‘Man of Steel’ Success: Get ready for The ‘Justice League’!

It looks like there will be a Man of Steel part two film after all with a Justice League film coming shortly thereafter.  As reported by Forbes at the link below, Man of Steel has made over $125 million during its opening weekend, which was the required amount to get the ball rolling for the DC Comics series of films that have been much talked about.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2013/06/16/weekend-box-office-man-of-steel-soars-to-125-million-debut/

That is very good news……………….


To read my review of Man of Steel, click here.

Of a particular interest is the speculation that the Forbes article makes about the next Superman villain, Lex Luther:

The big question is of course which side of the critical divide audiences end up on, since the film doesn’t just need to make money but establish excitement for Man Of Steel 2 coming summer 2015 (starring… uh… Chiwetel Ejiofor as Lex Luthor?) and the eventual Justice League film coming summer… 2018?  But for the moment, Man Of Steel has reaffirmed DC Comics as a viable brand for big-scale tent poles just as Marvel did with Iron Man five years ago.  So far, so good…

Chiwetel Ejiofor would be a good pick.  For those who saw Man of Steel, did you notice the LexCorp vans being destroyed during the big climax?

Plus, I was looking at the Superman comic #703 yesterday………the one that takes place in Cincinnati, Ohio………………and took note that the story line between Batman and Superman was a compelling one.  I would expect to see a film between those two characters just ahead of Justice League.

Rich Hoffman

“If they attack first………..blast em’!”

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The Progressive Movie Critic: The intention of a bad review

I wrote my review of the very fantastic film Red Tails at the link below. After the film pulled in a respectable $19 million dollars on its opening weekend in spite of the very critical reviews, I write this with a smile on my face. Unlike most films, Red Tails gained momentum as word of mouth spread through the weekend leaving per screen showings on Sunday higher than Friday (opening day).

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/red-tails-the-movie-is-fantastic-thank-you-george-lucas-again/

Red Tails is wonderful. It ends with a prayer by black men under a flowing American flag, a very iconic image. I predict it will be nominated for at least three Academy Awards and will win two, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Visual Effects. In a rating out of 10 I would give Red Tails an 8, only because the credits in the beginning could have been less distracting. I know what the intention was, and that was to pay homage to the old serial films of the 40’s. But in a brilliantly colored film, it doesn’t work so well. And the music could have been more epic, to match the action on the screen. Those are very minor quips however and hardly worth mentioning. That leaves the question, what were the reviewers thinking who said the movie had “cardboard characters,” that it was “old fashioned,” and that the movie didn’t tell enough of the story about racism.

Well, movie critics come from those liberal arts majors in college who, like high school career councilors make a living telling other people what to do. There are many jobs where looters, unable to create for themselves make livings off the creations of others. In spite of the fact that teachers are so highly revered in our culture, I would say they fall under this category. Their usefulness is largely a result of self promotion as opposed to actual results. For instance, home schooled kids routinely outperform public educated kids. The factor in a child’s life is the quality of their parents, not their teachers. The greatest teacher in the world cannot compensate for a bad parent. Teachers can help, but they can’t fill a child’s life with all the essentials, even though they sell themselves as though they can. In movies, it is the movie critic, that lover of cinema who creates for themselves a market that allows them to see all the movies they wish, without having to put themselves out on a limb and ever create anything.

The movie critic like the teacher goes to college and allows progressive leaning professors to shape their thoughts, both occupations having a tendency toward the liberal arts. The teacher leaves college more of a socialist than when they entered and the movie critic does as well. The critic learning that it is progressive political money that shapes Hollywood these days, steer studios and the entertainment industry into the direction of their socialist training. Many people don’t know it, but the socialist labor unions of Southern California have infected Hollywood in very negative ways, making great films very difficult to make. Studios often pick films they believe will get critical reviews, because they believe those reviews will generate a return on the investment in their pictures. Studios have given the movie critic too much power over the culture of motion picture creation.

George Lucas as a maverick filmmaker in every sense of the word has had his quips with the labor unions of the motion picture industry for years. Lucas to keep the cost down on his projects has chose to make films in England, Australia, and Red Tails was entirely shot in Prague. Lucas tends to avoid the Hollywood machine for the stifling controls they have attempted to exert on him in the past. Movie critics are typically very hard on George Lucas not because his movies are bad, or his characters are card board, they are hard on him beacause Lucas pushes the rules to constantly make new discoveries in film technique. Movie critics just like the teachers unions protect their industry. Teachers unions often engage in propaganda warfare against challenges to the public school system. They stand very much against any competitive challenges to their monopoly power, like charter schools, private instruction, and of course home schooling. The reason is that the unions wish to discourage competition no matter what industry is in question. The film critic does the same for their union brothers and sisters in the industry by defending their right to be employed by producers who make their films without the union label of Southern California. The unions and the pawn movie critics would have the consumer believe that a film made in Australia by an American producer is somehow less quality than the films made in Southern California.

Movie critics are advocates for progressive politics. The same critics that will proclaim that The Black Swan was a wonderful film because the characters are so imperfect and complicated will declare that Red Tails is simplistic and silly. These are critics with a social agenda and are attempting to shape the movie industry with progressive politics instead of box office results. This is why Hollywood has seen sagging sales.

The key to Red Tails is that the black characters are not tragic victims of their fate. They are heroes, and they are that way because they strove to prove they are every bit as good as their white counterparts. Red Tails has a fundamental message of self empowerment, and to the progressive community this is a big problem. Progressives seek to make people victims, not to see individuals empowered. So the message of Red Tails is very unprogressive. The black pilots empower themselves. They don’t wait for someone to recognize their efforts. They take the offensive to earn respect first from themselves, then from their white counterparts. The message is really powerful in Red Tails, and every young child should see it. The movie is deciding old fashioned. It even has closed mouthed kissing between a man and a woman. Red Tails is the closest film we are going to find that is a throwback to the kind of films the Disney Company used to make.

Movie critics as much as they wish they could shape the world to their progressive vision can’t do much when filmmakers like George Lucas bypasses the Hollywood system and makes his movies the way he wants to. It infuriates those progressive types who jealously look at Lucas and expect that they should have some of what he has, that they could somehow make movies as good as George. Who is the movie critic to question George Lucas, the creator of the most recognized films in the history of Hollywood? Do those movie critics possess the creative impulse to make anything from nothing except criticize the work of those who chose to remain independent of the Hollywood system?

I’d say Lucas knows more about film, and about life than any collection of movie critics. Like the teachers in the profession of looting the good deeds built by the parents raising their child, the movie critic loots off the success of people like Lucas who make films other studios attempt to copy, because Lucas films make money. So the critic makes their living attempting to tear down filmmakers like Lucas so that they can help lower the bar for their entertainment labor friends from the lofty heights that George Lucas has set for Hollywood. Yet without George Lucas Hollywood would have probably destroyed itself by now. It was well on its way to doing just that in the late 60’s. George Lucas is to the movie industry what John Galt is to the book Atlas Shrugged.

The looters of Hollywood know they are nothing without people like George Lucas, and they hate him for it. They make fun of his films and hope to spread by bad reviews information hoping that Lucas might fail. And someday Lucas might. But it won’t be in the movie Red Tails, because in spite of the Hollywood machine attempting to derail a picture that empowers young black men to rise to their own station in life, and to break the rules if need be to achieve it, the movie is successful because it does what movie fans desire, it gives hope to the audience. It brings magic to the screen and seeks to make icons out of supposed victims which cut to the core of progressive political belief, which is to exist for the sake of altruism, and not the glory of the individual in a quest of psychological and physical redemption.

Red Tails is good because it understands the elusive quality of ambition in the heart of the fortune seeker. It is everything that the modern progressive despises, which is why Red Tails will continue to make money well into the months to come. It’s a movie people want to see, as opposed to the pretentious junk endorsed by progressive movie critics, trained in their progressive colleges, where they learned all they know from old hippie professors who make six figures for doing nothing but braiding their pony tails. Red Tails steps over the value of the movie critic and the Hollywood studio system completely and Lucas smiles for the same reason I am still as I conclude here. Lucas knows that once Red Tails is proven a box office success, the looters will attempt to attach themselves to him, instead of attacking him, because they have no choice. They are nothing without creators like Lucas, and will have to tuck their heads in the sand and shut their mouth as visionaries continue to prove the worthlessness of the movie critics in the roll of modern cinema.

Now dear reader, you are probably wondering why I mentioned the relevancy of the teaching profession alongside the credibility of the movie critic. Well, it’s because both occupations are filled with good intentions, but end up failing as a result. People like Lucas think outside the confines of conventional thought and our society is better because of people like him. And as harsh as the Hollywood machine attempted to slam Red Tails so the film would lose money and dash any future films from becoming a reality, it is the movie critic who hopes to eliminate from our minds all traces of Walt Disney’s Davy Crockett, or John Wayne’s films, and replace those strong movie characters with flawed human beings who look to a progressive government for a helping hand. But Lucas doesn’t just make movies, he is also an innovator in education, and if public education listened to Lucas, they would become much more effective in teaching children relevant skills. So it is the establishments, the teachers unions, and the movie critics who attempt to shield the public from the enlightenment of true innovators like Lucas. And once they realize they have failed, they will then seek to loot the idea for themselves. That is why Red Tails will win Academy Awards in the spring of 2013. Teachers will also lash out to any change until they are forced to accept innovations, and once they do, education will change forever for the better, and the same mind that created Star Wars, and now Red Tails, is also providing innovation for education. You can check out the website of this education innovation here:

http://www.lucaslearning.com/

As usual, all that stands between innovation and stagnation are the critics. And if we are ever to move forward, we must shut down those voices that use fear and weakness to hold our society to the stone age of thinking simply because they are the true weak links, and are too lazy to advance their thinking to adhere to the visionaries of our society. The M.O. of the critic is to chastise the forward thinker out of fear, and security for the livelihoods the looting critic created for themselves. The critic would prefer a life in chains because they at least have control the chains so long as the population willingly confines itself to their weaknesses instead of reaching forward with their dreams and innovation that is always propelling society forward with new ideas by embracing what worked in the past. That’s why Red Tails and George Lucas are, and will continue to be successful. The human race would be a lot happier if they just stopped hanging on to their empires and embraced the dreamers so that we could all move forward instead of reflecting the wars and corruption of the little dictators who populate the earth using fear as their weapon, and a feeble grasp of an intellectual mandate.

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Snoopy versus The Red Baron: The true meaning of modern Christmas

I have two Christmas songs that I enjoy more than any other. One is The Little Drummer Boy  which captures all the spiritual essence of the Christmas Holiday on the religious side of things. My other is a little song recorded in Tampa, Florida by The Royal Guardsman called Snoopy’s Christmas.

That song is all about an elusive quality called “valor” and is far more important than the progressive social engineering that took place during and after World War 1 on the heels of The Treaty of Versailles. In the song Snoopy in deadly combat with the dreaded Red Baron captures the essence of what Christmas is all about when Snoopy lands behind enemy lines with the Baron, his enemy, and partakes in a feast to enjoy one day off the battlefield where the two rivals toast each other.

Without saying a word of dialog but only communicating with grunts and facial expressions Snoopy reflects the inner quest of all people to achieve a level of honor through proven valor on the battlefields of life and this cannot be removed from the consciousness of the human race, even though the attempts have been vigorous. The popularity of sports and the combat of competition are what drive the world and always have. The more tampering socially that politicians have attempted to inflict on behalf of peace have only mitigated into the unintentional perpetuation of more violence. This can be seen in the increase of MMA fighting replacing wrestling and some boxing as a new favorite sporting event.

Wars could be simply reduced to the desire for nations to maintain their national honor and it is the combatants individually who play out that quest. Honor is a level of quality that proclaims that one side of a conflict has a higher quality than the other side, and only in the competition of combat can it be determined who has more quality than the other. In World War 1 it was the Red Baron who set the standard of aerial combat in a manner of fighting that was only a few decades old. Even though it was Americans who invented flight, it was the Germans who first mastered the concept of a flying ace and the Red Baron was the best of the best as can be seen in these fantastic sequences of combat in the skies over Europe.

Progressives at the time of World War 1 with their academic pretentious naivety assumed that the world wanted peace as they did, and Woodrow Wilson at the time used the horrors of the war to propose his vision of a League of Nations which was essentially like a board of directors at a college who would rule the world and prevent all future wars between nations. The League of Nations would eventually become The United Nations after 30 years of constant promotion it was finally accepted after World War 11, a war that was actually caused by World War 1. Because World War 1 was really not about any outright injustice between nations, the war was essentially about honor and the individuals who made up those respected countries which can be seen brilliantly in this clip from The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

Progressives in all their sheltered perception believe that they can engineer from the human mind through education, government social programs and business regulation a fairness that has never been seen on planet earth, but in reality their pretension is just as arrogant as this next scene from another episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles where Indy has dinner with the Red Baron himself along with other German aces from the period. (By the way, if you thought Indiana Jones was only a series of four movies you are missing out. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is some of the best television ever produced about history and will make an excellent present to yourself if you are so inclined. In this series Indiana Jones the fictional character meets all the real movers and shakers who helped shape the 20th century. As a spy, Indy finds himself at dinner with the Red Baron and learns what the real motivations of the war truly were).

After the war President Wilson and his friends from Britain and France decided to divide up the world to their liking and attempted to implement a progressive social engineering approach with the aforementioned Treaty of Versailles. This arrogant attempt by them gave rise to the Nazi party in their treatment of the Germans by crushing them to dust making Hitler their only hope for redemption. It was also the Treaty of Versailles that created the modern Middle East by dismantling the Ottoman Empire and creating the nations we see there today. Even though countries like Palestine, Iraq, Iran and many others came out of this division of property the conflicts erupting to this very day are worse than ever because the nature of the people who made up the Ottoman Empire still wish to live a feudal existence because that is their culture. Also at the Treat of Versailles a young Ho Chi Man from Vietnam pleaded that Wilson help release his country from French occupation. Wilson blew off the young bell boy of Paris and the young man went to the Communist recruiter across the street in Paris as a last refuge of hope for bringing freedom to his country. That is how communism came to Vietnam. This complete blunder by the well-intentioned yet pretentious Wilson ushered in the violence in South East Asia that would become the Vietnam conflict and it really started during the creation of this treaty.

Progressives ludicrously have underestimated the factor of human endeavor for which they are vacant and that is valor. Since they don’t understand it, because they have not developed it themselves, since academics tend to be squeamish personalities lacking in physical prowess, an attempt to use intellect to suppress bravery as valid human endeavors has been attempted. Progressives believe foolishly that by doing this they can eliminate war from the human mind. What progressives did however was essentially no different from what the Red Baron was doing. The Baron used his physical abilities and skills as a pilot to defeat his enemies, and it was the task of his competitors even at the cost of their lives to surpass him. Progressives used their ability to manipulate and deceive through academic psychology to disarm their enemies thinking that since they were so intellectually proficient that they had the right to rule the world…….they are in essence no different or less evil than the Red Baron.

And that is the moral to the story of Snoopy versus the Red Baron in that wonderful song that each time I hear it I think of all the above, because the song is not only about a pivotal moment in human history but it’s about the elusive quality of valor where enemies in the air take a moment to toast each other behind enemy lines because in the end the conflict was not personal, it was simply about the quest to find out what each other was made of that made the conflict either heroic or tragic. Progressive peace-loving politics has robbed the earth of this well understood definition of valor and replaced it the only way they could, but using communism to suppress the individual to authority of their “betters” in an attempt of creating a world without war. But in doing so they have had to attempt to dumb down every human being on the planet by watering down the necessity for competition to prove human valor; wasn’t that the lesson of the great novel and film A Clockwork Orange? In that film society attempted to program out what they perceived to be the evil of a young diabolical man and ended up discovering that in doing so they destroyed everything good about the kid leaving him mute and vulnerable to a highly competitive society.

What we all want on Christmas Day is to spend time with our friends and family, and to see what those people think of us in the form of presents under a lit up Christmas Tree. Christmas Day is a unique pause in competition that society nationally and internationally participates in and puts our conflicts off to the side while we silently pay tribute not only to the spiritual aspects of Christmas, but to the efforts of our previous year. Again, progressives miss the point of Christmas by attempting to take the Christian reference away; they forget what the holiday truly is to the deep minds of the human race. But The Royal Guardsman understood what Christmas was as they told the story of Snoopy, the Red Baron, and a break in the action for a feast about living with the knowledge that they will meet again in the field of battle. The battles we fight in life are not necessarily about killing the other person or defeating the other nation. The battles we fight are to know that we are everything we can be and we need competition to bring it out in us. And so long as communism and capitalism are on the same planet there will never be peace, the earth will always be at war. Because capitalism needs competition to work, and communism needs collective surrender to fairness to work. Communism however robs the individual of valor and leaves behind a shell of a person, which is the ultimate destroyer of not only people, but nations. And the day after Christmas when all the presents are opened, and the aroma of Christmas dinner has left our senses we will return like Snoopy and the Red Barron to the fight for our very lives in a quest for the valor that feeds our very souls.

Merry Christmas!!!!

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https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/socialists-live-hoffman-lenses-on-urban-meyer/

Rich Hoffman
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The Confederate Battle Flag: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DECLARES WAR AGAINST AMERICA WITH NDAA

AFTER YOU READ THIS, BE SURE TO WATCH EVERY SINGLE VIDEO FOR CONTEXT:

Shockingly, a majority of our government voted for the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the president to declare that the military can detain Americans if the area they reside in is declared a war zone. This is a very bad thing, especially when we have a president who is provoking those war zones with the Occupy Movement. The move by the government in both houses on this action show the direction of our country. As this news broke, Herman Cain had to bow out of his run for president simply because the political machinery of both sides saw him as a threat. I don’t care if he had sex with several women from every single state in the union, he wouldn’t have been any worse than John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnston, or Bill Clinton. Yet the press would not let off Herman Cain because it scared them to hell and back to consider a black conservative running for president. I love Herman Cain! And the labor unions intent on pushing for an ever increasing progressive agenda seem poised to grow stronger, since many in the Tea Party movement are feeling the sting of a major loss in Ohio over Issue 2, which would have reformed collective bargaining. All those issues are activities by progressive politics on both sides of the political isle to destroy the Tea Party movement as a threat in future politics. The Republic Party has had enough of the Tea Party. They want to cut a budget deal with Democrats and are ready to sell out, so all things involving the Tea Party are about to be crushed politically. This is a move that has been long time in the making.

Did anybody think it would be easy?

Two things greeted me over the weekend that showed me that the story will not end there however, and that the Republican betrayal of the Tea Party is just the first chapter in a long book leading to the next Civil War in America, first was the news that in my home township of Liberty, Issue 2 passed with 56% of the vote. At least somewhere in the world people are not complete idiots bought and sold by the socialist unions. That’s good news. The other thing I found refreshing was this young man fighting for his right to hang a Confederate Flag in his dorm window. Listen to him here:

The Confederate Flag is one of those aspects of progressivism that has been painted in a negative way so to help spread socialism throughout the country. It has been highlighted to be the symbol of slavery in the south since that was what created the first Civil War, and the Confederate Flag was the flag of the south. The Confederate Flag has been the target of many demonstrations and protests by civil rights groups and other progressive politicians who look to African-American suffrage as a way to more power. The young man in that video makes a number of great and sensible points and it is refreshing to hear a young person who is able to articulate such beliefs at a young age.

The real intent behind the progressive attack on the Confederate Flag has absolutely nothing to do with slavery in the south. Slavery was well on its way to being abolished and the clock on it was ticking down rapidly. The Northern states were the first to replace slavery with other industry so it wasn’t difficult for them to suddenly grow a conscious once they had an economy that allowed them to have morality and pity for their fellow man. The south being too dependent on cotton hadn’t found a way to rid themselves of slavery. In hindsight, it is easy to say the plantation owners should have just paid all their workers, but at the time, the entire world functioned with slavery as the mode of operation, and it was in America where the discussion to get rid of slavery completely took place. So the war between the North and the South was important for virtually every human being on planet earth.

Progressive politicians have needed African American demographics to look back in horror at their ancestors because those politicians and civil rights leaders are simply looters. They used sorrow in the slave history the way they used guilt against the Native Americans to make all Americans accept socialism as a means of government. It is under this guilt that progressives have spread the welfare state, voting blocs for the Democratic Party, and even talk of reparations. The intent of all this activity was to keep the Caucasian majority on its heels and defensive so they did not question the true intentions behind progressive political movements, which is a complete overthrow of the United States government into a socialist country falling into place with the policies of Socialist International.
The real reason to attack the Confederate Flag is the same reason that the America Revolution has been smeared and all the founding fathers were discredited as being slave holders and unable to even write the Constitution. The American Revolution is about rebellion and the Civil War is about rebellion. Ultimately the south, even if it was wrong in defending its ability to maintain slavery as an economic means for their survival, did have the right to exercise their states rights to not take orders from a federal fovernment. In fact, the federal government used its victory in the Civil War to impose more federal control in a trend that ushered in the progressive era. Many of our complaints about public education, a far reaching centralized government, incredibly high taxes, and the loss of freedom and the rise of socialism come from the fate of the Civil War. To prevent any further successions from the union the federal government in an attempt at its own preservation has tried to aggressively remove all symbols of freedom and further rebellion so that the United States never has to go through such a thing again.

But in the south, they have never really ever bought in to this centralized government idea, and to this day, the southern states are still very resistant to federal government control, so they have held on to their Confederate Flag as a symbol that if the time should come again, they’ll take that flag up and fight against the Union if need be.

According to progressives, every slave ancestor was a beaten down person that had their very souls robbed from them. And in some cases this was certainly true. But as I speak about the golden age of piracy with great reverence, many of those early pirates were former slaves who had been freed on their way to the West Indies from Africa. In fact many of the best pirate ships were former slave vessels that had been taken over by pirates, the captains of the English, French and Spanish had their crews killed and the slaves on those vessels were free to roam the seas as pirates in the captured vessels, where as I described, freedom was born 100 years before The Declaration of Independence. For a review check out this article:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/the-key-to-american-exceptionalism-its-not-what-you-think-it-is/

Oh yes, it is this little bit of history that roams in the soul of many southerners and sets them apart from their countryman in the North. Many of these slaves turned pirate settled in New Orleans and other port towns, particularly Charleston, South Carolina and started lives as free men and women. (BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW ANY OF THIS…………..DID YA?)

This is why to this very day in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you can see in the streets of that mountain town pirate flags and Confederate Flags for sale in abundance which tourists soak up like a dry sponge. Even though many people have forgotten all this history, somewhere deep in the genetic makeup of southern people their cells remember.


It is not by accident that Herman Cain was from Atlanta, Newt Gingrich is from Macon, Georgia, Ron Paul is from Texas, there is a spirit in the south that is unmistakably rebellious, and ready for a fight. Progressives have attempted to plant their feet in the south, Al Gore was governor of Tennessee after all, and Ted Turner started CNN with his communist wife Jane Fonda in Atlanta, Georgia. But this has been to no avail, since more than just about any other place in the United States people in the south rejects centralized authority. For instance, every single state in the south is a right-to-work state, meaning the labor unions cannot force members to join a union. People are free to choose, which is how it should be! Check out the map for yourself:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/the-next-civil-war-unions-versus-right-to-work-is-happening-now/

When I go on vacation in the south, particularly in Florida I relish the giant Confederate Flags that fly just off of Interstate 75 a few miles south of I-10, then again where I-75 meets I-4 outside of Tampa. They are huge flags that fly proudly and when I see them I don’t think of slavery. Not at all. I think of a people who love freedom and want to be left alone. I think of a people who are openly displaying their willingness to fight at a moment’s notice again if need be, to fight for freedom. When I see the Confederate Flag, I think of a rebel!

Progressive politics using the Hollywood influence seduced by the Democratic Progressive socialists has attempted for years to smear the south in many ways as a bunch of dumb hillbillies. The exact same tactic is used against people who say no to progressive school levies up in the North. The common progressive tactic is to call those who challenge them names in an attempt to keep anyone from wanting to follow such rebels. In response Nashville has become the Hollywood of the south. LA produces rap music and rock and roll. Nashville produces country music and other folk talent. It’s been a kind of Civil War of the arts that few people give any credence to, but it’s alive and well to this very day at this very hour as a minute just ticked by.

Most Americans simply don’t pay much attention to all this. They hear a song on the radio that catches their attention and they tap their feet to it. Or they see a flag here and there while traveling and they may admire such displays even when they are told by the media that they are bad to consider such things. But inside every human being is a desire to be free. The problem is—now–just as it was before and during the Civil War, not every human being has the courage to live free or to fight for it when fighting is the only option available.

With all the talk that emerges from the lips of progressives like Barack Obama, Richard Trumka, Nancy Pelosi , Chuck Schumer, it is those pretentious costal politicians who think that the rest of the country revolves around their narrow version of the world. The proof is in who they speak to, who their voters are. You see, progressives would rather dumb down the rest of the world with socialism, to get everyone addicted to their welfare checks, to their government services, their union collective bargaining so that they can buy a vote and remain part of the political elite. To me, this is in itself a form of slavery. Look at the poor people who live in the inner cities where they have become addicted to government services, and compare those lives to the poor people who live in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia, who would rather live in a broke down RV than take government assistance and the difference becomes quickly evident. The progressive political addicts are slaves to government, and they are paid to vote for expansion of more government with our taxes. They are being used and we pay for their slavery by endorsing the political process that enables it. In the south they’ll just give you the finger and tell you to go to hell.

Yes, in all the years of scheming from the Department of Education, with all the money poured into Hollywood from the progressive left to make “certain” kinds of films, to control publishing, to control politics, progressives have yet to figure out how to get rid of “southern pride.” They tried to take away the symbol of all this rebellion by taking away the Confederate Flag. But it hasn’t worked. In fact, it’s back fired, and now a kid, who progressive politicians tell should hate the Confederate Flag because of its connection to slavery, is fighting to hang the Confederate Battle Flag in the window of his dorm window, and it delights me to no end.

About a year ago a man was hired from Progress Ohio in an attempt to smear me for some of my work in the Western Arts by attacking one of my videos that showed a Confederate Flag that was flying in an event I was at. It wasn’t my flag, I wasn’t holding the flag, it was simply part of the competition that I was at. The progressive spin doctor attempted to paint me in the press as a racist because of it. You can see that article and his press release to the media for review in case you missed it:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/my-little-problem-progressive-public-affairs-consultant-openly-lies-to-the-media/

That shows just how far, and to what extent progressives have used the extortion of guilt to manipulate our population. I’ve never owned a slave and I never would. I’d never endorse another human being owned by anyone. In fact I preach every single day of my life why people should be freer. I have even went so far to bring awareness to the slaves in this world that are currently being abused and nobody in the Barack Obama camp cares at all about them, currently under the whip and chain in modern day Africa. And nobody in the wonderful United Nations, or Socialists International cares about the poor girls who are stolen EVERY SINGLE DAY in this world and sexually used for “worldly” travelers. That is where the hypocrisy of progressive politics shows its ugly head.

Progressive socialist like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and her husband “Bubba” don’t give a rat’s ass about southern slaves in 1850 America. Those academic looters simply copied the words of Henry David Thoreau as socialists studied his work in Civil Disobedience and they hung their hat on Thoreau’s movement, and used everyone involved in their quest for power. How do I know……………………….because their actions tell the whole story.

Right now, just two blocks from the White House over on K Street every single night of the year prostitutes work the avenue as the pimps watch over their girls. Many of those girls are SLAVES, in that they are stolen in some way through sex trafficking, hooked on drugs and forced to work as prostitutes to service the crooked congressman, senators, and lobbyists who work the capital away from their families. Prostitution is highly illegal yet not a single soul does anything about it in Washington D.C. The police just drive on by, and the president could wave at them through his upstairs window at the White House. Yet not a single law maker does ANYTHING about it! NOTHING!!!!!!! This is what it was like in the 1800’s when just about anyone who controlled any amount of wealth had a slave. They only cared about slavery in America when the North wanted to exert economic dominance over the South for political reasons, because the South was producing many of the high profile politicians of the day and the politicians of the North wanted to put a stop to it. So they decided to take a stand against slavery to hurt the south economically. They certainly didn’t do it to free any man from being owned by other men. The North went after the South politically for exactly the same reasons that the political establishment went after my man Herman Cain and his sexploits. The very same media people and politicians who pointed their finger at Herman Cain are buying blowjobs on K Street from modern day slaves, but it is Herman Cain who was attacked, because he was a threat to the political class.
Any progressive politician who points to the Confederate Battle flag and says it’s evil, while at the same time seeking sex on K Street, like many of them do, while the rest, including President Obama turn a blind eye to it, is simply practicing in modern day slavery themesleves. They seek to rid any reminders of rebellion from those who are prone to threaten their quests for power, and that’s all they care about. It doesn’t have a damn thing to do about human rights. It has everything to do with power and control by the political class.

(BY THE WAY, IF I WAS PRESIDENT, THE FIRST THING I’D DO ON MY VERY FIRST DAY IN OFFICE WAS MAKING SURE THE POLICE DID THEIR JOB AND STOP THE PROSTITUTION ON K-STREET. I WOULD NOT ALLOW THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR TO GO ON SO CLOSE TO WHERE I LAY MY HEAD AT NIGHT.)

The attack on the Confederate Battle Flag is scam, just like most everything that comes out of progressive politics such as global warming, green energy, and socialism. The goals are to suppress minorities into a pity so that they seek the government to help them. The goal is to make more dependents out of the population so that wealth redistribution can be attained, and while doing so, rid the people of their symbols of rebellion so that they might forget and become more compliant in the future.

In the North, my friends who read here often in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and New Jersey are feeling overwhelmed. The Tea Party movements are reeling as the labor unions are attacking in full force, and it feels like we have no friends in the world. In fact, every day in Washington, such as with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act I see that a new Civil War is eminent. Because one of the first people the president will send the military to round up as a dissident would be someone like me, and when that happens there will be violence, I can promise. That moment will be the Fort Sumter moment for the next Civil War.

And the politicians who think they have everyone beat, are really just kidding themselves. All they really control in this nation is the two coasts, and the big cities. All the green space in between is occupied by gun carrying, Confederate Flag loving, pick-up truck driving, NASCAR lovers who are looking for a fight at a moment’s notice. And as shown it’s not a bunch of radical white men who love the Confederate Flag, its men and women of all color and from all backgrounds who love that flag because of the fight for freedom that it represents.

And when that next war does break out, look to our friends in the South, because they are the heartland. In Dixie, they are the last refuge of freedom on earth and they show no signs of giving it up. In fact, I think the South isn’t too far off from succeeding from the union yet again, with Texas leading the way this time. That will happen before progressive socialism occupies the entire United States and sells us to the doorstep of the United Nation as proposed in Agenda 21.

Back in 2004 I got myself into a bit of trouble when I wrote in my book The Symposium of Justice, about a future Civil War where a group of rebels attacked Washington D.C. Well, I didn’t give a rat’s ass if it pissed off people, because I thought the story needed to be told. Sadly, just about everything I said that would happen 8 years ago is happening now. So if the rest of the story plays out the way I wrote it, I can’t wait to be one of the first to march into Washington and run the corrupt politicians into their hiding places like rats on a sinking ship and free the real slaves of America, the poor girls of the sex trade whom EVERYONE in America is currently ignoring because they fear the organized crime that stands behind the practice. That is the real enemy of our nation and when the next war breaks out, every single one of those sons-of-bitches have coming what they deserve for practicing modern day slavery!

And don’t be surprised if the last thing they see on this earth is a Confederate Battle Flag flying above their bodies as an army of bandits dressed in skull and cross bone bandanas lead the way!

Yeah, keep it up you progressive politicians…………………………keep it up!

SEE THE WORLD THROUGH HOFFMAN LENSES:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/socialists-live-hoffman-lenses-on-urban-meyer/

Rich Hoffman
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The Key to American Exceptionalism: It’s not what you think it is

Fresh off a full day at my daughter’s house celebrating her 22nd birthday and indulging in a Pirates of the Caribbean movie marathon which was one of her birthday wishes, my thoughts returned to the genius of Walt Disney and his foresight to create the original ride of which that film series is based in his Disneyland amusement park so many years ago. This love of pirate lore has deep roots in American society and for good reason, because pirates are one of America’s parents, and to understand America, you have to understand the role that a pirate plays in the process.

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/avast-there-matey-birthday-pirates-and-freedom-at-all-costs/

Before indulging in that deep abyss of psychological exploration all one must do to witness the world as it always has been before rebellions of courage have lashed out against tyrannical static patterns of thought, the current Obama administration displays clearly why I have always considered it more important to teach my kids about the value of piracy than the importance of getting a doctorate in medicine, or political science. Because to me, the thieves, the scallywags, and the politicians of this world are those who seek to control others through rules and regulation and they should be fought as an enemy to individuality. President Obama to date has been the worst, yet best example of what such thieves and looters are capable of and why the world should run in the opposite direction of such moochers and social parasites.

Walt Disney knew what few people were ready to acknowledge when he designed Disneyland, then his much larger theme park Disney World. When I was a kid, I marveled at how Disney got away with having a theme ride about rapists, terrorists, and drunken bastards robbing and looting in an aimless life, and placed that ride within a very short walk from the Liberty Tree in Liberty Square as if both sections of his park were equal in some way. I always felt that Walt Disney was trying to tell people something important. Even though he sold the Disney image with Cinderella Castle there was something under the covers he wanted to instruct every American alive of the importance, and the sign posts are everywhere in Walt Disney World.

This became very evident to me about a decade ago when I was at Disneyworld with my wife and most of her family. The Park had closed except to employees and their families at 9 PM after the light parade, so for the next two hours the whole park was ours, since my niece was an employee at the time. So my wife, daughters my niece and two nephews went on a quest of adventure those next two hours that cleared up the whole problem for me. We had free access to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, before Disney reinvented it with the film franchise, and the ghost of Walt Disney spoke to me as we rode that ride 8 times in a row from 9 PM till 10 PM. The line was so short we had it virtually to ourselves. We could get off, get back in line and do it again almost immediately. After 4 times in a row the employees let us just stay in the boat and continue on for the next 4 times.

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/pirates-freedom-and-key-west-whats-more-important-order-or-happiness/

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/pirates-of-the-caribbean-on-stranger-tides-a-movie-review-and-commentary/

At this time I was reading a book I knew populated the libraries of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams with considerable respect, and I knew that it was a key to the wording of the American Constitution. It was also the book that created the very first libel law suit in the history of mankind, so the Founding Fathers being interested in the laws of England were very much aware of its importance. The book was called The Buccaneers of America written by Alexander O. Exquemelin who served under Henry Morgan’s command on those Buccaneer exploits that took place on the Caribbean oceans of the 1670’s. Morgan was a privateer serving the kind of England with the profits from his loot in raiding the Spanish and their hold on Central America. To England, Morgan was a privateer. To every other nation Morgan was a bloodthirsty pirate. Since the King of England Charles II was becoming very wealthy under Morgan’s exploits the English Jamaican colony town of Port Royal was left alone from the long arm of English law and the Governor of Jamaica gave Henry Morgan free rein to do as he pleased. This was the birth of freedom, even though the results often ended in prostitution, drunken orgies, and other decadence, freedom from the laws of kings began in this small Jamaican port.

Well, another important figure to the foundation of the United States also played a part in all this. The very young John Locke who was serving as Secretary of the Board of Trade and Plantations for Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury a very close confidant to the king. Locke was in a unique position to see how the behavior in the far away land of Jamaica influenced the politics of England to the highest rank. What Locke learned in these observations became the Two Treatises of Civil Government which Thomas Jefferson and James Madison would use to modal the Declaration of Independence after. You see, John Locke became a philosopher based on all these observations, the most pivotal in America history up to that point, because John Locke and the exploits of Henry Morgan occurred a hundred years before the American Revolution and set the foundation of thought that would become America. The seeds of rebellion had been planted by Locke and nurtured along by patriots like Sam Adams and Thomas Paine. But the ship that carried the seed for Locke to plant was Henry Morgan.

After Charles the II died, England sought to make peace with the French, Spanish and Dutch, so English heroes like Morgan were suddenly cast into the light of piracy and were hunted down for crimes that just a few short years ago made them wealthy. Fortune hunters who sought to live the “pirate’s life” of Morgan took to the seas and found themselves bandits as the governments of the world outlawed the practice of privateering.

But the new world of America had attracted all the adventurers and discontent of the world’s countries, many of them coming to America to settle in the various pirate towns, such as New York, and especially New Orleans to be free of people like Obama’s contemporaries, they were every bit as alive and well back then let me assure you. Pirate captains like Black Sam Bellamy continued on in the tradition of Henry Morgan for as long as they could. Politics being the nature of static patterns attacked the dynamic social patterns of the pirates by settling the new world themselves, and buffering out the effect of the wild outlaws who occupied this strange new world called America.

But some men, the raw adventurers who would rather die than lose their freedom, even if it was the chains of hell itself they fought against continued to pillage and plunder long after the laws of civilization had pulled tight the noose of control. This is precisely the same pattern that occurred in the American West. Politicians used the adventurous spirit of its wild and wooly class to settle the frontier. Then once the blood of their enemies had been shed they turned on the adventurous and killed them. This is how Black Beard came to be. Black Beard just thirty to forty years prior would have been a hero for England. But in 1718, he was an enemy to the world because he refused to acknowledge the laws of politicians, and proved far too difficult to socially control.

The great classic movie The Buccaneer with Charlton Heston playing Andrew Jackson and Yul Brynner playing Jean Lafitte was about the unholy alliance between Jackson who teamed up with the pirate of New Orleans in Lafitte to fight off the English in the War of 1812. Jackson wisely used the unpredictable static patterns of the pirates around New Orleans to defeat handedly the English troops who occupied the city. Did you not know that Mardi Gras was brought to Louisiana by early French settlers and the rituals of wearing masks and bringing single women to elaborate masked balls was started by the French pirates and prostitutes of New Orleans?

This is why Walt Disney recreated a New Orleans town to place his new ride Pirates of the Caribbean into at the very first Disneyland. Being a natural patriot, who had dropped out of high school, and never had any formal education of any kind, Disney had taught himself, and this is what made him a unique thinker. Disney obviously loved The Buccaneer movie, but during that same period of time the great classic novel called Atlas Shrugged came out, in 1957. In that classic book one of the key characters is the pirate Ragnar Danneskjöld who serves as one of the three main protagonist’s who raids and loots the “looters” of society. In the case of Atlas Shrugged the “looters” were politicians like Obama in the very first clip. Ragnar stole back from the politicians the loot they plundered from those who had originally earned the money. There is no question that Ragnar’s character in Atlas Shrugged, Yul Brynner’s adaption of Lafitte in The Buccaneer, and the many stories of Henry Morgan and how the Founding Father’s adored Morgan and his band of Pirates led to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. So as I was reading at the time of traveling down that boat ride for the sixth and seventh times that night the words of Exquemelin and Locke were clearly written on everything I was looking at.

In those two short years, 1957 with Atlas Shrugged, then in 1958 with The Buccaneer the static pattern of the pirate as a villain, as depicted in Captain Hook, or Captain Flint was suddenly shattered and a new way to look at piracy emerged, which was not shaped on Christian values of morality, but on the true intentions of the human soul. This is why the Disney ride is so popular, and why the movies are so enjoyable.

This is also why pirates are the keys to understanding what America was supposed to be, and what it still can be. This is also why films like Pirates of the Caribbean, and books like Atlas Shrugged are absolute keys to dusting off American Excepetionalism and becoming once again what we were in the beginning, when freedom was an idea created on a pirate ship, written down by a surgeon, witnessed by a philosopher, studied by revolutionaries, and translated for us by artists. It is why we root for blood thirsty killers like Jessie James even though publicly we chastise them. Deep in our hearts we know that the key to our inner desires is to not fall in line with what society tells us to do. The key is to cast off the control of the politicians and their rules, their laws, their meager attempts to control human beings as though they were cattle. The key to American Exceptionalism is in being…..well exceptional……exceptionally free, and living with a passion to protect that freedom, at any and all cost.

We like pirates and outlaws because they have the courage to question the rules that bind the human soul. We may call them unholy, unethical, unpatriotic, but deep inside we call them bandits and mean it as the highest compliment. I have yet to meet a man and especially a woman who doesn’t love a bandit in their lives whether they admit it in the light of day or not. Because the bandit seeks freedom as the highest goal, and adventure is but the vehicle that takes them to their destination. It is the rest of the world who watches in envy as those with courage take their freedom and live each hour of the day by the fruit of their valor. For the rest, they just watch Pirates of the Caribbean and fantasize about a world they could have lived, if only they weren’t such gullible fruitcakes with one foot already in their coffins.

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Rich Hoffman
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Right-to-Work Announcement in Ohio: This is Rich Hoffman Speaking

“On Tuesday, Senate Bill 5 was rejected throughout Ohio as draconian overreach. Now they are trying to reach into the private sector,” said Chris Redfern, chairman of Ohio Democratic Party. “They’re inviting a challenge.”

Source article: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111110/NEWS0108/111110327/Ohio-group-pushes-right-work-amendment

This comment came on the announcement that a group not associated with Governor Kasich, not associated with the Koch Brothers, not even associated with the Republican Party is seeking to place on the ballot the ability for Ohio to become a right-to-work state. See the press conference for yourself here.

Now, I know those guys pretty well, and they are a group of fair and balanced guys. They truly desire to give to the state of Ohio a level of freedom that has been uttered from the silent parties within these unions for quite a long time. These union members who are tired of having their union dues translated into funding for the Democratic Party want out of their imprisonment, which is but one of the issues addressed in Issue 2. When opponents of Issue 2 said that the law was too “far reaching” people like Chris and Mike listened. So they are seeking just one small little measure that was in Issue 2, originally designated for the public union employee. The proposed constitutional amendment does not go after employee wages, does not ask them to pay more for their health care, and does not affect seniority or any of the union concerns debated in Issue 2. All the right-to-work amendment proposes to do in the above press conference is give people the option to be in a union or not to. It’s that simple.

But wait……………………..the unions are already upset? I thought they said they could “compromise” and be reasonable. Listen to Melissa Fazekas, spokeswoman for We Are Ohio.

“Just two days ago, Ohioans spoke with one clear and emphatic voice, and voted by an overwhelming margin to support our everyday heroes and their right to collectively bargain. Yet, today their voices are already being ignored, even after Gov. (John R.) Kasich and legislative leaders have promised to listen and reflect on Tuesday’s vote.”

Well, this statement requires comment since it is obvious that the opponents of Issue 2 seem confused as to what is happening in the world around them. And that comment will not come from the good people who are proposing this constitutional amendment, or any other group. They are a fair-minded assemblage who truly wants what is fair and good for the majority in Ohio. Instead the comments made below are exclusively mine and they are addressed specifically to the public and private sector unions. This is Rich Hoffman Speaking.

People who are not in a union do not take their marching orders from politicians like you in the unions do. John Kasich is not our commander as Richard Trumka and Barack Obama are yours. We do not bow down to an authority figure that takes money from us and gives it to progressive politics. We are a people who desire freedom, even if we are in the minority.

My take on the Issue 2 debate is that only 39% were able to comprehend the contents of that very good bill, the rest were simply too stupid to wrap their little minds around the idea. I would say the same if it was only 1% who voted, because I read the bill and thought it was fair, and believe it or not, I did so completely on my own. No union steward told me to read it. I did it on my own. That’s called self-responsibility. I witnessed the union machine, which I am forced to help fund, scare Ohioans into voting the union way. I watched money pour in from out-of-state and saw the influence all the way up to the White House taking part in being a gear for that machine. And even with all your efforts 39% still voted against you.

I said all along that the Yes vote would need 2 million voters to win at the polls and only 1,321,494 showed up. During a presidential election 5 million voters usually turn out, so a lot of people stayed home and watched TV, so by no means the 2 million who voted to repeal Issue 2 represent Ohio’s wishes. It represented the 350,000 public workers their moms and dads and wives, girlfriends and children, grandmas and grandpa’s, and the rest are people scared of their own shadows. This landslide is not what you think it is. All it means is that Issue 2 was too hard to understand, so those who might have voted against you stayed home and ordered pizza.

I have watched school levy after school levy get voted down on Tuesday, and go right back on the ballot on Wednesday. That is the union way, if you don’t get what you want the first time through, then push it through again and again until it passes, till the opposition is so worn out they no longer have the will to fight. Why then should not the same tactic be applied to the unions? Did you think that those of us who want to be free of you would just go away? Why would people like me not wish to drive the measure back down your throats, once, twice, or twenty-five more times? It would be my hope that instead of Issue 2 being passed in one large bill as it was that it will be passed as 15 separate bills and that the unions will spend themselves into oblivion defending each and every one of them. Did you think that this would all just go away on the day after the election? No, welcome to our world where taxes are constantly proposed to fuel your tyranny! Those of us who have defeated our tax levies know the fight will never end till the unions are out of the business of government. You did it to yourselves. I do not hate you because of your two legs, two arms and one head; I hate you because you are an instrument of tyranny and your higher taxes are an imposition to my freedom. You ask more of me so that you my live and I demand of you to do for yourself and to leave me alone.

Your nature is revealed in your opposition to becoming a right-to-work state. You wish simply to hold the paychecks of your member’s hostage so they will turn out and vote your way. You want the membership numbers for reasons of extortion, and force. You care not that some of your members seek freedom from your clutches. You only care that they send you a check! THAT IS YOUR NATURE! You are parasites who consume the world around you. You will do anything to win no different from a sleazy thief picking pockets in a Las Vegas casino. I watched you hide behind the firefighters to gain support among the mushy minded masses. Do you think you will be so successful if the firefighters and police were not involved? You should be thankful that the Republicans at least attempted to be honest and fair from their stand point. Me………I would have attacked each union separately, starting with the teachers and severed the flow of money from the NEA into our state politics. Then I would have reformed the FOP and their connection to the AFL-CIO, then maybe the firefighters and their connection to the Trumka gang. I would have also have done so with 20 different bills and forced those groups to fight on every front! Spend 30 million dollars fighting the ability to strike. Spend 30 million dollars fighting the right to collectively bargain. Spend 30 million fighting the insurance premiums. Spend 30 million fighting the right-to-work. Spend 30 million fighting the issue of step increases. Yes unions, you were right, Issue 2 was too sweeping for one swallow. Only 39% of the voters were able to swallow, and the rest sat on their hands in indecision. My plan would have emptied the 1 billion dollars that Obama is sitting on in his election bid and forced him to save his union brothers and sisters in an attempt to win Ohio leaving him with no money to win any other state. You should be thankful that John Kasich and his Republican friends did not attempt to be so malicious. I would have.

Fair? I heard that term over and over during the campaign. Is it fair that one dollar of my money goes to support an organization that I consider detrimental to America? I don’t want my money sent to my local school to pay a teacher to then be converted by union dues and used by the teachers union to fund candidates who are progressive and out to rob my country of its freedom loving nature. Look at the child with a helmet on his bicycle riding 5 MPH as his frightened mother looks on afraid that her little one will splat his brains all over the sidewalk. This is the result of your unions and their attempts to justify their existence by overreaching their authority in the class-room and among the police authority. Look at the fat-fingered politician who creates legislation due to the union lobby in trade for campaign contributions that find themselves in the G-strings of a local stripper, the politician and his comb-over slicked over with French fry oil is using campaign money so his wife doesn’t find out about it. Look at the cops on a Saturday night setting up DUI checkpoints to “rid” society of drunk drivers. What they are really doing is showing that they are overstaffed and need something for those officers to do. The MAD mothers who created much of that “drinking” legislation played right into the hands of the union lobby, and gave them an excuse to mandate insurance, which gave cops something to do, mandate drunk driving laws, which gave cops something to do, and revenue to generate, and gave police the right to pull people over even if they were only on their way to the video store, to take away freedoms of the citizens using safety as the guise. Is it fair that your existence is eroding away my freedoms?

Is it fair that my quality of life is diminished because your mind is like a rock; it absorbs nothing, gradually becomes smaller over time with erosion, and sinks to the bottom of anything it’s tossed in to. Is my life to be attached to yours out of some altruistic fantasy? Am I chained to your lack of ambition for life? Is that what you think?

If I were to bring a company to Ohio, I would not want some parasite union attempting to corrupt my workforce with socialism. I would locate in Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina and other right-to-work states. In those places, if someone wants to organize a union, they can. But the members aren’t forced to join. Unions are a form of cronyism that involves fathers employing their sons, and uncles employing their nephews. It does not guarantee the best employee for the job and performance on that occupation. I have traveled extensively, and I have toured many manufacturing plants, and common to the union facilities are employees who watch TV during their shift. Cross-training is nearly extinct, and there is always a fear that the whole workforce will walk off the job if they become unhappy. Why would Boeing want to locate to South Carolina? TO AVOID LABOR STOPPAGES THAT AFFECTS THEIR ORDERS!

I have never met an enemy of the American system that is as clueless as the typical union worker. And I want no part of them. I will gladly support workers who are not part of a union. If there is a right-to-work option I could see who I can trust and who I can’t. I should have that option! And so should the employee! The only reason a union would be against an employee right-to-work option is to force them into a marriage they can control. What happens to the man who attempts to control his wife by forcing her into a marriage with intimidation and control? The woman may play along for the benefit of her family, but secretly she is scheming against the husband. Secretly she is looking for lovers. Secretly she plays the husband’s friends against him. Secretly she spits in his food when she prepares it, and she denies him sex except when he forces himself on her in a drunken splendor. That is what your employees who want out of the union are doing to you behind your back. Believe me, I know, I hear from them! They are praying that someone come and help them, to break the chains which shackle them to tyranny so that they may spring free!

Unions, you are not as strong as you think you are. Yes, you have many members who are selfish activists to suit your cause. You have built a system constructed on extortion and your members are addicted to the income you’ve stolen on their behalf. But people are waking up. You spent over $30 million dollars and could only get 2 million voters to the ballot box. That is not a task I’d be slapping any back about. It is hardly a mandate to your existence. You could have obtained 2 million votes with only one dollar spent, because it was your internal network that showed up. Not one person more!

So I think it is more than fair to put an amendment to the Ohio Constitution that allows every employee the option to decide if they want to join a union or not. The option should be there for them to make, which is a form of transparency that is much-needed. For all the reason above and many, many more Ohio is a state in need of options. And I personally want to be free of the radicalism of the unions, and I want to support employees who elect to also be free of those tyrannical organizations.

Making Ohio a right-to-work state is a long, long way from what I want, but it is a reasonable concession for the other 99.9% of the state who might not feel as strongly as I do. I would think that all parties involved, unions and non-union would at least honor the right to American freedom, unless I am right about the union intentions, which is to be a dictatorship of socialism that is anti-capitalist in their nature. Because that would be the only reason they’d stand against Ohio becoming a right-to-work state.

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Rich Hoffman
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Macrocosm and the Microcosm: It’s a math problem displayed in art

I had a beer with my son-in-law at The Polo Grill in Mason and we discussed our thoughts of the upcoming election and people in general. The video below articulates perfectly my current mood. As I speak to my constitutional purist friends in the Tea Party, my Wild West traditional arts friends, and my conservative political friends, and even my artistic friends who almost agree with nothing politically with me, I continue to be amazed at how willingly we place upon ourselves chains of social bondage. The first comment I received last night from a person I respect a great deal about the sexual situation I described in the article at the link below was “What’s the big deal? It’s sex between consenting adults.” Clearly the message was lost in the importance of the story:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/sex-at-lakota-schools-i-just-want-to-see-justice-said-the-husband/

The artist who assembled this painting accurately portrays my current feeling about virtually everything. Have a look.

I spend a lot of my time thinking about life in the macrocosm and that video shows the condition of the American macrocosm.I am infinitely fascinated with the conditions that add up to that macrocosm so events in the microcosm are things I pay a lot of attention to. And one of the conditions which add up to those people in chains shown in that artistic rendering begin in public education.

Many people inaccurately assume that I have a hatred of public education because I don’t want to increase taxes on the community to pay for it. At one level, public education is simply too expensive. The cost of it needs to come down. But personally, I am not happy with the product that public education produces, mainly because they are largely responsible for the willingness of the people in that video for putting on those chains.

I have listened to many stories come at me from acts that go on within a school system. Since I live in the Lakota district, which is considered one of the best in the country, there are still plenty of stories of bullying between class types among students. It seems to happen more to the children of parents who cause trouble. It’s almost as if unconsciously the participants in these schools have a collective defense mechanism against threats to the system itself. Parents who have problems with the school, whether it be a case where a teacher comes on to the mother of a student to engage in sex, or if a parent is one of those people who come to school board meetings and try to make sense of the numbers, those people are labeled as trouble makers, and they are targeted as well as their children. Bullying isn’t just happening on the playground or on the school board as Linda O’Conner stated recently, where she felt she was being bullied off the school board for being a dissenting vote too often.

Last year prior to the levy attempt I was shocked to learn that the very treasured band teacher William Thomas was told his job was on the chopping block if the levy didn’t pass. This caused the parents and students who adore him to become very upset and rally to pass the levy. The whole scene was a scare tactic started by the administrators to manipulate the public into passing the levy, just like cutting busing is to create fear and anger in the parents so they will pass a higher tax on themselves.

A parent who had a controversial issue that involved many people within the school found that his child was singled out by other students and picked on aggressively. What made those students pick on his child? A teacher whispered in their ear to initiate the behavior indirectly. Of course all this behavior is hearsay; it’s just words in a hallway, or in a classroom, or a subtle message on Facebook. It’s the same subtle message that came from the labor unions, and ultimately George Soros to start the Wall Street Riots. It’s whispers in the microcosm to affect the macrocosm because small events add up to big events and manipulators know it.

I saw on my way to work today that virtually all of our No Lakota Levy signs had been stolen. We’ve lost over 700 signs over the last week and a half. Why? The reason was to shut down the message, to protect the collective whole of the school system, and it took a pretty large effort to collect that many signs, so it’s not just one or two people.

So at one level my anger is at the audacious costs these public schools expect from the community to operate. But secondly, it’s what they expect people to take as they maintain an “education class” which instructs their “product,” the students themselves, to enter life already in chains, and as a lover of individual freedom, I find it appalling I am required through my taxes to contribute to such a poor “product.” What they are making is something I don’t want to deal with in the future because it is all the little events in the microcosm, the bullying, the subtle manipulations to secure funding, the political imbalance in philosophic collectivism, the radicalism of the public unions, the product public schools create that is terrible! They prepare the mind of mankind to fall for the utterances of half-baked presidents and live life in chains just as that artist portrayed.

So it is not my fault if you dear reader cannot connect the dots. If you read what I put here and wonder, “what is he after?” “He just hate’s public school.” “He wants attention.” You are making those assertions from your perspective in the microcosm of your existence and the static patterns of your life will not allow you to see beyond. That fault is your own. The way I see such people are simply as links in the chains that bind us all to a mental slavery started in the games played in public education.

I am thankful that there are artists out there who can so accurately capture the macrocosm of the problem even if our society is powerless to stop it because of the foundations that are established in the microcosm and propelled by those who are simply blind.  I am also thankful for cold beer in The Polo Grill and the company of people who” get it.”  Because as long as the beer is cold and the hamburgers are that good, the rest of the world can drown on its dept and ignorance as far as I care.

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Rich Hoffman
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