Why PayPal & Banking Institutions Are Canceling People
In July 2021, PayPal canceled us. With no warning, no explanation. So did Venmo, and Square — all in the same week.
I asked them why, and they refused to answer.
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You may know me to be a big fan of free-market-driven decentralized commodities and money. In fact, my Insiders Mastermind (where we explore all things Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance, preparedness, and investing) was the first of the two businesses to be canceled — literally less than two months after PayPal approved us!
Both businesses have dramatically lower historical customer returns than average, and we had done nothing wrong. Plus, we had been totally clear and open about who and what we were.
My attorneys wrote PayPal a letter telling them of the harm to my business (my startup went from $20k/month to $0, overnight), and none of those companies would disclose a reason. They just mildly said, in so many words, “We don’t have to tell you why.”
I’m in Good Company
GreenSmoothieGirl and my other company are by no means the only target of central-bank-backed institutions canceling people. Many other voices for truth have been similarly sideswiped. I’ve listed a few of them below.
It seems “no-notice nixing” has become standard operating procedure for PayPal and colleagues.
Why? For the ever-morphing crime of wrongthink: daring to question any of the growing herd of sacred cows that threatens to obliterate every last vestige of independent thought on the planet.
If you think I’m exaggerating, read on.
Surveillance on Steroids
You see, a year earlier, in July of 2020, PayPal got in bed with the (reputedly leftist) Anti-Defamation League (ADL), to launch a joint research effort to gather intelligence about people they deem to be “extremists,” or organizations they consider “hate groups,” and then to terminate their ability to transact.
Not only that, according to PayPal, they inform law enforcement, policymakers, and other firms in the financial industry of their findings.
Here’s how Conservative Treehouse described the unholy alliance:
“Earlier today it was announced that Big Tech will monitor the internet, create a database of extremists, and report content they do not approve to the United State Intelligence Community for further action (DEPLATFORMING). This latest notification from ADL would be a step in using the lists created by Big Tech to notify financial institutions of who needs to be blocked from banking services (DEMONETIZING).”
The censorship extends to any individuals or groups whose rhetoric runs counter to any of the multi-tentacled narratives we are supposed to swallow, unquestioned.
Here is a sampling of others who have who have been canceled as part of the censorship agenda:
July 2021 – Peggy Hall, “The Healthy American” freedom activist: On July 20, 2021, Peggy announced that her funds had been frozen and she had been and kicked off of both PayPal and Venmo.
October 2021 – Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance: They also shut down the FLCCC’s donation platform, “in violation of PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy.” FLCCC is a large group of doctors who stood up to government trying to stop Americans from receiving effective, safe early intervention for COVID-19.
December 2021 – National Vaccine Information Center “On Dec. 21, 2021, after business hours, PayPal notified the National Vaccine Information Center that it would no longer process donations from their supporters — effective immediately.”
January 2022 – The Exposé: “On 5th Jan 22, PayPal suddenly notified The Exposé that it would no longer process donations from our supporters – effective immediately. This means The Exposé instantly lost over 75% of its monthly subscribers who had chosen to support us via PayPal.” The Exposé is a U.K. publication that has consistently done journalism on topics such as tracking vaccine batches, from those that have very low toxicity to those that killed and permanently injured many. We encourage you to support them.
July 2022 – Organic Consumers Association: "PayPal cut off our account for credit card donations and monthly pledges with no notice, costing us thousands of dollars, forcing us to shift to Stripe." The OCA educates about and advocates for organically and socially responsibly produced food, and it works to advance sound food and farming policy through grassroots lobbying.
April 2022 – Mint Press News and Consortium News: These two left-wing news outlets experienced PayPal cancellation and frozen funds, for “unspecified offenses.” Both of them had published pieces that countered the official Ukraine war orthodoxy.
What’s Hate Got to Do with It?
These are dark times, friends. Not only that, but we’re all in the dark. As the New York Post observed, last July:
“Part of the problem is the lack of transparency. No one involved in this program is willing to talk about the details of the algorithms being used. What we do know from the ADL’s own limited disclosures is that the “redirect” effort is focused solely on hate from right-wing sources.”
Thus, you may have been as surprised as I was to read that final bullet above. It leaves me wondering how many other left-leaning people or groups have come under fire by those who would dismantle free speech. (Was that a mistake? The wrong fish caught in the net?)
I share these examples to help us all “connect the dots,” to shine a bit of light on this phenomenon. Until my research assistant, Laurie, volunteered to round up others for this expose who (like me) have been canceled by PayPal and Venmo and Square, I wasn’t sure what to think of WHY I was canceled by banking institutions.
What the ADL and PayPal call “hate” is nothing of the sort. They want to condition you to regard ordinary people as “extremists” — people who want simple things we used to take for granted, because they’re guaranteed us in constitutions, Bills of Rights, and laws.
Things like basic human rights and dignity, free speech, and the ability to save and store our wealth for the future. And the right to make medical decisions about our own bodies and our children’s.
We neither “hate” nor are we “extremists”; we have the same rights as those who plan to put the shackles on us. (Along with the “sheckles” — the “helicopter money” they keep handing out [thereby inflating our money supply], to keep us all quiet.)
Where Do We Go From Here?
Many of us think that the Federal Reserve wants corrupt central banks to die, just as much as we do. And actually, they are dying: they’ve been cutting staff, ratcheting back services, reducing hours, even closing branches, for 2.5 years now. Chew on that for a while, and stay tuned.
Meanwhile, FEDNOW, the new real-time “instant payment” platform currently being developed by the U.S. Federal Reserve, is slated to roll out next spring. In fact (if you’re eager to walk into your own shackles), you can sign up now, as a beta tester (no thanks; it’ll be here soon enough).
Interestingly, this lightning-fast payment transfer system is not based on blockchain technology. But it is being referred to as an alternative (or perhaps a “stepping stone”) to the central bank digital currency (CBDC) that we all know is eventually coming.
I am studying this system, with some of our crypto coaches. I’ll be updating you as I learn more about it.
But one thing’s for sure: FEDNOW is a means to further railroad us into the totalitarian control agenda, where they’ll fully control of both us and our money.
You may ask, “What good does it do me to be more awake, and to pass onto others what I’m learning?” My answer: knowledge is power. It can motivate us to detach ourselves from the Borg that fully intends to control and enslave us all in the end.
While it’s long past the time to “wake up early” and take action (some of us clearly saw this coming in early 2020), it’s not too late to turn the tide.
Which is why I took massive action last spring, shifting the focus of my 16-year health & wellness business in the direction of economic and personal liberty.
Trust me, I’m the last person who wants to learn a bunch of confusing crypto jargon … but I’m awake enough to see that we have no choice.
The surveillance and control train is coming, my friends, and it either runs us over or we figure out how to make the best of it (whatever that means in this moving-target scenario). There is a war on: the free-market decentralized options, to store your value, versus the banksters using the same technology, to enslave us.
Get on the Mastermind Train to Personal Financial Liberty
To that end, I launched my own train — diverting huge swaths of my personal time and resources to developing our Take Action for Freedom (TAFF) Insiders Mastermind, where our destination is investing in the future, in decentralized finance.
I really hope you’ll take advantage of ONE MONTH FREE, and join the Mastermind.
Start by watching the 9 short training videos, then join us every Wednesday evening for a stimulating conversation with me and one of the coaches on a topic critical to your future.
Each week, we learn together about how to free ourselves from the centralized-finance tyranny (PayPal, Venmo, and Square being just part of that).
Justin is an MBA crypto coach and one of the regular educators/commentators in our mastermind. Another thing he and I are currently investigating is interesting information about where the Fed is taking us next (luring us onto the federal government’s upcoming banking app, “FEDNOW”).
How much do you want to bet they start by offering us a free donut, maybe a beer–later to threaten our professional licenses and jobs if we don’t? (Sound familiar?)
I invite you to learn about all this and more in the TAFF Insiders Mastermind. Join now and get a free month in the group.
(You can also watch all the previous Wednesday lives we’ve done on a wide array of crypto and financial topics!)
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Paypal Partners With Anti-Defamation League to Block Financial Transactions for Extremists and Hate Movements
Forget using PayPal if your views run afoul of this left-wing group
WHY DID PAYPAL CANCEL MY ACCOUNT TODAY? (Peggy Hall)
PayPal Drops Nonprofits Opposed to Vaccine Mandates
PayPal blocks multiple alternative media figures critical of U.S. empire narratives
PayPal Has Begun Quietly Shuttering Left-Wing Media Accounts
PayPal defunds The Exposé for reporting the facts the mainstream refuse to
PayPal just terminated my MAA account the other day without warning or explanation. They also terminated our twelve-year-old business account, which is completely unrelated to my Substack—presumably triggered by my SSN. I was able to call and speak to a human, and she said the "Brand Risk" Department would be sending an email with an explanation within 24 hours. It's been almost 48 hours, but no email yet.
It prompted me to set up a Ko-fi account (https://ko-fi.com/margaretannaalice) instead, and my only regret is I hadn't done that from the outset as they take zero fees for the basic account.
These are indeed dark times. The good news is that more and more folks are seeing it all around us.