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A Formal Patient

An Essay Dr Christopher Bek


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Summary—A Formal Patient congratulates Alberta Health and Wellness for insisting on the accountability of due process in declaring individuals to be formal patients—and argues that I am being considered a formal patient as the result of an absence of due process elsewhere in Canada—and that I should not be considered a formal patient but that I should be declared disabled on account of being outside the cave of behaviorism.

 

The terror of confronting oneself in situations calling for subjective judgment is so great that most people immediately panic and run for cover under the first obvious argument that seems to apply.

—William Barrett

 

I do my best thinking in a warm bed.

—René Descartes

 

Paradigm shifts are not unpredictable, just unthinkable.

—Peter Bernstein

 

Some men never seem to grow old.  Always active in thought, always ready to adopt new ideas, they are never chargeable with foggyism.  Satisfied, yet ever dissatisfied, settled, yet ever unsettled, they always enjoy the best of what is, are the first to find the best of what will be.

—William Shakespeare

 

You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up.  And you are here because you know something.  What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it.  You’ve felt it your entire life.  That there’s something wrong with the world.  You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind driving you mad.  It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.  Like everyone you are a slave.  You were born into bondage, born into a prison you cannot smell or taste or touch—a prison for your mind.

—Morpheus

 


 

The Bernoulli Form elucidates the notion of Platonic Forms in describing how a motley crew of Forms—including Delphi, forecasting, integration, utility, optimization, efficiency and complementary—come together to form The Bernoulli Model.

 

The Method of Moments elucidates the notion of Platonic Forms in describing how a motley crew of Forms—including Delphi, forecasting, integration, utility, optimization, efficiency and complementary—come together to form The Bernoulli Model.

 

The Efficient Frontier examines the notions of God, option theory, portfolio theory, faith, reason and Arab mathfinally arriving at the inescapable conclusion that all roads of sound decisionmaking lead to the efficient frontier.

 

The Unpardonable Sin charges all honourables and doctors in Canada with heresy, child abuse and the unpardonable sin that Christ spoke of—which is the deliberate refusal to follow the light when seen.

 

The Uncertainty Principle contrasts Einstein with Heisenberg, relativity with quantum theory, behavioralism with existentialism, certainty with uncertainty and philosophy with science—finally arriving at the inescapable Platonic conclusion that the true philosopher is always striving after Being and will not rest with those multitudinous phenomena whose existence are appearance only.

 

Twenty-Eight is a Perfect Number argues that the Canadian Government is systematically violating its citizens and—in that I am the unchallenged Canadian Sovereign and have formally requested intervention from the United States Government—the Canadian people now have the means and legal right to remove the Canadian Government.

 

A Formal Patient

 


 

Singularity identifies the trigger of the looming paradigm shift from the three-dimensionally conscioused Everyman to the four-dimensionally conscioused Superman as the 1935 Schrödinger's Cat though problem—which proves that consciousness is real.

 

The Great Cosmic Accounting Blunder compares the two physical fixedpoints in the universe—lightspeed and Planck’s constant—and argues that we have been guilty of double counting up until now and that in fact there is but one fixedpoint—which, as it turns out, is the boundary of the universe.

  

The Unified Field Theory counts down the Euclidean hits from five to one in categorically nailing the vast majority of this little thing I like to call cosmic pi.  At this point in spacetime I would like to pay special tribute to my excellent wingman Albert Einstein (18791955).

 

Closing the Liars Loophole identifies the malignant cancer within the healthcare system and society as the outwardly focusing behavioral psychological model, which denies the existence of consciousness—while the inwardly focusing existential model makes consciousness and the soul primordially important.

There is an ancient story of a lord that asked his physician who came from a family of healers—Which of the three brothers was the most skilled in the art of healing?  The physician whose reputation was synonymous with medicine across the land replied—My eldest brother sees the spirit of sickness and removes it before it takes shape, so his name does not go beyond our house.  My elder brother cures sickness when it is still minute, so his name does not go beyond our district.  As for me, I prescribe elixirs, perforate vessels and perform surgery, so from time to time my name is heard among the lords.

Paranoid Enough?  A somewhat disturbed young man once rightly pointed out that, although he may be paranoid, it did not stop people from plotting against him.  Patient—Christopher Bek—30 August 2003.  Psychotic—paranoid identification.  Believes government took his house as not listening to his theories.  Diminished ability to care for self.  No insight into illness.  Flight risk.  Becomes agitated when his beliefs are challenged.  Physician—Dr Gibbs.

Cold Enough?  While attending the University of Calgary, my cousin Shawn and I lived in the basement of a house owned by three brothers, the eldest of which was a medical student on his way to becoming a surgeon at the Foothills Hospital located a block from the house.  I went to high school with the youngest brother Ken in Springbank just west of Calgary.  From time to time Shawn, Ken and I would ingest magic mushrooms and then jump in a car and drive to a theatre where we would smoke a joint and then go and watch a film like The Breakfast Club.  Other times we would get stoned and sit around eating apple crumb pie with huge slabs of old cheddar while listening to Ken chanting—Its so clear.  One time in the middle of a January snowstorm Shawn and I smoked up and then rode his Kawasaki KZ750 to visit his babelicious Russian girlfriend.  The whole way Shawn would ask me if I was cold and I would tell him in cascadingly explicit terms exactly how cold I was.  When we got to the college our eyes were almost frozen shut from tears of laughter.

Narrow Enough?  Not everything we did involved marijuana.  We had a pretty good seven-man intramural tackle football team.  We could only dress ten players so most of us had to play both offence and defense.  I usually played wide-receiver and safety, and would also return punts.  I even played quarterback for a couple of games on account of the fact that I can chuck it a long way.  The most enjoyable team to play against was made up of former University of Calgary Dinosaur football players—and the least fun teams were the ones with players who did not make the Dinosaurs.  I also spent most Saturdays playing pick-up basketball with the doctors in the Foothills Hospital Nurses Residence.  It was there that I first dunked a basketball and also began to realize just how radically narrow-minded doctors are—although they do pass well.  After graduating with a degree in applied math I moved to Toronto and found myself working as an actuarial student.  Actuaries use math to solve business problems by constructing arguments based on premises intended to support conclusions.  To date, my actuarial career has seen pension, casualty and corporate actuarial work in Toronto, Calgary and San Francisco.

Time Enough?  I formed Risk Management Services in 1995 in order to help executives develop scientific management practices.  I had the great honour of consulting to the CFO and treasurer of Canadian Pacific until the company broke up in 2001.  The opportunity allowed me to set the foundation for The Bernoulli Model that included creating the world’s first four-moment distribution in the Camus distribution.  Someone suggested there was a parallel between physics and risk management—for which I then formulated the theory of one which reveals a deeper level of reality and solves the greatest scientific problem of all time by uniting the Godmade laws of nature in relativity and quantum theory.  Both relativity and quantum theory echo Saint Augustine’s assertion that time is relative to each subjective individual.  Risk management embodies time in that by understanding the past we are better able to forecast the future and thus make superior decisions.

Freudian Enough?  The Freudian cognitive model makes the ego or consciousness the decisionmaker that chooses between the external authority of the superego and the internal authority of the self or soul or id or unconscious.  Freud believed that for psychology to justify itself as a science it would have to uncover the root cause of behavior—the answer being the certain realization of the self.  The apprehension of certain knowledge has profound psychological implications in that the primordial urge of the psyche or ego is towards certainty.  In fact, Descartes ended the dark ages with the certainty of one fixedpoint found in his Cartesian cogito—I think, therefore I exist.  Behaviorism is the psychological model employed exclusively in Canada holding that humanity can be known through externally visible behavior—thereby denying consciousness and the possibility of self-realization.  Existentialism by contrast makes the Cartesian cogito primordially important.  

Backwards Enough?  While existentialism gives us total freedom and total responsibility—behaviorism gives us no freedom and no responsibility—meaning that actions are deterministic.  Once the ego capitulates to the superego under behaviorism, it cannot return to the self without acknowledging its former capitulation—thereby making the determinism self-fulfilling.  Individuals under the dominion of behaviorism are deterministically married to superficial appearances and the baseless authority of the superego.  Behaviorism operates by forcing the ego to capitulate to predicted behavior—whereupon the capitulated-ego then seeks to validate itself by selectively avoiding contravening evidence and coercing others into capitulating.  In that psychosis is the mental disorder characterized by an impaired contact with reality, behaviorism is both a recipe for psychosis and a massively runaway cognitive disorder.

Prophetic Enough?  The capacity for constructing rational arguments directed towards arriving at certain knowledge that must be either challenged or accepted lies at the heart of the legal process, scientific discovery and Western civilization—the alternative being totalitarianism.  And how is totalitarianism which denies winning arguments different than behaviorism which denies the soul?  There is no difference.  I went to the Foothills Hospital Emergency Room on 1 February 2001 and told Dr Ryan I was outside the cave of behaviorism and left five copies of my theory of one argument.  From—Ryan—To—Bek—Subject—Essays.  The material was most enjoyable.  In any event, it probably was fun writing.  You did make your point, though.  As for reaching clients, good luck.  From—Bek—To—Ryan—Subject—Essays.  I appreciate your acknowledgement, but I fear that my point has not been made.  The message I am trying to convey is that the theory of one is most assuredly on the cusp of bringing the world to its knees.  And my intention here is simply to give you a heads-up before the airplanes start falling out of the sky.  For the record, writing it was painful beyond anything you can possibly imagine.  It was an exercise in taking all of my genius to its absolute limit.  As for clients, it just so happens that it is your lost soul which I am most interested in reaching.

Divine Enough?  I began speaking to doctors in the fall of 2000 about my Earth-shattering theory of one discovery.  To my dismay, all of them refused to consider my rational arguments, but instead insisted on treating me as mentally ill.  I discovered that behaviorism denies in bad faith any arguments not validating the status quo.  Existentialism makes the government answerable to mathematical arguments originated by the self thusly identifying the root cause of behavior that Freud sought.  On 28 September 2002, I formally declared my kingship and sole sovereignship to the Sovereignty of Canada in keeping with the predefined role of sovereign in Canada such that I hold no political power and am above the manmade laws of government.  My theory of one establishes a divine connection between God and myself.  I discovered the divine right of kings doctrine in Microsoft Encarta that came with my Dell computer.  It is an appeal to God the mathematician and can only be defeated by a superior argument from the existing sovereign, or a physicist or theologian who could disprove my divine connection or divine right.  By taking my house, the government has explicitly declared itself totalitarian.

Conclusion.  By identifying behaviorism as the malignant cancer in society, I have made the oldest brother look like the youngest brother and have certainly demonstrated myself to be the greatest physician of all time.  As such, I would argue that I should be declared disabled on account of being outside the cave of behaviorism.  Patient—Dr Gibbs—14 September 2003.  Psychotic as a result of being out of touch with innate reality.  Believes government is omnipotent.  Hysterically blind to evidence contradicting behaviorism.  Paranoia manifests itself as predatory assessments intended to subvert the truth.  Becomes aloof when authority is questioned.  Physician—Dr Bek.


 

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