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Re: Theos-World Re: Betty Bland's Statement on 1980 Election

Aug 01, 2009 09:12 AM
by MKR


Truth ultimately triumphs. When truth comes out, let the chips fall where
they may.

MKR

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On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 1:40 AM, preethi muthiah <seeker_preethi@yahoo.com>wrote:

>
>
> And why should anyone give you the facts, MKR. When the facts are given,
> you will turn around and doubt the integrity , emotional stability and
> sanity of the truth-bearer. So then you only deserve lies, dishonesty,
> comfortable rumours and gossip. You don't deserve the truth.
>
>
> Preethi
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> --- On Fri, 31/7/09, MKR <mkr777@gmail.com <mkr777%40gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> From: MKR <mkr777@gmail.com <mkr777%40gmail.com>>
> Subject: Re: Theos-World Re: Betty Bland's Statement on 1980 Election
> To: theos-talk@yahoogroups.com <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>
> Date: Friday, 31 July, 2009, 6:06 PM
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>
>
> The comment about the 1980 election coming from the National President
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> (General Secretary) of the American Section is very important for members
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> world-wide. It is all the more so because I have never heard of even any
>
> rumors from anyone in all these years. If there are any facts
> substantiating
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> the comments, it is but fair that everyone is informed.
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> As I have stated many times before, I am just an ordinary member of TS in
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> America and everything I bring up is on my own initiative.
>
> MKR
>
> Visit www.theosophy. net
>
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 5:29 AM, preethi muthiah
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> <seeker_preethi@ yahoo.com>wrote:
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> > MKR,
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> >
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> > This is just curiosity again, but why do I get the feeling that you are
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> > purposefully taking attention away from the scenario at Adyar vis-a-vis
> the
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> > corruption practised and endorsed by the President and her relatives to
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> > things that happened much earlier than these revelations?
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> >
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> > Please do forgive me if I am wrong, but are you working for someone at
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> > Adyar who ensures that you talk against those who opposed the President
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> > during the recent elections, so that too much attention is NOT focused on
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> > the corrupt goings-on at Adyar?
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> >
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> > I am just a curious member who observes certain things that the
> "messenger"
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> > does...
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> >
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> > Preethi
>
> > --- On Fri, 31/7/09, MKR <mkr777@gmail. com <mkr777%40gmail. com>>
> wrote:
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> >
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> > From: MKR <mkr777@gmail. com <mkr777%40gmail. com>>
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> > Subject: Theos-World Re: Betty Bland's Statement on 1980 Election
>
> > To: theos-talk@yahoogro ups.com <theos-talk% 40yahoogroups. com>
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> > Date: Friday, 31 July, 2009, 7:46 AM
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> >
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> > In a statement put out several weeks ago on a quaint website, Betty
> Bland,
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> >
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> > National President of Theosophical Society in America stated:
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> >
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> > +++For example, the international presidential contest in 1980, when
> Radha
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> >
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> > Burnier won over Rukmini Devi, was also fraught with differences of
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> >
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> > opinion.+++
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> >
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> > No one has heard of any complaints regarding the 1980 election, either
> from
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> >
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> > Rukmini or her supporters inside TS or outside TS (there are many outside
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> > TS
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> >
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> > due to her long time involvement in the revival of Indian Dance and her
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> >
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> > activities for Animal Welfare in India).
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> >
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> > So this was a great surprise to me and many members around the world
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> > because
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> >
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> > we have never heard of this even in the gossip grape vine. Elected
> General
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> >
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> > Secretaries of National Sections hold important and prestigious positions
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> > in
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> >
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> > TS. Normally members highly regard and trust them. So anything they say
> or
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> >
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> > put in writing is expected to be truthful and backed up with verifiable
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> >
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> > facts.
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> >
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> > Having made the statement, is it unreasonable for dues paying members to
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> >
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> > expect details behind the statement. I wrote to Betty on June 3 inquiring
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> >
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> > about it. To this day, there is no response.
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> >
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> > When a theosophical leader heading the second largest TS section, makes
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> > such
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> >
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> > statements, keeping silent only affects the opinion members have in their
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> >
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> > leader and in turn reflects on TS. Since the motto of TS is There is no
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> >
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> > religion higher than Truth, it also negatively affects the TS.
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> >
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> > I hope we will hear from Betty soon. Continued silence cannot help her or
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> > TSA.
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> >
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> > MKR
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> >
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> > visit www.theosophy. net
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> >
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> > On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM, jasonsriram <jasonsriram@ yahoo.com>
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> > wrote:
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> > >
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> > >
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> > > MK
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> > >
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> > > Maybe it is just a case of "see it happened before". However, I agree
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> > with
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> >
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> > > your assessment that there was no case of claims of either
> electioneering
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> > or
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> >
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> > > false or misleading statements from either party as I recall in 1980..
> In
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> > > fact I was in Adyar in 1980 and have no recollection of rancour or
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> > ongoing
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> > > spatting as is occurring now.
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> > > In 1976 she (Rukmini) was nominated to be President of India, a post
> she
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> >
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> > > declined. I spoke with her in 1981 about it and she stated she declined
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> >
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> > > because she had "no interest in political life". So I really doubt that
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> > it
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> >
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> > > was anything other that an unwanted result from a post she felt she was
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> > > qualified for.
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> > > If Betty can disclose more on the source of her information I would be
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> > very
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> > > interested to know more on this.
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> > > Jason
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> > >
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> > > --- In theos-talk@yahoogro ups.com <theos-talk% 40yahoogroups. com>,
> MKR
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> >
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> > > <mkr777@...> wrote:
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> > > > Six weeks ago, Betty Bland, President (National Secretary) of TS in
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> > > America,
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> > > > in a cyberspace write-up stated:
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> >
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> > > > .
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> > > > +++
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> > > > Although no one is contesting the outcome of the 2008 presidential
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> >
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> > > election,
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> >
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> > > > the problem remains that the machinations of the international
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> > elections
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> >
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> > > are
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> > > > unsound. For example, the international presidential contest in 1980,
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> >
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> > > when
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> >
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> > > > Radha Burnier won over Rukmini Devi, was also fraught with
> differences
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> > of
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> >
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> > > > opinion.
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> >
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> > > > +++
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> >
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> > > > .
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> > > > The comments coming from the National Head of TS in America, is
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> > > surprising
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> >
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> > > > and need elaboration so that members can clearly understand the
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> >
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> > > statement.
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> > > > .
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> > > > Dictionary defines machinations as:
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> > > > .
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> > > > ** a scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to
> accomplish
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> > > some
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> >
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> > > > usually evil end
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> > > > .
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> > > > When anyone holding a high position in a spiritual organization such
> as
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> >
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> > > TS
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> > > > makes such statements, I think members are owed an explanation
> backing
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> > up
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> >
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> > > > the statement.
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> > > > .
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> > > > The second comment about the 1980 election, is even more interesting.
> .
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> > I
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> > > have
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> > > > never seen any allegation from Rukmini Devi or her supporters inside
> TS
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> > > or
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> > > > outside TS about anything questionable about the 1980 election.
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> >
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> > > > RukminiDevi, whose husband George
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> >
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> > > > Arundale was President succeeding Annie Besant, is very widely known
> in
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> >
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> > > > India and around the world due to her long active involvement in TS
> and
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> >
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> > > her
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> >
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> > > > other outside activities. If there was any problem whatsoever with
> the
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> >
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> > > 1980
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> >
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> > > > election, we would have heard them loud and clear soon after the
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> >
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> > > election. I
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> >
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> > > > have not heard of any allegation or complaint. I do not know what
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> >
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> > > > information Betty Bland is privy to that ordinary members around the
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> >
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> > > world
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> >
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> > > > are ignorant of. When such public statements are made, it is not
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> >
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> > > > unreasonable for members ask for substantiation.
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> > > > .
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> > > > Several weeks ago, I wrote an open letter to Betty requesting
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> > > clarification.
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> > > > We have not heard anything so far.
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> > > > .
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> > > > The above situation does not help anyone. Already, level of trust
> many
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> >
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> > > > members have in the TS leaders is very low. This was the result of
> the
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> > > > election campaign and post election ultra secret attempt by general
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> > > council
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> > > > members to disenfranchise members world-wide and seize the power to
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> > > appoint
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> > > > the president.
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> > > > .
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> > > > I hope soon we will get some response substantiating the above
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> > > statements.
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> > > > Due to the nature of the statements, by keeping silent, the questions
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> > > > surrounding the statements, are not going to go away.
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> > > > MKR
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> > > > Visit www.theosophy. net
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