Your free-thinking readers should be interested to learn that 'Amway's' long-time, co-opted 'cult adviser,' Ian Howarth, is apparently facing investigation in the UK because the 'educational charity' which he has run for 25 years, has not been neutral. The irony of this is exquisite, because the extended-eulogy to Mr. Howarth which appeared in the Guardian, was actually written by Mr. Howarth's friend/companion, freelance journalist, Lynne Wallis.
Thus, this Guardian article portrayed Mr. Howarth as a noble hero and made no mention of the fact that his other, clandestine activities in the UK, actually form part of a pattern of ongoing, major racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970, and clarified by subsequent, US Supreme Court Judgements). For, Mr. Howarth, who was secretly employed as a 'consultant on cultism' to 'Amway UK Ltd.,' was (in receipt of stolen money) obstructing justice in the UK on behalf of the US-based bosses of the'Amway' mob, for many years. Consequently, no trace of 'Amway' has ever been found on Mr. Howarth's 'Cult Information Centre' Website, and all enquiries to Mr. Howarth about 'Amway,' have been met with flat denials that 'Amway' exhibits any of the universal identifying characteristics of a cult. Down the years, various people have attempted to challenge Mr. Howarth over his connections to 'Amway,' but although he finally admitted to having been employed by 'Amway', Mr. Howarth has steadfastly refused to answer any further questions. His usual closed-logic response is that he is so busy, he doesn't have the time. However, when he was challenged by the board of 'FECRIS' (a pan-European association of cult research groups), Mr. Howarth accused 'FECRIS' of 'behaving like a cult' and withdrew from its ranks, knowing that he was about to be kicked out. Some of the questions which I would still like to put to Mr. Howarth, but which he will no doubt still refuse to answer, are:
- Exactly, how much money have you received from 'Amway?'
- Did you sign a binding employment contract with 'Amway' which precludes you from ever speaking openly about your activities with the organization?
- When you have been approached by persons complaining about 'Amway,' have you openly-declared that you are under contract to 'Amway?'
- What was the exact number, and general nature, of the complaints which you received about 'Amway?'
- Have you negotiated compensation for 'Amway' victims in the UK?
- Have these victims been obliged to sign gagging-agreements with 'Amway' in return for compensation?
The original version of the Guardian article (published January 13th 2012) reported that the cult known as 'Scientology' was behind the complaint about Mr. Howarth to the Charity Commission, but this claim was subsequently withdrawn, because it could not be independently substantiated. However, very little in this article can be independently substantiated; particularly, the claim that Ian Howarth has helped thousands of cult victims.
In reality, in the past, I have complained to the Charity Commission myself about Mr Howarth, and his associate Graham Baldwin, as being de facto agents of 'MLM income opportunity' racketeers. However, the inclusion of 'Scientology' in the Guardian article drew the attention of members of the anti-'Scientology' group known as 'Anonymous.' http://en.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_( group) who then began to discuss the noble and heroic Mr. Howarth on their forum https://whyweprotest.net/ community/threads/uk-cult- information-charity-cic-faces- charity-commission-curb-after- scientology-complaint.98772/ page-2 , but someone then made reference to his connections to 'Amway.'
You free thinking readers will notice that certain members of 'Anonymous' first refused to look beyond the ends of their noses and accept that Mr. Howarth is corrupt, whilst others read some of the reality-inverting 'Amway' propaganda posted on the Net. by the unmasked 'Amway' Lord Hee Haw, Mr. Steadson, and described my detailed condemnation of 'Amway' as 'ranting.' However, other free-thinking 'Anonymous' members then did a bit of independent research and made the following, insightful observations: