He just can’t move on can he. He will NEED the WT for the rest of his life, he can’t survive without them. It’s so fucking sad when you think about it. The WT has Lloyd trapped in a weird merry go round scenario that never ends.
Lloyd thinks he’s his own man, owns his own mind, and does what he wants. But he NEEDS the WT.
Exactly, like most activists they become dependent on the very thing they claim to be against, so ultimately, will seek to perpetuate the status quo when it matters. You see the same thing with Elizabeth Warren, who's made a political career out of "holding the big banks to account" yet when something threatens them she is the first to leap to their defence. Because they are what ultimately butter her bread. Never expect anyone to solve a problem when their income is tied to that problem existing.
He thinks about and spends more time on WT than the average elder pioneer. The average JW forgets about the religion the moment they take their tie off ...
He’s more trapped than the vast majority of JWs and he doesn’t even know it. And will refuse to ever recognise that sad sad fact. Poor little man.
I honestly quickly found exJWism boring, because little really changes from year to year and decade to decade. People end up hanging on some minor phrase uttered at an assembly by someone which isn't really much of anything, but do we really need a constant stream of 3hr videos to tell us about it and analyze it from every angle? No, and it's clear we don't because things quickly devolve into hyperbole as though the WTS said something they didn't. Tight pants are immodest? Of course they are, is it genuinely "breaking news" that a conservative religious group says it? No, and don't try to make out it's up there with throwing gays off rooftops.
I think evidence that things have jumped the shark is trying to make out that a guy buying some bottles of liquor is a massive scandal, even giving it the "...gate" suffix. It's simply laughably pathetic and immature to think it's any kind of smoking gun of anything. Maybe if the WTS had a prohibition against buying any kind of alcohol, it might be, but they don't, so there's not really any story.
But if your income depends on something happening, you have to pretend that there is.