'Amspeak' is 'TVI Express-speak' which is 'FHTMspeak,' but it's not English
What I was expressing towards Kasey Chang is not hostility, but exasperation.
The Welsh philosopher Bertrand Russell was correct when he said: 'Most people would rather die than think. In fact, they do.'
I know from looking at Mr. Chang's other Blogs that he is particularly interested in language, and (as I have previously stated) from his courageous resistance to the reality-inverting 'TVI Express' racket, Kasey Chang seems like a very decent and sharp guy. Having said that, the less-than-intellectually-rigorous excuse for a point of view which he has put forward on this Blog cannot be left to stand unchallenged. Far too many brave men and women have already died as a result of apathy in the face of tyranny.
Apparently, Mr. Chang prefers to sit on the fence (asking us to 'have a nice day') waiting for US law enforcement agents and prosecutors to take action against individual 'MLM business opportunity' frauds, only then is he prepared openly to condemn their bosses as evil. Unfortunately, even if US law enforcement agents and prosecutors were of a sufficiently high-level of intellectual development be able to work out (or accept) the full-horror of the menace which they are actually faced with, there is no current legislation in the USA which defines it. Although, the US Constitution is the final legal rampart against tyranny.
Although Mr. Chang has refused to accept our wider-analysis, the fact remains that what he has actually started to look at (by examining the 'TVI Express' racket) is just a tiny facet of a major, ongoing, historical phenomenon. In ancient times, this phenomen was known as 'despotism', 'tyranny', 'absolutism', etc. In the 20th century it came to be known as 'totalitarianism' (a word coined by the so-called 'Fascists', then borrowed and first used in its modern sense by journalists). The American psychiatrist, Prof. Robert Jay Lifton, came up with the more-scientific word, 'Totalism,' in his standard medical text-book of 1960, 'Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism.' Interestingly, Prof. Lifton wrote this book after interviewing Americans who had been held prisoner by the Chinese and N. Korean 'communist' regimes, during the Korean War. He has since written extensively about 'Nazism' and various latter-day totalistic cults.
Obviously, totalitarian regimes don't just suddenly appear out of thin air. Pernicious cults are nothing more than embryonic totalitarian regimes which, despite their deceptive external presentations, are always centrally-controlled and require of their core-adherents an absolute subservience to the group and its leadership above all other persons. Pernicious cults can be of any size, duration and level of crimininality. Throughout the ages, a dangerous minority of mythomaniacs, charlatans and would-be demagogues have always been able to get their human prey to sail blindly into positions of subjection by first bedazzling them with all manner of false beacons which seemed so welcoming and authentic that the majority of people could not have been expected to determine exactly what was lurking behind them.
Tyranny itself is enduring, its camouflage is ephemeral.
In respect of the totalitarian phenomenon, history proves that it is a trap which many well-educated people continue to fall into, because they are convinced that they cannot be fooled. Unfortunately, anyone who only examines the bait in this trap and who remains unaware of its true purpose, risks getting caught themselves. Just like a mousetrap the basic design for the cultic trap has remained the same down the centuries even if the presentation of the bait has become evermore sophisticated. In order to have any chance of understanding cultism, it must be approached from the apparently subjective point of view that its results are always the product of a contagious deception, the victims of which unconsciously accept fiction as fact.Only then can the phenomenon be examined with genuine objectivity. Once this vital principle has been learned, the apparentlyauthentic words and images reflected by persons under cultic influence are revealed as dangerous distractions. They should never be taken at face value. Any commentator who repeats the reality-inverting shielding-terminology of any cultic group or totalitrian regime, but without detailed qualification or heavy irony, demonstrates that he/she remains at a pitifully low-level of understanding.
In the 1930s, whilst many decent and sharp people sat on the fence, certain pernicious cults were allowed to grow out of control in Europe, because the world was facing a massive economic crisis, and because the narcissistic leaders of these groups pretended absolute moral and intellectual authority and perfectly tailored their grotesque activities to reflect the spirit of the times. Originally, the 'Nazi' party was an insignificant, money-making racket with, otherwise mediocre, bosses who then quickly became fabulously rich by peddling publications, recordings, tickets to meetings, esoteric accessories, etc., all of which presented a fictitious scenario of a future Utopian existence as fact. Essentially the same racket existed in the USA during the 1920s, it was known as the 'Second Ku Klux Klan.' At its height, six million ordinary Americans were adherents. Unlike the 'Nazi' racket, the 'KKK' racket collapsed when one of its leaders was exposed as a violent psychopath, liar, drunkard, rapist and sexual pervert who had got elected to political office on a reality-inverting ticket of 'conservative Christian morality.'
After WWII, a new generation camouflaged totalitarian movements appeared in the USA which were now presented externally as 'self-betterment movements.' Again, these groups were money-making scams with, otherwise mediocre, bosses some of whom quickly became fabulously rich by peddling publications, recordings, tickets to meetings, esoteric accessories, etc., all of which presented a fictitious scenario of a future Utopian existence as fact. 'Amway' and 'Scientology' became the largest and most-influential of these post-war, American-spawned, criminogenic cults. They have survived all low-level challenges to their authenticity and spread like cancers enslaving the minds and destroying the lives of countless individuals in the process. At the same time, their leaders have acquired absolute control over capital sums which place them alongside the most-notorious racketeers in history.
What I have actually been inviting Kasey Chang to do, is what I invite all my readers to do - to think, but using accurate and purely deconstructed terms. As Eric Arthur Blair a.k.a. 'George Orwell' cleverly explained in his novel 'Nineteen Eighy-Four,' the basis of all totalitarian or totalistic movements is the control of ill-informed individuals' thinking. In order to control any person's thinking, all that is required is progressively to take control of his/her means of thought (i.e. words and images). Thus short-circuiting an individual's critical and evaluative faculties. 'Orwell' described this as 'Newspeak.'
The quantifiable evidence proves that reality-inverting ritualistic terms: 'Multi-Level Marketing', 'MLM', 'Networking', 'Direct Selling','passive income' , 'business opportunity', etc. are merely components of an extensive 'Newspeak' vocabulary which has been developed by numerous gangs of essentially-identical 'Big Brother' racketeers to control the thoughts and behaviour of not just their victims, but also all casual observers (including law enforcement agents and prosecutors). The effect of this phenomenon is so powerful that the 'Amspeak' vocabulary has been allowed to enter traditional culture.
If it wasn't for its tragic consequences then cultism would be nothing more than a sick joke. However, until an individual is confronted by a nightmarish change in the personality and behaviour of a loved-one, then they can never really appreciate the full-horror of the phenomenon.