I woke up this morning to a post on a message board that ended with this:
“In the end if there’s a price to be paid for crossing these lines and making such irresponsible accusations before there is any real evidence of their truth, I guess some of you will pay it.”
Here was my response to that post:
Speculations on things like this, that cause one to pause and think about it for a bit, are pretty much the theme of things here.
If it weren’t for the speculating and the supposing and the researching, where would we be? How would all this have been uncovered?
Sure, we expressed concern about our friends going on the diet because it didn’t look nutritionally sound, so that made us haters.
Sure, we suggested that maybe Heidi had lied to us, and then a private investigator proved that she had, and it was again confirmed by the video from the deposition, and again that made us haters.
Sure, we’ve made it our mission to warn others about the dangers of the Kimkins Diet, and that too has made us haters.
Heidi has already said that she has another site ready. So because we are on the look out for that new site, that makes us haters.
Sure, when a red flag goes up somewhere, and we are concerned enough to look at it, to pursue it, that also makes us haters, and I guess some of us will pay for it.
Do all of the speculations pan out? No, not all of them.
Have many of them panned out? Yes, they have.
Has our willingness to seek the truth been worth it?
If we have been able to rescue even one person from the dangerous way of eating that Heidi started them out on, then yes it has been worth it.
If we have shed enough light on the dangers and fraud involved in the Kimkins Diet Scam so that one person has made the choice NOT to start the diet, then yes it has been worth it.
As with any investigation, there will be false leads and trails that lead nowhere. Do the investigators NOT follow those leads because there is a chance they won’t pan out? What kind of detectives would that make them, if they didn’t follow ALL leads? There isn’t any way to know if it’s the right trail unless you take it.
Is speculation under these circumstances irresponsible? I guess that all depends on how you look at it.
If it were your mother, sister, daugther, niece, or friend that was being hurt by Kimkins, wouldn’t YOU hope that there was someone who would stand up for her, to try to rescue her, to try to help her avoid choosing a dangerous scam for a diet?
Personally, I feel that it would be much more irresponsible to not have speculated about this at all. Those of us who have been labeled “haters” could very easily have backed off when we were first told that we wrong, when we were first accused of being haters. But we didn’t back off, because we cared enough about the innocent people being hurt to pursue this. To seek out the truth. To share the truth with others. To try to rescue those that had already fallen into the trap, and to warn others so they too didn’t fall for it. To see that justice was served.
As for me, I am proud to stand with the other ducks here who have taken on this cause.
If you aren’t with us, does that mean you are against us?
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