For many generations now, Jehovah's Witness children have been taught that their religion is a theocratic organization run by Jehovah God. However there is no factual basis for such claims. Critics say all evidence is based religious tradition, propaganda, and faith. Also see Mind Control
Children are very impressionable. Whatever you teach a child can affect their emotional happiness for the rest of their life. From infancy, JW children are taught that their religious leaders represent God. They are taught that disagreeing with the leadership of their organization is rebellion against God.
When these children grow up, their faith might be strong, but they have nagging doubts at the same time. Why? Because the foundation of their faith is unstable. Incredible claims about their religion being God's slave and only channel of communication to the entire world can't be proven. Their faith is not built on a strong foundation. Matthew 7:24-28;
Thus, due to the religious programming JW's receive from infancy, JW's know what they know, but they don't know why. They feel compelled to believe they have 'the truth' and are the only ones who will be saved. But deep down their is emptiness. There is a little voice that says, 'what if I'm wrong?'
Today, those impressionable children who learned about 'the truth' from their parents, are now adults. They are leading the organization. How do they know what they know? Do they really believe everything they were taught? Why don't they speak up and see if others have the same doubts? Because the organization is thought to be run by God. Disagreeing with the organization would be virtually the same as disagreeing with God. Also disagreeing with church doctrines can lead to disfellowshipping and shunning.
Even top leaders can get disfellowshipped for trying to make the organization better. Why? Because leaders are expected to be solidly grounded in their faith and good examples. If a leader publicly talks about their doubts, they could lose their position in the organization. The safest way for the Society's leaders to speak out is anonymously or to leave and try to affect change from outside the organization.