Should I work for a multi-level company?

by Robert John Stevens, September 29, 2016

Someone on a forum today asked if they should work at a multi-level company.

We need good, honest and ethical people in leadership positions everywhere. BYU graduates represent some of the best. The greatest good can occur from within. To rephrase President Hinckley’s quote, you can make bad businesses good and good businesses better.

Think of a good company as diamond shaped where the majority of the income is distributed to its hard-working employees.

The distribution of wealth in a healthy nation is also diamond shaped.

The most successful MLM in history is the Federal Reserve–a private group of bankers, organized in 1913, whose business model was to monetize debt. Their down lines are member banks and those who keep them in power, and share in the wealth plunder. Their August 2016 balance sheet reports $4.64 trillion assets (see page 4).

Their product is debt monetization which is best achieved by growing the size of governments via regulations, overspending and endless wars.

Besides for a brief period from 1862 to 1872 to pay for the Civil War, The Federal Income Tax rate was 0% until 1913. Tax Freedom Day in 2016 was April 24th, i.e., you worked from January 1st to April 24th just to pay your taxes. Pre-1913 there were almost no regulations in the United States.

MLM founders may have great and noble intentions as do most traditional company employees. There are good people everywhere.

Re-read the Book of Mormon just to study the effect the Gadianton Robbers had and the case studies on the proper role of government. That may help in deciding where you want to work and what companies you want to support.

I interviewed with similar companies and decided my conscience will not let me support any multi-level scam.

Every one of them claims to be different but all of them have
commonality—their products aren’t superior or they wouldn’t need a pyramid scheme to sell them, the founders often amass wealth, and the majority of participants do not.

Life’s decisions require deciding what rackets we aren’t going to support.

A cause-based job where you are dedicated to a mission will provide the
highest satisfaction; hence, that’s why teachers are willing to work so hard for so little.

Having said that, free agency declares it is your decision. Consider
weighting it against the 12th Article of Faith:

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

MLM interviews I accepted this year:

1. Modere in Springville (formally NewWays). Their development team maintains about two dozen similar code bases due to language- and nation-specific distributors. I didn’t think that sounded fun and I sensed neither did they.

2. Young Family Living: They generated more than $1 billion in revenues last year. During my interview with the development manager, he diffused essential oils into the air. I didn’t smell oils in the working areas though.

Inalienable Rights, Liberty and Freedom are on VidAngel’s Side

by Robert John Stevens, July 10, 2016

Hollywood studios once promoted the U.S. Constitution, defended liberty, championed individual rights, and elevated the common man with great films like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

In 1996 Matt Slovick of The Washington Post wrote:

But this film caused quite a stir in this town in 1939. The Washington Press Club sponsored a premiere at Constitution Hall that was attended by congressmen, Senators and Supreme Court justices. About halfway through the film, people started walking out. At another dinner, Capra was criticized for showing graft in the Senate. The Washington press corps, who didn’t like the way reporters were portrayed, joined in the attacks against Capra.1

But average Americans filled the theaters to see the film that helped make Stewart a star. The movie earned 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture (it lost to “Gone With the Wind”).

One of my favorite movies, Sergeant York (1941), taught Americans that even religious pacifists were justified to defend freedom against aggressors.

The 1965 movie Shenandoah Shenandoah reminded Americans that individual and state rights not delegated to the Federal Government were superior to usurped federal laws, even in a time of war.

But then Hollywood sold out to the globalists and have since been on the warpath to destroy the U.S. Constitution with its Bill of Rights, liberty, freedom and national sovereignty by destroying the moral foundation required to support their super structure.

By 2012, Neal Harmon, one of the smartest and most capable entrepreneurs in America today and now proven hands-on CEO, wanted to show his children some of his favorite Hollywood movies but didn’t want to introduce them to certain vulgar words and scenes in their youth.

Neal could have timed certain scenes and demanded his children close their eyes and ears while he fast-forwarded past them, exercising his moral and constitutional right to do so inside his own home but decided there must be a better way.

Having studied the secrets of YouTube from a programmer’s perspective while working at Orabrush, he realized he could create an overlay or filter on top of Hollywood videos without violating their copyright laws. Hollywood lawyers destroyed similar efforts by CleanFlicks and other companies.

After Orabrush was sold, Neal and his brothers started a company called VidAngel in Provo, Utah to stream videos that moral and ethical people wouldn’t be embarrassed to watch even if Jesus sat next to them.

Knowing the importance of abiding by laws that are constitutionally supported, Neal devised a simple, unique and legal solution: Let customers buy a video, stream it to them and then let them sell it back to VidAngel.

Leveraging crowd sourcing via Amazon Mechanical Turk, the Harmon brothers found hundreds of Americans who would gladly volunteer their time and expertise to create movie filters.

Although Hollywood won the battle declaring it illegal to physical modify movies even after they were purchased (a constitutional violation), VidAngel modifies no movies, buys them legally and stores them in their vault.

At some point in our nation’s history, Hollywood sold out to the globalist whose goal is to demoralize our free society, destroy ethics and usher in world government with them in control.

Because of the constitutional nature of VidAngel’s case, it could and should go to the Supreme Court. Despite Hollywood studio’s cunning arguments, the underlying justifications are unalienable property rights, the rights to acquire, possess and protect property, and the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions.

For VidAngel to win they must spend vast resources virally telling the public that it is their right to enjoy and defend their natural and constitutional freedoms. This is their opportunity to teach by focusing on the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and to arm the public with reaffirmations from all 50 state constitutions.

If Hollywood studios wins and government grants it illegal for the public to filter their own videos then who will enforce it? Who will enforce the right of decent parents to pause videos and fast-forward past dirty scenes? Do we really want Hollywood surveillance in our own homes?

VidAngel won’t win with similar statements used by CleanFlicks and other companies who lost.

Neal Harmon is today’s Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)—the John Doe that represents moral and decent citizens who is being attacked by corrupt, corporate giants backed by unlimited power and money.

There is much more here at stake then just just videos: Inalienable rights, religion, the Fourth and Fifth Amendments and right for parents to protect themselves against state intrusion are all under fire.


1 ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’, By Matt Slovick
WashingtonPost.com Staff

LDS Church opposed to state senator’s medical marijuana bill: 7 Questions

by Robert John Stevens, February 6, 2016

News Update for February 25, 2016
Utah Senate passes controversial medical marijuana bill

News Update for February 12, 2016
Church Urges “Cautious Approach” on Medical Marijuana Issue in Utah

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encouraged Church members to ask questions, so in relation to yesterday’s article in Deseret News LDS Church opposed to state senator’s medical marijuana bill, I have seven questions and hope somebody will provide some insights:

1. Referencing John 1:3, isn’t Jesus the creator of marijuana or didn’t Jesus help make marijuana?

2. If marijuana serves no purpose to help mankind then why did Jesus make it or take part in its creation?

3. If marijuana really relieves menstrual cramping for women in pain, then isn’t that a good use?

Inserting Marijuana Into Your Vagina Can Now Relieve Menstrual Cramps

4. Why do Mormons think they are justified in using the force of government to outlaw marijuana’s use?

5. Would Mormon leaders feel justified to personally afflict punishment on their neighbors for using marijuana or to personally imprison them? If not, then why support government force against marijuana users?

6. If the LDS Church thinks it is appropriate to oppose marijuana for medical uses, then do they also agree with the current federal government’s opposition to hemp, even though the government promoted its use in 1942 and allows today for it to be imported but not grown in the USA?

7. Have Church leaders not seen this 1942 Hemp for Victory video by Department of Agriculture?

Summary

I don’t want my descendents or the masses to use marijuana, nor do I wish to be a victim of marijuana smoke as I was as a teenager attending parties, or smell it in the air, and I don’t feel justified in telling adults they can’t grow and use it for their own personal use inside their homes.

The War on Drugs has been a major failure and gave rise to the police and regulatory states, massive increases in the number of prisoners, huge profits for the prison system and Federal Reserve shareholders, hundreds of billions of debt for the United States, CIA-controlled opium production in Afghanistan, and federal power to favor one drug lord over another, all at the expensive of freedom, liberty and inalienable rights.

My dad suffered a lot of pain when he was dying from cancer. I was told he ate marijuana in chocolate brownies. He may have even smoked it. The alternative was morphine, expensive pain killers made by the pharmaceutical industry and the side effects they produced.

I feel Church leaders from all faiths can do more to aggressively promote the defense of freedom, define and teach the terms liberty, freedom, free agency, natural rights and inalienable rights, and make it clear to their members when and where it is their duty to defend those rights for themselves and for others—things we all knew and defended in the pre-existence.

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Comments

From anonymous:

I don’t know all the details of each bill but I think it is more a rejection of the specific bill (given that there is no objection to the bill specified below).

“Hawkins said the LDS Church hasn’t raised any objections to Republican state Senator Evan Vickers’ Senate Bill 89, which would legalize manufactured cannabidiol products for a select number of patients.”

From my friend Mel:

I haven’t followed this too closely, but I understand that there are two bills regarding the medical use of Marijuana that are being debated. The Church opposes one and supports the other. The Church apparently is not opposed to its medical use, but feels that one of the bills is not a wise way to go about it. The press finds it easy to bash the Church but I want to know the whole story.