corruption of the
Dutch Supreme Court
bit more about the late
Rich van Konynenburg
eyes and my M.E.
PHILOSOPHY: But what's your
job? There's no
harm in asking that.
LUCIAN: I'm an anti-cheatist, an anti-quackist, an anti-liarist, and an
anti-inflated-egoist. I'm anti all the revolting types like that - and
there are plenty of them, as you know.
PHILOSOPHY [smiling]: Well, well! You're quite an anti-body,
LUCIAN: I certainly am. You can see why I've got myself aso much
disliked, and why I'm in such a dangerous situation. Not that I'm not
an expert pro-body too. I'm a pro-truthist, a pro-beautician, a
pro-sinceritist, and a pro-everything that's pro-worthy. But I don't
find much scope for exercisting my talents in that direction, whereas
thousands of people are always queuing up for the anti-treatment. In
fact I'm so out of practice as a probody, that I dare say I have lost
the knack of it by now - but I'm a real expert at the other part of my
PHILOSOPHY [seriously]: That's bad. They're opposite sides of a
coin, as it were. So don't specialize in one at the expense of the
other. They should merely be different aspects of the same fundamental
LUCIAN: Well, you know best, Philosophy. But I'm so constituted that I
can't help hating bad types and liking good ones.
(From: Lucian Fishing for phonies, in de
Turner-vertaling, p. 177-8)
I leave the above quotation
standing for the moment, since I like it a
lot, and it also describes me - or an aspect of me. (See my Spiegeloog-columns,
Also I improved the more
section at the end: The links now ought to work.
The present Nederlog is about
Dutch corruption I did not know about, until some months ago, and it
also gives a little more information about the late Rich van
Konynenburg Ph.D., about whose recent death I wrote in the
corruption of the Dutch
My parents were
members of the Dutch Communist Resistance in WW II, and because of that
my father and grandfather were convicted to concentration camp
punishment, that my father survived after more than 3 1/2 years of
German concentration camps, as a political prisoner, while his father
died from the maltreatment, starvation and forced labor.
the things my father was very bitter about was that he and his
father (also arrested, also convicted - and my father's story, in his
own words, translated by me into English, is under this
link) were convicted by Dutch
judges in a Dutch court, in 1941, and namely as "political
has turned out - as written up in a book that was first
published in the fall of 2011, that is over 65 years after WW II
ended: Corjo Jansen en
Derk Venema, "The
Court and the Second World War" (in Dutch), Boom, Amsterdam, 2011 - that all of
Supreme Court in WW II was corrupt, and collaborated with the
Nazis, except for one man, its president, who was Jewish or of
the story as told on Wikipedia, with a link to it - Dutch Supreme
Court - because there is more in the Wikipedia article than the
passage I quote:
Second World War
During the German
the Supreme Court kept functioning. In November 1940 the occupiers
forced the president, Judge L.E. Visser, to resign because he was
Jewish. Visser's colleagues did not protest. The members who remained
also signed a compulsory declaration about Aryans.
reproached the Court for a weak and legalistic attitude. The Court
wished above all to guarantee the continuity of the jurisdiction and
not to become involved in politics. However such chances as there were
to take a stand on principle against the Germans were largely missed.
The Justices either omitted to give a moral example or felt they were
not in a position to do so.
This was demonstrated in a so-called "Test sentence", (Supreme Court,
12 January 1942, NJ 1942/271), in which the Supreme Court ruled that
the Dutch judge was not permitted to contest the decrees of the
occupying force on the basis of international law, in particular the
1907 regulation prescribed for a country at war. In this the Supreme
Court followed the advice of the barrister-general A. Rombach. The
judgment concerned a case in which a man was sentenced by the economic
judge for an "economic offence" (the purchase of pork without valid
coupons). The counsel for the accused, P. Groeneboom, attested in his
defence before the Supreme Court on 27 October 1941 that the judge had
the authority to challenge the regulations of the occupying force on
the basis of the regulation prescribed for a country at war, the decree
of the Führer and the first regulation of the government commissioner.
When the Supreme Court (in a judgment of 12 January 1942) denied the
possibility of contesting rules issued by the National Socialist
oppressors, the Netherlands followed what was the rule in Germany and
Italy too. On the basis of two emergency measures Hitler had the
authority to issue incontestable rules and the legal establishment
acknowledged its own incompetence to challenge "political" measures.
"Political" in this case was what the political authorities considered
to be political. In Italy the Court of Appeal recognised the free
authority of Mussolini and the judge's lack of authority to control it.
Meihuizen says about the Dutch test sentence: "A sentence with
far-reaching consequences because with this, barristers were not given
the chance to bring before the judge the question of the validity of
legislation which had been issued by or on behalf of the occupier.":85 The Supreme
Court defended this sentence in retrospect with the conjecture that the
Germans would never accept it being contested and might have intervened
in a negative way with the legal establishment, resulting in a further
diminishing of citizens' legal protection.
In 1943 the seat
of the Supreme
Court was temporarily moved from The Hague to Nijmegen. With the
liberation of Nijmegen in September 1944, this led to a situation in
which, although the seat was on liberated ground, most of the Justices
found themselves still in occupied territory. After the war, there was
not much done to clear matters, lawyers who had collaborated with the
Germans generally kept their jobs or got important other positions. A
crucial role in this affair was played by J. Donner, who became
president of the Supreme Court in 1946.
J. Donner was the grandfather of the
Dutch former Minister of Justice Piet Hein Donner, who kept insisting
that drugs could not be legalized in Holland "because of international
treaties", which was a lie, and a highly profitable one, as I explained
ALL Dutch mayors, ALL Dutch aldermen, ALL Dutch policemen, ALL Dutch
parliamentarians, ALL Dutch ministers, ALL Dutch judges, and ALL Dutch
district attorneys have ALL these forty plus years insisted again and
again and again that legalizing
illegal drugs is extremely
dangerous, and "forbidden by international
treaties". (They never mentioned the fact that the profit margin of the
illegal drugs they illegally were helping to trade was at least 50% -
taxfree, uncontrolled in any way, except by a personal signature of the
mayor that allowed their making, in spite of the Dutch laws that forbid
this, in legal terms, and have forbidden this for all these forty plus
years in which these 500 billions of
from illegal drugs were made, all protected faithfully,
honestly, constantly, and very, very tolerantly by, especially,
Amsterdam mayors, Amsterdam aldermen, Amsterdam policemen, Dutch
parliamentarians, Dutch ministers, Amsterdam judges, and Amsterdam
district attorneys, almost all, as it happens, key members of the Dutch Labour Party For The Drugs Mafia,
who - you foreigners must understand - NEVER EVER profited of any of
this, for - you foreigners must understand - Dutch mayors, Dutch
aldermen, Dutch policemen, Dutch parliamentarians, Dutch ministers,
Dutch judges, Dutch district officers are all very honourable men, who
never lie, never are immoral, and who constantly think of Auschwitz and
For the Amsterdam mayors who
protected the drugs dealers did so in
the name of the ideals my
grandfather were convicted for as political terrorists, because of
put it this way:
not amazed, and I confidently trust that the entire Dutch Supreme
Court, that now has been corrupt since 1970 because
of permitting the
"Toleration Policy" (Dutch "Gedoogbeleid") and "Backdoor Policy"
("Achterdeurbeleid") that permitted the dealing of illegal drugs from
"coffeeshops" with special permission from mayors or aldermen since
1970, without any control of turnover, profit or quality, and in
fact amounts to collaboration with and protection of
the Dutch drugs mafia, is a quite incredible lot richer than I am.
again, maybe they did not do anything whatsoever, except
systematically look in the other direction, hug their comrades in Dutch
Labour, praise all things Dutch, and pretend not to know that the Dutch
laws forbid the dealing of soft drugs since 50 years at least: In any
case, whatever they did or fail to do, they were paid extremely well,
exercising their functions as they in fact did, just as their brethern
or grandfathers in WW II were paid extremely well.
must assume they are worthy collaborators in a long tradition of
collaborators - and who could ask or demand of such eminent worthies
that they see to it
that the Dutch laws are maintained, or that they even know or have read
Traa Rapport? God
That would only upset their political friends in the ruling political
also true, though - a bit puzzling, I admit - is that currently
a plan to make the Dutch "coffee shops" that deal in soft drugs
accessible only to Dutchmen with a special membership registration that
allows the Dutch authorities to check (1) who buys how much when and
- of drugs that are still illegal and still sold with enormous
margins, without being taxed, and without (formally) anyone knowing how
much profit is being made on them. (For that is called "Backdoor
Policy": Dealers who got their friend the mayor permit their dealing
are allowed to get their drugs "by the backdoor", that is: without any
control. Since 1970!)
This plan may sound sensible to some - such
as a majority of braindead
Dutch parliamentarians - but is in fact THE way to help the
soft and hard drugs in the streets again, in combination, for
money and a larger profit margin than before.
speculative but sensible - explanation is that there is some
going on between two groups of drugs corrupt Dutch politicians and/or
I have no
proof for this, but the circumstantial evidence is
the admitted yearly turnover of 10-25 Billions dollars a year - and a
Billion, dear reader, is a 1000 million, which makes 5% of it 50
million - and for more you are referred to the Nederlog May
I write about this, you may ask? Because it is despicable;
because the Amsterdam drugs
policies ruined my health and chances and life; and
because indeed the information that the Dutch Supreme Court
collaborated with the Nazis was not known to me.
also not amazed: In Holland there never was an independent
It was always hand in glove with the political elite, indeed even in WW
2. A bit more about the late Rich vanKonynenburg
on September 26,
Konynenburg died that day, which is a great pity for his wife and also
for patients with M.E., because he had discovered a very interesting
theory about a possible cause of M.E. and kind of therapy, the
hB12-protocol as I call it.
There is a thread about him on the
Rising Forums under the title
sad news from Rich Van Konynenburg's wife" on which I found the
following quite moving tribute to him, also with a link to the
source, that is here:
all, I would like to give my condolences and best wishes to Rich's
family. Please excuse my grammar mistakes.
shocked after hearing about his death. All of us know death, and we
know it is unavoidable. But when we know someone like him, some part of
us hopes he is going to be with us forever. A magic soul like his
cannot just go. And I don't think he has.
I hope what
I am going to say reaches Rich someway, somehow, somewhere:
I first knew
of him I was 23, and bedridden 24/7. I had fallen sick 1.5 years ago. I
barely could read English, but I struggled with it to translate his
paper from 2007. He had just unraveled the disease I suffered from,
Chronic fatigue Syndrome. My background in science was so limited then,
but in spite of it, it became obvious to me that his explanation about
the pathogenesis of CFS was brilliant, and for the first time, what he
wrote made sense to me, after reading so many silly things about the
I started to
expend the little energy I had to study every single day, until I got
to know, after a few years, enough science to fully understand his
work. Again, it was brilliant.
I asked him
for professional advice several times, and we corresponded both
publicly and privately many times over the last years. I was also lucky
enough to skype with him once --I could not believe it. I was finally
talking with him and seeing him!--.
definitely saved my life. He diagnosed a cyanide poisoning I was
suffering from taking cyanocobalamine. I think very few people on the
earth would have been able to arrive to that conclusion... I was
astonished and followed his advice (supported by my Doctor), and I did
overcome that acute situation. Again, brilliant; and not only that, but
incredibly kind and altruist of him. Needless to say that he treated me
as "one of his kind": not just a patient, but as a person. Of course he
was at a much higher level, but this is what a humble man does, right?
Well, he was this way.
helped me to move to the States to follow a treatment. I could not have
done it without his help (and the help of other doctors and patients to
whom I'll be always grateful from the bottom of my heart).
In some way,
following Rich's advice, I got to find my current treatment, which, so
far, has improved me from being bed-bound to being at about my 60%.
This allowed me to enroll in medical school last year.
Now I am
studying the second year of medical school, and I am, more than ever,
determined to become a Doctor, no matter what, in order to try to help
people with these kinds of neuro-inmmune diseases.
Rich, as a
scientific and as an exceptional person, not only gave me the strength
and hopes to go on when life did not make any sense to me, but
certainly guided my life and helped me to find a purpose, a goal, that
I am going to pursue until we finally find out what's going on with
In short, I
can really say that the Rich's goal of helping us all, inundated and
transformed me in such a way that now, I feel that the same goal gives
sense to my life.
I wish I
would have told him this in life... Well, there're always things left
to say, right? But I am quite sure he knew enough things to know to
what degree he got to help people and touched our hearts.
thing I would have liked him to see, and it is of course the whole
explanation of our disease, a goal he pursued for more than 17 years
(if I get it right). Well, for all of us, and for Rich, we have to
continue fighting until we find the final clue. I will certainly do.
saved my life and gave sense to it. For this, and for much more, THANK
YOU. We will never forget you.
This is a very
fine tribute to what seems to have been a very fine man. This is my
reason to copy it, with the aside that I have found that many medical
doctors who treat patients with M.E. seem to be a lot less good, both
morally and intellectually, than the late Rich van Konynenburg: The
doctors all tend to pretend otherwise, but - in my experience, as it
also is my experience that there are exceptions - most are
for the money (link for Dutchmen).
Rich van Konynenburg was not, and he had a
sensible theory, that helped
those who tried it more than not, and that makes
definite biochemical sense. For this reason, I repeat what I wrote
I do hope someone else
- Dr Nathan
perhaps, who cooperated with Dr Van
Konynenburg? - will try to keep this theory alive, to develop and test
it further, and I also do hope his texts and videos will be kept
available on the internet.
Finally, as to Sergio's text: I sincerely
hope he will succeed in
becoming a medical doctor, but it will be very difficult, with
60% of one's energy when healthy. Here is some personal information:
My ex-wife and I both had studied three
months of psychology when we
fell ill in January 1978 with
(and I added the last three letters for the benefit of search machines,
not because I believe it is an appropriate name), with something
between 1/4 and 1/2 of our previous health.
We did not know we had M.E. - we were
diagnosed with Epstein-Barr
Virus, which just never wemt away - until 10 years later, when I
learned about it by chance (pre-internet) on the BBC World Service. It
turned out we had all the symptoms, and indeed I got a diagnosis
very fast from my GP when she learned some about it.
My ex-wife and I both eventually got our
M.A. degrees, that we got
while we were ill all the time, but it took a lot more time than
it would have had we been healthy, for being ill caused us many
problems, with lectures and courses one had to attend, and with
examinations we quite often could not make the first time, for being
too exhaused at the time.
Eventually we did make it because (1) it
was accepted, then and there,
that we had a real if unknown illness, in our cases probably because we
had nothing to gain by being ill (2) we are both uncommonly intelligent
and (3) the study of psychology is a relatively quite easy study,
certainly when compared with the study of medicine - which we knew
because we lived for a while in a student flat with medical students,
who just had to work a lot harder than we had to do to pass the
required exams each year for keeping a grant or study loan.
Speaking for myself, it is most unlikely I
could have made a medical
degree with the illness I had to the degree I had it then, while
I could not have finished any degree with the disease as it has been
since 1991, which was and is a lot worse than the first 10 years.
So I wish Sergio the best, and I hope he
does make it: He surely has an
eyes and my M.E.
little to add to a
except that I have to take care with looking at my computer screen and
that I probably wasn't careful enough writing this.
the way of good intentions: easy to make, hard to keep,
especially if they go against the grain or habit.
again, I have found a set-up on Ubuntu that allows me to do some,
as explained before, to which I can add that I presently mostly write
in Gedit, which is the GNU editor for text (ascii) files, that one can
have with white text on black background and full screen.
works for me, as I presently am - which is not by far as good as I
can be with M.E. without sore eyes, alas.
P.S. My eye
necessary corrections have to be made later.