The definition of insanity!
A famous and very smart man once said:
"The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" (Albert Einstein)
By that definition then, is the society or are witnesses in general insane? After all, they have repeatedly proclaimed dates, or "time periods" for the end to come - that have always proven to be wrong.
Then, they have denied ever having done so.... yet repeat the very cycle for the next generation (sorry, I mean the same overlapping generation)
Insanity is too nice a word to use for the Governing Body members.
An insane person has no control over their situation , it`s beyond their control .
The Governing Body members however know exactly what they are doing , they are evil charlatans to put it mildly.
While Einstein was a great scientist, I don't think he was qualified to diagnose any individual's sanity. He was looking at it from the scientist's viewpoint as to experiments and "insanity" in a general not clinical way.
But it is a seeming lack of intelligence not to understand or accept the results of repeated experiments with identical conditions and results