Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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After 13 years, Malka Leifer finally returned to Australia

Stop everyone from abusing the system

High time to indict all the people who protected her against facing justice and where there are no laws to do so, to create legislation to bring to justice people who abuse the system to neutralize it.

I think of people who hid her, those who tried to shield her by talking to high-ranking people, prominent people who abused their clout, etc.

A lot of safeguards are in place to prevent as much as possible that innocent people would be convicted or even indicted. But those who abuse those preventative measures should face the consequences.

It’s the same as with free speech. That is only for people who are for free speech for everyone. Those who abuse freedom of speech to attack equality of all citizens and democracy should be silenced.

Same with democracy. Those who want to be elected to hamper and dismantle democracy should be blocked from standing for office.

Snobs and others who consider themselves above the law should pay.

Trump has revealed the need to also protect the public against lying, fake news, conspiracy theories, manipulation of facts, whataboutism, name-calling, propaganda, slander, supremacists dog whistles, and power grabs. His abuse also highlighted the free press as indispensable for democracy. Whoever attacks the press is an enemy of society and must be silenced.

And, of course, the ‘free press’ and ‘social media’ that incites is neither and deserve to be blocked and outlawed, not be tolerated for a second.

Social justice demands that we restrain the elites and the over-privileged. A philosophy or world view, that justifies, for some, to consume dozens of times more than their fair share while others starve, slaughters equality.

Anarchists and anti-Zionists who just call on their supporters or the public to disrupt society do not get their unfair share at the marketplace of ideas.

They act very differently from those who constructively want to change or improve the status quo. Calls for change are fine, for destruction are out.

Dissent, passion, and anger are OK, lying, intimidation, and violence not.

Likewise, remove dictatorships from the United Nations and the ICC. If that’s 70% of all countries, so be it. Want to be part of the international conversation? Transform your country into a democracy. But, the UN is there to prevent wars! You can’t negotiate with dictators, only force them. Silenced Peoples and groups must be given a voice instead of their tyrants.

And terrorists claiming to be freedom fighters and liberators get no mike.

State (-sponsored) terrorism is, of course, also terrorism and intolerable.

The murder of Female and Gay family members is terrorism too.

The hardest issue to convey may be that acting irresponsibly to oneself or society can’t be simultaneously ‘protected’ as personal freedom. Those ‘choosing’ to gable away their or others’ lives act at lib but not in Liberty. Rather than freedom, that is carelessness and stupidity. The Netherlands has a nice section about suicide in its laws: It’s forbidden, but if one (tries to) violate that injunction, one doesn’t get punished but gets mental help.

These are not restrictions on justice, free speech, debate, and democracy. These are actions to protect those goods against abuse. Resistance against the resistance means support. Opposition against enemies of equality, peace, and freedom for all is the strengthening of these public goods.

All the links are examples of the text in the news of the last couple of hours.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, previously a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He often makes his readers laugh, mad, or assume he's nuts—close to perfect blogging. He's proud that his analytical short comments are removed both from left-wing and right-wing news sites. None of his content is generated by the new bore on the block, AI. * As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. Or not at all because he doesn't claim G^d talks to him. He gives him good ideas—that's all. MM doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. He, therefore, wanted a broad bio that readers interested can track a bit what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and educations contribute to his visions. * This year, he will prioritize getting his unpublished books published rather than just blog posts. Next year, he hopes to focus on activism against human extinction. To find less-recent posts on a subject XXX among his over 2000 archived ones, go to the right-top corner of a Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". One can find a second, wilder blog, to which one may subscribe too, here: or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * Like most of his readers, he believes in being friendly, respectful, and loyal. However, if you think those are his absolute top priorities, you might end up disappointed. His first loyalty is to the truth. He will try to stay within the limits of democratic and Jewish law, but he won't lie to support opinions or people when don't deserve that. (Yet, we all make honest mistakes, which is just fine and does not justify losing support.) He admits that he sometimes exaggerates to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quite a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * Sometimes he's misunderstood because his wide and diverse field of vision seldomly fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what some love about him. He has written a lot about Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (including basic statistics), Politics (Israel, the US, and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight reality), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, LGBTQIA+, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), the Climate Crisis, Ecology and Veganism, Affairs from the news, or the Torah Portion of the Week, or new insights that suddenly befell him. * Chronologically, his most influential teachers are his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach, and, lehavdil bein chayim lechayim, Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff, and Rav Meir Lubin. This short list doesn't mean to disrespect others who taught him a lot or a little. One of his rabbis calls him Mr. Innovation [Ish haChidushim]. Yet, his originalities seem to root deeply in traditional Judaism, though they may grow in unexpected directions. In fact, he claims he's modernizing nothing. Rather, mainly basing himself on the basic Hebrew Torah text, he tries to rediscover classical Jewish thought almost lost in thousands of years of stifling Gentile domination and Jewish assimilation. (He pleads for a close reading of the Torah instead of going by rough assumptions of what it would probably mean and before fleeing to Commentaries.) This, in all aspects of life, but prominently in the areas of Free Will, Activism, Homosexuality for men, and Redemption. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, and disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. He aims to bring a fresh perspective rather than harp on the obvious and familiar. When he can, he loves to write encyclopedic overviews. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds should be disputed. In short, his main political positions are among others: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, anti those who abuse democratic liberties, anti the fake ME peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, pro-Science, pro-Free Will, anti-blaming-the-victim, and for down-to-earth, classical optimism, and happiness. Read his blog on how he attempts to bridge any tensions between those ideas or fields. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (, born in 1953 to his parents who were Dutch-Jewish Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork. He grew up a humble listener. It took him decades to become a speaker too, and decades more to admit to being a genius. But his humility was his to keep. And so was his honesty. Bullies and con artists almost instantaneously envy and hate him. He hopes to bring new things and not just preach to the choir. * He holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam) – is half a doctor. He practices Re-evaluation Co-counseling since 1977, is not an official teacher anymore, and became a friendly, powerful therapist. He became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years, he was active in hasbara to the Dutch-speaking public. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * 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. If you're a native English speaker and wonder why you should read from people whose English is only their second language, consider the advantage of having an original peek outside of your cultural bubble. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me. * His newest books you may find here:
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