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

The bad character traits and motives that told Bloomberg to run for US president

Just think about it

Lazy. His first move is a 100-million dollar ad campaign against Trump. He missed the Democratic consensus that has formed that the Democratic winner needs to scale down the anti-Trump speech and rather have a positive campaign. Anyone who likes negativity already has Trump to vote for. This election is not about Trump. If you discuss Trump, he already won — more personal attention. Then you play into Trump’s hands, play his game. Coming out swinging like that means he hasn’t put in the hard work of following what is going on. BTW: we already have a lazy president.

Arrogant. He thinks he’s better than anyone else. We already have a president like that. The reason that many did not vote for Hillary was that she looked too arrogant. Trump, though, is such a smart-ass con artist, he made his superiority look like from-rags-to-riches. Never mind that he grew up super-rich and instead of making capital he just lost money.

Trump not only lowered the Office of the Presidency. He makes his work look simple too. Many overlook his superior verbal skills. (It’s all he has. He has no insight, no stamina, no philosophy or belief system.) If you’re just right or angry, you’d lose. Trump is too good to be true and many like that.

Lying. He’s not afraid that Trump will win again. He’s terrified that a democratic-socialist would win. We have the best liar already in the White House. And next to Donald, Michael will lose (The best doesn’t always win. Hillary was far more capable and still, she lost.) because it’s obvious that Mike’s in it for himself. Even four years of Trump presidency will not show he’s too. He constantly flatters and pleases strategic groups of people. If the choice would be between lying Trump and lying Bloomberg, Trump would win because he’s more colorful. In comparison, Bloomberg is a bore.

Bored. Donald too ran for he needed a new armchair challenge. But the People will reject to be Mike’s plaything. ‘I’m not your toy, you stupid boy.’

Ungrateful. He doesn’t appreciate the Democratic field there is. But there are so many Lazy, Arrogant, Lying, Bored, Ungrateful multi-billionaires — what makes him think that he would stand out? Rather, if he really had the best of America and the rest of the world in mind, he should put his money behind one of the existing candidates after studying the Democratic field.

A Few Positive but Not Helpful Notes

Jewish. He would (finally) be the first Jewish US president. Yet, Americans don’t really care. They voted Obama not because he was Afro-American and not despite it. On Israel, he’d be hard-pressed to outdo Trump.

Honest. He seems an honest guy, interesting in improving the world for all. This is especially laudable in a multi-billionaire and makes Jews and G^d look good — deservedly — Jews have a long tradition of being honest — see the Talmud. However, just the fact that the incumbent president is a con artist doesn’t mean that the Democratic Party lacks honest candidates.

Progressive. He seems a genuine progressive on many issues. That is nice. But also, that’s the norm in the Democratic Party. He doesn’t need to run to save Democratic talking points.

Decent. He received many honors and rewards and Wikipedia lists no scandals. That’s commendable for someone so long in the public eye.

Late. It’s not just late in the election cycle or late in his life; he’s had so many chances to stand for president. IMHO, he should admit to regret and apologize rather than deny that he missed his chance. It’s unforgivable in particular that he didn’t run in time to prevent Donald Trump’s presidency.

On related news, Anthony Scaramucci, bored now he’s finished ghost-writing the Anonymous book, is preparing the ground for his book’s seeds to have a chance to sprout in fertile ground. He keeps giving himself away by just now doing the media rounds more than ever. He’s also like the pyromaniac who can’t bear to leave the crime scene.

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 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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