Monday, December 10, 2018

Alt-Right Bros Can't Make Money Anymore, Are Very Sad

I have a feeling that 2019 is going to be a good year. We deserve one before the economy crashes in 2020.

Crowdfunding site Patreon is purging far-right figures

The original news on this was that Milo Youneedtostopolis tried to start a Patreon campaign because he's a full $2 million in debt, somehow, and was kicked off the platform within a day.

“I’ve had a miserable year or two, banned and de-platformed and censored and blacklisted. Now I need your help. I want to get back on my feet and come roaring back in 2019,” Yiannopoulos wrote on his Patreon page before it was culled. 
“I am one of the most censored and most lied-about people in the world. Even my fans sometimes believe things about me that aren’t true, because journalists lie more about me than perhaps anyone else in America,” he added. 
The crowdfunding site said Yiannopoulos was “removed from Patreon as we don't allow association with or supporting hate groups.”

Paypal and Stipe have adopted similar "fuck the alt-right" policies, so now these losers who thought they could become rich off a wave of hate are fucked.

The account of British conspiracy theorist YouTuber Carl Benjamin, better known as Sargon of Akkad, was removed Thursday. This followed the removal in August of U.S. far-right political commentator James Allsup.

Cutting off these fuckers' means of income is clearly very effective, as they are super, super sad right now.

Many of its users reacted angrily to the latest de-platforming, criticizing the company but also President Donald Trump’s for failing to protect free speech rights of conservative voices. 
“Trump has done nothing to protect his base at this point,” Dave Cullen, a conservative commentator, posted. “He didn't lift a finger to defend Alex Jones, his biggest supporter. Free speech dies with a whimper and people just shrug.”

I've been waiting a long time for a good reason to use that reaction gif. Good night, alt-right.

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