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Strange pattern of secrecy/non transparency

Jun 18, 2009 02:32 PM
by MKR

Strange pattern of secrecy/non transparency

It looks like, in the leadership around the world and the underlings who,
for all practical purposes, seem to be under the thumb of the leaders, there
is a pattern of secrecy/non transparency and silence.


Many long time members of this and other theosophical maillists know
that you rarely see any of the leaders world-wide or anyone who has anything
to do with the administration participate or comment on anything good or bad
or indifferent happening to TS. During the last almost 15 years, only two
General Secretaries have participated on this maillist. They are, the late
Einar from Iceland and Warwick from NZ. Has anyone come up with a reason


Also even in the USA, we have not seen any of those who are or were in the
administration participate in any of the maillists and I do not think that
this is accidental. We all know that this list is being monitored by the
leaders and long-time members. From time to time, it is highly suspected
that some participants may have been and being used as a conduit in the
discussions by leaders so that they can keep their hands clean. Some readers
are fully aware of this.


The non participation is not due to lack of computer access or skills,
because email is used by everyone everyday for communication much like the
telephone. I suspect that it is just another secrecy and control
manifestation that may be flowing from long term association with secret

This widespread mentality of secrecy makes it difficult for anyone think of
transparency and also the lack of transparency makes it easy to carryout
plans which may be detrimental to TS and its members without any ordinary
member raising questions.
We saw a classic display of this in the last yearâs super secret attempt to
disenfranchise all the members and even when it was discovered and there was
shock and unbelief from members, no apology was forthcoming from the


Unless the leaders wake up and start working for transparency, there is
going to be other coups in future hurting TS and theosophy. Implementing
transparency is easy. Each Section is fully autonomous and there is widest
latitude to implement transparency measure immediately. But, for those who
grew up in a opaque environment, it is very difficult to see the advantages
of transparency. Instead of harping on International problems, whether real
or imagined, now is the time to take steps to open up the sectionâs
activities and demonstrate to other sections how transparency can be
implemented now and how it safeguards the interests of TS.

Let us not forget the 1900 Letter (warning) from Master KH:

+++Misleading secrecy has given the death blow to numerous organizations.+++



On 6/18/09, robertapimenta26 <> wrote:
> Dear Mr. Anand,
> The ES of the Adyar group is not an open body as you know, so members are
> reluctant to come out into the open. But I guess that in particular among
> certain ES members, and their local leaders, a lobby was formed to secure
> the re-election of Radha Burnier, no matter what.
> Why they did this? One can only guess!
> Roberta
> --- In <>, "Anand"
> <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> >
> > --- In <>,
> "robertapimenta26" <robertapimenta26@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Last year, in Brazil, some ES members who showed their deep concern and
> openly shared their doubts, were told by their local leader, that IF they
> were not certain of Radha Burnier's health, or her capacities to lead the
> TS, they should leave the ES.
> > >
> > > Similar things happened in other Latin American countries.
> > >
> > > Roberta
> > >
> > --------------------------------------
> > Dear Roberta,
> > If these things are interpreted correctly, it would mean that message
> given by local leaders to ES members was "accept Radha Burnier as leader of
> TS or leave the ES"
> > Who do you think was behind giving such message to ES members in
> different countries?
> >

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