I’m tired . . . REALLY TIRED, and welcomed Yom Kippur this week, which Forced me to take a Day of Rest, without Banging on the Key Board, while searching without let-up for HONEST NEWS AND ISSUES.
YOU KNOW . . . the way that you’re also tired of all the BS, coming from every direction, knowing that in less than a month, the TRUTH of the FUTURE of America and the FREE WORLD will be decided, but not in the Traditional way we’ve elected people over the Centuries, but rather, by a DUMBED DOWN and IGNORANT ELECTORATE, Conned by a DISHONEST Media.
Because of Yom Kippur, these Days of Atonement gave me the opportunity to reflect on what I do, and how I do it. And as you probably read in my second to last Editorial, MY YOM KIPPUR PLEDGE to you and to myself, was for me to WRITE and DISSEMINATE Political Issues and Opinions until either my Physical or Mental Health would prohibit me from doing so.
THIS MIGHT BE HARD FOR MANY AMERICANS TO BELIEVE . . . but there are MILLIONS of Canadians who are so sickened by this American Election, for the same reasons Conservative Americans don’t sleep at night, because we too can see the Writing on the Wall if Crooked Hillary were to win.
PLEASE BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU . . . that MILLIONS of Canadians are so Stressed-Out because of the CORRUPTION in the American Media, much of it because it’s really not that much different for us from the CRAP we in Canada are spoon-fed everyday, that many of us simply don’t sleep well at night, waiting for the other proverbial shoe to drop.
I grew-up IDOLIZING Journalists, even Two-Bit Writers, who wrote for Community Newspapers, because to me, Writing the Truth . . . about the News, Delivered with Measured Opinion for Newspapers, Magazines, Radio and Television, was SECOND TO NONE in the Hierarchy of things, which Measured A Person’s Moral Wealth.
I was always so enamored with the Press, that even in High School, where I assure you I didn’t shine, I became the School News Paper Editor, which turned out an 11×17 Legal Sheet, which was folded down to 4 8 1/2 pages, which were hand cranked in a Mimeograph Machine.
And when I went to University at night, because my parents couldn’t afford to send me during the Day, and I had ZERO expectations of guilting them into going broke so I could go to University like most of my high school friends . . . and I wasn’t about to take out a Student Loan instead of working, so I worked my way through University with a great day-job selling, while going through University at night, until I decided I had enough.
And even with a crazy schedule like that, and no real love for the University “Experience”, I still managed to find time to be one of the Editors of the Day Students’ Newspaper, and the Sports Writer for the Evening Students’ Newspaper. THAT’S HOW MUCH I LOVED AND RESPECTED JOURNALISM.
And when I see today, how the Media has become a Hive of Corruption, run by Mammoth Greedy Businesses, which sell-out the TRUTH for PROFIT and SPECIAL INTERESTS, where LIES & DECEIT are an acceptable and honed part of the game . . . IT SICKENS ME TO THE BONE.
WHEN I WAS ON THE RADIO IN MONTREAL . . . I was hired not because of any Radio Experience, of which I had none, but rather, I was hired because I wasn’t afraid to say what I thought or believed in. And I didn’t use PC Radio Talk Language with the deep voice and measured words.
I spoke to my audience as if we were all sitting around a table having a debate.
To give you an idea of how important TRUTH IN JOURNALISM IS TO ME . . . Part of my contract with the Radio Station, which was NOT NEGOTIABLE . . . I would have no SCREENER to screen the calls, and no delay from phone to air. And that I was free to say whatever I wanted. And within just one year, my Radio Show went from about 7-Thousand Listeners Quarter Hour Tuned . . . to over FORTY THOUSAND Listeners Every Quarter Hour Tuned, which was unheard of, but happened . . . ONLY BECAUSE the people wanted to hear the unvarnished TRUTH, which I delivered every single day.
A FREE PRESS . . . does not mean that the News Media should simply be FREE to spread LIES & INNUENDOS . . . no matter what the cause. A FREE PRESS doesn’t mean that the News Media should have the RIGHT TO WITHHOLD the TRUTH, because it doesn’t fit-in with their Narrative.
A FREE PRESS MEANS . . . that the News Media should have the UNRESTRICTED RIGHT to disseminate FACTUAL NEWS and HONEST OPINIONS, and not to be a SHILL for Political or Business Interests . . . PRETENDING to be unabashedly HONEST.
In Modern Times . . . but with SAME LEVEL OF IMPORTANCE as it was in the 1700’s, and in this case SPECIFIC to the USA, THE FOURTH ESTATE . . . was recognized as the FOURTH LEG OF GOVERNMENT, pretty much, the MOST IMPORTANT OF THE FIRST THREE.
It was the FOURTH ESTATE, the News Media, which from the very beginning of the US CONSTITUTION, had the Moral OBLIGATION to keep the First Three Estates (House, Senate & Judiciary) Honest and in Check, as the UNELECTED PEOPLE’S DEFENDER OF TRUTH & FREEDOM.
Because the FOURTH ESTATE was considered to be so SACROSANCT by the US Founding Fathers, to DEFENDING the RIGHTS of the People . . . Special Accommodations not made available to any other Institution in Government, or in the Public Sector, were GRANTED in the Constitution to the NEWS MEDIA.
THE FREE PRESS CLAUSE protects the right of individuals to express themselves through publication and dissemination of information, ideas and opinions without interference, constraint or prosecution by the government.
I don’t know who wrote the preceding, but what I do know, is that it clearly and fully enunciates the meaning and the importance of the First Amendment.
EVEN THOUGH . . . the FREE PRESS CLAUSE GUARANTEES the Dissemination of Truth, without FEAR from Government, what it does not Protect . . . are Lies and Defamation, which seems to me, to have become the BAILIWICK of the Modern Media.
I WRITE . . . because I see in Today’s Age, that people, more so the younger generation, are clueless to the ABSOLUTE IMPORTANCE OF A FREE & HONEST PRESS, to the FREEDOM of their FUTURE in our Society.
I WAS SOMEWHAT SHAKEN LAST WEEK, when more than several of the READERS of this BLOG expressed in the Comment Section, and in Private Emails, their concern for me, that what and how I write, might be enough for US Homeland Security to deny me Entry into the USA, when Anne, Stryker, April the Cat and I cross the Border this November 1st, on our way to Texas.
This wasn’t the first time Readers of the things I write, and people who See or Hear the things that I say, demonstrated their concern for my Safety from the Government, even in Canada . . . which to me is a tragedy.
WHAT CONCERNS ME MOST . . . isn’t that I’m afraid of some kind of Retribution from Government – Canadian or American, since what I say is TRUE, HONEST, ACCURATE, & PERSONAL OPINIONS . . . all of which are neither Defamatory Nor Inflammatory.
WHAT I’M REALLY CONCERNED WITH . . . is that some people who read this BLOG, worry for me, because of what I write . . . that could get me into Serious Trouble with the Authorities . . . WHEN IN FACT, the Authorities should be the ones who WORRY MOST, that what I write could get them into SERIOUS TROUBLE WITH THE PEOPLE.
TO ALLAY ANY OF YOUR FEARS . . . Anne, Stryker and I crossed the Canada/US Border yesterday morning, for a Day Trip to North Eastern NY State. And we’ve also been approved, as always, to bring our Firearms (Pistols and Carbines to Texas) with us when we leave Canada for the Lone Star State this November.
DOING WHAT I’M DOING ISN’T EASY . . . It takes almost all my time and energy. And it gives me ZERO opportunity to generate Income outside of Writing, which is mostly used anyways to maintain the Costs of Galganov.com.
AS PER MY YOM KIPPUR PLEDGE – I will continue to write no matter what . . . but you can make it an awful lot Easier on me with your support for this BLOG, and the things that I Write, Say and Do.
SO . . . IF YOU’RE NOT FINANCIALLY TIGHT, and if you SUPPORT the Efforts and Purpose of this BLOG, and if you think that what I write has MERIT, and want to make things Easier for me, I will be very GRATEFUL AS ALWAYS, for whatever SUPPORT YOU CAN MUSTER.
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Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov