"Oh woe oh woe, how bad the world is getting!"
That's the theme of the first 5 pages of every issue of the Watchtower and Awake for the past 80 years, and the opening 5-10 minutes of every "public" Sunday talk for the past 80 years.
But is it really true? Are things just continually getting worse and worse?
Not for hundreds of millions of people:
Hundreds of millions of people are rising out of poverty - far more and far faster than projected!
Oh but those are "just Indians & Chinese", and as we all know, in the eyes of the WTS, "they don't really count" (witness the fact that billions of them have never once in their life even heard the name "Jehovah", let alone met a Jehovah's Witness, let alone been given a "thorough witness").