punkofnice - "The JWs are deliberately fed conflicting or confusing 'new light(tm)'. This is because it causes cognitive dissonance and makes the R&F more easy to control."
Keeping the R&F confused and uncertain on purpose? I have a hard time imagining even the GB being that Machiavellian.
That sort of behavior does happen in abusive relationships, but it seems to occur more organically, rather than as a calculated move.
I could be wrong.