A problem with people in general is knowing history repeats in striking ways (like world wars), but fail to recognize the initial patterns of it's replication by denial, distraction or lack of understanding. By the time it all repeats, the general societal ignorance becomes the anecdote of the next generation who learn for a while, then repeat the same thing.
JWs are te same way in their microcosm. Although furnished with not just history, they are taught repeating principles as Israel's judgment foreshadowed Christendom's judgment for pretty much the same disloyal to God alliances. When reading the Bible and concocting Bethel commentary everything bad applies to everyone else, everything good applies to JWs, apostates are outside the WT castle, not ruling it from the Bethel throne (2Thess2:3-4), everything negative develops in the world, not in the "blessed" JW microcosm. (Rev8 "earth").
Thus by denial, blindness and distraction, JWs have ALL the patterns repeating in their own midst in their own microcosm, including divine disloyalty (UN NGO), predatory policy (pervert protection program), and many Bethel forms of lawlessness by policy. Yet keeping with blind humanity JWs apply none of Israel's history to themselves, although Israel's history provides explicit examples replicating in direct principle right in the congregations and right in the elite Bethel synagogue.
Although the divine judgment pattern is now replicating for sometimes a third time, with four manifestations including the original, all repeating at various times in history, like all those times in history upon the blind recipients of the judgment, the GB self-approves themselves as already "faithful" and call this premature self-judgment "discreet", and now JWs of course follow psychological suit as also pre-approved. Once again like the blind leading the blind, the religious leaders of Jehovah's witnesses now also repeat the pattern of leading their people to catastrophe (literally, WT 11/15/13 pg. 20, par. 17, #3) in a period of repeating human history as well, and now the world and JWs are all oblivious to what a 500 trillion dollar worldwide national debt (and unfunded liabilities) controlled implosion must mean.
Although the perfect financial storm of worldwide financial ruin for Bethel is now blowing wind right into the Bethel sand castle, and the waves are lapping near beach, and the big one is coming, JWs are in LaLa land, yet claim "it can end any day now brothers!", when in fact the world gloalization of finance and monetary system will take years and inspite of some severe tribulatory effects worldwide, will be the only hope of recovery. (Of course the nations will have to surrender their core sovereign power (Rev17:11-17) which ultimately boils down to wealth first that must globalize into the master creditor system (Dan11:42-43))
Thus JWs also aid the general ignorance in the world's "end of the world" thinking that another world war continuation of the current world war "global war on terror" is the "great tribulation" leading quickly to Armageddon - or just "naturally" nuclear doom. Even if tribulatory which it will be, the world globalization process into a final "8th King" world government CANNOT occur overnight, will take several years, will have full vocalization of intent, will resolve globalized finance, will resolve that world war for world "peace and security" to present said world government (like all the world war resolutions; 1919, 1945, 1990) and will be a full fledged worldwide international governmental system (beyond UN scope and function, but including it), and "the end" cannot come before that world government completes, and that takes several years of radical world changes to complete world globalization, depose national sovereignty, and absorb the quadrillion in former dollars valuated hard asset wealth of deposed religious sovereignty worldwide to aid the recovery process.
Meaning a "freedom from care" (Dan8:25) as a worldwide "peace and security" (1Thess5:1-3) must also come first as the climax of a cycle not yet activated in earnest, just showing signs.
It is merely all repeating but into a final cycle of completion to result from this repetition, and it is all also repeating in JWs, and the repetition of brazen lawlessness from the Bethel core in JWs, does not bode well for JWs who also cannot avoid the preliminary judgment repeating on their beloved Bethel system of idolatry with years of brazen transgressions and disloyalty to core Kingdom responsibilities (UN NGO and 8th King cover up as King North). This is not going to be a divine approval process befalling JWs, let's put it that way, but a judgment marker, and it is all repeating in a most comprehensive fashion on JWs and the world contextual development in general, with massive world implications also primed for a global shaking to provide the context for Bethel's downfall (financially and organizationally), just as sudden and complete as Jerusalem's or Bethel's downfall of old, it's "mother" pattern. (Hos2:5; 4:5; Matt24:15).
I would guess about 1 in 1000 in JWs and the world will even recognize this replication of world and or spiritual principles cannot remain static indefinitely. It must follow the general course of a well beaten path in world and Bible history repeating concurrently. Again...