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Re: Theos-World Actual malice (libel on theos-talk)

Nov 10, 2004 11:21 AM
by Mauri

Dallas once told me "no more what-ifs." The way I tend to see it, it's as if Dallas has transcended speculations about Theosophical topics at least in his own mind. I seem to be at the opposite extreme, feeling as if there's never any shortage of karma/maya, as if there's no point in wholeheartedly latching onto any exoteric version except conditionally and speculatively, in principle. So while I tend to sort of look down my nose at any and all exoteric versions, at the same time I try to keep in mind that some versions (like much of Theosophical modeling) might come in handy some day. But I suppose that kind of approach might seem much too slippery for those who seem to prefer what they might call "facts" in whatever "comparative sense" (one might assume ...). Not that there's any shortage of and uses for "facts" and "comparative facts" in various senses, but, the way I see it, a somewhat broader approach might be seen to apply in some cases, as when discussing Theosophically related and "esoteric" topics ... ^:-/ ... Anyway I keep telling myself that one of these days I might find that Masters Revealed book and actually read it. Of course if I win a lottery I might find it sooner.


kpauljohnson wrote:

Here is a site with some information on libel.

I don't know whether I could be considered a public figure, but the things repeatedly said about me on theos-talk by Dallas rise to the standard of libel of public figures, which is higher than that of private individuals: actual malice. Here's the definition: "Actual malice is the act of publishing or broadcasting statements with prior knowledge of the inaccuracy of the statement or a reckless disregard for the truth."

The record of theos-talk archives, the evidence in my books themselves, and testimony of everyone who knew me during the time I was researching and writing about HPB shows the accusations made about my motives to be inaccurate. The record also shows that its inaccuracy has been repeatedly made clear by myself and others to the accuser. Therefore the repetition of the accusation is now done both with prior knowledge of its inaccuracy AND reckless disregard for the truth.


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