I will start this Editorial by Apologizing to the few People, whom I THANKED yesterday, for their PayPal Support. I’m not apologizing for their Support, FAR FROM IT, but rather, for telling them that Anne, Stryker, April the Cat and I were in Tennessee, while I was writing their Thank You Letters, while in fact, we were in Mississippi.
TO MOST PEOPLE . . . This is a Small and Inconsequential Mistake, since we have been on the Road for quite a while, and we’re both tired – especially yesterday, because of the things we did and saw . . . which gave me a Whole Bunch to Think About – Which is the Story Behind This Editorial.
BESIDES . . . Tennessee is the Next State we’ll cross, which is about 300-Miles from where we’re Currently At.
AS I ALWAYS GUARANTEE . . . I will do everything I can to be ACCURATE in everything I write, including where I say I was when I wasn’t. It’s no big deal, but it’s important enough for me to correct, since a Little Mistaken Unintentional Lie, believe it or not, to me, is no different than A BIG LIE, other than for the size, if it isn’t corrected.
TODAY . . . APRIL 10 – IS THE FIRST SEDER OF PASSOVER:
What makes Passover INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO ME . . . isn’t just the Symbolism of a Biblical Event that happened some 3,400-Years Ago, or the Seder, which is in essence a Huge Feast of Traditional Jewish Foods, which is eaten AFTER the Story is told by everyone at the Dining Table, of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt under the Leadership of Moses.
THE STORY OF PASSOVER IS OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE TO ME . . . because, after the 3,400-Year-Old Liberation of Jewish Slaves from Egyptian Rule, nothing in the BIG PICTURE has really changed, and we have to be reminded EVERYDAY . . . OF JUST HOW FRAGILE OUR FREEDOMS REALLY ARE.
PASSOVER ISN’T JUST ABOUT JEWS AND JUDAISM:
PASSOVER . . . is about FREEDOM, the Cost and Sacrifice For Freedom. AND THE FACT THAT FREEDOM MUST BE EARNED AND CONSTANTLY DEFENDED.
Anne, Stryker and I visited the WWII War Museum in New Orleans Yesterday (April 9, 2017), and literally saw it all. I DIDN’T REALLY LEARN ANYTHING NEW, since I am pretty much a Fanatic when it comes to WWII History. And I’ve seen other Marvelous Historical WWII Museums throughout Canada and the United States, which all showed Incredible Evil, and the Sacrifices and Human Costs of GOOD People from different Perspectives, to do the RIGHT THING.
AND I ALSO DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING . . . that I never saw before, about How and Why the War Was Fought . . . BUT WITH ALL OF THAT SAID – I highly recommend to EVERYONE, to Visit the New Orleans WWII Museum. AND TAKE IT ALL IN.
THE TITLE OF THIS EDITORIAL IS ABOUT APPROBATION . . .
When it comes to certain things . . . I AM AN IMMOVABLE OBJECT. I have ZERO Doubts and NEVER a Second’s Thought about my belief in FREEDOM, and if necessary, I WOULD FIGHT TO THE BITTER & BLOODY END FOR THAT BELIEF.
THOSE THINGS FOR WHICH I AM IMMOVEABLE . . . are clearly Enunciated in the FIRST & SECOND AMERICAN AMENDMENTS. Without FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, we have NO RIGHTS to either Project, or to Live our Thoughts. And WITHOUT the SECOND AMENDMENT . . . There Is No Way To Protect And Defend The First Amendment.
SO IT’S REALLY QUITE SIMPLE:
ANNE & I HAVE SACRIFICED GREATLY . . . To DEFEND the Rights of all People, especially in the Province of Quebec, where the UNRESTRICTED RIGHT to use the English Language is AGAINST THE LAW.
We have spent HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS . . . Fighting Ethnocentric Nationalism in Quebec, which through Federal Government Silence, and a Cowardly Supreme Court, Quebec has successfully USURPED THE FREEDOM OF CANADIANS.
AND BECAUSE OF MY UNWILLINGNESS TO ACQUIESCE . . . on any part of our Rights and Freedoms, Regardless of who says that it is ACCEPTABLE for me and others to have “REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS” to our Freedom of Expression, whether it comes from the Judicial System or the Parliament . . . IT IS NEITHER ACCEPTABLE NOR REASONABLE.
AND BECAUSE I WOULDN’T GIVE AN INCH . . . I brought upon my HOME, the Fear of Retribution from Various Levels of Government, and spent a Small Fortune on Armed Protection from the THUGS who THREATENED Anne, our Animals and our Home.
I DON’T NEED TO BE TOLD THAT I AM RIGHT . . . AND “THEY” ARE WRONG:
I DON’T need to be given the APPROBATION by Others . . . to Know – that NOT Giving an Inch to the SURRENDER of any part of our Freedoms . . . IS THE RIGHT INCH NOT TO GIVE.
I KNOW THAT NOT EVERYONE CAN DO WHAT I DO . . . I know that there are Countless People who YEARN TO BE FREE, while Countless More in Canada and the United States take their Freedom for Granted, while dismissing People Like me, as Loud Mouthed Symbols Of An ERA Assigned To The Dustbin Of History.
But They’re As Wrong As Acid Rain.
THE EXHIBIT . . . THAT SAID ALL THAT NEEDED TO BE SAID – OF WHY WE FIGHT:
On the Upper Floor, at the Back Part of the World War II Museum, was a Much Smaller Display, But No Less Impressive, And a FAR MORE SUCCINCT Reason Why We Fight, AND WHY WE MUST ALWAYS FIGHT . . . To my great surprise, as part of the WWII Museum, there was attached a Holocaust Museum on Loan from the Holocaust Memorial in Washington DC . . .
AND WHAT MADE THIS DISPLAY SO IMPORTANT . . . Wasn’t the Gruesome Murders of Jews and Others by the Nazis . . . BUT RATHER, HOW THE NAZIS CONTROLLED THE NARRATIVE THROUGH THE MEDIA, and through this Multifaceted MEDIUM, the Nazis were able to CONVINCE TENS OF MILLIONS of people to HATE and Participate in the Greatest Crime Against Humanity that Ever Was.
I said in the Preceding Paragraphs that I REALLY didn’t Learn anything New from the WWII Museum, which wasn’t entirely True, since I did learn something from the Holocaust Portion of the Museum, about the Nazi’s Use of Media, and how Pre WWII Germany was one of the World’s GREATEST DISSEMINATORS OF MEDIA on the Planet . . . from Newspapers, to Magazines to Radio and Movies.
AND THROUGH THIS PLETHORA OF MEDIA . . . Propagandists like Joseph Goebbels, were able to CREATE LIES and give them the POWER OF TRUTH, while taking the TRUTH, and Rendering the Truth to Oblivion.
I DON’T NEED VINDICATION FOR WHAT I WRITE AND SAY – I ONLY NEED THE TRUTH:
I was wearing my Denim Pledge Rider Motorcycle Jacket as we walked through the Museum. The Jacket has the Pledge Ride Logo, which includes the Stars & Stripes, the Canadian Red Maple Leaf, and the Israeli Star of David.
AND ALSO AMONGST THE PATCHES ON THE JACKET . . . Are Two Other PROMINENT patches. One that Says NEVER AGAIN. The other being a YELLOW START OF DAVID, Highlighted with Blue Barbed Wire Perimeter Stitching.
SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 70-YEARS AGO . . . Jews like me were FORCED to Wear That YELLOW STAR. Today, I would PITY the Person who would try to REMOVE IT FROM ME.
I’ve Written SEVERAL Times in this Editorial, how I don’t Need Approbation or Vindication for what I Write and Say . . . BUT NOTHING IS MORE HEARTENING TO KNOW, that what I Say, and what I Fear, and what I Stand For, and Stand Against . . . IS ON FULL DISPLAY AT THE WWII MUSEUM IN NEW ORLEANS.
TODAY . . . is the First Seder of the Jewish People, going back some 3,400-Years, but it’s NOT Just about the Jewish People, IT’S ABOUT ALL PEOPLE WHO WANT FREEDOM.
I can’t for the Life of Me Think of a MORE APPROPRIATE WAY . . . For Anne and Myself to Greet Passover, than Starting it at the WWII Museum with the HOLOCAUST Display to REMIND US why we do what we do.
In Yiddish . . . There’s a Word “BESHERT”, that Literally Means . . . “IT WAS MEANT TO BE”. Anne and I, Visiting the WWII Museum with the Holocaust Display on the Day Before Passover, or as it is also said in Yiddish . . . EREV PASSOVER – BECAUSE IT WAS “BESHERT”.
I wish all my Conservative Friends, Family, Readers and Supporters of Galganov.com, Jews, Christians, and Unbelievers Alike . . . A WORLD OF FREEDOM.
WE ALL NEED A REMINDER! MAY WE NEVER FORGET & ALWAYS BE WILLING TO FIGHT:
Hag Semeach . . . A Joyous Holiday.
Tomorrow . . . Anne, Stryker, April the Cat and I will be having our Passover Seder with Ann and Les Green from Helen Georgia, in Williamstown Kentucky, at the Site of the ARK.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov
HOWARD, JUST POSTED WHAT I CONSIDER THE “GOLD STANDARD” FOR IDENTIFYING A MAJOR PROBLEM IN OUR COUNTRY. “OH DID HE PUT OUR PROBLEM IN A “PROPER PROSPECTIVE, THE RATIONAL IS HIGHLIGHTED PERFECTLY!
Absolutely beautiful Howard! Have a blessed Passover.
Wishing ALL of my Jewish friends a meaningful SEDAR, & that it will unite us across the world in our struggle for FREEDOM. Safe travels, Harold, Anne, Striker, & April….in your way home to Canada. G_d Bless us ALL, in our eternal quest for FREEDOM!
Tonight I too will celebrate a traditional Pesach dinner. I am not Jewish, but a follower of both the Old Testament and the New Testament. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip before you go back to Canada. I think that what you do helps many of us realize things that we know, but need to be reminded of so often.
Hag Semeach to both you and Anne. Love the Matzo I ill be eating all week. Be safe.
Thanks for this very informative piece Howard and also your sentiments to us your readers. From here extending back our wishes to you folks for a happy Passover & Seder! Also, extending our wishes to you for a safe trip back north!
Howard, you wrote, “Nazi’s Use of Media, and how Pre WWII Germany was one of the World’s GREATEST DISSEMINATORS OF MEDIA on the Planet . . . from Newspapers, to Magazines to Radio and Movies.” Boy! Doesn’t that sound FAMILIAR! This is EXACTLY what’s OCCURRING with the LIBERALS/FAR LEFT and the MAINSTREAM MEDIA! History DOES REPEAT itself, doesn’t it?! Love that word BESHERT. When one stands for the TRUTH, he/she does not need APPROBATION. “Crisis reveals character!” AMEN!
Howard, Anne, Stryker & April,
Chag Sameach and have a safe trip back home.
Hag Sameach to you at this Freedom celebration! Thank you for all you do!
I am also a WW 2 fanatic and have my Dad’s scrapbooks that he put together during the war. It is a day by day account from the newspapers at the time beginning with the Spanish Civil War to Yalta. I even used them as primary sources for a paper I wrote “Steps on the Road to World War 2” while working on my B. A. Unfortunately, today there is a very different interpretation to it all.
On your way home next year you should visit The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Savannah.
Happy Passover and safe travels!
Howard.Anne ,a happy Passover and to all your Jewish friends
The Quebec Provincial Police arrested me Friday for the crime of “engaging in hate speech and inciting violence.” In an email reply to an Ottawa friend who had sent me information about moslem immigration I made derogatory remarks about moslems, using over-the-top rhetorical flourish to express my sentiments. I copied my local MP, a Trudeau apologist. In the ensuing hysteria he immediately obtained an arrest warrant from a judge who shares his empathy for moslems. I appear in court next month.
“Shalom! With smiles across the miles to say…I’m thinking of you! Happy Passover!”
Howard, may you have a blessed Passover!
My wife and I lived in Vicksburg, MS for 9 years until I retired in 2012. We visited the WWII Museum in NO a few time and are aligned with your view of it Howard. It should be seen and experienced by every freedom loving person in the world. Shalom to all! Safe travels Howard, Anne, and Stryker. PAX!
As we celebrate the Passover holiday, we are witnessing the rise of anti-Semitism to levels not seen for decades, since the end of World War II. It feels like 1932 again but this time there’s one big difference: ISRAEL. Israel was officially granted statehood after WWII and since has continued to fight just as their ancestors did for survival and for freedom. This Passover, remember that Israel, the only true home for any Jew, must be protected and defended. Howard, Anne & animals, CHAG SAMEACH!
HagPesachSamoagh, dear Howard, and may you continue to bless us with your peerless editorials.
Chag Sameach, Howard! We had our Passover Seder last night with many guests in attendance. It was a wonderful evening. The blatant anti-Semitism currently gaining traction in these days is, to me, unfathomable. Such unmitigated hatred is incomprehensible! May you and your family have a safe trip home!
59 missiles into Syria air base and the next day Syria is flying out of it. Was this a great attack or what? Little wonder other countries laugh at us. This country will get serious when one of their nukes hits here and ours hits there radio activity for life it will be. Rand Paul and others are stupid wanting congress in on all this for there would be no secrecy, congress would talk it to death.
Have a Happy Passover where ever you may be. If you ever get to South Florida you are all welcome or north Ga. in the summer.
The news media are no longer called news media, they are a propaganda arm of the leftists, Islam, and Moslems. Most of them would not know the truth if we’re staring them in the face. They go about trying to destroy the American way.
Wonderful editorial, Howard. It is so important for this info to be repeated, especially to those who do not know the value of their FREEDOM and just take it for granted. It was an American by the name of Edward Bernays, nephew of Freud, who taught Goebbels just about everything he needed to know about propaganda and manipulating the masses. His is a story worth knowing! Happy Passover to you and Anne. We love what you are doing for all of us who read your material!!!
Howard. You once stated on this blog that you are not a religious Jew. Sounds like you are to me. Maybe it is just in our definitions of words. I like to think of Judaism as the ROOT of Christianity. So we are brothers & sisters in worshipping a wonderful Creator.
Here’s to the continuation of our God given freedoms. May His hand continue to protect and bless it no matter of the fools who try to destroy it. Let’s hope we never have to look back upon it as something we “used” to have.
Galganov, I am 79 y.o. & I’m very sorry that if I saw a Jew I wouldn’t know what ?nationality he came from or why. My parents had never educated us re any Jew ….is this jealousy because the Jews have an exceptionally high I.Q, make more $$’s or whatever???
Mary Curren, Port Angeles, WA
Dear Howard and Anne,
I regret that Deena and I will not be able to be with you in Kentucky at the Ark. We have so much going on right now we could not get away. We had a wonderful Passover Seder with Les and Ann last night. I helped send them off this morning in their maiden voyage with their new camper. Hope you all enjoy your visit.
Rick And Deena Schirmer
Great read, greater ideas. We need people like you to bring home the truth at a time when
so many people are being driven by lies. happy passover.
You mentioned the Nazi’s Use of Media which made me think of the British way of life between the wars. Consider the local squire would have: His 1st son, the army commander, his 2nd son, the judge, his 3rd son the policeman, his 1st daughter the doctor, and his 2nd daughter, the teacher. I’m a patriotic Brit. (and patriotic Israeli now, in spite of being Gentile!) and the above does not describe the picture in cities, but it does illustrate that control can be abusive, or benign.
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