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TS - A Very Interesting Comment by a GS/GC member

Feb 20, 2009 08:56 PM
by MKR

There is a very interesting comment coming from the NZ GS, which I reproduce


"My strong comments actually had overseas sites in mind, where a few
entrenched and well-known 'activists' are ruining what were originally good


Theos-talk and theos-L have been around for a very long time (they are not
under the control of any organization and are unmoderated) and have
participants from many parts of the world and many are members of various
theosophical organization and many are not attached to any organization.

Anyone who reviews the events since the start of the last election campaign,
will understand the critical role these maillists have played. A group of GC
members tried to defeat Radha Burnier under the pretext that she is sick
both mentally and physically. Even after three well known physicians from
two continents (and one physician is a GS and GC member), vouched for the
good health of Radha Burnier, this important information was not distributed
to the members by the Section leaders who tried to present her as sick and
thus tried to defeat her.

Leaders of a Society whose keynote is Brotherhood, are expected to be keep
other members fully informed of full facts in a situation such as the
election, and they failed to do it.

Do you expect members who saw thru this problem to keep silent? No, not at

Many members around the world who had access to Internet and the time to
post messages, took a very strong objection to this, as any real theosophist
should, and posted msgs questioning the actions, perhaps much to the
surprise and shock of the leaders who are used to have full control over the
medium of communication with membership.

Soon after the election, the straw that broke the back of the camel, was the
super secret attempt by a handful of GC members to quickly disenfranchise
the members world-wide and usurp the voting power of the membership (already
the GC has the monopoly of nominations).

This was discovered and made public with the help of theos-talk and this
enraged membership world-wide, because it was seen as an end run when the
attempt to defeat Radha Burnier failed. Of course the membership saw thru
the whole episode and no one came out smelling like a rose.

But for the active members on the maillists, coup would have been fait

and in my opinion, probably would have struck a near crippling blow to the
future of TS.

All of us should be grateful for all the members who took an active interest
in the maillists and special thanks are due to Eldon for theos-talk and
Anton for providing a mechanism for easy navigation of the relevant messages
and William Delahunt for distributing many messages world-wide.



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