I ask myself this from time to time. Is the Governing Body operating seriously out of the belief that they are God's only channel to mankind? Or are they deliberately scamming people?
I tell you, most of the time I am just not sure. Sometimes I think they are honest men who believe that what they are doing is right, even though it is negatively impacting the lives of millions of people. "In the end" everything will all be straightened out so they just go on giving forth laws from their Hall of Justice in Brooklyn.
At other times some of the information they put out and some of the things that they ask their members to do seem so unrealistic that the requirements feel almost criminal.
I read Franz's book. He seemed to feel that they were believers but so self-important and pig-headed that they didn't really look out for the little man. It was all about control.
Just about every Study Edition of the Watchtower these days has at least a paragraph if not an entire article on being obedient. If the information doesn't make sense, be obedient. If the elders in your congregation are total retards, be obedient. Control, control, control.
What are they up to, really?