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GET TO KNOW THIS FUCKING IDIOT: KEVIN TRUDEAU

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If given the opportunity, this guy would fuck you out of your skull.

by Ryan Meehan
 
As someone who suffers from chronic insomnia I find myself going back into my living room area to grab a Gatorade late at night, where my television is usually on.  During these periods of despair, there are several infomercials that I run across and I ignore a majority of them.  Nonetheless, I have noticed a man who refuses to disappear from the late night campaign to steal your hard earned money in exchange for said currency, and that man’s name is Kevin Trudeau. 
 
Kevin Trudeau is a guy that you might not know on a first hand basis, but in a very unfair and cruel world, has more loyal followers than this website does.  And in our defense, we don’t waste space lying here. 
 
Now, I understand that there is a large segment of the population that believes Wikipedia is more bullshit than information.  Although usually suspect of most websites, I am not one of those people.  Wikipedia can be edited by anyone and for any reason, so it’s easy to think that most of it is garbage.  However I stand up for Wikipedia as a very reliable source of information, probably due to the behaviorist in me that would have a hard time coming to grips with anyone with an internet connection using it simply for the purpose of wrecking the credibility of those who are trying to earn an honest living.  The people who criticize Kevin Trudeau might just be the best example of accurate internet reporting with the goal of trying to prevent those who don’t know better from being sucked into a world of swindlers. 
 
Here is Mr. Trudeau’s Wikipedia page:
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Trudeau
 
When I die, the most important thing that I would like people to remember me for is the work I left behind.  If I become famous enough to have people edit my Wikipedia page, I would want at least the first paragraph to describe who I was as a human being.  As someone who’s made mistakes, I would at least hope those errors would be down the page under “controversy”, the way so many of the people represented on that website are classified. 
 
If you haven’t clicked on the link yet, the first sentence of Kevin’s page reads as follows: 
 
Kevin Mark Trudeau (born February 6, 1963) is an American author, convicted felon, radio personality and infomercial salesman, best known for promoting alternative medicine.
 
As an American author, I could only hope that it would take more than one comma to get to “convicted felon”.  And there isn’t anything wrong with being a radio personality, but I can’t help but think you’d rather have that in second place.  The guy is an infomercial salesman, and readily admits it so there’s nothing inaccurate about that. 
 
Underneath his Wikipicture on the right side of the page, there is a “Known for” column, also very telling: 
 
Promoting alternative medicine, Criminal convictions for fraud and larceny, Regulatory settlements with the FTC and eight state Attorneys-General for false claims and misleading representations, Founding the International Pool Tour.
 
If everything leading up to it weren’t enough to make you call “bullshit” on this guy, you’d see that he has enough of a passion for billiards to be the founder of a tour that charges hard working folks good money to watch the same “action” that anyone could see on a Friday night at their local pool hall. 
 
His first of several books was a publication called:  “Natural Cures “They” don’t want you to know about”, so hearing that pronoun suggests that there is a “they”, which would lead you to believe that he thinks there is some kind of conspiracy against the general public.  Let’s take a look at the summary: 
 
“In this self-published book promoting a number of forms of alternative medicine, Trudeau claims that there are “all-natural” cures for cancer, herpes, arthritis, AIDS, acid reflux disease, phobias, obesity, multiple sclerosis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, attention deficit disorder, and muscular dystrophy.”
 
Now, I think that it’s awesome somebody is trying to promote alternative medicine to combat phobias, obesity, and ADD.  But to suggest that same approach should be taken to attack AIDS, cancer, (and of all things) muscular dystrophy goes far beyond being insulting and crosses the line where I would worry that cocksucker would try and kill my cat when I’m not looking.  I’ve worked an MDA telethon before and as open as they are to any sort of suggestions with regards to alternative medicine, they’re also not fucking stupid enough to even consider the natural remedy that Mr. Trudeau presents in his book.  
 

Among his claims there are that sunscreen, not ultraviolet radiation, causes cancer, that antiperspirants and deodorants contain toxic levels of aluminum, that AIDS is a hoax, and that chemotherapy is more dangerous than cancer.[10]
 

Okay, first off my aunt just beat breast cancer with force and chemotherapy seemed to be very effective for her and now she is cancer-free.  So there goes that one.  If sunscreen caused cancer, it wouldn’t be $2 because cigarettes are almost $6 a pack now and they always get the job done.  As for the deoderant thing, a lot of the products that we use in our everday lives have traces of all sorts of elements in them, including the water that we use to take a shower.  (Flourine, Nickel, et cetera…)  It’s kind of an assumed risk but not enough of one to write a two page chapter on.

“AIDS is a hoax” … OK, I could see that if this guy was a real hardcore conservative that maybe it was possible for him to develop a theory that Auto Immune Deficency Syndrome was a trick.  But I consider myself a conservative as well, and as much as I could support that agenda, I would never say that AIDS is just some sick trick that is being played on the human race.  It would be very difficult to imagine that much human suffering occuring because of something that is being hidden from us. 

Saying AIDS is a hoax (given the number of people who have died as a result of it) would be like saying the Holocaust never happened, and every one of those people who were gassed really believed they were taking a shower solely for the reason of advancing an agenda that wouldn’t even need to begin until after they had been dead for thirty years.  Fuck that.  AIDS is about as far from a hoax as one could imagine, and even if it was most everybody would find that out from a source that’s not named Kevin Trudeau. 

I’m not perfect, but here again…I never claimed to have all of the answers.  That’s just not what we do here.  But if you think that you do?  Of course I’m going to rage. 
 

Feel free to look up more about this guy…He’s a trip and not in a good way. 
Once again thanks for visiting First Order Historians and enjoying more of the internet’s finest in user generated content.
 
Meehan

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6 Comments

  • Only on the internet would someone be able to “pingback” a link that would allow people to advertise a book in the comments section of an article that is clearly tearing the author to shreds.

    Fuck You.

    Meehan

  • Ravenation LLC / Meehan

    The FCC says it’s overly concerned with sex violence and profane language on television but yet someone like Trudeau can appear on various channels almost at will selling his crap . Why am I not surprised at this at all ?

    I’d rather see any of the aforementioned appearing topics on television and be subjected to that rather than Trudeau. Nothing he’s allegedly informing the public about can’t be gleaned from various resources if only the public would choose to use some common sense . .

    tophatal

  • Alan,

    The FCC needs to hold off on regulating anything that a young person is going to eventually see anyway and start regulating people like this who are trying to rob the general public of their life savings.

    Obviously, that same general public isn’t smart enough to know the difference, but that’s no excuse to take advantage of them.

    Meehan

  • Meehan Ravenation LLC


    So what’d have been your recourse to the financial meltdown that first started under Bush ? Cause as sure as hell his cabinet much less Bush himself didn’t know what the fu_k was going on ! Less we forget the TARP initiative was his idea and was further enacted later as part of Obama’s own stimulus package . The FDIC much less the Federal Reserve or SEC couldn’t tell the difference between a baking sheet and a damn balance sheet !

    The US is being left behind in more ways than one on a social front and economically . So much so that’s now more indebted than at any time in its entire history and that’s simply not with regard to the federal budget deficit . Ergo Congress and the Senate as well as each successive administration has lost sight as to why they were elected in the first place . These as_holes can’t even properly look after its own veterans with any amount objectivity much less afford them their rights as a human being .

    tophatal ……………………

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