Friday, August 10, 2007
A CLEAR CASE OF FRAUD!
Friends, in another moment of perspicacity, I suddenly became acutely aware of the world's greatest fraud. It's not that I haven't been aware of it before but, when the actual numbers involved are considered, the scale of it is breathtaking.
Now this fraud is perpetrated on billions of good folk every day. It is not, I repeat not located in any particular nation but is spread across the world. It involves people from all classes of society: mums, dads, kids, the lot! No one is safe and no one is spared except perhaps those of a skeptical disposition.
It is a fraud that very much appears to be genuine. Those who run it look trustworthy. Their appearance is impressive. They smile a lot. They nod, they listen, they seem to have all the answers. Their offices are impressive, ornate, not easily forgotten.
The fraud involves deception. Massive deception. The rewards promised to those who join the scheme are simply breathtaking. They appeal to the greedy, the gullible and salt of the earth folk alike. I, long ago, was taken in by the fraud. Eventually I started to ask questions. The more questions I asked the fewer answers I got. Eventually I saw through the fraud and left the scheme though other friends of mine are still involved up to their ears.
Another aspect of the fraud is that those who run it are in conflict with other groups that are running similar frauds. Turf battles are common. The conflict can range from some mildly heated words over a cup of tea to actual fighting and killing. I kid you not. To many of those taken in by the fraud the total success of their particular scheme is a matter of life and death.
Now this fraud, like most, also involves money. The people who are duped by it are relieved of sums of their hard-earned cash. The amounts vary but, gauged by the huge wealth of those running the fraud, they must be very, very large.
The main problem for good, well-meaning folk all the way down to those who selfishly seek only a reward is that the fraud is perfect. When the fraud is finally exposed you cannot sue those who carry out the fraud, have them punished. This is their greatest asset. People have absolutely no legal redress. None. It is a perfect scheme. And it's gone on for centuries. I refer of course to religion.
Yes folks, when you die and find there's no heaven or paradise you can't sue, you can't cry out you want your money back or your life back. You can't even yell a tirade of highly critical words at those who tricked you because...well...dead men and women tell no tales! But don't be downhearted or angry. There is an unexpected bonus, one that is guaranteed!
Once dead, you are finally surrounded by perfect peace and no one can defraud or hurt you ever again.