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TOO HIGH A PRICE TO PAY, PAL

September 22, 2022

MY LANDLINE telephone rang years ago and I picked it up…

“I am from PayPal. Can you confirm that you made a transaction for £500 this week?” said a man with an American-sounding voice.

“No” I answered and it became clear to me that someone had hacked in or used a public computer to spend in my name.

The “conflict resolution” service then gave me the money back. I assume that they called me because it was a highly unusual transaction. I also assume that financial institutions actually have a duty to tell you about suspicious activity on your account.

Suspicious activity – my inbox is filled to bursting point with fishing e-mails trying to get me to reveal personal details or give money to all kinds of chancers getting more and more sophisticated in impersonating financial institutions – is at epidemic levels. From that moment on, I have steered clear of PayPal and do not use the service.

I relate this story after learning that a number of organisations including the Free Speech Union, which I pay dues to and currently rely on to help me if someone somewhere tries to cancel me for giving an opinion, have had their PayPal accounts closed because they breached “acceptable use” policy.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11236623/Three-accounts-set-Toby-Young-cut-giant-breaking-acceptable-use-policy.html

https://www.advocate.com/business/2022/9/20/paypal-venmo-ban-gays-against-groomers-anti-trans-hate-group

https://www.fool.com/investing/2022/09/21/why-buying-paypal-is-a-genius-move-right-now/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PayPal

PayPal describes itself as a “simple and safer way to pay and get paid”. Started in 1998, it is a silicon valley invasive technology behemoth closely linked to eBay.

“In the first phase, payment volumes were coming mostly from the eBay auction website. The system was very attractive to auction sellers, most of which were individuals or small businesses that were unable to accept credit cards, and for consumers as well. In fact, many sellers could not qualify for a credit card Merchant account because they lacked a commercial credit history. The service also appealed to auction buyers because they could fund PayPal accounts using credit cards or bank account balances, without divulging credit card numbers to unknown sellers. PayPal employed an aggressive marketing campaign to accelerate its growth, depositing $10 in new users’ PayPal accounts,” Wikipedia explains.

These digital technocrats are now big beasts with a grip on your money.

They started out as a “family” with shared values, goals and ambitions to de-regulate trade and business using a technolibertarian model and they innovated and changed language (notice eBay not EBay and PayPal not Pay Pal) abandoning old certainties and replacing them with west coast libertarian permissive reforming zeal to make us all part of their “big happy family” with similar attitudes and values.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technolibertarianism

Julian Assange, still at Belmarsh Prison but facing extradition to the US, personified this new jeans and sneakers brigade aggressively and brazenly abandoning tried and trusted conventions like English grammar and civility and traditions like observing embargos and keeping state secrets secret going on to destroy jobs and totally smash established business and trade.

This foul globalist hegemony has imposed “shared values” on their “followers” from their sunny Californian swimming pool lounging areas and now, it appears, they are imposing political mindsets on them. Nameless and faceless individuals in “conflict resolution centres” are now ethereal and Godlike high commanders able to decide what is right and what is wrong without any appeal or even proper means of giving evidence. Kafka’s Josef K would recognise it immediately.

And it is definitely WRONG to be critical of or even sceptical of great technolibertarian “live and let live” radical feminist progressive trans, eco, BLM neo-Marxist orthodoxies of:

1, Asserting and promoting transsexual rights as normal even though they contradict both science and religion.

2, Mandatory celebrating of the safety and sanctity of biochemical vaccine medical interventions without question or inquiry.

3, Robust attacks on white people for being racist and guilty without the right to appeal or explain.

Hence, the organisations which have been threatened and banished are all, broadly, sceptical inquiry-based platforms, lobbying and pressure groups and semi-social membership associations seeking to give politically engaged individuals with challenging and sometimes confrontational mindsets a voice.

If radical feminist, progressive, trans, eco, BLM neo-Marxist approaches and attitudes are accepted as mainstream and “normal” then anyone who differs becomes extreme and “abnormal”.

And that, of course, is the real agenda behind all this activity emanating out of California – to impose their political will on us.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/09/paypal-proud-boys-antifa-ban-gavin-mcinnes-criticism

Already, online media has stated using words like “far right hate” to demonise and marginalise perfectly acceptable, relatively conventional views.

How much longer will it be until our NHS and other institutions impose “acceptable use” policies on everyone which are political gags and strait-jackets?

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