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July 31, 2011           

Telling the truth like it is...


   "The mild and the long- suffering may suffer forever in this world. As long as the patient will suffer, the cruel will kick."
   -- Rev. Sidney Smith
   "Men are so perverse that the mere hope, and indeed even the desire to correct them and see them become reasonable and honest, is an absurdity, a romantic notion which is excusable only in the simplicity of extreme youth."
   -- Chamfort
   " 'I want nothing to do with you,' my father said. 'You and I are different species.' " 
(Jung Chang, Wild Swans, p. 451)

This is a sort of supplement to and comment on yesterday's last Nederlog, and consists of links to parts of shows and interviews with George Carlin, who was linked before in Nederlog, namely in

where there is also background, that ends with this

I have of late - but wherefore I know not - lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises: and indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition, that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontery; the most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why it appears no other thing to me, than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving, how express and admirable! in action, how like an angel! In apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me, no, nor woman neither (..) (*)

The problem is that for every George Carlin there are at least 10.000 ignorant fools or spineless cowards, and all have been thoughtfully provided with the democratic vote, in the name of universal equality, who all - 9999 in 10.000, or so - just happen to "know" that a man who speaks or thinks like Carlin does is an evident offense to "our community", a dangerous human disgrace and misfit "in view of our moral values", and probably - the more so if they are Dutch - "a fascist terrorist" because "he has no respect" for our leaders, our values, our religion, our parties, our ideologies or our delusions.

Because at most 1 in 10.000 has a clear mind, it so happens that all through human history, everywhere and nearly always, regardless of race, religion, gender or political outlook or system, the bastards, the sadists, the liars, and the born conmen and the large tribes of fools, degenerates and duped who are proud to function as willing executioners, for the men and women who conned and misled them, have now been able for at least 25 centuries to abuse the vast majority of mankind by telling them evident lies and tales presented as important truths and insights, and have been bullshitting the vast majority about values, facts, science, truth and morality - and have taken them in, very profitably also, nearly always, and everywhere:

If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago. The theory is plain enough; but they are prone to mischief, "to every good work reprobate."
-- Hazlitt

And that is

Here is George Carlin explaining it:

It may be that I take a holiday the following two weeks, or I may not: I don't know yet, but it is true that experience has shown me that it makes no effective sense for me to write Nederlog, at least not for others, except for a very few, who all are in more or less the same position as I am: Far better educated and far more intelligent than most, they are being played and abused wherever they try to speak the truth, or are being rational and reasonable, and namely by sadists or morons, for the benefit of sadists or degenerates, and with wild approval from the levelling, morally degenerate average "moral majority" of conformist morons.

Have fun!

(*) Hamlet.

P.S. Corrections, if any are necessary, have to be made later.

As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):

1.  Anthony Komaroff Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)
3.  Hillary Johnson The Why
4.  Consensus of M.D.s Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5.   Eleanor Stein Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)
6.  William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7.  Paul Lutus

Is Psychology a Science?

8.  Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)
 Maarten Maartensz
ME in Amsterdam - surviving in Amsterdam with ME (Dutch)
 Maarten Maartensz Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Short descriptions of the above:                

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 journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:

7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
9. I tell my story of surviving (so far) in Amsterdam with ME.
10. The directory on my site about ME.

See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.

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