Monday, 24 January 2011

'MLM' is not a business and will never be a business

You are right to be scandalized by the fact that the 'Amway' racket continues in India. Sadly, when the wider picture is examined, we see that just one front company shielding the global 'Amway' racket, is currently on trial in one State in India, whilst the ultimate beneficiaries of this front company have not been Indian citizens. However, major organized crime groups, like the 'Amway' mob, have been set up to prevent investigation and isolate their bosses from liability. Furthermore, the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob have spent decades infiltrating traditional culture.
The thought-stopping terms: 'MLM', 'direct selling', 'business opportunity', 'business model', 'Independent Business Owner', etc., have been repeated without challenge so many times, that even persons critical of 'Amway' and its copy-cats, now use them unconsciously. Yet, in respect of what has actually happened (i.e. tens of millions of ordinary people wasting many billions of dollars over a period of 50+ years to the benefit of a few charlatans), these terms are childish drivel.
Never forget, the bosses of the 'Amway' mob have had almost limitless quantities of cash available to them to hide the truth. The US Republican party, in particular, has received enormous influence-buying bribes from the DeVos and VanAndel clans and their criminal associates. Former senior US politicians, including former US presidents, have been given fat payments to appear at 'Amway' rallies, etc. It would now be more than embarrassing for the nation, if the FBI were to launch a full-scale enquiry into where all this graft actually came from. However, the lawyers acting for the plaintiffs in the recent Pokorny RICO lawsuit in California, worked out exactly from whence the 'Amway' bosses' wealth has always derived - from major, ongoing, racketeering activity which was disguised as an 'MLM business opportunity'. Consequently, these criminals willingly agreed to hand over a total of US$155 millions in order to prevent this well-informed private prosecution from going to trial.
The longer the 'Amway' mob have survived without rigorous official investigation into their 'business opportunity' racket in the USA, the easier it has become for them to pretend that 'MLM is authentic.' By remaining out of jail for more than half a century, these thieves have almost arrived at a point in N. America where it has become unthinkable that they are thieves. The average person in the USA instinctively knows 'Amway/Quixtar' to be an absurd way of losing your shirt, as well as all your friends, but the same average American still refuses to accept that 'Amway/Quixtar' is an ongoing major organized crime group and an ongoing menace to democracy.
David Brear (copyright 2011)


gkreddy said...

hello sir
i am gk reddy from hyd
is still amway banned in andhra pradesh. some people today came and given demo about amway.

Shyam Sundar said...

Mr Reddy,
Amway India is facing a criminal case in Nampally court, Hyderabad. Police are supposed to stop the business activities of Amway India after the Andhra Pradesh High Court held that the business model of Amway India is illegal and attracts the provisions of the Prize Chits & Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978. Still, the police are allowing the crooks to spread their tentacles all over India. That is why a writ was filed in the AP High Court and it is pending. Meanwhile the shameless crooks have been continuing their unscrupulous business activities unabated. It is high time, the civil society reacted and demanded closure of such fraudulent companies.