In this post we’re taking a more serious turn. We’re lighting a tea light to remember all the good people who’ve been lost to MLMs.
We started Timeless Vie as a piss-take, a way to try and draw people into talking about the issue of MLMs like Forever Living, etc.
Though we laugh – a lot – at the crazy shite bots come up with, there is an underlying serious message.
That message is this: THEY HAVE BEEN SUCKED INTO A CULT and it’s sad. It’s not easy to get them out, and just as hard to see it happening and be unable to reach them. So today, let’s remember all those bots who once were, or are, our friends and loved ones.
The culty-ness of MLMs includes:
*Claiming concerned friends/family are just negative haters etc. This isolates your friend/family member from their true support network and keeps them controlled by the MLM.
*Like other cults, MLMs sell a utopian dream. In this case, it’s the dream of financial freedom. When a bot looks to her upline, she sees people achieving the dream. Or does she? We’ve found lots of evidence these people are lying.
Firstly, WATCH THIS:
but wait…the house is still for rent and sale so she wasn’t pipped to the post for it at all. HEY GIRL YOU CAN STILL GET THE HOUSE HUNNI XO YOU’RE WELCOME
We have found many other examples of these kinds of lies.
*Your friend/family members’ language changes as they start turning into bots, and they also start posting inspirational memes on FB, etc, that they never would have before:
The screenshot below is from a FL presentation that shows how bots on Facebook use a prepared script to target people online:
seen a lot of this kind of post? It’s not a coincidence.
It’s almost all scripted. So if you think your loved one has changed, you are right.
Our main goal is to stop other people getting sucked in. Unfortunately, once someone’s deep into an MLM it’s really freaking hard to get them back.
For more reading on the cult side of MLMs, please check out our Blogroll on the left sidebar.
But for now, let’s remember our lost friends, this day, the 17th January 2016. May they all come to their senses soon and before they lose too much money. And may we all be there for them to offer non-judgemental support – real support, love & hugs.
xo Timeless Vie