President Trump is Bombastic, Narcissistic, Not Always Accurate, Oratorically Inconsistent & Plays To The Moment – But Thank God . . . The World Has President Trump.
You Can Call President Trump Whatever You Want – I’LL CALL HIM A PATRIOT.
I’ll Also Call President Trump Indefatigable, Courageous, Tireless, Manipulatively Brilliant & A Vicious Competitor. And I Can Think Of No One Else Who Could Have Withstood & Still Withstand The Withering Non-Ending Attempts Of Coup D’États From Within & Without.
And I Can’t Imagine Another World Leader . . . Who Could Traverse This Horrific Virus While Staving-Off Global Military Threats, While Simultaneously Planning For A Resounding Economic Rebound.
What Kind Of Idiots In The Media . . . Hype The Fact That The Government Is Preparing 100,000 Body Bags?
I Played & Coached Lots of Competitive Sports in my Youth. And as a Minor League Football Head Coach (12-14 Year-Olds), I’d Take my Players Aside before the Game, and Give them a Rah-Rah-Rah Pep Talk, Telling them how Great they Were. How Prepared they Were, and how much Better they were than the Competition.
And Even when we were Losing Going into the Second Half, and I knew we were Going to Get Creamed . . . I Never Allowed My Team(s) To Lose Hope – and Gave them the Best Up-Beat Talk I Could. ‘Cause That’s How It’s Done.
On June 6, 1944 – More Than 150,000 Men Stormed The Beaches Of Normandy.
Before The Allies Even Hit The Water . . . The Invasion Planners had Already Estimated the Number of Troops which would Die before they Reached the Beaches, would Die on the Beaches, and would be Wounded & Taken out of the Action.
The D-Day Planners . . . had it Estimated for Everything they could Conceive of . . . Down to how many Bullets (Ammunition) would be Needed to get Past the Beaches and onto the Bluffs. But they Kept all that Information to Themselves, because, had the Troops known the Real Numbers of those Estimated to be Killed . . . D-Day Might Have Been A Different Story.
I Fought In Karate Tournaments . . . And if I wasn’t Hyped in the Knowledge or Thinking that I was Going To Win – I Didn’t, And That’s When I Lost To People I Should Never Had Lost To.
I Am Not Suggesting . . . that the Government, Healthcare Providers or anyone Else Should Lie to us or Hold Back Critical Information – But What I Am Suggesting . . . is that there is Nothing Positive about Focusing on the Worst . . . when there is Nothing we can Do About It, or Worse Yet – Make Surviving This Tragedy Less Hopeful.
As Bad as some of the Media are Propagating this Horrible Situation . . . Everything Could be Worse, And There Is No Shortage Of Good Things To Focus-On . . . With Lots Of Hope On The Horizon.
Anne & I Are Still In Mandatory Quarantine Until Next Wednesday (April 8, 2020), which also Happens to be the First Night (Seder) of Passover, which we had Planned to be Celebrating with my Older Sister & Brother-In-Law in Delray Florida.
Two Couples of our Christian Friends from where we Live in the Summer, were also all Set to Drive to Delray (1,500-Miles) to Join us for Passover, Plus a Couple from Knoxville Tennessee and my Niece who Lives in Manhattan. Obviously None Of This Is Going To Happen.
BUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN . . . Is that Anne & I Will Say Some of the Basic Prayers Giving Thanks for the Warm Glow of the Candles, the Food (Matzos), the Wine and the Freedom Associated with Escaping . . . Some 2,500-Years Ago – From The Slavery Of The Pharaohs In Egypt.
It Won’t Be Much . . . But It Will Be Done – with my Sister, Brother-In-Law & Niece All Doing It Live Together over the App “HouseParty” on the Internet. And our Prayer for Next Year, Will Be . . . Let’s Do This Again – But Next Time Together In Delray – In 2021.
Even Though We’re Living On The Farm . . . We Can’t Even Touch our Horses Until Next Wednesday/Thursday because of the Quarantine. So, we Look at them, since, when they’re Turned-Out, Their Paddock Is Only 20-Feet From Where We’re At.
Our Blacksmith Came By Yesterday – And once again, because of the Quarantine, we had no Contact with her either. But I can tell you with 100% Honesty, just knowing that she was Here to Care for our Horses, Gave me Enormous Pleasure & Hope, just because of the Simple Normalcy of her Trimming the Horses’ Hooves.
THE MOMENT . . . Men & Women By The Numbers Start To Go Back To Work – The Sun Will Shine Again. And I Believe this is something that’s Going to be Happening Much Sooner Rather than Later.
So – Take This Depressing Media Sensationalism For What It’s Worth . . . And Concentrate on the Big Come-Back, since there is No Shortage of Good News about Treatments and the Eventual Vaccine. And Don’t Let The Politics Get You Down!
I’m Fed-Up With The Daily Fauci Doomsday Scenario & His Charts. And as much as I can Ascertain from Everything I can Research, there Seems to be Plenty of Available Hospital Beds, which are Far More than Governor Cuomo Keeps Whining About Day-In & Day-Out.
GIVEN FAUCI’S WORST CASE SCENARIO – of 2.2-Million American Deaths if America Does Nothing to Control the China Virus . . . That’s Less Than 1% (0.7%) of all the People in the United States Of America who will Die if they get Infected – LESS THAN 1%. And How Many of those Potential 2.2-Million People would Die Anyways from Whatever other Illness Affecting Them – Including Old-Age?
And How many People Who Get The Virus Don’t Even Know They Have It? So What The Hell Are We Doing?
Is There No Way . . . That We Can Go Back To Work And Be More Careful About How We Co-Mingle? Is it that Impossible to keep People who are Legitimately Vulnerable to the Virus, such as the Elderly, Diabetics, People on Cancer Therapies – Etc . . . in Conditions Where they Won’t be Exposed, or as Exposed – So The Rest Of Society Can Get Back To Work?
If Our Governments Would Have Acted Like This During WWII – The Nazis Would Have Kicked Our Ass.
Even Though Anne & I Are Regulated . . . to Living Within a Space of a Few Hundred Feet, not including the Longish Walks we Often Take with Stryker, we Busy Ourselves keeping our Environment Crystal Clean. And We Call, Email & Text a Lot of People.
I Read & Research More Than I Had Ever Done . . . And to Not Waste or Over-Eat Food, we Conserve, since we all have to do our Part . . . I haven’t Been Weighing Myself, but my Belt Size has Reduced by 3-Holes, and when I Tested my Blood Sugar this Morning, which I hadn’t done for Over a Month – It Was For The First Time In A Very-Very Long Time Normal.
REMEMBER THIS . . . After The Worst Storm – The Sun Always Shines.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov