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Re: Miami

Feb 21, 1998 09:04 AM
by M K Ramadoss

At 11:51 AM 2/21/1998 -0500, you wrote:
>M K Ramadoss wrote:
>> The issue on the voting rights was that those who had voting rights at the
>> time of the amendment of the bylaws lost it when the bylaws were passed.
>> There were a lot of msgs here and exchange of correspondence with Wheaton
>> on this.
>    I now recall the situation. Here is the basic question: there was a
rule of
>the Theosophical Society as a whole, which the American Section had been in
>violation of for years. There were two choices in order to obey the rule. The
>first was to stop the violation immediately, and put in the correct rule,
>a year or two of unfairness. The second was to correct the violation with
>fairness, which would have caused a year or two of remaining in violation
of the
>rule. I was in favor of the latter, and let my feelings be known. I am not
>informed of what went on between Wheaton and Adyar, and what the
motivations were
>at Wheaton, but the former course was chosen. Was the decision made to
keep Sy off
>the Board of Directors? I hope not. Did Adyar threaten to excommunicate the
>American Section if they did not comply? If push came to shove, it would
have been
>the height of stupidity to do so, but the threat might have been implicit.
>    The key, however, is not how to destroy what is wrong, but how to
create what
>is right. Does anybody here have any ideas on THAT?
>    Bart Lidofsky

Time has passed and I dont know if anything could be done now. The
fundamental problem is when we run into past situations like this and
others like the bylaws amendment, it tends to erode the credibility of the
BOD (in the minds of non "catholics") no matter whether they are
responsible or not or coerced into it by Adyar etc.

The fundamental question is how do we restore the trust and credibility.
Usually restoration is a long drawn out process and I hope we can all put
our heads together and see what can be done.  Any ideas from anyone is
welcome. Please provide feed back here!


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