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Ann re Algeo

Sep 11, 1996 06:32 AM
by liesel f. deutsch

Dear Ann,

I second the motion, even though I don't agree with Wheaton's present politcs.


>Date: 10 Sep 96 08:46:20 EDT
>From: "Ann E. Bermingham" <72723.2375@CompuServe.COM>
>To: theos-l <>
>Subject: Re: Algeo the Capricorn?
>Message-ID: <960910124619_72723.2375_FHP30-1@CompuServe.COM>
>>Subject: ALGEO the CAPRICORN
>> that he had twisted things I had said to him
>>in good faith, thinking he was interested in dialogue.  In
>>fact, he knew all along that he intended to attack me, lured me
>>into discussion, got some things he thought he could use
>>against me, then got nasty and cut off communication, and then
>>misused and twisted things I had told him trustingly.
>I know I'm thrusting myself into the fray here, but for one, John Algeo's
Sun is
>in Scorpio.  His natal info was once printed in the TSA, but that copy, two
>years old, has been discarded.
>Though I have had little personal contact with Algeo, I found him charming and
>gracious.  But then, I've never been in a political battle with him.
Frankly, I
>don't envy his position.  He's caught between the International Society, which
>appears to me to be rather conservative, the board of directors and the ES.  On
>the other hand, he's also confronted by the dwindling membership and continuing
>coverage and uncoverage from the Internet community.  The pressure is on in
>that have never challenged any TSA president before.  I'm sure there are days
>when he'd rather be back in Georgia sipping a mint julep.
>This is not plug (or ever had been) for Adyar TS, the boys of TSA, or anything
>else.  It is a plea for even-handedness, lest this list start to become The
>Theosophical Enquirer, full of innuendoes and rumors that no one can back up.
>I would rather see solid discussion of the political issues than back-stabbing
>of individuals.
>TSA and the membership has valid political issues to thrash out, especially
>concerning the study groups and lodges.  Tossing stuff at the individuals
>involved, whether it be mud, tomatoes or whatever your favorite throwing media,
>will only result in you getting it on yourself.
>Now I'm going to shut up.
>-Ann E. Bermingham

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