Some more thoughts..... Oct 18, 2004 12:52:24 GMT -5
Post by fastwalker on Oct 18, 2004 12:52:24 GMT -5
OK, this is not a pump, nor a bash, it is merely an attempt to look at the effects of the Green Baron interview of UC, had on us as stockholders. I trust it will not be perceived as anything other than a commentary …such as in “For What it’s Worth.” First I wanted to address the “mixed” responses over the interview and then my take on the significance of what was said and wasn’t said in the interview. Now don’t look for any earth shattering theories here, just some common sense extrapolations…lol
The Green Baron interview yesterday and if you've just read it, today, did very little in the estimation of many around the boards, to dispel rumors, quash the MM problem or at least address it, and or raise hopes of a "new beginnings" for CMKX, as in a possible upward PPS movement.
Fortunately, those on our board were for the most part not expecting too much. I applaud their sense of stability and share in their sense of disappointment and befuddlement over the interview. This lack of response posted though, didn’t really, in my opinion, portray what I believe was the range of mixed emotions that some must have surely experienced. And by no stretch of the imagination, would I even suggest that there wasn't a high degree of disappointment felt by all here and across the boards in general.
While I ‘m not denigrating the intellect and or emotional level of our members, I do see the interview as similar in the self-promoting way, we as children would manipulate our emotions and rationalize our response, when we really wanted something and thought we couldn’t live without it, only to discover later, that we weren’t getting it after all. I kind of think it’s not unlike wanting something to be true, in which we have built up and waited with bated breath, as we watched the days, hours, minutes and seconds painfully ticked away until the “magic” moment arrived….sort of like the long waiting and subsequent disappointment, sometimes experienced as a child on Christmas day, when the much-anticipated gift from Santa Clause was not found.
One of the things I’ve found interesting and or noteworthy is the seeming reluctance, indeed, the outright hostility in some cases, of the shareholders to view the “CMKX EXPERIENCE” for what it truly is, a long term investment, which does not need to justify the “instant gratification” of the “short term” outlook of some shareholders.
I would also be remiss in my musings, if I didn’t address the lengths some will go to bash the stock and others to defend it. This is astonishing, to watch and can at times be simply befuddling.
The rationalizations by various shareholders are similar to the arguments posed by shareholders that UC has, by necessity, engaged in certain activities in order to ensure the “master plan” is executed without problems. We are lead to believe, there would be no benefit realized by “showing and or telling” what exactly is taking place with our company. So, we are allowed to believe what we want, but mostly that CMKX management is actually providing, through it’s actions and lack of communiqués a positive benefit to all shareholders. OK, I have no problem with that.
Similarly though, I do have a problem with “hero” worship and those who believe in CMKX so devoutly, they are more of a hostage to CMKX’s action or lack thereof, the will engage in some really abusive activities toward other not within their “group.”
People, it stands to reason, those who maintain a certain amount of skepticism in their belief system, have a “healthier” outlook on life in general, than those who view it from within a “protected” bubble. While the general consensus among all CMKXers holding long is, of which I am also a part of, is that CMKX is not a scam and it’s management are not evil people out to “rip us off.” The lack of assurances by the CEO to say something substantial, when he has the opportunity, is disconcerting, especially when our stock is taking a beating and those around us are realizing small to large monetary benefits.
While we assume that we are in a developmental stage and that patience is required, that patience displayed by some is more akin to a willing subservience. For example the zeal, by which a certain “classroom” of shareholders defends their leader and abuses those who oppose him and his ideas, is slightly strange. I find his ideas and commentary both informative and refreshing at time for their optimism, but his “works” need to stand on their own merits and no amount of “defending” by his “troops” should be necessary.
Dr.D, a man who I respect and admire, but not to the point of hero worship, explains his theory and allows it to stand on it’s on merit. That’s not to say he hasn’t responded to some who have taken exception to what he has said and or, has pointed out what they believed to be an “inconsistency” in his logic. Guys, that’s what our society is based on…the freedom to express yourself and disagree with others in order to arrive at the truth in a “given” situation.
I feel that such actions where blind loyalty is adhered to, in lieu of the facts are simply wrong and mostly related to
(a). a need to belong with those of similar interest, which I see nothing wrong there since
we are “social” animal by nature and or
(b). a need to identify with a leader and others on some level as a means by which they
will be protected from outside influences and ultimately their own judgment.
Going even further along these lines using the above mentioned childhood analogy, perhaps it is the love and care given by parents during their young and vulnerable stages of life which conditions some people to naturally accept and adore these “leaders” as a guardian, much like a person's parents, and the leader’s presence reminds people of the time when they were coddled, and all their wants and needs were provided for.