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Re: Theos-World Re: TS - Secrecy Mentality?

May 08, 2008 04:59 PM
by MKR

These days, e-mail is the mode of communications for the younger generation
growing up with computers. Some years ago, I was at a book store and started
talking to another shopper on a mutual subject. He did not ask me what my
name was, what I do, or any other info. All he asked me was my e-mail.

Also, again e-mail is simply a mode of communications, except the increased
velocity that keeps one on their toes. Also, with Internet, there is less
and less of privacy.

I look at e-mail as a tool and usually, with institutional heads, you end up
finding it.


On 5/8/08, <> wrote:
> I believe that if a person is voting for anyone running for office, they
> should have both sides of the equation, and complete and transparent
> information on both [or all] candidates. If the members are to vote, then
> the truth must be told to all, in whatever way it takes. But I do not agree
> that members have any right to e-mail information, or telephone numbers,
> beyond those that are published. And mailing lists should not be used for
> the purposes for which they have recently been used. If there had been
> transparecy, members would have already know about the health of the persons
> involved. Many learned for the first time that Radha had had a TIA. Many
> members do not know yet about the health of the other candidate, John Algeo.
> And so on it goes.
> Marie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anton Rozman < <>>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thu, 8 May 2008 3:28 pm
> Subject: Theos-World Re: TS - Secrecy Mentality?
> It seems that our discussion on the election process has opened few
> issues which are something new for the administration and that
> therefore it is quite natural that it is not prepared yet for these
> challenges.
> Regarding the e-mail addresses I remember that late Geo Duguay was
> saying that his Adyar Directory on CTA site is more up-to-date then
> that brought by The Theosophist. So, there can be a problem of
> maintaining updated information which is constantly changing.
> On the other hand, your message raised in my mind a question: which
> information should have to be available to the members. It would be
> quite interesting to hear what members of this group think about this
> question.
> Anton
> --- In <>, MKR
> <mkr777@...> wrote:
> >
> > TS administrators seem to have an unusual secrecy mentality when
> dealing
> > with members. To cite two recent instances:
> > Couple of days ago I sent a e-mail to Mary Anderson, International
> > Secretary, requesting her to send me an updated list of e-mail
> addresses of
> > General Secretaries etc. I have information which is about 95%
> correct. I
> > wanted to have it 100% correct so that when I send e-mails on
> important
> > matters, everyone gets it.
> >
> > To this day, I have not heard from her. I do not know if the e-mail
> > addresses are considered private or official secrets or even occult
> secrets
> > not to be revealed to ordinary members who do not hold any
> offices? I am
> > long-time dues paying member and I am sure I can be trusted not to
> misuse
> > the list. I am simply baffled by the non-response.
> >
> > Two days ago, I needed the e-mail address of one of the officers of
> TS in
> > America and I sent a e-mail request to National HQ. Instead of
> sending me
> > the e-mail address, I received a nice reply saying that my message
> has been
> > sent to the Officer. While I was waiting for the above reply, I
> Googled the
> > officer's name and located the e-mail address and the officer
> confirmed it.
> > Again, here I am, a dues paying member requesting the e-mail
> address of the
> > officer. Can I not be trusted with the e-mail address. I am again
> at a loss
> > to know what is going on.
> >
> > People talk about Internet and its use etc. Looks like a lot more
> education
> > is needed for the administrative folks in the USA as well as Adyar.
> >
> > Mkr
> >
> >
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> >
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