One of the great things about being a famous rapper and cult expert is that, since no one will admit to being a cult, no one can prove that I'm not an expert. It's almost exactly like claiming to speak for god, because somehow God never shows up to prove otherwise. If I say you're the devil, you're the devil for now, and that is enough for folks to ignore my feet of clay. If a single attorney can convince one judge that I have special knowledge I am declared an official "expert witness" and with a web site and a bit of good old-fashioned schmoozing, I have parlayed that into it a pretty nice payday. I'm no Xavier Von Erck
but I get by.
The entire "expert" thing, though, is a double-edged sword, and one that I handle by never going into battle. Sure I may get paid to be some lawyer's butt-boy before viagra-popping judges, but real debate such as academic experts face is something I just don't do. Instead I use the terms and phrases of the academy and social sciences to sound more authoritative to people who crave authority. They crave confirmation of their prejudices more than truth, so scams such as life coaching
, Robert Kiyosaki's "rich dad" schtick
and "bible colleges" abound. With parents so cheap they prefer to let their kids bang the bible than attend real schools, I get to make money throwing red meat to curs. I don't advocate violence or endorse any religions explicitly, but you understand how it is.
The first trick of any good parasite is to never kill the host. That was Jim Jones' great mistake, and one that true religious parasites understand.
There is much more money in teaching Krav Maga or Tae Kwon Do
than in prize-fighting, especially when you are skinny or weak.
Of course you are right. Of course you are smart. Of course all therapists are skilled. Of course your religion is good. For a small fee I will even tell you this online, in your church, on the stand or from the tee-vee.