Also, it seems that the 1938 Fascism or Freedom booklet is still worth quoting, to some. It is odd they fail to mention the damning "proof" found on pages fourteen and fifteen.
[Box on page 225]
“Upon the Sun”
As the “sun” of human rulership has “scorched” mankind during the Lord’s day, the John class, with statements such as the following, has drawn attention to what is happening:
“Today Hitler and Mussolini, the arbitrary dictators, threaten the peace of the whole world, and they are fully supported in their destruction of freedom by the Roman Catholic Hierarchy.”—Fascism or Freedom, 1939, page 12.
“Throughout history the policy followed by human dictators has been, Rule or ruin! But the regulation now to be applied to all the earth by God’s installed King, Jesus Christ, is, Be ruled or be ruined.”—When All Nations Unite Under God’s Kingdom, 1961, page 23.
“Since 1945 more than 25 million persons have been killed in some 150 wars fought around the globe.”—The Watchtower, January 15, 1980, page 6.
“The nations around the world . . . care little about international responsibility or rules of conduct. To reach their ends, some nations feel fully justified in using any means that they consider necessary—massacres, assassinations, hijackings, bombings, and so on . . . How long will the nations put up with one another in such senseless and irresponsible conduct?”—The Watchtower, February 15, 1985, page 4.
I have to say, these quotes are amazing to me. Of what are they supposed to convince the reader? That more daring pronouncements are to be found on Starbucks coffee cups?