Misery Loves Elders thanks so much for that very detailed report...sorry to hear you are suffering with the virus and hopefully now on the mend.
From our vantage point (being out), I truly agree these schools are verging on the bizarre in more ways than one. But what never ceases to amaze me is the 'specialness' with which some of the appointed 'servants' view these clubfests. To hear still-in relatives tell it, these are the timeliest and most privileged schools one can attend in this time of the end, yada yada. I want to scream! but of course, have to nod as they drone on about how detailed the information is and how up-to-date the faithful slave is on their knowledge of how things are really progressing around the world - I kid you not. Apparently, any worldly media reports, including anything on the internet, is out there obscuring the real facts, which only the GB as God's chosen group are privy to. I think a lot of the older elders, even if they have the internet, view it as sort of a necessary evil in order to connect to Head Office to submit field service reports, etc. but would never look at any other sites (nor do they have the time with all the BS Headquarters keeps them busy with). So, whatever they hear at these schools they drink in as if it's mother's milk.
So, I agree with your observation that eventually there has to be a major crack down the middle, between the truly deluded and anybody with half a brain - a civil war, as you describe - can't be long in coming now. The times they are a'changin for sure.
Thanks again for sharing all that info...must have been fairly amusing and painful to listen to all at the same time.
Edited to add - YES WELCOME to all the newbies!