Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom Gathering: Rebellion, taxes and fighting back

There is the ever-present tendency for any group or organization to become infected with the desire for complacency. This desire acts like handcuffs upon free movement and sucks from the intentions all worthy deeds possible. This is how the two-party systems in America have become two left-leaning umbrellas isolating nearly half the country with one of two options, a presidential pick that is in the center or one that is radically to the left. Party politics are constructed not to represent the people but to protect their lobby manipulation and power base. Nothing more. They are all about money which makes them no different from thieves. The only difference between a common thief, a pirate, or a politician is that the politician gets to write the laws to justify their actions as “legal.”

We have seen the long demise of the two-party systems and the infestation of that party politics with crony capitalism, labor unions, and legalized theft through a tax code that was built for all the wrong reasons. To rise up against these infractions, there has been the Tea Party movement and 9/12 Organizations, along with other liberty groups, but the infestation by party politics has taken root, and the temptation to swing back into mediocrity is all too seductive. Currently the Tea Party movement finds itself held down by party politics into inaction that cannot capture the passions of its members.

I don’t trust groups and organizations. I don’t trust committees, and presidents, or anything with a nameplate. I have seen all such organizations become less influential the larger they became, as the temptation to play machine politics numbs down the passions that created the need for the party in the first place. Unfortunately, fear is what motivates most everyone in the world, fear of loss, fear of gain, fear of mediocrity, fear of being forgotten, fear of being rejected, and so on, so fear is used to keep everyone in line, and thus you have the beginnings of failure.

There is a need to have a collection of people behind these political machines who do not think this way, who remain as a threat to the established order, to apply fear in order to keep politics honest. These people ideally would not be motivated by gain or fear of any kind, but simply a philosophy of freedom that is their foremost concern. So long as this is the case, they cannot be seduced into mediocrity. And this is what prompted our second Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom meeting in 2012. (You can read about the first one at the link below)


I could not invite every single Overmanwarrior out there working to this event that took place on March 24, 2012 because to be honest, there is danger for some to be seen in public with me. Of course I have many enemies, and some people are best kept out of the lime light—for now, since there is simply too much risk to those Overmanwarriors in showing that they know me. And others still live too far away to be able to join in an afternoon discussion about philosophy, freedom, and rebellion.  But all who were invited came and told their own individual stories as Vicious acted as master of ceremonies.  One of the most compelling stories for our group was from Justin Thomas just ahead of the USA Today article due out about how the IRS has personally targeted him because of his affiliation with the Cincinnati Tea Party.  I will be covering this in greater detail now that I’ve had a chance to meet with him personally. 

I model my outlook on this matter after the pirate Henry Morgan who was hired by England to harass the Spanish as a privateer in the Caribbean, and was able to bring a small empire to its knees for a short time with just few ships and a lot of guts. That’s why the flag of the Overmanwarriors is a pirate flag tied to the traditional Tea Party flag of the Gladstone Flag “Don’t Tread on Me.” But we are not a Tea Party group. We are a group that hovers behind the Tea Party and our activity is not to study conservative principles but to undermine corrosive forces to our liberty actively with a vast network of infiltrators who are able to supply me with information to publish here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom.

The discussion in our meeting was preparedness, because the projected path that our country is on is one that is not healthy, or beneficial to long-term sustainability. So I have piracy in mind, not peaceful co-existence. The root for this idea comes from philosophy not law. And as of now, our action is rooted in information so that people can make good decisions when it comes time to vote. Some of the attendees at this particular meeting are people who have in the past been chased down by the IRS just because of their affiliation with liberty groups, or have been raked across the social coals and blamed for insanity because they refused to comply with a group consensus surrendering logic for peace. And of course many saw this happen first hand to me just this past week when words I said were taken and used as an attempt to remove me from the political arena, because they couldn’t beat me straight up.

Case in point regarding my comments, if the voters decided that my words were too harsh, then so be it. I said them knowing full well the risk. However, the political machine showed its gears of influence and a grand show was put on in an attempt to wreck me in any fashion possible. This political machine desired to see me completely destroyed. In the old days we might call this a “hit” where a literal assassin would be called into action to remove the problem. These days it’s public relations firms who do the work, and it is an ignorant and cowardly public motivated by fear who listens intently.

This is how machine politics is able to diffuse the Tea Party movement, through defensive action, by calling them “tea baggers” and other derogatory names so to turn the public against them. Machine politics don’t kill like they used to with literal bullets from guns using actual hit men. They still do this on occasion, but only when the public relation hits don’t work.

And that is why this band of Overmanwarriors gathered on a Saturday afternoon, to discuss many of these topics and gain firm holding of our personal philosophies. I personally believe that it is philosophy that is more powerful than bullets, so advocating a philosophy of freedom is a very powerful weapon. It does what the assassins of public relations are doing, it allows for a bloody fight to rage on with counter measures the assassins are not equipped to handle. That is how we plan to fight, is through philosophy gradually bringing more and more members into our tent to help support the liberty groups with our reach, and willingness to punch the political establishment cleanly in the mouth. I personally reject the entire system that is built on concessions and favor a system that is built on logic and is prepared to fight on any ground necessary to have it. The preferred method is in the court of public opinion and the ability to vote.

However, much of the time the law is not made to protect, but to control, and that makes it an enemy of freedom. The old song by the Bobby Fuller Four, “I Fought the Law and the Law Won” deserves to be challenged.

The law is the same system that allows a school system to forever rob a home of property taxes and if the community does not approve the levy, the law allows the school to ignore the voters and try again within 6 months. The law now says that anyone can be detained and tortured if the President of the United States deems you as a terrorist completely superseding the American Constitution. The law dictates that you do a lot of things that are not in your best interest and while you work hard to be a “law abiding citizen” the same law makers are the biggest law breakers. And it’s time to end the practice of hypocrisy by turning the other cheek. As we were told recently in our local school system, “we can’t control our costs, because it’s against the law.” That’s when enough is enough.

Labor unions have lobbied to create laws that guarantee payment to them from the ownership of property. And they can do it because it’s “the law.” Lobbyist help create laws we all must live by, but do nothing to actually help any of us. Such laws should be broken, since their foundations rob and loot America of its drive and innovation.

And that’s what our group of independent minded Overmanwarriors discussed during our meeting. We discussed how we got here and what we do now. My suggestions are to turn the mechanisms of machine politics back on itself. To support the Tea Parties, but to stay in the back ground as a watchdog to their efforts, and to attack like water the rigid controls of the establishment. I mean like water because water can take any shape even if that shape is in the form of the enemy itself.

The corruption of our culture did not start with guns or even people, but of ideas. A communist ideology has been introduced gradually to American culture that has brought our nation to this current place in time and is the real villain. As I examine the roots of that thinking, it is easy to see that the philosophy itself is weak and can be easily crushed by better ideas. So as for now the guns will stay in their holsters and the advancement of good ideas will be injected into our social fabric like medicine into the body of a sick patient. And this merry band of Overmanwarrior’s will be on the front line of providing those ideas that will fight off the sickness that has paralyzed our civilization. And the fight will be to ensure that no concessions take place between the truth and the half-baked diatribes of machine politics and their tentacles of power.

For it is not our responsibility to play the role of the compliant citizen, but a vigilant one. Freedom isn’t cheap, and the lazy do not have the ambition to maintain it. When the thieves, looters, and scum bags who crave power over logic desire to deliberately build a society of the lazy so that freedom can be reduced and power will be gained by the machines of politics, then the enemy is easy to see. It’s right in front of you. But you have to start calling it what it is and not dance around the politically correct terminology that the enemy has given you. And here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom, with the large group of members behind it, being a rebel against such tyranny is becoming more and more fashionable. Which is a welcomed relief.

What all the members of this group had in common was each and every one of them had been involved in some kind of aggressive set-up involving some form of government.  And we were brought together with a desire to fight back.  The intention inflicted upon us all was to subdue the fighting spirit and desire for freedom in favor of some mundane security.  The attempts ranged from Federal prosecutions, IRS thuggery, sexual harassment, public humiliation, and many other stories inflicted to destroy any competition to the desires of a tyrannical government.  And that is going to end.

A special thanks to Vicious, and the Gatekeeper for bringing everyone together and making it fun.  We’re a serious group, and your creative wit brought joy to an event that was intense by nature. 

I would expect that our group will probably double by the next meeting.  Soon, it looks like we’ll need a bigger venue. 

To understand the truth it helps to view the world through Hoffman Lenses.  To understand what those are CLICK THE LINK.  If you can’t handle the truth, then don’t read here.


Rich Hoffman


  1. gov Kasic showed great courage in bringing the power of the socialist unions down with prop 5- I was utterly amazed that voters rejected the measure in astounding numbers! is it that they are brainwashed into thinking unions are a good thing? or was this a case of the cry in the back of the room- “will someone please think of the children!!!”


    1. It was a lack of courage to follow through with a bold reform. Before the election I asked this question in one of my videos for Issue 2.

      The answer was of course no. The unions did what they always do, they scared the public and used emotion to launch their position that they had a right to “collectively bargain for tax dollars. The Republican party made up of many labor lawyers found themselves split, and didn’t want to see the system rocked. So they split while the Democrates held together. The people failed. Not the bill. I am very proud to be one who voted in favor of it. For me it wasn’t nearly hard enough. I think all public sector unions should be illegal.


      1. Emotion ruled the day– the incredibly emotional commercials that seemed to play endlessly, warning us about 911 calls that would go unanswered…that and Bill Cunninghams show…..so much fear…..not much substance. Very disapointing but hopefully lessons were learned that will help next time.


    2. The “voters’ who rejected SENATE BILL FIVE…were and ARE.. union, big labor strong arms… and are now enjoying the fruits of their ”paid labor” with layoffs and shortened work hours. Just look at Lakota School cuts coming down the their MILLIONs of dollar deficit budget..

      The majority of Ohioans who signed the petition and voted to support SB 5 .. also knew this..Taxpayers paying $96M for unused time off
      Ohio paid nearly $100 million in 2010 and 2011 for state employees who cashed out accrued paid time off after leaving their jobs, a workplace perk that is rare in the private sector,

      a Dayton Daily News investigation has found.The $96.3 million in payouts — mostly unused sick and vacation time — went to 11,593 of Ohio’s nonuniversity employees over the past two years, according to data from the …
      Dayton Daily News – Mar 28 //www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/taxpayers-paying-96m-for-unused-time-off-1351624.html%3fcxtype=ynews_rss


  2. My wife and I talked about the Overmanwarrior gathering and politics in general on our long drive home. She is fairly conservative but has no interest in politics. She said that she feels “dirty” and down in the mud when discussing the kind of issues and tactics that shape our world. She said that she’s got enough going on with work and raising three children…she doesn’t want to know about this dirty politician or that corrupt union. She feels that many people are like her. I replied with the fact that everyone has their own comfort level of participation in such matters, but that Neil Peart said it best in that great Rush song Freewill: “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice”. She then said “Well, you didn’t even vote for a long time after turning eighteen!”. I agreed; when I was younger I thought that my vote didn’t count, and that I was just one man who could not change anything. I have always been conservative or libertarian, and have always paid attention to the world around me. It was after many years of seeing the kind of evil and corruption that exist in the world that I started digging a little deeper, and at that point you are forced to take the “red pill” and see how far the rabbit hole goes, or take the “blue pill” and ignore the truth, to use our favorite analogy from The Matrix. That’s why I read and comment here at Overmanwarrior. Those of us who believe in freedom and our republic as the founders intended it can sit on the sidelines no longer.

    I had a great time at our gathering. My favorite story was by Jack about the Lebanon schools. I do not live in that area so all I knew about their issues was what I had heard or read in the news. It was a chilling story about how any good school district and community can be ruined by one person or a small group of people who are acting in their own interests against the community. It could happen in any neighborhood, including mine, which is how I found Rich and Overmanwarrior in the first place, researching my own community’s school funding issues. If you do not “get down in the mud” and learn about the people you’re electing in your local elections, you could very well find yourself facing the kind of problems that exist in Lakota, Lebanon, Little Miami and elsewhere in Ohio. You’re just voting on name recognition.

    The problem we have on both a local and national level is a lack of integrity in the people we elect to office to represent us. They’re counting on our complacency and our being too busy with our lives to notice what they’re doing to our freedoms. Thanks to people like Breitbart, Judge Napolitano, Rich Hoffman, and Doc Thompson, learning about this corruption is easier than ever. The time for complacency is over.


    1. I thought she might have a few opinions. However, she does represent a vast majority of the folks out there. Going down the rabbit hole is not fun. There are a million more pleasant things to do, and that red pill is painful.


      So we try to make it fun along the way–as much as possible. But we are a pretty hard core group. I certainly wouldn’t say that we are a bunch of right-winged-radicles by any measure. But we are way right of the Tea Party, and the Tea Party is way right of the current Republican party. That’s why I prefer the term Trancendenalist. I think it is the best term to describe the group that gathered with all the various degrees of political experience and history. There were some heavy hitters there. That’s why I don’t have pictures covering everyone around the big table, only blocks. So I’m sure it was a bit–overwhelming for her. : )

      I’m glad you came. I think it was very productive.


  3. The sheer amount of knowledge from each individual as the group builds… is mind-bending.
    Every soul brought something unique to the table. They layed it down what the know and experienced and that is invaluable. You can’t get that at a tea party. Sorry.
    We don’t need anymore talking heads. They have betrayed us for the last time. R & D.

    By the way phil, I love your comments about her. Do you think it changed at all yesterday? The good news is we surround her 24/7. That’s powerful stuff to have in your arsenal. I hope she never needs it.
    TKR…you could not be more accurate. The red pill is painful and once you’ve partaken of it, it’s like stuffing the genie back in the bottle. I think that sends peoples freak-o-meter way past the mark. Blissfully ignorant except for what the other lemmings are watching, is as far as they’ll go. I still hear..”It will never happen here..or, it can never happen to us.”

    Isn’t that what the Jews said?

    As I was saying to a comrade tonight..We’re almost to far and moving at breakneck speed to catch a lay person up now. It would take an intervention of patriots to lay out all the crap they’re pulling. Cloward-Piven almost step by step. If you’re just starting to pay attention and need guidence…get with someone here.

    It’s all over the boob tube but don’t buy what they’re selling you. It’s spoiled and rank. Garbage. Sooner or later they will have to come clean on some of it but for now the ratings spike is all they see. Total trash. Including Faux.

    Whilst you watch Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the Panthers…..remember Rahm Emmanual?
    The illustrious cheif of staff?

    “Never Let A Crisis Go to Waste”

    (I didn’t even use any expletives! …I must be getting sick) 😉
    No asshole or shitbag, commie hag, dick brain…..

    Apparently I’m perfectly fine.LOL
    Thanks for it all…until next time…..always more, NEVER less.


    1. First they came for the communists,
      and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

      Then they came for the trade unionists,
      and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

      Then they came for the Jews,
      and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

      Then they came for me
      and there was no one left to speak out for me.

      Cyd..you rock….got my flag on the car today. Love the book but it is pulling me away from Atlas:).
      Darn, what a fine looking group–it looks like we doubled in size in just a few weeks.
      We are happy and grateful to have found you, and honored to be honest with you:)


      1. You “overman warrior PATRIOTS” Rock! sorry i missed… but now that I am BACK……!!!!!

        and I will draw my last breath in defense of Of America, American Freedoms, and YOU AMERICANS!


  4. Dig ya NKLM…but you left out the most critical group.

    First they came for the Catholics.

    Here’s what’s so dumb about the flamming progressive libs………..predictable. No God.
    Good luck with that.


      1. Well said ladies. : ) It’s too bad everyone couldn’t come. There are a lot of people behind the scenes and out of town who couldn’t come. But we have a healthy group. Anything much bigger gets cumbersome.


  5. I think my wife has “come around” a little in the last few years. Unfortunately, one of the few times I’ve been mad at her was a couple of months ago when I was channel-surfing and hit Fox just in time for an epic Judge Napolitano “What if?” speech. She couldn’t even stand it and said, “Turn that **** off, I don’t want to hear it”. I replied that you’d better listen to this man, because this is what’s really going on. He is (was) one of the few people in the media daring to say these things…the truth.

    She hates any politically themed talk shows…she says it reminds her of Jerry Springer or the other trash shows…one side yelling at the other. She admitted that she was pretty bored at times in our meeting. However, the fact that she went so far out of her way to find a babysitter for the day for our three kids and attend the meeting says something. First, I think she wanted to spend some time with me, something we do not get near enough of. Secondly, I think she wanted to meet the people I have been talking about and hanging out with for so long. Third, I think she wanted to hear what you all had to say, especially on the school funding issue. On that issue she still comes back to the same argument: the school boards and superintendents hands are tied by law and contracts, and there is not a whole lot they can do. She says that voting “no” on the levies just hurts the kids and property values, and that no one will want to live in an area with substandard schools. I think she’s starting to see “our” arguments about why this is all by design and unsustainable.


    1. Wow…blast from the past. I was her once. I barely remember that chick but I have waves of it from time to time. There was a new patriot to the group. She used to be a flammer. Total liberal. I love when she tells me her story, It never gets old. I think she mentioned it in introductions.
      Rich..sorry but I disagree with you 1000%. Cumbersome? No. What needs to be continuous is the growth and the openess of all who participate. Linking arms should never be stiffled. Ever. It’s the bonds we have that need to be perpetually nurtured so we don’t end up like “other groups” that no longer hear the voices of the those that take the time to attend.
      That’s a huge problem.
      We also need more space. Please don’t think that way or we’ll come to your home…intervention style!
      But..I could be alone here. Either way, I can not allow myself to believe that. It goes against my grain.


      1. I’ve been part of many groups, and it was refreshing to feel so welcomed and to be encouraged to share. I spent the bulk of the time listening and learning, and found what everyone had to say so interesting, I probably could have stayed for dinner:). Cyd, it was your “link arms” plea that encouraged my hesitant spouse to attend, And it was greatly appreciated!:)


      2. I would have said more but Paul just wouldn’t stop talking! (Just kidding Paul!) Next time Paul needs to tell us his perspective from living in his former country. They’re already further down the same road we’re going down.


      3. That’s why I need Vicious for things like this. I’m not the linking arms type, but she’s right. It’s good for helping other people see how things are. I would have never thought of all the things she had us do at that meeting. She did a good job of making everyone feel at home, and at ease. I would have just went in to it and talked for 4 hours without stopping. Sometimes that’s good. But not for things like our gathering.


  6. Thanks again NKLM. She gets me.
    No worries ever TKR. I get you.

    It’s not about us so much now that we know the score but to do for others what has been done for us. It’s like giving at Christmas.
    Plus, getting my fix from the group cuts down greatly on my psychiatric bills.

    Too funny Phil about Paul. I watched him watching us. He’s taking it all in and when the time is right he’s going to probably sit us down and cross reference our common misgivings. They are, after all, our current blueprint. That or Nazi Germany. I’m not sure after Ochavez had his Lenin mic gaff this morning…

    “This is a big Fu**ing deal” Biden must be so proud.


    1. LOL re: Paul…. Such a nice young man who I agree, one day will surprise us with an outburst. Cyd, you really are the best, and prizes too!! You added an element of fun and warmth that was really special, to an already very special gathering.


    2. Someone should have shot a picture of Paul as he sat there listening to us all and then we could have had a “caption the photo” contest….. 🙂


      1. LOL Phil and Rich.,..being that quiet is just so foreign to me…….I absolutely would love to get into his thoughts….captioning–maybe that could be for prizes next time!!


      2. ooooooooooo I like that kind of thing..caption the photo. Good one. Poor guy would get roasted before his time with this motley crue!
        All terms of endearment I’m sure.

        40 and up? I guess that leaves me out!!!!


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