Activism or any kind of push back really is NOT about the size of your emotion, your disgust, or the feeling of powerless frustration at the religion.
Being an EX-JW is about one of two things and two things only:
1. BEING EFFECTIVE
2. BEING INEFFECTIVE
To which I add: effective at what?
1. Not identifying yourself as the foaming at the mouth, demonic, mentally diseased piece of shit the Watchtower has framed you out to be in the minds of their captive slaves.
2. Reaching the hearts and minds of depressed, anxious, fearful people under a spell of mistaken belief.
BEING EFFECTIVE is about the message and not the messenger.
Watchtower anti-apostate propaganda focuses AD HOMINEM because such propaganda makes the Ex-Dub appear threatening and misguided.
WHY play into the GB's schemes?
We are not the legion of doom, we are not vigilantes or insurgent agents of chaos come to visit grief and terror.
We are Good Samaritans stopping to help an abused victim.
The people still inside the Kingdom Hall are the victims.
By focusing on our own pain, mistreatment, and mishandling we make OURSELVES the victims which--as accurate as that is--MEANS NOTHING to those trapped inside a place they've been programmed to see as an ark of refuge at the start of a Great Tribulation.
To be EFFECTIVE, we must become the ambulance, the doctors, and nurses, the volunteers inside a disaster area INSIDE the Kingdom Halls.
We need to be people victims run TOWARD rather than AWAY from once they see their own condition plainly.
We are a source of believable information or we are nothing but another pain in their ass.
We have to be more LIGHT than DARKNESS.
Bottom line: if you are an activist you strive for EFFECTIVENESS in getting trapped people out of a burning building.
An activist's job is to help those inside the religion to SMELL the SMOKE and head for the nearest exit.