Well, I may go down in flames for this one, but here we go.
It’s easy to tell people when things are going to explode, or at least when you think it’s going to explode. It’s the instant way to sales…prey on people’s fear. Exploit their anxiety and uncertainty. Appeal to the mediocre and enhance the safety of inaction. Help them feel superior when there’s nothing to feel superior about.
This is the world of bubble blogging, and it’s Canadian King is probably Garth Turner.
Maybe we’d better call him the Chief Wank.
His posts are a daily exercise in propaganda and self-promotion, aimed only at terrifying people, giving contradictory advice and selling his books. I suspect he became an MP just for the pension, avoiding a retirement of squirrel BBQ. He is a skilled blogger and finds some truly entertaining pictures for his posts, however there’s one big point about why his blog is 100% crap. It’s all about him. There’s not actual desire to help people. There’s nothing about how to move forwards. It’s all about fear, self promotion and selling his books.
That’s essentially how it is with masturbation. It’s the definition of selfish, which is the opposite of loving, of relationship building, of growing.
Which is why when I read a truly rediculous post from VREAA which took the time to transcribe one of Don Cambell’s spots on BNN, I was inspired to write this post.
Just how bored do you have to be to sit and transcribe a BNN interview? Really?
And is Don such a threat to you, Vancouver and investors across the country that you need to try and dismantle his points?
It’s easy to make a list of ’15 fallacies and misconceptions’ with no support, and no concrete advice.
Here’s the point for the bubble bloggers out there, those who write just for the ego boost of an inbox full of comments or seeing a traffic spike.
Guys like Don and I don’t care if prices go up or down, or sideways. What we’re looking for is how can we use it to make money, and improve our families quality of life, plan for our own retirement or help others. You can make money with real estate in any economy, and many of us have done it in the past and will continue to do it in the future. My family has been managing buildings for Don and investors like him since the early 1980’s.
If there’s a bubble blogger out there who would like to see how it works, give me a call. If you’re just wanking to the tune of ‘the sky is falling’, just stay home.
Ed Note for the Turner-ites: Comments are going back on moderation, but only to take out the profanity. Everything rides as it comes.