The Doomsday Cult of a new Religion–Climate Change: Using hoakey science to hide sheer laziness

I thought it was astonishing.  In America you just don’t hear these kinds of things, but the view of productivity around the world has changed and their poor economies show it.  However increasingly, especially on college compasses and public schools everywhere the next generation is adopting this mentality.  In dealing with a company overseas recently I learned that they had to shut down their facility for four days due to a need to preserve power—they had an energy crisis and just didn’t have enough energy literally to operate their manufacturing plant.  Obviously their commitment to solar and wind power wasn’t cutting the mustard and they didn’t have enough energy to conduct basic manufacturing.  So their employees went home and conserved power for a majority of this previous week doing nothing to move needed actions on behalf of our business together.  And while explaining it to me they didn’t even have the predilection that there was any possible imposition to the matter.  Buying into all the greenie weenie diatribes that the new communist green movement has put forth, these people were committing economic suicide under the best of intentions—and the entire premise was completely false, artificially created to preserve nature at the cost of human productivity and it’s quite a disgusting phenomenon.   The people I was dealing with were not stupid people, but they have adopted all the nutty European standards on emission reduction that have essentially crippled them as a productive society—and it is astonishing to see.

It was only a few weeks ago where I wrote quite an elaborate, and unique article about the nature of people who silently seek to do as little as possible.  CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW.  They are the type of people who are disconnected from productive enterprise and have lives separate from their work.  They are the TGIF people who dread Mondays, put “hump day” on their Facebook postings and on Fridays celebrate by declaring that they thanked God that the weekend was upon them so they could go home, stuff their fat faces and watch other people live lives on television.  Many of those people are the first idiots who are inclined to listen to Al Gore rattle on about the new communism “green” religion of climate change which articulates quite specifically all the sins of productivity as something to avoid.  For lazy pieces of shit, the green movement is quite an attractive prospect.  Not only do they get the excuse to sit on their ass and bitch about everything but they can hide behind the shield of non productive output to do it and feel like they are saving the earth in the process.   It is the latest rage of the lazy and stupid and it is taking over the world rapidly because of the many soft-souled losers that are out there to solidify the thoughts of non productive behavior.

It’s not the earth these losers are protecting—it’s their own laziness—let’s make that clear right now.  As California recently voted to impose massive regulations on themselves all in the name of “climate change” which is a completely made up falsehood designed to limit the productive output of America to match these other countries who have allowed the lazy losers of their societies to stop productivity all in the name of saving the earth from human beings.  Gov. Jerry Brown is just another Jim Jones cult leader speaking in terms that touch the human desire to regress back to the Stone Age—to build monuments honoring the winter and summer solstice, to make animal sacrifices to the gods for food supply and to dance like idiots under the sun hoping to make it rain.  The new “science” of climate change is just another voodoo cult of idiots casting lunacy toward reality and hoping for some kind of positive result.  But behind every one of those people is a lazy streak that looks to get away from work so that they can hide their tendency behind some social effort to conceal their lazy inclinations.

Climate change is in the same category as religious mythology, the new devil is capitalism and the new God–the Earth, and all its family of planets spinning around the sun waiting for the day that the fuel runs out and destroys the entire solar system.  The lazy Al Gore types and the loud mouthed Jerry Brown’s of the world preach with the Jim Jones charisma of a maniac to turn off our productivity as human beings and turn inward toward the gods of compliance—and to pray for rain, to pray for food and to pray for our everlasting life.  All the while, those of us who work hard, smart and are always thinking know that all those things are improved through productivity.  Everything is fixed in human existence through hard work and productive output.

Imagine going to Disney World and learning that they had to shut down for the day due to a need to save power.  Or think of New York City—a place that never sleeps having to turn off some of their lights to accommodate the limits of wind turbans and solar cells struggling to put out enough power to supply their needs because there were a number of days when it was cloudy.  That’s what we’re talking about here.  The greenie weenie push to get away from “dirty” “sinful” energy and to move toward less effective “green energy.”  What you end up with is a production plant with no power and a bunch of people who have to take a mandatory vacation just to save the planet from an unseen menace, unseen because it doesn’t exist.   People like Jerry Brown and Al Gore are just the new death doctors of doom preaching the apocalypse as they pass the offering plates around the congregation to pay for themselves to have a wild nights with strippers in Vegas after everyone goes home.  They don’t care about life; they want to do as little as possible and to indulge in vile conduct with a cover story of some majestic cause.

The earth doesn’t give a rat’s ass if we humans live or die.  The earth will die in due time, its climate will change, its oceans will rise and fall, and it will continue to be pelted every few billion years with catastrophic space debris.  Braless bitches and stringy haired hippies with body piercings and their acoustic guitars can stand in the mud and sing about how wonderful the earth is and they can hide their lazy behavior behind climate change and worship the goddess Mother Earth and it won’t change a damn thing—earthquakes will happen.  Hurricanes will still occur.  But mankind’s salvation is bigger than the earth—and it is there in space for the productive and the ambitious to explore.  The religious cult of climate change has been created to hide the lazy from the judgment of the ambitious and that has left good people standing around waiting for the sun to come out so that they can work an eight-hour day—or be sent home until the situation improves.  Meanwhile, nobody was there to answer my God-damn emails because they were too busy smelling flowers and worshipping the earth while their f**king phones charge.  They foolishly sat by candlelight like a bunch of Neanderthals during the Stone Age around a fire wondering what animal might come along to eat them, or why lightning was so scary flashing across the sky.  Meanwhile in America for those who don’t sleep so much and work 16 hour days—and on weekends—we are planning to return to the moon and to mine materials to advance our civilization toward a Type I utilization.

We are not one world.  There are the lazy pieces of crap that live and seek a new form of communism in this green movement to stop production, seek out technology to make it so they can play video games longer in the day and get paid for sitting on their ass.  They are parasites of the earth feeding off it like a barnacle because they essentially don’t want the responsibility for self initiation.  They want someone to blame for their lack of success in life and climate change gives them an excuse to do very little in life and still have a cover story to feel good about themselves over.  Then there are the productive people who don’t want limits on their imaginations or their effort—and those are the people who will carry mankind into the stars to live for billions of years long after the earth has been consumed by the sun as that gassy celestial centerpiece of our solar system dies.  The lazy will die with it.  The ambitious will move on to procreate in space with thought and enterprise that are specific to the human race.  But the two sides will never  get along on earth.   It is sad to see that the influence of the lazy losers have migrated into politics to shut down entire countries with bad policy and sheer stupidity.   We are fighting that trend in America with a new kind of President.  However, by the way things look around the world—many of those other countries need to be doing the same thing.  If you don’t have enough energy to stay open for business, you are doing something very wrong.

Rich Hoffman

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Who Cares about John McCain’s Brain Tumor: Having the courage to repeal Obamacare

Who cares that John McCain has a brain tumor? Why would it surprise anyone that an 80-year-old man who has been in bad health since his 20s would have some ailment—and why was Barack Obama so quick to comment about it? Of course, I don’t wish anything bad on John McCain, but just because he’s sick doesn’t make him any less of a part of the problem. Let’s not forget that it was McCain who got involved in the scandalous dossier on Donald Trump giving it to James Comey and that at every turn the former Republican presidential candidate behaves more like a Democrat that wants war all over the world than a tightly controlled spending conservative. Could it be that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama know that McCain is that critical 50th vote in repealing Obamacare and that if they can turn the nation’s sympathies toward a sick old senator who happens to need “healthcare” at the moment that they might undo Trump’s work at removing the government from healthcare all together with a repeal of Obama’s signature legislation of socialist medicine. I wasn’t born yesterday—I’ve been around the block a few times and that’s the only reason so many people poured on the juice of sympathy for old John McCain. McCain is the plug in the swamp and you have to get rid of people like him to drain that swamp. It’s one thing to feel sorry for a person with a brain tumor. It’s quite another to use him as a shield of sympathy to protect Obamacare from repeal in a cowardly senate.

Rob Portman is another disgrace. To think that I actually once knew him and campaigned for him back when he first won his seat for the second congressional district back in 1993. Back then like a lot of young politicians Rob was full of conviction and wanted to do the right things. When he first won that seat, Rob was a virtuous character who operated like a Tea Party candidate—he in fact hung around with the Ross Perot Reform Party voters who obviously became Donald Trump supporters many years later. Now that he’s a beltway boy he hangs with RINOs like John McCain and John Kasich who want to spread Medicaid in the states and deepen that entitlement to the point where people are hooked and can never get off it. They are like drug dealers seeking to get people addicted to government so they will forever be dependent—so that government will always have a part to play in people’s lives centering from the Beltway. Portman is another no vote for the repeal of Obamacare because it was in Ohio where Kasich expanded Medicaid making Barack Obama very happy. All it took for John to cave was a serious defeat of Senate Bill 5 and a golf game with Obama and Biden to lose his nerve and become a major loser. And Portman has his back as a “compassionate conservative” from the land of Ohio. But the Republican party doesn’t belong to Kasich any more in Ohio. It belongs to Trump. Those boys are on the wrong side of history.

Then there are the three Republican women, Susan Collins, Shelley Moore Capito and Lisa Murkowski who talked tough and voted to repeal Obamacare when they all knew that Obama would veto the effort. Now that Trump will sign it, they are acting like—well—a bunch of girls. They can’t make a decision, they don’t want to pick a side, and they lack the courage to stand by their convictions. Just like John McCain’s brain tumor, it’s not their fault they are of the female sex—but it is their fault if they yield to the stereotype and fit the bill for being a bunch of confused idiots. They want to sound like tough conservatives until they have to make a decision. What they really want is to appeal to everyone—just like a typical loser Democrat and that is holding up very needed legislation to put free market influence back into the medical profession.

Is some of what I said a bit too harsh—about John McCain, Rob Portman and the weak girls of the Senate—maybe if we were more concerned with being sensitive than in doing what is right. All these people hide behind some demographic factor to conceal their liberal natures—McCain a sick old war veteran, Portman a guy who found out his kid was gay, and the ladies, people who as women have some mythical right to see all sides of a story so that nobody can ever make a decision—we are supposed to give them a pass because they are women?

There are a million excuses from these very weak people not to act on the massive insurrection that Obamacare always was—some hide behind their illnesses, some hide behind challenges to their conservative thinking by family members, and some hide behind their sex—but they are all wrong and hiding fundamental flaws in their personalities. They are using “circumstances” to avoid making hard decisions about matters critical to our country and it was disgraceful that one of the first people to do so was the former president of the United States, Barack Obama protecting his pathetic socialist care entitlement designed to crush our free market health care system—which has so far been successful.

Brain tumor or not, McCain has a job to do. We don’t need a bunch of fluffy memorials to distract us from the needs at hand. McCain needs to vote to repeal Obamacare, not to use his condition to delay a vote further and hope that everyone will lose their resolve and move on to something else while the world of finance around health care burns into oblivion, because that’s happening right now. McCain’s brain tumor is just a medical condition. It should not stop the wheels of progress by any means.

I have news for those standing against the Trump agenda. If you consider where things were one year ago from this writing then project another year of progress from this date into the future, people like McCain, Portman, Kasich and Collins—along with other never-Trump types like Glenn Beck and all of Hollywood—they are all missing the boat. Trump is moving on and doing so rapidly. He doesn’t take vacations. He doesn’t sleep. He never gets tired and he thinks of ideas a mile a minute—ever day—even on Sundays. He’s doing many good things and has literally changed the political world in only a year. Another year of this and things will be completely different. Silly tricks like this health care stunt and hoping to put a story on John McCain for a week or so to delay a healthcare vote in the Senate just isn’t going to work. Trump won’t let it go. This idea is not going to fade off into the sunset only to be consumed and buried in the Washington swamp. If they were smart, they’d vote to repeal now and consolidate their efforts behind President Trump. If McCain wants to fix his brain tumor, then fix it. But vote—and vote Republican. Otherwise, get the hell out-of-the-way. At 80 years old, nobody expects a specimen of health—but we do expect a Republican if you put an “R” next to your name. And with that “R” we expect courage—not a bunch of wishy-washy liberals.

Rich Hoffman

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Lakota is Paying Matt Miller $169,900 Per Year: We need new school board members–if you want to run, I’ll help you

It was in fact Governor Kasich’s super PAC that got into the heads of the feeble-minded senators at a critical time of the health care debate on repealing Obamacare. The Ohio Governor is of course trying to undermine the Trump presidency for his own run in 2020.  But for such a character in politics, as a public employee Kasich only gets paid around $150,000—more or less.  That’s for being a big player on the national stage of politics.  His Lt. Governor makes a bit more, but not much.  I think we’d all agree that whether we like him or not, the Governor is the big job in Ohio from a public perspective and is well compensated.  However, and I told them not to do this—but they did it anyway, the Lakota school board hired a new superintendent—a kid from Price Hill and paid him $169,000 as a base salary—well over what the governor of Ohio makes.  Lakota is the eighth largest school district in the state of Ohio and it is in one of the most affluent areas of the country—and its located where my home is—so I care a bit about this issue.  Already if West Chester residents look at their tax bill the entire township of West Chester—where half of Lakota is located—they pay roughly 21% to them.  They pay a whopping 61%–roughly—to the Lakota school system and that school is just throwing away money on these overly paid administrative employees—who make more than the radical progressive governor of our state.

Obviously, the scaling is way off in these unionized public-sector schools. While the administrators aren’t typically formally part of the union they often come out of that system and have pay expectations formed by their experiences in the public sector which has been roughly 30% too high for several decades now.  I mean it’s not Miller’s fault he’s been told he’s worth more than he really is—it’s our school board who thinks they need to pay this money to meet some invisible standard that the public education system has created in the industry to “compete.”  But in public education there isn’t any competition.  Builders build homes.  Real estate agents sell the homes and support school levy’s to attract new “family aged’ buyers.  The cycle runs its course.  And over the next twenty years new homes are built elsewhere and people move to those new districts and wherever that is becomes the new “hot” school district.

Lakota is not a “hot” community anymore—as far as education. It may be a stable excellent community but it is not the latest thing in the real estate world.  It has more people living within the district that do not have children attending the school system than it does new families moving to the area to buy a new house freshly built on previously productive farmland.  So the necessities have changed for the community as a whole where the school system is just one of the reasons for moving or maintaining property within the Lakota school district which encompasses Liberty Township and West Chester Township, Ohio.  Among the top reasons for living in the area are highway access, standard of living—many of our neighbors have household incomes over 100K a year so we don’t have to deal with too many slack-jawed losers while pumping gas and eating at restaurants.  There are great commercial offerings and the government is small enough to not pillage the homeowner continuously—except for the big open hands of the top heavy over scale pay of the unionized Lakota school system.  People put up with them out of sentimental value, but that only goes so far and news reports that they were paying a superintendent—which is mostly a political role anyway–$169,000 per year doesn’t help.  The job is at best worth half that for a 45-year-old employee such as Matt Miller.  If we paid him more than $85K per year we’d be getting ripped off.

Well, it just so happens that this year there are several school board members who have seats expiring—and it’s safe to say that none of them are exactly conservative bastions of valor. They care about Lakota itself as a microcosm but have been part of that culture that asks for a lot more than Lakota really plays in the success of the community for which it resides.  The people who make Liberty Township and West Chester Township great places to live are the people who live there—the community is not great because of Lakota schools.  The school board members who are up for re-election just don’t seem to understand that.  So this is an opportunity to run against them and challenge the board to have more people properly representative of our district helping to manage the finances.  There are lots of people I know who would be good for doing this job but most of them are older and really don’t want the pain in the ass of attending all the ridiculous meetings and the procedural lunacy that usually takes place. But for those inclined to number crunching and wanting to help with the situation, I’ll make a deal with you.  If you guys will run, I’ll help you with the campaign.  There are three seats open and I’ll help three candidates as a team if we can find the right people.  But it would have to be hard working good people who think correctly about this matter.  If those people are willing to come forward I’ll help with making it not so scary to run and win the seats.

The filing deadline for prospective candidates is August 9th, which isn’t much time from this writing.  I was catching up on summer news over the weekend and Lakota is somewhere down around #400 on my priority list (only because they cost me money) so I didn’t notice that the hit piece reporter Michael Clark had moved to the Journal News and I hadn’t followed up on the Lakota hire for superintendent.  I spoke to a few school board members over the winter and they seemed like they had a good read on the situation so I left them to their business.  But after catching up on the news about Lakota over this previous weekend it was obvious to me that these people haven’t learned anything and they need better management of such a volatile and expensive resource in the Lakota school system.  They are used to runaway train budgets saved only for the fact that Lakota has a projected decline in enrollment which takes the pressure off an immediate levy request.  But these people just don’t know how to budget a check book and the proof is in throwing money at this new superintendent hire.  If they’ll over pay for him they’ll do it for everything.

I know most of the normal people around Lakota’s district view a lot of this as a serious pain in the ass. But Lakota charges so much money for what they provide that we have to deal with them before they are too problematic.  The ideal candidate for school board would be people who have some evenings to give each month to this monstrosity of educational burden and a genuine love of numbers and how they roll together.  Jenni Logan does a good job as treasurer at Lakota and is good to work with, but it’s the system itself that needs to have a re-calibration of thought and some good sound conservatives sitting on the board to keep the costs down.  I’m offering to help and that help won’t stop once elected.  I’ll help fight the union more than willingly and keep them at bay so good management of our tax payer resources can be applied.  But we need smart people to sit in those seats.  I’ll ensure that you are not alone and exposed—but we need formal positions filled to manage the budget properly. If we don’t then Lakota will be asking for a levy again soon because they don’t have control of their costs.  The costs control them—and we just can’t have that.

Rich Hoffman

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Disney’s Fantasy Island: Where imagination intersects with reality to create mythology

I have been just a little enamored by all the news coming out of D23 in Anaheim, California over the weekend of 7/14–7/16.  I know many of my readers come here looking for political commentary, or uplifting insight into some complicated matter, but for anyone who knows me; the key to living that I find most valuable is mythology.  I credit the great Joseph Campbell as being the only teacher I ever really found valuable as I spent much of my youth digesting his vast work in the realm of mythology.  And in the modern sense, Star Wars is the greatest realization of modern myth that there is.  To the extent that Star Wars can expand the imagination of the human race is something I find infinitely valuable and is important if we look out beyond the limits of our present political entanglements. Even in the realm of education, Star Wars is changing the game and now under Disney’s guidance the results to me are mind bending—as was revealed by the entertainment company at their D23 Expo.

When I was a kid there was a popular television show called Fantasy Island that came on Saturday nights and I enjoyed it immensely. The premise was that whatever fantasy a visitor might have they could visit Fantasy Island and live it out only to learn some life lesson by the end of their trip that was important to their return to the regular world.  Well, Disney with all their resources are using the mythology of Star Wars to create their own version of a real “Fantasy Island” at Hollywood Studios with an exhibit they are calling now “Galaxy’s Edge” which is a fully immersive Star Wars land designed to take the theme park experience to the next level.  I wrote about that the other day, click here to review.  But in addition to that they are opening a Star Wars resort which is a completely immersive “fantasy island type of experience where you actually will be a part of a Star Wars story which I think is phenomenal on many levels as these videos will reveal.

Many years ago as I was one of the core members of The Joseph Campbell Foundation invited to Washington D.C. by Campbell’s wife Jean and a few other people who were very close to George Lucas who at that time was a board of director member—to review a very special Star Wars exhibit at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.  It was a big event and we had the VIP experience of getting there first before it was opened to the public.  So I took my kids because I knew it would be important in their lives.  And they never forgot it—and neither did I.  It was an experience that bonded us all very tightly—and that is what a good mythology can do.  You should never get lost in some fantasy and avoid living life, but I often say that Star Wars to me is like a vacation that I take in my mind.  I’m always thinking about very intense things and get myself into very stressful acts—and Star Wars in the form of some video game, book, or movie puts ideas onto a place where I can see them differently and usually solve problems by changing the perspective a bit.  For instance I’m currently very excited for the release of Battlefront II.  When it comes out I’ll probably spend a month playing it very diligently because it helps me manage very complex real life situations through the problem solving that you get while playing acting in battlefield strategies and war-time scenarios set in a Star Wars context.  I thought that these Battlefront games from Electronic Arts were the ultimate first person Star Wars experience.  Until this year’s D23—a Star Wars resort with a new land within Hollywood Studios called Galaxy’s Edge.  Compared to when I took my kids to the Star Wars exhibit at the Smithsonian in 1997 as a proud member of the Joseph Campbell Foundation from the perspective of a “mythology insider,” what Disney is doing is incredible, and I’m a big fan of it.

But that wasn’t all.  Over the past year I mentioned that I bought a Playstation VR device essentially so I could play the Battlefront Star Wars VR mission that came out on it over the previous Christmas.  It was to me a jaw-dropping experience and it has been a feature attraction to anybody who has come to my home over the last 6 months. The ability to fly an X-Wing Fighter into combat in and around a Star Destroyer was incredibly well done and if that was the extent of it I would be forever impressed.  But now a company called Lenovo has teamed up with Disney to create what is called an “augmented reality” experience meaning that you can see reality as you normally would only with a special headset new things can be introduced to it.  In this case you can embark on Jedi light saber training and play the Holo Chess that was so popular in the Star Wars films with this “augmented reality.”  That brings the experience of Star Wars and its mythology even more to the private world of the home environment.   Mythology is driving technology in ways that are then coming back to the personal experience of living the power of myth.   I will certainly be getting the new “augmented reality” headset by Lenovo as soon as it hits Best Buy likely this fall.

But this home technology only hints at what a company like Disney can do at these theme parks now to provide that truly Fantasy Island experience for their guests.  Star Wars is a powerful mythology.  On the surface it’s for kids, but the themes it contains are very primal and communicate with people in ways that nothing else currently does.   For adults Las Vegas has created some of that Fantasy Island mystic, but it doesn’t contain enough mythology to be a truly beneficial experience.  You get the sights and sounds of some fantasy thought, but not the problem solving that comes with experiencing an “augmented reality.”  I typically read a lot which works for me, but most people don’t take time for that kind of experience and the mind does get fatigued if it is not fed a steady dose of imagination.  A mind filled with imaginative elements whether from a fantasy situation or just from stimuli works better than a mind weighed down with the weights of reality.  Mythology helps people think bigger about things and that is a truly beneficial service.   But the ability to move directly into a mythic circumstance is truly revolutionary.  It is a real Fantasy Island type of experience and I think it will have vast importance over the coming decade culturally.

I knew when Universal Studios opened up that Harry Potter experience in their Florida parks that we were moving into a new kind of mythic experience.  And I knew that Disney would have an answer.  But I didn’t think it would be possible to be this cool.  What is happening is far exceeding my expectations and the possibilities are obvious.  I remember all too well how powerful Star Wars was to me and my family when these new options were not available.  What they will do to the mind of the up and coming to me is truly mind-blowing with benefits.  And I’m very excited to see more.  I was looking forward for quite a number of months to see what this year’s D23 would reveal.  What they showed was far more than I anticipated which is hard to do.  That leaves an astounding thought, what will be next?

Rich Hoffman

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Group Evil: How villainy hides itself in institutional thinking

I was born in 1968, just a few months after Task Force Barker moved into the villages of MyLai in Vietnam and killed roughly six hundred women, children and old men looking for Vietcong soldiers who had been harassing the American military for many months culminating in booby trapping the paths to their latrines.  American soldiers couldn’t even use the rest room without worrying about having their legs blown off.  A deep hatred developed through that psychological warfare which erupted in that period of time into mass murder and a complete insurrection of American culture.  It was just a few days before I was born that Martin Luther King was assassinated.  When the Kent State Massacre happened on May 4th 1970 I was two years old and watched intently the news and I remember it quite distinctly, Twenty-nine guardsmen fired into a bunch of hippie student protesters killing four of them and wounding nine others–in some cases terribly.  I did in fact remember the moon landing the year before as my mother sat me in front of the television as a one year old and told me that what I was watching was important.  For whatever reason I remembered things right after birth and I always had the feeling that God had sent me to earth to fight this terrible evil which was erupting around the world—and that evil has chased me around all my life.  But it never found a way to settle into any part of me.  It was clearly in people around me whom I cared about, but it never found its way into me. The only way I was able to combat it was with a remarkable clarity of opinion which I was literally born with.  I didn’t need to be taught to stand against evil; I just always have as if it were preprogrammed into me before birth—as if it were my job to help people deal with evil and to remove it from their lives by my help and influence.  Now as a man of nearly 50 years I have developed an extensive vocabulary to explain these phenomena and as I observed the events of July 4th 2017 I think it’s time to start a serious discussion about the nature of evil starting with group assimilations—because to me that is the worst way that evil moves through our society.  I’ve spent a lot of time over the years talking about the effects of group evil, but have avoided getting into the details because honestly, people just weren’t ready for it.  But now perhaps they are.  The Trump White House has created a unique opportunity to go further down the Rabbit Hole of thought so let’s go.

It was never their fault but I’ve never felt compelled to honor a soldier from the military or to yield my sovereignty to a police officer.  I understand the necessity of their roles in life, but I instinctually did not like them because they were simply members of “group think.” I don’t like fraternities; I don’t like 4-H Clubs.  I don’t like Boy Scouts, organized sports, even home owners organizations.  I don’t even like corporate structures of companies.  I only like them when I’m in charge, not when other people are for obvious reasons.  Yet, throughout my life I have been deeply involved with all these and more with unusually clean thoughts.  I remember a fight I was in at the Van Gordon farm with some school bullies.  I was in a 4-H Club for small engine repair when I was 11 years old.  The kids in that group weren’t going to amount to anything in life and they knew it.  All they had was this little knowledge of engine repair yet I built mine and completed all the tasks with nearly a month to spare before the Butler County Fair so all the kids in my group ganged up on me when the adults were otherwise busy to beat me up—just because I was there—and was smarter than them and kept pretty much to myself.  I had no desire to participate in fart jokes, or to use curse words—so to them I was very weird.  I never did use a curse word until I was 19 years old and decided that they were needed to communicate to lower IQ people just like I couldn’t expect to travel to France and not know a few French words to establish basic communication.  So to those kids—I was peculiar.  I had no desire to be in their group, I showed no pain in being on the outside of their approval process, and as a result I finished my engine much faster than they did and they didn’t like that I was setting a standard which forced them to perform at a higher level.  So they tried to beat me up.  I fought all seven of those kids including the main bully by punching him hard enough in the nose to draw blood.  The rest of the fight I just blocked my face and torso and kept to my feet so they couldn’t get on top of me until the adults came back to the barn to break up the fight.

I had the same experiences in public school obviously and once I learned how to fight properly was easily able to turn the tables on those types of events.  For me it was martial arts and my development of mastering the bull whip.  Once I learned to defend myself it was never a problem to avoid getting beaten up.  The evil which invokes those conflicts essentially doesn’t understand how to deal with free thinking individuals and it doesn’t matter if it’s an entire army of military men or a small group of 4-H slack-jawed losers behind a truck on a farm.  All group evil is motivated by the same things and have the same weaknesses.

To understand group evil just think of your work environment—how you make a living.  All organizations are rooted in institutional thinking where we place our trust in the higher concept of the institution to guide our thoughts.  Essentially this is a lazy way to approach life and evil latches onto it at every opportunity.  For instance, think of the Task Force Barker boys at MyLai who committed terrible evil to so many people.  Well, it wasn’t their fault; they were just following orders—from their “superiors,” right?  And those superiors were just following orders from the Pentagon—right?  And the Pentagon has numerous departments that consider such things and none of them are connected directly to the end evil of a massacre so they can always say—that’s not my decision, I was just following orders.  The Pentagon ultimately would point to the White House and blame the president’s administration.  Then the president will blame the voters and say that he was mandated to act on behalf of them.  Of course the voters never agree on anything in a democracy so they can always say that they didn’t vote for anything that created the evil at MyLai.  And that is how evil hides in virtually every institution from 4-H Clubs to military action.  It’s not so much the individuals involved, it is in the collective lack of personal responsibility that it occurs.  Group associations allow for the mindless spread of evil through institutionalism and that is essentially how it moves through our world.

Groups fail because it takes away the burden of individual responsibility.  If you ever study a group of people they are much more immature when they are together than when you speak to them individually.  A group of women at a bachelorette party are much different together than when you speak to them each individually.  Together in the group they’ll do all kinds of embarrassing things which they would never do if they were alone that provides a contextual definition to why all groups which build institutions fail to fight off the influence of evil.  Evil seeks to hide in collectivism and erode the mandate of the individual by sheer force through various modes of coercion.  That is why all union activity has in it an institutional evil which destroys productive output and individual merit—no matter what it is—from laying bricks to teaching children.  All union activity is inherently evil because of the way that evil takes away personal responsibility from the people in the group and allows them to blame some blob like element within their group associations.

So I don’t mindlessly salute the soldier for their service or the cop for their institutional commitment to use force if ordered to subdue an individual of their merit.  I don’t trust the institutions for which they fight for because evil is at the core of them.  All institutions have within them the drivers of evil by the nature of their psychological impact on the individuals which make up those groups.  The kid that picked a fight with me at the 4-H event was a pretty nice kid as an individual, but put him in a group environment the mob ruled his mandates and he wanted to show off—he wanted to be the leader of the group by challenging someone the group mutually hated—me—because I had no desire to eat with them, talk with them, and I constantly out performed them.

The reason that democracies always fail—100% of the time is that human beings do not want to lead their own lives—most are happy to fall in behind the leadership of the less than 1% of our earthly population.  Behind every evil act is the basic desire to be lazy—and with laziness comes the lack of ability to think.  People in groups don’t want to think for themselves which is why they joined the group in the first place. They want someone to think for them so they can follow along.  Then if something goes wrong, they can say—“I was just following orders.” That is how evil rules our world.  It happens in churches, it happens in governments, and it happens in our jobs. The desire to be led by a leader allows our civilization to never take responsibility for the things it decides to do.  And those who are inclined to be leaders are often not aware of the role they play in mass evil spreading everywhere because they don’t realize that the people following them have actually set them up to be the ultimate scapegoat.  “The People” have no desire to make a decision so they let the leader do it—then when something goes wrong they of course blame the person most responsible—the leader.

Obviously this is a very serious and complicated problem which requires us all to rethink completely how the human race conducts its business.  But “group think” doesn’t work—it is only the soil that breeds evil in the world.  The Kent State Massacre from every angle was the work of evil—it started with the communist loving professors who incited their students to protest Nixon’s Cambodian Campaign.  The American people didn’t care much about MyLai until it was obvious that Nixon wasn’t going to end the draft as he had promised so Americans were getting pulled into the war in Vietnam and were turning against the administration.  You see it was one thing for the kids who made up Task Force Barker to massacre the innocent people of MyLai—they were after all in most cases not the sharpest tacks in the box.  They could be forgiven for their stupidity—until the bright-eyed college kids and would be good kids of society were getting pulled into the fight by over-protective parents.  The parents at the time allowed for those radical communist insurgents to corrupt those young minds at Kent State hoping to passive aggressively put an end to the war because they didn’t want their “little Johnnys” to be drafted and that left the Ohio National Guard to deal with the situation.  Unfortunately, those National Guardsmen were essentially mostly draft dodgers who didn’t want to go to the foreign war themselves so what we had was a lot of people trying to avoid responsibility for something that should have never happened in the first place. Communism was allowed to spread from Russia into China then into Southeast Asia.  Ho Chi Minh would have never turned to communism in North Vietnam if Woodrow Wilson had only listened to him in Versailles, France.  Wilson didn’t have time to listen to the concerns of the soon to be Vietnamese leader who was at the time just a waiter in Paris.  So Ho Chi Minh turned toward the socialism of France then to the wider communism of Russia to help push the French out of Vietnam. After all, Ho Chi Minh only wanted independence from France. America stepped in to help the situation after France failed and thus we got pulled into the war to essentially stop communism which our European “friends” had helped cultivate “innocently.” All these evils were committed because no individual took responsibility for anything and hid the crimes of evil behind the merit of institutionalism—in every case.

As many people speak in concern about president Trump bringing down many of the institutions that have been part of American culture for a long time—this is the kind of evil that he is attacking on our behalf.  While we need a military to keep bad people from attacking us relentlessly, the role in foreign engagements will ultimately shift as economic power becomes the dominate negotiating force—essentially for the first time in American history.  The big picture is quite clear—we now have a person in the White House willing to take personal responsibility for things and the voters who put him in place are also willing to take responsibility for Trump—so there is a purity to what is going on that is truly rooted in goodness for what I think is really the first time.  Responsibility is the key to avoiding evil and to do that we have to get the institutions out-of-the-way that allow individuals to hide behind the leadership of a collective blob.  It is in the name of goodness that we must do this and it is a hard task.  Human beings have been trying to sort this stuff out for their entire existence but now we are at a point where we can actually consider such a thing.  Fighting evil is precisely why the evangelicals picked Trump in spite of his colorful past filled with sin.  Because Trump was willing to lead from the front and to take responsibility for fighting evil—not out of a commitment to a political party or any institutional obligation—but because it was the right thing to do.

Rich Hoffman

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No, Donald Trump Doesn’t Need to be more “Mature”: There is no way to live in harmony with the political left

I gave up on Glenn Beck a long time ago. The only time I listen to his show is when he puts on Bill O’Reilly during Friday broadcasts because I like to see how the former Fox News star is doing.  But even with Bill, there are just things that he and Beck have always agreed on that just drove me nuts. And for the purpose of this article, their broadcast together on June 30th discussed everything I don’t like about either one of them.  They just don’t understand the whole Trump tweeting thing. They don’t get the need to fight back and are looking to the presidency for some kind of aristocratic leadership that just doesn’t belong in the office.  And as smart as they are both supposed to be, they seem to forget how we all got to the point where we are now in America—on the brink of a new civil war where both sides bitterly hate each other. They think its Donald Trump’s job to bring everyone together but they are wrong.  One side needs to be destroyed while the other flourishes and that is essentially the end of the debate.

Well before there was ever a Trump in the White House the political left made a very calculated incursion on American lifestyles.  To understand how dramatic that incursion of lefty philosophy was just watch any John Wayne movie from the Golden Age of Hollywood.  The values reflected in those cowboy movies were what essentially made America great and many generations grew up with the essential ideas exhibited in our American westerns.  Even if the audiences didn’t all want to grow up to be cowboys, a general understanding of right and wrong existed openly and we were clearly a better nation for it.  It doesn’t have to be entertainment that displays this issue, lately I have been re-reading some of the books by M. Scott Peck—the psychiatrist from the 80s who wrote a bunch of New York Times Best Sellers along the lines of The Road Less Traveled series.  It doesn’t seem that long ago to me, but to some it must be ancient history, the 80s were a very optimistic time in American history and if you read Peck’s books on psychiatry and the type of things that people were concerned with back then—then you could clearly trace a line from then to now to display how far we’ve all fallen as a civilization.  And anybody with half a brain could tell you that the course we’re on cannot continue.  Presently about half the nation sees that and to varying degrees wants to do something about it, and the other side is essentially hell=bent on their own destruction as well as everyone they know.

A lot of this change came from the political left and they were very aggressive about it.  When I was a kid the Department of Education became the central authority figure in public schools and the changes were sharp and quite clear—my mother was a room mom who volunteered at my school for everything—and the other kids in my class soaked her up desperately for any attention she could give them.  Even the meanest kids in my K-5 classes would melt to butter when she came to help with a Halloween party or a Christmas event.  Some of those kids back then would tell me I was the luckiest kid in the world to have a mom that was waiting for me to get off school and spend time with me. I grew up in a traditional household that worked. My dad worked hard.  My grandparents worked hard and everyone was very fiscally conservative—if they went out to eat—it was for a damn good reason.  So I was a little shocked that so many kids—all of them in the 70s and into the 80s had busy parents who were gone from home and just weren’t there to do the essential parenting that the kids needed.  Because I did have a traditional mom which was quite common just ten years earlier at home every day to talk to I had a front row seat to all this intellectual destruction that was going on.

My very first girlfriend—a real girlfriend who wanted to talk to me on the phone all the time was in the fifth grade.  She was very cute and very popular.  She was interested in me because it looked like I was going to be a star athlete so she was making her mark on the social ladder.  Back then I rode a bicycle everywhere, even over vast miles of country roads.  It drove my parents crazy but they let me do it because Liberty Township was a  very sparsely populated area then and you could drive down the road without worrying about people running you over or stealing you as a kid.  My parents let me ride over to her house to visit assuming there would be parental supervision—because they were naive about how far American culture had fallen themselves.  I was shocked to find that this girl didn’t have any parents who were home and wouldn’t be for several hours.  She didn’t have any brothers or sisters so she essentially took care of herself.  In fact, the neighborhood she lived in was quite a progressive utopia—it was a new mode of thinking that was being introduced.  It had a little community center called the White House where everyone gathered for social events which the parents spent a lot of their weekends using and all the kids were essentially growing up without parents.  The parents were too busy at their jobs and the socializing in this neighborhood to properly raise their kids and it showed. I was stunned to discover that this cute little 5th grade girl was already having sex and that she had let most of the boys in her neighborhood experiment on her.  From grade 4 to 5 she had gone from just play kissing to the real thing because really there wasn’t anything else for the kids to do.  They were bored and lonely and puberty was just starting to kick in.  We all had just learned about sex education in school so kids wanted to do it—and in that neighborhood they did.

My second girlfriend was in the sixth grade and she was a cute little thing who lived in another developing neighborhood.  My parents were suspicious of her because the homes were Homearoma homes that were very expensive.  She was a very smart little girl who I thought wouldn’t be near as wild as the first girlfriend.  I was stunned to find out that she was even more sexually experienced.  I couldn’t believe what she knew at such a young age—and like the first girlfriend, the parents were never home.  But one time on the weekend I was invited over to a pool party that her parents were hosting for some of their favorite neighbors.  So I rode my bike over there to attend only to find everyone in the back yard naked and skinny dipping in their pool—parents, neighbors, older brothers and of course my girlfriend.  It wasn’t lost to me that a pattern of behavior was emerging—first of all my taste in girls—and the situations I continued to find myself in and they all had in common these crazy girls who were hungry for attention because their parents had effectively abandoned them as children.  Using the power of sex, they were just learning how not to be alone—but the real problem was the parents adopting progressive lifestyles which had been placed socially over their value system.  In fact in the previous neighborhood I later discovered that it was quite common for homes there to have “key parties” among the adults—so no wonder the kids were so sex obsessed.  I decided that far back that I wasn’t playing.  Even at my young age I had seen enough and knew I didn’t want any part of it—which I knew better because I had traditional older people in my life that I could speak to about these things so I was able to avoid getting sucked in.  Every time I visited my grandparents on my mom’s side there was a John Wayne movie on and I’d watch them as a baseline of thought with my grandpa so I had a means of comparing the two value systems at a critical point in my life.

Now we’ve watched this situation get worse and worse every year since then.  Kids growing up today don’t even have a point of reference from a previous time—for all they know it was always this messed up—the way we socially engage each other and the value systems that drive us.  Many who have had the innocence of their childhoods robbed from them don’t know any better, and luckily there are enough people still alive in the world who remember the times before my childhood recollections where a loving parent was home to greet a child from school and they at least watched the Andy Griffin Show together.  They have held on their entire lives to a different kind of America that changed under their feet and the people who have been doing the changing have crossed the line many times to push the agenda which people resent.  For a long time due to the Christian nature of our country people minded their own business but the progressive incursions kept coming.

My wife and I are extremely unique these days to be doing what was once quite common in America—we raised our children traditionally.  My wife does not have a job outside the home because it has always been her role to make sure all the kids have whatever they need.  If they need to talk, she was always there and I made sure there was plenty of money in case the kids needed braces or a new saxophone for music class.  If we were short on money then I worked more.  There were times where we could only afford one car but at least there was always a parent around and now that they are all grown up the differences between them and everyone else in their age group is drastically obvious.  If more people did things the way we did—they’d be a lot better off and our country would be much, much stronger in every regard.  So when I hear things to the contrary, I know better—and it makes me really angry to see liberals insist on a course of social action that I know ruins people intellectually at first, but eventually destroys them in every way possible.

Donald Trump knows a time before all this happened—as I do.  When he was a kid even in New York City where all these changes in our nation started, he had similar experiences so he knows how to call it out now.  Even though he participated in that destruction as he moved into his adulthood he at least had a perspective that allowed for comparative analysis.  Now in the very mature years of his life he wants to do something about it and he’s fighting back and he has my full support.  That’s why I voted for him. But to assume that what he is doing is somehow not “mature” as Beck insisted to Bill O’Reilly is to not fully understand what is going on.  Who cares about the office of the presidency and its place in history if that history is being destroyed right in front of our faces?  What’s the point in White House honor if the world around it is crumbling from a lack of values?  There is nothing wrong with Donald Trump lashing out at virtually everyone who criticizes him from my standpoint because it is deserved.  There isn’t any honor in being “mature.”  Porn is meant for “mature” audiences—people who are above a certain age and assumedly no longer feel they must defend themselves from attacks in the peeking order of life.  Most “mature” people know their place in life and no longer strive to gain in it—they are defeated people who have given up.    That is the case with most “mature” people.   Donald Trump is not mature and neither am I.  If I had a penny for every time someone told me to be more mature I could have bought all of Manhattan by now.  What people really mean when they say such things is “why don’t you make it easy for me to beat you.”  They don’t want to get along with you, they don’t want to live in peace with you—they just want you either out of their way or they want you naked in a back yard pool comfortably numb.

Our media and entertainment culture has been very aggressive in pushing our society more and more toward the kind of culture I described with the girlfriends from my early years.  I was often criticized for wanting to marry so young, but I had already decided after those first two experiences that I wanted to live a traditional life—not these messes that I met through girlfriends in my school days.  I said it back then and I say it now with more conviction because I have a lot of knowledge to back it up—those parents of the girlfriends were idiots.  They ruined the lives of those little girls and most of the people they’d interact with for the rest of their lives and that is not something that people can live in harmony with.  I wanted off the train and my wife did as well so we stepped off and lived our lives traditionally and I am certain everyone would be far better off if they followed.  I elected Donald Trump to fight back—not to get along.  There is a lot more at stake than just living and letting live—we are talking about fighting an obvious evil at its roots.  We don’t want to make friends with it, and we don’t want to understand it.  We want to destroy it.

There isn’t one person reading this who will say that my opinions about the young girls having sex in the fifth grade and parents who taught them by having key parties, isn’t wrong.  But there are plenty of those same people who will justify those actions and even participate in them because they have learned to be “mature” and to just get along for the sake of peace.  Most of them weren’t as lucky as I was to have a mom at home as a kid, or traditional grandparents to learn from.  Most of them grew up bored at home with nothing to do from 4 to 6 pm every night so they experimented sexually with a neighbor.  They drank from their parent’s liquor cabinet and learned to become drunken fools and laugh about it to justify all that behavior to their failed lives—they gave it a name—they called it “mature.”  Well Glenn Beck, no thanks.  You may be a recovering drug abuser but you are unqualified to comment on this topic because you have been compromised as a person and are only trying to make good on it late in life.  If you aren’t fighting back against it like you used to—but are now trying to live in “accord” with it—you are useless.  Bill O’Reilly I give a little bit of a pass to.  He’s a nice guy who is smart and is a good reporter.  But his passivity essentially destroyed his life.  He didn’t see it coming and he allowed them to knock him off Fox News disgracefully.  Trump has never been knocked down like O’Reilly and Beck have—never in his life.  So why in the world should he listen to critics who say he should tone things down just because he’s president of the United States.  If anything, the opposite is true.  Fight everyone and do it often for the betterment of civilization—because a course correction is needed.  And the need to correct that course is more important than giving the appearance of “maturity” as the world burns itself into extinction.

Rich Hoffman

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The Mysterious Skull Cult of Göbekli Tepe: An 11,500 year old temple is just the beginning of the story

It was very interesting this week to see a press release from the German archaeologist Julia Gresky regarding an obvious skull cult at Göbekli Tepe dating back to around 11,500 years ago at the great stone temples discovered under a large mound in southern Turkey at the head waters of the Tigris Euphrates rivers.  Göbekli Tepe has been a mystery since it was first discovered in the mid 1990s as the 40 ton stone pillars built there with intricate carvings defy logic as measured against what we typically think of regarding human evolution from hunters and gathers, farmers, then city-state administrators. Rather, the temple is evidence that extremely advanced engineering, and astronomical understandings were present at the end of the last Ice Age and this is something that just wasn’t part of our understanding of human development up to this point. And now, with the announcement of this skull cult we have evidence of an elaborate understanding of a long gone religion that started in the cradle of civilization well before the Sumerians would rise to power further downstream many thousands of years later.  Göbekli Tepe is mysterious for a lot of reasons but one thing is absolutely known because of it—that we are just dipping our feet into the depths of history.  There is much more to discover and we must be open to those discoveries so that we can learn from that history and not follow the Vico cycle into what has obviously happened to mankind in the past—and keep making the same mistakes over and over each time the human mind makes some major advancement then collapse on itself out of sheer stupidity.

Göbekli Tepe is a fine example of how the Vico cycle has transpired over many thousands of years to see a declining culture transpire over time instead of an ever-present increase in thought which most of our sciences assume.  The mistake is in taking for granted that once a scientific discovery is made—such as fire—that forever it will remain in the catalogue of human behavior.  Once we learn it—we keep it so to say.  But this isn’t the case.  Just as in our present age where our political aspects lean toward regression we find that current generations of people are actually less equipped to care for intellectual knowledge than previous ones and thus the Vico cycle moves through its various phases, theocracy, aristocracy, democracy and then ultimately anarchy only to begin again to start completely over.  In some cases the process takes thousands of years.  In others it only takes a few hundred—but the human mind seems to be a prisoner to this trend by their own inclination.  At Göbekli Tepe the once advanced founders had their work buried and less equipped monuments were built upon the originals and this went on for a long time until the site was just buried under a massive mound that many thought was just a giant hillside.  We are learning only now that we must never take for granted any hillside that we see anywhere in the world because under some of them are the origins to many of our myths and legends which are awaiting discovery.  There is so much that we don’t understand.

My personal feelings about these discovers are perhaps more objective than even those of the scientists who discover these great finds because I am able to have my feet in many different worlds and have a perspective driven by freedom that they don’t enjoy—such as the archaeologist Julia Gresky.  I live in a very affluent area of the world where all the gifts of culture are presented from fine food to literature and advanced tools easily accessible through my local hardware stores.  I have access on a daily basis the greatest tools created by the human mind and I live in an economy that allows me to participate in those creations freely.  But as I’ve traveled to different places around the world it is very obvious that not everyone is so gifted and many cultures are essentially still hunters and gatherers.  Human advancement does not occur and give rise to all people everywhere. Many are limited by religious beliefs which prevent them from properly interacting with advanced cultures—or they for one reason or another are not economically able to engage in trade with a more advanced society.  For instance in present day America it is unlikely that a typical Santa Monica resident from California will interact with a village in Ghana, Africa.  The only way they might meet each other is if the Ghana resident shows up one day in Southern California looking for a job and is willing to leave behind their homeland for opportunities. Because the Santa Monica resident just won’t be giving up everything in their life to live in a hut in Ghana—they’d have to give up most everything they know about the world to even participate in such a thing.  So the exchange of knowledge won’t happen—and that is in our present day of global communication and easy travel from one place to another.  I am often surprised how primitive people become right out of big cities in Europe, Asia and even around the Americas.  It’s not hard for me to see how Neolithic people may have developed separately around the world such as at Göbekli Tepe while hunters and gatherers in England were freely walking across the English Channel into France hunting animals as nomads.  They may have run into and even traded with people from Göbekli Tepe and other advanced cultures who had developed engineering abilities but it may have taken many thousands of years for that intellectual information to find its way into the static cultures of their less advanced societies.  That is easy for me to see where scientists like Julia Gresky spend much of their time season after season begging for funding then digging and digging on a very focused site like Göbekli Tepe to bring about more information like this recent skull cult evidence—which was assumed very early on but only recently was confirmed with all her hard work.  Our evidence collection is slow at best but the assumptions of cause and effect can easily be made by global comparisons for those fortunate enough to have that exposure.

I continue to think that we are just scratching the surface in regards to our history.  I think we’ll find even more advanced temples and cities the deeper we dig that are even older than Göbekli Tepe.  I would offer that many of them are under water since ocean levels were vastly different during this post Ice Age period and over time we’ll discover them so long as we can avoid the effects of the Vico cycle.  I would offer that the many wars in the region of Göbekli Tepe are created to avoid the discovers which await us in the many mounds of the region showing us that societies like the Sumerians were just distant descendents to cultures who founded Göbekli Tepe.  We won’t know until we do proper archaeological investigation and you can’t do that so long as there are wars over regional interpretations of religion between Christianity and Islam texts identifying boundaries established by kings of recent memory.  Obviously the history extends well beyond those recent developments and the Vico cycle insists on destroying the past so that the current can survive and that is the element which drives the cycle of madness—and so long as that continues—we’ll never get anywhere.  Bu the evidence does keep coming in for those willing to look at it and the discovery of the skull cult at Göbekli Tepe is quite compelling.  We need to let the evidence take us where it will—because we still have a lot to learn and by learning it—we may save mankind once and for all which I think is a noble pursuit.

Rich Hoffman

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