Yes, there are and will always be good people within the WTS. I know many very decent, good-hearted people, including many elders who are trying their best to live their lives out as well as they can in the circumstances. We must remember that they are what we were.
Recently an long term JW friend visited me. He had prepared a lot of information from the WT to try and help me, from his viewpoint, to deal with many of the doctrinal issues that I discussed with him in a previous visit. Of course, there was little common ground to be found, but I was sincerely touched by his kindness in having thought of my welfare. I told him candidly that it would be sensible if he prepared himself for the fact that one day he may have to chair the committee that disfellowships me. He cried like a child at the thought.
I have to say that I have more respect for this misguided JW than I have for some XJW's, who presumably are less misguided, who find it too easy to condemn by association, people such as this man. It is almost the antithesis of the condemnation of 'worldlings' that goes on within the WTS. That is, anything and everybody 'wordly' is evil, everything and everybody with WTS attached to it, is equally evil. This reasoning is far too simplistic to be of any use, apart of course for giving the opportunity to vent our rage and an opportunistic scenario where we are able to blame all the ills in our life on the ‘World’ if we are JW’s, and the WTS if we are XJW’s.
Though the WTS seeks to conquer an individuals spirit, it will never completely achieve this, for there lives in all our hearts a genetically impelled spirit of freedom that can never be conquered. History attests to this. It may be hidden from view and only bought out at precious moments, but it is there, and this is where cognitive dissonance becomes so obvious with JW's.
Best regards - HS
PS - Are you any relation to Just2ThousandFourHundredLaws ( Ted Jaracz...lol )