Sometimes narcissists tell you all sorts of stories to make you think they’re the most interesting person in the world. But a little digging proves them to be false, or taken from other people’s lives.
I have spent the last 6 years combing the Net for verification of Richard‘s wild stories about his past. (Yes, even while we were still friends, I doubted them.)
If they are true, they would reveal corruption in high places.
But if they are false, they would have been meant to make himself look more awesome in my eyes while brainwashing me into becoming anti-liberal. Because after all, liberal presidents were doing horrible things while conservatives fixed them.
And, well, it provides some amusement when I’m bored.
Doubtful story #1: That his brother invented a car which runs completely without gas, which was about to be introduced publicly with the help of Bono, but Al Gore blocked it.
But for years I have searched the Net and found absolutely nothing to support this. Rather, I discovered that such cars have been in development for decades, publicly–and without Al Gore blocking them.
Also doubtful because his brother supposedly would have a large salary because of this, but when Richard needed a large sum of money, I asked why his brother didn’t give it to him–and he said he didn’t have that salary yet.
This was two years after he told me his brother had been offered this salary. This is one of the reasons I now highly suspect Richard of running a con job on my husband and me.
Doubtful story #2: That Obama changed policies dealing with a certain tribal group that plundered its wealth.
But research I uncovered told a different story in a tribal newspaper, that Obama had resolved this issue some time ago, to the tribe’s satisfaction.
I don’t go into more detail here, to hide identities, so sorry if this is too vague.
Also, apparently some tribal members were getting jailed for speaking out about this. This violates human rights if true, but is it true?
Doubtful story #3: That Clinton signed an executive order that Border Patrol guards were to shoot illegally crossing immigrants on sight, but Bush rescinded it.
I have combed the Net for years, especially recently as some Border Patrol controversies have hit the news.
I discovered that yes, Border guards have indeed been doing all sorts of illegal acts, such as shooting people without justification.
But this has been an ongoing problem for decades, NOT starting with Clinton, NOR ending with Bush. And I found absolutely no evidence of Clinton issuing such an order.
On the contrary, organizations such as Amnesty International have been quite vocal for years about any sort of mistreatment of illegals by border guards, and I think they would’ve been able to uncover if such an order justified the guards’ behavior.
Rather, the Border Patrol is often criticized because these actions are NOT legal and they are not being properly screened/trained/disciplined.
There are even people (usually the more radical right-wingers) who say the Border Patrol is hindered because it never has been allowed to shoot on sight, but should be.
A certain story which Richard told me, must have led to an outcry from somebody, a disciplinary process, a report to Amnesty, something, because everything I find says that he was NOT allowed to do that. So yes, some border guards do these things, but not with the President’s permission.
This is the most frustrating part of his stories: the lack of a means to verify them. Some I can toss aside as some fanciful BS he told me to see how gullible I was, such as that story about the sweat lodge…. (I won’t go into detail, but he knows what I mean.)
And I can chuckle at the very idea that he would be somehow connected to, or have stories about, every single interesting person/activity on this planet.
Let’s see…he knows ghost hunters with pictures that prove ghosts/chupacabra…
AND knives were thrown at his ghost-hunting party by a spirit…
AND he was related to a guy in the Freemasons who could prove their link to the Illuminati…
AND made a successful movie…
AND wrote a movie that was nearly made by a huge director but Richard never got around to a rewrite…
AND gave ideas to a friend who turned it into a popular movie, but conveniently kept Richard’s name out of the credits…
AND knew practically everybody in Hollywood…
AND was personally addressed by a demon during an exorcism…
AND some guy sicced demons on him when he was a kid….
I can just figure he was either lying or taking stories of other people’s lives, because these stories strain credibility and I have no one to confirm or deny them. The people he grew up with, are thousands of miles away from me.
Some stories I can verify through Todd, who either witnessed them himself, or Richard told Todd these things as well. This is why I am reasonably confident that Richard was indeed in the Mafia and was once a preacher–and that his previous residence was far worse than I ever saw.
Some other stories I can reasonably believe because of things Todd and I both witnessed, ie, that the abuses by Richard’s wife Tracy got far worse than what I ever saw, and that she and Richard have domestic disputes.
I don’t know what to make of his hypnotism claims. Was he just putting me on, or did he really do this? Or was he like my ex Peter, truly believing in his ESP abilities, but that doesn’t mean he really could do this?
But the above stories have more sinister implications about the government, and would be easier to confirm or deny through news organizations or blogs, and that drives me to keep searching. SOMEBODY out there should know if they’re true or not, without having to be connected with Richard.
If anybody has concrete evidence about these things, I would love to see it. No, it won’t turn me conservative, because my liberal ideals are based on my system of morals and much research. It’s more for curiosity. And no, I won’t approve political rants.
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