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

About Trump’s deception around nuclear weapons and his real plans

Master illusionist and demagogue, US President Donald John Trump, has done it again.

He’s been playing a trigger-happy macho, saying that that gives the best deterrence. Experienced diplomats say that closed-door negotiations and diplomacy rather are much more effective in reaching international d├ętente and agreements. Some have suggested calling a dictator, almost possessing nuclear weapons, “little rocket man” could be dangerous. And the critical press’s commentators and opposition politicians have debated how risky it could be to have a US president, seen as impulsive, narcissistic and grudge-full, with his fingers on the nuclear button.

However, Trump is just playing the psychopath. In truth, he’s a money maker (first of all for himself and his family) and money is his game.

Pumping money into the military always has been good for the owning class. Nothing makes more money than wars. And creating wealth for the rich is his main goal.

There are other reasons to pour cash into the weapon industry and military infrastructure. It will generate jobs, justify raising taxes on the middle class and cutting social expenditure. Creating foreign enemies jives well with rampant US nationalism and promotes national cohesion.

Now, people who want to see some return of investment in and upkeep of nuclear weapons are often a bit frustrated. Those weapons we can’t employ because they are only used as deterrence.

But Trump is planningthis is not entirely new – for the US to build small-scale nuclear weapons, so-called low-yield earth-penetrating nuclear weapons. The arguments: They could be used without the whole world exterminating each other, therefore they give better deterrence, and they mean massive investment in the military.

So, while playing the bully, he is actually just trying to make lots of money and get reelected. Forget about him being a crazy psychopathic infantile loose cannon. That’s all camouflage. I don’t know if that reassures, though. People without scruples or morality, fixated on making money and staying in power, can cost many lives. Especially if they invest in and dream of “usable” nuclear weapons. That’s why he keeps saying “We hope to never have to use them.” He means: “You don’t need to know that I believe these can be used and that their use will help the nation’s economy” – the code word for benefiting the rich.

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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