If the heads of Governing Body members aren't ready to explode yet, I suspect they shortly will be.
The organization is long accustomed to a certain dynamism - that is rapidly evaporating. The result is that they must now
work hard to maintain an image of dynamism! New "truths" won't appear - no one has Fred Franz's gravitas.
Committees drain away any sense of rapid, dramatic response - and attempts at change are often greeted with meagre results
( Some assemblies didn't even bother with meetings for Ministerial Training School). Actually, the only dramatic announcements
in the organization these days seem to involve what's next to be cut - or what immediate demand the Society's lawyers have
crafted to avoid the next set of lawsuits.
I gotta believe that every man wishes to "make his mark" on the world around him. Trouble is, the maneuvering room in this cult
is just about non-existent. A tradition bound Catholic leader might build a new hospital - but in Watchtower-land, such a proposal
would get you marked as apostate!
From the Governing Body down to the local congregations, there is a commitment set in concrete to hold on to everything
and change nothing! In my last days as an elder, I felt as if a conscious effort was being made to eliminate all creativity
or real initiative. An objection was raised because I started using a table for sisters giving talks in the Ministry School.
Apparently, some C.O. years ago didn't like this and did away with it. Horrors! I've violated an unwritten law!
No matter how stupid, no matter how unjust, no matter how pointless it all is, nothing must be allowed to change
(unless tort lawyers are pounding on your door - or contributions have run dry again).
Frustration: they've sought it, they've sworn allegiance to it, and by God, they've earned it!