Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Trump’s Honest Racism

World-famously by now, Trump is America’s liar in chief. He needs to lie, cheat, con and steal, or he hasn’t had a good day. Each to his own.

Yet, when it comes to Racism, he just can’t lie.

We all remember how he condemned the Neo-Nazi march of a year ago and then just had to add: There were actually very fine people on both sides, on both sides. He couldn’t just absolutely condemn them.

And now, a year later, at the commemoration of that infamous march he did it again. He tweeted: “I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!”

Of course, there is only one type of racism, like there is only one type of sexism or anti-Semitism. By escaping from flat-out condemning White supremacy, he opened the door to “other types,” like Blacks hating Whites – which, of course, is not racism at all. Vietnamese hating the US is not “a type of Imperialism.”

He wants peace for “ALL Americans” though for some that would be: no Blacks around. He wants unity, though for him that only comes by keeping non-Norwegians (Norwegian is his code for: very white people – never mind that many Norwegians are not White) immigrants out.

He just couldn’t univocally condemn racism. The man who can say one thing and in one breath say the opposite, he couldn’t do it?  Why? He knows how to lie better than any US politician. What bothers him here, stops him from just pretending he’s against racism, from being presidential?

He can rob the “forgotten Man of America no more” of trillions of dollars for the super-rich and still pretend he’s their man. He enlarges the army saying he’s “for peace.” He’s Putin’s poodle but he claims to be “the toughest US president on Russia ever.” But he can’t condemn Racism?

Compare this to what his daughter, advisor to him, tweeted:

Perfect, no? Why can’t he write like this?

Don’t tell me that his off-remarks are just slips of the tongue/thumbs. There are too many slips – and worse, his anti-non-White immigrant policy is too prominent and there are personal accounts saying that he’s worse in person, here’s a recent one.

Compare big anti-Semites. They must condemn Israel – they have no choice. But often they pretend to have nothing against Jews. They will say that they admire them. (What gives them away is that they always lie about the Middle East facts to “justify” their criticism. Don’t argue them by saying that it’s not nice to hate Jews or Zionists – just find their lies and prove them wrong.) Why can’t Trump just love supremacists (and dictators) in secret and say without buts that he’s against racism period?

What I learned from psychological processes, such a giveaway is a scream for help. He’s flashing his racism to say: please cure me of this ill. But if that is possible, I doubt it. Con artists cannot progress psychologically because words have lost all meaning to them. I only have hope for honest supremacists, as this one.

However, long live the free press, never tired to spot racism and nail it.

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. As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. He 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 1400 archived ones, go to the right-top corner of a Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". 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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. * 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. 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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.
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