The Loser John McCain and the Memory of his Role in the Russian Dossier

Meghan McCain may be insane, she certainly isn’t a conservative. I understand that she is a grieving daughter of her father John McCain the Rino Senator who was taking up a Republican seat calling himself a conservative for many years. Clearly Meghan is only conservative when compared to the rest of the world which is dramatically liberalized so that is the measuring system used to describe Washington politics, not the reality of the flyover country for which elected Donald Trump president, which that same measuring system just can’t come to terms with, even after two years. John McCain was an anti-Trumper from the beginning and he did what he could to derail Trump’s acquisition of the White House including handing the first 33 pages of the fake Russian dossier written by Christopher Steele to the FBI so to gain leverage over Trump before he was even inaugurated. Now that newly released unsealed court documents have shown that a McCain associate, David Kramer acted on the senator’s behalf to not only give the information to the FBI, but to leak it to the press, which we will get into a bit more in the subsequent paragraphs. President Trump has a right to be angry, but what right does Meghan McCain have to rattle off her mouth which takes up entirely too much real estate, when her family is directly connected to such an epic scandal that will shame her father’s name for life. Meghan is a big girl, so I realize that hiding behind a rock somewhere is a difficult thing to do, but she should at least try instead of getting into a Twitter war with the President over a memory of her father that only she has.

Kramer admitted that it was Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson who decided to have McCain forward the document to the FBI to make it more credible. A senior Republican was needed to give the dossier credibility, so Senator McCain knew the role he played in the scandal and was willing to lend his long developed name to the endeavor, knowing the implications. This information was unsealed because of an ongoing libel case against BuzzFeed by Aleksel Gubarev, a Russian businessman named in the dossier. As part of the newly revealed documents it was revealed that Kramer put the dossier on a table and left the room allowing a BuzzFeed reporter to take pictures of the document for later publication, which was the source of the media leak. The whole intent was to provide damage to the Trump administration right out of the gate true or not. The truth had nothing to do with any of the dossier content, only impressions to harm an incoming president. It was never the Russians that were involved in the Trump administration, it was our own government and agents who were trying to overthrow an American election and John McCain was at the center of it.

Christopher Steele was hired to write the fake dossier by both Clinton campaign administrators and anti-Trump conservatives, so John McCain was involved from the beginning. He knew what the dossier was and what the intent of it was meant to do. He had planned all along to be the guy who took the dossier from obscurity into the mainstream by handing it directly to the FBI and providing cover for the Democrats who would have been much more scrutinized because of the nature of a political attack for which it was. Because people thought of McCain as a Republican, it would mean more if it came from the President’s own political party. McCain handed the dossier to the FBI in December of 2016 as Trump was preparing to take office the following month. The BuzzFeed publication occurred in January ahead of the inauguration. It was James Comey who whispered it into the President-elect’s ear that they had a dossier about some hired prostitutes in Russia that were to perform “golden showers” for Trump in a Moscow hotel room and that the incident had been taped. The whole point of the effort was to control Trump with a sordid plot true or not so that the new President would be forced to buddy up to the FBI for protection. From the very beginning the establishment Republicans and Democrats plotted the Russian story as a means to control President Trump the way they have many other politicians in the past. Only Trump was different. He decided to fight everyone head on and he fired James Comey for his role in the whole thing. That of course set off a panic that continues to this day.

The entire Mueller investigation is now about protecting those involved in the Trump scandal by keeping the President on his heels and not prosecuting the people involved in attempting to overthrow the election of 2016. With McCain now dead his daughter Meghan should consider herself lucky that her family doesn’t have an opportunity to get drug through the mud of a real scandal for which her father played a key role. John McCain was a bitter liberal posing as a conservative and was a detriment to the Republican Party. He was also a loser, his loss to Barack Obama for president in 2008 cost the United States far more in political capital than even the most organized terrorist attack could garner. America moved dangerously close to global socialism during that period and it was John McCain who helped make it happen by first being a loser in an important campaign, but second in befriending Barack Obama and encouraging Republicans to be pacifists toward the hostilities encouraged by the Democrat party, such as open borders, inflated debt, and bipartisan agreements when it was only Republicans doing the compromises.

Largely that is the role that Meghan McCain has on the television show, The View. She plays the conservative angle against the other liberals for overly emotional viewers to obtain their political spectrum from. But Meghan is just a confused girl heartbroken over the loss of her father whom she apparently didn’t know all that well and has filled her memories of him with the ideal images every daughter wants to believe about their daddies. And now that he’s dead, she can’t see the truth for the trees. But the facts are what they are, John McCain was a hostile agent in the American election of 2016 and was working hard to undercut the direction of the Republican party as dictated by voters within our Republic. And he broke the law and helped set the course for many more crimes to be broken, particularly by the FBI itself. The Justice Department of the Obama administration was in on the act as well and McCain knew it all from the beginning and acted against the American election anyway, trying to blame his antics on innocent Russians not even involved. McCain and his accomplices picked the Russians trying to tap into Cold War memories, but in all actuality, they had no power to influence anything in America, so they made an easy target because their economy is so bad that they couldn’t even fantasize about retaliating.

As far as loving Trump, Meghan McCain is severely disillusioned. I love President Trump from a distance quite a lot. I’m sure he has plenty of people close to him in his family who rival whatever affections she might have for her father. She and many of the never-Trump types in both the Democrat and Republican parties want to believe that Trump is this unsavory character who will lie, steal and cheat anybody over anything. But it is they who are perfectly willing to do such things. Just like their Russian hoax, they expect Trump not to defend himself, and to sit on his heels in defense, not attack. But that’s not the Trump way, so they don’t know what to do to appeal to his weaknesses but to attack his family. But obviously, that doesn’t work either. It is unlikely that McCain really loved his daughter the way she wants to remember it. What McCain loved is being a sneaky globalist pretending to be a Republican when really he was out to undermine the concepts of conservatism. And to usher in on the backs of weakness and sentiment an age of liberalism that was deep in his heart and had paralyzed Republican efforts for decades. And that is what he loved, and nothing more.

Rich Hoffman

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The Vico Cycle is Hard at Work in the Killing of Innocent People in New Zealand

Only the path of the overman can allow what I’m about to say about the shooting in New Zealand to be understood. I understand that all the people more interested in getting drunk, smelling the farts of their friends, and chasing after the wife of their neighbor won’t get the big picture. They just don’t have a mind for it. Most people don’t and won’t see the big picture required to know the truth about why Brenton Tarrant opened fire into a mosque in Christchurch New Zealand killing 50 or so and wounding many others. It’s not a matter of conspiracy, but in understanding the subtilties of human history, the direction of evolutionary society, and the nature of mankind’s natural autonomy. It has nothing to do with skin color, sex, or even politics. It’s all about control however and containing within the imagination of the human being the limits so that massive crimes against intellect can continue unimpeded for a great sin that has been with us since before Adam and Eve plucked fruit from a forbidden tree. For those left in the dust of conceptual knowledge regarding Brenton Tarrant, I suggest reading some James Joyce, particularly one of my favorites in Finnegan’s Wake then understand that in the Vico Cycle we’ve been here before and history dictates we do something new or risk reducing ourselves back into a fetal position. Then at that point we can have an intelligent conversation about what really needs to happen. Gun laws won’t change a thing. The foundations of human civilization are where we must begin and end on this journey of future state intentions.

To those who don’t travel much, especially outside of the United States these days, the world is pretty much a dump from a conservative point of view. Even the great cities of the world that are featured in our favorite movies and are traditionally destination targets of our best literature are already deeply committed to their part of the Vico Cycle, they are regressing back to a theocratic time abandoning the progress of all civilization in favor of what has been, which was war, war, and more war topped off with scandal, suppression and intellectual stagnation. To most of the world these days, due to the efforts of Socialist International people politically if measured correctly are far to the left of Karl Marx. The mother of Brenton Tarrant was one of those people so it is not as if the gunman was a bastion of right wing thinking. When he announced in his manifesto that he was following in the footsteps of several right-winged terrorists the nature and concern of them are still far to the left of the typical American. They are not even on the same scale as the ones the world functions from so the vantage point of Tarrant was corrupted from the very beginning.

I’m not so sure that Tarrant isn’t a far left lunatic deeply in love with Pakistan and the Middle East adopting this character he displayed at the mosque. I think based on the evidence I’ve so far seen that Brenton Tarrant was performing his role in the scheme of things as a double agent type of personality, what he said and did was the opposite of his sensibilities and was designed to have the opposite effect of what he claimed to protest. Anybody could write a manifesto like the one he did even if his mind was the opposite in its intended targets. Instead of wanting to really stop mass immigration he was trying to accelerate it by putting those opposed to it on their heels in defense of their positions, paving the way for more of a global invasion of ideas and archaic religions meant to carry mankind back to before the stone ages where theocracy limited our understanding to gods throwing lightning bolts at each other and sleeping with our wives when we weren’t looking. I don’t believe Brenton Tarrant was a right winged activist, quite the opposite. He was an actor playing the part of a terrorist to put pressure on American politics to let down its guard and allow the invasion to continue unmolested. That is why he mentioned Candace Owens and Donald Trump in his multipage statement, to put pressure on them to stop doing what they do, not to support them.

During the loss of his father in 2010 Tarrent took his inheritance and started to travel the world and it is on this journey that he fell in love with areas in the Middle East. Obviously, he became radicalized during this period but as a person of western heritage he approached the problem of convincing the world to move further to the political left by masking his terrorist intentions behind a personality that reflected the fears of all civilization. Brenton is too loose with his terms “fascist” in his manifesto to the point where it sounds contrived and too closely associated with the antics of Nazi Germany. And by mentioning Candace and President Trump in the same written document which the media of the globe would savagely contemplate it would force all such supporters to hide their true opinions and change their stance on immigration and the mixing of cultures to the point where the accelerated intentions of the most radical leftist might be finally realized.

The reactions of the world were predictable and known before the terrorist attack was taken. In New Zealand gun laws require a license to have firearms so they are not exactly easy to get. I would compare their stringent requirements to the difficulty of buying suppressors in the States, a real pain in the ass. But of course the prime minister of New Zealand immediately went to a measure of stricter gun laws to prevent something like this from ever happening again. Brenton Tarrent knew all this would happen and it was part of his terrorist act to ignite the discussion. New Zealand is a peaceful country with very little crime, so by targeting this part of the world, it would capture everyone’s attention and continue to put pressure on the United States to reform their gun policies and immigration positions to accepting more left leaning direction toward a theocracy for which the governments of the world could more adequately protect their secrets.

That is the true intention here, the governments in their disorganized bluster of neurotic intentions are quite ominous in their desires for control. Even to the point that a president of the United States can’t get a straight answer on alien interactions, because nobody will tell them the truth, the real powers that seek to control mankind are hard at work trying to keep us all on the Vico Cycle and after the anarchy of our present age desire quite lustfully to carry us all back to a theocracy. That is the preferred state of governments who want most to rule over the human race from a position of strength, they want to use religion to connect us to god for which they control the path, just as has been the case through every major civilization in known history. The Muslim faith is just as theocratic as a Christian one and if the world is at war over which one will prevail, then the real discoveries that are in front of us in this new space age might be averted. From Brenton Tarrent’s point of view, if he could accelerate a war between the religions, then he could also stabilize the control governments have over the minds of the globe’s residents. Like a true fascist which he claimed to be, his goals were far to the left of the typical conservative in the United States.

There is no more powerful country in the world than the United States and much like Rome the barbarian hoards of the conquered domains were jealous and vengeful that their cultures did not tap into the power of western civilization the way the Roman Empire did. So they fought hard to chip away at Rome politically and militarily until eventually the will to maintain Rome fell away and the stupid barbarians ransacked all the intelligence gained under the banner of advanced culture and Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages. That is the goal here, but only this time globally. The world desperately wants the United States to fall economically, and morally so that they can all revert back together to a time of theocracy and guns are banned so that nobody can protect themselves from the government that can’t rub two sticks together to make a sound, yet want to control us all in every manner of what we eat, what we learn, and what we own. The terrorist attack in New Zealand had nothing to do with what Brenton Tarrant said it was for, but rather all the things he didn’t even mention.

Rich Hoffman

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The Many Trojan Horses of American Politics and why there is a National Emergency at the Border.

Do you know why dear reader that Democrats and some Republicans don’t believe there is a crisis at the American border? Because what is happening there is by design, they want it to occur. There is nothing bad about it because they want to see the collapse of America and they don’t want any resistance to it. To the Greeks after a fruitless 10 year siege they were rooting for the effects of using a Trojan Horse to sneak into the city of Troy’s defenses and destroy everything by surprise. The Trojan War was thus won by the Greeks. So of course the Greeks supported the efforts of the Trojan Horse. But for the people of Troy, they lost the war and their lives were destroyed. It all depends on perspective. So no, they don’t see the emergency that Trump is igniting at the southern border with Mexico that a wall needs to be built. Because they want the war against America to lean toward the global siege that has been going on for many, many years to continue and for those forces to be victorious. It was a disappointing revelation to see that 12 senators voted against President Trump’s emergency declaration. But it didn’t matter because Trump vetoed the attack against his actions as he should have. However, it was very disappointing for me to see Rob Portman’s name on that list. I go back a long way with that guy and it pains me to see him go against Trump. But in war, people don’t always hold their values, they do change over time and that appears to be the case with many of the Republicans who have proven themselves weak on border security and the obvious assault through drugs that flood into our American culture with the quite open attempt to destroy it.

Right after Ross Perot lost his election in 1992 I was one of the leaders of what would become the Reform Party and Rob Portman would tag along with us to find his political footing as he wanted to enter politics. I liked Rob and thought it would be great to get a “reform party” kind of personality on the Republican ticket to run for congress, so I helped Rob anyway I could, including setting up a big debate at WLW in the spring of 1993. There was a special election that year for an open congressional seat and Rob was going for it. Nevertheless, Rob won the election and over the oncoming years we lost touch with each other. In 1996 he still remembered me when I did an anti-tax campaign publishing t-shirts called “take an axe to our tax” which were being sold nationwide. I sent one to Rob Portman to wear around Washington D.C. and he sent me a check for $7 which I didn’t ask for. But he was always an honest guy and I think that was his way of acknowledging our previous friendship. I’ve since seen him at a few Trump rallies, but we really haven’t spoken in a couple of decades. He has obviously changed which pains me, but doesn’t surprise me at all. He and all the Republicans who voted against Trump’s emergency declaration were essentially attacking the idea of American sovereignty and were like the Greeks, cheering on the effects of the Trojan Horse.

In a press conference in the Oval Office Trump had supporters of his emergency declaration for border security there to provide details, and one person told the whole story about the fact Americans consume most of the world’s illegal drug market, which is quite a thing to say. While its true that in the United States our free society functions on a supply and demand economic desire, the real truth behind the drug movement is a kind of a Trojan Horse of its own. The border flooding with illegal immigration is one kind of Trojan Horse designed to change voting patterns and collapse the American economy into bankruptcy through legacy welfare costs, but the other Trojan Horse was much more subtle but far more deadlier, the flow and encouragement of drugs in our culture with the open intent of destroying it. The United States uses far more drugs than any other place on earth and that is due to the attacks against our free society from forces jealous of it living beyond the borders, and sometimes within. The American CIA took a very active role in ensuring that illegal drugs flooded into the United States during the sixties, seventies, and eighties creating a permanent class of drug induced citizens who in many cases have literally lost their minds.

16.2% of people in the United States report that in their lifetimes they have used cocaine which is high. 42.4% of Americans report that they have used marijuana over the same period. I actually think the marijuana use is higher than that, but let’s just stick with the measured statistics. The way the drug pushers, many who currently are politicians in our American government, have been selling illegal and legal drug use is as a byproduct of capitalism. Excess wealth promotes excess abuses to mental and physical health. It’s essentially the same message that is given in every Charles Dickens story, that the wealthy overlord is the oppressor of the poor and is the villain of every story. Wealthy people who succeed in American culture thus become drug addicts and abuse themselves with reckless lifestyle choices, so such things should be abandoned for a more centrally controlled government. That is what has been happening and the illegal drug trade that is currently flooding our American border with Mexico is a large strategic assault that has been going on for many, many years and it is and has been a major emergency. Thankfully President Trump is the first president willing to actually tackle this detrimental problem. Anybody against securing the border with a physical wall is against stopping the flood of drugs into America which opponents are of course not wanting to see happen. They want the poison to continue to rob Americans of their intellect and thus to destroy them utterly.

The desire for drug use is the result ultimately of liberalism. With liberal concepts injected into our society, such as reckless sex, over consumption of all resources because responsibility is never a personal ownership type of thing it is no surprise that abuse of alcohol and other drugs are alarmingly high in American culture and the enemies of capitalism want to continue to use that trend as a means to shy the world away from capitalism and into global socialism. That is the ultimate plan and those people don’t care how many lives are ruined in the process. The intent from the beginning was to destroy America and all the people in it. They don’t care how or why, only that it does happen. That is why it is such a shame that the 12 Republicans, such as Rob Portman have been suckered into voting against the President. In many cases they think they are fighting the long game of preservation of a Republic form of government where they don’t want to see Democrats abusing executive authority in the future. But to the enemies of America who support open borders and massive drug use, they don’t intend for an American Republic to even exist in the future. They want a global government that does not have sovereign borders, at all. The two fights aren’t even in the same arena. And that is why the border wall issue is so important and why it is a national emergency. Only half our nation is now poisoned beyond reason into supporting the enemy. And unfortunately, Republicans are helping that enemy along.

Rich Hoffman

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President Trump, get the Boeing 737 Max back in the Air: Stupid pilots are the cause of the crashes, not the planes themselves

Since the investigation into the black boxes of the most recent crash of a Boeing 737 Max series jet has not occurred as of yet, I’ll go ahead and climb out on a limb as to identifying the cause of not only the Ethiopian disaster, but the Lion Air accident that killed 189 people just a few months ago—it was because the pilots sucked. It wasn’t the plane’s fault. President Trump, stand behind Boeing and get those 737 planes back into the air. Software can’t fix stupid and the training schedules for the average airline outside of the United States is lacking. In America the recruiting of pilots who have flown fighter jets for 10 or more years is common. In places like Indonesia and Ethiopia a pilot’s previous job might have been being a taxi driver or a bicycle delivery person. What the black boxes won’t tell anybody is that the pilots simply lacked the skill needed to fly the airplane. Two switches in the cabin could have been turned off by a pilot of even moderate experience to shut down the autopilot system and the planes never would have crashed. It’s training and circumstances that caused the crash, not the planes themselves.

For those who don’t know, there is a great race in the world as modern aircraft is rapidly replacing older less fuel-efficient units. While airlines are eager to comply with the politics of climate concerns, the real need they have is to save money in fuel, so less fuel consumed gives the airlines tremendous ability to stay relevant in the market. So Airbus makes a series of planes that are very good and the world is buying them up by the thousands and those planes are creating a fleet for the foreseeable future. Boeing by nature is competing directly with Airbus for a seat at the table and this Boeing 737 is the key to their market driven approach. With over 5000 back logged orders, time is everything and it won’t take much for those orders to convert from a Boeing purchase to Airbus. Airlines need a modern airplane that burns a lot less fuel and both of these new offerings from Boeing, the 737 Max series and the Airbus A320 are the hottest offerings to come along in many years. Boeing stands to lose over $25 billion in market value which could cost it for the foreseeable future and really isn’t fair to them.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 are fantastic airplanes that are light years away from their predecessors by way of safety and efficiency. But part of what is driving this new global market is that airlines in remote parts of the earth are now emerging in places like Indonesia and Ethiopia. You won’t many old planes in the fleets of those upstart airlines because a few years ago none of them existed. But the world has become smaller and global economic needs have created a reason for these airlines to exist so they are popping up like flowers on a spring weekend all around the world, even in places that are considered third world markets. But the problem with that growth is where do the pilots who fly those planes come from. That is the multi-billion-dollar problem that nobody wants to talk about, which is why nobody has opened up the black boxes yet, because the real source of the trouble linking the two Boeing 737 Max jet crashes is pilot error in overcoming environmental elements that threw off the autopilot.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 knew from the beginning that to enter these new airline markets that their customers did not have years of experienced fighter pilots to draw from to fly their planes in a commercial endeavor. The United States enjoys lots of aviation experience from their pilot pools which is why you don’t see them crashing their Boeing 737s into the ground every few months. Foreign airlines want push button flying and Boeing has tried to give that to them. But sometimes a pilot needs to be a pilot and overcome situational elements for the safety of the passengers on board. I mean do you really want a person flying you around out of Ethiopia whose previous jobs was feeding monkeys or polishing shoes at the airport? You’d want a pilot with thousands of hours of flight experience and the military of a country is a good place to recruit such talent, and obviously the United States has the most opportunities to produce those kinds of pilots. So when the planes start behaving unreliably under the control of an autopilot system, they simply shut them down and fly in the traditional way. But for airlines operating in third world countries, they just don’t have the ability to draw from a deep pilot pool of experience.

Both Boeing and Airbus are trying to build airplanes that inexperienced pilots can fly in these emerging markets. Maybe one is further along than the other, but both are trying to use software to overcome stupid, and that doesn’t lend itself to a good safety record. There is going to be a learning curve in software design and these crashes are part of that learning curve. The problem is not in the planes themselves. It is in using computers to overcome the lack of experience that airlines are all scrambling to utilize. And it’s not fair to an American airline manufacturer to burden them with this problem and hurt them economically when the real problem is in the lack of experience of the global marketplace of the pilots.

To listen to the politicians of the world, especially in the United States, berate Boeing and call for the grounding of the 737 Max planes has been an experience in complete lunacy. Who are these idiots who think it’s economically viable to hurt such a valuable American company in a time when they need to be ramping up production, not scaling down over a safety issue that is not even their problem? Overcoming stupid is not a burden they should be coupled with, yet that is the expectation. That is why President Trump should put his support behind Boeing and get the planes back up in the air quickly so that in the global marketplace, Boeing doesn’t lose its share of the plane deliveries that are demanded for this current aerospace expansion. If consumers aren’t buying the 737 Max jets, they’ll just buy the Airbus A320 series. The marketplace will go on, but Boeing might be damaged for well over a decade when it is needed most.

Any politician that condemns any company or corporation is a destructive element in the scheme of things. In most cases politicians would have a hard time managing a fast food restaurant let alone a multibillion-dollar company that has the responsibility for building airplanes that safely transfer people all over the world. In a fast food example if some worker forgets to put a straw in the bag at the drive thru window, people don’t die. But in passenger airline travel, they do if the pilots forget to override an autopilot system when sensors or environment elements throw off the computations of the onboard computer. Yet in some cases the skill levels are the same, and a politician who doesn’t know better is more dangerous because they fail to properly identify the problem. Which in the case of Boeing costing the company hundreds of millions of dollars of business per day that their airplanes are grounded while the rest of the world marches on. President Trump should get those planes back in the air quickly so that more market share isn’t lost. American pilots won’t have the same problem as the Ethiopian pilots and those in Indonesia at Lion Air. The problem is in pilot training, not the planes themselves, and that is the element in all this that nobody is talking about. And it’s the only thing that matters.

Rich Hoffman

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“Operation Varsity Blues” is only the tip of the Iceberg

I think personally it’s a crime to be born a human being and not to develop your mind to the furthest extent that you can. And the concept of college was intended to do that. But I have never felt that the college experience was productive or even fruitful in what it was supposed to do. I would generously call the entire education system across the world to be a gross example of mismanagement. I work with highly educated people every day, but one thing that they all have in common who I would consider good is that their educations were not limited to the classroom, but were part of their daily life and continued far after they graduated. The college experience might have obtained for them a job higher up the ladder than people without the college degree but the will to education was a lifelong experience, not something that was purchased then kept for the rest of their lives. And that is the problem at the heart of this massive college scandal titled “Operation Varsity Blues” where the ring leader William Singer led the way in bribing colleges in various ways to get their kids into elite schools. Mindless actresses and other members of the Hollywood community, such as Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were openly cheating the system to get their ungrateful children into schools just for the ability of having talking points to discuss in their social circles. Obviously, nobody cared about actually getting an education, they just wanted the title of an elite school next to their child’s name. And that attitude is really at the heart of the problem, for the schools and the idiots who pay so much money to send their kids there. I would say that the entire college experience is a scam these days, a worthless journey into liberal instruction that does far more damage to a young mind than it does for good and I base that on personal observation and experience.

I have never been a fan of the college experience. I lived on the campus of the University of Cincinnati for several years and had several friends who were in the fraternities and were able to see what those experiences were really about up close. I went to college because everyone told me I had to in order to get a good job, and I challenged that all the way entering each class with a mind toward how stupid the whole set-up was. So to say the least, I thought the entire college experience was dumb, and slow. I couldn’t wait to get as far away from it as possible. The entire system relied on neurotic parents who have failed their children all through their childhoods to believe that by sending their kids to college with extraordinary entrance fees and tuition that they can buy their way into the category of good parenting and in general our social system has supported that false belief. Most often the kids going to college only do so to get away from their parents and to have the experience of partying. And the parents really just want to brag to their peers about what a good parent they were because they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars sending their children to a school with a great reputation.

I had the occasion not so long ago to attend an alum experience at the University of Cincinnati involving the Bearcat basketball team and I was not impressed. It largely consisted of older people reflecting on their youth as they attended the university and their sentiments were etched into time as loyalty to the institution of the college, not what they learned while attending. Any successful person will declare honestly that it takes a lot more work than just a college education to do well in life. All the college experience was doing for people was establishing themselves in a pecking order artificially created by below the line people to tell the world they were paying money to be above the line, a kind of fake it until you make it mentality. I saw the entire alum experience to be no different from the kind of people who attend science fiction conventions and spend all their time playing board games. The experience itself was meaningless, it was the social aspect of it that gave meaning to the participants who largely lacked personal courage needing the approval of others to function.

And that is at the core of this massive college scandal. I would not be surprised to find that all this is only the tip of the iceberg, that many more such scandals are happening every day. Public schools cheat all the time to get their test scores up for their students because federal money is tied to those performance standards—and the unions must have their money. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to nobody that the same cheating culture finds its way into the college world. Everyone is literally in on the game so most of our society is guilty of playing. Lori Loughlin was a terrible, but very typical parent. You can tell in her kids who are destined as a result of that parenting to be losers all their life. All Lori cared about was being able to tell her friends in social circles that her children were going to the best schools. She couldn’t care less what her kids learned there, or even if they would be successful as a result, Loughlin only cared that people believed she cared, and she would have spent any amount of money she had in the world to prove it—just as most parents do.

It’s the same old belief that people have about raising children, they waste their kid’s lives through the first 18 years believing that this school or another, public, private, or college will do great things for their children and that money will do the work they should have been doing as parents. And that never turns out to be the case. If you suck as a parent your kids will suck as adults. End of story. No school can do the job of parenting and that is the real crime of this story. It was the belief that money could buy a title with a school’s name next to that and success in life for a child would occur magically and without effort. That’s how stupid most people are about the college experience and the schools themselves are more than happy to run the scam front and to take the money. In most cases they are only the new breed of snake oil salesmen selling the belief in good health but nothing of any real content.

When I told some of my recent overman stories about how to view life correctly and with authenticity, I had a terrible time with family members and peers when my own children became college aged. I was worried that college would ruin them, and did not encourage them to go even though it put me at odds with most everyone I cared about at the time. I see colleges as dangerous to intellectual development and they certainly aren’t committed to education. In the condition they are in now, they are just a massive scam that needs to be exposed. The problem goes far beyond Operation Varsity Blues, its at the core of our entire culture and the time is here to reevaluate that relationship. You can’t cheat the world with money or fake commitment. You have to be above the line in even your most intimate thoughts and if you really want success, you have to be an authentic personality. Public acceptances get you nothing but an invite to a neighborhood block party and a lot of wasted time talking to people who aren’t worth the air that comes from their mouths while conversing. And that is the lesson we should all learn from this latest, but not the last college scandal.

Rich Hoffman

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The Overman

Lately there is a need for a lot of context and as I have said on many occasions, here and elsewhere, the battle of our times is not political, its psychological. The insane are trying to hide their ailments from the world behind a veil of chaos, and often they aren’t doing it maliciously, but for their own survival. For me the Michael Jackson documentary on HBO was an event to attempt to destroy the good work that the musical artist did, and for many reasons the same tactics are being applied to President Trump. I see a much bigger picture occurring than what is being covered these days and for me a lot of this contemplation was ignited over a discussion on the radio about great movies from the past. One that came up was Pale Rider and a joke emerged about what happened to the Clint Eastwood character at the end. There was a period in the 80s that Donald Trump was clearly a part of, Michael Jackson was helping to forge, President Reagan was attempting to live up to and even music was quite obsessed with it, but where mankind was attempting to tap into Friedrich Nietzsche’s overman idea, or as he called it, the Übermensch. There was a long deep line of opponents to it, everything from political leaders to religious scholars and the overall conflict essentially was the above the line and below the line thinking that I’m always talking about. Nietzsche wanted for mankind to rise above the line while most of the world wanted to stay below and that is the conflict of our day. In our art, in the 80s the overman ideas was taking root, but we lost it during the Clinton administration. And now with Trump as president it is coming back again and everyone against such an idea is having a complete meltdown.

I didn’t grow up with Nietzsche. I came to him much later in my life, during my twenties through my extensive reading of Joseph Campbell. The anti-institutionalism of the German philosopher was something I could relate to so that’s how I came to enjoy his magna opus of philosophy, Thus Spoke Zarathustra and this idea of an overman, for which this site is aptly named. I think when I did read Thus Spoke Zarathustra I was 25 and everything in my life was literally trying to kill me, which didn’t seem very fair. But instead of committing suicide I read a lot of books. At that time I was being sued over a business venture, I was then sued over a real estate transaction and I was fighting to keep my family together as many outside elements were very hostile to my marriage to my wife. And we’re not talking about a little hostile, it was quite excessive and much of that hostility was due to my very solid beliefs about the way things should be, and they just didn’t like it or feel comfortable with. I had a very terrible relationship with a brother-in-law at the time which would repeat with many other people over the next 15 years for all the same reasons, and his goal was to outright destroy my marriage into the family in ways that would make the novel The Great Gatsby seem like a Winnie the Poo story. To say life was rough would be a severe understatement.

While I sorted out all the elements and hostilities, I even got hit by the IRS for taxes on a business that lost a lot of money that I had to settle by working three full-time jobs and we only had one car, so I rode a bicycle to all those jobs on a daily 20 mile loop that I started at 4:30 AM in the morning and ended at 11:30 PM at night and I did that for many, many years. This included Saturday and Sunday.  I was averaging about 110 hours a week just to keep my family above water without help from anybody, no family and certainly no government.  Most of my trouble came quite honestly because I always insisted on being an above the line person. That’s why the Nietzsche stuff was so attractive to me. While I was struggling to survive the basics at life I really only had my breaks at work to look forward to, my books that I’d get to read in these little 10 to 15 minute segments. That doesn’t sound like much but out of my whole day I was getting about an hour and a half of breaks and those were completely filled with reading books, so I learned a lot in a very short period of time. Sure, I was in hell, but I learned to enjoy it.

The problems with my marriage and brother-in-law, started when he realized that I wasn’t interested in being a cool kid with him. He liked to smoke pot and was an early advocate of it. He was and still is a very below the line person yearning constantly for the minimums in life. He was older than me so when I first met him I tried to not let him know that I thought he was a loser, but he was constantly comparing himself to me and his aggression became quite intense to the point where he was constantly working behind the scenes to destroy my marriage basically so he wouldn’t have to deal with me at dinners and family get togethers. I came to see him as a great destroyer, a person who had no desire to do anything in his life above the line and sought to bring everyone around him down so that he wouldn’t have to look in the mirror and see a complete loser, because he’d have plenty of company. I wasn’t mad at him however, even though I had every right to be, because I saw that people like him were as common as raindrops in a hurricane. The world was filled with them and they work at every level of our society. To see them all you have to do is look for the little signs they give off indicating that they want to function below the line in everything they do.

Going back even further you might understand why my brother-in-law didn’t like me, because a lot of people felt as he did. From my earliest memories—I have very vivid memories as early as two years of age—I never could stand people who belched and farted because to me they were reminders of how gross humans could be. Both of my grandparents had farms so when we’d visit there was always dog shit, cow shit, chicken shit—shit of some kind everywhere and I’d freak out if some of it got stuck to my shoes. I hated the idea of it lodged in the tread of my tennis shoes which persists to this day. That is why I either wear shoes with wide tread that is easy to clean or flat bottom boots with no tread at all so that shit and other things can’t be carried around my day with me. I have always frowned down on anybody who farts or belches with an audible indication. I don’t want to smell or hear of an idea of human waste and to be honest sex is nearly just as gross. As a kid and teenager those were my rules, even in my car I had a sign in it that indicated no smoking which was highly unusual for a teenager. Not to mention my violent opposition to drug use. Once a person farted in my car and the thought of the poop particles embedding themselves into my leather seats angered me to the point where I beat the shit out of the guy who was at that time a good friend and threw him out of my car in the middle of a highway. I got into a lot of fights and had many rough relationships all through my life because of my insistence to function always above the line, even when I had every excuse to blame the world and god for my circumstances. And in the case of “god”, and this is as true today as it was back then, I saw god as an idiot because he or “it” created all these losers in the first place and ultimately left them to us to deal with. Anybody who creates losers who crave below the line thinking in any manner to me is an imperfect creature that certainly doesn’t deserve respect. My wife and I had just such a discussion the other day where I told her that god was an idiot for making the kind of losers we deal with on a routine basis. She likes to think of god as a perfect creature of an all-knowing nature. I think he’s just stupid and needs to be overcome.

So I grew to find accurate definitions that applied to my outlook on life in Nietzsche’s work. While interpretations of Nietzsche’s overman vary wildly, here is one of his quotations from Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Prologue, §§3–4):

I teach you the overman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?… All beings so far have created something beyond themselves; and do you want to be the ebb of this great flood, and even go back to the beasts rather than overcome man? What is ape to man? A laughing-stock or painful embarrassment. And man shall be that to overman: a laughing-stock or painful embarrassment. You have made your way from worm to man, and much in you is still worm. Once you were apes, and even now, too, man is more ape than any ape… The overman is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the overman shall be the meaning of the earth… Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman—a rope over an abyss … what is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end.

It is good to have standards. Some might say that I have impossibly high standards and the lazy losers out there have a choice to not even attempt to live up to them. But this is a fight I’ve fought all my life and I certainly won’t be yielding to anything now. I’ve come this far, I plan to go even further. And that is why I have sympathy for people who have tried to embrace the overman concept even if they have failed, people like Michael Jackson and Donald Trump. Trump as a president is probably the closest that there is in the world to getting what I have always been fighting for. Intellectually he’s not curious enough to master all the elements of being an overman, but he gets the basic concept which is why everyone hates him who want to function below the line. Because Trump keeps raising it. And one thing that holds true no matter what your vantage point, if you try to live up to an above the line standard, people are just going to hate you for it. And if you want to survive, you’ll learn to love their hate for you, because it tells you that you are doing all the right things in life.

Rich Hoffman

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The Nothing Part 2 and Michael Jackson

Way back in March of 2013 I wrote an article called “The Nothing” which was a term used in the kid’s fantasy movie, Neverending Story to describe the kind of evil that destroys people. I used the term The Nothing to describe what I saw happening in public education and emerging into the world at large and of course as is always the case, I turned out to be one hundred percent right. However, unfortunately as is always the case too, people were too slow to understand and now our world is much more of a mess. Some people listen, but most don’t, and they have to find out the hard way everything. And that is where we find ourselves today, wondering why socialism is making noise in our political world, why our national debt is up over $22 trillion dollars, and why the HBO movie Leaving Neverland was even made.

I watched at least part one of Leaving Neverland which is about the child molestation of several young boys under the seduction of the pop star Michael Jackson and couldn’t help but see The Nothing hard at work. There were so many things wrong with that entire story that the reality of it is nearly mind-blowing. I still like Michael Jackson by the way. The movie didn’t change my opinion of him. Rather it elaborated the kind of insanity that I believe he fell into as a result of his life. It looks obvious to me that Michael Jackson started regressing into a much more childlike personality during the release of his album, “Bad.” He was clearly missing some screws and those screws came loose in a major way in the years after that hit album and the release of Black or White.

I think Leaving Neverland is a really good documentary about how screwed up our society is under the influence of The Nothing. The parents of the supposedly molested kids ruined their lives in pursuit of the kind of fame that being close to Michael Jackson gave them. Do I believe them, that Michael Jackson was sneaking out of his house in the back seat of a typical Los Angeles family car to play at a kids house away from the spotlight in the way that a typical 6-year-old might? Maybe, which indicates serious problems emotionally in Michael Jackson which wouldn’t surprise me. But he’s also not around to defend himself and I don’t know that I trust any of the interviews shown in Leaving Neverland. I think there are elements of truth in them but the whole story certainly isn’t told. But none of that really matters because the real villain is The Nothing in all actuality. The Nothing obviously overwhelmed the very sensitive talent in Michael Jackson who wanted to be a kind of overman but just couldn’t deal with the amount of evil in the world. A quick review of the Michael Jackson video “Speed Demon” will show this collision of a young overman wanted to deal with the shackles of fame and fortune as it sought to feed off him.

Jackson was at the top of the world and what he found there was a kind of hell on earth of depleted characters that weren’t worth spit and it appears to have shocked him to his core. His “Smooth Criminal” character had lost his smoothness and he went deep inside his own childlike yearnings to find redemption. He sought to start all over again where people made sense before adulthoods wiped away the purity of a living soul. What Jackson was seeking with his costumes and way of living was what I often talk about in the great book The Oz Principle where the remarkable work by Roger Connors, Tom Smith and Craig Hickman used another fantasy story, The Wizard of Oz to describe above the line and below the line conduct. To mix metaphors here, properly, The Nothing wants for nothing more in the entire world but to pull people into Below the Line Thinking. It seeks the destruction of everything trying to climb above the line so that the laws of expectations in existence are so low that nobody even tries to do anything.

And if you really get down to it, that is why we have a $22 trillion debt, because government has encouraged too many people to use government services so that they essentially wouldn’t want to step above the line in their lives, but live below where they were easy to control by a centralized government. Government doing the work of The Nothing wants people dependent on them, it wants them on welfare, it wants them on government health care like CareSource and Medicaid. It want’s senior citizens on poultry Social Security and it seeks at every turn to destroy the positive effects of capitalism so that the crushing effects of socialism can be delivered. Our national debt is what happens when you have both capitalism and socialism fighting for the same country. And it’s why the Beltway wants to destroy Donald Trump, because he represents positive capitalism resisting crushing steps of centralized socialism. President Trump himself is a lot like Michael Jackson, not the child molester, but the energized spirit who wants to be an overman, to step above the line and to carry all of society on his back to take them there. Michael Jackson thought he could do it with his art and collapsed in on himself when he failed. Donald Trump is trying to do the same but with economics—something people can actually build their life with. But the forces against Trump are ominous and are inspired by The Nothing to destroy everything so that the entire world collapses below the line and stays there for good. That is the conflict of our modern times.

I watched the Oprah event after the Leaving Neverland HBO documentary and noticed that she was effectively there doing the work of The Nothing. With Michael Jackson dead now, it was easy to resurrect these old child molestation cases because the effort was never to protect the kids, but it was to destroy Jackson himself. Michael Jackson realized he was falling off the top star block and that the continued investigations into his life were jeopardizing his livelihood, so he made a very progressive album in Black or White to attempt to appeal to the progressive community. But they wanted him off the above the line art and entertainment sector and into the pits of tabloid news and speculation. President Trump is stronger than Jackson, but the intentions with him is the same as it is with figures like Jackson, to pull them off their mountaintops and into below the line thinking so that the parasites of existence can pluck them of their worth and then some. The Jackson story, the national debt and the antics of President Trump are essentially the content of the Friedrich Nietzsche novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Only Jackson never made it back to his mountain top hideaway to live out his days away from the parasites of below the line thinking. And Trump is too stubborn to give up, because he feels that it’s the last great thing he can do on this earth. But The Nothing wants to do nothing literally but destroy and it is that tendency in us all that feeds such a thing and makes monsters out of heroes and general misery throughout all of mankind. And it thinks its winning.

Rich Hoffman

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