The Faithful and Discreet Slave are free to look back now and make a mockery of whatever beliefs were previously held by Jehovah's Witnesses.
They are also free to make types and anti-types of some parts of scripture, and not of others. They do that thing where they focus on one part so as to distract from the fact that they are doing the exact same thing with another part.
For example, in his talk featuring the new understanding of the "man with the secretary's inkhorn," Geoffrey Jackson goes on to say:
We know in recent years we've been careful not to try and make types and anti-types of every aspect of what the bible says. For example if we go back to Ezekiel chapter 9 verse 2, how easy it would be for us to become sidetracked with "the upper gate," what does that mean? It faces north, not south.Then they stood "beside the copper alter." Which side? Front? Back? This side? That side?
It doesn't matter! (uproarious laughter from audience)
Would he, or any of the Governing Body, stood up and said that directly to the face of Fred Franz back in the day?
I was also struck by David Splane introducing the AGM program by saying, "It is going to be historic." It is not the first time in recent years that Governing Body members have declared that some event or other is going to be historic. They are determined to make their mark in theocratic history. They want to declare it themselves rather than let posterity speak for them.
These are not "discreet" men.