FIRST OFF . . . when I began writing this BLOG, about a dozen years ago, I did it exclusively for my own psychological benefit, and I didn’t care one bit what people thought about what I wrote, what I thought, and what I said.
THEN . . . as the years progressed, and people by the HUNDREDS, and then by the THOUSANDS began reading what I wrote, I changed my attitude to begin writing more for the People who visited Galganov.com, who reached out to me with their Comments via Email.
AND AS THE NUMBERS went from HUNDREDS to THOUSANDS, I spent a considerable amount of money recreating the GUTS of this BLOG to provide Internet Safety, Privacy and a COMMENT SECTION, where the people can Publish their Opinions.
AND TO PAY FOR ALL OF THIS – ALL THE TIME . . . it came out of our POCKET (Anne And I). AND THEN, at the insistence of an Older Friend (John), who is Financially Well Off, and Politically Astute, who was also very generous in helping me fund the Freedom of Expression Law Suits I was Waging Against Several Levels of Government, who after I lost an EXTREMELY expensive case, which should NEVER have been Lost, which cost a total of just under ONE HALF MILLION DOLLARS . . . my Friend said THE FOLLOWING:
1 – That because I can . . . it does not mean that I should or have to FIGHT the FIGHT for everyone else.
2 – Because there are people cheering-me-on to FIGHT the GOOD FIGHT, because others can’t or won’t, doesn’t mean that I have to bear the Entire Financial Burden Alone.
In other words . . . if others won’t ANTE-UP, neither should I. But I did anyways.
3 – Even though there was John and several of his Rich Friends, along with Kim McConnell of the CLF (Canadians For Language Fairness), who helped as much as they could with the Financing of these Court Challenges, the BURDEN Fell to Anne and Myself. And we are not even close to being rich by any standards.
4 – Then John said that he will no longer Financially SUPPORT what I do, not even a little bit, unless I start CHARGING People who read Galganov.com for the Privilege of Reading what I Labor to Write, and that was BEFORE I paid for the Comment Section.
But I told John . . . that I didn’t feel right about CHARGING anyone for reading what I write. And besides, if I charged, just about everyone who reads the Editorials would simply stop reading the BLOG, which to me would be a major disappointment, since I am a TRUE BELIEVER in an Honest, Affordable, and Accessible Media.
SO I MADE A DEAL WITH MY FRIEND JOHN . . . Whether he continues to support what I do or not, I will ask people who want to support this BLOG to do so WITHOUT CONDITIONS OR COERCION, since I agreed with him that there should be NO FREE RIDES, especially for people who could afford to pay, which would be the choice of each Reader.
John was pleased with this compromise decision, and still continues to support the things that I do and write. It isn’t a fortune, but it helps to make a difference.
I think perhaps, the most important aspect of this decision to ASK FOR SUPPORT . . . was that for the first time, I was able to Quantify the VALUE people placed on what I wrote.
I certainly do not raise a TON OF MONEY from Galganov.com. And out of the THOUSANDS of People on the Galganov Directory, and the THOUSANDS MORE who read what I write, there are only between 75 To 100-People who regularly contribute, which is fine for me, since they lighten the load.
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO . . . with me asking you for money, I’ll do that in Mid February. But it has everything to do with RESECT & APPRECIATION.
I SPEND AT A MINIMUM . . . 4 To 6-Hours almost every day writing this BLOG, usually starting as I drink my First Cup of Coffee as the sun comes up. I spend HOURS every day researching what I write to make certain that whatever I put on this BLOG is as ACCURATE & JAMMED PACKED with pertinent information as is possible, so you can know something most people have to wait a Day or More to Learn from the Main Stream Media.
I can’t count the number of times I declined to go Shooting, to go out with Friends for Lunch or Supper, to NOT go to see a movie because something just happened that I felt COMPELLED to put on the BLOG for you to Read.
I even passed a GREAT Canadian Thanksgiving Supper with Close Friends, because there was a Live Debate during the Campaign that I was not going to miss.
I LOVE walking with Anne and Stryker, but I rarely ever have the opportunity to do this during the Morning or at Lunchtime, because I’m writing. So we walk at Supper and around 10:30 at night.
AND AFTER THAT LAST WALK . . . which many of you can attest, because you’ve been the recipient, that I return Emails long into the night, and very often into the early morning, so I can respond to what you had written to me, because I didn’t have the time to do it during the day. And because I RESPECT your efforts.
SO WHEN YOU WRITE TO ME . . . In the Form of an Email or in my Comment Section, that I SHOULD CALM DOWN. RELAX. EZ DOES IT . . . ETC. Because you don’t agree with what I said about Trump, Jerusalem or Whatever . . . I THINK YOU ARE READING THE WRONG BLOG. Because I think I have EARNED better than that.
I CREATED the Comment Section of Galganov.com to read your opinions, and for others to read Opinions from People Across North America and from around the World. So I have no reservations with People who disagree with what I WRITE . . . as long as they are NOT LEFTISTS and are CIVIL.
I am not part of the Mainstream Media . . . and I do whatever I can to provide a DIFFERENT Perspective to how we see the World and Politics, which is much different from the LOAD OF CRAP we have been fed for generations.
I NEVER Wrote that President Trump is NOT Going to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. What I wrote . . . is that if he DOES NOT Follow Through on what I consider to be his SECOND Most High Profile Campaign Pledge, I WILL BE MORE DISSATISFIED THAN JUST SOMEWHAT!
I NEVER Wrote that I would stop supporting President Trump if he DIDN’T Honor his PLEDGE to move the Embassy. TO THE CONTRARY . . . I wrote that I would still DEFEND his Presidency, whether he moved the Embassy or not.
AND HE DIDN’T WIN ALONE . . . so when People write to me, saying he’s ONLY been President for 2-Days, so we should give him a chance, That’s A Crock, since MORE THAN 60-MILLION Americans gave him a chance with their VOTE. Now it’s Time For The Goodwill To Be Over.
SOME OTHER PEOPLE WROTE . . . That President Trump has so much on his Plate; that he needs time to make good on all of his Promises. If President Trump has the TIME to send out his Tweets (which I approve of), about Crowd Sizes, Dishonest Media . . . ETC – then he certainly has the TIME to Reassure EVERYONE that his COMMITMENT to Moving the USA Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is GOING TO HAPPEN.
Instead, what we are hearing . . . is how COMPLICATED the Move is going to be. And how they are involved in SENSITIVE Negotiations. That’s Also A Crock. It’s ONLY as Complicated and Sensitive as the Trump Administration wants to make it.
Someone also wrote to me, that President Trump would run into serious Problems pushing this Embassy Move through Congress. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!
The US Congress PASSED the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995, DECLARING that all of Jerusalem (Undivided City) is the Capitol of Israel, and that the United States of America MUST Move its Embassy to Jerusalem.
NOT ONLY THAT, the Congress set aside the FUNDS to make it happen. And if you think the Congress was DIVIDED on this Legislation . . . THINK AGAIN. The Vote in the Senate was 93-FOR, 5-OPPOSED. In the House, the Vote was 374-FOR and 37-OPPOSED.
President Trump already has everything he needs from the Congress to simply MOVE the Embassy to Jerusalem – EVERYTHING! All he needs to do now, is take a few SECONDS out of his busy schedule, and make the Declaration that the US Embassy is moving to Jerusalem. Where and how the Embassy is going to be built is SECONDARY.
Ray Hansen of Luverne Minnesota made a Comment in the last Editorial. Len Shier of Regina Saskatchewan in a following Comment TOLD Ray Hansen to “CHILL AND GET A GRIP”.
This will NOT happen again on Galganov.com.
COMMENTING ON GALGANOV.COM IS A PRIVILEGE . . . IT IS NOT A RIGHT. And there is ZERO Tolerance for people to Slander, Insult, Disparage or TEACH anyone who Comments on MY BLOG A LESSON.
NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT ON GALGANOV.COM . . . to tell another person to Chill And Get A Grip, or anything of that sort. Everyone’s “HONEST” & CONSERVATIVE opinion is welcome with Neither Insult or Condescension.
I LOVE WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING THUS FAR . . . But that does not mean he gets to have a FREE RIDE. No Politician GETS to have a FREE RIDE, no matter how popular. Because, if you DON’T keep President Trump’s FEET TO THE FIRE to Honor all of his Promises, you will have NO RIGHT to Bitch and Complain when he decides that his Presidency is Bigger Than The People Who Elected Him. And don’t think that can’t happen.
Power Corrupts. Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely!
RIGHT NOW . . . It’s Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice; and unless you’re there to CONSTANTLY REMIND PRESIDENT TRUMP, who got him to where he is and why, that Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice . . . will sooner much rather than later turn to Vinegar.
It Always Starts Great . . . So Do Your Part To Make Sure That’s How It Ends.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov