I had an opportunity to sit with a long time friend a short while ago, and catch-up on life, when as usual, in my life, the conversation always comes down to Politics and Social Issues, which believe it or not, is not always my preferred subject of conversation, since most people who speak with me, seem to want to prove me wrong and themselves right.
And just yesterday, I had a phone conversation with another even longer time friend, who also got into it with me over the phone about Social Issues and the Changing Times, where he was trying to convince me that LESS WAS BETTER.
Both of these people are incredibly decent men, whom I have known for a very long time. Both have raised terrific families, and have high moral standards. And both of which, whom I know I could call upon at 3-O’clock in the morning (unlike Hillary Clinton), who would actually take my call, and spring into action anyway they could to be of help if needed, is something beyond question. At least it is to me.
ALL OF THAT SAID . . . I’m finding it harder and harder to speak with either of these good people, because of their skewed Politics and Social Positions.
IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO KNOW . . . that both of these men have worked really hard throughout their respective lives to get what they have, and are relatively comfortable. So they are certainly NOT AMONGST THE TAKERS.
And it must also be noted . . . that both of these men are well educated, well traveled, and are used to living with the finer things in life, such as their homes, the food they eat, the cars they drive, the clothing they wear, and how they entertain themselves.
1 – How did they ever move so far to the LEFT that they can’t even see it?
2 – How could they not know the TRUTH, for example; about Trump versus Hillary Clinton, in spite of all the evidence which reveals both of their histories and characters, which simply blows me away, as they buy the MEDIA FED CRAP about Trump, while putting it on an equivalence with the despicable Hillary Clinton.
3 – And how can they not understand . . . that their RIGHTS end – where MY RIGHTS and the RIGHTS of others BEGIN?
TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT . . . Let’s call this BS for what it really is: WHITE GUILT. Not Privilege – but GUILT.
I am sick and tired of all the people who make EXCUSES for the successes of the White Communities around the world, as if we WHITE PEOPLE should feel shame and guilt for what we’ve managed to accomplish.
YOU KNOW . . . There are many people of Color, Black Americans for example, who have become REALLY SUCCESSFUL AND RICH, yet, we don’t hear anyone use the term BLACK PRIVILEGE for them, do we – and why not? If it’s good for the Goose . . . Why isn’t it good for the Gander?
WHY IS IT OK FOR OPRAH . . . to be worth one or more Billions of Dollars, who made all of her money as an entertainer, but it’s not OK for Donald Trump to be worth Billions of Dollars who’s built “Castles” and so many Beautiful things wherever he’s gone?
Why are WHITE People called Racist, when they rail against the horrible Policies and Mess Obama has made with the USA, while Oprah is lauded for supporting this Walking Presidential Tragedy?
BUT THIS ISN’T ABOUT OPRAH . . . It isn’t even about the Legions of Black People, who have become Stinking Rich, mainly in the Entertainment or Athletic World, who scorn White Success, where Black Americans, who’ve made it through Business, who are simply grateful for making it, seeing no distinction of COLOR PRIVILEGE in their successes, have had to endure being called Uncle Toms, Sell-Outs and Worse by their own kind, just because they’ve made it.
There was a time in Canada, right up ‘till the 1960’s, when Jews were terribly discriminated against from Coast-to-Coast in Canada. Even after the Second World War, when the LIBERAL Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, had a virtual OPEN-DOOR-POLICY for Nazis, and simultaneously had a public Policy AGAINST JEWISH IMMIGRATION, which was clearly enunciated and spelled out in official Government Statements, which said about Jewish Holocaust Survivors and others coming to Canada . . . NONE IS TOO MANY. Not that one is too many. BUT NONE IS TOO MANY.
The Jewish Community in Canada has excelled in every way one can imagine, in spite of Quotas on Jews wishing to attend a University such as McGill, who in addition to the quotas, needed a TEN PERCENT higher grade for admittance than Christians.
I ACTUALLY REMEMBER . . . walking onto a public beach, just North of Montreal in a small summer resort town called Rawdon, at the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains, where a sign read . . . NO JEWS OR DOGS ON THE BEACH.
I was too young to read, but when my parents turned around to leave, I started a fuss to stay, because I wanted to go to the beach, until my parents explained why we couldn’t, which I couldn’t comprehend at the time. But which, I have also never forgotten.
There was a time, right up to the 50’s and 60’s, when Jews in Montreal were forbidden to move into many Upper Crust Neighborhoods in and around Montreal, where Rich Christian Families lived, in communities that were then and now known as Westmount and Hampstead. In fact, many Deeds of Sale had a condition in it, which stated . . . that the PROPERTY Owners in these communities, COULD NOT RESELL TO JEWS.
I won’t even bother listing the Marinas, Golf Courses, Country Clubs, Hotels and Restaurants that outwardly and publicly BANNED JEWS, not just in Canada, but throughout the United States of America as well . . . Harvard University being a perfect example, same as Montreal’s McGill University,
WE AS JEWS . . . didn’t sit on our collective ASS, feeling sorry for ourselves with our hands extended, demanding better times. And we didn’t demand JEWISH AFFIRMATIVE ACTION to get into Universities, or to get placed to the Front of the Line for Government and Public Jobs. Instead, we sucked-it-up and worked as hard as we could.
SO . . . WHEN I HEAR AND READ ABOUT WHITE PRIVILEGE – I shake my head in disbelief, the same as I can’t believe all the other CRAP that has become a myriad of EXCUSES for the failures of others, specifically amongst Visible Minorities, with the exception of North American Asians, who work hard and excel without their hands outstretched for Something-For-Nothing.
So what does that say about the others, especially those of us from the White Judeo/Christian Communities, who’ve embraced this BIG LIE?
I don’t assume that they are as much SOCIALISTIC, as they have bought into the LIE, that somehow, they should feel guilty for their success, and support the TAKERS, because WHITE people like them have and others don’t.
I don’t hear or see either of these two friends of mine, GIVING UP whatever they have, to give to others, in order for them to spread THEIR wealth, or take anything AWAY from THEIR children and grandchildren, so the children and grandchildren of OTHERS can have as much as their children and grandchildren have . . . no matter how unfairly PRIVILEGED they might think they are.
AND THAT’S JUST NOT RIGHT . . . Either put your money where your mouth is, and give up what you’ve got, so others will have as much as you have, OR JUST SHUT UP. But don’t try to convince me, or anyone else, that we should have a PLETHORA of Rules & Regulations governing our lives, that take away from everyone else but yourself, because you’ve already got yours.
AS A CANADIAN JEW BORN IN 1950, I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS . . . to make it in a Hostile World, where one obstacle is placed after another, where often, street debates were settled with bloody lips and split heads . . . plenty of both, which I’ve experienced first hand . . . both giving and getting.
YET SOMEHOW . . . we Jews made it to the top, WITHOUT CRYING CHRISTIAN PRIVILEGE. And somehow, members of the Jewish Community have also become some of the most generous PHILANTHROPISTS the world has ever known. YET WE STILL FEEL GUILTY . . . How sick and pathetic is that?
So, when I hear about WHITE PRIVILEGE, all I hear . . . is how pathetic the person is who is saying it. And when friends of mine dance around this nonsense, trying to convince me that we should have Lower Expectations, and how we must Share with the World, and be our Brother’s Keeper, and accept Rules and Regulations that will benefit all those . . . who WANT without making the SACRIFICE TO GET, I become saddened, and even more determined to do, say, and write whatever I can to move the pendulum back to where it should be.
And if I lose my friends as a result . . . SO BE IT.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov