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GoFundMe Tries to Steal Truckers' Money
In the best tradition of robber barons, GoFundMe steals.
This is a quick story on GoFundMe’s shameless attempt to steal the truckers’ money and on the general trend of tightening financial controls.
You might have heard that GoFundMe deleted the fundraiser for the Canadian truckers, seized close to ten million U.S. dollars—and announced that they, the righteous and almighty GoFundMe, will just go ahead and distribute the funds to the charities of their choosing. (The donors may “apply” for a refund but seemingly no guarantees.)
“No further funds will be directly distributed to the Freedom Convoy organizers — we will work with organizers to send all remaining funds to credible and established charities verified by GoFundMe,” the company said.
That sounds like a democracy. By the way, the official trending Twitter page about the convoy consists of 28 tweets total—I counted by hand—all by the mainstream outlets who are audibly panting as they are trying to pull off the impossible task of narrative control.
And surely, the conspiracy theorists are crazy for suggesting an attempt to establish much tighter financial controls by the state over the formerly free western citizens. Surely, there is no coordinated campaign between the western political leaders and various prominent businesses, including tech platforms, to reduce the citizens’ right to speak and move freely! (After all, Trudeau openly cares about the freedoms in Russia, that must mean that he also cares about the freedoms in Canada!)
Surely, there is no stealth international initiative to monitor the citizens day-to-day financial activities, and there is also no trend toward gradually connecting our purchases to carbon credits (and whatever other arbitrary criteria of their choosing) and, one day, limiting our purchases if they don’t meet the official criteria. (See MasterCard Carbon Calculator, DO Black - the world’s first credit card with a carbon limit, Doconomy—Venmo / PayPal new reporting rules, and also this excellent analysis by Riley Waggaman, a.k.a. Edward Slavsquat, called “The Central Bank Takeover of Russia.”) Oh the crazy conspiracy theorists!!
As a person with decent training in logical thinking, I am getting a little frustrated over the situation where people look at various insightful analysis and call it a “crazy conspiracy theory.” Where is the “theory” part? It’s written in big-sized letters in the sky what they are trying to do!!! They are trying to train us for a life of total behavioral and financial submission—and I promise, if they succeed, it won’t be fun! Including, it won’t be fun for the still currently fine upper middle class, unless one agrees to sell their soul and become one of the proverbial commissars, which to me means “an abusive ideological robot who hurts other people while being personally temporarily—very temporarily—shielded by the rules of the state.”
Typing all this made me realize that all I’ve ever wanted was to live my life on my terms and to have fun (just like the girls from Cyndi Lauper’s song but in my own way) and be left alone by the feudal overlords. Is it really so much to ask? I’ve never actually sought to be a revolutionary. I am actually a private person who likes to mind my business and do pleasant things. I enjoy my personal space. I like harmony, freedom, love, connection, and truth. But they are trying to take it away and turn us into a bunch of sad robots!!! It’s an impossible choice, and they make me do things I would not ordinarily do!
Wait wait wait though, GoFundMe really likes revolutionaries (or at least the revolutionaries of a particular kind). Like, they supported the “revolution” in Seattle and actually promoted a fundraiser for a farmer group that was officially working with the super revolutionary CHAZ/CHOP.
Please note how well the promotional video for the fundraiser is produced. It has the finest corporate touch! Please also note that before being tweeted by GoFundMe themselves, it was tweeted by Bloomberg Quicktake (a Bloomberg sub-brand with 1.2M followers). Wait, the video about the revolutionaries was even seemingly produced by Bloomberg!
And please, don’t tell me that the companies are just trying to be hip and appeal to the upcoming generation. It may very well be the case for smaller companies who need to go with the flow in order to stay afloat—but I’ve attended, out of my infinite curiosity about the world, panels for banking investor relations professionals, and I got a very clear impression that the “sustainable” incentives are not about trying to be hip and pleasing the feisty kids. They are brought to the industry from the top! And, heartbreaking as it might be to some of us, it’s not about Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates sweetly trying to save the planet, either! :)
Speaking of fake revolutionaries, here are the people in power, speaking through the mouth of Greta (See Cory Moningstar’s insightful “Manufacturing of Greta Thumberg”), getting us back on track with imminent carbon credits and climate lockdowns:
I would like to finish this story with a poetic reminder that to me personally, this is about intellectual integrity, freedom of speech and expression, joy, and love—and not so much about isms.
UPDATE from El Gato, as I was about to send this off: It seems like after an outrage from the people, GoFundMe agreed to automatically refund the donors. Some sanity, at least.
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