The WTB$ has been in a slow, but steady decline for about 20 years now. It is NOW starting to reach a more rapid decline. What took 20 years to decrease, will now take 5, and so on and so forth.
The information/internet age has GUTTED them, and that aspect of it has not even peaked yet. The organizations VERY hardlined, trigger happy, judgemental, ways of the early to late 90's, caused MANY, MANY, of the orgs youths to be DF'd. What the Org didn't realize is that this hard lined stance caused the potential "cream" of their youth to LEAVE, and never look back.
Many of us here, would have been that "cream", and perhaps would have ushered this org into a new "golden age" if you will. Instead WE are the ones exposing their lies, and the "domino" effect of all of this is continuing now at a rapid pace.
They are DESPERATE now. Their past is exposed for the LIES, and false prophecies, that it is. Their CORE doctrines have changed, and flip flopped, that there is no "sense" of who or what they are anymore. The money is running out, they are no longer "milking" the cow, they have finally "butchered" the cow, instead. Yes, they are raking in some final, big chunks of money, by selling off their prime real estate, but that's the "butchering" of the "cow". Once you butcher it, yes you get a lot for the meat, but its OVER after that. Milking a cow last a lot longer, and is more profitable in the long run, but if you are indeed running out of money, then you must sell off the cow.
Then there is NOTHING left to milk. The members of the org, are in 3rd world countries, where they have no money. The members of the org in first world countries, are in the poorer, economic, sections of society, now. This org, looked down on secular jobs, and education, so NOW its followers are uneducated, poorer members of society, and are NOT contributing enough.
The older members of the org, that perhaps may have some money, and in the PAST would have willed it to the society, are now NOT doing that. The idiots in charge of this org, have systematically ostrasized its older members, betraying them, if you will. The older ones, TRULY see the changes, and do NOT believe the bullshit anymore. Guess what, when they pass away, this org is NOT getting their money anymore, like it used to.
This all did not happen overnight. It has been many years in the making. The difference now, is that all the "holes" in the ship are filling with "water" at a rapid pace now. They cannot plug the holes faster than they form any longer. The ship IS sinking NOW.
How long it takes to sink, is anyones guess, but as the old saying goes "follow the money". Well, they are running out of it, hence the sell-offs, and down sizing, and lay-offs. We ARE witnessing the "ship" starting to sink. It will go down. It will fall below the raging waters. The "captains" in charge have sunk their own boat, and ALL of US here that have left the ship long ago, are sailing safely away on our life boats.