There is no greater level of disappointment, than amongst men and women, whose expectations are so high, that when the expectations are not met, the regret becomes a misery.
51-Visitors to Galganov.com wrote comments on the last editorial. And then there were more than 100-others, which were sent to my personal email address.
In all . . . the comments and emails were respectful, however, some were teetering on the edge of being somewhat over-the-top in terms of attacking the messenger, who would be yours truly.
I’D LOVE TO MOVE ON – AND WRITE ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE . . . BUT:
This election is so important to the WORLD-CONDITION . . . that there is no moving on until it’s done.
THE PASSION IS BLINDING THE REALITIES:
To a great many people, this election carries so much passion, without judicious thought, that using common sense to rationalize FACT from HYPERBOLE seems to have left the building.
LET’S FORGET ABOUT CRUZ AND ALL THE OTHERS:
From all the comments and emails I received that disagreed with me . . . NOT ONE OF THEM dealt with the real issues I wrote about in this last editorial.
SO LET’S TRY AGAIN . . . without any reference to any other politicians, and sticking 100% to the FACTS, with zero discussion on the HYPE, since HYPE without FACTS is what brought the USA to political disaster, which was nothing short of an accumulation of generations of BAD POLITICS that preceded the last 7-years, which set the stage for Obama.
IF YOU CAN’T ANSWER SIMPLE QUESTIONS . . . ON WHAT REALITY WILL YOU VOTE?
1 – Trump says that he is going to build a 2000-Mile Wall between the USA and Mexico, and get Mexico to pay for it. But, every time he’s asked how he’s going to build the Wall and get Mexico to pay for it, his answer is always . . . “TRUST ME, I’ll build the Wall and Mexico will pay for it”.
Then he says that it will be a BEAUTIFUL Wall, because it will probably have his name on it, and it will be called the Trump Wall.
Is this the kind of NON-ANSWER the American people deserve?
2 – Trump says that he will deport 12-MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. It sounds great, but Anne and I are living in Austin Texas, where there’s a substantial Mexican population, many of whom I am certain are not in the USA Legally.
But there is a REALITY opposed to the HYPE.
Wherever you shop, there are signs begging for people to work. And I do mean BEGGING. We were at one restaurant just outside Austin in BEE CAVE, which offered a bonus for someone to apply to work. And whomever they hired, would get the bonus just for making the application.
People do not want to work for the low wages offered. Or perhaps, many think the jobs are beneath them – BUT, THE MEXICANS WORK, and they aren’t too proud or fussy to get their hands dirty, and they seem to work really hard, doing the jobs Americans just aren’t interested in doing.
That’s not to say that criminal elements of ILLEGAL Immigrants shouldn’t be thrown out of the USA, or that there should be a pathway to citizenship for any ILLEGAL Immigrant, but deporting 12-MILLION people is not reasonable or financially feasible, unless that is . . . if the USA isn’t interested in maintaining a viable and necessary workforce. AND TRUMP KNOWS IT.
There are many options available to deal with ILLEGAL Immigration, one being to allow law abiding and contributing ILLEGALS living in the USA to remain, with NO OPTION EVER of becoming US Citizens with the right to vote.
But dealing with what to do with illegals is not answered by Trump:
And kicking them all out of the USA, only to let them get back in through a “beautiful door Trump will make in his wall” is not an answer. It’s a ridiculous campaign talking point.
3 – Trump draws enormous applause every time he says that he’s going to bring back THOUSANDS of jobs to America from China, Japan and Mexico . . . HOW?
Is Trump going to be another Obama, absolutely IGNORING legal trade agreements the way Obama ignores the Constitution, made to these countries by successive American Governments?
Because, unless Trump is willing to UNILATERALLY BREAK Trade Agreements with China, Japan, Mexico and Canada (which is also a signatory to NAFTA), there is nothing he can do about forcing jobs back to the USA, opposed to slashing TAXES and wiping out all useless job-killing REGULATIONS, which I would agree with. But that’s not what he’s saying.
Then there’s another little point, which Obama doesn’t talk about, which concerns the TRILLIONS of dollars America owes to these countries. What will Trump do when they ask for their money back?
But let’s assume Trump is actually willing to give the MIDDLE FINGER to the world in terms of Trade, do you think America is prepared for the consequences of a Global Trade War, that will throw the entire planet into a FULL-BLOWN DEPRESSION?
AS FOR PUTTING A BRAKE ON MOSLEM IMMIGRATION & FIGHTING ISIS . . .
There are many programs Trump is campaigning on that I support.
Controlling Moslem Immigration is one of them. They are not like us. And their religion has nothing to do with our modern Judeo/Christian Values. And no matter what anyone says, Sharia Law has nothing to do with the American Dream and Judicial System.
Rebuilding America’s Military is another. And fighting Moslem Insurgencies with the full force of the American Military, hopefully with the help of others, is yet another thing I support, whether the rest of the world gets onside or not.
I support any program that reduces Taxes and Regulations. But, I haven’t heard anything from Trump about ENTITLEMENTS . . . why not?
BEFORE YOU GET ALL HOT-TO-TROT IN YOUR SUPPORT OF TRUMP . . .
I don’t know any of these Candidates personally – not even one of them. And I bet, with all probability, that virtually no one reading this editorial can say differently.
REMEMBER THIS . . .
Every politician will do and say whatever he or she thinks will get him or her elected . . . TRUMP INCLUDED.
So . . . If you’re going to vote for someone based on FACT opposed to HYPE . . . do your homework. Read as much as you can on what the candidate did before he or she decided to run for office, because, what he or she did before, is not that much different from what he or she will probably do afterwards.
Think about what the Candidates supported before they became candidates, because, what they supported before, is more than likely what they‘ll support afterwards.
And demand to know how they intend to do what they claim they are going to do, because TRUST ME is not an answer.
YOU CAN YELL AT ME ALL YOU WANT . . . BUT THAT DOESN’T CHANGE WHAT’S REAL:
I will continue to write about this election until it’s done. And then I will write about the consequences afterwards . . . regardless of who wins.
BUT HERE’S THE BOTTOM LINE . . .
Do yourself and your country a favor . . . and ask questions so you can be an informed voter. Don’t believe the HYPE, no matter how good it sounds, and no matter how much you want to believe it. Because . . . if it sounds too good to be true . . . it usually is.
AND FOR ANYONE who thinks my opinion doesn’t count because I’m a Canadian, why then are you bothering to read what I write, let alone respond? I can’t think of a more SPECIOUS argument to my opinions, simply because I’m Canadian, it demeans yourself, it is not worthy of this BLOG, and it will be responded to appropriately.
If you live in the North East or along the Eastern Coast, and you want to know why Anne and I live in South Central Texas in the winter. Look out your window. Stay warm and keep safe.
PS – I read all the comments, and appreciate everyone’s reasoned and respectful point of view, whether I agree or not.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov