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

Don’t let Trump’s doctor fool you

Widely reported, the US president got a physical check-up and turns out in great health. He can easily live out two terms in office and if he would have kept a better diet and exercised in the past 20 years he could live till 200.

To counter all the nonsense in the Fire and Fury book (which I discussed already), a neurological test was added. Cognitive ability tests assess abilities involved in thinking (e.g., reasoning, perception, memory, verbal and mathematical ability, and problem solving). Also that indicated great mental health only.

The president’s press secretary further stated, prior to the doctor’s press briefing, that the goal of the health assessment was an evaluation of the president’s fitness for office.

Well, do the positive (fantastic) results mean that Donald J. Trump is fit and in great health? No, they do not.

Things that he was not tested for are: psychological health, psychiatric health, character, moral health and societal intelligence. And some of the troubling results were swept under the rug.

Psychological Health

That he’s alert and that his reflexes work doesn’t mean that his psychological condition must be great. He could be a total dictator, manipulative, a total con artist, ruthless, paranoid and dyslectic. And some say he is.

Psychiatric Health

He could even be a bit of a nutter. He could see everyone as the enemy. He could see life as a game. He could be completely oversexed. And some say he is.

Character

He could be nasty and unreliable. He could be heartless and greedy. He could still be without self-discipline (lazy) or patience. And some say he is.

Moral Health

He could be bent on making money and gaining power. He could be preparing the grounds for big war since his rich friends will make lots of money from that and will give him his share for the help. He could lend a hand in the continuous destruction of ecology and climate, just for the profit of the few. He could be just widen the rift between the rich and the poor, and the US and poorer countries. And some say he is.

Societal Intelligence

He could still be a sexist, a racist, an anti-Semite, look down on the handicapped, LGBTQs and the poor. And some say he is.

In other words: someone can be in excellent physical health and still be a nasty piece of work.

Troubling Results

The physical can put to rest the nonsense that he would be stupid, oversleeping or having a bad heart. It also shows the benefits of no alcohol, no tobacco and taking vitamins on a deficient diet. Yet …

His passivity is not just physical. Emotionally he’s not known for seeking help. He has the money and power to employ another solution. He stays happy by making everyone else around him suffer from his psychological handicaps. You don’t get depressed when you have enough people around you to put down, commandeer and fire with impunity.

And we never need to believe everything a physician says. The doc suggested that the president slurring his words recently was because big pharma had dried up his throat a bit too much. More likely was the opposite, his saliva glands started working overtime for some reason, which made him having a mouth full of fluid, rather than a dry mouth.

According to the Body Mass Index put forth by the federal Health and Human Services department … Trump is overweight and conveniently just one pound short of being obese. To get out of the obesity category, he tallness was inflated by an inch, while we know that 71-year olds don’t grow in height. Clean-shaven male physicians wearing ties may project an image of decency, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t lie.

Further, he takes a 5α-reductase inhibitor meant to prevent hair loss. This is sex hormonal stuff transgenders take to transition from male to female, because it is male to lose hair of the scalp and female to hold on to most of it. Interestingly, he’s on transgender medication and was earlier frustrating transgenders in the military. A major side effect of this medication is sexual dysfunction. Are his crass comments (and behavior?) on women and his long tie meant to compensate for impotence or to soothe the fear thereof? (Your honor, the pills did it.)

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp 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 - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for 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 people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others love about him. 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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