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Sep 2, 2011           

me+ME: I'll probably write less about ME/CFS

There was yesterday a lot of mathematics and logic by Peirce in Nederlog.

As it happens, it is quite likely I pleased very few with that material, in spite of, or indeed also, for thus it is also, because of, its excellency, but it pleased me, and it is one of the two things my sites exist for, which are
  • To defend my own personal interests
  • To put some of my ideas on line
As it also happens, I have spend most of the last two years writing about ME, and not about philosophy or logic, and namely because nearly two years ago the correlation found between ME/CFS and XMRV became widely publicized, which made me turn back to considering ME, after having done little about it for two decades, in the belief that this is a disease that is waiting for some bright biochemical intellect to clarify its cause and find its cure, combined with the knowledge that I am neither a biochemist, nor a medical doctor, and my talents and interests are elsewhere.

As it also happens, two years of writing about ME/CFS gave me exceedingly little joy, so I now decided to give up on most of it, since it seems to help very few - if any at all - in any way, while it doesn't help me at all, since my site and my verbal and writing talents do give me the help I need to fend off the health bureaucrats, while it also prevents me in doing what I am really good at, namely analytic philosophy and logic.

So I will try to write more about that, and less about ME/CFS.

It may also happen I write less in Nederlog, simply because that seems to make little difference to anyone, while it costs me a lot of effort, and also because I see no point in writing much about Holland or Dutch politics, in Dutch, as I did in Nederlog till 2010, since the nitwits and the bastards anyway have reserved that field to themselves, and I can only see that change for the better after a total social collapse or a revolution - and in fact in either of those cases I expect it will be a change for the worse rather than for the better, namely because how men are on avarage. For more on this, see my
On some of the roots of the crisis - and no: I can't change anything about the root causes of this either, which are innate stupidity and egoism.

Anyway... I'll try to do more in the fields of philosophy and logic, and less in politics, advocacy, or writing about ME/CFS, since that seems the best investment of what little energy I still may have, sometimes, on a good day, and also because these are the subjects I have cared most for and thought most deeply about for 45 years, in which, except for the last two years, I have also nearly always turned away from politics, advocacy or writings about ME/CFS, because my talents and character are not fit for politics or writing for the democratic masses.

It also is not unlikely there will be fewer Nederlogs: I lack both the health and the taste for them, having medium to severe ME, having no interest in collaborating with or working for ordinary people, and being interested in themes and subjects very few are interested in, that I also  cannot satisfy if I try to write or read about ME/CFS.

I don't quite know what will eventuate, and what my health allows me to do, but I do know writing about logic and philosophy does appeal to me, and writing about ME/CFS does not, wheras doing the latter seems to interest very few, while I also cannot change anything about ME/CFS for others.

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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