More specifically, given how disastrously badly this ended for them, and how TUPOC director William Komer brought such unflattering attention to himself that former clients of his that he stiffed in terms of wedding photos are going after him for compensation, we ask again: How exactly did Komer and his fellow TUPOCheads think this was going to end?
Think about this. They planned on buying a $6M property, but failed to hand over any actual cash other than that paltry, initial deposit of $5,000. In what universe did any of them think they could conceivably carry through with this plan to conclude the purchase? And as unlikely as it seems, a good friend suggests only one plausible explanation.
They honestly thought they would be able to crowdfund the rest.
Seriously, as ridiculous as it sounds, the only explanation that is even remotely defensible is that Komer and TUPOC really and truly thought they could grift enough in the space of a few months to complete the deal. And why not?
Speculating wildly, it seems that Komer and his merry band of lunatics must have seen the millions and millions rolling in for the "Freedom Convoy" earlier this year and simply assumed they'd be just as popular. Surely (Komer would have thought), if all those idiots were happy to hand over millions just months ago, he could ride the same wave and just sit on the front steps at St. Brigid's and revel in the donations sweeping over him.
But it didn't work out that way, as evidenced by the clear desperation of the panicked plea for $100,000 within a day to keep things moving along:
Sure, it sounds absurd, but other than TUPOC suffering under the delusion that they were going to get all that cash from gulllible doofuses in time to pull this off, what other explanation is there?
P.S. It's important to realize that TUPOC is not actually gone, as they are apparently still trying to weasel their way back into Lowertown's good graces by ...
It is entirely unclear what the point of this shameless and opportunistic pandering is, but the takeaway here is that they haven't given up on scamming the local community and still bear watching.