Justice League was Phenomenal: Atlas Entertainment made a daring, and bold movie for Warner Bros., bravo!

The critic’s war with the DC movies produced by Atlas Entertainment and distributed rather boldly by Warner Bros. isn’t because the movies are bad.  Relative to film history, the Zach Snyder directed films with Christopher Nolan serving as executive producer are damn good movies.  Modern critics are suffering from the same problem news pundits and political hacks are in the Beltway industry, they are frustrated know-it all institutionally trained, and they want to make their big mark in life by tearing down other people—because they can’t do what they talk about.   I read several of the Rotten Tomatoes reviews by many smug newspaper reporters trying to save their dying industry by bitching about the new Justice League movie.  They couldn’t be more wrong, and there is no way any of them could ever produce such a magnificent movie. Justice League on many levels is a breathtaking film.  It is one of the greats directed with great love and epic vision and respect to film history.  I didn’t realize that Hans Zimmer wasn’t scoring this one until I heard the unmistakable soundtrack of Danny Elfman and the very intelligent resurrection of the 1989 Batman theme.  The music alone represented a kind of time capsule of all the great themes of these DC characters even going back to 1979’s Superman at one point.  Justice League paid great respect to the last century long love of these charters who are a massive part of our American mythology and the critics just don’t seem to understand what train they are on.  Their hatred can be summed up with two words……..Atlas Shrugged.

I certainly didn’t miss it, and I wasn’t looking for what wasn’t there, but obviously Zach Snyder and the fine people at Atlas Entertainment are Ayn Rand  fans—and why shouldn’t they be?  Ayn Rand was a great American philosopher who made great arguments in defense of capitalism during the middle of the last century.  But Marxist supporters hate her.  They hate her great American novels—particularly Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead so any semblance to those literary references will draw the fangs of Marxists everywhere and it is that which has caused them to despise the work of Zach Snyder.  For example, let me provide some context.  Even though I was not a fan of another movie by Atlas Entertainment that was released last year, Suicide Squad, Steve Mnuchin was one of the producers and essentially went straight from that project to Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary.  I watched that film flying back from Europe earlier this year and I thought it was terrible, even though I like Mnuchin personally. The film for me really fell apart in third act, so the critics had something to pick on with that one.  But Dawn of Justice was pretty incredible and I simply love the R rated Zach Snyder director’s cut.  The people making these films look clearly to me to all be Ayn Rand fans which I share with them.  I wouldn’t say that is the only reason I love these Atlas Entertainment produced DC moves, but it’s a good place to start.  I would say that the dividing line between people who hate or love these new movies come down to whether the viewers are Marxists or capitalists.

As much as I loved Dawn of Justice, I did not like that Superman died at the end—and that clearly had an impact on the box office, which fell short of $1 billion dollars in worldwide revenue.  I could clearly see the frustration of Warner Bros. on the screen of Justice League.  The movie was only 2 hours long and it could have been four.  Warner Bros. from their perspective need billion dollar releases so they can compete with Disney’s Marvel universe—which is finally fading.  They obviously put down some creative clamps on Zach Snyder with Justice League to meddle in some of the creative input designed to maximize profit.  I was also worried that Snyder had to leave the film during post production due to a death in his family.  I wasn’t sure if that was going to show up in this movie, but it didn’t.  Josh Whedon stepped in to help finish the film and the results were impressive even with the pitfalls placed in front of it.  If this film is considered a trilogy of the new Superman movies starting with Man of Steel, then Dawn of Justice and finishing with this bold Superman who has come to his complete fulfillment in Justice League these films are some of the greatest work ever done in film—as a body of work. And I can tell you why critics didn’t like Justice League, because the point of the entire film was that Superman was dead and the world was afraid feeding the terrors from all over the universe to come to earth and destroy it as just another conquest.  Just like the hero of Atlas Shrugged, John Galt, Superman was referred to in Justice League as “the engine of the world” which is taken right off the pages respectfully of Ayn Rand’s great classic.

Marxists cannot come to grips of with the Ayn Rand concept of raw individualism.  You can see the hatred rather dramatically in the Hollywood Reporter review of Justice League.  Superman is the engine of the world and now that he’s gone the world is literally falling apart not just from aliens, but from internal philosophies that are all too similar to our current politics.  The failures of progressivism are on display in Justice League in not such a shy way, and industry critics are aware of it.  Here is a short clip from that THR review, notice how it ends.  It sounds an awful lot like a Washington Post article about Donald Trump—clearly there is a political element to the review process and Marxists don’t want the public to have their philosophy challenged in their movie industry.

“We’re not enough,” Bruce Wayne/Batman declares upon experiencing a setback with Steppenwolf. “The world needs Superman.” And so it gets him, well over halfway through the film. Suffering from psychological and memory issues, he needs to be reminded of who he is by the ever-earnest Lois Lane (Amy Adams) while he wanders around his native farmland, shirtless, until finally coming to his senses with the declaration, “I’m back now, and I’m gonna make things right.” Atta boy.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/justice-league-review-1057114

From there Superman pretty much goes and kicks serious ass in a very satisfying way—the way it has taken three movies to arrive at.  In Justice League Superman has his Indiana Jones moment from the great classic Temple of Doom when the hero is unleashed from a dark spell to just kick the crap out of the villains—and it was fun to watch. I think the notion that not even the great team work of the world’s lost gods left behind on earth from an era of greatness was enough really irritates Marxist film critics.  And I say that because if you were to go to dinner with any of them and get to know their personalities, I’m sure they are capitalist hating despots to their very core who are so consumed with Marxist fantasies, that they just don’t understand the rules of life.  Individuals make the world go, not collective group think.  We are not all better together; we are better when great personalities clear the way and make things possible.  Even though it was the team of the Justice League who all brought something to the table to resurrect Superman from his deathly slumber, it was out of their personal necessity to survive for which they had to do it—and that was something The Hollywood Reporter review just couldn’t stand.

As much as I am a Hans Zimmer fan the choice to put Danny Elfman at the helm of making music was a fantastic choice.  The way Elfman pulled together all the themes of the characters not just from the latest DC films, but from the last forty years was very cleaver—as if all these characters and their histories were converging on this very moment.  When you go see this movie be sure to stick around for the end credits—Lex Luther is putting together his Legion of Doom to combat the Justice League which can lead to a whole array of future films that gives all these great heroes something to do.  Wonder Woman was great in this movie, Batman was fabulous.  The Flash was extremely funny and brought a lot to the table. Cyborg, and Aquaman were also very good additions.  The plot to Justice League actually reminded me of the first Lord of the Rings film Fellowship, and everything was done on that type of scale.  It was just a wonderful movie going experience.  The film looks like it’s going to hit $110 million in spite of the Marxist reviews and that’s great.  Because Warner Bros. needs to be paid for their risk in letting Atlas Entertainment make such a great film that goes against the current Hollywood tide of Marxism.  There was a scene in the movie where the Flash asks Batman, “what’s your superpower.” Batman says, “I’m rich,” which was a very Ayn Rand thing to say, and it was appropriate, and true.  Justice League is not only fun, but I’d say it’s important to the mythology of our species and it’s about time that filmmakers tell such stories without apology and even a little boldness at what really constitutes the engine of the world.  Group think or individuals—and in Justice League the answer couldn’t be clearer.  On a scale of 1 to 10 I give Justice League a massive 100. If you want to send a message to the Marxist Hollywood critics, put a little money in the pocket of Warner Bros. and reward them for their ambition and stamina in bringing Justice League to life.  Because they deserve it, as do the fine people at Atlas Entertainment.

Now………bring on The Fountainhead the way it deserves.  I will be the first one in the theater when it’s released!  Go Zach, Go!

Additionally, to get insight into how the critics game works read this Variety article that was published early Saturday morning 11/18/2017 ahead of the box office takes from Saturday and Sunday.  They are clearly trying to shape the story instead of letting the market do what it needs to do because they don’t like the message–they are out to sink the film because of the content.  As of this writing, I think Saturday and Sunday word of mouth will show an uptick and will be well above Variety’s hit piece projections.  Read that article for yourself:

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Heading for Disappointing $95 Million Opening

Rich Hoffman

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The Idiots Clapper and Brennan: Advice is only as good as those who give it–and my new hat

Trump is just saying the obvious, James Clapper and John Brennan are political hacks who made our American intelligence community into a bunch of fools for hire to take down political enemies of the progressive movement.  They worked for both parties; mostly Democrats and they have been defanged due to Donald Trump’s election.  But it wasn’t Trump who delegitimized the intelligence community.  It was they who did it to themselves several years before the 2016 election.   They were idiots, Keystone cops at best, fools who would be embarrassments in a kindergarten class.  Before Donald Trump ever came along I was ashamed of those two idiots, and John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Rob Portman, and a whole lot of other people in Washington D.C.  I lost my trust in the intelligence community many years ago and these losers only validated my suspicions.  They are the reason Trump was elected—for what they represented, so they are kidding themselves if they think anybody believes that their opinions have any merit.  Only slack-jawed losers would listen to them and grant them any credibility.  The way they did their jobs over their tenure under Obama’s administration could only be equaled by a dog shitting in a yard—then eating it.

E34898BE-BBB8-4F9A-A055-AA2BBBAEC394On the anniversary of Trump’s election this year I bought the nice white Inauguration hat shown here from the Trump Store.  I had been looking at it for a long time, all summer really, and after a year of Trump essentially being in office I had to reflect on how proud I was of him and my support of him so early.  It was only a few years ago that I watched testimony by James Clapper and found myself wondering if I was in the Twilight Zone.  The guy was an idiot, so very early in 2015 I put my support behind Donald Trump.  I always liked Trump; I loved his books, his television show and his general approach on life.  At first I thought he was a bit audacious and that he had been married too many times for my liking, but the more he talked, the more I wanted him to be president.  If Donald Trump was anything, he was a competent person.  People like James Clapper and John Brennan were not.

I thought they were crooked the moment I first saw them.  There was nothing “trustworthy” about them.  I didn’t want them running the CIA or any intelligence branch of my government.  I wouldn’t want them running a snow cone machine.  It is laughable that people like John McCain would think that there was anything of any merit to respect in the American intelligence agencies.  It is an insult on all Americans to even offer up such low-class fools to serve in any kind of spy agency, and trust that they wouldn’t turn that responsibility against us all in a moment’s notice.  The bottom line on the Russian story perpetuated by people like these two is that there is nothing there.  It was completely made up hoping to conceal the drain to the swamp that Trump promised to unplug.  And their unnatural anger toward Trump reveals their intentions.  They hate Trump because he’s good and sees through their silly attempts at concealment.

It is really scary looking back on it to think what might have happened if Trump hadn’t won.  I’d likely be in jail now, because I had made a decision not to sit on my hands and let the world be run by idiots like Clapper and Brennan.  John Brennan is the kind of guy who might have been a cafeteria monitor in high school who gets food thrown at him yet can’t figure out where it came from.  When I was in high school I threw food at a few John Brennan types every day, and I never got in trouble for it.  You know why dear reader?  Because they were too afraid to deal with me and so long as they didn’t know who was throwing food at them, they didn’t have to confront the truth.  Usually cafeteria monitors were teachers or assistant principals and were there to assert authority among the school kids.  But I figured out very early in life that the veil of authority was just a ruse to cover the fact that the employees were often afraid of reality and needed the cover of authority to mask their lack of social valor. So when I would throw my entire fruit salad at them, from only 15 feet away, they would never engage me—because to do so required responsibility, and that was the thing they were most afraid of in the world.  When they criticize Donald Trump’s presidency I see them look at him the way those cafeteria monitors looked at me.  They hate him because he’s so good, and that he does not fear them.  That leaves them to live their lives like the out-of-touch dad in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Lost, afraid, and stuck in adult bodies rotting away slowly day by day.

The real injustice is that these idiots actually got a pay check from us all for a job terribly done.  If after all we have paid them they can’t prosecute someone like Hillary Clinton and would insist on starting World War III with Russia just to cover their own ineptness, we should all be angry.  They didn’t deserve the money we paid them.  And why would a stout businessman like Trump listen to those two idiots, which McCain insists upon.  What would Clapper and Brennan possibly know that Trump doesn’t?  Advice is only as good as the people who give it, and Brennan and Clapper aren’t very good—so why should anybody listen to them?  That makes no sense.

As I look at my new hat I can’t help but feel a lot of pride that Trump not only made it to the presidency, but his Inauguration was one of my fondest memories.  It was one of my best memories of 2017, and may be one of the best of my life.  At the time I was just happy he was elected but looking back at how stupid people like Clapper and Brennan look in comparison it is astonishing that we survived as long as we did.  It’s not just those losers in the Intelligence community that made Donald Trump the president; there are a long line of people just like them to plant the seeds of rebellion over a long period of time.  Trump was just the solidifying force that pushed everything over the edge.  But accepting things they way they were just wasn’t an option.  If Donald Trump didn’t work out, I was prepared for armed conflict.  I wasn’t going to yield my life to a society ran by these idiots.  And they should have never thought it a possibility.  Every time they bring up the fake Russian story it makes me angrier, because their assumption is that we are all actually that stupid.  But then again, they can only see in us what they know about themselves.  They know they aren’t very smart, and if not for a government job, they’d be losers sleeping in the streets living aimless lives.  What they hate about Trump is that no matter what happens in life, Trump will always be a success, whereas they need their little government jobs to indicate that they are important people of the world, like the cafeteria monitors in high school.  What they hate is that we now know that their roles are just tokens, and hold no real power, or intelligence.  And that terrifies them most of all.

Rich Hoffman

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Why You Should Cancel your Facebook Account: Finally, Sean Parker is saying what I have all along

I first heard about Facebook in the mid 2000 time frame while I was on the set of a movie.  The celebrities there were the first to get it and promote it, and among themselves it was the latest great thing.  At that time I had a Myspace account, which is probably still out there somewhere.  I haven’t been to it in years, and it was through that site that my networking with all the movie people happened.  I participated in that first jaunt into social networking and my work in Hollywood at that time was proof of the validity of that type of use.  We were all on break at the lunch from the catering truck and sitting at picnic tables having sandwiches and having a first look at this Facebook thing and comparing it to Myspace.  My reaction to it was that the new thing was evil and I told that to Jennie Garth who was sitting next to me showing me how the new platform worked.  The people around us of course thought I was being dramatic.  They were all part of her network and they were nice people excited about this way to speak to so many people so easily.  But I knew when I first looked at the Facebook platform that this thing was different, and was a bad thing.  I had recently read a book by Jim Marrs called Rule by Secrecy and it was obvious to me that Facebook was that big device that came along through the private sector that would connect as a spy to the Deep State and that it was essentially a mouse trap to track our thoughts and actions for a wider behavior grid of big brother management of our lives.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/09/former-facebook-exec-sean-parker-says-god-only-knows-what-its-doing-to-our-childrens-brains.html

My resistance to Facebook was fine for a while until my novel Tail of the Dragon in 2012 came out and my publisher had a fit that I refused to network on the site.  As they said, everyone was on Facebook and part of my marketing contract with them stated that I needed to do everything I could to promote the book to the public and Facebook was the best modern age mechanism to do so.  It was at that point that I half heartedly let my son-in-law create an account for the book so that my personal information wasn’t on the site.  The Tail of the Dragon had a little site that fulfilled my contractual obligations, but it never went anywhere because it wasn’t connected to any real activity.  Facebook needed my network to be alive, so without my input it wasn’t like Myspace, or even Twitter in that people can follow you and watch you—which they can on Facebook but not in the same way.  What is different about Facebook is that it requires the users commitment to the wall in order to network to other people.  Otherwise nobody will find you.  Facebook essentially demands input and use of your time and if you don’t give it your time and attention, it doesn’t do anything for you.  That makes it all too human in the way it manipulates behavior patterns.  My relationship with my publisher up until the marketing of my novel had been great through every phase until we got to the marketing portion.  Even though I had a great blog site and a decent presence online, Facebook was their primary choice in building audiences for their books, so our relationship deteriorated over that sole issue.

Everyone in my family does Facebook and none of them understand my hatred of it but it all goes back to that night in Los Angeles where I was able to see Facebook being launched by celebrities.  They were excited about it and were doing the soft sell to their fan bases which expanded the reach of the social media device so that people could get close to their favorite movie stars on the off-chance one of them might “like” something they say.  Myspace originally came about to help promote musical bands, which essentially worked for everything as a way to connect people who might otherwise not meet.  That was after all how Hollywood found out about me and solicited some of my work with bullwhips.  Of course my refusal to use Facebook put me socially on the out, even with my own family.  That and my work with the Tea Party movement starting in 2009, I’ve described these days as having to make a choice in the cultural civil war that is taking place and I was one of the first to make a serious commitment to that cause, which cost me quite a lot of street credibility.  But it all goes back to my resistance to Facebook and the way it massively took over the lives of just about everyone I knew.  Sure, I could have went along with it and made many millions of dollars, but it went against my personal beliefs of what human beings should be doing with their time, and I wasn’t going to participate.  Facebook counts on peer pressure from family members to pull you in so they can plug into your behavioral profile, but with me it has had the opposite effect.  Neither my wife or I are on Facebook and we never will be because the nature of it is extremely intrusive, and manipulative.

That is why I found Sean Parker’s comments about Facebook to be very validating this past week.  Parker of course is one of the founders of the social media device that has opened up this new revolution of human manipulation.  Facebook takes advantage of several human weaknesses, aspects of existence that I think we should all overcome, not surrender to.  That was my problem with it in the beginning and continues to be.  I call it the nosy neighbor complex where it allows people to observe from a safe distance what you are doing in your life and you are inspired to surrender that information for the validation of your actions in the form of a “like.”  By always seeking that “like” for a new photo or saying, your peer groups are actually steering your intellectual input which then transfers over to real life behavior.  People find themselves wondering if an action they are doing will be judged appropriately on Facebook, because they don’t want the social disapproval of their peers telling them otherwise.  Additionally Facebook connects people of the present with people of the past going all the way back to childhood.  At first this might seem neat, having the ability to contact long-lost people from your high school days and seeing what they are up to, and even maintaining friendships with them.  A sister-in-law of mine actually married her fourth husband who was a friend from high school, and it was Facebook that made that relationship possible.  But what Facebook gets out of the exchange is much more devious, it’s the behavioral trail that the user leaves behind which then builds a case in the Deep State for control of our mass population in a very negative way.  So it was interesting to hear one of the Facebook founders validate everything negative I have said about Facebook  for over a decade now—when I was one of the only ones saying it.

Where Facebook fails is in its ability to capture the free will of people.  In their study of election patterns for example, say in the case of Donald Trump, Facebook was useless to polling groups because people held back on their opinion about Trump due to their fear that they would receive negative social validation feedback from their peers, so they silently supported him more than Facebook was able to detect in their behavioral analysis that they sold to Deep State organizations—which is how Facebook makes their money and why Mark Zuckerberg thinks he can run for president in 2020, based on Facebook feedback, which was faulty from the start.  That left the Deep State ill prepared for the election revolution that followed, and created the first break in trust that Facebook could be counted on to steer society in the proper direction.  Mark Zuckerberg had no explanation that assured the Deep State that they could continue trusting Facebook.  After all, the social media device had been out for over a decade and it had gone as far as it could.  Facebook did what it did, but nothing more.  I did not capture the free will of people, only the things they sought approval from regarding their peers—creating a behavior control mechanism, but not showing the true desires of the human soul.

I have always argued that all societies need to align themselves to their souls and not the persnickety traits of gossip and neighbor watching—the small minded stuff that anchors human beings to primate behavior.  Facebook inspires primate behavior, and I am against it—so much so that I will go against the grain even if I’m the only one—which it feels like I have been.  But I am very happy to be proven right once again.  You know, if you people would listen to me more, you’d be a lot better off in life.  A lot of people read what I write and they profit from it.  But sadly a lot of people read and they silently enjoy the content, but they fail to act on it.  If they listened to what I told them to do, they would be a lot better off.  Think about that in the future.  What Sean Parker is saying now is worthless, he already made his money and I’m sure he’s off on the next big tech revelation.  But just remember I said what he’s saying now all along, which takes a lot of guts, and it wasn’t easy—and cost me a lot personally.  It was the right position to take.  So remember that in the future when I say something and next time don’t wait until someone like Sean Parker provides validation.   Facebook is evil and it always has been.  Your participation in it feeds that evil expeditiously which is not good for the human species in any way.

I have since lost all my Hollywood friends to Facebook, I put myself on the outside of their networks and those contacts dissolved over time.  I’ve also ostracized the publishing industry, which I worked very hard for twenty years to nurture.  Most of my family is only on speaking term on holidays with me due to Facebook.  They love it—I hate it. My blog site, this Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom endeavor didn’t help.  Since Facebook was obviously trying to pull society in the other direction I figured I pissed off everyone anyway, so why not do it diving instead of falling if you know what I mean.  Right is right, and if you are going to take a position, you might as well do it in a spectacular way—so I started this site as a way to hedge against the massive online corruption that is Facebook.  Facebook is no good and it never has been.  It feeds the forces of evil with gossip and behavior patterns and it has surely destroyed at least two generations of people around the world, intellectually. To defeat that evil, you have to stop feeding it.  If you have a Facebook account, you are still part of the problem and will be until you stop feeding that evil for what it wants in spite of your personal desires.   My position against Facebook has cost me a lot, but I’d pay it all over again and more, because it was the right thing to do.

Rich Hoffman

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The Miracle of Arabella Kushner: Donald Trump’s magnificant trip to Asia

I’ve read a lot of books on American history, and world history, everything from American presidents to princes, queens, nobles, emperors, swashbucklers, dictators and freedom fighters and there’s never been anyone quite like Donald Trump. Without any close second place contenders Trump has delivered America its best foreign policy positioning in the history of our young nation. Trump as an expert communicator, and a fabulous wheeler-dealer has had the Middle East enthusiastic about his visits and has brought people together like nobody ever has. In Europe, Trump managed to end the Paris Climate Accord while still putting smiles on the faces of everyone effected and actually left things better than worse. Trump lately has stood up to North Korea in a way that nobody has ever done keeping all-out war just a phone call away while calling the hostile regime derogatory names, then while on their doorstep in South Korea inviting them to the 21st Century with a very potent speech, or face extinction. That was before arriving in China who funds North Korea and receiving a hero’s welcome. Trump was fabulous in Japan, South Korea, then China before traveling to Vietnam to deliver some of the best foreign policy statements I’ve ever heard or thought about hearing from a sitting president. But that wasn’t the best of it. Being a slick salesman who is actually sincere about the product he’s selling, Trump unleashed his little 6-year-old granddaughter in China who speaks fluent Mandarin and he won the hearts of a billion people in just a few minutes. It was quite extraordinary. Here is just a bit from how it was covered in the media which really melted away the hearts of the world in just one day of goodwill.

While media coverage of Donald Trump’s meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping Thursday focused on trade and North Korea, it was the wide-eyed crooning of the US leader’s granddaughter that stole Chinese netizens’ hearts.

In a video that Trump showed Xi during their stroll through the historic Forbidden City Wednesday, his granddaughter, Arabella Kushner, greets “Grandpa Xi and Grandma Peng (Liyuan)” with several Mandarin ballads and a recitation of ancient Chinese poetry.

China’s Xinhua state news agency, which circulated the clip widely on social media, reported that Xi said the six-year-old girl’s Mandarin skills deserved an “A+”.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/chinese-love-trumps-mandarin-speaking-granddaughter/ar-BBEL9Cw?OCID=ansmsnnews11

This is similar to trips where Melania spoke to Vladimir Putin in Russian, then to the French president Emmanuel Macron in French while visiting those countries—fluently. The women who surround President Trump are just fabulous, from the oldest to the youngest—and that says a lot about him as a person. Trump knows how to surround himself with great people whether it’s his fine running Trump International businesses or his family—anything with Trump on it is of fine quality and high expectation—and that is a standard he set as a person. He is presently doing the same for not only the American nation, but the world at large—anybody willing to listen. Trump has truly elevated the game of politics and he has been willing to show off his family and allow them to shine light into the world in ways that nobody else has—and behind it all, people understand that it is Trump who created the foundation for so much excellence.

Arabella Kushner is a magnificent over-achiever who is well beyond her years, and that comes from being in a family of high expectations. The miracle of her very fluent Mandarin is that her parents and her grandpa set a high bar before the little girl knew that it was impossible to achieve. The kid is poised to be a miracle of her own—and the Chinese people couldn’t help but see that. One thing about Asians in general is that they appreciate excellence and hard work, so the way to their hearts is to show great effort and respect. Trump in all his business dealings over the years understands people and what they need no matter where they are, so he brought his granddaughter along on this China trip to let her use all those skills she so diligently worked on and put her on a big stage to show her stuff. Trump understood what his granddaughter needed at this stage in her life, but what’s great about Trump is that he knows how to match that need with the needs of the world. How else to cut off funding to North Korea and flatten out a severe trade deficit but to melt the hearts of your opposition with a nice little girl and her dedication to their language—as a display of hard work and respect.

Anybody who looks at this Trump administration and can’t see anything good is just functioning from ideological evil. I mean Ivanka Trump isn’t exactly a far-right Republican and Trump isn’t ideological—there should be a lot of issues that Democrats could find that they’d like about him. Their only objective though is to keep him from winning anything so that they can capture some ideological seats in 2018 and 2020. But they are missing something that is truly wonderful, we are seeing a president that will be honored more graciously than Mt. Rushmore in the future living right in front of our faces. The legend is being written now and we are witness to it. In the future people will not remember the hateful New York Times hit pieces, or the withering Hollywood haters who have been trying to transfer their hate onto Trump for many personal failures they are suffering from. Or the Democrats who are so lost presently that they are using Donna Brazile as a way to show that they aren’t all corrupt—as they try to rebrand their failed party. Think about that, they are using a woman accused of giving Hillary Clinton debate questions as a representative of moral virtue?

The Democrats or the Republicans have nobody who could walk into China like a giant from the West and entertain a billion people with sheer charisma and the charm of a 6-year-old, then fly out to a former enemy, Vietnam and deliver one of the best foreign policy speeches in history like it was just one more hole on a golf course. Trump does all these things while working with the House and Senate by phone to get tax reform down by Christmas and he still has time to send condolence calls to victims of the mass shooting in Texas and manage FEMA as the hurricane relief of 2017 is still underway. Trump is AMAZING and everyone but the evil people who hate him see it. They only reason they don’t see the great things he is doing is because they choose not to.

The Arabella Kushner story was a good one when the world needed it. It started with Ivanka and her husband Jared setting a high bar for their child. From that came an optimism toward the future that every human being can respect. And when she was ready President Trump was able to give the little girl a big stage and a purpose for her newly acquired skill that melted the divide between capitalism and communism and put everyone on a stage of mutual respect. Then Trump gave a blistering speech about the benefits of free market capitalism and extended a bridge toward peace and fair trade practices that has never been offered truly in any other prior period before. What a wonderful opportunity that was pulled off flawlessly. If there was any other way to sell capitalism to the only communist country in the world and to dance across the fires that are behind the scenes of American, Chinese relations—Trump found the sweet spot, and he deserves a lot of credit for walking that fine line very well, even better than anyone could have ever expected.

Rich Hoffman
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Why we need More Good Guys with Guns: Social failures by the left leave us no other choice but guns to draw the line between good and evil

Even though more people were killed that day in Chicago with guns the political left pounced on the opportunity to exploit a mass shooting outside of San Antonia, Texas as the Antifa supporter and angry atheist Devin Patrick Kelly descended on a small church to kill all inside hoping that his mother-in-law might be in the congregation. Kicked out of the Air Force over anger management issues there was nothing to stop this 26-year-old assassin but a good guy with a gun. After killing 26 people of all ages inside the church Kelly moved to his still running vehicle to make a getaway and that’s where a neighbor, a former NRA instructor, engaged the villain with a rifle and disrupted the plans of the killer. A well-placed shot made its way between the body armor of Kelly forcing him to drop his AR-15 and hastily leave the scene. Being an experienced man with guns, 55-year-old Stephen Willeford still barefoot from a leisurely Sunday morning of rest grabbed his gun and engaged the target shooting Kelly in the leg and in the torso. He knew the young man would bleed out if untended, so he flagged down a cowboy hat wearing pick-up truck driver at an intersection and encouraged pursuit. The police hadn’t had time yet to even brew a cup of coffee, let alone assist in the act of terrorism so it was up to the two Texans to put an end to the nightmare.

The truck drive was a young man of ambition looking for an opportunity to rectify the situation so he caught up to Kelly quickly traveling at over 90 miles per hour in hot pursuit. With two bullet holes in him and miles from the nearest hospital with no way of being treated without being arrested, the panicked killer shot himself in the head ending the chase about 5 miles later. Without the pressure of the two Texas citizens, the shooter might have gotten away. And with a vehicle full of guns and adrenaline to drive him, he may have killed again before being caught by police who were rushing the other way—to the church. Yes a lot of people died, and it’s a real tragedy. But no more tragic than anywhere else in the nation. The difference here was that good people with a gun and a pick-up truck were there to stop the carnage, and that is the whole purpose of the Second Amendment.

We live in times where violence is going to be part of it. Not that I’m against the popular HBO television series Game of Thrones, I love the show, but it’s very violent. I love video games too, but they are very violent. Our movies, television, our pop culture are all very violent which is an obvious subconscious reaction to the elements of static institutionalism that have been thrust against our better judgment. We have created a society that is ultra-safe and politically correct in our schools, our businesses and our media culture leaving nowhere for our primitive needs to unload the pressures of our unconscious minds. Kids like Kelly grew up on video games like Grand Theft Auto where the heroes are the villains and the good guys are shot dead in the street for points. Most every family these kids know are fatherless and otherwise broken where their mothers are revolving doors of new lovers bringing immense instability into their domestic lives, and that’s not going to change any time soon. If we started today with a society that exercised stable family values like our society did in the early part of the Twentieth century it would take at least 50 years to see any results socially. So we have a mess on our hands. Communism and socialism have been taught to our children in public schools, they were also told to become activists if they didn’t get what they wanted. This assassin Kelly wanted something from his mother-in-law and he wanted to hurt her for a bunch of twisted reasons and he had no rational deduction to not associated innocent children in the congregation from the anger he had for his mother-in-law. In his mind it would all hurt her, so he opened fire and did his evil without considering the consequences. Like a lot of people his age, Kelly doesn’t have the intellectual tools to make rational decisions because our society has tried to manipulate those tools to many political agendas leaving most young people scribbled messes.

So shootings are up, violence everywhere is up and morality is down. That leaves peaceful people with only one option in the face of such vast institutional failure—guns. We need guns to defend ourselves and our friends, neighbors and fellow community members from the kind of evil that is the net result of all the modern failed politics. It’s that simple. There will be more shootings, there will be much more violence and it will be bloody because the modern failures of institutionalism have nowhere to go but into the hands of lost kids like this Kelly assassin where their frustrations with the outside world doesn’t match the fantasies of their coddled existence. When faced with the grim reality that all they have ever been taught was a falsehood they retreat into their childhoods where they were maniacs on Grand Theft Auto killing anybody who stood in their way, and the live out one last fantasy.

Even if the killer Kelly didn’t play that popular video game he lived in a youth culture where that entire generation has been desensitized to violence and respect for older generations has been utterly destroyed. There is no foundation of respect to build a peaceful society, so we are all potential victims to their frustrations as they learn in life that they must work and earn money to live a good life and that raising a family takes more effort than just sticking a penis into a girl and out pops some kids that the government then raises like plants in a nursery. There is a potential Devin Patrick Kelly in every neighborhood and they are becoming increasingly frustrated. They don’t have respect for the police. They don’t have respect for their parents. They don’t even have respect for the American flag. So there is no foundation to reason with them on, except a bullet from a gun.

The liberal gun grabbers who sought to capitalize off this Texas tragedy want to eliminate the option of self-defense because they really need the failures of all their social tampering to be hidden from the public. If there is a baseline of good people like these two Texas heroes, then there is a value assessment that can dispute the liberal failures that are producing people like Kelly into our society. Devin Kelly is a product of our modern society and the only real defense we have from them is the Second Amendment.

There should have been people in that church in Texas carrying firearms. I don’t mean one or two people, but virtually every adult. In every business, there should be responsible people endorsed by NRA classes carrying firearms to stop workplace violence at the point of the occurrence, and not 15 minutes later when the police are called and finally arrive. We need good guys with guns in movie theaters, shopping malls, at Wal-Mart, Costco, EVERYWHERE! In the case of the Texas church shooting, luckily there was an NRA member next door ready for action on a moment’s notice. But that’s not to say there always will be. We need a lot more people like Stephen Willeford, not less. And having more people like him won’t put an immediate stop to the attempts at violence from losers like Kelly. But it will keep them from doing the type of mass harm they expect to inflict when the disappointments of their own lives mount up to such destructive behavior and they take those frustrations out on a society that is foreign to them because they were taught incorrectly by institutionalism on how to deal with it.

Rich Hoffman
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Robert Mueller Did Justice a Huge Favor: Trump is a tactical genius

In a lot of ways, the Robert Mueller investigation and apprehension of Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is a blessing. Let’s forget about the hypocrisy of it for this little article, but instead focus on the long-term implications of it. On the morning after the big bomb that Mueller’s investigation had set its sights on Paul Manafort and that’s all he could show for all the efforts over the last half-year of investigation the media keyed on one last-ditch set of efforts at stopping the Trump success story. An article about Rand Paul and Chris Christie announcing that they think Trump may leave after four years out of fear of being primaried out of office, another about how low Trump’s job approval ratings were, but then this strange admission from CNN hoping that this constant special counsel probing will ground Trump to admitting that he has been unusually successful and is now limited. That little chink in the armor tells the whole story of politics in 2017. By 2020 it won’t look anything like it does today and here’s why.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mueller-probe-may-ground-trumps-unconventional-success/ar-AAufWDM?ocid=spartandhp

When Paul Manafort paid his $10 million-dollar bail and left custody smiling and Trump’s supporters were not even slightly phased, a gentle worry floated above the Washington D.C. swamp—and with that came a light cast directly at the Podesta brothers and their actions that have been essentially the same as Manafort’s. The entire world of politics essentially shifted in that moment and not in the way that the anti-Trump forces would have hoped. Manafort knew it. Trump knew it, and several conservative advocates knew it as well. Bob Mueller had set and impossible standard for the Beltway which has been built on corrupt politics for two centuries. If Trump wanted to drain the swamp, Mueller just helped him take the next step. I actually thought of the Battle of New Orleans where Andrew Jackson defeated the established regiments of superior forces in very short order as the Mueller news broke. Trump in a lot of ways is a modern version of Jackson and for the Battle of the Beltway, it now looks like Trump is going to emerge the clear and easy victor. In their vigor to destroy Trump the opposing forces of the new president ran themselves into a trap that has now ensnared them, and there is no going back now. Mueller maybe knowingly understanding that rock and a hard place position he was in did it quite obviously. The standard has now been set and there is no way Democrats can live up to the methodology.

Going back to 2006 and looking at Manafort’s oversea lobbying efforts the book is now open under equal justice to go after Hillary Clinton and the Podesta brothers as well as the entire approach of the DNC operation which has ties to many corrupt dealings that have been reported recently—particularly the Uranium One deal. Nobody defending the Clinton efforts can now claim that 2010 was so long ago because Manafort has been officially investigated and held for his actions as far back as 2006. That puts a lot of things on the table for investigation which obviously would lead to massive arrests in Washington D.C. If Manafort can be apprehended and held under scrutiny in the way he presently is, then a huge percentage of the Beltway can as wall because that is how business is done there. Mueller has opened up a huge can of worms, and I think that’s a very good thing.

Trump had to part with Corey Lewandowsky after the former advisor got into trouble for pushing a female reporter—if you can call it a push. It was obvious at that time that Trump was going to win the nomination so the anti-Trump forces went after Lewandowsky hoping to derail the campaign momentum. Trump showing he could be as savvy as anybody in the Beltway hired Manafort to run the campaign from there to secure delegates for the upcoming convention—which worked as it was supposed to. Many pundits thought the Manafort hiring was a good one because he was an “establishment” type and they felt more secure with him running the campaign. After the nomination process was finished at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, some negative stories came out about Manafort and Trump cut him loose. In his place Trump put Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway in charge of the campaign and became president a few months later. What Trump showed over that span of six months was incredible ability to be very malleable to the political conditions of the moment and this is a major problem for establishment types who rely on conventional rules of engagement to win and lose in Washington. Manafort was only with Trump for a few months and didn’t have time to learn anything much about Trump himself—so with Mueller’s emphasis on punishing Manafort to force him to flip on Trump shows the true lack of understanding that everyone working for Mueller truly has on this entire issue.

That’s why the media was flat on the Tuesday that followed. Their big rabbit in the hat turned out to be a turd and their October surprise was more like a firework that failed to explode as the wick burnt out and uneventfully fizzled out. What we all got instead was an established period of analysis that is now acceptable. Remember over the Benghazi issue when in 2013 Democrats said, “Oh, that was a whole year ago. Who cares about that now?” Well, now we know we can go back to 2006 and look at—–EVERYTHING. All Jeff Sessions has to do now is start his own special prosecutions and let them spin out of control like Mueller did and likely the Democrats will be on such a defense that they won’t have a single candidate to put up in 2020. I actually think John Kasich will at that point flip parties and run against Trump—and Trump will easily beat him. It won’t even be close. Kasich will do it because he wants more than anything else in the world to be president. But Trump isn’t the loser that Kevin Spacey plays in House of Cards. Trump is the real deal.

Speaking of Kevin Spacey in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandals, Hollywood just showed what will soon be happening to Washington D.C. Anthony Rapp who is now 46 years old claimed that Spacey made sexual advances on him as a 14-year-old boy. Because of that Spacey was locked off the set of the sixth season of House of Cards and Netflix announced that it is ending the show! A top-rated show like that and it’s over so quickly over the slightest controversy. I would argue that if not for Trump Weinstein would still be the head of Hollywood and there would be a seventh season of House of Cards. But when Hollywood came out against Trump for being a womanizer and nothing stuck, they then had to apply the same standard to their own kind, and that is what we see happening now, with the wheels of Hollywood coming off completely. They can’t hold up to that level of scrutiny and neither can those political players in the Beltway. If Manafort is the standard, then the rest of Washington will drown in the wake of the application of that standard. What is happening now to Hollywood will soon happen to the Swamp. All Jeff Sessions needs to do is allow for the special investigations to do their thing and let those houses of cards fall.

Yes, Trump is in charge, but he’s not a bad guy like Obama was. Trump is not one to abuse authority, he certainly doesn’t want to use the IRS and Justice department as weapons against his political opponents. He couldn’t exactly come out and throw Hillary in jail the moment he was inaugurated as president—he could technically, but he couldn’t politically. She is still the best option Democrats have in 2020 so it wouldn’t have looked good to put a prosecutor on her which would then destroy her very criminal life. There’s other ways to skin that cat, and Trump has been very wise to let other people do those things for him and in their vigor to impeach him, Trump’s opposition revealed too much about themselves. Now they are at a serous tactical disadvantage and the momentum will not favor them ever. They can only go downhill from here, and is something that couldn’t have happened better, in our favor as liberty minded patriots, then if we had put the cuffs on Hillary Clinton ourselves. Finally, justice has a voice and it was the enemy that gave it that voice.

Rich Hoffman
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The Morality of being a Gunfighter: How guns make America a more intellectual culture–and improve lives

From the anti-gun people, especially after the Vegas mass shooting there has been this constant term they use “you don’t need so many guns.” They say it as if they were the authority on living and had the complications of life all figured out as a superior philosophic matrix. Yet I look at their lives, the losers on Saturday Night Live, the Hollywood industry, the open criminals like Hillary Clinton and the DNC workers of 2016 and I must conclude, who on earth would take advice from people so messed up? Who are these people to give us advice about anything? I wouldn’t trust them to tell me where the corner deli is in New York city that could sell me a pack of gum, let alone advise me on how many guns I should have or even why I should have them. Even worse, their declarations that guns should be made illegal in any form indicates a complete lack of respect for the kind of living we have in the Midwest of the country—essentially the Red State middle of the entire country. Essentially only the coastal regions have these liberal losers driving policy. Guns for everyone else is a fact of life. They are certainly a big part of my life. Here is video of what I do almost every night for exercise. It’s how I practice Cowboy Fast Draw in my private range. The goal of this activity is to draw and fire my Ruger Vaquero as fast as I can once the target light blinks on solid. Once the target blinks three times it lets me know that the next time the light comes on that I need to draw and fire. My time is registered on a display on my workbench. It’s a fun activity that really sharpens your mind, and I enjoy doing it almost every night at least for 15 to 30 minutes.

When people say that we don’t need guns, well I’d say, we don’t need footballs, golf clubs, or baseball bats either. All of those things could be used as weapons if people were so inclined, but in a civil society nobody would even think of such a problem. Most of the people I know have guns and nobody goes out on a killing spree after dinner. When shooting in my private range I never think to use those guns on other people. Always my use of them is to increase my speed and accuracy in shooting a target under conditions of duress. The process of doing that helps me in other parts of my life. Now to the pot smoking loser on Saturday Night Live who does things during the after party that they’d never want to tell their parents, I wouldn’t expect them to understand my love of guns. Because they are still looking for mechanisms in life to help them manage all the pressures they experience. I look at their lives where they smoke, drink or have too much sex and would say that those are all factors contributing to the problems they have in their lives. I don’t have those problems. Instead I shoot and spend time in my range working out solutions to very complicated problems. Shooting helps me and many others live a better life.

If you visit England presently you will find everywhere some visage to their Norman period where knights were part of their national identity. It doesn’t mean that people want to go cut off the heads of their enemies when they hold a wooden sword from a gift shop in London—it’s just means that people are paying regional respect to an order which built the identity of the nation. If you go to Japan you find much of the same, everywhere is some visage to the samurai culture and behind that is the constant symbol of the sword. Even going to a hibachi grill to get some very expensive Kobe Beef you will see the cooks emulating the ghosts of their samurai heritage as they prepare food in front of you. It is very important to them and is a huge part of their national character. You don’t see radical leftists attacking these countries for their history of violence and the modern respect that is still given regarding the weapons which forged their nations.

In America it is the cowboy which created the nature of our country. And behind the cowboy was the six-gun and the mythology of dueling. The reason that dueling is still such a romantic idea in the period of the Old West is that it is respectable that people would face off against each other to settle a value judgment. To have a value that people were willing to defend to the death is actually a noble idea—especially in these complicated days of leftist interpretation into the events that leave people always feeling empty. In that emptiness they seek to fill the void with bad habits—such as the smoking, drinking and over charged sex. Regarding sex, if you spend more than a half hour per day thinking about sex—you are wasting your time. When you are young and always looking for some flower to pollinate, maybe you spend more time thinking about it if you are a male. If you are a female you likely won’t because you are in charge of the sexual experience and can decide when and how often, but nobody should spend more time on average than a half an hour per day. Anything more is an obsessive activity that degrades the experience. People who do think about it more than that allotted time need to develop more hobbies.

I view shooting in America as a deeply philosophic experience. The political left has successfully painted an opposite picture, that gun users in America are a bunch of dumb hillbillies who can’t speak in words longer than two syllables. Yet the opposite is true, liberals who criticize the gun culture are the dumb people, they are ones who can’t change their own oil, or fix a leak in their sink. They are the ones who fall apart whenever there is a death in the family or run to substance abuse when they feel insecure about something. People I know who shoot guns, especially people in the Cowboy Fast Draw Association, or in SASS are some of the nicest and well-rounded people I’ve met anywhere—including in those European and Asian countries that people think have so much “rich” culture. I would argue that in America we have our own rich culture built on westward expansion—which was a very “moral” enterprise in the scope of history—and guns were the backbone of that culture that we should all be proud of.

In the video the times I was recording were in the .450 range. I’m not happy with those numbers and the purpose of the slow motion is to show myself that I need to fire the gun much sooner out of the holster instead of pushing the gun forward. That is what makes that kind of training so satisfying, and worth pursuing. Shown in regular speed everything happens very fast. But when you slow it down, I can see where I need to improve, and that requires training my mind to think that much faster. In applying those techniques to my life that I learn at the gun range, it makes me a much better person in my day to day life. I think much faster when there are problems to solve and my thinking is much more accurate. After all, the brain doesn’t know if you are trying to solve the problem of hitting a target or trying to solve global economic problems. It sees everything in context, so by practicing something productive like “shooting” it helps the mind solve other problems not directly connected to the shooting sports. That is why shooting is a good thing for all Americans to do, and if more people did, especially the coastal liberals, they’d find that they could lead better lives and would have a lot fewer problems.

I’m not personally going to allow people who are broken intellectually—which most liberals are—and have them beat on gun owners anymore. My experience with guns is a very positive one and violence has nothing to do with it. Guns may have been invented to expedite the experience of death, or make people more efficient in killing others—but as tools of intellect, they are more useful in making a respectful class of people who think independently, and can manage their affairs in a superior way over their liberal protestors. I see nothing negative about my experiences on my private gun range in the sport of Cowboy Fast Draw. The practice of it makes me more efficient as a person and gives me an outlet for the stresses in my life that shooting baskets in my driveway or playing golf don’t quite reach. People who speak against guns just don’t understand why they are important culturally, and there are likely a lot of reasons for it. Maybe they had crappy parents. Maybe they didn’t have grandparents around to teach them important lessons when they were younger. Maybe they are just losers in life. Whatever it is, it’s not the problem of gun owners to bend their habits to these broken people. Broken people are not allowed to create the standard for what America is. And gun owners are not the broken people. It’s the people who criticize that culture who are in true need of a different way of thinking. A trip to the gun range would help a lot of them. But for the rest, they need a lot more.

I am proud to call myself a gunfighter. For me it’s no different from training to be a boxer, a martial artist or an MMA fighter—it’s a sport. And becoming good at that sport has a carryover effect into other things in life that are more important to good living. That is why the anti-gun people are so wrong on the gun culture in America. They don’t like America even though they try to sell their ideas by saying they are part of our culture—they clearly aren’t and seek to change it in everything they do. For them it starts by pissing on a bar wall outside drunk off their young asses and it ends with them becoming radical progressives in congress, or heads of major networks. They are all equally wrong. To speak against guns is to speak against the concept and intentions of American life. Part of that life is displayed in the sports we use to articulate our culture. Being a gunfighter isn’t the same as being a killer. These days it means a person is building foundation skills to become more precise and quicker in their life—and it’s a personal challenge worth the undertaking. It’s certainly not something to be outlawed because the more sensitive and less intellectual people on the west and east coasts are afraid of guns. What they really fear is what they might learn about themselves if they were to embark on a journey where they had to become better at something and challenge themselves. What they might learn in that process is what they are running from—and that is all the reason why guns should be more prevalent in America, instead of less.

Rich Hoffman
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