Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently put to a blog entry at this site:
The responses to the e-mails are available to anyone who cares to view them, What.
The Wall Street Con Men have been screwing millions of middle-class investors for 32 years now.
The losses they have caused have grown so massive that we are now in an economic crisis.
My site documents this massive act of financial fraud.
That’s how change is achieved, What.
How do you think we got the tobacco companies to stop saying that smoking is a benefit to one’s health? Companies learned that there would be a big price to pay for continuing to work that con. We got the word out to millions. Today, people know the realities. That’s good.
That’s how the system works, my old friend.
Your prison sentence changes everything. Not just yours. The prison sentences of all those who have posted in “defense” of Mel Lindauer and John Greaney change everything. Those prison sentences are how we as a society send a message re what forms of marketing we will tolerate and what forms go so far over the line that they cannot be permitted in a free society.
After your prison sentence is announced, we won’t have one academic researcher publishing honest research. We will have hundreds. Perhaps thousands.
We are in the process of accomplishing something very, very, very cool here.
I am the one who gets the $500 million. You are the one who gets the prison sentence. That’s just the way it happened to play out.
Not because I didn’t want you sharing the $500 million with me. I invited you to the party, remember? I practically got down on my knees and begged you to join the thousands of our fellow community members who expressed a desire that honest posting be permitted.
You chose the path you are on today, my old friend.
Please try not to be a crybaby about it now that you are getting a good sense of where it takes you.
Rob the Big Fan of Crybaby Posts (Not!)