On Friday, credit card companies Visa and Mastercard revealed that they will suspend services in Russia due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This assault by private corporations will affect the Russian economy by harming individuals and businesses, but not Vladimir Putin or anyone else in government.
But it will do more harm than that to people of the world who have nothing whatsoever to do with the invasion of Ukraine if private corporations are allowed to continue to refuse services to individuals and businesses based on woke political agendas and an ever-growing terms of service agreement section. It seems now that corporations are basing their services on how you live your life. Before wokeness, credit card companies and banks cared about doing business with people and, so long as they borrowed and paid back monies borrowed with interest, all was well. But now, it seems that the wokeies in executive positions are trying to force their own clients to behave in ways they have no business caring about so long as the fiduciary agreement between the two is honored. This is fascist dangerous territory we are now entering, folks.
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 5, 2022– Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced it is suspending its Russia operations.
Effective immediately, Visa will work with its clients and partners within Russia to cease all Visa transactions over the coming days. Once complete, all transactions initiated with Visa cards issued in Russia will no longer work outside the country and any Visa cards issued by financial institutions outside of Russia will no longer work within the Russian Federation.
“We are compelled to act following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, and the unacceptable events that we have witnessed,” said Al Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer of Visa Inc. “We regret the impact this will have on our valued colleagues, and on the clients, partners, merchants and cardholders we serve in Russia. This war and the ongoing threat to peace and stability demand we respond in line with our values.”
About Visa Inc.
Visa (NYSE: V) is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere and see access as foundational to the future of money movement. Learn more at Visa.com.
Source: Visa Inc.
The stated desired outcome is to apply pressure to the Russian government to end the invasion of Ukraine, but we all know at this point that there is practically a zero chance of that happening. Hitting government entities via their citizens by proxy works in countries where the government cares enough about their citizens and not with leaders who act through the tunnel vision of whatever reasons causes them to wage war.
The Russian people were already protesting against their President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and two other cities as of this week and for that they will now be punished as a banking protest against the same person.
At this point, taking away citizens’ credit card usage outside the country has another goal in mind no different from the goals of the COVID mitigations like forced lockdowns, social distancing, and forced mask mandates, not to mention vaccine mandates. Sure, there may have been some minor pretense of health considerations, but for the most part, it was to prepare the world for The Great Reset where citizens will learn to obey the people in charge… or else.
The Great Reset has been in the works for a very long time. It’s not something that was just thought up. Controlling the masses by an elitist oligarchy is the new leftist fascism that the globalists of the world, including politicians, billionaires, and woke corporations, the latter being used as useful idiots, want to implement across the globe at the same time.
It was no accident or coincidence that every country around the globe implemented the same controls over their people at the same time for a virus that has a 99% survival rate. They pulled it off with help from media outlets lying and censoring truth for them.
If the world allows this to go on, trust me, it will start to happen everywhere and not just against whole nations of people but for selected groups that do not obey the collective government and multinational rules that are coming.
What Visa and Mastercard are doing to Russia today will be thought of by the masses of the world as a noble effort to save lives in Ukraine while what’s really going on is a conditioning of you and your family and friends, along with everyone else and their families and friends, to learn the lesson that you can instantly be destroyed economically if you don’t comply with the new command structure that is being created right now by the World Economic Forum and its founder, Klaus Schwab, who is behind The Great Reset.
Think about all the financial activities that have happened over the last few years under the banner of wokeness. For example, GoFundMe, the crowdsourcing company, has banned Kyle Rittenhouse, ASU students being harassed by CRT Marxists, Loudoun School District parents, Trump rallies, Canadian truckers peacefully protesting, and more while the corporation supported BLM riots, the CHAZ insurrections, George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and the Occupy protesters.
On top of that, The Great Resetters have the misinformation news media and the censoring social media tech tyrants to control any and all speech online, which is why most Americans will champion what Visa and Mastercard have done to the Russian people. Don’t get me wrong, if this amounts to a domestic backlash that affects Putin’s invasion plans, I’m all for it, but we have to be careful about corporations punishing people for something they did not do.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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