Yes, I knew he lied in his marketing. Yes, I knew that many of his products were recycled crap that he pulled out of his ass. But I did at one point believe that those annoyances were minor and could be overlooked.
I guess I wanted to believe.
But then I started seeing the pattern of deceit and how deep it went... the breadth of the deceit throughout his loose organization of siglo marketing partners.
I probably thought that the ho'oponopono rebranded as Zero Limits was some kind of saving grace, because that really did make sense to me and I felt that it made a difference in how I viewed my reality.
But the crap Joe Vitale products still kept coming out, especially the Clearing Audio crap.
Clearing for Luck? Are we trying to clear up our past psychological trauma, or are we trying to clear the way to the roulette table?
How do I take someone seriously who does this crap?
It was about that time I started investigating further. I began a conversation with a friend I met at one of Joe Vitale's events, a friend who was fairly close to the core of the organization. This friend let me know some very troubling information, troubling enough that I began to see that Joe Vitale and his band of merry marketers were not the innocuous peddlers I thought they were.
I have to protect my source, of course. And I can't go directly after this information in the public eye unless I see evidence of it publicized.
But until then, I'm going to be one of the voices in the wildnerness calling spades as I see them.
It was the doll, really, that got me completely burned up and made me commit wholesale to the exposure of every one of Joe Vitale's moves for what it was.
Then his partner in fraud Pat O'Bryan started giving me some shit about making fun of their little Russian doll JPG scam. And then there was some evidence out there about how perhaps Maria, the creator of the "secret Siberian wish maker doll" had approached Joe Vitale to enter into a joint venture in bringing Hochun, the original Siberian wish maker doll, to the American market.
It's just not right. It's probably illegal, but I'll leave that to the lawyers. From my vantage point, it's definitely unethical and enough of a reason for me to take aim and fire some shots.
A note about the name of my blog and email address: I wish Joe Vitale the man no harm whatsoever. You might even say that I am doing him a favor by acting as his conscience against some rather unconscionable acts. The "pyre" is for the public persona, the perfect life where nothing goes wrong and his experience is a result of his purity, the larger-than-life ego...
He'd do better off without those. We all would.
This is not a hate blog, though I'm going to throw my punches. Yes, I have better things to do, yes, I am pathetic for even focusing on his because people in their right mind should know better.
But I know a lot of people, myself included, who knew better and still got suckered in each for our individual reasons. If anything I write helps one person, then it's worth it.
And I know he's reading. He can't help but read what I write. And some day if I ever see him again, he'll thank me. We all need a stiff cup of wake up and smell the coffee sometimes. Now, it's his turn.
He's been given a gift of a very high profile, and he continues to botch that opportunity to make a real difference in making this world a better place.
As for that Pat O'Bryan character, though, I have a little less patience or desire to make much of a difference. He's just a complete buffoon, and his motives resemble that of a serpent I once met.
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