|Shawn Dahl, Deborah Stolz (left)
Then, it was suddenly announced by 'Herbalife' boss, Michael Johnson, that his 'direct selling' company's top-earning 'salesman', John Peterson, had died in a tragic 'accident,'
At this point, I was immediately asked if I thought he could have been murdered? The same enquirer also asked me (in all seriousness) how many more people do I think will have to die, before the FBI investigates 'Herbalife?'
|Expendable 'Herbalife' under-boss, John Peterson.
Although the 'Herbalife' Ministry of Truth initially said that Peterson's death was an accident, soon afterwards, the Steamboat Springs Sheriff's office informed the press that 'Herbalife's' top salesman appeared to have committed suicide via a single gun shot to the head. However, this explanation is by no means definitive, whilst 'Herbalife' now says it can't comment .
Behind the 'Herbalife' fairy story, and all his impressive-sounding (made-up) 'Herbalife' ranks and titles, John Peterson (1955-2013) was only one of the organization's expendable under-bosses. For years, he was constantly presented in the reality-inverting 'Herbalife' propaganda as an exemplary role-model of limitless 'MLM' prosperity, happiness and freedom - earning $millions annually from commissions on the sales of products by 200 thousands 'Distributors' automatically-multiplying beneath him in the organization.
In the adult world of quantifiable reality, Peterson was a typically-excited, and avuncular, motor-mouthed shill dressed up as a businessman. It almost goes without saying that he was yet another (otherwise-mediocre) little, grinning charlatan play-acting the unoriginal comic-book role of ordinary poor working man: turned multi-millionaire 'MLM' superman (admired by men and desired by women) who was prepared to share his miraculous secret knowledge with anyone (for a price).
N.B. 'Shill' or 'Schill' (a.k.a. 'Outside Man'), is American slang for one of a crew of charlatans who is used to lure victims into frauds, particular rigged gambling games, by appearing to be an ordinary everyday guy in the crowd who keeps winning. In the classic sleight-of-hand scam known as, the 'Shell Game', (a.k.a. 'Three Card Monte', 'Three Card Trick', 'Three Card Molly', 'Chase The Lady', 'Chase The Ace', etc.), victims are deceived into believing that the game is genuine and anyone can win, by the use of innocent-looking shills, often with highly-distracting females on their arms. In the end, no victim can win, because they are up against a team of experienced criminals who all act-out a carefully-scripted, reality-inverting scenario. If a losing victim begins to challenge the honesty of the front man 'Handler' (a.k.a. 'Tosser'), other muscle-bound criminals, also pretending to be ordinary members of the crowd, will falsely-accuse the victim of cheating, kick over the table, start a fight or an argument, etc., all these are distractions created just to enable the 'Tosser' to run away with the money. Complaining-victims can also be silenced by telling them that they cannot go to the police, because they were breaking the law by gambling in the street.
So, to get back to the question of whether I think Peterson was murdered?
At this point, I don't actually know, but I have to say that (in my not so humble opinion) the background to Peterson's sudden death, places the dark scenario that he was the target of a Mafia-style hit (made to look like a suicide or accident), very high on the list of possible explanations.
- Despite thoughtless media reports, currently, no solid evidence has been produced proving that Peterson, or indeed any other Shill, had/has made one cent of overall net-profit out of his so-called 'Herbalife Direct Sales Business.'
- Similarly, despite thoughtless media reports, no solid evidence has been produced to prove that Peterson, or indeed any other shill, had/has ever sold anything directly to the general public other than the profitable lie that anyone can become financially-free by duplicating a proven business building plan to buy a fixed quota of 'Herbalife' products each month, whilst recruiting other persons to duplicate the same plan of recruitment and self-consumption, etc., ad infinitum.
- Due to the fact that they have to keep acquiring, and flaunting, the kitsch trappings of wealth (trophy: cars, helicopters, planes, yachts, houses, wives, etc.), 'MLM' shills like Peterson invariably turn out to be living the lie that they are financially free, when they are actually up to their eyeballs in a sea of mounting debts.
- The 'Herbalife' front-company is currently the subject of a monumental short-selling battle on Wall St. between Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn (who reportedly made half a billion dollars by supporting Michael Johnson's 'Herbalife' fairy story, thus, temporarily re-inflating the front company's previously-deflating share value).
- 'Herbalife' is the effectively-valueless corporate-front for an ongoing major organized crime group hiding a blame-the-victim closed-market swindle (dressed up as a 'lawful income opportunity') and related advance fee frauds (dressed up as 'optional training and motivation programs').
- Since the 1980s, Peterson had been one of the criminals operating the related advance fee frauds lurking behind 'Herbalife.'
- Peterson expanded the 'Herbalife' racket in Mexico.
- Due to mounting concerns about 'Herbalife' deliberately targeting members of America's Hispanic community (including illegal immigrants), the front company has recently drawn the attention of Hispanic members of the US Congress
- For many years, Peterson, and various criminal associates (including excommunicated 'Herbalife' schill,Shawn Dahl), had been peddling so-called 'leads.'
- Earlier this year, the 'Herbalife' bosses announced that they had banned the sale of 'blind leads' in their organization (because of a string of complaints to the US Federal Trade Commission http://www.ftc.gov/foia/frequentrequests/1301herbalifecmpts.pdf ), effectively cutting Peterson off from one of his main sources of income.
- The 'Herbalife' bosses have steadfastly pretended to have been previously unaware of the deceptive practise of 'selling leads.'
- Had Peterson been persuaded to tell the truth to law enforcement agents and prosecutors (i.e. that he had at all times been acting with the full knowledge, approval and enthusiastic participation of the corporate officers of 'Herbalife'), he could have brought about the collapse of not only the 'Herbalife' racket, but also the entire phenomenon of 'MLM Income Opportunity' racketeering.