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Re: Theos-World Cleavage in TS GC Members

May 16, 2009 09:07 AM
by Drpsionic

Given the age of the members of the TS, their cleavage is probably not  
worth looking down.
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 5/16/2009 7:54:33 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:


Cleavage in TS GC Members
It looks like members standing in the  sidelines are slowly starting to
realize what is going on in TS since the  start of the election last year.
The divisions in the GC that started in  the electioneering, became very
clear in the cleavage displayed in the of  voting against the long term,
dedicated and highly regarded TS members who  were nominated to positions.
The activities starting with the  electioneering, culminating with the now
famous super secret attempt to  quickly disenfranchise members world-wide
(you and me) and take over the  selection and appointment of the president
was easily seen as an attempt to  work against the interests of the members.
This coming on the heels of the  defeat of the candidate this group tried to
get elected, is also seen by  many as not a smart end run.
In this day and age where democracy - one  person one vote - rules in most
parts of the world, disenfranchisement  attempt has seriously damaged the
trust that members have in their leaders.  I do not know if the leaders
realized the seriousness of this because we  have not seen any quick actions
to fix the cleavage.
India is the  largest section and has been steadily growing. It is the big
elephant in  the room. No one can ignore this fact. And most members belong
to lodges  and tend to vote in a block.

It is the membership in countries outside  India that is in a very sad state
of affairs and needs urgent attention.  The cleavage has not helped the
membership recruitment and retention issue  outside India. In pre Internet
age where the leaders controlled the channel  of communication to the
membership, they were able to spin and feed only  information they felt
helpful to themselves and the  organizations.
All took a radical turn with the coming of Internet.  Now a lot of uptodate
information is available about the events surrounding  all organizations.
Also, newbees look not to the nitty gritty  hair-splitting details of the
rules and regulations leaders may tout, but  to important key actions of
leaders. Members (current and prospective)  outside India are more likely to
have access to Internet and when they  learn about last year's ultra secret
disenfranchisement attempt, they are  confused and wonder what is going on 
an organization whose most  important object is not meditation, astral 
etc., but Brotherhood and  whose motto is +There is no religion higher than
truth+, both of which  anyone can easily understand.
Out of the above events, no one  associated with them has come out smelling
like a rose. You decide how they  are smelling. On the other hand, without
some quick bold constructive  action by the leaders, the membership growth
and retention in the countries  outside India is going to be adversely
affected as every day goes  by.
Anyone who has dealt with serious issues, know that serious  problems can be
addressed and solved only by addressing them in a face to  face settings.
Email, faxes, letters, using third parties or surrogates or  mouth pieces
cannot resolve serious problems.
May be we all have to  pray and meditate so that God will help to change the
current direction of  events.
There is no religion higher than  truth

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