Your Name Has Already Been Written in the Past Tense

Your Name Has Already Been Written in the Past Tense

This article is based on this Dutch article of Martijn Benders

Oh, indeed, you would almost feel sorry for the man. Who came up with the idea to put this dark-clad figurehead of our false sense of security on the throne?

The man is completely unsuitable for that position. Look how even the door of the House of Representatives seems to be against him. But Wilders is, of course, a bureaucrat at heart. He comes from some comfortable job at the social insurance bank.

But my sympathy vanished as quickly as it came when Schoof started preaching about the flawless realm of impeccable civil servants, the good people who manage everything for us from behind the bushes. This was in response to a question from Thierry Baudet about whether it might be a good idea to change the top officials once in a while.

So, we are back in the realm of religion, of the see-your-duty obligation. At your service! The person who serves the higher, in this case, the fictional entity “The State of the Netherlands.” The psyborg pointing out the fictitious nature of that construction – land borders exist as little in reality as his other brainchildren – don’t tell him, because then you are a dangerous anarchist.

But luckily, there is always that Puerta Giratoria:

1K hearts, not bad, Gala.

“Bad men have no songs” is one of Friedrich Nietzsche’s sayings, who also described the State as a monstrous entity. In World War II, we saw he was right: when the state’s monopoly on violence protects some pale bureaucrats with pale ideas, disaster is imminent. How do you prevent the State from being claimed by such oddly trembling bureaucrats?

Servants of the Highest Good, who manage everything for us from behind the bushes without any self-interest.

Maybe it all starts with the idea that impeccable dedication to the abstraction of DUTY (Yes we can! At your service!) is more of a formula for ants than for humans.

Do we also get that idea of kingship from there? Because normally, an ape doesn’t have a “King.” An ape has a tribe, and that tribe has a leader. And that is the biggest, fattest, and strongest ape, not some trembling civil servant ape with hateful messages.

And the most important thing is that such a tribal ape can be challenged. When he becomes incompetent, you have the option to challenge him to a duel.

(That is essentially the absurdity of Twitter or X: it provides the illusion that you are doing just that, challenging the top ape, but all those “politicians” are actually the hired marketing agency…that’s what makes X so perverse)

Why did they forget to include that functionality in our Royal House? Is the kingship perhaps not safe enough then?

Oh, sympathy, of course, we all feel sorry for the people who hide so devoutly behind the mechanisms of state security.

But yes, sympathy can only take us so far. We must also look at the structural problems that these caricatures of power and authority create. Our political systems need mechanisms that promote accountability and transparency, not just to control the current holders of power, but also to cultivate a culture where incompetence and abuse of power are immediately addressed. A system where even the highest positions are not safe from criticism and challenge is essential for maintaining a healthy, functioning democracy.

It starts with the idea that the monkey type that desperately clings to the pant leg of Father State to survive – the politician – is not the monkey type we should rely on.

The first thing I would do is ban mobile phones in the House of Representatives.

Martijn Benders

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?