Who is this Alan LeStourgeon guy and why should I listen to him? That's a good question and one that I'm still trying to figure out. Honestly, I'm just your average Joe, saved by the Grace of God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, with a million interests who reads everything I can get my hands on in this age of data inundation.
In the world of putting food on the table, I've been making my living online for the last 7 or 8 years through various affiliate marketing schemes and writing on all manner of subjects till I'm blue in the face. I have tired of the affiliate marketing game because it is a never ending madness of trying to figure out what the next big thing is only to have your hopes crushed when you realize you are too far behind the curve. My hopes haven't always been crushed though as I have made some very good money in this business, but nothing to the extent that it has lasted more than a few months. Thus the constant pursuit of the dangling carrot. Enough of that.
Through the process of studying what makes people click the buy button, how us marketers actually convince people to take that action and working to create thousands of pages of content, I have discovered my real passion is writing. Much of what I have written has been nonsense, however one of my sites, AffiliateConfession.com, was a worthwhile pursuit where I taught other affiliate marketers how get started making a living online.
In really digging in to what makes people behave the way they do and make the decisions they do, I have come across several authors and subjects that point to that fact of how completely manipulated we are as a people. No wonder tyrants like Hitler, Mao, Barack Obama and others throughout the ages have had such an easy time taking advantage of us. Particular authors that seem to be able to point out our lack of perception of what really makes the world spin are Malcolm Gladwell, Nassim Nicholas Taleb (although at times he talks way over my head), Ray Kurzweil, Thomas Woods and Seth Godin (others will be added as I continue to create this blog).
What is probably the biggest detriment to our understanding of real truth as a people is what may be referred to as the main stream media or MSM. If you get your take on life and what is happening in the world from the 3 major networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC without cross-referencing that information stream, you are seriously deceived. And if get your financial information from CBS Market Watch, Jim Cramer, CNBC or their ilk without cross-referencing that line, you don't see the disaster that is coming. You portfolio could do better if you were to just flip a coin.
I have no conflict with the raw data from these money networks, it is what it is, but all you have to do is listen to the financial reporters and read the minute by minute headlines to realize these people have no idea what they're talking about. And they get paid very well for it. Much of the time the news networks also give you raw data, just not all of it, so you end up with a distorted view of the machine that runs the gears, that powers the world.
Is That Baloney?
What you will read on IsThatBaloney.com is lots of info on politics, finance, media manipulation, political propaganda from the left and the right (but mainly from the scoundrels on the left), Christianity and religion (not the same things) and whatever else I think may interest you.
My main mission for this blog is to eventually offend everybody who reads the articles here in some small, or large way. If you are offended, it may help change the way you think. If you are offended, please leave a comment because it may just well change the way I think.
I hope you enjoy what you read. Put on your seat belt.