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

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
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 (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. * 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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