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

When the nouveau rich First Couple met the old Queen

Her Majesty had a good secret giggle when We were entertaining the President and First Lady of Our runaway overseas territories that fancy to call themselves the United States of America.

We were relieved when he didn’t try his iron first on Us when We were shaking hands. One doesn’t want unnecessarily to let on that the Queen learned a little karate (forth dan).

One can’t help meeting Americans and wanting to show them who can smile for real. One has no choice but to out-smile them and it feels good.

Yes, he was a businessman and he went into politics with his cheap phony hair. He couldn’t get enough of the busbies of our guard of honour. We probably wanted to tell him that it’s not their real locks but then, We couldn’t break his heart so We didn’t.

The First Lady came in on stiletto heels. One would think that when one gets to meet a real nonagenarian Monarch, a little humility would go a long way. But then, One can’t help thinking that such people need to pump themselves up to feel any good. We pitied her, though, because it looks so uncomfortable. We couldn’t help but mutter under Our breath, Good for feminists who already 70 years ago, called this, anti-woman footwear.

More and more and more, the press seems to feel it legitimate to focus on what she’s wearing. What is she — a shop-window dummy?! Sometimes, One wonders if oppression will ever stop — especially sexism. People think that because One is Royal and old, One is oblivious and silly. But One wouldn’t want to be bothered at that thought either.

One can’t say much about politics but One can’t help feeling pride in the loud demonstration in front of the Palace before the banquet, against some of the things One’s guest has recently done or said. We had a peek at them from an upstairs window. The British People is a fine bunch.

The banquet and reception were exquisite again. And We thought We looked rather smart. One prizes One lucky with such a talented and dedicated staff. And The Donald “spoke” well.

I appreciate that Charles took over so much from Philip. It was high time at high tea to do so.

We should give it an entry in Our diary tonight.

I must say that I loved all of it. But especially the dinner. I told Melania that it reminded me of the banquets that she organizes: sheer perfection.

You would think that all these traditions and formalities would set you off laughing. But funnily, it works the opposite. You get the solemnity — is that actually a word?

Melania told me she loved the flowers. I hadn’t noticed them so much but yeah, it was special. Nice to be among people who treat you well.

And I sat next to the Queen and I can tell you, she is a very WARM and powerful woman. The Brits are lucky to have her. Though she’s probably not very loved. Stalked by paparazzi and slandered by fake media. The tragedy that greatness always goes attacked everywhere. But Melania is right — let’s not think about that now. I had a good time. I should twitter about it. You know what — I’ll ask them to make a  video compilation.

Still, I’ll be happy to fly back soon. There’s no place like home.

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To subscribe to his daily blog posts, enable an "RSS Feed Reader" for your device. Then click on the circle next to the ToI blogger's picture, containing a dot with two quarter circles around it (the Feed Computer icon). * The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch 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. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * 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, Rav Zev Leff and Rav Meir Lubin. * 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. Sometimes he's misunderstood because he has such a wide vision that never fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what many 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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