The Ku Klux Klan, MasterCard, Visa And Wikileaks.
One of the imperatives to stopping an organisation is to limit its funding, that is a well-known concept in the security services and part of the reason that MasterCard, Visa and Paypal have ceased to forward donations to Wikileaks.
Now consider this absurdity, whatever you think of Wikileaks, both Visa and MasterCard will still process payments to the Ku Klux Klan.
Yes, you read it right. The Ku Klux Klan.
These companies won’t forward payments to Wikileaks, but they will happily forward money to people who dream about doing lynchings and racial mass murder.
Evidence for this can be seen at the KKK website (called the Knights Party) with these links to the appropriate Google cache [best not go there directly, it will only up their site hit counter and please them].
This clip from their site shows it:
It all tells you something about these companies priorities .
Update 1: Paypal now admit they were pressurised into that decision, the BBC reports:
“PayPal has said that its decision to stop users from using its service to make donations to Wikileaks was made after advice from the US government.
A senior official at the online payments firm said the State Department had told it that the activities of the website were illegal in the US.
PayPal suspended payments to Wikileaks last week, and has been followed by Visa Europe and Mastercard. “