It has been a while since I have shared my thoughts with all of you that are fighting the good fight against the crimes that have been committed against you. Our own court battle with Ocwen has heated up and we are in the midst of our final battle and it should be epic; however, that is not the purpose of the post today. That story will have to wait for a little bit longer.
What I have noticed throughout the years of our battles with these banks and their legal representation (especially their legal representation) is that they distract the homeowner with their lawsuits and strong worded legal briefs; causing emotional upheaval and unimaginable hell on the minds and lives of their victims. These slick-talking, college graduates assume that no lay person will realize that their briefs are nothing more than the shiny object that distracts the bewildered homeowner; causing them to question their own thoughts and memories. When you read their loose interpretation of previous case law you are immediately cast into the sea of doubt and disbelief. Their words manipulate the true meaning of what the law actually meant when it was first litigated.
For example, in our case, they would use case law that was established where a husband or a wife’s name was forged to the note, the mortgage or both. They took these written opinions and manipulated them to look as if they were the victims, and that we, by fighting such a frivolous thing such as forgery, were actually deadbeat homeowners looking for a “free house”. My stomach would turn with stress and disbelief as I read their attacks upon us; because truly, by the time you get done reading their version, you almost believe you are the bad guy. This is the shiny object.
Once you free yourself of their opinions and determine once and for all that you are not going to let these word-twisting brats of bureaucracy stray you from your course, you will fare better. For any judge to not see the damage that has been inflicted on people whom, if had been dealt with honorably, would not have stood to fight against the bank. Those people, had they not been victimized by the very system that they were raised to believe in, would have walked away and not committed a decade of their lives to this thug mentality beat down. However, this is not what happened. These entities of “public trust” became the new mob. There is no need to have a gun to rob someone anymore; because technology has allowed those with starch white shirts and black ties to be the new thief, under the guise of a well-manicured salesman whom sell his warped stories throughout courtrooms across this country.
The shiny object is their words and manipulations of the law to suit their needs. The deceptions lie within your documents. Within those papers is the evidence that you need to fight the bank. Many of us don’t look as closely as we should at the documents, especially if we have an attorney; and we assume that they will examine the file with ferocity. That’s not going to happen. Consider this; exactly who are you fighting for? Do you honestly believe that anyone on this earth cares more about your situation than you? They don’t. Therefore, it is necessary that you are completely hands-on in your own case. Sit down and take the time to examine each piece of paper until you can’t stand to look at them anymore; take a break and then do it again. Don’t be distracted by the shiny objects. All the documents will look legal at first with their stamps and squiggled-line signatures; dive deeper.
Create a journey of the events; a standard timeline that starts at the date of closing and takes the reader on a journey of your documents. Don’t add any emotion or cite laws; that will be your attorney’s job. Only have the facts, in order and concise. This exercise will not only show a journey, it will clarify in your mind what has happened as well. If you are pro-se you will definitely want to do this as part of your case. They can argue a twist on words, they can’ argue the truth of a picture.
You have to look at this timeline as something that may go in front of a jury. Juries are made up of a cross section of the community and there are going to be people that don’t understand all the legal goop that will be thrown at them. If you take them on a journey with a timeline and presentations, you will capture their attention. Each document and step of the timeline pointing out all discrepancies becomes the courts and the juries “dash cam” if you will, showing the progress of the crime.
Turn your case into the shiny object, by showing the facts in living color through the use of of these priceless tools. A picture tells the story that words sometimes cannot express.
I had considered starting a side business to assist homeowners with this task; however, I had to ask myself a question. Is this what I really want to do? My answer came quick and it was no. Not because I don’t want to help my fellow victims of mortgage fraud, but because I do; and the best way to do that is to tell you how to make your own timeline. I don’t think my soul is equipped to learn everyone’s detail to the point that I have had to learn my own. Jesus taught men to fish; he didn’t do the fishing for them. So therefore, I have decided to teach as opposed to taking on such a monumental task in respect to the timelines and presentations. I will always be available for any questions you may have and I will welcome each and every one. I feel that I am more valuable to you if I teach you a skill that comes easily to me as opposed to reliving others nightmarish journey, of which I find myself caught up in every day. When this journey is through, I am hoping that with it I go, onto another journey that is one of peaceful existence and no thoughts about these years that have plagued my soul. That is my wish for each and every one of you.
Therefore, over the next couple of weeks I am going to put together a tutorial, if you will, to show you how to set up your case’s timeline and visual presentations. Create a gleaming object from your documents that not even the bank can ignore or outshine.