I’ve been informed earlier today that over on Anthroposophy Tomorrow, Ted Wrinch tells people I suffer from ‘current health issues’. For what it’s worth, and although it would certainly be nobody’s business if I were, least of all Ted’s, I don’t. So there’s definitely no need to delve into that or to shed any tears on my behalf. I’m not sure what Ted has in mind, possession by ahrimanic forces, presumably, but that’s not an established diagnosis in conventional society and medicine. Anyway, I’m perfectly fine. Unless you count a mild anthroposophical derangement.
Pathologizing someone seems to be one way for some anthroposophists to deal with dissent. That’s the way things are. I suppose people should know. Whether this ‘method’ endears anyone to anthroposophy is anybody’s guess, but presumably it can appeal to people who lack a capacity for critical thinking or, for that matter, empathy. I can’t say where Ted gets his misinformed ideas from, but I do know from the past that Sune has been posting and e-mailing people about things that are supposed to give the impression that I’m not quite well in the head. I think he should stop these silly antics, but, then again, Sune is immune to advice or viewpoints (quite an entertaining comment thread, that one…) from those he claims to be writing about.
It’s quite right, though, as Ted points out, that my blog has been blessed — if I may say so without sounding overly serene — with the presence of some unusually nice people. I’m grateful for that, of course. Some of them are also active on Waldorf Critics, but perhaps that’s beyond Ted’s grasp (as was the april fool’s joke — about the biodynamic wine glasses — which Ted fell for, and which subsequently seems to have prompted his recent posts).
As I already said on critics, I am indeed tired of crap-spouting morons, and I don’t think the Anthroposophy Tomorrow list is worth anyone’s attention (by the way, it does have this in common with a number of other websites and projects that clutter cyberspace). It’s plain stupid, despite Tarjei’s occasional wit and Frank’s fairly nice website elsewhere. What else can I say?
Except — I’m fine, thank you very much.