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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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The real reasons behind the attempt to replace journalists’ work with AI ‘news’

Wake up and smell the grand deceit

Just the fact that you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you – Henry Kissinger

The Wealthy Allow for Democracy on Condition

For the supremacist rich and powerful, democracy was but a compromise. To let votes of workers and women count equally was ridiculous. But the elites agreed because saying it’s the will of the people’s majority prevents an uprising by the masses demanding their money back.

Of course, part of this masquerade had to be that the exorbitant rich kept much of their social power though largely out of sight. So, well-sponsored politicians had to make sure they won elections by talking about public interests while secretly only having an eye for the interest on the capital of the wealthy. Democracy was OK as long as there was no real equality.

Different from in Britain, US workers don’t even know they are a class. Part of the blue-collar workers get white collars, are called the middle class, must shut up, and work like crazy to get and keep this advantage, but basically, they’re still powerless working-class. Below the blue-collar class is the under-class. They may be homeless, rot in jail or mental institutions, and are meant to scare the blue-collar workers into obedience. And below them are the dead. Those who lacked health insurance or were executed. The owning class work together to keep and grow the money they fleeced from the real workers, but they’re not each other’s friends. When they see a chance, they gobble up the money from their colleagues just as easily.

Every time real equality tends to win, tricks are employed to make sure it won’t happen. That’s how ‘democracy’ stays doable for the loaded.

Examples Abound

A prime example is a NY millionaire who became popular speaking about the rights of the forgotten man while having the money streams go to the rich as never before. He clowns around on all kinds of hot-button topics but is always serious about the rich. The myth of from rags to riches needs to silence the vast majority of workers who’ll never be financially secure.

Schools aren’t really to educate. They are meant to condition the workers, give them some mental tools to do their jobs, and free up parents to work long shifts. They’re not only convinced by teachers they’re stupid but will also tell their children they are too. The rich are so over-represented among the university population it’s ridiculous, but few notice or protest.

When I was still watching TV as a new immigrant in Israel, I noticed that every evening, a couple of arrogant professors came to tell us only they had brains and that if we wanted to be smart we should listen to them.

Even in countries with healthcare for all, the rich get better healthcare. Physicians get paid high salaries to prevent them from revolting.

The ‘Free’ Press

Books for centuries succeeded to intimidate most not to believe their own brains and integrity. Only if you were rich you could publish. Newspapers ran letters to the editor, but only those pushing the interests of the haves with a sporadic token letter protesting the organized ongoing money grab.

Then came the Internet. Almost everyone could get their point of view published. Yet, among so many opinions, everyone’s voice drowned out. So again, you had to pay big money to come up in Google searches.

Even left-wing media fail to report on the workers. They are filled with arguments about feminism and LGBTQ+, racism, Antisemitism, and child abuse, which is all great reporting, but this obscures that most women LGBTQs, non-Whites, Jews, and children are blue-collar-working class.

Another staggering example of mass theft by the few: Israel found gas, enough to supply the whole of Europe through the winter. But the average Israeli is as financially insecure as before. Where does all that money go?

Artificially ‘Intelligent’ ‘News’

Democracy, the plight for equality, needs a free press. This is to plead for the powerless and restrain bribery and the powerful. So, what can the rich do? Flood the market with AI ‘news’ reports. Keep the readers busy with dull computer-generated lists of relevant points to obscure the essence.

Artificially ‘Intelligent’ ‘news’ reports are encyclopedic. Think Wikipedia but then not up-to-date. The tone will be calm and reasonable, think the way the middle class is conditioned. By pumping in background information en mass, the proportion of news diminishes. That’s how to castrate the news.

The issue is not that journalists might lose their jobs. Since when do we regret that dishwashers can use a dishwasher? The issue is that the critical mind is so sidelined, and the wealthy’s powers will be safe (and grow).

(Luckily, Israelis are not so naïve that they believe the media’s news.)

Not that the wealthy are so happy. They’re depressed and lonely. But greed is like an addiction. They can’t help themselves. With all their privilege, comfort chasing, and wasting, they too are victims of the system.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, previously a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He often makes his readers laugh, mad, or assume he's nuts—close to perfect blogging. He's proud that his analytical short comments are removed both from left-wing and right-wing news sites. None of his content is generated by the new bore on the block, AI. * As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. Or not at all because he doesn't claim G^d talks to him. He gives him good ideas—that's all. MM doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. He, therefore, wanted a broad bio that readers interested can track a bit what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and educations contribute to his visions. * This year, he will prioritize getting his unpublished books published rather than just blog posts. Next year, he hopes to focus on activism against human extinction. To find less-recent posts on a subject XXX among his over 2000 archived ones, go to the right-top corner of a Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". One can find a second, wilder blog, to which one may subscribe too, here: https://mmvanzuiden.wordpress.com/ or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * Like most of his readers, he believes in being friendly, respectful, and loyal. However, if you think those are his absolute top priorities, you might end up disappointed. His first loyalty is to the truth. He will try to stay within the limits of democratic and Jewish law, but he won't lie to support opinions or people when don't deserve that. (Yet, we all make honest mistakes, which is just fine and does not justify losing support.) He admits that he sometimes exaggerates 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. * Sometimes he's misunderstood because his wide and diverse field of vision seldomly fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what some love about him. He has written a lot about Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (including basic statistics), Politics (Israel, the US, and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight reality), 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), the Climate Crisis, Ecology and Veganism, Affairs from the news, or the Torah Portion of the Week, or new insights that suddenly befell him. * Chronologically, his most influential teachers 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. This short list doesn't mean to disrespect others who taught him a lot or a little. One of his rabbis calls him Mr. Innovation [Ish haChidushim]. Yet, his originalities seem to root deeply in traditional Judaism, though they may grow in unexpected directions. In fact, he claims he's modernizing nothing. Rather, mainly basing himself on the basic Hebrew Torah text, he tries to rediscover classical Jewish thought almost lost in thousands of years of stifling Gentile domination and Jewish assimilation. (He pleads for a close reading of the Torah instead of going by rough assumptions of what it would probably mean and before fleeing to Commentaries.) This, in all aspects of life, but prominently in the areas of Free Will, Activism, Homosexuality for men, and Redemption. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, and disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. He aims to bring a fresh perspective rather than harp on the obvious and familiar. When he can, he loves to write encyclopedic overviews. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds should be disputed. In short, his main political positions are among others: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, anti those who abuse democratic liberties, anti the fake ME peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, pro-Science, pro-Free Will, anti-blaming-the-victim, and for down-to-earth, classical optimism, and happiness. Read his blog on how he attempts to bridge any tensions between those ideas or fields. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), born in 1953 to his parents who were Dutch-Jewish Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork. He grew up a humble listener. It took him decades to become a speaker too, and decades more to admit to being a genius. But his humility was his to keep. And so was his honesty. Bullies and con artists almost instantaneously envy and hate him. He hopes to bring new things and not just preach to the choir. * He holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam) – is half a doctor. He practices Re-evaluation Co-counseling since 1977, is not an official teacher anymore, and became a friendly, powerful therapist. He became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years, he was active in hasbara to the Dutch-speaking public. 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 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. 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 an original peek outside of your cultural bubble. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me. * His newest books you may find here: https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AMoshe-Mordechai%2FMaurits+van+Zuiden&s=relevancerank&text=Moshe-Mordechai%2FMaurits+van+Zuiden&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1
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