Jan 3, 2012
Crisis: Exit US-Constitution?!
To me, it seems and sounds very much like state terrorism, now signed into US law. I wrote about this kind of development in Dutch in 2005:
and in English last month here, in fact copied from my notes to Mill's Chapter II of his On Liberty
Meanwhile, the Western economy also seems to have gone into "double dip".
And about the only things that have been done by Western governments to tame the crisis since 2008 seems to have been to increase the wealth of the rich and the power of the executives of government.
We live in interesting frightening times.
Here is a bit I wrote on August 5 last:
I started the Crisis-series (this is a link, in Dutch, and most I wrote on this is in Dutch) nearly three years ago. We're three years further and yesterday the stockmarket plummeted downwards again, while most that has happened the last three years seems to have involved (i) making the bankmanagers and rich even richer (ii) make the middle class and poor pay the debts they made, and while doing this "to save the economy" destroy the welfare state, medicare and social security.
Also, the problems now are much larger than they were in 2008:
Since I fear the last point is the root of the problem, I ended Quotations today with a favourite of mine of Hazlitt:
The last two require a social revolution, I'm afraid, but then I'm afraid the current leaderships and current bureaucracies are incompetent, dishonest, and only there for their own benefit, covered and motivated by human-all-too-human weaknesses Hazlitt saw and phrased so well:
Then again, if the majority of the stupid or egoistic have the democratic right to elect the corrupt, the incompetent, the lying, the careerists, the bullshitters, the impostors, in brief: mostly the worst rather than the best of society to rule society, what one can expect is a major mess and much misery, just like in the 20th Century, but - I fear - rather a lot worse: More people, more and better weapons, better technology to repress, fewer natural resources ... if things go wrong and spiral out of control, they will go wrong on a major scale, and probably will remain so for a long time.
And if Western society collapses, mostly because of the incompetence of its leaders, the folks in the US are a lot better of than in Europe: In the US, citizens can buy weapons, and need not be the slaves of incompetent governors; in Europe, the complete citizenship in nearly all countries is the effective slave (subservient, defenseless, gun fodder) of the bureacrats (military, police, secret service) who work for the leaders of the state.
For more on these lines, see
But we shall see. (For those who desire optimism or good cheer: it would surely help to see or have seen any honest and intelligent and competent politician or bureaucrat, these last 40 years, but I was not thus blessed.)
See also these Nederlogs of last August:
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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