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

Ten ways for humanity to finally go extinct?

Historians of the prehistory explain that several times humans almost went into extinction. Actually, only homo sapience sapience survived – many of our cousin races actually went extinct. I mention this for those who assume that we don’t need to work for survival because humans are inherently invincible – not so.

Yet, burying one’s head in the sand, often comes from despair. So, we also need to say: Now we’ve come so far, why not try to make it? Actually, we are well on our way to reach or get close to physical immortality: ending infections, ending cancer, stopping and reversing aging will do a lot.

But it won’t help if we don’t end our greatest problem: killing  ourselves (drugs, refusing to cry when we need to) and each other (anger, greed).

There are many ways we could go the way of the dodo:

1. Nuclear war. Recently, the nuclear arms race got new momentum. Some people would rather earn tons of money selling weapons that get us all killed than work for global peace. Hard to believe? You better wake up to reality or you can’t fight it. Promise your loved ones you will lock arms (pun not intended) with so many people on this that we will win this.

2. Pandemic. Some novel stupid virus that would kill so many that the survivors succumb too. Can’t happen? As long as some people eat any animal that moves, it really could happen. See my recent vlog.

3. Climate. Is our climate already so far out of whack that we will all die in giant floods, fires, droughts, famines, etc.? Let’s wait, see, and fight.

4. Pollution. We have polluted everything so much that it is questionable if we can still survive. Micro-particles of plastic are everywhere, including in our bodies. If you know how to pray, please ask that this will not kill us all.

5. Hunger. When enough people starve (or don’t have proper healthcare), society and international relationships would disintegrate and we’d all die.

6. Dictatorships. Widespread corruption and a lack of checks and balances rob responsible people of the ability to create paradise here for everyone.

7. War. Conventional wars and WW III are still possible when masses of people get incited and aroused to hate, attack, kill and get killed (for the financial benefit of the super-rich).

8. Worldview. There are atheists and monotheists who are convinced that apocalypse must precede redemption and therefore will not promote world peace but rather stand by or even promote total destruction.

9. Death. Individual death so far doesn’t end humanity but does kill all of us one by one continuously. Every single human being urgently needs to learn and apply how to deal with personal distress: here, here and here.

10. Combinations. Most of the above disasters combine very finely with most of the other catastrophes and even enhance them.

Mission Impossible? Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It Is To:

● Get information to know what to fight for and against.
● Practice being so brave that you don’t fold when you need to fight.
● Destroy your TV before your passivity helps destroy our survival.
● Cooperate with enough people to stop all destruction.
● Force all politicians to do what the population wants.
● Cooperate, don’t oppress, exploit, manipulate or dictate.
● You must set out to win, not just to protest.

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 (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), 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 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. * 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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