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

Trump is megalomaniacally securing his colossal loss

He’s on steroids now, against his COVID-19 pneumonia. Known side effect: mania. Giving steroids to Trump is like police beating up a victim of abuse.

We all know Trump likes to do things big, bigger, the biggest.

It’s not enough to be the top person co-responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of Americans, estranging millions of bereaved voters, and endangering the health and lives of his staff and supporters. He must now persist in ignoring the mask and keep holding mass rallies.

It’s not enough to bungle the economy like it were his personal finances (six bankruptcies). He has now declared: no more disaster relief money until after the election. Starving blue-color workers and small-business owners easily are the majority of the People.

It is not enough to work full-speed-ahead for a solid conservative immoral majority in the High Court of Justice for decades to come, endangering a woman’s right to choose. We now hear that the Court will be eager to overturn Gay Marriage too. Women and Gays and their Allies are probably the most solid majority of any cluster of US voters.

He’s not taking any chance, doing everything to ensure he can say about his election loss: No one defeated me. I repulsed everyone just by myself.

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On a related issue, in the vice-presidential debate, it was shocking to see that VP Pence, like his boss Trump, could not respect when his speaking time was up. And he interrupted Harris all the time. The Administration’s leaders stole from the People as never before, are thieves themselves.

Pence played the gentleman that he always does. I was not impressed. Harris did a great job, looking at her opponent in disbelief when it was bad what he said and shaking her head when he said total nonsense. She also played a practiced role but it was one that one can identify with. The thin smile that Pence carried happened to come across as condescending.

Like in the first presidential debate, the Democrat won on character.

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 (, 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 strict vegan since 2008. 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, lehavdil 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, LGBTQIA, 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 quite 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 500th 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. * NEW: To see other blog posts by him, his overspill blog you can reach by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture at the head of every post. There you may find precursors to later TOI blog posts, addition or corrections of published TOI blog posts, blog posts the TOI will not carry, and some thoughts that are too short to be a TOI blog post. Also, the TOI only allows for one blog post per blogger per 24 hours. Sometimes, he has more to say than that. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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