Bunker Video: Why No Concluding Scene?

by Wild_Thing 27 Replies latest jw friends

  • Wild_Thing

    I was wondering why they ended the "Bunker Video" as they did ... with an armed militia finding the JWs huddled in the corner of the basement ... fade to black. The JWs watching don't know what happened after that. Did they kill them? Did they haul them off to jail? Or take them to a concentration camp?

    I think the ending they chose was well thought out and intentional. It is such a cruel psychological game. They ended the story at the height of the "fear" felt by the viewers. It abandons the viewer in the "fight or flight" mode. When a person is in the fight or flight mode, he instinctively perceives anything in their world as a threat to their survival. Fear becomes the lens through with you see everything in the world. When you are stuck in that state, it is hard to think critically. I think we will see quite an uptick in JW paranoia in the coming months following the summer conventions, and probably a rise in ones wanting to get out, but too paralyzed by fear to do anything about it.

  • crazy_flickering_light

    This end works best. A lot of witnesses stuck with the question what happens after. So they think more about it, as with a real end. Perfect.

  • sir82

    It is far more fear-inducing to not show an outcome.

    Your imagination can conjure up all sorts of things far more frightening than they would be willing to show on a convention screen.

  • JWdaughter

    Of course we will. That is what they want. One organization where total insanity works for them.

  • jookbeard

    there clearly was an end, it was merely a part of a set, the outcome came with Elder Brown, Elaine and co in the new world eating fresh fruit on the paradisaical settings, devoid of the billions of dead though, thats the end, like a fairy story but even more far fetched. The irony was though especially with our lot is that it left a far more deep reaching thought that they never would have envisaged, Kevin!

  • konceptual99

    Don't forget that the teaching has been that when the authorities actually start to take action against the Witnesses then it is like them touching God's pupil and that's when he kicks off Bruce Lee style. All the basement dubs shall be safe and sound until they are whisked into the noob order with cuddly melons and juicy lions.

  • freemindfade

    Because your imagination is much more scary and creative. Room is left for speculation from the fear mongers

  • Gorbatchov

    Does this indoctrination waking up out fellow JW's?

  • millie210

    In the old "Paradise" book it had a two page pictorial spread of people falling into gaping crevices and up to their chins in flood water.

    It didnt show people at the bottom haven fallen or people floating having drowned. It showed them all in the act of terror, not in the aftermath.

    That book was published in the mid 50s.

    Thats a long time to be "a scarin" people.

  • OneEyedJoe

    As has been said - leaving it to the imagination allows the viewer to fill in what they are most afraid of happening in that situation. What one person fears may not bother another, so this allows them to have the largest impact on the greatest number of people.

    Additionally, it allows them an out - if they showed a particular event happening they may receive criticism for claiming that governments are going to shoot JWs or imprison them. Leaving out the conclusion allows them to claim that they've never indicated what would be done in this scenario.

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