THE PROOF that this "strategy" is alive and well in the minds of at least the older JWs, is that JWs and ex-JWs all over the world knows this expression, even in their own languages! In my language, it is called "teokratisk krigføring" (theocratic warfare). And when there is an equivalent expression (to the english) in the vocabulary of JWs around the world (in non-english countries), then that proves that the phrase was once in the WatchTower-litterature! I knew very well this phrase, as my mother often mentioned it/spoke about it. She became a JW in the early 70s (around -70, I think), and I was born in 1973. I heard her use that phrase many times, as I grew up, so the doctrine must have been very much alive in 1970. And the thing is, that even if this phrase (and its meaning) isn`t mentioned often in the newest JW-litterature, we both know that when the WTS says something/drills something into the heads of the JWs, it sticks there, untill it is explisitly taken back. Whenever the WTS says something, it is like when you throw a rock into a lake, the water starts moving in small vawes, and they continue to move for a long time. In the JW-world, an "old doctrine" can stay alive for decades, even when it`s not explicitly mentioned. But I think you`re on to something though, this doctrine may be on the way out, as it is not mentioned much anymore. The 15 - 16 - yearold JW-kids of today, will probably, in a couple of decades, deny that there ever was such a doctrine, and reject it is an "apostate lie". But I, for one, know it wasn`t a lie. I was there!