Registered: Aug 2007
04-03-12 01:09 PM
Quote from stevegee58:
No one mentioned how much word-of-mouth recommendation he was receiving within his own Synagogue.
I saw an interview with the Rabbi at his congregation. Members come to their Rabbi (like any clergyman) for advice on all sorts of matters. He had been steering well-heeled congregants to Bernie for safe phenominal returns. He even recommended charities go see Bernie and they ended up losing everything too.
Bernie's violations of trust were simply monstrous. May he rot in hell.
This happens all the time to religious people. Many of these folks have deliberately forsaken the use of their own brain and are more guilty than others of normative ethics : doing things based on their perception of what has higher social currency rather than rely on their own critical thinking faculties and go against the grain. So, yeah, they're easy targets for scam artists. Just invoke God's name. Not thinking for oneself correlates well with not doing due diligence.