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Nov 7, 2011      `

Reorienting Nederlog and my sites


   "Préjugé, vanité, calcul, voilà ce qui gouverne le monde. Celui qui ne connait pour règle de sa conduite que raison, vérité, sentiment, n'a presque rien de commun avec la société. C'est en lui-même qu'il doit chercher et trouver presque tout son bonheur."

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.

(*) It very probably also doesn't work for other "patient communities", nor indeed for any anonymous "social network" on internet-as-is, where the great majority of the stupid and the weak or immoral will jump anonymously and with great glee on top of any person who shows any independence of mind, talent, originality or courage, and that presumably - I am a psychologist - because they can at long last take personally deeply satisfying AND completely anonymous revenge for being thousand-raters themselves. O, the joy and glee of hurting one's betters without being found out!!

(**) "Untermensch": German: Sub-human. I have been treated now for over 20 years as if I am a sub-human, fit for being thrown from universities, fit for being threatened with murder, and fit for being gassed by the Amsterdam mafia that has been protected for decades now by the mayors, aldermen, police and courts in Amsterdam and in  Holland. The story is, in Dutch, in ME in Amsterdam. It's not funny nor will it incline you to happiness, unless you wish me pain, misery and poverty like the mayors, aldermen, policemen, district attorneys and judges in Amsterdam all did, and who causes me 20 years of continuous pain, discrimination and denigration because they all much rather serve and served the local drugsmafia than uphold the law. It is the bitter truth, though.

And I also think that I have learned what causes Nazism, Auschwitz, pogroms etc.: It is the ordinary humanity of ordinary men, as soon as these believe they are uncontrolled or free of sanctions, e.g. because there is a war going on, or because the leaders would like to see evil done "for our side". See my

On a fundamental problem in ethics and morals

which amounts to the very sad fact that the majority is human enough to be the willing executioners for leaders of men like Stalin, Hitler or Mao, but not nearly human enough to help or indeed behave as the minority of real men who refuse to serve dictators.

O yes, as to the inhuman or subhuman dr. Mengele: I have been removed repeatedly from the University of Amsterdam i.a. because I protested the levelling sub-human bullshit that nearly all Dutchmen have publicly professed to believe from 1970-2000, viz. that "all men are equivalent". (If they are, dr. Wessely is the equivalent of dr. Mengele. Now this may be true, apart from opportunities for indulging one's cruel perversions, but not because "all men are equivalent", since anyone with a very little bit of real humanity and brains knows that this is a lie. Then again, millions of Dutchmen embraced the lie for decades, presumably because they love to see or at least hear by direct implication that absolutely no one can be any better than they are, in any way, except perhaps in sport.)

(***) There now is a utterly insane project of the present Dutch mafia-government to please the drugsmafia by making all Dutchmen free to buy illegal drugs - with a special electronic pass-port, that also allows administration who uses soft drugs, when, and how much, but that still does nothing to attack the yearly billions of profits of the Dutch drugsmafia and of the Dutch bureaucrats and lawyers in the mafia's pay. Hence this note, in which I say:

The ONLY way to terminate the drugsmafia is to legalize drugs and lock up for life or publicly hang every politician and bureaucrat who helped them, namely as evident and willing major mass murderers, all through helping and protecting the Dutch drugsmafia to sell illegal drugs for decades. Keeping drugs illegal = keeping drugs profitable.

How many deaths did the Dutch drugs-policies cause, over the past four decades of semi-legal Dutch drugtrading, that only served the illegal profits of the mafia? Thousands? Tenthousands? Hundreds of thousands?! (I am talking of illegal hard drugs here, taken without help of or monitoring by a medical doctor, not about soft drugs. In Holland the drugsmafia flourishes since decades, and no real mafiosi cares about the difference between soft and hard drugs: They only care for profits, and deal in anything that is profitable.)

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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