Re: Theos-World Re: Some news and personal oppnions about the Presidential election of TS 2008
Apr 27, 2008 07:43 AM
by Jokela Petri
Well, I belive that real meetings face to face are more important.
It is easy to hide behind the internet world. But sure many other guru
also does have chatting hours or lectures in the net and that can rose up
some intrest to come over into real alive and vivid meetings.
As a way of communication internet is very good and fast.
I pretty much agree with MKR. So the whole Society is
functioning againts its rules. But president is always also a
chairman of the GC, so thats why president lead the Society.
And Anton, if president have seven year sick leave on her/his duty,
what we do with such an president as an administrator?
While agree with your interpretation of the rules, in practice, it is the
President who really head the TS. That is what you will also see in the
sections. The members go along and usually due to various complicated
reasons rarely differ with the head. So we have to wait and see what is in
store for the TS.
One area where I have been repeatedly shouting is that the TS is not using
Internet effectively. A passive website is ok. It is one way communication
with the world which includes members. Two-way communication is lacking.
With all the talk about Internet, technology, foresight, vision and
the last several years, even in the American Section, the progress is very
very minimal. One wonders why? Perhaps it is the fear of inability to
control flow and velocity of flow of info both ways. One cannot take
advantage of time lag that paper mail allows.
On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 1:22 AM, Anton Rozman <email@example.com
> In the Rules and Regulations of the TS we can read: "The General
> Council shall be the Governing Body of The Theosophical Society." So,
> it is the General Council which shall determine the policy of the
> Society and not the President. The President is the "First
> Administrator," the manager, who executes the policy determined by the
> GC. And, as the GC shall be a body of representatives of all the
> members of the Society, there are all the members of the Society who
> shall determine the policy of the Society and, on the other hand, the
> reason why the President is directly elected by all the members of the
> Society. This is the idea, the democratic ideal in the Rules and
> Regulations of the TS. And in this respect the issue of the health of
> the President should be at all out of the question.
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