Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Two more parts of Trump analyzed

It Takes One to Know One

US President Trump has called many people a lot of things. Call it be that this brazen con artist uses the exact words that he knows describe him? Have a look.

He calls the free press an enemy of the People. Guess who he knows is one.

He calls many people dumb. Despite being a genius, I bet you that he feels dumb for being practically an illiterate TV junkie. (Works great with the working class who is often conditioned to feels stupid too.)

He calls many women ugly. I get the distinct impression that he’s not very fond of what he looks like. He knows that he dates above his looks. That’s why he pays them. But one feels ugly visiting Also: fancy) whores.

He calls many people weak. He’s a bully but most bullies are just wax statues that scream. When push comes to shove, he’s a softy, no backbone, no staying power, a quitter. (It doesn’t show because he chooses new targets all the time, to conceal him walking away from other targets and he “pursues” impossible targets without relenting (the Wall) but persisting in them does not show stamina but rather stupidity.)

He calls many people rapists. Guess what many women have been saying about him.

He describes many cold-blooded murderers and dictators as fantastic people. He would love to have their control, power and courage.

He never called anyone an alcoholic. He’s a teetotaller.

In Dutch we have a saying that literally goes like: What [negative thing] you call [others] that is what you [think or give away] you are yourself.

Whatever he calls you, reply: Compared to you, I’m only an amateur.

Putting America Last

Trump, prominently playing the nationalist card, has pledged to Make America Great Again, Putting America First.

One-and-a-half year rule by the real estate and reality show political amateur has left America last.

He’s Putting America Last in democracies by glorifying the military and dictators and bullying the weakest in society (transgender, blacks, immigrants) and the press but especially by trying to normalize lying for a living.

He’s Putting America Last (in Paris) in protecting wealthy instead of the environment, while the world and the US dry up, burn and flood from climate change.

He’s Putting America Last in diplomacy, by not enlarging its image but rather by its president becoming the laughingstock around the world and starting trade wars.

He’s Putting America Last in enlarging the income gap and national debt to unprecedented levels.

He’s Putting America Last by transforming the Supreme Court into a bastion of conservatism, while the law should follow society’s development.

And this all, only for the financial gain of people so rich that they already don’t know what to do with so much wealth.

With Putting America Last, Trump should go First – home or to jail.

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". One can find a second, wilder blog, to which one may subscribe, here: https://mmvanzuiden.wordpress.com/ or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * Like most of his readers, he believes in being friendly, respectful, and loyal. However, if you think those are his absolute top priorities, you might end up disappointed. His first loyalty is to the truth. He will try to stay within the limits of democratic and Jewish law, but he won't lie to support opinions or people when don't deserve that. (Yet, we all make honest mistakes, which is just fine and does not justify losing support.) He admits that he sometimes exaggerates to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quite a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * Sometimes he's misunderstood because his wide and diverse field of vision seldomly fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what some love about him. 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. Read his blog on how he attempts to bridge any tensions between those ideas or fields. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), born in 1953 to his parents who were Dutch-Jewish Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork. He grew up a humble listener. It took him decades to become a speaker too, and decades more to admit to being a genius. But his humility was his to keep. And so was his honesty. Bullies and con artists almost instantaneously envy and hate him. He hopes to bring new things and not just preach to the choir. * He holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam) – is half a doctor. He practices Re-evaluation Co-counseling since 1977, is not an official teacher anymore, and became a friendly, powerful therapist. He became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. 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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