If so-called "critical thinker" can excuse the abuse seen through the French documentary he isn't critical thinking any more at all.
Landmark has tried so desperately to keep the video off the Internet because most people, who have not been influenced by their training, can see how bad the Forum is firsthand.
The transcript is up now.
The Forum leader says "If you want to do something for her, I don’t know, you could kill yourself. No, that’s not good enough. No, kick yourself. Find something that makes you suffer. Get cancer. Make it last for 29 years, so you suffer and die. That way you’ll feel better about your daughter croaking. So you have to accept it."
When the woman breaks down crying he says, "You spend your life whining. It’s not a pretty sight 'Bo, hoo, hoo. I’m not happy.'"
It's no wonder Landmark insisted that everyone sign a release absolving the company of any liability for anything the Forum leader does.
Of course a real professional (conuselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist) could not and would not do this. They are accountable and take responsibility for what they do.
An expert that is critical thinking and has watched the same footage "critical thinker" claims is "twisted out of context observes the following:
"[The Forum leader] makes fun of any response of hers. But that’s not the problem. It’s the stranglehold he puts in place. And what frightens me is that in very little time, 3 or 4 days, we’re seeing what takes a sect 2 to 3 years to instill. The sect phenomenon is gaining momentum. And reviving childhood fears is not harmless. It puts the students, at least the ones who go along with the game, in the position of a child. This sets up the strangle hold of the guru. Because there’s an incest-like relationship between an all-powerful father and a child who is not even allowed to doubt, to question, to think critically. The only thing left is to listen."
In the end watching the "volunteer" would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic.
French Narrator says, "No contract or salary, no health insurance and nothing to sign. In this apartment, 20 people work full time. Most seem to have the same status: volunteer. They’re everywhere, even in the bathrooms."
Why would any adult that is a "critical thinker" clean a toilet for free as a "volunteer" at a for-profit privately owned company?
If McDonalds or Wal-Mart asked its people to clean the bathrooms for free they would walk out.
In Paris and elsewhere the Rosenberg family who seem to run Landmark much like a family business, make money through such free labor, reducing their overhead by using "volunteers."
The "volunteer" work force is compelling evidence for the description frequently applied that Landmark is engaged in "brainwashing."