Izawwlgood wrote:I'm a bit surprised to see people in agreement here; MasterCard customers, card holders, have done nothing wrong. While I agree that hitting the company where it counts is the best way to send a message, think of all the people whose potential livelihoods will be affected, for politics they are neither involved in or forewarned of.
If the attacks somehow released a memo or notification about what they were doing, I'd be MILDLY more accepting of this, but what you're basically greenlighting is the tampering with the financial security of countless innocent people because they were associated with a company that did something you disagree with.
You cannot effectively protest without affecting anyone.
When truck drivers stage a protest, they may create traffic jams.
When hospital staffs are on strike, the hospital can handle less patients than normal.
I'd be more affected by bus driver strikes than Mastercard not working for a day. It is inconvenient, but not a serious concern for me.