Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews -- For those who like their news and truths frank and sharp

Trump and Turkey are now mass murderers that need to be stopped immediately

This is what dictators do when their reign is in danger: They start a war with a foreign power. The people then pull together and forget the internal hostility of their own tyrant.

Trump can’t start a war to distract from his Ukraine scandal that is knocking his throne off balance. So he led Turkey to war. Turkey wasted no time. Apparently, its plans were ready long before the US permission.

I won’t quote Trump here on any of this because everything he says is a lie and showing he’s lying is giving too much credit to his constant stream of assaults on the simple straightforward holy truth.

I will quote Trump on one thing to show how immoral he is. He justified his betrayal by saying: The Kurds are not fighting alongside us in a war we want; they’re just fighting to have their own State. Israel beware!

For people who are still stunned by this action by Trump, I know the type from too close-by and can tell you: it’s not that he doesn’t understand (is uninformed or stupid); he doesn’t care.

Trump caused this:
* He gave Turkey permission to slaughter the Kurdish US allies.
* Leaving the Kurds no choice but to seek support from Trump’s friends instead: the Russians. Americans beware.
* More Russian presence brings Iranian presence to the border with Israel. Israel is very aware — and as always prepared. No one has called Netanyahu naive yet.
* Turkey said to Europe: if you oppose us, we’ll let the millions of Syrian refugees into Europe.
* Turkey wants to kill off the Kurdish army, remove all Kurds (kill or chase them away) and put its Syrian refugees on the cleared land.
* Two thousand jailed ISIS terrorists were jailed by the Kurds; there is a chance that they’ll now escape and regroup, revive ISIS.
* Israel got a clear picture of how much they could rely on the US under its most loyal ally president (not at all). If the Kurds’ national ambition can be betrayed, so can theirs.
* Worldwide media, public, and government protests.

This is different from the Holocaust in that:
The news is not hidden and travels around the world very fast.
Many, including in the US, are disgusted and protesting.

Similarities with the Holocaust:
No effective thing has been done yet to stop this. Will the Security Council of the UN spring into action? Where is Europe? Words of disapproval or condemnation and symbolic long-term actions are not effective enough. We don’t want to execute Turkey’s despot Erdogan for crimes against humanity — we want to stop him.
How is this reckless, murderous action from Trump not enough to remove him from office? The whole of the German People became guilty of Hitler’s monstrosities because they supported him. As long as the US doe not remove Trump, all Americans are collectively guilty of all of the above. And that besides, that not correcting this makes the US an unreliable ally for every nation.

I want this to happen:
Turkey can and must be stopped today. Remember: the Turks are experienced in swift genocide in days or weeks to complete.
Immediate removal of Trump from office and revoking this permission to Turkey.

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. He's proud that his analytical short comments are removed both from left-wing and right-wing news sites. None of his content is generated by the new bore on the block, AI. * As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. Or not at all because he doesn't claim G^d talks to him. He gives him good ideas—that's all. MM 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 2000 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 too, here: 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. One of his rabbis calls him Mr. Innovation [Ish haChidushim]. Yet, his originalities seem to root deeply in traditional Judaism, though they may grow in unexpected directions. In fact, he claims he's modernizing nothing. Rather, mainly basing himself on the basic Hebrew Torah text, he tries to rediscover classical Jewish thought almost lost in thousands of years of stifling Gentile domination and Jewish assimilation. (He pleads for a close reading of the Torah instead of going by rough assumptions of what it would probably mean and before fleeing to Commentaries.) This, in all aspects of life, but prominently in the areas of Free Will, Activism, Homosexuality for men, and Redemption. * 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 (, 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. * His newest books you may find here:
Related Topics
Related Posts