Some of this is starting to sound familiar....
Quoted from http://www.ex-cult.org/Groups/Amway/amo/UplineLies.html:
HARMFUL IDEA : If you can't have the lifestyle of an Amway diamond, i.e., sleep until noon, buy anything you want and walk the beaches everyday with your upline idols, you can't be happy. THE HARM: A psychologically manipulative idea perpetuated to shift and solidify a distributor's loyalty to the Amway business and the AMO cult. Part of the programming that destroys life long friendships, marriages and families.
HARMFUL IDEA: Your workplace is a prison and J.O.B. is a swear word.
THE HARM : Another psychologically manipulative idea persistently planted in distributors' minds to shift loyalty from their employer to Amway. Most of us have some dissatisfaction with our jobs but don't feel imprisoned by it. Many people lose promotions and sometimes their jobs because of the job apathy instilled in them by the AMO disparagement of jobs. Equally as important, the world would not function without the millions of non-Amway services provided by the work force. And, I ask, who would fill the needs of the many thousands of diamonds that, according to Bill Britt, will come from within his organization?
MISREPRESENTATION: Most people die or go broke not long after retirement.
REALITY : Some die. Some go broke. But the reality is most retirees live on reduced incomes which doesn't mean they're broke or any way diminished in their capacity to live comfortably and be happy. The perpetuation of this half-truth is simply a tactic used often by distributors to scare prospects into the Amway business which promises retirement in a state of wealth and security.
HARMFUL IDEA: Products that are not sold through the Amway or Personal Shoppers catalogs are negative and that if you buy them you are a "traitor".
THE HARM : Endless repetition of this idea conditions distributors to always buy Amway products or other products through their own business using the Amway Personal shoppers catalog. The family conflict this creates is pervasive and destabilizing. It can get to the point where the sight of something from the neighborhood grocery can cause internal bleeding. Of course, the real purpose of this idea is so top Amway distributors can get huge bonus checks without selling anything (but an idea ) to their vast organizations of downline distributors.
UNTRUTH: Creating the apparency of being more successful in the Amway business than you really are is not deceiving prospects, it's simply thinking diamond or dressing for success.
TRUTH : This is deception and misrepresentation in its most insidious form - a "let's fake it" tactic utilized for the purpose of luring people into Amway and getting them excited.