In another hilarious move, the feckless Canadian politicians have attempted to rob the funding from the Freedom Convoy, chiefly by blocking the funds from reaching their designated recipients.
After all, those communists are quite pissed that the Freedom Convoy raised more than 5x the amount the leftist politicians did on GoFundMe, which is precisely why the GoFundMe platform unsurprisingly shut down the first fundraiser for the Freedom Convoy, notably when donations hit the $10M mark.
“GoFundMe supports peaceful protests, and we believe that was the intention of the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser when it was first created,” the platform’s statement proclaimed, “We now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity.”
Well, that’s rich.
GoFundMe has zero issue with murderous BLM raising funds through its platform, but it has serious issue with the Freedom Convoy?
A Freedom Convoy that even the New York Times has described as “mostly peaceful and festive.”
Given how insanely leftwing the New York Times is, that means that the Freedom Convoy is probably about as peaceful as a protest as one can imagine.
After all, imagine if BLM had access to semitrucks. Something suggests that they’d weaponize the trucks for their own sadistic purposes, probably firebombing a bunch of department stores after stealing all the Gucci bags, all to get a gold star from mainstream media figures who live in gated security.
Needless to say, House Oversight Committee ranking member James Comer and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise are not impressed by GoFundMe’s efforts to block the Freedom Convoy from receiving funds, which they made clear in a statement indicating the desire to investigate the platform’s practices more closely.
“We are concerned about the growing trend of Big Tech’s increasing refusal to permit a level playing field in the marketplace of ideas, instead actively censoring conservative viewpoints while promoting far-left causes, especially where millions of dollars in crowdsourced funds are potentially misappropriated,” the representatives remarked.
The investigation is all the more warranted when considering the likely reason that GoFundMe took down the fundraising page, as Comer and Scalise declare, “it appears that GoFundMe simply obeyed requests from local ‘city officials’ who disagreed with the protests and acted at their behest to remove the Freedom Convoy 2022 page from its platform.”
In other words, GoFundMe totally disregards ethics, not to mention, the law, which is ironic given its supposedly charitable purposes.
Needless to say, a new fundraiser started up for the Freedom Convoy, a fundraiser that the Canadian courts attempted to block once again.
However, this fundraiser was run through a different platform, GiveSendGo, and, unlike the weaklings that run GoFundMe, GiveSendGo pretty much told Canadian politicians and courts where they can take their efforts to block funds.
The best part of all? GiveSendGo delivered its crisp announcement on Twitter.
“Know this! Canada has absolutely ZERO jurisdiction over how we manage our funds here at GiveSendGo. All funds for EVERY campaign on GiveSendGo flow directly to the recipients of those campaigns, not least of which is The Freedom Convoy campaign.”
That will help the Freedom Convoy persist even longer, as there are far more disgruntled workers than lazy elites.
Hopefully, Twitter won’t decide to suspend the GiveSendGo account, but even if the woke social media company does something that unwise, it won’t be able to shut down the widespread fundraising that the Freedom Convoy is now enjoying.
Canadian politicians now have all weekend to stew and think about what they may attempt to do next in the name of “public health.”
Author: Jane Jones