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

The move that finally cost Trump his reelection

  • He called Mexicans rapists, drug traffickers, and murderers.
  • He made fun of the father of a fallen US soldier.
  • He made fun of spastic people.
  • He claims he can murder in broad daylight and he will go out free.
  • He faked illness not to be sent to war in Vietnam.
  • He openly asked Russia to interfere in the election.
  • He denied climate change and withdrew from the Paris Accords.
  • He promoted birtherism and all kinds of other racist stories.
  • He physically intimidated his opponent in 2016 for all to see.
  • A tape emerged him bragging about sexual assault.
  • He wrote a letter his physician signed that he was totally healthy.
  • He appoints family as top advisors.
  • He refused to release his tax returns.
  • He uses the presidency to continue campaigning.
  • He piled lie upon lie and violated promises even when on tape.
  • His most-sold book was ghost-written by someone else.
  • His university turned out a total fraud.
  • He tries to stop Muslims from immigrating or visiting.
  • He dubbed the free press the enemy of the People.
  • The policy in his housing project was racist.
  • He perfects dividing the country over uniting it.
  • He pretends to build a useless wall at the Southern border.
  • He paid campaign money as hush money for extra-marital affairs.
  • He insulted and threatened American NATO allies.
  • He does not drain the swamp. (He is the swamp.)
  • He refuses to reign in weapons of war from citizens.
  • He tries to expel all the Dreamers.
  • He shuts down the State because he doesn’t want to compromise.
  • He tries to take away healthcare from tens of millions.
  • He undid Obama’s many environmentalist protection orders.
  • He did not curtail pharmaceutical pricing at all.
  • He agrees to permanent family separation at the border.
  • He insults African countries, Costa-Rica, and dead McCain.
  • He fired law enforcement officials who tries to stop him.
  • He said that some of the worst racists are very fine people.
  • He believed Putin over the American Security Service.
  • He never appointed all people he should and kept firing people.
  • He openly sang of love for the North Korean dictator and murderer.
  • He did the same with the Chinese leader.
  • He doesn’t want White House records archived.
  • He tried to construct ‘proof’ that Biden or his son is a crook.
  • His tax cut gave from the poor for the rich on a record scale.
  • He moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem (mainly in name).
  • He launched space force–a total waste of money.
  • He started a trade war with China costing the US farmers dearly.
  • He made the US the laughing stock of the world.
  • He abandoned the Kurds.
  • He can barely walk down a ramp and lies about it.
  • He tries to get transgenders out of the army.
  • He pardons his friends convicted because they lied for him.
  • He constantly plays golf, also when the country is in a crisis.
  • He saved a Saudi Arab prince who had a US journalist murdered.
  • He made fake peace between Israel and a few friendly Arab States.
  • He mishandled the pandemic probably costing half a million US lives.
  • He knew the virus was deadly but pretended it was like the flu.
  • He bragged he passed a dementia test, calls it highly sophisticated.
  • He holds during corona indoor rallies without masks or distancing.
  • Someone did the entrance exam for higher education for him.
  • He falsely denies knowing dozens of wicked associates.
  • He calls his opponent stupid because he stammers.
  • It turns out he hardly paid any taxes in 20 years and is dead-poor.
  • He threatens armed resistance if he doesn’t win the election.

In an hour brainstorming, that is what I remember.

But nothing moved the needle.

Until then, half of all voters (roughly) were still willing to vote for him.

Even worse, over half of all the electorate was undecided or uninterested.

  • And then he caught the coronavirus.

It broke the spell. Not what Trump had feared, that he’d look weak. The American public is not obsessed with strongmen or dictators. That’s his own obsession. No, the spell broke of his success. The glamorous success story finally fell apart. He became an ordinary loser–to use his own words.

The spell is broken. Finally.

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, 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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