Using their own language, they got “ovened” and “Shoa’d,” which speaks to exactly the offensive self-importance that got them removed. Just a few months after being dropped from their podcast hosting at Soundcloud, The Right Stuff and the Daily Shoah just got dropped from PayPal. On every single show they read out PayPal donations that sum into the several hundred a week. This seems to be their primary area of funding and besides this they accept Bitcoin, which they had been encouraging some of these payments because their new hosting service actually does take this crypto-currency.
Now they are giving their racist fan base two primary options, with the one available today being Bitcoin. This is going to be a near impossibility as Bitcoin is becoming increasingly irrelevant and unused by most people, primarily because of its difficulty of acquisition and its unstable exchange rate. They are discussing using private PayPal accounts for known donators, but it is not going to allow them to take general public donations because they rabidly hide their identities.
This great “shuddering” is similar to what Richard Spencer of Radix Journal and the National Policy Institute spoke of in a recent video and on the Daily Shoah, in that this is a “new” type of censorship where monolithic private companies ban them and their ideas from doing business. This is incredible overstep as the Daily Shoah looks like an incredible exception because of their language and coded references to violence.
They spent most of the beginning of the newest Daily Shoah, #75, laughing sadly about it and discussing alternative options.
This comes as they also announce that they are officially a corporation, with news just in from their attorney. They had been working on efforts to incorporate so as to be able to write off expenses and accept donations without having their name attached. Their fear is that anti-fascists would be able to look up their tax records and reveal their legal names, which could then get them fired from their jobs. While they may rant and rave on their podcasts, they are actually very protective of their private lives.
This seems as though it will be an ongoing problem for the growing Right Stuff network of podcasts as they are battling to keep their digital facilities going. The large influx of money has always helped, but this is going to be a huge bomb on their fundraising abilities. This will likely slow down attempts to keep their process going more so than most others, and is further relegating them outside of public speech platforms.
iTunes, Soundcloud, and their forum hosting has all shaken them off at this point, and it is just a matter of time before even more public companies refuse to do business with their violent racism. This “shuddering” is happening at the same time as the white nationalist podcasting renaissance, which means that the battle has largely been taken to these platforms in a way that anti-fascists have never seen before. This is not the first time that PayPal has banned groups like these, with Andrew Anglin from The Daily Stormer and the National Youth Front(now in the process of changing its name) was kicked off as well.
This may give a new organizing angle for anti-fascists dealing with this new mill of white nationalist material, where this centralization gives constant pressure points for organizers. At the same time, many of these services could likely ban anti-fascist and anarchist voices as well, so the implications are mixed.