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

The Separation and Alliance of People and State

“L’Etat, c’est moi” (The State is Me) is disappearing; “We the People” is Reemerging. “L’Etat, c’est moi” was famously said by King Louis XIV of France; “We the People” is the beginning and basis of the American Constitution. Big change is happening and it is benevolent.

In school, half a century ago, history lessons were about Nations and their Emperors, Kings and Queens. The populous was of no importance. That period is not completely over yet. Even politicians and reporters alike often speak about what “Russia”, “”the US”, “Israel”, etc. want. One forgets to preface this by: the government or administration of. However, this is rapidly changing. A couple of examples.

Not only do modern media give the President of the United States direct access to the People, they also grant the People direct access to the People! No print and electronic media need to take up their causes anymore. They can blog and twitter and instagram and what not, to get their points across.

Large blocks of US citizens have turned activists to show that as far as they are concerned the Trump Administration does not represent them, their country, their culture or history. Bernie Sanders is keeping the fire smoldering until US voters will feel the heat again, four years from now, and he is ready to really return the Nation to its People, not just the millionaires.

Recently, Prime-Minister Netanyahu spoke in a video to the Iranian People, of the mutual friendship between them and the Israeli People, and he showed understanding for their suffering from their terrorist junta that keeps them without freedom, power and rights. When we oppose your murderous government we actually reach out to you, kind of thing.

Relative to the rest of the Middle East, Israeli Law and Case Law is favorable of homosexuals and also the overwhelming majority of the Israeli population is friendly towards them. However, the Israeli government coalition includes parties that oppose homosexuals (not inhibited by their lack of familiarity with gays). However, the Israeli population is very friendly for gays – just further changes in the Law are put on hold, until the extreme parties can be dumped from the administration. Don’t blame the Israeli People or Benyamin Netanyahu. They are just held hostage, until soon.

The United Nations is kidnapped by the majority of world regimes that are dictatorships – which can be seen when it automatically singles out and speaks and votes against Israel, all the times. That will change in the New United Nations, which should only have representatives of democracies – and, I would add, representations of all populations fighting for a free nation for their oppressed Peoples: the Kurds, the Arab Palestinians together with the other Jordanians, the Gazans (oppressed by a junta, not by Israel), the Chinese representing the Chinese at the main land, the Sikhs, you name it.

You don’t have to be a lefty (though that might help) to see that rulers need to serve the People or the Nation will send them out – period.

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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