Mar 26, 1998 11:27 AM
by Bart Lidofsky
John R. Crocker wrote:
> > Sorry, let me rephrase: It looks like the work of a single individual
> >pretending to be a larger organization.
> > Bart Lidofsky
> Sorry ... but it *is* a larger organization. Interesting that you would
> simply assume that it is an individual and then even accuse the individual
> of wanting to be a "dictator".
I didn't. However, I noted a strong correlation between the pages that were
under construction, and the pages that would indicate that this was more than
just one person trying to remake the TS in his/her own image. Therefore, it
LOOKED like the work of a single individual pretending to be a large
organization. I have been told by Ken (who, although I disagree with him, I have
not yet known to tell a deliberate lie) that I wa incorrect, and I expressed my
relief at being incorrect.
> ACT is a considerable group of Theosophists
> from around the country - including some quite prominant names and members
> of a lot of the larger branches. It has done significant organizing, raised
> a good deal of funds by itself, and over the next few months will not only
> be presenting in depth critiques of a lot of the current operations - backed
> up with a good deal of the evidence you desire - but will also be working to
> field an entire slate of candidates for the next election, a number of
> platform points (its that "positive ideas for improvement" that you so
> love), and will fund, by itself, the avenues of information dissemination
> that will render JA's control of the Quest meaningless.
I am glad to hear that. Yes, you are now talking about the "positive ideas
for improvement" that I have expressed a need for in the past. If this is indeed
the case, while I may or may not support your individual platforms, I definitely
do support your existence (as in Voltaire's "I may not agree with what you say,
but I will defend to the death your right to say it").
> In the next election, for the first time in a good while, American
> Theosophists will be presented with a very clear choice between two very
> different perspectives of Theosophy, and the operations of Theosophical
> Headquarters. It will be interesting to see whether all those who've been
> telling the "whiners" to shut up and do something, all those who have said
> they are open to "new ideas" - it will be interesting to see what they do
> when presented with something actually being done, and new ideas actually
> being presented. Interesting to see what people who have been demanding
> "evidence" do when its actually presented.
Sounds good to me. Let's hope that the American Theosophist keeps up its old
practice of allowing the candidates space to state their positions, as well.
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