Linda Goudsmit
The scammer and the scammed
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By Linda Goudsmit
September 28, 2017

Every scam involves two parties – the scammer and the scammed. Little scams, big scams, financial scams, political scams, sex scams, – all involve the scammer and the scammed. Truth is the recognized enemy of the scammer but often the unrecognized enemy of the scammed. Why?

In simple cases of crime and punishment the truth exposes the scam and exposes the scammer to punishments ranging from social ridicule to prison.

In simple cases of crime and punishment the truth exposes the scam and provides the scammed with justice.

We do not live in simple times. We live in complicated times because deceitful scamming has replaced our esteemed American meritocracy and its requirement for the open honest debate of ideas.

For eight years the Obama administration politicized and weaponized every government institution with his Leftist/Islamist agenda – it was the greatest political scam in American history and successfully denied the meritocracy by restricting American free speech with political correctness, moral relativism, and historical revisionism.

Honest debate was replaced with indoctrination in an unparalleled echo chamber of Leftist/Islamist ideals.

Scamming always involves presentation. This explains why Saul Alinsky carefully instructed his left-wing radicals to cut their hair, put on suits, and blend into society to appear non-threatening to their targets. Transformative change according to Alinsky is a long-game and involves disguising your intentions physically as well as politically. Obama became America's scammer-in-chief – he cut his hair, put on a suit, and blended into American society to conceal his real revolutionary identity and appear non-threatening to the American public.

Here is how scamming works.

1. The scammer approaches his target with calm sophistication, smooth talking, and an offer irresistible to the target.

2. The scammer knows his target can be easily duped with promises to deliver what the target desperately wants.

3. The scammer knows his target will ignore any evidence (willful blindness) that he/she is being scammed.

4. The target is hooked.

Scamming is always a deceitful enterprise because it disguises the scammers' true motives. Being scammed depends on the willful blindness of the scammed.

Willful blindness is a form of psychological denial that insists a known truth is not true. So, the wife who "knows" her husband is cheating but refuses to acknowledge it is engaging in willful blindness. If she acknowledges the truth of her husband's infidelity she would be required to emotionally accept the unacceptable truth and make a decision about how to respond to it. In this scenario the sex scam involves the husband scammer and the scammed wife who has the choice to acknowledge the scam and leave him or accept the scam and stay.

Bernie Madoff was an exceptionally gifted financial scammer because this targets were greedy enough to participate in willful blindness. His Ponzi scheme succeeded for years because of his targets' willful blindness. Many victims of scammers refuse to seek justice when they finally acknowledge their willful blindness and realize they have been scammed because they are so embarrassed by their own behavior they decide to remain silent. Silence always protects the scammer. The most bizarre response to being scammed are those who double-down on their willful blindness and defend the scam as legitimate.

In 2008 a calm, sophisticated, smooth talking Obama made America an irresistible offer of hope and change. America ignored Obama's radical socialist background and intent to transform America into socialism. We substituted our own hopes for change and allowed ourselves to be duped by his irresistible slogan "Hope and Change." He offered Americans something we desperately wanted and we were hooked.

Soon evidence that the country had been scammed began to appear – evidence that Obama was a scammer was being willfully suppressed by the mainstream media, the Democrat Party particularly the Leftist/Islamist axis, the Republican establishment, and the general American public. It was becoming increasingly clear that when Barack Obama was elected on his irresistible platform of hope and change he had duped America. His Leftist/Islamist agenda was carefully concealed by his sophisticated appearance and easy smile – he was the perfect conman who scammed his way to the presidency. Many Americans chose the bizarre response and doubled down and began defending the scam. Why?

Some doubled-down because they were too embarrassed to acknowledge they had been scammed to vote for him. Some doubled-down because they were radical left-wing liberals who welcomed his Leftist socialism. Some doubled-down because they were actually part of Obama's scam.

Small scams can be a one-on-one deception. Large scams require the participation of many conspiring elements. The globalist elite who run Obama's scam own the colluding mainstream media, fund the Democrat Party including its radical Leftist/Islamist axis, finance the Republican establishment, all in a continuing effort to move the country toward socialism, internationalism, and globalism.

Obama's past presidential policies and the divisiveness of his current post presidential "resistance" policies seek to destroy American democracy and replace it with socialism. American socialism is the prerequisite for a New World Order. The globalist elite's New World order is the mother of all scams. It is a regressive return to the binary feudal system of masters and slaves described in unapologetic detail by English aristocrat Lord Bertrand Russell in his 1952 classic "The Impact of Science on Society."

Obama's ongoing resistance movement is a continuation of the globalist elite scam to destroy America. It has escalated into violence, lawlessness, and calls for anarchy. America has choices. We can deny the scam like the willfully blind wife, we can remain silent and allow the scam to continue, or we can acknowledge that we were scammed and finally stand up for American democracy, sovereignty, liberty, and freedom that is the true American dream we were promised.

© Linda Goudsmit

 

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Linda Goudsmit

Linda Goudsmit is a devoted wife to husband Rob and they are the parents of four children and the grandparents of four. She and Rob owned and operated a girls' clothing store in Michigan for 40 years and retired a few years ago to the beaches of sunny Florida. A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (B.A. in English literature), Linda has a lifelong commitment to learning and is an avid reader and observer of life. She is the author of Dear America: Who's Driving the Bus?, as well as a children's series in development, Mimi's STRATEGY. It is with pride and humility that she is sharing her thoughts, observations, and philosophy of behavior in the many articles she has written that are featured on Renew America.

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