Re: Theos-World Re: Vanishing Participants and Users of catÃââs paw
Jul 14, 2009 08:06 PM
Glad to see your message.
The crisis that started with the election last year has not gone away. Hence
if members keep quiet, there is opportunity for people to take advantage of
the quietness and secrecy with which administrative matters are handled in
the general council and the general lack of transparency, and lasting harm
to be done to the TS.
Vigilance on the part of members is essential to prevent any harm. In
addition, anyone new to the list may find it difficult to clearly understand
the various developments and the issues involved. So, a frequent reiteration
of the summary is needed and it also makes it easy to find all the
information self-contained in the message.
Many participants, for various reasons do not participate and that is
understandable. There are however, some new participants suspected of using
pseudonyms, to avoid personal responsibility for what they write and after a
short time, they tend to disappear when they fear they would be discovered
Due to miniscule number of theosophists in the world, the likely hood of
such a discovery is very high. It is also suspected that there are some, who
are too scared of even using pseudonyms thus resort to using catâs paws to
make their case and this makes the catâs paws appear very knowledgeable and
important and make them feel good . It is also likely that due to the
specific detailed knowledge and tell-tale style of writing, some sharp
readers may be able to identify the real personality behind such messages.
Any theosophist worth his/her salt, should post msgs under their own name
and take full responsibility for what they write. Most do it on this and
other theosophical forums.
Visit www.theosophy.net and enjoy.
On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 7:51 PM, butchie122 <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm one of the 'vanishing transients, and I use my own name, and I have
> been around the TS for so long that it is probably time to reincarnate. The
> reason is that this forum is so predictable. Since Pedro introduced me to
> the site much the same subjects keep being recycled endlessly. It is so
> sterotyped that if one sees the name you can almost always anticipate what
> is to be read. Sorry, but there are more important things in life. I will
> keep dipping in from time to time but without much hope
> Brian Parry
> Melbourne, Australia
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>, MKR
> <mkr777@...> wrote:
> > Vanishing Participants and Users of catÃââs paws
> > .
> > From time to time, new transient subscribers show up on this and other
> > theosophical forums. They show fairly in depth detailed knowledge about
> > and hence obviously they have been around the TS to develop the depth of
> > detailed information. Then after a short period, they disappear into
> > oblivion never to be seen again. I have always wondered what is going on.
> > It looks like the names used by individuals are pseudonyms or could even
> > camoflages of well known personalities who do not have courage to stand
> > and post messages under their own names. The problem with this pattern is
> > that while the information may be scintillating at first, soon lose their
> > value. Some times one also gets the impression from the messages that
> > well-known personalities are using others post the messages so that if
> > is some serious backlash, the real perpetrators will escape unscathed and
> > the catÃââs paws get the blame. From the depth of knowledge in rather
> > aspects of TS and the language and writing style can be pointers to the
> > identities.
> > .
> > Contrasting the above, all one has to do is see the writings of HPB,
> > Judge, Besant and others. What they wrote, they subscribed their names
> > stood behind their writings. They are excellent role models for
> > to follow.
> > .
> > .
> > MKR
> > Visit www.theosophy.net
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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