In yet another attack from a heavy-hitting banking institution against a person who has expressed public opinions different from those of the bank’s corporate leaders, Chase Bank has given the boot to conservative commentator and performance artist Martina Markota.
Markota has appeared in the 2011 short film “Steam Punk and the Next Generation,” the 2018 science fiction short film “Surrender,” and the 2018 sci-fi mystery “Threading.” She is a reporter for The Daily Caller who made a “notorious” YouTube video about Pizzagate that attracted a lot of criticism from the pedophile community whose members are currently being exposed in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.
Markota is also an avid supporter of GOP President Donald J. Trump.
In a letter dated January 24, 2019, Chase Customer Service provided this “Important Information” to Ms. Markota: “We have decided to close your account.”
The JP Morgan Chase Bank letter said that only Markota’s bank and/or investment accounts were being terminated, but any auto, mortgage, and/or student loan or lease accounts would remain open. (Must collect more high-rate interest, after all.)
Markota contacted her bank by phone but was refused any reason why her account had been summarily closed:
“They refused to tell me why. They said they have the right to end our relationship and not tell me why.”
The closed account contained more than $34,000, the amount Markota had raised through an Indiegogo campaign to fund a graphic novel she had in the works at the time.
Two weeks before denying banking service to Markota, in February 2019, Chase Bank informed Enrique Tarrio, Chairman of the Proud Boys fraternal organization, that he had until April Fool’s Day (April 1) to move the funds in his personal bank account elsewhere.
The Proud Boys website explains what this group is all about – defending the traditional American way of life:
“The basic tenet of the group is that we are ‘Western chauvinists who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world.’ Like Archie Bunker, we long for the days when ‘girls were girls and men were men.’ This wasn’t controversial even twenty years ago, but being proud of Western culture today is like being a crippled, black, lesbian communist in 1953.”
American Left-leaners over at the U.S. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have branded the Proud Boys who support Western culture as a hate group. Founder Gavin McInnes has filed a defamation lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
Markota believes that she is the latest victim in what Big League Politics rightly terms “financial fascism” – the act of “de-platforming” a customer who has done nothing wrong except have a vocal opinion.
Evidently, the lesson learned by Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg – that it doesn’t pay to alienate half of your customers based on their political beliefs – was lost on Chase executives. The mega-corporation continues to target customers with conservative views by denying them service and shutting down their financial accounts.
Jamie Dimon is Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in America. Dimon also serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Under his steerage, last year America’s biggest bank came out swinging against the 2nd Amendment and gun ownership.
On April 13, 2018, Marianne Lake, Chief Financial Officer of JPMorgan Chase, told reporters, after first-quarter earnings results were released, that business dealings with gunmakers “have come down significantly and are pretty limited.”
Lake went on to say that JPMorgan Chase has “robust risk management practices and policies associated with” fighting our constitutional right to keep and bear arms – and has had “for a number of years.”
As Alex Jones of Infowars says, there is a WAR on for our minds.
Markota agrees. Her website makes this appeal:
“Help fight the culture war by supporting what I do. The left have made it a mission to blacklist me because I am a right-winger. They want to banish any right wing artists and ideas, help fight by being my Patron. Thank You.”
As Victor from California asked the Alex Jones Show:
“After what Chase bank is doing to conservatives, should I close my account?”
It does seem like turnabout is fair play. Can you imagine what would happen to Chase Bank’s stock if half its account holders simply walked away in political protest?
Perhaps Mr. Dimon should have a wee chat with Mr. Zuckerberg about the consequences of actions. Just sayin’.