Re: Dynasty subverting Democracy (through FEAR)
Jul 17, 2008 05:12 AM
by Anton Rozman
In first place there is one fundamental question which has to be
addressed regarding the ES. Namely, if the ES is, as often said, a
separate organization is it acceptable that it uses TS resources for
its functioning. The answer is, in my opinion: no - such practice is
illegal! When the ES will really separate from the TS and fully
establish itself as an independent organization then it shall be
treated as any other organization as stated in the TS Declaration on
the Freedom of the Society:
The Theosophical Society, while cooperating with all other bodies
whose aims and activities make such cooperation possible, is and must
remain an organization entirely independent of them, not committed to
any objects save its own, and intent on developing its own work on
the broadest and most inclusive lines, so as to move towards its own
goal as indicated in and by the pursuit of those objects and that
Divine Wisdom which in the abstract is implicit in the title The
Since Universal Brotherhood and Wisdom are undefined and unlimited,
and since there is complete freedom for each and every member of the
Society in thought and action, the Society seeks ever to maintain its
own distinctive and unique character by remaining free of affiliation
or identification with any other organization.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Konstantin Zaitzev"
> --- In email@example.com, "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
> members take some vows which they don't disclose to the outer
> Let's suppose that among them there is a vow of loyality to the
> of organization.
> 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
> 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
> and ES head offices. It makes the president free of any outer
> as he is a head of both organizations.
> Two other possibilities: (1) dissolve ES or (2) make provision in
> Rules that TS higher officers cannot be members of ES, are more
> to put into practice, for (1) ES can continue to run secretly in
> 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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