Readers are reminded that, for decades right under the noses of law enforcement agents, regulators, journalists, etc., the instigators of numerous copy-cat 'MLM income opportunity' cults have been allowed to run a form of protection racket in which they have offered (in return for continued-payment and unquestioning obedience) a never-ending chain of victims (comprising countless millions of ill-informed, and often vulnerable, individuals) a stark choice between doom (in the form of poverty, debt, misery, enslavement, sickness, etc. outside their groups) and salvation (in the form of prosperity, happiness, freedom, health, etc. inside their groups).
Thus, in order to prevent or divert investigation and isolate themselves from liability, whenever the under-bosses of 'MLM income opportunity' cults have been caught habitually abusing rank and file adherents, the bosses of these groups have invariably felt obliged to excommunicate the guilty offenders whilst steadfastly pretending that they themselves were completely ignorant of what had been occurring and that these crimes were contrary to their organizations' ethical codes of conduct and, therefore, were entirely the responsibility of the individuals who committed them and not that of the organization or its leadership..
David Brear (copyright 2015)