Re: Theos-World Re: Independent Inquiry into the TS Election
May 23, 2008 07:33 AM
There is a big block of members who are not attached to any of the lodge or
center in the USA. This list is known only to TSA. Even though members info
is confidential, Betty Bland, the head of TS in America used the voter list
which includes these unattached members and sent the letter suggesting that
the members vote for John Algeo because Radha Burnier is mentally and
physically sick. I do not know how these members felt when they received the
election letter and if they were swayed by it and voted for Algeo, then it
would be definitely influence the final outcome. The mailing by Betty Bland
was a clever move on her part and she, in her individual capacity is within
her full rights to do it. I also do not know the extent to which John Algeo
was involved in this strategy and considering the fact they both worked
together in TSA, I will not be surprised if they closely coordinated it.
But, using the membership list for her personal use is something that
greatly concerns me and sets up a very bad precedent for future use for any
other personal purpose.
On 5/23/08, Konstantin Zaitzev <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "prmoliveira" <prmoliveira@...>
> > only 6 live in India: Radha Burnier, Keshwar
> I was mistaken speaking about the half, yet nevertheless there should
> be 7 of them according to the version of the Rules which I got.
> > Do you have any idea of how many thousands of members may have
> > voted world wide influenced by the correspondence circulated
> > against the President by some General Secretaries?
> I cannot know the numbers but these numbers shall depend on the degree
> of openness and availability of information in the Theosophical
> Society. If members have no channels except hierarchical vertical
> connection, this number shall be probably bigger.
> But it doesn't determine any individual case. For example, I didn't
> receive any letters and I voted for John Algeo. But if I would receive
> any official letters persuading me to vote for him, I would probably
> vote against.
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