Blog and opinion
10 November 2017 • by Herre Faber
Over the years, I’ve written about 110 blogs for The Hague University of Applied Sciences. I’ve never been paid for it and always posted them just for fun. Often, they’ve proclaimed sharp, politically incorrect opinions. Some people saw this as being droll and provocative; others were disgusted. As a result of my last blog, some even wrote an open letter to the Executive Board that was also submitted to a newspaper.
For me, this means that the pleasure I had in revealing my deepest thoughts vanished. I thus decided to bow out as a blogger.
To those who felt so insulted or affronted that they wrote the open letter: my sincere apologies. My intention was always to criticise ideas, not to offend anyone.
To those who could appreciate my blogs: it was my pleasure; we’ll run into each other and exchange ideas along the way.
To the editors of H|Nieuws: thanks for your input and correcting grammatical errors at the last minute.
And lastly, of course, I’d like to acknowledge René Rector, hero of free speech, who got me involved.
Herre Faber is a mobility technologist and researcher. He came to THUAS in 1998 as a software programming lecturer in Human Kinetic Technology and is now working on his PhD in Biomechanics on the subject of energy expenditure during human walking.