Very eye-opening article for the uninformed.
There's a lady I see on Sunday mornings who recently bought herself a "distributorship" with a newly launched MLM called Beyond Organic
. She keeps finding ways to work praise for this MLM's products into our discussions.
I'm going to try to get her to read this MonaVie article. Maybe a dim light will shine through her MLM wall of true belief. I can just picture the conversation afterwards, though...
"This company is different." (No, it's not.)
"I got in on the ground floor when it first started." (When they started selling distributorships the ground floor was already a mile above you. You're just in the first wave of victims.)
"The founder, Jordan Rubin, has two doctorate degrees and is professionally certified." (Quackwatch has a whole page just about Jordan Rubin. His 'degrees' and certification are frauds from diploma mills.)
"He was fabulously successful with his first company, Garden of Life, then sold it to launch an even better company." (Garden of Life was successful until the FTC shut him down for making fraudulent and misleading claims that his so-called health supplements cured cancer and other medical conditions. He paid a hefty fine, too.)
"His diet is biblically based. It's the way God wants us to eat. He was dreadfully sick, but when he followed God's eating plan God cured his Crohn's disease." (The devil loves using the bible to hoodwink us. Many key parts of Rubin's diet are not found anywhere in the bible. Crohn's disease can go into remission with a careful diet, but it comes back. Besides, I don't have Crohn's.)
"Beyond Organic is an environmentally-friendly virtual Farmer's Market bringing pure wholesome foods directly to you." (Hamburger for $10/pound, hotdogs for $13/pound, cheese for $19/pound, 'dairy beverages' for $6.75/pint... And I missed the part about how 'environmentally friendly' it is use diesel and dry ice to ship this wholesome food from Kansas City, Missouri.)
"Beyond Organic University will educate you and your family on nutrition, fitness, organic farming, and hygiene, so that you can bring hope and health to a world which desperately needs it." (See the above comment about Jordan Rubin's fraudulent degrees. Now you want me to pay $200/year to take classes from him? And get certified... in what, exactly? A quick look through the 'educational materials' reveals that they are merely MLM infomercials.)
Oh, yes, if I can get this lady to sit down with me, this is going to be one very interesting convesation.
"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig." - Robert Heinlein