July 2000/January 2001
History of the Patients’ Front
Basics-summits, completing remarks, fractures
Who, who not?
Only the Patients’ Front (PF) has made history, the PF alone, all and all-in-one, all a universe [all-ein]. The Patients’ Front alone speaks for the Socialist Patients’ Collective, for the whole SPK, now more than ever.
World history has never made history. It is but the record of animal-like (!) barbarian stupidity. Nothing against animals. They follow their species; because at least they have got one. The likes of us do not have the slightest idea of it, or else we, pre-humans like all the others and the much larger rest being, at least have got a presentiment of it: The secret of illness is the human species. It is because we know this, and we know and we knew it with all the certainty of illness, that today the SPK is called and is: SPK/PF(H), MFE (Multifocal Expansionism). There is and there was no SPK, no PF, except in this, all forms blasting form. So, who? The history of the Patients’ Front, made by us, recorded only here for the first time! Who not? All the others outside, along with their trite and beastly stories [Allerwelts- und Viechereiengeschichten]. Pet food.
Concept of Illness
Nobody and nothing rules amongst us, except the matter, except the materiality concept of illness [Stoff Krankheitsbegriff]. To short-circuit it with their everyday life, to complete the concept of illness to a coherent and all-encompassing theory (Only accomplished things crash constructively …), was too much for some already, but only a few, even to begin with. Even dis-united recently by common agreement [auseinandergeeinigt], since the completion of the Patients’ Front, or decades ago in an isolated case, we, the SPK/PF, have to speak also for them, we, the SPK/PF(H), MFE, and nobody else.
It simply is and remains the main difference in principle and in strategy, for instance, to privately pay again medical bills (THEY!), or to collectively bleed the medical doctors’ class to death (WE!). To be in favour and not against one’s own illness, to propagate one’s own illness instead of hiding it, this is the first pathopractical step, even before the concept of illness, or hand in hand with it: self-stigmatisation.
The Jean Paul Marat of Peter Weiss from 1965 in a group of madmen on the theatre stage of Wiesbaden, yes, something like that they applauded, those of Heidelberg’s medical doctors’ class, a case for them, together with the revolution, together with Sade, Corday, Danton, "brain nappies" (instead of brain gears, P. Weiss, not Marat), and more like that. Without being called, but in collegial spirit by means of psychiatry (in the form of an expertise, and, if necessary, even in the form of a chief expertise) via a special court (rebuffed!) they tried to "liberate" the founder of the SPK from prison, that is to say: to render him harmless. Rebuffed, right down the line, as is well known. Yes, the abortionists of the human species, of what is a first approximation to it, react reflexively and fully automatic, exactly as does today’s medical doctors’ class in the suit of biogenetics and its euthanazism. So, what we talk about here, is the Patients’ Front before the SPK. We talk about the proximity to illness by self-stigmatisation and about the concept of illness as the inverse human species still entirely in the phase preceding the beginning of history, still entirely pre-humans among pre-humans, that means pre-hominids, pre- or pro-hominid people, provided that one does not think of apes. No, this has nothing to do with Marat, trained doctor and treacherously murdered revolutionary.
The proximity to illness (it is present!) and only through that the proximity to the human species (it is lacking, the lack), however approximate to it, decides on the beginning of what, as history, corresponds to its concept: always river up, against the current, weirs to be broken in front, rivulets seeping away behind, in brief: make the medical class lose ground and water, dry out their policy of compromises and catastrophes from opinion polls and plebiscites up to ballot boxes and cemetery urns.
The history of the Patients’ Front is not only the history of the concept of illness, but first and foremost and up to the completion of the Patients’ Front half a decade ago it is the history of confrontation, the history of the confrontation-patients with front head-on [Stirn], with stars [Ge-stirn] and fronting [Front] against the pre-historic white army (the medical doctors’ class in any case) of all fractions and political shades from green and red over black-brown up to mouse-grey-party-sectarianism. It’s not that they care too little about illness, these lefties, no, this is not what we reproach them, as some have suggested before; but that they abort the human species before it exists, these pre-humans, leftists in any case, when they speak out, these pre-humans of a pre-history of millennia, that is what we do not like. And this and nothing else is at the same time the most general interest common to all, just as everything that lives and resists, or not, wants heaven on Earth, but, please, as a being of the human species [Gattungswesen Mensch] for a doctor and a medical clone, and also an animal, which has got its species already, couldn’t do anything at all with it, as, by the way, teach also all the religions.
How many angels, that is messages, pieces of information, would fit upon the point of a needle had been an undecidable contentious issue for a long time. Megabytes on a microchip, of course, today. But how much illness-species-human-being [Krankheitsgattung Mensch] fits upon the earth? Well, to answer this one must resort to the universe [das All], and, this also teaches the history of the Patients’ Front made by us, to the unity of all-in-one, the totality of the universe, the unity of the greatest possible diversity in the unity of all al-lonelines [die All-einheit, die Einheit einer groesstmoeglichen Mannigfaltigkeit in aller Alleinheit], the new-revolutionary class against the all-dominating iackers’ class (medical doctors’ class).
For, in the written down complete concept of illness, four further moments are not named. First, the short-circuit between illnesses and species, because impossible on earth, is the first result of an absolute phantasy, that is to say a phantasy detached from everything that exists. This has to be learnt in the first place, in order to be understood. Its space is beyond the stars, beyond the starry sky; because, if there is no place on earth, at least there is. Too subterranean, too radicularly-radical [wurzelhaft-radikal) is the short-circuit between illnesses and species with respect to the terrestrial body. Too long already it had to wait for the thermomimetic iatroclasm. It wants to be practiced and exercised in particular and in everyone, the collective body of warmth as its intermediate stage, utopathy as the final product, being as unstable as it is stable in its effects [wirkstabil]. Like the place beyond heaven the terrestrial body, too, did not need a special annotation when the five-partite concept of illness had been drawn up. That is because concepts are also an embodiment of implicit and inclusive concepts [Begriffe sind eben auch Inbegriffe], and without a prior decision in favour of illness Marat becomes very easily morass. This is pre-human prehistory with the lying Baron of Munchhausen as its corresponding expert. PF/SPK has pulled itself up from the swamp by its own strength. The iackers’ class (medical doctors’ class), quite the opposite: it pushes the patients’ class deeper into the swamp, and that has repercussions, so that the singular bodies are overflowing with pharmaceutical poisons of all kinds, additionally contaminated with radiation, and even the cemetery wardens, the academic pathologists on duty, occasionally warn of the increased radiation exposure resulting from cemeteries, as if they were nuclear power plants and garbage dumps. But what is named PF/SPK, every action, every event and manifestation, every internal and certainly every public statement with regard to planning, implementation and verification was and remains attuned to the concept of illness. Some others would rather have it differently. That is, let’s say, 500 concepts of illness, for each one of the SPK, person to person, one of their own. That doesn’t even work with sport and play, otherwise, there would be at least 22 balls at a time in a football match instead of one. The Munchhausism of the media gossip shitheads may sprout its games, its swamp flowers and stupid calves wherever it wants. Not with us, there is no place for that in our collective, otherwise let them be summoned by the bailiff.
Where do we get our zest, what has inspired us, where does our persistent unbroken will come from? From the four unnamed moments of the concept of illness, this would have been the correct answer and we have given it many times. Some of the let’s say quite common co-prisoners threatened us to beat us up for that, not to mention even worse things, on the part of political ones, outside and inside, yes, outside, because outside and inside are alike, in any case. But, so far, no media shithead dared to lay his hands even on the five named moments of the concept of illness. And his contemporary witnesses were only eloquent with respect to what they were not allowed to know, which, as a matter of fact, they had learned afterwards by media shit tales, little stories, tiny anecdotes, and anti-, even little anti-psychiatry anecdotes. Everyday life matters are for sure not just day-to-day-routine but they are catastrophically banal, and any short-circuit that destroys them is entirely justified in advance by the concept of illness. For some of us it is just incarnated in flesh and blood: maltreated and crippled and incapacitated for work since the third decade of their life due to the living conditions the medical doctors’ class is responsible for, for a decade now such a front patient calls almost daily asking us about the concept of illness regarding his everyday life matters, just like others of the mouse-grey iackers’ cronyism consult the weather-report. No, he was not in the SPK, at that time, he was still in nappies, according to his own words. But one, one in ten thousand, is, if not the best (Heraclitus), then, in any case, better off. Yes, the aristo of the aristocrats is anagrammatically based on the iatros of the iatrocrats, did you know already, Thou best of the best, Thou most worthy, noblest, exponential normalinskis of today’s normoisie-bourgeoisie?
Free of domination and authority, the concept of illness is available since it began to make history. The rest is the great seduction under the dictatorship of the iackers’ class, both modern as well as postmodern. That, inevitably, becomes second nature to everybody and passes in everybody’s flesh and blood, as already at the time of the SPK. Our concept of illness, let us hope so, never will appear in the philosophical Archive for Conceptual History, but it does so on a global basis and in a stunningly illustrious variety like little anecdotes, everyday catastrophes and pregnant with banalities in the gene passport, and the pre-humans will compete with each other in the pedestrian zones, in the city, in the country side, and overseas, for who has got the most beautiful genetic label. A beginning has already been made when the media shitheads and every Tom, Dick and Harry are trying to sell off illness-conceptual matters under the label of self-help groups, not least as a gift in the form of a free subscription for Christmas under the star of Bethlehem, due to the immense sales difficulties. Therefore, we have not done so badly to situate the concept of illness beyond the starry sky, the sky of stars, the cranial vault and the confrontation heaven [Sternen-, Stirnen- und Konfrontationshimmel], quite frontally; after all, the star of Bethlehem, too, like all the others, is too beautiful to be as well true without the concept of illness. Because we are not concerned with prophetic predictions, and, afterwards, with well-we-knew-it-from-the-start, everything happened as predicted; because we are concerned with the cosmic-social-revolutionary making of history, we raise the species quite a bit higher above the sky than all the zodiacs, yes zodiac-constellations [Tierkreiskonstellationen], and the great zoological garden remains a zoo despite Aquarius, Virgo, Gemini and even Sagittarius, too much hunters’ yarn for us, unfortunately. But nothing against animals, as already mentioned. For the sake of illness, we like to swing to the sky as heaven stormers [Himmelsstuermer], instead of storming means and remedies [Mittel-Stuermer], instead of storming as centre forward on the football field [Mittelstuermer], and be it, as most of the time, in front of the TV. And the Cherubic wings had been already assigned to us [zugesprochen] by the four unnamed moments of the concept of illness, unnamed, because they are not in need of encouragement [Zuspruch] , these four glyphs: species, illness; illness, species. In terms of the pointed out concept of illness simply self-begetting [Selbstbegattung], the third moment, no matter if right-rotatory, better, of course, left-rotatory, and don’t they have six wings, aren’t they likewise inspired [befluegelt] six times, the Cherub, the double-helix, left before right?
Yes, these are quite arbitrary positings [Setzungen], without rhyme or reason and without any sense, all of them, let’s hope so. But history that has been made, history generally has to take facts that are free from empirical reality into account in a highly distilled manner with regard to their possibility of being short-circuited, so to speak, regardless whether they fit, and no matter whom this suits or not. The distillates of the highest degree, the species, concept for its part already, and the concept of illness have their practical test only in whether or not they are really feasible. Well then, between the beginning of the Patients’ Front and its completion by the resumption and reincorporation of the SPK in the context of PF/SPK(H), MFE, for half a decade now already, and that entirely in public, there are 3 decades of continuous and reality-stable consolidation against all existing conditions and real circumstances. Whoever is looking for an expression for the methodical approach of the conceptuality of illness as a species [Gattungskrankheitsbegrifflichkeit] to the real beginning of history, now 35 years back, as already mentioned, may well call this methodical part realisation of constructs by deduction from the universals [universaliendeduktionistische Konstruktrealisierung]. It is part of diapathics just as our material dialectics based on the analysis of commodity [warenanalytische Materialdialektik] is part of pathopractice. Toy horses for academics and scholars like university conflict, neoliberalism, communication guerrilla, structuralism of power, political therapy, triple sexism, genderism and whatever else, we did not have to throw off as ballast in the first place, because the actual effective history, made by us, has passed over all these little stories long ago and without any cuts.
(to be continued)
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Socialist Patients' Collective / Patients' Front, SPK/PF(H), 27.08.2018