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

Turkey, after the Armenian genocide, is now ready to commit a Kurdish genocide

Germany learned its lesson. It took two world wars but now it won’t err again. Extreme nationalism, militarism, arrogance, hate speech, mass murder, crimes against humanity, racism and Jews’ hatred – they are all no options anymore there.

But Turkey has not repented after the Armenian genocide. It is denying it. There’s no reason to believe that it can’t do it again. There’s every reason to think that it will do it again. And US President Trump just gave Ankara permission. (Not that he knows or understands that. He’s against genocide but he doesn’t recognize blood-thirsty dictators as dangerous.)

A People that denies its past mass murder must be feared to repeat the offense. Turkey is not just against the Kurdish soldiers/terrorists. Killing them would leave the Kurdish People defenseless. You don’t need to be a genius to understand what a Turkish army will do with a defenseless People at its border. Don’t gamble with the Kurds’ lives. Protest! Call upon your leaders to swiftly act. In two years time (1915-1917), the Turks mass murdered 2 million civilians, Armenians. That was 95% of them. Some 2739 murders per day, 20,000 per week. There are now about 2 million Kurds in Syria. With modern technique, the Turks must be able to kill 100,000 people per week. Don’t be lazy and don’t be slow! Don’t wait to sound the alarm only when half a million people are dead.

They’ve done it before. There is no basis to think they won’t do it again.

Please scream it now from the rooftops. Don’t let Kurds be slaughtered first, before rallying. Don’t hope that Israel can/will save them (if only!).

The Kurds will try to survive this too. Will you just wait and see if they’ll succeed? And at what cost of human life and of our moral standing?

A new genocide may be imminent in Syria on the Kurds. Stop Turkey now!

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust 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 He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will.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. * 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 - 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. 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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