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

Disgusting how so many countries, instead of collectively opposing Trump’s wicked steel tariffs, spinelessly each try to get exempted

Of course , Donald Trump claiming to protect American steel is a chutzpa. As an entrepreneur, he had no respect for American steel, no sense of America first.

For seriousness level, how should we grade these tariffs: sad or silly?

How does Donald Trump hides his scandals? By other scandals!

In any case, this was a great distraction of the Stormy Daniels scandal. How does Donald Trump hides his scandals? By other scandals!

It may have been the hyper-critical New York Times that reminded him of his election promise. Thanks very much (but not) for the reminder!

Some countries, Canada, Mexico and Australia, that export steel to the US, immediately wanted and received exemptions. Trump has said that more states can follow and he’ll take two weeks to see which.

What the attacked states should do is make an international alliance of countries that all must be exempted or they will in unison start putting tariffs on US exports. In that alliance should every countries be welcome as long as they don’t “dump” steel – export steel far under the price.

Politicians are used to abandon principles for monetary gain, so public opinion needs to pressure parliaments in these countries to obligate their governments to show some dignity and solidarity, and stop this bullying and divide and conquer policy by one of the wealthiest nations.

This is not only to protect world free trade. It’s also to not give US President Trump this immoral victory. The world’s nations have a responsibility to help prevent this leader’s success and reelection.

The wicked plan was, putting it mildly, designed by Trump-on-solo. In truth , he doesn’t have many advisers left and he wouldn’t listen to them anyway. He trusts his instincts — a euphemism for stubbornness and intellectual and emotional laziness.

Trading nations of the world: where are your pride, your dignity, your solidarity, your moral compass and your long-term vision?!

This is especially important as I find that Trump’s “phenomenal” negotiation style is merely a flip-flop between being a bully and a wimp.

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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