So, I was speaking with a relative recently, who is "in" the Borg, but is completely aware of the terrible hypocrisy from the GB down. He is not in the box, and its great to be able to have a realistic, and logical discussion about the current state of the Org.
We started discussing, specifically, about that bunker video that was released in December. How it is being played at all the conventions. It is being flashed before all the rank and file, including the elderly, and even little children. Also, about how truly graphic the video is, not in a provocative way of course, but in a very scary, harsh, and frightening situation that is being portrayed in that video.
The GB is literally showing a situation that is very big in ramifications. I mean, we are talking about seeing people, basically huddled in a basement, doors and windows barred, talking about the dire situation, and then actually showing ARMED MEN coming in at the end. It doesn't get any scarier or dire than that. Especially for the average JW who has been brain washed for so many years that this may happen.
However, when this does happen, that it would be truly signs of the end, and fulfilling prophecy, and it would be a global persecution on Gods people.
To show a video image of this, BUT WITHOUT ACTUALLY GIVING ANY FURTHER INFORMATION, is almost CRIMINAL in behavior.
These are millions of human beings that are supposed to hang on EVERY word and utterance that the GB/Org says. The GB claim to literally be speaking for God. The GB claims they are the mouth piece of Jehovah himself.
To see a video like this one, showing what could be considered a horror for most people, but then leave it at that, without even a further follow up, or discussion, is absurd really. The relative I spoke to, said that the reaction of MANY at the conventions, after seeing this video, is one of "Wow the end must REALLY be here". Or " The society must really be trying to tell us something here ".
Some are even saying. "They/GB MUST know something is coming". Or "This is it, its finally coming, the big A, theres something going down".
This is really a horrible act on the part of the GB to do this to their, supposed flock, that they care for. How can you, with a clear conscience, show a video like that, knowing full well that many people are following your every word and image you put out, but then keep them hanging.
Of course, we know the answer, it was to get an EMOTIONAL reaction. It was to instill a little fear, to keep those that are on the fence, thinking shit, maybe something is going down. Its a terrible act on the GB's part, and truly stinks of desperation.
If the GB really is the MOUTH PEICE for Jehovah, then WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO SAY. How could they just show this, but then not utter another word. If they showed that video, and then the next talk was, "Listen brothers and sister, we have some news, or word, that some heavy things might be coming", OR "Brothers and sister we don't want to scare you, but we must be prepared, as we see certain events unfolding", OR " Jehovah has spoken, he is telling us, to be prepared, its coming".
NOPE, NOTHING. The next talk, after showing that horrific video, was probably about not chewing gum at the assembly, or we need more donations. It is a despicable, and very irresponsible act on the GB's part. To elicit an emotional, and fear based reaction out of people, but with NO basis, is CRIMINAL. You are scaring, elderly, children, mothers, and families, and why, to keep them in fear, so more don't leave your bullshit organization.
How can these MEN claim any type of divine inspiration. If Jehovah wanted his people to know that SOMETHING was around the corner, you better believe it would be a little more in substance, than a scary video, and then LA DI DA, back to normal.
It would be like if Noah, who the society LOVES to compare themselves to, built an Ark, but never said another word about it. Yes, there is a big giant Ark there for all to see. Some might say, "hey whats that", OR " Look that looks like a boat, I wonder if something might be happening", OR " I wonder what that's for", But Noah never says another word about it. Basically, you gotta figure it out on your own.
Nope, Noah went and preached, and gave SPECIFIC instructions, a SPECIFIC time-line, and SPECIFICALLY what was going to happen, and why an ark was needed.
The GB, shows a video of where basically everyone is going to be stuck in hiding and arrested or worse, by the police, or military organization, and then by saying nothing else, they are saying FIGURE THE REST OUT ON YOUR OWN.
That's what message is being sent, NOTHING, nothing to back it up, just be scared, be frightened, look what could happen, now lets read song number 52, and put some money in the box.
It is complete and utter BULLSHIT, and the GB should be ASHAMED of themselves for toying with peoples emotions and fears. SHAME ON THEM.