To almost all mainstream US politicians and political commentators (Democrat and Republican), the fact that Donald Trump (Republican) is currently being taken seriously as a potential US President, is both absurd and terrifying.
'You can fool some people all of the time;' for history (and the above video) proves that there are always vulnerable persons who can be bedazzled by would-be demagogues pretending affinity with them, and who peddle simplistic, and/or non-rational, solutions to complex problems.
Considering Mr. Trump to be not only unelectable, but also the cause of significant damage to their party, many Republicans are looking for a way of derailing his bid for the White House.
Tellingly, as soon as Mr. Trump announced his candidature, 'MLM The American Dream made Nightmare' began to receive enquiries from US journalists about his connections with so-called 'Multi-Level Marketing.'
Since 2006, Donald Trump has been accepting large quantities of stolen cash to front the blame-the victim 'MLM Income Opportunity' cultic racket known as 'ACN' (instigated 1993 as the 'American Communications Network'). As a celebrity opinion-maker, Mr. Trump has been specifically chosen by the bosses of the 'ACN' racket not only to facilitate the perpetration of mass-fraud, but also to obstruct justice by preventing victims of the fraud from facing reality and complaining. Once you now how the 'MLM' trick has been pulled, 'ACN' is revealed as an essentially-ludicrous criminogenic organization with narcissistic bosses who have steadfastly pretended that they sell exclusive technologically-advanced products and services to customers and end users (based on value and demand) via a network of non-salaried commission agents. In reality, because 'ACN's' products and services have been effectively-unsaleable on the open-market (to persons with fully-functioning critical and evaluative faculties) the overwhelming majority of this fake 'direct selling' company's revenue has derived from a never-chain of victims' losing investment payments (based on the false expectation of future reward) laundered as 'sales.'
More than four years ago, the 'ACN' racket was partially exposed by French network television, but (not least because of Trump's participation) this version of the pernicious 'MLM income opportunity' fairy story, carries on regardless all around the globe.
Perhaps the most chilling aspect of the French television expose, was the fact that even the courageous 'ACN' victims who came forward to confess that they'd not only been defrauded, but also tricked into living a lie and helping to defraud their friends and relatives, felt obliged to describe 'ACN' in classic Orwellian Doublethink, as a 'legal fraud.'
Donald Trump has even been so bold as to promote the 'ACN' racket on his kitsch television show, 'The Apprentice.'
To date, the UK Mainstream media has taken little interest in the 'ACN' racket, despite the fact that a significant number of British Muslims have already fallen victim. Yet it seems to be common-knowledge amongst the Muslim community that 'ACN' is something far more sinister than just a financial swindle.
David Brear (copyright 2015)