New Boy and others
With regards to the experience of the young man expelled from Bethel for fighting, I felt deeply sorry for him. It was obvious that there was a code of silence with regards to the events at the Branch; even after he talked to me I was in no position to help him out. I was concerned and sympathetic, but I lacked the insight and expertise to counsel him in a proper manner.
The other problem was that due to the secrecy I couldn't share his problems with no one else. Bottom line that poor Boy was full of anger and resentment and he was going thru life with that burden. Typical example of a "closed" commune.