Yahooism & democracy
3. Notes to "Yahooism
I keep being unwell, and even though today is a bit better, I may make
it a bit easier for myself while pleasing a few if I do another
translation of one of the columns I published in Duch 21 years ago. The
former two were ME + me : Real science & real psychology = joy
and "Mandarins with an IQ
of 115", in which you'll find some more background (also
in the links supplied).
As I noticed before I have been
very active for over 32 years with ME, except that my activism, so to
speak, "didn't do ME", but instead was very much concerned
about the decline of civilization, the decline of education, and the
ruining of the universities.
The reasons for this were mainly that I was very much concerned and
indignified, and that I had concluded some 32 years ago that what ailed
my ex wife and myself - who both fell ill with Epstein Barr in January
1979 - was an unknown medical disease that needed discovery and
scientific explanation, for which I do not have the right education
myself. Moreover, when I learned in 1989 of the existence of
ME (this was before
the advent of the atrocious term "CFS"), I was mostly reaffirmed in
this, having learned that my ex and I had all the symptoms, that
meanwhile had not yet found an explanation. And I
also did not know anything about Wessely's pseudo-science, that
indeed got just started then, nor about the CDC
or much else, there being no internet.
That is why I did and wrote and spoke as I did, including the
creation of a student party called NASA (*),
that indeed got elected with one seat in the University Parliament of the
University of Amsterdam, although I didn't take the seat, being too ill
for doing that, with ME I didn't yet know the existence of, and with an
ill wife, and two simultaneous studies.
As to the University Parliament of the University of Amsterdam:
After a legal change in 1971, supposedly meant to stop giving cause to
student's unrests, demonstrations and occupations of universities, all
Dutch universities were administered by a Board of Directors, like a
government, under the aegis of a University Parliament, the members of
which were students, staff members, and ordinary personnel, on the
principle of 1 person 1 vote, in yearly elections, where the votes went
to various parties or fractions, all with their own programs, like
political parties. Moreover, this very same model was repeated once more
- like city governments and city councils - on the level of the faculties
of the universities, where there were again yearly elections, not
on the same date as for the university parliament.
This system lasted from 1972-1995, after which the law was changed
again, and at long last the universities ceased to be the absolute
fiefdoms of academically "qualified" members of the Dutch Labour and
other leftist parties, who had been in its boards, faculties, and
parliaments all these years, securing professorships and lectureships for
life, for themselves, their maoist friends, and their feminist
girlfriends, and effectively destroyed the Dutch
universities as real universities, as real institutions for research and
education, and made them into places for very well-paid high status
jobs for political careerist in leftist Dutch parties, and for heavily
politicized, ideological teachings in a university that form most of
those years had as official developmental plan and aim and
reason for existence, as its five-year plans (!) said:
University of Amsterdam's Developmental Plan
and central aim 1981-1986:
"the furthering of the interests of the trade unions movement, the
environmental movement, and the women's movement".
Yes indeed: That was what Dutch universities were supposed to exist
for; to be doing; to orient and select their research by; and to make the
substance of educational courses in all faculties.
I did not agree (etiamsi
omnes, ego non), but then I have since found
I have a dysfunctional belief system...anyway: please keep in mind that I wrote
these and other things while ill with ME, and while being very actively
discriminated for it, year upon year, for I have been removed,
thus or so, three times from the University of Amsterdam, each
time while being ill, and always "because of your
outspoken published ideas", as
its Board of Directors wrote me
(*) and because nobody could beat me in spoken or
And this happened to no one else in Holland since WW II ended,
and all my complaints, about anything whatsoever,
have not been answered in any
way by any of the officials, boards, institutions, parties, politicians,
district attorneys, judges, ombudsmen, you name it in Holland, except
for the fact - as happened once or twice - for the witten reply that
"because your language is disrespectful,
we shall not answer you"
(Mayor Patijn of Amsterdam, in
response to my complaints that drugsdealers dealing illegal drugs with
his personal permission had threatened my life).
For background see my Laudatio Neerlandica
, Why my family was in The Dutch Resistance in
WW II, and Having ME in Holland,
Paradise of Homo Soccer Sapiens. For typical Dutch reactions to
me (two from thousands similar ones) see me: On Dutch
Hypocrisies about Dutch National Excellencies -
The notes all come with a "Back" at the end that when clicked leads
Yahooism & democracy
As the thoughtful student of the works of England's greatest
anthropologist Doctor Lemuel Gulliver knows, the greatest part of the
empirical studies of humanity of Doctor Gulliver have been burned by his
biographer J. Swift or (with assistence of W. Disney, Ph.D., F.R.S) been
reworked to watered down children's stories.
It is therefore with some proper prode that I can now reveal that in the
inheritance of the family of the Dutchman Theodorus Vangrult - the captain of
"the Amboyna of Amsterdam" with which doctor Gulliver returned after his
voyage to Laputa - a manuscript has been found, written in the hand of doctor
Gulliver, about Lindalino "the second city of Laputa", that was briefly
described in ch. 3 of the immortal "Voyage to Laputa" ("a
country much like Holland, especially if one considers the dullness of its
inhabitants", in Dr. Gulliver's words).
For reasons of space I can, unfortunately, quote merely
a single passage about the UfA, the university of Lindalino, that may not be
wholly devoid of some instruction or merriment. After having explained how he
came to Lindalino, the the learned doctor continues as follows:
Human beings are rationalizing animals, ideological apes - or so they would be,
if they had not, by the good grace of our dear Lord, a rational soul. It is
by means of this rational soul that men find what small measure of happiness
is allotted to them, since it enables them to move their attention from
solving real problems to indulging in the sweetest of dreams and delusions,
thereby greatly contributing to their felicity if not their well-being.
The truth of
this general proposition I found strongly confirmed in the city of Lindalino,
which is largely given to the study of science in its municipal university,
that goes by the name UfA, and to the practice of democracy, by which the
Lindalinians mean that anyone of those unhappy mortals who is not quite like
the rest is, in his or her own interest, terrorized until he or she is just
like anybody else, or dead.
Lindalinians must be among the most curious and happiest people on earth, a
state of affairs they owe largely to their miraculous democracy and to the
genius of two of their greatest thinkers, the illustrious doctor Fraud
(soul-healer) and the eminent professor Cant (philosopher).
Cantian teaching is so obscure that it can be fully understood only after a
prefrontal lobotomy (that incidentally also greatly contributes to one's
social popularity and to the degree of democracy), which, because of its
markedly liberating effects on thinking is only permitted to philsophers, for
who it is mandatory, it may be explained simply in its purpose and effect.
of the great philosopher Cant was to provide everyone with a philosophy, that
is, a set of sophistries and illusions to make the miseries of life bearable.
there are at least 3500 religions, all equally true; 100s of philosophies,
all equally intelligent and informed; and 100s of political plans, all
equally sensible, the illustrious Cant concluded that
Truth does not exist
Everybody is equal
All societies are equally rational and equally good.
Lindalinians hold that these immortal doctrines greatly contribute to
universal happiness: Thanks to Cant, even the most idiotic creed cannot be
false; even the most stupid fool may become a well-paid and honoured
political leader; and even the most cruel government may claim its own human
when combined with Lindalinian democracy - all are equal or beheaded - this
provides enormous chances on emancipation (= careers, riches and prominence,
in Lindalino) for the great majority of human beings, which is why Cantianism
finds great democratic support.
although the great Cant saw deep, he did not see all, and in particular he
was blind to that kind of deplorable human perversity that insists that some
doctrines are more probable than others; and some societies more pleasant to
live in than others.
It is here
that the immortal Fraud, who was a specialist in human derangements, made his
invaluable contributions, which may be summarized by the following three
1. All humans have great problems,
especially if they don't believe this.
2. All human problems can be solved by studying Cant and paying a
Fraudian half of your income, unless your are young and attractive, in
which case therapeutical miracles are wrought on the couch, by
administrations to a member of the Fraudian brotherhood.
3. Whoever refutes Cant or Fraud thereby proves the truth of these
of these teachings on human happiness and civilization, in Lindalino, are
great and salutory and are called Yahooism ("with a human face")
i.e. what we English sometimes call Humanism.
completely tailored to the human needs, the human qualities, human attitudes
and human strengths, of the Lindalinians, and in many ways a straight, if
popular, offshoot from the immortal teachings of Fraud and Cant, and may be
illustrated e.g. by the practices in the university of Lindalino.
Lindalinian university UfA, which means, in English, perhaps surprisingly for
the naive, University for Asslickers, which - anthropologists will neither be
surprised nor be scandalized to acknowledge - is the most respected
democratic habit, in Lindalino, as it is the only way to become loved and
appreciated there, or make a career.
The degree of
asslicker is the only academic rank the UfA provides: it means that the
candidate has completely perfected his social and scientific talents, and is,
as it is called, a full-ranking ASS: Arselicking Supreme Specialist.
The Ufa is
totally democratized, and mainly committed to socially relevant teachings and
practices, that can be democratically understood by all, like Careerism,
Pedophiliacs, Lesbopolitics, Clinical Psychology and Emancipation.
is hardly practised, because, so Lindalinians hold, it is undemocratic and
elitarian, and because the Lindalinians consider it not socially relevant, in
Lindalino, in which they are wholly right.
being completely democratized, has elections every other week because, in
Lindalino, it would be very undemocratic if one discriminates between people
who know something and people who don't, and because scientific questions are
most satisfactorily decided by majority-voting, in Lindalino.
anything but socially relevant subjects like Masturbatology (Applied,
Theoretical and Empirical: "Anything worth doing is worth doing
well", as is written over the entrance of the Royal Academy) which is
one reason all students of the UfA are very contented.
Also, the UfA
is primarily given to Emancipation (= Careerism, democratized) which is what
especially the students and their party (called the ASFA = Association for
Students's Financial Advancements) desire, and which is completely
democratically guaranteed by giving all (and only) prominent ASFA-members a
job in the university, and the rank of ASS honoris causa, as a reward of
their emancipatory activities.
Much of the
time of the students in the UfA is spent in socially relevant activities like
voting and fighting with the police, for the Lindalinians have instituted the
great practice of what is called revolutionary folklore: As soon as 50 or
more young Lindalinians don't feel well about anything whatsoever (but
preferably something happening elsewhere, faraway on the globe), they start
killing each other in a stadium that the Lindalinian government has
thoughtfully provided for them, or else go to the center of the city and
start destroying it.
Since this is
all folklore anyway, and since the Lindalinian police is remarkable effective
in protecting the wares of shopkeepers, nothing more important is wasted than
human lives, which, in Lindalino, are without commercial value anyway.
All in all
life in Lindalino seems very happy: As noone knows anything, noone feels
troubled by anything; as everyone is equal or equalized, noone feels
discriminated; as every society is equally good and rational, the Lindalinian
is best, the Lindalinians proudly hold.
And so its
three classes of citizens seem to enjoy their days in happy profligacy and
pleasant emptiness: The common people are glued all day to their dream-box -
a Lindalinian invention, on which the most stupid Lindalinians (which are, in
this markedly democratic society, those who, for egalitarian reasons, are
loved and admired most) may be seen all day playing the most inane games and
killing each other without cease for no reason at all, to the great interest,
benefit, and instruction of all viewers; the intellectuals are greatly admired,
by themselves, for discoursing lengthily and incomprehensibly on absolutely
nothing at all, and proving it with an accuracy of 7 decimals, by which they
find great fame and riches; and the government consists without exception of
titled intellectuals (ASSes Minor and ASSes Major, with two or more degrees).
...and here the manuscript ends. Thus far then the
learned Dr. Gulliver, without whose contributions to anthropology (written
down by ghostwriter Swift, unfortunately only partially, as we just saw)
mankind would have had a far smaller understanding of its own characteristics.
Alas, it has not yet been possible, after a mere 17 years of university
democracy, to create in Holland - even though it is "a country much like
Laputa", to vary Dr. Gulliver - such a perfect system for reaching human
happiness and knowledge as that of Lindalino.
Even so, the write is much satisfied that the wise
policies of the Board of Directors of the University of Amsterdam, and the
fractions Progressve Personnel and Asva, have produced a university that
although it is not yet ideal does tend in the limit to the practices of that
miraculous people about whom Dr. Gulliver has, alas impartially, has
enlightened mankind: Yahooism with a human face.
3. Notes to "Yahooism and
 This is historically accurate, as the phrase
is: Mr. Vangrult did so, according to
some of whose anthropological studies can be found under the link and
Voyage IV and
 The standard Dutch abbreviation for the "University
of Amsterdam" is "UvA".
 And thus it seems to be at some other places
where humans live, as well.
 This is more or less what
thought, and what is also expounded, in particular, and for socialist
and communist thinking, that were the ruling ideologies in the UvA from
1971-1995, the UvA's socialist Soviet-years, in Talmon's "The
Origins of Totalitarian Democracy". See also the lemmata "Totalitarian"
Philosophical Dictionary; Robert Conquest's "The
Great Terror"; Anne Applebaum's
"Gulag"; and Simon Leys "L'Armée des Ombres".
 For those with a postmodern education: Freud
was a psychiatrist, Kant a philosopher, and I think about their
teachings more or less as indicated, though have to add in fairness
that Kant meant well.
 Indeed, I think only a small part of modern
academic philosophy has any positive value.
 Here I vary
Hume a little.
[*7*] This is more or less literally (!) the
of the academic left as taught in the UvA between, at least, 1980 and
1990. The first is
central thesis, and is the end of all rational reasoning; the second is
a key leftist piece of
propaganda, that confuses equality
for the law and equality of all, which of course
feels very pleasant for the majority without any remarkable talent, and
builds great self-respect in this class of people; the third was
insisted on because all morals are relative and socialism, as
especially in Cuba, a holy country at the UvA from 1971-1995, should -
at least! - be regarded as equally good and valuable as the
Dutch experiment in society-building. All students were taught so from
1971-1995 at the UvA, with considerable support of most (and for the
reasons why see: "Mandarins with an IQ
 And this states fairly precisely some of the
reasons why the teachings I enumerated have been very popular, indeed
mostly so in France and Holland. (Althusser! Foucault! Derrida! Lacan!
Deleuze! Kristeva! My generation of academically qualified present
professors and lecturers in philosophy, sociology, political sciences,
pedagogy, literature, anthropology, Dutch literature and similar
studies have lapped it up as if this was the very nectar by and for the
gods! For more, see the
 This states fairly precisely a dominant reason
why these teachings were so popular: Academic status, incomes
and degrees for just any idiot, provided he or she gave all the
Politically Correct answers. And thus it happened, in the Dutch
universities, from 1971-1995. (Being a fairminded man, I remark that in
studies for which real talent is required, matters were less
bad - though of course, such studies not being prominent in nor really
fit for spreading the UvA-ideology, the political bosses of the UvA did
not have much subsidies for them: These went into Emancipation,
 As it happens, I have this perversion, that
was most unpopular in the UvA from 1971-1995. Note that even most of
those who agreed with me that real science and good universities were
quite other than what was on offer in the UvA deplored that I was so
critical, and showed so little respect.
(This is indeed what
all right thinking Muscovites felt around 1937, also. The stuff
most men are made of is collaborative.)
[*11*] I have earlier written about my
predictive abilities (intelligence is foresight, as the saying goes),
and here I very adequately foresaw the key-theses of
professor Simon Wessely's
and professors Jos van der Meer en Ger
Bleijenberg's teachings. And I should stress that the present piece
of foresight is less of
an achievement, since psychiatric fraudulence has been exposed on
similar lines before, e.g. by
It's pseudoscience and its main perpetrators
and creators probably know this, just as they
mundus vult decipi.
 Of course, the Dutch left all claim to be
humanists, conveniently forgetting or perhaps slyly remembering the
dear Jean-Paul Sartre's "There
are no concentration camps in the Soviet Union, for socialism is
 One of the things I had in mind here is that
in the 1980-ies literally millions of Dutchmen were convinced that The
Netherlands was a most exemplary country, that showed the world
leadership in many kinds of ways: Environmentally, socially, legally,
institutionally, as regards women's and gays' rights, and especially as
regards atomic weapons, that were to be thrown out of Holland (Volkel),
England (Greenham Commons), Europe and the world, all under the
leadership of the Dutch Labour leader I pronounce in English as Quim
Cock (aka Wim Kok), and financed by An Action Group that later was
shown to be funded via the KGB.
Yes, indeed - and Quim Cock presently is a very rich commissioner in
many Dutch banks, firms and institutions, and the most honourable of
Dutchmen, and one of the main protectors of the Dutch drugsmafia during
all his years of climbing upwards as A True Socialist In Heart And
Kidneys (as the Dutch idiom has it, that Dutchmen invariably use in
these contexts, as if being braindead comes with Dutchness,
statistically speaking) towards his present eminence of stinking rich
commissioner, board member and what not in the best paying, most
powerful Dutch capitalist institutions.
 I refer to
reveals all (nearly) - Groups & Groupthinking; my most
excellent Dutch Instructions How To
Become A Dutch Top Bureaucrat; and my Dutch explanation
What is (personal)
civilisation? (that has the great merit of making
clear why only a handful of modern Dutchmen have it).
 As is wholly true, of the vast majority of
the living academically titled Dutchmen: There is no way to get thus far in
Holland by any other means, unless you are family of a celeb or a
political boss, in which case you will get positions and titles
automatically. (And this extends to all levels of governance in
Holland: To become someone you have to know and please someone who
already has become someone, and be patronised to prominence. On
personal merit alone, you will not make it, outside a few rare things
 Numerically and proportionally, that is
again mostly correct: By far the most students then, and even more now,
took studies in soft sciences, that mostly had very little to do with
real science, and did not demand anything
special in the way of intelligence, talent or interest.
And as the universities got subsidized in ratio to the number of
academic diplomas produced (!!), every student could count on great leniency
from the side of the university (provided he or she was suitably
Politically Correct and thankful, of course, as nearly everyone was.
See: "Mandarins with an IQ
 This is literally what was said, over and
again, in the University Parliament, as soon as there was talk of real
sciences like mathematics or physics. It seems the main reason they
were not abolished altogether was that there were some professors with
an international reputation in their fields, which again could also be
used to get subsidies from the government.
 Again, this is mostly factually correct
about the UvA. There were many elections, there was hardly any good
teaching or education, and in fact
students of philosophy, sociology and political sciences could get
academic coursepoints galore for squatting and/or taking part in
demonstrations and/or being members of Action Groups.
 Well... actually almost every student was
very contented for getting an academic diploma that required nearly
fuck all, especially in the very large faculties of Politicology,
Sociology, Andragology (a science created and since disappeared in the
UvA only: Study of man, for the grossest of dummies, taught by their
peers), Pedagogy and
And those who did get diplomas then became professors, journalists,
parliamentarians, top bureaucrats etc. And still are. See: "Mandarins with an IQ
 Again, historically quite true, except for
the fact that the student organization referred to was called "Asva",
but up to the fact that the academic regulations and bylaws were
changed to enable one particular insane and stupid Asva-chairperson (f)
to get a degree, at long last, in pedagogy I think it was.
 And yet again historically correct, apart
from the stadium. But there were many demonstrations in Amsterdam in
the 1980-ies, and they conformed to my description.
 Actually, again true in Holland: A human's
life, health etc. is hardly worth anything, also in law. Personal
damages, also if proved legally, are hardly worth a thing in Dutch
courts, on the Dutch moral and legal principle that it is your
personal responsibility if somebody else invalidates you for life
through negligence. "We don't want this crazy US claims culture!",
lawyers and judges call out proudly, knowing that the chance is small
they will get invalidated for life through negligence.
 This is quite a good and true description of
the average Dutchman's outlook, especially in the 1980ies and 1990ies,
since when average cloggies have turned proudly xenophobic. Some of the
reasons for this are the average Dutch intelligence anyway,
next to the excellence of its schools.
 Again, as true a description of my native
country during my life as you'll ever find.
 In 2008, at
long last, after years and years of first year students in university
of 18 or 19 who couldn't spell, couldn't do basic arithmetics, didn't
know any history, and had only read comics, a parliamentary
commission investigated the matter and found that matters were as I had
been saying since 1977, for which reason I had been removed
three times from the UvA, while being an invalid also (a fact the Board
of Directors loved to stress sadistically). Conveniently, everyone
forgot about me, could not find my sites, never heard of me, did not
read me, stopped reading me because you are disrespectful, etcetera.
Labour Parliamentarian Jeroen Dijsselbloem,
in his mid thirties, got all the acclaim and kudos, from his friends in
the media, and has been set up or life as A Thinker and A Political
Leader of great eminence and prominence, and since lives happily
and healthily in his free standing ancient house in Gouda.
And that's why Why my family was in
The Dutch Resistance in WW II, next to their desire to have
the drugsmafia take over
Amsterdam, in the guise of Labour mayors with ideals derived
verbally and publicly from what my parents and grandparents dare do.
(And be realistic, mate: Between 1940 and 1945 there were 10 millioen
Dutchmen, of whom more than 1% was razziaed and gassed, and there were
3000 people in resistance; in 1985 there were 16 million Dutchmen, at
most 6000 who would have mostly agreed with me ("apart from your
language"). See the next note for a relevant reference.
 For the postmodernistically educated:
Chechoslovakia under Dubcek claimed to be heading for "Socialism with a
human face". The root cause though, and not only in Chechoslovakia, is
as I formulate it: Human civilization as is, on average. And see my
On a fundamental problem in ethics and morals.
P.S. By this time, the more intelligent
foreigner will have understood why I do not fit among the Dutch -
which clearly is my fault, of course, in typically Dutch moral
thinking: I lack respect, and more especially
I lack respect for the liars, impostures and whores of reason who
destroyed most of what was left of real civilization in Holland, and
ruined nearly all decent education, and killed the universities. One has
to speakly nicely to such persons, show them respect, speak of "on the
one hand" and "on the other hand", and also use their very own efficient,
transparent postmodern cant, senseless bullshit and Politically Correct
lying redefinitions. Of course!
Anyway... those who are looking forward fondly and impatiently to my
notes to Real science & real psychology = joy,
especially after having read Mandarins with an IQ
of 115, have to have a little more patience, once again.
But I did the notes for today, so those who care should be thankful. And, indeed I may translate another one or two first, before
arriving at my notes to Real science
If and when I do, my reason is to anticipate on a true public
publicatory slashing of many incompetents who destroyed my chances and
who wilfully ruined my life and who intentionally caused over 20 years
of nearly continuous pain, because they personally chose, as
Revolutionary Students or staff, or as corrupt Labour Party topdogs, to
be whores of reason and parasites in the universities, while being
evidently intellectually incompetent but also being incredibly greedy,
phony and hypocritical, or else because they personally chose, as
corrupt Labour Party topdogs, to serve the Amsterdam drugsmafia rather
than to uphold the law. (*)
Finally, I myself am looking forward fondly and impatiently to dr.
Alter's paper, and predict confidently that it will change
things in ME-land, whether it is basically unaltered in implications (as
seems the probability) or whether it is altered in implications.
P.P.S. It may be I have to stop Nederlog
for a while. The reason is that I am physically not well at all. I
don't know yet, but if there is no Nederlog, now you know the reason.