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

How President Trump can win the day in the government shut-down

We know that the US president only watches Fox News and only reads my blog posts. Less is more. So let me tell the Master Negotiator how he can emerge victoriously from his stand-off with the Senate and House.

The government shut-down seems a deadlock between the egos of the Democrat Representatives (and their Republican counterparts’ who are happy that their colleagues block wasting money on this silly wall idea) and the President’s self-esteem but a surprise could be coming up soon.

Sometimes one can win by giving in.

Trump should declare on television that he feels very much for the workers who don’t get paid because of Democrats’ stubbornness and refusal to negotiate in good faith. Therefore he decided to listen to the people who are most important, the workers, and reopen government.

He’ll have other ways to get money for the wall that we all know is so important. He’ll also add a one-time 5% bonus to all their outstanding payments. We don’t want the real patriots to suffer from the bad acts of professional politicians who have their salaries come out in time.

He will salute the tenacity and perseverance of the forgotten men and women of America and their ability to stay calm and sacrifice for the bigger good of the nation – unlike the Democrats, who are on a paid vacation – and the fake media who blamed him solely for the stalemate.

He may also point out one more way that the Democrats have been unconstructive – pun not intended. In negotiations, they could have had all kinds of points realized that are important to their electorate. They have betrayed also their voters by their unwillingness to bargain.

How in the world don’t they understand that it’s not fair that people work without pay while they are on a paid vacation? Some have said: but they are talking with each other. Yes, they’re desperately trying to be constructive, to extend their influence beyond just saying no. And I’m supposed to just sit in the White House waiting for them to get their act together? Not at expense of the common men and women of America!

Furthermore, Trump will dedicate his own salary for this month to a cause soon to be announced.

Trump already doesn’t mind losing but he simply likes winning better.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust 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 vegan for 8 years now. * 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 lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: 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. 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, 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, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others 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 quit 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 500st blog post with the ToI. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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