This is the Last Editorial I will be writing until the day after Christmas.
Anne and I are more than Pleased and Grateful for the WONDERFUL Wishes we’ve both received from so many of you, and do not take any of them lightly.
I ALSO WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW . . . that in my Salutations at the end of my Return Emails, I didn’t wish many People Merry Christmas or Happy Chanukah, because I didn’t know who observes what.
BUT LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR . . . To all my Christian Friends, I couldn’t possibly wish you MORE for Christmas, and of course for the New Year. And for all my Jewish Friends, I wish you no less for Chanukah and the New Year as well.
Anne and I have been BLESSED with the many relationships we’ve made because of Galganov.com throughout North America and Israel as well. And because of these relationships, we’ve both learned much.
AND YOU’VE GIVEN TO ME . . . what you ACCUSE me of giving to you – HOPE for the future, and a rationale for the endless hurdles and challenges, which face all of us everyday . . . whether at home, at work, in retirement or abroad, which gives to me, a real meaning to the expression LEANING ON EACH OTHER.
This Editorial might read more like a synopsis of the Year . . . but it isn't, I’ll save that for December 31st. This Editorial is all about Giving Thanks, where all of you figure into it as prominently as you can imagine.
I've been writing for many years, mostly about Political and Social Issues, without mentioning what it is that keeps us all going from Day to Day, myself included, which is the HOPE for a better Tomorrow, and even though my Editorials are very often DOUR, I wouldn’t bother writing them if I didn’t believe that TOMORROW could be a better day.
AND THAT’S WHAT YOU DO FOR ME . . . From your Comments, to your Emails, and your Support for this BLOG; you show me that what I write has Substance, Value and Meaning, which makes all the Work, the Research, and the Activism Worthwhile.
When I started writing this BLOG more than a Dozen Years Ago, and now after publishing more than 2000 Editorials . . . I used to say to people that I’m writing for MYSELF and no one else, and if someone didn’t like what I wrote TOUGH LUCK. But that’s not true anymore.
I wrote this BLOG for my own sanity, because it bothered me enormously, how the Mainstream Media, our Politicians, and Bureaucrats treated us like fools. And instead of speaking to people, though this BLOG, I spoke to myself, which helped me form a real understanding of where I stood on the Socio/Political Scale.
And after so many years of doing this, I made a gradual, yet huge discovery, as thousands of people began to join the Galganov.com Directory . . . that I wasn’t nearly as alone as I thought I was. And that there is a huge number of people who don’t really think all that much more differently than me.
The other HUGE Benefit from Galganov.com to me, is how much I have learned, and continue to learn from the people who read the BLOG and let me know what they think.
ALSO . . . Even though I am always careful to write the REAL Truth, without Embellishments, having you as my CONSCIENCE & EDITOR . . . makes it even more important for me, not only to get it 100% RIGHT - 100% OF THE TIME, but to squeeze every ounce of FACT that is available, no matter how many rocks I have to crawl under to get them.
I was convinced that the OLD SCHOOL of Journalism died some time ago, with the advent of the 24-HOUR News Cycle, being camouflaged with Glitzy Stages, Fancy Intros, and Pretty Women with Long Legs and Short Skirts . . . But I wasn’t entirely right.
Because of the Internet, and perhaps MOSTLY because of Obama, the people of the United States found a Real Alternative to the JUNK News that was for a long time, the only thing available to them, which has been forced upon us for decades.
And as for Obama, I truly believe . . . that the people who actually work for what they get, or want to work for what they can get, who still Treasure the American Dream and Ronald Reagan’s Shining City On Of The Hill, who have been brought to the Edge of the Precipice, realized just how close the United States of America came to falling off . . . INTO A VERY DARK CHASM.
Because of this BLOG, and no shortage of other GREAT Internet News and Opinion Sites, WE STILL HAVE A BETTER THAN FIGHTING CHANCE to win back our countries and our VALUES to the way they used to be.
And because of You, and Your Comments, and your Emails to me . . . I’m feeling HOPEFUL that America will not only Straighten itself out, but with President-Elect Trump and the Fabulous Cabinet he is surrounding himself with, he might even be able to straighten out much of the world . . . INCLUDING CANADA, which has become deliriously drunk on its own LEFTIST BS.
SO PLEASE LET ME CLOSE THIS WITH THIS HEARTFELT SENTIMENT:
Merry Christmas to all my Christian Friends . . . Happy Chanukah to all my Jewish Friends, and without all of you, there would be no me.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov