Now that the Jewish Holy Season is behind us (me), and I can focus on what I like doing best besides devouring News . . . the time I took away from writing, provided a good mental vacation, which forced me to focus on what I believe to be real, in comparison to the things that are as phony as a three dollar bill.
Anne and I also visited the Cemetery this morning in Montreal, to once again pay our respects to my mother, who would be 90-Years old TODAY (September 24, 2015) if she were still with us. And as I always do when visiting my parents at the cemetery, I thanked her (them) for all that she (and my dad) gave me, and prayed that I am measuring-up to her expectations.
SO HERE GOES . . . MY FIRST EDITORIAL INTO THE JEWISH NEW YEAR:
As I wrote in a previous editorial, one of the things I learned from my parents, is that real courage and leadership doesn’t come from being safe, and by doing and saying what you know the people want to hear. REAL COURAGE COMES FROM SWIMMING AGAINST THE CURRENT, by doing and saying what you believe to be true in your heart and soul, in spite of what the people think or believe.
CARSON – FIORINA – TRUMP AND CRUZ:
I am still a proponent of Fiorina, mostly because she is really smart, extremely eloquent, seemingly unafraid to be questioned, and responds mostly without equivocation.
BUT THAT SAID . . . CARSON IS REALLY BEGINNING TO SHINE.
TRUMP IS TRUMP . . . with nothing changing there, other than to imagine that his world of supporters within the media, which was always great for a media-moment is beginning to wear thin.
And in spite of . . . and to the contrary of what Trump BELIEVES . . . he needs the Media far more than the media needs him. As the axiom goes . . .
“Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel.”
TED CRUZ . . . IS NOT TO BE IGNORED, because he’s a street-fighter, who takes on all-comers, asks for no quarter, and holds nothing back. He is also the REAL DEAL who stands on principle, and as candidates begin to fall off, as Walker did in a very sad and ignoble way – room will be made for Cruz at the top.
AND THEN THERE’S SOFT-SPOKEN TOUGH-GUY DR BEN CARSON:
Just like Trump lit a fire under the USA and his campaign, by shining the power of a KLIEG LIGHT on ILLEGAL Immigration and ILLEGAL Immigrants . . . including what is literally a non existent border, sanctuary cities that in essence GIVE THE FINGER to the American people, and ILLEGAL Immigrant CRIMINALS who are helping themselves to the American Dream, to the DETRIMENT of Honest-To-Goodness American Citizens . . .
CARSON CREATED AN INFERNO BY OUTING SHARIA MOSLEMS IN AMERICA.
When the Media, INCLUDING some Pundits on FOX News, all Democrats, all the way to Obama’s Office, and some Republican Candidates . . . went after Carson, for DECLARING that he WOULD NOT VOTE FOR, NOR SUPPORT A SHARIA MOSLEM FOR THE PRESIDENCY – that was all Carson needed to begin a well deserved launch towards the TOP.
I have admired Ben Carson from the very moment I saw the documentary (Gifted Hands) about his life, where he was portrayed by Cuba Gooding Junior, while Carson was still practicing HIGH-STAKES Neurosurgical Pediatric Medicine, and had no known intention of running for any office.
THEN – WHEN CARSON LITERALLY STRIPPED OBAMA BARE . . . at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast in front of the Nation and the WHOLE WORLD, I knew then, that I had discovered a real HERO, but never imagining I was also seeing a man who was going to run to win the Presidency of the USA in 2016.
TRUMP DIDN’T BACK DOWN FROM HIS IMMIGRATION COMMENTS . . . but his strategies for dealing with the mess of ILLEGAL Immigrants is so convoluted, that they literally don’t exist beyond building THE WALL, of which I strongly approve, but could take years to actually build and cost several HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS amid MASS DEPORTATIONS . . . And that’s just part of it.
BUT . . . IN CARSON’S CASE – THIS IS AS SIMPLE AS IT GETS:
1 – Send a message to all adherents of Islam, that if you are not 100% into America, her Constitution and the SECULAR rule of law based upon Judeo/Christian Values . . . YOU’RE SIMPLY NOT IN.
2 – America is not for sale to the highest bidder, or the loudest minority.
3 – And if you really want to be a TRUE American, trade-in your COUSCOUS for MOM’S APPLE PIE, and forget about the CRAP that made your religious culture a misery, and embrace America’s culture which is the envy of the world.
AMERICA HAS CHANGED SO MUCH SINCE 9/11/01, that in many ways, it’s hard to recognize, and instead of going out and answering the call by Islam, that declared war on the USA, American leaders from W BUSH on down, did everything they could to do just the opposite.
BUT IN BEN CARSON . . . he has clearly indicated that he will not be a pushover for Islam, China, Russia, Iran or anyone else, and he will not be an apologist or say things he doesn’t mean or cannot accomplish.
I still like Cruz and Fiorina . . . BUT CARSON HAS WON A REAL SPOT IN MY ESTEEM.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov