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And as I wrote in my Thank You Emails, this Has Been a Very Expensive Month for Me, Considering that we are almost Ready to Fully Launch the Upgraded Galganov.com Web Site, which Demanded the Payment of a Substantial Check this Month, with the Balance to be Paid Next Month on Final Completion.
It’s Only With Your Help That I Can Do It.
Pro-Sharia Congressional Representative Ilhan Omar . . . from Somalia . . . Came to America as a 14-Year Old, brought from a Kenyan Refugee Camp to the many FREEDOMS Offered by the United States of America . . . But Doesn’t Seem To Like America.
I Understand that Omar Came as a Youngster when she Arrived in America . . . But She’s Not A Youngster Now . . . And Omar Can Leave Anytime She Likes, And Go Back To Kenya Or Somalia – Because As An American, That’s Her Right!
And Omar Can Come Back. . . Because As An American – That Too Is Her Right.
My Four Religious Jewish, Yiddish-Speaking, Soviet Union (Russian) Grandparents came to Canada in the First Decade of the 1900’s to Have & Raise their Families.
To My Grandparents . . . who Arrived in Montreal – Canada was like Nothing they ever Experienced Before. And Between the Four of my Grandparents, there was not one of them who could speak English or French (Canada’s Two Official Languages). They didn’t Know the Customs. Were Not at all Comfortable with the Food. Nor did they have any Appreciable Work Skills . . . But They Were In Canada – And To Them, That’s All That Mattered.
In Spite Of The Cultural Barriers . . . Including Rife Anti-Semitism, my 4-Grandparents Raised their Respective Families to be Canadians – Proud of who they were as Canadians, and Determined to become a Part of the Country (Canada) that let them in.
And Never Would My Grandparents Say A Bad Word About Canada.
So Here Comes Ilhan Omar, a Refugee from a War-Torn Country (Somalia) Via Kenya, who seems to think there is an Awful-Lot Wrong With America, who has Taken Advantage of America’s Extremely Generous Immigration System, all the way up to Education, and the Opportunity to Enter Politics.
You would think that Omar Would be More Grateful to America, than a Junkyard Dog would be with a Bone. But Hardly.
I Know More Than Just Somewhat About Racism & Discrimination. And I’m Telling You, Omar Should be Kissing the Ground of America, and Thanking the People (Americans) who Took Her-In, when most of the World couldn’t Give a Rat’s Ass about her or her Family, Living in a Refugee Camp for 4-Years.
LOVE MY COUNTRY . . . Or Shut-Up Or Leave. It’s Not As If I Didn’t See The Sign On The Quebec (Rawdin) Beach That Said . . . No Jews Or Dogs Allowed.
I Might Be Wrong – Because I Was Very Young At The Time . . . the Sign might have said . . . No Dogs or Jews Allowed, Instead of the other way around – but you get my Drift. That’s Racism.
Every Newcomer Gets “The Treatment” Before They Fit-In.
In Montreal’s McGill University, same as Boston’s (Cambridge) Harvard University & Others, until the Late 1950’s there were Quotas on Enrollment & Entry Grades to get in if you were Jewish. There were whole Communities throughout Montreal which Banned Home Sales to Jews.
And throughout North America, there was no Shortage of Organizations which wouldn’t Accept Jewish Customers or Guests, which Included Hotels, Restaurants & Social Clubs.
My Wife Anne . . . was one of the First Jews to Work at a Montreal Bank, because until the 1960’s . . . Canadian Banks Shunned Hiring Jews.
Before, During & After WWII . . . The Official Canadian Liberal Government Policy On Jewish Immigration To Canada Was . . . NONE Is Too Many. Not One – NONE!
It’s Not As If I Haven’t Heard . . . Go Back To Where You Came From, from some Anti-Semite. Or Throw Another Jew on the Fire when Camping. Or Don’t-Jew-Me Down when Negotiating Price. Or Hitler Didn’t Finish the Job . . . Etc.
But Let Me Make This Abundantly Clear. No Matter how many Roadblocks & Vile Comments, which were Put in our Way, Canada was still our Country as much as Canada was Anyone Else’s . . . and to make it so, what we had to do . . . Was Try Harder & Be The Best Canadian Citizens Possible.
My Grandparents Didn’t Come To Canada To Change The Country. My Parents, who were Born In Canada, were not Permitted to Join a School Board in Quebec (Montreal) because they Were Jews.
And Come every Christmas, we Jewish Public-Schoolers, would sing Christmas Carols with the Best of Them. Sometimes we even went Caroling. And during Easter, we would Paint Easter Eggs. We would also Sing a Load of Hymns like Onward Christian Soldiers.
And even though many of us came from Religious Jewish Backgrounds . . . We Never Asked for Prayer Rooms. We Never asked for a Kosher Cafeteria. And we Never Asked for any Type of Special Dispensation because we were Jews.
All We Wanted, was a Chance to Succeed on our Own Merit . . . Even Though The Deck Was Generally Stacked Against us.
So . . . When I Tell You – that if Ilhan Omar Doesn’t Like it in America, or thinks America has to Change to Suit Her . . . Omar Can Go Back To Where She Came From – And Stay There.
And That Has Nothing To Do With Racism . . . It’s Simply Love Of Country!
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov