I know the focus of this blog is about my adventures into home ownership/ remodeling but since being let go from my job I have actually taken the time to get somewhat caught up on the Serin Saga. I promise a return to the normal boring posts of my own little saga but I would like to give my opinion of this whole mess.
Am I a hater? You betcha. Casey has been totally unrepentant in the fact that he has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars, committed numerous counts of fraud, and worst of all, he has lied to, taken advantage of, and willfully destroyed the credit, dreams, and trust of the one person he VOWED to protect and cherish, all the while telling the entire world of it. Unfortunately those are only the grossest examples of his sordid story. Do I even have to go into the fact that he taints and abuses anyone that actually tries to help him out? Not to mention the fact that he has humiliated and dragged his entire family through the muck of semi-notoriety, and actually thought so little of his own mother that he dragged her into his sea of debt.
When I first found out about young snowflake through the USA Today article back in September, I admit I felt sorry for him and his situation. I thought that he had been brainwashed by the dregs of society, those infomercial, money grubbing, scam artists that take advantage of naive people hoping to get rich overnight and call themselves gurus. As time went by I began to shake my head at his obvious refusal to face reality and eventually began to despise his callous behavior towards his finances, family, and morality. However, as more information has been discovered about young Serin it becomes more and more obvious that he has had origins of becoming a scam artist himself since he was a teen-ager.
Opinions seem to differ greatly at the intelligence of Fliptard. He has screwed up everything he touches. I remember someone on Exurban Nation once referred to Casey as having the fecal touch vs the Midas touch. While I had a good laugh at this reference, it did seem to fit. At the same time, I admit, from the beginning, it has crossed my mind numerous times that there is just no way all this is real, it has to be an elaborate scam. Then Casey would blog about how he had screwed up yet another opportunity to help himself out of his situation and I would waffle back to the idea that Forrest Gump was a mental giant next to Casey Serin.
It's easy to get caught up in the drama of the day to day or week to week spiral into the gradual descent deeper insane situations, improbable relationships, and what has become the constant trolling that has become the IAFF blog. All though, I have been out of the loop somewhat over the last 2 months because of our house and my loser w-2 job and got out of the habit of following every little post about Murse Boy. I have only been scanning the threads for the most pertinent nuggets of information. Since losing my job this last week I have been taking the time to get caught up on the story.
I think Casey is more intelligent that a lot give him credit. I think Casey studied the gurus and their "success" stories and decided he could be like them. I think he went into the house buying orgy with the idea that if it worked and he flipped them great, wonderful. If he didn't and lost them, wow, what a great story.
How many of the so called gurus actually have walked the walk and talked the talk of what they feed to the masses? How many of them are rich not because of all the "hard" work to get where they are but because of their own charisma, charm, and the frenzy of the millions of people that dream of getting something for nothing, becoming rich over night without doing the work to get it?
I know a lot of people disagree with me, and I admit it is even hard for me to swallow but after thinking over everything that has come to surface about Casey Serin, it just seems more than probable that this whole thing is an elaborate scam to be the next guru. I also believe that part of the reason that more people refuse to even entertain the idea that Casey is pulling off one of the biggest scams ever is because everything he does (or in Casey's case doesn't do) and blogs about can only be explained by the fact that only a moron of stupendous proportions could make the decisions that Casey has. He is such a moron that we all sit back and marvel that his brain has enough function to allow him to breathe in and out so we couldn't POSSIBLY be fooled by someone with such a mental incapacity. YET how many people that have actually had occasion to be in the same proximity as Casey marveled at how charming, intelligent, and coherent he is? Pink's song Stupid Girls keeps coming to mind. How much easier is it to play stupid than intelligent?
Just think about it. If you follow everything about Casey that the haterz have found out through their own due diligence about Casey's background and largely ignore anything that Fliptard has blogged about you can almost see the chain of events that has him on the brink of being the next guru. The practice blog, the research on having a successful blog, being a media whore to get his blog ratings up, now the book and selling the blog?
Do I think that Casey is some genius that has followed a flawless scam? No, he has too big of an ego, he tips his hand a little too often. We all know he dreams of being a guru because he has blogged about it but no one really believes he can do it because he is such an imbecile. I think he is closer to reaching his goal that we are all giving him credit for. Personally, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find out that the REAL book, home study courses, and seminars won't have a thing to do with foreclosure but in fact about building and monetizing a highly successful blog.
However, in closing, I don't believe for one second that if I am right about any of this, that it justifies or excuses any of the pain he has caused his family, the crimes that he has committed or the total lack of common decency, morals or ethics just to accomplish his goal.