Month: June 2012

“Hostile Takeover”: An interview with Matt Kibbe

It is appropriate in the wake of the health care ruling by the Supreme Court that Matt Kibbe’s new book, Hostile Takeover was just released. In case you don’t know who Kibbe is, he’s the CEO of FreedomWorks, which I’m a proud member. If you are not a part of FreedomWorks, then you need to be. You can join it by my link at the end of this posting. Click on it, and you’ll find me there where you can sign up if you haven’t already. America is in the middle of a Hostile Takeover as defined in Matt’s new book. So if you’re feeling helpless about right now and want to strike back, grab Matt’s book and give it a read, then sign up for FreedomWorks today.

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Ignorance of the Marxist Obama: Follies of a school teacher gone mad

One of the most disturbing comments made by President Obama after Justice Roberts tipped the Supreme Court scales in favor of upholding the tyrannical Obamacare law as Constitutional was a reference to the greedy CEO’s of insurance companies who collect huge bonus checks. (It’s at the 1:40 mark on the video below)  Upon hearing this it reminded me of the heart of Obama’s problems. It displays why the President is having a hard time raising money these days, because he is essentially against the wealthy in America. The people who do give him money are those who work in fields that have little appreciation for money, such as actors and philanthropists who have lost touch with reality. The President even though he denies it, is a functioning socialists going as far as an extreme Marxist. No advocate of capitalism—the blood of the American economy—would say the kinds of things he does about the wealthy if they in fact embraced capitalism. Obama does not. He’s anti capitalism, which is defined by the stupid statements he has made about the wealthy.

Obama’s hatred for those who create wealth explains why he does not understand why his health care law is bad for the American economy. Since I know Obama’s people read my site regularly, let me help him understand why he is such a menace to American business, and why he is suffering economic failure during his term.

Obamacare targets businesses that have 50 employees or more, and requires them to cover insurance costs or pay a penalty enforceable by the IRS. This means all small companies like department stores such as Walmart, Costco, Target, Kohls, Home Depot and thousands of others will now be required to provide insurance to their employees. Of course the employees will think that’s a wonderful thing, because employees who are making minimum wage or just a little better will now have good insurance that is very affordable. The cost of that insurance is coming directly from the ownership of these businesses. The employee cost for these employers will dramatically increase as a result of Obamacare. Obama’s answer to the CEO’s of those companies is that those owners should not receive million dollar bonus checks for running a good business because in Obama’s eyes, the CEO has an obligation to pay those bonus checks to their employees. That is a philosophy right out of Karl Marx—and is essentially Marxism. The belief that the wealthy have an obligation to the employee is Marxism. This move will force companies to keep their employee hires under 50 employees to avoid Obamacare. They will now get rid of cashiers and use self check out, and utilize every method of minimal staffing to keep the amount of employees under 50 so they don’t have to live with the mandates of Obamacare.

But the real impact of Obamacare will come to the middle-sized manufacturing business with sales of 10 to 100 million per year. Typically these companies have employees of 75 to 1000 and often pay just a bit better than department stores like Walmart so the one great benefit they have to offer to their employees to entice them to work for their company is health insurance. In many of these companies I would predict 25% of the employees work for these types of manufacturing companies as opposed to Walmart because the manufacturing company offers insurance where the others do not. That is free market selection and it’s natural. Walmart has determined that they are happy to have workers who just want to make extra money, and are not looking for health insurance options. And the medium-sized manufacturing company is looking for the kind of workers who want more out of their employment than just money. Employees in the medium-sized company also want security.

Many of these medium-sized companies are headed by owners who spent 20 to 30 years building up their businesses. I personally know many of these people so I know what is on their minds. They offer a slightly better wage than Walmart but cover insurance costs so they can have a secure employee base to manufacture the goods they’ve spent a lifetime developing with customers and suppliers to fulfill a market need. The company owner has done the work of taking a risk in developing a new idea or product, and they hire a work force to deliver those products to the marketplace.

Often, because the workforce has been trained in public education by Marxist teachers like President Obama they may look with jealousy at the owner of these companies and dare proclaim that the owner and his top management employees should not drive exotic cars—they should not own condos in Florida, Hilton Head, or Hawaii, and they do not deserve to go out to eat at nice restaurants everyday, or have the ability to take the afternoon off to play golf. The employees typically believe they are entitled to some of that wealth of the owner because they equally share in the business.

Well, the employees do not share equally in the business. At the end of the day, the typical employee goes home and thinks nothing of their jobs till the next day. The difference between the worker and the owner is the owner takes the risk, and that risk in America is rewarded with riches. That’s capitalism, and it makes the entire economy work. The owner and his top-level managers take their work with them everywhere they go. They answer the phone at 2:30 AM from an overseas call when a supplier fails them. They worry when FedEx leaves their “hot” package on a dock in Mississippi when it should have arrived in Louisville 5 hours ago. When there are a lot of employees in a company at least 5 to 10 times a year there are lawsuits from former employees, workman’s comp claims that are bogus, FMLA restrictions that are abused and other legal issues that the employer must contend with just to stay in business. On top of that, there are federal compliance inspections, state compliance inspections, and local arm twisting that goes on requiring money to be thrown at the problems to make the trolls go away.

The life of the business owner at best is difficult, and they deserve to drive the nice car, they deserve to have a summer home in Florida, and they deserve to eat well—because they took the risks and shouldered the burden of creating a job so the employees have somewhere to work. Without the owner doing these things, there is no job. If the owner decides that it’s not worth it, they will toss in the towel and close shop putting hundreds of people out of work. I’ve seen it happen many more times than once personally. I’ve seen it happen so bad that I do not blame such people when they decide it would be easier to just work a job like everyone else rather than deal with a new legal issue every month, and all the other pains of business only to be told that no matter how much the owner has given—it’s never enough.

The business owner up to the legalization of Obamacare offered their employees insurance out of the kindness of their heart. They offered it as an incentive so they can get a higher quality of employee. Now, Obamacare has taken that act of kindness and personal initiative away from the owner. Now the owner is required to provide the same thing without their choice. It’s now a requirement, not a choice. Obama sees this as “social justice.” Because he’s a Marxist Obama wishes to empower the workers of the world to take away from the economic elite so everyone is equal. Obama foolishly believes that health insurance providers and business owners will continue to shoulder the burdens of doing business with all the barriers that currently exist if there is no profit in the end for them to enjoy. Obama through Obamacare is taking away the fruits of the ambitious—the people who wish to have a better than average life—and is giving to the 14 million who do not. Obama wishes to make the average worker equal to the business owner so everyone can have a summer home, and everyone can drive a luxury car, and everyone can be equal in the world. But Obama’s ideas are naïve, ill-conceived, and are a parasite to capitalism.

The wealth of a nation will depend on the amount of capitalism a country participates in. Obamacare infects 1/5 of the entire American economy with open Marxism. Combined with the socialism of Social Security, and the Medicare acts from the 60’s, the scales of capitalism will not survive. Obamacare is an attack on business owners who take the chance to create a business. Business owners already have public schools digging into their pockets, local politicians on city councils, county trustees all who wish to increase taxes to usher in a project to legitimize their personal political legacies. State and federal regulations are imposing. The legal system is parasitic and the only incentive that a business owner has is “profit” to continue with the headaches involved in operating a business every day. Obamacare takes away that profit, which is the only thing that motivates many of these people and that does not make them evil—not in the least. Obamacare is the ultimate “leveling” of the playing field in favor of the workers—which is Marxist rhetoric created by a poor despot that has ruined Europe by the name of Karl Marx.

Obamacare and progressivism must be eradicated from the American language. It’s no longer cute or even funny to just simply make fun of how stupid Barack Obama and his legions of looting politicians are, because they are attacking a way of life that has been the best in the world—even for the poor. It’s time to call a spade a spade, and a joker a joker. Obamacare is an attack on the way of life for every American in a hope to delude America to the will of the weakest links—and it’s appealing. Obamacare must be repealed—repealed—repealed! Then it must be stepped on—spit on—and torn to shreds! Then it should be flushed down the toilet where all the worst of human waste goes to join its brothers and sisters in the sewers of our civilization with items of like-mindedness. Because it’s time to take the gloves off and fight with bare knuckles and defend those who create from those who simply loot, rob and steal. That is the essence of Obamacare, and now the highest court in the land has made theft an act of collective salvation—and that’s where the line was crossed.

It’s time to call the lazy—lazy. It’s time to call out the looter—as a looter. It’s time to ridicule the social parasite for what they are. It’s time to stop tap dancing around the sensitivity that progressives use to destroy our society with kindness. It’s time to identify the values of what makes America great and expose what doesn’t, and from now on, this site will be dedicated to that task as if it wasn’t already. For now on, the greatness of America will have a voice—and I will make sure I do my part in giving it to those who haven’t had it up to this point. Obamacare has infuriated me to a level I have not recollected feeling. It is in essence an attack on my country, my way of life, and every person I care about—and I don’t take that lightly.

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ObamaCare Tyranny: The Supreme Court Lets America Down and PUNTS

Speaker Boehner instructed the Republican Party members not to spike the ball at the Supreme Court ruling on Obama Care. But it wasn’t the Republicans who had the ball; it’s was the looters of the Democratic Party starting with Obama given to them by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the individual mandate for that tyrannical legislation under the ability of congress to tax American citizens, so the ball is now in the court of congress where it should be repealed.

The ruling by the Supreme Court shows just how dangerous it is to allow members of congress to act as activists as they did under the congress of Nancy Pelosi, to the marching orders of Barack Obama. Because the Supreme Court passed the responsibility to congress they have essentially stated that the people of our nation have a responsibility to vote in favor of the law or to strike it down, and that must come from the upcoming election in 2012.

Right now the Republicans could repeal the entire law, but the Senate which is still controlled by power grabbing progressive Democrats will not allow the repeal to go through. So that means that the type of politicians, typically Republicans, who will vote Obama Care down must gain a majority in the House and Senate in the elections of 2012 otherwise Obama Care will impact our society in a major way by the year 2014. The Supreme Court ruling of June 28, 2012 puts the responsibility completely on the quality of the American people to decide what kind of government they want.

Progressives of course desire an America that is made up of stupid, half-witted, lazy, drooling mouthed Neanderthals who will mindlessly bobble head yes to anything the power grabbing reformers of our Constitution like President Obama wish to impose. This is why no matter what the President does, almost half of the American people will say yes because they are lazy, welfare yielding sloths that seek to live their lives at the expense of the economic activity of others. Half the nation has been bred in the American public education system to be mindless drones sitting in the nest of mother government waiting for a worm to be fed into their mouths. The other half still rebels against that imposing mother and those are the ones who are outraged at this Supreme Court ruling that will have lasting consequences.

This is the danger of electing lawyers as President. This is also the danger of electing Constitutional teachers who are Marxist activists who bend the rules of the Constitution to fit their radical agenda. The Supreme Court elected not to have an opinion on the wisdom of such a law as they stated that it is Congress, the body of government that is supposed to directly represent the people of the United States who have the responsibility to either keep or repeal Obama Care.

It is a very dangerous slope that we are currently on, because under the law, lawyers have demonstrated that they can manipulate any line of dialogue in a law to mean anything they wish it to. By upholding the individual mandate the Supreme Court has empowered generations of power grabbing presidents yet to appear to attempt the same type of activism that Obama and his cronies endeavored to pass ObamaCare through strong-arm tactics and massive public manipulation. The Supreme Court has just allowed my unborn grandson to become a victim before he’s even born. He must buy government health insurance just because he lives. The moment my daughter delivers him into the world, he will become obligated upon adulthood to buy healthcare by mandate of a tyrannical president, and a progressive congress of thieves who desire to steal from him so that those who do not have the ambition to care for themselves can have health care.

Obama and his minions are simply drug pushers who seek the weak and downtrodden to buy into their addictive services of government servitude, and under ObamaCare they have now been given a free pass by the Supreme Court to force the strong and productive to care for those who lack ambition. Obama and his aggressive activists have crossed the line. The Supreme Court was our last defense on the rule of law, and they chose to pass—which is fine. They put the burden on the people to pass or fail ObamaCare based on the elections of 2012.

If Americans want ObamaCare, then vote for a hippie tree hugging, boot licking, globalist Democrat. If you want ObamaCare repealed vote for anyone with a party affiliation of Republican. Government will continue to grow if people continue to feed it, and by voting for politicians like the looter Obama. Politicians who get elected by promising to give away free stuff will be more of a threat in the future than they ever have now that the “individual mandate” has been upheld by the Supreme Court. Their lack of decision means that the quality of our politicians must go up dramatically. America cannot allow congress to be filled with the kind of looters that it has traditionally. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT KIND OF CONGRESSMEN ARE CURRENTLY IN GOVERNMENT. It is truly frightening that the Supreme Court has put the fate of our nation in the hands of those people. But that is the situation and we must deal with it as a nation.

I had less faith in the nation and the legal system at the end of the day than I did at the beginning. I think the system is irrevocably broken and is driven by the worst kind of people in the human race—the politician. My opinion mirrors Justice Kennedy. It was Justice Roberts who was appointed by President Bush, which made the deciding ruling. Bush was a progressive just as Obama is now. Now America can see how dangerous it is to allow activist presidents like Obama and Bush to place into the Supreme Court weak willed legal annalists. It was Roberts who should have been the vote that repealed ObamaCare, and that did not happen. Now we have a tragedy of epic proportions and the American people will have to clean it up.

The first step to improving our government will be on the Fast and Furious Contempt vote that extends into the Congress over Eric Holder. With the evidence being so overwhelming that the Obama gang is the modern version of Al Capone’s Chicago only without the open murders, Congress can begin by showing they have a backbone by sending some people to jail for their open crimes against American society. If the people do not support Congress in these actions, then the game is already over. At that point it would indicate that there are too many Obama addicts with their hands out, and the democratic process of our republic no longer functions, and new measures will have to be enacted. The Supreme Court declared today that they cannot rescue America through legislation. Only the American people can by starting at the voting booth. And if that doesn’t work, then more severe measures will be required. Because I will not personally leave a society to my grand kids that requires them to pay others just for the act of breathing—that will not happen on my watch.

As to health care, to learn more about how the entire industry is changing, CLICK HERE. ObamaCare will stop this progress. The free market will speed it up. And the success or failure of that progress will determine directly whether you live or die. That is what’s at stake.

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Looters of Cincinnati: The end of the line is here

As many said during 2011–without Issue 2–which was repealed by the public unions in Ohio, Cincinnati was in deep trouble. Now in the summer of 2012, Cincinnati is facing a $34 million dollar deficit as the progressive Mayor Mallory pushes for higher taxes to pay for the enormous amounts of money that his street car project is going to take from the Cincinnati budget.

Kathy Harrell Fraternal Order of Police President also is pushing for higher taxes to pay for the high salaries of her members as she extrapolates public safety over the luxury of a street car, because the police and Mayor Mallory are after the same money provided by the tax payers, and they both expect to get it from the property owners in Cincinnati who are being pushed to fund all these projects with their tax dollars.

Issue 2 would have allowed management of the salary structure of the police officers of Cincinnati without drastically decreasing their numbers. To get an idea of what many of these police officers make, CLICK HERE to see what they make just to the north in West Chester Twp. Many police officers make close to six figure salaries by the time all their benefits and overtime are added up. 1000 employees who cost the tax payers $100,000 each per year cost the city $100 million dollars—just to put it in perspective. The actual cost is much higher since many city employees make a lot more than $100K per year. The way to manage those costs is to drive down the wage amounts so that they fit within the current budget. It’s essentially the same problem that tax payers are having with public school teachers. Teachers in government schools expect too much pay. But Kathy will not even consider such an option as asking her members to take a pay cut. Listen to her two years ago the last time City Council tried to balance their budget. You can hear the audio from Darryl Parks show on 700 WLW.

The proposed new tax is $6 per $100,000 of property value which doesn’t sound like much until one considers the impact on businesses with values of $1 million or more. For them, the tax increase is quite steep. For a business, $1 million dollars of value is very much the norm. The average Wendy’s restaurant is valued between $1 million and $1.5 million, so every place of business in the city of Cincinnati is at risk of seeing significant property tax increases since their businesses are all valued close to those numbers. Political looters like Roxanne Qualls reminded city council that if taxes do not increase, then they had better be ready to make serious cuts to programs, which she knows nobody has the political will to do. The prospect of city council members taking a stand against tax increases has led to the rumblings of law suits against those who resist the tax push. She was quick to point out that only 14 percent of a property owner’s tax bill goes to the city. Most of the money goes to the Cincinnati Public Schools and Hamilton County levies, which of course ties in to the stadium debacle for the Reds and Bengals sports franchises.

To make matters even worse, the Cincinnati Public Schools just announced that they are seeking a $51.5 million emergency operating levy—most of which goes directly to the wages of government workers. CPS has cut 200 jobs and finally placed their employees on a base salary increase freeze, yet they still need money to cover their $467.5 million dollar budget. And in just three years in 2015 CPS intends to seek another $65.2 million dollar levy renewal, so the increases against property owners will continue into the next decade easily.

If I were a business owner looking for a reason to locate my business in downtown Cincinnati, to lease a space in Carew Tower or some other downtown location, why would I when I could place my business in West Chester, Mason, or Northern Kentucky with a lot less tax burden? The answer is I wouldn’t. I will put my business where there are the most people with the most money, and the taxes are lowest. And downtown Cincinnati isn’t it. There is too much public housing that creates home owners who do not have a personal investment in the property, so property values will continue to spiral downward because investors would be out of their minds to invest in a community that will only be trashed within 10 years. The high taxes currently have pushed out many good jobs from the downtown area and into the suburbs and the general irresponsibility of the city funds have driven completely out-of-town the type of property investment that helps curtail crime, which creates the need for too many police officers to keep the peace.

One of the reasons Kathy Harrell cited as a risk to the layoff of police officers in order to pay for the street car is that if the number of employees drops below 700 officers, then the city will lose federal funding—which means that the police department already is receiving tax payer dollars from the federal government and they have that money spent. So laying off too many police officers will take away federal dollars that will force yet another tax increase on property when that money goes away. This is not only stupid from a financial standpoint, but makes the 10th Amendment of our Bill of Rights completely negligible, since every school and public employment entity has their hand out to Uncle Sam. It makes the state a servant to the federal government so when politicians in Washington decide they wish to enforce the NDAA Act for instance, our local police that we work so hard to pay for with six figure salaries become military troops who report directly to the federal government to enforce martial law—and that is a serious problem. It allows Constitution burning politicians like Obama to build his own army at the expense of local tax payers under the disguise of safety, which makes self-government much more difficult when a dictator attempts to climb into power.

Mayor Mallory who is a very progressive mayor directly connected to the Obama administration seems to have the same economic ignorance as his friend. Mallory as a mayor of a small city in the Midwest spent a lot of time during his first two years in office visiting communist China so he could take pointers from the mother country of his political ideology. It is from his Chinese friends that he learned that he needed to build a streetcar, and that the ballot language needed to be confusing to get it passed by an already apathetic community plagued with debt.

The sum of the problem is that a vast majority of all the government employees involved at every level of the city government from the schools to city council have tried to solve problems by stealing from one place to satisfy the needs elsewhere. And since the entire system is made up of looters—people who seek to take from others to fill the needs of themselves—they have taken away so much from the tax payers that there isn’t anything left to take.

The responsible thing to do for residents of Cincinnati would be to vote at the ballot box and if that doesn’t work then to vote with their feet. It is interesting that the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors lobbied against the property tax increase from city council because they will be forced to vote in favor of the CPS tax, since realtors use good schools as a way to sell homes and in people’s minds, passed levies equal good schools which to a realtor equals sales of homes. Tax payers in Cincinnati are much less likely to pass the CPS levy if city council forces a $6 tax hike per $100K home. In Cincinnati there is no end in sight for tax increases because the looters of Cincinnati have spent too much, and made taxes so high that new investment is staying out of the city. And for the same reason that residents do not want to move into high crime neighborhoods to avoid being robbed, investment dollars avoid communities with high taxes, because the politicians are no different from the kind of looter who would rob a person at gun point. Threats of lawsuits, threats of declining police presence violating public safety, threats of a declining community of tax payers who do not approve tax increases are still coercion made under inflicted duress—not under the logic of clear conscious—which is how Cincinnati ended up in the situation that it’s in. The problems were caused by the Looters of Cincinnati and nobody else. These politicians were warned, and Issue 2 was created by forward-looking legislators to attempt to curtail the impact of these upcoming times, but nobody listened and now there is hell to pay. The good of Cincinnati will now make plans to leave leaving only the ugly to reside within the city limits with the rest of the looters. And years from now when archeologists wonder why the city of Cincinnati fell into drastic decline it will not be because it lacked highway access, or a wonderful airport—it will be because taxes were simply too high and that destroyed everything that was good about the city and turned it into just another ghostlike victim of the present economy that is indiscriminate in it’s destruction of anything but the most efficient leaving only the Looters of Cincinnati to feed off each other once everything productive had been consumed.

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“Tongue of the Ocean”: Pyramids discovered in the Bahamas–the roots of Atlantis

Recently a team of French and U.S. divers working together rediscovered a couple of very large pyramids in the Tongue of the Ocean region of the Bahamas very near the Bimini Islands and Andros Island. I hadn’t heard the news until I saw an unusual amount of activity from the link below discussing at some length an article I wrote about Malden Island in the South Pacific that offers explanations as to why discoveries like these crystal pyramids have been ignored by the scientific community. The article is rather involved but does go into some analysts of my examination into underwater archeology in the regions of the South Pacific and Caribbean.

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/2301/051/Giant_Crystal_Pyramid_Discovered_In_Bermuda_Triangle.html

As I read the comments at the bottom of that article I felt a bit of pain for those curious would-be explorers, and would offer to them to not be discouraged. Orthodox science will ignore the discoveries because of their static patterns of social behavior. For people such as the authors of that article, they are offering dynamic static patterns that threaten the comfort zone of those addicted to the previous static patterns. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW MY ARTICLE ON STATIC AND DYNAMIC SOCIAL PATTERNS.

In addition to this quandary, the article I wrote just yesterday involving human slavery also comes into play. It takes enormous amounts of money to explore the ocean bottoms. It takes a lot of money to take a boat out to the exact coordinates of the Tongue of the Ocean and actually dive into the deep water for any length of time. These pyramids are apparently located in 1,343 feet of ocean water. Typical deep dives for a human being are around 330 FT. Anything deeper requires submersibles which are very expensive to acquire and operate. Unfortunately, those who have the means—the boats and the planes to embark on such expeditions are technically slaves to some degree in their own lives, and because of the chains holding them down mentally, do not have anything left to challenge orthodoxy. They are often wealthy because they played by the rules of whatever system they are chained to, whether it be politics, a particular field of business, or perhaps they are simple social looters who became wealthy at the expense of others. But exploring these types of discoveries require individuals with financial means who can also think outside the box of accepted thinking—and those types of people are a real minority among the world’s population. To get an idea how difficult locating and actually exploring underwater relics are, examine the four YouTube videos that properly put in perspective how things look in this actual region not only from the air, but across the open sea. The last video of the step pyramid in fairly shallow water is much degraded, and very difficult to explore. But it puts in focus how difficult it would be to even take pictures in such deep water. When viewing the video of the commercial plane taking off from a Bahamian Island it requires a bit of imagination to consider that much of the ocean blue below was in fact very similar to modern-day Florida between 6000 to 10,000 years ago and would be quite a large land mass.

The Tongue of the Ocean is not too far off the coast of Florida. In my trips to Florida I am convinced that the legends of the Fountain of Youth do not originate in St. Augustine, Florida but was part of a civilization that goes back much longer than the documented Native Americans who inhabited the region when Columbus arrived in 1492. The continental shelf off the east coast of Florida is very shallow, and it is entirely possible that the land mass of Florida extended well into the Caribbean. The Tongue of the Ocean may well have been a coastal area much like today’s Tampa or Miami cities. A severe earthquake out in the Atlantic or elsewhere could possibly have sunk the entire plate by 30 to 50 feet off the coast of Florida; much like the recent Tsunami did in Japan to a smaller degree. Such seismic events did occur, and it is conceivable that much of the area surrounding Florida continuing well out into the continental shelf may have at one time been well above water and societies did in fact build pyramids, roads and other aspects of advanced culture well before our documented studies came along and made some elementary observations about the Calusa and Tequesta Indian tribes Ponce de Leon encountered.

Unfortunately, the archeology that would explore these underwater sites lack the will by the university system and the vision of a majority of the wealthy who have the means to explore these areas, but do not have the vision. Fishermen, bartenders, old beach bums all over Florida and the Bahamas know about the relics under the sea and will talk about them in bars and piers while they fish. Many divers have gone on amateur dives and explored the ruins of the temples in the Caribbean and north coast of Cuba all the way over to the Yucatan Peninsula, but have found nobody of any authority who wishes to hear their stories. Legitimate publications have ignored them all together in order to preserve their own published articles from the past. But such times are coming to an end. With the internet able to publish discoveries like the French/U.S. dive, traditional media can no longer contain these stories from the public to preserve their static patterns. The dynamic pattern of the questioning explorer, such as the seemingly bizarre theories cited in the above mentioned article are forcing examination by a curious public. Google Earth now allows explorers to map these ocean depths without professional equipment and GPS devices are allowing amateur explorers the ability to find these locations on their own, without the previous sophisticated equipment needed prior—which the very wealthy only had access to. So discoveries are happening much more rapidly now than ever, and we are learning much about human history that we only suspected through fantasy.

To understand how such a massive discovery right off the coast of Florida could go undetected even now, all one has to do is look at the mysteries that have not been solved on land, that occur in broad daylight. Just the other day I received a note from an older person who lived near my home way back in the in the 1960’s. He had read my most popular article on Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom, Giants in Ohio and informed me of the relative location of an old mom and pop museum privately run that he visited several times from 1964 to 1966 which contained a giant human male and female skeleton. The female was 7’-6” and the male was 9’ tall. My family is currently trying to pinpoint this old museum property to see if the current residents still have these bones, or if they were sold in a garage sale to a private collection elsewhere. Unfortunately, this is the fate of most of the world’s archeology, they end up destroyed by religious radicals, or they are held in private collections by treasure hunters. Not very often do they make their way into the local museum and if they do, the curators store them away in the research branches since they don’t know how to display something they fear society might actually reject—or the universities who supply them with material and other support may boycott their relationships. This kind of thing is difficult to track down on land even with the specific instructions given from the recent past of only 50 years.

It is much more difficult to do similar investigations into societies that are 30 to 1000 feet below the water and are 1000 to 100,000 years old. But there is something there in the waters of The Tongue of the Ocean and it is deeply mysterious. 95% of society is choosing to ignore these findings because these revelations threaten their static patterns of understanding. But eventually, they will no longer be able to turn away, and it will become necessary for the science community to admit that we know almost nothing about mankind’s past. Deep in the water near The Tongue of the Ocean is a pyramid. A pyramid very similar to the one outside of St. Louis called Cahokia, very similar to the one at Teotihuacan in Central Mexico—built well before the Aztecs ever inhabited the area, and very similar to the Great Pyramid in Egypt. Only these new pyramids are thought to be considerably larger than all those previously mentioned. The archeology of the ocean is ignored because the small minds of the modern human being wishes to believe that the ocean was always one level, and human beings evolved from the land of where the Leakey’s said they did in Africa. Even with the evidence right in front of our faces, in our back yards, or below the bows of our boats, the human mind is cleaving to the static pattern of our religious heritage, and scholastic understanding—not yet ready to admit that we know virtually nothing about ourselves or where we came from.

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This is what people are saying about my new book–Tail of the Dragon

Just finished the book and am sweating profusely. Wow, what a ride !!!  Fasten your seat belts for one of the most thrilling rides ever in print.

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Rich Hoffman
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
www.overmanwarrior.com

The Heart of Freedom: How to avoid being a slave

It is sad to see a man wither under the ominous storm clouds of his occupation. In between breaks, he migrates, half-asleep, with one eye fixed on the clock that will liberate him. No longer selling his time, he claims his freedom from the shackles of employment only after the bell rings. Upon such sleepy minds grow the roots of tyranny.

That paragraph is very first lines of exhibition from my new novel Tail of the Dragon. I do not include it here as just a promo for that new book but to articulate an issue that means a great deal to me. In fact, this book is the next logical step in my arguments over why high taxation is irresponsible, encroaching government is dangerous, and the need for human beings to function from their own accord is of paramount importance. Because the crucial issue of our day that is at the crux of the school levy problems, the expansion of government, politicians making deals with other countries in Rio over Agenda 21, Duke Energy and their “smart meters,” a failing economy, racism, and virtually every other modern problem is the idea of modern slavery. In that regard, there is only one other person besides me that I know of who feels virtually the same way about the impact of modern slavery and what the definition of it is as Glenn Beck, seen in the video below.

The purpose of my new book is to put on the table what many people suspect about themselves, but can’t quite get their minds around, the idea that they are modern slaves. In America we have allowed skin color to define the idea of slavery, and that is simply one barbaric form of slavery. The rest of America is enslaved by monetary debt, social expectation, and personal addictions which goes beyond the accepted definitions but are ultimately proper. With so many Americans victims of modern slavery, the idea of freedom is a far-fetched concept so they don’t know how to defend it.

Most people I know do not think they are so far in debt that they can’t even fathom real freedom, but they are. Most of them rely on a spouse for 40 to 50% of their household income which is cutting things too close, because many Americans find they cannot distinguish their inability to make plans for their own lives because they must have their jobs just to provide the basics in living requirements. To compensate for their lack of freedom, most people purchase material items to balance out their lack of options with the illusion of financial purchasing power. But it is just an illusion. The ability to buy a new purse, or go out to eat cannot compensate for the freedoms lost in providing a primary, or secondary income. Unfortunately, these days most Americans have accepted this as a reality.

In my new book the word freedom is used 23 times and I place many scenarios on the table to display how important it is to our every day lives and to what extent people are willing to fight for it. In my book, the characters are already close to freedom in their own lives, so they easily recognize encroachments on it, so they know when it’s time to fight. Most people however are so in debt morally and financially that they view new debt as just one more link in their personal chains, and they don’t take it too seriously.

This is why most people vote in favor of new taxes for schools, or for street cars—or police and fire levies, because people strapped for resources often can be made to feel that voting for tax increases are something they control in their lives, and they feel good to give money away to causes that exist outside of their meager lives. But the situation is the trick of parasites in government, because they are simply taking advantage of people already enslaved who have a tendency out of habit to say, “Yes sir, yes master. I will pay the new tax if it pleases you.” The taxpayer simply puts the new tax on their credit card because they put everything else there. They are already so far in debt morally and physically that one more link in the chain means nothing to them.

This is also why politicians in Rio, Brazil thought nothing of negotiating in favor of regulations in the fulfillment of United Nations Agenda 21 requiring Americans to pawn away more of their freedoms to make it happen. Such things are just a few more links in the chains of slavery and people already enslaved will not have the mental capacity to even comprehend how these impositions into their freedoms will alter their lives, and their children’s lives. It’s very hard for most people to admit that they are modern-day slaves when they have expendable income to go to a baseball game and eat a hot dog, or to visit a strip joint and pay for a lap dance. Most Americans would consider a trip to Las Vegas to be a wonderful vacation, but Vegas is a town of slavery. It requires gamblers to spend $2000 to $10,000 on a chance to break free of their daily slave driven routines in hopes of winning a jackpot. It requires thousands of employees to sell themselves cheaply as entertainers and servers. And it requires prostitution to one degree or another particularly from women. Las Vegas is the home of the modern showgirl, whether she’s a topless dancer, or an escort, sex is a form of human slavery. It’s what a woman who wishes to use the basic primal instinct of men needing physical sex as a way to fund the woman’s life that she selects as her chain. The allure of Vegas is the chance to be superior to other slaves for a change, and a chance to become free by luck—even if it’s just for a few hours. Vegas would not be such a popular destination if most Americans did not see themselves slaves in their own lives. Vegas and gambling in general are symptoms of modern-day slavery.

Slavery is so common today that nobody even considers it as abnormal. Instead, they look jealously at others who demand freedom and they become angry with them. The views in my book are of course the same as my own in relation to what a man’s relationship to his wife should be. In Tail of the Dragon there is a lot of talk about the main characters decision to make it so his wife does not have to work for a living. I have always viewed forcing a wife to work as a weakness of the modern man. If women want to work for their own identities, that’s one thing. But to force a woman to work because the family is too far in debt or because their cell phone packages are expensive, cable bills, dining expectations, and other material needs are ridiculously high, because most women would prefer not to be a part of the rat race. Most people view their jobs as an unhappy daily endeavor, so to compel two parents to such a life is foolish—then to ask public education to cover the emotional gaps that children require is like asking the slave master to raise the child of the slave. Most families make the choice openly, because they don’t know how to say no to family members, to neighbors, to friends, or to politicians.

I have never required my wife to work. She has at a few times in the past, but I never expected her to. I always viewed her as a part of me, so it was always an act of rebellion to know that at least she could wake up in the morning on her own terms, go to the store whenever she wanted and pretty much design her daily schedule anyway she desired. Anyone who raises a family knows how tough it can be to pay a mortgage, car payments, weekly food expenses and the enormous amounts of insurance that are required these days. But it was always my gift to her to keep her as free of that burden as possible.

Of course family members and friends never understood. They always felt they needed to inject themselves into our lives to explain that we were doing it all wrong, and as a woman she needed to have her “own thing.” I would tell them they were dead wrong and out of their minds and often these arguments would cause rifts that would last forever. I was always willing to bend and put on the shackles for the sake of my family, but I was never willing to put my wife through the same ordeal. The basic argument against my wife and my decisions were that the rest of society were doing things a certain way, and as progressive politics intended the destruction of the American family, they wanted the mothers out of the house and busy with chains of their own they could have unfettered access to the children through public education.

If that sounds like a sinister plot from a James Bond movie, that’s because it is—it’s the result of a philosophy that embraces collectivism. No one person comes up with the plan, but in the case of collectivism, it is an unconscious commitment to the destruction of the American family and the indoctrination of the youth into service of the collective whole, much the way oriental cultures are structured that is the real villain. Destruction of the individual for the sake of the collective whole is the goal, and in such a society slavery is not a big deal—because individuals are not important so long as the collective lives. In collectivist societies it is not called slavery, it is called an occupation. The occupation serves the collective society, not the individual performing the task. This is an important distinction.

Most Americans know and feel what I’m saying, but they cannot come to grips with it. They have no definitions in their daily dialogue that articulates their feelings about it. So they go through the motions and do pretty much what they are told—even though they suspect that it’s wrong somehow.

I have always questioned the rationality of this behavior. To me, a government bureaucrat does not have a right to manage my life for me by approving taxes with this collectivist’s mentality. They do not have a right to put a “smart meter” on my home so they can track my energy usage and sell that information to others interested in watching me. They do not have a right to tell me how to educate my children; they do not have a right to approve a new deck I might want to build. They do not have a right to decide from a far away land what I should do to care for the earth. They do not have a right to decide that I should buy insurance of any kind. They do not have a right to pull me over to see if I’m wearing a seat belt. They do not have a right to demand I enslave myself more to pay for the debts they incur with their reckless diatribes. To me I see the slavery clearly because I work every day to not be a slave. I do not spend any of my time trying to figure out what others might think of my behavior, because my entire being is all about not acting as a slave to anyone else. So it’s obvious.

I see the understanding of living free and being a slave as the most important distinction in front of America today. Accepting the $15 trillion-dollar deficit is accepting slavery. Not accepting the debt is to do as I do and that is to write and pick on those who make decisions which attempt to put more shackles on my freedom through their ignorance. Without that basic understanding Americans are just deer in the headlights of the oncoming crash that will pummel them at some point in their lives through their own inaction. To decide to avoid responsibility for one’s own freedom and to willingly put on the shackles of slavery because of laziness is irresponsible and quite tragic. Such types do not have the right to impose upon me or my family their laziness by accepting slavery through collectivism then demanding my participation into their evil acts.

To know if you are a slave or not, think how you feel when you get up in the morning and who decides what you will do and when you will do it. Then look at all those influences in your life that plan entire weekends for you without your input. If the answer is that most of the times you do what others tell you, then you are a modern slave. Asking such people to sympathize and appreciate freedom is a far-fetched stretch that is beyond their comprehension. That is why the concept of freedom is so important to me, and why I discussed it so intensely in my new novel. It’s also why Glenn Beck is one of the only modern commentators who deal with the issue directly—because it’s an obscure concept—freedom. We all talk about it, but few of us actually have it, mostly due to self-imposed tragedies where the chains were put on our legs out of fear and a desire for safety—then we wonder why the government is so big, and arrogant, because we made them that way out of laziness—without defending freedom.

Freedom isn’t about firing off fireworks, or having the option of going shopping whenever one wants. It’s much more complicated, and all-encompassing than that. Freedom is about responsibility, and courage which are required to feed such a mythical creature. Without those two ingredients, freedom dies through neglect and the chains of slavery are attached to its body out of fearful superstition that the individual would ever stop supporting the collective without a sense of guilt, and desire to be removed from the body of unified entities under the umbrella of utopian socialism.

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This is what people are saying about my new book–Tail of the Dragon

Just finished the book and am sweating profusely. Wow, what a ride !!!  Fasten your seat belts for one of the most thrilling rides ever in print.

Visit the NEW Tail of the Dragon WEBSITE!  CLICK HERE!

Rich Hoffman
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
www.overmanwarrior.com

Larry Schweikart’s Opinion: The first blurb for “Tail of the Dragon”

One of my favorite books is A Patriot’s History of the United States published in 2004 by Larry Schweikart co-written with Mike Allen which became the #1 bestseller for not only the New York Times, but also Amazon.com. It is my very strong belief that Larry’s Patriot’s History should be the official textbook of history taught in every school in America. Most American’s thought the same thing, which is why it is still easy to find in the history section of most bookstores. That book by itself has done much to undo many of the progressive myths imposed on American culture with the intention of eradicating the concept of exceptionalism from our dialogue. It took a while for American’s to discover the book, but once they did, there were stacks of these large blue books piled upon the entrance to my local bookstore that delighted me immensely.

My youngest daughter bought it for me on my 41st birthday as I had been dropping hints that it was all I wanted. Once I received it, I spent a month devouring it, and it still sits on a bookshelf within reach for my constant reference. Larry has went on to author several other books, What would the Founders Say?: A Patriot’s Answers to America’s Most Pressing problems, Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along, and 48 Liberal Lies About American History.

Eight days ago my publisher sent me a couple comp copies of my newest book Tail of the Dragon ahead of the usual galley’s upon my request. As part of my contract with American Book, they send upon completion of all the pre-production tasks an official copy of the book as galleys are then sent out for reviews and blurbs obtained since books typically sell based on opinion. The galleys aren’t due to arrive till after the Fourth of July and it looks like the official release date is set to be September 4th. During this process a book is then registered with all the book distributers so book stores know how to access it for their stock. Being a fan of Larry’s I had contacted him months ago to see if he would be willing to give me a blurb, which he gracefully accepted. But he also warned me that he was very picky, and that if he did not like the book, he would not give me a blurb.

So of course sending him my book was risky since if he told me he didn’t like it, it would not only be disappointing from marketing standpoint since he is a bestselling author, but he’s also someone I respect, so a rejection from him would have been even more difficult. When the books arrived, I sent one immediately to Larry and braced myself.

Before leaving town with my wife on Friday June 22, 2012 Larry wrote me to say that he had made it through the first part and that so far so good, which meant a lot since he didn’t have to assure me of anything. I spent every minute of my trip out-of-town thinking about whether or not Larry was going to continue enjoying Tail of the Dragon once he got into the really intense stuff which happens about halfway through the book. Everyone who had read Tail of the Dragon so far had loved the book, but Larry is a history professor and has been there and done much in publishing and media relations. My ending to Tail of the Dragon is very severe which is a delicate balance that can be tricky to walk, so I spent the whole weekend worried.

When I arrived home and sat down to check my email, I saw I had a note from Larry. I was relieved to open it and see that Larry enjoyed the book and gave me a nice blurb that can be seen below. This is officially the first of my blurbs, and it won’t be the last. But it is one that I wanted for more than one reason. I was delighted with Larry’s impression of the novel since Tail of the Dragon goes into deep analysts on life and the roles of freedom, but at the same time is light-hearted and fun. For the majority of people who don’t care as deeply about those topics as I do, they will most likely read the book for entertainment first, introspection second, and Larry hit perfectly the kind of impression I had been trying to create, which means that most readers will come away with a similar impression.

With Tale of the Dragon, Rich Hoffman combines NASCAR, Rebel Without a Cause, and Smokey and the Bandit. If you like fast cars, and hate speed traps, this is the book for you. And just every once in a while, any real American wishes he had a Firebird like the one in Tale of the Dragon.

Larry Schweikart Co-author, A Patriot’s History of the United States

The setup to the storyline in Tail of the Dragon involves a history of progressive politics and the way it functions. It also involves a back story involving Andrew Jackson which obviously Larry is an expert, so there were things that if I got them wrong, he could have easily rejected. So the blurb he gave me is one that I treasure immensely. It’s much easier to do these kinds of things when you don’t care what somebody thinks, and most of the time I don’t. For me the risk is when I deal with other writers whose work I admire greatly because you want to come away from such correspondence with good footing, otherwise the rejection will resonate every time you read a future book of theirs, and books are as important to me as breathing. So getting a blurb from Larry was a bit of personal risk for me.

So thank you Larry for taking the time out of your busy schedule to give Tail of the Dragon a read, and for the very nice comments. I wrote what I liked, and the hope is that others will share in that passion. The risk is that the fine line between intensity, entertainment and ridiculousness does not get jeopardized along the way which violates the connection a reader has to the world you try to build for them. Larry’s blurb summarized for me what others not familiar with the book will feel when they read it as well. I intentionally did not tell Larry much in advance so not even knowing upon receipt if it’s just another political science entry, or some fantasy epic, he came away with the basic impressions I was trying to create, and lent his valuable name to Tail of the Dragon.

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This is what people are saying about my new book–Tail of the Dragon

Just finished the book and am sweating profusely. Wow, what a ride !!!  Fasten your seat belts for one of the most thrilling rides ever in print.

Visit the NEW Tail of the Dragon WEBSITE!  CLICK HERE!

Rich Hoffman
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
www.overmanwarrior.com