2. Pity the Nation (by Lawrence Ferlinghetti)
This is a
Nederlog of Monday,
2018. There is a crisis file of today and
this is just the quotation of a brief poem that I first read some weeks
This is a crisis
log but it is a bit different from how it was until 2013:
I have been
writing about the crisis since September
1, 2008 (in Dutch, but
since 2010 in English) and about
the enormous dangers of surveillance (by secret services and
by many rich commercial entities) since June 10, 2013, and I will
continue with it.
moment and since more than two years
problems with the company that is
supposed to take care that my site is visible 
and with my health, but I am still writing a Nederlog every day and
I shall continue.
2. Pity the Nation (by Lawrence
In fact, I don't usually like poetry that doesn't
rhyme, but there are exceptions, and this is one of them. I quote a
poem I like from an interview identified below - and I suppose
Ferlinghetti still wants to get this out:
You know, I’d
like to read one poem that I just wrote. I really want to get this out.
This is quoted from ¨Legendary
Bookseller and Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books on the
50th Anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road,” Allen Ginsberg’s
“Howl” and Poetry as Insurgent Art¨
Goodman and from Dec 24, 2007, when
Ferlinghetti had just written it.
nation whose people
nation whose leaders
are liars, whose sages are silenced,
bigots haunt the
nation that raises
not its voice,
and acclaim the bully as hero
and aims to
rule the world
with force and by torture.
nation that knows no
other language but its own
and no other
culture but its
nation whose breath
and sleeps the
sleep of the
too well fed.
nation — oh, pity
the people who allow their rights to erode
freedoms to be
tears of thee,
sweet land of liberty.
I am not an American, but I do like it, for it seems just.
 I have
end of 2015 that
xs4all.nl is systematically
ruining my site by NOT updating it within a few seconds,
as it did between 1996 and 2015, but by updating it between
two to seven days later, that is, if I am lucky.
claimed that my site was wrongly named in html: A lie.
They have claimed that my operating system was out of date: A lie.
just don't care for my site, my interests, my values or my
ideas. They have behaved now for 2 years
as if they are the
eagerly willing instruments of the US's secret services, which I
from now on suppose they are (for truth is dead in Holland).
two reasons I remain with xs4all is that my site has been
there since 1996, and I have no reasons whatsoever to suppose that any
other Dutch provider is any better (!!).