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

Four days of proofs why US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is a fraud

Immediately when President Trump nominated her at a super-spreader event, I blogged about the evil of her stance of ‘I love the Constitution.’

But there is more.

The greatest fraud in US political history, con artist Trump, asks you to participate in his scheme to be his political choice to bend the Supreme Court to the right. If you do, it doesn’t help if you swear to the G^d of the Universe that you’ll do an honorable job. You’ll be his hitman and a fraud.

If, as Senator Amy Klobuchar expressed so beautifully, you participate in the scam to pack the Court with judges before Trump is voted out, you’re an enemy of the People, even if thousands would vouch for your integrity.

If you claim to be impartial and all the Republicans say so and none of the Democrats say so, you are, just like Brett Kavanaugh, partial and a liar.

Not only this rushed appointment is a con job. So is the new judge.

The Torah says it very clearly and it is specifically talking to judges: Tzedek tzedek tirdof, literally: justice justice you will pursue (Deuteronomy 16:20). The simple meaning is, explain the Rabbis, that not only justice you seek to rule by, but also the means to get to justice should be just. One wonders how well-respected judges could agree to participate in such a charade for all to see. My guess: probably by flattery. As G^d tells us (Deuteronomy 16:19): a bribe blinds the eye. So if you’d ask her: How can you be so dishonest, she will not know what you’re talking about. That’s being blinded. Not knowing that she’s not neutral. (After being sworn to the truth, from a written statement, she even openly thanked the President and First Lady for the favor of kindness shown her and her family.) But the Senators who will vote her in just before the end of the national elections aren’t blinded. They’re fully aware of their swindle. They’re really villains.

In her first statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee, she assured again to be fully blind to truth and justice, good and evil, and will only rule what the law says. She would have functioned perfectly in Nazi Germany. It’s not her problem if the law is immoral. It’s a problem of the legislators. In fact, she implies that if she has to rule in accordance with the Law against morality, the system is at fault, not she. Which is the befehl ist befehl (orders are orders) defense by the Nazi war criminals, struck down at Nuremberg. I’m not saying that she’s hiding her immoral work ethics. Rather, she’s as convinced of her innocence as any Wehrmacht soldier was about his. She seems a very friendly and moral citizen, wife, mother, sister, and daughter, but when it comes to her work, she’ll be a ruthless monster. O, you think I’m exaggerating? She’s expected to outlaw gay marriage and abortion, to enable job and housing discrimination for LGBTQs, possibly to criminalize sodomy, and throw tens of millions of Americans from their health care, even if they would die from it. With these exact expectations, President Trump has nominated her. Such a person I call a fiend at work.

Groucho Marx famously said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.” This nominee should have said, “I don’t want to be nominated by someone who clearly does not respect truth or the law.”

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The second day of the hearings, she answered as Kavanaugh, not divulging how conservative she really is, while RBG in the same position did answer. She’s ‘not allowed’ to reveal her positions. How dishonest that is shows in that all the Republicans want her and all the Democrats don’t want her. So, clearly, she has her set opinions. As Kavanaugh since his appointment, who has shown any time I looked, always voting with the conservative justices.

Her lack of integrity also showed in how she (not) reacted to a demagogy Republicans played out at this hearing. Republican commission members stated time and time again that they totally reject any innuendo by Democrats that her Catholic faith would make her obey Scripture instead of the Constitution. Not once did she respond truthfully that their Democratic colleagues never accuse her of that, making her complicit.

Senator Blumenthal remarked that President Trump and the Republicans want her to be the ninth justice in the Court to decide the election. If, with all her impartiality, she would indeed not recuse herself from such a case, that would do irreparable damage to the standing of the Supreme Court.

He also caught her lying. He did so very gently. She had said that Trump’s case before the Court on November 10 does not endanger preexisting conditions. He then said, but they want to strike out all of Obama Care and that includes them, right? She had to say yes. She had lied before.

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I didn’t see all of it but I didn’t spot anything major new in the last days’ deliberations. I recommend checking out WP’s excellent commentators.

Last but not least, this chilling, informed judgment about this nominee: “You can be kind, you can be smart, but, if you’re going to be embracing an ideology that regards some of our citizens as worthy of lesser rights and fewer freedoms, that’s disqualifying….” Hear it here, from 31:40-37:40:

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In truth, pun intended, a conservative court in capitalist society will over-protect the rich and exploiters, while a progressive court will try to push society toward more protection of the weak and being more humane.

Last but not least, a kind of optimistic note. When generals told President Lindon B. Johnson that it was possible to nuclear bomb North Vietnam, Johnson reportedly said: Yes, and then the American People will tear down the fence around the White House and lynch the president. My parallel: If the US Supreme Court would ever take away healthcare of tens of millions of people, or the right to marry from 11 million non-Straights, or end legal abortions, no police force or army would be able to contain the ensuing revolt that would dwarf the previous American Civil War. The Justices know this. They have no way to take such monstrous decisions.

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. * NEW: To see other blog posts by him, his overspill blog you can reach by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture at the head of every post. There you may find precursors to later TOI blog posts, addition or corrections of published TOI blog posts, blog posts the TOI will not carry, and some thoughts that are too short to be a TOI blog post. Also, the TOI only allows for one blog post per blogger per 24 hours. Sometimes, he has more to say than that. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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