1. More on Karina Hansen
on Henry Miller
I leave yesterday's introduction's first two paragraphs:
I believe I a still somewhat paying back my walk of over 4 weeks ago,
but it may be and very probably is improving some.
Indeed, two of the reasons to keep saying this are: (1) it is true in
that I have been better than I am now, and considerably so, while it
explains my writing (or at least: the difficulties with which I
do these, which indeed will not be as obvious to others as they
are to me) and (2) it is for 35 years the most typical feature
of my disease - having walked for about an hour, which is too much, but
also could not be avoided, after that it takes me over a month
to get rid of most of the consequences of that.
1. More on Karina Hansen
I mentioned Karina Hansen on May
at the end and today have put an
anchor there, so people who are interested can move their in
There now is some additional material, which is on Suzy Chapman's site:
Here is the introductory text
from Ms Chapman's site:
Karina Hansen is 24. She
has been bedridden with severe ME since 2009.
In February, this year,
Karina was forcibly removed from her bedroom and committed to
have not seen Karina for over three months.
The Hansen family and
their lawyer are still waiting for legal documentation and answers to
gave the order to remove Karina from her home against her will and by
whom was it authorized?
was used to detain her as an involuntary patient in a hospital?
Why are the
parents being denied visits?
Two updates on the case
have been released, this week. These are being published, as provided,
and with permission of the Hansen family and their lawyer.
You'll find the updates if
you follow the links.
Also, it seems to me - and I am speaking without knowing more than is
on Ms Chapman's site - that this is a sick shame:
The Danes are in my
opinion abusing the Human Rights of Ms Hansen, who is
very ill, all on
the mere presumption that Danish psychiatrists have the right
to kidnap an ill young woman from her parents, and can do so without
and may do so without any legal justification, and without any
decency, except fake
Well, Danish psychiatrists
do not have those rights.
You can not kidnap
a severely ill
person on the mere presumption that she is not ill, and
if you do as is being done to her, then, to the best of
you are acting completely illegally.
If you think that her
parents mistreated her, you should say this in writing, and do so with
names and signatures.
As long as you have not
done that, which
is - to the best of my knowledge - the case since February 12, 2013,
hence for 3 1/2 months now, your actions are illegal
and indecent, and will remain so even if, after you arrested
her, and took her away against her will, and against
the rules of the Human Rights, you can
who will sign something that make it appear legal.
It is not legal,
and it cannot be.
on Henry Miller
I mentioned yesterday that I
had found a good and large website on Henry Miller, that is
well-written and has many fine illustrations.
Here it is again, this time
It really is a nice site,
which may cost me a lot of time. Why? I like Henry Miller, for quite a
few reasons, of which sex is a quite minor one, and honesty, decency,
clarity on many things (minus some things, indeed) and a sense of
As to the non-religious mysticism: It very probably is not
think it is, and also I am much more of a philosopher than Miller ever
was, and disagree with him on quite a few of his statements
and enthusiasms: I think I am more rational than he is, and certainly I
know a lot more about philosophy.
But enough of that for the moment, though I will return to it, for it
is an important reason for me to like Miller, and to take an interest
in various of his backgrounds, even though he is dead for nearly 33
Also, I only found today that, because I generally surf using a Firefox
|the background colors have been turned basically to the
format in this small textbox, because
that I can look at without troubles, but in fact
the writer uses an inverted color schema: Standard white
lettering, and other colours, on a black background.
For me, that makes things a lot easier, although it is also true that
by now I have seen too much of it. Then again, it works, and indeed it
is best to see it in the original, because there will then be
considerably more text-colors visible.
Finally, I have noticed that my long recent post about
the DSM-5, which you'll find here
was rather less popular
than the two posts that surround it. I found that a bit odd,
because I really mean it.
But then again, I probably do know why:
It's really too difficult - which I cannot deny. Then again, if the
DSM-5 does not last much longer than 5 years - during which much
harm can be done with it - it will be mostly because of
professor Molenaar's work.
There really is NO statistical basis to virtually ALL
the work that is being done in current psychiatry, nor indeed in most
of current psychology.
But I do know this is a technical subject, and very few people will be
able to fully understand it. Then again, this really is the way to do
it, and the reason why the DSM-5 may soon need to be withdrawn.
The main problem is to make the people see it.
-- May 29, 2013: Removed part of a phrase.
ME/CFS (that I prefer
to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to facilitate search
is a disease I have since 1.1.1979: