1. My eye problems
2. My editing problems
Extra: On Dutch mandarins
Today I did
an editorial check on Stapel
meshuggenah: Many Little Pricks Rosewater, and corrected typos and
links, and made links especially regarding fallacies and pseudoscience,
because I missed quite a few typos (having sore eyes) and indeed do
believe social psychology in Holland is more of a fallacious
pseudoscience than anything else.
I am recuperating from doing too much the last few days on the issues
related to Diederik Stapel's fraudulence, and the stupid and dishonest
reactions of social psychologists to the report of the Levelt-
I will therefore only say a little about my eye and my editing
problems, and return tomorrow or later to social psychology in Holland,
and the corruption of the Dutch universities and the Dutch nation, the
former by quasi-revolutionary careerists, the lattter corrupted by
drugscorruption and the mafia, protected or part of the Dutch Labour
But I threw in an
Extra: On Dutch mandarins and should also say, in the evening of
December 13, 2012, that the file you are reading is an older
the finished file, which got overwritten and disappeared. This
is mostly like the original one, but probably needs some corrections
that were in the later one, that must wait to be made at some later
1. My eye problems
I still have
sore eyes most or part of the day. It depends on how much I look at my
computer screen, and on how that is colored: The lighter the more
problematic, especially with pure white.
The diagnosis is keratoconjunctivitis
sicca, as part of the Sjögren's
The translation of the Latin bit is as follows - and the indented bits
are quoted from Wikipedia:
[inflammation] of the cornea and conjunctiva".
known is that people with ME/CFS are more often troubled with Sjögren's
Syndrome than people without ME/CFS, proportionally, but then this
does not help
much, since ME/CFS also has no medical explanation.
The hallmark symptom of Sjögren's syndrome is a generalized dryness, typically including xerostomia
(dry mouth), rheumatoid arthritis and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry
eyes), part of what are known as sicca symptoms.
The pathogenesis of Sjögren's Syndrome is not well understood. The
number of factors involved in the progression of the disease makes it
difficult to determine its exact origin and cause.
The treatment in my case consists of Duratears, which is basically
purefied water with a few additives to make it more like tears.
This started in the first half of May of this year; was not recognized
by my opticians, my GP and the eye-doctor my GP sent me to, for which
see the next section; and was most unpleasant from July to the
beginning of November: As if one's eyes are abrasions.
This is very unpleasant and very limiting, whatever one's state of
health apart from it, and even if I would have been otherwise
healthy, which I am not, I would not have been able to work, at
least in the months of July through October, that I spent mostly in the
dark in bed.
The reason I still could write for my site is mostly GNU/Linux/Ubuntu
plus Mozilla browsers:
In fact, I
have been writing this out with some precision because it may be of
considerable help others who have my type of eye problems. In case you
- or someone else trying to find help for you, having functional eyes -
here are three general bits of advice:
is an option in its System Settings in Ubuntu called High
Inverse, that allows one to invert the standard color scheme of
black text on a white background, which turned out to be most helpful,
and enabled me to keep using my computer a little, since for months I
could not see a white background without getting serious pain in my
eyes within seconds. Initially, in July, I had everything that used to
be white black instead, since that was the only way to look at my
computer screen for more than a few minutes without increased
- The Firefox
browser on GNU/Linux/Ubuntu has more options as regards its
color settings - in the Edit-Preferences- Content-Colors option
- and the sizes of letters - in View-Zoom - that again turned
out to be very helpful, since the quality of my vision also varied a
lot, and often I could only read large letters.
- The SeaMonkey
browser for GNU/Linux (that is not a standard part of Ubuntu)
has a html-editor called Composer that allows one - by way of Edit-Preferences-Appearance-
Colors to view and edit in background+text colors that are
not saved, which is what allowed me to write what is now in Nederlog
October 2012 and to revise my Philosophical
Dictionary, that I had messed up as regards font sizes through the
same editors from the second half of 2011 till the first half of 2012
(and did not see because various overrides interfered with that).
pdf-reader on Ubuntu has the pleasing property its standard black text
on white background can be inverted, simply by Ctrl-i, which made pdfs
As far as
my eyes are concerned: I could not have used a computer running
MS Windows from June till November, with such eyes as I had then,
except perhaps for 5 to 10 quite painful minutes a day.
far as I know none of the above list of points is possible on MS
Windows, in any version, except for the bit involving Seamonkey. I do
not know enough about Apple computers, but doubt it is. Also, I do not
know about other Linux distributions, but my guess is Firefox will be
less tweakable than on Ubuntu.
you are not a techie, or if your eyes are really sore, somebody else
will have to install Ubuntu for you - and there is help and there are
helpful links here on my site: Ubu-intro
- which is probably best done by way of Wubi
if you run Windows normally. This installs Ubuntu as if it is a part of
Windows. Alternatively, you may not install Ubuntu at all, but run if from
a CD or USB-stick. Firefox for web browsing, Thunderbird for mail, and
Document-Viewer for pdf are standardly included, and will be very
similar to Windows, except more powerful, in relevant ways explained
above. (The main problem is getting Ubuntu running in the first place,
and that is not difficult, except if you know almost nothing about
computers or have quite painful and almost useless eyes.)
you get Ubuntu running, the first two of the above three points, which
will be the most important for most, are easily realized. If you also
want to write html with tweaked colors, you'll have to install a Linux
version of SeaMonkey, which is very easy: Find it and unpack it, and
As it was with Ubuntu, I could use my computer
most days for some hours, depending. Also, since the second week of
November, there has been improvement, that has been continuing, and
presently I am somewhere half way between how my eyes were before they
got bad, and the worst stage for me, in August/September.
I can use my computer now almost like I did before, although still
tweaked as outlined above, for I still must avoid looking at white
screens to avoid problems, and I still feel my eyes part or most of the
Finally, I have explained the above, though not with the same detail,
on September 17, and also explained what
I found to be by far the best way to administer Duratears, which is
rather problematic if one lives alone, and that I have not seen
displayed elsewhere, and that I reproduce from
October 5, since it also helped:
I stand with my face to a wall,
leaning on my elbows above my head against it, bow my head backwards,
and then use the bottle to put a drop in the sack I make by pulling
under the lower eyelid with a finger. (The
last part is also in the documentation that comes with the droplets,
but the rest isn't.)
four weeks have been a lot better, that is: a lot less painful and
considerably easier to work with the computer, than the half year
before it, that was very difficult.
I do not know what will happen, since relevant medical knowledge is
mostly absent, but the last four weeks were hopeful, less painful, and
easier to use the computer, and improving, if at a slow rate.
And if you do have the kind of eye problems I have, all of the above
should be of considerable help, and if you do not have such
problems, you can bless your lucky stars: It is quite debilitating,
rather painful, and it reduces one to virtual helplessness with few
ways out and little relief.
2. My editing problems
Most of my editing problems are related to my eyes, that
not only have been painful for half a year now, but also vary rather a
lot through the day, which often makes it necessary to increase the
size of the font I am looking at - and even then it is easy to miss
It also is a considerable problem that the html-editors that are
available on Ubuntu, KompoZer and SeaMonkey's Composer, are both
seriously bugged, which have made me loose rather a lot of text, and
also upset things without noticing: KompoZer, for example, may save
one's files on totally unexpected places, or paste in another open file
than the one which one is editing.
This cost me a lot of time that I might have spend better, but for
few reasons, such as those listed in the previous section, it is still
much better to be on GNU/Linux/Ubuntu than on MS Windows.
The reason to mention it here is that I have limited energy and limited
eyes, for which reasons it is a fair assumption that it generally takes
- at least - till the next day to sort out most of the typos - for
which I am sorry, but I generally do the best I can, which is rarely
what I want to do, or indeed could do if my health or my eyes were
Extra: On Mandarins
As I said yesterday, of those I have read about the subject, the Dutch
author Gerrit Komrij was
the clearest, although he was too optimistic and kind:
He was too kind, because he
considered them traitors. Being a child of genuine marxist
revolutionaries, I know the great majority were conformist hypocritical
frauds from the very start: The "Revolutionary Leftist" from my
generation never were revolutionary, and never were leftists either:
It was all in nearly all fashionable play-pretend, posturing, acting
and talking as-if, because what they said and did was fashionable,
and because it was pleasurable, and most of all because that way lay
personal power, personal preferment, personal status, personal riches,
and excellent chances to be a personal parasite in the name of high
And thus it happened, and thus the climate for the Stapels and Van
Kleefs and the many professors and doctors in the social sciences and
and new pseudosciences created for political frauds, mostly with IQs of
115 and a doctoral thesis in some locally falshionable bullshit.
All was phony, nearly all was baloney, hardly anyone cared, for the
vast majority was intellectually totally untalented and uninterested,
and did and said and postured as they did only to make an impression
and get personally promoted to an easy professorship in a "university"
for the democratic masses, built on the insane delusion that everyone
is as good, as intelligent, as honest, as courageous as the best.
Anyway.... the Dutch universities are in a mess, and are universities
in name only, as far as the non-mathematical sciences are
concerned; and undoing the damages done will take many
generations; and I think it is far more likely European civilization
will have to cave in before it has a chance of happening.
But since this started with the theme of Diederik Stapel's fraud, let
me return to that and conclude for the moment:
It is a fraud that is best explained by the climate of fraudulence and
play-acting of the tenth to hundredth rate minds that have taken the
opportunity to take over the universities and also the schools in
Holland since the keys to these institutions were handed to them by the
Veringa-law - WUB - of 1971 that gave the political fanatics, the
fashionable posturers, the tenth
to hundredth rate minds, the careerists, the political and managerial
minds, the chance to take over the most prestigious Dutch institutions
are, and exploit them for their own careers and benefits.
And so they did:
Diederik Stapel is a major fraud who could commit 10 to 15 years of
major frauds, because he was educated and rose to the top in a
fraudulent climate where nearly everyone who had risen to the top in
any "science" that did not demand a special intellectual talent plus a
considerable willingness to work hard for little social advantage, was
himself either a political fanatic, or a managerial careerist or a
pseudoscientific fraud to start with.
From the early 1970ies onwards only these types had the kind of
colleagues already in power in the universities to help their kind into
power as well.
Here is how I put
it 25 years ago:
Mandarins with an
IQ of 115 
I have been told in the Psychological Lab
that the average IQ of Dutch students is 115 now. I am willing to
believe it. So called academics with a postmodern intellect, that in
pre-postmodern days was fit for the MULO = More Extended Primary
Education level, but that these days is sufficient to belong to the
intellectual elite of society.
The MULO was a school type that was intended for future
bookkeepers, bureaucrats and small traders: Every shopkeeper was
supposed to acquire a middleclass diploma,
and the MULO was the proper way. It was education for the simpler sort
of middleclass folks. These days, the thinking power that is required
to be a succesful grocer or a valued bookkeeper is the average thinking
power that is required for the highest type of Dutch education. I think
that is frightening.
And no: I do not believe that a high IQ is a real warrant
for having a really good intellect. But it is an adequate measure and
predictor of success in schools and universities, and it is highly
correlated with academic achievement: Top universities in the USA
require an IQ not far from 150 to be a success there. So it is not
meaningless at all, because it is a good indicator of the intellectual
level of education (that cannot be higher than the average student can
handle) and of of the intellectual level of society (that cannot be
higher than that of the average intellectual).
For in fact everywhere those who have the highest
education do get the highest jobs, that is: the functions in society in
which individuals have most power or most influence over their fellow
human beings; that have the highest status; and that are paid best -
doctors, lawyers, engineers and scientists of all kinds.
Such as M.A.-degreed psychologists, for example, capable
of deciding matters of life and wellbeing of people with problems. With
the insight, the knowledge, the thinking power, the intellectual talent
of a shopkeeper or clerk. On average 115 miserable IQ-points and the
total absence of a bright intellect that is implied thereby.
Frightening, as I said.
The result will be what can be seen
now, after some 25 years of postmodern levelling education: 
Moronic academics; complete, half and threequarter charlatans as
Masters of Art in psychology or sociology; academically titled
pseudo-intellectuals who hardly know foreign languages and claim to be
"too busy" to read; who cannot write, and do not speak good Dutch (of
the kind of honourable Members of Parliament - an asylum filled with
selfenamoured yahoos that unfortunately has room for only a few hundred
minibrains); semi-scientific but heavily subsidized research that never
yields anything but above average incomes for "scientists" of very
average grocerly brains, and unreadable research reports in awful
bureaucratic cant "to help the feminist movement, the trade union
movement, and the environmental movement" (as the central aims of the
University of Amsterdam were for many years) - in brief, The
Netherlands will be governed by corrupt mandarins with an average IQ of
115. And the usual hypocritical impostures and backhanded greed, that
is to say "in the name of our exemplary Dutch dumbocray, sorry:
Nothing new? Real science will
become even rarer than it is, in an atmosphere filled with
tenthousands, possinly hundreds of thousands Masters of Art of minimal
brainsize and maximal greed - for an average IQ of 115 does not
precisely exclude greed, ambition, intrigue and that delicious
species-searches-species trade unionist mentality).
The cultural level of societies will
sink until public mediawhores on the dreambox can move the population
to any form of unreason. Public gangsters, frauds, parasites and
eagerly upcoming dictators will be left free to do as they please - and
the only social group that could have opposed them with rational
arguments based on real knowledge and understanding of human
civilization, will have been reduced to a set of stammering
know-nothings, precisely of the level of people's parlementarians there
Nothing new, I ask again? No,
indeed: Virtually the only thing we do not have yet is a populist
would-be dictator that abuses the opportunity. For we have had already
25 years of postmodern education. And we live in moronified
society, that moronifies further incessantly.
Thanks to the
present so called academic elite, that has let it happen while they
parasited upon it: The present generation of university professors and
lecturers. Après vous le déluge, quoi?
 In fact, I was
told the average IQ was 118, and wrote so originally in the published
Dutch text, that is reproduced on my site. As I soon after publication
found out it was in fact 115, I made the change in my translation.
 The faculty
of psychology at the time was in a building that, because of its looks,
had been styled The Coffin by the Amsterdam population, while the
Politically Correct term in the university was "The Psychological Lab",
about as true a falsification of reality as was "people's democratic
state" for Stalin's Russia. I usually referred to it in conversation as
The Psychotic Lab.
 In fact, this
is terminologically quite correct: Retailers, grocers, bakers, butchers
etc. were in Dutch referred to as "middenstand" that translates as
"middle class", incidentally a term that covers about everybody in
modern Western society, at least in aspiration: The members of the
lower class conceive of themselves as lower middle class, to improve
their standing in their own eyes; the members of the upper class like
to be seen as upper middle class to achieve more tax cuts and cheaper
insurance; and the rest just knows it is middle class because that is
safe, reputable, cosy and conformist.
 In The
Netherlands this systematic levelling of education started around 1965.
It's also interesting that it was
combined with an upgrading of terminology: Suddenly every type of
school after primary school was called "College"; many children
of 6 when examined were said to take a "tentamen", before
reserved for examinations of university students; every person taking
any education after 16 or 18 was said to "study" and to be "a
student", again terms before reserved for university students;
intelligence was said to be unimportant and "a matter of choice";
everybody who dared to insist that not all human beings were equally
talented in all respects was immediately accused of being "elitarian";
and everything was justified by the insistence, also by Parliamentary
Majority, that all human beings, or at least those in The Netherlands,
were "equivalent" ("gelijkwaardig" = "of equal value").
Indeed, the last was put forward
seriously and with great moral feeling in front of Srebrenica, by the
Dutch Commander, also with governmental backing:
"There are no good men.
There are no bad men.
Mladic is my colleague.
Please don't shoot the piano player."
-- Dutch Troopleader Lt.-col. Karremans
to general Mladic in front of Srebrenica
Result: Many thousands cruelly murdered
- who Karremans was sent to protect
Dutch morals and moral equivalence
of all human beings in practice.
 Which is
French and translates as "After you the flood, what?" - which indeed precisely
was and is the attitude of these academic intellectually incompetent
morally non-existent class of postmodern academic parasites that undid
and ruined the Western universities and schools within one generation,
mostly for reasons of insane postmodern neo-marxist neo-feminist
ideological idiocies, delusions and utopian plans.
The thing prophecied:
The Dutch political Aryan hairpaint freak (*):
Future Dutch Great Fuehrer of Neanderthalia
It's time to put the undeserving, improperly
faithful, ill dressed and
racially impure in camps
Meanwhile, my fine
generation of pseudos and frauds have had a most enjoyable life
as professors in the Universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Tilburgen,
Nijmegen, etc. - which is what most of them wanted from the start, and
by politics, for lack of real intellectual talents.
All I have is 34 years of discrimination, pain and poverty, and the
knowledge that my parents and
grandparents were real marxist revolutionaries, and exceptionally
courageous and just persons, and that my own intelligence is in the
order of 1 in 10.000.
In Holland, gifted thus, with parents and grandparents who were 3 of
the very few real heroes of the Dutch resistance against Nazism, it is
a miracle I am still alive, on minimal dole since 28 years, in
continuous pain, with no help whatsoever, and indeed also a miracle
I was not gassed in 1988
nor murdered for the benefit of the drugs
mafia that has been protected now by the Dutch Labour Party since 1970.
As to drugs in Amsterdam: The next item was never contradicted
by any spokesman for the
City of the drugsmafia protected by Dutch Labour aka Amsterdam, on
line since the last millenium, known to at least three mayors, 5
aldermen, and 5 Dutch Ombudsmen (almost all in Dutch only):
education in the University of Amsterdam: These published satires of
the University in Amsterdam, in Dutch and
ccontradicted by anyone.
long as you may, for without a lot of luck there soon will
concentration camps again in Holland, the foundations of which have
been prepared by my generation of
pseudos, frauds and political conmen dealing in delusions and
deceptions, for their own advantage.
P.S. Necessary corrections and insertion of more links have to wait
till tomorrow or later.
(that I prefer
to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to facilitate search machines) which
is a disease I have since 1.1.1979: