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

“Why I hate Jews and why I should”

Would any respectable news outlet allow an article with such a heading? One would hope not.

How about: “I feel for Jews, wish them all but well; but some should really try Christianity”? Don’t think so.

Then why are blog posts and opinion pieces OK that say: “I’m against Pride marches” or “Reparative therapy could be good for some Gays”?

How come “Muslims threaten Western culture” is offensive but “Gays threaten heterosexual norms/marriage” is not?

How is “Our religion teaches women to obey their husbands” beyond the pale but “Our religion doesn’t allow for homosexual pride” OK?

“Ban visual women from the public sphere” (or substitute “Jews”) would be seen as oppressive but “Why do homosexuals always need to stand out and flaunt their sexual preference” as not?

How is it possible that (thankfully) no one anymore tries to cure women from ‘genetic feebleness’ or left-handed people from ‘motor disability’ but questioning unchangeable sexual orientation is a free for all?

Can’t we see that the US is paying dearly for having unlimited speech on the Internet, resulting in an explosion of racism and antisemitism?

Why do I need to explain this at all? How, in a democracy, is it acceptable, in 2019, to regard some people less human than others?

I don’t care who else is misbehaving. I want my paper to lead the way.

No more politically incorrect pieces on LGBTQ! Not because of political correctness censorship. Rather, they are uncouth, dangerous for the mental health of many young and vulnerable people, and oppressive no less than a Nazi march. I plead for the second day in a row.

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The newest twist is, the Times of Israel reports, that the minister-Orthodox rabbi who declared on Shabbat on TV that conversion therapy for Gays is an option he himself has suggested many times, now says that he never said or believed such a thing. It seems that he’s finally in training how to be a politician. Lying is strictly forbidden in Judaism but in an environment where lying is common practice, maybe it’s allowed?

In any case, he has now written: “I know conversion therapy is wrong and grave, an invasive treatment that is unsuitable for the human psyche, causes those treated more suffering than relief, and can even put peoples [sic] lives in peril and cause suicidal tendencies.”

May we assume and demand as proof of his newly advanced position, that he will now support the new bill proposed to outlaw “conversion therapy” and persuade his party’s parliamentarians to do the same?

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May we also expect that the new party for the elections that want to stand up against LGBTQ being part of what’s normal, that this party won’t be registered, that the media will not disseminate its life-threatening filth.

Declaring homosexuals substandard is a form of racism. It means: “The way your brain is wired makes you inferior and unwanted. We’re not able to destroy you but we want all to know that you are the worst.”

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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