sycophant n. A self serving servile flatterer
You may remember that the Watchtower Society claimed that they dumped printing half the Awake issues to
put more emphasis on the Bible. Well, the latest (October) Awake features two full pages of "From Our Readers",
as "Watching the World" has been cut down to one page.
How many magazines do you know publish multiple pages of (in effect ) Self Praise?
The Awake editors apparently select a pile of letters telling them how great they and the Watchtower are -
and print them. If any magazine you subscribe to did this, what would you think? That they were being
run by a board of sycophants? Uncritical Yes men? Servile men who might just as well work for the North
Korea News and its "Dear Leader"?
Usually, they throw in one letter that critiques some minor technical point published, but other than that it
perpetuates the isolated ivory tower image that Jehovah's Witnesses love to deceive themselves with.
Everything is wonderful, don't you know? Jehovah is making loving provisions for his organization.
Anyone who says otherwise will be shunned or punished.
I have known of business management consultants who run in panic whenever they observe this sort of uncritical
self-fawning stuff. It screams to them that disaster is on the horizon.