Submitted by DC on Sun, 02/10/2019 - 05:58

A personal bank account of a conservative was apparently shut down by Chase Bank:

Enrique Tarrio, who is the Chairman of the Proud Boys fraternal organization, had his personal Chase bank account shut down abruptly earlier this week.

In a letter obtained exclusively by Big League Politics, the bank informs him that he must shut down all of his accounts by April 1st, 2019, without giving a reason.

There's a myth that Operation Choke Point was shut down.  It was officially shut down in 2017, yet has continued in a different capacity.  This is happening from social media, payment platforms, and apparently personal bank accounts.  If you're conservative, you may be cut off from basic services, not unlike China with their social credit score.

On the bright side, I think this is short lived.  As the administration frees up and decouples smaller banks from constrictive regulations, innovators and entrepreneurs will begin to cater to a market cast aside.

Everything revolves around the payment processors.  If you sell a product or service, you have to get paid.  If the government or a corporation decides you shouldn't be allowed to receive payments from customers because the SPLC put you on a hate list, that's going to make your life difficult.  If you're a conservative voice, it's going to stifle your ability to create and distribute content, all the while you swim up the stream of social media censorship.

If we didn't have to worry about payment processors or censorship on social media platforms, Marxism would shrivel up and die from the exposure of thinking.

 

Chase - BLP