Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The 'Herbalife' racketeers co-opted Madeleine Albright.

In 1945, whilst most, contemporary mainstream commentators were unable to look beyond the ends of their noses, with a perfect sense of irony, Eric Arthur Blair a.k.a. George Orwell (1903-1950) presented fact as fiction in an insightful 'fairy story' entitled, 'Animal Farm.' He revealed that totalitarianism is merely the oppressors' Utopian fiction mistaken for fact by the oppressed.

In the same universal allegory, Orwell described how, at a time of vulnerability, almost any people's dream of a future, secure, Utopian existence can be hung over the entrance to a totalitarian deception. Indeed, the words that are always banished by totalitarian deceivers are, 'totalitarian' and 'deception.'

Sadly, when it comes to examining the same enduring phenomenon, albeit with an ephemeral 'Capitalist' label, most contemporary, mainstream commentators have again been unable to look further than the ends of their noses. However, if they followed Orwell's example, and did some serious thinking, this is the reality-inverting nightmare they would find.

More than half a century of quantifiable evidence, proves beyond all reasonable doubt that what has become popularly known as 'Multi-Level Marketing' is nothing more than an absurd, cultic, economic pseudo-science, and that the impressive-sounding made-up term 'MLM,' is, therefore, part of an extensive, thought-stopping, non-traditional jargon which has been developed, and constantly-repeated, by the instigators, and associates, of various, copy-cat, major, and minor, ongoing organized crime groups (hiding behind labyrinths of legally-registered corporate structures) to shut-down the critical, and evaluative, faculties of victims, and of casual observers, in order to perpetrate, and dissimulate, a series of blame-the-victim closed-market swindles or pyramid scams (dressed up as 'legitimate direct selling income opportunites'), and related advance-fee frauds (dressed up as 'legitimate training and motivation, self-betterment, programs,' etc.).
The overwhelming majority of all the countless millions of ill-informed victims who have been consumed by individual 'Income Opportunity/Prosperity Gospel' cults, have remained silent and passive, and continued (unconsciously) to form part of the overall lie: whilst, as a direct result of the silence and passivity of the overwhelming majority of the ill-informed victims, all casual observers of individual 'Income Opportunity/Prosperity Gospel' cults (including, law enforcement agents, regulators, academics, legislators, judges, journalists, etc.) have also remained silent and passive, and have continued (unconsciously) to form part of the overall lie.
Today, it is very difficult to determine exactly how many people in total around the world have already been churned through the pay-through-the-nose-to-play 'MLM Income Opportunity/Prosperity Gospel' cultic game of make-believe, since it was first peddled as reality under the name of 'Nutrilite Inc. /Mytinger and Casselberry Inc.' back in the late 1940s. It is also important to distinguish between short-term and chronic, losing-players. In general, the overwhelming majority of fraud victims never complain, but, right from the outset, the self-perpetuating 'MLM ' lie was maliciously designed to implicate its ill-informed victims - loading them with shame and guilt, and, thus, prevent them from ever facing reality. Classically, the quantifiable evidence proves that, without exception, chronic, losing-players have been subjected to co-ordinated devious techniques of social, and psychological, persuasion designed to shut down their critical, and evaluative, faculties. In this way, they have been conditioned (unconsciously) to think of themselves, not as the victims of a cruel deception or as brainwashed cult adherents, but as 'Independent Business Owners' exercising free-will.  What has made external reality even more unacceptable, is the ego-destroying fact that a large proportion of ill-informed victims were deceived by a close friend or relative and, in turn, these new ill-informed victims then deceived, or tried to deceive, their own ill-informed close friends and relatives. The few, destitute, chronic, former losing-players who have managed to recover fully their critical, and evaluative faculties, and who have filed well-informed civil lawsuits against the corporate fronts of 'Income Opportunity' cultic racketeers, have invariably been obliged to settle out of court. Although a number of isolated civil investigations, and successful prosecutions, have been pursued by the Federal Trade Commission against some smaller 'Income Opportunity' front-companies in the USA, no co-ordinated official effort has ever been made to face wider-reality and identify, let alone tackle, the overall criminogenic/cultic phenomenon that has lurked behind all the shielding layers of structural, and pseudo-economic/scientific, mystification, reality-inverting 'commercial'  jargon and kitsch capitalist/Utopian/American Dream imagery.

Until the 1970s, the original 'MLM Income Opportunity/Prosperity Gospel' cultic racket  'Nutrilite' a.k.a.'Amway,' remained confined to the USA. In the face of a prolonged (but far-from morally, or intellectually, rigorous) FTC investigation, the 'Amway/MLM' lie first spread to Canada, then to W. Europe and Australia. However, in 1979, when a corrupt, and/or naive, US federal judge failed to identify 'Amway' as the corporate-front for an ongoing, major, organized crime group, this classic regulatory-failure was widely-seen as a license to steal. Since that time, countless US-based copy-cat rackets have been instigated behind labyrinths of legally-registered corporate structures pursuing lawful, and/or unlawful, enterprises - a significant number of which ('Forever Living Products', 'Herbalife', 'USANA', 'Nu Skin', 'Xango' etc.),  have been allowed to grow out of control and to infiltrate traditional culture all around the globe, accompanied by a distracting flock of co-opted political, academic and celebrity useful idiots, and shielded by a parallel labyrinth of legally-registered corporate structures known as, 'Direct Selling Associations.'

In the past, various casual observers have thrown up their hands in horror when I have dared to say that, given its duration, scale and devastating impact on huge numbers of vulnerable persons,  blame-the-victim 'Income Opportunity/Prosperity Gospel' cultic racketeering is an ongoing financial, and psychological, holocaust (with a small 'h') of which many people have been in denial. Sadly, the essentially-absurd fairy story entitled 'MLM Income Opportunity' has been allowed to expand to such titanic proportions, that the truth has long-since become almost unthinkable. However, since the concept of the big propaganda lie, is widely-understood, it seems almost inconceivable that the directors of law enforcement, and intelligence, agencies around the world have also remained unable to look beyond the ends of their noses and identify what the bosses of 'MLM/Prosperity Gospel' cults have actually been doing. 

Fortunately, the great weakness of all totalitarian groups is that, once you know how they function (by deceiving their adherents into accepting a Utopian fiction as fact), the inflexible reality-inverting reactions of these groups to any challenge to their authenticity, can be predicted with almost 100% accuracy, because they are all compelled to continue to follow essentially the same scenario of control.

David Beckham’s spokesman, Simon Oliveira, distanced the former England soccer captain from 'Herbalife.'

Oliveira insisted that Beckham had nothing to do with 'Herbalife' personally.

'Herbalife is the LA Galaxy sponsor and David has no direct relationship with them,' he said.

'MLM Income Opportunity/ Prosperity Gospel' cults like 'Herbalife' have been deliberately designed to shut-down the critical and evaluative faculties of not only their victims, but also those of all casual observers. To the average person, celebrity opinion makers, like Madeleine Albright and David Beckham, cannot possibly be associated with a criminal racket, but when you have billions of dollars, it is possible to buy association with just about anyone (particularly, in the USA). Mr. Beckham is a man who, although extremely wealthy and internationally famous, is not exactly noted for his intellectual capacities, but even he has had the gumption to try to distance himself from the 'Herbalife' racket.

'Herbalife' useful idiot, Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (b. 1937)

However, in the case of Ms. Albright, it beggars belief that someone with her background and achievements can have fallen for a kitsch 'capitalist' adaptation of the age-old totalitarian Utopian fairy story. Surely, she must have read George Orwell's 'Animal Farm.' Consequently, I am publicly asking Madeleine Albright the following, common-sense question :

Before you became associated with 'Herbalife,' exactly what quantifiable evidence did you see which proved that a significant number of people have actually earned an overall net-income lawfully from regularly retailing 'Herbalife' products to the general public for a profit (based on value and demand).

However, it shouldn't be me asking this question of Ms. Albright, it should be law enforcement agents.

During the last 6 years, Madeleine Albright's company , 'Albright Stonebridge Group,' has not only received approximately ten millions  dollars from a gang of blame the victim 'MLM income opportunity' cultic racketeers, but also, in return for this pile of stolen cash, Ms. Albright has betrayed every single value that she (and her late father) ever claimed to have stood for, by enthusiastically participating in committing fraud and obstructing justice. 

'Herbalife's' most-useful idiot, Madeleine Albright, and her associates, can have absolutely no moral or intellectual justification for holding onto the ten millions pieces of silver they have received from the bosses of 'Herbalife.' 

Ms. Albright's only possible ecape from this shameful situation, will be silence or a limp claim of ignorance. However, if, after being confronted with reality, Ms. Albright still insists that 'Herbalife/MLM' has been an entirely lawful enterprise and that she has done no wrong, then she too should be personally held to account.

The Herbalife logo is seen on a building housing some of their offices in downtown Los Angeles, California April 28, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
'Herbalife is a global nutrition company publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. We have more than 7,400 employees, millions of customers and for more than 30 years we have been committed to bettering the lives of those we touch with products that support and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle.'

The latest, predictable move by the 'Herbalife' Ministry of Truth, is the creation of a kitsch, new Website which serves up a veritable feast of reality-inverting Utopian 'MLM' propaganda; all of which has been designed to obstruct justice in order to continue to commit fraud. 

Despite what they now steadfastly pretend to be reality, for decades, the propagandists at the 'Herbalife' Ministry of Truth have been constantly repeating the absurd lie that 'Herbalife' has 'helped millions' of people to 'realize' their 'financial dreams.' 

As ever, this sinister new broadcast-platform for the 'Herbalife' Lord Hee Haws to recite their latest inflexible script, fits into an overall pattern of ongoing, major, racketeering activity as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970


'The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought — that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc — should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression to every meaning that a Party member could properly wish to express, while excluding all other meanings and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods. This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by eliminating undesirable words and by stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meanings whatever.'

Georges Orwell (Appendix to 'Nineteen Eighty-Four')

The purpose of 'MLM Income Opportunity' jargon is not only to provide a medium of expression for the unquestioning world-view and mental habits proper to the core-adherents of 'Herbalife,'  but to make all other critical and evaluative modes of thought impossible. It is intended that when 'MLM Income Opportunity'  jargon has been adopted once and for all and traditional language forgotten, a heretical thought — that is, a thought diverging from the 'positive' principles of  'Herbalife'  - should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. Its vocabulary is so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression to every 'positive' meaning that an 'MLM Distributor' can properly wish to express, while excluding all other 'negative' meanings and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods. This is done partly by the invention of new 'positive' words and phrases ('Herbalife', 'Multi-Level Marketing', 'Distributor' , Independent Business Owner,'), but chiefly by eliminating undesirable 'negative' words and phrases ('cult', 'totalitarian', 'fraud', 'deception',  'brainwashing', 'victims', 'exploitation' , 'de facto slaves') and by stripping such words and phrases as remain of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meanings whatever. 

David Brear (copyright 2014)

Saturday, 12 April 2014

'Herbalife' now faces criminal investigation.
The artificially-inflated market price of effectively-valueless 'Herbalife' shares has nosed-dived, following media reports that the US Federal Bureau of Investigations and US Department of Justice have launched a criminal investigation of the counterfeit 'direct selling' company.

As effectively-valueless 'Herbalife' stock plunges again, some interesting questions now, are:

  • Who has actually given the green light for the FBI and DOJ to launch a criminal investigation of 'Herbalife?'

  • Has any foreign government (or governments), or law enforcement agency (or agencies), put pressure on the US administration to order a criminal investigation of 'Herbalife?'

  • What effect will a US-based criminal investigation of 'Herbalife' have on ongoing foreign-based investigations and prosecutions of other US-based so-called 'MLM' companies (I'm particularly thinking of 'Amway India Enterprises')?

  • Who has leaked the news of a criminal investigation of 'Herbalife' to the mainstream media?

  • What exactly is the current nature of the FBI's criminal investigation of 'Herbalife?'

  • How might the criminal investigation of 'Herbalife' develop?

  • If this is, or turns into, a full-blown RICO-based investigation, might 'Herbalife' be closed-down without going to trial, and all assets suspected of being the product of major racketeering activity, seized?
  • Might a full-blown RICO investigation of 'Herbalife,' finally lead to the opening of the entire blame-the-victim 'MLM income opportunity' racketeering, can of worms?

  • Does the criminal investigation of 'Herbalife' have any connection with the death (in suspicious circumstances) of one of the organization's most-prominent 'lead'-peddling shills, Jim Peterson, last year?

  • Might Jim Peterson already have been under criminal investigation at the time he was found slumped in his pickup truck with a bullet in his head?


  • Will 'Herbalife' super-shill, John Tartol (and his criminal associates), like prison food?

Le logo du FBI et le devise du service : "Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity"

My best information now is that, the gloves are finally coming off, and that a growing file comprising the testimonies of destitute core 'Herbalife' victims, is already in the hands of the DOJ and FBI.

From my own experience of interviewing confused, and often angry, victims of 'MLM income opportunity' racketeers, what they describe is always essentially the same.

Former 'MLM' evangelists have invariably been attracted into the trap by excited friends and relatives who have been taught to broadcast the good news that personal, and financial, redemption is at hand, by drawing up a list of everyone they have ever encountered in the lives, then progressively-contacting these people and reciting a thought-stopping recruitment script.

Once inside the trap, the would-be
'MLM' millionaires have been told that trying to sell the products to individual customers is OK for some, but, in the end, it's an inefficient waste of time; for in order to achieve their 'Dreams and Goals,' the smartest 'MLM distributors' have all exactly-duplicated a 'proven step-by-step plan to achieve total financial freedom.'

In reality, the 'Plan' includes well-documented, co-ordinated, devious techniques of social, psychological and physical persuasion, designed to shut down the critical and evaluative faculties of individuals (without their fully-informed consent), in order to exploit them and make them believe that failure to receive whatever secure, future, Utopian existence they have been offered, must have been entirely their own fault.

Presumably, the DOJ and FBI have access to, or will be seeking, experts in the field of 'Totalistic Thought Reform Programs,' who will be able advise agents what questions to ask chronic 'Herbalife' victims in order to uncover the exact nature of the organized psychological, and financial, abuse lurking behind the kitsch facade of 'MLM direct selling.'It is interesting to note that each time I have posted an accurate comprehensive explanation of how blame-the-victim 'MLM income opportunity' racketeering functions, on the investor platform, 'Seeking Alpha,' the resident little claque of provocative 'Herbalife' propagandists have sought to portray me as an ill-informed, crackpot conspiracy theorist, spouting 'psycho babble.' Laughably, this predictable reaction is merely further proof of the accuracy of my overall analysis. It also demonstrates how scared the bosses of the 'Herbalife' racket are running.David Brear (copyright 2014)