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.
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 . . . 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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