Monday, 30 July 2012

Frank L. VanderSloot, another 'Mormon MLM' racketeer who has bought Mitt Romney.

From 'The Universal Identifying Characteristics of a Cult (David Brear, Axiom Books, copyright 2005).

Apart from its use in the sense of ‘a popular fashion especially followed by a specific section of society’ or ‘a person or thing popularised in this way,’ the traditional definition of the English noun, cult (Latin cultus worship), has been ‘a system of religious worship (Latin religiosus obligation, bondage) especially as expressed in ritual,’ or ‘devotion or homage to a person or thing.’ However, the word is now also used as shorthand for what is more accurately described as a pernicious cult. This evolving, criminogenic phenomenon can be briefly described as: 

any self-perpetuating, non-rational/esoteric, ritual belief system established or perverted for the clandestine purpose of human exploitation.

Such groups are identified by the following, essential characteristics :

1). Deception. Pernicious cults are presented externally as traditional associations. These can be arbitrarily defined by their instigators as almost any banal group (‘religious’, ‘cultural’, ‘political’, ‘commercial’, etc.). However, internally, they are always totalitarian (i.e. they are centrally-controlled and require of their core-adherents an absolute subservience to the group and its patriarchal, and/ or matriarchal, leadership above all other persons). By their very nature, pernicious cults never present themselves in their true colours. Consequently, no one ever becomes involved with one as a result of his/her fully-informed consent.

2). Self-appointed sovereign leadership. Pernicious cults are instigated and ruled by psychologically dominant individuals, and/or bodies of psychologically dominant individuals (often with impressive, made-up names, and/or ranks, and/or titles), who hold themselves accountable to no one. These individuals have severe and inflexible Narcissistic Personalities (i.e. they suffer from a chronic psychological disorder, especially when resulting in a grandiose sense of self-importance/ righteousness and the compulsion to take advantage of others and to control others’ views of, and behaviour towards, them).* They steadfastly pretend moral and intellectual authority whilst pursuing various, hidden, criminal objectives (fraudulent, and/or sexual, and/or violent, etc.). The admiration of their adherents only serves to confirm, and magnify, the leaders’ strong sense of self-entitlement and fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beautyideal love, etc.
‘Narcissistic Personality Disorder,’ is a psychological term first used in 1971 by Dr. Heinz Kohut (1913-1981). It was recognised as the name for a form of pathological narcissism in ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 1980.’ Narcissistic traits (where a person talks highly of himself/herself to eliminate feelings of worthlessness) are common in, and considered ‘normal’ to, human psychological development. When these traits become accentuated by a failure of the social environment and persist into adulthood, they can intensify to the level of a severe mental disorder. Severe and inflexible NPD is thought to effect less than 1% of the general adult population. It occurs more frequently in men than women. In simple terms, NPD is reality-denying, total self-worship born of its sufferers’ unconscious belief that they are flawed in a way that makes them fundamentally unacceptable to others. In order to shield themselves from the intolerable rejection and isolation which they unconsciously believe would follow if others recognised their defective nature, NPD sufferers go to almost any lengths to control others’ view of, and behaviour towards, them. NPD sufferers often choose partners, and raise children, who exhibit ‘co-narcissism’ (a co-dependent personality disorder like co-alcoholism). Co-narcissists organize themselves around the needs of others (to whom they feel responsible), they accept blame easily, are eager to please, defer to others’ opinions and fear being seen as selfish if they act assertively. NPD was observed, and apparently well-understood, in ancient times. Self-evidently, the term, ‘narcissism,’ comes from the allegorical myth of Narcissus, the beautiful Greek youth who falls in love with his own reflection.

Currently, NPD has nine recognised diagnostic criteria (five of which are required for a diagnosis):

·         has a grandiose sense of self-importance.
·         is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, ideal love, etc.
·         believes that he/she is special and unique and can only be understood by other special people.
·         requires excessive admiration.
·         strong sense of self-entitlement.
·         takes advantage of others to achieve his/her own ends.
·         lacks empathy.
·         is often envious or believes that others are envious of him/her.
·         arrogant disposition.


3). Manipulation. Pernicious cults employ co-ordinated, devious techniques of social and psychological persuasion (variously described as: ‘covert hypnosis’, ‘mental manipulation’, ‘coercive behaviour modification’, ‘group pressure’, ‘thought reform’, ‘ego destruction’, ‘mind control’, ‘brainwashing’, ‘neuro-linguistic programming’, ‘love bombing’, etc.). These techniques are designed to fulfil the hidden criminal objectives of the leaders by provoking in the adherents an infantile total dependence on the group to the detriment of themselves and of their existing family, and/or other, relationships. Pernicious cults manipulate their adherents’ existing beliefs and instinctual desires, creating the illusion that they are exercising free will. In this way, adherents can also be surreptitiously coerced into following potentially harmful, physical procedures (sleep deprivation, protein restriction, repetitive chanting/ moving, etc.) which are similarly designed to facilitate the shutting down of an individual’s critical and evaluative faculties without his/ her fully-informed consent.

4). Radical changes of personality and behaviour. Pernicious cults can be of any size, duration and level of criminality. They comprise groups, and/or sub-groups, of previously diverse individuals bonded by their unconscious acceptance of the self-gratifying, but wholly imaginary, scenario that they alone represent a positive or protective force of purity and absolute righteousness derived from their leadership’s exclusive access to a superior or superhuman knowledge, and that they alone oppose a negative or adversarial force of impurity and absolute evil. Whilst this two-dimensional, or dualistic, narrative remains the adherents’ model of reality, they are, in effect, constrained to modify their individual personalities and behaviour accordingly.

5). Pseudo-scientific mystification. The instigators of pernicious cults seek to overwhelm their adherents emotionally and intellectually by pretending that progressive initiation into their own superior or superhuman knowledge (coupled with total belief in its authenticity and unconditional deference to the authority of its higher initiates) will defeat a negative or adversarial force of impurity and absolute evil, and lead to future, exclusive redemption in some form of secure Utopian existence. By making total belief a prerequisite of redemption,adherents are drawn into a closed-logic trap (i.e. failure to achieve redemption is solely the fault of the individual who didn’t believe totally). Cultic pseudo-science is always essentially the same hypnotic hocus-pocus, but it can be peddled in an infinite variety of forms and combinations (‘spiritual’, ‘medical’, ‘philosophical’, cosmological,’extraterrestrial’, ‘political’, ‘racial’, ‘mathematical’, ‘economic’, New-Age’, 'magical', etc.), often with impressive, made-up, technical-sounding names. It is tailored to fit the spirit of the times and to attract a broad range of persons, but especially those open to an exclusive offer of salvation (i.e. the: sick, dissatisfied, bereaved, vanquished, disillusioned, oppressed, lonely, insecure, aimless, etc.). However, at a moment of vulnerability, anyone (no matter what their: age, sex, nationality, state of mental/ physical health, level of education, etc.) can need to believe in a non-rational, cultic pseudo-science. Typically, obedient adherents are granted ego-inflating names, and/or ranks, and/or titles, whilst non-initiates are referred to using derogatory, dehumanizing terms. Although initiation can at first appear to be reasonable and benefits achievable, cultic pseudo-science gradually becomes evermore costly and mystifying. Ultimately, it is completely incomprehensible and its claimed benefits are never quantifiable. The self-righteous euphoria and relentless enthusiasm of cult proselytizers can be highly infectious and deeply misleading. They are invariably convinced that their own salvation also depends on saving others.

6). Monopoly of information. The leaders of  pernicious cults seek to control all information entering not only their adherents’ minds, but also that entering the minds of casual observers. This is achieved by constantly denigrating all external sources of information whilst constantly repeating the group’s reality-inverting key words and images, and/or by the physical isolation of adherents. Cults leaders systematically categorize, condemn and exclude asunenlightened, negative, impure, absolutely evil, etc. all free-thinking individuals and any quantifiable evidence challenging the authenticity of their imaginary scenarios of control. In this way, the minds of cult adherents can become converted to accept only what their leadership arbitrarily sanctions as enlightened, positive, pure, absolutely righteous, etc. Consequently, adherents habitually communicate amongst themselves using their group’s thought-stopping ritual jargon, and they find it difficult, if not impossible, to communicate with negativepersons outside of their group whom they falsely believe to be not only doomed, but also to be a suppressive threat to redemption.

7). False justification. In pernicious cults, a core-group of adherents can be gradually dissociated from external reality and reformed into deployable agents, and/or de facto slaves, and/or expendable combatants, etc., furthering the hidden criminal objectives of their leaders, completely dependent on a collective paranoid delusion of absolutemoral and intellectual supremacy fundamental to the maintenance of their individual self-esteem/identity and related psychological function. It becomes impossible for such fanatics to see humour in their situation or to feel pity for, or to empathise with, non-adherents. Their minds are programmed to interpret the manipulation, and/or cheating, and/or dispossession, and/or destruction, of inferior outsiders (particularly, those who challenge their group’s controlling scenario) as perfectly justifiable.

8). Structural mystification. The instigators of pernicious cults can continue to organize the creation, and/or dissolution, and/or subversion, of further (apparently independent) corporate structures pursuing lawful, and/or unlawful, activities in order to prevent, and/or divert, investigation and isolate themselves from liability. In this way, some cults survive all low-level challenges and spread like cancers enslaving the minds, and destroying the lives, of countless individuals in the process. At the same time, their leaders acquire absolute control over capital sums which place them alongside the most notorious racketeers in history. They operate behind ever-expanding, and changing, fronts of ‘privately-controlled, limited-liability, commercial companies,’ and/or ‘non-profit-making associations,’ etc. Other than ‘religious /philosophical’ and ‘political’ movements and ‘secret societies,’ typical reality-inverting disguises for cultic crime are:

‘charity/ philanthropy’; ‘fund-raising’; ‘lobbying’ on topical issues (‘freedom’, ‘ethics’, ‘environment’, ‘human rights’, ‘women’s rights’, ‘child protection’, ‘law enforcement’, ‘social justice’, etc.); ‘publishing and media’; ‘education’; ‘academia’; ‘celebrity’; ‘patriotism’; ‘information technology’; ‘public relations’; ‘advertising’; ‘medicine’; ‘alternative medicine’; ‘nutrition’; ‘rehabilitation’; ‘manufacturing’; ‘retailing’; ‘direct selling/ marketing’; ‘multilevel marketing’; ‘network marketing’; ‘regulation’; ‘personal development’; ‘self-betterment’; ‘positive thinking’; ‘self-motivation’; ‘leadership training’; ‘life coaching’; ‘research and development’; ‘investment’; ‘real estate’; ‘sponsorship’; ‘bereavement/trauma counselling’; ‘addiction counselling’; ‘legal counselling’; ‘cult exit-counselling’; ‘financial consulting’; ‘management consulting’; ‘clubs’; etc. 

9). Chronic psychological deterioration symptoms. The long-term core-adherents of pernicious cults are psychotic (i.e. suffering from psychosis, a severe mental derangement, especially when resulting in delusions and loss of contact with external reality). Core-adherents who manage to break with their group and confront the ego-destroying reality that they’ve been systematically deceived and exploited, are invariably destitute and dissociated from all their previous social contacts. For many years afterwards, recovering former core-adherents can suffer from one, or more, of the following psychological problems (which are also generally indicative of the victims of abuse):
depression; overwhelming feelings (guilt, grief, shame, fear, anger, embarrassment, etc.); dependency/ inability to make decisions; retarded psychological/ intellectual development; suicidal thoughts; panic/ anxiety attacks; extreme identity confusion; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; insomnia/ nightmares; eating disorders; psychosomatic illness ( asthma, skin disorders, headaches, fatigue, etc.); sexual problems/ fear of forming intimate relationships; inability to trust; etc.

10). Repression of all dissent. The leaders of the most-destructive cults are megalomaniacal psychopaths (i.e. suffering from a chronic mental disorder, especially when resulting in paranoid delusions of grandeur and self-righteousness, and the compulsion to pursue grandiose objectives). The unconditional deference of their deluded adherents only serves to confirm, and magnify, the leaders’ own paranoid delusions. This type of cult leader maintains an absolute monopoly of information whilst perpetrating, and/or directing, evermore heinous crimes. They sustain their activities by the imposition of arbitrary contracts and codes (secrecydenunciation, confession,justice, punishment, etc.) within their groups, and by the use of humiliation, and/or intimidation, and/or calumny, and/or malicious prosecution (where they pose as victims), and/or sophism, and/or the infiltration of traditional culture, and/or corruption, and/or intelligence gathering and blackmail, and/or extortion, and/or physical isolation, and/or violence, and/or assassination, etc., to repress any internal or external dissent.


Frank L. VanderSloot is one of 13 National Finance Chairs for Mitt Romney's 2012 Presidential campaign 

'Mormon MLM' racketeer, Frank L. VanderSloot

Earlier, today, I posted an article in response to questions about whether I consider Frank VanderSloot's 'Melaleuca Inc.' to be a cult. Almost immediately, representatives of the individual who posed these questions have politely-requested that my article be modified. They apparently fear that, although (as previously-agreed) I didn't mention my enquirer by name, his/her anonymity might have been compromised by my disclosure of his/her nationality and profession.

It seems that a lot of people are genuinely scared of Mr. VanderSloot and his criminal associates. That said, there are a lot of other people, who are not.

Classically, any free-thinking individual who has dared to begin to challenge the chapter of the reality-inverting 'MLM/direct selling' fairytale entitled 'Melaleuca,' has been threatened by Mr. VanderSloot's aggressive echelon of attorneys. However, once you know how 'MLM' cultic gangs operate as totalitarian States in microcosm, Mr. VanderSloot's attempts to suppress all internal, and external, dissent, obviously fit into an overall pattern of ongoing major racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970). 

Rest-assured Blog readers, I personally have no fear of Frank VanderSloot's legal huffing and puffing. My (slightly-modified )article on this narcissistic 'MLM Prosperity Gospel' racketeer, will be available soon (subject to the approval of my recent enquirer and his/her timid representatives).

David Brear (copyright 2012)

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Olympic symbol was perverted by the 'Nu Skin' racketeers and Mitt Romney.

This week, the mainstream British media has savaged Mitt Romney, just because (on a funding-raising visit to London) the multi-millionaire 'Mormon' Republican Presidential candidate made various absurd gaffs, including some churlish remarks doubting Britain's readiness to stage the Summer Olympic Games. 

Sadly, the mainstream media has completely failed to observe that Mitt Romney was probably the last person who should have been making any public statement about the Olympics; for, in return for cash, Mitt Romney enabled gangs of fellow, multi-millionaire 'Mormonsto infiltrate the 2002 Winter Olympics (held in Salt Lake City) and then pervert the Olympic symbol in order to continue to commit, and to dissimulate,  'MLM income opportunity' fraud.

In February 1999, Mitt Romney was hired as President and CEO of the 'Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2002.' In that professional capacity, Mitt Romney arranged for the 'Nu Skin' racketeers to pay $20 millions to 'sponsor' the Salt Lake City Olympics. At the time Romney was hired, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee was facing a budget deficit of approximately $400 millions. Although 'Nu Skin' has been legally-registered as a commercial company, the source of its bosses' timely $20 millions contribution to save the Olympics, was crime.

Immediately after the 'Nu Skin' Olympic 'sponsorship' deal was made public, Romney appeared at a typically-kitsch 'NuSkin' orgy of deluded self-gratification (held in Salt Lake City), attended by more than 10 000 adherents. 

In a glittering, pay-through-the-nose-to-enter, scripted-fairytale, reminiscent of the 'Biblical Golden Calf' (which, incidentally, was also produced entirely from its deluded worshippers' own gold), Romney enthusiatically told the unquestioning 'MLM' multitude that 'NuSkin' and the 'Olympics' were 'about taking control of your life and managing your own destiny.' 

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At the same 1999 assembly, 'Nu Skin' Boss, Steve Lund openly-boasted: 'We have aligned ourselves with the Olympics because this alignment helps you do your jobs better.'  Lund then claimed that the Olympic rings on distributors' business cards would bring them loads of new recruits, and that Olympic affiliation 'will also further mainstream our brands in the business community.'

As part of the Olympic 'sponsorship' deal, 'Nu Skin' and its subsidiary, 'Pharmanex,' gave free 'nutritional supplements' and 'vitamins' to Olympic athletes. At the exactly the same time, the International Olympic Committee was instructing participants not to take any supplements, because of concerns that these might be adulterated with banned substances. The IOC even cited lax US regulation as being part of the problem. However, Mitt Romney insisted that he personally had 'no problem with Nu Skin's quality,' and, as a result, the 'NuSkin' racket was heavily-promoted on television during the 2002 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In the light of the wider-evidence, the laundering of 20 millions stolen dollars to infiltrate the Olympic movement for the purpose of committing and dissimulating 'MLM income opportunity' fraud, clearly forms part of a pattern of ongoing major racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970). 

To date, no rigorous investigation has ever been pursued into these extensive organized crimes, and, if Mitt Romney, gets elected in November, the chances of any 'MLM' racketeers being held fully to account in the USA, will become virtually zero. That's why these sanctimonious traitors to the American Republic have recently all been throwing more bundles of stolen cash in the direction of their accommodating friend and associate, Mr. Mitt Romney. 

David Brear (Copyright 2012)

Friday, 27 July 2012

'Xango's' Joe Morton, foolishly admits that so-called 'MLM income opportunities' have had effectively 100% overall loss/churn rates.

Grinning 'Xango' racketeer , Joe Morton

Predictably, when faced with exposure on the Net., the grinning bosses of the 'Amway' copy-cat 'MLM income opportunity' racket most-commonly referred to as 'Xango,'  have attempted to maintain their monopoly of information by sending a communication - signed by Joe Morton - to their adherents. Since this document is obviously an attempt to prevent deluded victims of a blame-the-victim fraud from facing reality and complaining to law enforcement agents, it is, therefore, also an attempt to obstruct justice and, as such, it clearly forms part of an overall pattern of ongoing major racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act , 1970)

In brief, the 'Xango' racketeers are now playing the tedious, and unoriginal, role of innocent victims under attack. However, Joe Morton's Orwellian propaganda contains the following, foolish admission. 

'There are hundreds of start-ups every year in our (MLM) industry. Few make it beyond the first year. Less make it to five years. An elite number make it to a decade. XANGO has reached 10 years in business as a high-profile company by empowering leaders to grow and succeed.'

In reality, millions of ill-informed individuals around the world have been , and continue to be, deceived by numerous gangs of 'MLM income opportunity' racketeers. Since the instigation of the 'Amway' racket in the late 1950s, all of these essentially-identical dissimulated closed-market swindles, and related advance fee frauds, have been hiding effectively 100%, overall loss-rates for all their constantly-churning participants. The insignificant minority of apparently 'successful MLM leaders,' have been schills. 

Courageous 'Amway' whistle-blower, Eric Scheibeler, spent 10 years living the scripted 'MLM' lie.  At the height of his reality-denying activity, Eric had approximately 2000 individuals beneath him in the 'Amway' pyramid, but more than 50% were being replaced annually. Only a deluded minority continued to believe that Eric was a typical millionaire 'MLM' success-story. When he finally confronted external reality and got out of 'Amway,' Eric Scheibeler had lost approximately $100 000. He was, in fact, destitute and suicidal.  

'Xango' $40 per bottle wampum
As ever, I publicly-challenge Joe Morton and his criminal associates to produce quantifiable evidence (in the form of audited accounts; particularly, income- tax payment receipts) to prove that a significant number of 'Xango' participants have generated an overall net-income lawfully by regularly retailing the over-priced 'Xango' wampum to the general public for a profit.

equipo xango
The grinning bosses of the 'Xango' racket

When challenged to produce specific evidence, the deafening silence of Joe Morton, and his criminal associates, proves that they are bluffing. Tellingly, despite all their stolen cash, the 'Xango' racketeers have not challenged one word of my previous analysis of their clandestine criminal enterprise, published February 13th 2012. .

Elementary common-sense reveals the 'Xango' wampum to be nothing more than latter-day snake oil. Consequently, it has been effectively-unsaleable on the open-market. Self-evidently, the only real function of the 'Xango' wampum, has been to launder unlawful payments in a closed-market swindle or pyramid scam based on the crack-pot pseudo-economic theory  that endless chain recruitment + endless payments by the recruits = endless profits for the recruits. 


In the adult world of quantifiable reality, the organization known as 'Xango' is an 'Amway' copy-cat. i.e. 'Xango' is the reality-inverting label slapped over the entrance to yet another self-perpetuating 'MLM Prosperity Gospel' cult.

'Xango' was instigated, and is run, by a gang of exceedingly-greedy, but otherwise-mediocre, little racketeers from Utah. These narcissistic parasites have begun to grow rich by peddling an unoriginal lie whilst steadfastly pretending moral and intellectual authority. The authenticity of the 'Xango' lie is currently being challenged all over the Internet. However, exactly like the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob,  the bosses of the 'Xango' mob have posed as religiously-inspired philanthropists - poor little victims under attack.

Eileen Harrington

This general video warning was recently produced by the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the US Federal Trade Commission . However, it beggars belief that senior FTC officials like Eileen Harrington can use public funds to pretend that the FTC wants to protect the American people from charlatans posing as business sponsors, when, for decades, other senior FTC officials have allowed the cancer of 'MLM income opportunity' fraud not only to gnaw its way into the USA, but also into the rest of the world.
Despite more than half a century of damning-evidence (in the form of an almost total absence of income-tax payment by a never-ending chain of tens of millions so-called 'MLM business owners'), senior US government trade officials prefer to remain blissfully-ignorant of the fact that behind so-called 'MLM' companies has lurked the ongoing historical phenomenon of criminogenic, or pernicious, cultism. Meanwhile, the self-appointed bosses of these reality-inverting, totalitarian groups continue to rake-in vast fortunes by peddling variations of the same Utopian fiction as fact.

'MLM business opportunity' fraud is undoubtedly a form of ongoing, major organized crime spawned in the USA. It should never have been left to ill-informed, and/or corrupt, American regulators to deal with this internal threat to democracy and the rule of law.

David Brear (copyright 2012)