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Re: "the greatest muckraking biography of CWL"????

Mar 05, 2007 10:17 AM
by danielhcaldwell

Thanks hari9896 for your comments below.

In light of what you say about the volume which you describe as
"the greatest muckraking biography of CWL", may I ask you a question.

What year was Charles Webster Leadbeater born?

This is a relevant question in light of your opinion of the above 
mentioned biography.

I will make a few comments later on this particular issue.


--- In, "hari9896" <hari9896@...> wrote:
> --- In, "danielhcaldwell" 
> <danielhcaldwell@> wrote:
> >
> > Dear hari9896,
> > 
> > You write about "the greatest muckraking biography of CWL
> > ever published."
> > 
> > What specific biography are you referring to?  Title?  Author?
> I don't want to mention that because I don't want to publicise the 
> book. 
> > 
> > But much more importantly, can you give us more details about WHY 
> you 
> > have described this biography as "muckraking"?
> Because I think the book is, in its account of all the alledged 
> sexual activities it describes, a collection of lies, 
> fantasies and salacious useless gossip which only serves to 
> and untruly malign a man who is already down and unable to defend 
> himself (not that it would have done him any good trying)
> Its a completely useless book.
> > Are you suggesting that the author of this biography should NOT 
> have 
> > included such "muckraking"?
> No because such muckraking was the sole purpose of the book, as far 
> as I can see. The author would have lacked motivation to write it 
> without the muck. Therefore it would be better if it had never been 
> published because then CWL would not have been maligned and people 
> would not have been deceived by it.
> > 
> > In other words, how should the biographer have dealt with the 
> > biographical events which are labelled by you as "muckraking"?
> It would be a good idea to separate fact from fantasy for a start. 
> If speculating that harmful fantasies might have been real will 
> many mindless dupes to believe they were it would be in the public 
> interest not to speculate.
> What you've described as "biographical events" were imho all 
> imagination and would only act as fuel for other sickos to believe 
> CWL was a pervert.
> Don't forget we're dealing here with nearly everyone's favorite 
> subject. Even a small mention of it is like a spark that can start 
> forest fire. Many years ago when working with laborers digging 
> ditches etc I found that thenumberthatcomesafterfive was something 
> they would talk aqbout endlessly, for hour after hour after hour. 
> These normal men were mad on the subject, which was their main 
> for living and their main motivation in life. Even people who hate 
> often love to wallow in salacious gossip and use it as a club to 
> their enemies with. eg accusing innocent people of pedophilia, of 
> which we read so much in the media these days.
> I quote from the post of Mark Jaqua, elsewhere on this board:
> Quote for Sun., Mar. 4
> ".... A human being is at least ninety-eight
> percent subconsious mind and at most two
> percent conscious mind. The conscious two
> percent spends much of its time trying to
> explain, after the fact and in logical terms,
> what the ninety-eight percent subconsious mind
> decided to do and did."
> - Charles Sheffield, "Proteus in the Underworld"

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