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

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
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors 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. * 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 and Rav Zev Leff. * 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, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism), Oppression and Liberation (of 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. 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. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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