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

Why Trump thinks he can’t get COVID-19

That’s not the reason he doesn’t wear face-masks. He knows that the masks only protect against giving someone the virus and he kinds of thinks it an honor if someone already needs to get the virus that they’d get it from him. He’d sign it if he could. But the masks don’t protect the wearer.

Besides, it’s against his macho bully ego to be scared of such a small virus.

UK PM Boris Johnson, often nicknamed the British Donald Trump, almost died from the virus so you’d think that would have woken up the US President. But it didn’t. Why?

The latter is even in heightened risk groups. He is an older obese male. But being the eternal and baseless optimist The Donald is, he only looks at his low-risk factors. All his life he winged any situation so why not now too?

Already one person close to the President got infected and three people close to him had someone close to them who got the virus. To not be a link in the chain of infection, a majority of US citizens sit at home in isolation for weeks already. But the White House is like a hive of activity. (In Dutch we call such a dovecote, a place where people come and go non-stop.) Still, Trump isn’t impressed. Why?

The disease is mainly transmitted by hands. Have you seen his hands?

He has kid’s hands and the virus doesn’t bother kids so much. The trickster in chief thinks to fool the virus too.

And President D. (Dennis the menace) has one more secret weapon. Ever seen how he shakes hands? He doesn’t give hands — he doesn’t give but to himself. He takes hands and then tries to squeeze the living daylight out of them. He guesses that will flatten the virus’ curves better than bleach.

Some still ridicule Trump and don’t notice that he has the best strategy for fighting COVID-19 and winning the 2020 elections. He leaves the decision to open the States to the respective governors. If s/he so stupid, careless, greedy, or ignorant to reopen the State too early, he’ll blame him/her for the extra deaths. But if the economy of the State crumbles more than the American average, he’ll blame the Governor for that. Fail-proof.

If the American People would reelect Trump, may the L^rd protect them. Because no one else will.

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 (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), 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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