I just read George Orwell's 1984 and these passages seem to have particular application to this newest instruction from the WTS:
Refiner's Fire said:
Theres a key passage right there, cunningly presented, not as an instruction, but as a theoretical situation.
The question is, does this passage clearly indicate the proper course to be taken??
I think it does. The org, however, can claim it never instructed anyone.Imagine the scenario. When everyone else stands, she remains seated. When everyone else bows their head, she keeps hers up. When everyone else sings, she must remain obviously silent.
Thus she must almost act like a provocateur. Creating anger and hostility.
This is what this passage actually says.
"This again was never put into plain words, but in an indirect way it was rubbed into every Party member from childhood onwards."
"...party member knew what constituted right conduct, and in exceedingly vague, generalized terms he knew what kinds of departure from it were possible." 251
"The phrase 'our new, happy life' recurred several times. It had been a favorite of late with the Ministry of Plenty." pg 51
"In the Ministry of Love there were no windows..." 189
"The real power ...is over men...by making him suffer...Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own?" 219, 220
There are other passages i can't locate now about how you followed the spirit of the law, not the letter. I.e., you understood what was meant by "suggestions."