Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Till us do Death Part (TuDP). A new society to abolish human demise

Let’s establish a society to abolish human death.

Let us have the following principle ideas.

  1. Every person is created in G^d’s image which means is totally unique. There never was, the isn’t, and there never will be any second of any of us.
  2. The physical death of any person is a terrible loss to humanity.
  3. We have been overwhelmed by a staggering number of human deaths over many generations. The loss, already of the people we directly know, is staggering. And still, we will not justify or normalize human death.
  4. No setback can prove that now all is lost.
  5. The following things must be done to abolish human death:
  6. To set our goals high or we won’t reach them.
  7. To envision success. If we don’t see it, it can’t happen.
  8. To band together with others because only jointly, we will succeed.
  9. To make physical immortality the new normal, instead of death.
  10. To see anyone dejecting us as a flawed request to join us. They’ll join.
  11. To understand that people have no long-term conflicting interests. Not to go along with people being played against each other.
  12. To stop would-be murderers before they can kill, and to stop suicide.
  13. To create a society and world in which each person has their needs met.
  14. To ask Medical Science find a cure for all ilness, and stop and undo aging.
  15. To stop war of any kind. To stop any talk of ‘them vs. us.’
  16. To stop the killing of nature, the environment, or any animal.
  17. Universal rapid emergency aid to save anyone on the brink of death.
  18. To help one another mourn losses to stay happy and well-connecting.
  19. To teach, without hatred, how bad humans behaved (against naivety).
  20. Promote freedom for all but stop abuse of freedom (this asks wisdom).

Sixty years ago, 80 was really old. Twenty years ago, 100 became ordinary. Twenty years from now, 120 will be normal. Sixty years from now, 140 will be normal. A hundred years from now, human immortality will be normal. If still under 80, you have a good chance to never die (of natural causes). But we need to stop killing each other, which is the greatest challenge.

Pick your priorities, enlist everyone you meet, let’s get it done.

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. * To find his earlier blog posts on a certain subject XXX among the over 1200 ones, go to the right-top corner of the Times of Israel page, click on the search icon, and search: "zuiden, XXX". * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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