(Ken Silva, Headline USA) Noted COVID-19 vaccine critic Dr. Joseph Mercola’s bank accounts have been deactivated by JP Morgan Chase bank in a move that previews what a dystopian central bank digital currency system will look like.
“JP Morgan Chase Bank suddenly informed me they are closing all of my business accounts, both banking and investment accounts, along with the personal accounts of my CEO, my CFO and their respective spouses and children,” Mercola said Wednesday on Substack.
“No reason for the decision was given, other than there was ‘unexpected activity’ on an unspecified account,” he added. “The oldest of these accounts has been active for 18 years.”
Mercola said his health-products business, Mercola Market, was also de-banked, along with the personal accounts of his CEO, my CFO and their respective spouses and children.
Mercola achieved public prominence for his opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine. Most recently, he posited that the Obama-era Ebola crisis was likely the result of a lab leak, much like the COVID pandemic.
Mercola has already received political backlash for his outspoken beliefs, with social media companies deplatforming him. He is a party in Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s lawsuit against major media corporations for allegedly colluding to censor accurate information and crush competition.
Mercola said he suspected that his being de-banked was also due to his political beliefs.
“This is what the new social credit system looks like, and what every soul on the planet can expect from the central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) that are being rolled out,” he said. “Go against the prevailing narrative of the day, and your financial life will be deleted with the push of a button.”
Mercola also noted the irony that JP Morgan Chase bank did business with millionaire pedophile sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein for decades.
“So, the grossly tainted proceeds from Epstein’s disgusting ventures were good enough for JP Morgan Chase, but deposits from a business selling natural health products and organic food is at risk for money laundering and is bad for business,” he said. “That’s the moral and ethical ground Chase Bank is standing on.”
Chase has reportedly denied that it closed Mercola’s bank accounts for political reasons.
“For privacy reasons, we can’t discuss customer relationships, but we don’t close accounts because of political affiliations, and we didn’t do so in this case,” the bank told Florida’s Voice on Wednesday.
Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.