Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to another blog entry at this site:
It is actually stupid to NOT put up the link. When you don’t, it just tells people that you are lying or hiding something. It is pure simple nature. We expect to see facts that can back up a statement because we are skeptical as a society.
No one is even a tiny bit skeptical re the abusiveness of you Goons, Anonymous. I have talked with thousands of people about this. The only ones who ever express skepticism are you Goons. And you obviously know the full truth of the matter.
What people are truly skeptical about are the substantive claims. People truly find it hard to believe that we today know what we need to know to reduce the risk of stock investing by 70 percent. Re that one, people need to ask lots of questions and engage in lots of discussion before they will come around. Something they cannot do until a number of us work up the courage to stand up to you Goons!
We all want to invest more effectively. There are no two sides re this one. We are all united re the most important issue.
But the Wall Street Con Men and you Goons are embarrassed that you made a mistake that has caused millions of failed retirements. So you possess zero willingness to permit those discussions to take place.
I have documented everything that has happened for 12 years now. I have developed five unique calculators. I have recorded 200 RobCasts. I am happy to respond to any questions that the Wall Street Con Men or you Goons or the millions of Normals need answered. I’ve done my part and then some more on top of that and then some more on top of that.
I am not Superman, Anonymous. I need help from my fellow bloggers to get the message out. And I need help from economists. And I need help from journalists. And I need help from researchers. And I need help from venture capitalists. And I need help from policymakers. When others work up the courage to provide the help I need, we are all off to the races. Until that happens, the good stuff doesn’t happen. That’s the reality here. I don’t like it. But I accept it.
If you find some pleasure in playing a stupid game where you pretend that John Greaney did not threaten to kill family members of any poster who posted honestly on safe withdrawal rates, then you find some pleasure in that. I believe that your pleasure will come to an end following the next price crash. I am not God. So I could be wrong. But that’s what I believe. And I am playing it according to that belief.
When as a society, we want to know how the Buy-and-Holders have gone about the business of destroying our economic and political system through their stubborn unwillingness to fix a mistake revealed by the peer-reviewed research of a Nobel-prize-winning economist 33 years ago, we will get about the business of spreading the word far and wide about the far superior Valuation-Informed Indexing model. Until we do, the Buy-and-Holders will continue to destroy wealth on a daily basis and the prison sentences for those who have put up posts in “defense” of Mel Lindauer and John Greaney will grow ever longer day by day.
That’s the deal here.
My best wishes to you and yours.