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Oct 08, 2008 07:23 AM
It is true that Warwick Key's position is unclear. We can see that he nominated Algeo in the election, but that doesn't have to make him "Algeoan" (spelling?). We all should think independently. Like many others, I myself support changes to be made, but oppose removing the direct vote. I think Erica said wise words about non-political nature of the TS. It is also true that concentrating into producing inspiring literature is more important than changin the international rules. But I disagree with Erica that Radha is the only leader who can inspire members. To claim this is an attachment. We have heard this song in the TS at least a decade too long; we need fresh blood. Come on, Erica, do you want that she will be presidential candidate again after seven years if she is still alive and 91 years old then "because there are no others"? There ARE younger international people who could lead the TS, but they should be encouraged to step forward: Vicente Hao Chin Jr., Pedro Oliveira, and Terezinha Kind, for example. The main problem in the TS is the wrong attitude which opposes changes. There is a big mental wall which prevents free discussion and changing old people away and I am afraid that Radha is one reason for that; her being still the head of the TS and head of the Esoteric School. Because of her positions, members dare not to oppose her and her ideas in public. It is good that leaders are noticing the importance of the internet. The Adyar web pages are at this moment updated and much better than a year ago. As for modernizising our literature, I think Algeo has done a remarkable work with his Oz and Harry Potter writings, for example. Of course much more must be done in order to get young people's attention. How about "The Theosophist"? It should be modernizised, too. It is not at all a modern magazine. Articles are uncritical towards the theosophical history and much too long to read and there are no pictures. Media theories say that readers are not able to read over four pages long texts fluently; so why are there 6-10 pages long articles in this magazine? Long texts belong to books, not magazines. Instead, "The Theosophical Digest" by the TS in the Philippines is a very nice modern magazine.