What is the basis for authority for the governing body?
The basis for the Governing Body's authority is the way they interpret the bible, with out their own special slant on what the bible says they have no authority. It is really quite absurd and pathetic when you really think about it.
Likewise what is the basis for any religious organization say that they have been chosen by god.
They all assert their own agenda of self empowerment.
The WTS doctrines were designed to be attractive and alluring to the public as well advantageous for further distribution by those allured coerced believers.