Recent events strongly suggest that the Watchtower has a
severe, if not fatal, weakness.
Lack of education - and intelligent management.
Over the past several years, the Governing Body has emphasized
a program of 'simplification' - a plain response to the demands
of an international organization that LACKS ENOUGH MONEY AND
TALENT to make it efficient. This alone generates the possibility
of making huge mistakes - legally or politically.
Ask yourself why they must train trusted Bethelites in legal,
medical, and other practical subjects. Basically, they can't
GET TRAINED, EXPERIENCED BROTHERS to volunteer for what they need.
This may be the primary reason why the Society suddenly allows
COLLEGE educations. Word was leaking out of Bethel and there was
concern about the congregations' reaction.
Ask yourself why, after many decades of printing, the Society
now looks to downsize operations. While money (lower contributions)
is part of the problem, the subject of productivity shouldn't
be overlooked. They can't run an efficient operation with the
often untrained cannon fodder that kept Bethel going in past
Ask yourself why so much of what the Society says and does
seems detached from present reality - why they stubbornly pound
away at policies that clearly don't work - why they have so little
depth in dealing with young people or families - why the meetings
and magazines are so vacuous and dumbed down. There's nobody to
make it much different.
Take a good, hard look at the 'depth' of Governing Body members.
Feel confident in what you see?
Was Fred Franz the only 'scholar' they had? Why does a G. Stafford
even exist to write their apologias? Because there ain't nobody
The talent, the skilled management isn't there - AND WHAT TALENT
THEY HAVE is under constant pressure to quit - whether from
work loads or the plain ennui of being a zealous Witness.
Now, I wonder why they must send JR Brown to take care of matters
far from Bethel? Is there no one else? Won't a phone call
suffice? No one else they can trust to 'get it done'?
This is the greatest threat to them. Not everyone in this sad
organization CAN BE uneducated and inept. There are a few who
keep it all going - without which, they are defenseless.
Pin down those few, cause them to leave or give up, wear them
out, - or wait for aging to stop them
and the Watchtower is defeated.