Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews -- For those who like their news and truths frank and sharp

Do nationalism and supremacy soothe Westerners about Russian, Arab and Asian threats?

Is it possible that White countries don’t feel alarmed about Russian, Arab, and Asian threats because, having a superiority complex, they assume those are too primitive or stupid to become a serious threat?

Of course, it didn’t help that former US President Trump encouraged national racism and tried to appease and befriend all foreign dictators.

But the problem seems older than his short reign. On the one hand, racism paints non-Whites as ruthless villains. But on the other hand, it portrays them as inferior, so how could they really threaten us?

Well, wake up and smell the coffee.

First of all, any people will never outdo Whites in our historic cruelty.

Secondly, in every population, you have good and bad people.

Thirdly, non-Western dictatorships are nothing to sneeze at.

On the latter point, they have computers and brains and have proven many times already, capable of hacking into Western highly protected systems. In fact, totalitarian regimes are often better at spying.

Look at how much Turkey had recorded of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the US-based journalist and critic of Saudi Arabia’s government after he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Look how just last week, two Iranian rockets struck both in and around Baghdad’s Green Zone, one hitting the headquarters of Iraq’s National Security Service, near the U.S. Embassy. That’s very sophisticated stuff.

Look how Communist China managed to suppress COVID-19 by lockdown in some four months. It monitored and controlled the population’s every move. It had fewer COVID deaths than Israel. Not percentage-wise but in actual numbers!

Look at how Russia is controlling cyberspace while its pawn Trump started a silly good-for-nothing Space Force.

This shows that, more than ever, we need to realize that every people’s oppressor is a threat to the freedom of every person on the globe.

Just as with climate change, it would be our extinction to say selfishly and nationalistically ‘America first,’ and not be concerned with what happens in other countries and internationally. What to do?

The UN will be of little use because most member states are dictatorships. Rather, democratic nations need to band together to economically and defensively force all dictators out of office.

These dictators aren’t evil because they are foreign, non-White, or from wicked populations. They are our enemies because they are dictators.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), 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 strict vegan since 2008. 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, lehavdil 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, LGBTQIA, 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 quite 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 500th blog post with the ToI. 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 a peek outside of your cultural bubble. * To find his earlier blog posts on a certain subject XXX, among his over 1200 ones, go to the right-top corner of the Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". His second daily active less tame blog, to which one may subscribe, one may find here: https://mmvanzuiden.wordpress.com/ or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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