There Is A 5-Minute Broadcast Associated With This Editorial.
BUT FIRST . . . I’ve Watched Two Major Funeral Ceremonies this Past Week
1 – Aretha Franklin:
Aretha Franklin was a Singing Icon. And from what I think I know about Aretha Franklin, she was a Decent Person. So here I was watching her Farewell, with Guests of Honor Being Al Sharpton, the ANTI-WHITE, ANTI-SEMITIC, PROMOTER OF VIOLENCE & RACISM . . . Who by all Normal Standards is a CON ARTIST, who never became a Legitimate Reverend, Minister, or anything of the Such.
ALSO . . . Seated Directly Behind the Speaker’s Podium was None Other than Louis Farrakhan, one of the Most Despicable Men (Black or White) In America.
2 – John McCain:
For a “Humble Man” . . . A Man Of The People”, as John McCain Loved to Portray Himself, McCain Spent the Last Months of his Life DESIGNING a Funeral Fit for an Emperor.
And while Close to Death, McCain was still such a Nasty & Mean-Spirited Man, that in Death, he finally Revealed Exactly who he was . . . by whom McCain Invited to be his Guests of Honor, AND WHOM HE DIDN’T WANT TO BE AT HIS FINAL FAREWELL.
And for all the Hypocrites in the Media, Bureaucracy & Politics, McCain got the Last Insidious Laugh, as they all Fell-Over Each Other, to be seen at this Theatre of the Absurd, to Eulogize a Man, whom they Publicly & Privately Thought was a Nut-Job.
McCain Was A War Hero . . . But No More than the Plus 2.7-MILLION Americans who Served In Vietnam. At least McCain Came Home Alive, and not in a Body-Bag, and not to Rot Dead in a Vietnam Jail, Rice Paddy, Field or Jungle Thousands of Miles away from Home.
As For McCain’s “Dedicated Service” to his Country in the House and the Senate . . . You & I should only be so Lucky . . . as to Live the Kind of Entitled, Secure & Privileged Life, which any Senator in the United States of America is BLESSED TO LIVE.
AND AS FOR THE TOTALITY OF THE FUNERAL ITSELF . . . John McCain’s Funeral Arrangements were more Inline with what a Democrat would Organize, Rather Than A True Conservative.
Anne and I have Two Very Close Friends, who are Horse People, where we Board our Horses and enjoy the Canadian Summer . . . They are Not Jewish, they are Christians, who have Conservative Values just like Anne & Myself.
The Husband is French, the Wife is a Blend of French & English . . . and we think of Both of them as Family. So on Thursday (August 30), I convinced “Frank” to Mount-Up on his Motorcycle, and take the 1-Hour Ride with me to Montreal, where I was going to Treat Frank to an Absolutely Kosher Meal Amongst very Religious Jews, some Ashkenazy like Me (European Decent), and others Sephardic (Middle Eastern Decent – Moroccan Etc), who Speak French as their First Language.
This Is A Really Busy Restaurant – But Not So Busy . . . that the Owner took his time away from the Cash to Personally Prepare our Meal, Throwing-In Kosher Putin as a Treat, because We Rode Our BIKES all the way from Ontario, just to Eat at his Restaurant, and when he found out that Frank was NOT Jewish, he was even more Accommodating.
AFTER LUNCH . . . I asked Frank if he had ever visited a Holocaust Museum, which he didn’t, so I asked him if he would like to visit the Montreal Holocaust Memorial (Museum), which was just a few blocks away . . . So We Went.
Frank is one of the Brightest & More Capable Guys I Know, who is always willing to Learn, and knows more about “Stuff” than he Generally Lets-On – Including History. And because of Anne & Myself – Perhaps Frank knows more about Jewish History within the last Century, than many of my Fellow Jews.
But I think seeing the Illustrated & Chronological History of the Holocaust, as was displayed, even though the Gore was not Evident at this Holocaust Museum, the When, Where, Why & How, gave Frank a whole New Understating of what Happened . . . and the Scope of the Holocaust Less Than 75-Years Ago.
I Know A Great Deal About The Holocaust, and the Hard History of the Jewish People from the Time of the Exile of Israel at the hands of the Romans, the Crusades, the Inquisitions, the Pogroms, the Holocaust and the Painful Wars of the Rededication of Israel to the Jewish People.
But I’ve Never Lived Any Of That.
I Know that you know, as you Often Read in this BLOG, that I Believe Jew-Hatred is no less Prevalent Today, than it has Ever Been. And I know that it Wouldn’t Take Much at all, to Rekindle a Raging Fire of Anti-Semitism to Create Another Holocaust.
I Asked Frank . . . as we both Stood Looking at the Last Display, if he Thinks it could Ever Happen Again, and Without Hesitation, and with just one Quiet Word . . . FRANK SAID “YES”.
But I Think Mostly About The Ugly . . . The Good Takes Care of Itself & Needs No Minding. The Bad can Usually be Fixed Before it Becomes Ugly . . . But The Ugly Has A Whole Different Resonance Of Its Own, Which Cannot Be Fixed, Until It’s Defeated Or Played-Out.
THE HOLOCAUST HAPPENED UNIQUELY TO JEWS . . . But Jews are not the Only People in the World to have Lived the Terror of Genocide, since we know that many Cultures, Religions & Socio Political Ideals have led to the Murder of Billions of People over the Millennium.
Whether it was the Nazis against Jews & Their Perceived Opponents, the Weak & the Different. Or the Russian Communists, the Chinese Communists, or the Cambodian Communists of the Khmer Rouge Under Pol Pot . . . Or Whomever.
And More Recently . . . the Hutu Massacre of the Tutsi’s In Rwanda. The Slaughter of Bosnians at the Hands of the Serbs, the Murder of Christians in Arab & Moslem Countries, the War in Afghanistan, the Taliban, Al-Qaida, ISIS, the War in Iraq, the War in Syria Against Civilians . . . AND THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN IN MUCH OF THE MOSLEM WORLD.
De Tocqueville Wrote . . . To Paraphrase – No Matter How Charismatic A Leader Could Be, He Could Never Lead A Nation In A Direction The People Were Not Prepared To Follow.
The Reason I Write What I Do . . . Isn’t Because I Enjoy Writing So Negatively, but Rather, I Write What I Do, because I have an Abject Fear Of Ignorance, where People who Know Nothing or Little, can be CONNED by any Smooth-Talker, who are Prepared to Follow Out Of Ignorance Of The Truth & The Passion Of The Moment.
We All Need To Be Reminded . . . The Truth Is By Far Greater Than Fiction.
In Her Death . . . Aretha Franklin Was Surrounded By Evil. And In his Death, John McCain Created An Icon That Never Was.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov