A Taxonomy of WT Presidents/GB

by breakfast of champions 11 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    [This is what happens when the semester ends. . . idle hands. . . . . ]

    So I was thinking of how you would categorize the Presidents of the WT, and I came up with this:

    • Russell == CRAZY
    • Rutherford == EVIL
    • Knorr == A DICK
    • Franz == CRAZY

    Then I thought, How do the current GB stack up? and came up with this:

    • Herd == CRAZY/DICK
    • Jackson == DICK
    • Morris == CRAZY/DICK/EVIL
    • Lett == CRAZY
    • Splane == DICK
    • Lösch == DICK/EVIL
    • Sanderson == CRAZY

    Your thoughts. .. . .

  • freddo

    I think you're on the money, BOC.

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once

    Russell = Egotistical fanatic

    Rutherford = Self appointed fascist prophet and Opportunist

    Knorr = Goosestepping inheritor of the status quo

    Franz = Delusional Bible reading Watchtower wizard.

    Herd = Just happy to join the club with the big white boys.

    Jackson = Makes a marsupial look bright.

    Splane = Obviously an accountant who found his way to being a WT "yes" man.

    Losch = Goebbels evil religious twin.

    Sanderson = Girls just want to have fun!

  • smiddy

    What about William H.Conley ? where does he fit in ? the first president ? O.K. he wasn`t president for very long but he was the first .

  • slimboyfat

    I don't think Russell was necessarily crazy. He was a man of his time, and his beliefs and actions were not terribly out of the norm for his time and place in history. He was successful on many levels, as a businessman, author, and charismatic preacher.

    Frederick Franz on the other hand was a bit of an oddball character. Whereas Russell was successful because he could appeal sufficiently to society in general to generate a following, Franz could only thrive among the captive audience of pre-existing believers. The general public flocked to hear Russell in many places. Thousands of the flock were wowed by Franz too, but not including many who were not already JWs.

  • Vidiot

    @ breakfast of champions...

    Evil crazy assholes...

    ...jeezus, it sounds like the Republican presidential candidates of the last couple decades... :smirk:

  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    Good point SMIDDY.

    So I might add in:

    Conley == FORGETTABLE

    and revise Sanderson:

    Sanderson == CRAZY/FORGETTABLE

  • bohm

    I was trying to come up with a witty 4th category and then I realized that no, this is probably about it!.

  • wannaexit

    Russell = Crazy

    Rutherford = really crazy

    Knorr = really, really crazy

    Franz = craziest

    Herd = deluded fool

    Jackson = more deluded fool

    Splane = idiot

    Losch = crazy

    Sanderson= crazy

    Morris= craziest of them all

  • slimboyfat

    Henschel doesn't even get a mention. The last of the "anointed" presidents. Talk about the forgotten president. One of the only things I "know" about Henschel is that he visited a posh hotel in Malta, because someone wrote a story about it online nearly 20 years ago.

    Not to mention Don Adams and Max Larson, the two headed non-anointed presidency.

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