Dick Masterson’s Novi projekt 2 was basically the free speech advocate’s response to the Centrists™’ suggestion to “make your own payment platform!”. It was a payment service that would allow those who had been banned from Patreon, SubscribeStarili bilo koju drugu uslugu plaćanja lijeve krilatice, da svojim fanovima, sljedbenicima i pretplatnicima konačno omoguće uplatu u blagajnu stvaralaca sadržaja koje žele podržati. Nažalost, zbog trenutnog monopola koji posjeduje određena grupa ljudi, New Project 2 se gasi nakon što ga MasterCard na crnoj listi, kao i Chase i American Express.
Vijest je objavljena 27. lipnja 2020. s Masterson-ovom porukom na svom Twitter računu gdje je poručio loše vijesti sljedbenicima.
NP2 processing is down permanently. Thanks for the support, everyone. After 18 months, I can confidently say that Patreon, et al, must censor to survive. We’re all under the thumb of MasterCard and they’re likely in your wallet. pic.twitter.com/Uxm1VDgd2U
- Komičar sa sjedištem u LA (@LABasedComedian) Lipnja 27, 2020
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“Bad news. I learned this week that New Project 2 is on the MATCH List. This is a global, credit card processing blacklist curated by MasterCard that all banks use to determine your processing eligibility. Some offshore banks will service customers on the MATCH List for all codes exception one, ’10: Violation of Standards’. Guess which one I’m on the list for.
"Web mjesto ne može obraditi kreditne kartice. Budući da se trenutne pretplate istječu, sve razine članstva ukidaju se i web mjesto će uspavati. Vaše će se prijave za administraciju ostaviti tri mjeseca kako biste mogli preuzeti podatke i podatke o pretplatnicima. Zahtjevi za isplatu napravljeni za to vrijeme uključuju posljednje podmirene transakcije.
“I recommend logging into your backend, copying the list of your subscribers, and sending them an email to alert them of your plans (use BCC or MailChimp). If you’d like to set up a system similar to mine, S2Member and WordPress will get you there. SubscribeStar is also an option, but no matter where you go, you will be under the thumb of MasterCard.
“I started this project with the goal of making deplatforming transparent. In the last 18 months, I have learned that the deplatforming process is not transparent because our financial system is not transparent, and the censorship works in reverse. Each layer is built specifically to obfuscate what’s happening behind the scenes. Companies and banking partners are incentivized to censor proactively to abide by ill-defined requirements of the PATRIOT Act, left over policies of Operation Choke Point, and to protect staggering capital investments in credit card certification requirements of questionable necessity. They are held hostage. There is no consumer support and no warnings given. It’s guess work done in a blackbox. Banks partner with processing institutions who have relationships with larger banks who all exist in the world of MasterCard.
“I will post a bigger writeup about this experience on the site at NewProject2.com if you’re interested in the specifics. Otherwise, thank you for your investment in the project and your support. I had a lot of big ideas for the site, but I spent nearly all of my time trying to keep the processor afloat. The only thing that can fix this mess is the Federal Reserve and the blockchain, and they will, but not soon.”
Even blockchain may not be a solution, given that they can just axe any account that transfers or processes funds from or through the Fediverse, decentralized chains, or crypto-markets. That’s what happened to Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio, after he was deplatformiran od Chasea.
SubscribeStar also isn’t a safe haven given that they’ve deplatformed people labeled as “Alt-Right”.
Sve druge tvrtke koje pokušavaju ostati u pokretu koristeći uobičajene postupke plaćanja, postaju uznemirene onima koji zlostavljaju ostaci operacijske točke prigušenjabaš kao što je Masterson spomenuo u svom postu iznad.
Neki NEET-ovci možda predlažu da se zaobiđu banke i kreditne zadruge, ali kako ćete onda kupiti kuću? Iznajmite stan? Kupiti novi automobil? Ili sudjelovati u bilo kojem financijskom poduhvatu koji zahtijeva kreditni, teret ili tekući račun?
It’s essentially China’s Social Credit System in everything but name. And whole point of the Social Credit System is to deplatform an individual to the point where they can no longer afford to sustain themselves. Essentially bankrupting them and forcing them to live in poverty or commit suicide.
Zapravo, Global Times reported that Hou Yunchun, former deputy director of the development research center of the State Council, confirmed that this was the intent of the Social Credit System. Yunchun explained…
“If we don’t increase the cost of being discredited, we are encouraging discredited people to keep at it. That destroys the whole standard.”
Primijenjeno na trenutnu situaciju, to znači da ćete i dalje viđati svaku alternativu „slobodnog govora“ deplatformiranu dok ljudi ne prestanu mučiti, prestati se boriti, prestati koristiti govor ili propagirati ideje koje Intersekcijska inkvizicija više ne želi širiti u cijelom društvu ,
Unfortunately, warning people about this kind of censorship has fallen on deaf ears, and most people don’t recognize just how dire the situation is, nor will they recognize how dire the situation is until they’re breathing their last breaths in the gulag.
(Hvala za vijest durka durka)