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

Overview of the problems of 45th US President Donald J. Trump

  • Communicative. Great speaker. Knows how to get his message across. (Too bad he has no authentic message to share.)
  • Negotiate. Has only two tricks: flattery and bullying. Bad stuff. No concept of cooperation. He must be boss and obeyed; and adored.
  • Friends. Only his wife can speak her mind. He humiliates in public even his most loyal allies. Is left with a handful of spineless creeps.
  • Honest. He makes it up as he goes. He has no trouble to say things that everyone saw not to be true or that are contradictory. He’s not draining the swamp. He is ruling by daily executive orders while distracting everyone with emotional issues and drama.
  • Moral. No conscience. Assumed that no one serious on the Hill would have one. Forgot that they need to give account to their constituencies.
  • Productive. Gets nothing done but generating hype.
  • Emotionally mature. Hardly. Needs to be praised and can’t take a no. A grabber. No attention span. No patience. Short fuse. No self-discipline. Resentful and revengeful. Can’t apologize or improve.
  • Informed. He does not read. He does not understand anything about any oppression. He operates on stereotypes and doesn’t even know that’s a problem. (Blacks all live in the inner cities; Jews are all docile, rich and smart; Women all value be rated on outer beauty; Blue-Color Workers all can be fooled easily; etc.)
  • Realistic. He believes that the alt-right is decent. He believes that feelings of sympathy for individual Jews, Blacks, women, etc. prove that he’s not a bigot.
  • Smart. He’s brilliant but assumes that he can work himself through anything just on the fly, without mastering the information. No abstract thinking: cannot see beyond the literally down-to-earth, like climate change.
  • Internationally. He likes Putin and the Saudis and does not see that they are winding him around their pinky. Makes the US look ridiculous.
  • Respectful. Not (including of politicians and Republicans). Makes no secret of it regarding opponents. People he can use, he flatters.
  • Money-wise. Penny-wise and pound-foolish. Donates salary but security for frequent trips with everyone costs a fortune.

He was hired by conservative Washington to get more money to the rich and less power to the Left. Yet, he does not accomplish financially and isn’t even a Liberal. The balance is: he does not deliver and the negatives are too numerous and serious. He’ll be ousted soon.

About the Author
The author 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 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 (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, 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. 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 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.