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

Kavanaugh and Trump forever until their inevitable fall from grace

The Kavanaugh confirmation speech reminded me of the job candidate who said that he was good at interacting with people and being a team player, with taking responsibility, with being precise, with being flexible, with obeying orders, with meeting tight deadlines, with handling pressure, with going the extra mile. When asked if he had any flaws or weaknesses, he said: Only one. I lie.

Of course, no one should believe him when he repeats that he will be a neutral objective Justice. Or are Democratic and Republican Senators and the President all totally mistaken seeing him as partial? And are we supposed to forget what hateful partisan junk he blurted out during the Senate Committee hearing in real or feigned indignation? Even the American Nazis are appalled by the attacks on their champion!

The idea that Kavanaugh should sue for defamation inflicted during the confirmation process is, of course, ludicrous and must spring from the mind of a lawyer looking to make a buck or two. It would make Michael Cohen happy because at trial, rehearsing over and over again even the most outrageous claims from his client cannot be counted as slander.

Justice Kavanaugh’s inclusion into the US Supreme Court will be the gift that keeps giving. Just like with his patron President Trump, periodically, the press will come with new revelations of misconduct followed by FBI investigations until there is enough for impeachment.

Meanwhile, their policies will help galvanize US voters on the left. They will also solidify the rightwing base – until the conned ones find out and admit having been fooled.

This kind of rightwing politics is like building on quicksand. (Dutch has the saying: There was a man who wasn’t wise; he built his house on [winter’s] ice.) Few are the con men, many are their dreamers and most are the conned. Eventually, the dreamers will cry and the robbed revolt.

Republicans losing House and Senate will clip Trump’s wings. He might get so frustrated that he’ll resigns – and move to other countries – not to escape prosecution, of course?, but for having friends now everywhere.

Trump goes around claiming that the critical media only have success because of him. Just look how much they deal with this president. Without him, they would all grow speechless. That is like a litterer being proud for advancing employment at the sanitation department.

We the People are greatly looking forward to his political demise.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Holocaust survivors in The Netherlands, 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 writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Dutch Holocaust survivors. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. How ironic that he who had three times 90 for Dutch at his finals is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew. G-d definitely has a sense of humor. His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and LBCHLCH, 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. His fields of attention are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine, Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism), Oppression and Liberation (of young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQI, foreigners, and anyone else who's dehumanized and exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation) and Veganism. Many of his posts will relate to current affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or to new insights that suddenly befell him. He always tries to bring a fresh perspective and to avoid boring you or wasting your time with the obvious, though original minds by necessity will be attacked by their contemporaries. In case you wonder - yes he's a bit dyslectic. He has moved - with his library. To sort this out will easily take half a year. Therefore, for the time being, no more 6 blog posts every week. But he expects to be back full force after Pesach 2019. Meanwhile, he feels that many of the hundreds of posts he wrote are worth (re)reading so that he's not really abandoning his readers. To send a personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click on Contact Me.
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