Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Do US Democrats want Egypt to go the way of Libya?

No, being an American doesn’t give you universal wisdom or power

Colonialism is not over. The superpowers from before WW II, the robbers of their colonies, are still in power, trying to rule the waves everywhere.

The US considers itself the world’s police person, but it looks more like a global dictator. It’s correct to unite with other nations to stop autocrats (Putin, Xi, and X). But it can’t decide unilaterally which ruler should go.

(And now we’re at it, the US must lead the international community to stop Iran from building a nuclear device in 2 weeks. It’s plainly Antisemitic to leave it up to Israel—and then, of course, blame us for being violent.)

Not the US but India is the largest democracy; the greatest one on earth is Israel, where the population refuses to accept anti-democratic tricks from a government that lost its majority in the polls—how different from the US where a wannabe dictator is leading in the polls, not to talk about the circus at its ‘Supreme Court.’ The world’s worst exporter of Capitalism (‘If it enriches you, it’s moral,” uses foreign workers but even their kids have no rights) and junk food, with gun ‘freedom’ more vital than human lives (and that executes poor people), and where 0.01% of the rich own more than 50% of the bottom and with 0.6M homeless, making social equality a farce. And this US wants to lecture Egypt on civil liberties and equality?

The president of Egypt has kept violent millions out of power and if needed in prison, and out of the police and the army, and a rabidly Antisemitic population from disturbing the peace with Israel. Democracy is also that you stop anti-democrats from tearing down democracy. It’s not just free speech, especially when that would endanger everyone.

The US Democrats know better. The US facilitated Fascists, Antisemites, and other racists and bigots by giving them free rein on the Internet and in the streets until it became unsafe for Jews and women again.

That’s not free speech. That’s hate speech. It’s anti-democratic and stupid to allow this. The US is still dancing around the free speech holy cow.

Leave Egypt alone. Its president is doing a better job than the woke know-it-alls who want to topple him like they did with the leader of Libya. Now, Gaddafi was as crooked as they come, but that doesn’t mean you can hand the land to extremists, terrorists, bandits, and haters. That’s not progress.

NB: Gaddafi had a Jewish mother. Yet, he lost every resemblance to a human, let alone a Jew. El-Sisi’s mother is rumored to have been a Moroccan Jewess but by his sworn enemies, so that doesn’t count.

El-Sisi is very respectable. States less arrogant than the US could negotiate with the Egyptian president for more human rights. There certainly is room for important improvements. But that should never degenerate into allowing everyone to broadcast their hatred or endanger public order.

Instead of troubling him with sanctions, why not give money? He ensures stability in the Middle East no less than Israel. Honor where honor is due.

These 2 clips hold more propaganda than information but, with their bias, they hold more truth than the harping about Egypt’s human rights abuses.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, previously a daily blog contributor to the TOI. 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. None of his content is generated by the new bore on the block, AI. * As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. Or not at all because he doesn't claim G^d talks to him. He gives him good ideas—that's all. MM doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. He, therefore, wanted a broad bio that readers interested can track a bit what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and educations contribute to his visions. * This year, he will prioritize getting his unpublished books published rather than just blog posts. Next year, he hopes to focus on activism against human extinction. To find less-recent posts on a subject XXX among his over 2000 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 too, here: or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * Like most of his readers, he believes in being friendly, respectful, and loyal. However, 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 when don't deserve that. (Yet, we all make honest mistakes, which is just fine and does not justify losing support.) 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 - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight reality), 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. * Chronologically, his most influential teachers 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. This short list doesn't mean to disrespect others who taught him a lot or a little. One of his rabbis calls him Mr. Innovation [Ish haChidushim]. Yet, his originalities seem to root deeply in traditional Judaism, though they may grow in unexpected directions. In fact, he claims he's modernizing nothing. Rather, mainly basing himself on the basic Hebrew Torah text, he tries to rediscover classical Jewish thought almost lost in thousands of years of stifling Gentile domination and Jewish assimilation. (He pleads for a close reading of the Torah instead of going by rough assumptions of what it would probably mean and before fleeing to Commentaries.) This, in all aspects of life, but prominently in the areas of Free Will, Activism, Homosexuality for men, and Redemption. * 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. When he can, 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, for Zionism, Intersectionality, 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. Read his blog on how he attempts to bridge any tensions between those ideas or fields. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (, born in 1953 to his 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, and decades more to admit to being a genius. But his humility was his to keep. And so was his honesty. Bullies and con artists almost instantaneously envy and hate him. He hopes to bring new things and not just preach to the choir. * 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, powerful therapist. He became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. 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 a strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * 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. 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. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me. * His newest books you may find here:
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