Thursday, August 25, 2016


GB:  (Not certain where it originated but this was sent to me this morning in an email and while there will be some who don't agree with it, it definitely resonated with me and perhaps will with a few others as well. As I too have witnessed many of these 'too good to be true' Guru's come and go throughout the years. So I felt it only fair to post a viewpoint from the 'other' side of the Fil.)

Anonymous:(Edited)  There have been many 'Hopium Guru’s or HG’s”' that have come and gone throughout this journey. Far too many. And they all follow the exact same pattern. Rather than a roller coaster, I tend to look at their 'ride' as more of a Ferris Wheel.
In that it starts out slow and on a relatively small scale. Initially they fall from the sky, seemingly out of nowhere, full of lots of hopium. How can this be? Don't ask. Well, if you must know, they were finally 'released' and are now allowed to tell their story. as if they've been in some sort of virtual lockdown, but have now escaped and therefore are free to tell their story.
Then slowly, they begin to build steam. After all, it's gonna be a long climb ahead. They begin to make the rounds and 'befriend' other well known Dinarland mouthpieces, sharing their sumptuous secrets with others that already have built in followings.
I mean, why reinvent the wheel when you already have captive audiences ready and waiting for the next latest and greatest rumortel. And these “ HG’s”  continue to build these relationships with their new and out of the blue friends, creating even more and more warm 'n' fuzzies as the weeks and months pass.
These other Guru's they befriend begin to buy in to their stories as well. After all, these 'HG’s” are helping to build their following as well as comfort their existing audiences. So what Guru in his right mind would say no. Exactly... not many. At least not until they awaken, that is.
And as the time passes, the 'wheel' continues on its climb to the highest of highs, with promises of mega riches from these newly revealed unfathomable rates. Not to mention all of the wonderful things that only 'believers' will be able to accomplish to help save the world and all of society. As long as they continue to believe, that is.
And as their following grows, the stories become more and more grandiose. After all, they simply have to if they want to continue to hold their audience captive. Because during all this time, not a single one of their 'predictions' ever comes to fruition.
Not one single piece of factual information ever surfaces to support their stuffium. Not one bit of proof ever makes it to the surface. And yet, people continue to believe. And their following continues to grow.
Why? Because they're sellin' what all the believers so desperately want to 'buy'. Even some of the non believers, those who want so badly to believe, almost get sucked in under their spell as well. That's how powerful these messages are.
After all, he's got the fairy dust on full throttle and even though it's above and beyond anything this (or any other planet for that matter) has ever seen or heard, who's to say he's wrong. So who in their right mind wouldn't believe. Or at least want with everything they've got for him to be right. For him to be real.
Yet, unfortunately, as time passes and the stories grow in grandeur, still not one ounce of proof ever bubbles to the surface. And while proof of anything in this journey is without a doubt difficult at best to come by, one would hope for at least a nugget of something. Somewhere. Some type of corroboration. Even just a confirmation from another Guru, saying "Yeah, I'm hearing that same thing from my sources." At least from a Guru that isn't simply repeating his spiel. Still, nothing ever appears. But that works in their favor.
It's basically a Get Out Of Fail Free card for these “HG’s.” If they can't actually be proven to be spreading false hopium, then they must be telling the truth. Right? I mean, what else is there. Well, they're telling something, that's for certain.
Before you know it, their 'stories' eventually have to reach a crescendo of some sort. A height higher than even the highest of dreams can manage to get to. "What's that you say? A rate of $65,000 isn't enough for you? Aw, what the heck. Let's go with a 'No Zero Lop', just to add a bit of icing to the cake. Sound good? Thought so."
Unfortunately, just like strawberry cotton candy, the pink cloud begins to disappear. Oh no, say it ain't so. Sorry, wish I could. But I can't. The dream is real. It's really a dream.
And so, as we begin our descent back to reality, the not so fresh and fruity stuff begins to surface. More and more 'holes' begin to show up in their pink cloud. A bank restriction here, a skeleton trust there, and next thing you know, the bank is going to 'hold' 99% of your exchange proceeds because you're obviously incapable of dealing with such a high rate on your own.
After all, the Bank knows more about your hopes. Your dreams. Your ability to create your own Team of experts than you ever could. But hey, just be grateful for the one percent of the $65,000 rate you're going to... ooops, hang on, there's been an amendment to your rate.
In case you haven't been keeping track of the Rate Chart, your rate has mysteriously dropped from $65,000 to $571 but that's still pretty good. In anbody's book. And yes, the No Zero Lop still applies. So again, be grateful for your 1%, get back in line and keep your mouth shut. After all, you don't want to appear GREEDY do you.
Oh, heck no you don't. Anything but greedy. That's pretty much a four letter word in Dinarland. Because after all, you never bought your currency in hopes of exchanging it at a higher rate. To actually make money with your money, now did you? Good, I would certainly hope not. Because that wouldn't be right, now would it.
You worked hard, you sacrificed, you went without the 'extras', month after month, year after year, just to make sure the banks get to 'hold' 99% of your returns. You good Dinarian, you. Because remember, the last thing you want to be is greedy.
And as more time passes and less and less of the pink cloud remains to support his soapbox, the 'blame game' starts. "Those such 'n' such's lied to me! They promised me they would release this thing over the weekend. And they didn't. I can't believe they let us down. They let EVERYBODY down like that." (Cue the sympathy card)
"I mean, you have to know I never would have blatantly blasted out to all of Dinarland that this stuff was going to happen unless I had it on very good authority that it WAS going to happen. Now, would I?" Hmmmm....  would you?
"Yes, I realize I've sworn up and down nearly every day for the past 9 months that every day was THE day. But please understand, according to my super secret sources, sources that not one other Guru has privy to, it was guaranteed to go down. So how could I not share that with you. It's my duty. My mission."
"After all, I want everyone to share in my bliss. This wonderful feeling of knowing it's done. And that all we're waiting for are the just around the corner, soon to arrive, 800#'s and we will all be released from our shackles and set free to save humanity."
"Still sounds all dreamerifficly beautiful, right? Ok, good. Didn't want to have any of my followers unfollow me. Because that would mean they stopped believing in all this 'too good to be true'ness'. And we can't have none of that, now can we."
But neither can we have the blame game continue on for too long. After all, this might not be our actual goodbye, so we don't want to taint our reputation in any way. Just in case we need to reappear once again to tie up any loose ends.
After all, we never know when our super secret sources might dream up some new and improved super secret stuff. And like any truly dedicated Guru, we just might need to reappear to deliver the goods.
And so, as this ride begins to slow down and as we reach the platform once again, please remain seated until the ride comes to a complete stop. We will then release the safety bar and you may depart.
Also, please be careful when exiting your seat as the platform, once having been a beautiful pink cloud when we first set off on our journey to the highest of highs, is now basically a block of swiss cheese. With more holes than anybody can count. And I'd hate to have anybody twist an ankle when we're oh so close to OUR time of redemption.
And just as quickly as he arrived, he's gone. Off in to the Dinarland ether, almost as if he never existed. But he did exist, didn't he? Please tell me he did. Please tell me he was real. And just as quickly as he fell from the sky, poof, he magically disappears.
But don't despair folks because as long as this journey continues on, there will in all likelihood be yet another “HG” to come along real soon. Someone to take Dinarland on another magical journey to the stratosphere and back again.
Will he (or she) ever be able to reach the heights that 'this' HG” has reached? That could be highly doubtful. He's going to be a tough act to follow. The air gets pretty 'thin' up in those parts and not many are strong enough to handle all the space debris flyin' at 'em and still continue to deliver their message. Not like this one did anyway. I'll give him that.
And with that, I guess it's time to say farewell to our current “HG”. To bid him adieu.  After all, we have to make room for the new and improved “HGs” arrival. After all, what would Dinarland be without our Hopium  to keep us going.
One Who Really Wanted To Believe But Just Couldn't Wrap My Mind Around It

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