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

The anti-Trump anti-Netanyahu media are no good sports

If the Muller Report had shown collusion with the Russians by any of the Trump people and in particular by Trump himself, they would have had no shortage in pointing out what a sad day that was for the United States and no lack of specialists pondering impeaching the president.

But now that has not happened, the press is not happy at all. It’s mostly silent (on the internet) and clearly shocked and disappointed. That is understandable because when someone lies to you five times a day and an investigation shows that he did not commit any crimes, how could you not feel frustrated?

But the critical outlets should stand above that and admit that they did not expect such a clean bill of political health and that this is a big victory for Trump who said this all along and a big boost for his 2020 campaign.

However, this lack of US traitors doesn’t mean that there was no Russian interference in the 2016 election, that Putin was right saying to Trump that they didn’t interfere or that Trump’s election was fair.

And all the dishonest Israeli media, nonstop saying that Bibi is a Trump clone, are they now saying: maybe Bibi is equally innocent? Not at all.

That would be ironic if the political naive but sly businessman Trump would be innocent and the politically shrewd Netanyahu would be found guilty. That’s not what I expect. But his guilt or innocence is not relevant for the elections as we are asked to vote on his political vision, not his criminal cleanness without a trial (or even indictment).

(Talking of Israel’s national elections next month, I very much welcome the news that “nearly three-quarters of Arab-Israelis intend to vote in the country’s upcoming elections and that a similar cohort would favor joining the governing coalition.” That means that they should all vote for constructive candidates and no vote should go to so-called Arab parties, as they are in everlasting opposition mode. But they should do more than vote. They should also in great numbers become members of their most favorite political party, whether Likud, Labor, Shash or whatever.)

Congrats, Mr. Trump, this round you won.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust 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. * 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 (including physical immortality), Science, 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. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others 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. * 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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