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

Pittsburgh: Please, do blame the chief instigator

The Jordan TV news broadcasts at the time of the reign of the late King Hussein would call any protest (like against the price of bread) “subversive.” These demonstrators threatened the unity. Objections are fine but one should not sow discord. This was a great rhetoric trick to discredit any complaint.

Something similar we see, now a White racist has mowed down Jewish old-age worshippers in Pittsburgh because supposedly they’re helping killer immigrants.

As I explained before, the word “immigrant” is the far-Right code for non-White.

And who has been complaining against and maligning immigrants for years? Who else than then Candidate and now President Trump is setting a bad ex ample?!

But no, to blame Trump is decisive. Is “politicizing” the tragedy. We should not point any blaming finger. The fallout is dividing US Jews (who’re split up already.)

Well, I think it’s high time. Racism kills. Here is an example par excellence.

Trump was pondering why Jews get killed when immigrants are libeled. Because he certainly doesn’t want Jews killed. Non-White children taken away from their parents, or send back to disaster, that’s all fine to him. But why the Jews? He never said anything against Jews. He just praises them. Let him wonder.

It’s understandable but disgusting how some now try to surround Trump and defend him. They’re just as guilty. Trump being for Jews has nothing to do with it. He speaks like a racist in every rally. And that needs to stop.

No, it’s not enough when the President, who always speaks out of both sides of his mouth, fantastically condemned hatred, once. He has to stop his hate speech.

No, it’s not enough when the President does well for Jews but spreads racism.

How come Jews end up dead when he propagates racism? Let him think.

The main mechanism is, of course, that racism encourages White supremacists who hate Blacks, Hispanics but mostly Jews. Let Trump brood over it.

The members of the Conservative synagogue and others know this, of course.

Meanwhile, give blame where blame is due.

How beautifully America pulled together and in unison condemned this anti-Semitism. Beautiful indeed. But insufficient. Racism must be condemned too.

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, 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 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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