Excellent article, I really enjoyed it. I have been wanting to see some sort of essay on where the Society is going and you have provided it.
You might be right about 3W.
It's also possible that 3W is working entirely alone and is comfortable conversing with "apostates" and maintaining loyalty to the Society at the same time.
A perfect example of double think in my opinion.
1) I am loyal to the Society even though I know I am "doing wrong" by visiting these sites.
2) I know I am "doing wrong" by visiting these sites, but I am defending the Society.
3W's articles are well written, carefully researched. I think the possibility of him being a Bethelite or having close connections with Bethel is a good theory.
There are only 3 old timers left in Bethel - Jack Barr (101), Carey Barber (92) and Ted Jaracz (81). How long will they last is anyone's guess - a comfortable style "nursing home" may mean they could all live to be 100, but how effective are you at that age?
It's almost comical for JWs to believe that the latest 50 something batch of GB members could be anointed - after all, how could any of them have been chosen after 1935?