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

Stop Turkey’s allegedly looming second Armenian genocide, now, before it happens

Turkey never acknowledged the genocide it perpetrated on many Christian communities, predominantly Armenian, just over a century ago. Just imagine present-day Germany if it would deny the Holocaust. How scary would they be?! That’s how terrifying Turkey is today. They’ve done it before. They don’t acknowledge it, let alone regret it.

For people who’d say “No, such a thing is impossible now,” I want to remind them that the Holocaust was also unimaginable but executed anyway. By the most developed nation at the time, the center of science and counter-culture–something you can’t say about Turkey.

When some of his leaders told Hitler that genocide on the Jews was not possible and would lead to a worldwide protest, he said: Who now remembers the Armenian Genocide?

And the Armenians were not slaughtered by anonymous invisible killers like by gas chamber, carpet bombing, or a nuclear bomb. They were murdered one-by-one, soldiers against civilians, from babies to the elderly, women and men, poor and rich, slaughtered by bullet or ballonet.

Just imagine how scary it would be if Nazi-Germany could have ‘helped solve’ a border disputed between the Jewish State and its neighbors.

Stop Turkey from finishing the job. The news is they’re about to try.

Turkey is no longer a democracy with opposition or freedom of the press.

Don’t get distracted or misled by who fights whom there. Turkey is accused of sending Syrian mercenaries to do the work for them.

The NATO must tell member Turkey that if it harms one Armenian, directly or indirectly, NATO troops will invade Turkey and capture its leadership for facing a tribune for war crimes and crimes against humanity. (The US has a clown for president who likes the Turkish dictator, so count them out.)

Stop Turkey. Everyone is responsible for speaking up. Bloggers in blog posts, politicians in politics, journalists in the media, citizens on social media going viral, voters contacting their political representatives, scientists and other influencers taking clear positions, etc. Silence is complicity. Just like I don’t shut up, neither need you or your friends.

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. * NEW: To see other blog posts by him, his overspill blog you can reach by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture at the head of every post. There you may find precursors to later TOI blog posts, addition or corrections of published TOI blog posts, blog posts the TOI will not carry, and some thoughts that are too short to be a TOI blog post. Also, the TOI only allows for one blog post per blogger per 24 hours. Sometimes, he has more to say than that. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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