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

Trump’s presidency as another remake of Disney’s Fantasia

Mickey Mouse, as the legendary sorcerer's apprentice in the Walt Disney flagship cartoon movie Fantasia, next to a recent image of US President Donald Trump (here seen at his arrival for a campaign rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on November 3, 2018, in Belgrade, Montana. An AP Photo/Evan Vucci via Times of Israel)
Mickey Mouse, as the legendary sorcerer's apprentice in the Walt Disney flagship cartoon movie Fantasia, next to a recent image of US President Donald Trump (here seen at his arrival for a campaign rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on November 3, 2018, in Belgrade, Montana. An AP Photo/Evan Vucci via Times of Israel)

Of course, we have the reason why Russia wanted Trump. He’s a moron. And as with all true morons, he doesn’t know. That’s dangerous.

(Not only the president behaves like an idiot. His State Department seems to compete with him. Today, it warns Americans abroad of violence in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, including Jerusalem. The US sees tens of thousands of dead from gun violence a year. Proportionally, if the figure were the same in Israel, we should have 75 dead but in 2018, we had 13 deaths, 12 of which on the West Bank and 1 close to the Temple Mount. The most hilarious is the advice to look for bomb shelters. They only help in case of rocket attacks and there are none.)

But many have wondered what in the world moves Trump. Is he a traitor? A lying money grabber? A psychopath? A mob boss? Why did he mess up the successful US presence in Syria and repays the Kurds’ loyalty with abandonment? Because he already understands that he won’t get the Nobel Peace Prize anyway because brother Kim is a cheater? Watch Graham: He’s trying to make Trump reconsider!

But here we have what makes Trump tick, as seen in a recent picture.

Trump tries to copy the renowned sorcerer’s apprentice who sees his master do a few effortless tricks and thinks: I can do that. The mess he creates in the end is unbelievable. Trump’s presidency is a third remake of Fantasia’s the sorcerer’s apprentice. Well, then Trump is right on script!

Now we can understand the cape, the lust for standing on a podium, the predominantly red ties and the finger pointing!

As a teen, I once played against a chess grandmaster – when he played a simul against our whole school. At my board he waited the most time as my level of play made for the most erratic moves. That’s how Trump surprises his opponents. Not by brilliant analysis but by erratic moves.

Trump has been a useful idiot for the Republicans. But now, his utility has run out and he became a liability. Prepare for him needing to leave.

(We know that Trump’s mouth is never stopped by a lack of truth or facts but since I live in Israel, may I have the honor to say that the “wall” in Israel that he baselessly bragged stops 99.999% of the people is in fact for about 90–95% just a multi-layered fence system. Only in places where there is not enough width for that (in cities) or where sniper fire was popular, an eight-meter high concrete wall was constructed. It is questionable if the separation gives more than minimal protection.)

We hope you will enjoy our tonight’s viewing.

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 people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others 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. * 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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