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

Farewell President Trump!

Making Donald Great Again
Making Donald Great Again

First a quote.

“If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what’s said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.” – 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln

Dear President Donald John Trump, 45th President of America,

You’ve gotten a hell of a lot of criticism, hatred and envy for your work in Office. Fortunately or fortunately, you’re not the type to take any of that to heart, so you don’t need comfort. That’s good because you know better than anyone that the praise you frequently got is not worth much either because it comes mostly from people who blindly adore you.

I believe that I was never fooled by people on both sides! Lately, you are accused of being immoral and of being so incensed about Assad using poisonous gas on civilians that you ordered his assassination. Well, which of the two is it? Amoral or overly ethical? You can’t have both.

I would like to give you credit when credit is due, just now that your downfall seems so imminent. O, I don’t do it to please you. You don’t need my words. I do it because I believe in gratefulness.

I know with you that you would have won the next election too. Maybe not because you have made people so happy. Rather, the divide that the country had during the last election campaign is still there.

And I admire your hard work for reelection. You treated your whole time in Office as a reelection campaign. Smart. You traveled the country to speak at rallies. You used your media and social media presence to reach your fans. You’ve not been lazy and that got you elected in the first place.

You would have won again because the other side is just angry and talking to each other, not trying to convince your fans. And they are still a bunch of intellectuals. Even after their shock from your election, none have taken the trouble to reach out to the Forgotten Men and Women. Senator Bernie even put out a book. For crying out loud: a book. And he’s a socialist? Can’t even talk to workers?

You would have won again. Probably. But you see, your party can’t take that risk. As you said yourself: If they win, they’ll undo all of what we’ve done the past years. That’s right. So you see, for that, they need to impeach you. You’ll go on your way. Have some more fun with whatever you decide to do next. And they’ll have Mike Richard Pence in the saddle who can get reelected by association, the feeling that he is close to you.

You know you were not a politician and you never became one. The political world can no longer work with you. But for an amateur, you did a hell of a job. Don’t feel bad about them dumping you. You would dump others too if they were not really ready to do a job.

I know that you’re not a quitter. You’re ready to keep going. And good for you. But while we’re ready to handle anything, others may not let us. The feds are zooming in. Your cabinet is obstructing you (with Pense as lodestar). And the Hillary fans never wanted you in the first place.

The Right got what they wanted most from you – tax reform, etc., see below – and now they need to let you go because too much became too shaky. To put it in familiar terms: it’s bankruptcy all over again. Never mind. Lots has been fun and interesting, cut your losses and restart.

But before you go, I need to tell you something.

Thank you

I must sincerely thank you for your love for the Jewish State. You’ve said and done some shady things towards a lot of minority groups – allegedly – but your warm heart for the Jews was clear at all times. Puzzling but clear. Just like President Putin loves the Jews but is not so sweet on all other minorities. There are world leaders who don’t trash the Jews. Who actually like us. We must thank you for that.

We hope that your Peace Team and Nimrata “Nikki” Haley get to continue their exceptional work and will not betray our vulnerable position. (You know, many Israeli Jews are kind of naive, and they could embrace false prospects for peace that could dangerously backfire.)

To return to my opening quote, I prefer to remember the good things. The bad things should be forgotten after they got corrected. But the good remains.

● Thank you for standing with Israel.
● Thank you for resisting ISIS, Assad, the PA, Chamas and Iran.
● Thank you for threatening war as a deterrence but not actually going to war with any country.
●Thank you for standing with the Working Class and praising their intelligence and worthiness.
● Thank you for teaching us how to talk in a way that reaches people and doesn’t make anyone fall asleep. (It may take decades for others to learn to speak like that. I try to write like you. My Flesch readability score is often over 80 now.)
● Thank you for making fun of politicians. Thank you for out-lying the political world and showing that deception and dishonesty are not filtered out in the political process other than by the free press.
● Thank you for not taking a salary.
● Thank you for showing that a 70-year old can do it.
● Thank you for your fighting spirit with a smile.

Right-wingers should treat you with so much curtsy.

● You gave them a Right-leaning Supreme Court.
● You passed a Tax Bill that made the rich so much richer.
● You did not curtail Big Pharma.
● You stopped wasting money on climate change.
● You stopped wasting money on healthcare for all.
● You started building up the military and even space force.
● You did so many things you promised and gave them so much candy.

They’d better be nice to you.

But in any case, don’t let them remove you. Leave yourself at the very height of your success. Surprise them. That’s always been your strong point: unpredictability to the other players (but faithfulness to your election promises and fan base).

Resign in a “presidential” way, in style, that will make the stock market go up and not down. A nice start for Pense and America.

But in any case, continue touring and speaking. It will be fun.

Thank you.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Holocaust survivors in The Netherlands, 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 writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Dutch Holocaust survivors. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. How ironic that he who had three times 90 for Dutch at his finals is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew. G-d definitely has a sense of humor. His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and LBCHLCH, 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. His fields of attention are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine, Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism), Oppression and Liberation (of young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQI, foreigners, and anyone else who's dehumanized and exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation) and Veganism. Many of his posts will relate to current affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or to new insights that suddenly befell him. He always tries to bring something original and to avoid boring you or wasting your time with the obvious. He has moved - with his library. To sort this out will easily take half a year. Therefore, for the time being, no more 6 blog posts per week. But he hopes to be back full force after Pesach. Meanwhile, he feels that many of the hundreds of posts he wrote are worth (re)reading so that he's not really abandoning his readers. To send a personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click on Contact Me.
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