I AM APPALLED BY FOX NEWS . . . above and beyond all the others, since I would have thought that at LEAST Fox News, or just some of the FOX News Pundits, would have had a SMIDGEN of Journalistic INTEGRITY and a Modicum of COURAGE to Report on the RIOT Yesterday in Charlottesville Virginia with a Semblance of Balance . . . BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT THEY DID.
I HATE NAZIS, THE KKK, & THE FAR LEFT . . . Whom Are Altogether Different Sides Of The SAME PUTRID COIN. But, as I am watching FOX News, ALL OF FOX NEWS, it seems that the ONLY AGGRESSORS and the ONLY CRIMINALS of this RIOT was this “FALLACIOUS” ALT-RIGHT . . . whom amongst all the People there, were then ONLY People who had a PERMIT TO BE THERE.
I AM THOROUGHLY DISGUSTED WITH ALL THE MEDIA . . . So what’s New There? But I am More-So With FOX News, because FOX News is the Media, which “used to” Claim to be “FAIR & BALANCED” (which I haven’t heard in a while) above and beyond all the others. So where’s the Fair & Balance in their Reporting and Opinions of this RIOT?
IN A FREE SOCIETY . . . Which is the HALLMARK of the USA, neither the Media Nor the Government should have the RIGHT to Determine who should be allowed to EXPRESS Themselves as they WISH . . . Short Of Instigating Violence Or Defamation.
And In Cases Of Violence Or Defamation . . . That’s What The Judiciary Is For.
I’ve mentioned North Korea several times in the Last While, because North Korea is a Real Problem . . . but, just Mentioning the Sickness of North Korea isn’t nearly enough. However, because the Problem with North Korea is such a HUGE Issue, and is being covered NON-STOP by all the Media, by those who think they know something . . . and those who think they know more – but actually know even less, I figured I would wait until we REALLY did know more.
BUT . . . Before Writing about North Korea and the very Possible Reality of a Swift and Horrific War, I NEED TO THANK . . . IF NOT ALL OF YOU – THEN CERTAINLY MOST OF YOU.
I Wrote the Second To Last Editorial (August 11, 2017) about the Most Sensitive and OFF-LIMITS Issue known to Humanity – RELIGION. I wrote about some Comparative Religions, because over the years, I felt like a Hypocrite, because there has been no subject that I was NOT Prepared to write Negatively about, other than Religion . . .
But – I couldn’t take it anymore, since I really was feeling like a Coward and a Hypocrite, because I didn’t want to Open Pandora’s Box with no Idea of how to Shut it once Opened. But if I can’t be TRUE TO MYSELF – How Can I Be True To You?
INSTEAD OF THE BLOWBACK I EXPECTED . . . I was Extremely & Pleasantly Surprised at the number of REALLY Intelligent and Well Thought-Out Comments and Private Emails I received from People who gave an INCREDIBLE “APPROBATION” TO THIS BLOG.
I’ve been around Media in one-way or another for most of my Life. I’ve been a Purchaser of Media Ideas and a Vendor as well. I understand fully, that any PURVEYOR & DISSEMINATOR of Information is ONLY AS GOOD AS HIS OR HER AUDIENCE, whether the Pundit is “CONVEYING” his or her Ideas through the Internet, Print, Radio or Television . . . IS ALL BUT IRRELEVANT, if the Intellectual Quality of the Recipients is Lacking.
THROUGH THE INCREDIBLY MEASURED RESPONSES . . . I’ve received from so many Readers of Galganov.com on this Issue of Religion, I am simply Overwhelmed with the QUALITY of the People who have taken the Time to Read what I Wrote, and have made the Effort to Comment in one way or another.
SELFISHLY . . . I TAKE ALL OF THIS AS A PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO ME, since your Intellectual Ability to Read, Understand & Comment on what I Write, and TRY to Write as Articulately as Possible, is APPROBATION to me for Attracting such a QUALITY Audience.
I’m Going To Tell You What I Think Should Be Done About North Korea & Why.
EVERYTHING IS ABOUT HISTORY . . . Because LIKE IT OR NOT, if you don’t know the Past, how can you possibly Forecast the Future, since History always Repeats Itself?
In 1095 . . . Slightly Less than 1000-Years Ago, the Christian World of Europe went to War Against the Relatively Newly Formed Moslem World – AND IT NEVER ENDED.
In 1801 . . . The Relatively New Nation of America went to War against the Moslem World to Fight the Barbary Pirates, who were Raiding American Ships amongst others, on the Behalf of their Moslem Masters – AND THAT TOO NEVER ENDED.
In 1914 . . . The World went to All-Out War, which we refer to as WWI, where the Absolute Defeat of the Ottoman Empire was a Significant Result, and remarkably, that too had a Moslem Twist – HOWEVER, THAT DEFEAT TO ISLAM HAS ALSO PROVEN TO BE SHORT LIVED.
In 1939 . . . The World went once again to All-Out War, which we refer to as WWII, which resulted in the Holocaust amongst many other Horrors – AND WE STILL DON’T FULLY KNOW HOW THAT WILL FINALLY BE PLAYED-OUT.
IN 1947 . . . We Witnessed the Beginning of the COLD WAR, which brought us to the Korean War and the Vietnam War in the 1950’s, amongst a Litany of many other Wars, until President Reagan Defeated, or so we thought, the Evil Empire, as Gorbachev “Tore Down That Wall”. BUT, WITH THE RESURGENCE OF RUSSIA UNDER PUTIN, WHO KNOWS WHAT’S GOING TO BE?
But . . . What makes all of the Preceding Common to Each Other – is that at the End Of The Day, whole Countries, Infrastructures and HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE were Destroyed and Slaughtered.
Hundreds of Millions More were made Homeless, Orphaned, Widowed, Widowered, Disenfranchised and Destitute . . . all in the Space of less than 1000-Years, but MORE PRECISELY, from the Early 1800’s when the First US Marines Hit The Shores of Tripoli.
Whether We Want To Admit It, Face It, Or Pretend Otherwise – War Is Inevitable.
SO BASED ON WHAT I JUST WROTE . . . There used to be a Great Television Ad for Fram Filters in the early 1970’s, where an Auto Mechanic with Greasy Hands would show an Engine Part Destroyed by Bad Oil, costing the Owner of the Car a Hundred Dollars or more, while holding a Fram Oil Filter Costing just a Few Bucks, the Grungy Mechanic Said – “YOU CAN PAY ME NOW OR YOU CAN PAY ME LATER”.
“YOU CAN PAY ME NOW OR YOU CAN PAY ME LATER”
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov