These are the additions, changes and
corrections of 2012.
earlier ones see 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 , 2009, 2010,
this is a selection: Small changes of typos are not mentioned,
and not all
additions may be listed here. But
all the main changes to the site are listed here.
JANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH - APRIL - MAY
- JUNE - JULY
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER
- OCTOBER - NOVEMBER -
- Dec 31: There is The
analytical index of Nederlog for 2012, in fact most of the
present file, and GW: The world,
the people, the disease, with quotations (Great Words) about
- Dec 30: Added a note, repaired a link and made some
corrections to yesterday's Nederlog. And added this: me+ME:
and Dr Judy: Another attempt on the part of Jamie
Deckoff-Jones to wash Judy Mikovits squeaky clean and present her as an
abused heroine. It doesn't wash, and I find it pretty despicable
Censored | Cort Johnson leaves PR: "Project
Censored" is something I did not know about, and is an American group
at a small univesity in the US that tries to keep track of the things
that are not or only superficially reported in the US mainstream media.
I pay attention to it it and quote some because it seems a sensible
idea and because quite a few of the things they list as not well
reported I think are important. And indeed the (former) owner of
Phoenix Rising left it and started another site. Since I am not a
member of PR since May 2010, I can't follow the discussion, and anyway
there probably is more to it than will be discussed there in public.
(But I have no ideas and no guesses about the real reasons.)
28: Varia: On Mills,
hypotheses, "fascism" and George Carlin: A
few reflective bits on the previous two Nederlogs, and some more George
Carlin, to keep you amused and improve your education.
26: Crisis: Hypotheses about
CF+SS - P.S. with some about C.W. Mills: This is indeed a P.S. to yesterday's
hypotheses, with links to material about Neumann, to help one
understand Nazism, and C. Wright Mills, who was one of the few sensible
sociologists I read, to help one understand the U.S. power élite. It's
true Mills' works is over 50 years old, but then Machiavelli's work is
nearly 500 years old, and Aristotle's nearly 2500. Mills was not in
their class, but he wrote well, was smart, and had courage, three
things that are rarely true of modern academics, especially in
conjunction, and he does make a lot of sense.
25: Made some
corrections in the last two Nederlogs, and updated the present text.
And I also wrote the summaries for November, which means that now all
summaries of all Nederlogs written in 2012 - 15 MB including some but
not many mostly small images - have been written and uploaded. The reason I wanted to have done this is that the
present file serves as a summary of what I did on my site.
It now is a fair, if not full, summary of my additions and changes, and
is not full because I do not list all the typos I corrected, nor all
the links I restored, and indeed I also may
sometimes forget to mention that I uploaded something new. Otherwise,
except that there still remain links in various
Nederlogs, especially those written in September and October, to be
There now is: Crisis: Christmas
sermon: Hypotheses about CF+SS which formulates a number of
hypotheses about the part of the world I live in, that strongly seem to
tend to what I call corporate fascism plus the surveillance state.
(It's hypothetical, but it is not nice if true.)
Stapel over Stapel: I did some
searches concerning Diederik Stapel and found some interesting Dutch
materials, that I treat in Dutch.
specialist supports Stapel: It turns out a
British soccer writer, who played soccer with Mr Stapel as a boy,
worries about him and wrote about his plight. I discuss some of it.
Petraeus, Machon, Greenwald + M.E. & Methylation: Some more about the crisis, including an
article by Carl Bernstein, and some more about M.E. and the methylation
- Dec 20: Crisis: 1
million hits, Stapel and welfare state only for the rich: My
site in Denmark got its millionth hit late yesterday; the European
social psychologists published a brief message that deserves to be read
as a retraction or recantation of their
earlier longer message that I
thoroughly trashed; and the English welfare state turns out to
only for the families Cameron, Thatcher, Blair etc. (and friends,
dependents and supporters) and to starve the
poor and the ill who have no family ties (etc.) with the just named
excellent British persons - or so it seems from what those noble folks
do, if perhaps not from what their PR-enhanced
- Dec 19: Uploaded some corrections of typos and some
more links in the Nederlogs of the previous two days. And later
Nietzsche, and more updates also about Theo van Gogh, which is about what the title says: About
Nietzsche, with a very useful reference if you read German; about more
updates to the site (corrections of earlier mistakes); and also a
little about Theo van Gogh
- Dec 18: Philosophy:
The exemplary Sartre and De Beauvoir: What
the title says: I found out Sartre and De Beauvoir led exemplary lives,
if indeed not quite in the sense one was made to believe in the
1960ies, and explain some of that by quotations, after explaining some
- Dec 17: On seeing Bob Dylan in
interviews + More
& summaries: What the title says: Having fast internet and never having
seen or heard Dylan being interviewed before, I thought: Let's see, and
wrote about it. There are also updates: I managed to make the summaries for October
om this file (which I do to get a
survey of all I wrote in Nederlog by the end of December). Also, there
now is a list of links to the months.
- Dec 16: site: More updates & summaries:
I have had to
change the yesterday's file
again, because the bugged and messy KompoZer had pasted a bit I had not
wanted to see or have pasted. I also straightened out earlier messes in
the Tour of the site, caused by the bugged and messy Composer (another
one, that is part of the webbrowser Seamonkey: also bugged, but in
Meanwhile, I have come to realize Free Source was a mistake, rather in
the way the Sixties and socialism were a mistake: A few idealists
propounded ideas fit for a few idealists, that then were fashionably
exploited by the greedy, dishonest, egoistic, posturing masses. The
proper idea was probably shareware, but then at the time this was
attempted, in the 1980ies, this was nearly impossible to enforce.
Also, I have inserted the filenames and links for October
and Novermber 2012 in this file of summaries, that so
far were missing. There are as yet no summaries for these months.
- Dec 15: History+Politics:
The 60ies in Holland Having written about recent Dutch
history, I dediced to look for sources, and indeed found what seems to
be an interesting Dutch text: Hans Righart: De eindeloze jaren
zestig - that is ... if you can find an antiquarian version
of the first edition, with the original illustrations
and all of the original text, as provided by its author, who
died in 2001, since when there has been provided "a copy" on the
dbnl, but without what seems to be at least 25% of the text,
and without the illustrations in the original. Typically Dutch,
there is no clear account of what has been left out or why. (I
suppose that the dead author should - according to Dutch morality -
praise his lucky stars anonymous editors have deigned to provide an
emasculated version of his work since he died.)
- Dec 14: site: Updates of James
and Nederlog I saw
there is considerable interest in my
edition of William James'
"The will to
believe", which has 95 notes to it, presently spread over three
files: Notes A,
B, Notes C.
I still don't have the eyes and health to prepare a better edition, but
notes are good, and I corrected some links. The arrow links on the top
do work, and one reason to mention this is that I find this essay of
James morally and intellectually despicable: I just cannot believe he
honestly meant what he said, because I know James was a very
intelligent man, and I do believe this essay of his is a
piece of intentional obfuscation.
I have also sorted out the many links to my Philosophical
Dictionary in my Notes, that should now work.
I do believe my edition plus notes is - now, at last - a good rejoinder
to James' text, which I really find quite dishonest:
James was far too intelligent not to know that he was bullshitting. And
note that I am not attacking him on religious grounds, but on
logical grounds: Aquinas, for example, was mistaken in his proofs of
God, but honestly tried; James does not honestly try, but dishonestly
argues on has a right to believe what one knows one has no evidence
for, provided it is religious, and on purposes misled his readers.
Also reformatted some of the links of October, that got
messed up by KompoZer: The links at the tops of the
files, under Introduction should now all work properly.
(KompoZer had linked them to the NOTEBOOK originals.)
- Dec 13: site: Some updates: What the title
says - I reformatted some, and also updated the present file, and
managed to destroy the previous file of today, meanwhile replaced by a
precursor, that is mostly the same, but not as good.
- Dec 13: me+ME:
My eye problems + On Dutch mandarins: I explain my
eye and editing problems and outline how Ubuntu helps with my eye
problems, and also explain something about the type of men that these
days become "social scientists" in Dutch "universities": Political
frauds, for the most part, with the right political connections, much
rather than real intellectuals.
- Dec 11: Stapel
meshuggenah: Many Little Pricks Rosewater: Continues
the previous item, after finding that the European Executive Committee
of Social Psychologists indulges in the same amazing display of
fallacies (red herring, special pleading, shifting the topic and more).
- Dec 10: Stapel
meshuggenah: One Little Prick Rosewater: An erstwhile colleague of the major fraud Stapel tries to
protect his field of social psychology by an amazing display of
9: me+ME: On Orwell and
On seeing others: I report on finding an interesting cartoon version of
Orwell's "Animal Farm" from 1955, and on what is involved in seeing
others, and how each of two who interact see only half of what is going
on, and miss the half the other sees.
8: Zorgcommunicatieve zorgboodschap van je eigen
allerzorgzaamste zorgverzekeraar: The
Dutch most important and most powerful hell insurances aim at getting
the secret personal dossiers of the GPs, dentists and medical
specialists of Dutchmen by (i) paying doctors to help hand over these
dossiers to them, and (2) excluding the doctors who don't cooperate
with this from payment by these insurances.
6: Crisis: Fox
written about general Petraeus when he fell, tripped by an
extra-marital relation, I take up the them that about a year prior to
that, the director and owner of Fox News tried to move him to go for
the presidency in 2012, with their media and monetary support.
5: The Dutch
Universities since 1971: "Chaos on Bullshit Mountain":
Continues the previous item. The title is from a Jon Stewart item, that
shows how bullshit works, because bullshit is what the social sciences
- especially - in the Dutch universities produce and are based on.
- Dec 3: The
Dutch Universities since 1971: "We are all of equal value as Stalin
Continues the previous Nederlog, and explains the main teachings in the
Dutch universities. The quoted phrase, to be sure, was nit taught
directly, but only by logical implication, namely from the explicitly
taught, for over 30 years "all men are of equal value".
- Dec 1:
Me and Diederik Stapel compared:
Truth and Value:
Continuation of the last two days of November, with a comparison
between me and a major Dutch fraud, also with degrees in psychology.
This tries to clarify the unique Dutch situation in and corruption of
The summaries for November were written on
December 25 - which means that now all summaries of all Nederlogs
written in 2012 - 15 MB including some but not many mostly small images
- have been written. The reason I wanted to have done this is
that the present file serves as a summary of what I did on my site.
It now is a fair, if not full, summary of my additions and changes, and
is not full because I do not list all typos I corrected, and indeed may
sometimes forget to mention I uploaded something new. Otherwise, it is
mostly adequate, except that there still remain links in various
Nederlogs, especially those written in September and October, to be
Explanation of formatting problems: See under OCTOBER
- Nov 30:
"I am being character assassinated" Diederik Stapel says - 2: More
as yesterday's Nederlog, with more links, more translations, and more
- Nov 29: "I am
being character assassinated" Diederik Stapel says - 1: I
return to the case of Diederik Stapel's fraud, that I first wrote about
on November 1, 2011, and repeatedly since, because I have a degree from
the same faculty of the same university Mr Stapel graduated from, and
know his background, as far as psychology and the Dutch universities
are concerned, quite well. The main reason to return to this is that
now, after more than a year, the Levelt Committee publishes its final
report on the case and Mr Stapel publishes a book about his present
plight, since being uncovered as a major fraud.
I do provide links and translations, and my own comments and
explanations, to the effect that a case like Diederik Stapel was
possible in Holland because the Dutch universities have been
politicized and leveled systematically since the 1970ies.
- Nov 28: Crisis:
About "Brave New World" and Aldous Huxley: Having though about the arisal of police-states in
Europe, I realized Huxley had written about the same possibility. It
turns out there is a 1980 film version of "Brave New World" on youtube,
which I review. I also link some interesting interviews with Huxley,
from the late 1950ies.
- Nov 27:
decline of the rule of law &
the rise of psychopathology:
About what the
title says, with rather a lot of links to clarify the subjects I
mention, and also the full text of Lord Acton's observation that "All
- Nov 26:
A little more about Zinoviev: Having written about A.A. Zinoviev before -
whose logical texts I know since 1975 - notably here: On
Zinoviev's Theory of (Soviet) Man, I discuss some recent texts about him that
- Nov 25: me: More updates + Van Gogh en De Winter:
I did some more
updating of my Philosophical Dictionary, and treat a Dutch news item
about a Dutch minor writer called De Winter, who used to irritate Theo
van Gogh, when I knew Van Gogh, and find that De Winter indeed has
irritating habits, probably so as to get mentioned in the press.
- Nov 23:
summaries are being updated: This is about the present file, and the
fact that by Nov 23 I had updated the summaries for September. To
illustrate one of my difficulties: While writing the present update for
november, I have been returned to the top of this file, and not to
where the cursor was, since I mentioned that below under Nov 11, at
least 15 times, and had to scroll down each time...
- Nov 22:
A few videos about the failings of psychiatry:
This is about
what the title says, and the videos I provide links to are all very
good cases against postmodern psychiatry and its fraudulent and
dishonest practices and its fraudulent and pseudoscientific "Bible",
the DSM, that in my opinion ought to be forbidden as a manifest
danger to the public.
- Nov 20: Philosophy: Plantinga vs
Nagel (with some about probability): Something I do too little of in Nederlog: A
text about philosophy, also with some quite fundamental observations
about probability theory thrown in, that most people, including the
vast majority of the research scientists who use statistics, are not at
all aware of.
- Nov 19:
David Petraeus compared with Dick Fuld: One of the wider ramifications of the
Petraeus case is his income: While Mr Petraeus had a good income, that
allowed him many luxuries, it turns out he earns considerably less than
Dutch university or school directors, and very much less than
- Nov 18:
Crisis: The case of
Petraeus: David Petraeus is a US four star general who
provided a new meaning for "embedded journalism": He bedded the
journalist who wrote his biography, and then became CIA-director. I
take up the theme as an illustration of corruption and incompetence in
high places, but it turns out this case has wider ramifications.
- Nov 17: Crisis:
& Greenwald + Hooper
vs Wessely: I link some materials about Greenwald
and Chomsky about the Surveillance State, and some about a ridiculous
reward Wessely got - but then the only cogent protest I read, by
professor Hooper, got published in a bad html-format I can't use at all.
- Nov 16:
coming authoritarian police states - 2
: This continues a theme I
have earlier discussed - Europe and the US are being turned to
policestates by their political rulers, who mostly seem to have been
bought by big corporations to do their biddings - and mentions Glenn
Greenwald and a good speech of his. I also say the updating of Nederlog
is mostly done, which - writing this on December 25 - is both correct
and not correct: The files indeed are all there and are all linked
through by the arrow links at their tops, but there still are links
insite the files that need to be relinked. Then again, I am forced to
do this with bad health, bad eyes, and bad editors, or not do it at all.
- Nov 14:
DSM-5: More on a sow's ears and a pig's lipstick:
This is mostly
about another item published by dr Allen Frances about the DSM-5,
though this contribution is mostly written by others. I quote and
discuss it, though in fact I have no hope in hell the DSM-5 will be
anything but a major criminal fraud, that ought to be forbidden as
deceptive pseudoscience but will be hailed as the latest and best
psychiatry has to offer.
- Nov 13:
internet, some great music and more
updating: More about myself, the updating process, and about some
- Nov 12:
the Nederlog-index: This explains something about my updating and
also about my past, and the possibility of publishing more personal
- Nov 11:
to Nederlog! + The site exist 16 years!: I have decided to return to Nederlog, on the
day my site exists 16 years. From now on, the links in my texts in
Nederlog will probably work, as they may not in the texts dated
September, October or the first 8 days of November: These got copied
several times with not the bugged html-editors Composer and Kompozer.
(To illustrate the degree of buggyness: The cursorposition in files
edited with KompoZer is arbitrarily kept and not kept and involves
several bugs: Each time I click a file in the list, the cursorposition
returns to the top, which causes a lot of extra work for me. It's
experiences like these - I am having every day - that made me
give up Free Software: If elementary things like returning to were
the cursor was are not properly programmed, and keep
being bugged for at least 5 years, the model must be as bugged as
the results it enables.)
- Nov 10: Back
Nederlog?: I discuss the possiblity of returning from
the NOTEBOOK format I had started in September/October back to the
Nederlog format I had left then, because of my having sore eyes.
- Nov 9:
Stapel and Notebook/Nederlog: This is about updates in the Dutch press
about Diederik Stapel's fraud case, that I am interested in because I
think the Dutch universities have been mostly messed up for over 40
years now, and because I have an M.A. in psychology from the same
faculty and university as gave the M.A. and Ph.D. to Stapel. Also, in
this Nederlog and in the previous one my links are mostly to
maartensz.org, having found they get easily mixed up by the
html-editors I am forced to use on GNU/Linux/Ubuntu.
This is also the first day I raise the possiblity of returning from the
NOTEBOOK format I had started in September/October back to the Nederlog
format I had left then.
- Nov 8:
updates: This is about various updates on my site.
- Nov 7:
Philosophical Dictionary - all done: As under Nov 6: I can finish the corrections
this day. I also
noticed I still have to straighten out links in the files for
October and November.
- Nov 6:
Philosophical Dictionary - I and J
and K and L and M: As under Nov 3, but having found out I can
edit with Composer in other colors than this gets stored, I use that
feature to do rather a lot more than I could do before.
- Nov 5:
Philosophical Dictionary - F and G
As under Nov 3, with the items starting with F, G and H. I think it was
this day that I found out Seamonkey's Composer allows editing
texts with background and text colors that are
convenient for my sore eyes, that are not stored, which is very
- Nov 4:
Philosophical Dictionary - D and E: As under Nov 3, now with the letters D
- Nov 3:
Philosophical Dictionary: Having found that I had messed up the font
sizes in much of my Philosophical Dictionary through Seamonkey's
Composer, I decided to try to straighten this out with the same editor,
and today did the items that start with C, from which I also quote
- Nov 2:
Rejoicing about the BMJ: 1 boring old man, who is in fact a
psychiatrist in his seventies, who does write sensibly about
psychiatry, rejoiced about the British Medical Journal's decision to
demand the raw data for papers presented to them for peer review and
publication in the BMJ. I agree this is a reason for rejoicing, but
also remain somewhat skeptical. (It is a good idea, but hardly a cure.)
Explanation of formatting problems
October 2012 I was so much bothered by my eyes - keratoconjunctivitis
sicca: painful, debilitating and very unpleasant - that had
since May 2012, that I decided to use another format than Nederlog,
that I first called The Black Notebook and then NOTEBOOK,
both in their
own new directories, because that was or would make it - or so I
mistakenly - easier to maintain than Nederlog. It wasn't and on November 11, 2012, I
returned to Nederlog, in the way I should have
done it earlier: With a simpler format.
November/December I also returned, restored or otherwise copied what I
put in the Black Notebook (so called, because originally it was black,
because that was the only way I could write it) to the Nederlog
was difficult: My eyes are less bad than they were, but are far
healed, and there still remain blemishes, that I probably will not
repair before my eyes are a lot better than they are now, in the second
half of December 2012.
- Oct 31: DSM-5:
The sick comedy continues: About why postmoden psychiatry is mad, bad and dangerous.
- Oct 30: Crisis:
Dutch things and about
police states: Another sequel
terrorism and the coming police states. This contains a quote I owe to Vidal, that
seems apt and fair:
think we should accept this constitution for all its errors and
omissions because it will give us good government for a course of
years. It may be a blessing for the people, if well administered, and I
believe this is likely to be well administered, and then [it] only will
end, due to the corruption of the people, in despotism which will be
the only form of government suitable for them."
Fair enough: A state of law with civil
end, due to the corruption of the people, in despotism which will be
the only form of government suitable for them".
What's unfair is that those who do so, mostly
through stupidity and lack of courage,
also deliver their children and their children into
slavery to an absolute state's rulers. Then again, very
little of human history has been happy or free: Quite
possibly the species on average is not capable of doing much better than it mostly did.
- Oct 29: Crisis:
a way a sequel to
yesterday's text, in fact
a reproduction of a text I wrote in
2005, when - to my knowledge, but
indeed I did not have fast internet until the summer of 2009 - no one else wrote along similar lines. (In fact, there must have been a few others, but even if there are, it
is amazing how extraordinarily few persons are interested
in maintaining a state of law with civil liberties for
all, and how extraordinarily many have swallowed the crazy
propaganda they have been served.)
- Oct 28: Crisis:
coming authoritarian police states - 1: On what the
title says, and with a list of the
brave and bright few who think along similar lines, and will not be able to stop it
- Oct 26: On
notebooks, with some history and realism
& truth: About philosophy in the 20th Century,
about realism and truth, and about two kinds of notebooks I wrote: The one that was meant to
be a sequel to Nederlog, and the extensive notebooks on logic and philosophy I wrote since 1970, for myself, with pens, pencils, ballpoints, typewriters, and computers.
- Oct 25: A book?! A
book?! He writes a book?!: This is about an idea for a
book I had: A printed Dutch version of my Philosophical Dictionary. By now - almost 2 months
later - I realize it is probably not worth trying: It might
have done good, and might be published, if Dutch education
on all levels had not been
systematically destroyed in the course of the last 45 years.
(In brief: There is no
audience for it, and most Dutchmen probably believe they don't need any of it; it is quite offensive to them; and
each of them could do at least as well as I do.)
- Oct 24: How to
think like a real psychiatrist
(psychologist, psychotherapist) - P.S.
A brief continuation
of the previous item, about "primum nocere".
- Oct 23: How
to write and
think like a real psychiatrist
(psychologist, psychotherapist): This is a good bit of satire on postmodern psychiatry, which in fact is a deeply immoral very dangerous scam, that will ruin the lives of many millions, in fact merely to provide income and status for the happy but
degenerate few who make and prescribe
psychiatric pills. I think it is quite good and quite far, and the only criticism I have is that it may be too
long. The brief of it is that
postmodern psychiatry is not even a theory, is not science, has nothing to do with real
statistics, is not honest, and has no
ethics. In balance, it is very profitable.
- Oct 20: NOTEBOOK
update - continuation of Nederlog 2012 after August:
I had decided
to copy Nederlog of September to NOTEBOOK, both physically
and in terms of links in files, which turned
out to involve more work than I could reasonably do, but I did it, and this lists some important files: About the deaths of dr. Szasz and dr. Van Konynenburg in September 2012; about the end of the
XMRV hypothesis; and about
an excellent article by an English journalist about
- Oct 19: Crisis:
Good and Bad - 1 : In fact,
this still is related to the texts of the previous two days: I did write on good and bad as a comment on an
idea of Multatuli, and this is an English
translation of it. It all is quite original. My original Dutch
text is from 2001-2002. I do not know
when I made the English translation, but I say that this is the best version, which very probably
is true, and I also announce a series on Good and Bad,
which may or may not happen, eventually, and if it does
not is due to a combination of bad health and no (sensible) responses to what I write and
little belef what I write will make any difference for
- Oct 17: Over
Multatuli's Volledig Werk
: Continuing the text of the
previous day, more in Dutch, about
Multatuli, my own texts about him, with
useful links, and
about things I wrote.
- Oct 16: Meerkerk's
Multatuli : For the
first time in a long while I wrote in Dutch on the site, namely about a Dutch book that was first published
a 100 years ago (in 1912, also the year my father was born)
about my favorite Dutch author, Multatuli.
- Oct 15: More
useful lists about M.E. etc. and Linux
This contains useful links to a good website for
helping on make or get better informed about medical diagnoses, and a good dictionary of Linux terms. Both are quite useful (in indeed you
want or need to learn about these things).
- Oct 14: Ubuntu-information
and planned series: Thiis is a about various series I planned: On
Ubuntu and Linux; and on logic, ethics and politics (one series each). Maybe
some of this may come to be, eventually, in Nederlog, but I do not know. In any case, this contains useful links about and around the GNU/Linux
I use, 12.04 LTS.
- Oct 13: Crisis: propaganda
and Control: Brezezinski 1968: As
it happens, the socalled
Surveillance State already was being planned in the 19060ies, by state bureaucrats like Mr Brezesinski, who
still seems to be advising the US government. I had been aware for a long
time that I had read about it, decades ago, in what is the best book on
the student revolts of the 1960ies, and this day I report
having found it - and then found a very similar quotation
is to be found in the Wikipedia
article on Brezinski.
In any case: the Surveillance
State goes back a long time: To Stalin and Hitler
in the 20th Century, and to many authoritarian regimes before
that, while the central role for the computer also dates back, conceptually, to The Sixties
if not earlier.
- Oct 12: Crisis:
and intelligent conversation
all I here from and about politics is, judged merely
as language, awful, stupid, ugly,
dishonest and manipulative. Then again, small parts
aren't and this provides links to such a small part: Bill Maher and Larry King in conversation.
- Oct 11: Squeak
vs Linux: I realized
that what I originally liked about Squeak - a Smalltalk
programming environment -
that I had called "Total Computing" in 2002, also is true, and more so, as regards
and briefly explain this.
- Oct 10: Crisis:
reality and capitalism: This
is a brief text about a pictorial
representaton of capitalist society I'd first seen
somewhere in the 1960ies. It turned out to be from the 1920ies in the US, and
I reproduce it, because I like it. It
also is a good illustration of Orwell's saying "All
art is propaganda", which is not
quite true, though it is true a far greater part of art than one would tend to believe in fact is propaganda of
- Oct 9: About
NB's colors and prospects: Two of
the ways in which the
NOTEBOOK files differed from the Nederlog
files were that they were
simpler html, and that the backgrounds
could be changed, mostly as a way to make
it doable for me with my
bad and sore eyes, and for my readers, who were used to
white backgrounds on my site and on most
others. In this text, I mention I
want to make an excerpt of Johan Huizinga's "In
de schaduwen van morgen", on which I have indeed started, but so
far have not uploaded anything, neither
in NOTEBOOK nor in Nederlog. This may still happen,
but it is also possible I will give
this up, mostly because it will involve
a lot of work for me, while I expect it will do little good,
as there is only a very small minoroty capable
of understanding and appreciating the man and his text, and those
who do will very probably have no
social power or influence.
- Oct 8: About
NEDERLOG : Selective Survey: This is indeed a selective survey of Nederlog. In view of my health and the amount of work to make the transition to
NOTEBOOK this was smaller than it otherwise would have been.
- Oct 8: About
NOTEBOOK | NOTITIEBOEK: This was meant
to be the first NOTEBOOK
in the new format, that indeed was simpler than Nederlog, and briefly expains
what I hoped it would be.
- Oct 8: me+ME:
Last Nederlog | Continuation in
NOTEBOOK|NOTITIEBOEK: On this day I made the physical transition from Nederlog to NOTEBOOK|NOTITIEBOEK, where I mean by "physical" that it was all stored in its own directory on my hard disk and on the
disks of my provoder). I also took the
trouble of copying the files of September in Nederlog to this, mostly to help the
reader and provide context, but as it turned out that involved more work than I had hoped.
And the first section of this was called "The
it was planned to be so in Nederlog. (As it happened, all of this was
undone in the first half of November of 2012.)
- Oct 5: me+ME:
New ICC primer for doctors | XMRV
controversy| M.E. and my eyes: This is about what the title says: The Canada-based group of medical
doctors that had written the 2003 and 2011
Canada Criterions for ME/CFS,
that most patients who are informed about their disease consider the most sensible, had
prepared a pdf for doctors, and one David Holmes
had written a good article about the XMRV-debacle, called "XMRV
controversy laid to rest"
that I quote and review.
- Oct 4: me+ME:
Ending Nederlog| Last words -
Laatste woorden| My
eyes and M.E: This mostly about stopping Nederlog, and contains some general reflections on what it was for and why I wrote in
and had decided to give it up for
something simpler, with
such sore eyes as I had. As it happened, within 5 weeks I decided to return to Nederlog, but
a considerable part of
this month is about and indeed was in NOTEBOOK |
NOTITIEBOEK, as I had decided to call the sequel of Nederlog.
- Oct 2: me
Nederlog| Norbert Wiener and dr.
eyes and M.E.: The first and third sections explain some about Nederlog
- why it is mostly in English since 2010, and what the problems with my
eyes are like, and the bit about Wiener was caused by my rereading his
biography (since reading books is easier than looking at a computer
screen), and finding its second volume contains a clear statement of
what became the plot of Dr Strangelove. There's also some more about Wiener and his biography: Interesting man, interesting autobiography.
- Sep 30:
me+ME: Corrupt Dutch Supreme Court | More
about Rich van Konynenburg | My eyes and M.E.: A little more about Rich van Konynenburg, and a bit about the despicable and sickening Dutch Supreme Court of 1940-1945, that collaborated with the Nazi occupiers, as did most Dutch judges, some
of which indeed convicted by father
concentration camp prisonment
This is again t ypical for
Dutch morality, for which see (I say it
again) "The UnDutchables"
- and I quote myself:
My parents were
members of the Dutch Communist Resistance in WW II, and because of that
my father and grandfather were convicted to concentration camp
punishment, that my father survived after more than 3 1/2 years of
German concentration camps, as a political prisoner, while his father
died from the maltreatment, starvation and forced labor.
the things my father was very bitter about was that he and his
father (also arrested, also convicted - and my father's story, in his
own words, translated by me into English, is under this
link) were convicted by Dutch
judges in a Dutch court, in 1941, and namely as "political
has turned out - as written up in a book that was first
published in the fall of 2011, that is over 65 years after WW II
ended: Corjo Jansen en
Derk Venema, "The
Court and the Second World War" (in Dutch), Boom, Amsterdam, 2011 - that all of
Supreme Court in WW II was corrupt, and collaborated with the
Nazis, except for one man, its president, who was Jewish or of
- Sep 26: me+ME:
Rick van Konynenburg dies
| Three excellent
books about philosophy | My eyes and M.E. : Dr. Rick van Konynenburg was
an an American Ph.D. in electric engineering (an intellectually far more demanding study than
psychiatry), who had been working for 16 years for people with ME/CFS and had developed his own biochemical theory to
account for it, which is interesting and plausible. I provide links, and also write about
three excellent books about philosophy.
- Sep 22:
Excellent article by Sonia Poulton |
ERV | Maartensz | The sadism link | My eyes and M.E. : This is
about an Excellent article about ME/CFS in
Daily Mail by the British journalist Sonia
Poulton, with quite a few
references thrown in to things
I wrote related to ME/ÇFS, and other related matters, such as my diagnosis that the psychiatrists who diagnose ME/CFS patients as mentally ill are
themselves either mentally ill or sadists, which is what I really think, and I have the degrees and knowledge to make such diagnoses
- and I do not slander millions of ill people to make a living out
of them. Besides, there are far more medical doctors who are not psychiatrists who insist that
the disease is real, than there are psychiatric
pseuodscientists and degenerates who insist
the disease are not real,
and have the ear of the governments and health insurances, who rather keep the money to give it to bank managers or live well on
themselves, than help ill people.
- Sep 20: me+ME:
Lipkin and Racaniello talk | George Carlin talks | My eyes and M.E.: This is about the result
of the Lipkin + study, that definitely killed the hypothesis of XMRV, also according to its originators drs. Mikovits and Ruscetti, and
reports on an interesting - recorded - talk between professors Racaniello and Lipkin. I also throw in some nice Carlin links, such a s good 45 minute
interview with him, not long before he died.
- Sep 18:
is dead | Tuller in NYT | What is the yield?
This is my response to the outcome of the Lipkin + study.
The present version has been edited
earlier versions that did not display well. I think the text is the
same as was, but the table about M.E. is a better version than was in
the original, though most items are the same.
- Sep 17: DSM-5
& psychiatry | Ubuntu | eye problems | Carlin and voting: A bit more about dr. Szasz and what is wrong with psychiatry - and I quote myself,
because it is true, important and not known to the many victims and dupes of psychiatrists and
The point I want to make
present section is that especially psychiatrists and psychologists, who
are, in terms of years and level of education the highest trained a,ong
the psychotherapists, and who tend to pretend that they have a level of
expertise, knowledge and insight that ordinary people - "layman" -
lack, are almost all of them bulllshitting if
Here are some of my
reasons - and
as it happens my academic degrees are in philosophy and psychology, so
indeed I am not speaking in ignorance:
NONE of the
professionals, and NONE of the psychiatrists is able to give anything
like rational, empirically supported, scientific answers to the
following questions (and there are quite a few more that are relevant
that they rarely can answer, about epistemology, statistics,
probability, logic and science, for example, but these are too
technical to consider here and now):
(1) What is a human
human self, a human character?
(2) What is consciousness, and why do we have it?
(3) How does the brain generate commonsense experiences?
(4) Do we all experience similar things in similar circumstances?
(5) What is meaning and why and how can we communicate with language?
ALL of the psychotherapeutical
professionals, and ALL of the psychiatrists presuppose SOME sort of
answers to ALL of these questions, indeed like anyone else who can
function in a human society without creating major problems for others
- but ALL of the professionals mentioned bullshit you or delude
themselves if they pretend to be able to answer these questions, other
than by what is mostly faith or illusion, if indeed not intentional
bullshit meant to make you pay.
There also is some on Ubuntu, and some of George Carlin's
and my reasons not to to vote.
- Sep 16: My
eyes, M.E. and internet | Dr Thomas Szasz died: This explains why I can use the
internet with such eyes as I have, namely thanks to the possibilities offered by ǴNU/Linux/Ubuntu (as seems the fairest
name to me, in view of those who made it), which are not existent
in MS Windows, and is about dr. Thomas
Szasz, who died the week this was written, who was a very courageous and intelligent man, who dared to oppose the dominant
tendencies in psychiatry, while being himself a psychiatrist and a professor in it.
- Sep 15: My
eyes | Black book | Schopenhauer
against the scribblers: This is about my problems in Holland and the Dutch national character - for
which see the excellent, honest and true The UnDutchables - and my liking of Schopenhauer. Here is the bit of him I quote:
the pathetic commonplace heads with which the world is crammed really
lack are two closely related faculties: that of forming judgements and
that of producing ideas of their own. Both these are lacking to a
which he who is not one of them cannot really conceive, so that he
cannot easily conceive the dolefulness of their existence. It is this
deficiency, however, which explains one one hand the poverty of the
scribbling which in all nations passes itself off to its comtemporaries
as their literature, and on the other the fate that overtakes true and
genuine man who appear among such people. All genuine thought and art
is to a certain extent an attempt to put big heads on small people: so
it is no wonder the attempt does not always come off. For a writer to
afford enjoyment always demands a certain harmony
between his way of thinking and that of the reader; and the enjoyment
will be the greater the more perfect the harmony is: so that a great
mind will fully and completely only another great mind. It is for this
reason that bad or mediocre writers excite disgust and revulsion in
thinking heads: and even conversation with most people has the same
effect - one is conscious of the inadequacy and disharmony every step
of the way."
- Essays and Aphorisms,
- Sep 14: B12
Protocol | Psychologist with M.E. |
Statistics and medicine: I do have an M.A. in psychology, as does my ex-wife, and we both fell ill with EBV after
four months of studying in
the first year of our university studies, on grants and loans. I
explain why I deny the sadistic attributions by psychiatrist - if I would have been a sadist, I would have been a shrink - and also explain why I don't believe much of
medical statistics (before reading about
and Paxil, that illustrates my case).
- Sep 12: M.E.
+ my eyes | Stem wijzer: This is
one of the very few Dutch pieces
I wrote since 2009, and is a satire on
voting and Dutch
democracy, which I don't believe in: Dutch political parties seem to
me to be more like self-selecting gangs of psychopathic careerists than like the noble servants of the people they
present themselves as, to a population they have systematically stupefied since 1965, since when the Dutch educational system has been systematically destroyed.
- Sep 11: On my eyes
| The Nuremberg Interviews: Having mentioned yesterday
father and grandfather were
convicted political terrorist, being convicted in 1941, by
Dutch judges, who collaborated with the
Dutch Nazi occupiers of Holland, as did all of the Dutch Supreme Court under Nazi occupation, except for its
president, who was fired because he was
Jewish, I explain something about good and bad
and about an interesting book of interviews with
- Sep 9: From
the Notebooks of MM. This is quoted
from my own Notebooks
(copy/paste is easier than writing). There
is about 20 MB more of similar notes
on my hard disk,
and this is a fair selection.
- Sep 9: Nederlog
gets continued in The Black Notebook
in November 2012 I return to Nederlog, because my eyes
are less bad and - especially -
because I found a way to edit my files
in a way that my eyes permit, without having to look at white or light background, with Seamonkey's Composer.
Meanwhile, I did write entries in something I first called The Black Notebook, and
then NOTEBOOK, in a format that was
friendlier on my eyes, and these have now all been incorporated again in Nederlog.
- Aug 26: Crisis:
Quotes from Orwell and Hazlitt A
new Nederlogm, as the title says. The reason for no
Nederlogs since 10 days is the sore conditionb of my eyes, I also
briefly comment on.
- Aug 15: MadeCorrected
some typos in and added some links to yesterday's Nederlog.
- Aug 14: Made
another Nederlog about the crisis with a dose of Gore Vidal: Crisis:
"U.S. pretty darned
more Gore Vidal + notes
As the title says there is more: A TYT item to the effect of the quoted
part and the message that there will be another criis, and also some
notes by me on subjects related to Vidal's texts.
- Aug 13: Made
some corrections and added some links and fixed the images for the
arrows in the Nederlogs of the previous two days - and I am sorry for
the mistakes, but my eyes keep giving me considerable problems as do
the lousy WYSInotWYG editors for html available on Linux (which is a
shame: No decent html editor for Linux AT ALL in 2012 shows something doesn't work
with its production method for software).
- Aug 12: Crisis:
More Gore Vidal + some notes by me: Another interesting
interview with Vidal, with a number of notes by me.
- Aug 11: Corrected the
previous Nederlog some. And added Crisis: Gore Vidal explains some
backgrounds, which is what the title
says, plus a little about drugs in Amsterdam, a topic that is much
misunderstood, inside and outside Holland. The brief of it is that it
is very profitable, and that no one knows who profits (now that the
government, the courts, the mayors, the police, the district atorneys
etc. have been seeing to it for 42 years that (soft) drugs are being
dealt by specific persons they approved personally, at specific places
they approved personally, supposedly - is the story handed to the
media, during all these years - the "Backdoor policy" obtains
everywhere, meaning that the amounts, prices, qualities and profits
are, if you believe this, totally unknown to any Dutch authority. If
you are not Dutch, this may not interest you, but there also are links
to quite a few quite interesting interviews with Vidal, mostly about
the years 2001-2011, and the backgrounds of the current social and
- Aug 9: Stoning human beings the Dutch way - neo-nazi style 2012: What the title says:
effectively have their concentration-camp prisoners, where they lock up
and maltreat foreigners without
papers as if Holland is Nazi-Germany ca. 1937, with the foreigners
playing the roles of the Jews (mostly exterminated in Holland, thanks
to mr. Cohen and mr. Asscher (of the Jewish Council, 1941-1945, who
decided to trade in the many poor Jews to the SS to save their own
lives - and no, they did not get punished).
- Aug 4: DSM-5:
100 Nederlogs about and around the APA and the DSM-5: At long last the list of
Nederlogs about the DSM-5 that I wrote since 2010. It's OK as is, but I
had intended better links between the files of the series, but my eyes
- still sore: see below - are not up to that
- Aug 3: Straightened
out some typos and missing links in me+ME:
Varia: Eyeproblems + Site-updates + Ms Kennedy + pomo universities.
- Aug 2: There is a
Varia: Eyeproblems + Site-updates + Ms Kennedy + pomo universities but in view of the extreme
misery of my eyes considerably aggravated the sicking misery of the
great number of awful bugs in KompoZer, I'll probably return to
Windows: It is lousy, it is dangerous, it is awful, but there are at
least some halfway working WYSIWYG html editor. I can't decently edit a
site like mine on Linux, is what it comes to, and using what is
available takes twice the time, ten times the irritation, and in my
case 4 times the pain for the same result. (I am not quite certain
about this, for I like the resut of Linux and Ubuntu, but I am not
willing to have to face this fucking shit that's KompoZer, certainly
not with the eye problems I have. Also, this is VERY bad design, or
lack of it: An OS without a decent html-editor.)
- Aug 1: Tried to
reformat the letter A in the Philosophical
Dktionary, but alas on Ubuntu I am forced to do this with KompoZer,
as there is no better, and that is an awfully bugged program. So.... I
have done my best, and this is the best I can do, and if there were a
good WYSIWYG html-editor on Ubuntu my life would be considerably easier.
- Jul 31: AUndid some
typos and added some links in yesterdayś Nederlog.
- Jul 30: me+ME+DSM-5:
Some thoughts about mad killers: What theb title says, mostly
answering a question I posed here: me+ME:
Eye problems + DSM-5 + mad killers.
- Jul 29: Corrected
yesterday's Nederlog some. And wrote a NL: me+ME: Eye problems + Gerwyn's Geroupies, about the continued lack of
reason of Gerwyn and V99. (This may be of interest only to people with
- Jul 28: me+ME:
Eye problems + mB12 protocol + series mB12 + Carlin: Mostly about yhe mB12
protocol, since folks seem to like that: Twentyfive notes and
explanations, and a list of the series of files about the mB12
protocol, all topped of with a link to more enjoyable bits by George
- Jul 27: Only corrected
some typos and inserted a link to yesterday's Nederlog.
- Jul 26: me+ME:
Eye problems + mB12 protocol + Heller + Satie + Magritte + Carlin
: What the title says, with some nice bits by the last 4.
- Jul 25: me+ME:
Eye problems + Mencius + Aristotle: A nice illustration
of a thesis of Mencius. and some links to interesting files about
ethics and justice.
- Jul 21: me+ME: Eye problems + DSM-5 + mad killers:
the title says - and I also added two notes and removed some typos in -
the popular - DSM-5: Medicine is a very sick businees in the US
-2 and repaired the fonts in the Delusion lemma in my Philosophical
Dictionary which is the best shortish
introduction in the on to what I think and to
the senses I give to many important terms).
- Jul 19: me+ME:
On my site and proportions + DSM-5: Having
returned yesterday to a 15" monitor, I provide some advice to keep my
site look reasonable on such monitors. There is also a plug of the
video in DSM-5: Medicine is a very
sick business in the US - 2 which is so incredibly sleazy and morally degenerate that
you should see it even if it makes you puke (I hope not) and makes you
loose all trust in drug companies forever (I hope): this video.
the site openings. They should be better than yesterday, but may still
(If so, use Ctrl+Scrollwheel on yout mouse to enlarge or shrink.)
- Jul 18: me+ME: More eyeproblems + a note on monitors: What the title says - I have
got more eye problems, but these seem to be mostly due to the monitor I
used till today. I report some, with a tip for people with ME/CFS who
consider adopting a broad monitor. If I am right about the monitor,
there will be more Nederlogs tomorrow or the day after; if not, very
- Jul 16: DSM-5: Medicine is a very
sick business in the US - 2: Having seen
the evidence yesterday, I formulate a most excellent hypothesis about
the DSM-5 and the APA, and show why this is indeed a most excellent hypothesis.
And I also corrected some typos and added quite a few links to Crisis:
Government and Capital (Proudhon) that seems to be a
quite popular download.
- Jul 15: DSM-5: Medicine is a very
sick business in the US: What the title
says, with some truly nauseating but very convincing evidence.
- Jul 14: Crisis: Government and Capital (Proudhon): Two quotes from Proudhon
with comments by me and even an addition to my Philosophical
- Jul 13: me+ME: About mB12-protocol & Ubuntu: What the title
says, also with Shakespeare, Buddha and my own philosophy in four words.
- Jul 11:
Internet: Three fine websites: Freud, Quotes, Music: What the title says, and
specifically about Richard Webster.net, Today In Science History, Radio Paradise.
now also is a copy of E.M. Edghill's translation of Aristotle's Categories
on my site. Also straightened out the Philosophy
links in the Metaphysics.
And in the Ethics. And in
- Jul 10: Updated the new on site
file, to clarify that from 2011 onwards the changes of the site
are recorded in this file (Recent changes on the
opening page) because this is both easier and clearer (if I do keep
this file updated, as I have done in 2011 and 2012, so far).
Also, there is a very brief Nederlog: Philosophy: Aristotle's Metaphysics on my site which says what the
title says, and provides the links to whoever is interested.
And - a bit later in the day: Added this to the directories-survey and
map of the site.
- Jul 9: Redid the sizes of the dates
in the NL index
2007, since these varied in size (having moved through at least 4
editors through the years). And adjusted the table size in this index.
And the Maarten
Maartensz bit in the Philosophical
Dictionary. And the directories
and sitemap files.
- Jul 8: Crisis: Kohlberg on moral stages: Outline plus table of an
interesting theory - with empirical support - that explains rather a
lot about human history and the ongoing crisis (<- link to a file with
links to the currently 118 files since Sep 1, 2008, on the ongoing crisis
that started then, recognized by very few at the time).
Also there is: DSM-5: Psychiatry as
with some interesting quotations, and with a title
that sums up where I think psychiatry is since the DSM-III - unless the
psychiatrist has an uncommonly good morality, which he or she, in view
of Kohlberg, is likely not to have, especially because in the case of
psychiatry corruption is so easy, so remumerative and so riskless
(indeed, as in the case of bankmanagers, who also seem incapable of
doing any harm, at least in the eyes of their peers who are in politics
Finally - Logic + philosophy: On the logic of
propositional attitudes - in PD which is a
only correction of a mistake I made.
And I changed the location and explanation of
(Dutch + English)
bit on the opening the opening pages (it is a bit higher up, and has
the addition " (Dutch + English)", justified by the fact that from 2004
to 2009 it was mostly in Dutch only, since when it has been almost
exclusively in English.
7: No Nederlog today, but I did eradicate typos from and
added links to Scientific Realism versus Postmodernism
still seems a very good brief exposition of the contrast between these
two philosophies, now with fewer typos. (It is very likely I translated
this from the original Dutch in a
Also, it may interest some that the original Dutch has an English
introduction that tells a little about my own adventures in the
postmodern, marxist and feminist University of Amsterdam, that from
1970-1995 was ruled as Soviet Sovchoz for higher education, by a sort
of parliament of marxist students (always in nominal 'democratic
majority') and a board of directors always selected from the most
profligate thieves from Dutch Labour.
In case you are interested, my
Spiegeloog-columns contain published essays by me on this from
1988-1989, in Dutch and in English translation, that still are
well-read, after all these years, since it has now become clear to most Dutchmen - since ca. 2008, when a parliamentary commission
concluded Dutch education was and had been a great mess since a long
time - that indeed the Dutch universities and schools, have been destroyed in almost all but their
names. From 1977-2008 I was one of a very
small number who protested the destruction of Dutch education at the
time it could still be stopped, if only my generation or the staffs of
the Dutch universities had had the intelligence and courage to protest
and stop it. (But like their parents
and grandparents in WW-II, they nearly all collaborated and sung
the praise of marxism, feminism, democracy, and levelling, while
parasiting in academic jobs, with excellent pay: Le trahison des clercs. See e.g. my
Whores of Reason,
that also explains why Dutch 'intellectuals' tend not to like me: I wrote and write the truth
about their cowardly egoistic collaboration that destroyed the
fundaments for a high civilization.
Varia: Gerrit Komrij, Gwen Olsen, Sarah Myhill: The first -
a Dutch poet and writer - died; the second - a whistleblower on
pharmaceutical and psychiatric corruption - has more good videos;
and the third - an English medical doctor who did a lot for
patients with ME/CFS - found and published evidence (with others) for
her theory about the cause of ME (the mitochondria malfunction, in an
empirically checkable (!) way, in people with ME/CFS).
- Jul 5: Added the Epicurus file that I wrote last year in
Nederlog to a new
section on Epicurus, in the philosophy section,
and corrected a mistake in the Epictetus-index.
Also added an explicit Home link to all the opening indexes of the philosophers on
my site, with their texts, usually with my comments.
And there is this Nederlog: me+ME: Varia relating to my site and to Nederlog
that contains a lot of links to embittering and to
- Jul 4: Logic +
philosophy: On the logic of propositional attitudes: I
know most of my
readers have not been lusting about this subject, but then I like it,
and this was long overdue (and is temporal: with more health I can do a
lot more, but then that is a constant problem, for me, with ME).
- Jul 3: Crisis:
Milgram on obedience: This continues the Nederlogs of the
last two days, and mostly consists of a quotation from Milgram's last
- Jul 2: Crisis: Liu
Binyan on being human: This continues yesterday's theme, with some quotations
from and links concerning Liu Binyan (1925-2005), an extremely brave
Chinese writer and journalist, and some further material concerning
man's inhumanity to man.
- Jul 1: Crisis: US
Healthcare, Chinese changes, North-Korean horror: What the title
says aka reflections on man's inhumanity to man, on the subject of
which there also is
a learned reference.
Also corrected the year in the Dutch opening page of the site (that
still said 2011, showing I don't see that particular page often, and if
I do, I see it briefly).
- Jun 28: Updated my 'On Philosophical Assumptions'
as regards the formatting:
The links to the section are now all internal to the file, and should
work. And there also is a new Nederlog: me+ME: Good Things In Life - 2: Linux + mB12 +
- Jun 27:
Crisis: US corporations now beyond the US law +
Jimmy Carter on US deterioration: More from TYT's Cenk Uygur
on how the big US corporations have managed, with help of Obama - 'Yes,
we can!' - to get corporations beyond the reach of the law, and much
like sovereign states, followed by a quotation of most of a good
article by Jimmy Carter with my comments. (And my eyes still are
improving, which is very nice.)
- Jun 26: Crisis:
'Corporations are people, my friend', agrees US Supreme Court: Cenk Uygur of The Young
Turks holds forth well on the handing over individual human rights to
corporations aka conspiracies
for piracy without any effective personal accountability
whatsoever, and I quote Hazlitt on corporate bodies.
- Jun 24: me+ME:
Good Things In Life - 1: A few bits to show I am
- Jun 22: I have still problems with my eyes, alleviated a litte,
and today only improved
the formatting of the file on open source Capitalism. Communism
and Computing, since it got downloaded quite a few times. I still
think it is mostly correct, if outdated.
Also, I think the following - from 2009 - makes sense: Musings on computing and a new internet:
It seems to me highly desirable to split
up the internet as is in a commercial net and a public net, with the commercial players, the advertisers, the
commercial-Flash-on-you-pukers, and indeed also all that is commercial
and more or less decent and justified, from banking to plumbing, on one
net, and non-commercial content, varying from private persons
websites, to schools and universities, the Wikipedia and much other
educational matter (Stanford Encyclopedia, Victorian Net, Perseus, you
name it...), on another net.
There's more text in Musings on computing and a new internet
and it seems to me a highly desirable idea: To have both a commercial
and a non-commercial (personal, educational, unbiased informative)
internet, so that the former doesn't smother the latter, and the latter
is free from the closed source, advertising, lying, posturing and
secret information gathering of the former.
In fact, the split
between commercial and non-commercial can be drawn quite easily, while
allowing for overlaps: It is mostly that between open en hidden source
and apart from that depends on whether makers of web-content want to
cash in on advertisments and/or have web-pages in order to support a
the technological change should be easy and small, in principle, for it
is a matter of server and storage capacity and processor speeds: All
that seems really required is, next to a WWW a WCW, say: A Worldwide
Commercial Web, all run on the same known principles as the WWW, with
the same protocols a.s.o., except that on that WCW the user knows that
the content is commercial and meant to be commercial,
and indeed may
very well be hidden source.
- Jun 20: I have still problems with my eyes, alleviated a litte,
and only added
this today under me+ME: About Nederlog, site and mail:
P.S. Corrections, if any are
necessary, have to be made later.
-- Jun 20, 2012: Corrected 'every
month' (a typo) to 'every day' in
'even though the Multatuli-parts of my site
gets thousands of hits
every day since at least a decade'
that is the truth.
It is also true that my sites are being read between 3 and 14 days
As it is true that my sites are completely stonewalled and often
in Holland, and true that I have
not anyone like me in all of my life, as
regards the kind of intellect and ethics I have. It also is true this
from the norm - being
normal is the one and only Dutch maintained moral norm -
is very probably genetic, and that it still is
normal in Holland to scream at
somebody - if not Cruyff's One And Only Son, blessed be His Name! - who
that his talents are due to
his genes, and no 'personal choice', must be ... 'a fascist'.
And so it goes... among the Dutch, where all
Dutch are Heroes, and all Heroes
the proudly declared
'equivalents' - 'gelijkwaardigen': of equal value - as Einstein,
Newton, Leonardo, and Aristotle. If it were otherwise, the Dutch
majority feels most offended, you see: Somebody who might be better
than they are! Horror of horrors!
Anyway... I am proud to belong to the very small proportion of the Dutch
who does not insist that he is of equal value as Einstein,
and Aristotle, shameful and dangerous as that belief has turned out to
among the aggressive levellers of very low intelligence the vast
of the Dutch is.
For this is The National
Dutch Moral Norm, since many decades:
'Muh binnuh allemaol chuleikwoardig
which freely translates as 'We are all
Einstein's equals because we would
offended if someone suggests we may not be'.
And so it goes...
in this proud nation of 16 million equivalents (gelijkwaardigen)
of the best,
the brightest and the most heroic
For I would not want to let my readers to believe that there are not at least 16
million Dutchmen with 16 million websites (tweetsites) who are each and
least as good as I
and you and Einstein: The Dutch are A Proud People!
And don't you EVER forget it!
- Jun 14: Made some notes, corrections of typos, and added some
links to yesterday's
- Jun 13: me+ME:
Nederlog PAUSED (mostly) till July 2012: What the title says, with a brief explanation, a brief
remark about the dropping of the criminal charges against Judy Mikovits
Ph.D., and a brief discussion of an open question.
- Jun 11: me+ME:
About Nederlog, site and mail: What
the subject says, also with an
explanation why I published so little on paper. There also is a new
e-mail address that you might try if you never got any answer from me,
and did write me: Chances are that, if so,
I never saw your mail. (If so, I am sorry and it is not my doing.)
- Jun 10: The Whittemores in trouble: I wrote about this before, and recently Harvey
Whittemore stood in leg irons in a Nevada court, with a lot of local
media attention. I give some quotes, and link and cite some more Zappa - music and text - on the related
matter of 'public
relations'. Also, there are some repaired typos and an extra note to yesterday's
- Jun 9: Crisis:
Where are the really intellgent, rational and reasonable folks? - 2: More
on the topic, with advice for the few who are brilliant and young; with
some fine videos with Zappa's two eldest children; some fiery but
sensible rap; and a little bit about the
WPI, that I now desire to see closed, having gotten undeceived about
- Jun 8: Crisis: Where are the really intellgent,
rational and reasonable folks?: As it happens, I answer the
question by links to two series of interviews with Frank Zappa, who was an example of one,
since I found the interviews today, and really liked them. Enjoy!
- Jun 7: Corrected the link to ME-Resources in the ME opening page.
And there is:
On human society and human cooperation. Actually, it is a repeat of a
lemma in my Philosophical Dictionary, but I think it explains rather a
lot, in fairly abstract formal principle (and sometimes I like to
indulge in formalities).
- Jun 6: Corrected some typos in
- Jun 5: me+ME: Editor-blues + drone-news + DSM-5
docu: A brief Nederlog
that explains why there was no Nederlog yesterday and briefly documents
the dangers of drones and the DSM-5.
- Jun 4: Corrected some formatting mistakes and some other typos in yesterday's Nederlog.
- Jun 3: Corrected some formatting mistakes in
yesterday's Nederlog, and some
other typos in n Ubuntu-log
and the Computing opening frame.
And there is a
new Nederlog DSM-5: Updates (docu), with a bit of Hazlitt
which is about
the subject in the title, and may introduce you to one of the most
writers I know of.
- Jun 2: Ubuntu-log started: What the title says: There now is an Ubuntu-log
in the section computing,
about Ubuntu, the operating system.
- Jun 1: Straightened out the
index for Nederlog for 2012.
- May 31: Crisis: Kill Lists + Socialist
President Obama now has kill lists
(and Guantanamo, and rendition, and indefinite detention without trial:
'Yes, we can!')
and Greenspan, Bernanke and Geithner at long last have brought state
socialism to the US: The profits are for the bank managers; the losses
for the rest of society.
- May 30: Improved most of the opening pages for the
philosophers in philosophers-special (which is the name of the
file that lists the philosophers whose
texts are on my site, often with my comments, that tend to be as long
as the works
I comment on, quotations included, that is).
And there is a new Nederlog: Varia: DSM-5 + philosophy + quotations + Ubuntu + mB12: Various interesting bits, such as that the
American Psychiatric Association so far
has spent five times as much
on the DSM-5 as on on the DSM-IV - a cool 25 million
dollars - that sounds rather a lot like financial fraud to me.
- May 29: Crisis:
Big Brother is watching you:
Or if he isn't the US Senate wants him
and just approved his coming. If indeed he isn't for in the land of the
free, these things now are state secrets, kept secret becaude of
reasons of state.
- May 28: me+ME:
Some Linux.Ubuntu updates (docu): Some more useful
documentary links and why I write about it, and what it was like 12
to try to get Linux to work on one's computer: Not by far as simple and
- May 27: me+ME:
DSM-5 + Linux: Ms Suzy Chapman wrote an excellent article
on the many great dangers
involved in the pretty insane Somatic Symptoms Disorder
of the DSM-5 (from 2013 onwards if you are ill you are fit for physical
and mental abuse
by trained psychiatric pros who love those things, especially in the
names of 'evidence-
based science' and 'morality', and there is also a little more
information by me about
- May 26: Computing:
Some more about Ubuntu and the site: I am spending most
of my time using Ubuntu and being much pleased and impressed, so here
is a little
more about Ubuntu and about something I wish could be done: Debug and
KompoZer into a good html-editor, instead of a bugged one (with
pleasing features, but faulty cursorhandling).
- May 24: Philosophy:
From The Notebooks: More than 5 senses: More from The Notebooks: No,
you don't have 5 senses - or to say so is to confuse quite a few things.
- May 22: BitsAndPieces 26: 26.
On - and from - Ubuntu 12.04: Surprise, perhaps, since there
was no BitsAndPieces since 2009. Today I uploaded one as titled, and if
it is there,
it also is the first file on my site that was wholly written in and
uploaded with Ubuntu,
without Windows having any involvement whatsoever, on my part.
Also, there is a Nederlog: Philosophy:
From The Notebooks: Laughter, Play, Imagination: What it says: I copied a few notes I wrote
- May 21: me: ME + DSM-5: I explain
why there are few Nederlogs and what should
be done to control the APA and the DSM-5: The government has both the
duty and the
right to protect the public against the corruption of medical
their policies, their practices and their manuals, for it has the duty
to protect the
public against medical corruption, fraud and quackery, and against the
of pharmaceutical companies who pracrice medical fraud in the name of
- May 20: Sorted out the missing left arrow in the
Nederlog of May 18.
- May 18: Varia:
Linux + DSM-5 + Carlin + Phoenix + logical philosophy:
What the title says: Varia
leading up to the conclusion I will write more about logical philosophy
and less about ME/CFS.
- May 15: Fixed and added some links to May 13: DSM-5: On Dr Frances' article on the DSM-5
in the NYT (which
arise because I am currently between 2 computers and 3
operating systems). And there now is today's Nederlog:
Varia: DSM-5 + Linux.Ubuntu
- May 14: Fixed the ME-Resources
link in the
opening pages, and fixed some
typos in yesterday´s Nederlog.
- May 13: DSM-5: On Dr Frances' article on the DSM-5
in the NYT: A review
of the article I quoted but did not review on May 12: It really is an
and sensible article.
- May 12: ME+DSM5: Phoenix Falling + Dr Frances Rising: Phoenix Rising has a
new forum that does not work for me, and Dr Allen Frances took a
courageous stand against the APA and the DSM-5 I much appreciate, and
explain why I do I repeat a file of precisely 2 years ago: ME and Human
- May 11: me+ME: Some nice things:
Methylation-protocol + Ubuntu Linux: Some
really nice news for a change: The methylation protocol I follow really
helps me, and
enabled me to get and install a new computer, that now runs Ubuntu
Linux, that is
excellent. (Indeed, today´s files for my websites have been written on
Ubuntu rather than Windows.)
- May 10: As I said on May 8, I had to do most of that
text twice, and indeed I did the second version very exhausted and made
two minor mistakes in the spreadsheet I set up (dividing by the wrong
number of factors). These have not been repaired, and the overall
effect is the same or worse than it was, because I calculated the
anyway frighteningly low
average kappa of the DSM-5 too high.
Meanwhile, in England the government is practising the handiwork and
ideology of professors Wessely, White, Calder and Sharpe: me+ME:
'Purge on disabled a Nazi piece of work' (Scottish Sun Newspaper) and
not because there is any need for this, but because it is profitable and the ordinary average
can be tricked by propaganda now as they could be in Hitler's time:
Thus the Jews were also exterminated en masse, namely
for being not of the healthy kind of the
ordinary average that
surrounded them. If you're
ill you're expenable. "Tough luck, and don't you dare say "Nazism" or we treat you
one of the ill who parasite on us who belong to the healthy majority". (I
dare, but then
my family is not quite of professor Wessely's human-all-too-human
- May 9: me+ME:
Excellent article about ME/CFS in Daily Mail: Indeed
title says: The English journalist Sonia Poulton published yesterday an
excellent article about 12 myths about and around ME/CFS.
- May 8: DSM-5: EPIC
Fail of DSM-5 "field trials" - more kappas: More
reliably unreliable DSM-5 and the PsychoSpeak of doctors Regier and
There is a table that shows that the DSM-5 is the least reliable and
dangerous diagnostic manual in psychiatry (compared with the DSM-IV,
and the ICD). In fact, the ICD-10 - not an APA-product, indeed - is the
unreliable of the four.
- May 7: DSM-5: PsychoSpeak II (Epic Fail of DSM-5
"field trials"): In which
it is revealed that the DSM-5 is produced on the same principle as
propaganda, as also discussed by Orwell and here:
DSM-5+ME: PyschoSpeak - version 0.0
- May 5: DSM-5:
Various bits and pieces relating to various DSMs: What
title says, and mostly not my work, but quite interesting and
are also some clarifications in the beginning about yesterday's piece.
- May 4: The
Narko-Nazi Netherlands: National Day of National Narko-Nazi
Justificiation : Another nice
laudatio of the Dutch
and especially of their
tolerant mayors, aldermen, parliamentarians, ministers, policemen,
district attorneys who now have for over 40 years protected the drugs
all most honourably so, if you believe in supermen in politics. (My
If your IQ is over 115 and you are not a Dutch mayor, alderman, parliamentarian,
minister, policeman, judge, district attorney, or drugs dealer: Flee
while you can, if you're healthy.)
- May 3: me+ME:
Computernews: Linux on a
it says: I now can run Linux and Windows from my new computer.
Nice! Also made some corrections to and added some links in yesterday's
- May 2: DSM-5 and a real philosopher: George
Carlin: What the title says: Why I write such long texts about
the DSM-5 and psychiatry; some about philosophy and "academic
education" in Holland from 1971-1995 (viz. "marxist", "feminist", "postmodernist" in
succession, all by the same people, all lying careerists pretending to be "revolutionaries""
and dissimulating fashionable nonsensical cant to make a career), and
four fine videos with monologues by George Carlin (
that you can skip to from the
beginning, in case I may bore you ).
- May 1: Made some corrections in and added some links
to yesterday's Nederlog,
that folks seem to have liked, as I also did. More George Carlin later:
A man with
great intelligence, great honesty and great courage, and a real
philosopher, in ways
philosopher is real.
- Apr 30: me+ME: Some videos (singing atheists etc.): What the title says:
Videos about ME/CFS, little boxes, singing atheists, the basic human
religion too, and for the nonce rationally so.
- Apr 29: Uploaded the introductory file of yesterday
with some corrections and additions and the information that the
introduction to the six questions of April 20: DSM-5: The six most essential questions in
psychiatric diagnosis - 0 got restored. There will be
uploads of some corrects of that and of
DSM-5: Question 1 of
"The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis"
later today - and here it is: me+ME+DSM-5: P.S. to my answers to
Question 1 about psychiatry with the few bits I left uncommented commented.
- Apr 28: Well, it's finished, with a preparatory
me+ME+DSM-5: Announcing my answers yo
Question 1 about psychiatry
This is the warning, to the
effect that the following is a download of 519 Kb:
DSM-5: Question 1 of
"The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis"
Enjoy, as the phrase is!
- Apr 26: me+ME+DSM-5: Busy on Question 1 about
psychiatry: What the title says:
I am busy on the
Qeustion 1 of The six most
essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis but
having such health as I have will probably tomorrow upload the full
glory of my answers.
- Apr 24: DSM-5: There is at least one sane psychiatrist
(it seems) : As could
be proved to psychiatrists if only these were rational scientists in
majority, namely by quoting one or two of their own kind who do write
as rational and moral scientists do.
(Well, yes... I am a bit satirical, but my subject - the dismal state
of modern psychiatrty and the moral corruption of many if not all who
practice it - richly deserves it.)
- Apr 23: Site news: Edward Bernays' "Propaganda" on the
the title says: The text of Bernays is there, but the notes still have
- Apr 22: Uploaded some new items - all relating to the
DSM-5 / psychiatry - to ME Resources and also
uploaded almost all of Nederlog in April, because I had managed
to disappear the "e" in my link to Hillary Johnson's "The
Why" on April 3.
- Apr 21: me+ME: Site-news: Overwrote NL April 19 2012: My
bad: Late last night
I managed to overwrite the Nederlog of April 19 by mistitling a
corrected version of
April 20. I replaced April 19 with a stub, which is a pity, since it
Nederlog of April 20. Also, I uploaded some extensions in my Philosophical
and in the Maartensz-section
(that needs further improving). Also I rectified
the backgrounds in the Mandeville-section.
And idem in Russell's
and my notes
And now also: DSM-5: Intro 'six questions': Scientific
Realism versus Postmodernism that
should shed considerable light on The six most essential
questions in psychiatric diagnosis and does so in brief clear tabular form. Instructive, also
for psychiatrically educated minds.
- Apr 20: DSM-5: The
six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis - 0: My
review of the
introduction of The six most essential questions in
a pluralogue part 1: conceptual and definitional issues in psychiatric
diagnosis (pdf 426 KB). I'll probably have to go over it
once more, but there it is.
- Apr 19: Varia: Propaganda + DSM-5 + Mikovits vs Whittemore: A bit more on my planned edition of and
comment on Bernays' "Propaganda", and more relating to the DSM-5,
this time on a major effort by dr. Allen Frances and 24 others to
discuss what are claimed
to be "the six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis", and
also some more on
the court case of the Whittemores/the WPI against dr. Mikovits, that
now has reached its
fourth Nevadan judge.
- Apr 17: Philosophy+politics:
On Politics - introductory texts: What
the title says, and in fact a repeat from my Philosophical
Dictionary leading up to a dissection of Edward Bernays'
"Propaganda", that is to follow
later (modulo my health), also with a brief explanation why this last
text is - if intelligently and realistically read - one of the best
keys to understand politicians,
and psychiatrists and besides,
Bernays is easier to follow than philosophy of science or logic, that
in the end are even beter keys, but not such as most can master.
- Apr 15: Varia: ME-info + visual art + musical art:
About tests, therapies and
theories concerning ME/CFS; a great Chinese scroll; and some great but
mostly forgotten music from The Sixties, by Tim Buckley.
- Apr 12: me+ME: A little more on my B12-protocol: What the title says. I respond to some
criticism and recommend a topic of research to the WPI.
- Apr 11: DSM-5: What is "evidence-based medicine"?
: A rational answer to this
question, based on much knowledge, much pain, and much discrimination.
- Apr 10: me+ME: Some good videos relating to ME and the DSM-5 -
part 2: The second and last part of a miniseries started
yesterday, with the remaining links that belong to dr. Van
Konynenburg's Swedish lecture.
- Apr 9: me+ME: Some good videos relating to ME and the DSM-5: What
the title says:
Links to two series of good videos, the first showing dr. Rich van
Konynenburg lecture in
Sweden on his theory about ME/CFS, and the second by dr. Thomas Szasz
on his ideas
about psychiatry. If you have ME/CFS or are interested in the subject,
I think you should
try to see the first series: The least it is is good science, which is
much of a relief after
having seen and read so much pseudoscience about ME/CFS.
- Apr 8: The Harvard Classics - What's it good for?: Having considered them yesterday, I consider the use of such
lists. Also I added quite a lot of links to yesterday's file, to
- Apr 7: The Harvard Classics: A
bit on a list of good classical books compiled in 1910 by the then
President of Harvard Univesity Charles W. Eliot, that now can be found
in pdf-editions on archive.org.
- Apr 6: Made some small corrections and additions in
the Nederlogs of Apr 4 and Apr1 (none changing the sense) and
added to ME-Resources the Wikipedia files downloaded today
- Apr 5: me+ME: New version of ME-Resources: Having a new computer it is easier to get some
things done, and so there is a new ME-Resources file with 19 more files.
- Apr 4: Crisis: The age of ignorance and degeneracy:
More about Allan Bloom's
book "The Closing of the American Mind
- How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls
of Today's Students."
- Apr 3: me+ME: A bit more on the new computer and
the mB12-protocol: The
same subjects as the last time, mostly because this is what preoccupies
and that is what Nederlog is about. (Don't worry: Another subject or
subjects the next time.
- Apr 1: me+ME: New
computer + my mB12 protocol: A bit on my new computer and what
enabled me to get and install it. This also the first Nederlog written
on the new computer.
- Mar 29: me+ME:
P.S. + Between two computers - 2: I'd forgotten to insert a P.S. yesterday, namely a nice quote
from ca. 1495 A.D., now inserted and also repeated today and am still
between 2 computers, though everything works.
I corrected the display of Nederlog for March: First,
at the end of the textwindows there was an outlining mistake that has
been put right, and second I have refitted DSM-5: Thomas Szasz's ideas about
psychiatry of March 3 to a new textwindow, and found that
mistakes fitting that text in the textwindow seem to have been due to a
setting in material I copied from Wikipedia. And there now is Crisis: The Age of Ignorance that quotes and discusses an article
with the title (minus "Crisis: ") in the New York Review of Books.
Corrected some typos in yesterday's Nederlog. And
added another repeat with additions for your delectation: Some Favourite Books & Authors.
(This should also satisfy intelligent readers without an abiding
interesting in mathematical subjects -
which is quite OK with me, and one may be a perfectly fine person with
a fine mind,
while caring not one whit for math-related stuff).
On logic and logic books:
Another - hugely instructive - (partial) repeat,
though not from an item that previously appeared in Nederlog, but from an item that is in the section Logic on
my site, and that urgently needed some updating and corrections of
links, which it did get today.
Made some corrections and small additions to
yesterday's Nederlog. And:
On natural philosophy,
philosophy of science, and psychiatry - a repeat from the
beginning of 2011, with the addition of the links to what I wrote in
Nederlog since 2011 relating to the DSM-5.
DSM-5: Is dr. Allen
Frances a dangerous man?: Instead of answering Dr Frances
criticisms in a polite, rational and reasonable way, the APA has hired
a PR specialist from the US Army - the sort of guy or gal who just
likes to tell you, as between friends, that waterboarding is not at all
torture - who has stated to Time magazine that
dr. Frances is a 'dangerous' man. I consider the matter, and say
something about the differences between Frances' position and my own.
Between two computers: What the title says: If there are no or
few additions the coming days or week - I don't know yet: It depends on
rather a lot of different things - it is because I am otherwise
occupied. (Then again, the new machine does work and I may be back
tomorrow - it all depends.)
DSM-5+ME: PyschoSpeak -
The first version of PsychoSpeak: A simple JS program at least as
professor Peter Denton White, but with better grammar and logic. Later
will be even more realistic and instructive! Enjoy! (The code is in the
if you look you'll find it's all quite simple, really.
That means that if I have health
enough, I can make this rather sophisticated and tricky. If I don't,
this should show
some basic principles of "evidence-based medicine"
clear enough as is.)
Uploaded most of my
Philosophical Dictionary again, also with some
recent additions, to make sure it all has been uploaded. There should
be soon some
more changes, for I want to make some repairs on subjects I changed my
notably on rational degrees of belief and on propositional attitudes.
(What's there now
on these subjects is not what I now think is correct.) But first I want
to make sure
that what's on line and what's on my hard disk is the same, which is
the end of today's
upload. And the above also is in today's Nederlog: Updates site and Philosophical
PR, groupthinking and Goffman + Mach on HGRV: What the title
says: Links about PR, groupthinking and Goffman, and
some about a site by Tony Mach,
who has ME/CFS and has a blog with rather a lot of information and
WPI annual report w/Sam Shad PR & RR PR + ERV :
yesterday published an annual report I take a brief look at, while
quoting its best
argument (also mirrored) and I also briefly consider Ms
Abbie Smith's latest blog
on XMRV, who doesn't really believe it was all just contamination
(which I suspect
is also what many retrovirologists and the editors of Science don't
psychopaths - part B: This mostly continues part A of January 7, this time
on the basis of an article written in the New York Times by a
manager of Goldman Sachs who has had enough of "Greed is good" and left
bank. I quote and comment some.
Wall Street highest since 2008: An update on the ongoing
crisis, with links and some explanations: The economical indices are
better than they were for a long
Interesting pickings from the internet: What the title says:
Feynman, a novachord dueting with a theremin, the earthly garden of
delights in great and graphic detail, and the difference between
representing fact and fiction, plus an interesting site with many more
interesting things, by Christopher Pickover.
I h ave made the arrows in the Nederlog of March link
correctly (for not all did).
And there is Moving pictures of
minute bodily processes which is what it says,
and are mostly 5 amazing and fascinating videos of what goes on in our
Patricia Carter vs Annette Whittemore: Ms Patricia Carter - a
living death according to herself, and grandmother - has created a
petition to the President, the Senate, and the House about the
misuse of funds by the WPI and in particular Annette Whittemore, which
may be somehow tenable, and added a lot more, that make it sound wacky.
I quote and explain.
Research, X-Rx, Whittemores, mB12 protocol: What the
Some updates on various topics I have mentioned before in Nederlog.
"On Wit and Humour" - William Hazlitt: One of those days all
lovers of Hazlitt's prose - "(T)hough we are
mighty fine fellows nowadays, we cannot write like
Hazlitt": Robert Louis Stevenson - who read my site
rejoice: Gaudeamus igitur!
(Actually, not many, so far as I can tell, but even so.)
The drones of war: I briefly report on a bit of progress in The
War (a subject much in Machiavelli's interest): Send out Our Drones to
do battle with Their Drones.
taking over the state + Machiavelli reformatted:
A new item in my
series on the crisis - since 2008, nr 102 -
triggered by the news
about a strange corporate spy firm, that also triggered a reformatting
The Prince with my remarks.
I repaired some in yesterday's Nederlog, but need to
do more reformatting.
Thomas Szasz's ideas about psychiatry: P.S - editing problems:
summary of the editing problems and of some important background
material and points
that should neither be missed nor misunderstood.
The time has arrived to inflict DSM-5: Thomas Szasz's ideas about
on my readers - where I say "inflict" because of its
size: Over 215 Kb, and not because
it's awful or unreadable.
Also it is long in part that's because it's repetitive, namely
so that you don't need to read all: part 2 gives the text of the
Wikipedia lemma, and part 3 quotes the parts I comment on again,
followed by my comments, and ended with a "Back" that links to the text
at the note's place.
It may be seen as part of a theoretical defense of patients with ME/CFS
against psychiatry; as background and context for what is effectively a
series in Nederlog on the DSM-5 and postmodern psychiatry; as one
theoretical basis for further criticism of the DSM-5 and postmodern
psychiatry; and exposition of the ideas of Thomas Szasz about
psychiatry, as rendered on Wikipedia.
And as it stands it probably needs some minor correcting, but then the
Nederlog is one of the rare ones that was written over several days.
Finally, it may happen the present version doesn't display well. I'll
try to make a
better formatted version. Later.
I put in a link I had forgotten and corrected some
typos and unclarities in
yesterday's Nederlog, and for today have for the
delectation of the best minds and
of those most sensitive to the quality of prose:
on line in Dutch and in English: A partial
repeat from September last,
with some additional text, because that struck my
fancy, and because Multatuli
was born on March 2, 1820.
Mikovits vs Whittemores vs Deckoff-Jones: More on the
litigation-saga, with cited documentation with comments and cited
Feb 29: Made some corrections to
yesterday's essay on Psychiatric Newspeak aka
PsychoSpeak. And produced a P.S. to it:
DSM-5: THE PRINCIPLES OF
PSYCHIATRIC NEWSPEAK (PSYCHO-SPEAK) - P.S.
This contains some fine quotes by various people; some good references;
sick quotes from some of the sick minds that compile the DSM-5.
Feb 28: DSM-5:
THE PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHIATRIC NEWSPEAK (PSYCHO-SPEAK):
This is a rewrite of Orwell's
The Principles of Newspeak. Links to the original
and endnotes are
provided, as is a link to Scientific
Realism versus Postmodernism.
Feb 27: DSM-5: The trailer for the DSM-5 of the
APA, a full subsidiary of Uranus Corp:
Some corrections in a previous Nederlog, that gave me The
Zen-MomentTM that reminded
me that the real trailer for
the APA's DSM-5 has been designed long ago. Enjoy!
Feb 26: DSM-5: 50 reasons to stop the DSM-5:
This continues yesterday's Nederlog,
namely by repeating a list of reasons hidden in the
middle of an earlier long Nederlog.
So here these reasons are again, by themselves with some corrections
There's also a link to the Rosenhan
experiment, that any reader who is interested
in psychiatry should know, and to the original text of
it, that is well written, well argued,
very informed, and valid ever since its publication in 1973: On Being Sane In
(Prepare yourself to be
Feb 25: DSM-5: A good plan for the DSM-5:
Back to the DSM-5, for which there now
is a good plan: Ditch it with the help of the US
government and politicians. I quote and
Also... today is also the commemoration in Amsterdam of
Strike, that landed
my father and
grandfather in German concentration-camps. I will avoid
because today's commemoration is led (1) by a Stalinist degenerate
hardly human horror of a
man who helped the drugsmafia get
power in Amsterdam, and refused to acknowledge the existence of my
report of 1970 that told him this was happening in the municipal
Sleep-Ins, of which I had led one: He wanted the drugs mafia so much,
it seems, that he had me denied any entrance to any Sleep-In for
several years, and also denied, even to my father, who phoned him about
it - and who was a real hero of the
resistance, unlike the human degenerate I am
talking of - that he had received the report I had written for him and
handed to him; and is led (2) by one of the human degenerates who
signed the letter that removed me from the faculty of philosophy as a
student, because of my "outspoken
public ideas", "in spite of
your serious illness".
More later about this, probably in Dutch, since it is difficult to
understand for those who
are not Dutch.
Feb 24: me+ME: A good report on XMRV:
What the title says - I provide an abstract,
brief review, and a link for downloading.
Feb 22: DSM-5: Allen Frances vs the American
Psychiatric Association 3/3: The third
of three Nederlogs, of which the first two are from 11 days ago.
The second of these
has been renamed because it misbehaved for some reason, and showed the
font size whatever I did or tried.
Feb 21: Removed a link and
corrected some typos and unclarities in yesterday's Nederlog.
Feb 20: DSM-5:
Some sensible ideas about the DSM-5 - P.S.: A not so long P.S.
to the previous - long - Nederlog, with some illustrations and support
for my notion
that psychiatry is a pseudoscience
that needs terminating as a supposed "science":
"Bodily Distress Disorder" as new catch-all psychiatric diagnosis of
any suffering that
has a somatic component.
Feb 19: Uploaded
some small corrections and added links to yesterday's Nederlog, in
fact late yesterday, but mentioned today in case you wanted the latest
No great difference but with some typos corrected and some useful links
fine point-by-point criticism of the DSM-5 that was published last year
by the British Psychological Society (BPS) added - and made
Feb 18: DSM-5:
Some sensible ideas about the DSM-5: I found some quite sensible
ideas about the DSM-5 summarized on Suzy Chapman's Dx Revision Watch that
gathered from British psychologists and psychiatrists. I quote and
comment and then
summarize my 50 points. It's rather a lot of text, but it should be
helpful to most who
are concerned about psychiatry, especially since seeing what the DSM-5
Feb 17: me+ME:
XMRV updates + Whittemore updates: This links to some recent
developments around XMRV and around the Whittemores, with some brief
Feb 16: DSM-5:
Alzheimer's Disease: A follow-up on an earlier Nederlog on dr.
Frances on the DSM-5, mostly because the subject is of
concern to me, but also with
some remarks on the DSM-5.
Also repaired some titles of Nederlogs of the past few
days, and added a link in
yesterday's Nederlog about Max Weber, about whom I also added a brief
idem for C. Wright Mills. (Much of sociology is baloney, but this is
not true of Weber,
Feb 15: Philosophy:
Sin as Stupidity, Ignorance, Negligence: I found an
booklet I read some decades ago, and give some quotes and some
comments, about a
definition as in the title.
Feb 14: me+ME: On the site: Just a
brief piece to the effect that I have been busy on
without having anything to show for it, and that I have corrected some
and added some links to the Nederlogs of Feb 11 last.
Margaret Williams on 2 Dutch liars "in the name of science":
today, though it is dated and was put together yesterday. Also uploaded
new versions of
directories attached to MEinAmsterdam, since I seem to have forgotten
that in December:
/2009ME, /2010ME, /buromedisch, /gggd, /mein_10j, /mein_dam, /notities
I have not uploaded all of these, but some, and should check all and
upload all of
and also extend it some. But then it is mostly about my destroyed
health and why I do not get any help: I.a. to prevent my doing just
this, and so save the
wealth, health, and happiness of the last three drugs corrupt Amsterdam
mayors (Van Thijn,
Patijn, Cohen) and their families.
Feb 11: DSM-5: Allen Frances
vs the American Psychiatric Association (1/3): The first
of 3 parts in which I discuss articles by dr. Frances - chief-editor of
the DSM-IV, at
present professor emeritus psychiatry of Duke University.
This is about an article in
which he argues the DSM-5 should be delayed.
Allen Frances vs the American Psychiatric Association (2/3):
of the series: About an article in which dr. Frances discusses 10 of
what he and others
regard as "the worst follies" of the DSM-5.
I also restored Margaret Williams's text in the Nederlog of 21 january, that in
not need to be removed, as I had falsely inferred from an e-mail.
Feb 10: ME: Heidi Bauer vs the
Whittemores + Dr. Lombardi PI at WPI: I consider
a patients' advocate on the Whittemores; dr. Lombardi's
promotion; and the retainment
by the WPI of the NIH-grant.
Kate Kelland vs the American Psychiatric Association:
about a good article for Reuters by Kate Kelland on the DSM-5.
structures, maps and representations: What the title
says: Some rather clear definitions of some fundamental concepts for
Corrected some typos and added some links in yesterday's
me+ME: Tuller + Behan +
Kitei + Williams: I link and briefly review some
material of the persons named in the title relating to ME/CFS.
X-Rx + Whittemores: Jamie Deckoff-Jones has a new site, with a
blog, and with a planned forum, and I write about that, and the
started their own law suit, for 60 million dollars or
more, against the Seenos, who a
week ago started a law suit against the Whittemores for 40 million
dollars or more.
I write about it because it (also) has to do with drugs,
or so the Whittemores say.
Browsers, editors, languages: I say something about browsers
(SeaMonkey), text-editors (PSPad), and programming languages I like
because I have been using these lately, and some of my readers may be
Also, I treat of the competition, and provide links.
The Dhammapada on the site: What the title says. I hope to
write Notes on it, but have not done so so far.
the site + To Do list: Made a few change in the opening and
revise - check, reformat, improve html - the whole site,
bit by bit. And there is an
answer to the logic puzzle of yesterday. (It may keep some social
sleeping, not to have been able to find the solution, I mean.)
the supermen who are our leaders: I link a bit from The Young
on the subject of corporate mega theft, pardon: "bonuses", and consider
whether all our leaders are psychopaths. There also is a nice logical
puzzle about the
characteristics of politicians.
Jan 30: me+ME: Whittemores in court + mB12
protocol: What the title says, and I
am mostly documenting and providing links.
Jan 29: Crisis:
100: As the title says, this is
the 100th file in the series on
the crisis that I started on September 1, 2008. There was an index made
in 2009, but
today I moved and linked all 100 files - I hope - to today's file.
Jan 28: Crisis: George Soros warns: A
link to a video about George Soros on the ongoing
economical and political crisis.
Jan 27: Democracy-plan: Educated democratic
voting: Continuing the previous
Nederlog I provide the mathematics for educated democratic voting,
contributions also of George Carlin and Guidantonio Vespucci.
Jan 25: Democracy-plan: Mark Twain was
there first (and better): I note that a
somewhat satirical idea of Twain antedates my
democracy-plan by a century or so.
Removed text of Margaret Williams on being told it
had been removed from
the original place. And uploaded a corrected ME opening page,
with fixed background.
And idem the Logic opening page
Clifford section: fixed backgrounds. And
idem "On 'The
Logic of Moral Discourse'".
Jan 24: me+ME: Surfacing from programming +
Generalities + Projects: There were
fewer Nederlogs the last week because I felt a bit better and dived
Also, I consider more generally what I want to do with my sites, and
what I want to
spend time on, if I have the energy.
Jan 21: me+ME: Uncertain diagnoses +Williams on
Wessely: I outline some fundamental
logical problems with vague definitions and vague diagnoses, and quote
Ms Williams on
Mr Wessely, who opened a new site. (That doesn't look like much, but
then that is the
measure of Mr Wessely's powers: he is devious and clever, but neither a
real intellectual nor really intelligent. But then that is true of most
professors in some pseudoscience.)
Jan 17: Crisis: "How to be a dictator" +
"Wilders Rising...be warned": I quote from
and comment on two recent articles as described in the title, and also
you may not get to wikipedia.org or archive.org on Jan 18.
Jan 16: Dutch morality, medical morality,
favorite explanation: I quote Multatuli and
Diderot - 'a man who loves to moralize' - and follow their
example, and explain Dutch
and medical morality, again by some examples, and also consider the
theme of favorite
explanations, raised on The Edge, and provide my own answer, in one
Jan 14: Good news: "DSM-5-censorship fails":
Ten days ago I asked Is the
American Psychiatric Association a terrorist organization? because
its legal branch had tried
to smother an excellent site about the DSM-5, called "dsm5watch", on
ludicrous ground that the site's name contains "dsm5", to which the
Association claims copyright. Well... the site still exists, now
Revision Watch, and the A trics A has egg on its face, for many
psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health and social workers
agreed this was
bullying, indeed of the form called
SLAPPing. I mostly quote dr Frances and Ms
Chapman, and report an interesting fact derived from the APA's DSM-5
site: By their
own figures, the American Psychiatric Association lost 2,000 members in
half a year.
Jan 13: Uploaded all of Nederlog for
this year with a new link in the last line:
summaries, which links
to the present text. And indeed explained this in Nederlog:
added + The damnation ritual: This also is about anonymous
bullying, when tens or hundreds anomymous jerks announce that so-and-so
often in the - not or hardly moderated - comments sections of some blog
Jan 12: Varia:
Smalltalk, Squeak, X-Rx, Christian loving awareness: I impart
teachings about programming and about Christian morality, humility and
And I repaired the opening pages' statement on Nederlog, which used to
be in Dutch
but the last two years was mostly in English. Also linked in the 2012
of the 2009 one. (My bad: Taking things for granted as time flies!)
Jan 11: 10 years of Guantanamo
Bay Detention Camp: What the title says. Nearly
all is quoted from Wikipedia and The times they are a'changin' -
Philosophical Dictionary updated (some): Just that and
not much, at least
not in text. I also copied my edition of William James "The Will To
Believe" with my
critical notes to the James-section on my site, but this needs some
though the links to my notes work.
Jan 8: GW: A few of
Lichtenberg's aphorisms: What the title says - 11 aphorisms by
Lichtenberg - undeservedly little known by native English speakers -
comments by me.
Jan 7: Crisis: Corporate
psychopaths - part A: The start of a series on the subject
as part of the Crisis series,
that I started in Dutch on September 1, 2008, and
reached - somewhat to my own amazement - number 98 today, at the
of this year where the US Constitution has been destroyed; the double
dip in the
economy seems to start; and the few rich are getting richer and the
poorer. I give some explanations of an important background: In Brian
an unregulated world, the least-principled people rise to the top."
Jan 6: GW:
Against discrimation, racial and otherwise: A fine quotation
from the Memoir of Granville Sharp, about racial
discrimination, with an application by
me to discrimination of the ill.
Jan 5: GW:
The times they are a'changin' - 1964/2012: "I'm a poet/and I
know it", as
Bob Dylan wrote. I can rhyme too, and changed the lyrics of an old song
to fit the
new times introduced by the end of
the US Constitutional Rights. Enjoy! Sing along!
Jan 4: Is the
American Psychiatric Association a terrorist organization?: It
to me (a psychologist and scientific philosopher who believes
psychiatry is a
pseudoscience anyway) that the question is quite justified given the
way their menials
menace, threaten, harass and pursue private persons who merely did - politely,
honestly, in good faith - what the APA itrself fails to
do: Put together a good site
about the DSM-5 that helps to discuss the DSM-5 rationally and
Forgot to add that I did manage to add the analytical index of 2011.
See Jan 1 below.
Jan 3: Crisis:
Exit US-Constitution?!: President Obama seems to have
signed away important parts of the US Constitution. I comment a little
And I redid all of Nederlog 2012 because I want the standard images I
use - left,
up, right, globe, blue background - to be in the same directory, where
they are now.
(This I did not do at all or only partially in earlier years and
elsewhere on the site,
and is one of the things I want to straighten out.)
Jan 2: ME:
dr. Peterson's talk & slides + Margaret Williams' article: These
very nice contributions most people with ME/CFS seem to have missed so
lecture by dr. Peterson, also on vimeo, with three files of
slides, all very well done,
and an article by Margaret Williams on professor Wessely's latest lies
with a very nice quote by professor Charlton explaining what
medicine - professor Wessely's very own kind, as it also is what the
Psychiatric Association pushes and peddles - really is: Zombie
Also uploaded today all year indexes of Nederlog and Nedernieuws, with 2012 included.
Jan 1: me+ME: ME by the
Official Rules (as is and to be) - year 34: Actually, a
repeat of yesterday, with a few additions, because I think the theme of
gone quite crazy and immoral is important. Later today there will be an
index on the additions and changes to the site in 2011, using the Recent Changes
file for 2011. Also, I added my e-mail address to the E-mails file.
And I did manage to get this finished: Nederlog 2011: Overview and analytical