I AM WHO I AM . . . AND I’LL NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE:
So as not to Waste your Time or to Disappoint . . . there is a Political Comment at the End of this Editorial, which I believe will receive 100% Approval. If not, you’re Reading the wrong BLOG.
IN A COMMENT IN THE LAST EDITORIAL . . . Buz Davis of Atlanta Georgia asked, “Why Do I Capitalize So Many Words”?
In The Late 1300’s . . . Geoffrey Chaucer, the Renowned English Writer, wrote the International Classic – CANTERBURY TALES, which was Required University Reading, when I went to University in the Late 1960’s.
Chaucer was recognized as the Greatest English Writer of his Time, yet, I bet that 99% of the People who read this BLOG, would need an Interpreter to understand Chaucer’s Plot, let alone his English. I couldn’t.
Shakespeare is CONSIDERED by many . . . to have been the English Equivalent to the French Writer Moliere, and even though reading and understanding Shakespeare is NOT an impossibility, NO ONE Writes or Speaks like Shakespeare any longer. And if they did, they would be looked upon as if he or she was some kind of Weirdo.
BUT LET’S LOOK AT ART . . . I’ve been to many Museums, where I stared at GAZILLION DOLLAR PAINTINGS, painted by people like Picasso, which to me, were Second Fiddle to Paintings painted by someone like Norman Rockwell.
That said however, Picasso had an incredibly Interesting and Unique Style, which Defined who he was. And I doubt if he cared about what the critics had to say.
ANDY WARHOL . . . Famously Painted Cans of Campbell’s Soup, which is a Painting worth a Fortune, same as his Signed Copies of the Soup, which aren’t even originals, to which I can easily use my iPhone to take a Picture of the Same Cans, have it Blown-Up for a few bucks at any Print Shop . . . AND VOILA – I’M AS GOOD AS ANDY WARHOL.
I’M NOT COMPARING MYSELF TO CHAUCER, SHAKESPEARE, PICASSO, OR WARHOL:
BUT WHAT I AM COMPARING MYSELF TO – IS THEIR UNIQUENESS . . . in how they Expressed Themselves. One of my Absolute Favorite Writers was Damon Runyon, Born in 1880 (died in 1946), who had his very own Dictionary of Descriptions, one of which I use all the time . . . “MORE THAN JUST SOMEWHAT” – As in . . . The Republican Congress, House and Senate are Losers, Liars, Cheats and Incompetents “FAR MORE THAN JUST SOMEWHAT”.
I WAS OFFERED MY OWN MONTREAL RADIO SHOW MULTIPLE TIMES IN 1996:
SO . . . When The Radio Station Agreed (CIQC – Formerly CFCF) to meet all of my Conditions, which included:
1 – I get to Broadcast from my own Property on my Horse Farm.
2 – I Choose who I DON’T Want to Advertise on my Show.
3 – I will have NO Producer, and ONLY I get to Choose my Topics and Guests.
4 – I can Broadcast from anywhere on the Planet, as long as I pay for the Travel and the Station Pays for the Broadcast and Set-Up.
5 – There would be NO DELAY from Caller to the Live Broadcast.
SO ONCE WE ALL AGREED TO THE PRECEDING . . . The Program Director, who also Taught Broadcast Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, specifically Radio Broadcasting, who in a very Polite way came to me with a pretty Thick Book on the HOW-TO, to be a successful Broadcaster, asked me to Read-It-Over so I could understand how I could become a Good Broadcaster . . . I ASKED HIM THIS:
“If I really studied everything in the Book, would that make me a Good Broadcaster?” . . . To which he said yes. To which I responded with the following:
THERE WAS NO FURTHER DISCUSSION:
“Then take Someone with a Pretty Good Brain off the Street, who will Read your Book, or Someone out of your Broadcast Class who has already Read your Book, and save a TON of Money by giving him or her the Show you want me to Broadcast”.
I came under an AVALANCHE of Criticism from the Mainstream Media, from Competitive Radio Stations, and from the Elitist Class, because of the way I SPOKE during my show . . . most of which concerned what they called Foul Language. In fact, one Major Mainstream Newspaper Writer in Montreal called the way I spoke on my Radio Show . . . EXCREMENTAL.
SO HERE ARE SOME FACTS . . .
I spoke on my Radio Show the exact same way I write on this BLOG. And even though the Politically Correct Mainstream Media and Elitists HATED the way I spoke, THE LISTENERS DIDN’T. And with each passing Broadcast, my show was CREAMING the Competition, because it was UNIQUELY ME & I NEVER HELD BACK.
I can’t speak with the Fluid Radio-Speak we hear from the Mainstream Media. I didn’t have the timing down between transitions. And when a caller said something STUPID, I didn’t HESITATE to call Him a SCHMUCK.
And Long Before President Donald Trump . . . I was SUING the Mainstream Media for False and Misleading Reporting.
I spoke to my Radio Audience the same way I speak to my Friends, the same way I write to you, and all with the same Unbridled Passion with Appropriate Coarse and Confrontational Words.
PS – The ELITISTS Didn’t Like the Things I said, NOR did they Like the way I Said them, but – BECAUSE of my Radio Show, we fed the Hungry, Especially Children, Sheltered the Homeless, Helped Abandoned and Abused Animals, Assisted the Elderly, and REALLY Promoted the Montreal Community Policing Program BIG TIME.
And even Before the Radio Show . . . I put together a Multi-Million Dollar Media Program to Help Battered Women, creating Hotel Sanctuaries where these Women and their Children could Hide and Eat . . . FOR FREE.
In fact . . . because I Spoke the way I did, and Took No Prisoners, and called-out whomever I believed NEEDED to be called-out . . . My Radio Show Raised a Small Fortune for the people in our society who had Fallen Through The Cracks, who would otherwise be INVISIBLE to the Smug Elitists.
MY RADIO SHOW WAS THE SHARP END OF THE SPEAR FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION:
I’m Telling You This Story . . . Because, for several Months, I’ve been trying in Fits & Starts to get into Writing an E-Book, which I promised myself and you that I would write, and every time I began, I stopped, because it never felt right.
BUT BUZ DAVIS OF ATLANTA . . . In his Question in the last Comment Section about why I write the way that I do MADE ME THINK.
I WRITE THE WAY THAT I DO . . . Because it’s who I am. It is also how I Think and Speak, Transferred into Printed Words with Capitals, Italics & BOLD – Which Best Reflects Where I am Coming From.
I WROTE THIS NON-POLITICAL EDITORIAL . . .
Because finally, I now KNOW what I’m going to be writing for my Forthcoming Book, which I’m Certain will Please quite a few People, who like me, are somewhat Unconventional, trying to find out where we FIT in our Society, as the Clock of Time Ticks-Down.
AND TO “NOT” MAKE THIS EDITORIAL TOTALLY NON-POLITICAL:
I am extremely PLEASED with the way the Republican Obamacare Repeal and Replace FIASCO Turned-Out, because NOTHING in my Memory has ever SHOWN THE ABSOLUTE AND COMPLETE INCOMPETENCE OF THE PEOPLE WE “HIRE” TO REPRESENT US.
We pay these Bloated, Self-Important LIARS, INCOMPETENTS & CHEATS Fortunes, who AREN’T worth the Crap we Scrape off our Feet when we Step-In-It.
WE DON’T NEED THEM!
The ONLY Real Purpose Most Politicians, and Far Too Many Bureaucrats Serve . . . is for them to GET PAID FAR TOO MUCH FROM THE TAX PAYER . . . for Far Too Little In Return.
Think About This For A Second . . . We pay Taxes to the Tax Collector, so the Tax Collector will have a Job with all the Perks and Benefits we will NEVER have, only so he or she can Collect More Taxes and keep THEIR Ball Rolling.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov