Even just a few days ago he told me he was "bewildered" by my interest in Landmark. Bewildered. Why? Because he hadn't READ ANYTHING THAT I SENT HIM. If he had, he'd understand my concerns, wouldn't he??
Followers are discouraged from reading, listening, or looking at anything critical of the group. They are taught that critics are negative, cynical, bitter people who will drag them down and ruin their ~transformation.~ They are encouraged to turn a blind eye to anything that carries even a faint whiff of derogatory information and ignore any curiosity they might have. Many come to equate the negative press with the type of thinking that got them into so much trouble in the first place -- trouble they are so eager to escape.
This is if Landmark doesn't turn him into a total psychological wreck, which it has done to so many other people, and he is the perfect candidate for this. And I mean it, he's serving himself up on a platter.
Sounds like he might be the type Landmark takes full use of. They love people they can take advantage of. I'd say the proof would be if he spends increasing amounts of money and devotes more and more time to them. Fortunately, this tend to ruin the ~transformation~ over time as these people burn out from the excessive demands. But it takes a while -- months, years, decades sometimes. It may be the first time he has felt good about himself for a long time. Most of us tend to get ground down by life and I'd say this type of cult involvement and emotional manipulation is almost like falling in love -- you just don't want to give up that feeling. But at Landmark, that "love" comes with a hefty price-tag, a monstrous work-load, and a colossal hangover. Recognition of the abuse of his good nature will kick in sooner or later, but it may take a while. Think of it like a bad marriage.