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

Analysts still fail to see how Trump and Pence attract

Trump’s rally in Tulsa was disappointing, said all commentators that I saw.

That’s not what I noticed.

These educated analysts pondered the words spoken. Big mistake.

What comes across most is the tone, not the words.

True to their whole administration, the words of Pence and Trump had no relationship with objective truth whatsoever.

They gave a beautiful overview of all the types of lies a person can construct. From half-truth to demagogy, from plain lies to false comparisons. From milking sentiments over reason to well-known prejudices. From flattery to the construction of virtual enemies (the press). From straw man arguments to lies by omission (BLM not at all).

However. Most people don’t care about words or logic. They will mostly look at the neckties and hear the tone. And while Pence’s tone was boring as always, it was an easy act to follow.

What all the haters of Trump in their jealousy still can’t admit is that Trump is an excellent speaker. When I thought of Biden in comparison, I cringed.

Trump’s speech was stronger than ever before. He reminded me of Hitler’s speeches. Not in content and not in intention, not in tone and not in morality. But in the perfection of how they played their crowds.

The Democratic Party still has time to replace Biden or pray to G^d that he needs someone else to step in. It should not be someone with an angry voice because that also is inferior to the macho self-confident Trump.

Rather, it must be a speaker so calm that Trump sounds angry in comparison. Bloomberg. Yang.

While so much preciousness has collapsed under Trump’s disastrous rule, he might still win Four More Years through his oratory talents. The only gift a salesman of defunct secondhand cars has.

Just like Kennedy won because of his ‘nice dark complexion’ at the first debate on TV, Trump may win just by his inflections, silly as it may sound. As vain as is personality and as vain as his election may be his reelection.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (, born in 1953 to two Dutch 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 strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * 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, lehavdil bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff, and Rav Meir Lubin. * 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 (statistics), 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, LGBTQIA, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Sometimes he's misunderstood because he has such a wide vision that never fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what many 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 quite 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 500th blog post with the ToI. 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 a peek outside of your cultural bubble. * NEW: To see other blog posts by him, his overspill blog you can reach by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture at the head of every post. There you may find precursors to later TOI blog posts, addition or corrections of published TOI blog posts, blog posts the TOI will not carry, and some thoughts that are too short to be a TOI blog post. Also, the TOI only allows for one blog post per blogger per 24 hours. Sometimes, he has more to say than that. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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