Hello Reverend Dr. Yes,
Indeed, and I remember it as you remember it, as quoted in the Dutch daily I read, the NRC-Handelsblad. But I don't have a TV since 40 years and I may be mistaken. And "researcher bias" it is, in polite speech also.
Indeed, or as Edmund Burke had it, while explaining much of human history implicitly, quite possibly sarcastically:
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
-- Edmund Burke
In the same vein:
"We never hurt each other but by error or by malice."
-- Sir Robert Chambers + Dr. Johnson
I could quote more, but shall continue by quoting you (about a series of points of mine about the health care in Holland these days):
Strange.. you could just as well substitute "United States" for "Holland" and the above would still be accurate.
I am not amazed, but I really only had Holland in mind, though I am aware that the situation in Holland as regards health-care, that used to be quite good, has grown and is growing in the direction of the US state of affairs, though it still is better.
Incidentally, having mentioned TV that I don't watch, I think quite a few of especially the US readership may care for the following link
The Young Turks
with my English comments when I first found them here
Old and Young Turks
This also contains a link to some American illusions about the present state of the Dutch Health Care. TYTs - as they are affectionally called - is the only TV-like news show I saw the last 40 years (since the demise of David Frost and Monty Python) that really makes sense. (For angry Brits: Yes.... auntie Beeb is, re-la-ti-ve-ly speaking also not bad, but it is more for - if you excuse me - ticky-tacky people in ticky-tacky houses. (You'll probably have gotten most of my implied references, and if not another Senior Person w/ME may expllain.)
Give the TYTs a try, if you didn't already and live in the US! Recommended!
Oh no! A conspiracy theory! "Patient clearly has paranoid tendencies."
Jeez! At last found out! By A Pro! Please, Reverend Doctor, please, with R-E-SP-E-C-T also: please, please no Sister Helga Von Shut-Your-Trap. I have been very backward in my yodeling, I know, but with the loving care of our High Priestess _Kim_ there may be, perhaps, eventually, at long last, a cure be found, even for my swollen head and myriads of cognitive and other sins? I beseech thee, by the bowels of Jesus Christ, to bethinkest thee that I know I may be mistaken!
(For the unenlightened, misbelievers and heretics: http://www.forums.aboutmecfs.org/sho...Dr.-Yes/page14)
I'll write you later about your asylum, because when I first read - in January, I think - that it sounded pretty frightening, and I hope you are doing well in the circumstances, and do not have to defend your human dignity against medical or bureaucratic idiots.