If a man is dying of thirst in a desert and he sees the mirage of water just up ahead, it does no good trying to convince him it is a mirage because THAT'S ALL THE HOPE HE'S GOT!
After all, he sees it!
Nothing we can say works, only REAL WATER will suffice.
So, here's the thing.
A Jehovah's Witness has been brainwashed into believing he is in that desert when he really is not.
This is a big, bright beautiful world with a million opportunities IF ONLY he were allowed to see it.
But the Watchtower has filtered everything through a dark, dark mirage of Satan, Armageddon, and Apostates, instilling fear and creating the optical illusion of a wasteland everywhere EXCEPT for the safety inside the Borg.
The effective activist is the person who is living a better life since leaving the Organization.
"Look at me" the successful activist can say, "I did it and you can too."
Instead, so many ex-JW's become the horrible thing the trapped Dub inside expects to see, an angry, resentful, rude, self-degrading time bomb of recriminations on a downward spiral.
And that, my friends, is why they continue to crawl toward their mirage. It is the only hope they can see.