Re: Tolerance shown by TS membership in India is unmatched
Oct 05, 2008 04:12 PM
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Anand" <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> John Algeo and company argued that Indians don't vote for foreigners.
> It is not true.
> Today, in India, leader of ruling party Congress is a woman born in
> Italy, Ms. Sonia Gandhi. This woman is most powerful political leader
> in India. Even the prime minister or President are not as powerful as
> Annie Besant, a British woman, was also the most powerful political
> leader in India. Only Mahatma Gandhi replaced her later.
> Annie Besant was also elected as President of the TS many times by
> members of the TS.
> Another president G.S. Arundale was also a foreigner and yet he was
> elected as president of the TS many times.
> John Coats is one more example.
> Colonel Olcott, despite being American, received much co-operation
> from Indian people, which made the TS an international organization.
> So you can see Indians are not against foreign leaders and even women
> leaders. Today President of India is a woman. Even American women did
> not get such honor in whole of USA's political history.
> So argument of John Algeo camp that Indians don't elect foreigners is
> not correct.
> Indians are among the most tolerant people in the world. Despite 85%
> Hindu population, last time they gave the post of President to a
> Muslim person Dr. Abdul Kalam.
> Maharashtra is most industrialized state in India. For many years it's
> Governor was P.C. Alexander, a Christian.
> So tolerance and respect shown by Indian masses to persons of other
> faiths and nationalities is unmatched.
> So, argument of John Algeo camp that Indians don't elect foreign
> leaders is just not true.
> Fact is large portion of membership in American TS trusts Radha
> Burnier more than John Algeo or Betty Bland. And current attempts by
> John and Betty to disenfranchise members prove that peoples' trust in
> Radha was justified.
> Anand Gholap
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