FIRST . . . I Watched the Bezos Space Launch/Flight/Landing Yesterday (July 20, 2021), from Start to Finish, and even Though Jeff Bezos Isn’t My Cup of Tea, What he Accomplished Yesterday Brought Tears to my Eyes, to the Point Where Anne (My Wife) Asked why I was so Teared-Up?
The Last Time I Teared-Up Over A Space Issue . . . was on July 20, 1969, when I was 19-Years Old, Standing Amongst Thousands of Montrealers at Man & His World, the Former Expo-67 World Fair Site, Watching the Landing of the First Man on The Moon (Neil Armstrong) on a Giant Outdoor Screen.
I Couldn’t Have Properly Realized . . . What the Future Scope this Lunar Landing Would Have Upon our World, but I did Feel the Enormity of the Event, to the Point where I Stood Alone in a Crowd of Thousands, Weeping for No Reason I Could Really Discern, as the Lunar Lander Touched-Down on the Surface of the Moon.
It Wasn’t The Purpose Of The Launch . . . But It Was The Message I Received.
So Fast Forward 52-Years . . . and Here was an Extraordinarily Brave Man (Jeff Bezos) with Three Other Extraordinarily Brave People, who Fastened themselves into a Capsule Atop a Massive Rocket, without the Need of Government Financing, Government Rules & Regulations, Government Pomp & Circumstance or Anything Else that Was Government . . . Who Showed The World What America Was Capable Of . . . And That Individual Freedom Was Not Just A Word Or A Concept.
Nobody Made Them Do A Damned Thing . . . They Did It Because They Wanted To – Whether They Lived Or Died.
No One Told Bezos or Branson of Virgin Airlines that they HAD to Shoot for the Stars, that they HAD to Spend Money from their Own Vast Fortunes which they Earned on their Own to Conduct Such Dangerous & Expensive Endeavors – or HAD to Personally Take the Risk of Being on their First Launches with Humans On-Board.
We can Yell, Beat our Chests & Worry Ourselves into Sickness & Death at the Ignorant People (Morons Of The Highest Order) who are Tearing Apart our Fabric of Humanity, because Instead of Measuring-Up to be the Best they Can Be, they Would Rather Tear-Down those who Strive for Excellence & Tear Down those who Might Not Strive to be Superstars, but Cheer-On all of those who Do.
I Wake-Up Every Morning . . . Even Before Reading, Listening and/or Watching the News, Already Convinced that the Day will be Just Another Day of Social, Economic & Political Despair . . . Because for the Longest Time, that’s what Every Day has Measured-Up to Be.
We Had A Respite Between 2016 & 2020 . . . When President Trump Gave all the World, at Least the World that Counts as Far as I’m Concerned, things to Look Forward to and Cheer at, as America became the America it Once was Before the RINOS & Obama got their Hands on the Wheel . . . Which Led the World in Virtually all Categories . . . Where Americans and by Extension Canadians like Me, had a Bounce in our Step, with Unbridled Hope for the Future, Even as the LEFT (Democrats) Showed Themselves to be the Most Disgusting Specimens of the Extreme, LACKING Integrity, Decency & Values.
When I’m Alone In My Truck, or on my Motorcycle, I Don’t Want to Hear the Bullshit of the LEFT on the Radio, so I Listen to the 50’s on Sirius/XM Radio & Relish Remembering the Good Old Days, When those Days were Really Good, where Everyone had to Work for What we Wanted and for What we Got.
And We Appreciated What We Had.
Where No One Got a Ribbon for Attendance, and if you Didn’t Do Well in School, you Didn’t Proceed to the Next Grade, and When you Graduated from High School, you Could Read, Write & Do Arithmetic . . . And Not Everyone Needed To Go To College To Get A Useless Degree To Make Academia Rich, Or To Make Yourself Or Your Parents Feel Good, As If You Actually All Accomplished Something.
I Remember A Time, When if you Didn’t Measure-Up & Couldn’t Do the Job, you were Fired, which Meant that the People Employed, were the Right People for the Job, and those who were Either Incapable or Slackers were Moved-On & Out.
I Remember When Merit Meant Something . . . Which Is Why I Teared-Up At The Launch & The Landing.
As I Wrote Previously . . . I Don’t Particularly Like the Politics of Jeff Bezos, but this Achievement of Bezos Superseded Politics & Reminded me of a Time When we Could, or Even if we Didn’t Know we Could, we were Willing to Try to Do Just About Everything . . . Then It All Just Began To Evaporate Throughout The Past Few Generations.
Let Me Cut Through The BS Entirely . . . Don’t Listen To Anything They Say – Focus On What They Do & Have Done.
. . . Calling a Class 5-Hurricane a Strong Shower, or an E5 Tornado a Windstorm, or a Rushing Flood that Takes-Out Buildings & Kills Lives . . . Rising Water.
To Go Even Further . . . It’s Like Calling a Person Born with a Penis & Testicles a Woman by a Mistake of Nature. Just as it has Become Normal by LEFTIST Values to Teach Children as Young as Kindergarten, or even Younger than that, That They Aren’t The Gender The Way They Were Born, and that Sexual Self-Gratification Should be Taught at the Youngest Age Possible.
They Liked Being Called Nazis Until They Didn’t, Same As The Communists Liked Being Called Communists Until They Didn’t . . . So Let’s Call the LEFT for What & Who they Really Are . . . Ignorant Communist Enemies From Within.
It’s Interesting that Bezos Leans so Far to the LEFT, Even Though Bezos is Probably Amongst the World’s Top Dozen Entrepreneurs, Besides being the Richest Man (Person) Alive. And Everything Bezos Did with the Space Launch was as Capitalistic as it Could Get, Yet so Many of the LEFTIST “Stalwarts” like AOC Criticized Bezos for How He Spent his Own Money Trying to Reach the Stars.
Let’s Decide How To Deal With It . . . Take A Back Seat? Shut-Up? Or Shout-Out & Let Them Know They’re Not The Boss?
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov