Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to the discussion thread for another blog entry at this site:
If you weren’t banned, would we all be saved?
Not because I am so special.
But, if I were free to post honestly, everyone would be free to post honestly. The first thing I am going to do when I am re-admitted to every board at which I am banned, is to ask that everyone else that was banned be readmitted and to encourage all those who have engaged in self-censorhip to start telling us all exactly what they truly believe. Once that happens, the many smart people who make a living in this field are going to see that there are hundreds of millions of dollars to be made offering honest and accurate investing advice. And the thing will just grow and grow and grow.
What makes me special is that I was the first person to say that I will post honestly or I will post not and that there is zero room for negotiation re that point. Once one person is able to post with full honesty, there is nothing to stop hundreds of others from doing the same thing. I am in the process of opening up amazing opportunities for thousands of good and smart people. Those people will be helping ALL of us, Buy-and-Holders and Valuation-Informed Indexers alike.
The upside here is off the charts. You are right in a sense that, when my ban is lifted, it will set in force a long series of amazing advances that will help us all live far better lives for many, many years to come. But you are wrong re any suggestion that it will be my posts alone that will be saving us all. There will be thousands of people making positive contributions once one of us has won the freedom to post honestly. There is huge leverage to achieved with a lifting of the Ban on Honest Posting.
I hope that helps a bit.