We've all been trying to decipher what is going on at the top of the Watchtower organization. Clearly, the game's afoot, we just don't know what game we're playing.
Item: the constant harping about money and donations
Item: the seizure of local assets
Item: major changes in field service (the carts and use of computers)
Item: changes in meetings and stuff like the new songs coming out
Item: videos of people dancing (!?!?!?) in Kingdom Halls and the like.
What does this add up to? Given the complete lack of transparency, we don't know. But I've suspected for some time that there is a major power struggle at the top of the pyramid. These recent changes seem more and more like splits I've seen in secular businesses when owners/managers can't agree on the next course of action.
To me, the fight in Watchtower land is starting to look like a fight between old hard-liner conservative "company men" and younger, more liberal "reformers." The first group wants to keep it the way its always been, the second may be trying to present a more mainstream face to the world. I've said this before, but I'm more convinced of it now, this would explain the schizophrenic nature of the changes.
I think the money talk and grabbing may be about controlling the assets, rather than some actual shortage of funds. It's possible that the money is ending up in different parts of the organization, under the control of different individuals.
If I'm right, we may see an actual schism at the top. That would create a real headache for the R&F.