The blog of a Dutch Atheist fed up with all the religious hatred

The blog of a Dutch Atheist fed up with all the religious hatred
The blog of a pissed off Dutch Atheist fed up with all the religious hatred, racism and the suffering it causes in the world

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Rest in peace Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela July 18, 1918  December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela is no more..

I am not going to write an obituary here, there are people far better qualified to do that, however I can write about how I saw Mandela..
I am not going to write about these incidental hate posts and blogs I have read and depict Mandela as a bloodthirsty terrorist and even a tyrant, posts that are illustrated with graphical pictures of horribly murdered people and this is all blamed on Nelson Mandela..
I am not  going to write about his personal life, just because personal things should be left personal

But I can write about the way I slowly became aware of his existence .
It was when the news started to give attention to the apartheid problem and the sabotage campaign by the ANC to force the south African white minority government end Apartheid..
Then  for the first time in my life I heard the name of Nelson Mandela was mentioned as the leader of this movement who was already 25 years of a life sentence in prison for opposing the apartheid. that was it.
Details came later about the sometimes very violent protests and attacks by the ANC to Free Mandela..
I disagree with the violence, but it did get the attention of the world..
Governments, human rights organizations, musicians all over the world started to pressure the South African government to release Mandela from prison..

Free after 27 years in prison
The first time I saw him him live was in 1990 on television..
His release from prison was broad-casted live all over the world and this huge crowd was waiting for him to walk out the door to freedom and when it finally happened, there he was, a gray man who looked very tired, (I would look the same after 27 years of prison) making the first steps of his regained freedom and the "fist in the air" victory sign. This was the man he black majority saw as the one who could and would end apartheid and oppression of the white minority, and it was like I could feel the almost unbearable weight up the shoulders of this gray 72 year old man

What happened in the years after that were noting short of a human miracle..
Nelson Mandela had the power to start a revolution which would have made the French revolution look like a children's slumber party.
He did not abuse this power but used it to let the black majority and the white minority come together in this way preventing a bloody revolution from happening.
He did what the world thought to be impossible, he made peace between the black and white people and ended the apartheid without violence, without a civil war..

And I can write about how about I see Nelson Mandela:
December 5 2013 age 95 the last man who possibly could negotiate peace between Israel and the Palestinians died after a life where he made a difference as one person.
There is no man like him, and I don't know how long we will have to wait for another Nelson Mandela will enter history


Personal observations in my younger years (part2)

Sorry I am a bit late but here is the second part of how I experienced my younger years. if you want to read the 1st part before this one , you can find it here

First some fun fact history:

*Did you know that the American declaration of independence is inspired by the Dutch Act of Abjuration (dutch: Plakkaat van Verlatinghe)which absolved the Utrecht Union (the union that would become the country The Netherlands) of their oath of allegiance to the King of Spain in 1581 ?
*Did you know that the Netherlands were the first country with freedom of religion in their constitution ?
*Did you know that there almost had been no USA without Dutch financial and naval help after the American Revolutionary war?


Ok back to the story..

I told you how  Social democratic system was a well balanced system with the best parts of Capitalism and Socialism combined, regulated free enterprise and a social security system that had no equal in the whole world..
It gave the best possible education in the world, the birth of industrial giants in ship building, the largest import export harbor in the world (Rotterdam) there was hardly any unemployment.
As an electrician I could work anywhere I wanted and I earned quite well for a young starter I bought my house when I was 27 and I still live there ..

Our system worked more than perfect and it gave the north western countries a period of extreme economic prosperity that was until 80s when Predator American corporate investors bought their way in to European politics
Laws were changed to make it possible for American corporations to buy European companies..
Laws were changed to privatize governmental services and under the smoke screen that competition would make everything cheaper government companies like the railways, public transport, energy company, water company and mail service were privatized

And let me tell you  this statement that "competition would make everything cheaper" was the biggest governmental lie ever told , the energy prices sky rocketed the postal service was slimmed down so 25% of the postal workers were added to the unemployment number

But we were too blinded by the positive perspective we constantly got from the government that it needed time to settle that we did not notice that after the law was changed there was one hostile take over after the other
And when the first cutbacks governmental cutbacks started we discovered that we were preyed up on..
A news paper brought the news that unnamed secret investors with unlimited money were buying up our industry, dividing it in to smaller chunks and soled them with profit. Leter we discovered the name of this system: private equity investment (like Bain investment of Mitt Romney )
I think this 160 second Youtube Video explains in a few minutes what we in Europe had to find out in several years of cutting through the lies of the government.


But what we discovered this was only scratching the surface.
First it looked like the money was growing on trees but a few years later we began to feel the consequences of the deregulation and learned what private equity investors had done to our industry and technical companies..
It came to the point that even I as an experienced electro technician  lost my job.

Europe was unprepared for the wave of predatory  investors  out on making quick profit by by buying sound companies, reducing its workforce, dividing it in separate companies , take out giant loans on these companies (this money  ended up in the investor's pockets) and sold the separate companies again presenting the numbers from before the company was bought by these investors
Most of these companies collapsed within a year because under the weight of the loans taken out by the investor in the company's names..
This was the start of the downward spiral of he shrinkage of the European economy.

In my years of unemployment that was covered by the unemployment law in the Netherlands (and where I had paid for through my social insurance premiums) I started to study social political history and this has become a hobby of mine because this never ends, everyday new history is written..
By study I also got my diploma and several certificates  to call myself Electro technical engineer and in the15 year recovery between 1994 and 2009 I worked for a Technical Interim Bureau on several huge industrial projects, and saw from up close how our industry was sliced and diced up by these anonymous investors and finally seeing the small parts, where I have all worked for going bankrupt or being sold to yet other investment companies or -if they were lucky- another large technical company..

In 2009  I collapsed at work because of a what later turned out to be a mild stroke and later I experienced 2 heart attacks as my body's revenge for working 15 years like a crazy man to earn more and more money..
Now I am enjoying a modest disability pension and picked up my social political history hobby again and now focusing oh the other side of the coin, the USA..

And what I see is that it is still going on, the American system of uncontrolled market damages Europe as much as it damages the US itself, if you still cannot see that Corporate business bled the USA economy dry,  just look at the national debt, the poverty, the unemployment..
 When Europe is bled out the same way these corporate predators will focus on other economies to make it happen all over again..

Monday, December 2, 2013

Ban feeding homless people in public places? how sick can a country be

This struck me in the news:
Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Mitch O'Farrell are leading the ordinance, which would restrict people from giving food to those in need, only allowing it in areas such as homeless shelters and soup kitchens.
If this anti-food-sharing ordinance is passed, Los Angeles will be joining other cities with similar laws, like Raleigh, North Carolina and Orlando, Florida.

When I saw on a poll that 85% of the people disagree I thought of it as a good sign..
But this means that 15% agree with it , I wonder what kind of people would agree with such a disgusting ban..
To my opinion even thinking of it is SICK, and I think the same of this 15% which are really egotistical bastards or were to stupid to even let it go through their minds 

This idiocy of banning feeding them is the most antisocial criminally insane idea I have seen in my life..
They are an embarrassment for the "greatest country in the world" so now the idea is to starve them to death because you don't want them in public places ?
Did it ever occur that there is nothing to find in an area without people ?
That is the reason that the homeless come to public places in the first place and now the shop owners complain that they probably lose money because a homeless person (meaning a human being who has nothing) is occupying 4 square feet in front of his shop..
I know the heartless bullshit, let them find a job, let them work for a living but many of them used to be people like you an me but lost everything and no one cares, did you think these people were born homeless ?  That they choose this because they like it this way?
 Lt.Governor Andre Bauer of north Carolina  USA  gives a "nice" conservative explanation for the philosophy behind this  ban proposition:
 Lt.Governor Andre Bauer of north Carolina
 (quote)
"My Grandmother was not highly educated woman but she told me as a small child to quit  feeding stray animals.
You know why?
Because they breed"


A vast percentage of the homeless for whom there is no place in the selfish greedy conservative society in the USA have limited mental capabilities or suffer from psychological illnesses that make them incapable to even take care of them selves.
Now banning feeding these poor bastards in public places is the solution for a city with a majority of people who ignore the problem..

There are also Heroes in this story and that are the 85% that answered this poll and  are against this ban..
You don't need to risk your life to save one other to be a hero, caring for the less fortunate by sharing a tiny little bit of your good fortune also saves lives..
That is not communism or socialism, it is being a good human..


Maybe just maybe a day will come that politicians will come wit a real solution, like "City opens kitchens to feed the homeless near to public places" 
An that will probably be the day I die from breaking my neck falling of my chair of pure astonishment ...

Sad News
Last Saturday, Paul Walker , the one I always saw as "the sympathetic guy" in the fast and the furious movie series, died in a horrible car accident ..

He played Brian O'Connor in the "the fast and the furious" movie series.

Hell what can I say I liked the guy as a person and the character he played..of course I did not know him personally, but that is what I felt with him..

After all these absolutely impossible car stunts in these movies, a car accident in real life was fatal to him and the driver of the car he was in.

As I heard (here in my country not all the details are in yet) he was the passenger in a Porsche that would be on display on a  festival to raise money for the disaster relief of the Philippines, so far no clue what exactly caused this the driver was very experienced people were quickly there with fire extinguishers but they could not put out the fire..
Paul I have seen the pictures of the car, I hope it was instantly and that you didn't suffer ..

Peace

Monday, November 18, 2013

Atheist church confusion ? or the joke of the century ?

There is this thing going on that confuses the crap out of religious people, it is that atheists are becoming more and more organized in the USA and do this with Atheist churches.
I must confess that reading this initially gave me a big "HUH??" moment , but a second later it started to make sense to me this is the best way of getting atheists together and giving more and more "closet atheists" the courage to come out as a non believer..

Here in the Netherlands where I live , it isn't a big deal if someone says "I'm an Atheist"  but I was really shocked when I heard that astounding numbers of homeless kids in large American  cities are that way because their parents kicked them out after confessing they don't believe in god..
How Christian of them ..  I was really speechless when I heard this for the first time how in the world can someone kick his own child in the street just because of this stupid faith notion..
It does not compute for me, and maybe the reason is that I never was a believer in the first place, like my parents, my grand parents ..

But OK back to Atheists churches..
Sometimes.... well... very often I comment on religious posts on a website called Sodahead (the link will take you to my profile there)  Just google dutchheretic and you will probably find enough of them,  and it is really a hoot to see the same people who in other pools there always say "Atheism is just another religion" now go out of their way to declare Atheism NOT a religion look here for an example of this..
Naturally is this very right wing conservative website crawling with all kinds of sorts of fanatic and fundamentalist Christians , in other words a nice play ground for me..

It really cracks me up to read the confusion in them when the term "atheist church" is mentioned.. church ?????  Sure why not ?  it it just a place of gathering of like minded people, and hey put a good rock band there and have speakers tell their story..
It is a great idea, when you look at it more closely, it is fighting religion with their own weapons namely churches ...
reason rally 2012
Atheism can really use this , remembering the videos of the Reason rally of 2012 and all the speeches by people like  biologist Richard Dawkins, musician Tim Minchin, MythBusters co-host Adam Savage, actor-comedian Eddie Izzard, Paul Provenza, PZ Myers, Jessica Ahlquist, Dan Barker, magician James Randi and many others including my personal favorite Cristina Rad from Romania.

This is what we need, to show that the numbers of atheists are much larger than the religious majority is lead to believe
Man I wish we had something cool like atheist churches here in the Netherlands, but I guess the 56% non church goers here speak in numbers for them selves..
Atheist churches, well I have Pastafarian  as religion on most of my profiles , and that can also be  the reason for funny conversations  and confusion..

Hey maybe we need an atheist pope and I know just the guy to ask :

I bet he can can get some time off from his busy movie schedule...


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ever wondered why Palestinians hate Israel ?

This is is about my aggravation about this statement  "Palestine Never Was a Country" and is this ignorance that made me decide to write this blog Of course Palestine never was a country , Nobody ever called Palestine a country.
This idea only exists in the minds persons who post before they check the facts
After reading these totally insane postings about Palestine and Israel I decided it was time for the truth this subject.

I had to compress it to a short readable text but I assure you it is all based on documented facts, if you want the details ? do your own research ..

#1 PALESTINE

"Palestine" was an international enclave within the territory that was ruled by British mandate that ended in Dec 31 1947
The British Mandate for Palestine, or simply the Mandate for Palestine was formally confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations on 24 July 1922.
The purpose of this mandate was to secure the routes to British India and the use of the Suez Channel after the fall of the Ottoman empire (current turkey) that has ruled the territory since the 16th century
When this mandate ended it could have become a country if the Jewish people didn't "invade" the territory and took it as their own..
This invasion was planned carefully years before the end of the Mandate , it had to be secretly because the French aswell as the Vatican had their eyes on the territory

The western world of that time (including the USA) was oh so happy to provide ships and other transport to help the Jews relocate to the Palestinian territory..
But the reason was less poetic , It was their way to finally get rid of the Jews from their countries..
The ugly truth was : The Jews were hated throughout the world
In Europe Hitler used that in his propaganda that lead to the political victory of the Nazis and finally to the second World War..
This hate for Jews was not gone after the capitulation of the Nazis and the end of the mandate over the Palestinian territory came as a "gift from heaven" for that moment it was goodbye and good riddance ..

#2 ISRAEL
In December 1947 a ready fleet ships with Jewish colonists and armed Jewish militia, that later became the Israeli army set sail for the Palestine territory and performed on Jan 1 1948 a silent invasion that was only recognized by the indigenous people until it was too late
close to a million (the exact number is still under dispute) families were driven from their homes farms and properties
late close exact number dispute families driven homes farms properties
Palestinian exodus
The refugees later became known as the Palestinian exodus
Later, a series of laws passed by the first Israeli government prevented them from returning to their homes, or claiming their property
In 1949 100,000 were allowed to return, though because of the new laws not necessarily to their homes
The Israelis offered to let 300,000 come back
This proposal was conditional on a peace treaty that would allow Israel to retain the territory it had taken, and on the Arab states absorbing the remaining 550,000–650,000 refugees.
The Arab states rejected the proposal on both moral and political grounds

#3 Six day war 

It was only the six day war against Egypt that started the sympathy for the small Jewish country standing brave against it's surrounding enemy countries.. and the propaganda machine started running in favor of them ..
But one thing happened that showed another face of Israel
The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a United States Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty.
Before the attack
 It was attacked by Israeli Air Force Mirage III fighters with missiles, Mystere fighters carrying napalm and Israeli Navy motor torpedo boats, on June 8, 1967, during this Six-Day War.
The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew members (naval officers, seamen, two Marines, and one civilian), wounded 171 crew members, and severely damaged the ship.
After the attack
At the time, the ship was in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula, about 25.5 nautical miles northwest from the Egyptian city of "Arish".
Israel apologized claimed that the ship was mistaken for the Egyptian supply ship El Quseir, in reality half the size of the Liberty and a totally different silhouette
In May 1968, the Israeli government paid US$3,323,500 (US$22.2 million in 2012) as full payment to the families of the 34 men killed in the attack.
In March 1969, Israel paid a further $3,566,457 in compensation to the men who had been wounded. On 18 December 1980, it agreed to pay $6 million as settlement for the final U.S. bill of $17,132,709 for material damage to the Liberty itself plus 13 years' interest.
The reason for this defenseless ship was a controversy until evidence was recovered of a mass murder of 400+ people in the Sinai region during the 6day war and could have been the reason for the attack on the Liberty to prevent them from intercepting radio messages where the order was given to kill all these people

Wikipedia has a fully detailed page on the incident :
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Liberty_incident#Ongoing_con...

#4 TODAY

Israel has become the nuclear superpower of the middle east and has more secrets and more disdain for other countries than any other nation in the world..

#5 What is constantly swept under the rug:

The exiled Palestinian people still have not returned , Palestinians within the borders of the Palestinian state on the west bank are virtual prisoner in their own country, controlled by the Israeli Army who destroy food and development shipments transported from Europe and other western countries
On the by the Israeli Army controlled Gaza strip 82 European funded development projects are destroyed by the Israeli Army
Destroyed Palestinian tv station
Incurring financial losses of approximately 50 million Euro (about 65 million US dollar) of which the European Union suffered losses of about 30 million Euro ( about 38 million US dollar)

Question, do you still wonder why the Palestinians hate Israel ? what would you do if you were in their shoes?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Personal observations in my childhood (part 1)

As my readers (all 3 of them) already know, so far I have written about some things as I personally experienced them during my life, and this time I will do the same ..
My Dad back then
For who don't know me  I am from the Netherlands and I am an Atheist, no big deal here, half of the people in this country are non church going..
I am the son of an engineer, not the theoretical but the practical kind.
As a young man who survived WW2 by being "underground" to avoid capture by the Nazis, after the war my father got back to the factory he used to work before the Germans invaded my country, to find that nothing was working anymore and all needed to be repaired and so he did. It was not like using two broken machines to make one working machine, it was using two broken machines to make TWO working machines, that is the kind of man my father was, he could repair everything and anything.
My father also was a union man and member of the Dutch Labor Party formally known as the SDAP (Social Democrat Labor Party of the Netherlands)
Western Europe was in ruins and so were the Netherlands and what true is, has to be told, the American Marshall plan saved our asses from being annexed by the Soviet Union.

 In that time the greatest men in Europe came together to design a new social structure and parliamentary system that would rebuild Europe and the new modern Social democratic political system was formed
Dr Willem Drees
One of the main architects was Dr Willem Drees a man of great integrity and vision, you could call him one of the founding fathers of the Post WW2 Netherlands
Dr Willem Drees stood at the birth of this system,  it was the best of both sides : great personal liberty and freedom paired with the freedom of enterprise of capitalism combined  with good wages for the workers who were the pillars of rebuilding  the economy and a revolutionary new system in social and medical security taken from socialism..

Call me what you want but I am a Social Democrat in heart and mind and soul ....
 well... as far as I have a soul..

yours truly age 2
When I came to this world in 1955, Europe was still rebuilding and the prosperity of the people grew every year, factories made excellent profits and did huge investments , unemployment was practically none existing..

In my teens I became politically aware and I walked in the protest marches against the war in Vietnam, the Arms race and war in general.
When I reached the age of 18 I voted for the first time , and like my father I voted for the Dutch Labor Party but that was about it..
I was way to busy being young, party and chase girls to bother about politics , this came later when the USA suggested that western Europe could be used to "host" a new weapon: the Tomahawk Cruise Missile capable of delivering nuclear payloads to Soviet Union targets flying at very low altitude and undetectable for radar.
We just had a new government headed by a Christian conservative party  CDA and a capitalist conservative party VVD and they basically said "sure why not" .  This decision created an outrage in the Netherlands, labor (more ales like the liberals in  the USA) and the Unions organized the largest protest manifestations in Dutch history, it was clear that the people did not agree with American nuclear weapons on our soil and so becoming a target for the Soviet Union, we did not want to have anything to do with this "silly quarrel" between the USA and the USSR  ..
Some day an American reporter said, the dutch protesters must be -suffering from Hollanditis- , and what was meant as an insult we took as a compliment , HOLLANDITIS , half of northwest Europe had it , literally millions of people took it to the streets 400,000 people protesting in Amsterdam 150,000 in The Hague thousands in manifestations all around the country, Hollanditis ruled!!
Finally the government could not do anything else take the will of the people in serious consideration and had to deny the American request to place American nuclear weapons within our borders , Hollanditis was victorious we were proud of our country, we had made a clear stand for PEACE and equality..

This lasted until it got in the papers that our DIRTY RAT prime minister Dries Van
Agt, (he even had the face of a rat )in secret went to Brussels to sign the agreement of placing American nuclear weapons on Dutch soil..This was not only UN-constitutional, because he ignored the votes in the hous of representatives and the senate , it was HIGH TREASON , allowing foreign weapons on our soil ..
Technically this is the only (military) crime in which the death penalty by firing squad can be demanded in the Netherlands..
Of course this was covered up with misinformation and up till today, nothing is really clear about that had happened.
Only that Van Agt moved to obscurity as Dutch ambassador in Japan...
We were still proud of the ourself as a people but deeply ashamed about our government and it opened my eyes to how the following governments of the Netherlands changed from champions of peace , against the arms race in to an American ASS kissing bunch of cowards..

And it gets worse ....  in the next chapter

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

American Shutdown = republican hostile take over of democracy

History:
It started already in 1913 when with the founding of the Federal Reserve Bank which is owned by the richest PRIVATE banks in the USA so there is nothing Federal about it.
This bank has only one purpose, to lend the government money (they create from thin air) under high interest rates, and to build a debt based economy, with the final goal to create a situation where the government cannot even pay back the interest and the banks  now represented by the republicans can default the Government and that is exactly what is happening now almost exactly 100years later

(coincidence?)

For the past  34 years the  republicans (funded by the richest corporations and banks  of the USA) actively are trying to hand over the US government to the filthy rich corporations...

(1) They made corporations persons, with only one purpose only private persons are allowed to fund political campaigns by turning corporations in to persons they now are allowed to put BILLIONS in to campaigns that favor their republican favorite and campaigns to dumb down the people ..

(2) They limited the voting rights of the American people manipulated polls and stole  two elections that put G Dubya Bush in the white house who started two wars that pushed the American debt to the Federal reserve meaning to the rich private bankers to a new record that pushed the national debt in to the trillions

(3) They repealed laws that regulate banks, this means basically giving giving banks permission to speculate and GAMBLE with your money, your pension funds, something the Glass Steagall act prohibited, and what happened ? the 2008 financial crisis, the banks were bailed out by the Government , so the debt rose explosively and pushed the USA more to the situation where the government cannot even pay back the interest .

(4) Because this still was not enough to hand over the government to the corporations so creating a corporatism controlled economy and government Better known as fascism they started a vicious campaign to obstruct and slander the one person who stood in their way : president  Barack Obama , and hey they could fire up "good old" racism because this is a black president By endless amounts of filibusters they destroyed ever effort of Obama to recover the country from this dire situation (because that is not in the republican interest)

(5) and now finally they are actively pushing for default  by holding the USA hostage over the Affodable Health Care act . which they call a BILL  but already is law, approved by votes and the supreme court..
They don't care about affordable health care, it only is the tool they now use to push for this default and , dont doubt it, this is exactly what is happening, they don't care about the the world economy that will totally collapse when the USA government is forced to default, they don't care about the world population will plummet in to poverty and chaos ... They want POWER

To my opinion this thing makes the republican party guilty of high treason against a legit democratically elected President and Government ..

Because what is happening now, is a hostile take over of American democracy, and time will tell if I am right or wrong..
 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dream child, the little boy that never was born..

Holland, one day in 2004 all the names and places are real..
The one I am telling this to is my girlfriend Maria Rivera, from Mexico and the love of my life.. 


It is night , I suddenly wake up because you are shaking me..
I am confused, what are you doing here, oh yes it is all coming back to me now..
You say to me, "it is time"
I think "time for what" I am still in the process of waking up from a heavy sleep, oh yes the baby is coming, but now ? the doctor said it could still be three or four days away...I turn around and see your face a moment all in pain and when it looks like the pain is going , you say "I know, it is coming."
Suddenly I am all awake, we have everything ready, you have to go the the hospital because the doctor thinks it is better because of the damage the Mexican doctors did to you when your son Fernando was born.. "yes that is it" I help you up from the bed and down the stairs..
The noise must have woken my son Sjouke because I see light from under his door, the other room is still dark..
Downstairs I help you sit down in the chair so I can get the stuff we prepared..
I look at your face and you are so stunningly beautiful, between the pain of the contractions you really radiate happiness .. It is finally going to happen...
In matter of minutes I am dressed and the sport bag with clothes and stuff is standing beside me..
"Let's go" you say and I help you to get on your feet, it must be very hard to get up without pain.. Outside the light of the first sun is glowing at the horizon when I help you in the car, I run back to the house to get the bag and see Sjouke and Fernando standing there, Sjouke gives me the bag and says "good luck" they both wave and I am back to the car.. The good old Volvo starts right away..
I see lights going on in all the houses around us, Jetze the neighbor across the street is standing in the door waving "good luck"

There is not much trafic on the road, and Oh shit I realize I forgot to call the doctor, lucky I did not forget my cellphone and call him right away..
"Leemhuis" says the phone in my ear , our doctor always sounds calm and friendly, he says he will warn the hospital right away and everything will be ready when we arrive..  Really almost no traffic on our lane to the city of  Sneek and the st Anthony hospital..
I hear you making a sound of pain beside me , I take your left hand im my right hand and say "squeeze my hand when you feel pain, maybe it helps"
It is alright , the contraction is gone and you look relieved..
The door of the hospital is open and two nurses are already waiting with a wheelchair we
rush in through  the empty hall and in the ready elevator to bring us to the floor of the delivery room..
Oh shit, my car is still outside in front of the door, I tell it to the nurse .. she remains calm and asks me for the keys, so she can find someone to park it for me..
The maternity ward is empty like it is all prepared for us, and they bring us to a small room where we can wait for the doctor to check up on you..
The nurse straps a thing to your belly and suddenly we can hear the baby's heart , wow it is beating so fast, but I remember from Sjouke's birth that his is normal..
I sit down next to your bed and take your hand and I look at your face, you smile at me, and say"don't be so nervous Dirrik "just like you always pronounce Dirk, my name , "I will be fine"..
Oh my god you are so beautiful, being pregnant of our baby made with love makes you radiate..
If there are angels , this is how they must look, flashes through my mind ..
A new contraction, you really squeeze my hand real hard.. I see the pain in your face, but then it is gone and your face relaxes.. The doctor walks in, still in his normal clothes, he shakes our hands and asks the nurses about the situation..
He tells us: "everything is fine, I will go change and will be right back" and he leaves the room.. It is realy hot in here, and I want to open the door to let some heat out.. you stop me and look at me with a face, "no Dirrik let the nurses do their work" , funny It is only a few weeks ago that I sarted to understand the hints you are sending me, you are so patient with me..
The nurse comes in with fruit juice and pillows, the contractions are coming faster now and they really hurt you, I can see and feel it..
Finally the doctor comes back and says, it looks like it is time to let the baby come..
The nurses drive the bed out of the room in to the delivery room across the corridor..
I see all kinds of children's drawings on the wall , all behind glass, and the doctor see me looking at them, he smiles "these are all made by children born in this delivery room"
The nurse offers me a chair next to the special delivery bed you are on now..
The contractions are really quick and we are both huffing and puffing like crazy ..
It does not work at all, I see that you are very much in pain... I grab your hand and right away you squeeze it very hard, and you cannot hold a little scream of pain anymore..
The doctor says "I can see the head, push now !" you push very hard, and squeeze my hand very hard now..
"Everything is going alright, push" and suddenly the doctor holds a baby in his hand "it is a little boy"
Oh my god, the baby is so beautiful, a head with lots of dark hair and he slowly opens his eyes..
The nurse gently puts him on a towel and lays him down on your stomach, you look terrible, all covered with sweat, but so happy, I will never forget this face ...
The doctor leaves a few minutes to enjoy our little angel.. It is such a beautiful boy with dark brown eyes, dark hair.. even tho the little face is still a little wrinkled I see he looks a lot like you.. and it looks like he really sees us.. because he opens
his mouth and vents a little sigh ..
The doctor is back with clamps he puts on the umbilical cord , "do you want to cut it?" he asks me and offers me the scissors
With almost no resistance the cord is cut and the baby is on his own in the world now, I look at you and we both start crying of happiness, what a beautiful sweet an innocent boy ...
The nurse is standing behind me and tells me she needs the baby for the first tests..
You smile at me and I stand up from my chair to let the nurse take the baby, she takes him to the scale and I follow her..
From the scale the baby looks at me, I say "welcome to the world little fella"

Suddenly I am drawn away from you the baby and the delivery room by this awful sound  tiiiiiit tiiiiiit tiiiiit !
It is my alarm clock now I am wide awake, it was a dream, but it was so real..
I am alone in my bed, you are not here, and where is the baby.. oh shit it was a dream, only a dream...
I sit up right and start crying..
It feels good and I am returning to reality..
Man this was heavy, and so real..

I am going to miss you little fella, even tho you only existed for a moment in my dream ...

Supplement :

When I told her this story, Maria cried she was so emotionally moved  and she wanted to name this dream child, and so we did, Amado a child from pure love, who only lived for a moment in my dream..
This dream was so intense that even today 9 years later I still have the feeling that I lost a son at childbirth...

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Elizabeth Warren for President

I'm not all about atheism, I'm also about common sense , and what I have seen that past weeks is that anything that possibly made sense in the republican party now is thrown overboard by forcing a government shutdown as a toddler with a temper tantrum..
And why ? Republicans don't give a damn about democracy.. They lost the elections, They lost their argument against the Affordable Health Care Act and the lost again in court...
The ACA is law , and because they cannot have it their way the take the economy hostage as a new try  to force to repeal democracy itself , just because they rather die and take millions with them than admit that they lost....

All these anti Obama care campaigns are such blatant lies that it make one wonder how stupid do they think the American people are... wait let me hold that thought ...
full of shit
he American people who support the republicans are predominantly stupid, they are so dumbed down by the Rupert Murdoch and Koch brothers financed commercial right wing propaganda system like FoxCrap that is so far removed from bening a real news service that Dr. Joseph Goebbels, head of Nazi Germany's Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda.would be proud of ...

American people who support the dumbing down of their own educational system by opposing science in favor of religious indoctrination and a school curriculum that has been out dated for at least 100 years ...
Of course  these people are this stupid to believe the lies  and deception by a "political" party that preaches idiocies like small government, teaching abstinence only as sex education, Corporations are "people" , The American President  isn't an American and :
......O b a m a  C a r e equals  S o c i a l i s m ......
(just to name a few) 

Just when I thought , all is lost for the USA and its people because lies and deceptions seemed to rule hope rises in the person of  Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren..  She is what, to my opinion, the USA needs to to return the USA to it's former glory, when Elizabeth Warren speaks, people listen, when Elizabeth Warren asks the proper questions, people (mostly liars) start stammering...

I hear so much talk about Hillary Clinton as the designated next Democrat President, but something about her makes the hairs in my neck stand up, I have never heard her talk in a clear and understandable and decisive way like Elizabeth Warren does , and most people already seem to have forgotten how Hillary Clinton was bought off by the pharmaceutical industry, to drop her efforts to introduce universal health care and she still is receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from doctors, hospitals, drug manufacturers and insurers. Nationwide, she is the No. 2 recipient of donations from the industry..
I dare you LOOK IT UP..

I don't trust Hillary and I think her only addition to American history would be that she was the first female President , well big deal I fear that she will be a shallow president, who will change with the winds..

My favorite for first female President is Elizabeth Warren, who loud and clearly speaks out about the idiotic republicans who keep the country hostage , to reverse a democratically approved law....
Look for yourself: 
 
Look, SHE HAS HER COLLAR UP! yeah !

Way to go Lizzy, show them that you mean business!

I really would like to see this, but bummer, so far she is not interested for the presidency, maybe we should try to convince her..

PS Does it show that I like her ?


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The "Scrooge McDuck Syndrome"

I am going for the Nobel prize for Medicine.

Have you ever heard of  OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ?
This disorder causes the brain to get stuck on a particular thought or urge, just like broken record...
Surely yo heard of these people who collect Elvis statues , Barbie dolls, garden gnomes , up to a degree that is exceeds the level of being ridiculous, that kind of stuff.
OK his is still benign these collectors don't hurt any one with it and the give us , the "sane people" a good laugh every once in a while...

 There is also a degree in this disorder in people who have their house filled to the roof with garbage they don't want to part with because it has tremendous value to them..
hoarding  junk
When this happens , it is called compulsive collecting or Compulsive Hoarding 
This is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by the excessive acquisition of and inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment..
(sorry folks for the official sounding language , this is what you get from wikipedia) 
It can be a health risk to the people who live in the  vicinity of such a person, which often has no idea of the abnormality of their condition and/or his/her situation and they keep collecting just because their brain tells them to ... 
This gave me the idea that greed , always wanting more money, not to buy things but just the perverted urge to  HAVE more and more money it must also be a compulsive collecting disorder , and if it is ......(pause) there must be therapy for these Greedy Oppressive Perverts.

Note: every similarity with the American G.O.P (as they like to call the Republican party) is purely coincidence..   

Ok that about it being a  coincidence is not true ...

But let's get real , these Greedy Bastards, I am sorry, people suffering this disorder are a serious health risk to society, because they will find all kinds of ways , like a drug addict who needs a fix , they need more money, and if it means to steal it from people like you and me? They don't give a damn.
And these people suffering this disorder are also very smart so they WILL find legal ways to get it from your pocket and keep it in theirs ..
They create poverty, and poor people have no money for medical care, ergo: these money "collectors" are a health risk and should be treated for this ..

Maybe something to add to Obama Care ?  after all these greedy Bastards, OOPS I am sorry again, people suffering this disorder cannot be expected to use parts of their "collection" to pay for it ..  (dripping sarcasm)

OK , I have discovered a new dangerous disorder, let's call it a syndrome , that sounds better.
Scrooge McDuck
And I have the perfect name for it : "the Scrooge McDuck money hoarding disorder"  what did you say ?  is this too long ?   OK let's shorten it to:

 The Scrooge McDuck syndrome

Just look at the character of Scrooge McDuck , his compulsive urge to be the richest duck in the world, and for what? Only to pile it up in his money storage and sit on it...
Is this so much different than these people collecting garbage and sit on it? 
Or as these Greedy Oppressive Perverts who rob he USA blind just to soothe their sick compulsive need for MORE MORE MORE money, even if this will destroy the economy or even the whole country?
These poor people need to be treated, they need therapy to eventually convince them to give all this money back to the people and country they stole it from ..
Remember it people, you heard it from me :  The Scrooge McDuck Syndrome  

Now where is that Nobel Prize ? 

 lalala all that money lovely money..  I want more and more and I want to swim in it and it is all mine

( just joking folks )





Friday, September 13, 2013

Conservatives explained in groups

Ok this is a shorty

Conservatives explained in groups in the simplest possible way so even THEY can understand it.
 
Group #1 : These are the largest numbers and most of this category ignorant, gullible or plain dumb..

Group #2 : The smart ones, they are the rich conservatives, who exploit group #1 by feeding them lies and the illusion that they (Group #1) are superior to liberals...

Group #2a : The religious organizations who help Group #2 to keep Group #1 dumb

Group #3  : The conservative media who are paid by Group #2 to broadcast their form of truth

Group #4  :  The henchmen, politicians, lobbyists

Even I understand it
OK here we go.
it works like this: Group #1 believes all the indoctrination and propaganda by Group #2a and #3 that tax breaks for Group #2 are the most important for the economy

The solution for the gullible ignorant and dumb people of Group #1 would be good education..  But education is controlled by the henchmen of Group #4 who get paid by the rich Group #2 to keep education from teaching truth and facts to keep Group #1 nice and ignorant ..

And this completes the conservative circle.. confused ?  
Reason: You must be conservative..  sorry

This is the most simple way to explain the method of conservatism.

Think about this : will another Republican president of the USA start new wars?

USA Wars, the past 3 decades:
ronald reagan
President Ronald Reagan, Republican party.

started Grenada:
When a Communist government took over the country, it persecuted
the American college students studying there.

George HW Bush
President George Herbert Walker Bush, Republican party.

Started Panama:
Noriega, leader of Panama was charged with drug trafficking
and through Noriega's power, Panama would declare war
(Though retaining the Canal is alleged to be the real motive).

Started Persian Gulf:
The Gulf War was fought to Liberate Kuwait from Iraq
and protect Saudi Arabia from an Invasion
(also to protect oil interests).

Sent military support Somalia:
Troops were sent to Somalia to assist in the feeding
the hungry after guerrillas shot up UN aid convoys.

Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton, Democratic Party

Sent military support Bosnia:
Troops were sent to Bosnia to enforce peacekeeping.
Yugoslavia was attacked over genocide upon the
ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.

Sent military support Iraq:
Air assaults were done upon Iraq after it failed
to comply with UN weapons inspectors.

G W Bush
George Walker (dubya) Bush, Republican party:

Started Afghanistan:
The Afganistan invasion was the result of the Taliban ruled
government's refusal to hand over Osama bin Laden.

Started
Iraq:
The Iraq was as a part of the socalled war on terrorism ,
the invasion is still under debate.

Barack H Obama
Barack H Obama , Democratic party.

Sent military support Libya:
Troops + The navy were sent to aid the people's uprising
against dictator Colonel Moammar Mohammed al-Qadhafi
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The past Decades several wars were started by republican Presidents , and with the threat in Iran, the strait of hormuz, the chance is real that a next republican president will start a war there, that has very well the capacity to start a 3d world war due to the chainreaction that can start during an armed conflict between Iran on one side and the US and Israel on the other side..
And eventhough a nuclear weapon in the hands of Iran scares me , it does not scare me as much as the finger of a fanatic christian conservative republican president on the button of the world's biggest conventional and Nuclear arsenal
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Future ?
mushroom cloud
President ???????? , Republican Party

Started IRAN:
The middle east conflict Israel US against Iran
resulted in World War III:
(then ... nothing)
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If you don'want this to happen .
DON'T VOTE ANY REPUBLICAN FOR PRESIDENT

Explaining Social Democracy to a Republican


This article is a repost of something I posted somewhere in 2012 , it is not my own, the original source is at the bottom and explains the system of SOCIAL DEMOCRACY as is generally used in the countries of Western Europe, Australia and many more modern western countries.
In Europe after 2 devastating World Wars and the experiences with total right wing oppression (Hitler) and total left wing oppression (Stalin) the leaders of the countries came together to devise a system that would use the good ideas of socialism and capitalism together in a new Social Democratic system of democracy, freedom peace and social wellbeing
A compromise that has been proven to work perfectly for over 60 years now .

Explaining Social Democracy To A Republican
April 15, 2012

I was talking recently with a new friend who I’m just getting to know. She tends to be somewhat conservative, while I lean more toward the progressive side.

When our conversation drifted to politics, somehow the dreaded word “socialism” came up. My friend seemed totally shocked when I said “socialism isn’t all bad”. She became very serious and replied “So you want to take money away from the rich and give to the poor?” I smiled and said “No, not at all. Why do you think socialism mean taking money from the rich and giving to the poor?

“Well it is, isn’t it?” was her reply.

I explained to her that I rather liked something called Social Democracy, just as Senator Bernie Sanders, talk show host Thom Hartman, and many other people do. a Social Democracy consists of a democratic form of government with a mix of socialism and capitalism. I proceeded to explain to her the actual meaning terms “democracy” and “socialism”.

Democracy is a form of government in which all citizens take part. It is government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Socialism is where we all put our resources together and work for the common good of us all and not just for our own benefit. In this sense, we are sharing the wealth within society.

Of course when people hear that term, “Share the wealth” they start screaming, “OMG you want to rob from the rich and give it all to the poor!” But that is NOT what Social Democracy means.

To a Social Democrat, sharing the wealth means pooling tax money together to design social programs that benefit ALL citizens of that country, city, state, etc.

The fire and police departments are both excellent examples of Social Democracy in America. Rather than leaving each individual responsible for protecting their own home from fire, everyone pools their money together, through taxes, to maintain a fire and police department. It’s operated under a non-profit status, and yes, your tax dollars pay for putting out other people’s fires. It would almost seem absurd to think of some corporation profiting from putting out fires. But it’s more efficient and far less expensive to have government run fire departments funded by tax dollars.

Similarly, public education is another social program in the USA. It benefits all of us to have a taxpayer supported, publicly run education system. Unfortunately, in America, the public education system ends with high school. Most of Europe now provides low cost or free college education for their citizens. This is because their citizens understand that an educated society is a safer, more productive and more prosperous society. Living in such a society, everyone benefits from public education.

When an American graduates from college, they usually hold burdensome debt in the form of student loans that may take 10 to even 30 years to pay off. Instead of being able to start a business or invest in their career, the college graduate has to send off monthly payments for years on end.

On the other hand, a new college graduate from a European country begins without the burdensome debt that an American is forced to take on. The young man or woman is freer to start up businesses, take an economic risk on a new venture, or invest more money in the economy, instead of spending their money paying off student loans to for-profit financial institutions. Of course this does not benefit wealthy corporations, but it does greatly benefit everyone in that society.

EXAMPLE American style capitalistic program for college: If you pay (average) $20,000 annually for four years of college, that will total $80,000 + interest for student loans. The interest you would owe could easily total or exceed the $80,000 you originally borrowed, which means your degree could cost in excess of $100,000.

EXAMPLE European style social program for college: Your college classes are paid for through government taxes. When you graduate from that college and begin your career, you also start paying an extra tax for fellow citizens to attend college.

Question - You might be thinking how is that fair? If you’re no longer attending college, why would you want to help everyone else pay for their college degree?

Answer - Every working citizen pays a tax that is equivalent to say, $20 monthly. If you work for 40 years and then retire, you will have paid $9,600 into the Social college program. So you could say that your degree ends up costing only $9,600. When everyone pools their money together and the program is non-profit, the price goes down tremendously. This allows you to keep more of your hard earned cash!

Health care is another example: If your employer does not provide health insurance, you must purchase a policy independently. The cost will be thousands of dollars annually, in addition to deductible and co-pays.

In Holland, an individual will pay around $85 monthly, period. Everyone pays into the system and this helps reduce the price for everyone, so they get to keep more of their hard earned cash.

In the United States we are told and frequently reminded that anything run by the government is bad and that everything should be operated by for-profit companies. Of course, with for-profit entities the cost to the consumer is much higher because they have corporate executives who expect compensation packages of tens of millions of dollars and shareholders who expect to be paid dividends, and so on.

This (and more) pushes up the price of everything, with much more money going to the already rich and powerful, which in turn, leaves the middle class with less spending money and creates greater class separation.

This economic framework makes it much more difficult for average Joes to ”lift themselves up by their bootstraps” and raise themselves to a higher economic standing.

So next time you hear the word “socialism” and “spreading the wealth” in the same breath, understand that this is a serious misconception.

Social programs require tax money and your taxes may be higher. But as you can see everyone benefits because other costs go down and, in the long run, you get to keep more of your hard earned cash!

Social Democracy does NOT mean taking from the rich and giving to the poor. It works to benefit everyone so the rich can no longer take advantage of the poor and middle class.

original source:.addictinginfo.org

Real freedom of religion or Religious freedom as long as that religion is Christianity ??

Are the USA is a Christian nation ? Or a nation dominated by Christians ?


It seems that lots of American people think of the USA as a Christian nation and that religious freedom means that you are free to believe aslong as that religion belongs do one of these Christian based denominations or cults:

Religious freedom as that religion is ChristianityCatholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodoxy, Church of the East, Pre-Lutheran Protestants, Lutheranism, Anglicanism, Presbyterianism, Anabaptists, Brethren, Methodists, Pietists, Baptists, Pentecostalism, Charismatics, African , Southcottites, british-Israelism, Mormons, Oneness Pentecostalism, Unitarianism, Universalism, Bible Student groups, Swedenborgianism, Other non-Trinitarians, New Thought, Esoteric Christianity
I apologize if your denomination or cult is not here but I have done that to keep the blog from becoming three meters high.


To me it seems that freedom of religion means freedom of believing, or NOT believing, in any of these gods/deities:


A, Adad, Adapa, Adrammelech, Aeon, Agasaya, Aglibol, Ahriman, Ahura Mazda, Ahurani, Ai-ada, Al-Lat, Aja, Aka, Alalu, Al-Lat, Amm, Al-Uzza (El-'Ozza or Han-Uzzai), An, Anahita, Anath (Anat), Anatu, Anbay, Anshar, Anu, Anunitu, An-Zu, Apsu, Aqhat, Ararat, Arinna, Asherali, Ashnan, Ashtoreth, Ashur, Astarte, Atar, Athirat, Athtart, Attis, Aya, Baal (Bel), Baalat (Ba'Alat), Baau, Basamum, Beelsamin, Belit-Seri, Beruth, Borak, Broxa, Caelestis, Cassios, Lebanon, Antilebanon, and Brathy, Chaos, Chemosh, Cotys, Cybele, Daena, Daevas, Dagon, Damkina, Dazimus, Derketo, Dhat-Badan, Dilmun, Dumuzi (Du'uzu), Duttur, Ea, El, Endukugga, Enki, Enlil, Ennugi, Eriskegal, Ereshkigal (Allatu), Eshara, Eshmun, Firanak, Fravashi, Gatamdug, Genea, Genos, Gestinanna, Gula, Hadad, Hannahanna, Hatti, Hea, Hiribi, The Houri, Humban, Innana, Ishkur, Ishtar, Ithm, Jamshid or Jamshyd, Jehovah, Jesus, Kabta, Kadi, Kamrusepas, Ki (Kiki), Kingu, Kolpia, Kothar-u-Khasis, Lahar, Marduk, Mari, Meni, Merodach, Misor, Moloch, Mot, Mushdama, Mylitta, Naamah, Nabu (Nebo), Nairyosangha, Nammu, Namtaru, Nanna, Nebo, Nergal, Nidaba, Ninhursag or Nintu, Ninlil, Ninsar, Nintur, Ninurta, Pa, Qadshu, Rapithwin, Resheph (Mikal or Mekal), Rimmon, Sadarnuna, Shahar, Shalim, Shamish, Shapshu, Sheger, Sin, Siris (Sirah), Taautos, Tammuz, Tanit, Taru, Tasimmet, Telipinu, Tiamat, Tishtrya, Tsehub, Utnapishtim, Utu, Wurusemu, Yam, Yarih (Yarikh), Yima, Zaba, Zababa, Zam, Zanahary (Zanaharibe), Zarpandit, Zarathustra, Zatavu, Zazavavindrano, Ziusudra, Zu (Imdugud), Zurvan

(For a (still) far from full list look here : http://www.dutchheretic.com/allthegods.html)

Does freedom of religion also means FREEDOM FROM RELIGION

The USA is a nation of Christians Isn't that why so many people emigrated from all countries to be free of religious persecution?

If the United States of America would be a Christian Nation it would be the same as Iran which is an Islamic Nation
Different name same shit , both dominated by religion, both think their religion is the true word of their invisible man that lives there in the sky ..


Isn't it better to give the people of the United states the freedom to believe what ever they want even if that is the freedom of NOT believing ?