When I said “Bethel” I meant the local branch, not the HQ. Those in NY couldn’t care less and wouldn’t think twice in throwing the local Branch Committee under the bus.
I agree. There is historical precident to the idea that hq will absolutely let individual populations of witnesses suffer a great deal of harm (see Malawi).
But thats not what was under discussion. You implied that the branch knew and cared about this petition, as if it was some serious concern. I question if even the portugal branch knows and i would again bet the house they dont care one bit even if they were somehow aware. This isnt even a minor blip on their radar screen.
I also question your premise that this is ‘causing quite a stir’ in the congregations. There are 50k active jw’s and 650 congregations. You have less than 800 signatures after asking people from all over the EU to sign. Your assertions dont pass muster.
Again, im not discouraging you, per say. Have at it. Hell i dont care if you want to delude yourself into thinking this is a big deal and that your really making waves. Again, have at it and enjoy. However your not going to blow smoke up the collective ass of the forum and not have some question it. This has been ineffective and will go nowhere. Take it as a fact check and reevaluate your methods. Or continue to paint it as effective and delude yourself if you wish, but your the only one buying it.