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Re: Theos-World Anand Gholap formula for General Council composition

Oct 03, 2008 09:54 AM
by MKR

As they say, the cat is out of the bag. The whole move, it appears to me,
has been in the works behind the scenes for quite some time. It does
not take much intelligence to see thru what is going on.

TS was organized in the most autonomous manner and I recall there was a
statement somewhere that the role of the international is to step in and
resolve any disputes between sections.

I would like to know who came up with the idea to "run" it like a
corporation or a business to direct and control what goes on at various
levels comes from. The real strength of TS comes from the fact that no one
tells anyone what they should or could do so long as the activities are to
further the interests of three objects without violating the international

It is time to proponents to step up to the plate publicly and convince us
that disenfranchisement and radical changes are for the good of humanity.


On 10/3/08, Anand <> wrote:
>   Efforts are being made by few individuals in present General Council
> to hijack the TS. They also want to remove members' right to vote in
> the election of President. I am totally against such a change. I want
> members to elect the President directly as they did earlier.
> Right now the present constitution is such that it might enable some
> officers in the GC to unethically remove voting rights of people. I
> want to ensure that such attempts don't succeed now and in future.
> Amendments in the General Council were suggested by me for two reasons.
> 1) To make constitution just. Each country should have representatives
> only in proportion to the membership that country has. In GC if one
> vote is given to a country with 13000 members and one vote is given to
> country with 90 members, then that is unjust. If we are to preach
> justice in the world, our own TS constitution must be just. That is
> why voting rights to each country according to proportion of members
> in that country are necessary.
> 2) Another reason why I suggested proportional representation is this
> new system will stop any future attempts by few individuals to remove
> voting rights of people and hijack the TS. You can see that there are
> few General Secretaries elected by just a few hundred members. And
> these few General Secretaries venture to hijack TS because they are
> given too much rights as compared to membership they represent. So by
> proportional representation and by increasing the size of the General
> Council we want to ensure that such attempts by few officers to hijack
> TS won't succeed in future.
> Best
> Anand Gholap

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