When Howard Stern first came on the scene, I figured he would come, go, and be forgotten. BUT I WAS WRONG. His audience, which thrives on TITILLATION, FILTH & HUMILIATION . . . is huge.
When GANGSTA RAP became so popular amongst Black youth, where White people, but especially the police became DEFAMED, INSULTED & THREATENED, I also figured this would be a flash in the pan. AGAIN I WAS WRONG.
When an incredibly successful and talented Black Actor . . . Denzel Washington won VAST ACCLAIM and an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his movie TRAINING DAY, I was flabbergasted, since he used the word NIGGER multiple times in each sentence throughout the entire movie.
Not only was I appalled that this gifted man would stoop so low as to use this VILE word, I was MORE appalled that he was still held to the highest esteem by Blacks and Whites in spite of it.
I ASSURE YOU . . . If a Jewish Actor was to star in a movie like Training Day, used KIKE instead of NIGGER, to describe Jewish characters in the movie – his or her acting career would be done, certainly within the vast majority of the Jewish Community. AND CERTAINLY BY ME!
The GREATEST creation for the distribution of information EVER, is the Internet, also proving at the same time to be the WORST tool for the dissemination of HATE, LIES, DEMAGOGUERY, FILTH AND IGNORANCE.
Cable TV, in the name of BRAVO, HBO, NETFLIX etc, have reached into the dark recesses of our minds, producing incredible series such as the Game of Thrones, where extreme violence is par for the course, including any and all kinds of public sex with no holds barred, which are now “NORMAL”.
But I do have to admit, that I too like the Game of Thrones. So I guess I’m also guilty. But, at the very least, I keep it all in perspective.
THE OTHER INSANITY IS REALITY TV . . . where MANY TENS OF MILLIONS of people live their lives VICARIOUSLY, through pretend TV, and the screwed-up lives of others.
BUT HERE WE ARE . . . near the end of this road, approaching a fork that will lead us into a new era of knowledge and success . . . or ignorance and disaster. And as I see it, we are headed for SODOM AND GOMORRAH.
I AM NOT A RELIGIOUS MAN . . . but the Bible is a great BLUEPRINT for values, since the stories that date back thousands of years were not written in a vacuum. I believe they are indeed an expression of embellished history of the times.
THE BIG QUESTION . . . is whether we will repeat the same or similar mistakes and failed values we made throughout history, which to my way of thinking, because of everything that is happening around us, and our DIMINISHED VALUES, is an inevitability from which there will be no escape for most of us.
BUT LIKE LOT . . . in the Biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah, who fled the nightmare before the predicted destruction, we too must think about tomorrow, which might be far closer than any of us would like to believe, SO WE CAN PREPARE OURSELVES for what might very well will become the inevitable.
I’m really disappointed in how many people are turning to innuendo, hearsay and demagoguery through BLOGS and the Internet. People should understand that politics is a rough game where truth, honesty and honor do not exist. IT’S ALL ABOUT WINNING.
What is said about so many people, whether it is insinuations about Carly Fiorina’s 6-year tenure as CEO of Hewlett Packard, during knock ‘em down Board-Room Battles with men who wanted her job, or just wanted to have her removed for whatever reason, to those who’ve accused Fiorina of supporting Islam, by taking snippets of her speech out of context, or even Megyn Kelly’s interview with Howard Stern, or Trump’s supposed rape of his first wife . . . are indictments no one should take as the HOLY GRAIL.
This isn’t American Idol, it’s not the Game of Thrones, it isn’t the Hunger Games . . . nor is it a game where we get to come back and play again if we lose.
As I wrote in my last Editorial . . .
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov