“For months, Mastercard has tried to suffocate the creation of an internal committee that would monitor payments to white supremacists and far-right extremists. But on Tuesday, renegade shareholders will finally force a vote on the matter during the company’s annual shareholder meeting.
Like most credit card companies, Mastercard is hesitant to surrender profits by blocking violent white supremacists from using its services unless laws are being broken. Mastercard currently processes payments for several extremist groups, including the League of the South, National Policy Institute, Proud Boys, Stormfront, VDare, Identity Evropa, Occidental Dissent and Radix Journal, according to Color of Change, a racial justice organization that tracks financial service companies that do business with hate groups. …”
I just got a Google Alert from The Huffington Post about the ongoing fight against “violent white supremacists” and Neo-Nazism.
Quite honestly, I’m not sure what this article is referring to because we are currently not using a payment processor much less one that uses Mastercard after getting banned by Stripe. I’ve never advocated violence on this website. I do not believe in “white supremacy” either although I write a lot about history and blog about the ongoing epidemic of mass shootings in America. The charge of “Neo-Nazism” is the funniest though because I have never had any interest in any of that stuff.
None of this has ever mattered to enthusiasts though. They have no principled objection to censoring others or engaging in violence to promote their point of view. Just so we are clear though, I am not the one who is doing this. It is people like Carlos Maza who writes for Vox.com. The Big Tech companies are catering to progressives who publicly advocate violence and censorship.
Virtually everyone on the Right outside of the last redoubts of Frenchism now sees where this is going. Everyone knows that banning people like us from banking and payment processors will be applied to groups like the NRA and even the most milquetoast conservabros like Steven Crowder. We’ve pretty much won that argument even though there is lag in our politics.