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

Arab Theater of the Absurd

“Eskimos now permitted to buy refrigerators.” That’s what I thought when I read that women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to drive a car. “A real revolution” news outlets are not tired of exclaiming. Next year the first female Saudi driving instructors will be ready and a few months later the first women will earn their driving licenses in the kingdom. Just ahead of the introduction of the driverless car.

Women are allowed to vote there too and some have been elected. Also an enormous step forwards in a kingdom that is a dictatorship.

And now Palestinian Arabs have gained access to Interpol. I still believe that clairvoyants would do a better job because we know for sure that their information is just a wild guess, while checking Palestinian-Arab “information” will be an exercise in futility. No one will have the guts to dismiss their reports out of hand, and no one will be able to tell their lies. Why not let these Arabian fairy tales filter through Israel? We know their tricks, have their names and have the experience. What will be next? Pyromaniacs working the switchboard of the fire brigade?

In Egypt, the authorities are anally examining men whom they suspect of being homosexual. They are very modest about being the first to have discovered a physical sign that shows if someone is gay.

Gaza’s Hamas and the West Bank (Arab) Palestinian Authority are going to cooperate — maybe — to get rid of Israel together. That’ll happen later than Democrats and Republican trying jointly to oust Trump. And when that happens, there is no reason for the PA to seek peace with Hamas, because a new US government will be as (very) silly putty in their hands.

And just when you thought that this could be fake news — it isn’t. How do I know? To go viral, fake news must’ve some degree of plausibility.

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To subscribe to his next blog posts, click on the circle next to the blogger's picture, containing a dot with two quarter circles around it (the Feed Computer icon). * 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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