Thanks for this post, PofR. Care to share the story behind your nic? Sounds like it might be fascinating.
The Atlantic article provides considerable background for some of the things that have been happening on the opposition front recently. That KH break-in in Mass., the theft of the secret documents from it, and their posting on reddit and elsewhere, all help explain things like the GB recently telling the WTS lawyers to go after those posting them, as well as the fatihleaks response:
There is a lot more to this story, and the Atlantic article writer helps fill in the gaps.
I will always remember something a CO said soon after Ray Franz's first book came out. Speaking of GB 1 then in power, he observed, "They're running scared right now. I've never seen anything like it." Now it's GB 2's turn. And scared they are, afraid that some of the truth about their widespread lying and bungling of "governance" will be exposed to the faithful. If that were to occur on a major scale where the average Witness would have to see it and deal with it, the results would be devastating within the org.
The GB's losing control—their greatest fear!
One other factual matter correction: the old interpretation of the generation not passing away was not "new" after 1975. It had been around long before that.