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

Jews against Trump – Why?

Trump appointed Ambassador Nikki Haley and stands with Israel.
He appointed Orthodox-Jewish David Friedman Ambassador to Israel.
He is slowly moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
He cleaned out the State Department and for the first time, it expressed solidarity with Israel when its citizens were assaulted by 500+ rockets.
He doesn’t do moral equivalence between Chamas/the PA and Israel.
He freed Rubashkin (but does not permit Pollard to move to Israel).
His trusts most his daughter and son-in-law who are Orthodox Jews.
He’s willing to postpone his ME peace plan now it inconveniences Israel.
His approval rating in Israel is 88%.

What’s wrong with US Jews that in big numbers they dislike him?

He suggested in the election race that that was because we don’t need his money. Let’s hope he was joking.

Those Jews (and Gentiles) who wonder out loud what’s our problem, really seem to have no clue. So, I will tell them.

  1. Two Groups We Care About

Jews are a People, not a religious group. An important part of Jewish culture is a religion, called Judaism. Judaism has two tasks for Jews. To stand with the Jews and to stand with everyone else.

This is for most people so complicated that they only do one of the two. They picked and chose. But that’s not proper for Orthodox Jews.

And Trump chose the Jews and trashes almost every other oppressed group. That must bother Jews. Not because we are non-partisan. But we are the only People with a prescribed dual loyalty obligation: to ourselves and to all humans. We must care about everyone. Or we won’t be proper Jews.

  1. Immorality Threatens Our Long-Term Safety

Rulers electing the Jews as their confidants is nothing new. However, that’s meant to show the populace that they are the true bloodsuckers. When the nation revolts, the rich will point at the Jews and the common men will be angry at them instead. The old trick.

And you can’t blame the Jews for seeking safety. And it’s not their fault that only the powerful are willing to promise protection – for as long as it lasts. (Help liberate the Jews from this kidnapping by embracing them unconditionally forever. Blaming the hostages won’t help.)

Every time Trump says or does something racist or sexist or lies or is uncouth or steals from the poor to give to the rich, he besmirches the Jews trough us being associated with him. Read how he tries to get away with murder.

  1. Disaster Donald

Some Jews don’t go by their feelings or dreams but rather look at reality.

Trump is not very different from Madoff. He’s ruthlessly scheming until it all will come crashing down. He did make the very rich even richer but at the expense of an enormous rise of the national debt. Sometimes we see already how shaky this fake financial “success” is.

When a bull is racing around through a china shop, don’t order its porcelain. When Trump is over, his legacy will be a big mess everywhere.

Him liking Jews doesn’t make him into a saint or wizard.

Cut Your Losses

We need to cut our losses and chose what is humane and social, just and fair, and wise and real. Trump belongs to none of these words.

The Israeli public likes that he’s a Zionist and his incivilities and stupidities often get lost in translation. Don’t blame us that we like him better than Obama who really betrayed us (in his last day in office). But in any case, do what you gotta do: oppose him. He’s not bringing safety; he’s creating ruins. He’s an ignorant clown, stumbling through the political landscape, being a useful idiot for the right until he’s ousted. And with the right having its soul sold to this charlatan, we must be afraid that the next administration will be left – and again anti-Israel.

The sooner that Trump is gone, the greater the chance that the right will win the next elections which will be better for Israel’s survival and prosperity.

Unrelated (but about Trump): If I were a cartoonist and could draw well, this I would draw: A prostitute leaning against a doorpost who with fluttering eyes tries to entice a guy passing by. She says: I have the best information to nail Prince M. On one leg it says: Erdoğan, on the other: CIA. But the guy, clearly Trump, says: I’m not interested in nailing him.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors 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), Oppression and Liberation (of 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 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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