SCHADENFREUDE . . . is a wonderful German Word, which essentially translates into receiving GREAT JOY at the Failure or Embarrassment of someone you don’t like, or who really deserves a swift KICK or DOSE of Ridicule.
MORE THAN 30-YEARS AGO . . . Anne and I used to Host Elaborate Media Parties for our American Media Clients, either in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, or Quebec City, where we would entertain our Favorite Clients as an Expression of Gratitude for their Business, and for how Generous they were to us while doing Business.
IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE . . . that some 30-Years ago, Anne and I were still LIBERALS, at least we thought we were, while MOST of our American Media Clients from Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse were Rank CONSERVATIVES.
And inevitably . . . our ALWAYS enjoyable Banter came around to Politics, where I would be pleased to set my Conservative Friends “straight” about responsible Liberal Socialism, which predictably ended up with them calling me a Communist.
AND THEN THEY WOULD SAY TO ME . . . That like it or not, from the conversations and debates we had, that I was far MORE OF A CONSERVATIVE than I was a Liberal.
And Looking Back At These Memories With Fondness – They Were RIGHT.
I think that there are many people today in Canada and the United States, who for one of many reasons, think they’re Liberals, who are really far closer to being Conservatives, than what they would like to believe.
THERE WAS A TIME . . . Not that long ago, when a Leader Like John F Kennedy, who was a Democrat, was also not that far removed from someone today, who is a Republican. Ronald Reagan was a Democrat before he discovered that he was Really a Conservative, same as I foresee many within the Democrat Party doing the same.
The Problem as I see it in this day and Age . . . is that the LEFT HIGHJACKED the Democrat Party, making Liberalism into a Dirty Word.
DON’T GET ME WRONG . . . I’m NOT a Liberal, and probably never was, and I don’t have a Liberal Philosophy, but there is also a huge number of Liberals who DON’T have a SOCIALIST Philosophy either, as does the current Democrat Party . . . AND THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE TO TURN.
Until Trump came on the Scene, the Republicans were also plenty SPLIT on a myriad of Issues, and still are, because they too lost their way. And because of the Media and the Lobbyists, Politicians who thought they were Republicans, or claimed to be Republicans, were actually nothing of the sort . . . by and large, they were OPPORTUNISTS who were more than Ready, Willing and Able to do, say and vote in any direction they thought would win them MONEY and subsequently VOTES.
SO HERE COMES DONALD J TRUMP . . . A RECOVERING Democrat, with plenty of his own Money, plenty of his own Ideas, who seemingly owes NOTHING politically to ANYONE, who at first unwillingly attached himself to the Slogan of DRAIN THE SWAMP, which since its introduction on the Campaign Trail, has become the Conservative Nation’s BATTLE CRY.
AND EVEN WITH ALL OF TRUMP’S WEALTH . . . and Strengths, all of us are very often moved in Directions far beyond our control, where President-Elect Trump finds himself today.
I TRULY BELIEVE . . . that much of Trump’s Campaign BLUSTER, was just that; him saying things he might have believed-in somewhat, but were said most likely because those were the issues that resonated with the People.
But . . . the more Trump talked about Draining the Swamp, Building the Wall, Bringing-Back American Jobs, and Making America Great Again . . . all to the DELIRIOUS DELIGHT of at least half of the American Population . . . the MORE Trump began to SELL HIMSELF on his own HYPE, to the point, where I really believe those are the ISSUES, which from now until Trump is done, will DEFINE his Presidency and Leadership of a Nation, during which he will Actually MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
No one – myself included, could have ever dreamt that a Blow-Hard Narcissist like Donald Trump, could literally come out of NOWHERE, with the LEAST Likely Criteria and Credentials to become the Leader of the Free World, could ever UNITE the Nation of the United States of America in a Common Cause, to REKINDLE A DREAM the entire world used to look to for Inspiration, which the LEFT all but snuffed-out.
WHILE THE REBIRTH OF AMERICA . . . is happening before our eyes, even before Trump is sworn-in, the Republican Party is taking careful stock of who it is, and whether it wants to get on the Trump-Train with the American People, or get left behind on the Station Platform, while holding the Bags of the Lobbyists.
What I see, is the realignment of the Political Stars on the RIGHT, as more and more Republicans are seeing their FUTURE Flash before their eyes, in ways they never before imagined possible before the election of Trump.
The Democrats have DESTROYED their Party, and any chance they had at forming what they Considered to be a Liberal Society, since they’ve TOTALLY surrendered their VALUES to the LEFT, on the Alter of Obama, George Soros, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the Clinton’s Idealism of a SOCIALISTIC ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, where they would be the ones to Govern, is now nothing more than just a bad memory never again to be resurrected.
I HAVE OLDER FRIENDS . . . who have told me repeatedly, that they only want to live long enough to see the Day, when the LEFT will get their Comeuppance . . . WELL CONGRATULATIONS – THEY’VE MADE IT. Now all they have to do is STICK AROUND a while longer to see what a Real Conservative World will look like, which will be a Value Laden Meritocracy with a Heart.
CONSERVATIVE GOOD . . . LEFT BAD – HIP, HIP, HOORAY.
It is written in the Talmud, that it is sinful to rejoice in the hardship of others. Well – if this will be my BIGGEST Sin . . . in the words of Crooked Hillary – “DEAL ME IN”.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov