- Ian Howarth - director of the so-called '(UK) Cult Information Centre' who once worked for 'Amway UK Ltd.'
- Graham Baldwin - director of 'Catalyst' who once worked for 'Amway UK Ltd.'
- Theresa May MP - current UK Home Secretary who has appeared as a useful idiot in 'MLM' propaganda.
- Madelaine Albright - former US Secretary of State who has appeared as a useful idiot in 'MLM' propaganda.
- Peter Kiernan - former Deputy Director of the UK Serious Fraud Office who temporarily represented 'Amway UK Ltd.'
- Cliff Callaghan - former UK Deputy Inspector of Companies who launched a civil investigation, and prosecution, of 'Amway UK Ltd.'
- Peter Bott - former senior forensic accountant at the UK Company Investigation Branch.
- Dr. Hans W Micklitz - a legal academic who co-ordinated a flawed report on 'MLM' for the European Commission in the late 1990s.
- Frank Field MP - a left wing British politician who apparently knows that 'MLM' is a fraud.
- Tony Blair - former UK Prime Minister who has appeared as a useful idiot in 'MLM' propaganda.
- Donald Trump - who has tried to instigate his own 'MLM' racket, 'Trump Network,' and who has acted as paid pitchman for the 'MLM' cultic racket known as 'ACN.'
- Michael Johnson - current CEO of 'Herbalife' and multi-millionaire 'MLM' cultic racketeer.
- Bill Ackman - a famous American activist investor who has bet around $2 billions that 'Herbalife' is a fraud.
- Ted Braun - a film maker who has made a documentary about Bill Ackman's 'Herbalife' bet.
- Dave O'Connor - an Irish 'MLM' cultic racketeer.
- Bob Parker - current CEO of 'Forever Living Products UK Ltd.'
- Tim Sales - an 'MLM' cultic racketeer and 'Scientologist.'
To date, very little accurate information, let alone analysis, has ever appeared in the UK media concerning so-called 'Multi-Level Marketing (MLM).' Faced with this moral and intellectual vacuum, last year, a series of insightful threads were launched on 'Mumsnet.'
Many MN members had witnessed the disturbing robot-like behaviour of recruiters for US-based so-called 'MLM Income Opportunities;' particularly 'Forever Living Products.' The MN members were concerned by the fact that currently, in the UK, 'MLM' recruiters seem to be almost exclusively women who are deliberately targeting other women (often via social media Sites like Facebook).
Indeed, many of the products offered in these so-called 'MLM Income Opportunities', have been specifically designed to catch the eye of women, and particularly pregnant women, and/or new mothers.
It was observed by MN members that, no matter what so-called 'MLM' is being pitched, the far-too-good-to-be-true Utopian script has always been essentially the same, in that recruiters have pretended affinity with potential recruits by offering an infinitely-lucrative, risk-free business-opportunity which can allow cash-strapped, and possibly guilt-ridden, new mothers to give up work and stay at home with their children.
|More than half a century of quantifiable evidence, proves beyond all reasonable doubt that what has become popularly known as 'Multi-Level/Network 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 organised 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, positive-thinking/mindset, programs, recruitment leads, lead generation systems,' etc.).|
A link to 'MLM The American Dream Made Nightmare' was posted on the first MN thread discussing the 'MLM' phenomenon, and as a result, I began to receive significant numbers of new visitors. I soon received a couple of comments inviting me to participate on MN. At first, I didn't want to enter the discussion, but at this time, I was also contacted by a political researcher who (as a personal project) was taking a look at 'MLM'. I had already explained to this contact that the full, and frank, explanation of the 'MLM' phenomenon had become largely unthinkable to most people. Thus, the researcher was curious to observe the reaction of MN members to my (no-holds- barred) overall analysis of 'MLM.'
The reaction of MN members, was to create 'timeless vie,' a parody of an 'MLM' cultic racket, and the Botwatch Blog.
David Brear (copyright 2016)