‘It’s not about you’

Wherein Martina Benders replies to a lamewoke accusation with a superwoke antiphon:

The most typical reaction to my piece yesterday came from Duchessa Sangiovanna: ‘It’s not about you’, she commented as a cut and paste on my article, which probably went unread. It’s not about you, more an outcry than an observation. What is that all about? Let’s analyse that for a moment.

Of course it is about me. I am approached here as a hermaphroditic toltec Indian by a white prejudiced man who once again knows how to occupy the news with his own identity, as if there are no more interesting things in this world than the title with which he wishes to be approached.

My time is occupied with nonsense, but that ‘is not about me’? Of course it is about me.

But what is so compelling about this psyborg reality in which everyone is supposedly free to choose their identity is that it is completely false. If Marijn Rijneveld is free to identify with a predator-aggressor, it is because she has that privilege – oh how cute, she wants to be a man. If you then treat her as a man, they will jump at the chance to protect the holy girl. In their real image of Marijn Rijneveld, she is still a girl. They only pretend that she is a man, a kind of childishly staged digital reality.

As a man, it is different. If I walk into a women’s shower claiming that my identity is female and I therefore have the right to shower there, I get a bar of soap thrown at my head. And that is ethically no different from Marijn Rijneveld suddenly stumbling into the men’s toilets.

If I claim that from now on I want to be approached like a hermaphroditic Toltec Bruja, that’s not news. And apparently I am not even allowed to respond to that other fake news which says that I am obliged to address a white man in a certain way. A white man who imitates a white Christian paedophile (Reve) and is popular with old geezers by means of such hackneyed art. 

That is all very well, but if you then claim that this Bruja is not allowed to say anything about it, you have understood little of wonders of the psyborg dimension.

Martina B.


Mountains, giants and mushrooms – in this fairytale-like collection, magic whirls and swirls, yet another reality breaks through as well – the whole world turned into The Shining, and the pilgrimage to Szymborska’s grave, a simple stone in Krakow, fails at the last minute; a journey without check marks across sixteen national borders to his daughter, however, succeeds. In its combination of fairy-tale nature, historical background and eerily topical reality, this collection of poems is Benders’ best since he lost count.


You have no time to read this, but that is because you are no longer human. If something of the original person were still alive in you, the old mycelia of childhood, then you would learn a lot from this book, indeed, with its magical knowledge, it might become your most useful possession. A book about the human imagination, and how it managed to get into the iron grip of trans-dimensional cockroaches. Furthermore, there are also magical tips to substantially improve your life and your time acceleration, and M.H.H. Benders also makes light-hearted mincemeat of the entire Dutch literature, what more could you want!

If you don’t want to crawl around mars like a cyber insect under a scrubbed boot – which is on the agenda – then you’d do well to read this book.

The first collected work of Martinus Hendrikus Hogervorst-Benders comprises no fewer than 712 pages and weighs in at least 1.4 kilos in thin print. It is the most ambitious collection written in the last thirty years, and certainly one of the highlights of Dutch literature as a whole, in line with Snoek and van de Woestijne. Anyone with a heart for literature and who wants to read an ambitious book brimming with cast-iron poems instead of yet another typical Dutch-language ‘masterpiece’ will be delighted with the purchase of this brick.

The Microdose Bible is the worlds most comprehensive and complete oversight of mind altering substances, teacher plants and mushrooms. Dutch mycologist and philosopher M.H.H.Benders takes you on a magical journey full of wonder about what teachers nature has to offer. Includes the Psychosupersum, a guide that describes all known mental disorders and offers wisdom for their treatment. 

This book will be published end of 2022.