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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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If history is right, US Jews are in danger. Here’s what to do.

Be on red alert. Rampant anti-Semitism could be right around the corner in the US. And who should be most alert? The working class, the forgotten men and women of America. I’ll explain.

Some Democratic-Socialists would-be candidates for the 2020 presidential elections have come out for a greater taxing of the super-wealthy. Some polls say that 67% of Americans are for. This must scare the hell out of them.

One of those plans is a 70% tax for the super-rich, say people who have more than US$ 50 billion in assets, to pay for starting a sustainable future, a greening of society. (That would help the wealthiest too. What good do their bank account when we’re all dead?!) That doesn’t mean that they would lose 70% of their wealth. Not even 70% of their (unnecessary) income. Only the top amount of their earnings would be taxed at 70%.

But we’re talking about people who think that the tax office is the enemy. That money is all they are about. As the US English expression goes: he’s worth, followed by an amount of money. He doesn’t have the money, the money is who he is. These are people who are not used to pay anything but their accountants who use every loophole in and not in the books to avoid taxes. If you go after their money, they think that you’re coming for them.

The real rulers (not politicians – they are just puppets) have is a classical exit strategy for those “dire” situations. You release a campaign against the Jews – those rich folks who supposedly control the banks and the media. Their goal is, to have the population cool their anger on them after which they’ll feel too guilty to go after the really rich-and-powerful.

What to do as prevention? Such an anti-Semitic plan can only work if many blue-color workers (and unemployed) believe – falsely – that “the” Jews are the real leeches and sweaters. So, not only stop a sudden wave of anti-Semitic propaganda that may be coming soon. Also, release lists of facts and insights that counter the vile accusations. And aim them at the poorest people. You won’t convince the most rabid haters but those loudmouths are but a tiny powerless minority – though they could stir up sizable crowds. Go for the average person feeling irritated about the Jews. Stop in their tracks anti-Jewish attacks via the media, Internet and social media.

  • Most Jews work for a living and are not super-wealthy at all.
  • Jews are often more successful in society because they work harder, not because of privilege.
  • Most Jews work harder in an attempt for them and fellow Jews to escape the oppression.
  • What anti-Semitism has been telling the nation about Jews, anti-Zionism says about Israel. Don’t believe it either.
  • When you stand with the Jews no questions asked, the Jews will be able to stand with you. They are the best allies that any oppressed group could have.
  • Recognize that some Jews only work for reactionary powers because the latter hold them hostage. Don’t blame the victim. Most Jews are even leftwing even when the left hates them. Free the hostages – stand with the Jews.
  • Understand that when the media, Internet and social media will suddenly go after “monsters” like Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner (and Netanyahu), that the campaign is really to go after the average Jews to unleash anti-Jewish revolts for the real oppressors to escape unscratched.
  • See how people like Mnuchin and Kushner (and Netanyahu) are not the really powerful. They can be dismissed in the blink of an eye. They’re just marionettes. They are not the problem. Don’t let anyone trash them.
  • When you acknowledge anti-Semitism, most Jews at first will tell you it’s not so bad. When you argue them that you want Jews to feel safe and protected always, they will begin to trust you. You’ll never look back.

Spread the word. Work for a better world. And gain yourself more and better allies. The Jews.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, an almost daily blog contributor to the Times of Israel, and previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. He often makes his readers laugh, mad, or assume he's nuts—close to perfect blogging. He's proud that his analytical short comments are removed both from left-wing and right-wing news sites. * 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 about what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and education contribute to his visions. * To find less-recent posts on subject XXX among his over 1550 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/. * Like most of his readers, he believes in being friendly, respectful, and loyal. Yet, 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 who don't deserve that. 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), 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. * 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. * 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. 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, anti-elitism, anti-bigotry and supremacy, for Zionism, Intersectionality, and 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. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), born in 1953 to 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. Bullies and con artists almost instantaneously envy and hate him. * 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, empowering therapist. He became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids non-violently. 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 being a strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. He lives with his library in Jerusalem. Feel free to contact him. * His writing has been made possible by a (second-generation) Holocaust survivors' allowance 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. 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 an original peek outside of your cultural bubble.
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