It is a matter of public record that, between 1973 and 2006, approximately one million UK and Irish citizens were churned through the US-based so-called 'MLM Income/Business Opportunity' known as 'Amway.' Effectively, all of these persons (including my own brother) failed to generate an overall net-profit from their so-called 'Amway Businesses.' During the same period, 'Amway UK Ltd.' never once declared a trading profit. Yet, behind all this apparently illogical, economically-suicidal activity, a parallel labyrinth of apparently independent corporate structures was used to collect an estimated billion dollars of unlawful profits which were secretly shipped to the USA.
This mountain of stolen cash came from fraudulently peddling so-called 'business building tools' to the never-ending chain of ill-informed British and Irish 'Amway' recruits on the pretext that these exclusive good-value materials contained secrets vital to achieving 'Total Financial Freedom.'
Although numerous (senior and junior) British government officials were clearly informed (by me and others) as to how this monumental US-based cultic racket functioned, no effective-action has ever been taken by the British government to hold 'Amway's' real bosses to account in the USA, and no attempt has ever been made by any agency of the British government, or of law enforcement, to warn the British public about 'Amway,' let alone about the wider, evolving criminogenic phenomenon of 'MLM income opportunity' racketeering.
Yet, a few years back, a British government trade official (who headed the team of accountants tasked with investigating 'Amway UK Ltd.,' but not the advanced fee fraud which lurked behind it) told me (in private) that he 'considered Amway and other US-based Direct Selling companies (offering the public so-called Multi-Level Marketing Income Opportunities in the UK), to be like the 2nd KKK dressed in a suit and tie.' He also told me that he'd discovered many of his senior colleagues were 'initially unwilling to accept this shocking analysis.' However, I told this unusually-frank civil servant that I had long-since formed the same conclusion.
This civil servant's silence was typical, in that he was constrained not to offer his real thoughts publicly, because British government officials are prevented (by a catch-all piece of legislation called the 'Companies Act') from disclosing their own personal views of any corporate structure(s) legally-registered in the UK. In other words, British government officials are forbidden to apply common-sense and warn the British public (their employers) about companies which they know damn-well to be fraudulent and dangerous, and which they wouldn't touch themselves with a barge pole. Similar blanket laws appertaining to commercial companies have been introduced all over the world. Thus, each time I have encountered government officials, I have asked them the following common-sense question:
What would be your personal reaction if a member of your own family, or a close friend came to you, and told you that he/she had signed up for a so-called 'MLM Income Opportunity?'
Predictably, the overwhelming majority of government officials have been incapable of giving me a straight answer. When pushed, some have become angry and indignant. That said, in certain countries (e.g. France and some Scandinavian states), there are other laws which make it a offence to refuse to go to the aid of a person, or persons, in danger.
Currently, Mr. Ackman's public analysis of 'Herbalife,' is that it is an ultimately-valueless corporate structure fronting a 'criminal organization' run by 'predators' who have been using the 'big lie' (a 'totalitarian/ Nazi' propaganda tactic) to 'sell the American Dream' to millions of vulnerable persons. Mr. Ackman has been widely-described in the mainstream media as 'Herbalife's main critic.' He has also been savagely attacked by 'Herbalife's' reality-inverting propagandists.
I have to say that (slowly), Mr. Ackman (who is undoubtedly a courageous, and determined, man with a strong sense of traditional morality) is getting ever-closer to the extraordinary truth lurking behind the thought-stopping jargon of 'MLM,' but, despite his financial, and intellectual, investment, Mr. Ackman has (so far) not accepted publicly that 'Herbalife,' is neither original nor unique and that, consequently, it cannot be fully understood in isolation.
Mr. Ackman should perhaps also invoke the following piece of wisdom (contained in a poem by Tennyson):
'... a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought
But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to
Pamela Jones Harbour (b. 1959).
Since October 2014, Pamela Jones Harbour (who truly is a legally-qualified, former, senior US federal regulator) has been part of the 'Herbalife' lie - i.e. she is under contract to the 'Herbalife' racketeers. However, she's effectively been bought by an organized crime syndicate; because when 'Herbalife' falls, then the entire multi-billion dollar 'MLM income opportunity' lie, will surely follow.
A strong clue as to how Ms. Jones Harbour was approached, groomed and co-opted, is that she has claimed to be 'a Herbalife customer.' Indeed, Ms. Jones Harbour has been quoted as saying that she bought her first Formula 1 weight-loss shake powder (Herbalife’s best-selling product), from a family member at a meeting in 2004 just to be nice. She liked it, though, especially the Cookies ’n Cream flavor, and would occasionally mix up a shake for dinner after a long night at the FTC.
- 'she is a legal expert and I am not.'
- 'she has thoroughly investigated Herbalife and decided that Herbalife is not a pyramid scheme.'
- 'she is a friend of Barack and Michelle Obama.'
- 'she would never agree to work for a fraud.'