Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to another blog entry at this site:
Notice the lack of progress you have made in getting any serious attention on any site that is considered mainstream.
Those are the ones that you Goons patrol. Those are the ones where we need to see honest posting to bring down Buy-and-Hold.
Todd Tresidder’s Financial Mentor site is not a mainstream site. He tells the truth there. He warned people of the dangers of the Old School SWR studies. He points out all the time that valuations affect long-term returns.
Todd is not banned anywhere. Todd is liked by everyone. Todd gets speaking engagements at the Financial Bloggers Conferences all the time.
What’s the difference between Todd and me?
When Todd wrote his post on the errors of the Old School SWR studies, I put up some long comments pointing out how the Buy-and-Holders had been engaging in abusive tactics to cover up the errors in those studies for years. Todd called me on the phone and asked that I not put up such posts. He doesn’t want people to hear about this history from reading his site.
Because it will enrage the Wall Street Con Men and their Internet Goon Squads if he allows honest posting at his site on these issues. The 12-year cover-up is the biggest act of financial fraud in the history of the United States. Many Buy-and-Holders will be held financially liable for millions and millions in damages. Others will go to prison. Lots of people want this covered up. Todd wants to have a successful site. So he keeps it zipped.
I do not keep it zipped. That’s why I am banned at 15 different sites.
WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THIS MASSIVE ACT OF FINANCIAL FRAUD. THAT’S HOW WE BRING IT TO AN END. WHEN PRISON SENTENCES ARE ANNOUNCED, IT’S ALL OVER AND WE ALL WIN OUR FREEDOM TO POST HONESTLY RE THE LAST 33 YEARS OF PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH IN THIS FIELD.
Do you see?
We are working at cross purposes, Anonymous.
You want the cover-up to continue and I want to bring it to a full and complete stop.
I am not Todd Tresidder. I am Rob Bennett. My site is not successful today while his is. But I expect my site to be 50 times more successful down the road a piece. I expect to receive a $500 million settlement from the Wall Street Con Men to compensate me for the damages I have suffered during the 12-year cover-up. I expect to become famous all over the internet for being the person who brought this huge act of financial fraud to light and for bringing the economic crisis to an end by doing so.
I like Todd. I think he’s a smart guy and a good guy.
But I am not interested in playing it the way that Todd has played it.
I want to open the entire internet to honest posting on the dangers of Buy-and-Hold strategies. That’s the high-leverage move here. I think we all will learn more when we ALL are posting our sincere beliefs.
I want to know what my good friend Jack Bogle really believes about stock investing. I want to know what Bill Bernstein really believes. I want to know what Robert Shiller really believes. I want to know what Larry Swedroe really believes. I want to know what Scott Burns really believes. I want to know what Todd Tresidder really believes. And on and on and on.
There’s only one way to find out. That’s to apply the same ethical standards to discussions of stock investing as are applied to discussions in every other field of human endeavor.
I want it all, Anonymous. And I think I am going to get it.
I hope that all makes good sense to you, my old friend.