Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Time for Mexit

When the exit polls of the British Polls in, everyone gasped.

Not only did May not win handsomely, not only did she not win modestly, not only did she lose, she lost the Conservative majority in parliament! The exit polls turned out quite accurate. Who could have predicted this loss? Not only not May herself, or her party, not even Labor had. In fact only one person predicted a loss for May seven weeks ago. How did he get to that?

I don’t need to ask anyone, because this one person was me. Read my blog post. My reason was that I could not believe that Britain, that is so class-aware, would fall for such arrogance and lies, that May’s taking care of everyone. It’s everyone besides the normal population, that is.

What haughtiness and greediness to want bigger support than one already has! And then to waste so much of the nation’s money on one’s greed! The rich never have enough.

Common wisdom says that terror attacks just before elections sweep the electorate towards the Right. Not here. Instead, they made May’s ineptness even clearer. Besides, she railed against the extremists and wanted to skip human rights if they hindered security.

Labor was a mess but its leader Corby plead for the opposite: to bridge gaps in society, to quit cynicism, to fight for the weak, for everyone. He projected that the answer to anti-democratic terrorists is not anti-majority conservative rule, but rather a society for all. He got the young to get hope and get up and vote. And as the famous saying goes, the young vote Left.

If You Are Not a Liberal at 25, You Have No Heart.

If You Are Not a Conservative at 35 You Have No Brain

Despite her tremendous lead in the polls, Labor being in disarray, and terror attacks that should have moved voters to vote about security and go conservative, she lost.

In the end of the day, May and Brexit stood for austerity, the working class paying more and getting less. Most people vote for what’s good for their wallet and the working class is hard to fool.

Theresa is so May. May is passé. It’s June now and she’s had her day. From Brexit to Mexit.

May wanted an election to get out stronger. She got out weaker. However, don’t think for a second that she would resign. Her responsibility to fight “for greater good of the country” – read: of the wealthy – will make her hang in there.

It is to be hoped that the young voters don’t get demoralized by getting May again. Don’t lose heart or momentum. Next time you can have a labor government.

It would be, like Bernie Sander is the US, a disaster for Israel, but does that means that therefore I want the populations there to suffer the height of capitalism? No, I want them each to have their place under the sun. If they do not wish Israelis the same, that their responsibility, that they’ll have to answer for. My responsibility is to wish them the best.

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. As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. He 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 1400 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, 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. * 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.
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