Two years ago, I posted an article entitled :
"Introducing Tim Sales: the "Herbalife' Lord Hee-Haw."
Currently, Tim Sales is a shill for the 'MLM income opportunity' cultic racket known as 'ARIIX.'
- What exactly has been the involvement of 'Scientology' in 'MLM Income Opportunity' rackets?
- Why is Tim Sales (a believer in the comic-book good versus evil 'Scientology' scenario) so interested in attacking persons challenging the authenticity of the negative versus positive 'Herbalife' fairy story?
In the past, 'Herbalife' was linked to 'Scientology' in Europe, where it was observed that a significant number of 'Scientology' adherents had been persuaded to sign up for 'Herbalife' in France, Germany Belgium and Luxemburg.
Indeed, the not-unreasonable question began to be asked,
- Could 'Herbalife' be just another corporate front for 'Scientology?'
Classically of a major cult, the self-appointed leadership of 'Scientology' has built a mystifying global labyrinth comprising many thousands of legally-registered profit, and non-profit, making corporate structures. These ever-shifting fronts have formed a giant rimless wheel of (apparently independent) spokes, but these have, in fact, all been joined together at the hub by the same controlling scenario. This classic perverted esoteric/hermetic system, has prevented, and/or diverted, investigation of 'Scientology' and isolated its bosses from liability, for decades. During this period, the spokes have been used to feed cash, and intelligence, back to the hub.
Essentially, the above structural analysis, fits numerous 'MLM income opportunity' cults.
'Quel rapport entre Herbalife et la scientologie? "C'est un scientologue allemand, patron donateur sur la liste de l'International Association of Scientologists (IAS), qui donne les cours de vente Herbalife en Allemagne", affirme Jean Albert Fisch, du Cercle de défense de l'individu et de la famille (CDIF) de Luxembourg. "Quelques adeptes de l'église de scientologie contrôleraient une partie des réseaux de vente en France", écrit Le Monde en juillet 1993. La question vient même au Parlement luxembourgeois en avril 1993, lorsque le député John Schummer interpelle le ministre de la Santé sur la collusion entre démarcheurs d'Herbalife et la scientologie, car entre-temps la télévision allemande SAT 1, le 5 avril, a été bien plus explicite : un ex-adepte de l' 'église' explique comment on lui a conseillé l'usage d'Herbalife durant les cours Hubbard. D'ailleurs, "presque tous les autres scientologues en prenaient", affirme-t-il.
(Extrait du livre "Les Sectes en Belgique et au Luxembourg" par Alain Lallemand, journaliste au quotidien "Le Soir")
'What is the connection between Herbalife and Scientology? It's that a German Scientologist, listed as the main contributor to the International Association of Scientologists, teaches Herbalife recruits in Germany, confirmed Jean Albert Fisch of the Circle for the Defence of the Individual and Family ( a cult advice association) in Luxemburg. A few Scientology adherents control part of the (Herbalife) sales network in France, said 'Le Monde' in July 1993. A question even appeared in the Luxemburg parliament, when member, John Schummer, tackled the Minister of Health about the collusion between Herbalife and Scientology - whilst in the mean time, German television was far more explicit: a former Scientology adherent explained how the use of Herbalife products was advised during Hubbard educational courses. Virtually all other Scientologists take it (Herbalife), he affirmed.'
(Extract from 'Cults in Belgium and Luxemburg' by Alain Lallemand - a journalist at the Daliy paper, 'Le Soir.'
'If Herbalife is a fraud then so are many other MLM companies.'
'Are you seriously suggesting that the entire Direct Selling Industry is a fraud?'
Today, even in the light of the recent spectacular fall in the inflated market-price of effectively-valueless 'Herbalife' shares, many casual observers still find it impossible to accept that, for decades, a growing number of gangs of sanctimonious racketeers behind so-called 'MLM direct selling companies' ( 'Amway', 'NuSkin' , 'Herbalife', 'Xango', 'Forever Living Products', 'ARIIX,' etc.), have successfully dissimulated vast, blame-the victim, closed-market swindles and related advance fee frauds, simply by supplying endless-chains of constantly-churning, ill-informed recruits with banal, but grossly-over-priced (and, therefore, effectively-unsaleable) products, and/or services. This cleverly constructed big-lie, has enabled the same racketeers to launder billions of dollars of unlawful losing investment payments (made on the false-expectation of future reward) as 'lawful sales (based on value and demand).'
It beggars belief that (to date) no one from the mainstream media has had the courage, or gumption, to go the grinning bosses of any 'MLM income opportunity' racket, look them directly in the eye and calmly keep asking them the following, blindingly-obvious question:
- What quantifiable evidence can you produce to prove that your alleged 'direct selling company's' so-called 'Multi-Level Marketing income opportunity' has actually generated any significant revenue other than that deriving unlawfully from its own constantly-churning, losing-participants?'
To the majority of 'MLM Income Opportunity/Prosperity Gospel' adherents, this Blog, 'MLM The American Dream Made Nightmare,' is usually seen as being a 'Negative Website.' To the significant minority of gung-ho 'MLM' core-adherents, my rational evidence-based analysis of 'MLM' (as the technical-sounding, made-up name for a cultic, blame-the-victim racket), has been systematically dismissed as the irrational ranting of an obsessed critic who doesn't know what he is talking about. However, to chronic 'MLM' fanatics, all free-thinking individuals and any quantifiable evidence challenging the authenticity of their delusional belief in 'future total financial freedom,' has been systematically categorised, condemned and excluded as absolutely evil.
|David Steadson: The Unmasked 'Amway' Lord Hee-Haw|
For years (as part of a wider, overall pattern of ongoing, major racketeering activity), the bosses of 'Amway' have sought to obstruct justice by hiding behind reality-inverting criminals who have steadfastly pretended moral and intellectual authority on the subject of 'MLM.' Typically, of a cultic organized crime group, these provocative, de facto agents have posed as being independent of the leadership of 'Amway.' In reality, they have run various propaganda Websites and they have infiltrated countless other genuinely-independent Blogs and forums in a blatant attempt to disrupt free-debate and prevent 'Amway' victims from facing reality and complaining. This led me to label, David Steadson a.k.a. 'IBO Fight-Back', a.k.a. 'Insider', a.k.a. 'Icerat', etc. (the most-inflexible, and omnipresent, of these 'Amway' broadcasters): the Unmasked 'Amway' Lord Hee-Haw. At one time, this little shit with a psychology degree posted a lengthy 'Scientology'-style comic-book scenario on the Net. in which he described the 'Internet War' being prosecuted against 'Amway' by the members of an international anti-capitalist cult.
Mr. Steadson has also repeated a familiar, and deeply-mystifying, financial fairy story. In brief, he has insisted that:
Despite a growing mountain of other evidence confirming the accuracy of my analysis, there are still many casual observers of the cult phenomenon who (apparently in defence of their egos) simply refuse to believe that unsuspecting individuals can be tricked into entering a counterfeit culture in which their existing perceptions of right and wrong are overturned and made absolute, or that apparently rational persons can suddenly abandon all reason and allow themselves to be abused and exploited by racketeers, whilst participating in the abuse and exploitation of others.
Veteran 'MLM Income Opportunity' schill, Dexter Yager (and spouse, Birdie), preaching the kitsch 'MLM Gospel of Prosperity' by posing as ordinary, ignorant poor humans: turned enlightened, multi-millionaire super-humans.
For decades, self-styled 'Pastor' Dexter Yager (a former beer salesman), was one of the small group of racketeers who continue to steal billions of dollars annually by peddling a never-ending chain of 'Amway' hopefuls, exorbitantly-priced publications, recordings, tickets to meetings etc. , on the fraudulent pretext that these 'tools' contain vital secrets to 'buiding success' in 'MLM.'
(It is deeply-disturbing material like this which has produced, and maintained, the self-gratifying group-delusion controlling the personalities, and behaviour, of the most-inflexible 'Amway' fanatics):
As previously stated, Tim Sales is currently a shill for the 'MLM income opportunity' racket known as 'ARIIX.' During 2014, I was contacted by a European journalist wanting detailed information about, and analysis of, 'USANA.' Essentially, he wanted to know if 'USANA' is a pyramid scheme and whether shares in 'USANA' have any value.
The same journalist also wanted to know if 'Ariix' is part of 'USANA.'
I was then contacted by a concerned man from the USA. He had read my article on 'Herbalife' and Tim Sales, and he asked for my opinion of 'Ariix.' He subsequently explained, that his father has been an adherent of several so-called 'MLM income opportunities,' (including 'USANA' and of 'Ariix' ) and that his father had lately been acting under the influence of Tim Sales and another 'ARIIX' shill, Lynn Allen-Johnson.
|'USANA' instigators, Myron W. Wentz and Jeff Yates, posing as a historically-important, visionary-scientists, autodidactic scholars and multi-millionaire, philanthropic businessmen who has helped millions of people around the world to start their own business.|
Various 'USANA' shills have transferred their allegiance (and networks of temporary recruits) to 'Ariix.'
'MLM Income Opportunity' shills (and 'Scientologists'), Tim and Laura Sales (left) posing as ordinary humans: turned multi-millionaire superhumans, with an instigator of the 'Ariix' racket, Fred W. Cooper.
|'Ariix MLM income opportunity' racketeers (Mark Wilson, Deanna Latson, Fred W. Cooper, Riley Timmer and Jeff Yates) posing as visionary, philanthropic, multi-millionaire businessmen and women who have helped countless people around the world to start their own business.|
Second generation 'Domionist MLM income opportunity' racketeers, Dick De Vos and Steve Van Andel, posing as a pair of visionary, philanthropic, Christian billionaire businessmen who have helped more than 3 millions people around the world to start their own business.
The original 'MLM income opportunity racketeer,' Carl F. Rehnborg (1887-1973), posing as a historically-important, visionary-scientist, autodidactic scholar and multi-millionaire, philanthropic businessman who helped thousands of people to start their own business.
The parallels between the 'Ariix' fairy story, peddled as reality by shills like Tim and Laura Sales, and the 'Nutrilite' fairy story, originally peddled as reality by Carl F. Rehnborg (and more recently by the De Vos and Van Andel clans), are quite remarkable. In brief, all these crooks have played the unoriginal role of ordinary humans, turned superhumans - prepared to share their secret of unlimited health, wealth, happiness and freedom with anyone (for a price). However, this again is hardly surprising, because ‘Nutrilite Products Company Inc.’ was, after all, the prototype corporate-front for all subsequent 'Multi-Level Marketing Income Opportunity' rackets.
Former penniless science-fiction author, turned multi-millionaire, cultic racketeer, L. Ron Hubbard,posing as a historically-important,visionary scientist and philanthropist who had discovered the secret of how ordinary humans can become healthy, wealthy happy and free super humans. Hubbard was also prepared to share this secret with anyone (for a price).
Unfortunately, just as with the followers and casual observers of Hubbard, the only information made available to the followers and casual observers of Rehnborg has been carefully controlled.
|Carl F. Rehnborg circa 1915|
Thus, to date, the world has been led to believe that Rehnborg (who w :-
Carl F. Rehnborg circa 1936
|William H. Goodrich|
By 1947, Rehnborg, Mytinger and Casselberry were steadfastly pretending ‘15 000 Successful Distributorships in the USA,’ with ‘sales’ totalling ‘$500 000 dollars per month.’ They had also organised the production of a ‘Free’ booklet, ‘How to Get Well and Stay Well’, in which they further pretended that ‘Nutrilite Double X Supplement’ had ‘cured or greatly helped such common ailments’ as : ‘Low blood pressure, Ulcers, Mental depression, Pyorrhoea, Muscular twitching, rickets, Worry over small things, Tonsillitis, Hay Fever, Sensitivity to noise, Underweight, Easily tired, Gas in stomach, Cuts heal slowly, Faulty vision, Headache, Constipation, Anaemia Boils, Flabby tissues, Hysterical tendency, Eczema, Overweight, Faulty memory, Lack of ambition, Certain Bone conditions, Nervousness, Nosebleed, Insomnia, Allergies, Asthma, Restlessness, Bad skin colour, Poor appetite, Biliousness, Neuritis, Night blindness, Migraine, High blood pressure, Sinus trouble, Lack of concentration, Dental caries, Irregular heartbeat, Colitis, Craving for sour foods, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Deafness, Subject to colds.’
|Carl.F. Rehnborg circa 1950|
In 1951, after a series of lawsuits, appeals and counter suits (in which Mytinger and Casselberry hired top lawyers who portrayed their clients as American capitalist heroes being crushed by Soviet-style bureaucracy), the FDA obtained (on behalf of the people) a permanent Supreme Court injunction against ‘Mytinger and Casselberry Inc.’ preventing ‘Distributors’ from referring to 50 publications making false claims about ‘Health Tonics and Food Supplements’ (including various ‘Revised Editions’ of ‘How to Get Well and Stay Well’). FDA agents soon found that the injunction was being flouted. As a result of mounting complaints, they infiltrated the organization (as potential recruits) and recorded deluded proselytisers chanting the same cure-all mantra about ‘XX Supplement.’ Faced with more litigation and fearing that their monopoly of information might be lost, in 1954, Rehnborg, Mytinger and Casselberry hired a leading advertising agency which handled the clean-cut Hollywood star, Alan Ladd. Along with his wife and children, Alan Ladd then briefly-featured in a kitsch 'Nutrilite' advertising campaign - published in various mainstream magazines right up until 1959.
| Jay VanAndel Richard DeVos|
The classic movie, 'Elmer Gantry' (released in 1960), was written and directed by Richard Brooks and is loosely-based on a novel of 1927 by the Nobel prize-winning author, Sinclair Lewis. In the Movie, 'Gantry' (played by Burt Lancaster) is a grinning charlatan in a loud suit - a hard-drinking whore-chasing travelling-salesman, who, for sexual and financial motives, attaches himself to the beautiful 'Sister Sharon' (played by Jean Simmons), the focus of a profitable 'Tent Revivalist' group working the Bible-Belt during Prohibition (1920-1933). 'Elmer Gantry'keeps his grin, but he dons a sombre suit and black hat, and is reborn as 'Brother Gantry' 'Charismatic Preacher' and 'Moral Crusader'. He soon discovers that he has the power to create mass-hysteria, and reap tens of thousands of dollars, by manipulating individuals' existing beliefs and instinctual desires. At a key-moment in the movie, a Protestant Minister (bedazzled by 'Brother Gantry's' offer to fill his church coffers) abandons the traditional Christian message and proclaims: 'Business is business, that's the American Way'.
Perhaps it's just a coincidence, but at almost exactly the time that the ‘
Initially (and with an irony that is close to exquisite), in order to dodge being drawn into the ongoing FDA investigation of 'Nutrilite,' De Vos and Van Andel now laundered all the unlawful investment payments into their copy-cat, dissimulated, closed-market swindle, behind the claim that they were selling detergents (i.e. banal, but effectively-unsaleable, non-'medicinal' pseudo-scientific wampum of their own fabrication) and not pills and potions. Again, the updated snake oil stain remover was deliberately designed to look modern and scientific, whilst De Vos and Van Andel grinned from ear as they too steadfastly pretended that these strangely-familiar, cheaply-procured mixtures of common substances, were all-American, exclusive, good-value and unique.
Not surprisingly, this absurd and dangerous judgement was seen as an open-invitation to thieve, and, consequently, a whole host of 'Amway' copy-cat 'MLM' rackets soon began appear.