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Re: Theos-World Three Reasons to prefer Algeo over Burnier

Apr 29, 2008 09:58 AM
by MKR

Thanks for your post.

The key issue in the current election is Radha Burnier's physical and mental

All the electioneering going on against her is based on her poor mental and
physical health.

Even after taking the unusal step of getting examined by two physicians and
their giving a certificate of her current fit health, the leaders of the
sections who have canvassed their members on the basis of poor health of
Radha Burnier, have not had the courage of telling their members of the fact
that two physicians have declared her fit. Also there was a third physician
who is a General Secretary in Europe who also independently said she is in a
fit condition. So the nominators using Radha's health issue does not seem to
have any trust in the judgement of a brother Secretary who has medical
credentials. Incredible!!!

The Secretaries trying to steal the election (to use the political term
normally used in the US) based on erroneous health information is the
unfortunate situation for an organization which is supposed to hold highest
ethical and moral values. All those who are supporting Algeo have been
keeping silent hoping all this will go away.

That would have been so in pre Internet days when the leaders
controlled free flow of information to members. Fortunately, now with
Internet, we are able to discuss them here without interference and I hope
in the long run it will work out. I do not know what kind of Karma is in
store for TS.

If non-age issue was key, then the nominators and nominee should have been
upfront from day one when "real" electioneering started, which I suspect is
about three years ago.

I hope more members are accessing the maillist and keeping themselves fully



On 4/29/08, Govert Schuller <> wrote:
>   Carol Stream, April 29, 2008
> Dear Brothers and Sisters,
> Greetings to all, especially Ramadoss, Chuck, Daniel, Paul Johnson,
> Katinka,
> Anand, and also all those who were so kind to discuss recently my views on
> Krishnamurti and the Theosophical Movement. (BTW, I'm not Gerald J.
> Schueler, Ph.D, as some of you might think)
> It has been a long time since I participated, but the upcoming PTS
> election
> is too important a subject to stay silent about. For starters, the
> following
> are my 3 reasons for preferring John Algeo over Radha Burnier:
> 1) My impression is that Adyar needs a long overdue technology upgrade.
> I'm
> sure Algeo, with his experience with the technology upgrades at Wheaton,
> will get things moving into the right direction. His experience and
> attitude
> is quite different from Burnier. Many theosophists reported that Burnier
> was
> not enthusiastic about the Internet and I perceive the Adyar web site as a
> reflection of that.
> 2) Algeo is more neutral and balanced in his perception of Krishnamurti.
> Radha sees K as the messiah and Algeo thinks there is a certain idealizing
> of K going on in the TS with the risk of creating another kind of
> sectarianism, which I would call Theosophical Krishnamurti-ism or Esoteric
> Krishnamurtianity.
> 3) As far as age and health are concerned I am, with many others,
> skeptical
> about Radha's fitness to take on another 7 years. She might be declared
> fit
> by her present physicians, but I have not heard anyone of them addressing
> the advisability of her continuing in her office into her 90s. And 28
> years
> of service is quite enough.
> All the best
> Govert W. Schuller
> P.S.: To Ramadoss 4/28: Yes, we have received our ballots in the USA.
> To Ramadoss 4/28: The forum started by Chris Richardson is semi-moderated.
> Posting is restricted to 'authors,' but comments are unrestricted, and
> it's
> mostly in the comments that the real meat is to be found. Chris is a
> Theosophist who thinks for himself and his agenda is the improvement of
> the
> organizational culture and governance model at the TSA.
> The Theosophical Society: A forum for the discussion of institutional
> issues.

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