How to Win a Rigged Game

The only way to win a rigged game is by not playing.

Casinos. Stock markets. Bond auctions. Retirement accounts. Multilevel marketing. Mutual and hedge funds. Government social programs.

To what degree are the returns promised or advertised to the participants in these programs real? To what degree are these programs actually understood by the participants? To what degree are these programs just rigged games? When should one simply walk away?

The only way to win a rigged game is by not playing.

Sounds easy enough, right? Most of us would assume that we could, and would, recognize a scam when we saw one. I would imagine that many people assume scams are limited to individual targeting, meaning that a scam goes after one person at a time, isolating and deceiving them. Most of us would not do the right thing, and simply walk away from it.

In reality, some of the most successful scams or other examples of rigged games are the ones pulled on the masses. While it may be easier to go after one person at a time, the yield of the con artist will be quite small compared to that of a much wider program. Managing to fool several people, or a lot of people at once not only gives opportunity for a larger heist, but makes it much easier to garner more and more people into the scam. Popular consent makes it much easier for people to take on the perceived “risk”…after all, everyone else is doing it!

A promise of yield or earnings no matter what, should scream “rigged game”. Someone is going to take the loss, and it almost always is going to be you. When it comes to Ponzi schemes, the first ones in always get the best payout…the ones down the road end up being the bag-holders, stuck with nothing but red ink. The worst kind are the ones you’re forced to participate in…does anyone really believe that government saving for you is in any way real? Or dependable? The very fact that so many people willingly believe nonsense such as this is a testament to how big a scam can be carried out when you convince enough people with disinformation.

Be extremely wary of any collectivist pitch of “security” or “privy information”. Chances are, you’re the exact fool they’ve been looking for.

Always know who is holding your money.

Always know who else is involved in the program.

Always know what information you are allowed to see.

Always know where your assets are.

Always know when you can get out.

Always know why the program exists.

Always know who stands to benefit most from your participation.

Always do your own research and due diligence.

NEVER simply take someones word for it.

NEVER assume that anyone has your best interest at heart.

The only way to avoid these scams is absolute vigilance. If you don’t thoroughly understand the concept from multiple angles, you have no business being there. Keeping your wealth, information, knowledge, and experiences as close to the hip as possible seems to be the most reliable, proven method for getting through anything intact.

Be a conscious individual.


Posted on March 21, 2014, in How To and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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