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Re: Theos-World Why is there SO MUCH FEAR in the Theosophical Society?

Dec 28, 2009 04:15 PM
by kpauljohnson

Dear Preethi,

If I recall correctly, you have previously mentioned the corrosive effect of the ES, which I consider to be responsible for the situation you describe:

"the very human tendency to hero-worship and idolize a living human being. If one looks at the supporters of the President, one cannot help being hit by the fact that for them, she is an unquestioned authority and that if one were to question her, then one is crazy, or mad, or a sinner, or something like that. The supporters of the President have, in essence, DEHUMANIZED her...
> 2. From the above, it follows that in order to HUMANIZE the President, one has to accept that she CAN -- and does -- make mistakes; that she -- as we are -- is not infallible." 

Having someone as TS President who is also ES Outer Head totally subverts the possibility of normal accountability and transparency IMO.  And it helps sustain a climate of fear.


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