That should teach you to ask reasonable, cogent questions in a thoughtful manner.
I know exactly where you're coming from. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the goal. I'll still kick in a few bucks and wish him the best though. He provided a lot of credibility and charm to the message.. Which is pretty valuable, imo. There's a big segment of the population that doesn't want to watch a 3.5hr documentary starring some nerdy looking guy talking about monetary history. They don't know whether they can trust him and more importantly, they don't give a shit.
But then if the debonair Mr. Swann waltzes into their living room and spoon feeds them a delicious 5 minute pudding cup of sweet, unadulterated truth in a clear and easily understandable manner then.. voilà! the irate minority continues it's creeping ascendancy.
So the way I see it, when you're faced with a situation in which you're fairly certain of the integrity of the individual as they've never given reason to doubt and they are putting their ass on the line.. but you're uncertain of the possibility of him attaining his goal (which is your own goal as well), throw a little caution to the wind.