Recent blog entries have reported on correspondence between a community member named “Larry” and me. Set forth below is the text of an e-mail that Larry sent to me on November 12, 2009.
I don’t know your full story so I have no right to judge. My intention is to help you where I can because I think you are really on to something with valuation informed investing.
However, I was thinking about your e-mail today. I remembered the story about Jesus telling his apostles to dust their feet off and move on to the next town because no one was listening. I guess that’s what I was trying to say about the goons and others that will never come around. Dust your feet off and move on to people that will listen.
I’m going to be really transparent. I’m with your brother, wife, and friends on this one. Maybe you should listen a little closer to their hearts. That’s why God places people like them in your life.
I don’t think your battle is to “open the Internet to honest investing posting”. You can’t control that. I think your real battle is educating people about valuation informed investing. Find supporters and don’t focus so much on the detractors. When you are in a battle, you need allies. Focus on finding allies that will carry your message. That’s how battles are won. You will beat the goons by finding more allies and changing your battle strategy.
My other suggestion is to post where you can and let it go. Again, I use Jesus as an example. He did not force his message on anyone. Go to the people that will listen and are open to the truth.