Monday, 26 October 2009

Amway comparable to Italian American Mafia

It is important to remind your readers that Prof. Blakey's confidential opinion of the illegal / legal 'Amway Business' as being comparable to that of the 'Italian American Mafia,' is based on a wealth of experience spanning decades. After all, Blakey drafted America's federal, Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970, and he then was a consultant to various individual States when they enacted similar legislation.
Prior to RICO, Blakey had first been a specialist attorney in the US Dept of Justice and then legal counsel to an important US Presidential Committeee tasked with examining how major organized crime groups actually function. This Committee produced a stack of recommendations for effective legislation designed to stem an internal threat to democracy, and the rule of law, which had been growing (largely unchecked) in the USA since the 1920s.
Guided by specialists like Prof. Blakey, US legislators finally identified highly-organized criminal gangs run by (largely invisible) self-appointed sovereign leaders who were (effectively) dictators of secretive, totalitarian States in microcosm. Indeed, these 'Bosses,' who came from just a few families, controlled capital sums which put them on a par with many sovereign States. They operated behind complex labyrinths of (apparently independent) enterprises pursuing legal, and/or illegal, activities. The persons who appeared to own, and run, the corporate front of the 'Mafia' were carefully-selected schills (or fakes) who, when cross-examined in court, didn't have to pretend innocence, because they genuinely didn't have the slightest clue what was happening.
Major organized crime groups are not a figment of the imaginations of whacky 'conspiracy theorists' and 'loonies' and paid liars, as the smug 'Amway' character assassin, Mr. ('IBOFB') Steadson would have your readers believe. Sadly, they are very real phenomenon, maliciously designed to prevent, and/or divert, investigation and isolate their real bosses from liability. Therefore, Steadson's steadfast masked-pretence that his extensive, Internet misinformation dispersal system is totally independent of the billionaire Bosses of the 'Amway' mob, fits perfectly into Prof. Blakey's well-informed analysis.
David Brear


IBOFB said...

Brear, I have no disagreement that Blakey is an expert on organised crime. You claim I cannot read and comprehend english, yet fail to do so yourself. What I'm asserting is he is no expert on Amway! Again, there were simple errors of fact in his report. Blakey himself is smart enough to know he only had access to limited material, and has a quite telling disclaimer early in the report noting this. Interestingly he says much of the material he reviewed was "obtained by Plaintiff's counsel outside of formal discover". I have little doubt his education came about much the same as yours - from little to no personal experience, and instead reviewing self-selected, non-representative experiences published on the internet and in legal cases.

Most telling is that **every** example he gives, both in terms of legal actions as well as "culture" are sourced **from the same Amway group and it's offshoots**. Not some of them - ALL of them. He makes claims about Amway culture that were (in some cases still are) true about that group and it's offshoots but were NEVER part of the culture of other groups.

Self-selection bias almost always invalidates ones conclusions. They can not be trusted to reflect reality.

Blakey may be an expert on organised crime, but he's not even at undergraduate level in knowledge of the Amway business.


Tex said...


If N21 is so superior, why hasn't he come forward with how much tool profit N21 Platinums and above make? Why was N21's "leader", Jim Dornan, the ONLY LCK who had to withdraw a letter which deflected blame towards Amway during the UK dustup?

Anthony said...

why "Italian American"? did they do a a comparison with other ethnic groups that have engaged in organized crime? rest assured it would be considered inappropriate.

rocket said...

"I have little doubt his education came about much the same as yours - from little to no personal experience"


And what level in Amway are we currently at David?

IBOFB said...

more than joecool thinks :)

quixtarisacult said...

Here is a article which describes at what level Steadson (IBOFB) exists:

Click HERE

He breaths the stale air with Scott Johnson (Tex).