I am naturally suspicious of anyone who gets too much praise. I am jealous of people that make are better off financially. I detest people who were at the top of the organization heap and were validating the nonsense with their "vote". I am a third generation JW with 50 years. I obeyed their stupid rules. I suffered. I never had an Uncle at the top who could pull strings. I never had access to the juicy crap that Ray was able to gather. Now he makes money on it. He should have self-published the material and dumped every penny into free distribution. His books ought to be available free.
Some people say Franz had such great courage. Elephant S--t. How much courage did it take to write a book. A lot of us could write a book about our lousy lives - unfortunately no one gives a crap about the experiences of an ignorant, low-life, window-washing, floor scrubbing, carpet laying ex-fanatic.
Yeah I liked the gossip. Anyone can guess how a watch works but its interesting to take the cover off and see the gears.
Simply, Franz continues to benefit from his former rank in the organization. One of the things I like to see is the large numbers of ranking people hit the dust. It's great to see these super-fine, holy wonders who sat in on so many judicial cases stumble over their own pride & ignorance.
I know these feelings of mine are not very healthy. And I continue to work on it. I still feel this organization has achieved a near miracle of unity - in spite of the idiots who would like to lord it over others.