By Darth Van Douche
The only reason people fell for VanDouche is because they trusted their friends who trusted their friends who trusted their friends, etc., who brought them into it. In other words, VanDouche relied on the credibility that friends have with each other and never on himself.
Once they got into a closed door environment conducive to thought reform and love bombing, it was a slow boil-the-frog attempt that manipulated the chemicals in the brain until they eventually bought the idea that they were better off taking an unending set of courses and sleeping with the con-man.
If they had taken the time to look into his past and seen the trouble with the law and the failed businesses, anyone of them that had a modicum of critical thinking would have realized that it was just another multilevel marketing scam. This time, instead of Consumers Buyline or some lame vitamin shop, he took on the persona of a spiritual “guru” of the human potential movement. Yeah, sure. Some guy with his background all of a sudden became this great ethical teacher who had found the path to enlightenment and creating a noble civilization.
When you look back on it, after your mind is wiped of the garbage they put into it, you can only realize how conned you were to fall for such a charlatan.