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

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth

The US president is so innocent that he has hired a legal team of eight specialists to defend him. I would not need to see documents, hear witnesses or arguments to give a guilty verdict.


Meanwhile, one of the Democratic frontrunners is tanking. Bernie Sander is known as an honest man. Politicians lie all the time but not him. Thus, it is most damming that his credibility is now under attack around the clock.

First, there was his heart attack. While we all didn’t know if he would live or would be fit for the presidency, his campaign emails to followers (dozens per week) pretended nothing happened. He was never in hospital and there never was a health scare. Donate $ 18 and feel the Burn.

Then the Sanders campaign chose to work with an antisemitic ‘comedian.

Antisemitic and homophobic remarks by Sanders’ staffer or supporters were not dealt with.

Sanders calls Netanyahu a racist. Well, at least, he’s not an antisemite.

Warren wisely and intelligently trashed Sanders and he had it coming.

Afterward, Warren refused to shake Sanders’ handshake clearly because she held that her friend had lied. Not a good sign.

Unbelievably, Sanders followed up with saying in a radio interview that being a woman candidate is a problem. How can he be so sexist?! He really said so and it was not a slip of the tongue — he repeated it. Being a woman was not an asset — it was a handicap. I’m speechless.

In the last debate, Sanders said that his healthcare plan and medication would cost the average American less. That is highly contested.

Now Sanders praises JFK but hides that he once was very critical of him.

And now, a clip came out of a Sanders staffer threatening violence to reactionaries if Bernie wins or if Trump wins.

And, Biden successfully challenged a doctored tape slandering him from the Sanders campaign. Sanders persists it’s not doctored. But it is.

Sanders lost his trademark integrity. Bye bye Bernie.

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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