Mr. Galganov has come out with his light sabre blazing, an attack that begs some measure of reply. First let me say that I enjoy provoking a reaction, any reaction. It validates the unpaid effort that I make to put together pieces that people are interested in reading.
Here is a link to his post- Galganov Is Darth Vader – Go Figure
As Alex Kovalev, the ex-Montreal Canadien told a reporter in reply to a question about how he felt returning to the Bell Centre to a chorus of boos;
"Cheers, Boos. It's all the same, as long as the fans acknowledge your presence!" (my son gave me that quote...)
So, Mr. Galganov, first let me thank you for your boos.
My very first observation is that you didn't provide your readers a link to my article about you, which is disappointing. I shall chalk it up to forgetfulness rather than poor manners or to the fear of having readers having access to the actual source and perhaps coming to their own conclusions.
(You see, we both can play with words, saying one thing and intimating something completely different!)
At any rate, Mr. Galganov accuses me of YELLOW JOURNALISM and of being a LEFTIST.
It was quite a surprise, as I have never before in my life been described as a journalist or a leftist. It is clear he hasn't read any of the other 500 or so posts on my blog.
Methinks it is a case of jumping to a conclusion. Lazy! Lazy! Lazy!
As a lifelong conservative, I take gentle exception to both the pejoratives.
I would have thought that Mr. Galganov would be well,,,..er... umm.... a little more cerebral and sophisticated in his analysis of my post. He accuses me of attacking his position against the bylaw of forced bilingual signage in stores, when Nothing could be farther from the truth. I defy him to quote one line that opposes his position.
In fact, I agree wholeheartedly that stores should do whatever the hell they want to do in terms of signage, obviously Mr. Galganov has a problem with reading comprehension.
I object to his methods, that's all.
You don't have to be a Liberal to object to a poster calling for a boycott of French owned stores.
It seems that Mr. Galganov lacks the ability to understand what he reads and projects his biases into the works of others, I will spell it out in little words that are not open to subjective interpretation..
AS A JEW, MR. GALGANOV, YOU SHOULD BE PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE THAT CALLING FOR A BOYCOTT OF STORES BASED ON THE OWNERS ETHNICITY, SKIN COLOUR OR RELIGION, IS REPREHENSIBLE.
The Galganov device for creating a stir is to print up a provocative message that is rendered harmless by a tiny caveat.
DEPORT ALL JEWS
who enter into Canada illegally.
THEY SHOULD ALL BE FORCED TO LEAVE!
Think I'm exaggerating... Look at this pearl;
Mr. Galganov has a bloated sense of self-importance and believes that ordinary people aren't sophisticated enough to understand what he is doing.
"People who don’t know how to read, listen or watch BETWEEN THE LINES just don’t ever get to know the real truth until it is often too late."I suggest that he takes his own advice, except for the part about "watch between the lines" which actually makes no sense at all......
"In this Darth Vader Blog Editorial that is making a bit of a sensation amongst French language Activists in Canada along with compliant Anglo elitists.....,"Sensation! Where? When?? Whaaaa????
My piece is certainly not "making a bit of a sensation..."
My blog's hit rate has remained remarkably level (sadly) and I haven't been reprinted or quoted in any other blog except for Mr. Galganov's. I use a tracking software called "Fairshare" that scours the Internet to find sites that either reprint or quotes my blog. The last time it reacted, was to a post about street hockey. No gentle readers, I don't think that I'll be reprinted on vigile.net any time soon.
Clearly Galganov is inventing dragons that he can slay.
Reading his piece, I'm reminded of the time I watched Michael More's movie about gun control, which I was really enjoying until the scene where Moore interviewed a bunch of people in Toronto who all agreed that it was unnecessary to lock one's front door.......Yup, with a straight face they all said that Toronto is so safe it isn't necessary to lock your front door!!!
From then on I knew Michael Moore to be an utter fraud.
Like so many self declared messiahs, Mr. Galganov broaches no criticism and resorts to name-calling and personal attacks when challenged.
He has characterized my post as support for bilingual signage because he is either very dumb or very smart.
Dumb if he can't understand what he reads, or smart to twist a condemnation of his methods into something else. Everyone can draw their own conclusion.
P.S. I fully understand why Mr. Galganov didn't like Mordechai Richler.
Mr. Richler didn't suffer fools easily.