I Apologize for the Dearth of Editorials over the Last Week, since Anne, Stryker, April the Cat & I have been Traveling. But I did Read all Comments & Emails, and when I had the chance, I Responded to as many as I could by iPhone.
This Past Saturday . . . I delivered a Speech at a Synagogue in Boca Raton, where I Recounted how an Action I Took, when I was just 18-Years Old, which at the Time seemed Non-Consequential in the Larger Scope of Life, was in Reality . . . A Huge Deal, which I Discovered Wholly by Unintended Circumstance Several Decades Later.
I Ended My Speech . . . To A Grateful Audience, By Reminding Everyone – that as Irrelevant as we might Think we are, and as Inconsequential as we might think Our own Voice Might be . . . All Of Us Must Speak-Out To Be Heard. Because we Can Never Know what Effect our Words & Actions will have on our Own Life and the Lives of so many Others.
The Greatest Freedom We Have . . . Is The Freedom Of Expression.
The Canadian Liberal (Party) Government of Canada, has Allocated MORE than a Half Billion Dollars in Support for “Some” Canadian Media, which the Government Feels is Worthy.
This Isn’t Just A Slippery Slope . . . It’s An All-Out Assault On Free Speech!
And Now – Elijah Cummings (D-MD) . . . the Chair of the VERY POWERFUL Congressional Committee on Oversight & Reform – Wants the RIGHT, for the Government to Review Editorial Decisions Made By Fox News?
Scared Yet? You Ought To Be – No Real Free-Speech . . . No Real Freedoms.
The Moment Government Gets to “PAY” the Media & Decide who in the Media should get PAID and how Much, is the Moment the Media will Dance To The Tune Of The Government Piper, which is the Day that our North American Media becomes Pravda.
And the Moment the Government Legislates . . . the “RIGHT” of the Government to Get into the Thinking-Process of Editorial Opinions, is the Day, when Editorial Opinions are Nothing More than Sanctioned Propaganda.
“I Disapprove Of What You Say, But I Will Defend To The Death Your Right To Say It” as was Written to a Reference of Voltaire . . . in the 1903-Book of Elizabeth Beatrice Hall.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . . . Is An Idiot. But not only is Cortez Absolutely Stupid . . . she is So Stupid, that she Doesn’t Even Know how Stupid she Really Is. And not only is she Unbelievably Stupid, Cortez thinks she’s Actually Smart. And so do the Diminishing Number of Dunderheads, who are Probably as Stupid as Cortez, who still Give her the Time of Day.
. . . And Even Though Cortez Says The Dumbest things, Much of the Time Far Removed from the Truth, we all Have to Allow this Stupid Person the Absolute RIGHT to Say & Write Stupid Things. And we all Have to Allow Dumb People the Right to Hear & Read what Cortez & Others like her have to Say.
BUT EVEN MORE SO . . . In a Free Society, we NEED to Allow all People, even Objectionable People, to Say, Write & Convey Offensive & Dishonest Things, as long as the Statements Conveyed – Are Not A Call To Arms To Do Violence.
BUT ON THE COROLLARY . . . All Free People, Must Also Retain The RIGHT, to Refute the Statements of Others. And When Necessary, Seek Redress in the Courts of Law for any Damages Caused by Defamation & Lies.
I HATE NAZIS . . . But, even as a Young Man, I Supported the Right of the Nazis to March in Skokie Illinois.
I HATE BDS, the Anti-Israel/Anti-Semitic Boycott of Israel, which is Nothing More & Nothing Less than the International Veiled Promotion of Jew-Hatred.
BUT I SUPPORT THE RIGHT . . . Of Nazis & BDS To Convey Their Garbage – As Long As I Have The Right To Show Them-Up For Who & What They Are.
We Can’t Win A Fight . . . If The Enemy Is Hiding In The Shadows.
And The Moment . . . We Allow the Government to Decide What We Can & Cannot Say, Write & Convey, is the Moment we will be DENIED to Hear, Read & Know the Opinions & Truths According to Others . . . WHICH INEVITABLY – WILL BE THE END OF ALL OUR FREEDOMS.
Ocasio-Cortez has already been “Outed” as an Idiot, only because Cortez was Given the Freedom to Speak, and we have the Freedom to Listen & Respond. In Fact, if any Group wants Cortez to be Silenced, that Group would be the Democrats.
The Skokie Illinois Nazis had their Right to March, which became a PR Nightmare for the Nazis, only because we had the Right to Show the Nazis for Who & What they Were & Are.
AS FOR THE DEMOCRATS, CANADIAN LIBERALS & SOCIALISTS . . . The LEFT in General, Including the Mainstream Media (Radio, Print, Television, Cable – Etc) . . . They Too, are Being Slammed for Peddling what has been Defined as FAKE NEWS, Because Thus Far, with the Exception of Canada . . . We Have The RIGHT to Respond WITHOUT Government Filters . . . Nor Government Intervention in Picking & Choosing Media Winners & Losers.
And If & When That Changes . . . “Katy Bar The Door”.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov