This past weekend, I announced the Spring 2015 fundraiser for The Realist Report. Almost immediately, an entity called Shelley Rubin, whose Facebook profile proudly displayed the Jewish Defense League emblem, posted the following comment to the GoFundMe page I set up (which is now of course deleted):
No-one should donate to this evil, hate-filled, neo-Nazi monster. Over 100,000 brave Americans died fighting the Nazis, and yet John Friend admires Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime, which makes him a traitor to this country. John Friend is a full-time extremist, he and his kind are America's shame and The Realist Report is nothing more than a vile 'hate' site which embarrasses decent American people.
Of course, GoFundMe emailed me on Monday morning stating that my fundraiser was terminated.
Back in December of 2014, my PayPal account was permanently banned, as regular readers here are aware. Shortly after I was notified by PayPal that my account was permanently banned, I received the following message from an entity claiming to be with, once again, the Jewish Defense League:
Mr Friend, we made sure that you lost your job, and now we've denied you the means to accept donations from the dysfunctional failures who frequent your hate-site. And we haven't finished with you yet; in fact, we haven't even started - we're going to make sure that the rest of your hopeless, hate-filled life is exactly the existence that someone as morally and intellectually depraved as you deserves. Make the most of the time you have left, even through all the adversity that you'll soon be facing, and try not to take the coward's way out, just like your hero, Adolf Hitler, did.
Keep up the good work on the blog - you take antisemitism to new heights of hysteria, paranoia and lunacy, and the overall effect is more comedic than sinister or threatening. And the twenty or so people who leave comments, for some reason, they all have the same name - Anonymous. Aren't these little nazi-boys as brave as you are? Obviously not.
Even by the standards of most Jew haters, you're right at the bottom of the food chain. The detritus of a putrid, toxic and hopelessly marginalized species. As a target, you're so easy, we almost feel sorry for you. Almost, but not quite.
Folks, this is the type of harassment I'm dealing with - simply for speaking my mind. Simply for stating basic, easily verifiable facts!
I have decided to set up an Indiegogo Fundraiser entitled Support John Friend's Free Speech! Here is how I describe the fundraiser on the Indiegogo page:
Hello, my name is John Friend, and I am an independent journalist, blogger, and radio host. I maintain TheRealistReport.com, where you can find all of my personal writings, blog posts, radio appearances, and radio programs. My writings and radio programs focus primarily on issues relating to 9/11 and the so-called "Global War on Terrorism," WWII historical revisionism, the organized international Jewish community, media deception, and psychological warfare - most certainly very controversial topics.
Writing and speaking about these controversial, yet critical issues is extremely important. The American people are being lied to on a daily basis by their political leaders and mass media. It is time to turn off the television, throw away the newspaper, and support alternative, independent media.
I have been specifically targeted by un-American, anti-free speech activists because of my writings and radio programs. Un-American, tyrannical entities wish to restrict and end my God-given, inalienable rights to freedom of expression, thought, and speech granted to all American citizens according to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. This is unacceptable to me, and millions of Americans across this country.
Please stand with me, and support my right to freedom of speech, even if you do not necessarily agree with everything I say or advocate. It is our right as Americans to stand up and speak our mind, without fear of persecution or intimidation. And folks, I have most certainly been persecuted, harassed, and threatened for espousing and highlighting controversial and politically incorrect facts and points of view.
I have been fired from my job and banned from PayPal for expressing my views, which largely amount to stating basic, yet little known, facts about history, politics, economics, and other current events.
If you appreciate and support the work I am doing at The Realist Report - if you support free speech and the First Amendment - please consider making a financial contribution towards this Spring 2015 fundraiser. Thank you!
Many thanks to everyone who has stood by me and supported me over the years. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email. And please, be sure to share this fundraiser on social media outlets and with family and friends.