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

Trump is winning by a landslide — how to turn the tide?

Surely, I assumed it was a hoax. But watch the clip. It’s not.

This serious prediction is based on the idea that people vote mostly with their wallets. This seems a time-tested finding which seems valid around the world. (Except in Israel where foreign policy always takes the lead because it’s of little use getting more money if you’re all killed off.)

In short, enough people are doing financially fine and so will vote Trump.

That would mean that all Democratic talking points about Trump being a liar, a thief, a con artist, an amateur, a crook, a traitor, an abuser, a White nationalist, a warmonger, a dictator lover, etc. are all meaningless to win the election.

That would also mean that talking about how much he has profited the billionaires and betrayed the working class won’t cut it because enough people in crucial States are financially well and feel secure.

How to turn the tide?

  1. The Democratic candidate must speak at least as well as Donald Trump. If s/he loses the debate, s/he’ll lose the election. Details here and here.
  2. Trump’s opponent must stop addressing scandals. As a left-wing party, you don’t need to win over the left-wingers. You need to charm the rest.
  3. S/he must show how ‘Trump’s economic success’ is a house of cards that is already tumbling down and is going to cost the average American and the Nation as a whole for decades to come. You might seem fine for now. But just look out a little further who can give you real financial stability:

* Trump scandalously enlarged national debt — the cost will soon show.
* His trade wars will make us pay more and more.
* He uproots international diplomacy leading to costly wars and terrorism.
* He’s not factoring in automatization that will eat away your job.
* He’s ignoring that we must and will stop polluting ourselves to death. Because he didn’t prepare, all new green jobs will go to China leaving many of us jobless.

  1. If s/he knows how to make thin-skinned Trump lose his cool, that’s a bonus. NB: I don’t mean to annoy him so that he will counter-attack. I mean, to irritate him so well that he just pops, becomes a raving lunatic.

And be ready for Republicans’ plan B, that they remove Trump or Trump walks away. Then the competition is against Mr. Dull and Shrewd, the VP.

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 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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