I notice yet another George Zimmerman defense fundraising site has popped up, savegeorgezimmerman.tumblr.com, using Paypal. On tumblr.com no less. This one features a picture of George Z made of Skittles, advice to “Donate anonymously to save George Zimmerman” and some text:
It’s time to hear all of the facts. The media has made it clear that they want to vilify an innocent man. We are here to help raise money to combat the Liberal Media’s lies. The truth must be told and we will make sure the history books show George Zimmerman as the hero that he truly is.
Once again George Zimmerman, “hero” or not, is entitled to a defense.
I feel that using Paypal as a vehicle for funds collection for this purpose, however, are counter to Paypal’s own acceptable use policy.
What do you think?
You may not use the PayPal service for activities that:
… (e) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, …
Something his supporters may wish to consider: Paypal does NOT guarantee the identity of the person collecting the funds. It could be anyone. Note the address on the PayPal billing page? (click the images to enlarge – opens in new tab or window) It doesn’t exactly produce a sense of anything proper and official, does it? There’s no way of telling whether they will take that money and vanish. I’m not sure that anyone supporting Mr Zimmerman has done the slightest bit of research into Paypal’s true nature
Now on to the next dirty thing about our friends at Paypal.
That’s the second such site I’ve found now. The SPLC site states that they counted over 1000 such groups in the USA in 2011. I’m wondering how many more are using PayPal?
How it is that Paypal doesn’t follow their very own policies must simply be a matter of “Special Powers” or selective interpretation?
Paypal may not be a Racist, if you don’t anthropomorphize. But they don’t mind profiting from it, or from the entire nation being divided and played against each other?
Does that seem even lower than “plain ol’ Racism” to you? Racism for profit? Anything for profit!
I’m asking anyone and everyone who is reading this to close out your Paypal accounts and persuade others to do the same. Don’t forget that Ebay is the parent company of Paypal, so don’t use them either.
I don’t expect Paypal to close down those donation accounts.
I also don’t expect anyone in the main-stream media to pick up on this angle at all. Like Paypal, they’re only in it for the money.
It’s pretty much a given that PayPal does not care what the world thinks when it comes to Paypal making a quick sleazy buck. Unless and until there is an outcry that would wake the dead.
Back to the heart of the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman issue… just listen to the 911 calls. All of them. Then review the video where he enters the police dept. There seems to be plenty of readily observable facts contained within. I did, and that’s about all I’ve seen or heard of it. The one where you can hear the person screaming for help and then the gunshot is truly chilling. But I’ll keep my opinion to myself.