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

No trust in Boeing as long as it is not on the level and dodges responsibility

March 22, I wrote that it seemed high time that someone will begin to speak truth to power to Boeing about two seemingly unnecessary plane crashes that cost hundreds of people their lives. As far as I can see, nothing has happened.

The Times of Israel just ran an AP report that still treats Boeing with kid gloves. Not one critical question is asked. And an “admission of failure” comes about an inconsequential warning light that dysfunctioned.

What is needed is a frank statement by Boeing that not only did unworthy software down two large 737 Max jets but also¬† — and worse — that these problems were already known but kept silent — for pilots, aviation inspectors and the public, even after the first crash.

Worse is that just hours before the above report, a Times of Israel reporter filed that another Boeing plane (the 787 Dreamliner) has trouble. And again, Boeing is soothing and less than forthcoming.

There is something very interesting about integrity. Most people can detect it. And here it’s missing. That signals a terrible culture at the top of the flagship US plane maker that should be confronted head-on.

Is then nothing holy anymore but making money? Is there no shame any longer? The ugly face of naked Capitalism doesn’t need hiding anymore?

The whole cause of the crashes was that making profit went before any other consideration. And apparently, that’s still the case. Accepting responsibility costs money. So, public relation fairy-tales are spun to replace the plain simple truth. Way not to go, Boeing.

Post-WW II Germany shows that real pride comes not from hiding the ugly past but rather from disavowing it. There can be rehabilitation. But not for those who continue to lie and play innocent.

Why is everyone dragging their feet instead of hold Boeing’s feet to the fire? Why are no arrests made? Where is the FBI? The FAA? Congress?

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), 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 He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will.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 vegan for 8 years now. 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 lehavdiel 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, 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, GLBTQAI, 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 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. To see other blog posts by him, a second blog - under construction - can be found by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture.