May 11, 2010


 ME: Resources and Documentation


"It was from this time that I developed my way of judging the Chinese by dividing them into two kinds: one humane and one not. It took an upheaval like the Cultural Revolution to bring out these characteristics in people (..)"
   (Jung Chang) (^)

I am not well at all and so merely remark that I have linked in the sections 

to the opening pages of my site and list my Studies in MEdical Sadism with some introduction about the relevant facts

However... in respectful fairness to professor Wessely it must be added that there are some - most brave - anonymous members of some ME Communities who wish to - respectfully, for they either have no qualifications whatsoever to do so or stem from KCL itself, it would seem - vehemently if ignorantly, rudely and impolitely insist that I am disrespectful and that professor Wessely or Phil Parker need urgently to be objectively respectfully assessed on forums of the ME Community with all of their so called  evidence and views in respectful equal balance on the forum (and in the library, no doubt: fair is fair and respect is respect) with respectfully phrased humble criticisms by forum members with ME, if they preface their discussions respectfully with pretty please professor Wessely sir...

This will further the cause of patients of ME enormously, by dosing them stiff drams of CBT mocked up as respectful prose - for isn't the problem of CBT-skeptics that they do not respect CBT or its purveyors, in their arrogant highmindedness? - so that patients with ME be more confused and easier cured from their illusions by the LP and KCL approved teachings.

The Full Scientific Explanation ( next to GIGO(*) ):

Nor do the stupid, the ignorant and the prejudiced

Also, it has the great benefit of teaching all members of ME forums to respect respect respectfully and respectfully do as the most anonymous, most ignorant, least intelligent members of their forums respectfully tell them with many shows of anonymous verbal respect and no intelligence or knowledge at all and to set the content, level, style and modes of discussion respectfully to the most irrational levels, contents and styles, all in the name of democracy and respect, all verbally done - of course - most respectfully and wholly anonymously, and without any qualifications, rationality or decency, but with oodles of shows of verbal respect and soft soap for who does not protest, all of which once more will further the cause of patients of ME enormously, towards their Beautiful Radiant Futures, once healed in Liverpool, thoroughly exercised in King's College or magically struck by lightning into everlasting brainwashedness or cured from all diseases like Sophia Tirza.

Tomorrow is International ME-Day.

P.S. It seems to me that someone like me cannot and ought not write for enthousiastically and easily trolled forums for patients with ME where one cannot even discuss the intellectual, moral or trolling levels of obviously dishonest or mentally ill people, since this would not give them the respect they deserve: Again a fallacy with a strong KCL-stink of twistedness, but then I am one in the small minority qualified to judge, and therefore very dangerous to anonymous disrespectful shits who pose as respectful lovers of persons with ME, yea as being one himself/herself, and don't you dare doubt it, for that is not respectful.

Besides: In practice, it turns out, I am not even allowed to ask after the qualifications of one obviously mentally severally handicapped if not an imposture from the bottom up, for this too is sickly and falsely claimed to be not respectful: One must respect the anonymous ignorant and the incompetent and the anonymous impostures, so that they can set the content, tone and ends of the forums of patients with ME.

This seems to me (**) a crazy set-up, but then I have very many times been in a minority of one, and turned out later by the facts to have been indeed qualified to judge, and to have done so quite well and quite truly.

See also as to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):

1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)

3. Hillary Johnson

The Why

4. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5. Eleanor Stein

Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)

6. William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7. Paul Lutus

Is Psychology a Science?

8. Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)

Short descriptions:

1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
   "it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon
     insufficient evidence
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.

"Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!

No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
I ask yon Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
Heaven's ever-changing Shadow, spread below,
Have its deaf waves not heard my agony?
Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!
     - (Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound") 

    "It was from this time that I developed my way of judging the Chinese by dividing them into two kinds: one humane and one not. "
     - (Jung Chang)

Supplements on ME

(*) GIGO = Garbage In, Garbage Out.

(^) Readapted for me with ME:

It was from this time of having ME that I developed my way of judging the Dutch by dividing them into two kinds: one humane and one not.

For so much of the suffering of it for me was totally unnecessary and was just the gratuitous cruelty of stupid conformists who denied I was in pain in order to cause me more pain while refusing to listen to my arguments and denigrating and denying my human integrity and honesty: Because I insist so much I am ill and in pain and deserve help I am denied help for that very reason and construed as psychiatric proof that I am not ill and not in pain and am a malingerer on dole.

This is just very sick sadism and who can't see this should be sectioned.

(**) Who merely has a large site about ME since 14 years and academic degrees in psychology and philosophy since decades and is not anonymous, untestable or unknowable at all.

Maarten Maartensz

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