Cincinnati’s Channel 12 Kicking Kids off a Playground: Lapdogs of the state and the mistakes of Coronavirus

The smoke is clearing, and we can start to see how all this happened, the shutting down of America over a virus. We’ve wondered about it for years, but this is the first time really that the United States surrendered its freedoms and constitutional parameters to join the world in a mass neurosis led by a global institution in the World Health Organization into government imposing itself on the citizens of America all in the name of well-intended safety. It had the stamp of radical socialists all over it from the beginning, but when they (professional scientists) tell you that millions upon millions of people are going to die, and you are a president of the United States, or a governor, you have to listen, and that was the flaw from the beginning. This attack on American life was intended to paralyze logic and it was shocking how quickly normal people were willing to throw out their constitution in the blink of an eye when faced with the possibility of mass death.

I have seen some of the ugliest behavior of the human condition since the start of this thing, particularly the disgusting behavior of the news media in stepping in to be the lap dogs of government. One of the worst things I saw was a Channel 12 reporter in Cincinnati who saw kids playing on a playground during the government ordered lockdown and they contacted police. The police were terrified to do their normal work because of this social distancing mandate that the government released so they weren’t taking normal calls from car accidents or small crimes, but they sure didn’t hold back to come to that playground to make the kids go back to their homes while they put police tape over the entrance. It was one of the lowest cases of human behavior I have ever seen, and it showed me exactly why we need the Second Amendment. It had only been a few weeks of the government essentially throwing away all due process and the human condition resorted to a very petty place of intellect. Our local news stations seeking ratings gold from an audience literally told by their government to stay in doors had a captive audience which they instantly did their part as law enforcers of the state to enforce the governor’s overstepping of his power.

I know what I’m willing to do to preserve my freedom and over this crises it almost came to that several times. Luckily, I have a lot more tools in the toolbox than just to get pissed off, so using those tools I found myself understanding completely the role of Oskar Schindler as depicted in the great movie, Schindler’s List. The Nazis did not just wake up one day and throw everyone into concentration camps, it happened over a period of time where every few days and weeks more compliance was imposed on the Jews until ultimately they were put in camps and killed, except for the people Schindler saved by deeming them necessary for work. I went through that kind of process and while death wasn’t the end result of people not on my list, the process was very similar, and it was stunning how many people followed so blindly. If there had been a train going to a concentration camp, people would have gotten on it to their deaths, for the good of everyone else. It was eerily similar and a real shock to my system to witness. Its one thing to intellectually know something, its quite another to see it in reality and to confirm your worst suspicions.

There was a period in Ohio where Governor DeWine and is health director Amy Acton took more rights away from the people of the state every single day starting with restaurant attendance then collapsing with literal house arrest. In a stunning move the mayor of Cincinnati was encouraging police to question why people were out on the roads, or why businesses might still be open. And the news media fell right in line like the Nazis of Hitler to enforce those laws. If an establishment was found to be open, the police came and boarded it up without question and politicians like that mayor, and several governors around the United States started to feel the power of their position and were clearly abusing it. All over a relatively mind virus that likely wouldn’t kill in the end more than .2%. For everyone else, it would feel just like another case of a mild flu. But for that we were turned literally into zombies of the state driven by a hungry media looking for full compliance driven by interests coming from outside the nation. The rest of the world was behaving just as badly, but for the first time, we followed some unelected bureaucrats at the World Health Organization without questioning their motives and the effects were truly troubling.

I had been warning everyone from the very first hour of this thing that none of it made sense, that we shouldn’t be listening to these health professionals because they were essentially repackaging the desires of their New Green Deal into “health awareness” by issuing out fake model projections that grossly overstated the danger in order to force compliance under which we foolishly gave them control. Amy Acton in Ohio was the best example of how a liberal college professor type suddenly became our ruler in chief with the stroke of a few pens, and suddenly we went from a free people prosperous and with bright futures to hiding in our homes hoping that the police didn’t pull us over or arrest us for trying to play on a playground. People like her believe hype with too much trust on international communities of scientists without the extra scrutiny that a person like me might bring to the table. Instead of being one of the logical leaders, all opinions of legislature was thrown out the window in the blink of an eye, the voters were now irrelevant as we even changed the date on an election, and the most panic driven lunatics were now telling the rest of us how to live and to what extent. It was amazing to watch.

Of course, as of this writing I’m speaking in past tense because most readers of this article won’t see it until its over and well documented into history. But the lessons must be understood. The models that people like Amy Acton used to take away so many rights of Ohio citizens, and eventually of other states from copycat governors afraid to not join the mob of insanity, found that the numbers were grossly inflated. The Trump administration started backing off those numbers this week when the situation became clear to them that this Coronavirus was no more dangerous to people than the common flu. It’s a hard position to walk back after literally scaring everyone to death, but that process started and now everyone has egg on their face from their overreaction. Its not enough to say, “sorry, we cost you several trillion dollars and we added reprehensibly to the national debt, we’ll do better next time.” No, that’s not going to fly. I can say that I won’t forget it. I’ve seen now martial law and it was the ugliest thing I never want to see again. Emergency powers driven by panic, a lack of skill and coming from interests outside of the United States are not acceptable and we all have a lot of work to do to make sure it never happens again—because the next time—-well, lets just not go there.

Rich Hoffman

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The China Virus isn’t what’s Dangerous: Government is the threat and at the center of all this is climate change radicalism

I really don’t like being conspiratorial, but logic demands that we question sheer stupidity, which is what our government has been engaged in. We are supposed to believe that the same idiots who have been monitoring Donald Trump, and the rest of us—shadow banning, blacklisting, and threats of every kind—legal and not legal, which even has members of the FBI, IRS, DOJ and even foreign governments working on their behalf—that they suddenly are very smart and can tell us what is good and bad with this China Virus (corona—Wuhan, Covid-19—whatever the hell you want to call it) But nobody has answered a very basic question about all the actions that have been taken over the last couple of weeks, which has essentially shut down the American economy. That question is, regardless of how many people get tested, what are we supposed to do with the people who test positive? There isn’t any cure—not really unless we are going to count the new news about the Malaria drug that has been shown to “virologically” cure patients. We are supposed to believe that the same panicky climate scientists, like Amy Acton from Ohio are suddenly the smartest and most trusted people in the world and that we should take their dictates without question and do whatever they say, including giving employees temperature readings before showing up for work—those who still do work since the government has given the entire American workforce a written excuse to use every little sniffle to stay home and work from there—isolated and afraid? If you can’t smell the rat dear reader, then you have lost all sense of smell, because this sucker stinks badly.

As a Trump supporter, I have to think he wasn’t ready for an attack this massive, a global media epidemic that is a monster with no apparent head that is attacking the economy of the entire world to spread a communist message by appealing to the most extreme fears of mankind. His mistake was to let these Obama holdovers at the CDC have a mic and to start speaking fear and loathing making them stars over night using over reaction to spike up their audience. But what choice did he have, he could call bull shit and would have been massacred nightly on television by a media already poised to run with this story through the Bill Gates efforts of planting the seeds for this event years ago by socializing it to an audience of young kids who are afraid of their own shadows. And for them we are supposed to throw logic out the window. At a UDF in Port Union Ohio a friend of mine went there for lunch to get some toilet paper for which there were three rolls. He was confronted by an angry man who demanded he put one of them back. Of course my friend told him he could buy the one that was left and refused to comply. A fight almost ensued in one of the wealthiest areas of Ohio over a roll of toilet paper and if this kind of atmosphere persists much longer, like a few more days or God forbid weeks, a confrontation like that is going to end up in an actual killing. People have been let down by their government and they are extremely unhappy and this is the result of letting them get out of control for a seemingly good reason—to save lives. But were those lives ever really in danger? I don’t think so.

Obviously the push to get people tested is only to pad the stats and show a growth of the virus by measuring it. To keep the panic narrative going, the government needs data to justify their actions which is why the CDC keeps referring to this flatline scenario of that graph they keep showing. But to keep fuel on the fire, they need every day to have news of more of the virus spreading, so they need testing to show that to keep the panic narrative going. The conspiracy is in what these types of people believe, they are just crazy leftist groups of people who truly believe in radical advocacy behind climate change, with the same vitriol that PETA strips off their clothes to protest animal cruelty. People are very naive if they don’t see the global trend here against any capitalist effort by overdramatizing the China Virus to implement their climate change initiatives. That is certainly at the heart of Amy Acton’s decisions in Ohio where she has Mike DeWine wrapped around her finger. Her sincerity is real but her concern isn’t quite what she says it is. These people want to shut down the economy of the western nations. That is the real intent behind tricking people to stay home and not interact with each other. It has nothing to do with getting sick, protecting the elderly, for a virus that most everyone would get over on their own, its about protecting the environment by taking people off the roads, shutting down all those polluting factories, and opening up people to the idea of a universal salary where the government pays you to stay home. If you look at all that’s happened, it flows straight into the climate science activism that those types of radicals have been trying to convince us all to follow. Well, now they got a mic and a stage globally, and they have used it to preach their anti-capitalist message and we have allowed it to go on out of compassion for the elderly and not so healthy of our species.

I am prepared to fight these corrupt government types with any means possible, but in all honesty, we shouldn’t have to. I can think of a million other things to think about, I don’t need to waste my time on these extremely stupid people. But they are costing us millions of dollars that no amount of money from the government will ever make right. It doesn’t matter what they do in Europe, or Asia, America should never shut down anything for any reason. The show should always go on and it is embarrassing that our government has ordered so many things closed, where it is even affecting our sports entertainment. That is an attack on our culture and is just as detrimental as a lost life to a virus, because in a lot of ways our economy is a living thing. People should not be ready to kill each other over toilet paper, yet we are supposed to believe that staying home and not talking to other people is going to lead to a better quality of life? Get serious. I have been flooded with reports over the last several days that National Guard Humvees were staging in the parking lot of Kings Island and other locations between there and downtown Cincinnati. My response to everyone has been they don’t have enough troops to haul everyone away to the concentration camps that have been rumored for years to be the ultimate goal of the Deep State. And because of this government interference in all of our lives over NOTHING, people are terrified to consider just how deep that “Deep State” is. Its one thing to see President Trump going through Hell with it, but its quite another when you can’t find bread on the shelves and people are fighting over toilet paper. But that’s what happens when we give the big government climate types the mic and the stage, we have seen what they would do with it. They have brought the communism and socialism of China and Venezuela to the great United States and terrified everyone with a level of interruption that was science fiction only a few weeks ago.

I wouldn’t recommend taking up arms against this government just yet, but we are close when governors like Mike DeWine alter the election process to prevent us from managing our government with newly elected representatives. He didn’t have a right to do what he did and there is nothing about this China Virus to justify this action. What is troubling is that Mike DeWine’s daughter has been running for prosecutor in Greene County, and that her family had given her 400K for the race, yet she was still losing. The thinking is that she needed more time to build her case with the voters and that was one of the reasons that the election was pushed off until June 2nd, without even running any of this by the legislature. That’s likely more than a rumor, it has more than a grain of truth to it. But that people think its possible, and that they think the National Guard is ready to make a martial law move against us all says just how much trust we have in these fools. We cannot give them this much power, ever. We must load up on ammunition and buy up as many guns as possible, and we must never give them an inch on the Second Amendment because if we have learned anything with this China Virus, its that we can’t trust the government with anything. And the moment we give them the benefit of doubt we have seen what they do with it—incite a global crises that shuts down the entire economy—and for what reason—to protect the environment from all us pesky humans and our propensity to shit, eat and consume. If you peel away all the caution and concern over the lives of people getting sick from this virus that is what you will find in every one of these alarmists and we should all be ashamed of ourselves for letting them loose from the loony bins of society to ruin our lives for even a moment.

Rich Hoffman

Rush Limbaugh and I: This attack on the American economy is bigger than Pearl Harbor, and Governor DeWine is playing right along

Today we received news that Governor of Ohio Mike DeWine is shutting down all restaurants and bars at 9 PM, which is just ridiculously stupid.  Obviously, the governor is showing his not so Republican roots, right now he looks just as liberal as John Kasich turned out to be and a cry baby that loves being in front of the camera too much.  This crises which I would say is mostly manufactured has fed people like DeWine, and the results are overactions like this ban on just about all social life in the State of Ohio.  I would just remind everyone, which I will get into more as the week matures and my temper calms down, this is why we have the Second Amendment.  When government gets it wrong, we must have recourse when they get power hungry and show up to our doors all in the name of safety and the “greater good.”

I often wonder if people say some of the things they do because they’ve read something I have written, and its been that way for many years. Way back when Glenn Beck was on Fox News with his 5 PM television show, I thought for sure that he was doing his daily show by reading the things I was publishing. But I’m not that conceited, rather I think the real answer is that answers present themselves to people willing to ask the question, and without speaking, people arrive at the same conclusions, or similar, because they asked the same questions and arrived at the same conclusions. Now the reader here who would like to be a pessimist will say, well why don’t I have my own radio show, or am doing this kind of thing on television. Or why isn’t he a best-selling author signing books at Barnes & Noble on Saturday afternoons? Well, the answer is that I’ve turned down a lot of media opportunities and stayed away from such offers to maintain my own independence and function from freedom. Look what Fox Business did to Trish Reagan for essentially saying the same things I have about the coronavirus. Not even Lou Dobbs was given enough rope to discuss the issue of coronavirus with the level of skepticism he normally would, because behind the news casts is a very conspiratorial corporate message. I don’t want that kind of restriction in my life. I have a lot of talents, I do what I do to make money and because of it, I don’t have to suppress this other talent of mine with the burden of making an income from it. But it stunned even me this past week that nobody but me was saying how phony this coronavirus pandemic was—except for Rush Limbaugh.

I was saying what I have been before Rush Limbaugh, but I don’t think his mind was changed from anything he read from my free blog service. I think he’s a smart guy who came to his conclusions independently, and millions of people tune into his radio show for just that very reason, to listen to his calming voice to articulate the patterns that he sees happening out there and to make sense of it. And over the years, he has done that many times on very complicated topics, and he’s been right. So have I for that matter, on topics way out from left field that a lot of people doubt when they first hear about them, but eventually, they come around. That is how this coronavirus will be remembered and I’m personally happy that Rush Limbaugh sees it too, that the virus was real sure enough, but nobody has said why we should all be so concerned about it. Many thousands of people have already recovered from it, and not many people have died, many fewer than any other common virus that people get during cold season. Nobody yet has really explained why coronavirus justified the complete shutdown of the global economy, why even the restaurants of France needed to close with movies and other entertainment forums. All anybody seems worried about is slowing down the spread and whether or not there are testing kits available to know if people are infected. But so what if people are infected. It’s not AIDs. Its not like everyone is going to die. Most people are going to recover from it shortly and get on with their lives. To date, nobody has been able to say why this virus is so “novel” from anything else, and that should concern everyone.

President Trump has tried to play things cool, I think he was where Rush and I were on this thing but with the political implications brewing, he has to find a way to turn it around on his attackers, and he has. I don’t blame him from going along with the warnings because they are literally coming from everywhere even though running around in crises mode is not a natural thing for him. Expanding his travel restrictions even to the island of Great Britain was a smart move because it attacks the true nature of the pandemic, the media coverage to drive politics, not the threat of the virus itself. Even with the American economy shut down, there is still much more GDP being produced than other places in the world and if they are going to recklessly behave in their interactions around the world, then they can be punished and sent to their rooms like everyone else. It’s the best move Trump could make, and he’s making the most out of a bad situation. But literally everyone else has surrendered to the panic including normally stable minds, like Sean Hannity. Fox News has been unwatchable all hours of the day because everyone has had to drink the corporate Kool Aid. Even Alex Jones was apocalyptic on this issue using it to sell his vitamins as if the world was coming to an end. The Drudge Report was on the same trajectory, driving panic and showing great fear of this virus for reasons that make no sense.

I guess its true that so many people are followers and are so busy in their lives that they can’t see very far over the horizon, which is why I do what I do every day. Its always very clear for me and I share that vision with people absolutely free because I want people to be happy. I don’t want a boss telling me what to think and write. Rush Limbaugh is the same kind of personality and it just so happens that he’s at a place in life where he doesn’t have any corporate pin heads worried about everything but the real problems telling him what to say and do. That has left him to literally be the only one out there saying that this overaction to the coronavirus has much more to it than what anybody is admitting to. People will get this virus; they’ll build up an immunity to it and get over it quickly. That will happen without any government in the world doing a thing about it. But this panic fanned on by virtually everyone has more to it than just concern over death. Its an attack on our economy that I think is more bold and audacious than the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. I certainly raised an eyebrow when at 3 PM Friday during Trump’s address to the nation, which sent the stock market way up word by word that Bill Gates stepped away from the board of Microsoft. Many people don’t know it but much of what is happening was a warning from Bill Gates himself a few years ago when he was trying to convince a lot of people that the next great challenge for the human race was a viral attack. As I have been saying, I think fellow billionaires trying to get control of the human population for all their own reasons, whether it is to address global warming, or in the case of Soros and his friends, to preserve socialism around the world by putting people’s minds back onto a centralized government that they can control with donations, it was obvious that the world was turning the corner and Gates literally stepped away during Trump’s speech. (Little things like that matter, and people should take notice.) Add up thousands of those things that happen every day and you’ll get your story of the truth.

Hmmmm………………..do you see the smoke dear reader.

I stand by my contention that the coronavirus is an attack on not just America, but the world and it was meant to put Trump on his heels and give other people a chance to win the coming election. And Rush Limbaugh sees it too. The level of corporate advancement of the panic has been very concerning, but its good to see who we can trust and who we can’t in these kinds of things, so lots of valuable information has been revealed. Yet still, the panic is falling away because people are now recovering and people can see for themselves that this virus is nowhere near as dangerous as the media has been telling us and its good to see that there are free people still out there who can also see the obvious. And thank goodness there is.  Mike DeWine is not one of them.

Rich Hoffman

Why EdChoice is so Beneficial: Removing Parkinson’s Law from the public education debate in Ohio

I’ve been watching and listening to the whole debate about EdChoice in Ohio with great interest. Of course, the Ohio Senate had to vote to delay the implementation of Ed Choice which was scheduled to take effect the day of this writing, until April 1st 2020. The public schools in particular have responded terribly to it, including the school in my own district which I’ve written a lot about, Lakota. It has been nothing short of embarrassing to listen to Lakota’s superintendent complain about the funding model that is coming whether they like it or not and move the entire district into a victimized status so quickly on the issue. The report back from some financial news from Lakota has not been good and they are floating the idea for another levy which would be a terrible, anti-growth tax increase just to supplement their mismanaged spending habits, so the news was bad enough. This EdChoice debate has only made things worse. Dealing with professional educators to me is the worst experience that there is in professional politics because they are so entitled and unrealistic about what they think their financial requirements should be, so we’ll deal with some of that here, and in the coming months. Listening to politicians attempt to put their minds around what to do about EdChoice, which is simply a grading system that inspires the financial contributions of the state to follow the student of that failing school to the school of their choice. This of course leaves variability in public school budgets for money they have been used to getting now going to an unpredictable number of students who may decide to go somewhere else with that precious state money.

I listened to Bill Cunningham and Representative Bill Seitz talk about this EdChoice problem on WLW and every word made me cringe. Here were two people who call themselves rock ribbed Republicans missing the whole point of the public education debate. Now, my history with these two is that they are on the wrong side of many issues. They mean well like a lot of people do, but their perspective has been tainted by years of acceptance of a system initiated by people like John Dewey during an experimentation of many things during the progressive era at the turn of the last century and like many have accepted that that’s just the way things are and the way they will always be. Money goes to the school from the state to teach children living in that district not just skills for a future job, but to turn them into democratic citizens with an emphasis on social change. In hindsight this has been a complete disaster, look at the products of the schools, which many of us are. People aren’t very smart, and they don’t set their sights very high in life. Dewey’s mistake was in attempting to steer society away from republic representation and more toward democratic majority rule, which we all know now is a disaster at the epistemological level.

For the two Bills talking on WLW about EdChoice, they are both people in their 60s and 70s now, to them public school is about sports programs, learning to follow orders so that kids learn to live in a civil society, and in establishing much needed social connections with peers. Way back, many decades ago when my wife and I pulled our kids out of public schools for a year to teach them at home because the results were just so disappointing we had family members literally melt under the news because they were afraid my kids would turn into complete social outcasts, because they believed after so many years of this Dewey philosophy that the goal of public schools was to establish these mental applications. Of course, those sentiments were completely fear based, just as about everything in public education is. We have learned to just accept the failure that is evident because that’s always the way we have done things. People like the “Bills” on WLW enjoy the idea that their public school is the holder of real-estate value, and that Friday Night Lights football in the fall months of every year make for great conversation. But it was flawed from the beginning and never was poised to do what Dewey wanted because his fundamental problem was in thinking that the state as a central authority should be in charge. It was a progressive experiment, but not a very “Republican” thing to do.

Schools like Lakota and many others who are complaining about the insecurity in their funding model should be looking at the situation like any business would instead of some free-loader sitting in a bird nest of a rich district and opening their mouths for tax money to flow in. They should be working to be the best school with the best options in a free market society. No matter what the report card states in giving families the choice of a school they’d like to go to, Lakota should feel confident that kids would want to go to their school for all the reasons that anybody would, to get a good education, be near a good sports program, or just to be around other students who aren’t problems coming from broken families. Students should have a choice and if Lakota wants those students, they should have to work to attract them.

The most tragic thing I have noticed, looking at the situation professionally, is that all public schools have become addicted to the natural state of Parkinson’s Law that has contaminated their budgeting structures. Everyone who has been involved professionally in process improvements understands that Parkinson’s Law is an adage that states “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion,” meaning that a work schedule blankly stated will allow a worker to fill that time allotment from beginning to end by the nature of human interaction. If you give someone an hour to do a 5-minute job, they’ll take the whole hour. Process improvement demands to understand how long it actually takes to do a job, and to work out the tendencies of Parkinson’s Law to misstate labor needs. Well, that same tendency is at the center of the public education debate all across the country, and is why the EdChoice trend is so badly needed. Budgets have been filled to their maximum to accommodate whatever the state provides and to what extent local school district tax payers will put up with in increased levies driven by labor unions looking to use Parkinson’s Law to attach need to student performance by using the chaos of money going to the schools, not the student, to keep the process centrally controlled and with a false understanding of what education per student should cost, leaving the real state funding model perpetually broken, which is just how the labor unions and lazy superintendents like it.

Clearly what we have had hasn’t worked. Education needs reformed and the centralized aspects of it need to be removed. Free market solutions are the only way to improve schools and the students that come from them. People should have the option to vote with their feet putting schools into the same competitive situation that every restaurant, shopping complex and entertainment destination must do, compete for the dollars available. Education is not so sacred to not be attached to competitive market conditions, end of story. A quick look at our students declares that trying something new wouldn’t hurt, because we couldn’t do worse. And ultimately that is the direction of education anyway, just as the trends of the world are declaring. People want more choices in life, not less, and it’s a matter of time anyway where money for education shouldn’t even come from the state. But while it does, it should go to the students so they can vote with their feet. Not to hold them to a school that doesn’t feel it has to earn their business. If Lakota is such a great school, or any government school for that matter, don’t tell us how good you are. Make yourself one of those schools that people want to go to. Make it so that you are so crowded that you must turn people away, which only increases the value of the product. Sure, it makes the current way that schools do business chaotic, it forces them to understand how much Parkinson’s Law is in their processes. It forces the teacher unions to think differently for sure. But that is their problem, not ours. And the state will never know how much it should spend on students so long as Parkinson’s Law is contaminating their assumptions. That is the key to this whole discussion and we’re going to have it now or in a few years, but the way things have been are not the way things are going to be. The old Dewey model was poised from the outset to fail. But these days, life happens too fast and there is just too much to learn to attempt to squeeze everything into the traditional classroom setting that we have been attempting to do. The times and this new economy are forcing us to change, so let’s get at it and solve this problem once and for all by looking at the entire concept differently.

Rich Hoffman

The Schiff Show: Those who are most guilty are the ones pushing for impeachment

After watching the impeachment proceedings in the senate, it is quite clear not just because it is an attack on a president that I voted for, and therefore an attack on me, but that Adam Schiff has more at stake than just a hatred politically for President Trump. It’s obviously personal for them. They obviously don’t think that they can beat him in the upcoming election, so that is the cause of these theatrics of impeachment. There is something much more sinister going on that they are seeking to hide from the public with these antics. Peter Schweizer’s book ‘Profiles in Corruption’ came out a few days ago and I picked it up for a quick read and I am convinced by the arguments made in that book that Peter is on to something big. So big in fact that nobody will cover it because so many people are guilty of the crimes. If only a small percentage of the claims made in ‘Profiles in Corruption’ are true, then we have a huge problem in both houses of congress, which I think is certainly the case. And the proof is in the hatred of Trump and the direct attack on him to defer away from the real crimes that have been committed.

I watched carefully, and without emotion the prosecution in the case, particularly Nadler and Schiff. Nadler has a long history of hating Trump personally, and he is quite clearly abusing his power in office to erect some aspect of revenge against the President for personal reasons. To enough of a degree that Nadler should be removed from office for such bad judgement alone. But the Adam Schiff story is worse, because it looks like he is covering his own layers of corruption for the benefits of his party not just to survive through the 2020 election, but to keep the dogs off his own connections to many lines of corruption, that extend well beyond Ukraine. If anybody looked and acted guilty by all the signs of nonverbal communication, its Adam Schiff.

I would suggest that the Republican approach to this case is all wrong, playing along with the legal grounds as if this were a real trial, and evoking that the “senate” is some kind of stately power that is beyond the quells of politics is not going to work. We are dealing with real criminals protecting a political class that is deeply involved with severe criminal mischief, white collar crimes that go well beyond similar white-collar prosecutions of mass corruption. These criminals are using their powerful statues as law makers to erase away their crimes, and they are willing to bring down a presidency to cover their actions—which should shock everyone, no matter what your political affiliation. The more I watched, the more insulting it was, especially once opening day arguments extended past midnight. All this effort for what—to try to pin their own crimes on a president just asking a question about corruption from the other side. The real issue was why the president felt he needed to ask—that is the cover-up.

Yet Democrats came out swinging throwing out indefensible accusations from the start saying that McConnell was running a corrupt proceeding. The obvious attempt was to make Republicans look weak in response to such aggressive statements that just might tilt the balance in a fall election—if all went well. But the true magic trick here was to keep anybody from even asking the question, “Mr. Schiff, how many of these deals were you involved in with Hunter Biden and his father.” By making it so that even asking a question could evoke so much trouble, who would dare to go further? That is the subtle message here and something only people willing to do the proper study of the situation, like Peter Schweizer, would even think to ask. The evidence is clear that something is wrong and the attack on Trump is far deeper than even election meddling for the 2020 elections, its to cover up crimes committed by many of the people in that senate chamber, and I would bet that everyone there knows it. That’s why they don’t ask those deeper questions, because they too would be implicated.

The purpose of the show is to even help Republicans in the senate appear to make the whole thing appear more lofty than it really is, the proceedings with John “Obamacare” Roberts proceeding as a stately judge hammering his gavel for recess is meant to make them all look like they are in command. That the whole thing isn’t a farce covering up massive international crimes for which Trump’s administration is uncovering just by its existence. What I watched in the hearings from all sides were people either guilty of those mass crimes, or people who knew about them but were worried that if that knowledge hit the public, a complete erosion of their trust in our government institutions would cascade into outright rebellion. Many of those people might disagree in that chamber, but they have lunch together, they golf together, they have formed bonds that it would be painful to expose. They may be political enemies, but all too often they are personal friends, and as most humans are reluctant to do, they don’t want to hurt them. So, they have all agreed to some extent to this ridiculous, and expensive display designed not to seek justice through impeachment of an elected president, but to hide crimes of personal enrichment. And to use their control of the law to cover for their villainy. And they actually have the audacity to stand before us all during all hours of the day, soaking up the news cycle in such an audacious, and selfish way for their personal vanity and desires for destruction of other people so long as the aims of investigation to not point to them.

Like the slob who farts and then cries out, “who passed gas” when they know clearly it was them, but by the smell of it, it could have been anybody in the room. They hope to declare their innocence just by being the first ones to say anything. Yet the fart came from them and nobody else. Others might suspect as much, but because they are friends, they wouldn’t want to embarrass them in public, so they keep their mouth shout and play along. That is what the senate has been doing for Democrats, and it is pathetic. The real crime has not been discussed, and it should be. The real villains are the ones making the accusations, and without a doubt to my notice, Adam Schiff is one of the guiltiest and most corrupt people on the face of the earth. And he is so corrupt that he knows nobody would believe it, so he further covers his trial by being the one doing the accusing so that he is not the one accused. That is the purpose of this impeachment and the voracity of its utilization. And even for the attempt of it, we should all be very angry. Even more than that, we need to look at a serious employment change of these very representatives because we cannot turn a blind eye to this. Justice is begging for attention and our eyes need to reside on the accusers, not the accused.

Rich Hoffman

As Iran Fired Missiles, I Slept Very Well: Having a very good president in the White House

It was over before it even started as I announced in earlier articles. Trump had destroyed Iran’s “queen” in the great chess game and the war was over even as Fox News broke into its coverage to show missiles in the air headed for American occupied bases in Iraq. Every station had in fact started covering the revenge from Iran on live television and the situation looked ominous. I laughed to myself and went to bed. I was not at all surprised to wake up the next morning with a text from President Trump saying all was well, no American lives were lost. As a matter of fact, as the day evolved, we learned that the Iranians had been telling us that they were firing missiles essentially to appease their political base, but they weren’t aimed at any Americans. And they told us when they were done. They really didn’t want any action from America, that was obvious. They just wanted to show some missiles in the air flying around to show on State television to save some face after the embarrassing end to one of their top military minds. It’s not that I didn’t care about the results, but I can do math. Iran as I have said over and over again cannot fight a war. They do not have the resources for anything beyond regional terrorism. So, they weren’t going to sign their own death warrant. I slept well even as the missiles where in the air flying around in the desert.

The media was caught red handed on this one because the fuel of the entire exercise was their coverage, made up as they went along. Like many of us have been saying for decades, the media has ran many of these wars covering movements, reporting them on air, then forcing presidents and generals to adapt to the broadcasts as if it were a sporting event. This has been going on since television became a common thing. And now that we have a president who understands the game, he doesn’t get played by it, but he certainly plays the players. The drums of war were being beaten by the media for an event that couldn’t even take place if the Iranians even wanted it to. They simply don’t have the resources, which left all the broadcasters reeling to justify their panic driven coverage in the aftermath.

If you are a reporter, or a network executive, you should at least be a little intellectually curious as to the nature of war and strategy, and to know that Iran only has about 200 to 300 Scud missiles and about 100 Shahab-3 medium range ballistic missiles. Their entire strategy is to use terrorism as a leverage point to show power, because they don’t actually have any power. They have an unstable government hanging on to an old communist idea that has eroded away into Islamic ideology leaving them with very little in financial options. And without finances they can’t even buy new weapons or think about building nuclear ones. They have nothing to work with, so no possibility of a war with anybody. The energy and cost to fire off those few missiles they did in revenge of their slain leader cost them a fortune that they didn’t have, and they have no appetite to do it anymore. We aren’t talking about kids firing off Nerf guns in their back yard, it costs a lot to fire off any kind of missile and Iran just doesn’t have the financial resources to conduct a war of any kind. That is why I went to bed, because what the news was broadcasting was pure nonsense. It was a ruse from the start and any news organization should have known that. What they were broadcasting was a fiction, and they likely knew it. If they didn’t know it, they were incompetent and shouldn’t even be on the air.

I slept well because for the first time in my life I knew there was a guy in the White House who could see through the illusions and to not allow a bunch of panicky generals and advisors to poke him into war with an enemy that was about as harmful as a common house fly. Now a house fly can land in some shit and then land on your food and cause trouble, but in all reality, their intent is pretty iniquitous but not very dangerous. And Trump’s speech to the country was along those lines. Be careful with flies landing in shit and crawling on you, but for now, we will leave them alone by keeping the door shut. Trump’s speech addressing the issue was the best that I can remember. He shut down the drums for war quickly and addressed the truly minimalist situation for what it was properly, giving people an honest assessment for what was one of the few in history. Most of these kinds of things are draped in drama meant to add a fearful narrative that has a big government subtext to it, letting people know that government will keep them safe. Not in Trump’s speech. He essentially said, nothing to worry about. Its cool. Go enjoy your families. Only with him, it wasn’t a lie meant to lull people back to sleep, but to get them back to living good productive lives without the worry of some flies landing on their food with feet dripping in shit.

This is what competency looks like, it doesn’t need to fear the actions of losers. Losers do not rule the world, as the media would like you to believe. To properly reflect this new age of living, the media is going to have to adjust, they’ll have to get better. They’ll need to figure out how to cover a 24-hour news cycle without talking about war, impeachment, or some FBI scandal against our president. Eventually they’ll have to come up with fresh content all on their own that doesn’t rely on scaring everyone to death to stay relevant. I would say that time has passed, but there is no time like the present. For myself, it was the first time I went to bed when some national incident was occurring, because I have learned the falseness of it all well and could see the signs from the very first moments. And the next day, most of the country had to admit the same, even CNN. As we all learn to be more competent, and focus our efforts on productive things, the news will have to grow with us and that will be a real challenge for them. The same old tricks will not work in the future as they have since the advent of televisions into our living rooms. They could all learn some lessons from Trump himself who is the Master of Media. He was before he became president, he won because of his knowledge. And now as a president, he only has sharpened that mastery. I trust him more than I trust television executives, so I went to bed until I heard from Trump. I didn’t want to hear from all the lesser people covering things they didn’t know just trying to frighten people into staying tuned. And that not just for me, but for many people, is a very new thing.

Rich Hoffman

Not Giving Domestic Enemies in the American Press a Free Pass: Making a hard decision that is required of our times

It’s time that we have a conversation about domestic enemies and their use of the First Amendment to attempt to bring tyrannical revolution to America through the guise of freedom. It’s an old trick that has now worn away into obviousness especially in light of the recent killing of Iran’s top general. The domestic enemies of America have shown themselves under the banner of free speech by proposing that America and President Trump in general was wrong in the act of defending itself from a leftist aggressor. So much was made of the stampede that occurred at the funeral of that general which left 30 dead because there were over a million people attending. But that’s not so impressive, what else were those people going to do? It’s not like Iran has a thriving economy that is keeping everyone entertained with plenty to do. In most cases the people in Iran are left with only pictures of the supreme commander to look at as they count dust blowing across their roads. So a funeral is a welcomed distraction for them, yet to many in America’s media, they sought to make more of it than was true, for all the reasons that a domestic enemy might endeavor.

When we talk about the Second Amendment many people think that all sorts of restrictions can be placed on that one. They seek to limit where we can carry guns, how many we can buy, they try to tax ammunition to discourage buying more and they look for all sorts of ways to take that right away from us. But when it comes to the First Amendment, if you are on the wrong side of the political spectrum, they seek to ban you from Google searches, YouTube and even Twitter. But for them, they can say anything about everyone anytime they wish. They call it free speech to criticize Trump’s actions against Iran, or China or even want to impeach him over a Ukrainian conversation, yet they see no problem in siding with known tyrannical regimes to weaken the United States domestically so that power players all over the globe can be emboldened. That is a real problem and they have really shown themselves in the wake of the latest Iran incident picking sides with anybody standing opposed to President Trump.

Well, we all take an oath to the American Constitution to protect it from foreign and domestic enemies and these abusers of the First Amendment are clearly acting as agents of destruction toward American ideals and we should take action against them. There is nothing wrong with it, we aren’t violating any of their Constitutional rights. They do not have a right to be a voice against American policy if their intent is not to make a vantage point stronger, but to weaken it into collapse. And if they are cheerleading an enemy against America, then we need to deal with that in the fashion it deserves.

I wouldn’t say I’m suggesting that we round these people up in the middle of the night and throw them in jail for speaking out against American ideas by supporting Iranian positions. They certainly want to do that to Second Amendment supporters, and just ask Roger Stone about illegal searches and violations against his Constitutional rights when he was arrested and thrown in jail just for knowing the President. But I am saying that we need to slap these people down and knock them off their platforms without our endorsement of subscriptions and ratings. We simply can’t let domestic enemies’ function in the open within our society and get away with it with a smug smile on their faces. We need to knock that smugness off right now.

Iran isn’t dangerous, all they have as a weapon is fear of some terrorist act. When our own media is the sheath that carries that weapon, we have a problem. Take that away, and Iran has nothing. They have no money to fight a war. They have no complicated political position, just a few tyrants who run everything as is common in any authoritarian regime. They are all paper tigers only propped up by the worlds media who desire to bring down the governments of capitalism from the preponderance of fear that any terrorist soaked in ideology might dream of. And we should not allow it to continue unchecked. Its one thing to be critical of a management style of a governing body. Its quite another to encourage enemies to appear stronger than they are so that our government makes bad decisions. This has been going on for a long time and until President Trump came along, we had entire presidential administrations who listened to these unelected domestic enemies and set policy to their opinions, and that has only made the world more dangerous, not less so. It has allowed Iran and North Korea, and many other places to believe that America is an easy target, and that has propped them up to bring harm where it otherwise wouldn’t have. That is worthy of prosecution all by itself.

Free speech isn’t free, there are consequences. Just as we have the right to bear arms, yet we can’t just carry around guns anywhere we want, we have decided as a society that there are limits. Now if we want to say there are no limits to these things, then let me know and I’ll carry a gun everywhere I want to, churches, government buildings, sporting events—everywhere. But don’t tell me that there are restrictions to one amendment, but unrestricted interpretation to all the other so long as it serves the needs of domestic enemies. We must admit to ourselves that America does have domestic enemies, and they teach our schools, they work in our government, and they run many of our networks. We are not all equal and we don’t all like being American. We are crazy if we allow domestic enemies hide behind American law while they work every opportunity to chop down our system in favor of tyrants around the world, which is precisely what has happened in the wake of the killing of Iran’s top general.

I would say that Iran is not a threat, but our domestic enemies are, they are cheering for some terrorist act to embarrass our president for purely political purposes and they are doing it to the point where they are opening the door hoping to let the insurgents in undetected. The most dangerous occurrence to come from this latest Iranian crisis is that our media reports might embolden some terrorist loser to act so that they might at least get positive press coverage upon their sacrifice. Its not that the government of Iran would organize it, because they can’t, they are incompetent. But some rogue cell of bandits and outlaws might by the encouragement of our own American press. And it wouldn’t be by accident, but on purpose. And they think they can get by with it because they are protected by the First Amendment and think they are untouchable as domestic enemies. Which is a disgrace to us all, knowing that they feel the way they do about our country and the ideas of freedom that it has always represented. This crisis demands that we take a position of making a decision between domestic enemies and Americans as a unified whole. Because they are not the same thing.

 

Rich Hoffman