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

More and more, the Trump presidency’s damages come out

Luckily, Biden is just the man to understand the danger

Vaccinations now stop the pandemic in the US after Trump needlessly let half a million die. But there are disasters brewing that have no vaccine.

First, there is the war against climate change that got hampered by Trump leaving the Paris Climate Accords and re-permitting everything that would give his rich friends some more bucks in the short run at the expense of the environment and global survival. But there are worse things even.

Russia, and no doubt other dictatorships, like China, have used the four-year power vacuum to greatly speed up its military and economic power.

No vacuum cleaner works here.

Luckily, the White House is now occupied by a president who understands the shrewdness and tenacity and dangers of totalitarian regimes and who has the expertise to plan international alliances against such dictators.

Still, my question is, how was this all possible on the watch of one clown in the Oval Office? Where was the Pentagon? Why didn’t it warn Congress? Silenced like medical pros (COVID-19) and scientists (climate)? Unlikely.

I don’t think that Trump was a Russian spy. He couldn’t have kept the secret for two days straight. He was just their useful idiot.

While Trump was hugging and kissing Russian, Chinese, and Korean dictators, they were expanding their powers. Hope the Pentagon shapes up — not to create a new world war, but rather, to prevent it.

Remember, WW II didn’t happen because the US sought it. It occurred because it looked away from dictators until it had no choice but to go to war to save all of the democratic world from tyrants’ overrunning it.

The US needs to step up an economic war against countries not allowing democracy, free and fair elections, free speech, free assembly, free press, free Internet access, free social media, and that violate human rights:

  • Genocide on Uyghurs, un-freedom, also for HongKong, in China,
  • Military coup in Burma,
  • Gay repression and Ukraine occupation by Russia,
  • No freedoms and prosperity in North Korea,
  • Funding terrorists, threats of genocide, and total repression in Iran,
  • No democracy in Turkey or Jordan,
  • No rights for Palestinian Arabs by the PA, Hamas, Jordan, Lebanon,
  • No autonomous State for the Kurds,
  • The Syrian People is not protected at all,
  • Ongoing corona massacre in Brazil,
  • The list of ruthless regimes goes on and on.

Don’t forget that the majority of countries in the world lack democracy. Click here to see an interactive map of the freedoms per country.

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 (, 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. * To find his earlier blog posts on a certain subject XXX, among his over 1200 ones, go to the right-top corner of the Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". His second daily active less tame blog, to which one may subscribe, one may find here: or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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