What is especially sad is that in 20 years or so time the Society will flip the property and sell up ( a nice luxury hotel complex perhaps , or a HQ for some middle ranked company - maybe even sell to another religious group like they did with the New Zealand Bethel ) & rebuild somewhere else. Almost all the existing GB will be dead then but all the young people shown in the video will then be middle aged. One wonders how many of them will still be JWs.
We thought the 1975 scandal would've caused a continual irreversible decline in JW numbers, but the last few decades since have shown that despite this dramatic failed prediction, the Watchtower machine continues to crank and has become a real estate enterprise. I mean c'mon, it's the information age, right? So shouldn't folks, esp the young people, research about the WTS before jumping on the band wagon? But no, cuz there's always ignorant people out there with emotional needs that need to be met, and when the JWs come into picture and somewhat fills this emotional void via love bombing tactics, the person is all hands on deck and drinks the WTS kool aid!
The thing is that as long as the Watchtower decepticon keeps crankin' and there are ignorant folks out there, the cycle repeats itself. You have the older folks who have been around long enough to witness the hypocrisy of the WTS and the crazy doctrinal flip flops or other stuff that awakens them. But then you have the younger folks who are still blind and will take them another decade or two, maybe three, or until whatever time they witness another uphaul, then they wake up if they aren't as ignorant anymore. If 20 years is what it takes to wake up these people, then 20 years it is. But they won't be missed by the WTS of course. There's another young crowd to replace them that will drink the kool aid, then lather, rinse, repeat the cycle of WTS deception. Let's just hope the WTS decepticon will run out of money sometime within our lifetime. I hope that's not too much of a far fetched dream.