Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

Christian and US dominance of the Latin Internet

When I look up a Dutch subject on the Internet, often English Wikipedia articles appear before Dutch ones.

While I try to promote Truth and Intelligence in my blog posts, the only two that got some sizable response were those where I showed pictures of the Second-Temple floor and where I compared Judaism to Christianity.

By their sheer numbers, Christians and USers (and Christian USers) dominate Internet traffic. This seriously hampers the free market of ideas – the may-the-best-win idea. This is nothing new, though.

Popularity, when half of mankind read a book or saw a movie or TV show, is no guarantee of quality. I typically avoid popular movies. Yet, one can also not say truthfully that whatever is trendy must be trash. Democracy is a terrible system but still the best we’ve got!

On top of that, those who have money can have their voices heard more prominently by buying preferential treatment by search engines. That money talks and money makes the mare go are also nothing new.

This being said, I’m still frustrated that so often the simple voice of reason and truth is clamored down by money, hysterics and fake news. I don’t know if anything can be done against that.

The Bible already teaches us: I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all (Ecclesiastes 9:11, King James Bible translation).

And no, I have nothing against the lucky, the rich, Christians or USers. Yet, they should take a more modest place in the world, and I don’t see that happening spontaneously. Until more of the Atheist Chinese, by their sheer number, will start using English too and drown them out.

No stronger enemy than an idea whose time has come. So, ideas before their time are as the prophet’s voice crying in the wilderness.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors in The Netherlands (Westerbork), and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a vegan for 8 years now. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo and Rav Zev Leff. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism), Oppression and Liberation (of young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners, and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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