Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to the discussion thread for another blog entry at this site:
You did not go to FinCon, presumably because you devoted all your time and energies in this new direction. When can we expect to see Rob Bennett 2.0 on all the major political and social media sites?
I believe that there will come a day when you will see the story of the 15-year cover-up of the errors in the Buy-and-Hold retirement studies on all the major political and social media sites. But I wouldn’t dare to say how soon that will happen. Given the history, my guess today is that we are not going to see that happen until we see another price crash that shakes people up. I of course entertain hopes that it will happen sooner because it would be better for me and for the entire country and even for you Goons for us to see it happen sooner. But I don’t put the odds of our seeing that little dream of mine come true at better than 50/50. I put the odds at a good bit less than 50/50.
I didn’t elect not to attend FinCon2016 because I didn’t have sufficient time and energies to do that as well as to get involved with political sites. I elected not to attend because I think we need to see groundwork done before people at FinCon will be open to the message. The purpose of contacting political sites is to lay that groundwork. So the two things are indeed connected. But it is more that I have come to a conclusion that one needs to be done before the other than that there is not enough time and energy available for both.
I sent one article to a non-investing site about one month ago. That article was not accepted. I would describe that submission as a test case. My goal once I get started on the new path will be to submit one article to a non-investing site each week until one gets accepted and attracts some attention. When the publicity ball gets rolling a bit (probably after the next crash, but perhaps sooner), I will pick up the pace to where I am submitting several articles each week. But until I see some forward movement, my expectation is that I will push myself to submit only one per week.
I am trying to get a few things out of the way before I submit the second one. The main thing is that I want to develop a list of sites that I will be submitting to. I have notes re this that I have been keeping for a few years. Every now and again, I see an article on the internet that makes me think “this would be a good site to submit something to.” I have not followed through in the past. Now I am going to start doing that. I would like to have a list of a good number of sites first. I expect to get to work on putting together the list next week. For this week, I have a few administrative things that I want to catch up on. But my guess is that I will put together the list next week and then send out the second item the following week.
I hope that helps a tiny bit, my good friend.