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

Trump and Israel have very little time – and so have US Jews

If President Trump doesn’t die or get impeached before his four year first term in office runs out, that’s what he’ll get: four years. He will break the record of the lowest public approval rating of all US presidents and will have paved the way for Bernie Sanders. So, to those who gloatingly are thanking Obama for Trump: your joy will be short lived.

The US completely missed Europe’s Socialist upbringing. Officially, US slavery is abolished, but workers who work for US bosses still suffer under a slave society mentality system. That needs to change. So a President Bernie would be a fulfillment of a longstanding need.

However, Obama’s anti-Zionism pales in comparison with Sanders’ blindness for the Jewish state’s sake. I know: Sanders is a Jew, but that exactly will make things worse. He needs to ‘prove’ that he is ‘evenhanded’ towards Arab Palestinians — never mind if that means that he’ll betray his fellow Jews. He has been every oppressed group’s staunch ally except for his Hebrew brethren.

Israel right now needs to run to secure its borders and have a signed deal with the Arab world within four years, because after Trump, the US will not be merely our frosty friend (Obama) — it will be our outright enemy. Not the American people, but yes the American administration; and the latter just happens to have almost all the power.

I’m not saying that Trump’s support for Zionism is a shoe-in. No one knows yet. But it certainly will be a breath of fresh air after Obama and a tornado of fresh air before Sanders.

And I’m not the only one who thinks so.

Mark my words and hurry.

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However, President Trump’s public positive attitude towards the Jews contains yet another time bomb. While he expresses his fondness of Israel and of Jews, he’s annoying any other oppressed group except the working class, including women, non-Whites, and the Left in general. As a result, he fans the fire of the tension that we see at many US Universities already, where all kinds of progressives unite leaving behind and turning against the Jewish students and their national Liberation movement, Zionism.

Thus appears a very old pattern, of the Jews loyal to the rulers (because the people reject them, and they have no one who will protect them), are then identified with the powers that be and perceived as being against the populous. The moment the rulers need a scapegoat, their protection of the Jews will end abruptly. The Jews asked for it, huddling with the powerful, no? (No they didn’t. They had no one else to run to after the Left rejected them! Don’t blame the victim!)

But that’s not all. This growing popular irritation with the Jews invigorating diehard anti-Semites. There will be more and more attacks on Jews in the US. More Jews will make aliyah and the Israel Government will not protest. Finally, the Jews from the US will begin to come to Israel. Just in time to feel the heat of Bernie in the their new Old Country.

Mark my words and hurry.

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, 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. * 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. 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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