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

Mattis didn’t know his place and Trump forgot the forgotten men

Secretary of Defense James Mattis wrongly quit President Donald Trump’s regime. Why was he mistaken?

1. Mattis overlooked the possibility of widespread criticism of Trump’s proposed extraction from Syria, effectively forcing him to execute the withdrawal at the pace of 0.000 miles per hour (rounded up). You may be highly decorated but you’re not the sole person with brains around. If it’s so ridiculous, it’s not going to happen,and not because of you.

2. When you’re a general and you don’t like how it’s going, you don’t storm out in fury. You devise a battle plan in order to win in the slightly longer term.

3. He should have known that all dictatorial bosses pretend irrationality to provoke dissidents to speak up. As soon as the protesters have erupted and are wielded out, the chief becomes more reasonable.

4. Trump and his movement are on their way out. Had he continued in his job, he might have had a reasonable supervisor soon enough. Politicians come and go, department workers may linger on.

5. It seems to me that the problem erupted from two men not able to cooperate because they are both used to be the big boss.

A balanced mind may still lose it all in a moment of folly.

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And the whole above incident shows that public uproar works.

So, may I address the next scandal. please? President Trump has declared that he could fund his “wall” with emergency funds. How come he doesn’t try to find emergency money for the 800,000 government workers who don’t get a paycheque because of the shutdown?!

It very much seems that Trump has totally forgotten the forgotten men and women of America. Please, remind 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 He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will.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 people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others 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 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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