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BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU
ALSO GOES BY ALIAS OF "MOTHER"

(C.T. Russell, the first WT president, is omitted only because he was not big on the "Big Brother" concept.)

DA JUDGE

It started with Joe Rutherford (da judge) who wanted to take over the Watchtower real badly after Russell died. He kicked out all the opposition, then found "legal" ways to put himself in office as the president of the Watchtower, ignoring the wishes of Russell as specified in his will.
Joe hated prohibition.

Nathan H. Knorr had to make up for his lack of charisma by building the Watchtower Empire more than ever before, establishing missionary schools, modern door-to-door techniques, acquiring vast amounts of property, etc. Knorr never trusted the brothers, always intent on keeping them in line through rules and regulations. Responsible for archaic ways of "witnessing."

Da FATHER FIGURE

FREDDY

Fred Franz was the reluctant president who was buds with Knorr, and stood by him in the end (1976) when all the other Governing Body members were itching for real power. He preferred to be the organization's PROPHET, writing many books on Bible interpretation and always focusing on sensational dates. Shunned his nephew Ray Franz (also a GB member) in 1980 and watched him get kicked out for telling the truth about Big Brother. He was rather odd.

We won't put the fifth president, Milton Henschel here, because Ted Jaracz who heads up the SS (Service Dept.) is the real promoter of rules and regulations to keep the sheep (who still can't be trusted) in line with his Victorian and bizarre judicial system. Leads the Watchtower through critical times. Ted is as cold as ice and his spirit drives the modern-day Watchtower organization. Orwellian to the max!

too cold to name

sandbut.gif (281 bytes) Tongue-in-cheek essay on the 5 Eras of Watchtower Presidency


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