"Negative" press is one thing, but perhaps this employer and other employers would be interested to hear that the United States Federal Department of Labor had investigated the company for possible Labor Violations, on multiple occassions, and was also investigated twice by the Federal Department of Labor in France, and classified as a "cult" or "sect" by countries including Austria and Sweden, Germany, etc.
All I ever get are blank stares and shaking heads. It doesn't matter if it's an employer getting high on this 'new technology' or an individual with aspirations to improve him/herself. It is frustrating from my point of view, but I usually let it go and talk about the weather.
There is obviously something within our human psyche that holds onto a sense of denial like our lives depended on it. If the subject or concern was to do with buying a car or television the conversation continues in a normal way. But with LGATs it's a no-go zone and I'm seen as a deluded hate-monger happy to swim in my own muck.
What can you do? I compare it to being a parent with a child who wants to do things their own way. Fair enough, I say. Sometimes we have to suffer our own ignorance to come to some kind of understanding.
With regard to employers, I agree that many see LGATs as a way to instill their vision onto their employees. A way to create a collective that is focused on the doctrine of the business they're involved in. If there are casualties they just suppose that there had to be a predisposition anyway. Mental illness? In one particular employers words, "They were mad from the beginning!"