Well, I am still not well, and more like yesterday and have a little more
from the same source as yesterday about the
the human predicament. And indeed, I have
dealth with that issue often, but I suppose I didn't do it funnily
enough, or did it too sarcastically and that's just not nicely
respectful, as you may know.
Bill Maher - didn't know he existed, till yesterday - isn't nicely
respectful either, but then the truth about humans often isn't:
And here is Maher on the political situation in the US, with some Young
in the context of which there is this elitarian analysis by Maher - who
presumably wasn't removed from an American university for saying awful
disrespectful and elitarian things like
39 questions, that
still are considered a major crime in the University of Amsterdam:
Should I've been a comedian? To answer the question of my title: No. I've
neither the talent or the taste and am not a histrionic person, nor
someone who likes performing for a public, though I am a good speaker.
It's not my kind of thing, but it is interesting to note that humorists
and comedians can get away with a lot others can't, basically because of
the packaging and the context.
Incidentally, I have quoted him repeatedly before in Nederlog, but then
he is an inspiring and funny man, who in his time also performed
publicly, reading out or declaiming his stuff, some 20 centuries ago,
what's your job?
There's no harm in
LUCIAN: I'm an
I'm anti all the
like that - and
there are plenty
of them, as you
Well, well! You're
certainly am. You
can see why I've
got myself aso
much disliked, and
why I'm in such a
that I'm not an
too. I'm a
But I don't find
much scope for
talents in that
people are always
queuing up for the
fact I'm so out of
practice as a
probody, that I
dare say I have
lost the knack of
it by now - but
I'm a real expert
at the other part
of my profession.
sides of a coin,
as it were. So
in one at the
expense of the
other. They should
of the same
LUCIAN: Well, you
I'm so constituted
that I can't help
hating bad types
and liking good
(uit: Fishing for phonies, in de Turner-vertaling, p. 177-8)
Which brings me to the subject of the Dutch parliamentary elections (and
by the way: here is
take on Machiavelli's take on elections and related matters,
incidentally, an often download and also translated instructive link),
about which I wrote yesterday
Today are Holland's parliamentary elections, and as ever I did not vote -
and one of the reasons why is that Bill Maher's analysis of his then
President for nearly eight years Bush fits "my" President Balkenende to a
t, except that Balkenende is a lot dumber and neurotic.
Well... there's some form of justice in this world, divinely ruled by
Balkenende's and Bush's Christian Lord(s), on the topic of which see
In any case: Our Lord in his
infinite mercy has halved the number of seats of
Balkenende's Christian Democrats and him being a highly respectable,
principled, honest, sincere type of guy he has already thrown the towel
in the ring: No, he will not be in the parliament, nor leader of his
party, nor anything else but PM until there's a new government.
In Holland this is called "taking one's personal responsibility" and "A
Personal Tragedy", by all his political colleagues....
O and as I was on the topic... NONE of what's in the above links and none
of what's in the following link
is allowed - in the interest of Your Health, and decency for All (respectful
The Renewed Phoenix
Forums: ALL of it is 'disrespectful', 'inappropriate', 'impolite'
language that is actively forbidden there ("moderated") or censored
("edited"), after it has been disappropriated ("forum's privilege").
But that was just a - very respectful: Beware Stupidity! - aside.
P.S. Anyway... it is quite striking, and a little hope giving,
what Bill Maher can get away with in the department of humorous hometruth
serving. I like it, but then I am a thoroughly disrespectful sort of man
(when appropriate, that is ).
Also in re the Dutch elections: Here is me on May 10, a month before
hearing Bill Maher on the fine democratic situation in his country
dedicated to such civil interests like 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of
Be a real lying corrupt sadistic lying bastard and
you'll be mayor, alderman, parliamentarian or minister
real soon, even without having worked
one serious day of your life, while knowing nothing than bullshit and
formulating it brokenly and idiotically like a neurotic ass (our present
PM Balkenende excells in this), and having no talents or tastes or real
knowledge or abilities whatsoever except for getting rich by deceiving
and hurting others:
There are no civilised Dutchmen who can make it to any
position of any real power, for the control to all position of any real
power is carefully guarded by the bastards who have fought their way to
the top already, and only allow true and tested bastards of their own
kind on their own level of governance:
Yes, it's all very disrespectful, in a quite respectable way (I think).
And here is my Respectable PM, who allowed the
last 10 years some 15 to 50 billion US
dollars (10^9) turnover and throughput of
illegal drugs in Holland, when campaigning,
each year, that he could have stopped
all these years by ceasing to act as a respecftul consiglieri of the
Dutch drugs mafia, namely by legalizing it:
See my The
Willing Executioners of
The Truth About Amsterdam
- 1 - but then I am just a disrespectful sort of man,
Hopefully more tomorrow, but if not it is because I am simply
not well enough to write.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
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
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter
of one's beliefs:
is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
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. "
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