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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Comparing the oppression of Jews to other oppressions

This is fun

Every oppression has unique points, and all of them share certain points.

We learn by comparing new facts with known ones. When we are faced with something totally unique, we have a hard time understanding. Luckily, most totally unique things have things that resemble them. That may help.

This thing of the Jews Which compares to The differences
What Jews call G-d Idols, Angels, People Is One Supernatural Unit
G-d demands discomfort They want gifts, sacrifices For our growth and good only
The Jews as nationality Peoples with their own cultures Religion is main part of its culture
Entry by birth or nationalization By genes or nationality training Needs acquiring character traits
Intermarriage Adds up cultures, rejects racism Endangers continued existence
If all Peoples intermarry It enriches and ends racism Jews disappear and we must not
Jews are in all oppressed group Just like women We’re often the selfless leaders
Judaism Religions An obligation, not a choice
Religious rules Any law system More power, higher expectations
An ideological worldview is Serving G-d or humanity But Judaism is both
Justice is sought via Universal rights and equality Universal duties, also to the weak
In the Diaspora as minority The Chinese, Asians Trailblazers for all major religions
Millennia without homeland Roma, Sinti The homeland waited for them
Zionism relates to Jews as Feminism to women For us a whole country to shelter
Taken hostage by the privileged Heterosexual women Blamed for the rulers’ tyranny
Jews are targeted by minorities All oppressed groups attack e/a All groups may unite vs. the Jews
Discriminated, murdered All oppressions do this We are world champions survival
When murdered we mourn And are furious We just cry and get stronger
When unsafe Jews work harder Like Asians It’s hard to relax when unsafe
Jews often are in survival mode Like people in a warzone Jews often don’t notice the fear
Jews may self-hate and infight As all oppressed groups But in Jews often worse, stronger
Jews should take care of Jews Every Nation prioritizes the us But then also of all of humanity
Jews have heightened empathy As do women and gays And even can love their enemies
Jews have a hard time trusting Many oppressed minorities We may love before trusting
Jews are underrated yet greater Every oppressed group is But Jews especially as teachers
Knowing them is loving them Every group of people has this Jews a tad more; the rest is libel

 

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, an almost daily blog contributor to the Times of Israel, and previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. 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. * As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. He doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. He, therefore, wanted a broad bio that readers interested can track a bit about what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and education contribute to his visions. * To find less-recent posts on subject XXX among his over 1550 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, here: https://mmvanzuiden.wordpress.com/. * Like most of his readers, he believes in being friendly, respectful, and loyal. Yet, 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 who don't deserve that. 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), 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. * 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. * 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. 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, anti-elitism, anti-bigotry and supremacy, for Zionism, Intersectionality, and 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. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), born in 1953 to 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. Bullies and con artists almost instantaneously envy and hate him. * 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, empowering therapist. He became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids non-violently. 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 being a strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. He lives with his library in Jerusalem. Feel free to contact him. * His writing has been made possible by a (second-generation) Holocaust survivors' allowance 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.
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