There are still many well-educated people who refuse to think and who, instead, prefer to scoff at my statement that: 'whilst they remain generally-misunderstood, criminogenic groups like 'Speakasiaonline' (which are totalitarian in nature) remain an ongoing threat to democracy and the rule of law. Yet, just a brief examination of the wider-evidence proves that there can be no doubt that 'Speakasiaonline' is an 'Amway' copy-cat, but 'Amway' itself is neither original nor unique. Indeed, the recent, thoughtless, comments in support of 'Speakasiaonline' which have appeared on Corporate Frauds Watch, are frighteningly reminiscent of those made by Western European, socialist, supporters of the 'Soviet Union' in the late 1940s. At that time, the English author, George Orwell (himself a socialist), had exposed 'Soviet Communism' as a reality-inverting totalitarian regime, in his historically-important allegorical satire, 'Animal Farm (a fairy story).' By insightfully presenting fact as fiction, Orwell demonstrated (in a form which ordinary people could understand), that the vast majority of 'Soviet' folk were courageous and honest, but ill-informed, dupes who had been deceived and exploited by a dishonest minority of smooth-talking parasites who had presented fiction as fact.
Exactly like the supporters of 'Amway,' the supporters of 'Speakasiaonline' believe
that the group's leaders are morally, and intellectually, superior beings who offer a Utopian capitalist system in which ordinary folk can abandon their individuality and hand over their time, effort and money, so that the product of their collective-efforts will be redistributed in such a way as to ensure that all unquestioning 'Speakasiaonline' comrades will, one day soon, become prosperous, happy and free.
The supporters of the 'Soviet Union,' believed that the regime's leaders were morally, and intellectually, superior beings who offered a Utopian socialist system in which ordinary folk could abandon their individuality and hand over their time, effort and property, so that the product of their collective-efforts would be redistributed in such a way as to ensure that all unquestioning 'Soviet' comrades would, one day soon, become prosperous, happy and free.
Unfortunately, in totalitarian systems, the promised Utopian future, never arrives, but failure is never the fault of the perfect system: it is always the fault of the imperfect individual who didn't believe totally.
If alive today, George Orwell would probably have published 'Animal Corporation (a fairy story).'
David Brear (copyright 2011)