Weaponization of banking: Dr. Joseph Mercola, noted vaccine skeptic, gets de-banked by JPMorgan Chase


JPMorgan Chase has canceled the business and personal accounts of renowned medical doctor and vaccine skeptic Dr. Joseph Mercola and his Florida-based health business, Mercola Market, according to a letter that Mercola shared. JPMorgan Chase is the largest bank in America, with $3.26 trillion in assets.

At the same time it notified Mercola that his business is not welcome, the personal accounts of the company’s CEO, Steven A. Rye, his wife, and the company CFO, Amy Legaspi, were also closed by the bank.

Mercola is the author of a best-selling book, “The Truth About COVID-19: Exposing The Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal.”

In the forward of his book, presidential candidate and vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy writes, “An eloquent, charismatic, and knowledgeable [critique] of a corrupt system.”

The bank’s decision, without a specific reason, was detailed in letters and materials shared with Must Read Alaska.

Sent on July 13 to Dr. Mercola at his Mercola Market, JP Ogan Chase notified the company of the account closures with a deadline of Sept. 10 for Dr. Mercola to pull all of his funds out. CEO Steven A. Rye, CFO Amy Legaspi, and their respective spouses received notifications to close their personal accounts by Aug. 11.

The lack of a clear explanation from Chase for this action has increased suspicion about the weaponization of financial institutions in America during the Biden Administration.

The bank cited “unexpected activity on this or another Chase account” as the reason but failed to provide further details.

The lack of transparency has fueled speculation of the bank targeting Dr. Mercola, who was an early vocal critic of the federal government’s efforts to tamp down the Covid-19 pandemic, including the use of experimental, briefly tested vaccines. Mercola sells supplements online and is an advocate for natural health approaches to Covid.

Mercola, in a public response to the letter he received, says that his challenge of the official narrative of the government health bureaucracy is the probable reason, and he compares it to the social credit system used by authoritarian regimes such as China.

His concerns are supported by other recent bank actions of Chase, and he specifically points to the bank holding the accounts of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, even after Epstein was convicted.

Earlier this year, the powerful bank agreed to pay a $290 million to settle a lawsuit tied to its association with Epstein, who ran a now-notorious sex resort that marketed young girls to older, powerful men, on his private island. Former President Bill Clinton and others were guests at Little St. James, where Epstein enslaved girls as young as 12, allowing the richest and most powerful men in the world to have their way with them, shielded from the eyes of paparazzi.

Chase announced in 2020 that it would no longer lend to oil companies exploring or doing business in the Arctic because of climate change.

Chase is also the subject of complaint by a coalition of attorneys general, including Alaska’s Treg Taylor, for discriminating against Christian groups by shutting down or refusing to open their accounts.

Weaponizing financial services is showing up with greater frequency. In Canada, banks shut down the accounts of companies and individuals who supported the truckers anti-mandate protest in 2022, at the same time Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suspended civil liberties.

What makes this even more draconian for Mercola is that the closure of the accounts extends to some employees, their families, and people with no connection to Mercola’s opinions on health.

A new law signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on May 2 explicitly prohibits financial institutions from denying or canceling services based on political or religious beliefs. While this law could potentially protect individuals like Mercola and his employees, its effectiveness is untested, and no established procedures are in place to enforce it the law. Mercola said he is hoping the state’s attorney general will take up the case against Chase.

Mercola is a board certified family physician and author who has treated 25,000 patients from around the world. He encourages and educates people about safe and inexpensive nutritional, lifestyle and exercise options to radically reduce their risk of dying prematurely from dangerous drugs and surgeries.

He is also the founder of Mercola.com which has been the most visited natural health site on the internet for the last 10 years with over 15 million unique visitors every month, he says in his bio. He is the author of several other books, including, “Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy,” “Effortless Healing,” and others that encourage people to take control of their health through natural means.

The New York Times and other regime media have written critically of him, most recently in February of 2022:

“The article that appeared online on Feb. 9 began with a seemingly innocuous question about the legal definition of vaccines. Then over its next 3,400 words, it declared coronavirus vaccines were ‘a medical fraud’and said the injections did not prevent infections, provide immunity or stop transmission of the disease,” The New York Times wrote.

“Instead, the article claimed, the shots ‘alter your genetic coding, turning you into a viral protein factory that has no off-switch.’

“Its assertions were easily disprovable. No matter. Over the next few hours, the article was translated from English into Spanish and Polish. It appeared on dozens of blogs and was picked up by anti-vaccination activists, who repeated the false claims online. The article also made its way to Facebook, where it reached 400,000 people, according to data from CrowdTangle, a Facebook-owned tool.”

“The entire effort traced back to one person: Joseph Mercola.

“Dr. Mercola, 67, an osteopathic physician in Cape Coral, Fla., has long been a subject of criticism and government regulatory actions for his promotion of unproven or unapproved treatments. But most recently, he has become the chief spreader of coronavirus misinformation online, according to researchers,” The New York Times wrote, authoritatively in 2022.


  1. Social credit scores coming to a bank near you. In a previous era, anti-trust laws would have been enforced against such discrimination. (“Black Mirror is Here: You and I Are in a Whole Lot of Trouble” ‘https://youtu.be/JXZLR9RaTy8)

    The end state is clear: If you support the woke religion you will be entitled to all the rights and privileges of a citizen. If you do not, you will be relegated to non-citizen status and removed from modern society.

  2. I’ve met Dr. Mercola. Smart, decent guy. I also share this. I got the Moderna vaccine. Not too many months later I caught the China- virus. Was sick for a week. Vaccine did not help.

    • Excess deaths up 8-13% in western Europe, according to recently released EU data. Mercola was correct, he must be silenced!

  3. Like a marriage gone bad we really have become two peoples. Best to divide up the album collection and go our separate ways before it gets worse. I for one view many as former countrymen. They do not have the same values or considerations as Americans. They have become a new people. Heavily centralized, fearful, easily led and manipulated, and content with what they are given. The modern day version of feudalism. I want nothing to do with such people. I do not interact with their culture, their media, or their economy. I look forward to the day when I will not be subject to their fascistic government.

    • Well stated, Micah. I agree. I have nothing in common with the other side. They are as naive and stoppid as you say-they’ll believe any gov/media lies they’re fed. THEY are hellbent on destroying our side. I truly hope this country breaks-up sooner than later so my children can live in peace and not under a communist dictatorship.

  4. Of course, he was correct, and the New York Times is categorically wrong. How they determined his statements were “easily disprovable” is still a mystery, since those who had the “vaccine” were among the sickest after they got it. But who are you going to believe, the New York Times or your lying eyes?

  5. It’s happening everywhere. Have the wrong opinions, lose everything. The Soviets called it internal exile.

    This is a perfect example of why we must resist all efforts to make this a cashless society.

  6. I suppose if a bank could refuse to provide a loan even if its your bank then it could tell you where to go. On the other hand, the reverse could happen just as well. Didn’t any of you at all watch Mary Poppins when you were kids?

    • Wrong, Maureen.

      The ‘master spreader’ of Wuhan Virus misinformation, and most especially DISinformation, was the government, the medical industry, and the entire ruling class establishment themselves.
      You know, the corrupt powers that you instinctively and automatically believe and obey, like the ‘good German’ that you are.

      It never ceases to amaze me how you radical leftists nihilists and quislings are able to invert reality on its head, and consistently believe the opposite of what is actually true.

      • To understand it, you have to approach it from a religious mindset.

        Most on the left have chosen to forgo the established faiths since they often have rules against things progressives hate. Worse, the notion there is something bigger than themselves.

        So they’re created a religion all their own. One where self indulgence and perversion is glorified.

        All good religions have basic tenets which must be accepted at least in part by faith. For progressives, part of theirs is the government is always right when run by Democrat functionaries is always correct. Always.

        It’s what allows them to somehow believe the government is, was, always will be right about Covid, despite the mountains of evidence showing they were a best misguided, and often flat out lied.

    • Honestly Maureen, I feel embarrassed for you. Evidence abounds that the Dr. in this story was absolutely correct in his assessment and prescriptions regarding that Engineered Bio Weapon, the so called Chi-Com Fauci Flu.
      I am afraid that you and Donald Trump have much in common on this subject, both of you are still big supporters of the m-RNA jabs. Politics and delusional medical advice do indeed make strange bed fellows.

  7. At this point, we’re looking to Governor Dunleavy for an executive order precluding JP Morgan Chase from doing any further business in Alaska.

  8. The obvious response is to just refuse to do business with Chase, Wells Fargo, US Bank and the other predatory banksters. As the banking industry is deregulated, there are many better choices, like local credit unions. Do your homework and move your money and especially credit cards to financial institutions with ethics rather than false virtue signaling. If you have investments, move away from funds that push ESG instead of a fiduciary responsibility to you. Vote with your money.

    • I agree. Local credit unions are a better choice, and I hear there may be some new International Trade Banks coming on board soon that have nothing to do with JP Morgan Chase who is one of the owners of the Federal Reserve and makes trillions of dollars while the people go hungry.

  9. Republicans at one time left Capitalism up to the Capitalists, if Bakers don’t need to bake for LGBTQ, why does JP Morgan have to bank for Mercola? Government needs to stay out of it!

    • But government doesn’t ‘stay out of it’. Economy nearly collapsed in 2008 because the government was focing banks via legal threat to write risky mortgages to low IQ racial minorities with garbage credit. I can forgive you if you can’t remember that far back – your reasoning skills are on par with a high school sophomore.

      Bakers do ‘have’ to bake for LGBTQ customers – precisely because government ‘doesn’t stay out of it’.
      Courts just decided that bakers can’t be forced to bake a degenerate gay ‘marriage’ cake, covered in dildos.
      Gay customer wants a normal birthday cake, he’ll get one – and always could.

    • Bakers aren’t crony capitalists, groveling for public money bailouts, that’s why! #youblitheringidiot

  10. Credit Unions will fall also. Alaska USA became Global CU, Denali CU became NuVision CU. What do these new names mean?

  11. Sadly nothing will come of it, but Rand Paul has officially referred Fauci for criminal investigation for lying to Congress about WuHan.

    Fauci, the ultimate spreader of Covid disinformation should spend the rest of his life in jail.

  12. I’d rather put the money on the side of a sure thing, and this scoundrel with MD behind his name sure isn’t ‘IT’.

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