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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Gay oppression is genocide

Stop minimizing this meanest of bigotries

A reason not to read on is that it may make you feel uncomfortable. I hope not. I hope it will turn you into a life-long activist for human rights for all.

The abuse of homosexuals has now become more known than twenty years ago, but it’s also being reduced to not accepting someone’s sexual orientation. Or, if you have higher standards, not celebrating sexual orientation. But that is like reducing sexism to being rude to women.

The prejudices have shifted from that they chose an evil lifestyle to that they are not created the way G^d wanted. People make mistakes, G^d doesn’t. To expect hundreds of millions of people to refrain from sex is simply preposterous. Just from misreading the Bible. A guy can prefer a brunet—that’s charming. If he says, I prefer a guy, that’s an aberration?

Racism

Still under-recognized is that condemning homosexual orientation is racism. No, racism is not just defined by skin color, as I recently discussed at length. The biological form of racism can have to do with anything bodily deemed inferior. Heterosexual preference is neuro-anatomically imprinted from a very young age. It doesn’t mean that they can’t have sex with people of their own sex but rather that they can’t cleave to them.

That would mean that sexism is a form of racism? Yes, it would mean that but, don’t lose track of Black women getting a double portion. (And transgender males to females are also oppressed by sexism, even without body changes from hormones and operations, but that’s for another time.)

Racism kills. It not only doesn’t care about the well-being of the ‘inferior’ ‘race,’ it kills many more by denying health care than by actively killing.

Decades of heart attacks in men made cardiology sore. Only recently, research on women with heart trouble started; finding that in most cases, their symptoms were different than from most men’s.

Murder and Suicide

And—no surprise here—homophobia kills too. Yes, there’s murder; there is even more carelessness about their health. But how many heterosexuals do you know who can’t sleep from Gay youth being terrified around the clock, year, and globe and committing suicide in staggering numbers? 0? How many Gay teenagers know that they can always come to you?

Genocide

But, there is worse. Many people, groups, and judiciaries want/try to/do stop Gay men from having an impact on the next generation, hindering their wish to raise children and to teach students. That’s genocide.

Parenting and Incest

Even rabbis and matchmakers would prefer Gay men to stay away from the youth. While, on average, Gay parents are infinitely better and holier in raising kids. The amount of incest in the general population is shocking. Both by fathers, often step-fathers, and by brothers, often step-brothers. Many Gay children were sexually abused in their families. So many, that at first, it was hypotheses that had caused their gayness. Not so.

There are a third of a billion Gay people alive today. (One in three people on the globe has a first-degree Gay relative.) Of these 350 million, many of them are still kids or already seniors. But tens of millions are at an age to impress their character traits and knowledge upon the next generation. There must be hundreds of thousands of foster and adoptive Gay fathers. How many are reported for sexual violence? There is no comparison!

Psychological research has found that Gays have more empathy than Straights statistically. (Everyone knows how much more compassion women have than men. Can you only imagine how nice Lesbians are?!) But, in any case, everyone can see with their own eyes how much love and understanding Gay parents have for their kids. And that is after the ordeal most of them suffered in their youths! To dub them dangerous or second-class is the greatest lie of all. (Not unlike relatives of perpetrators calling a People slaughtered for millennia (Jews) murderers.) Are you looking for a safe home for your kids or grandkids? Find some Gay dads ready to adopt.

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. As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. He 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 1500 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, here: https://mmvanzuiden.wordpress.com/ 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. * 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 (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), 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. 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