There Is No Broadcast With This Editorial.
SO WHY DO I WRITE AS OFTEN AS I DO ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST?
I Am An Unabashed . . . Secular, Zionist, America-Loving Canadian Jew.
The Only Reason I Am Alive . . . Is Because – Amongst Other Reasons, an Anti-Semite hasn’t had The Opportunity To Kill Me.
If I had been a Jew in Nazi Europe – Chances are I would have been Murdered in the Holocaust for the CRIME of being Jewish.
If I had been a Jew in Jerusalem During the Time of Christ, I would have been Driven out of Jerusalem or Murdered by the Romans.
If I had been a Jew in Jerusalem During the Crusades, I would have been No Less Targeted for Brutality & Death by the Crusaders than were the Moslems.
If I had been a Jew living in Spain, France or any Other Christian Country During the Inquisitions, I would have been Tormented, Attacked & Dispossessed by the State, People in Power, Random Citizens, “Friends” & Neighbors.
If I had been a Jew living in Eastern Europe . . . Russia, Poland, Ukraine – Etc, During the Pogroms, I would have been Treated like a Dog Without Rights, Dispossessed, Beaten, Jailed & Driven Out . . . No Less with an Equal Chance of being Raped if I was a Jewish Woman & Murdered, just because I would have been a Jewish Man.
BY 1939 – The Global Jewish Population Was 17-Million.
By 1945 – Post Holocaust . . . The Global Jewish Population was 11-Million.
TODAY . . . In The Year 2018 – There are Approximately 14-Million Jews Worldwide – Three Million Less Than Before The Holocaust.
In a Global Population of 7.6 Billion People, the Entire World Population of the Jewish People NUMBERS LESS THAN TWO-TENTHS OF ONE PERCENT.
The Jewish Population of Israel is Approximately 6-Million People, More or Less Equal to the Number of Jews Slaughtered in the Holocaust.
The Population of the Jewish Community in the United States of America is Slightly Less than 6-Million People . . .
Imagine This . . . EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT of the Entire Jewish World Population Lives In Tiny Israel & the United States of America . . . YET THE WORLD HATES JEWS.
In Terms Of Size . . . Israel is Slightly Larger than the State of New Jersey (Approximately 8,000 Square Miles) – Yet . . . To Seemingly Most Of The World, Israel (Jews) Occupies Too Much Space.
In Terms Of World Contributions . . .
No Culture, No Religion, No Unified Group of any Size, has ever Contributed Even a Modicum of Progress or Benefits the World has Enjoyed . . . from Religious Acumen (The Ten Commandments, Torah, Bible & Jesus Christ), Politics, Literature, Entertainment (Hollywood & The Movie Industry), Construction, Manufacturing, Banking, Financing, Music, Science, Communications, Medicine, Social Media & More . . . Than what has been Contributed by the Jewish People . . . YET THEY HATE US.
THE EASY ANSWER SEEMS TO BE JEALOUSY . . . BUT THAT CAN’T BE IT:
I have been Asked More Times than I can Remember, Why Does The World Hate Jews? And More Times than I can Remember – in a Contemplative Moment, the Answer is always, I Don’t Know.
I Don’t Believe we are Born Hating Anyone or Anything, so I have to Surmise, that Jew-Hatred is Taught in the Home at the Earliest of Age, as Parents, Relatives and People of Authority and of General Respect . . . TEACH THE YOUNG TO HATE.
Did You Know . . . that most People in Germany & Throughout Most of Europe BEFORE THE HOLOCAUST Never Met, Nor even Knew a Jew – more than just Casually . . . YET THEY HATED JEWS WITH A VENGEANCE.
PRIOR TO WW I . . . THERE WAS A JEW BY THE NAME OF ZE’EV JABOTINSKY:
Jabotinsky Was A Jewish Realist . . . He was from Eastern Europe, and saw the Writing on the Wall . . . Jabotinsky knew, that if Jews did not Defend Themselves . . . Gather Guns, Learn how to Shoot & Fight, and then set the Guns Aside in the Event, that One Day Jews Would or Might Need Their Guns For Defense – Because . . . as Jabotinsky saw the World, there was Coming Far Worse for Jews, than the Pogroms which had Recently been Brought upon the Jews Of Eastern Europe.
Jabotinsky Feared Hitler & Begged The European Jewish Community To Leave.
ISRAEL EXISTS TODAY BECAUSE OF ZE’EV JABOTINSKY:
JABOTINSKY . . . Created the Much Vaunted British “Jewish Brigade”, which Served with Incredible Pride & Valor During World Wars I & II. Jabotinsky was also Instrumental in Creating Irgun . . . & Irgun’s Derivatives, which Wrestled Israel away from the Anti-Jewish British Military in Pre-Israel Palestine.
Ze’ev Jabotinsky Understood The Teachings Of Hillel . . . “If I Am Not For Me, Than Who Will Be For Me . . . ? And If Only For Me – What Am I . . . ? And If Not Now When?”
Anne & I Have More Non-Jewish Friends Than We Have Jewish Friends . . . Anne & I have Lived most of our lives in Non-Jewish Communities, and do the Kinds of things which are not Customarily done by Jews.
Both Of Us Were Born Jewish . . . I was Partially Educated in an Ultra Orthodox Rabbinical College (Yeshiva). At one point in my Life I contemplated becoming a Rabbi . . . And Here I am Today – a Secular Jew who Eats non Kosher Foods, Drives on the Sabbath, and no longer Attends the Synagogue . . . But Understand This:
I Am Always Wearing My Star Of David Around My Neck Lest I Forget.
Like Ze’ev Jabotinsky . . . I Am A Conservative Jew – Who Believes with Heart & Soul, that if I’m Not Prepared to Stand & Defend Myself & Mine, How could I Possibly Expect A Christian Or Any Non Jew To Do It For Me?
By The Age Of 18-Years, I Joined the Montreal Jewish Defense League. And Took The Oath Of NEVER AGAIN.
I Meant It Then . . . I Mean It Now!
I Learned Karate & Krav Maga. I Fought in Tournaments. And when Necessary, I Fought on the Streets. I did all that I could to Help Free Soviet Refusniks (Jews Imprisoned For Wanting To Leave The Soviet Union). I Marched Against the Russians & Participated in Efforts . . . such as Throwing a Star Of David-Draped-Coffin over the Fence and onto the Lawn of the Ottawa Russian Embassy, so they and the World Would get the Point . . . We Are Jews. We Are Not Quiet, We Are Not Afraid. We Care About Russian Jews . . . & Will Not Be Stopped.
And During The Intifada In 2002 . . . I Financed My Own Trip To Israel, so I could Broadcast Across The Atlantic Ocean – back to Canada & the United States, LIVE On Network Radio Stations . . . Telling the Truth about Israel – Opposed to the CNN & CBC Lies.
And Over The Past Number Of Years . . . I Organized and Led the Motorcycle Pledge Ride with my Christian Conservative “Brother” . . . Pastor Gary Burd, who Isn’t Shy to Stand For Israel and the Jewish People, while we All Take the Pledge of Never Again!
SYMPATHY & GRATITUDE IS NOT ENOUGH!
I Greatly Appreciate The Outpouring Of Sympathy & Support, which the Non Jewish Community is Expressing Towards the Victims of the Jewish Pittsburgh Synagogue Congregation Shooting.
And Like All Jews . . . I Am Extremely Grateful for the Sincere Grief, which has been outpouring by Non-Jews because of this Slaughter. But This Is Not Where The Story Should End.
The Shooter (Murderer) is just one of MANY-MANY MILLIONS OF JEW-HATERS, most of Whom are Quietly Whispering, or Maybe not so Quietly Whispering . . . Why Couldn’t He Have Killed More?
HERE’S MY POLITICALLY INCORRECT ANSWER AS TO WHY THEY HATE JEWS:
I DON’T CARE . . .
I Don’t Care to Try to Figure-Out Why Jews have been Targeted For Outrageous & Brutal Treatment for Thousands of Years, Throughout The Entire World . . . But What I Do Care About – Is that the Jewish People should have Taken the 100-Year Ago Advice given by Ze’ev Jabotinsky, that every Jew MUST be Armed, Capable and Able to Defend Himself and/or Herself, without having to Pray that Others will do it for Us.
Anne Shoots. I Shoot. And Most of our Friends Shoot . . . And let me Assure You, Neither Anne, Myself, Nor our Friends are Nut-Jobs. But we are also Not Patsies.
The Second Amendment Makes It Absolutely Possible . . . So Every Synagogue In America Must Be Armed, Willing & Ready – Then . . . WHY? – Will Be Insignificant.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov