sweetpea--- The society claims that some of those appointed over the WTBTS became the evil slave class thus leaving the opportunity for newly elected anointed to replace the others.
The way I see the ritual is that it is an actual dinner that is to be eaten together with the congregation . Jesus did not only pass a cup of wine and a loaf of bread around he and his apostles actually had dinner first . Not everyone is sanctified to partake as the apostle Paul did warn that one must be completely and totally pure in the faith or else they will eat and drink judgement against themselves .Still it is up to the individual to determine their spirituallity . IMHO