Sunday, 17 May 2015

England's own Steven Gerrard co-opted by the 'Herbalife (HLF)' racketeers.

Since the days of Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and George Best, the USA has provided a lucrative stage for ageing international football (soccer) stars to extend their careers.

Most casual observers have taken little notice of computer-generated images of Steven Gerrard wearing a 'Herbalife' sponsored Los Angeles Galaxy shirt appearing in the media during the last few months. However, the Internet is now alive with claims that 'Steven Gerrard will use, or is already using, Herbalife products.'

Well-informed readers will be alarmed (but not surprised) to learn that the bosses of the 'Herbalife' racket are in the process of acquiring yet another iconic (but evidently ill-informed) sports celebrity to shut-down the critical, and evaluative faculties, of their victims and of casual observers.

Most English-speaking  Americans will probably not have heard of Steven Gerrard, who (at 34) is finally ending his illustrious, 17 year, 700+ appearances career at Liverpool football (soccer) club.

Steven Gerrard is poised to make his 100th appearance for England against Sweden.

Many Spanish-speaking Americans will, however, know that Steven Gerrard has been one of the most famous, and popular, soccer players not only in Britain, but also internationally. He was selected for England 114 times, played in 3 World Cups and captained both his club and country. 

Steven Gerrard (a practising Roman Catholic) has often said that, although he's earned millions, he loves his family, and his sport, far more than money.

Thus, I would like to ask Steven Gerrard what he knows about so-called 'MLM Income Opportunities' in general, and about 'Herbalife' in particular?, and what would be his personal reaction if someone whom he loves, signed up for a so-called 'MLM Income Opportunity?'

One thing is certain, Steven Gerrard will not have been informed (by his new employers at LA Galaxy) that he's about to promote, and to accept money deriving from, an unlawful enterprise.

Yet 'Herbalife' has been just part of a criminogenic phenomenon of historic significance which has inflicted, and continues to inflict, serious financial, and psychological, damage on countless millions of vulnerable people around the world. More than half a century of quantifiable evidence, proves beyond all reasonable doubt that what has become popularly known as 'Network,' or '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, leads,' etc.).

 When previously challenged, David Beckham's spokesman, Simon Oliveira, was obliged to explain that his client had no personal relationship with 'Herbalife,' he had merely played for a team sponsored by 'Herbalife.'
Meanwhile in adult world of quantifiable reality, the bosses of the 'Herbalife' racket have bought, and continue to buy, association with professional sports teams and stars in order to continue to commit fraud and to prevent their victims from facing reality and complaining. Sadly, when the wider-evidence is examined, the co-opting of England's own Steven Gerrard forms yet another part of an overall pattern of ongoing major racketeering activity as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970.

David Brear (copyright 2015).


  1. Lots of celebs once advertised cigarettes, but you wouldn't blame them for all the millions who died of cancer.

    1. This is always an interesting comparison, because once upon a time, a syndicate of tobacco companies hid key-information from the public, and from the authorities, and steadfastly pretended that smoking was not addictive, and some even said that it was good for you.

      Tobacco companies also once sponsored major and minor sports events and sports teams. They were all particularly interested in ensnaring young smokers.

      Today, in many countries, the advertizing of tobacco products is now banned by law and clear warnings are printed on cigarette packaging informing smokers that they are risking their lives.

      Celebrities were indeed once widely used to hide the shocking truth about tobacco products. Tragically, numerous celebrities have died of smoking-related illnesses.

      The ill-informed celebrities who have been used to hide the shocking truthg about 'MLM' rackets are hardly likely to fall victim to them, but gven the evidence, none of these celebrities would have wanted a member of their own families to fall victim.

    2. As a UK journalist, I'd like to know what are the questions to put to Steven Gerrard?

    3. Anonymous - I'd like to know if you are the same 'Anonymous UK journalist' who first sent me a somewhat different version of this question on the day that I posted this article?

      At that time, I didn't post your comment or a reply, because it seemed rather strange, if you really are a journalist, that you should want to contact me in this way.

      Please send me your contact details (these will not be posted)?

      There are many questions that should be put to Steven Gerrard concerning LA Galaxy and 'Herbalife.' However, I will guarantee that he hasn't the slightest idea what he has got himself involved in.

      Unfortunately, cultic groups like 'Herbalife' have been constructed to be beyond ordinary understanding.

  2. I Google searched LA Galaxy Herbalife.

    CARSON, Calif. (Friday, March 16, 2012) – The 2011 MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy and Herbalife announced today a record 10-year extension to their existing agreement that will see the global nutrition company continue as the official presenting sponsor and jersey sponsor of the Galaxy. The landmark extension to the partnership will run through the 2022 MLS season and is valued at over $44 million, making it the single largest and longest sponsorship agreement for an MLS club in League history.

    1. The same announcement can also be seen on Youtube.

      This is $40+ millions stolen by means of the 'Herbalife' fraud, being offered to a major US sports team in order to prevent the victims of the 'Herbalife' fraud from facing reality and complaining.

      Hopefully, the facts that soccer is popular amongst Hispanic immigrants in the USA, and most victims of the Herbalife racket in the USA, have lately been Hispanic immigrants, will not escape regulators.