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

Why are Trump’s people such poor liars?

Above are Giuliani and colleagues’ falsehoods in less than 4 minutes. They can’t do any better.

Listen to this: “Dead people voted. Votes are cast in the name of Mickey Mouse. This actually all happened.”

Then, shortly after that, he says: “I can’t show you the concrete proofs because we are afraid that these people will get harassed.”

Harassment of dead people and Mickey Mouse?

Giuliani actually holds up three fingers but claims it’s two, must see:


Even Fox refused to air this.

Or shorter:


Lindsey Graham allegedly asked fellow Republican Governors to toss out thousands of legal votes. And then denied it, which no one believes.


On November 17, at a meeting of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers in Detroit, Chair Monica Palmer (R) and member William Hartmann (R) initially refused to certify election results against their two Democratic colleagues. They opened up the floor to the public to weigh in. They spoke (yelled) about integrity, hard work, Republican obstruction and against racism. They spoke so well, from the heart, that after that, the Board unanimously approving the tallied election results. Take a listen:

Yet, it ain’t over ’till it’s over: After being shamed into giving up the lie, they got a phone call from Trump and now try to recant their certification.


All the president’s men and women could not stand in the shadow of the Liar in Chief. Trump is such a good liar. 72M people voted for him after he lied in public almost 20,000 times while in office. (This doesn’t mean that they all fell for his lies. Many were just happy with the extra money they got, or the extra racism. But many seem to believe his pack of hoaxes.)

This failure we see in many autocratic rulers. They can pull it off but they are so full of themselves that they forget to train successors. As soon as the despot is gone, the problem is solved. Besides clearing the rubble.


A University Department of Dishonesty

For greater efficiency and a lack of transparency, universities around the globe should create a Department of Lies. Faculties should include: Law, Political Science, Economics, Statistics, Psychiatry, Astrology, Quackery (closer to Astrology than to Medicine), Ads & Sales, and more.

If you studied any of the above, you surely will agree about all the others.

Wouldn’t it be elegant when students can pick their majors and minors within the Department? Its students will hang out together and marry each other. (It’s much better when spouses know trust does not apply.)

Honest people, crazy enough to study any of the above, get an opportunity to check out and study dishonest people (and change their field of study).

Maybe Stand-up and Magic should be included too. Everyone knows that these specialists aim to deceive, but those clowns generally good at hidden trickery and falsehood could easily be talented in this entertainment too.

And maybe a special Faculty of Faking should be created. First of all, for Grown-ups to learn pretending to their kids they know what they’re doing and a have perfect judgment on good and bad. White, Male, Straight, Rich & Affluent, Normal, Gentile, Healthy, and others displaying superiority but trying to hide their ugly disdain. Or, call it the Faculty of Pretence.

A new Faculty of Distraction should be contemplated too. People who sell or work in areas to distract or numb people, from Entertainment to Drugs.

When hiring people, it also easier to understand the candidate if s/he has one or two minors in Dishonesty. Like a journalist who minored in Law, or a pharmacist who minored in Sales.

There will be a cap on people of Dutch descent. They must pass tests to get in because of Dutch culture’s high priority for honesty and integrity.

On the other hand, people convicted of theft will get extra credit points.

I predict that it will be the most popular University Department, with the biggest budget and the biggest deficit. (Where did all the money go?)

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (, 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 strict vegan since 2008. 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, lehavdil 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, LGBTQIA, 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 quite 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 500th blog post with the ToI. 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 a peek outside of your cultural bubble. * NEW: To see other blog posts by him, his overspill blog you can reach by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture at the head of every post. There you may find precursors to later TOI blog posts, addition or corrections of published TOI blog posts, blog posts the TOI will not carry, and some thoughts that are too short to be a TOI blog post. Also, the TOI only allows for one blog post per blogger per 24 hours. Sometimes, he has more to say than that. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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