Nov 7, 2011 `
Reorienting Nederlog and my sites
This month I have been mostly writing about social psychology and fraud in science, what with the massive scientific fraud of Dutch social psychology Diederik Stapel, while last month about half I wrote in Nederlog was about subjects related to "me+ME" while the other half was about other subjects.
The previous two years I wrote in Nederlog mostly about subjects related to "me+ME", and did less on the site, except in sections relating to ME.
The main reason for that fact - and please note that Nederlog has been going on since january 2006 or august 2004 and did so mostly in Dutch and not in English; that my sites exist since november 1996 and july 2004 and that both contain a lot more than relates just to ME, although I am ill with it since 1.1.1979 - is that in October 2009 I turned to writing a lot more about ME, having just a few months earlier gotten fast internet, and having learned in October 2009 there was a paper published in Science about ME/CFS and XMRV.
Well... I did learn rather a lot about ME/CFS the past two years that I did not know before, and also wrote quite a lot about it, indeed mostly in Nederlog (See: index Nederlog 2010; index Nederlog 2011), and also some in ME -Documentation and ME - Resources and ME in Amsterdam, but it turned out that (1) the XMRV connection was spurious and (2) patients communities cannot get organized to do something in a rational and reasonable way. (*)
Also, I did achieve something for myself, I suppose mostly because of my sites, and apart of that due to my age, namely that I have been freed by the Amsterdam dole from having to apply for jobs, freed from having to see medical bullshitters who declare I am "a somatoformer" in the name of "medical science" (and because they are themselves both incompetents and sadists), and from being forced to - Orwell! - do "unpaid work from my own free will" (Dutch: "vrijwilligerswerk") so as "to learn me work discipline and how to apply for jobs by mail": I have been set free from those cruel, sadistic denigrating idiocies until I have reached the age I am entitled to my pension (which will be more dole).
So for me at least formally - not: healthwise, and not: financially - things have brightened up some, in the sense that I will not be forced to commit suicide because some medical Dutch equivalent of dr. Mengele (decided I have to learn to cut glass with my bare rheumatic hands, without pay, so as to teach me discipline all on the pretext that I finally - as Untermensch (**) - may thus be made "fit to be reintegrated" in that most attractive, most lovable, best lying and deceiving of modern mafia-states, the utterly narcofied Netherlands. (***)
Anyway... I may return to any of the above, but meanwhile I am rather relieved that I need to write less about ME and can do - if my health allows it, which is far from certain - more about philosophy, programming, logic and other things that interest me far more than medicine or intellectually untalented people.
So I hope there will be considerably more writing about subjects that really interest me - and indeed later in the day or tomorrow I may upload the first file of remarks on William James's "Will To Believe", that is under the link, that will be commented by me, in considerable detail also, because I strongly disagree with James's thesis, to the effect that one often may and indeed should believe what one knows one has no good evidence for whatsoever, if only it seems important enough to oneself.
P.S. Corrections, if any are necessary, have to be made later.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
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.
See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.
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