1. My health
father and his knighthood
3. My autobiography
4. On the problems of
Today the fall has started, and it is also the first day, since quite a
few months, that I did not find any news about the crisis, or
at least: nothing that I want to link. (There always is rather a lot
that I skip.)
What are the reasons? I expect it is mostly weekend + coincidence, but
I do not know.
Then again, I will find out soon enough whether this constitutes a
tendency, and meanwhile it is at least a little convenient, for I may
want to get out tonight, for the first time in quite a long time. (Many
years: maybe 15!)
So what I will do today is repeat the two last sections
of September 13, simply because they interest me and may interest a few
others, and I insert the new sections 1 and 2, about my health and
about my father and his knighthood, the last in connection with the
fact that I have a flatbed scanner now.
1. My health
My health lately - the last month - is better than it has been since
May 2012. This is mostly a great relief, because it was quite bad since
then, and that was mainly because of keratoconjunctivitis
I still have that, and I still cannot watch a white screen except quite
briefly, and still need to use a tweaked monitor, but it has been
steadily if also rather slowly improving since November 2012.
And it has now, for nearly a month, enabled me to sleep more or less
normally, that is between 8 and 8 1/2 hours per 24, which I did not do at
all for the previous 15 months, in which I slept between 4 and
maximally 6 1/2 hours, quite consistently also.
Besides, these events and the far too little sleep I have had for some 15
months, convinced me that there is something right about B12 +
metafolin, at least for me: While I had 34 years of consistent
experience that too little sleep leads rapidly to increased
health-problems with M.E., that then also may persist a long time, I
simply have had no collapse all these 15 months, with far
too little sleep.
This is quite amazing for me, and the only way I can rationally
explain it is that I had taken far more methyl-B12 than I had ever
done, indeed to an extent that my G.P. could not scale it, and also had
taken a lot of metafolin. (But I also had previously taken all the
other vitamins and minerals, so it is very probably not due to them.)
This is quite convincing, having had 34 years of the
Also, to keep matters in perspective: All this makes probable is that
it is good for me to take methyl-B12 and metafolin, indeed in rather
large quantities. It doesn't mean that I am healing, but I will
definitely continue the protocol, except that I decided to avoid
supplements that include folic acid, of which I have taken a whole lot,
without it doing me any good. 
This I will treat in a later Nederlog about my protocol, since I am
experimenting at present and the coming two weeks or so by slowly
adding several B-vitamins.
2. My father and his knighthood
My father was
knighted about half a year before his death in 1980.
There are lots of people who get knighted in Holland, often for fairly
trivial accomplishments, but it did not and never happen to communists,
as my father had been and was since 1935, with one single exception:
Jan Brasser, who had been very prominent in the resistance, and who had
escaped arrest, unlike my father, who
was arrested, with his father, in June 1941, and was then
convicted, as was his father, by collaborating Dutch judges,
who were never punished, as "political terrorists", to
the concentration camp, which my grandfather did not survive.
The reasons my father was knighted were mainly that he had much
impressed a friend of Prince Bernhard (the Queen's husband), namely
because of his twenty years of wholly unpaid efforts to built a good
exhibition about fascism and concentration camps, that had succeeded in
creating the first of such exhibitions, that also had been seen by
many, and had been shown in many Dutch places,such as the Royal Palace
in Amsterdam and the Dom in Utrecht.
The exhibition meanwhile has totally disappeared, but I still have a
booklet about it from April 1970, that is entitled (in translation):
Also, it so happens that I
recently bought a flatbed scanner, that I have used to make a copy,
which is on my site mostly because I have been, intentionally, many
times offended by persons who speak for the University of Amsterdam,
who called me a "fascist terrorist", because they themselves are sick
parasites and psychopaths.
Incidentally, the making of the copy was not easy, but it is true that
in case you can't read it you can enlarge it. The photographs also are
less good in the copy than they are in the original, for which I am
Finally, as far as I know the text is by my father, at least for the
most part, and his name does not occur in it. 
Also, I will probably tomorrow or the day after try whether I can make
the pictures of the pages part of a html-series, for I am rather proud
of it, though the - quite high - knighthood doesn't mean much to me.
Then again, the text was certainly part of the motivation to give him a
This seems to interest few people, but I have written an
autobiography, so far of the first twenty years of my life, from
1950-1970, and I have also copied this to its own directory, and made a
It now starts here, all in Dutch, to be sure:
There still have to be made
some changes, and I also want to add the other 40+ years, and although
very little happened to me the last 20 years (other than being ill in
bed or writing for my site), my life between 20 and 40 also was
interesting, for one thing because I lived, consecutively, with five
women (of which I do not regret the first four).
Since I mentioned it: Why do I write for my sites - for there are two,
which are copies? In part, I need to use my mind and I write
very easily, and these days also because I am read: I have over
500 daily visitors and thousands of hits - yesterday: 47,760 in
Denmark, but that is a rare event - daily on the Danish site,
that is least well visited, and probably more than twice as much on the
So I write for at least a 1000 persons daily, which is something,
especially considering the facts that I do not try to be popular, and
mostly treat difficult subjects.
4. On the
problems of philosophy
I really am a philosopher
(much rather than a psychologist), and one who read more and more
widely than nearly every other philosopher: I read much, for more than
45 years, and even if others might be more intelligent (and I certainly
am less intelligent than I would have been if I had remained healthy),
they had less time and also nearly always had fewer and less variegated
interests than I have: See my real science.
Also, unlike most academic philosophers, I am not a fraud; I
wrote a lot, namely over 25 books
(that I can't even try to publish as long as my income is the
dole); and also I have nothing spectacular to say about
I am a natural
- and while there still are a lot of philosophical problems, most of
the work that remains to be done is technical, and concerned with
fields - logic, mathematics -
that few philosophers are really informed about.
But I do have my own philosophy, known to me as "natural
philosophy" (see also: natural
realism and natural logic)
since my twenties, and most of my philosophical opinions have the twin
marks of being fairly commonsensical and quite uncommon.
These twin marks arise from scientific
realism: Natural realism is the natural philosophy most men choose
(usually without much awareness), and scientific realism is a
development of this, that is, in some form - of which there are several
- the preferred outlook of physicists, mathematicians and chemists, and
also what these scientists learn methodologically.
The reasons my philosophical attitudes are quite uncommon are, firstly,
that most people are taken in by the far more spectacular but false
claims made by academic philosophers, like Heidegger or Foucault ot
Wittgenstein, and also, secondly, that scientific realism does require,
for its adequate statement and real understanding, some knowledge of
methodology and of logic, both of which have meanwhile grown quite
scarce, it seems because they are too difficult for most (and the
universities have simplified and levelled rather a lot all through the
West, the last 40 years).
In any case... I have now taken up a project that got started in 2003
but then was left alone for lack of health:
This is in its own directory,
and currently is a bit more than 1 MB, while it consists - at present -
from items taken from my Philosophical
If I find the health, it will be somewhat rewritten and extended, but
as is, it is well over a sizable Penguin Classic of concepts and ideas
that are mostly philosophical, that also are free from jargon,
obscurities, pretensions, waffle and bullshit, which is saying a lot,
for philosophy. (Some of it contains logic or maths, but most is plain
and clear English.)
And while it will not set you free or enlighten your mind to a
higher stage, it will help you to keep an even course and think
rationally and soundly.
P.S. 25 sep 2013: I have today replaced the pictures of "Wij nemen 't wéér
niet" by pictures that take about 1/5th of the space. It should be
possible to shrink what is there now to 1/10th but I am doing one step
at the time.
 By the way: Dutch doctors "do not think it
is indicated" - their incapable Dutch, not mine - that I can
test of 125 dollars - while I pay more than 200 dollars a month
health-insurance! - to establish whether or not I belong to the 50%
that lacks the
to properly deal with folic acid, and much rather see me ill, as has
been the practice of most doctors I saw the last 35 years. They are by
and large a sick and, in my case, also a sickening lot, who earn
much, are far too unintelligent, and have far too many privileges.
 Also, this material is mine, and it shall not
be used by "Kamp Amersfoort", who are eager propagandists for the
social democrats, if these are mayors or aldermen of Amsterdam, and who
protect the Dutch drugs maffia since at least 25 years
now, for I do not know how many millions.
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: