In my recent discussion on the activities of the Invisible Guru forum I was asked what I had in mind as a form of pursuit.
It is clear that legal recourse is not an option, for the following reasons:
1. It will be impossible to prove legally that we are dealing with an impersonator and his fraudulent scheme.
It will be impossible, because it would be necessary to show who the real author is. The real author won’t engage in the disclosure exercise. It is not in his interests, either professionally or financially, to defend the case of an usurped identity. If anything, controversy makes his business more profitable and his persona more interesting.
2. Kenneth McMordie’s place of residence protects him from any further pursuit of justice.
Cambodia shields paedophiles, murderers and financial swindlers of international calibre. Some are well-known here, their whereabouts and activities, their businesses and local connections, but no one can do anything about it OR wants to, for that matter.
What people do not quite understand is that any big criminal investigation is driven by:
- a possibility of a serious financial recovery (we are talking millions here), OR
- publicity generated around the case, which would put pressure on investigative team to deliver, OR
- political interests whereby a criminal investigation supports someone’s career interests and, thus, is used as a poster case
Occasionally, some or all of these factors magically converge and lead to cases being relentlessly pursued until the results are yielded.
This is not the case here. A case of a small scale crook is of no interest, because there are no tangible benefits (money, fame or glory) to be gained for anyone concerned. Sad, but true.
Don’t kid yourselves. Just like in this human game of spirituality, Truth is never really pursued, but it is made to LOOK as if so.
What IS pursued are personal agendas.
To those who think that I am a vicious terrier who is harassing an elderly gentleman… some people never get their comeuppance. They plunder their way through life and die in peace. Well.. why don’t I wear the costume of Ms. Karma for a while and make the lives of those who defraud – slightly more uncomfortable?
Only slightly. While my activities certainly disrupted Kenneth’s cosy setup, I am not stupid to ignore the limitations as outlined above, and it takes more than one internet warrior to affect some tangible change.
Kenneth is now giving public lectures in SE Asia. It was confirmed to me by someone who attended. There are plenty of people drawn to this part of the world by a heady combination of sexual/spiritual pursuits, as well as a relatively easy life, so the crowd is potentially there for him to exploit. Ken still claims to be a model for Jed McKenna books, but does state that he didn’t write them. Just an ‘inspiration’ for them huh…
I understand that people love the entertainment Kenneth and his story provide. It is highly absorbing (some read all in one sitting), distorts one’s everyday perspective (who needs drugs!), feels like an adventure (exotic countries and exotic invitations), is packed with highs and lows (is he? is he not?). Many people will readily sacrifice principles for that much fun. I mean.. think of the Roman gladiators: a spectacle of the publicly executed murder FOR FUN was not an obstacle to the crowd’s enjoyment.
However, I think Kenneth’s activities need to be curtailed as much as possible. They do more harm than good, even if his followers believe otherwise. But then… his followers have been following for years and remain none the wiser. This is how most scams work – they exploit a human propensity to trust before questioning, and only questioning after the trust has been undermined.
Therefore, here is the public poll. I would like you to answer this simple question below. P.S. I removed the option ‘other’. It had a comment line to explain what that other option could be, but people don’t fill it in, therefore rendering their answer useless. Lazy sods.
Note: I don’t know if YBS (whose identity I figured out, and we communicated) still reads this website, but I would like to say the following:
You once said to me that you, just like myself, hate deceit and would like to see Kenneth apprehended.
There is a ‘scam-them-all’ momentum gathering pace here that has moved into a physical sphere as opposed to internet interactions. Kenneth is giving lectures as Jed McKenna’s ‘inspiration’ and ‘the model man’. Therefore, I would like to talk to you, and I am making this request public.