1. About ME/CFS
and related issues
the current socio-economical
4. To be continued...
Having ended Nederlog, at least for the time being, and having a
replacement for it in NOTEBOOK | NOTITIEBOEK, here is a selective
survey of a number of files and series in Nederlog.
2006, as a continuation of Nedernieuws
that started in 2004, and both were mostly in Dutch, and about subjects
that concerned or interested me - which is also the rule for
NOTEBOOK | NOTITIEBOEK.
Nederlog switched to English (with a few exceptions) in 2010, in order
to address more patients with ME/CFS, after I was notified on October 8
2009, that there had been published an article in Science about
data that supported a correlation between a recently discovered virus
named XMRV and ME/CFS, a disease I have been diagnosed with repeatedly,
after getting Epstein-Barr (aka mononucleosis or Pfeiffer) on January
1, 1979, that ever since never went away.
For more on ME/CFS see my ME Resources,
for a lot of relevant documentation, and especially the recent ME
international Consensus Criteria and the ME ICC Primer
for Medical Practitioners in case you are interested medically.
(These are two pdf files by medical specialists on ME/CFS, and outline
the scientific and moral position on ME/CFS.)
Here are a few items and series in Nederlog
and Nederlog that seem to me
to be of interest, for various reasons.
NB: This file may be extended later.
1. About ME/CFS and
- Most though not all of Nederlog
and Nederlog 2012 are about ME/CFS
various ways and respects.
- NL October 8
2011 spells out my reasons for giving up on the XMRV hypothesis.
- Part of the reasons ME/CFS is ill
researched and its patients abused: Medical
sadism (This is a serious
hypothesis, and I am a
serious psychologist and philosopher
of science: I have met far too many doctors who were in it for
the money, the power and the kicks. If I were a sadist, I would have
wanted to study medicine, since this would give me the best basis to
indulge in it. For sadism see my entry in my Philosophical
A miniseries (four files) on it, related to ME/CFS starts here.
- The many
trolls on patients forums, that make effective action and
rational discussion by patients or advocates effectively totally
impossible. My advice to any patient with ME/CFS with a good education
or a high intelligence is to not even try: It will cause you much
discrimination, for there are some very bad and immoral people trolling
the forums who pretend to be patients (or who may be, but are seriously
deluded and quite fanatic): I have seen the best and the brightest -
some 10 patients, at least, and several advocates, and some real
scientists - been brought to grieve and withdrawal on three forums for
patients by trolls.
- On the dangers of the DSM-5 (that
medicine and patients from May 2013 onwards):
DSM-5: 100 Nederlogs about
around the APA and the DSM-5. See
also On Freud and Psychiatry
is a very sick
business in the US - 2.
- About the
protocol that may have helped me, but that I've stopped -
perhaps temporally - on September 10 because of my eyes.
- About the late Rich
van Konynenburg Ph.D. who found the hB12 protocol and an
interesting biochemical theory to explain the symptoms of ME/CFS.
2. About me (personally)
My sites, as they are published (the one you're reading and a
mirror: see the Homepage) are about 400
MB, mostly text in html,
with thousands of files and thousands of hits every day. The main
subjects, since the beginning on November 11, 1996, are:
Most of it is text, and
of the text is mine, though a considerable part of that is
html-formatting. Even so, I wrote a lot, and could do so because I
always could write very easily and very fast.
Encephalomyelitis (aka ME/CFS)
also (in Dutch) ME
The main currents in my
concerned with the above four general topics, and specifically also the
corruption of the City of
Amsterdam, that protects the drugsmafia, and the municipal
University of Amsterdam, that was destroyed as a good university
between 1970 and 1995, like
most other Western universities were, by the aftermath of the student-revolts of the 1960ies;
the entry of the babyboomers generation in the university, and the leveling of standards
ensure most got academic degrees; and in Holland by the crazy
law of 1971 that handed over the Dutch universities to University
Councils ("universiteitsraden"), effectively much like Soviets, which
were like parliaments in states, where persons were elected from the
students, the staff, and the personnel of the universities, in yearly
elections, both for the university itself and for each of its
faculties, on a 1 man / 1 vote basis.
The effect of that was the handing over of the power in the Dutch
universities - and the jobs, and the policies, and the educational
programs - to students from the leftist parties (in Amsterdam
especially from the Dutch Communist Party CPN) and to corrupt
bureaucrats from the Dutch Labour Party PvdA, who ruled the university
in their own personal interests, and for the end of furthering their
own parties' programs. See
Since I hail from a
with parents who were in the Dutch resistance against Nazism in World
War II, while I had given up communism in 1970, when I was 20, mostly
because of reading Bertrand
science, and mathematical
Ironically, precisely around this time many students of my age with
totally different family backgrounds became members of the Dutch
Communist Party, usually because this was then the fashionable thing to
do, after the student revolts of the late 1960ies. I had a special
interest in this, also because I had come to see communism as
totalitarian, dangerous and not really scientific at all.
In Nederlog, I say something about myself:
Here is how and why
and top bureaucrats in Amsterdam destroyed most of what remained from
my health between 1988 and 1991: The mayor of Amsterdam choose to
protect the - extremely profitable, extremely dangerous - Amsterdam
drugs mafia in "coffeeshops" rather than an ill son of Amsterdam heroes
of the resistance against Nazism:
Outside Nederlog most of
the story is in
About the current socio-economical crisis
There is a crisis going on in the West and the world since 2008. It is still
ongoing, and threatens great havoc, war and destruction - as resulted
in the previous great crisis of the 1930ies, also because now there are
major other problems, related to too many people competing for too few
resources, with political and religious leaders who are mostly
incompetent or only out for personal power or personal careers.
I wrote a long series about it in Nederlog
To be continued...
I can only do so much, so presently I stop here - and the
above already consists of links to a lot of reading. The plan is to
continue this file with more links to what I consider good Nederlogs.
P.S. My eye
necessary corrections have to be made later.