This isn't about anything sordid (or morbid, or reported that Knorr did).
It's just that I
found an odd-sounding statement in the archived interview that appeared at
about 31m20s in the December 2014 monthly tv.jw.org broadcast (or at 4m35s in
the stand-alone Larson interview also on tv.jw.org). It seems to reveal an
attitude that you'd think would be obsolete about the power of the
anointed. In the attached image, as captioned by tv-jw-org, he said: "every overseer was anointed . . . I got to appreciate the depth of the anointed, the power they had."
It was interesting to me for another reason. I've heard Larson use the expression "This is the Kingdom" in the way we used to use the expression "This is the New World Society" back around the 1950's and 1960's. In fact, I thought I remembered him saying it in the same interview, which is why I just went back to listen to it. I doubt it was edited out, so I must have seen it elsewhere. But I've also heard him in person speak of the Society as if it was equal to the Kingdom.
I believe that this
idea about the "power of the anointed" is also related to the way he saw Knorr as if he were a king
ruling a kingdom on earth. In fact, I believe this attitude had a lot to do
with Larson's quick rise to power when he took over for Knorr at the factory, when JFR died. After having the job for a year and a half, Knorr told Larson: "Max, I'll have to stay over at 124 and take care of the world . . . you take the factory."
After reminding of several episodes of a cartoon called, "Pinky and the Brain," it also reminded me of: “You men already have your fill, do you? You are rich already, are you? You have begun ruling as kings without us, have you?” (1 Cor. 4:8)