Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to the discussion thread for one of my columns at the Value Walk site:
Most people’s “personal financial circumstances” are private. But yours are extremely relevant, as you are advocating an investment strategy. To establish even a sliver of credibility, you have to explain how that strategy has benefited you. You seem to think typing words is all you need.
As to the recurring question, which you obviously want to go away, just tell the truth: “I don’t want a job. Jobs suck. 15 years with no income, and I’m still eating, so obviously I don’t need a job. And I don’t care what you or anyone else thinks about that. Next question.”
I have corrected you Goons thousands of times re the things that you misstate about my personal financial circumstances. After you continued to repeat the same lies thousands of times, I gave up asking for corrections and just started ignoring the false statements.
There’s no reasonable person who would have handled it any other way. We will be going to court following the next price crash. There will be reasonable people sitting in the jury box and they will hear both sides in one place and render reasonable judgments. You will be given all the protections that apply for people who have civil cases for defamation brought against them. Does that work for you, Dan?
I don’t see how I can do any better for you. That is how our system of justice works. If you don’t like how our system of justice works, it is my strongly held belief that you are going to have to find some other country in which to live.
I like our system of justice and I am going to continue to count on it to take us all to a better place re these matters. It has taken us some time to get there but I think that it would be fair to say that we are working through the process, slowly but surely. It is unfortunate that it has taken us nearly 15 years (!) to get there but the full reality is that the good stuff here is 50 times more good than the bad stuff here is bad. So I think it would be fair to say that when we all get to the other side together there won’t be one person saying that it was not worth what it took to accomplish the journey. I have a funny feeling that even you Goons will come around in the end re that one.
But we’ll see, you know? Hang in there, man. We’ve got a tiger by the tale re this one. I am 100 percent sure re that much. Holy moly!