August 1st 2013, I published an article entitled:
'Lyoness' and its copycat, 'FlexKom,' have exhibited the universal identifying characteristics of a cult.
|Prof. Robert Jay Lifton
As part of my article, I explained how, in 1961 (after many years of field-research, interviewing US servicemen held prisoner during the Korean War), Robert Jay Lifton (b. 1926) published, ‘Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism.’
A couple of days ago, the 'FlexKom/Lyoness' Ministry of Truth finally attempted to post its reality-inverting propaganda (anonymously) on my article. However, I think that readers will agree that this piece of evidence proves beyond all reasonable doubt, the accuracy of Robert Lifton's analysis.
In essence, in response to my detailed, evidence-based explanation of why 'FlexKom' should be identified as a pernicious cult (and an ongoing major organized crime group), the organization's self-appointed bosses have foolishly responded by steadfastly pretending that anyone who dares to challenge the authenticity of any 'Network Marketing Company,' must be ignored as, completely crazy:
'Wow this has got to be the dumbest blog online. Not sure if you have targeted just FlexKom for this nonsense or if it is the entire network marketing industry. But please if you are a reader you have to be able to see this blogger is kookoo!'
|Contrary to what the 'FlexKom' propaganda pretends, the organization is actually peddling the crackpot pseudo-economic theory that endless chain recruitment + endless payments by the recruits = endless profits for the recruits
'One quick response on the subject: FlexKom will only have very few reps in the markets they enter. In Austria the rep count when they stopped taking new reps was 500 reps to service the entire country. FlexKom Mostly customers who use a free loyalty card/app. These customers will not even know who the owners (so called cult leaders) are and wouldn't care. They are just using the app/card to get cash back and awards over time when they shop just like a credit card and airline miles but dealing small to medium sized businesses who are struggling right now. WTF does cult have to do with a system that connects businesses around the world?
If you think about it. Look across the world today. 90% of The population are the workers clocking in and clocking out. Getting just enough to eat and have shelter. They send the young to what is called an education but is it? They get taught to sit still listen and do exactly what they are told. The ones that get ahead and get restless are drugged here in USA. All of the cult ideas are in place. The leaders are in control of the information that gets out. Through the schools history books, religions and media. The population is programmed to obey the leaders of the world. We watch as billions of dollars is being made by corporations and governments and these same companies are exploiting the rest of the world. We go to work for them and we say this is the way to go while we have less time freedom and less money to live with. We have more convenience than before because we have better technology but we have less time with our families. The mother used to stay home but can't anymore because there is not enough money being paid from these corporations. The debt society is the cult to be aware of. But I guess when you are already in a cult then something quite the opposite will look like the cult to most.'
Readers should particularly note that throughout human history, there have been periods of mass-alienation... following wars, revolutions, plagues, natural disasters, economic depressions, etc. ... during these periods, dangerous manipulators (acting like ancient, Gnostic Prophets by pretending moral and intellectual authority and offering some form of Utopian existence in the here and now) who at other times might be dismissed as absurd crackpots and charlatans, have found it much easier to become accepted as authentic Messiahs and to acquire a mass-following.
|'FlexKom Income Opportunity' cultic racketeer, Asker Sakinmaz.
|'Lyoness Income Opportunity' cultic racketeer, Hubert Freidl.
Sadly, the current world economic crisis has produced a perfect climate for a new generation of heavily-disguised little parasites, like Asker Sakinmaz and Hubert Freidl, to begin to gorge themselves by pretending affinity with the common hopes and fears of humanity.
|Narcissistic charlatan: turned megalomaniacal-psychopath, Sergei Panteleevich Mavrodi
The essentially-identical (but more advanced) activities of Sergei Panteleevich Mavrodi, demonstrate that Messrs. Freidl and Sakinmaz are neither original nor unique - whilst the longer they remain officially-unchallenged and the more capital they are allowed to steal: the more difficult it will become to hold them fully to account for their economic and psychological crimes against humanity.
David Brear (copyright 2013)