Why referring to Watchtower as 'the Borg' is so apt!
It's interesting that when Watchtower is referred to as the Borg, it immediately brings to mind the scenes where individuals such as Captain Piccard are held prisoner within a vast collective hive type prison and unable to leave. They are then turned into drones. In fact here is how Wikipedia explains it.
The Borg are a fictional alien group that appear as recurring antagonists in the Star Trek franchise. The Borg are a vast collection of "drones", or cybernetic organisms linked in a hive mind called "the Collective", or "the Hive". The Borg annex the technology and knowledge of other alien species to the Collective via a process of "assimilation": forcibly transforming individual beings into drones by violently injecting microscopic machines, or nanoprobes, into their bodies and surgically augmenting them with cybernetic components. The Borg's ultimate goal is "achieving perfection
'The Borg' is a fitting expression for the watchtower organisation. At first it all seems so harmless, but then after a time having been injected with Watchtower teachings, we find ourselves turned into drones. When we realise we are enmeshed, it is too late. We are held in a captive state. Freedom seems almost impossible for many. No way out for some. Like many, I have been sadly assimilated by the borg 😓
It is only sorry that it is a dated reference that is getting more and more vague as young people come of age (just like SEINFELD references in our conversations).
Anyway, I definitely find it fitting. It was more fitting when it properly could be short for Brooklyn ORGanization. (I have heard that some Mormons call their former cult the MORG for Mormon ORGanization.)
Young family members are told that "resistance is futile." Members are assimilated and stop independent thought and individuality of any kind. They are misunderstood by outsiders who think they are harmless until it is too late. Members cease to be concerned with outsiders, knowing that they should only be assimilated or destroyed (by Jehovah in this case).
Is it going to be WORG now? Warwick ORGanization,loses a bit I'm afraid.
SlidinFast: Is it going to be WORG now? Warwick ORGanization,loses a bit I'm afraid.
I dunno...I think Worg has its own special flavor that seems to be rather fitting:
"Despite their higher intelligence and evil traits, worgs tended to act, for the most part, like regular wolves. They often hunted in packs, but sometimes hunted alone. Lone worgs tended to hunt creatures smaller than themselves, while mated pairs and packs hunted larger game. They preferred large, herbivorous animals, usually the young, sick, or weak, but weren't afraid to take humanoids, especially when other prey was scarce."
Well...except for the higher intelligence part. That is stretching a bit
BORG to WORG at last evolution before our very eyes. All remaining doubt is now allayed.
Is it going to be WORG now?
Nah, we can stick with BORG. If people don't care that it used to be from Brooklyn, we can say it is a Brainwash ORGanization.
In the series if a drone left the Borg hive they was totally cut off from the voices of the hive or collective. When they would come back they were assimilated and brought back into the collective. Those who did have success to totally leave had a very difficult time in becoming normal. I feel this fictional Star Trek storyline fits the WT very well. So for all those who had successfully escape the Borg all I can say is live long and prosper. Still Totally ADD
Sometimes I have to wonder if any of the writers of Star Trek were ex-JW.
Last night, I was watching the Voyager episode Infinite Regress. I forgot exactly what, but something Seven of Nine said about becoming an individual seemed to resonate.