Winning at all Costs: Knowing the truth about a conflict

I was saying to a group of young professionals just a few hours ago that the brick wall they had hit up the supply chain for their endeavor was not an impenetrable barricade. They were discouraged and felt the sharp teeth of defeat cutting them in half and were ready to throw out the white flag to stop the pain. I asked them why, for which they replied, “we just can’t compete, and they won’t listen. We don’t have near enough power and influence to move the needle.” I asked them if they had done everything they could think of, including seducing the owner of the establishment, to bring them over to your way of thinking, to your version of “yes.” “They giggled a bit and said of course not, that would be unethical.” I said to them that what was unethical was failure. And that until you’ve done everything, literally, there is no white flag. Only a red one soaked in the blood of the other person’s essence. And that is the way I think about most things, whether its school levy fights, taxation in general, or the terribly unethical behavior that our federal government is showing these days now that the Trump presidency is challenging long established norms of corruption and communist sentiment deep within our governing walls. I’m a do anything to win kind of person and I see in President Trump the same kind of person, and whenever I can I teach people to think the same way, but you have to understand dear reader, victory is always a decision if you are willing to do anything to get it. And speaking honestly, and ethically, I am.

In that regard its not enough to say that “I can’t” do anything about the corruption we see in our government. I typically point out that school levies and public education in general are good targets to attack because the impact is so obvious. Public schools are a real attack on our American life, just take a sample from last week where children were advocated for climate “fairness” in public forums. They didn’t learn to talk about those topics from their parents in the comfort of their homes, those sentiments came straight out of their public educations where we have all paid a fortune to train their minds to work against us the way they are doing now. It would be easy to throw up our arms and say that the situation is impossible to deal with, but to my way of thinking, that’s never an option. I never feel like its too late or too big to do something about it, and the way to win something is to go all in to do so—whatever it takes. Well that goes for politics as well. If you are the better person, don’t lose to ethical standards that the political class have set to limit your effectiveness. Let them call your methods unfair, let them cry in the dark. Let them do whatever just so long as they lose in the process. Ethics and standards are defined by winners so the transitory considerations are not something that should limit you in elections or in the business of supporting others who are working to win. Winning is the only thing that matters no matter how big or small the objective is.

While its true that all versions of a truth have their side of the story you must understand that in the theater of world affairs the best way to defeat your passions is to convince you into taking a weakened position of negative decision making such as considering that its only little ol’ you against a great big world. We are clearly seeing in our public schools hostile agents in the students trained to attack our cultural maliciously, and that is what we are up against. Then the result of that activism is seen in our government itself who will lie, steal, and manipulate the media, our elections, and our own Bill of Rights which is the foundation of all law and order, and they’ll do anything to win. So while you are thinking of whether or not President Trump should have sent this Tweet or said that thing on the nightly news the side we are fighting with will stop at nothing to win. Yet you won’t match their efforts because you are governed by a sense of ethics that they have defined for you in their own government schools. Just as they have brainwashed innocent children in our public schools to think that climate science is going to end their life, to scare them into activism, these schools do the same to our children to support tax increases, advocate for reckless sex education, and anti-capitalist economies and the only people playing by the “rules” are us. We are controlled by ethics definitions established by our government making victories easier for them by playing by rules they have set for us, which they violate all the time.

The point of the matter is that we have a fight in front of us, right now. For many, its on the local level and the chain reaction of those decisions are going up to the federal level and are at the center of the Trump/Ukraine debate. The story isn’t whether or not there is a whistleblower who may have heard second hand whether Trump pushed Ukraine into investigating the improper use of a public office in Joe Biden, but to what extent both sides will do whatever they have to do to win. In that fight, finally on the Republican side of things we see in President Trump a person who thinks right about these matters, the Democrats have finally met someone who will go further than they will in winning elections. It has nothing to do with the truth, it has everything to do with a willingness to win. One side can’t play by some invisible rules of conduct while the other does whatever needs to be done. In that game, someone will always lose, and the other side will always win because they will do anything to do so. And that is the game we are playing whether it’s in business or politics. If you are going to be playing a game, you must play to win. If you lose anyway, then that is how we can know a truth about something. But we will never know until you’ve done everything that can be done to win, including seducing members of the other side into your way of thinking. That’s not unethical, its just another way of getting to the real truth, to discover what is really on the table in the great poker games of life.

We have a government that will do anything to win, and they’ve been like that for a long time. Finally, Republicans elected in Trump someone who will counter that sentiment. But for the rest of us, we must be willing to do the same, don’t yield to the other side based on some ethics consideration. The only thing that is ethical is to bring home a win for your side of things. And until you have done everything to secure a victory, you haven’t done enough.

Rich Hoffman
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