Saturday 27 January 2018

'Herbalife (HLF)' useful idiot, Antonio Villaraigosa, refuses to face reality .

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Statutory Warning

More than half a century of quantifiable evidence, proves beyond all reasonable doubt that:
  • what has become popularly-known as 'Multi-Level Marketing' (aka 'Network Marketing') is nothing more than an absurd, cultic, economic pseudo-science.
  • 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 rigged-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, programs, recruitment leads, lead generation systems,' etc.).
  • Apart from an insignificant minority of exemplary shills who pretend that anyone can achieve success, the hidden overall net-loss/churn rate for participation in so-called 'MLM income opportunities,' has always  been effectively 100%.


Antonio Ramón Villaraigosa ( born January 23, 1953) is an American politician who was Mayor of Los Angeles 2005-2013. Previously, he was a member of the California State Assembly (1994–2000), where he served as the Democratic leader (1996–98) and the Speaker of the Assembly (1998–2000). During his tenure as L.A. Mayor, Villaraigosa drew national attention for his work and he was featured in a Times story on America's 25 most influential Latinos. He was the first Mexican American in over 130 years to serve as Mayor of L.A. He was not allowed to run for re-election in 2013, but he continues to be active in education, civic engagement, water, immigration, transportation and economic development issues. He speaks nationally, and throughout California, on these, and other, matters.
Villaraigosa is a member of the Democratic Party and he was a national co-chairman of Hilary Clinton's 2008 Presidential campaign, a member of President Barack Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board and Chairman of the 2012 Democrat National Convention.
In November 2016, Villaraigosa announced his candidacy for Governor of California in 2018.
Despite his impressive resume, if (as he has recently implied) Antonio Villaraigosa sincerely believes Herbalife to be an entirely lawful enterprise offering a viable income opportunity, then he's not only far too stupid to be elected as Governor of California, but also far too stupid to be held to account.

Antonio Villaraigosa, Herbalife

In 20013, it was reported that Villaraigosa had been employed as 'senior advisor to Herbalife.'

In February 2015, while Villaraigosa was considering running for the United States Senate, the L.A. Times reported that he'd received at least $162 000 from 'Herbalife.' The story questioned whether 'Herbalife's' co-opting of Villaraigosa might become a major obstruction to his hopes for further election success in California, due to 'Herbalife's' awful reputation and ongoing FTC pyramid scheme investigations. 
Villaraigosa’s connections with 'Herbalife' have also been condemned by the League of United Latin American Citizens.
Unfortunately, Antonio Villaraigosa has piles of green reasons, as well as his ego, preventing him from facing reality.

David Brear (copyright 2018)


  1. the presenter asked Villaraigo$a if he owed the Latinos apology. he said HLF is just like his mom selling Avon and Tupperware "to make ends meet."

    Antonio isn't stupid - he's a swell head blinded by greed.

    1. Anonymous - Whether he chooses to face reality or not, by his very presence in the pernicious 'Herbalife/MLM' fairy story, Antonio Villaraigosa has (in return for stolen money) been fascilitating the committing of a vast fraud and fascilitating the prevention of its victims from complaining.

      I didn't say Viallaraigosa is stupid, I said that if he 'sincerely believes Herbalife to be an entirely lawful enterprise, then he's not only far too stupid to be elected as Governor of California, but also far too stupid to be held to account.'

      However, Antonio Villaraigosa must have had his attention drawn to:

      the interviews with destitute 'Herbalife' victims (particularly those from his own Latino community)?

      John Oliver's satirical analysis of 'MLM' racketeering?

      Betting on Zero?

      Therefore, Villaraigosa cannot put his hand on his heart and say that there are not serious concerns about the legality of 'Herbalife' and about the so-called 'MLM/direct selling industry.'

      I would largely agree with your description of him.

      There are a long list of common-sense questions which can be put to Villaraigosa on the subject of 'Herbalife/MLM,' whilst the California Governor's election is far from finished.

  2. Did Villaraigosa endorse and promote HLF like Trump promoted ACN?

    1. Anonymous - As far as I'm aware, Antonio Villaraigosa only became publicly involved with the 'Herbalife' racket months after Bill Ackman challenged the company as the front for a pyramid fraud and openly declared that he had taken a 1.3 billion dollar short-selling position against it. Suddenly, Villaraigosa's name and image were featured in media reports which cast doubt on the voracity Ackman's 'Herbalife' pyramid scheme analysis.

      Knowing that there was a fortune at stake, even if Villaraigosa didn't act as a classic 'MLM' pitchman ( a la Donald Trump), the fact that a Democrat political celebrity from the Latino community (who had been a member of an economic advisory board to Barack Obama, etc.) chose to work as an 'advisor' to 'Herbalife,' was itself sufficient endorsement to convince many victims, and casual observers, that 'Herbalife' couldn't be anything like as bad as Ackman said.

      In reality, the deliberate grooming, and bribing, of Antonio Villaraigosa by the 'Herbalife' mob in order to continue to commit fraud and to obstruct justice, is yet another part of an overall pattern of ongoing major racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal RICO Act, 1970).

      Let's face it, what possible honest 'advice' could Mr. Villaraigosa offer to the 'Herbalife' mob that is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars?

      This episode stinks of corruption and hypocrisy.

    2. Anonymous - BTW. Villaraigosa was pictured wearing a 'Herbalife'- sponsored LA Galaxy shirt as long ago as 2007, but he was apparently only trying to get publicity for himself. At that time, Galaxy was holding a public welcoming ceremony for David Beckham and Villaraigosa was booed by 5000 soccer fans when he tried to muscle-in on the event.