I have been thinking about a linkage between several interesting threads over the past week or so: Here is what I think we can derive -
* Recently, a thread asks if JW are assimilating more into the world. Consensus: publishers, yes for many. WTSociety: fighting hard to stop it.
* Many threads present a practically Gulag picture of the latest District Conventions. Parking, Seating, Rooming, many talks on obedience, toilet paper, food, talking, etc. Consensus: Attendees are completely beaten down and tired out. This is even born out by comments from the platform.
* Several threads highlight the practical desperation of the special September campaign. Consensus: english speaking baptisms and publishers hours are dropping like flies. Society is desperate to do something to get them up again; maybe sending the lay-off victims as sort of SSmen to whip them into line.
* There is a definate plethora of magazine articles screaming out the need for obedience and recptiveness to new light. At the same time, there are more active faders and dissidents (many talking through internet even isolated miles from one another) than ever in WT history.
My theory is that the WTSociety has in fact been cracking the whip with negative results. They are making things worse for themselves with this lunatic conrtol freaking.
Anybody else feel this is the case?