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

As a White Jew, I’m with the Blacks; as a Black, I’m with the Jews

The majority of Jews are not Caucasian. Most of them are of Arab cultures (see what I wrote about that earlier). Some hold that Jews are not White at all to begin with, also not when they hail from Western countries. But those are not even the points I want to make. We need to stop how Jews and Blacks are played out against each other.

No, you don’t contribute to Middle East peace as long as you pit Jews against Muslims, are not for all people. Your racism will not help the Jews and your antisemitism doesn’t help the Muslims.

Jews should not support politicians (Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, pro-Brexitters) who declare to love Jews but have racist mouths and policies. They are not our friends. They just play divide and conquer. (There is a fundamental difference between racist presidents then and still now. Those still despising Blacks in 2019, are abnormal and extra immoral.)

Don’t hate Jews because you hate the right-wingers who parade us around as their moral or financial bodyguards. We’re just their pawns.

Instead of being embarrassed by the few Jews who talk like racists, focus on the many Jews who have worked for ending Racism. Instead of being embarrassed by Black leaders who talk like antisemites, focus on those who learned to speak and work against antisemitism (like Jesse Jackson).

Jews could wear “Black Lives Matter” buttons (look here). Gentile Blacks (non-Caucasians) could wear a bottom that reads “I’m with the Jews.”

Don’t pretend that you’re a good ally for Jews/Blacks while your conditioning is still in place. Get close humbly and learn. Start with non-Caucasian Jews. (Don’t take all their disappointment with others as facts and don’t repeat them; mostly, they’re just venting.)

No, not all Blacks live in the inner cities. No, not all Muslims are extremists. No, not all Jews are rich and powerful. (And if they are, they’re not smarter; just worked harder for survival. And powerful they are only until the really powerful start the next wave of antisemitism.)

NB: Don’t blame Jews who flatter and aligned themselves with reactionary people. As long as the progressives abandon us, we have no alternative. Don’t blame the victim(s of antisemitism)! Blame the abandonment of the Jews. When will the Left liberate the Jews from their hostage situation? We only need your unquestioning solidarity.

A patriot politician would never make his country or voters look racist. A true supporter of Jews would never try to make look complicit in racism.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), 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 vegan for 8 years now. 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 lehavdiel 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, GLBTQAI, 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 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. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me. To see other blog posts by him, a second blog - under construction - can be found by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture.
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