I'd take the sociopathic comments over yours. You see, you "hope" his situation "gets better soon". The other posts you appear to have issues with seemed to have done much more to point out the potential mistakes the individual in question made, and brutal though they may have sounded, tried to give honest advise.
The other posters for the most part seemingly tried to do what they could about his situation, and given the limits inherent with this sort of forum, posting the truth as they see it is about all they can do. More than what you accomplished.
I would "hope" if I was in his situation, I would stop blaming outside forces and take some of that advise. It is never too late, as he seems to think "over 40" is old.
I would also add my sociopathic comment that he would do well to decide if he wants to be Mr. CEO or Joe Paycheck. I suspect some of his desire to recapture old glories is holding him back; after all, if he wants to go back into the job market as an employee with no experience, he has to start from the bottom. That is hard for anyone of any age to do, and the better his attitude, the better that will go.