This is a special edition of “On The Road With Dave” with a Multi-level Marketing focus. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything regarding Amway and Quixtar; but it seems I have been pulled into a conspiracy theory at Doug Wead, The Blog
Doug Wead is a presidential historian, motivational speaker, author, and former Amway distributor. He recently wrote a few articles regarding MLM and Amway. As is the norm; on an Amway topic, “Tex”, of Tex’s Amway Global Blog, visited the blog and made some comments. Tex is currently commenting to a “David Black” at Doug Wead’s blog and the comments are heated.
David Black has assumed wrongly that Tex and I are one in the same, and he has “exposed” me on the blog. Those regular readers to “On The Road With Dave” might find that ridiculous, but I’m giving Mr Black the benefit of the doubt that he just did not read far enough in his research that “exposed” me.
Mr Black wrote me an email, that said he had “fixed my ass” at the Wead Blog. I didn’t know Doug Wead had a blog and had to do a search to find out what he was talking about. Mr. Black, let me assure you that I take the statement that I am a “Internet performance artist” that has created the personae of “Tex” as some kinda joke–as a compliment to my sheer genius; it is in no way the truth.
Here’s my email response to Mr Black:
It took me a few minutes to figure out what you were talking about.
But I’m afraid you are wrong.
I did start the Tex’s Amway Global Blog. Tex is a real person. Others have met him, including folks at Amway.
Tex spent many months commenting at a variety of Amway blogs and forums and was banned by many if not all.
I started the Tex blog to get his comments out on the web for judgement, approval or disapproval. It was announced at many blogs and their authors were and still are well aware of that we are two separate people.
Your theory that we are one in the same, would greatly disappoint Tex’s wife and kids as well as my wife and kids.
I’m sorry, but there is no joke. You judge Tex by his own words. You judge mine separately.
I think the real joke is that the Internet can spawn such controversy.
UPDATE AUGUST 2016: In 2011, all but a few entries at Tex’s Blog were archived due to a concluded legal battle between “Tex” and Amway Corporation. Entries made by myself were recently added back to the blog.(Such as the blog introduction and holiday postings) 2 other entries remain at that blog and briefly explain the blog’s demise and recommends readers to another site.