Re: Theos-World Betty Bland's comments on 1980 election
Jun 03, 2009 06:06 PM
I was a member at that time and did not hear anything after the election.
The only fact that everyone knew was that it was J Krishnamurti who told her
to run when she was undecided. It would be interesting to hear from Betty.
On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 6:25 PM, <Drpsionic@aol.com> wrote:
> Yes, I would love to see what she has to say. My personal recollections
> from being around Olcott at that time were that the election was regarded
> a choice between two candidates that no one wanted to deal with but that
> anyone was preferable to "crazy old Rukmini."
> That is not say that Rukmini did not have her partisans, like the van
> Thiels in Arizona, but around Olcott she was clearly viewed as
> Chuck the Heretic
> In a message dated 6/3/2009 3:34:47 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org <mkr777%40gmail.com> writes:
> I have sent the following message to Betty Bland, President of TSA.
> Will post when I get a response. Please keep tuned.
> June 3, 2009
> Betty Bland
> Theosophical Society in America
> Wheaton, IL
> Dear Mrs. Bland:
> In a cyberspace blog that appears under your name, it is stated:
> Although no one is contesting the outcome of the 2008 presidential
> election, the problem remains that the machinations of the
> international elections are unsound. For example, the international
> presidential contest in 1980, when Radha Burnier won over Rukmini
> Devi, was also fraught with differences of opinion. In recent times,
> election procedures for International President have functioned
> smoothly because the candidate was uncontested.
> This is the first time, myself and many members world-wide are hearing
> about the âdifferences of opinionâ about the 1980 election. None of
> the ordinary members of TS have seen any comments from either Rukmini
> Devi or her supporters or for that matter from anyone inside TS or
> outside TS. Even inquiries in cyberspace have not been successful.
> Hence 1980 election comment is intriguing. Would you like to share any
> details of the âdifferences of opinionâ you are aware of? It would be
> interesting to know, because no one wants to see any unsubstantiated
> comments or allegations put out which may sully TS election procedures
> which have stood the test of time and may cast a shadow of doubt on
> the legitimacy of the now sitting president.
> The subject issue is in cyberspace and hence when I get your response,
> I would be putting it in cyberspace and hence I am not expecting you
> to share any confidential or private information on the subject.
> Your enlightening me and other brothers and sisters on the above would
> be greatly appreciated by everyone.
> Fraternally yours,
> M K Ramadoss
> There is no Religion Higher than Truth
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