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Next GC Meeting in Dec 2009

Nov 24, 2009 09:46 PM
by MKR

Next GC Meeting in Dec 2009

In four weeks from now, the General Council will meet to discuss
various issues before it. To this day all the members of General
Council have kept their silence. Silence does not mean nothing is
going on. It is understandable since it has been the tradition
developed after Olcottâs time. Shrouding the matters of General
Council in great secrecy especially the issues and the voting details
thereof may have worked very well when the GC members commanded
outstanding trust of the general membership. It is no longer the case.

What broke the camelâs back was the ultra secret attempt to
disenfranchise members world wide and seize the power to appoint the
President, thus in turn make the President a puppet in the hands of
GC members. Two aspects of this are note worthy and was seen every
member; they are (1) the ultra secrecy with which the attempt was made
(even long time dedicated members/workers at National and
International Headquarters were blindsided and had to learn of it from
Internet) and (2) the Quartet behind it and its timing, soon after the
election. Many members no longer have the high level of trust in their
leaders that they had before the elections as a result of the above
and the tactics used in the attempt  to defeat the sitting President.

TS was setup as a democratic organization and not as a secret
organization. The setup was not done on a whim. It is a voluntary
group of men and women who were attracted and motivated by single
keynote - Universal Brotherhood. To spur such volunteers to unified
action to further the keynote, what is needed are a group of leaders
who command extremely high level of trust from the volunteers.

The actions and activities of last year and lack of unity displayed by
the cleavage shown by the voting pattern in the last GC meeting, does
not enhance the trust factor. Nor have we seen any specific steps or
actions from the GC members to bring about unity and rebuild trust.
What we have seen is simple silence. Is the silence, a calm before the
next storm? We do not have any clue at all. Looking from recent past
experience, one has to keep fingers crossed.

In my humble opinion, the above cannot help furthering the objects of
TS. Nor any amount of talk or discussion or lecturing about the
theosophical classics cannot help, because the members see a
disconnect between the events of the last year and the talk. What is
needed is transparent walk the walk.

Let us hope that we see a clear demonstration of the unity and
cooperation and real spirit of Brotherhood in the next GC meeting. If
cleavage continues, it would speak for itself.


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