Re: Theos-World Dynasty subverting Democracy (through FEAR)
Jul 15, 2008 09:37 AM
Let me add my 0.02.
The only interaction I had with Radha was when she visited San Antonio
to address the TX Federation and had a chance to interact with her overnight
and she was very nice. I also found her very simple and straightforward and
very trustworthy. As for John, I met him briefly at the local lodge and
had very little interaction. I do not feel scared by anyone except when I am
on the highway and speeding and concerned about a cop ticketing me!
On 7/15/08, Drpsionic@aol.com <Drpsionic@aol.com> wrote:
> Now I will admit that this has me puzzled.? I have never found either of
> them particularly frightening, in fact I think I scared them.? Seriously,
> Radha always impressed me as being afraid of people, not quite knowing what
> to say and thus keeping a safe distance to protect herself.? John, on the
> other hand, is extremely friendly and outgoing, not a difficult person to
> deal with at all but given to academic politics.? He was certainly someone I
> could joke with, knowing that he would understand the joke and he was a
> victim of my sense of humor on more than one occasion and never failed to
> enjoy it as much as I did.? This made dealing with Radha fun because she,
> coming from a much different culture, always tended to treat me as someone
> who was somehow very important but she could not for the life of her figure
> out why.? She really does not understand Americans and our culture.
> Let's face the reality.? Organizational politics can be very nasty and to
> survive it you need a very thick hide, like unto a rhinoceros.? The
> Theosophical Society is no different in that regard from any other
> organization and things will get nasty and messy.? The people who thrive in
> such environments are not going to be saints.? If you expect them to be you
> are going to be disappointed.? Olcott can be pure Byzantium and Adyar even
> worse, everyone maneuvering for position and trying to maintain hold on
> their particular satrapy.? It can be great fun if you like to watch the
> game, but it can be damned frustrating if you don't.
> Chuck the Heretic
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kpauljohnson <firstname.lastname@example.org <kpauljohnson%40yahoo.com>>
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> Sent: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:17 am
> Subject: Re: Theos-World Dynasty subverting Democracy (through FEAR)
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>, "Anand"
> <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> > Actually even when Radha is in India, most people fear to talk with
> > her. Senior E.S. officers also don't talk unless she herself asks
> > something or gives people freedom to ask questions. Some leaders have
> > this quality which makes other fear to some extent. When I wanted to
> > suggest something and to correct things, I did so by asking her
> > questions with implicit suggestions.
> > But most people whether Indians or westerners fear to talk with
> > Anand Gholap
> Thanks, Anand. Radha and John are both among the scariest, meanest
> individuals I've ever encountered in my life, in terms of spiritual
> authority figures. Reason enough to allow TS membership to lapse--
> what was I thinking to renew membership in an organization so blatantly
> hostile to historical investigation of its origins? Perhaps will
> explain in another msg...
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