A few people (very few) have been trying to get me to stop writing this blog because they believe I’m just another permabear who always predicts the “end of the world” and perpetually moves his date forward. (And I’d hate to be that kind of guy.) I recognize that they are just crows on a wire — otherwise known on the internet as “trolls” — who can easily caw at everything that walks by because they are out of reach and so have nothing to lose. (As in we don’t even know who they really are.) They can simply fly off if they are wrong and never be heard from again or change their name and keep visiting here and posting other negative comments. Typically, trolls just move on to the next person they hope to offend because that is their constant game.
Nevertheless, I offered a serious bet that they are wrong about my being wrong and that I’d apologize publicly if I am wrong. I have even said that, if I am wrong by very much, I will probably even stop writing this blog. They could still prove right, and we’ll know if they are very soon; for their claim is that the market will continue to soar to greater heights.
In spite of the past couple of weeks of troubling market news, one of them is crowing already about how I should concede because I said I would apologize if my predictions of a failing global economy and failing US stock market didn’t come about by “early summer.” I say they are coming true, and you can read my take on how the early summer ended in an article I just published called, “Icarus Flies, but FAANGs Fall from the Gaping Maw of US Stock Market – And My Blog is Still Here.”
You can read the crow’s comments there, too, but I’m going to repost them here because I entertain this minute murder of crows for a reason. I am using them as a foil. They are proof of how some people cannot see the end even when it is pointe out to them … and because, if I am wrong about so much, it is good for me to eat crow myself. I think, however, they will wind up proving themselves cannibals and having to eat themselves; but we’ll see who eats crow. I am upping the stakes just by writing this.
The three crows are probably, in fact, all one person, as they write with an identical style and with the same exact claims, and that is typical of trolls to hide behind pseudonyms. (I use a pseudonym for fun, Knave Dave, but I don’t hide behind it. My real name is readily easy to find for all who want to see it.) The one crow how has just done his taunting responded to that article with this complaint: