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

What do Germans, Poles and Japanese have to do with Arab Palestinians?

It’s just outstanding how the German people as a whole has learned its lesson about anti-Semitism, Jews and repenting. Look at this quote from the current German leader of the government, Angela Merkel, calling the need to protect Jewish buildings “a disgrace.”

This is what I would like to happen.

1. Germans get honored for their present position vis-à-vis the Jews and Israel.

2. They designate a large group (thousands) to travel to Japan and Poland to teach there that victimhood should not be used as a fig leaf to hide one’s atrocities. (German cities were bombed too at the end of WW II. That doesn’t make Germans the victims of the war that they instigated.)

The nuclear bombs on Japan were terrible and would now be called a war crime. But before these bombs, Japan was the bully of Asia, cruel to the hilt, murdering (sometimes through suicide missions) as if killing humans is nothing to get excited about. Japan did not repent for this. Its society until today is ruthless. If you can’t make it, you can drop dead. Japanese tourists pour into Israel, singing Hebrew songs, trying to get close to Israelis, to learn how to recover from being man-slaughtered on a big scale. Japan needs to stop just playing victim (they were victimized) and start recognizing the victims they made.

The German Nazis and army persecuted and destroyed the so-called non-Arian Poles and their culture in true and terrible ethnic cleansing. Everybody should know this. But there was a reason why most Nazi death camps were on Polish soil. Hatred of Jews was so strong there that the Poles would not complain too much about these camps. It is just playing semantics that they were German Nazi and not Polish. Poland needs to stop just playing victim (they were victimized) and start recognizing the victims they made through standing by.

3. Once Japan and Poland have learned their lessons as well as the Germans — and with such an excellent example it shouldn’t take them too long — the three of them can go on a new joint mission. By the thousands and thousands, they should enter Arab Palestinian areas and, without any arrogance, tell Arab Palestinians to stop just playing victim (they were victimized) and start admitting and abandoning their hostility towards the Jews. This should work really quickly too.

Then we should see complete peace in the Middle East within a year.

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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