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

How tragic, people who read their paper every day of their life and believe what’s written

I don’t remember who said the above. It’s from the time that intellectuals read ‘their’ daily home-delivered paper newspaper. This sigh has nothing to do with papers bringing fake news or not being objective. It conveys that the real story behind what everyone says and writes isn’t published. The concerns of the really powerful are not printed. That is not because of some conspiracy to keep us in the dark. It’s inherent in a class society.

Unfortunately, this dark matter is also intimately connected with equal votes, equal justice and freedom of the press. Though there is no better system than these liberties, the owning class would never tolerate them unless, as a whole, the system would largely let them: keep their money, enlarge their power, stay invisible to the masses, and buy political power.

A few examples? Public health care is only possible because if everyone’s health is more-or-less looked after, the greater number of medical experiments make survival safer for the super-rich — who get special treatment. Handouts for the poor are done to keep them from revolting and so they’ll spend money which is good for the rich. Marriage equality was only approved because the super-rich also have Gays. (But their panic to lose all their wealth is so large that they still can’t prioritize saving life on earth; they’re as scared to get poor as anorexics to be fat.)

NB: Don’t assume that all the super-rich are friends of each other. They know how to organize to further their joint interests (They don’t do that by having pawns lie to or scare the public but by organizing the spread of fake news on a extremely large scale — money is no object.) but in the end, they each only fend for themselves and happily bankrupt each other. (And herein lies the prime reason why in the very end, this capitalist society will be replaced by something more humane. Competing each other until death, parasitizes on the human brain so that people caring about everyone else (which better fits our humanity), in the end, will triumph.)

The presidency of Donald Trump is a case in point. He’s been the useful idiot of the really rich. His presidency brought lots of money to the weapon, car, and plane industry and did not touch the revenues of big Pharma and the NRA, and he gave all the billionaires enormous tax cuts.

But now the economy starts collapsing, the populous gets agitated. Trump shows more and more that he’s just a clown and the Republicans threaten to lose the presidency to a Socialist. That means, he has to go.

This idea to get rid of him has nothing to do with any failure or scandal by Trump. He had plenty of those already before he was elected. No, rather, he has passed his stay and any excuse to get rid of him suffices.

Look at Scaramucci suddenly withdrawing his support from Trump. This has nothing to do with a word that he says. The real reason is that the former Trump spokesperson is a banker. Trump is becoming too expensive and too risky so he is unceremoniously dumped.

Pelosi did not finally agree to begin to investigate impeaching Trump because now, it was so bad what he had done. As if he had not disgraced the office of the presidency every day for two years already.

Rather, she’s picked up that the really powerful had enough and want him replaced. She’s not working for them. It’s rather that only now, the Democrats have a chance in Hell to accomplish getting rid of him. They’ll get Pence but he is a dull speaker, maybe more easily to defeat in 2020. (Unless he goes down too, and then Pelosi will sit in the driver’s seat until the next elections. Look at what risks the rich are taking! They must be really scared of how much more Trump could wrack their interests. BTW: There may be an added reason for extremely concealing the identity of the second whistle blower in the Biden-Trump case: if it is Pence — his political life insurance to secure Trump can’t take him down with him.)

Do follow the news and hear what all have to say. But remember always, that this won’t give you the big picture. See all the clips from Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister and listen to real Socialists, to get an idea of the bigger truer pic. And be an activist for our joint freedoms and survival.

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In related news, you’d say that an administration that separates babies from their mothers applying for asylum, that tries to take away health care from millions of poor people, that gives an infusion of billions to the military, that must be a cruel regime and its leader must be a monster.

That’s a bit quick. Remember, Syria’s Assad murdering its own civilians with gas? When Trump saw the photos of dead kids, he ordered a reprisal and warning on the Syrian army. He’s a loud-mouth but also soft-hearted.

So, when he got crazy from the tsunami of impeachment news, he ordered a retreat of US troops that support the Kurds against the Turks. (They practiced genocide on the Armenians and are very efficient.) He thought that would be a good distraction. Genocide should do it, no?

The US is the nation that threw nuclear bombs on giant cities (OK, they were Asian so that’s not as bad as mass murdering Whites) and (very recently) unconcerned withdrew from Rwanda, clearing the path for a quick genocide there. No wave of horror rolled over ‘the world’s greatest democracy’ then. But there is protest now. The distraction is working.

Unfortunately, the bad news is also “working.” The Turks, those efficient and experienced mass murderers, already started their attack on the Kurds, according to Associated Press. Israel got the message too. That’s the problem with megalomaniac rulers. When their political survival is at stake, they may sacrifice everyone else in order to just keep the reins.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), 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 vegan for 8 years now. 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 lehavdiel 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, GLBTQAI, 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 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. 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. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me. To see other blog posts by him, a second blog - under construction - can be found by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture.
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