Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Run, Donald, run!

The below was edited to fit the 45th President’s mental framework.

Dear Donald,

Don’t panic. Though you may have no time to waste. Cut your losses.

I don’t mean that you should flee like a coward. But you should remove yourself quickly to escape being incarcerated by the truly deplorable, the elites of Washington. This is your chance, to live in temporary exile, as the true king of the USA who escaped the swamp, awaiting his return.

You have no choice. They’re all betraying you and conspiring:

Republicans would consider Democratic effort to impeach Trump.

ADL says Trump ‘unfit for office,’ should be removed from US presidency.

Pelosi asks army chief how to stop Trump launching military action, nukes.

Pelosi tells Trump to resign ‘immediately and willingly’ or be impeached.

Twitter permanently suspends President Donald Trump’s account.

Google app store bans Conservative Parler App.

Right-wing media cut Trump loose.

Judge blocks dramatic overhaul of US asylum system from taking effect.

This is what you need to do tonight

Don’t panic. Your situation is not dire. And even if it were, how would panicking help? Stay calm, cool, and collected.

Don’t tell anybody of your plans except the following people.

Call Adelson on Baron’s cell where to pick you up and ask humbly if you may temporarily live in the beach house he just bought close to Tel Aviv. It’s the property that used to house the American ambassador, which he just bought in the most expensive real estate deal in Israel. Fit for a king.

Tell Melania that she is free to accompany you, come later, or not follow you at all. That’s so nice, she probably will join you without hesitation.

Pack your bags, travel lightly. Wake up Barron and tell him you’re going on a vacation. If Melania joins now, tell him to pack up his dearest things.

Write a pardon for all your true friends and yourself.

Order your helicopter to bring you to whatever airfield Adelson told you.

When outside of US territorial space, call Pence that you’ve left and no longer can fulfill your presidential duties. Ask him also, as president, to pardon you, in case your pardoning yourself would not be enough.

Call a TV news show that you will grant them a live interview. Talk to your fan base. Say that you’re not fleeing but rather made a tactical retreat to wait until the real putsch is over and you can return to serve them again. Invite them to visit you whenever they’re around. True friends stay friends.

It will take a few weeks before the first people will tour your new living quarters, also because Israel is currently under a COVID lockdown. But surely, American friends who paid a thousand dollars to cross the ocean will be happy to donate some to your End the Exile fund too.

Religious Jews in Israel are not as viciously left-wing as in the US. They appreciate what you did for Israel. They’ll believe that G^d allowed you to escape since you let Pollard go, which opened the door for you to follow.

Call Bibi and ask him permission to stay for the time being and to give some security to the extent he deems needed. Tell him also that now you have more time on your hands, you’d be happy to help with the real peace process that you started.

Smile. Sweet victory. They never understood you when you predicted not to be at Biden’s inauguration.

Pff, it was a heavy job but you made the best of it. You can relax now, and be pleased with your work and yourself.

Wait a couple of days before restarting international deal-making or kick start Trump media. A well-deserved rest after very hectic years. Who’d know that this was such a complicated job?

You escaped and fooled the coup takers (again). Enjoy yourself.

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 the over 1200 ones, go to the right-top corner of the Times of Israel page, click on the search icon, and search: "zuiden, XXX". * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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