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

Boeing crashes: Who will begin to speak truth to power?

From what I can see, no one is investigating Boeing for possible criminal negligence now two of its flagship planes have crashed within 5 months.

From what has been published so far, it seems that

  • Trouble came from a faulty sensor giving wrong information to the automatic pilot, even when the plane is manually flown, made the plane nose-dive.
  • These problems have been reported several times but Boeing did nothing with it.
  • Even a complete crash didn’t prompt action by Boeing.
  • It was working on a software update but all was supposedly OK.
  • Pilots were also poorly trained for the new planes and not updated on this problem and what to do if it would occur.
  • A worldwide ban on their showpiece plane was needed to ground it.
  • The US was the last country to admit that the airbus can’t be safe and should be grounded until Boeing’s investigation yields results.
  • Throughout, Boeing kept claiming its cash cow planes are safe.
  • The US Federal Aviation Administration has been reported to have been too under-funded and under-staffed to properly inspect.
  • Reuter reports that the FAA and Boeing are putting intense pressure on the Ethiopian authorities, no doubt “to get to the right conclusions.” They are questioning Ethiopian honesty – I’m not kidding.
  • Almost 350 people died in two crashes.
  • Greed seems an obvious cause of hundreds dying.

This sounds like criminal negligence to me. Police should investigate and prosecutors should decide on prosecution of people in charge. I don’t find any news report that the police has even begun questioning anyone.

Is too much money involved? Are the rich exempt from scrutiny again? Yet another case of some being more equal than others for US justice? Why are the media not speaking up about this apparent protectionism? Are they again too distracted by the circus of Trump’s verbal scandals?

Boeing is investigating and the FAA is awaiting the results. More than anything, they should be investigated. Pilots are making a fist too.

Boeing’s best planes are down and so is my trust in what’s going on. Proactive US parliamentary, police and press scrutiny are called for.

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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