Re: Dynasty subverting Democracy (through FEAR)
Jul 17, 2008 01:55 AM
by Konstantin Zaitzev
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Anand" <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> When you have same head for ES and TS, there is little democracy
> because ES members are supposed to support their ES head. This
> election was interesting because it appears that many ES members
> voted against their head Radha.
There's a problem with ES. ES is considered a closed order, where the
members take some vows which they don't disclose to the outer world.
Let's suppose that among them there is a vow of loyality to the head
If the president of TS is a ES member, the ES head can order him
something and the president shall act not according to the interests
of the members which democraticly elected him, but to the orders of
the ES head.
This problem was "elegantly" solved in TS by combination of president
and ES head offices. It makes the president free of any outer control,
as he is a head of both organizations.
Two other possibilities: (1) dissolve ES or (2) make provision in the
Rules that TS higher officers cannot be members of ES, are more hard
to put into practice, for (1) ES can continue to run secretly in spite
of its dissolution; and (2) the candidate can hide the fact of his
membership in ES, which ES won't disclose.
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