You guys just don't get it. The WTS is buying all this Hudson River Valley property because they are building the New World capital! Don't you see? Once these purchases are finalized, construction can start on the offices, facilities, and residences the "princes of the earth" and other resurrected ones will need to open those "new scrolls" which will contain orders from the heavenly government. So after Armageddon has wrecked the rest of the planet leaving its survivors the wonderful task of burying billions, clearing away rubble, planting crops, and building huts for themselves and the others who will be resurrected, the Watchtower elite will take up their rulership without having to be involved in that kind of stuff. Just think of all this as Beth Sarim and Beth Shan East! Isn't it obvious? I'm sure that's one possible answer the WTS will give its gullible followers as to why, with the End so close, it is involved in these land grabs.