I will bet that the governing boobs are grateful for the superstitious. After all, it's the superstitious who fill the ranks of jehovah's witnesses. With the dubs it's not faith... it was never faith.
Monday's eclipse should bring out the best in all they who are superstitious. The 'end-of-the-worlders' should be out in spades. In fact, two hours ago, Christianity Today had to put out an article to calm the faithful.
I will imagine that in the kingdom halls, there will be much talk about "the composite sign" and how this eclipse fits in with it all.
Interestingly, Jesus Christ had something to say about the superstitious. Bluntly, He warned against it.
In the sermon given by Christ at Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, before giving any information related to the questions that His disciples asked, he gave a stern warning, and interestingly, it involved eclipses.
Particularly, at Luke 21:11
11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
Only mentioned in Luke's account, but alongside the other things that Jesus mentioned as deception.
"8 [Jesus] replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived."
He detailed the things that the superstitious would get carried away by.
1) wars and rumours of wars (Mt 24, Mr 13, Lu 21)
3) earthquakes (Mt 24, Mr 13, Lu 21)
4) famines and pestilences (Mt 24, Mr 13, Lu 21)
5) fearful events and great signs from heaven. (Lu 21) only
Things that his listeners should ignore as noise, things that the superstitious would go into a frenzy over.
Eclipses, meteor storms, comets, planetary alignments, Venus transition, blue moon, red moon, Jupiter or Mars bright. The stuff that drives the superstitious out of their mind, ...along with 'wars' and 'mass death' and 'pestilences'.
The dubs have had and continue to have good company over the years.