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

Our Neo-Con Artist threatens violence

Everyone knows that I mean US President Trump.

Journalists are shocked that Trump now has said that Republican losses at the midterm elections could lead to violence.

Well, I remember that he said the same just before his election. If I won’t win it must be from tampering with the system and fraud and violence might erupt because the people want me. Something like that. So this is nothing new.

Except for this time, he doesn’t threaten that the working class may revolt but rather that the Democrats will “violently” overturn “everything we’ve accomplished” equating the Democrats and Antifa.

Difference between these two times don’t matter so much. The trouble here is that again, he lowers the bar of decent discourse in US politics.

But this too is just a puff in his smokescreen trying to hide his personal scandals (treason, infidelity, lying) and scandalous rule, ruining the economic (trillions of long-term debts for petty short-term profits, global trade wars) and natural climate for generations to come.

Only, don’t let it seem that Trump is the evil genius here. It’s the Republican Party that let him run and still deems him more valuable than ever. True, they don’t like his coarseness but he tickles them pink with right-wing slogans. But that is not the essence for them. What count most are his economic measures. He expands the military, he withdrew from climate change containment and best: his tax reform.

If I was a cartoonist who has to depict the Trump era, I would draw it as a man soliciting a prostitute. The man is Trump, of course; the woman the Republican Party. He has written on his legs big military and bad climate respectively and maybe some hot-button issues on his body. But he holds out a stack of money and says: Would you like a tax reform?

This is my 153th blog post that mentions Trump, a third of the 455. A labor of love?

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust 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 He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will.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. * 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 - 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. 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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