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

Trump gave us storytime again

It is every con artist’s (wet) dream, so to speak, to have to present some favorable facts. What an opportunity to blend facts and fiction seamlessly! And that is, of course, exactly what Trump did today.

He announced that the founder of ISIS was chased to death by US troops and DNA tests had confirmed that it was him. No reason to doubt that.

Then we ‘learn,’ that he had actually fled crying and screaming and had died a terrible cowardly death ‘as a dog.’ We would love to know how Trump knows that, to see the proof. Is there footage? Is there an eyewitness account? Probably not. People like that don’t fear death. They glorify it. Hitler didn’t commit suicide crying when he had no way out.

Of course, he bragged about doing what no one had done before. He even claimed falsely again that he’d said that Bin Laden should be killed before the World Trade Center attack. (Had they listened to him, he’d not have ended as Obama trophy. He’s always running a race with Obama.) Actually, the success came not because of Trump, but despite of him, as his senseless rash withdrawal of US troops from Northern Syria almost sank the raid.

At question time, Mr. Loose Lips & Make It Up As I Go admitted that the oil in Northern Syria is from the Kurds. Realizing his mistake, he quickly said that America should also take some of it and that he was happy to negotiate that. We would like to see the proofs of such negotiations.

He’s slowly building his next election victory. He’s a lazy man with bone spurs, but a competition always energizes him.

Talking about Trump: No one ever thought that mysterious Deep Throat who brought down Nixon was Nixon himself. But I wouldn’t be surprised if ‘the Opposition inside the White House’ pre-publication best-seller about the mess in the White House is from… Trump. There is no such thing as bad publicity. Especially not for a narcissist when it makes us focus on him.

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 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. 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 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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