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

The villain as accuser

Wouldn’t this be an amusing movie?

This left-wing prime-minister who is also a lawyer and gets accused of many financial iniquities. He resigns to defend himself in court. As a lawyer, he knows how to duck the system’s blows and he does.

However, the public gets to see him scorn the prosecution and the police. Where is the proof? There is none. If he wasn’t guilty, he wouldn’t laugh so loudly, but in Roman law, people don’t get convicted on a hunch, without proof.

Then it goes wrong. Of course it does. Why do all crooks always assume that it will be them who will succeed? It’s that same arrogance that often brings them down. Here too.

He is also part of a group embezzlement and one of the collective get pushed out as a nobody. He goes to the police, is believed and the whole group goes down.

Same mistake all over, he scorns a fall guy (fall gall) and she explodes. She goes to the cops and at retrial, an earlier acquittal is turned around.

He gets convicted twice and lands in jail for over a year.

However, once a thief and liar, always a thief and liar, in jail he pens a book on how he was innocent and his political opponents brought him down in a conspiracy. How to make money out of your guilty status. Would you buy such a book?

It gets even more bizarre when his right-wing successor approves the publication of a secret success scored under his predecessor on the eve of the publication of the supposedly tell-all book. True, this triumph happened on his watch; but to credit him is a bit silly because any other prime-minister would have undertaken and achieved the same result.

And that’s not all. In the book he also lectures his right-wing successor, whom he calls so unethical that he should run before anyone finds out.

His successor is actually accused widely of financial improperness and the public believes him that it’s just empty slander to bring him down.

Still, much like the police has no proof whatsoever against this prime-minister, neither has the public for him. It’s just a hunch. Until his predecessor comes out of jail accusing him. There is no greater support for the present prime-minister’s innocence than accusations by this guy.

They should make a movie out of this. Don’t give him the proceeds. Call the movie Chutzpah. It will be very successful.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust 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. * 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 and Rav Zev Leff. * 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. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others 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.
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