July 22, 2018

Crisis: On Julian Assange, Europe, "Democracy" & CIA, Seymour Hersh, Liberals, ME/CFS


1. Summary
Crisis Files
     A. Selections from July 22, 2018
     B. One Extra Bit

This is a Nederlog of Sunday, July 22, 2018.

1. Summary

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.

On the moment and since more than two years (!!!!) I have problems with the company that is supposed to take care that my site is visible [1] and with my health, but I am still writing a Nederlog every day and I shall continue.

2. Crisis Files

These are five crisis files that are mostly well worth reading:

A. Selections from July 22, 2018:
1. Ecuador Will Imminently Withdraw Asylum for Julian Assange and Hand
     Him Over to the UK. What Comes Next?

2. How Europe Can Survive the Trump Era 
3. “Democratic Institutions?” – 10 Lessons from history that will destroy
     your trust in the CIA

4. Seymour Hersh Still Afflicting the Comfortable
5. How the Right Wing Convinces Itself That Liberals Are Evil
The items 1 - 5 are today's selections from the 35 sites that I look at every morning. The indented text under each link is quoted from the link that starts the item. Unindented text is by me:

1. Ecuador Will Imminently Withdraw Asylum for Julian Assange and Hand Him Over to the UK. What Comes Next?

This article is by Glenn Greenwald on The Intercept. It starts as follows:
Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno traveled to London on Friday for the ostensible purpose of speaking at the 2018 Global Disabilities Summit (Moreno has been using a wheelchair since being shot in a 1998 robbery attempt). The concealed, actual purpose of the President’s trip is to meet with British officials to finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Julian Assange, in place since 2012, eject him from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and then hand over the WikiLeaks founder to British authorities.
Almost three months ago, Ecuador blocked Assange from accessing the internet, and Assange has not been able to communicate with the outside world ever since. The primary factor in Ecuador’s decision to silence him was Spanish anger over Assange’s tweets about Catalonia.
I say! Incidentally, to the best of my knowledge, Catalonia has been trying to free itself from Spain since before the 1930ies, but that is a factual aside that doesn't matter to Lenin Moreno (whose first name seems rather apt to me: Lenin helped kill around 4 million Russians).

Anyway, here is more:

A source close to the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry and the President’s office, unauthorized to speak publicly, has confirmed to the Intercept that Moreno is close to finalizing, if he has not already finalized, an agreement to hand over Assange to the UK within the next several weeks. The withdrawal of asylum and physical ejection of Assange could come as early as this week. On Friday, RT reported that Ecuador was preparing to enter into such an agreement.

The consequences of such an agreement depend in part on the concessions Ecuador extracts in exchange for withdrawing Assange’s asylum.
I have no ideas about "concessions" and also disbelieve them: The brief of it is that Moreno wants to get rid of Assange.

Here is some background:
The central oddity of Assange’s case – that he has been effectively imprisoned for eight years despite never having been charged with, let alone convicted of, any crime – is virtually certain to be prolonged once Ecuador hands him over to the U.K. Even under the best-case scenario, it appears highly likely that Assange will continue to be imprisoned by British authorities.
And that then he will be delivered to the Americans, whose intelligence chief has a record of torturing people.

Here is the last bit I quote from this article:
But the Trump administration has made clear that they have no such concerns. Quite the contrary: last April, Trump’s then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo, now his Secretary of State, delivered a deranged, rambling, highly threatening broadside against WikiLeaks. Without citing any evidence, Pompeo decreed that WikiLeaks is “a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia,” and thus declared: “we have to recognize that we can no longer allow Assange and his colleagues the latitude to use free speech values against us.”
Yes, and Greenwald is correct in italicizing "the latitude to use free speech values against us": Pompeo only allows free speech he personally agrees to, and wishes to forbid and prosecute all other free speech. And this is a strongly recommended article.

2. How Europe Can Survive the Trump Era

This article is by Dirk Kurbjuweit on Spiegel International. It starts as follows:

Politicians are used to engaging in politics -- either with or in opposition to other politicians. Traditionally, the foreign policy of one nation-state or alliance is confronted by the foreign policy of another nation-state or alliance. That's the way it has been for hundreds of years. But that's not the way it is at the moment. When Donald Trump is involved, politics is not confronting politics. Rather, politics is confronting the bizarre.

There is no precedent for such a situation in the history of the West. That fact is also contributing to the difficulties of practicing politics in this day and age. Politicians, after all, frequently look to the history books for examples to follow and traditions to pursue. But in the history of democracies, the chapter on the bizarre is rather thin. Someone like Trump is a totally new beast and requires a completely novel approach to politics.

That fact can no longer be in doubt following the U.S. president's trip to Europe,
including his stopovers in Brussels, London and Helsinki. It makes little sense to hope that Trump might improve. He is the way he is and politicians from other countries have to get used to it. They have to develop a specific strategy for the period during which this president is in office.

Well... I agree that "Someone like Trump is a totally new beast and requires a completely novel approach to politics" and indeed also that Trump fits very well in the category of "bizarre".

That is, if you have a degree in economy. like Kurbjuwelt. I have an M.A. in psychology and have been saying since the beginning of 2016 that I agree with what are now many tenthousands of psychologists that in fact Trump is insane, and it is this which makes his acting, speaking and tweeting so "bizarre", but then I have learned in the past 2 1/2 years that almost no one ever reads, knows or acknowledges any science or "science" than the one he or she studied, with the possible exception of medicine because we all may fall ill.

I take it Kurbjuwelt is no exception, and here is his idea for what "Europe" is supposed to do:

For the European Union, the appropriate strategy can be expressed in a single word: hibernation. But that isn't quite as easy as it might sound. We're not talking here about the long, restorative slumber of a bear in her cave. Hibernation in the Trump era requires a complex political concept that Brussels should pursue in lockstep with all member states to the degree possible. Should that happen, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and perhaps even before.

It would seem to me that this advice amounts to: Do nothing (except the minimally required). I do not think it will happen.

Kurbjuwelt seems to have heard something about narcissism (but I do not know whether he knows that is a serious personality disorder):

Regarding narcissism: Trump is constantly employing superlatives to praise his own deeds. Whatever he does, says or thinks necessarily has to be the best, the greatest of all time. On days when he is feeling modest, he might add a qualifier like "probably." One gets the feeling that he is seeking to insulate himself from overwhelming self-doubt. And that is what makes his narcissism so explosive. When doubts arise about his self-proclaimed magnificence, he is more or less capable of anything -- including uttering sentences that many, and not just his opponents, view as treasonous.

Also, this is not very cogent, for Kurbjuwelt wants his readers to believe that if "one gets a feeling", which is almost certainly Kurbjuwelt, that (bolding added) "that is what makes his narcissism so explosive" - which I am sorry, but is a nonsensical argument.

And this article ends as follows:

And here is the opportunity offered by the Trump era: the rehabilitation of professional politics. Politicians have a chance to show that they are needed, because only they can address the challenges that face us.

This is pure baloney: "Professional politics" is still bullshit: most politicians in Europe studied law, not politics or anything else, and besides what Kurbjuwelt tells his readers is that either these supposedly professional politicians have a chance to show they are needed, or else these professional politicians are the only ones who can save us. O well...

3. “Democratic Institutions?” – 10 Lessons from history that will destroy your trust in the CIA

This article is by Kit on the Off-Guardian. It starts as follows:
In the hysterical wake of the Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki, President Donald Trump was roundly criticised in the media for taking the side of a “hostile state” over his own intelligence agencies. The Guardian referred to Mueller as a “heroic marine” who Trump disbelieved in favour of a “Russian dictator”.

In the past, when Trump has criticised the FBI, CIA or NSA he has been accused of “undermining faith in our institutions”. He’s been blamed for a collapse of trust in the government. But was this trust ever earned?

At every corner, we are urged to simply believe what we are told. Whether it is about believing Porton Down and MI6 about “novichok”, or believing the White Helmets about Sarin, or believing the FBI about “collusion”, we are presented with no facts, just assertions from authority. Those who question those assertions are deemed “bots” at best or “traitors” at worst.

Yes, indeed - and these urges "to simply believe what we are told" are totalitarian urges (but not according to the sick and rapidly turning neofascist Wikipedia, that redefined its meaning for "totalitarianism" to mean what former U.S. spy chief Brzezinski insisted - completely falsely - it should mean).

Also, Kit provides an excellent list of 10 reasons (selected from many more) that should motivate you  "to question anything and everything the CIA – or any intelligence agency – has ever told you". Here it is:

10. OPERATION PAPERCLIP – we’ll start with an oldie but a goody. In 1945, as the allies were advancing on Berlin from both sides, American Army Intelligence (this was before the CIA were founded) were “capturing” (read: recruiting) over 1600 Nazi scientists and engineers. Most famous of them was Werhner von Braun…sorry, SS Sturmbannführer von Braun.

Whilst Allied soldiers died in the name of defeating fascism, the CIA’s predecessors were actively recruiting Nazis to come and build bombs for them.

9. OPERATION NORTHWOODS – The original, and important, precedent for accusations that the CIA et al. might engage in false-flag attacks. Operation Northwoods was a joint CIA/Pentagon proposal designed around the idea of escalating a war with Cuba by stoking public anger:

The proposals called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or other U.S. government operatives to commit acts of terrorism against American civilians and military targets, blaming it on the Cuban government, and using it to justify a war against Cuba.

The idea was vetoed by President Kennedy. Fifty years later, the CIA and Pentagon still very much exist, but there’s no longer a Kennedy there to veto their more psychopathic ideas. Funny how that worked out.

8. ALLENDE COUP – In 1970 Salvador Allende was elected to the Chilean Presidency. A Physician and dedicated socialist, Allende was the first socialist president elected in South America. The Nixon-lead government of the United States immediately implemented “economic warfare” (as they do, to this day, against Cuba, Venezuela and others). The economic warfare did not work, and in 1973 Allende’s socialist party increased their parliamentary majority.

In response, the US “assisted” (read: instructed) the Chilean military in carrying out a coup. Allende allegedly shot himself, and Augusto Pinochet was placed in power as the first dictator in Chile’s history. Pinochet was a fascist who executed Chilean “subversives” by the thousand…and was the darling of Western leaders.

7. MOSADDEGH COUP – I could just copy-and-paste the above paragraph and change the names for this entry. In 1953, the Prime Minister of Iran – Mohammad Mosaddegh, a democratic socialist – wanted to audit the income of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company with an eye to limiting foreign control of Iran’s oil. Within a few months, a joint US/UK operation – Operation Ajax – had removed Mosaddegh’s elected government and turned over full control of the state to the Shah. He was a brutal absolute monarch, but the question of Western control of Iran’s enormous oil reserves wasn’t raised again under his leadership.

6. OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD – A CIA operation that you could deduce existed, even if were not proven….and it is proven. Mockingbird was the CIA project to coerce, train, control or plant CIA-friendly journalists in major news networks all across the country and in every medium. It’s existence is no longer disputed, thanks to FOIA releases of internal memos.

Mockingbird was allegedly shut down in 1976 – just after its existence was leaked – then CIA director George HW Bush claiming:

…effective immediately, CIA will not enter into any paid or contractual relationship with any full-time or part-time news correspondent accredited by any U.S. news service, newspaper, periodical, radio or television network or station.”

If you’re willing to stake anything on the word of a Bush, well, good luck with that. It’s a decision that flies in the face of historical evidence.

Remember this one when you hear about the need to trust the CIA from some pundit on CNN or MSNBC.

5. MASS SURVEILLANCE – It’s not really talked about much these days – what with the vast majority of the media and huge sections of the supposedly “anti-establishment” progressive left marching in-step with the Deep State – but the NSA spied on the whole world. The whole world. We know this to be true because an employee of the Deep State – Edward Snowden – leaked the information.

When challenged on this issue, representatives of the NSA and CIA lied. They lied to the public, and they lied to congress. When they were proven to have lied, they carefully qualified their lies.

A qualified lie is still a lie.

There is no indication they have stopped this illegal surveillance, but they may have passed laws to make it legal.

4. NAYIRAH – A classic of “atrocity propaganda”, Nayirah should be required reading material for anybody looking top hop on a pro-war bandwagon. Nayirah – who originally gave only her first name – was a fifteen year old girl who testified in front of the United States Congress. She claimed to be a volunteer from at a Kuwaiti hospital, and to be an eye-witness to Iraqi soldiers throwing Kuwaiti babies out of incubators and leaving them to die:

I volunteered at the al-Addan hospital with twelve other women who wanted to help as well. I was the youngest volunteer. The other women were from twenty to thirty years old. While I was there I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators and left the children to die on the cold floor. It was horrifying.

It was later revealed, not only that her full name was Nayirah al-Sabah and she was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador, but that she had never volunteered at a hospital and had seen no babies, soldiers or incubators. The whole thing was a fiction. A fiction paid for by the “Citizens of Free Kuwait”, an NGO (and obvious CIA front) set up to lobby the US to intervene in the Iraq-Kuwait war.

By the time this fiction was revealed it was too late, and the US had launched Operation Desert Storm….which was, of course, the entire point of the exercise

Remember this, when you hear about Assad gassing children or bombing kittens.

3. COINTELPRO – The FBI’s long running (and sometimes illegal) COunter INTELligence PROgram, COINTELPRO was a series of domestic projects carried out by the FBI (with cooperation from other agencies), over decades, with the aim of “surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations”.

These political organizations included anti-Vietnam protestors, civil rights groups (including both MLK and Malcolm X), socialists, Communist Party USA, environmental groups and feminist organizations.

The brief for these “disruptions” came straight from J. Edgar Hoover who wanted the FBI to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise Neutralize” people he perceived to be enemies of the state. The capital N in “neutralise” is no accident, as the FBI was implicated in the deaths of several Black Panther leaders, including Fred Hampton.

COINTELPRO didn’t just involve undermining left-wing groups, but also creating right-wing groups:

The FBI also financed, armed, and controlled an extreme right-wing group of former Minutemen, transforming it into a group called the Secret Army Organization that targeted groups, activists, and leaders involved in the Anti-War Movement, using both intimidation and violent acts.

Whether this was done to actually push a right-wing agenda, create a fake threat to step up police powers, or just sow division and chaos, is unclear. But it definitely happened.

Much like MKUltra (below), COINTELPRO was “officially shut down”, not long after the public found out it existed. However, the accidental outing of undercover policeman at a rally in Oakland, and recent relaxation of the laws limiting the FBI’s powers, means that COINTELPRO – or a modern successor – is very likely still a thing.

The aim of COINTELPRO was to “Neutralize” anti-establishment political figures – the vast majority of targets were left wingers – through “smearing individuals and groups using forged documents and by planting false reports in the media”. Remember that when you see Rand Paul called a “traitor” on twitter, or read about “Russian collusion”, or see Jeremy Corbyn branded an anti-Semite.

Remember that it is proven that the Deep State – our trusted intelligence agencies – pay people to plant false stories and discredit political opponents.

2. PROJECT MKULTRA – It might sound like something from a 70s sci-fi TV series, but it is unfortunately real. MKUltra was a series of (illegal) experiments carried out by the CIA from 1953 until it was *cough* “officially halted” in 1973 (just after its existence was leaked). The experiments were wide-ranging, achieved varied levels of success, but pretty uniformly brutal and unethical. They included, but were not limited too:

– Giving LSD to unsuspecting soldiers to see what happened.
– Mass hypnosis and mass suggestion
– Torture studies
– Studies on the effect of verbal and/or sexual abuse

We’ll never know the full range of studies, or how they were carried out, because in 1973 Richard Helms, then director of the CIA, ordered all MKUltra files destroyed. Only a fraction of them survive, thanks to FOIA requests, but it’s reasonable to assume they destroyed the worst parts and kept the more quote-unquote innocent files.

The CIA were not unique in this regard either, MKUltra was their baby – but there were parallel projects in other quarters of the deep state. Army Intelligence had Edgewood Arsenal, whilst the Department of Defense had Project 112. All these projects were “officially halted” in the early 70s…just around the time the public found out they existed.

The CIA (et al.) have strongly denied that these experiments and projects have ever been continued in any way, shape or form…but if you’d asked them in 1969, they would have denied they had ever taken place at all.

1. THE IRAQ WAR – This might not be the most callous, the most dangerous, the most recent, the most secret or the most insidious of the items on this list, nevertheless it is – must be – number one…because it is the most brazen.

The war was started in the name of “weapons of mass destruction” that everyone – everyone – knew never existed. They all knew the truth, but they lied.

The President lied, the vice-president lied, the secretary of defence lied, the secretary of state lied. The Prime Minister lied, the defence minister lied, the foreign minister lied. They lied to the press, the people and the UN.

The CIA, the NSA, the FBI – then headed by the “heroic marine” Robert Mueller – they lied too. The press repeated these lies, without question (see: Operation Mockingbird). They weren’t “misinformed”, they weren’t “mistaken”. They lied, they lied repeatedly – and provably – and they did it in order to start a war, make money, take control, spread influence.

One million Iraqis died.

Our ruling class is peopled with psychopaths and war criminals, who have so little regard for the people they lie to they recycle the same childishly simple falsehoods to further their evil agenda again and again and again. They tried the same in Libya…it worked again. They tried again in Syria…luckily, it didn’t work there.

Our “democratic institutions” lie to start wars. There’s no reason to think they1 aren’t doing – or wouldn’t do – the same thing about Iran, North Korea…or Russia.

I copied it because I like it and want to refer to it. Here is Kit's conclusion:

That’s our list, and there’s really only one lesson you can take away from it:

These people, agencies and institutions deserve no trust, have earned no trust and have abused every micron of trust ever placed in them. To suggest we have a duty to believe them – or that they have ever done anything to serve the public good – is to live in a dream world.
Never trust the CIA, they have proved they don’t deserve it.

Quite so, and this is a strongly recommended article.

4. Seymour Hersh Still Afflicting the Comfortable

This article is by Robert Scheer on Truthdig. It starts as follows:

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has broken some of the biggest stories of the past 50 years. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the 1968 My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War. His book “Reporter: A Memoir” delves into his reporting on My Lai, as well as on the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Hersh joins Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer to discuss his war reportage and how opposition to President Trump may be responsible for a resurgence in investigative journalism among young people.

I like and admire Scheer and I like and admire Hersh, and these are good reasons to review this article, but because the present NL is already quite long I only quote two bits from it. This is the first, right from the beginning:

RS: Hi, this is Robert Scheer with another edition of Scheer Intelligence, where I hasten to say the intelligence comes from my guests. Obviously no question, Sy Hersh, you know, one could argue you are the most significant journalist this country has produced in certainly the last half century. I’ll say it. And I was warned, picking up your book you say right in the beginning, you can’t stand people who go out and report a story without doing their homework, without reading, without reading the book. And I read the book, several times actually. And I want to highly commend it before I engage it. So let me just do that.

Incidentally, Hersh's book is called Reporter: A Memoir” (and no: I do not provide links to Amazone) and I think it is somewhat noteworthy that Hersh currently is 81 and Scheer 82.

Here is the other bit I quote, from quite far into the interview:

RS: Why, in a free society, where OK, you can have a kink in your career curve; you know, you can suffer somewhat; but the fact is, we ask people all over the world to speak out against tyranny, where they’re going to have their fingernails pulled and genitals crushed, right? And then you ask yourself, why aren’t there other people at the NSA who did what Snowden? Why aren’t there other people at The New York Times who did what Sy Hersh did, or Ron Ridenhour? Why weren’t there more people in the Pentagon who did what Daniel Ellsberg? That’s the big question your book raises.

I think I can answer that question, indeed because my grandfather was a communist who was murdered by the Nazis; my father was a communist who survived over 3 years and 9 months in four German concentration camps; my mother was a communist who was in the resistance but was never arrested (2000 Dutch communists were murdered by the Nazis); and even I was a communist, but only till I was 20, when I rejected it and became a philosophical anarchist, incidentally without many problems with my parents:

I think that to really stand out (as Snowden, Hersh and Ellsberg did, and as my parents and grandfather did, as some of the few who really resisted the Nazis) (i) you have to be really intelligent (both of my parents had IQs above 130, which probably is the minimum); (ii) you have to have enough personal pride to adopt values that are quite impopular (which is rare); and possibly also (iii) it helps if your parents are individuals as well (as in my case).

If you add these three criterions, I take it you have effectively selected something like 1 in 10,000 (which incidentally is what the Dutch communists were in 1940, and indeed they lost 2000 of their members in the war to the Nazis).

5. How the Right Wing Convinces Itself That Liberals Are Evil

This article is by David A. Walsh on AlterNet and originally on Washngton Monthly. It starts as follows:
If you spend any time consuming right-wing media in America, you quickly learn the following: Liberals are responsible for racism, slavery, and the Ku Klux Klan. They admire Mussolini and Hitler, and modern liberalism is little different from fascism or, even worse, communism. The mainstream media and academia cannot be trusted because of the pervasive, totalitarian nature of liberal culture.
I say! For this is the completely inversed world: The extreme right-wingers in the USA convince themselves they are right because they convinnced themselvers that "Liberals are responsible for racism, slavery, and the Ku Klux Klan. They admire Mussolini and Hitler, and modern liberalism is little different from fascism or, even worse, communism".

And I do not know whether it is correct, though it may be. Here is one other bit from this article:
Since its very beginning, in the 1950s, members of the modern conservative movement have justified bad behavior by convincing themselves that the other side is worse. One of the binding agents holding the conservative coalition together over the course of the past half century has been an opposition to liberalism, socialism, and global communism built on the suspicion, sometimes made explicit, that there’s no real difference among them.

In 1961, the American Medical Association produced an LP in which an actor opened a broadside against the proposed Medicare program by attributing to Norman Thomas, a six-time Socialist Party candidate for president, a made-up quote that “under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program.”
I suppose I more or less agree to the first paragraph (though for me the underlying causes are mostly stupidity + ignorance), and I quote the second especially because I think the AMA has been quite corrupt for a long time now, but I did not know the above bit.

B. One Extra Bit

This is an extra bit that I sometimes use in Nederlog, although the last few years I mostly limited myself to reviewing five articles. And in fact the following article will almost certainly be only of interest to people with ME/CFS and besides to some medics, psychologists and psychiatrists.

Then again, the article is here because (i) I have ME/CFS since 40 years, as has my ex and also because both of use succeeded in becoming (excellent) M.A.´s in psychology, although we were not able to hear any lectures. (I take it that the reason we succeeded were others failed is the fact that both our IQs were over 140, which at that time was at least 25 points higher than the average IQ in the ¨Universy¨ of Amsterdam (in 1984). I am sorry if this offends you, but it is a fact.)

Anyway... this is to notify those who are interested that the following article is new on dxrevisionwatch:
It is technical and I will not review it other than to say that the World Health Organization's ICD 11 (which is quite important in medicine) will come into effect starting January 1, 2022, which is the year I may become 72 if I live that long, which again is an if dictated by the fact that my ex and I have ME/CFS since January 1979, and in 2022 will have it a mere 44 years, in which 999 out of 1000 medical people (in Holland) denied it was a real disease:

My ex and myself, and 17 million other people with a similar disease, were not ill: we were insane, although I grant that the last 40 year this has been prettified for the naive by the non-medical bullshit term that we were "psychosomatizers" - which really means that (according to the medics) we were hallucinating for 40 years (while taking our excellent M.A.'s in psychology without visiting any lectures) or else we were deceiving medics because we did not want to work (while studying on a payback grant that was less than what anyone else got in Holland).

I grant that in March of 2018 I read that from then on I have "a chronic serious disease" (in Holland) and that I should be glad that I merely have to wait another 40 years or so (when I will be 108) because then new doctors will be trained, who will have more sympathy with people like my ex and myself....

... well, I am sorry: Being a brilliant psychologist whose life has been destroyed by medical incompetence, lies, deceptions and fraud I stay as far away of each and any Dutch medic as I can because they have shown themselves to be incompetent liars, deceivers and frauds for 40 years continuously.

Also, with the present Dutch "universities", which have been totally destroyed as real universities between 1971 and 1995, I do not think this will ever change as long as you can get an M.A. with sufficient money and an IQ of 105, which is the present Blairist set-up.


[1] I have now been saying since the end of 2015 that 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.

They have claimed that my site was wrongly named in html: A lie. They have claimed that my operating system was out of date: A lie.

And they 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 will from now on suppose they are (for truth is dead in Holland).

The only 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 (!!).
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