ME + me : Mandarins with an IQ of 115
“The most utterly lost of all days is that
which you have not once laughed.”
I keep being unwell so I did another translation of
a small essay I wrote and
published originally in Dutch in 1989, which is quite
topical, as may be seen - at least for those who know a little about modern
Europe and present day Holland - and that shows me in true prophetic mood,
1. The prophet and the prophecy
2. The thing prophecied
3. What does WW II have to do with it?
Incidentally, unlike virtually anybody else who wrote about
politics, education, science or education in Holland the last 35
years, I can leave everything standing as is, because I then wrote the
truth, as now is becoming clear even to some of the clogged minds that
1. The prophet and the prophecy
The Nederlog of today moves back all of
21 years, to the month of January of 1989, when I published my "Mandarijntjes
met een IQ van 118" which is in English "Mandarins with an IQ of 115" in "Spiegeloog", which was the monthly of the faculty
of psychology, where I wrote a monthly column at the time.
A few days ago I gave my translation of
the essay that followed it "Real science & real psychology = joy"
to which I still have to provide the notes. This is its immediate
predecessor and much more critical, and indeed "Mandarins" refers to
the Chinese top bureaucracy and leading intellectuals, for a reason
that will be clear soon enough.
It still seems excellent to me -
yes, I am not a humble man - and again is "typically me". It
should also clarify why I was so much hated in the University of
Amsterdam - and please remember I wrote and published this in
january 1989, in
the eleventh year of having ME, and did so because I was much worried
about what I had received as "academic education".
I have made the most prophetic bits blue in the following prophetic
text of 21 years ago, before Allan Bloom, before Alan Sokal, before
Mandarins with an IQ
I have been told in the
that the average IQ of Dutch students is 115
now. I am willing to believe it. So called academics with a
postmodern intellect, that in pre-postmodern days was fit for
the MULO = More Extended Primary Education level, but that these
days is sufficient to belong to the intellectual elite of
The MULO was a
school type that was intended for future bookkeepers,
bureaucrats and small traders: Every shopkeeper was supposed to
acquire a middleclass diploma,
and the MULO was the proper way. It was education for the
simpler sort of middleclass folks. These days, the thinking
power that is required to be a succesful grocer or a valued
bookkeeper is the average thinking power that is required for
the highest type of Dutch education. I think that is
And no: I do
not believe that a high IQ is a real warrant for having a really
good intellect. But it is an adequate measure and predictor of
success in schools and universities, and it is highly correlated
with academic achievement: Top universities in the USA require
an IQ not far from 150 to be a success there. So it is not
meaningless at all, because it is a good indicator of the
intellectual level of education (that cannot be higher than the
average student can handle) and of of the intellectual level of
society (that cannot be higher than that of the average
For in fact
everywhere those who have the highest education do get the
highest jobs, that is: the functions in society in which
individuals have most power or most influence over their fellow
human beings; that have the highest status; and that are paid
best - doctors, lawyers, engineers and scientists of all kinds.
M.A.-degreed psychologists, for example, capable of deciding
matters of life and wellbeing of people with problems. With the
insight, the knowledge, the thinking power, the intellectual
talent of a shopkeeper or clerk. On average 115 miserable
IQ-points and the total absence of a bright intellect that is
The result will
be what can be seen now, after some 25 years of postmodern
Moronic academics; complete, half and threequarter charlatans as
Masters of Art in psychology or sociology; academically titled
pseudo-intellectuals who hardly know foreign languages and claim
to be "too busy" to read; who cannot write, and do not speak
good Dutch (of the kind of honourable Members of Parliament - an
asylum filled with selfenamoured yahoos that unfortunately has
room for only a few hundred minibrains); semi-scientific but
heavily subsidized research that never yields anything but above
average incomes for "scientists" of very average grocerly
brains, and unreadable research reports in awful bureaucratic
cant "to help the feminist movement, the trade union movement,
and the environmental movement" (as the central aims of the
University of Amsterdam were for many years) - in brief, The
Netherlands will be governed by corrupt mandarins with an
average IQ of 115. And the usual hypocritical impostures and
backhanded greed, that is to say "in the name of our exemplary
Dutch dumbocray, sorry: democracy".
Real science will become even rarer than it is, in an atmosphere
filled with tenthousands, possinly hundreds of thousands Masters
of Art of minimal brainsize and maximal greed - for an average
IQ of 115 does not precisely exclude greed, ambition, intrigue
and that delicious species-searches-species trade unionist
level of societies will sink until public mediawhores on the
dreambox can move the population to any form of unreason. Public
gangsters, frauds, parasites and eagerly upcoming dictators will
be left free to do as they please - and the only social group
that could have opposed them with rational arguments based on
real knowledge and understanding of human civilization, will
have been reduced to a set of stammering know-nothings,
precisely of the level of people's parlementarians there is
Nothing new, I
ask again? No, indeed: Virtually the only thing we do not have
yet is a populist would-be dictator that abuses the opportunity.
For we have had already 25 years of postmodern education. And we
live in moronified society, that moronifies further
Thanks to the
present so called academic elite, that has let it happen while
they parasited upon it: The present generation of university
professors and lecturers. Après vous le déluge, quoi?
 In fact, I was told the average IQ was 118, and
wrote so originally in the published Dutch text, that is reproduced on my site.
As I soon after publication found out it was in fact 115, I made the change in
 The faculty of psychology at
the time was in a building that, because of its looks, had been styled The
Coffin by the Amsterdam population, while the Politically Correct term in the
university was "The Psychological Lab", about as true a falsification of reality
as was "people's democratic state" for Stalin's Russia. I usually referred to it
in conversation as The Psychotic Lab.
 In fact, this is
terminologically quite correct: Retailers, grocers, bakers, butchers etc. were
in Dutch referred to as "middenstand" that translates as "middle class",
incidentally a term that covers about everybody in modern Western society, at
least in aspiration: The members of the lower class conceive of themselves as
lower middle class, to improve their standing in their own eyes; the members of
the upper class like to be seen as upper middle class to achieve more tax cuts
and cheaper insurance; and the rest just knows it is middle class because that
is safe, reputable, cosy and conformist.
 In The Netherlands this
systematic levelling of education started around 1965.
It's also interesting that it was combined with an
upgrading of terminology: Suddenly every type of school after primary school was
called "College"; many children of 6 when examined were said to take a "tentamen",
before reserved for examinations of university students; every person taking any
education after 16 or 18 was said to "study" and to be "a student",
again terms before reserved for university students; intelligence was said to be
unimportant and "a matter of choice"; everybody who dared to insist that
not all human beings were equally talented in all respects was immediately
accused of being "elitarian"; and everything was justified by the
insistence, also by Parliamentary Majority, that all human beings, or at least
those in The Netherlands, were "equivalent" ("gelijkwaardig" = "of equal
Indeed, the last was put forward seriously and
with great moral feeling in front of Srebrenica, by the Dutch Commander, also
with governmental backing:
"There are no good men. There are no bad men.
Please don't shoot the piano player."
-- Dutch Troopleader Lt.-col. Karremans
to general Mladic in front of
Result: Many thousands cruelly murdered
- who Karremans was sent to protect
Dutch morals and moral equivalence of all human
beings in practice.
 Which is French and
translates as "After you the flood, what?" - which indeed precisely was
and is the attitude of these academic intellectually incompetent morally
non-existent class of postmodern academic parasites that undid and ruined the
Western universities and schools within one generation, mostly for reasons of
insane postmodern neo-marxist neo-feminist ideological idiocies, delusions and
2. The thing prophecied:
The Dutch political Aryan hairpaint freak (*):
Our Future Dutch Great Fuehrer
It's time to put the undeserving,
faithful, ill dressed and racially impure
3. What does WW II have to do with it?
Well, if you must ask... the above gentleman wants to lock up 20
million European citizens "in camps" "to send them on transport",
namely for having the wrong religion, type of beard, hairpaint, or
religion, which is just a little over 3 times as much as hardly
years ago did not survive such "camps" and such "transports".
At present 1 in 5 of the Dutch
electorate is much in favour of this freak. Perhaps time to put them
in camps, to ascertain civil peace and prevent mass murder, since 1.5 million is
rather a lot less than 20 million?
And if you do not know history,
then you will be forced to repeat it - and the Dutch have for over a
generation, proudly, on purpose, withheld the teaching of history in
schools, indeed like most other things for, they proudly held, "the
computer can do it for you, so there is no need to learn it".
In any case, here is some relevant
information, indeed by way of your computer:
Why my family was in The Dutch
Resistance in WW II (something I am not allowed
to explain on American forums for patients with ME, where the
owners, administrators and moderators prefer
anti-semites on the one forum and
neurasthenic Nietzscheans on the other, and censor me
because I argue too well and am not as uneducated and ill writing as
most, and also evidently not a troll).
And In any case: if those are the
manner of arguments used against me, who is in fact one of the few
patients with ME whose site does prove he is what he says that he
is; who has ME since 32 years, with a medical diagnosis by
specialists; who is a psychologist and philosopher in terms of
academic degrees; and who can write, then my own conclusion must be
that, in all probability, and very much unlike me, not only
intellectually and morally, the majority of the administrators and
moderators of these ME-forums are other than they say they
For else I cannot explain
why I have been discriminated time and again, in such a beastly
P.S. Maybe I should remark for those who do not know the Dutch
that the above "Mandarins with an IQ
of 115" again came in for a lot of criticism, namely from
the majority of students with an IQ of 115 (now professors, lecturers or
leading journalists) and from the majority of the staff, who felt
much offended, though nearly anyone of those who discussed with me very
soon found that my IQ is not 115, and theirs as
well might be if it wasn't.
This is also the reason I am never answered, replied, received or
phoned: In Amsterdam, both the City of Amsterdam and the University of
Amsterdam for decades refuse to engage with me in my claims, and no or
hardly any Dutchman cares, for I am not a lover of soccer, modern Dutch
civilization, TV, music or literature and therefore, as far as the
majority is concerned, not a proper human being at all, and not
entitled to be protected by such laws as hold on paper in Holland, and in
fact in the none too far future the third generation to be send to a camp
in Holland, no doubt again by Dutch judges and a Dutch court, very
probably as "a political terrorist", "because of your published ideas",
and just like my father and
grandfather in 1941.
Those who are looking forward fondly and impatiently to my
notes to Real science & real psychology = joy
have to have a little patience.
And I myself am looking forward fondly and impatiently to dr.
Alter's paper, and predict confidently that it will change
things in ME-land, whether it is basically unaltered in implications (as
seems the probability) or whether it is altered in implications.
P.P.S. It may be I have to stop Nederlog
for a while. The reason is that I am physically not well at all. I
don't know yet, but if there is no Nederlog, now you know the reason.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a
professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about
maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter
of one's beliefs:
is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!
No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
I ask yon Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
Heaven's ever-changing Shadow, spread below,
Have its deaf waves not heard my agony?
Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!"
- (Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound")
"It was from this time that I developed my way of judging
the Chinese by dividing them into two kinds: one humane and one not. "
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needs is a Work In Progress that hasn't progressed today.
(*) I'm sorry, but I am a psychologist: A dutch man who paints
is hair like this has issues. It's not that he is not allowed to, or that at
another time or place this may be a very manly and normal thing to do - it's
that he chooses to stand out thus, and that nobody else does. And even if this
is calculated to attract attention, it is a strange and freakish view, if you
pardon my psychologist's French.
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