Amidst More Censorship by the Left, Jordan Peterson Moves to Bitcoin For Receiving Online Donations
Canadian clinical psychologist and internet sensation Jordan Peterson has announced that owing to the mass censorship being imposed on “free thinkers” (such as Sargon of Akkad) by major internet platforms, he along with two of his good buddies (Dave Rubin and Sam Harris) are all set to launch an alternative to existing payment service provider “Patreon”.
Bitcoin Does Not Police Your Thoughts
As per a report published on a respected media journal recently, Patreon much like Twitter has been resorting to police and ban many of its users (a majority of whom are overwhelmingly conservative) over the course of the past month or so.
At this point, it is also worth mentioning that Dr. Peterson along with Dave Rubin and Sam Harris are Patreon’s highest revenue earners. Thus, their decision to leave the platform will have a lot of influence on how the company decides to carry on with its operations henceforth.
In regards to this entire episode, Dave Rubin was quoted as saying:
“The banning of Carl [Sargon of Aarkad] for doing something that was not on the Patreon platform that wasn’t even done on his channel, because of a word he said … is a massive move of that line of what’s acceptable … the fact that this guy got booted with no chance of recourse, with no warning, just like that, is just an extension of everything else we have been talking about.”
Soon after, Dr Peterson too took to the internet to talk about his latest project:
“I’ve been working on a system for months to allow authors and other people who engage publicly on intellectual issues to interact more effectively with their readers, viewers, and listeners.”
More On The Matter
While Dr. Peterson has already enabled Bitcoin donations through his official website, the creation of a new platform that is exclusively crypto based is quite adventurous to say the least. One of the biggest things going for crypto is that nobody has the right to censor transactions based on their like or dislike of someone else’s personal ideologies.
Thus, many content creators who might have been victims of censorship in the past might fight this upcoming platform quite appealing.
As all of our readers probably know by now, the Bitcoin network is completely decentralized and is not governed by any single centralized authority. As a result of this, it is literally impossible for any government (or a third-party organization) to censor someone who in their opinion expresses
“controversial or dangerous opinions”.
Lastly, it is also worth noting that all the way back in 2011, whistleblower Julian Assange had appealed to the masses to help him get through his time of crisis by donating to him via Bitcoin (since he had been banned from using traditional payment networks).