I had to laugh about a huge news story pre-empting this announcement.
You must remember that this is news about Jehovah's Witnesses - the birth of a two-headed calf in Ufukistan would pre-empt it. JWs are not of much interest to anyone except JWs and ex-JWs.
That having been said, I just finished reading several pages of excerpts of the information we're waiting to be released. No, the site hasn't been hacked and we're not being punked. This is great, authentic, well-researched stuff coming from completely outside the JW or ex-JW community. That's why I've been telling you it doesn't matter whether the WTS is aware of this or not. They have no way of knowing where this is coming from or how to prepare for it. It's also very nice in that any faithful JW will be totally free to read this as it has no connection with us apostates! Therein lies much of its power.
I will say this: If the complete body of information is anything like the pages I read, it could have a devastating affect on the WTS.
But please don't get your hopes up that all your family members will read this or hear about it and immediatley DA themselves. This information will have no affect on many faithful Witnesses. If they've dismissed all the other problems with the WTS, this will be unlikely to make any difference either. That in no way is meant to detract from the importance of this announcement - but lets get real about this and not create unachievable expectations. Some Witnesses can shut out any rational thought or worthy criticism.
The information is not simple, but it certainly has the potential for creating huge problems for the WTS for years to come. The announcement will hardly be earth-shattering - it's how the information is used that will make all the difference. It's why Barbara was appealing for activism a few days ago in a post.
So, in the time being, relax, set back, don't start talking about it to your JW friends and relatives until you've had a chance to see it and digest it and discuss the best ways of using it. Making it seem like just another apostate smear campaign will do it lots of harm. This is about as legitimate as you can get.
Enough said. I'm sure this post will get lost in this HUGE thread, so if anyone wants to take it and move it to some other threads feel free. I just wanted to add a note of real optimism about this for the skeptics, and a note of caution for those with unreal expectations.