How were they duped into providing material to prove to the U.N. that they agreed with their goals and were a large enough organization with worldwide readership and influence to promote those goals to their adherents? They had to agree to do this I believe yearly in order to retain N.G.O. status. I think maybe it's a defense mechanism to quickly uphold whatever the society has done but in the dark of night, with time to think, I'm sure it is disturbing. I felt the same uneasiness upon the announcements about the generation. It did not sit well with me, but I wanted to trust.
Your questions are quite reasonable. If there was no wrongdoing, why not announce to everyone what happened? Do they consider their adherents too stupid to reason and so must keep them in the dark? Why reprove people for asking questions about something that is true? The whole thing stinks--it is absurd--it is reprehensible. It is idiotic to think that they were duped. Why didn't they pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit before joining? Or did they?