Amway apologists IBOFightBack and Bridgett Baron have had a public 'falling out' with a former Amway kingpin, Doug Wead, who has publicly announced that he has formed a 'consulting' relationship with an Amway competitor, Xango--another MLM competitor of Amway who market a pomegranate health drink, a near clone-like product similar to another of Amway's bitter MLM rivals, MonaVie, who markets an accai berry drink in a wine bottle. Readers might recall that many of Amway's ex-kingpins, like Orrin Woodward, left Amway in August of 2007 during the IBO Rebelion and are now selling their mixed bag of 'motivation' with MonaVie and the likes of Xango as well.
Seems Doug Wead, a former presidential advisor on the religious right wing and former Amway 'diamond' kingpin, has 'pulled the covers off' of this IBOFightback chap (David Steadson) and Bridgett Baron stating that "industry insiders" describe them as "Jack and Jill". Here is what Mr. Wead has said on his own blog about Steadson and Baron:
"BTW, for those of you listening in, Bridgett and IBO fightback are called “Jack and Jill” in the networking industry. It is presumed that they are freelance apologists for Amway assigned to live on the net and promote their employers." ...Doug Wead
Much speculation concerning IBOFightBack has been garnered on the web about what would seem to be obvious connections between him and Amway (headquartered in Ada, Michigan). It has precipitated much discussion on the (webraw) Quixtar Blog and within the Q-Blog Forum. Steadson has claimed that he acts independently of Amway, but incorporates a plethora of materials and videos on his 'The Truth About Amway' web pages obviously supplied to him by Amway which supports Steadson's supposedly 'unofficial' propaganda--all of which offers Amway up as a great opportunity.
Steadson does for Amway what it could not openly do for themselves because of the questionable tactics which Steadson is free to employ and for which Amway would want to officially distance themselves from. Amway of course offers up their own 'official' pages and fluffy 'Opportunity Zone' blogs which generally do not address all of the 'scam' and 'consumer fraud' allegations against Amway made by people from all walks of life and for which Steadson is always 'fighting back' against. Steadson feels free to openly take on all the Amway critics like Scott Larsen as well as anti-Amway blogger Joecool.
Bridgett, a propagandist, much like Steadson, offers up a rosy picture of the Amway business as well. Her views have been described as 'pink'. Both Steadson and Baron prowl the Internet 'dispelling the Amway myths'. They feel their 'job' is to follow the search engine results for pages critical of Amway and 'troll' blogs and pages they deem paint an 'unfair' picture of their beloved Amway. Author and Amway critic, David Brear, asks the question, "When does this fellow (Steadson) ever sleep?"
IBOfightback and Bridgett describe Amway as a multi-billion dollar business which operates world wide, as if these sales figures somehow make the Amway distributors somehow magically successful themselves. The sad truth is that the rolling failure rates for Amway distributors approaches 100%. Amway's cult adherents labor in the 'Biblical' Amway vineyard, many times for years without ever producing a quantifiable profit after expenses. Amway rank and file 'distributors' (heavy irony intended) spend countless time and money attending paid candle lit rallies and buying the motivational materials sold by 'kingpin monopolists'. Knowing the sad state of affairs, and of the Amway 'distributors' failure rates, Jack and Jill still promote Amway as the greatest of opportunities. This denial of the 'Amway Financial Holocaust' then makes these 'reality inverting' apologists, promoters of premeditated fraud: 'intent to defraud others' into joining the cultic Amway 'bidnez'.
These dunder heads, who now must deal with Amway critics calling them "Jack and Jill" have made a incredible error in questioning possibly the most prolific of all Amway propagandists, Doug Wead.
Wead, no longer needing to carry water for Amway has laid the cards out on the table, revealed the true purpose and nature of this delusional pair of 'fairy tale' misfits, now made all the more comical by someone whom they at one time professed admiration.
If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, most likely it is a duck!
Doug Wead has recently admitted that he wrote many of the books attributed to King of the Kingpins, Dexter Yager, making him the real propagandist behind Dex's throne.
Jack and Jill Went Up A Hill To Carry A Pail of 'Amway' Water
Jack Fell Down and Broke His Crown
And Jill Came Tumbling After
How appropriate that theses 'Jack and Jill' scoundrels have been 'outed' for their "assigned" treachery by one of their own kindred. I am not a fan of Doug Wead, but his recent revelation about Jack and Jill is very interesting indeed. I have referred to Steadson as the Swedish Swindler (as he now operates out of Sweden) although he is originally an Australian national.