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Re: Theos-World Horse trading in the Theosophical Society

Oct 19, 2008 06:45 PM
by MKR

The can create new positions such as Vice Presidents. Call each GS as Vice
President and this title is more impressive. Those who are in need of a
title to impress others, will find it very attractive.


On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 8:03 PM, <> wrote:

>   The point is well taken but I have to wonder what horses they have to
> trade.
> What does a member of the GC get in return for supporting a particular
> position?
> Chuck the Heretic
> In a message dated 10/19/2008 2:39:40 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> <> writes:
> Few days back MKR talked about possible horse trading in the General
> Council.
> I think this is an important point. When few General Secretaries are
> given authority to elect the President, horse trading might be done by
> parties in the General Council. In parliamentary democracy horse
> trading is a common problem.
> But if large number of people are electing the President, horse
> trading becomes almost impossible. That means if 30,000 members are
> electing the president, culprits can't contact and bribe such large
> number of voters. Also horse trading on such a large scale can not
> remain secrete.
> But when few GC members are electing, then there is much possibility
> of horse trading. I have sometimes seen officers serving their own
> purpose through the TS. And current attempts by some members to hijack
> the TS also tells us that there is great danger to the TS from these
> officers.
> Therefore it is extremely important that the President of the TS be
> elected by popular voting i.e. voting by all 30,000 or so TS members.
> Best
> Anand Gholap
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