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August 14, 2010

 

ME + me : Yahooism & democracy

Spiegeloog-columns

Sections:

1. Introduction
2. Yahooism & democracy
3. Notes to "Yahooism and democracy"
    P.S.

1. Introduction

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 written argument.

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 - May 4.

The notes all come with a "Back" at the end that when clicked leads back:


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). [0]

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: [1]


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.[2]

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. [3]

The 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). [4]

Although the 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. [5]

The purpose 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. [6]

Seeing that 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

1. Truth does not exist
2. Everybody is equal
3. All societies are equally rational and equally good. [*7*]

The 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 excellence. [8]

Especially 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. [9]

However, 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. [10]

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 propositions:

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 doctrines. [*11*] 

The results 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. [12]

Yahooism is 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. [13]

The 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. [14]

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. [15]

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. [16]

Real science 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. [17]

The Ufa, 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. [18]

Nobody learns 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. [19]

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. [20]

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. [21]

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. [22]

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. [23]

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). Of course,....... [24]


...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. [25]

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. [26]

3. Notes to "Yahooism and democracy"

[0] This is historically accurate, as the phrase is: Mr. Vangrult did so, according to Jonathan Swift, some of whose anthropological studies can be found under the link and here: Voyage IV and A Modest Proposal. Enjoy!  Back.

[1] The standard Dutch abbreviation for the "University of Amsterdam" is "UvA".  Back

[2] And thus it seems to be at some other places where humans live, as well. Back

[3] This is more or less what Aristotle 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" and "Toleration" in my Philosophical Dictionary; Robert Conquest's "The Great Terror"; Anne Applebaum's "Gulag"; and Simon Leys "L'Armée des Ombres". Back

[4] 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. Back

[5] Indeed, I think only a small part of modern academic philosophy has any positive value. Back

[6] Here I vary Hume a little. Back

[*7*] This is more or less literally (!) the core ideology of the academic left as taught in the UvA between, at least, 1980 and 1990. The first is postmodernism's central thesis, and is the end of all rational reasoning; the second is a key leftist piece of wishful thinking and 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 of 115").  Back

[8] 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 Sokal-affair.) Back

[9] 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, especially.)  Back

[10] 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.)   Back

[*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 McCulloch and Grünbaum: It's pseudoscience and its main perpetrators and creators probably know this, just as they know that mundus vult decipi Back

[12] 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 humanism.")   Back

[13] 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.   Back

[14] I refer to Goffman 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).   Back

[15] 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 like chess.)  Back

[16] 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.   Back

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 of 115").   Back  

[17] 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.  Back

[18] 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.   Back

[19] 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 Dutch Studies.  

And those who did get diplomas then became professors, journalists, parliamentarians, top bureaucrats etc. And still are. See: "Mandarins with an IQ of 115".  Back

[20] 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.   Back

[21] 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.  Back

[22] 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.   Back

[23] 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 Back

[24] Again, as true a description of my native country during my life as you'll ever find.  Back

[25] 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.  Back

[26] 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.    Back


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 etc!

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.
 

 

As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):

1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)

2. Malcolm Hooper THE MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT:  
PERSECUTION OF PATIENTS?
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)

 


See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources


P.P.S. ME - Resources needs is a Work In Progress that hasn't progressed today.


(*) "NASA" meaning here "Nieuwe Amsterdamse Studenten Associatie". (If you can't make sense of that by way of English, you should not be in university.)
 

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