Your free-thinking readers will have found the recent article 'Amway is killing me' a fascinating, and courageous, personal testimony.
Far from achieving 'Total Financial Freedom,' countless, male core-'Amway' adherents have, in fact, wound up on mortuary slabs. They fell asleep at the wheels of their clapped-out cars. These vulnerable guys were indoctrinated to believe that they were heroic 'Road Warriors,' the 'Amway' elite, who (exactly like their 'Diamond' leaders) would selflessly drive anywhere (at any time) to build the 'Business' and achieve their 'Dreams and Goals.'
Sadly, anyone reading these alarming facts without a direct personal experience of a deluded 'Ambot,' will not be able to appreciate the full horror that groups like 'Amway' represent. However,
unquestioning core-'Amway' adherents are no longer the individuals they once were. Whilst they remain under the malign influence of their group, they are effectively dead; for they have been gradually dissociated from external reality and reformed into de facto slaves furthering the hidden criminal objectives of their leaders, completely dependent on a collective paranoid delusion of absolute moral and intellectual supremacy fundamental to the maintenance of their individual self-esteem/identity and related psychological function. It becomes impossible for such deluded 'Ambots' to see humour in their situation or to feel pity for, or to empathise with, non-adherents. Their minds have been programmed to interpret the manipulation, and/or cheating, and/or dispossession, and/or destruction, of inferior outsiders (particularly those who challenge their group's controlling scenario) as perfectly justifiable.
As you know, I too, have witnessed this first-hand with vulnerable members of my own family.
Just like Adolf Hitler, the otherwise-mediocre little charlatan-bosses of pernicious totalitarian/cultic mobs like 'Amway' and 'Scientology' have become immensely-wealthy by peddling vulnerable individuals essentially the same narcissistic fairytale - i.e. they claim to offer a superior knowledge - an exclusve means of self-betterment which will permit their unquestioning followers to achieve a secure, future, Utopian existence.
For decades, the absurd leadership of the twin movements known as 'Amway' and 'Scientology' have steadfastly pretended absolute moral and intellectual authority whilst running, and occulting, esentially the same advance fee fraud. Indeed, the'Amway' and 'Scientology' Utopias (as well as the sacred scientific means of achieving these comic-book guided-fanatasies) have been portrayed using virtually the same ritual words and images.
In both 'Amway' and 'Scientology' core-adherents have been indoctrinated to believe that all their previous thinking was wrong and dangerous, and that they should kill-off their former 'negative' personalities and cross over a bridge into a 'totally positive' brave new world. This radical personality-transformation process has involved excluding from the adherents' lives all 'negative' influences; particularly, free-thinking individuals who try to reason with them.
Thus, although it can seem impossible to casual observers, the most deluded 'Ambots' actually believe that in order to save themselves, their friends and their families, it is first necessary to destroy all of these 'negative and dangerous' people.
David Brear (copyright 2011)