My first really BIG "omygod" moment was when I read about the change in the Generation. I mean HUGE. I didnt actually DA until Jan 97 however. So when things like this UN thing come up and to the attention of the R&F the ripple wont necessarily be felt right away. Also, people are not DAing themselves as readily any more. They are walking away, ceasing to go to meetings, melting into obscurity. We may never hear about them, and the Jw "counting methods" might be way over what the actual number of Dubs is. People stay often because of their families being held spiritual captives by the Borg and are mentally gone. This pile of major FAUX PAS the WTS is committing and has committed will affect their numbers and numbers and MONEY are all that matter to these people in the tower. Individuals dont exist, congregations dont exist...its all about THEM and the preservation of THEM. They dont give a hang if you stay or go. You are expendable.
When I saw that first LIE in front of my face...and yes they downplayed that TOO as of no consequence...it may me say "Ok..so what ELSE have they been lying to me about?" and I went and I LOOKED.