If there was any doubt that the whole intention of the Arlington Heights Police force was to make money for the cronyism being conducted at the mayor’s court, then those suspicions can be put to rest. Within hours of Brendan Keefe’s I-Team report on the money being robbed from the mayor’s court generated by traffic citations, Arlington Heights announced that they would be suspending their radar enforcement along I-75. Such a move is the clear indicator of what the purpose of speed enforcement had always been—and that was to generate extra money that Arlington Heights used to balance their community budget, and to skim some off the top for personal use.
The same tricks that the public employees of Arlington Heights used in the wake of this announcement are the same ones that the public employees use in our local schools. Arlington Heights police have declared that due to the public outcry over the corruption going on within the police department and mayor’s court, that the highways would be “less safe” without the aggressive speed enforcement that has taken place in that area for many years. Such a comment sounds exactly like the statements made by public education officials when they come under fire for a controversy.
Suddenly public employees working for Arlington Heights and the other satellite districts are concerned that the same light of investigation might shine their way and were angry at Brendan Keefe for telling the story declaring that he was intentionally trying to place innocent people in danger by removing cops off the street. These fear tacticians of public employment always use the same methods, and when they get caught doing something wrong rely on “public safety” as their reason for existence. They will argue that without their work society will somehow fall off the face of the earth. They imply that they should be immune from public scrutiny because their jobs are “essential” to public welfare.
When that method does not work the public employees and their supporters will refer to their critics as “angry” people. They will say that Brendan Keefe is angry at the police which was why he did the investigation to begin with. They hope to apply pressure on him to not conduct such investigations in the future. I have personally heard every version of the “angry guy” defense from public employees due to my constant pressure over public education issues that cost a lot of tax money and hide many crimes putting institutional credence of the collective over individual liberty with often devastating results. For a sample, check out the City Beat article they did about me recently and notice the tone of their article, the slant they chose to use as a way to paint me in a negative way.
It is unlikely that the writers at City Beat working closely with Michael Clark at the Cincinnati Enquirer read from a progressive playbook when they wrote their article about me. Instead they worked from their cultural understanding which is in part shaped by the types of public employees working in Arlington Heights, or virtually any public school. The intention of the City Beat article was to point out to the more “progressive” thinkers in our society that I am a crazy out-of-touch cowboy wearing, whip cracker who has crossed the line and lost all his friends. The belief of those who wrote and participated in that article was that I’d be labeled a lone loon for all my days. Of a particular note, many of my political enemies describe my articles as “rants” that are too long winded. The truth to their comments is that they cannot match those articles with equal thoughts of their own, so they resort to calling them “rants” in an attempt to diminish the content and steer people away from the material I present.
The truth behind many of these news organizations both legitimate and entertainment oriented like City Beat is that they HATE Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom because they cannot dispute the articles I write there. They also cannot compete. People have asked me if I was angry at Michael Clark for the way he attempted to portray me and I replied that I’m not. All the parties behaved exactly as they were supposed to, and was planned out well in advance. Clark was under pressure from Lakota Schools to not give me so much media coverage because the school could not match me in interviews. With all the changes at the Enquirer, Clark is fighting for his job. Unfortunately traditional papers view my Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom as competition, and their writers get frustrated that they are not allowed to cover the news aggressively. They cannot do as I do which is report the wages, and corruption that has went on in the schools, because the editorial department is more concerned about covering up the ugly stories in favor of telling the happy ones. This is why The Enquirer and City Beat is seeing declining readership because more and more people are getting their news from internet sources—like my blog site. So they took a shot at me, and they missed terribly.
The gamble from The Enquirer and City Beat working with the Lakota School System was to cause me so much embarrassment that I would reel from the public pressure. What they didn’t know was that most people in my community thought the exact same things as I did, and had been waiting for many years for someone to say what they were already thinking. Once I had put words to the thoughts of over 20,000 stressed out tax payers, the realization had come that the plan had backfired. For many reasons related to the events of the City Beat story, Lakota pulled their levy plans in much the same way that the Arlington Police Department pulled their patrols cars from continuing with their controversial speed trap.
The goal of the social ridicule is to prevent people like Brendan Keefe from investigating the crimes that are committed right under everyone’s nose. Most people know these crimes are being done, but they have been conditioned by ridicule to keep their mouths shut, because they don’t want to be scorned the way I was in City Beat, or the Enquirer. I was told when I wrote my controversial articles that “they” would come after me. I was told this by my friends who were very politically savvy. My response was that I invited the attack, because I was tired of dancing around the issue and wanted to strike first for a change instead of reacting to the acts of others. I estimated that people would appreciate my comments because nobody says things like that, but everyone thinks them. I thought it was time to put the thoughts on the table so the levy advocate people would know what society thought about them. The news articles attempted to paint me as a crazy radical in the hopes that the people who read me would feel the guilt of their own thoughts and would push deep down inside their own opinions, which mirrored my own. As it turned out, I was right and my political opponents were wrong.
If Brendan Keefe at Channel 9 News had not had the guts to investigate the story at Arlington Heights, the cops would still be pillaging motorists with immunity, just as they have for over a decade. Thankfully, Brendan is taking the criticism from the public employee out-cry over safety boldly. The public employees involved in this Arlington Heights case hope to knock Brendan down as a warning to other reporters who might dig too deeply. If Channel 9 sticks behind Brendan’s reporting they will discover that more viewers will tune in to 9 News than will turn away, and politicians will suddenly run for cover when they see Brendan coming. That’s how you know who the bad guys are, and what they’re up to—they are the ones who hide when someone turns on the lights. They are also the ones who declare foul when someone calls them on their crimes. The network of sinister nepotism is revealed when the cries for public ridicule erupts as it is now in Arlington Heights. The guilty parties are the ones who cry foul the loudest.
I have given just a couple of examples of what happens when corrupt organizations are revealed for what they truly are. Those who are up to no good will avoid the questions and attempt to attack the investigator with social disgrace. But if the investigator does not care about the public disgrace, they will find that corruption cannot defend their positions and must surrender. This power has always been in the hands of the press, but they have not used it. Instead they have climbed into bed with corruption by allowing it to continue without doing their jobs. They elected to play nicely with those who are up to no good, instead of holding their feet to the fire. Bad politicians, bad companies, and bad people have been allowed to feed off the good and innocent for too long because people in general—particularly in the press—lack personal courage, and care too much what others think of them. They do not want to suffer through the unpleasant ordeal of not being “liked,” so they stay away from controversy. But, the rewards in this life are in the controversy as long as the investigator is moral, and after the truth for the sake of truth.
The world would be so much better if there were more people like Brendan Keefe. Politicians wouldn’t be so quick to openly steal from tax payers, and cops wouldn’t feel they can use speed traps as their personal ATM machine. Bad people would not be so quick to exploit the weak and innocent. In the case of our modern times, all it takes for evil to prosper, is for good people to do nothing, which is how Arlington Heights and other public organizations for generations have openly looted the American public making government the joke of social conversation. But that conversation stayed away from public discourse because most people feel they weren’t allowed to say as much for fear of being singled out with derision.
My advice to everyone reading this is to break the unspoken rules of “proper” behavior and let the scum bags of this world know what they are. Don’t let them hide behind fancy titles, and thick office doors. Don’t listen to their lies, and be angry at yourself latter for not having the courage to say something when it mattered. As shown all it takes is a demand for the truth to take the cops off the highways of their extortion racket in Arlington Heights. The truth can stop a public school with a multi-million dollar budget and the thick claws organized labor running deep within it. The truth can bring down presidents, Department of Justice employees, company CEO’s or even the highest ranking military official, because the truth is more powerful in a society of scum bags than all the guns of the world. Yet people don’t use the truth because they fear being made fun of—or being called names in public. And they don’t tend to rant with long blog postings of their own because they are afraid some punk 25-year-old bar hopping kid at City Beat might put the Latin word (sic) after the improper use of ‘s in the word “husband’s” instead of “husbands.” They worry that someone might say they cannot write, or that their opinion is silly, and “uneducated.” They do not trust their inner most thoughts that scream for action when society has said to contain those emotions. It was society that created these laws so the unjust among us can escape their crimes as they did in Arlington Heights for decades openly stealing from thousands of people without a single person standing up for themselves until Brendan Keefe came to the small town with his microphone and his TV camera and wasn’t afraid to use it. Once he did, the guilty scrambled for cover and attempted to hide their actions from the eyes of the public, but discovered too late that they were already caught. If more good people acted this way, it would only take a fraction of them to remove from all of society most of the evil that currently thrives like a parasitic organism against all that is right in the world. All that is needed to defeat the kind of corruption going on in Arlington Heights is the truth, and for people to not be afraid to speak it, or act on it.
Oh, and Danny Cross, author of the City Beat article against me I can use the word (sic) too. Danny wrote:
Local angry guy Rich Hoffman should have stuck closer to the Glen (sic) Beck style that made Butler County Tea Partiers like him — too much Rush Limbaugh got the bull whip performer ousted today by the local organization he helped start.
Just in case you didn’t know it Danny, you spelled Glenn’s name incorrectly. And you can’t be ousted by an organization that you run. People may turn away from you, but you can’t be fired. That’s why all the information I put up on the school levies are still online and I have more supporters behind me now than I did before that Enquirer article came out. That’s what you call, “smart” marketing, kid.