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

Learn what is US racism from Donald Trump

One doesn’t need to do large-scale sociological research to find and understand what is US White racism. One only needs to look at the words of the present president.

1. He calls Black VP candidate Harris ‘a nasty woman.’ Under racism, non-Whites have only two options: to pretend all is fine or to be upset. One doesn’t need to be upset to the extent that one is consumed by anger. But if one does not buy into the ‘all is fine in the USA’ myth, one will be upset and will upset those who did buy into it. Such a person ‘is nasty.’ Compare to the non-racist sexism of what Trump called Hillary: ‘crazy’ and ‘crooked.’

2. He doubts if Harris can be VP and president because, is she really born in the US? Same as with Obama. A non-White does not belong here and their birth certificate is likely false.

3. Trump now accuses Biden of wanting to open up all borders so that every community in the US will be flooded with foreigners with corona. (Never mind that the infection rate in the US is the highest in the world, making the country unsafe for people entering.) That is racism too. Non-White migrants are not only evil–they carry dangerous microbes. This, while the Trump virus is killing a US citizen every 80 seconds–there is no need for ‘foreign’ infections. (In contrast: under Obama, Ebola killed TWO people in the whole of the US.)

4. Giving racists a pass. Claiming that no doubt some of the people chanting ‘Jews will not replace us’ must be ‘very fine people.’ You could say that in their heart of hearts, all people are very fine. But then, one should first declare every individual ‘a very fine person.’ That leniency shouldn’t be reserved for White supremacists.

5. Assuming that all Black Americans know each other. Telling the first Black woman he sees to talk to ‘the others.’

6. ‘I’m the least racist person.’ Never trust anyone who says ‘would you not trust me?’ or who claims to not be a bigot. I never had to claim I’m not a racist. Why does he?

7. There’s no protest from Trump allies. The racism bonds racist Whites, comforts them. This teaches, never to be silent in the face of racism.

You see? No deep research is needed. Trump is a goldmine for learning about systemic racism.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), 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 strict vegan since 2008. 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, lehavdil 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, LGBTQIA, 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 quite 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 500th 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. * NEW: To see other blog posts by him, his overspill blog you can reach by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture at the head of every post. There you may find precursors to later TOI blog posts, addition or corrections of published TOI blog posts, blog posts the TOI will not carry, and some thoughts that are too short to be a TOI blog post. Also, the TOI only allows for one blog post per blogger per 24 hours. Sometimes, he has more to say than that. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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