I agree with what you say. Malicious gossip at the expense of others who cannot defend themselves is not good. However, attempting to surpress individuals "talking" about others whilst them not being present is just plain ridiculous control freakery. You should have heard the Boss being interviewed, he actually said "I like the idea that my employees cannot criticise me behind my back". This smells of Landmarkia horse shit - no criticism of "the Authority" figure is ever allowed under any circumstances.
The 'borrowing' and exploitation of universally good policies, written or unwritten, by predators such as Landmark disgusts me. The no gossip rule is always a good rule, but they take it and twist it into their own abusive and manipulative advantage. In much the same way, they take concepts such as 'trust' or 'integrity' and insert their own filthy conceptions of what trust or integrity is, and proceed to force their bastardized and sick interpretations onto anyone they can get their hands on.
The 'no gossip' rule is just another example of a good policy that they take completely out of context to further deepen their psychological control over their victims.
LGAT strategies remind me so much of those utilized by deviant sexual predators, that seek out and exploit the innocence and trust of little children. They gain control over them--they establish a 'rapport' via deception and/or coercion with their victims, all for the sole purpose of using/sacrificing them to gratify their selfish and perverse subhuman agendas, and will exploit them for as long as they can get away with it. The first time I heard of gossip being frowned upon in Landmarkia from my lekkie friend, I gained a pivotal insight into just how desperately Landmark (or most other LGAT cults), clings to its much needed victims and maintains control over them.
Most LGAT devotees believe that their handler organization gave them the solutions to all of their life's problems, and because of this belief they all come to believe whole heartedly that they need
their group. I wonder what would happen if each person believing this LIE/STORY could be made to see that their organization actually desperately needed them? I wonder if Landmark Education would seem as attractive to the average Lekkie if it were clear and obvious to them just how desperate, pathetic and needy Landmark is
for their membership and donated labor to continue racking up multi-million $$$ yearly profits, or would Landmark be unveiled for the losing and abusive proposition that it is? My first thought would be, 'beggars can't be choosers' and it would only take one snotty remark from one desperate 'beggar' forum leader (who is actually standing in proxy for werner) and I'd be gone, I've never been attracted to the abusive cling-on-needy type.
The 'no gossip' rule is such a clear give away of the neediness and desperation underlying the LGAT that enforces it. Too bad those concerned are unable to see it or have been rendered powerless to do anything about it.