Hello from the hoosegow! Wish you were here (instead of me)!
There's nothing like putting a positive spin on things. A cheery dispatch appeared on serial scammer Kevin Trudeau's "official" Facebook page a little after noon, Central Time today (Tuesday, November 19, 2013). Trudeau, as you probably know, is being held in custody, pending sentencing for his criminal contempt conviction.
Here's the permalink of Katie's cheerful message, for those who can get to it.
And up there is the screen shot, for those who can't, or who just don't feel like Facebooking right now. Click to enlarge, of course.*
Thanks to my ever-vigilant friend Omri Shabat of the Glancingweb blog for finding this.
Ya know, Katie sure spent a lot of money on lawyers to "create" this path that will take him to where he wants to go. Why didn't he just eliminate the middle man and hop on into that cell when they first wanted to throw him there? Why did he beg the judge for mercy on numerous occasions? Why, when given a brief reprieve in order to travel to the Washington D.C. area in October for a legal fundraiser, did he tell the media, "Obviously, I'm glad not to be in jail?"
I don't get it.
But the responses to the Facebook post show he still has his passionate fans and followers (who will not question the disconnect between today's statements and previous behavior). They also show that he's earning more martyr creds, as I have been predicting for... well, for years. He is truly the First Amendment Stuporhero, as someone wrote back in August 2011. He is becoming more and more Nelson Mandela-like... why, perhaps even Christ-like!... in the eyes of some of those followers.
And I can just imagine him (and/or the minions) planning a whole new line of scams -- maybe targeted to the caged population (which, as my pal Mike pointed out, is growing, particularly in the United States). It's a whole new untapped market! Forget the New-Wagers; here come the New-Cagers. Viva Las Cages! (We do know that he has already promised to write the book to end all books re government tyranny, in the event of his imprisonment. He mentioned it again in a video just this past June, as noted on this blog post.)
True-dough's minion has written a few more posts since the one I shared above. It's all along the same theme: all is well, I am having the most amazing experience, all will be revealed in the fullness of time, blah blah blah. And the "likes" and loving responses are flooding in (it's also surprising how many of the fans seem to have no clue of the whole incarceration thing). Here are some responses from a later post. Note the woman who says she has shrines to the great Katie -- something that's not as unusual as it might sound to some of you, given the deep seated human desire to worship:
At any rate, I so wanted to comment on that "official" Kevin Trudeau Facebook page, so I "liked" it, but gosh, for some reason I am blocked from commenting. Just like I'm blocked from commenting on (though not from seeing) the IBMS Master's Society official Facebook page, run by two ex-cronies of Katie, Mocktor Loony Lenny Coldwell and Peter Wink, who were probably responsible for more GIN scamming between them than just about any other person except Katie and a select few other cronies.
I guess there are some people who just do not want to hear from Cosmic Connie. Maybe I'll send Katie a postcard. As for the IMBS-ing U folks, they have free access to my Whirled so they don't need no stinkin' postcard. Hugs, ya'll!
PS ~ Just to put things in perspective: I still, despite my snarking, do not believe Trudeau belongs in a cage, and despite his own positive spin, you know and I know that Federal prisons are no Club Fed. Those days are gone. Thanks again to my pal Mike for pointing out this article, which drives that reality home. Also keep in mind that Trudeau has not been officially sentenced yet, and depending upon what happens with the post-trial motions, he isn't necessarily in a cage for the long haul.
* I should clarify that unless he has special privileges (which is very unlikely), I do not believe Trudeau is writing these hokey Facebook updates himself, any more than convicted killer and star of The Secret James Arthur Ray was writing his own promotional crap when he was behind bars (among other things, as reported here, Ray had his people send out emails pushing Your Wish Is Your Command and GIN). But somebody is clearly doing it on Katie's behalf, with or without his blessings. And the posts that are now appearing on that Facebook page are very much congruent with his practice (and for that matter most feel-good gurus' and cult leaders' practice) of pretending that "all is well." Of course the gurus could never pull it off without an army of enablers. In any case, for reasons both financial and emotional, it behooves Trudeau and his remaining supporters to put a positive spin on things in order to keep "the legend" alive. (And do not underestimate the potential payoff; keep in mind that entire religions have been started on far less.)