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- We should be glad that Dave is taking time to post his views on the current situation in TS. We may not agree with him from time to time, it is good that he brings up his view points. When most voters are silent, kudos for Dave.
To this day, no one has given us convincing simple reasons why silence during the election is good either for the members, or candidates or TS. Silence is not golden when members are deliberately kept in the dark and ignorant of the strengths and weaknesses and candidates thinking on important policies affecting the future of TS and members are expected to cast their ballots.
Is it not reasonable to make members knowledgeable so that they can intelligently cast their ballot using their god given common sense. The most fundamental characteristic of a democratic election is more transparency about the candidates and interaction between candidates and the voters. We should put on a democrat’s hat and keep on reminding ourselves that TS is not a secret society and hence there is nothing wrong with voters asking questions and candidates answering them. Such interaction creates a lot of good will for the candidates and the long term success of TS depends on grass roots activity and support and every seasoned leader knows this.
The floor is open for more discussions.
MKRMKROn Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM, .:.MKR777 <mkr777@...> wrote:
Have you read these letters:
It's very disturbing; I can't say that I know what happened but clearly these letters posit quite a lot of unreasonable behavior/activity has happened at Adyar?
It's so sad; kind of reminds me of my great aunt, she was a nun and, man, when/if she came to visit us she couldn't even use the bathroom by herself for fear, I guess, that she might confide in or talk openly with her family.
Now I'm actually a bit concerned for those working for or within the org - does anyone check in with them to see how they are being treated and what their hands-on opinions are or may be - do they have a voice - what happens when there are real grievances/abuses (and is this rare, or are there many) - who do they talk to, who listens, who sorts out these kinds of dramas - is there any over-sight or a coordinator that works to assure certain levels of organizational-conduct so that all personal and professional members/relations are enjoying a quality effort a/o experience which is, at the very least, open and honest, spiritually speaking?