Dumbing Down

by Band on the Run 10 Replies latest jw friends

  • WTWizard

    I noticed that everything is getting wimpier and wimpier. Back in the late 1980s, they had so many more articles about "types" and "antitypes". True, they were hot air. But, in those days they had more variety. You would occasionally get a slide show, and there were occasions when the witlesses would have congregation outings. Even the noise they call "music" wasn't quite as bad as now. No, not even close to calling it real music--just not as bad.

    These days, everything is wimpy. Comments are just about in the words of the paragraph, using the stock illustrations you see therein. I remember making up my own illustrations, that were just as good to even better than the ones from the Filthful and Disgraceful Slavebugger. Today, that is not allowed. The horrible ear- and headache inducing racket they call "music" is dryer, wimpier, and just plain more obnoxious than before. People refer to it as sounding like dying cats and cult chants, blasphemous, and idolatrous--worse than before. Even the articles themselves are basically repeats of what they discussed in recent times. Why, recently there was a part in the Circus Meeting that wasted 10 minutes discussing participation of the boasting sessions! And, not so long ago, they wasted time defining "talk", "audience discussion", and "questions and answers". That is about like explaining to a professional Christmas light installer the basics of the structure of what he uses all his life!

    And the Asleep! rags are wimpier. Not only are we down to one a month, but the information contained therein is so wimpy that it resembles a fifth grade education more than a university education. I, for one, would never depend solely (or even chiefly) on those rags for my information--or, these days, for entertainment. If I want dumbed-down entertainment, I will watch YouTube videos of Sesame Street.

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