Given the wider-evidence, there can be absolutely no doubt thatthe technical-sounding, pseudo-economic term, 'Multilevel Marketing,' is an example of neuro-linguistic programming which was coined, and has been constantly repeated, by American cultic racketeers in order to control the reality of not only their victims, but also that of all casual observers. The true history (not the reality-inverting fiction broadcast by these cultic racketeers) of how the 'MLM' swindle came about, escaped control and was allowed to infiltrate traditional culture, is as absurd as it is frightening:
Despite the fact that the first international 'MLM' scheme, 'Amway' has always been a demonstrable fake - a heavily-camouflaged money circulation scheme maliciously designed to generate virtually no revenue other than that deriving from its own ill-informed, and constantly-churning, victims - attorneys representing the US Federal Trade Commission and the UK's Ministry of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, have both shot themselves in the feet by going ahead with less-than intellectually rigorous, and uncoordinated, legal manoeuvres to protect the public from just two corporate structures out of the many which now comprise the pernicious cultic group known as 'Amway.' Privately, a few senior government officials (whom I have spoken to) have described' Amway' as being comparable with the 'Second Ku Klux Klan' - a totalitarian cult presented externally as series of legally-registered private commercial companies which (during the 1920s) attracted millions of adherents in the USA. The 'KKK Inc.'generated tens of millions of dollars for a handful of sanctimonious racketeers who preyed on the instinctual fears of many white Anglo-Saxon Protestant Americans,' and peddled them exclusive redemption in a future white Anglo-Saxon Protestant Utopia. In this way, 'KKK' core-adherents were obliged to climb the organization's parallel pyramids of obedience and secret knowledge. They had to buy a never-ending stream of pointless esoteric accessories, publications, recordings and tickets to meetings. In other words, 'KKK Inc.' was just another shield for essentially the same swindle as 'Amway Inc.'. On this basis alone, no sane person can ever have become involved with 'Amway' as a result of his/her fully-informed consent. However, US and UK government trade officials have all been prohibited by law from openly offering their own opinions (no matter how well-informed) about the activities of any legally-registered company. Yet the first duty of any democratic government is to protect its citizens.
In recent years, it has become a matter of public record that, as a result of unprotected exposure to one of an ever-growing and evolving catalogue of apparently diverse and innocent groups, almost anyone can begin to exhibit remarkably uniform symptoms. In everyday terms, it is as though they have fallen head over heels in love. Although this initial euphoria is often short-lived, a significant minority subsequently undergo a nightmarish transformation and recklessly dissipate all their mental, and/or physical, and/or financial, resources to the benefit of some hitherto unknown person(s) whom they continue to trust and follow no matter what suffering this entails.
Paradoxically, all cosmopolitan people readily accept that cults most certainly exist, but legalistically they do not.