for my transaction?* (Decision being: do I buy online a wee giftie for The Spouse with my card, or should I perhaps join ‘PayPal’?).
IN THE COURSE
of my researches I then happened across this snippet which I quote—
PayPal’s partner MasterCard ceased taking donations to WikiLeaks in 2010, and PayPal also suspended, and later permanently restricted, payments to the website after the U.S. State Department deemed WikiLeaks activities as illegal. Online supporters and activists retaliated by subjecting PayPal and MasterCard, along with other companies, to coordinated cyber attacks.
—which of course led me to that “Eeeeeek~!” reaction I get whenever I spot a blatant and quite unabashed contradiction.
if you are a product of your upbringing (circumstances & endless propaganda) and you simply can’t see it.
Too few can, I’m afraid, so you aren’t alone there. Just keep on buying them Lotto tickets and guzzling your beloved Soma …
* In the end I opted to use my card. You know something? I’ve often wondered: does anyone ever (r) ever
read plough through all the endless screeds, sub-screeds, sub-sub-sub (etc etc ad infinitem) of monotonous unrewarding legalistic self-serving BS jargon? You know the stuff I’m referring to—in the end it can all be summarised simply as “We at (insert name here) declare that we are in no way responsible for anything you do or which is done unto you whilst availing yourself of our services**).
** Which means simply “Just pour your money into our coffers (and Devil Take The Hindmost) (meaning YOU, Bub~!). Nyah nyah nah nah naaaaaahhhhhh~!