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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews -- For those who like their news and truths frank and sharp

Let’s reset the Great Reset

Is a small group of shrewd devils about to take over the world, kill or enslave us all, and suck up all power and money?

Paranoids have enemies too. The mere fact we feel targeted while others consider us detached from reality doesn’t prove we’re not targeted.

All conspiracy theories grow from prior ones. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a 1903 antisemitic fable, also tried to scare us about a malicious minority taking over the world, killing us, and taking all our money. Unsurprisingly, the new scare dovetails nicely with accusing rich Jews.

Secondly, the best lies are variations on the truth, not complete falsehoods. Also here. Democracy is a 120-year-old compromise between the rich and powerful and Modernity, which agreed that the poor and women were allowed to go vote. Equality at the voting booth but not at who gets to report the news, spread ideas, and manipulate the masses.

Full democracy is STILL and ALREADY largely an illusion. The masses are kept powerless. Our privileges are limited, and the value of our lives is marginal. Even in healthcare, the elite gets better treatment, and idealistic physicians don’t realize that the masses are but guinea pigs for the rich.

Now, get this: the big promotors of the Great Reset theory are dictators, like Putin, and their pawns, trying to turn democracies into chaos so they can be run over. Real dangers can be scarier than the spookiest fiction.

So, this is what we need to tell those who believe in the fake Great Reset:

1. You’re right, and you’re wrong.

2. The great Reset already happened 120 years ago by installing incomplete democracy. That’s why there never was too much equality and why you always were mostly powerless and poor.

3. While, throughout the year, the super-rich try to steal each other’s money, during the yearly World Economic Forum, they try to conspire how jointly to strengthen their chokehold on democracy. But that’s not a reset. That’s what the elite always did and does.

4. The Great Reset theory is fake. But, the danger is not. This theory is spread with false accusations by the very rich and powerful who want to weaken even weak democracy, like Trump and Putin.

5. So, they play on you being good and naïve, present you with a threat of danger and point away from themselves to others. You’d think they are your friends. But they are the ones after you.

6. They claim that ‘them’ do things that should enrage everyone: rape and murder kids and drink their blood. The kernel of truth here is that a necktie or wealth doesn’t prove decency and honesty.

7. This conspiracy, like Putin, calls its opponents Nazis but attracts the support of White supremacists and Neo-Nazis. They know the truth.

8. You may be naïve, but you are not stupid. Think about it. Are the ones warning you and pointing fingers really your friends? Or are they just using the hype to topple democracy and eat you alive?

9. Democracy needs strengthening, not weakening. Please chip in.

In the end, light will always triumph over darkness. But our effort will make a difference in avoiding unnecessary pain, suffering, and deaths.

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 1600 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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