All Is Shrouded in Secrecy!

All Is Shrouded in Secrecy!

This article is based on this dutch article of Martijn Benders

## It’s All a Secret!

Alright, now we know that too. It was already clear, just like with that pipeline, because in criminology, you always look first at who might have a motive for a particular act. And you can tell me anything, but not that a cautious chess player like Putin would suddenly shoot down a Western plane and risk a war with the entire West. The man had absolutely no motive to do this. So what is really going on then becomes a good question; it’s obviously a ‘secret’ again because we are only a democracy to a certain extent. And now that the security service is directly at the helm, and we have a prime minister who knows more about you than your own mother – just look at that one moment when Frans Timmermans drops out of his role and a gleeful memory appears on his face about good times with Schoof.

Only allowing Thierry Baudet to be truthful within the frame of far-right: that’s precisely the purpose of the entire manipulation. The idea is to constantly make you believe you would be far-right if you did want to think about things.

I never fell for it: I think Baudet is a right-wing meal box feudalist, but I don’t let my parrhesia be programmed by this exceedingly false, fear-based didactic brainwash frame. Because that’s exactly what this is: the constant rightward shift is a form of brainwashing, and it works because you allow no one with a pagan parrhesia on the left.

That’s why and only why things keep shifting to the right. I’m sorry, but if you can’t even say something truthful about blowing up that pipeline and can only mumble into the sleeve of your insurance agent’s suit: no, then you’re not left, you’re a kind of servant of an overseas Moloch who constantly deceives with a Christianized parrhesia. Backrooms, never speaking the truth directly, decisions made in the dark, little secrets.

Alright, that was politics again. I would say: never fall for it, keep proclaiming your own truth.

Yesterday I made a new mastering for the song El hombre no existo by Gala de Lucia, a song I based on a poem by the Spanish poet Vicente Aleixandre:

I made the video clip with Runway 3. It is certainly possible to make beautiful clips with that machine, it’s just still quite expensive.

But what projects these are: bringing real poetry to people in this way is something absolutely unique.

I was already active as a musician and lyricist before, my first collection of poems was accompanied by 20 songs, which that publisher showed no interest in, it seemed to cause a kind of syntax error: bzzzzt, wrong box.

My experience with musicians in the past (except for a positive experience with Melle de Boer which resulted in one of the best Dutch-language CDs ever, unfortunately without anyone paying attention to it, even the Letterenfonds – that album is called De Vis die niet Kon Zwemmen and I can’t find it on Spotify, but here it is: [De Vis die niet kon Zwemmen]( ) – but outside that positive experience with Melle (and also another one with lyricist Bart van der Pligt), my experience with musicians was always: I prefer to write my own lyrics.

Not so crazy, because the world is designed in such a way that if someone else writes the lyrics, you immediately have to give up half of the money.

Lyricists also need to earn, of course, but why can’t a lyricist determine their own percentage? I would be quite willing to write lyrics for bands and then settle for 10% of the proceeds. That would probably make musicians less narcissistic – these people have a hard enough time as it is.

It is utterly ridiculous not to revise copyright laws now that you can have GPT-3 write 1 million books on which you then have all the copyright. After all, you then seize stories that can no longer be written by someone else because you would own them. How can you change this without banning A.I. and without depriving musicians and artists of income? I think only with a universal basic income, because this cannot be regulated.


About the author

Martijn Benders has published twenty-six books, eighteen of which are in Dutch. Critics such as Komrij and Gerbrandy have hailed him as one of the greatest talents of his time. He has also written three philosophical works, one of which is in English and focuses on the Amanita Muscaria, the Fly Agaric. Publishing on the international platform of The Philosophical Salon, he has also gained international recognition as one of the most remarkable thinkers from the Netherlands.


There exists a considerable group of leftist individuals who vigorously opposed the prevailing coronavirus narrative, including some of the world’s leading philosophers, such as Agamben and Kacem. However, this stance was heavily censored and vilified by what is referred to as ‘neocon-left’ or ‘woke-left’, as something associated solely with what they deem ‘far-right’. In my book, I discuss the reasons behind these actions, the underlying motives, and how this is emblematic of a new form of fascism aimed at seizing power permanently.

The middle section of the book is dedicated to poetry. It features a beautiful selection of poems from the Mediterranean region, by poets from Turkey and Greece, who have been imprisoned and tortured by the regime.

The final part of my book is a manifesto against literary nihilism, as manifested in the Literature Fund. It reveals how this fund is dominated by a group of Christians and ‘wokies’, which is undesirable in a free society.

Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress is an exceptional work that sets a new benchmark in the realm of mycophilosophy. While one might be tempted to classify the book within the domain of Art History, such a categorization would fail to capture its true essence. 

Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress – De Kaneelfabriek, 2023

You don’t have time to read this, but that’s because you are no longer human. If anything remained of the original person within you, the old mycelia of childhood, you would learn a great deal from this book. In fact, its magical knowledge might become your most valuable possession. This is a book about human imagination and how it fell into the iron grip of transdimensional cockroaches. Additionally, it offers magical tips to significantly improve your life and time acceleration. M.H.H. Benders also takes a light-hearted yet scathing look at the entirety of Dutch literature. What more could you want?