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

Why Donald Trump Jr. is guilty

Let’s first look at a few parallel stories.

A world-top cyclist wins a major world bicycle race. Afterwards traces of a forbidden substance are found in his urine. The same are then also established in his urine samples of many other competitions.

He is then stripped of all his titles, disqualified from the sport for life and loses all his sponsors.

However, seven years later, medical science finds that the forbidden substance does not have any positive effect on performance. Should he be reinstated?

Well, he wasn’t. He betrayed integrity; that he did not profit makes him come out a fool and sucker only even more.

A guy buys from a Mafioso weapons to shoot up some people who irritate him.

At the conclusion of the sale, it turns out that the seller was not an underworld character but an FBI agent, who arrested him.

Is the would-be murderer culpable?

It would be unthinkable to first let him kill because after that, the trial would be easier to conduct.

After his own admission, producing written proof, Donald Trump Jr., son of the future US President, had been eager to meet and indeed met a lawyer who promised him Kremlin-issued dirt about his father’s competitor, Hillary Clinton.

In the meeting with the lawyer it turned out that she did not have such information and she might not even have been connected to the Kremlin.

The question is: Did Trump Jr. do anything wrong?

Well, if the examples above are in any way parallels, he is guilty as hell.

He was eager to get help from an enemy country to help his father get elected.

He seems to believe in earnest that when the goods were not delivered, his keenness doesn’t matter. It might take a judge to explain to him differently.

NB; This lawyer represents wealthy Russian businessmen. They wanted better trade deals between the former USSR and the US. The slander thing was only her bait. If talking with her is not letting Russian interests influence the (future) president of the USA, then what is? But that seems another offense.

Oh, did his father know? Well, his senior advisor son-in-law was there and so was his campaign manager; but Trump Sr. did not know? Would anyone believe that? Not likely.

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 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. 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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