(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- If you’ve been wondering why GoFundMe has been in the news lately, it’s because the fundraising platform once again displayed its extreme pro-Marxist bias by freezing the campaign of the Canadian Freedom Convoy and refunding every penny to the donors.
The platform paused the campaign for the truckers in Canada protesting vaccine mandates after it raised more than $10 million. The page first read:
“This fundraiser is currently paused and under review to ensure it complies with our terms of service and applicable laws and regulations.”
Bear in mind, though, that this didn’t happen when people raised money to pay for the bail of Black Lives Matter and Antifa extremists who rioted and burned down buildings in hundreds of American cities last year.
Days later, the fundraising page was completely shut down and the remaining $9 million that hadn’t already been paid out was frozen.
“We will work with organizers to send all remaining funds to credible and established charities chosen by the Freedom Convoy 2022 organizers and verified by GoFundMe,” the platform first said, before eventually backtracking and choosing instead to refund everyone directly.
Had there not been outrage at the plans from GoFundMe to direct the money to charities – effectively stealing money – it seems unlikely that they would have caved.
Philosopher Dr. Jordan Peterson described the move as “far worse than mere theft.”
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) February 5, 2022
“Government-sanctioned appropriation from citizens funding lawful opposition. This sets a very very dark precedent,” he added.
However, the move was welcomed by left-wing Mayor Jim Watson of Ottawa, who thanked GoFundMe for blocking the funds from being sent to convoy protestors who have shut down many roads throughout the city over the last couple of weeks.
I want to sincerely thank the team at @gofundme for listening to the plea made by the City and the Ottawa Police to no longer provide funds to the convoy organizers. 1/3
— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) February 4, 2022
Since then, however, alternative fundraising platform GiveSendGo accepted an alternative fundraising campaign that has currently raised around $5 million.
You can find the new fundraising page here.
Remember never to use GoFundMe again.