AMERICA HAS A WORLD TO REMEMBER ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY:
And the Rest of the World has much to Remember and Thank America For . . . for the Incredible Sacrifices the RED, WHITE & BLUE has made at each Corner of the Planet, to the extent that American Courage and Generosity can NEVER be Repaid.
THE JUST CONCLUDED CANADIAN CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP RACE:
It took THIRTEEN BALLOTS to decide who the New Leader is of the Canadian Conservative Party – His Name is Andrew Scheer, Born in Ottawa Canada, Educated in Ottawa and Regina Saskatchewan, served as an MP (Member of Parliament) from Saskatchewan for 13-Years.
Scheer has been a Politician since he was 25-Years Old, with a very Brief Pre Political History after University in the Insurance Industry.
Andrew Scheer was NOT the Politician I wanted . . . Maxime Bernier Was – and between the two of them, the Final Vote Difference Gave Scheer a LESS THAN 2% VICTORY.
In essence . . . The Canadian Conservative Party VOTED for a Party Insider - WHO I VERY MUCH DOUBT WILL STIMULATE THE COUNTRY. That said – He will get my Vote when the time comes, but hardly my Full Throated Support . . . UNLESS he can Prove me Wrong. I’m Sick & Tired of Professional Politicians.
I WATCHED THE ENTIRE CONVENTION LIVE AS IT WAS HAPPENING . . . and Noticed Something, which was REALLY MISSING from the Entire Event.
How Excited Can I Be . . . About a CANADIAN Leadership Convention, Broadcast LIVE on all the Major CANADIAN Media, for the CANADIAN Leadership of the CANADIAN Conservative Party, when there wasn’t even ONE CANADIAN FLAG ON STAGE, let alone a Massive Canadian Flag Backdrop, as we are accustomed to seeing at all American Political Events, as we should have seen on this CANADIAN CONSERVATIVE STAGE?
It’s Hard To Get Excited About A Country That Doesn’t Get Excited About Itself.
THE NAZIS BURNED HISTORY BY BURNING THE BOOKS:
Our North American LEFT is DESTROYING History, not by BURNING BOOKS as the Nazis Did, but rather, by REMOVING & BANNING Books from Schools and Libraries. And we just don’t see it . . . AT LEAST NOT YET.
THE YANKEES & LEFTIST ELITISTS . . . Are DESTROYING the Heart and Soul of DIXIE, as if every Southerner was a Slave Owner . . . and as if NO YANKEES Profited BIG TIME on the Slave Labor of the Few Southerners who Owned Slaves.
LET ME MAKE THIS 100% CLEAR . . . I LOVE DIXIE and everything about it, which has nothing whatsoever to do with the HIDEOUSNESS of the Slave Trade. I LOVE the Southern Culture, Hospitality, Politeness, Gentility and their Love Of Life.
IT BREAKS MY HEART . . . when I see and read the news of Civil War Confederate Statues being Removed from Public Spaces, as if DIXIE'S Contributions to the Greatest Country Ever is Somehow an Embarrassment.
WHEN ANNE AND I ARE IN TEXAS . . . We’re Home, because the People make us feel at Home. We love the Food, the Music, the BBQ’S, the History . . . and we always have time for a Beer from the Bottle and Dance a Texas Two Step at Luckenbach. And at least once every time we’re in Texas, we make it a POINT, akin to a PILGRIMAGE, To Visit The ALAMO.
AND THAT TOO . . . If the LEFT ever gets their way, I am all but Positive, they will try to DISASSEMBLE the Alamo any way they can, just as they sent the STARS & BARS to the Dustbin of History in South Carolina . . . since the Alamo Reflects a Time when Americans Defeated Mexicans, supposedly “stealing” their land and culture, even though no shortage of Mexicans fought on the Side of the Nascent Republic of Texas, against the Tyranny of Santa Anna.
AS I'VE WRITTEN OVER & OVER AGAIN – HISTORY SHOWS US THE FUTURE:
If we don’t know what happened Yesterday, AND KNOW WHY AND HOW IT HAPPENED, how in the world can we prepare for Tomorrow?
AND IF WE DON'T DEBATE ALL THE ISSUES . . . How can we possibly Understand any of the Issues?
WHEN I WAS A KID . . . SEVERAL BOOKS HELPED SHAPE MY LIFE:
Time Machine By HG Wells 1895 . . . Could Have Been Written Yesterday.
I remember DEVOURING the HG Wells Classic – TIME MACHINE, which was Published in England in 1895, followed by anther HG Wells Classic, also Published in England (1898) – WAR OF THE WORLDS.
WAR OF THE WORLDS WAS A WORK OF FANCIFUL SCIENCE FICTION . . . But Time Machine, whether HG Wells Meant it or Not, was an INDICTMENT on Society, which is 100% Relevant to our Society Today.
In Time Machine, the ORIGINAL, not the Altered Movie Versions, a Time Traveler (Narrator) went Far into the Future, to discover a Society Governed by Two Cultures.
The First were the ELOI, a Gentle Group of Almost Child-Like People, resembling the Flower Children of the 1960’s, who spent their time during the day, Wistfully Enjoying Life with ZERO Responsibilities . . . Creating, Growing and Building NOTHING, who lived and Frolicked in the Sunshine.
AT FIRST . . . the Narrator (Time Traveler) saw the Eloi Society as Utopian . . . but wondered nonetheless . . . How did they provide for themselves?
Then . . . as Night and Darkness began to fall, the Eloi Panicked, running for shelter, because that was when the MORLOCKS, a disfigured and Barbaric Society came to the surface from their Underground Caverns, where during the Day, they Created the Food and “Things” the Eloi Needed to Survive, so they could enjoy their Utopia, for which the Price to the Eloi, was that the Eloi were FOOD for the Morlocks.
IN 1895 . . . HG WELLS WAS WRITING ABOUT THE MAKERS & THE TAKERS:
UNFORTUNATELY . . . Time Machine has all but disappeared from the Lexicon of Important Novels, Which All Delivered Strong Social Messages.
PIGGY HAD TO DIE!
I also remember . . . as Distinctly as if it were Yesterday, and as if I didn’t just Read-It, but Rather Lived-It, when in early High School, I read LORD OF THE FLIES, written in 1954 by William Golding, also a British Published Novel, which was the story of a Group of British Preteens and Early Teens, who were Stranded together on an Island, held to their own Survival Devices.
In the END, the SMALL Group of Children, who Organized, Built and Planned for their Escape and Rescue from the Island, were OVERPOWERED by the larger Group, which were Created into a MOB through Fear, Intimidation, and Misinformation IN LIEU of Work and Discipline, which led to the Murder and Terror of the FEW.
THIS BOOK TOO . . . REFLECTED THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAKERS & TAKERS:
LORD OF THE FLIES was the PERFECT WRITTEN ROADMAP TO A DYSTOPIAN SOCIETY, which established a Reality every Young Person should think about in their Earliest Cognitive Years, when they can understand the difference between those who Create and those who Destroy.
INCREDIBLY . . . Lord of the Flies has been all but BANNED from Schools and Libraries throughout North America, because the LEFT think its Symbolism is Too Violent, Racist, and Bigoted . . . UNLIKE the Crap They Flood the Minds of our Children with Today . . . Sally has Two Daddies – and Jim thinks he’s a Girl. And there are NO LOSERS, and everyone gets a Trophy for Trying.
WHO DOESN’T REMEMBER THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN?
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN AND TOM SAWYER, his best friend, was first Published in England in 1884, followed in 1885 in the USA, written by America’s (in my opinion) Greatest Author - Mark Twain, which was the Story of an Abused and Abandoned Boy, who by his Sheer GRIT, Courage, Determination, Street Smarts, and Friendships survived a Criminal Father, Injun Joe, and a Life of Depravation.
HUCKLEBERRY FINN IS AN AMERICAN CLASSIC . . . Adventure Story that has all the Great Elements of Exciting Reading, which also illustrated what it was like to grow-up in the Deep South after the Civil War . . . WHICH TOO IS ALL BUT BANNED from Schools and Libraries, much for the same reasons Lord of the Flies was Banned.
THOSE WHO CAN DO . . . THOSE WHO CAN'T TEACH:
IN 1903 . . . Irish Writer/Playwright - George Bernard Shaw Wrote - “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches” as a Major Part of his Book-Series; Man and Superman, which we in this Modern World have Reshaped as . . . “THOSE WHO CAN DO – THOSE WHO CAN'T TEACH”.
I was aware of this Shaw TRUISM as a very Young Man, but actually, more perhaps, as a Cognitive Older Boy, but I NEVER assumed how PROFOUND these few words were, and how Horribly Damaging this REALITY would have been, and has been to our Society.
THE NAZIS WERE RIGHT . . . Take the Children Young Enough from their Parents, BEFORE their parents had a chance to fill their Heads with Ideas, and let the Nazis FILL THE CHILDREN’S HEADS WITH THEIR OWN PRECONCEIVED CONCEPTS . . . And The Damage Will Be Done.
SO . . . When we ask ourselves – how can so many of our Millennials, Journalists, Entertainers, Tech-Billionaires, Politicians, Bureaucrats and Members of the Courts be so STUPID . . . THE ANSWER WAS WRITTEN BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW 114-YEARS AGO.
Have A Wonderful Memorial Day . . . And Thank A Vet.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov