Vertrouwen in alles is voor alles vermoeden. Trouw is onvermijdelijk. Maar het touw is verwarrend voor het willen ontwikkelen. Het leven is verleidelijk, en de opbouw is geleidelijk. Maar de bouwsteen is lijdelijk. Alles hangt samen. Vrede is samenwerking. En oorlog is nog samen. Maar de dood is al alleen. En overal is er samen delen, van hetzelfde: in het andere. We delen het leven: in het lot, of we delen het lot: in de dood. We geven geboorte aan ons eigen vooruitzicht. Het vertrouwen ziet vooruit.
Maar ontrouw verschuilt zich. Een mens rouwt in zijn ontrouw, maar vertrouwt wie hij liefheeft. De mens valt in zijn eigen val. Maar we komen overeen overeind een eind.
I think that in spite of all the scepticism I have
got, and the many attempts at assassination, I was true. I was, it seems to me,
but this is only accepted as true by proof, not before, by who are in control
or whom we admire, who just seem to be a little bit ahead of one who has no
such introduction, takes it, needs it or understands it.
Petty and pretty prestige are the disease of a time when people have no
Unfortunately, good and willing people always present the same standard slogans
in helping others and offering therapy, the most appalling sign of a lack of
intuition or risk, an application without self-knowledge, or the vanity that
follows a trend to be able to impose it. Many don't even understand the
practical difference between basic qualities like man and woman and they still
try to stipulate the lives of others. So any system basically promotes
ignorance and succeeds unless we have a sufficient and effective amount of
humour, which is again impossible without a certain rebellion. Not rebels but
often sweet and agreeable people are out to get you all the time, and infringe
free will, because they are always, modestly, behind the facts.
The media frequently report facts that were conceived a few dozen or hundred
years before, while nobody took notice.
Realising the world is one and promoting this fact, I was increasingly and
intentionally isolated – in an environment that was boasting of tolerance – and
discriminated by everyone, especially those who had an interest in being
tolerated. So I tried to make paintings, as words had become utterly
meaningless. Self-knowledge always resides in that part of us which has no
social status, and the more adapted people are, the more dangerous. They
anticipate and take for granted acceptance before they think and speak. This is
seen as social. I discovered unity and simplicity in diversity, and vice versa,
but also that many have neither and are mainly reacting to a trend.
Those who don't understand the opportunity of today are the best documentalists
of tomorrow, of whom or what they have secretly forsaken and how. The ones who
are in control now have learnt their history lesson well, although at school.
But their success may be based on the decline of a neighbour who constantly has
to be justifying or is commanded. The hypocrisy behind this command, one has to
The worst crimes are considered to be the best known.
No, the worst crimes are those that are the least known.
This does not mean that who or what are unknown are respectively criminals or
Edgar Allan Poe should be seen as a social scientist.
Who is able to distinguish the news from commercials?
One has to more clearly explain which is which.
There is too much confusion among the believers.
On their way to the northern Russian port of Murmansk,
located to the Barents Sea, are a Dutch team to try to more or less safely
store nuclear waste from old Soviet submarines.
The Barents Sea is a part of the Arctic Ocean located mostly in the Arctic
region, under the ice cap, now waning, of the North Pole, north of Norway and
Russia. It is named after the Dutch navigator Willem Barents.
The fisheries of the Barents Sea are important for both Norway and Russia. The
sea supports a rich biological diversity, but there is nuclear contamination
from dumped Russian naval reactors.
The operation is paid by the state of Norway, out of concern for the whole
region. Nobody in Russia or elsewhere knows exactly how to manage the huge
amount of radioactive waste still left in the area of Murmansk and Central Asia
in particular, which has presumably helped the Soviet Union fall apart, not
only Russia as remains, and is piling up – not only from this region, and
currently only the Dutch seem to have the expertise to do this correctly within
But also in the Netherlands there are only a few men who can lead such a team.
These have now been hired by Norway.
I spoke with one of these men, and he said that the nuclear waste problem is a
real doomsday scenario. Barrels of nuclear waste start to rot simply and are
leaking already. He had also aided in Chernobyl after an accident at a nuclear
power plant in 1986 (with resulting radioactive fallout spreading over half the
globe), and he has returned for inspection.
He was not optimistic having been there: "Everything looks equally
greyish: houses, trees, people and animals," he said, "and not from
It has been said that the most of contemporary sicknesses have been related to
(being exposed to) radiation, and that man overestimates his safe control of
nuclear energy. The whole world is more or less contaminated. There are even
those who add that without divine intervention the earth would have been
practically uninhabitable by now.
Last month, on May 13, 06, Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, received the Four Freedoms Award in Middelburg,
Zealand, the Netherlands, from the New York based Franklin and Eleanor
Roosevelt Institute in conjunction with the Roosevelt Foundation in Middelburg.
Roosevelt's family are originating from Zealand, it is claimed.
The Four Freedoms Award is an annual liberal inclined award presented to those
men and women who have demonstrated an achievement to the principles lined out
in the Four freedoms speech president Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave to the US
Congress on January 6, 1941. It is handed out in alternate years in New York by
the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and in Middelburg by the Roosevelt
Foundation. The awards were first presented in 1982 on the centenary of
president Roosevelt's birth as well as the bicentenary of diplomatic relations
between the United States and the Netherlands. The awards were founded to
celebrate the four essential human freedoms espoused by president Roosevelt in
his speech: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and
freedom from fear.
For each of the four freedoms an award was instituted, as well as a special
Freedom award. In 1990, 1995, 2003 and 2004 there were also special awards. In
odd years the awards are presented to American citizens or institutions by the
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park, New York. In even years
the award ceremony is held in Middelburg and honours non-Americans.
However he did not die long before that, to be possible we adopt that US
wartime president Roosevelt has had to legitimately wrestle with his conscience
to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki towards the end of the second
world war, and had not intended the application of atomic energy for the free
market or to make a competition of it.
J. Robert Oppenheimer was dismissed as a director of the Los Alamos Laboratory
in New Mexico – where he had helped to develop the first atomic bomb in the
world ahead of the enemy, ensuring victory for the allies in the war – after he
no longer wanted to co-operate in the use of nuclear power for military aims.
Military and economic aims have the same impact today.
Oppenheimer had not counted on – the impact of – the release of radiation and
was exposed at the first test (Albert Einstein had already calculated the
release of radiation).
Oppenheimer died in solitude.
How many have followed?
The Soviet Union has been forced by the West to suddenly embrace the free
market, which disintegrating in panic it has done. This has now also become a
quite nervous situation since there is almost no more middle class in these now
separate countries of the former Union, including the larger Russia.
As our aforesaid source, working in nuclear waste management, said: "There
are some very dubious people who were responsible for the nuclear arsenal of
Russia, living now in Florida as multimillionaires, even though they had a low
income in the past."
The same man was asked if he did this type of work from idealism or simply for
He replied that he had an ordinary monthly salary but is no idealist.
That would possibly be too flirtatious.
A cigarette more or less does not concern our future on earth; to believe it
would is a painful apology of the West.
The Treaty of Amsterdam
In tune with the European popular beat 'the bigger the
better', many, especially small, European countries, including the Netherlands,
have thrown overboard what has made them essentially big: their social institution
and their social understanding.
In a city like Amsterdam where the ideals of a natural, uncompetitive society
had survived so far, we can see the effects of this new (dis)orientation most
clearly, to appease the proverbially displeased taxpayer supposedly.
Not only the municipality and the Dutch government, but also the University of
Amsterdam has moved towards a deeper commercialism in a confusion of who is
who. This can be observed in small things, and is a result not of choice but
destiny, it was proposed by European policy-makers.
"The train is moving and cannot be stopped," said German
Bundeskanzler Helmut Kohl at the time, referring to the euro, the single
European currency. We have disquieting associations of trains which cannot be
stopped. That is maybe also the reason why public transportation and other
services became a matter of constant controversy.
Everybody has to 'think big' in time and students are conditioned at an early
stage by the decree that they have to be delivered as a good but mere product –
worth the investment – to society and be useful to the state, the latter which
has been supplanted though by European ideology, an abstraction.
Some years ago, as the Treaty of Amsterdam, laying the foundation of the euro,
was approved by the European Council held in Amsterdam on June 16-17, 1997
(signed later that year on October 2, officially signed and approved by the
European Parliament on November 19, 1997, then ratified by each member state
and coming into force on May 1, 1999), we could see already changes taking
place in small communities like that of the University of Amsterdam.
A boy was excluded from the university after having spoken about the world
teacher Maitreya, the mahatma Koot Hoomi and the master Djwhal Khul, also
called 'the Tibetan'. The latter became well known for the many books that he
telepathically dictated to his disciple Alice Ann Bailey in preparation of a
new world order in which a consensus would be achieved between material
ideology and spiritual science, between means and meaning.
The boy who thus spoke was arrested, interrogated and thrown out of the
university, the mensa – public meeting space and cafeteria – by nearly ten
policemen who had been invited by the manager to that effect. This manager had
received an information anonymously, he said, that the person in question (no
longer a student but still a creative member of the intellectual environment of
the university) was suspected, say accused, of an aggressive form of mental
instability, dangerous to others, and of terrorist plans. The boy was shocked,
but anything he said in his defence was futile and enhanced suspicion against
him in other ways.
A manipulator is almost never true.
A couple of days before that he had been already approached in the same place
by several security guards. These, then recent, employees of the university had
nothing to do here and were just looking for trouble and intrigue and some
distraction to justify their presence, the boy had thought. This was before
international terrorism became a global condition of human affairs.
Those who are considered a threat have been employed to survey what they
themselves are, which is politics. A new class of people has been effected to
serve their suspicion.
The boy had a handicap.
Meanwhile a new, ambitious subway was planned in Amsterdam with much glass in
its design, suggesting a transparency lacking everywhere else above the ground,
and many mirror-like effects, presumably to make it seem inviting for its
engineers to enter as well.
The boy has had his lesson in psychology, call it economy, and what is cause
and effect. His experience was later interpreted as sustaining a development on
a wider scale, and a clear guideline in understanding the twins of not
completely imaginary terrorism and war on terror. The semi-transparent
structures which were globally anticipated as part of a new world order have
alienated many, not only from an open community like Amsterdam used to be, but
also the world in large, including those that were to be intelligent leaders.
The end of the cold war between East and West had become possible by the effort
of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, whose voice was of one crying in the
wilderness, as in 1991 the Soviet Union collapsed, and of a Winston Churchill
trying to save the British Empire after he had won the second world war.
The ensuing so-called new world order, as it was conceived after the fall of
the Berlin Wall in 1989 and in 1990 the reunification of East and West Germany
which had been separated since the end of the second world war, was closely
linked to the 1990 Gulf war organised by US president George Herbert Walker
Bush under the umbrella of the United Nations, against Iraq, and a mere
instrument, working out in a more abstract manner than the supermundane, as a
desert storm, in the same wilderness.
More or less in the same period Yugoslavia began to disintegrate into a number
of independent states, in 1991 and 1992, leading to civil war in the Balkans. A
large number of refugees flooded Europe.
The cold somewhat remained.
George W. Bush followed in the footsteps of his father as president of the
United States and continued the war in 2001 after terrorist attacks by Islamic
extremists on the USA on September 11 of that year. This time the war was not
authorised by the United Nations by very uncertain evidence. This was the
deadly war on terror.
It is imperative to observe wisdom in small matters being part of any order.
Our messengers have been frequently maltreated, the result being confusion and
terror. The boy at least learnt, in his own way, why Pythagoras already
stressed the ever persistent analogy between microcosm and macrocosm being
basic to all life and how this can be a real science as well as a form of
Many people like to steal and falsify knowledge when it is in the right hands.
But even thieves help to construct evidence by what they cannot use properly. A
culture of blame and shame, of waste and bad taste may be the result, and of
search, but also still: scientific proof.
When we apply this knowledge to society, and recognise the points of difference
as well as the correspondence between public and private responsibility, we
understand why alienated people seek transparency under the ground and
obscurity above and still call themselves realistic.
Simple people are needed to create a balance between means and meaning, between
freedom and justice. Simple structures will be the result of their solidarity,
not dogmatic or oppressive but resilient and reliable.
War on terror
Schizophrenics mostly don't realise that they are
schizophrenic. But they have a heightened sense of smell, a kind of
oversensitivity to all kinds of odours. In that way they are extremely repulsed
by certain (even imaginary) smells, for instance of tobacco smoke, as we can
witness from the indignation of the instated bourgeois when we light a
cigarette in public. And most people who don't know themselves are more prone
to schizophrenia. People are not educated in schools to be able to know who they
are, as this is not considered to be sufficiently useful to the state.
Urinating is not only forbidden in the street in some countries, like the
Netherlands. Even in public lavatories one is increasingly controlled by hidden
cameras, presumably in the context of war on terror and an associated, general
Unconscious people have little self-control, and they are controlled by
unconscious tendencies by which they inevitably and compulsively seek to
Therefore the next logical step in the schizophrenia of the state is a ban on
smoking as well as a ban on urinating in all private rooms.
The more broad-minded a person is, the more he is able
to understand the way into the future without the stick of memory to lean on
and the more quickly he will have reacted to his inner soul giving him the
understanding of the future rather than a mere recollection of the past.
Memories, if interpreted with wisdom, can help to get an insight in the way
ahead but being cherished just for what they are will only enhance conservatism
which is the philosophy of the past and its preservation and no guarantee of
anything hopeful. Notwithstanding this there have been many historic people who
were ahead of their time and even ours, by our slowness.
They were ahead of time in general not because they documented history so well
or possibly had such outstanding memories but looked into the future
progressive people are tending. A purely materialist interpretation of the mind
and its avenues has led to a form of progression where half of humanity lives
in luxury at the expense of the other half starving. The philosophy behind this
is frequently called intellectual materialism. It holds that the soul is a
result of brain activity. And the only result of this is a society where matter
rules over mind rather than the reverse, without any brain activity.
Community and the commonalty are not necessarily the
same. Equality is not the same as levelling. E-quality is quality on three
levels as symbolized in the capital E.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau expounded the belief that the
ideal society is one in which a man's contract was between himself and his
fellow men, not between him and a government. The social contract that he
envisioned may be stated simply: each of us places his person and authority
under the supreme direction of the general will, and the group receives each
individual as an indivisible part of the whole.
Many people have been persecuted in the name of equality or ideological
concepts of sharing imposed on others. When we realise that communication
precedes community, at best we may not need psychoanalysis.
New jobs would have to be created, it is true, and new testing will be
developed to maintain the suspense of one's own superiority. But no system will
ultimately be able to support it, unless in a state of collapse. Not every step
around or into the corner can be politically exploited forever.
Community ultimately precedes freedom. Freedom is often seen as an array of
options before having chosen. And those who impose freedom on others,
ironically, mostly have already chosen and gathered everything they need into a
state of saturation that struggling people don't follow. Hence there is so much
resistance to freedom. For this type of freedom may have all options, but no
solution. One has to be realistic and realise the conflict between the means
and the end as double Dutch – with all respect.
Sometimes it is counterproductive to criticise people
for their money. It safeguards them against constant control and intrusion and
gives useful people the opportunity and privacy to do anything at all.
An environmentalist is judged solely by his electric bill, and we see a type of
control occurring by for instance housing corporations, which are the first to
take advantage of his ideas, leaving or putting still paying occupiers merely
in the cold to save energy and money in particular.
This phenomenon we see for instance take place in the Netherlands,
Also insurance companies are quick to acknowledge the danger of global warming
and assess the risk of floods, as is now happening in London.
As long as anything can be measured in terms of money, it is real to the
public, which is the first victim of its assessment, trapped.
A lover of nature who buys vegetables from the shop is checked if he doesn't
have too many flowers in his garden where he could grow vegetables instead, a
surgeon if instead of the delicate and expensive knives he uses for surgery has
no ordinary kitchen knives at home, and a reporter if he has no pigeons to
bring the news. A genius is accused not to have been just an average schoolboy.
An illegally good-looking female somewhere is also a great joy to the envious
public, if it will provoke a sense of guilt or shame it doesn't have itself.
Politicians are expected to be the religious leaders that are obviously missing
in real life. And so politics seems to revolve around the possibility of a
scandal more and more. In return it constantly seeks to represent and appeal to
controversial elements in society. And the real scandal left are we to
ourselves. We are supposed to become very docile from this type of concern and
even more subservient than we were.
Revolutions often became colourless, regressive and even repressive by this
type of reasoning: neither green nor flower.
That people with some quality are constantly checked in this way may exactly be
one of the reasons why they go into retreat and why there are so few
politicians of some integrity and the ones left in power are reactionary.
No one else wants to take any responsibility.
In line with other countries and European policy in
general, new and strict rules for identification have been introduced in the
Netherlands – presumably in the context of war on terror – seeking to
compensate for a lack of inner identity. This lack of identity involves nearly
a form of superstition, at least intrigue, a suspicion often confused with
tolerance, even compassion, based on a feeling of inferiority; intrusion and
control from fear and greed, curiosity and presumption; equality and democracy
from love and support of or preoccupation with either the absolutely unseen and
anonymous or the morally inferior or both or with education.
In diplomatic talks of the biennial summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) it
has been said that control stems from the state in China but from society in
the West. So it was suggested by Paul van der Velde, secretary of the
International Convention of Asia Scholars and senior consultant of the
International Institute for Asian Studies, working for the ASEM.
It seems one has been trying to make up for this in the West turning social
control into law, from both sides now.
The Asia-Europe Meeting is a dialogue process between the EU member states, the
European Commission, the major members of the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) and China, Japan and South Korea, also called the ASEAN Plus
Three. ASEAN Plus Three is a forum that functions as a coordinator of
cooperation between the ASEAN and these three East Asian nations. The ASEM
process aims to strengthen the relationship and increase mutual understanding
between the regions of Europe and Asia, in a spirit of mutual respect and equal
partnership, devoting equal weight to political, economic and cultural issues.
The ASEM was officially established in 1996 at the first summit in Bangkok. The
Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) was established by the initial ASEM partners in
1997, and is based in clean Singapore.
At the sixth summit of the ASEM in Helsinki, Finland in 2006, India, Mongolia
and Pakistan were invited to participate in future meetings, as well as the
ASEAN Secretariat. The seventh summit will be held in Beijing, China in 2008.
An article warning that such rules will only enhance a further want of identity
had been submitted to Indymedia in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom,
adding that the war on terror was a set-up from the same nefarious forces that
have caused the world wars of the twentieth century. A reference was given to a
mahatma, justifying its timing and its context at present, but the article was
It said that the masters of the wisdom have warned in advance now and then, but
their voice was unheard by the interruption of the same forces of materiality
that feed on world glamour and illusion.
The same article suggested this was possibly the case as well in Great Britain
when a television interview by the BBC with world teacher Maitreya, living and
working in London since 1977, was cancelled both by religious pressure and the
media attention being distracted by the Falklands war of 1982 between Great
Britain of prime minister Margaret Thatcher and the unpopular military junta of
general Jorge Videla of Argentina, whose dictatorship came to fall by its
defeat in this war over the Falkland Islands (or Malvinas, off the coast of
Argentina) it had sought to annex.
The masters can and do intervene in various possible calamities, but are
limited by (our) free will. For this reason – it was stated – certain messages
have been given to help clarify alternative lines of action, to be able to make
This was one.
By increased materialism, expressing in the isolation
associated with greed and a precarious self-defence system to protect
unregulated individualism, one of the remnants of tolerant Holland, the
University of Amsterdam, was seen to have complied with a rat race of numbers
An analogy has been given between this phenomenon and the Treaty of Amsterdam,
the latter making possible the European Monetary Union and its single currency,
One day, somebody was expelled from the University (mensa, canteen) of
This was justified by tolerance.
Various people had confided in him that they frequently went to a prostitute in
the university district, the internationally known red light district of
Amsterdam, but nevertheless tolerant he yet had to admit he would not and was
found placing himself above the others, and this again was taken as a form of
This shows the nature of tolerance being rationalised in democracy.
The same procedure can often be found to take place in politics and society at
large. We don't need to derive a moralistic position from this; we can simply
observe the pattern of manipulation in the so-called emancipation of a
majority: all is equal but not one.
Many wasted lives are the result of this alienation.
Our world is judged by criteria of formal education and ongoing time divided by
examinations that once completed are compulsively carried on in everyday life
in many variations on a theme and increasingly complex compartments to the
fulfilment of an apartheid system consisting not of two or three groups but as
many as there are single individuals or members of a nation or even more.
This apartheid is enforced by mechanically manoeuvring people in sections of
society on the basis of greed and graduation.
One has sought to escape suffocation in ever larger structures, which are
however still conditioned by the same marks.
This is more or less how apartheid became globalisation.
All is one but not equal.
Just as many people had finished their Christmas
dinner, in 2004, and were watching television, they were confronted with the
most catastrophic tsunami in recorded history. This flood which occurred in
several countries around the Indian Ocean killed over 200.000 people in less
than an hour. It was hard to imagine what confrontation had occurred to those
immediately affected. This was not the right moment to be too philosophical
about its causes and so forget the misery of masses of people.
Yet we wonder what is then the right moment for man to ponder on his
relationship with nature and the world he inhabits. To be philosophical in this
respect is no escapism but a deepening of our collective conscience which
indeed directly concerns this natural disaster. It's high time to see that
environmental pollution is only the grossest form of the severe strain we put
on this earth and its crust by our own human imbalance, normally only apparent
in relation to each other.
To take this mention as an insult to those suffering the natural consequences
of disturbances essentially caused by man, would be a narrowminded mistake and
no help to any victims, neither to anyone identifying (with) these. It blows
our mind that even the most progressive thinkers and the media make a taboo of the
possibility of any relationship, as if this is just an issue of good manners,
and only relevant to rescue workers who really have no time to think, and as if
such lack of time is the only legitimate form of solidarity – in a case of
divorce. In this way so many people not only died for nothing but for a cause,
of promoting an opportunistic view of life which refuses to consider any
relationship between cause and effect, indeed logic.
So often we aimlessly defend our innocence not finding any logic when we see an
effect take place in the negative. Despite ourselves we are reminded of the
many myths of the flood or entire countries having been swallowed by the sea,
something we have never been able to visualise so far. Habitually we do not
know when to speak or listen, it seems, by our good sense of manners. It is
nature itself, supporting us, which has no such manners, nevertheless tells its
It is time to listen.
The war on terror has gained a new dimension now that
Sail Amsterdam is approaching in the Netherlands, on August 17, 2005.
Statements have been given by the authorities that the event could be a target
of a new terrorist attack. The Netherlands was one of the American allies in
the war on terrorism initiated by US president George W. Bush of Dutch descent,
in Iraq and elsewhere, mainly in the Middle East, which more or less
inaugurated the 21st century.
Sail is a manifestation of sailing ships from around the world, in the port of
Amsterdam, quite near a replica of an old VOC ship, the Amsterdam,
situated next to the Netherlands Maritime Museum. This ship is an employment
project turned into a tourist attraction, and was built on the initiative of
the same municipality which had decided to expand the Anne Frank House into a
more general minorities museum at the time.
Anne Frank was a Jewish teenage girl who was in hiding in a canal house in
Amsterdam with her family and four friends, during the second world war. Here
she wrote her diary, The Diary of a Young Girl, in a small place behind a
bookcase. She was betrayed and caught by the Nazis and deported to a
concentration camp, where she died. The diary was saved and the house where she
was in hiding became a museum, the Anne Frank House.
The VOC (Dutch United East India Company) was the first multinational on earth,
and was at the peak of its power in the 17th century, in the so-called Dutch
Golden Age, and the ship is seen by many as a symbol of colonialism and even
contemporary capitalism and globalisation.
To be able to build the annex Anne Frank Museum, many student apartments had to
be torn down, which caused a certain controversy. The mayor of Amsterdam at the
time was also known to be unfriendly to the squatting movement. And in this way
(the plan to build) such an annex was seen as a hypocritical manoeuvre by many
people. The decision to build it anyway was made in the 1990s, shortly before
an El Al aircraft crashed in the middle of a densely populated residential
area, in South East Amsterdam, where many minorities lived.
The accident is still seen by some as a precedent of the terrorist attacks on
New York City, years later, as it has possibly inspired a group of alienated
Arab men in the West to imitate such a catastrophe. The September 11, 2001
attacks consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks by
Islamic extremists on the United States of America.
All people imitate to some extent.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists affiliated with
al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial (passenger) jetliners. Each team of hijackers
included a trained pilot. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the
airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into each
tower, resulting in the collapse of both buildings and irreparable damage to nearby
In addition to the 19 hijackers, some 3000 people died; around another 25 were
missing and presumed dead. The victims were predominantly civilians.
The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon in Arlington County,
Virginia, near Washington, DC.
Passengers and members of the flight crew on the fourth aircraft attempted to
retake control of their plane from the hijackers; that plane crashed into a
field near the town of Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Other terrorist attacks followed in Madrid, in 2004, and London, in 2005, after
a bloody war on terrorism had started.
In cafes in Amsterdam speculations go round if the city will become as famous
as London or Madrid or even New York City now getting some sort of attack.
A few days ago, in the morning, a loud thunderclap was heard from the sky,
before it began to rain heavily, and someone at the Waterloo Square flea market
had asked: "Have they already begun?"
Our special reporter in the Netherlands has been to the south-western part of
the country, Zealand, meanwhile, and wrote that this area has commercialised
tremendously. On a terrace of a familiar beach tent with a view over the sea,
near the village of Renesse, he often used to visit to get some peace of mind,
this year, for the first time, a large number of parasols were found. These had
been installed because the middle class trying to live off tourism around the
beach suddenly became oriented to receive more so quiet and decent families
than loud but especially poor teenagers, it was suggested.
To the same effect and to also further promote so-called norms and values,
large and serial bungalow parks have been built in or near natural areas in
increasing number, despite all resistance. The rules are that the bungalows are
not really inhabited for more than half of the year, so that they are not
transformed into ordinary living space. But they are a source of income for the
local population. And as environmentalists, developers, local and national
authorities and Europe all have a say, agricultural areas have been reshaped in
the interest of mainly absent tourists.
Renesse was one of the first to be called a European municipality.
If only the squatters knew of all this!
The parasols were partially associated with the war on terror. They give a
sense of security and protection, one of the waitresses had said. The unique
view over the sea from our beach tent was almost gone although.
Our reporter sat next to a couple in bathing suits, who had come from near the
German border. They were eating hamburgers and had a glass of beer, but little
sunshine on that sunny day.
The male had tried to touch the leg of his wife (or girlfriend) with one foot.
But she had replied: "No, not now, Jan, tonight … on the couch!"
This report was given as if pertaining to the euro or even globalisation.
We are still trying to correctly interpret this message from our special
There are various applications.
War on smoke.
The UK parliament has voted for a total ban on smoking
in all public areas. One spokeswoman of the Liverpool anti-smoking campaign
pointed out how they had been inspired by advisers from California where this
trend had started. A decisive argument for the ban in Britain had however been
to protect the health of workers. From the time of the mining industry pubs
already used to close early in Britain, to help workers go to bed and stand up
early. This has also recently changed. But nevertheless workers as such have
always enjoyed much protection, not necessarily as individuals.
Former governor of California and president of the United States Ronald Reagan,
who moved the world in the rightist but not accordingly right direction, was a
promoter of war on drugs. Influential people like Nobel Prize winner in Economic
Sciences Milton Friedman have warned although that such a war is an exercise in
futility and can never – either morally or strategically – be won as it would
be criminalising the whole of society.
So it has been.
As indeed this war could not be won, its frustrated adherents have cowardly
fabricated a smoking ban by way of compensation, hypocritically under the guise
of a health care lacking, part of a system based on dubious guesses and
speculations, inductions turning and exploiting the role of the victim. The
biggest polluter on earth, endangering the species, is pretending to save it.
The vengeful war on terror undertaken against autonomous nations, not only in
the Middle East, by US president George W. Bush and his crew was based on the
same premises after the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11,
2001, by Islamic extremists, and the United Kingdom has realised its error
perhaps more seriously than the US in its involvement. The UK was simply stuck
in a deadlock between Scotland and England, the US and Europe, analysing and
After the compulsory identity card had been strategically introduced in several
European countries and then Britain, in the context of war on terrorism – to
make up for a lack of inner identity, we saw no terrorists being arrested but
many of the elderly, disabled and children.
Something similar we have observed in the Dutch ban on urinating in public, one
other variation on the war on terror. Only children were caught from behind a
tree, hardly any drunken hooligans pissing in your porch at night. High fines
were given in many parks by the alerted police, hiding in the bush, in this
moral renaissance, survival of the fittest (an economic application, passed
down by one Herbert Spencer, of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution on the
origin of species), while public urinals are unavailable or no longer free of
charge. Class has finally permeated the realm of urine by natural selection.
Sigmund Freud has been posthumously awarded. The anal phase was true. Charles,
say no more. Go and see for yourself how our respectable bipeds have lost their
tails and how we have evolved on Temptation Island!
Naturally in line with the concept of the origin and again rapidly progressing
evolution of (the) species ought to be examined as well the many traditional
street benches in Amsterdam (Holland), having been divided by two iron bars to
technically prevent the homeless from lying down and rest.
The ban on smoking was inevitable in a prestigious and global war about norms
Because the war on terror was a waste of time and energy and a loss of face,
perhaps the only effect having been rising oil prices, the UK could only vote
for a smoking ban. Drugs are still allowed.
Since the masters of the wisdom have returned to the everyday world, it seems a
less actual aspect of their presence now, their suggested immortality, has been
absorbed, only by ambitious people who have immediately assumed this to be
theirs by greedy emulation and pretence, their own merit and success and even a
favour to us, to be taken for granted – as long as nobody around is smoking.
Yet, the aura of many, exactly such people remains quite smoky, even polluting.
And those who are one of a kind won't prohibit each other poisoning either the
spiritually more advanced minority. Instead of smoking in public, also
so-called passively, people are now watching, hating and checking each other in
We ought to imagine that most evidence is a technical copy of an original by
reason of the secondary and therefore artificial nature of time, the great
deceiver, unless to an adept who mechanical time doesn't exist for as such.
There are many people, if not all, who are copies of an original, and likewise
manipulators, who can only turn the facts upside down to prove – themselves.
As a famous Dutch writer, Multatuli, said: "A rider fell off the horse,
and since that time everyone who fell off the horse called themselves a
Only the masters know the truth. They can be seen as the archetypal horsemen of
our culture. There is no proof of their existence. For they are – too original
– here and now.
Acknowledging this is the modesty called objectivity,
the source of honesty.
However, many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.
This possibly makes clear as well why there is such a loud call for democracy.
The majority of the citizens feel discriminated, especially in their cars,
whited tombs in a traffic jam in the rush hour. And they will always tend to
blame the proverbial other for their own lack of quality in life, likely me.
In many public places it was not even allowed anymore to sit and read (anything
but the price). Conceit, control and consumption round the clock are already
taken to be the same norm as non-smoking since a long time, and either complete
silence or applause: talking or shouting, laughing or crying affirmative
nonsense about the various brands of beer in stock is tolerated by law.
If politicians have nothing to do, let them at least not run riot and ruin all
social structures pretending to be busy. Let us pay a sufficient amount of tax
for their income provided that they keep their mouth shut from time to time and
do nothing. To do nothing is not yet to do harm.
The problem is that full employment is needed to be able to destroy planet
There is a negative side to a ban on smoking that has been overlooked.
It has been scientifically proven how schizophrenics who smoke take a smaller
risk in getting lung cancer.
And smokers seem to be hardly ever schizophrenic. Who knows smoking is not an
antidote to schizophrenia?!
If the cap fits, wear it.
The institution Europe is now speaking in its symbiotic relationship with the
second world war: "Where there is smoke, there is a chimney. Where there
is a chimney, there is a barracks. Where there is a barracks, there is mass
Euthanasia has come to stay.
About ten years old and not being able to sleep so well, I requested my dear
mother once to rather beat me than start a psychological campaign, and I asked
for a clairvoyant to advise me about a deceptive society invading me. I met him
several years later, after I had been expelled successively from an ordinary
secondary school and a Christian faith secondary school. I then went to a
Montessori school, worried as I was – and others with me – I would never get
rid of the conditioning of examinations, a form of control diminishing certain
creative, spiritual and social abilities, as far as I had these.
After this I went to study law and discovered how far we have really strayed
from our natural source.
The Montessori philosophy is built upon the idea that children develop and
think differently than adults, that they are not merely adults in small bodies.
This is just a point of view to this problem which is annoying children with
the dilemma of the chicken or the egg.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? There are more children in adult
bodies acting phoney than the other way round. This is obvious to children, and
hence they are blackmailed by those in control to adapt to the latter's way of
Dr Maria Montessori believed in children's rights although, children working to
develop themselves into adults, in whatever bodies, and that this development
would lead to world peace. The Montessori method discourages traditional
measurements of achievement, grades, tests, as negative competition that is
damaging to the inner growth of children – of adults. Let us therefore be
Only now it is time to think of domestic violence in a political context or the
other way round.
In this way
I do understand that it would be suspicious if I
called myself a master of wisdom; it is already suspicious if I say I could
have been Akhenaten or for instance that I have lived in his time. It is even
suspicious if I say I am using this possibility as a metaphor. Naturally it is
also suspicious if I say that Nefertiti has lived around me here for many years
and knows nothing to say of Egypt except that she loves cats.
For I confronted such a woman with her constant meditation, preoccupation,
nearly obsession in this way. I told her that I am telepathic, at least
sensitive, to such indirect contemplation of the world with the element of a
schoolteacher trying to correct every move, if this has become a rhythm and a
All of this is ignored if (as) it doesn't suit her personal intentions, which
are always centred on herself.
That those who give some of the required information about the emergence of the
bodhisattva Maitreya as world teacher have a policy of selective denial confirms
that they follow a system of emancipation of women projected on to men.
I realise this now.
After many years of spying, a woman will not have the same attraction as
before. And life in all its vanity goes on and tramples the few things that
were learned. It makes them useless and powerless even retroactively, unless
perhaps when registered and made insightful and practically used to avoid the
It is absurd and pathetic to push oneself as a woman, even girlfriend, because
of time going on, and that one ought to understand this meanwhile with the old
age home in view as it were. Yet this waste of life is a fundamental
characteristic of women due to their lack of timing. They live in a cocoon, a
womb, which they assume is timeless. This illusion can be only altered by the
hardness of life and its confrontation, previously the pain of childbirth, and
confrontation is indeed invited so. I do not want to mention women although
other than symbolic to those who can still choose.
Women will like to be confronted and be put in place and assume this is man's
pleasure to fulfil, but it is not, and it is not his vocation and will not
happen. He withdraws. Then come the so-called gratitude and festivities,
hypocrisy, the humiliation, subversion, backbiting, gossip and group work so
characteristic of contemporary society: the co-operation of women including the
weaker type of men.
They now start blackmailing someone that he has sent them away or so, seeking
to oblige and ridicule him who withdrew, and will develop all sorts of
structures of obstruction to his free will, which is: of his God-given right to
breathe. They call this love. They will monopolise what is already there in
this direction. They will start a process of revenge – assassination or
character assassination – including everyone if they can't get their particular
This is symbolised in the Massacre of the Innocents by Herod, mentioned in the
Bible, of all small boys under the age of two near to where Jesus could be
born. Trying to assassinate the expected messiah, automatically a competitor to
the authorities, every possible candidate had to be cowardly killed. This was
the democratic anticipation of Herod long ago; this is what is going on today.
We have also read of the loving character of Salome and her stepfather Herod,
Antipas, son of the above Herod, and where the head of John the Baptist
remained. This can likewise be interpreted as a symbol. The head of a man is
always at stake.
Christ is again anticipated both in principle and in person.
And it is time to wake up, and stop flattering each other with this policy of
politeness. Life is better dangerous than in danger. We must choose to live or
die. If we want to live, we have to recognise Herod in all our structures and
get rid of him, Christ or no Christ.
The name of Christ is also only a cover.
I have heard that Hans van Mierlo, deputy prime
minister and minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands during the Dutch UN
involvement in the civil war in Yugoslavia, has been held responsible by a
group of survivors for the massacre of some 8000 Bosniak men in the region of
Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1995, in not having acted in
accordance with UN guidelines, thus not having been able to interfere in
genocide as it was happening.
Hans van Mierlo was main leader and founder of the Dutch political party D66.
Treason is everywhere and even all sorts of set-ups.
I am not really paranoid, for a lot of what I suspected makes sense and is
confirmed as true. People try to push and control not only me, but since I live
quite consciously I reveal this, a trend in society.
After the restaurants a smoking ban is approaching in cafes and pubs, which I
see in line with this. They are usually a social and happy circumstance in so
far as they have not yet been corrupted. But they don't seem to sufficiently
serve state interests.
In Holland, initially some smoking prohibitions had started in public places
under minister of Health Els Borst for D(6)66, who legalised euthanasia.
Culture means "cult of fire".
Where there is smoke, there is fire. There will be obviously no culture.
A good friend of mine has a son of about ten years old who has consistently
been treated with psychiatric drugs (for instance opiates) on medical
prescription over a period of two years, enforced by the mother and the school
in a dispute of her with his father, well meaning of course, but outside his
knowledge and based on no real diagnosis, it was proven, and without his
consent. He had accidentally found out about this from the overly quiet boy.
These drugs have side effects, possibly in the long term.
The father is a well-known artist who lives and works in his studio in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and had to nearly act as a robber to get the
relevant evidence existing on paper of a whole procedure on his own son, a
procedure which now includes the malfunction of a judicial council for child
care. This evidence had been created by the mother in conjunction with mental
health care service Mentrum and elementary school, where it had been saved.
Secretly and illegally, but intuitively felt somehow, he had been misled on
every level. If he had not had this intuition, he could well have lost his
rights as a father, in spite of the fact that three different lawyers had
successfully been employed earlier against legal proceedings of the mother to
dismiss him as such. The whole intrigue had started after the boy had
supposedly been instigated by the mother, a lawyer, to theft in his place.
"That is the way with women," said Don Quixote; "they spurn
those that care for them and love those that hate them. But go on,
The existence of this document, a correspondence between several earning
parties about the boy's state of mind, was finally admitted and leaked to him
by someone from within this conspiracy (of mostly women), who had seen her
position become unstable and regretted her earlier lack of goodwill and
co-operation towards him. This lack of goodwill it seems was the foundation
stone of psychiatric treatment to begin with, and subsequent medication, with
serious side effects not always apparent at first.
Everybody seems to like – at least empathise with – and confirm rather than solve
the problem, so to worsen.
The law in Holland is going to change in such a way that the parent will have
no say over his children anymore in a few years and will have no chance legally
protesting in these circumstances, and also naturally vital and happy or
expressive children, as in this case, will be practically state-owned.
Psychiatry can and will do as it likes in the name of the state from an early
age and continue drugging children to adapt them to its own dull standard as it
pleases. The health and sanity of hundreds of thousands of children are at stake
already now. Similar programmes exist in many other countries. The Soviet Union
during the cold war even never knew such forms of control as developed not only
in the Netherlands, but also elsewhere.
Materialism comes from the Latin word materia is matter, from mater = mother.
The biggest mistakes are made protecting children from greed, giving them an
unhealthy imagination of danger from the start and teaching them no
self-confidence, to become muttering taxpayers merely.
Infantilism has become a global system, and is forced on mature people as well.
This is probably caused by mainly Western women who want or have no children
other than adopted (old or young), hardly aware, and air their subconscious
mother's instinct on adults, one of the side effects of emancipation. No harm
yet in itself, but they go so far that if one does not behave like an imbecile
one is suspected of perversion. It is clear why materialism denies
reincarnation, because in this way it has made man's identity solely dependent
on the mother's womb.
Mother's Day was also dearly supported by Adolf Hitler. This may be symbolic.
There are many notions about fascism but ultimately it is not much more than a
form of materialism.
We need more spirit (= fire).
Lately a kind of inner voice was much distracting as I
was working on a computer, which can be already quite hypnotic, but it proved
to be correct (which is not the same as true to me). My age is always essential
to people in direct ratio to how I don't wish to consider it myself as it tells
nothing about where you or I stand in life but in a mechanical, chronological
and chronic society to which we are subservient at all times.
Only mentally lazy people take this for granted.
It is chronic by means of a type of control assuming time to be an automatic
rectifier, adapting everyone to one basic concept as everyone dies and loses in
the end and the theory has won. Time is based on the rhythm of a political and
economic reality and their joint material investment in us. We can only obey.
This inner voice is a form of pestering from naivety, characteristic of
anonymous lovers and friends, and imitated by who seek my appendix or the other
way round. I don't know which comes first, for time to me is just causality,
karma if automatic, a logic which people seem to miss except in slowly dying
for the system.
I recently asked someone what life is like between abortion and euthanasia, but
I got no reply.
These preoccupations don't bring the timeless quality that people seek within reach.
Education is part of a strategy of the state, also in a democracy. And so we
are obliged to it for life, sometimes less mentally free than we were under
some of the dictators of the past. We can see the results. Psychiatry seems to
be the only industry still growing in the West, moulding the mind of several
nations to an uncritically dull and obedient standard.
In reaction to this people seek freedom rather than obligation in sex, for
without freedom there can be no love. But this has become political as well and
has been abundantly exploited. It is really the point where prostitution and
pornography have begun.
Always throwing the first stone to divert attention from its own decay, the
state is clearly part of this convention.
That is why I deny that the earth is round. It is absolutely as square as it
I used to think that man represents time and woman space, and respectively
Logos (logic) and Eros, but I changed my mind. Superficially speaking, women
live more with time than (with) men.
This is biological. They have their period and by analogy are more curious
about the weather forecast and the news than men are.
Mahatma Koot Hoomi once observed that people too compulsively imitate nature.
Is that why there is so much bloodshed?
And he said that woman is the Lady Echo who always has the final say.
In this way the last will be first, and the first will be last.
Sigmund Freud completed his book Moses and Monotheism when he had fled to
London from Vienna to escape the Nazis in 1938, at their commencement of the
second world war. This was about his last work before he died in 1939. In it he
claimed that the monotheistic religion of Moses was borrowed from Akhenaten,
often referred to as the first individual in history, and the first known to be
addressed as pharaoh, in ancient Egypt, in the fourteenth century before
Christ. Moses means son in Egyptian. See Thutmose, son of Thoth, and so on.
Others have suggested that Akhenaten's grandfather Yuya on his mother's side
was the same as Joseph the dream reader in the Bible, in the Old Testament, who
was sold by his brothers as a slave into Egypt, due to jealousy, but rose to a
high social position. This means the latter would have been vizier to Thutmose
IV, who is indeed known to have had an inclination to prophetic dreams.
Thutmose's most celebrated accomplishment was the restoration of the Sphinx at
Giza and subsequent commission of the Dream Stele. According to Thutmose's
account on the Dream Stele, while the young prince was out on a hunting trip,
he stopped to rest under the head of the Sphinx, which was buried up to the
neck in sand. He soon fell asleep and had a dream in which the Sphinx told him
that if he cleared away the sand and restored it he would become the next
The names Yuya and Joseph/Yuseph derive from the deity Yahweh/Jehovah.
Freud was not completely true perhaps, but his analysis carried a deeper
symbolism than he might have known. Akhenaten and Nefertiti were among the very
few pharaohs who had themselves intimately portrayed together as a couple for a
symbolic reason. This was in one of the only cultural and spiritual
revolutions, during the so-called Amarna period, Egypt had ever known.
Akhenaten later may have claimed to be exclusively descended from both the male
and female aspects of his solar deity, the Aten (or Aton; see also the atom,
its reflection). Hence the many speculations about the sexual character of
Akhenaten, whose representation was intentionally transformed towards that of a
hermaphrodite, albeit a rationalisation (still) causing confusion, like most
rationalisations. This caused a conflict and likely a separation with his wife,
which according to history took place, and this again was the basis of Freud's
investigations. The subject of his last book was no distraction from but basis
and culmination of his psychoanalysis.
The tolerant and peaceful Aten, Akhenaten's private revolution, forbade and
nearly extinguished its rivals, but ultimately could not overcome the many
customary ethnic gods of sex, war and other sports to which man of his time
attributes almost every daily occurrence. But the idea of the One God implying
the equality and inclusiveness of all men was not completely lost either.
Akhenaten although went into history as the heretic king.
The Aten constituted a fairly rational religion, the basis of the Adonai of the
Hebrews and the Adonis of the Greeks, and its echo may be found in the name of
Athens. In fact the term religion has already in it the word Re, another name
for the Egyptian sun (god), which re-peats itself in every day, re-incarnates
as it were, and is the basis of karma or cause and effect, or reality. Carna
means protectress of vital organs, carno flesh in Latin.
Religion has always had much to do with sexuality, for we owe our life to it
biologically, while religion speaks of a spiritual origin at the same time,
trying to harmonise these two. This has not always succeeded, as neither have
we, to harmonise our physical and spiritual ancestry, or even define these to
begin with, but many complexes may have been based on historic failures, our
past examples and archetypes.
It is therefore significant that the famous bust of Nefertiti was already in
Germany, in das Ägyptisches Museum of Berlin, during the rise to power of Adolf
Hitler. While it was claimed by Egypt, Hitler annexed it as German forever. He
fell in love with Nefertiti and went insane. She looked like an Aryan and
became a Nazi trophy.
In 2003 the bust of Nefertiti experienced another tragedy after the many
falsifications of her reign with Akhenaten. It received a contemporary body
from a hired sculptor, evidently based on some of her older-age representations
from ancient Egypt and contrary to the taste of both ancient and modern-day
Egypt and Nefertiti herself.
In this way we see the head of a young woman on the body of a somewhat worn out
long-distance runner with narrow thighs and hanging breasts, rather insipid,
not even touristic.
It is true that many religions based on her since her reign have been
misrepresentations, but one of the most marked misrepresentations was Nazi
Germany. There can be no coincidence.
Exactly in this context ought to be interpreted the well-known curse of the
pharaohs. It is true that Akhenaten had six daughters and just one son, but the
latter was not likely the adopted Moses but Tutankhamen (originally
Tutankhaten). The circumstance of six daughters was not yet enough for a curse.
Only when the boy Tutankhaten was misused to be the last of his dynasty and
when he died as a result of being debased to a mere sporting relic called
Tutankhamen, in honour of the god of war Amen (now a parade), the curse of the
pharaohs came into effect. The most pronounced consequence of this curse, which
initially was a superficial fancy of journalists after the death of some
members of a group that had excavated the tomb of Tutankhamen during the first
world war, was therefore the second world war. The Egyptians were not stingy
Presumably Tutankhaten had got isolated after the divorce or death of Akhenaten
and Nefertiti. Sigmund Freud has had the intuition to take this historical
drama as a source, at least measure, of modern disease in a civilisation and its
It is not hardly a coincidence how Nefertiti has overseen Nazi Germany
devastate the world and get devastated itself as if accomplishing an ancient
revenge. The Germans were not the only ones at fault, but they certainly were
the most tasteless.
Some of this can be found in the archives of history. Contemporary hypocrisy is
not yet able to estimate the law of cause and effect. This is what Sigmund
Freud has correctly understood and tried to help solve. He knew the roots,
whatever his choice of words.
This hypocrisy is based on a suppressed sexuality, he says, rationalising our
bisexual origin and dependence on the other, from pride, arrogance and
People tend to spoil what was given them in their compulsory and reactionary
conceit which the distinction of sex sought to overcome, not to enhance it as
it is. Next to this they destroy the future for possibly coming generations,
which more likely they will be themselves by their karma (the same compulsion).
It is only in the sexes that we can see how democratic nature really is.
Science may try to achieve a completely democratic society based on the
grievances of sexless and colourless people and create all sorts of
abnormalities; these are Atlantean and cannot endure unless in another cultural
and physical abyss for mankind.
Uruguay in the 1960s was known for its socio-political stability. Army and
police were small. A slump in the demand for wool and meat, Uruguay's principal
exports, after the Korean war brought a drop in the standard of living. Social
tensions along with corruption of the overblown state bureaucracy gave the
impulse to an urban guerrilla.
The Tupamaros, Movimiento de Liberación Nacional, were a resistance group of
the left, formed against the conservative, repressive, regime of Uruguay in the
1960s. The MLN was founded in between 1962 and 1965 by Sendic, a law student in
Túpac Amaru was the last member of the Inca royal
family, murdered by the Spanish in 1571, but the Tupamaros were named after
Túpac Amaru II, eighteenth century Peruvian rebel against the
Raúl Sendic died in 1989.
The movement began by redistributing stolen food and money among the poor in
A state of national emergency was declared in June 1968 which lasted until
1972. It was during this crisis that the Tupamaros started political
The peak of the Tupamaros was in 1970 and 1971. They held those kidnapped in a Cárcel
del Pueblo (people's prison) during this period.
In 1971 over 100 imprisoned Tupamaros escaped the
Punta Carretas prison.
In 1973 a coup was declared by the president. He
instated a junta of military generals.
In Argentina the Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo
(ERP), or People's Revolutionary Army, the military branch of the communist
Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores (PRT), or Workers' Revolutionary
Party, and the Catholic left-wing Peronist guerrilla group Movimiento Peronista
Montonero (MPM), the Montoneros, in this period were equivalent to the
Tupamaros in Uruguay. Already in the 1960s the PRT had adopted a strategy of
insurgency inspired by Che Guevara, who had fought alongside Fidel Castro
during the 1959 Cuban Revolution.
After democracy was restored in 1985 and they were given an amnesty, the
Tupamaros returned to public life as a legal political party, the Movimiento de
Participación Popular (MPP), Movement of Popular Participation. The party
comprised the largest single group within the left-wing Frente Amplio
The MPP was the most voted list inside the Frente
Amplio in the presidential elections of October 2004. Their candidate, the
socialist doctor Vázquez became the first non-traditional parties member
elected as president in Uruguay.
On March 1, 2005, Tabaré Vázquez has been inaugurated
as president of Uruguay in Montevideo, a member of the centre-left Broad Front
(Frente Amplio) in which the Tupamaros, as foreseen, are a key majority in the
One of the guests was the compañero Daniel Rey Piuma, Tupamaro avant la lettre
against the increasingly military regime in the 1970s evolving in the
dictatorial junta of Uruguay and Argentina of the 70s and 80s, who had to flee
his country to Brazil and went to the Netherlands, where he was naturalised as
a Dutch citizen, working as an art director for the municipality of Amsterdam.
Although Uruguay officially became a democracy in 1985, it was still attended
by the military. Daniel appeared before a commission of truth and was granted
an amnesty only in 1992, under the eye of two officers from behind a screen. He
curiously needed protection. And he would not be safe in Uruguay with the
continued right-wing, army-controlled political climate until now. Old habits
In recent years his former work as a spy and infiltrator, all the way into the
(US-led) concentration camps from where he collected crucial evidence, partly
unforeseen and under extraordinary circumstances, of torture and massacre – not
to mention rape; the children were adopted by childless officers – sanctioned
by associated the totalitarian regime of Uruguay and Argentina, which, risking
his life, he smuggled from the country and channelled to the United Nations,
was brought back to memory by a controversy around the intended wedding of the
Dutch Crown prince Willem-Alexander to Máxima Zorreguieta.
Daniel had also once been married to a woman. She was that traumatised from her
experiences in a concentration camp that she could not bear children. He and his
wife were both rescued from Uruguay although. When she eventually got a
daughter, she was named Victoria.
Wilhelm Reich has sufficiently explained the relationship between sheep and
wolves and the uniform they are wearing. We ought to be less dependent on
women. They are not so afraid of a little blood as such or even money. It is
the smell. Hate me. It is the only love I can ever find in you.
The position of Jorge Zorreguieta, not as father of Máxima but former minister
of Agriculture, representing landlordism, of Argentina during one of the most
critical and oppressive episodes of its totalitarian regime, of the notorious
military junta of general Jorge Rafael Videla, which had seized political power
by force in 1976 during violent factional conflicts between far-left and
far-right-wing supporters of recently deceased president Juan Domingo Perón,
suddenly became disputed from an unusual angle, also to Daniel. Prince
Willem-Alexander had quoted a source as saying that only a few people had
possibly and miraculously disappeared under the junta. And the source proved to
be former general Jorge Videla. The Crown prince later publicly apologised, but
too many people had already got alarmed about his further references and circle
The road of civilisation moves in strange curves.
One of the unexpected survivors from the former resistance of the Tupamaros in
his country of the rightist intimidation of its people, a day before and near
to where the royal wedding would officially take place on February 2, 2002,
Daniel held a one-man demonstration in the Dam Square in Amsterdam. He
obviously had no permission to do this. By a deal with the national government
although, Jorge Zorreguieta would not be present at the wedding of his
daughter, to avoid commotion.
It was his share to defend and uphold the historical truth, which had been
publicly denied, in his view, and to serve the course of objectivity in Uruguay
and Argentina in the first place and the Netherlands and every other nation
struggling with its history, and its destiny in this way, in the second place.
This fact caused him to be arrested by the Dutch police for insult of the
monarchy. He was summoned to appear in court and had to defend himself in a
case which can be usually never won by constitutional immunity of the royal
family in the Netherlands.
Daniel was found guilty. But he still objected. And after a trial in which he
had to justify himself before the state for almost two years, he became the
first in Dutch history to be relieved of all charges in such a case since the
time that the constitution which applies to this, as it forbids forbids all
political utterance in exchange for immunity of members of the royal family in
this respect, the basis of the monarchy, was written in this country. This
immunity is compensated by the citizen of the Netherlands, who is forced to
speak politically and is held responsible.
He could have passed it all off with a formal apology, getting a small,
symbolic, fine, especially since the penalty for such an offence in a trial
could amount to seven years in prison. But his whole house and library had been
searched, books had been seized and never returned, and he insisted that he had
not so much insulted anyone as had been insulted.
A nuisance to the magistracy he engaged a lawyer, patiently working on a plea,
and let the trial be carried on like a Kafka.
He was frequently being spied upon by the secret service, even as we had a chat
on Caronte, hell's boatman from Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, the pigs in control
who are more equal than all the other equal animals, in Animal Farm, or the
ministry of peace (war), in Nineteen Eighty-Four, of George Orwell. Or someone
played the funeral march of Frédéric-François Chopin on the piano in his home
one night while Daniel's father was dying in the Uruguay he couldn't visit, a
concert for the agents who overheard us from their hotel across the street.
The ministry of love where political prisoners are tortured and rehabilitated
under the supervision of the thought police is in charge of law and order.
Or we made variations on The Scream of Edvard Munch on his easel as his
companion was already asleep. She would have to get up early, working as media
adviser for the minister of justice.
The Netherlands was one of the early republics before it became a monarchy.
When later she illumined the new identity card, we nearly swooned. It seemed as
if the day had never dawned.
I have made up for it.
March 1 will inaugurate the beginning of a new era now a more just society may
be accepted without any further official denial of the truth and those who have
defended it on behalf of its adherents or participants and their own people.
The truth is indeed a matter of past, present and future, and in that order of
appearance now it has revealed a great opportunity.
Speaking of art
Recently I went to visit Daniel Rey Piuma with a few
friends at the hospital, not long after he had been to the inauguration of
Tabaré Vázquez as the first socialist president of Uruguay in its history, on March
1, 2005, at the same time a conclusion to his own personal and formal
rehabilitation. Daniel previously was a spy into the military from where he had
collected evidence of torture and massacre by its membership taking which he
fled the country and reported to the United Nations in the 1970s, and he
supported the revolutionary Tupamaros into politics as chairman for northern
Europe. In that capacity we presume his telephone is constantly tapped. Since
2005, the Tupamaros are a represented majority in the Uruguayan parliament, as
well as in the senate and in the government. They have also obtained the
chairmanship of the parliament and of the senate. The presidency of the
government was given to the socialist doctor Tabaré Vázquez. He has the support
of the president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, also a centre-leftist.
The president of Uruguay is both head of state and head of government.
After Daniel returned home in the Netherlands, he was approached by an Italian
judge who was endeavouring to still get on trial living constituents of the
former military of Uruguay during its totalitarian regime conceived in the
1960s and formalised in 1973, an example to the infamous military junta of
general Jorge Rafael Videla of Argentina that seized political power by force
in 1976, for their allegedly carrying responsibility of torture of Italian
subjects who are also still alive, albeit with a trauma. He was invited to
appear as a witness in a court of law to aid in this case.
He has done this, in Amsterdam, and so an initial position in court having to
defend himself against imputations of insult, being forced to bring the issue
concerned to the public eye from the start, was turned.
Reviving although what really had happened, he had to be taken to hospital with
serious physical complaints which, according to a doctor, were related to
For this reason we are, as visitors, requested to not mention anything that
would remind him of the horrors that he ever had witnessed. He reported these
to the United Nations after he had been rescued, together with his wife who had
been imprisoned in a concentration camp, from Uruguay, with diplomatic help
from Brazil including, it has been suggested, of Lula who later would be
Because of the orders we had received to not mention anything traumatising, we
spoke about art. Earlier we had already spoken about the symbolic dimensions of
art and the meaning and possibilities of a Pax Cultura as proposed by the
Roerich Pact, named after its founder, Russian-born artist Nicholas Roerich, a
treaty which was originally conceived in Uruguay and approved by the Seventh
International Conference of American States, held at Montevideo on December 16,
1933. The treaty was signed on April 15, 1935 by 20 Latin American countries
and the USA, or all the members of the Pan-American Union, in the prelude to
the second world war, precisely to avoid the kind of thing he had seen.
Later it was also signed by other countries, including India in 1948 and the
Soviet Union in 1959. In fact the international Roerich Pact, initiated in
1954, was signed by more than 60 countries and became international
humanitarian law. The Pax Cultura was to be a cultural analogue to the Red
Cross for medical neutrality.
April 15, 2005 marked the 70th anniversary of (the signing of) the Roerich
Pact, which was originally aiming to achieve peace through culture, cultural
peace, or Pax Cultura, the motto of the Roerich Pact as well as the emblem on
its flag, the Banner of Peace: "Where there is Peace, there is Culture;
Where there is Culture, there is Peace."
In his new homeland Daniel became an art director for the municipality of
He studied ever to become a priest but became an atheist instead, presumably
from his encounters with the junta. Yet I dared to mention a healing well in
Tlacote, Mexico, if medicine or if treatment would prove to be insufficient.
This well is said to have been charged with healing properties by Maitreya.
Cases have been reported here even of the cure of Aids, but I cannot verify
these personally. Also I am not trying to be a spokesperson of Maitreya and I
have no particular religious affiliation. Maitreya is taken by many to be
synonymous to Christ.
We are freethinkers but fear at least no further persecution by Nero.
Agreed to provoke nothing traumatic, indeed in anyone, we have mainly spoken
concerning art and have shared some pictures as a form of innocence that may
help to heal us without the implication of an ideology.
These pictures were not intended to be used in court but given in accord with a
notion of Tupamaros in what really means harmlessness, as it happens: faith in
our own creative source.
Uruguay has meanwhile become one of the most environmentally aware nations in
the world and has recognised people in line with their surroundings to deserve
the same respect and healing.
We do our best.
As Nicholas Roerich said: "In Beauty we are united! Through Beauty we
pray! With Beauty we conquer!"
The Treaty of Amsterdam
Completely in tune with the current European Schlager
of 'the bigger the better', many small people in these days, especially in
small countries like the Netherlands, have urgently tried to become big in an
altogether unusual way.
This has also affected the city of Amsterdam as well as its city university
which had preserved much of the idealism of a free and just society of the
1960s, until the Treaty of Amsterdam, laying the foundation of a single
European currency, the euro, was signed. The Treaty of Amsterdam amending the
Treaty of the European Union, the Treaties establishing the European
Communities and certain related acts, commonly known as the Amsterdam Treaty,
was signed on October 2, 1997, and entered into force on May 1, 1999; it made
substantial changes to the Treaty on European Union, which had been signed at
Maastricht in 1992.
Ironically the unification of Europe, including Eastern Europe, following the
fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and reunification of East and West Germany in
1990 which had been separated since the end of the second world war, was
accompanied by the falling apart of Yugoslavia and civil war in the Balkans at
the beginning of the 1990s. Large numbers of refugees flooded Europe.
Until then, the spiritual climate of the city was still local, more or less
open and progressive. Control and repression were unpopular. This property drew
always much unconventional people who traditionally take no interest in money
as the only reason for their existence.
This has changed. And a new symbolic subway system was designed, the
North/South Metro Line, on the one hand with an open character by the amount of
glass suggesting transparency, on the other hand showing many mirror-like
effects so that presumably also its engineers would like to enter.
Commercialisation also took place at the University of Amsterdam adapting to an
unoriginal European standard, competing to be more international in delivering
a good product: the student who indeed rounds off his study upwards, but his
Not anyone with an interest in free or uncontrolled intellectual development
indeed was welcome anymore in its enclaves.
Someone was backbitten in particular for having spoken about the world teacher
Maitreya, the mahatma Koot Hoomi and the master Djwhal Khul, frequently called 'the
Tibetan'. The latter became well known for the many books that he
telepathically dictated to a disciple, Alice A. Bailey, in preparation of a new
world order where spirituality and science, soul and matter, in other words
means and meaning would meet.
The one who had spoken thus about the teaching of Maitreya was simply excluded
from university circles. Having his dinner in the mensa – public meeting space
and cafeteria – he was approached and interrogated by nearly ten policemen who
had been called by the manager to that effect. This manager had received an
information anonymously, he said, that our guest was suspected of terrorist
plans. No official student without card the person in question was dissipated,
not welcome henceforth.
Several black security guards had suggested his disposal already shortly before
that. They had begun an inquiry with a confession about the blonde whore they
frequented in an expensive brothel in The Hague. The reaction of the boy was
examined asking if he had a girlfriend and a job. They then had a regular chat
about racism and how well they are and that quite a few female students were
working as prostitutes to pay for their studies, something that they highly
admired. These quite expensive employees of the university just happened to
have a job like this and had nothing else to do than inspect innocent folk who
speak too loud or who don't speak or who sit on a table rather than in a chair,
in other words: who don't behave. As a result of this type of control, in all
sections of society and by the same cynical logic, many people have basically
lost their country. Security guards also need some entertainment. Life would be
too boring otherwise. A manipulator is almost never true and original.
Those who are considered a threat have been employed to survey what they
themselves are, which is politics. A new class of people has been effected to
serve their suspicion.
This incident occurred long before the heinous terrorist attacks on the United
States of America by Islamic extremists on September 11, 2001, and resulting
bloody and global war on terror (led by the US, unauthorised by the United
Nations), but – to his shock – this innocent person, already then, was
suspected of terrorist plans, he admitted later hesitating.
The slander was soon generalised as common sense in the complacency of the same
circles that had contrived it. Expensive, large granite engravings revealing
the philanthropic reflections of the (would-be) celebrities of local science
were attached to the outside wall of the mensa. It was politics in a rest
harbour of junkies and police having to entertain one another. Not long after
that a new rector elucidated at his inauguration that this university was an
open market for everyone, a commonplace.
Many cases are known in which, not stupid or wicked, people were separated from
society in similar ways, just by a form of rigid obedience, call it slavery,
and subsequently had to live – or die – on the street. Not only the university
is at fault, but also the municipality and the national government having
turned tolerance and democracy into vanity, a kind of ideology, in being
pragmatic. For within a context of large and rational political structures like
Europe, some small, local and organic interests are easily sacrificed to
suspense, in which everyday life and learning are only still a matter of
results and ulterior motives. In this respect the university is no exception to
the rule that commercialisation leaves or hands over such an institution to the
mercy of the power of money. More particularly it hands over individuals to the
mercy of the common denominator of foolishness.
A university is supposed to not only pass on some form of culture achieved so
far, but to maintain the surroundings in which we can interpret the difference
between public and private interest for ourselves. For not anyone is able to
seize his own at heart, his position, and what is in or out of place. And which
that, however, is, would at least be entertained on non-violence, let alone
hospitality. Those people are rare and unique, and indispensable to our culture
and future, who will comprehend that their real calling and concern are
non-violence in this way.
Control and competition are not even sublimations of but contract in advance
and are primary violence as such, squeezing the soul and exploiting the world.
Violence just (foolishly) tries to bring relief, as any intelligent person can
sense. Non-violence is no slavery or subordination but to distinguish the inner
rules of living between form and content, cause and effect. Life is the cause
and content, society is a form and a kind of effect, or even only a cover.
Formalism and materialism are one and the same thing and they are not even
Commercialism leaves us to the mercy of violence. Yet we are supposed to be a
good product of and equally useful to society, at least the idea.
We already know of the cornerstone.
In a state of suppression the individual has to serve society – or the state in
disguise – instead of the other way round, until there is no individual left
and society becomes a cynical remnant of itself, in fact until it disappears by
its own selfish ideology, more abstract than a god or devil.
Students are moulded in this, as if all scientists who nourish them were no
individuals but merely a product of later founded institutions, and as if cause
does not precede effect. The same can be said to apply to both terrorism and
war on terror, twins and the common denominator of foolishness.
The individual who was kicked out of the mensa has at least had a lesson in
psychology, call it economy, and what comes first: form or content.
By the law of analogy he has interpreted his local experience as an element of
indeed mass hysteria.
The master taught him so.
"Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral," it has been said. And
a public meeting space is precious.