“Interstellar” Epiphany and Soundtrack Review: A 50th Anniversary at Virgin Galactic’s first space resort

I had an epiphany that my wife and I were stepping off a Virgin Galactic vessel into the first hotel of their design floating above the earth with the horizon spinning outside of a massive lobby window. It is Virgin’s first hotel in space established as a resort location rivaling the Atlantis vacation destination in the Bahamas complete with an indoor water park covered with large glass windows looking out into the vastness of space. The lobby was lush and expensive with exotic restaurants all offering outrageously epic views out every window. The moon is always full and casts a constant—haunting shadow through every object and mixed with the brilliant light shining off the earth is a bluish hue that has never been replicated by any light on the home planet. It’s our 50th wedding anniversary and we have a $5000 bottle of wine to mark the year of this writing to celebrate our first week-long vacation in space. We have worked hard and deserve to pamper ourselves with a very expensive outing that will mark many years of persistence. In the lobby is playing the old soundtrack to the classic 2014 movie Interstellar, which has by then become the standard of music referencing space. It was that award-winning Christopher Nolan movie that changed it all and set the tone for the second world-wide space race causing Hilton, Marriott and Virgin Galactic to build the first space stations catering to tourism. Virgin was the first to achieve it.

The majestic views out of the multiple windows demand the music of Interstellar because nothing else would be sufficient. The hotel operators just play constantly the old Hans Zimmer soundtrack to help alleviate the shock of being grounded so firmly to the floor as the view outside swirls around like a marry-go-round. It takes some getting used to for some people; some actually throw up with the disorienting effect of the earth’s horizon spinning around so rhythmically. There are trash cans stationed along the pathway toward the check-in counter large enough for visitors to dump their stomachs in the most graceful way possible. A cleaning crew quickly removes the contents so not to alter the smell of space—that rusty metal odor mixed with the fragrance of lobby vegetation that is intended carefully to greet guests as they step off the shuttle from their journey below.

We walk to the counter as track 7 on that enchanting soundtrack plays with organs chiming to the tempo of a clock’s second hand—the earth still swirling, the light from the moon and sun moving around the room casting shadows in all directions hauntingly. Bright overhead lights on the ceiling between more large windows cast stabilizing light so that the lobby looks to be the only stable element of a universe in chaos outside—which adds to the otherworldly sensation of a species raised on a planet where the sun rises and falls every 12 hours and the horizon is always fixed. Here, the sun is always out, the moon is always full, and the horizon never stills—it spins perpetually so to provide an earth like gravity for the visitors—some who are already in their swimming suits and heading for the massive domed Water Park behind the check-in counter.

My wife and I aren’t sick; the music brings our minds to ease with a familiarity that we know well. We have listened to that soundtrack every week for the last 25 years and know its notes by heart. Before checking in we just listen to it while we sit in one of the lobby seats and watch the Virgin Galactic shuttle pull away from the docking station and head back to earth with its navigational thrusters silently pushing it back into a declination orbit to Spaceport America—our home launch point. In another three hours that same ship will be back with more visitors and within 30 minutes another ship will arrive from Spaceport America and fifteen minutes after that, one from Space Port Japan, then one from Spaceport Europe. Because Virgin Galactic has brought the Internet to Africa—they now have one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Soon they will have their own spaceport in right in the middle of the Congo.

My wife and I head to our rooms and prepare for dinner. We spend five solid hours drinking our expensive bottle of wine sitting on our hotel bed watching the world turn—literally. And we cherish that this event has finally been made possible after many years of dreaming. The whole time we listen to our well-played soundtrack for the several hundred thousandth time—Interstellar, as we have always loved it and likely always will.

That soundtrack actually only came out a few days ago, on November 17, 2014, so my son-in-law rushed to Barnes and Nobel to get it for he and my daughter the moment it was unloaded from the delivery truck. They spent their evening listening to it while eating Chinese food from their favorite restaurant—and they gave me a copy. They have already seen the movie twice and are looking for ways to see it many more times. In what’s being touted as a first-of-its-kind promotion, Paramount and AMC Theatres are offering movie patrons in North America the chance to see Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar as many times as they want, for one price.

As with any deal, there are rules. Those who want to participate must be members of the AMC Stubs program, which has an annual fee of $12.

The unlimited tickets will be available for sale to AMC Stubs members at 330 AMC theater across the country, including AMC Imax locations. The price will range from $19.99 to $34.99, depending upon the location (currently, the average cost of a movie ticket price in the U.S. is $8.08.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/paramount-amc-theatres-partner-unlimited-749512

Interstellar requires for most people many viewings just to understand everything that is happening. Many critics of the film on their first viewings were used to a more conventional film experience and didn’t know what to make of some of the sound issues. As I said in my review—I think I was the first and only one to date to point it out—the sound in Interstellar was entirely on purpose. Christopher Nolan wanted there to be times where the events overwhelmed the sound made by the actors—because in real life—that happens often.

“I’ve always loved films that approach sound in an impressionistic way and that is an unusual approach for a mainstream blockbuster, but I feel it’s the right approach for this experiential film,” Christopher Nolan said, speaking for the first time in detail about the use of sound in his new film.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/christopher-nolan-breaks-silence-interstellar-749465

It is because of this approach to sound that the Interstellar soundtrack was so exceptionally good—and is why it will become the inspiration for all that I described above. When my kids gave me the first copy of the soundtrack and I played it for much of the day on Tuesday and Wednesday listening to it many, many times—it was easy to conclude that it was a masterpiece. I remember the music being great during the movie, but listening to it by itself, it was simply phenomenal as it steps up and well beyond anything that’s ever been attempted. The closest that I can think of is Philip Glass—but the Hans Zimmer approach comes with a much bolder, and narrative link to the future by drawing so historically on the past.

Blasting through the track on the soundtrack titled “S.T.A.Y” all that I began this writing above occurred with the epiphany. Many of the world’s problems seemed so miniscule and the minds that made them that way even less relevant. I could literally reach out and touch that future space station/hotel as if I were there, as if I could smell it, taste it and walk across its vast floors with Richard Branson still alive and standing in the corner welcoming his guests with long flowing locks still beyond his shoulders with a smile from ear to ear.

At dinner in my epiphany there was a guest who played in the center of a vast dinning hall with a clear picture of the moon out the distant window—again spinning around with rhythmic precision upon a large glass piano lit from beneath with blue lights that made it look like it was made out of ice. That guest was an elderly Hans Zimmer playing the Interstellar soundtrack live with a deeply personal concert, graced too with a smile from ear to ear knowing that it was his soundtrack that helped build this palace of achievement in defiance of the earthly stupidity which attempted to shackle man’s ankles to earth forever. His music helped free those shackles to usher in this entirely new age of dreamers, fortune hunters and lovers of science and possibility. It was and would be the best dinner of our lives. Happy 50th Anniversary to us—and it was.

Rich Hoffman

www.OVERMANWARRIOR.com

Building Star Trek’s U.S.S. Enterprise: How to create 10 of them, not just 1 with Objectivism

Dan over at Build the Enterprise.org made national news last week when Yahoo News featured his 20 year plan to build an actual U.S.S. Enterprise that costs approximately $50 billion a year for the next 20 years at a total cost of $1 trillion dollars. (CHECK IT OUT!) Even though that is a huge price tag in a country with an already $15 trillion-dollar deficient, he justifies the cost by pointing out that in 2008 the United States spent nearly that much on the controversial Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Most people can agree who are not involved with politics that many of the bailouts the government spent money on during this depression era economy have been a complete waste, and the money was more or less tossed away with no R.O.I., so why not commit our science and military assets to the construction of an actual U.S.S Enterprise to begin an actual jump into a renewed space race?

Dan has it all figured out regarding how to engage in this massive project. His timeline has the first 9 years dedicated to research of the technology needed to build the project, with component testing followed by 11 years of manufacture and construction in space. At the conclusion of this assembly period the Enterprise will be ready for a moon flyby and be perfectly ready to begin routine 3 month flights to Mars. The benefit of Dan’s Enterprise design as opposed to the traditional NASA approach is that this Enterprise version will allow full 1g gravity for its 1000 occupants using ion propulsion electrically based from a nuclear generator to transport from the Earth to Mars and back again in 250 days. This means that the physical deterioration typically endured on the human body during long space flights will be eliminated allowing space travelers to roam about in an environment that is not much different from how they typically work and indulge in recreation today. For many of the U.S.S. Enterprise travelers their residences, work and leisure would be in a kind of giant shopping mall experience. They would eat, sleep and walk about just as they would on earth, and this would solve tremendous duration problems currently experienced by astronauts in zero g environments.

Dan’s plan is fantastic, and should be explored seriously by private investment. This would be a worthy goal for companies like Google, Facebook, and other giant corporations that have been able to generate tremendous amounts of capital. I disagree with Dan on two basic things which he has overlooked, primarily because he’s an engineer and naturally doesn’t deal with political science—that no government should be involved in this endeavor and that taxes should never be raised, which he proposes.

During this 20 year span of building the U.S.S. Enterprise the people of the entire world need an entirely new philosophy from which to think from. A philosophy is a kind of play book like any football player understands–it’s the way a sports player attacks the game as designed by the head coach. The philosophy of the team and its ability to adapt to changing circumstances will often be the exclusive factor between success and failure on the field of play. In the game of life, the same is true.

Currently mankind’s philosophy is rooted in Plato, and Immanuel Kant. This must change to one based more on Aristotle and refined by Ayn Rand. It will take a massive shift in human consciousness to accept these changes and avoid two hundred more years of stagnation, which is our current path because politicians and world governments think that Star Trek is for entertainment and the minds of geeks, as they hold onto their non rationality based philosophies given to them by Kant.

The process of this happening is already underway. The Ayn Rand Institute is publishing the extensive work of Ayn Rand which is selling well. It has taken most of a century already for Americans to finally begin to accept her work, and her philosophy of Objectivism is just the kind of national strategy that would bring about not just one U.S.S. Enterprise, but many. There is absolutely no reason the United States should settle to have just one of these ships, but ten. But to have them we would also have to reinvent the way our current government in the United States operates. We would have to reinvent education, political science; the emphasis on our wealth creation and many other factors for it to work, but ironically the blueprint was already created by Ayn Rand nearly a century ago. Click here for an introduction into Objectivism.

I don’t propose Objectivsim as a personal preference, but as a viable solution. Dan needs a nuclear reactor to provide power for his Enterprise. America and the world need Objectivism as the thought process to build Enterprise deep space vehicles and space stations. It’s simply a thought structure that is needed to execute the sum desired.

As to the design of the Enterprise opposed to other designs, it is the U.S.S. Enterprise that is so well-known to millions and is a part of the public consciousness. It is true that other designs could be created, but why? Science fiction has already done the work of concept building, and society has come to recognize it. It is no different from NASA using Jules Vern’s classic novel From the Earth to the Moon to model their approach to space craft design over 70 years before the first rocket. Using Star Trek as the model for further space development is perfectly acceptable, and highly justified. The country that creates these U.S.S. Enterprises holding over 1000 people per flight to colonize space, manufacture goods outside of earth’s atmosphere, and mines for rare metals and other resources on other moons and planets solves many of our current worldly problems in a very short time. A vehicle the size of the U.S.S. Enterprise could hold not just one manufacturing facility within it, but many. The future of zero z manufacture and science is of utmost importance, and extremely practical.

For all the sci-fi geeks out there who want to see this happen in their lifetime I suggest you read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead just as you’d read any work of fiction for Star Trek. Forget what your teachers and others tell you about Rand, because there are many functioning in our society who are just as scared of the future as there was during the dark ages of Europe. We are about to experience a tremendous breakthrough that hasn’t been seen since 1492 where adventure and discovery will change the human experience forever. But there were many who insisted that the earth was flat and that sea monsters would eat all ships that left the horizon. And ship building design didn’t change at all for another 400 years. The politicians, teachers, and leaders of science currently on a government pension want to keep the world closed off from new discovery because they are functioning from the failed philosophy of Immanuel Kant and this will hold the human race to the earth for another 400 years of imprisonment.

I spend a lot of time at this site showing readers how cancer could be cured right now, how food could never run out, how energy could be properly harnessed if not for the interference of politicians and world leaders who have broken ideas about how life should be because they are functioning from the wrong philosophy. A few weeks ago there was a similar sensation on Yahoo News about the next generation of flying car, which was cool, but didn’t come close to the great design of Paul Mollar out in California. Paul Mollar’s Skycar is a design that has been around for two decades and it works. But he can’t get our government to get behind him because of politics. There is a lot of money tied up in the current automotive industry, and nobody has the political will to upset the apple cart. So a great idea has been put on the back burner until society grows up, and into the idea of a personal car that can take off in your driveway and land wherever you want it to. This is because people in society are functioning from the wrong philosophy. Objectivism is the philosophy needed to expand our technological and mental barriers. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REAL SKYCAR.

The same fate will befall Dan’s fantastic plan of building a U.S.S. Enterprise as has happened to Paul Mollar’s Skycar, the political will is not there because too many people function from the wrong philosophy. Before the first bit of research can be done on the U.S.S. Enterprise, America would have to change its current path of thinking away from Kant and into Rand, or to put it more technically, away from Plato, and more toward Aristotle. That is the key to being able to arrive at a space port in the middle of Iowa to leave earth and arrive at a future U.S.S. Enterprise waiting at an orbiting dock to leave for a Marriott hotel on the planet Mars within the next hundred years. The future is there, and great ideas like Dan’s are springing up and are conceivably possible. But it is our current human philosophy that is the major impediment, and that must change before any new developments can occur on the long human quest to push the limits of the imagination and arrive at a place of new understanding and high adventure!

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

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

While you wait for Tail of the Dragon, read my first book at Barnes and Nobel.com as they are now offering The Symposium of Justice at a discount which is the current lowest price available.

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

My Dream Teacher: A divided country–50 + 1

Much has been said about what kind of teachers we don’t want in public education at this site. But we don’t often think about what kind of teachers we do want. Well, one fine example of the kind of teacher I would like to see employed in my district is Kathleen Lyday of Grandview Elementary School or rather the way she is represented at the letter shown below and presented on Gary Jeff Walker’s page at 700 WLW.

http://www.700wlw.com/pages/onair_garyjeff.html

This letter is said to have been sent to President Obama, but as it turns out, it looks to have been falsified—just a wishful dream of conservative leaning patriots yearning for a teacher who has some courage to stand up to modern-day tyranny. Whether it’s a hoax or the truth, the words deserve to be read as they do paint the picture wonderfully of a growing sentiment that is boiling like a volcano about to erupt in America.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States . You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe ? Are you brain-dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States ? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia …. You didn’t show Great Britain , our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia .. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don’t want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey …… You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What’s the matter with you? I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven’t said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn’t!

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that’s $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now?

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.

Sincerely,

Ms Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School

Unfortunately, I do not believe that Kathleen Lyday of Grandview Elementary School wrote the letter seen above, because such a thing would be too good to be true. Instead, reality says that most of the teachers working at Grandview as well as most public schools all across the country have allowed themselves to be divided up into specific bloc voting groups dictated by machine politics and lack the courage to have thoughts of their own. Most likely, Katheleen Lyday will tend to vote the way other women in her age group vote, because she sees herself as “one of the girls.” Or perhaps she will vote the way her labor union suggests after looking over the insane amount of political material the union sends her to endorse candidates. And chances are, if Kathleen Lyday is a real teacher from Grandview Elementary School, she is planning to vote for Obama, not against him, so that he will steal more tax money from citizens all over America and give some of that money to the education sector of which she’s a part, as all the employees of the teaching profession open their mouths wide like baby birds in a nest awaiting their mother government to drop a worm in their starving mouths.

Yes, it was a great dream while it lasted—because these days such courage coming from a public employee is as realistic as the most extreme science fiction drawn in a comic book. In reality we are a divided country, and it will take a major awakening to bring the real Kathleen Lyday’s to the surface where fiction can eventually become a reality.

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

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

Check out more by CLICKING HERE!

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

Tail of the Dragon: Press Release

After three years of work, my latest book, Tail of the Dragon is almost complete. As of this writing the novel is at the copy editor and art departments at American Publishing and galleys are soon to follow. The release of this novel still appears to be during the summer of 2012.

The press release below is close to how the final document will look and I am putting it up here at this time to share with my readers as they have followed the process along for many months now.

Tentative press release:

Eschewing authority, one man’s desperate search for freedom evolves into the greatest car chase in American history. It all started with a race to the White House.

In the exhausting presidential-election process, the American people are subjected to candidates’ self-serving hyperbole that threaten freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution. The Occupy Wall Street movement, the Tea Partiers, and ordinary voters from every walk of life all want the same thing: freedom from a dishonest government.

But what is freedom?

Nicknamed “The Tax-killer” for his work in fighting tax increases, author Rich Hoffman uses his own frequent altercations with the law to explore that very question. His latest fast paced novel, Tail of the Dragon, chronicles NASCAR-loving everyman Rick Stevens in his quest for freedom after a mundane lifetime of playing by the rules. One man–who challenges authority and incites the government’s wrath all the way to the White House–will discover the true meaning and price of freedom.

“In Tail of the Dragon,” explains Hoffman, “I found that the best way to get our minds around the concept of freedom is to have the characters break every conceivable law and see what happens. Rooted in a political world mirroring our own, it’s more than fiction, I call it faction.”

 

For an author interview, contact Jeff at bookpr@american-book.com. Hoffman is experienced in all forms of media and is sure to liven up your venue with wit, knowledge, and large doses of entertainment.

 

I’m excited about the release of this long-awaited book. The work has certainly been worth it. After reading the book about twenty times now I can honestly say that readers will be in for a unique treat that I’m happy to supply. But to quench the thirst that is building for the book’s official release I am putting links to many of the articles that I have written about Tail of the Dragon during this process to make it easy to review the material that has led to this amazing story.

Enjoy!

Art of the Supercar

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/a-supercar-that-runs-on-vegetable-oil-the-greatest-car-chase-in-history/

Heart of an Inventor

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/the-immortal-quest-caractacus-pott-lives-in-us-all-in-my-dragon-update/

Free Meredith Graves: The politics of Tennessee

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/free-meredith-graves-a-warning-before-my-new-book-hits-stores-all-across-the-country/

Legend of the Misty Mountains

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/legend-of-the-misty-mountains-the-first-snow-on-the-cherohala-skyway/

Production Notes

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/production-notes-tail-of-the-dragon-and-daisy-duke/

The Philosophy of Tail of the Dragon

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/tail-of-the-dragon-coming-soon-to-a-bookstore-near-you-action-philosophy-romance-and-a-celebration-of-americans-roots/

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

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The Flying Tigers: An age of greatness that must return

In the picture above that is me in the fifth grade during 1979 right after the epic soapbox derby race that was a cliffhanger to the very end. My car stole the hearts of the spectators who witnessed that event on a hot summer day that year. But what many didn’t know or understand was how important to me that saw-toothed mouth was painted on the front of my car. As you can see dear reader my experience with the media goes back quite a few years and if you work at it you might be able to read the story of that spectacular day by enlarging the photograph of the article. The car itself was named The Beast because that was the year that Kings Island first opened their signature roller coaster which I instantly fell in love with. But the mouth on the front was from my favorite airplane in the Aerospace Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  Now before we continue on dear reader I ask for your attention and patience.  Take your time with this.  Read it all and watch the videos.  You will gain vast insight into what is happening around you to this very day.  What you will learn here will equal dozens of hours of college level history.  So Please make use of it!

My love of the P-40 Warhawk displayed so valiantly in Dayton goes back as far as I can remember, and I can vividly remember things from when I was 1 and 2 years old. The P-40 Warhawk was the signature plane flown by the famous Flying Tigers AVG group led by General Claire Chennault, a man I have always felt an affinity for. Chennault was a brilliant strategist, a natural leader, but was extremely abrasive to his superiors often participating in open conflict with them. These disputes with his military superiors led him to resign from the United States Army Corps with the rank of captain in the year 1937 after a rather brilliant career as organizer of the 1st Pursuit Group of the Army Air Corps acrobatic team the “Three Musketeers” where the group performed in the National Air Races. Later he became the pursuit aviation instructor at Maxwell Field of a team named “The Men on the Flying Trapeze.” Chennault had developed the rare ability to master strategy without compromising American horse sense a talent that infuriated his superiors, so he quit the Army.

But that wasn’t the end, Chennault would become far more famous and valuable as a special advisor to Generalissimo Chang Kai-shek of China as that country attempted to protect itself from the Japanese who were in the late 1930’s attempting to overrun China on a quest for natural resources. And to the north of China was the communists who were heavily funded by the Soviet Union and instigating a civil war within China. The situation was remarkably similar to what the United States would find itself in during the start of the next century where outside interests like George Soros is funding aggression against the United States indirectly while we are openly fighting enemies in Iran, Afghanistan and the invisible enemy of terrorism.  It’s a standard divide and conquer act by two enemies who work indirectly together for the mutual aim of destroying a rival.  In this case China was the target of both the communists and imperial Japan so they worked together to crush China from two fronts.  Sadly we all know that eventually China would be overrun by communism which it remains to this very day. In 1951 Chennault testified before the Senate Joint Committee on Armed Forces and Foreign Relations about the reason China was lost to Communist forces in 1951. Chennault after all his heroics in China during World War II had warned President Roosevelt and President Truman directly about the dangers of communism heading into China at the close of World War II, but both presidents were only focused on beating Japan, and it was their short-sighted commitments that caused the United States to pull out of China once the Japanese surrendered which led to the communists to surge in and overtake the government of China.

Sun Tzu to the Chinese is probably revered more highly than George Washington is to the United States. Chairman Mao used The Art of War to defeat Chiang Kai-shek. Chennault had worked closely with Kai-shek to hold off communism in China, but weak US policy after World War II lead to Mao taking over the country in 1949. Chennault warned of the possibility of future war with China in his WONDERFUL book Way of the Fighter published in 1949. In that book, which is now considered a rare book, Chennault predicted the trouble with Korea and Vietnam years before they occurred. The testimony did not sit well with the government, and they failed to act on Chennault’s warnings leaving China to wither under communist control which the United States would pay for dearly over the next 60 years.

To paint a picture of what that communist takeover was like for the people of China, which Chennault had fought so hard to prevent you can read vividly the description of events that occurred in the great book starting on page 505 of Joseph Campbell’s masterpiece called Oriental Mythology, published in 1962 and was part of four books he spent 12 years writing; he chronicles the beginning of communism in China quite startlingly. What follows are direct quotes from that book which is remarkably similar to the conditions America is finding itself in as President Obama signs the NDAA Bill in our modern age.
A man, aged twenty-two from Doi-Dura in th Amdo region was told by the Chinese that he required treatment to make him more intelligent. The Chinese at the time were telling Tibetans that they were a stupid inferior race and would have to be sup-planted by Russians and Chinese. They took blood tests of this man, his wife, and many others, and there are a number of corresponding reports from different parts of Tibet detailing the sort of operation to which this young man and his wife were the next day forced to submit. They were both taken to the hospital. “He was completely undressed, placed on a chair and his genital organs were examined. Then a digital rectal examination was carried out and the finger was agitated. He then ejaculated a whitish fluid and one or more drops fell on a glass slide which was taken away. After this a long pointed instrument with handles like those of scissors was inserted inside the urethra and he fainted with pain. When he came round the doctors gave him a white tablet which they said would give him strength. Then he received an injection at the base of the penis where it joins the scrotum. The needle itself hurt but the injection did not. He felt momentarily numb in the region until the needle was removed. He stayed ten days in the hospital and then a month in be at home….he had been married for only two years and prior to this treatment had very strong sexual feelings…Afterwards he had no sexual desire at all….”

Meanwhile, his wife “was undressed and tied down. Her legs were raised and outstretched. Something very odd which became painful was inserted inside the vagina. She saw a kind of rubber balloon with a rubber tube attached, the end of which was inserted inside the vagina. The balloon was squeezed and his wife felt something very cold inside her. This caused no pain and only the tube and not the balloon was inserted. She remained conscious throughout. Then she was taken to bed. The same procedure was carried on every day for about a week. Then she went home and stayed in bed for about three weeks,” and thereafter she had neither sexual feeling nor menstruation.

Such stories numbered in the thousands and were provoked by a belief that some groups of people should not breed, so measures were taken to ensure that blood lines would end.  There were many stories of political dissidents who just disappeared off the face of the earth completely once communism was dominate in China.  It wasn’t General Chennault’s fault however that communism prevailed. He arrived in China in 1937 to help train Chinese pilots to defend against Japanese aggression. By 1941 war with Japan was imminent with the United States and it was Chennault who lobbied President Roosevelt to provide airplanes and troops, neither of which the President would provide directly. Chennault was able to organize a volunteer group of 300 fighter pilots and ground crew to pose as tourists on their visas who were simply adventurers, mercenaries and unorthodox pilots who didn’t fit in well with the regimented control of military life. Roosevelt was finally able to send 100 P-40B Tomahawk aircraft because an order scheduled for Great Britain was cancelled. The Tomahawk was considered inferior in flight performance against German fighters. So China was getting from the United States 100 airplanes that nobody wanted, pilots and ground crew that were too undisciplined to serve in the armed forces, to fight a massive, highly organized enemy that ranged in the tens of thousands. The odds stacked against these soldiers of fortune were daunting.

The American Volunteer Group to my mind was no different from the privateers of the golden age of pirates. They were paid to kill and harass the enemy, the Japanese. The deal for the AVG pilots was a one-year contract with CAMCO to “manufacture, repair, and operate aircraft” at salaries ranging from $250 to $750 a month. Traveling expenses, thirty days leave with pay quarters, and $30 additional for rations were specified. The Chinese government paid $500 for each confirmed Japanese plane destroyed in the air or on the ground. An AGV pilot who strafed a Japanese airfield could become a very rich man since planes caught on a runway counted toward the bonus.

When Pearl Harbor was bombed it was the Flying Tigers who struck first, because they were the only group in position to act once war was declared. Under Claire Chennault the Flying Tigers maintained an extraordinarily high kill ratio of 40 to 1 against the enemy which was remarkable and they continued to have success being all that stood between Japan taking over China with ground occupation for over 6 months being desperately outnumbered. The AVG had virtually no backup supplies and had to repair their P-40’s with scrap material found in the local villages.

As usual, the government as a whole was way behind the curve regarding military action and once seeing how popular, and effective the AVG was sought to incorporate them into the military.  The AVG successes were not due to the brilliance of a single mind in Washington, and truthfully, if not for the work of The Flying Tigers the military may never have been able to win World War II.  Without capturing momentum in the Pacific the war in Europe would have been hopeless, and to a large extent it was General Patton who helped turn the tide there, another unconventional general who was brash, bold, and combative.  It could be argued that if General Chennault had been given command of the Pacific theater, there may have never been a need for an atomic bomb.  If Chennault had just a few more resources, he might have crushed Japan two years earlier.  It was the genius of a few who won the war.  It was the government looters who cost thousands upon thousands of lives.  Even when the AVG was brought into the official military operations under General Stilwell where General Chennault and Stilwell fought daily, Stilwell insisted on making life for Chennault a living hell because he was jealous of Chennault’s talents, so Stilwell purposely withheld supplies to Chennault’s group, which seriously compromised the strategic interests of China. But Chennault succeeded anyway in spite of the terrible working conditions and overwhelming odds.

The AVG proved to be superior pilots not just against the enemy but among other Americans. Tex Hill would become one of the most spectacular and amazing pilots of World War II. His war record which started on the dirt runways of the Flying Tigers would last through impossible odds till the end of the war.

The saw-toothed mouths put fear into the enemy in similar tactics that made the Pirates of the Caribbean so successful 300 years earlier as fortune hunters and warriors in search of their personal fortunes fought in the skies over China. And along the way the Flying Tigers saved China from Japanese occupation long enough to choke Japan of resources allowing the US Navy to gain a foothold in the Pacific and eventually overtake Japan. In many ways it was General Chennault and his heroic volunteer pilots who won the war against Japan.

I learned from the Flying Tigers that it’s not always the strongest, the fastest, the most technologically superior who wins. In the end it’s the one who thinks they can who wins because the Flying Tigers were not the greatest airplanes. The pilots were not the best trained in the highest education institutions. And it wasn’t money, because there wasn’t any money, except the bonuses paid by the Chinese government to the pilots. The United States wasn’t able to send supplies to the Flying Tigers during the entire war. The Flying Tigers were great because of the swagger they flew with and their ability to be self-reliant.

My wife and I had the fortune recently to watch a P-40 airplane being restored at the War Bird Museum in Clermont County. It was a privilege to crawl around the inside of one of the sacred P-40’s from the Flying Tiger era that I adore so much. Because to me, the P-40 is the superior plane from the World War II period not because of its performance, but because it flew like the pilots themselves, it was not uncommon for P-40’s to return home after running out of gas and sputtering miraculously on fumes for impossible distances, or being shot up with so many holes that staying in the air seemed impossible. The P-40’s seemed to behave like the pilots who flew them. It was a pleasure to touch the metal and feel the spirit of one of these majestic planes up close, and to associate with the people who were restoring every last bolt of a P-40 so that it can roam the skies again.

And that is the lesson for our age and what we can learn from our heroes of the past. The pretentious rulers of government were just as foolish then as they are now. General Stilwell purposely put an entire country at risk because he disliked General Chennault. President Roosevelt failed to pull the trigger early enough to officially assist China and push against communism before they had gathered enough strength to kill many more lives in the war that became World War II. And the United States Navy was lost until it managed to study the tactics of General Chennault and began to use some of the former Flying Tiger pilots to help train their other pilots on how to defeat the Japanese in the air. But the moment the war was over; President Truman left China to fend for itself and pulled out all United States support. This allowed communism to take over China and cause 60 years of terror from a former ally. It is because of this act that we had the Korean War and the war in Southeast Asia.

The construction of my soapbox derby car was my small homage to Claire Chennault and his Flying Tigers because to me they represent everything that makes America the greatest country on earth. Americans aren’t great because we have technologically superior firepower. We are not great because we have good universities. We are not great because we have infinite supplies of food, water, and other resources. Americans are great who still understand how to think outside-the-box and can fix a shot up fuel line with bubble gum and are willing to fly into the enemy with a damaged plan that is out of bullets, out of gas, and out of luck, and rip through the enemy plane because the steel in the P-40 is made of stronger stuff than the enemy. The enemy is crushed, and the American comes home miraculously, because in the science of probability, it flies by sheer willpower to return home to fly again. And when that American puts their boots in the dusty soil of a foreign runway, a $500 bonus is put into their pockets and once they wash off all the blood and the plane is repaired, they’ll go up again to shoot up the enemy and collect $500 more for as long as they can breathe air in their lungs.

Every day when I step into my garage I pay homage to my version of those Flying Tigers by saluting my soapbox derby car as it hangs from my ceiling. That saw-toothed mouth grins at me and cries out to “GO GET EM.’” That car still looks as good today as it did when it tore down the hill behind Fort Hamilton Hospital in the quest for victory in a race that attracted the attention of all of Hamilton on that hot summer day. And as the crowd cheered at the spectacle my mind was not on them, but on the heroes of the Flying Tigers and the honor I felt to pay homage to them in the heroics of sport. Like the P-40’s of another time, my soapbox still sits perched from high above my garage and gazes down waiting to be called into war once again, and if not physically in the war, it can teach a new generation how to taste the blood of an enemy and become hungry for its nutrients when the times dictate such action. Because these times are no different from those times, the only things that differ are the names of the characters and the dates for which they occur.

As an added bonus to all you have read here and wish to know more than the text, videos and pictures above have revealed, feel free to grab some pop corn and the beverage of your choice and watch the great John Wayne classic, The Flying Tigers released by Republic Pictures in 1942 with John Wayne playing loosely the part of Claire Chennault in a film that the nation needed to see at the time.  I have included it below to make it easy for you to see!  Because at that time there wasn’t any good news to be had after Pearl Harbor except what the Flying Tigers were doing. And this film will give you a wonderful perspective of what the America was like then that made greatness a commodity that was the envy of the world. Because of that jealousy, the communists have attempted a less direct attack on our culture which we are currently experiencing. Just click the movie and enjoy the entire thing, and soak up what America is supposed to be so you can learn how to make it so again.

To read more of my articles on American air supremacy you can visit this link:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/tora-tora-tora-the-attack-that-started-then-and-continues-today-with-progressivism/

And please pass this along to a friend so that they can see and learn for themselves what you have just experienced.

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

Rich Hoffman
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
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Kepler — 22 is Discovered by NASA: The pivot point of human history

A marvelous discovery was made by NASA, a new earth like planet called Kepler -22 was discovered by the $600 million Kepler observatory and is the first hint of what is to come regarding space exploration.  It has long been suspected that there are many unknown planets in space that will be discovered by this new space oriented observatory.  To date it appears that there are 2,326 potential planets that have been discovered within the first 16 months of Kepler’s observations.  Darryl Parks of 700 WLW discusses this exciting planetary find in a very fun broadcast on his radio program where he makes the information of how this planet impacts the everyday person understandable for those who don’t normally pay attention to news of a cosmic significance. 

To see the original press conference from NASA you can watch it below.  NASA is a government organization that I believe is the only one that actually is a good investment of our tax dollars.   Where I complain and point out the many discrepancies of all other government programs and how they are inclined to always fail, NASA is the one really big bright spot that gives back to our society much more than we put into it.  For an article about just how much NASA has given us refer to the piece I wrote around the time of the last Space Shuttle mission:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/the-ghost-town-of-kerr-city-a-metaphor-for-planet-earth/

The rest of government seems obsessed with socialism which permeates virtually every activity and causes government to fail as a workable organization in virtually every capacity.  The reason governments enjoy socialism is because it benefits their ideology of being members of a superior political class.  Capitalism does not benefit career politicians.  Socialism does and that’s why they have been using it to virtually rob the wealth and resources of every organization they touch. 

I have reported to you dear reader many exciting developments in the realm of science that are very beneficial to a much brighter tomorrow for all of us.  The reason I am so angry with public education and the socialism that it teaches, as well as how government also subscribes to that failed political philosophy is because socialism is very corrosive to innovation, which are the needed components to continue with the kind of discovery that delivered us to this age of exploration and made Kepler observatory a reality in the first place.  To my mind socialism on a global scale is holding back Skycar travel which I have spoken in great detail about.  It is preventing regenerative medicine because socialism has made deals with the current pharmaceutical companies to maintain the current profit structure.  I have reported wonders in horticulture only to have socialism prevent food supply in agriculture.   I have spoken about the future of space travel and how deregulation at the level of NASA will create an explosion of off-world industry.  I have spoken at great length of the education options in innovation but the socialism of the teachers unions prevent innovation from being discussed.  I have spoken about how the archeology of our age is completely wrong and new discoveries are begging for attention, but the socialism of the university system prevents new information from being accepted into the fossil record.  I have demonstrated completely unexplored islands in the Pacific Ocean that hold keys to human civilization’s past, that are not even officially explored scientifically, I have brought to light the fossil record of just my home state of Ohio and how a species of giant human has been unearthed, yet the socialism of the universities and museums are not sure how to report the new findings since they don’t fit into established theories.  You can read some of these articles below for review.  (YES, I WROTE THEM ALL)

SKYCAR: WHAT IS IT?

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/fly-a-skycar-today-the-future-of-transportation/

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/the-future-of-medicine/

GROWING FOOD THE CORRECT WAY

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/epcots-the-land-and-the-celebrity-farmer-a-look-at-the-wonderful-and-important-world-of-horticulture/

EXPLORING THE REAL BEGINNING OF THE HUMAN RACE

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/my-love-of-real-science-and-the-adventure-of-discovery/

WHO TAUGHT HUMAN BEINGS FIRST?

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/ancient-aliens-and-the-tea-party-koyannisquatsi/

THE SECRET OF MALDEN ISLAND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/secret-of-malden-island-why-public-education-is-hiding-history/

GIANTS IN OHIO

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/giants-in-ohio-the-hidden-history-of-the-human-race/

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/the-guts-to-be-bold-the-option-of-school-choice/

THE NEW AGE OF SPACE TRAVEL

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/jonathan-west-the-nameplate-god-be-thankful-for-virgin-galactic/

PRIVATIZATION OF SPACE!

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/the-space-race-is-just-beginning-as-the-space-shuttles-end/

Even though many who read here know this site as an anti-tax site, as an education reform site, as a whistle-blower site, my anger at all those government entities which are the targets of my complaints are because they stand in the way of scientific understanding and invention.  I see them as standing in the way of where mankind is, and where it needs to go and I am at war with their ignorance.  Even if I am the only member of that war on my side I will gladly take on every ignorant socialists there is because they are in my way to arriving at the human evolution that is our destiny. 

The discovery of Keplar – 22 is a big deal.  To put it in perspective, Keplar – 22 demonstrates that there are other earth-like planets out there, and the human race can continue on when earth ends, which it will eventually.  There is no question in my mind that much of the strange archeology our society has discovered, has it’s roots in a civilization much like ours who around 100,000 years ago saw earth from one of these sister planets that we share in this small arm of the Milky Way that is 600 to 1000 light years across and decided to attempt to explore our planet.  To understand how big everything really is and to begin to wrap your mind around inter-dimensional travel, watch this video:

Those other planets sent beings to check out earth, to land and interact with our culture at that time just like we are planning at this very moment to visit Kepler – 22.  If we could, we would.  There is no doubt in my mind that these other planets who are probably 2000 to 10,000 years more advanced than we are now have figured out how to travel to deep space and were able to visit us.  They explored us for their own benefit and returned back to their home planet to report what they saw here.  But while they were here, just like we will when learn to travel in the same fashion, they have a natural effect on the cultures they study just by being there. 

If you want to understand how space travel will evolve you can learn a lot by this documentary.  The last quarter of that documentary talks specifically about interstellar travel, the kind of travel that we will have to uncover before we can ever entertain traveling to places like Kepler – 22.  And it is possible, and we will figure it out, as sure as you are reading this.  In the documentary they introduce tachyons which are a hypothetical subatomic particle that always moves faster than light. In the language of special relativity, a tachyon would be a particle with space-like four-momentum and imaginary proper time. A tachyon would be constrained to the space-like portion of the energy-momentum graph. Therefore, it cannot slow down to subluminal speeds.
You can read more about tachyon’s here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachyon

There is no question in my mind that civilization in our own past used anti-gravity devices to build massive structures all over the earth.  Somewhere along the line of human evolution we lost this knowledge.  If we understood it once, we can relearn the skill and uncover it once again.  When this happens escape velocity off earth will no longer be a problem.  And once we can perform science in space and travel becomes cheaper there, exploration into tachyon technology will be within reach, and from there, we will be able to travel to Kepler – 22 and all the new planets that the Kepler observatory is about to discover. 

The reason that societies fail however is they generally collapse on themselves when they become too top-heavy with government power, and the thief of science is always some variation of socialism.  The fact that anti-gravity technology existed on earth at one time and has been lost to all future science, probably in the burning of the library in Alexandria which I spoke about during the recent riots in Egypt demonstrates how artifacts and ancient understanding can be erased forever by the vandals of war.  See that article here:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/the-real-crime-in-egypt-history-lost-to-ideology-and-quests-for-power/

The decision of our day is are we going to look forward to even more scientific discoveries like we are experiencing in Kepler – 22 or are we going to worry about the pensions of public workers who simply expand government?  Are we going to continue to work all our lives for an opportunity to retire and finally become free once our bodies are broken beyond repair, or are we going to embrace regenerative medicine and live for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years?  Are we going to focus on global warming for a planet that is going to be gone in 5 billion years anyway, or are we going to start the process of leaving mother earth and finally move out on our own as a human race………..I mean isn’t it time? 

Socialism is that overprotective mother who never wants her children to leave home, and progressives are those spoiled children who still cleave to their mothers breasts for milk, even though they are fully grown adults.  If left to socialism, no child will ever leave their mother and they will die still cleaving to their mothers warm embrace, never to have lived, never to have explored, never to have loved, never to have sorrow, but they will be safe in their mothers embrace.  Those who act in such a way are socialists and they do not speak for people like me who want nothing to do with that mother.  I want with every essence of my being to jump into space; to capture the mysteries of the tachyon’s so I can travel to far away stars and see what adventure awaits us there.  And for those scared children called progressive socialists who cleave to mother earth and say, “but you will die soon…..why worry about such things?”  My response would be, “I don’t want to live forever, but why can’t I live for 500 to 1000 years.  Noah was 950 years old.  Moses was 120 years old, it is obvious that human beings knew something then that they have forgotten as empires rose and fell around the concept of socialism.” We are on the cusp of being able to repair our bodies indefinitely, so why wouldn’t we?  And why would we not reach for the stars instead of a pension check and a slow death in retirement in a Florida condo? 

All that really is holding us back is socialism and other collective oriented philosophies.  Subscribers of those political theories are short-sighted scared children who wish to keep the world at a constant that they are comfortable with.  And such people do not have the right, or obligation to hold me to their lack of vision.  There are many Kepler – 22’s out there and I want to see human kind explore them all, even if it takes 5000 years to do it.  Our society is on the cusp of that kind of breakthrough.  The pivot point from which we all rest in the other direction is the kind of social de-evolution that will erase all the breakthroughs we’ve experienced of late and drift back into the mentality of the dark ages, which is what progressive socialism intends, to the demise of us all. 

The assumption of our day is that human kind will always advance forward, but that is not the case.  The evidence of modern archeology shows that our distant relatives actually knew more than we currently do about a great many things, and it is the cultures of empires that erased those sciences under the rule of tyranny.  And as we have just discovered or rediscovered a new planet very similar to our own earth, that same tyranny of the past is upon us again and threatens to halt our progress into a slow regression of thought and innovation.  The decision is ours to make, and the merit of that decision will determine thousands of years of future human existence.

SEE THE WORLD THROUGH HOFFMAN LENSES:

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

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

The Super Committee isn’t so Super: Complete failure across the political spectrum

On Monday November 21, 2011 the Super Committee of the United States Congress declared that it wasn’t quite so “super” when it acknowledged that they could not, or would not come to any decision on where cuts to the federal budget could be implemented as the total deficit climbed over $15 trillion. To understand exactly what all this deficit talk means, and to translate the decision of the Super Committee to proclaim it’s stalemate just before the Thanksgiving Holiday, Doc Thompson of 700 WLW had on Nathan Bachrach to put it in perspective. You can hear that discussion at the video below.

It doesn’t surprise me at all that the Super Committee was unable to do ANYTHING productive in the two months they have been meeting. Consider for a moment how much a congressman in the capital makes, which is $174,000 a year for rank and file members plus other benefits that can be seen in more detail at the below link:

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/a/congresspay.htm

Imagine the dysfunction of politicians making six figure incomes, which is a healthy sum for anybody, sitting around doing nothing but making noise. The Super Committee worked for two months on a task of reducing the national debt and made no ground at all, and to my mind that means they should all lose their jobs for their epic failure. But how can we expect things to work at the federal level when it doesn’t work at the local level? As this news was breaking about the Super Committee the Lakota School District like virtually all school districts in Ohio are trying to figure out how to balance their budgets to the same results.

Lakota is looking for $12 million dollars to cover their deficit spending that we’ve demonstrated is caused by their very inflated wages which average over $63K per year for over 2000 employees. And with all that supposed talent hired for managing our education dollars, not a single one of them is capable of making any kind of hard decisions on how much to cut from the budget or where to cut it. Why?

Well, the answer is because the entire governmental system from the local schools all the way up to the federal government is built around a looter mentality where the participants have rigged the system to extort legalized plunder from the tax payer for spectral services that actually amount to nothing. For perspective, what government is doing for us is similar to what bottled water companies are doing. They are collecting water, putting it in a plastic container, and selling it to us like they are doing us a favor. But in reality we can get our own water easily, and don’t need a bottling company at all. The bottling companies have created the “perception” that their water is better than water that falls from the sky. Government is doing the same thing with education; they are teaching our kids in an old archaic fashion that is grossly too expensive when a computer could do a much better job for most of the topics. Homeschooled kids outperform public educated kids in virtually every category, so if the goal was to improve the actual education of children, schools would explore the answer as to why. But that is not what is desired, because government education is a “make work” program that is similar to the bottled water company. Government does the same thing with housing, with social security, with medicine, with transportation, with food production, they have their hand in everything and in reality they are simply making it seem that they are working on your behalf when all they are really doing is just selling a service you could get easily on your own. They only exist to “create” jobs, not results.

The weakness in government skill level however is exposed when they are actually required to “manage” costs, instead of simply asking for more money. During the discussed Lakota school board meeting, my family and I spoke about if I should go or to continue with our plans to take my son-in-law out to dinner for his birthday. I decided to take him out for his birthday because my time is worth more than sitting with a bunch of dysfunctional, unskilled, malcontents for an hour and a half and listen to the administrators bungle around the hard decisions in a comical display of ill-equipped politicians who are attempting to cover up the fact that they have no courage, no fortitude, and no idea how to make a proper decision. Because they know that they are part of a system designed to loot from the public treasury, and they’ve benefited from that system so are not equipped to point out the flaws. Your local school board knows it. Your local superintendent knows it. And your local congressman knows it. Every member of the Super Committee knows it. It’s all a scam designed to loot money from the public. For more information and video on how this works, check out this article:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/legalized-plunder-you-have-been-scammed-at-every-level/

It is a sad state that we have so many government employees who are not paid based on performance but just to sit in a chair and wear a suit. We have allowed them to cruise along making excessive amounts of money for doing virtually nothing. They are exposed when they are required to actually do something, and the problem is epidemic, it’s across the entire political spectrum from top to bottom.

It is in these losers that we place our trust to eliminate a 15 trillion-dollar deficit, to educate our children, to care for our elderly. If the lack of effort on their behalf does not spell out for you the magnitude of our country’s severe failure in virtually every category, nothing will.

America is due for a complete, philosophic identity calibration. It is time for our nation to figure out once and for all what it is. Are we going to continue to be the home of the free, and land of the brave…….or are we just simply a society of looters, which our politicians reflect regarding our general society?

The answer to that question will determine the fate of the United States of America, and that decision will happen on your watch dear reader. You and you alone will decide what is to become of our country. So you better chose correctly.

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