone who does not fall in line with its left-wing ideology an ‘extremist’ or ‘hate group.'”
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman told The Wall Street Journal it uses SPLC as part of its mission toward “diversity and inclusion.”
Ah yes, the famed twin-goals of diversity and inclusion! How sweet! I guess I just find it a little curious how those goals always end up excluding those found guilty of wrongthink. This goes beyond losing your Twitter account or getting kicked off YouTube, although those are major issues as well. Getting banned from PayPal, or Patreon, or from a bank like Chase, impacts your ability to simply live a normal life these days.
Think of all the websites reliant on PayPal, for instance. It’s a travesty that the company is allowed to behave in this manner, and if the Republicans in Congress and on television had any sense, they would be hammering on this issue every single day. Sadly, sense seems to be in short supply in their party, as only Ted Cruz has been consistent on this issue (and even he has been somewhat lacking). Still, compared to others in his party, he is a lion on the topic.
As for now, I am still on Patreon. I am on NewProject2, a Patreon competitor that is actually committed to free speech. I figured I might as well try CashApp, although I don’t have much experience with it. Oh, and I know people have talked a lot of shit about DLive over the past year, but the fact remains that it is one of the few places online not playing favorites right now. You can support your favorite creator through their Lino system (which now supports a Super Chat-style donation message), and payments can be withdrawn straight to a bank account, skipping the PayPal cartel altogether. Sure, they take a 10% fee, but that’s not bad at all when compared to a thieving company like YouTube, which takes at least 30%.
Whoever reported my PayPal account wants to silence me. It’s the same mentality as the thug who vandalized my car last week. They want to make it as hard as possible for me to continue my work on the show and this site. I can’t let those types of bottom-feeders win, even in the face of such an uphill battle. I’ll be back tonight with a #Killstream at 9:30PM EST over on DLive. Please keep your eye on this space as well. Much more writing will be done by yours truly between now and the end of the year.
Even if I ended up doing it all for free, I would never completely stop doing what I love to do.