It also happens that
on my site there is more philosophy written by me on my site
than by anyone I know of who works in Holland as "an academic
20 volumes of comments on over 20 philosophical classics, all about
as long as the classics commented upon.)
It so happens that I
think I was quite right with my 39
that I think that no one was as philosophical in the real
philosophical tradition, rather than in the bureaucratic academic
Dutch tradition, where mostly quite stupid, dishonest but very eager
parasites got selected as "academic philosophers" - without the least
talent, and usually also without doing the least work, but all with
civil servant status and some of the highest incomes, all awarded
basically for doing nothing other than keeping up the pretenses.
And it so happens
that, although I am ill since 1.1.1979, I still think of myself
foremost as a philosopher, and indeed as one of the very few living
Dutch philosophers who is not a crook, not a fraud, not a parasite, and
not a pretender.
But it is true I have
not published outside my sites, and did so mostly because publishing
would have led to very grave problems with the Amsterdam bureaucracy
that takes care of my dole and because I really cannot take most
philosophers seriously who taught philosophy in any university
anywhere: Very few of them were real philosophers;
nearly all of them were only interested in their own status, tenure,
and incomes, and also did not do any real philosophy
(and I agree here with Bryan Magee: see item 4).
So I do want to write
more about philosophy, and one way of doing that, with the sort of
"health" I have got, is as successive items in Nederlog, written on
days I feel fit enough, and on the pattern of "On philosophy - 1" etc.,
that may be later combined into a book, that I even may try to publish
if I have reached my pension, which is in circa 1 1/2 year.
happens that I have learned a lot about my disease, or rather: about the
games played with my disease, by psychiatrists, politicians and
bureaucrats, in the last four years since 2010.
short of it is that I and everybody else who really has the sort of
disease I have - M.E., F.M. or Lyme  - has been
frauded quite intentionally and quite cleverly by a fairly small band
of English, American, Danish and Dutch psychiatrists, whose mission it
is to insist that everyone who suffers from any medically unexplained
disease does not suffer from that, but is plain crazy (sorry:
they say "disordered" but they mean "crazy"), and to bring it
about that such patients should receive no money, and be forced to work.
now written since 2010 over 100
Nederlogs that are wholly or in part about psychiatry, that in my -
very well schooled - opinion (I have an excellent M.A. in psychology
and a very good B.A. in philosophy) is very plainly and very clearly a pseudoscience
that since 1980 has been restylized two times to serve as the fraudulent excuse to
push expensive pills into people with any kind of problems.
is a fraud, and
indeed always was a fraud, but in the days of Freud the fraudulence was
limited to a few percents or promilles of the patient population, while
since 1980 over 400 "disorders" have been invented out of thin air,
that now cause considerable segments of the patient population to be
fed all manner of expensive pills, usually for no good reasons
my reasons to insist psychiatry is fraudulent pseudoscience are in part that, as a
philosopher of science and as a psychologist I know it is not
a real science, and at present and the last 100 years also never was a
real science, not because it is impossible, nor because it is always
false to say that so-and-so has mental problems, but because there is
not - not by far - the requisite knowledge available to provide
the statement that so-and-so has mental problems with an adequate scientific
makes it into a pseudoscience if it is presented or
talked about as if it were a real science.
it is fraudulent, because seen as a
pseudoscience, it also has all the marks of fraudulence as
defined by American law: Psychiatric judgments these days
generally aim at prescribing pills to "patients", for over 400
"disorders" that are for the most part mere figments of imagination , and the only things that one can say with
certainty about the pills is that they are usually very expensive,
nearly always not properly researched, are often based on partial
or falsified data, often come with side-effects that are not
mentioned until forced by a judge, and that they have no known
longterm effects, simply this would be too expensive
to study, and this is also not profitable for pharmaceutical
corporations, that these days claim the data, and tend to release only
I would like to write about this a little more, simply as an act of
warning, and namely because I have the degrees and the knowledge to do
so, and also because I have been gravely harmed by psychiatry, indeed
not personally, but because of my disease, that would have been a whole
lot better and easier to bear without psychiatrists falsifying most
discussions by their "contributions".
4. Magee's "Confessions"
Bryan Magee is an
English philosopher, who got well-known for making three series for the
BBC - one on radio, two for television - on philosophy. I have
seen all of the last series because it is on Youtube, and I have seen
also some of the second series, for the same reason.
philosophy (and politics and economics) and did some teaching, but
mostly worked as a broadcaster rather than as a philosophy don, mostly
because he did not have a high opinion of most English philosophers,
not because of their lack of intelligence, but because he disagreed
with them, and also because he could earn as much as they did in half
the time, working for the BBC and others.
I think I had until
recently only read one book of his, namely the one on Popper, and I
read that quite long ago, but earlier this year I bought his "Confessions
of a Philosopher" and read it, and rather liked it.
In fact, it is a book
of slightly over 600 pages that combines a sort of intellectual
autobiography with philosophy, which makes it more lively than most
expositions of philosophy.
My reasons to like it
is mainly that I agree with him on the failings of analytic and
continental philosophy, but without coming to his conclusions on
Wittgenstein, Schopenhauer, Kant, or Popper, for on these I disagree
with him (apart from my agreeing with him that Schopenhauer was a great
But I like Magee, and
would like to write about his "Confessions", although I do not yet know
how: There is a lot I could comment on, but even if I limit it to his
ideas on Wittgenstein,
Schopenhauer, Kant, and Popper, there is rather a lot to write.
In any case, if you
are interested in English philosophy, especially in the second half of
the 20th century, this is a book you shouldn't miss.
Amsterdom is a place in the
country of Helland, where the politicians have been protecting the
drugs mafia since the 1980ies at the latest, and earned very
well, albeit in secret - for in Amsterdom at least 10 billion euros a
year are turned over, mostly in places that have been given personally
to the mafia by Amsterdom's mayors, and 5% of 10 billion = 5 *
10.000.000.000 / 100 =
500.000.000 = 500
million euros a year - which should be very easy to get for the
Amsterdom bureaucrats, since the places are known, and the dealers are
known, and they can deal nowhere else, and anyway the customers pay the
difference. (Also, 500 million
euros a year are untaxed. And secret.)
However, Amsterdom in
Hellond should not be confused with Amsterdam in the country of
Holland, except perhaps for purposes of satire, because the real
Amsterdam in the real Holland is filled with nothing but the
equivalents of Einstein ("all men are equivalent"), where there also
are no problems of any kinds with any drugs, and where no politician
knows anything about any drugs, if one believes the Dutch papers, for
these rarely write about them, and never critically.
In brief, I still have to
get decent replies to the many letters I sent to three
mayors and quite a few aldermen, council members, and bureaucrats for destroying
my life because they defended the drugs mafia, and I also still
think they owe me a lot of money.
But I do not think I can
say what I think if I speak the literal truth, or as close to the truth
as I know, even though Amsterdam's university has for at least 18 years
supplied degrees and education based on the notion - articulated by
professor M.A. Brandt in the public lecture that opened the academic
year in 1978, and ever since duly practised, at least until 1995 - that
"everybody knows that truth does not exist" and indeed also that
"everybody knows that all men are equivalent".
So I do want to write about
my life in Amsterdom, Helland, because I cannot say what I want to say
if I write about Amsterdam,
Holland, at least not without problems I want to avoid, given my health
and my age.
Another thing I want to
write about is my illness. In fact, this is, since I barely survived
four years above the Amsterdam drugsdealers, in a house in which I had
been gassed in 1988, the main constraint and the main content of my
On the moment I am somewhat
hesitant to write about it, mostly because the situation got quite
complicated in 2012, because I was helped by the mB12-protocol I use,
but also got very much more constrained than before by my getting keratoconjunctivitis
sicca, which I still have, but which is considerably less than it
was, although it also prevented my sleeping more than 3 1/2 - 6 hours a
night for 15 months, simply because of hurting eyes.
This situation differs in
several quite serious respects from the 33 years that I had M.E.
without having other problems.
But I have been sleeping
reasonably well the last three months, which is a considerable
improvement compared to the foregoing 15 months, and I have to make up
my mind on a number of things.
Well... this was another Nederlog than almost all I wrote
since June 10, 2013. I hope you liked it.
There will probably be more crisis reporting tomorrow and the rest of