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We are the Establishment & it's plainly evident that we don't give a rat's arse about ME

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Countrygirl, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl ME is not MUS

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    http://investinme.org/IIME-Newslet-1709-01.shtml

    For the reply from the CMO to IiME in response to their invitation to attend their 2018 conference, which they have declined for the 13th time, see the link. For its interpretation see below:

     
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  2. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    Looks legit.
     
  3. Barry53

    Barry53 Senior Member

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    In a sense they do ... they want to make damn sure they never have to do anything about it.
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    While it is fairly obvious I just want to highlight that the above interpretation is a spoof based on the actual reply.
     
  5. trishrhymes

    trishrhymes Senior Member

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    Ah yes, I enjoy a good spoof. What we need now is for the Chief Medical Officer to read it.
     
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  6. Jan

    Jan Senior Member

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    I guessed it was a spoof, but it still made my stomach churn reading it as I imagine that's exactly how they see us :cry: Will things ever change in ye olde UK?
     
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    Yes, I did read the bit that said it was, but you're right to make it crystal clear. The thing with this spoof is that it really doesn't feel like it is one.
     
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    Jan Senior Member

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    No it doesn't, it feels like the hell that is our reality.
     
  9. As I've warned repeatedly, the entire British Establishment is utterly out of touch and doesn't give a damn about the populace, or even the safety of the country :/
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Oh, I get that. It took me some seconds to realize it was a spoof, as I read it before going to the link. It captures the attitude, if not the details. If nothing else then a substitute representative could be sent.
     
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  11. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    A good spoof or parody works best when it is not immediately obvious it is one.
     
  12. Skippa

    Skippa Senior Member

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    Aye, I thought they'd finally lost it, or that they let an intern pen the letter.

    Til about halfway... the thing about being a successful [evil] establishment, is that you can never, ever admit as such. The room can be burning down around you and you have to boldly claim there's no fire here.
     
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  13. Skycloud

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    Does the CMO attend research conferences for other conditions? Anyone know?
     
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    I wonder what causes people to act like this ( psych lobby ), it seems to go beyond mere differences of belief, is it an aspect of modern western society or did such problems exist in victorian britain too ? seems like people have lost a sense of moral obligation and theres no accountability to reinforce it, could also be a disconnect from the concept of society leading to them to be self orientated, not sure.
     
  15. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    Machiavelli would have an answer I expect.
     
  16. Wolfiness

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    It's an aspect of human nature.
    We can thank our stars we're not in Victorian Britain.
     
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  17. Wolfiness

    Wolfiness Activity Level 0

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    Wait, wait - IiMER wrote this, not @Countrygirl ? :eek: Go IiMER!!
     
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  18. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl ME is not MUS

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    Ha! I wish @Wolfiness!:p

    :thumbsup:
     
  19. Wolfiness

    Wolfiness Activity Level 0

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    Aww :( But it's in the IIME newsletter?
     

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