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

Who would you believe first, a prostitute, a porn star or a lawyer?

One day, I was in court and my opponents and I reached an agreement, at which point the lawyer of the other party started screaming to her clients: Don’t do this, don’t make a deal.

So I said out loud: She’s trying to make war to get rich — she not here for you guys — she’s here only for herself. She’s just lying.

To which the lawyer threatened to sue me for defamation.

At which point I started roaring with laughter. What do you mean for defamation? Because I call you dishonest? That’s not defamation. That’s the definition of a lawyer. If you can’t lie, you’re a terrible lawyer. She had no comeback on that one and stopped disrupting the peace.

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President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said he stands by his recent comments that adult film actress Stormy Daniels has no credibility because of her profession, and for that reason she must be a con artist. Let’s unpack that.

Giuliani is a long-term friend of Israel but that doesn’t mean that anything goes whatever he says.

Adult actresses are actresses. Of course, it’s ridiculous to call actors con people because they play a role on the set or stage. Their art is to perform, but that’s not dishonesty. Only pretending in their free time is dishonest. Or other people during work, like a president. Just like a professional boxer can only hit his opponent in the ring – not outside of it. There is no need to call such a person aggressive and there is no reason to call an actor a fake.

He also said that people who sell their bodies (which I think means prostitutes, which is something different altogether) have no moral value left and so are dishonest. Truth is that whores have nothing to lose and privately likely would be more honest than the average bloke.

His stand is from the time of slavery, where slave-owners thought they could do with their slaves as pleased them.

And from the time that men assumed that rape was not rape if it concerned “their own” wife or a prostitute.

He also implies that feminists should not fight for whores.

He’s dead wrong on all of the above.

Lastly, the lawyer made the point that she sells herself for money, so that shows that she’s willing to do anything for money and must be corrupt. Wait a second — look who’s talking!

About the Author
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 (statistics), 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. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me. To see other blog posts by him, a second blog - under construction - can be found by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture.
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