Dubs like to speculate. About almost everything: how life will be in the New World Order™, how and when Armageddon is going to happen, whether the latest newspaper headline really signals that Armageddon is about to start, what the latest “New Light™” is going to be, and on and on.
So here’s something to also speculate about. Suppose that Jehovah paid a personal visit to the WTS leaders and said,
“Armageddon ain’t gonna happen for quite a while. It won’t happen for centuries, in fact. That’s the bad news. The GOOD news though, is that in the next ten minutes YOU are going to be in charge of leadership for the entire world. Instead of having leadership over 6 million people, I’m going to increase your absolute leadership one-thousand-fold and extend it to 6 billion people. I will make it so that all peoples in all parts of the world will be subject to your leadership and also make it so that there will be enough of your underlings to deal with any and all types of rebellions, coups, grumblings and insurrections. All people will be subject to your absolute rule.
“As for my participation in your decisions and affairs, it will remain the same as it has always been since Chuck Russell. I will not tell you if I have “spirit-directed” you thus far or not. I will let you decide if I have or haven’t. You have my complete permission to now take over the reigns of rulership of the entire planet. You have many cultures and many, many religious beliefs you must deal with. You have many sick people, mentally ill people, criminals, rebels and good-hearted people you must now deal with. It’s all in your hands now. Remember, you have stated countless times that you are My Witnesses and slaves of Christ, so please render your decisions accordingly. Have a nice day. “
So because of Divine Fiat, the WTS is now in control of the destiny of six billion souls, of which only 1 out of a thousand are JWs. Keep in mind that there are no longer any governments which oppose them and which have the power to persecute them, ban them or restrain them. The people in France, Germany, and Britain who tried to tax them are now their subjects at at their mercy. The clergy who spoke so openly against them are now subject to whatever they say and decide. There are no government agencies left to investigate their activities and practices, no one who can openly question what they do and be guaranteed of Constitutional protections of freedom of speech. Whatever the WTS says is now universal LAW on this planet and there is no higher authority to turn to if people do not like whatever law they pass.
To keep this thread more interesting, let’s try to stick with what we already know, viz. how the WTS currently conducts itself and what we ALREADY KNOW the WTS has stated in the past they would want to do IF they and only they were universally in charge. In other words, let’s try to stick with actual facts from present and past writings from the WTS. For example, the Nov. 1952 WT clearly stated how they lamented that they were restrained by current governments from being able to murder rebellious children. Also keep in mind that the Flock book has a totally idea about what justice is than say, the US government does. For example, WTS law does not allow an accused to be represented by an attorney, nor does the accused have the right to insist that his/her defenders/witnesses be present to hear the testimony from his/her accusers. There is no independent entity created (like the Supreme Court) to hear an appeal of a verdict, either. Failure to answer incriminating questions is not an absolute right because there is no such thing as a “Fifth Amendment Right” in Watchtower Law. These are the way things ALREADY ARE in WatchtowerWorld and so must be considered as that way it probably would be if the WTS had worldwide authority. Medicine, sex, science, education, entertainment, occupations, social life, media, communications, telephones, roads, structures, transportation, farming, manufacturing, and even courting practices before marriage would all be under the absolute authority of the WTS.
The society has used the expression “Spiritual Paradise” countless times to describe dub life. Those of you who are/were dubs like myself think that expression is a bit, er, well…..exaggerated. (Talk about an understatement!) Well, now this “Spiritual Paradise” can exist all over this planet in the scenario I’ve created. What would it be like?
Given the history and current policies, practices and beliefs put forward from Brooklyn, just what do you think it would be like if Brooklyn could rule the world? What do you think it would be like, folks? Would you want to live in such a world? If so, why? If not, why not? Such a system is Brooklyn’s biggest dream, and their ultimate goal. What would they do with their dream if it came true? Would it be a "Spiritual Paradise" or your worst nightmare come true? How say ye?