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

The day Russia pulled the plug on all of USA’s power

If you can’t envision it, you can’t prevent it

The day Donald Trump left office, after many years being a useful idiot of the Right and Russia, the latter brought down the grid all over North America. Carefully and randomly planted software bugs blacked out almost all US households in the blink of an eye. Some machines were still working on rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries but they lived on borrowed time too. Back-up power units had switched on but for how long would they still have petrol, now that traffic lights had stopped working and GPS-systems had lost their footing? Because, at the same time, Russia had disabled several US satellites making navigation  on the roads impossible.

Second sabotage was the isolation of the continent. With a few strategic cuts of undersea cables and the sabotage of a small number of satellites, all international phone and internet connections had fallen away. The US was largely in the dark and the rest of the world was also largely in the dark, figuratively: about what had happening there.

With security cameras en masse going off and alarm systems all at once starting to beep, policing became practically non-existing. Looting had started by the population, impoverished by a century of Capitalism and ages of slavery and Imperialism. It seemed as if the whole of South America went proletarian shopping in the North. Also electrical stuff was widely stolen although the power would not return in their lifetimes and banks plundered though US money became worthless literally.

In a matter of days, millions of people died in gun battles because it became impossible to tell apart the military, the police, security personnel, neighborhood watch groups, armed private citizens, the mafia, white supremacists, and armed robbers. How many people would die from the end of healthcare for all and proper distribution of food would be for always a mystery.

In the still lit security centers of the government and military, it was completely unknown who had done this. But anonymous demands to surrender came swiftly. Only two. Give up all control to nukes and hand over all gold reserve to unmarked planes arriving at all US international airports. If not, New York, Washington, Detroit and Los Angeles would be bombed back to the stone age. Everyone knew that Russia must be behind this but you can’t nuke a country on mere suspicions. The US had to give it all up. Multi-millionaires became as poor as everyone else.

The United Nations Security Council should convene. But with iPhones down and illumination out, a number of UN representatives convened in front of the UN Headquarters in daylight. Without the translators, it was tough to understand each other among the Babel-like confusion of tongues. But with most countries being dictatorships, most watched the downing of the US with amusement. And in any case, voting was blocked by Russia’s absence so all discussion was utterly useless.

Meanwhile, Russia and China warned Iran to contain any territorial lust.

Putin held a glowing speech on Russian TV explaining that democracy and freedom can go too far and weaken the whole of society. He pointed out that the only powerful countries were not democracies. He promised more restrictions on journalists, activists and homosexuals.

The Jordan military still killed the King and tried to attack Israel. Israel countered and in two days conquered the whole of Jordan after which it gave the mostly empty country in control of a select group of Zionist Palestinian Muslims to set up a State for their People in Transjordan.

It would not take generations but centuries before historians could safely begin to collect information on what had happened to the once so powerful US. Analysts and specialists differed widely on what had been the main cause. Had it taken electricity or the Internet for granted? Had it neglected space defense and infrastructure safety? More and more, a consensus grew that a core fault had been an arrogance of being modern. As if the most modern must be the most intelligent and invincible.

You can only be sure that this will never happen if measures have been taken against it. Above I mentioned many weak points. Time will tell.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), 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 vegan for 8 years now. 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, 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. * 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. To see other blog posts by him, a second blog - under construction - can be found by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture.
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