ME: Elucidating professor Simon Wessely's many mental issues
we believe absurdities,
we shall commit atrocities."
I'm not so well, so I just repeat something I wrote that continues
A bit of trouble at the forums of
yesterday, followed by a link with material to psychoanalyse professor Simon
Wessely, that continues
ME: Update, MEdical sadism and some links and
that will be considerably extended later in this place, with many thanks to
the members of the
A. More about A bit of trouble at the forums:
B. Partial elucidation of professor
Simon Wessely's many mental
A. More about
A bit of trouble at the forums:
Here is a reply by me to a reply by a member of the the
Phoenix Forums, that also touches on some more. This also
continues something I wrote yesterday on this place.
Originally Posted by leaves
First paragraph: I think I formulated more carefully, with
qualifications and reasons, but if you leave these out you get something
like you summarized.
Second paragraph: Good, and it is not quite besides the point since I have
three basic choices: say nothing; say it qualified, circumspectly, politely
while keeping it anonymous, which is what I did; or name names, which is
forbidden by the rules of the forum.
The point is that everyone on this forum deserves respectful
Not as I use terms. I'd say everyone deserves politeness - within broad
limits and apart from special circumstances, e.g. as regards muggers,
rapists and terrorists - but that respect is earned, or not.
As it happens, I respect most I've read on the forum, for their courage and
honesty, at least, and often for other things, for there are some very
smart, knowledgeable and/or funny and witty people here - but I do not
award this blindly, e.g. because it is supposed to be the correct thing to
do: I do this because I think, having taken the trouble to read them, that
what they wrote was good.
EVEN those with psychological issues (for what its worth, I have yet
to meet the first person that is without psychological issues)
Well... if the last is true merely saying someone has
psychological issues would say nothing at all to distinguish him or her
from everyone else, and therefore makes the term pretty pointless. So I
don't use it in that way and - to name a name most readers of the forum
know - I'd say Glenn Beck, of
Fox fame, has psychological issues (I'm a psychologist) that absolutely
none of the members of this forum have.
and EVEN those that have identity issues and enjoy spending their
time and energy in a forum representing someone they are not (I
predict few if any people are that way).
Here I mostly agree with you, in a qualified way, for if people on an
anonymous forum pretend that they are other than they are, this will
generally not be easy to prove with certainty, and so must remain a
probablity. Your probabilities may differ from mine, but that's rationally
quite possible, for each of us.
All opinions should be considered, also those of the brave that have
opinions that differ from the majority. These people put themselves
in a very vulnerable situation and enable us to reconsider our
assumptions and premises. We don't all have to agree. Homogeneity,
I agree on the right to disagree, but I - for one - am just not willing
to discuss all topics with all comers on a public or anonymous forum. It
takes time and energy to discuss; there are many things I want to do with
what remains of my life, and I have little energy; and I am - for example -
not going to engage in mock-academic mock-objective discussions with
anonymous persons I don't known the education, the age, the person, the
person's outlook on life and social position, and what not, merely because
he or she is an anonymous X on a forum on which I am an anonymous Y (though
as I said: far more can be known about me via my site - also an intensely
personal one - than can be found out about most on the forum, for which I
don't blame them.)
Also, there are certain styles of written argumentation, that I may humbly
claim myself to excel in, that are not possible to the full extent I am
capable of it, as they are not fit for this forum. So there too I bow out -
to which comes the added grief that I do not like the editor in which I
have to write this (or have to use other editors and copy/paste, which is a
hassle), that makes bowing out (even) easier.
Finally, as to "All opinions should be considered" - well... in principle,
at some place and time, by some people. And being a logical philosopher
also, I can assure you that even at the nominally right times and places
this often turns out to be very difficult - you did write "All" -
and something most people either can't do well, however smart, or choose
not to do, for reasons of having, they feel, better things to do.
B. Partial elucidation of professor
Simon Wessely's many mental issues
This needs a little introduction. Since October last, I have spend some
time and trouble on analysing professor Simon Wessely's many
mental issues, and I have several times written about this, e.g. in (and
and lately in
The last was part of this thread on the
to which the last is a link.
Now... this led to some researching by members of the forum, it led to
ME: Update, MEdical sadism and some links,
that led to more links about professor Simon Wessely's very strange ways
and views, and led today to this, after more clear evidence that the man is
a mad psychiatrist, with some very clear issues relating to hurting
defenseless people and protecting those who do hurt defenseless people.
The whole thread -
Wessely psychologises Chemical warfare - is quite amazing and
strongly reminiscent in a number of ways of
the Dutch psychiatric sadist
Bastiaans, about whom there is more under the last link in Dutch - and
don't fear, persons with ME: professor Bastiaans is safely dead, and
didn't have anything to do with ME, that I know at least, but he too was a
mad psychiatric rotter with a clear wish to hurt defenseless persons, in
his case Dutch ex-concentration-camp inmates with PTSD (Post Traumatic
Here is my post of to dat in the last linked
thread, that is presupposed:
This is an amazing thread with lots of facts I did not know
but that certainly strongly support my analysis of the man. I'll
probably work this over for my site.
I do have one elucidation. You wrote (I snip what I don't react
Originally Posted by Koan
He clearly isn't and seems to be compensating a lot. My own
guess is that it may have to do with his father, who was in
a train to Treblinka during WW II, which was a German death-camp
('Vernichtungslager', in German). The least this caused in many
people who survived this (few) was PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder). He may well have been maltreated by his father.
I don't think that excuses anything he did - and my father
survived almost 4 years of German concentration- camp, but not for
being Jewish, but for being a communist resistance fighter. These
tended to survive the camps in better condition than people
arrested for being Jewish.
As it happens, I am an atheist who is circumcised (not a common
operation in Holland, as it is in the US), and I have known
several Jewish Communist comrades of my father - "Jewish
Bolsheviks": The most hated by the SS in the concentration-camps -
who indeed were in the same camps as my father was, for the same
reason (and who didn't let on they were of "an inferior race", in
This is one of the reasons, by the way, I am no fan of 'human
equality' all the way down, or 'respect' for anyone for being
there, in an apparent human form: I know more than most of my
generation and later ones about what happened in German
concentration-camps, and there simply were human beasts, like dr.
Anyway... Simon Wessely is a very despicable man, and the fact
that there may be some sort of lame excuse and partial explanation
changes nothing about it and is no exonaration or mitigation.
Also, if necessary I will needle him in this way,
psychoanalytically perfectly justified also, on my site, for I
despise people out on harming, hurting, denigrating, maltreating
and deceiving people who did them no harm whatsoever. And I
despise post-modern dr. MEngeles who can't even excuse themselves
they did their misdeeds during a war, in a totalitarian state.
They make me sick with moral disgust, as indeed my father was
sickened with moral disgust on seeing the razzias on the Jews in
P.S. One reason Simon Wessely sickens up to the military so
much may well be that after WW II many of the surviving Jews
blamed themselves for not having resisted (more).
This theme will be developed in detail on this place in the series
in MEdical Sadism, to the instruction of many.
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