As you know, despite stiff competition from the bosses of the 'Scientology' mob, the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob have been some of the most-dangerous, and inflexible, cultic grifters ever spawned in the USA.
Shielded by a mafia-style labyrinth of (apparently independent) corporate structures (pursuing lawful, and/or unlawful, enterprises) combined with a mafia-style hierarchy of command, the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob have (so far) prevented, and/or diverted, rigorous investigation of their crimes and isolated themselves from liability. In this way, the De Vos and Van Andel clans, and 14 associated families, have run one of the most-sustainable, and profitable, self-perpetuating totalitarian confidence tricks since the demise of the 'Third Reich.'At the same time, these sanctimonious charlatans have used a proportion of their ill-gotten gains to infiltrate, and corrupt, traditional culture to a degree which makes most contemporary racketeers look like a disorganized rabble.
Over a period of 50+ years, the 'Amway' grifters, and their criminal associates, have constructed, presented and peddled a fictitious, closed-logic scenario as fact. This addictive, comic-book rags to riches 'Business Opportunity' myth has controlled not just the beliefs and behaviour of tens of millions of transient marks, but also the attitude of most casual observers (including many law-enforcement agents, judges, journalists and legislators).
Any less-than-intellectually-rigorous commentators who (like Prof. Eileen Barker and her followers) have blithely repeated the reality-inverting shielding-terminology of culticfairy-tales, but without detailed qualification (or heavy irony), have demonstrated that they remain at a pitifully low-level of understanding of how these pernicious frauds function. As far as I am concerned, an individual has the absolute right to believe in whatever he/she wants. Should an individual want to believe in 'Unicorns,' that perfectly OK with me. However, if some charlatan takes that belief and starts peddling 'shares' in a counterfeit 'company' which claims 'to be producing Unicorn meat', that's fraud.