Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to be Weak Losers

This isn’t new news but maybe very timely as of now. An academic study of 171 men looking at their height, weight, overall physical strength and bicep circumference while also analyzing their views on redistribution of wealth found that weaker men are far more likely to favor socialist politics than stronger men. I mean that makes sense. Weak people obviously don’t feel inclined toward the competition of capitalism because they figure they won’t be able to compete, so they like the idea of a strong central government protecting them and giving them resources that they aren’t strong enough to get for themselves. And to be fair, women do favor many of those same socialist policies because they have learned to accept that men are stronger and they are less able to be physically forceful to get what they need in life. Weak men and feminist types who need to tip the scales in their favor support the idea of a big central government to help them have a shake in life toward what they consider fair. You can read the article for yourself below:

Physically Weak Males More Likely To Favor Socialist Policies, Study Finds

Most of the Republicans I know are what weak people would consider tough guys so the differences of political ideology truly does come down to physicality and experience with self-confidence. For instance, I do favor capitalism because I know I can do well in life with it, because I’m not afraid to compete with anybody, and I think that the path to true freedom is that everyone should feel the same way. That is why it is great to master some kind of weapon in life, so that a person can realize the freedom of their own defense and not fear for their life with every bolt of lighting that streaks across the sky. Not everyone can be the best at everything. So for the timid types, I think we can all sympathize with their anxiety. For those of us free of such concerns, the idea of a central government or socialism of any kind is reprehensible because we have the skills to do for ourselves and not everyone comes out of the box so prepared.

I would say I spend a significant amount of my life trying to help people learn to be more courageous I certainly don’t have an interest in being the strongest, fastest, and most dominant person on the block or in a city. Rather I’d like to teach people to be self-sustaining and to have the means of always defeating any bully any time and place and of all shapes and sizes so that they can enjoy that freedom for themselves because ultimately if they arrive into adulthood scared of everything, they will essentially vote for more big government to protect them which then hinders lifestyles like mine that want the most value. I would also consider strong people as the ones who advance society forward, because when people aren’t so worried about avoiding every little danger, they are inventing new things and building up industry which is needed for economic expansion. Some stringy haired hippie socialist wearing a tie dye shirt with a peace symbol on it isn’t typically going to be doing much of anything productive so those lifestyles should be avoided. But if such people do step forward, they should not limit the actions of the strong because it is the strong that protects other people truly, whether its their families, their friends and neighbors, or even their city. It is better to teach a weak person to be strong, but it is very bad to convince a strong person to give away their power to allow weak people to be equal.

And that is what is expected with socialism and why it never works in any place its ever been tried. There is a little socialism in every safety regulation, every compliance requirement and its been a very bad trend. What we need more of is not more regulations and reminders that government is the biggest, strongest entity that there is and everyone should be required to yield to it. We need more people to yearn to be stronger and for strong people to help teach them how to get there. We need the opposite of what we have been getting and the real trouble that has occurred is that too many people have just been emasculated from birth into essentially becoming pussies. And we all know what the purpose of pussies are. Not a good strategic position for anybody.

I think everyone has an opportunity to find some strength in themselves toward the freedom of self-reliance. The trouble is usually not the physical attribute of being strong, it’s in the laziness of the people who are weak that makes them that way. We used to have a society that encouraged in men to be strong and we passed judgments against them when they embraced their weaknesses and didn’t yearn to be stronger. For some people courage is hard, and some it comes easily. It really comes down to the kinds of things that people think about that makes them one way or another. However, in our culture now, the strong are chastised and the weak embraced so there is no incentive for the weak to modify their handicap and to learn to be courageous and strong if not physically, but mentally. The PC culture of our times has not helped advance mankind, it is hindering it into a regressive state.

The truth of the matter is that we should encourage everyone to be strong, even those who are small in stature or don’t have big biceps. There are many kinds of courage and we should always work to inspire those attributes in people no matter what sex they are, what size they are or what color. I’ve seen little people who aren’t afraid of anything. If you told them they could wrestle a Silver Back Gorilla to the ground, they would find a way to do it. And those kinds of people would likely be Republicans and fearless. But grown men who put on dresses and yearn to act like girls are just abortions to everything that being human should be. And any political system that embraces such a weakness is a detriment to the human race, which is quite a bit more serious than just political ideology. A yearning to make the world more fair, and more safe produces losers who would rather embrace socialism so that they could avoid any kind of fight for survival which is essential to human beings’ needing to continue advancing in life. Its ultimately that yearning that built skyscrapers and highways across North America and drove us to explore space through the early days of aviation. You don’t have to be strong and big to be bold and fearless. You simply have to learn what you have to work with and to maximize its potential. Being weak is a choice. Not a born trait. It can be overcome rather easily, and it is essential that we all do. The sure way to end the line of human beings is to allow them to build up their governments into an almighty, ever cautious parent who insists on safety over courage and a slow descent into the abyss of complacency and ultimately a terminal existence. There are far worse things in life than getting hurt from a long fall, or a cut hand—its in becoming scared of everything then seeking as adults to vote for larger governments to conceal their neurosis due to their perpetual anxieties.

Rich Hoffman
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How can Americans Complain about Being Bored 8 Hours per Day when they Have Kings Island?

I really treasure summertime, especially in Ohio where I live. The change of seasons gives a really nice perspective to the story of a year. The spring and summer time period for me is by far the best time and Memorial Day in our culture is the launch of the summer season, even though it doesn’t officially begin until later in June. But this year was a bit different, my wife and I had a rare window to go to Kings Island after a hard week of work Friday night and the stars had lined up just right to have a wonderful evening. I tend to be a very positive person, so many of the things I observed that night might seem trivial, but I’ll share them anyway for the benefit of contemplation. This year since we go to Kings Island a lot my wife and I had the drink and dinner plans so we could eat at the new Miami River Brewhouse which is the new sit down restaurant in Rivertown and not worry about the typically excessive expenses of amusement part food and watch the Reds play baseball on one of the many big screen televisions hung around the establishment. As we ate, the Reds had beaten the Cubs in a really good game. And through the windows we could see the world of an amusement part through every window which made me think of how the rest of the world lives, which is not nearly so blessed.

My first thought sitting there in that fabulous place, which was a redesign of what in previous years had been a Cincinnati Reds themed eatery, was that everything was so grand. The building itself had been there a while, but for this new Brewhouse Kings Island had completely overhauled the place so it was filled with nice big tables and large areas to move around. In the corner overlooking the lake that Diamond Back storms through on its return to the loading station was a big, magnificent bar themed a bit like what we might think of as a wild west saloon. And that was themed to the general look and feel of Rivertown which is my favorite part of the park. It always has been but lately the people at Kings Island who make strategic decisions for these kinds of things have really embraced the wild west like feeling of that part of the park and themed it off the old history of the Miami Valley itself. And that theming has carried over into their new and classic rides, like The Beast, Diamond Back, the Train and the latest addition Mystic Timbers. When I have a really stressful day, which I had all that previous week, Rivertown is my favorite place during the summer to blow off steam and put my mind in a good place.

For me what makes me most happy in life is time to think, which is something I don’t get as much as I’d like. And turning an environment around from a negative one to a very positive one like Kings Island provides is a very helpful exchange. As I’ve made clear I strive to have above the line places to go and the point of Kings Island is to give that to people. I couldn’t help but think again how grateful I am that I live in an area that has one of these big amusement parks. I think often of Orlando because it’s a very optimistic city now with all the Disney Parks, Universal Studios and the many, many offerings from Kissimmee, Florida all the way up International Drive until you arrive at the south part of the city of Orlando itself. But for thrill rides, Ohio has the best between Cedar Point and Kings Island which Ceder Fair Amusements owns both. Under their care over the last several years of their ownership Kings Island has improved quite a lot and sitting in that Brewhouse I couldn’t help but see that they were doing a better job of making Kings Island on par with a place like Universal Studios and Disney than like a big carnival playground as it has been considered over the years. And to have something like that near where I live is something I am very grateful of, even though I have been going there most of my life.

I heard an alarming statistic a few weeks ago from a survey which indicated that Americans were mired in boredom 131 days a year, or otherwise stated 60.48 hours per week, 36% of the time available over a 7 day period. That is a baffling concept for me because I can’t say that I am ever bored. It does get on my nerves waiting for people I may have to interact with sometimes who don’t use the clock of the day as effectively as I do. Most of the time that is like minutes of a day, but 60 hours a week, which comes out to 8.5 hours per day. That is just a reprehensible statistic, especially when entertainment options that are out there include places like Kings Island. Part of the definition for boredom was reports of no fun time as defined by the participants as having too many full-time adult responsibilities.

This is obviously a mistake, this approach to life where what people consider having too many childish things in their life means that they are immature where in fact the opposite is true. By classic definitions of adulthood, it is expected that people rise above the yearnings of childhood and that is part of the problem. It should be the other way around. Childhood isn’t the problem, the belief that it is inferior to adult responsibilities of service to others as the primary objective is. Speaking for myself which is why I’m sharing these thoughts, I can’t think of any time that I am bored. In my ideal day, which I had previously before going to the Brewhouse for some dinner and to watch the ballgame before riding the roller coasters at Kings Island I had spoken to people in five different countries, played a little Red Dead Redemption on Playstation 4, read a third of a book as my days usually start at 4:30 AM every day and attended several important meetings that were all aimed at making money which I consider all those things equally important. What is there to be bored about? My problem is that I’d love to have 48 hours per day instead of just 24. Even then, I don’t think it would be possible to do everything I want to do in a day. And out of all those things, I don’t recall an abandonment of fun. Sure, sometimes I may get mad at something and throw a chair or kick in a door but in a lot of ways I find that fun, not stressful. It is fun to engage in the passions of life. Getting mad at something isn’t necessarily bad. To me it is just another form of happiness because the anger comes from a zeal for accomplishment which is a creative enterprise. It certainly isn’t boring.

I am certainly grateful for Kings Island. I do still play a lot and I don’t see adulthood as an opportunity for boredom. Most of us spend our lives wishing away our time so that we can become adults and buy the things we want and go where we want. It is sad that most of us spend 8 hours a day bored. I don’t think people in America should ever be bored. Responsibilities shouldn’t be looked at as a hindrance to happiness especially if you learn to play along the way. And places like Kings Island certainly make it easy to do just that. There are places in the world who could only fantasize about having such a place in their city, even well-established countries with decent economies and culture. Kings Island as much as we might take it for granted in Cincinnati, Ohio is a real benefit to have and I certainly did enjoy my visit there over Memorial Day weekend. As I always do.

Rich Hoffman

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Politics and the Banned Books of the Bible

I think the most interesting thing in the world is not how we all evolved out of some single celled creature swimming in the sea, or were molded literally out of dirt by a god and cattle prodded into existence while mating with our brothers and sisters, but in why mankind has a perpetual need to regress. And that is the trend if you look back over the many years to the beginnings of things. For instance, even while we may marvel as I have at the antics at Stonehenge and Avebury in England the Egyptians and Sumerians were conducting life not so different from our modern day needs and desires in America. Then visiting those same places today, the Middle East has not progressed from accomplishment to accomplishment always building higher, but is now considerably less sophisticated and much less economically viable. Places around the world do not evolve at the same rate, while one part of it may be on the cutting edge of technology the other parts of it has clans of rock throwers and superstitious psychotics sacrificing their first born daughters to some gods hoping to make it rain so they don’t all starve to death.

Then there is the problem as to why we desire to hide that reality from ourselves behind veils of culture, religion, economics, even history. One thing that has always really bothered me about the Bible in the Christian tradition is that the book was essentially conceived around 100 AD, a century after Christ had died. A few hundred years after that the Roman emperor Constantine wanted to unite his empire using Christianity as the glue so the first Bibles were organized and over the next several hundred years scriptural scholars decided what books to put in the Bible and which ones to leave out. For instance in the days of Jesus he was known to have been well versed with scripture, but what scripture are we talking about if the nature of the Christian religion in the New Testament is all about him. The Old Testament had been picked through by so many “authorities” that it really doesn’t hold any historical reference any longer. The scripture that Jesus had studied is obviously long, long gone. There is a long section of Biblical history that is just ignored, especially if you go back and read the banned books of the Bible, the Book of Jasher, the Book of Enoch, and the Book of Jubilees.

For all we know the ancient books of the Bible were passed down for millenniums and mankind had been coming and going for all that time scratching at the surface of civilization while continued pockets of failures went back to being spear chuckers and forgetting about the massive ziggurats they had built with great effort to satisfy somebody somewhere. That span of time could have been three of four thousand years to tens of thousands of years. Yet if you go to the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. they will insist that all over the world we all developed as hunters, then planters, then city builders to where we are today. But then using modern science to peer back under the veil of history we see that all over the world, especially in regions today that we might call “third world” we see the evidence for massive lost civilizations that just don’t follow that assumption. All along the Amazon River we see evidence of major cities buried under the jungle canopy waiting to tell us their stories that occurred long before the Inca were even thinking of building their empire in South America.

We are learning that the Maya were much older and much bigger than we ever thought they were. What we know about all these cultures is really only captured in stone and stories. How much truth is there in the myths of all world cultures and how much of it is made up fantasy to represent metaphorically a need that minds had, like the modern myth of Star Wars. There are deep human needs in most mythologies that are revealed in those stories, but how much of them are truth and how much based on desire? All we really have are guesses and deduction from looking at some pottery and making assumptions based on our modern life. How many Göbekli Tepe temples are there buried under a hill in Turkey out there all through the Middle East and extending into Asia, even North America? The date for that location is well accepted now by mainstream science to extend back to the 10th millennium BCE which would indicate that life there was an advanced culture in the area of the Biblical regions well before the Temple of Solomon was built, or the City of David had laid its first stone. We tend to walk the streets of Jerusalem and think of the Old City as…..old. But when you consider the evidence of Göbekli Tepe as being five to perhaps even ten thousand years older it makes you wonder how many other places around the world might view Göbekli Tepeas the newcomer.

I grew up with Bible study, my family attended church often and I enjoyed learning about religion in the Christian context but as I grew older I started studying comparative religion and wondering about how so many different versions of the same stories percolated out into our nation building. Then I couldn’t help but wonder how much of our myths and legends were actually true, how much of the tall tails were in all actuality laced with fact. And by just a casual observance you learn really quick that most of the governments of the world do not want to know the truth. And they will actually use violence to keep anybody from discovering our true historical context to the distant past. Every culture wants to think they are the first to arrive at some grand conclusion and are therefor the authority to follow. But in reality, they are just the latest, many have tried before and that will continue well into the future. My question is and remains, how do we stop the cycle?

I have some pretty good ideas on the matter, and I have my thoughts on the past and the future that I have discussed in some detail. My interest in politics and economics have spawned off this basic question as to why societies rise and fall so often and unlearn everything they worked so hard to develop. Is this the first time for instance that a world culture has developed the means to leave the planet and head to space? I don’t think so. In the politics of Democrats for instance I hear in them a deep yearning to crawl back into the cave and to paint images of a deer hunt onto the dark walls of Lascaux. Even among most Republicans is the desire to use capitalism to advance mankind into a hopeful future of discovery and triumph, but while hanging on to parts of Biblical history that insist they were the first and only attempts at civilization and that we not deviate from the pages of a book built by the Roman Empire to control their territories. To my study nobody really wants to “get it” and that is the biggest mystery of all, and something that deserves some consideration. Because in that answer is a treasure trove of understanding that holds a key we all could benefit from. And it only takes a little courage to unlock.

Rich Hoffman

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Why Marijuana is so Devastating to Any Human Culture

Regarding this marijuana dispensary that is opening in Lebanon, Ohio and the sentiment in the city of Cincinnati to decriminalize pot, that is not a victory. It is simply yielding to the pull of below the line thinking and the lazy desires of the masses to erode away expectations so that they don’t feel so bad about themselves. That is the overall trend of the average pot user, to hide in the shadows and to escape the pressure of expectation which drives all of civilization forward. To answer Chris Smitherman’s comment about the sensibility of continued criminalization of marijuana, the value system that is against pot use is the same one that advances our society in every way, it’s a standard that the human race requires to develop. Saying no to pot and all drugs really is saying yes to civilization and its growth. But you can’t have both. Pot advocates will point to history and say the Egyptians used drugs, that Shakespeare used even marijuana to evoke his literary classics, but I say, where are they now? If you want a society that works and advances, you can’t have a society that endorses drug use. The two just don’t go together and it forces us to make a choice. In a nutshell, that is why I’m against drug use and advocate for their continued criminalization.

Over the last couple of years, I have really developed a respect for the game of golf and baseball. Its not that I have time for it now, but golf is a game that takes time to play and I like the above the line nature of it. Often at courses there are rules that players must have collars on their shirts and even that their shirts must be tucked in. What you don’t see typically on a golf course are a bunch of losers smoking pot. The same in baseball to a large extent. People aren’t going to be smoking a lot of pot and expect to hit a 95-mph baseball. And in golf, drugs and accuracy just aren’t conducive to one another. I like those sports because they force people to rise up to their natures rather than to bow down to their below the line animal sentiments.

When I was younger and the concept of even being able to play golf was a far-off objective, because I couldn’t afford to spend the money to play the game, and I certainly didn’t have the free time to play. For the first thirty years of my adult life I literally worked 7 days a week, so I didn’t have any four hour windows to play such a game. But in the back of my mind I always enjoyed the above the line nature of the game, the well-tended landscaping. The good dress of the players and participants. I did marry a country club girl in the heyday of the Beckett Ridge Country Club. In fact our wedding reception was held at the club as her parents were members of good standing back then. But I was always a bit of a rebel and always wanted to do my own thing. Rules weren’t then and still aren’t attractive, but I do appreciate as a baseline a standard of behavior that sets goals high and forces others to live up to them.

In that regard as society has shown less respect for a value system, to me golf courses and country clubs are much more appealing than they used to be for me. And probably because I’m in a period of my life where I can actually participate, that likely is the biggest reason. And I would argue that the same trend trajectory is present in pot advocate supporters, only in reverse. They look at their lives and see where they have made all these mistakes along the way and they know, or at least feel, that they will never be able to get into a country club, or be able to play golf with some friends and they instead advocate for the removal of standards so that they don’t have to feel so bad about themselves. That pot facility in Lebanon is supposed to be a medical marijuana dispensary that requires a doctor’s prescription. But drug users know they can get a glaucoma diagnosis from any second-rate doctor and they are all set to buy. But to even get the drugs it encourages people to yield to their weaknesses rather than overcoming them and that is the source of the whole marijuana debate. Even if we take away the pot smoke and just look at the consumption of mariuman in any way for pain relief, what we are doing is yielding to our weaknesses and seeking a below the line judgment to hide behind, rather than forcing ourselves to do better and work harder at life. That is the ultimate price of any society that embraces drugs to cut away the tensions of their lives. Tensions are created by expectation. Not having the ability to manage those expectations is the larger social problem that is worsened by the use of pot.

The more that our society rejects standards of good conduct, the more my rebellious side wants to embrace those standards so these days the uppity trends of golf are very appealing as opposed to the grungy, dirty freaks of below the line counterculture. When people make fun of the standards that are quite common in golf, what they are really saying is that they are too lazy to live up to them so they’d rather hide behind excuses to not participate because they fear they will never measure up to the standard. And pot helps them hide that fear through intoxication and social stigma. So to get back to the question, what does it hurt if people in Cincinnati are carrying around bags of pot? Well, it accepts a lower standard in our culture which will ultimately destroy it. Its one thing to have laws on the books and to not enforce them because there is no jail space and the cops don’t really have the heart to do so. But decriminalizing it means that the standard is ripped away and that society can then accept the below the line behavioral target. And that is where things literally fall apart.

I was listening to 96 Rock this morning and they were very excited about the opening of the Lebanon medical marijuana dispensary. Their reaction to it was relief because they will admit that they aren’t the brightest tacks in the box. And as musical rock advocates they have no ambition in life to be anything great, they don’t want to invent the next boon that saves mankind from its perpetual quest to always regress along the Vico Cycle. In a world of standards, they are OK with saying to it, we are the losers, get used to it. But with the legalization of pot, suddenly that stigma is removed for them and they are now in the mainstream. And they find they are enjoying that, because the standard of behavior has been removed and now anybody can join. That is what happens to failing country clubs when they relax their dress codes and suddenly let anybody play under any conditions. The club will go out of business quickly thereafter. Standards are what bring value to society. Without those standards, everything is in retreat and that is why marijuana or even medical marijuana is a sign of a society on the decline. That that is all the argument that is needed about why decriminalization is such a travesty.

Rich Hoffman

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We Should Never Legalize Marijuana in Any Way

Here’s the thing and I’ve been saying it for years. But don’t just take my word for it. Read the book by Alex Berenson, who is one of “those” people, a Yale graduate and former New York Times reporter, called Tell Your Children the Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. There is nothing good about marijuana use or its legalization. Not even the supposed pain relief that can come from it. For such people, use something else, because there is nothing, and I mean nothing good about smoking pot, eating pot or smelling pot. It lowers IQs, it actually contributes to severe psychiatric detriment in a lot of people, and it generally lowers the general output of any society. It is one of the worst things a society could possibly legalize, and it is the business of every man woman and child not to be on some hippie libertarian point of view, but is a direct contributor to any society’s downfall. My position on “pot” has always been clear, but this very good book is the one for our ages. Everyone should read it……………everyone.

When we wonder why there are so many school shootings I would bet all the money in the world that the average school shooter, or any mass shooter for that matter, has had a history of marijuana use. While its true that not every user becomes a detrimental psychopath, there are a percentage of people who do suffer such mental breakdowns after using pot to make the argument that marijuana is a direct contributor to the most severe cases of mental illnesses in our country. And when some loser is sitting around feeling sorry for themselves because they have been picked on by students in a school, or some girl rejected their advancements for mating, and they are smoking a joint while listening to a bunch of depressing “dead head” music then decide they are going to get a gun and start shooting up a classroom somewhere, don’t think for a second that a society that endorses pot use is going to come and take away all our guns to make society safer by eliminating the Second Amendment.

Even for those who don’t become psychopaths while using pot, any sustained use does lower IQs and that is a trait that is clearly seen among our population. Yes the reports have been done on the subject and Berenson did the work of putting them in one place so everyone could read them for themselves. The politics of the matter is that governments have spent themselves into oblivion taking all the tax money they could get legally so they are looking for another revenue stream. And so are get rich quick investors who have signed up to put money into the legalization efforts that are so prominent in our society. Like any drug user they are looking for a quick hit to get more money into their spending pockets. For them its like a consumer with too much credit card dept who takes out another credit card just to by groceries for the week, because all their good money is going to interest. Legalizing pot is the worst thing that could be done because by making it another legal revenue stream to collect taxes on, they are ultimately destroying their good money revenue streams in the future. A society of pot users will not make a state or country’s GDP better, it will get worse, far worse.

There is nothing funny about pot use, or even the recreational use of being stoned at a music festival. It’s all bad stuff. Since it was introduced into our American society primarily during the counterculture movement, America has declined, morally, and economically. While our free market capitalism has hidden the fact from accountants and governments, it is only in the restrictions most countries have economically limited themselves to that has done most of the work in concealing the truth. America could have been doing much better if a major part of our social network was not regular pot users. The lack of social rejection for the product is a direct contributor to our generally poor performance as a country for a number of years now, especially going back into the 1960s. Even my neighbor, the former Speaker of the House, John Boehner is now an advocate of pot. As a former Republican, he would probably still call himself one, but he’s now a lobbyist in Washington for the legalization of the stuff, and people like him don’t want to know what’s in Alex’s book. Because its too inconvenient to those who want the marijuana revenue stream to contribute to their mounting debts, especially in states like Illinois and California. Those recreational marijuana users are not going to go out and start new businesses that contribute positively to the next great GDP contributors. They’re going to be sitting home trying to collect unemployment while laughing at the colors of their room and looking for a bag of Doritos.

And yet we sit around wondering why so many people are getting hooked on opioids and why our general intelligence is lacking in so many categories, and additionally, wonder why mental health has clearly been declining. We have a society that seeks to put kids on any form of drug for conditions like ADD or whatever else a school counselor can think of to make a teacher’s life easier in managing a classroom of kids without having their bored minds lashing out for attention. Just drug them to shut them up is our approach so it should be no surprise that they grow up smoking pot or wanting to. It is really easy for a non-user like me to see in people who are using the drug. The lower IQs are noticeable and that was never the point of public school, to lower intelligence. It was to increase it, but pot only lowers mental ability.

I could go on and on forever on the detriments of marijuana use. And you won’t hear me advocating for alcohol either. I think every attempt at mental impairment is a bad thing to do. But with marijuana there is the additional effects of psychosis that permeate the use. It’s not something we talk about often but we all know people who are just a little bit crazy. Marijuana makes it worse for those people and we aren’t discussing it because in politics they are looking to pot to cover the bottomless pit in taxation that they have created for themselves. That’s ultimately how John Boehner got involved in lobbying for the product. Like any K-Street whore, he is willing to speak on behalf of anybody who pays him. And so is most of the media, especially the entertainment media. However, there is nothing harmless about marijuana. It is bad stuff. I wouldn’t even call it a gateway drug because even if users never moved on to cocaine, or meth, marijuana is bad enough all by itself. In most cases it takes some time to bring about the bad elements, but that doesn’t make it any less deadly. Before I leave you on this subject I would encourage you to read the following little article. Then tell me what you think about the link between mass murderers and pot. While the percentage of people who smoke pot and then turn to psychotic violence is not in the masses, there is enough of an effect to point to the mental illness contributors primarily being evoked by the effects of marijuana use. And that makes it the business of all of us.

https://www.suncommunitynews.com/articles/the-vermont-eagle/shootings-and-thc/

Rich Hoffman

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If Trump Paid Zero in Taxes I would Respect him Even More

It’s interesting how new people come in and out of your life over the years and what they think of you as. A few decades ago if someone said bullwhips, my name was synonymous. Then it was my nickname of “Taxkiller” that carried with it a celebrity status that was inescapable, because of my work in reducing taxes in Ohio in the pre-Trump days of the presidency. And these days its more of a suit and tie relationship that I have that is a strange combination of guns, golf, and grandpaisms. Each decade had its own priorities and people come and go from your life, yet I have always been essentially the same person. But the world and the priorities of living in it do change and people do tend to define their memory of you based on some limiting definitions. In my “Taxkiller” days it was considered taboo to even talk about tax cuts, or in not paying them and I certainly did my part to change that culture for the better. Yet in all honesty, the moral conditions of taxation have always remained the same and the issue has returned to the surface now that congress has no other means of getting at President Trump but through the billionaire’s tax returns.

Paying taxes is like playing golf, which is why that game has sort of evolved into the game of the business person, the goal is to get the lowest score possible. Not the highest. To win at business and in life, you don’t want to over pay for things because to do so you are endorsing the value of it. Paying taxes means essentially that you are endorsing the way government spends money since they are the managing parties involved in the exchange. But we all know that’s not how it is, politicians are not good stewards of money and the only thing they really know to do is to ask for money like some chocolate bar obsessed child in a candy store always asking for more because they spend it like its going out of style. This is a well-known attribute in politics, that politicians do not spend money well, so it is inconceivable for a smart businessperson to throw money at those types of people knowing that the money will just be flushed down the toilet anyway.

What congress is trying to do to President Trump is hold the ridiculous position that there is some kind of moral rule that paying taxes is a duty to country and our system of government. So whatever is in Trump’s tax returns as a billionaire, which probably reflects the way the game is played in business, is to pay as little as possible, just like the game of golf requires the lowest score, the assumption of congress is that because Trump is rich, and because he sits in the executive branch that he is tied to some notion that government be fed tax money in measures of whatever they demand. And especially if you are rich, that a high percentage of that income be tossed to altruistic purposes that are managed by exactly the same kind of stupid people. Either way, the government view on taxes is to feed the machine infinitely and to like it.

My view on these things is that when you pay taxes you are endorsing the behavior of the management handling the money. If you continue giving government money they will grow proportionally. So if you are a small government guy, like I have always been—even from the time that I was a fetus—then paying more in taxes is an abomination. You should always seek to pay as little as possible, no matter how much money you make. I have been very active in the business world for all those decades mentioned above. Before the decade of my bullwhips I was known as something of a very reckless entrepreneur and I had a reputation for doing things that nobody else would even try. I was very young, something like 25 years old at the time—when I was in the Mayor’s office in Cincinnati working out solutions to complicated problems and I learned that the majesty of politics was simply left over garbage from our cultural inheritance from Europe, that it was too expensive and rather useless. The mayor at that time was the very liberal Roxanne Qualls so it didn’t take long for me to realize that all the tax money we would spend on people like her was just wasted anyway, so why should we work so hard only to throw it away on their governments. Not smart, so I learned very early to look at taxes as a waste of money and any intelligent person would always seek to pay as little to that vile system of government as possible.

I would be disappointed if Donald Trump paid too much on his taxes. It doesn’t matter to me that other presidents were elected but first submitted their tax returns. The only standard that measures is to what degree people blindly throw money to government, and very few prior presidents were like Trump, who came straight out of the business world. Measuring the value of a president based on his tax returns is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. But in the case of congress it’s the only thing they have left to shoot after all their past efforts have failed against the President. However, and this is how it should be in all aspects of government, more businesspeople should be managing the money sent with taxes because the old system has failed. I didn’t just wake up one day and was known as the “Taxkiller.” My opinions about taxes formed over a very long period of time with great experience on the matter. And my books and other work that have taken me through other reputations were about themes formed while learning about how much waste government actually produces with our hard-earned money. I mean I like roads; I like the idea of an education—certainly not the way it’s done now—and I like police, military and even NASA. But not much else. Government wastes a lot of money and the more you know about the process the sicker you become about it. Any reasonable businessperson would find it reprehensible to consider how the IRS works as a strong arm of government to confiscate private property just to fulfil the spending zeal of the government. It’s a reprehensible process. So in business it is considered smart to pay as little as possible, because in over paying, you are essentially announcing to the world that you don’t know how to manage money. And in business management, that is the name of the game, not to overpay, but to keep costs down.

Who knows what other names I’ll be remembered for in the decades to come, but one thing will always be consistent for me, taxes are bad and inflate a government that I consider to be dangerous due to its size. I am proud to have a president who doesn’t think we should all pay the maximum amount of taxes as possible and that his means of generating revenue is in production. The world is a lot better with Trump in the White House. I don’t care if he paid zero in taxes over his past decades. It would tell me that he is as smart as I think he is. Only an idiot would think otherwise.

Rich Hoffman

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The Real Bullies in the World, Liberals

Do you know why I hate liberals so much dear reader, as if the millions of words that I have now written about them up to this point didn’t make the situation clear? Because they are bullies. Their political philosophy without question requires the destruction of individual thought and to enforce it they are more than willing to use force. I have always been open with them, willing to sit down and listen, but they have not been that way with me and of course my policy is never to turn the other cheek. So my relationship with liberals has always been contentious, even when they called themselves Republicans. I have seen the ugly truth about liberals more than once and way too up close for my liking and it is always the same. They are like mobsters, even the suburbanite soccer moms who want their school levy support for free babysitting. They always seek to impose themselves on the world around them and if you get in their way, they will try to destroy you. Whether it is with physical force, or by attempting to destroy your career, or your place in a community, they will do anything to destroy someone they perceive to be in the way of what they want as a group. Liberals pose themselves as friendly, but their ruse is only skin deep. The essence of them is nothing short of the morality of a snake, and that is probably giving snakes a bad name undeserved.

All the proof you need is in how they are seeking to demonize William Barr who clearly acted correctly regarding the Mueller report. He was just put into office. He provided a summary of the Mueller report once it was turned in, then he put forth a redacted version. And an actual unredacted copy was offered to select members who would put forth the effort under controlled circumstances. But Democrats know they can’t beat President Trump in an election so they put all their chips onto this Mueller Report which tried as hard as they could to find something from nothing, and now that nothing has been found, Democrats are desperate. So what do they do, they seek to destroy the reputation of William Barr for going against their wishes. In the end, that’s all any of the talk of holding the new Attorney General in contempt of congress is. And the way they are trying to destroy him in the media, and in his career is a story we have seen over and over again.

I’ve seen this all many times but for me it hit hard during the Lakota school levy days in my neighborhood when I was leading a group of business owners to stop the tax increases suggested by the progressive tax advocates. I was the point person to give many of the business owners anonymity because they literally feared for their careers and social status if it got out that they didn’t support the tax increase for Lakota schools. One name did get out and the pro tax supporters did what all leftists did, they organized a boycott against the business and lobbied against it in the financial circles to literally get his business taken away from him. They tried the same thing against me about a year later when my continued radio appearances and debates against their side didn’t give them any wins. They figured they’d have to destroy me in every way that a person could be destroyed. Only I didn’t care about the things they normally extort which left them toothless. And when they tried the physical violence route, well, that was disastrous for them as well. They found that they couldn’t take anything from me so that fire was put out really fast. But they did try and for that I will always hold it against them. I have a thing against bullies. I have never yielded to them going way back into my school days. I believe so strongly about it that people have died in the process. So I’m not going to start accepting that behavior now. If anything, it sickens me more when I see it.

What is even worse is that we all know why they are going after William Barr, because now the new Attorney General has the power to come after them for all the crimes they committed, and this attack by liberals against Barr is simply to beat him to the punch. That is the way all liberals play, even the docile bra burning environmentalists. They are all bullies and con artists. Very little of their personal ideology contains any truth, only a Game of Thrones like lust for power within groups and they’ll run over anybody to get what they want. Liberals as I have said are all suffering to some degree or another a form of mental illness. And what makes them dangerous is that they wish to continue in that state. Rather than respect the Attorney General and the law he represents, they would seek to destroy him completely, just as they tried to do with Justice Kavanaugh. I’d like to think differently about them, but there is no evidence to the contrary.

The problem with liberals is that their philosophy about life is wrong and stands against the trajectory of time. So the only way they can compete is to destroy anyone and anything that presents facts to them. Liberals are dangerous because of their refusal to deal with the nature of reality itself, and their willingness to live life with blinders on and nothing else. For those who can actually see, they detest such people and will resort to violence to keep the effects of reality from coming into their minds. They hate people who can see them for what they are most of all, and if they can overcome such people with violence or other methods, they will do so and not care if the other person is destroyed or not, no different than classical mobsters used to behave.

The contempt for the law that all the liberals involved in the FBI coup against President Trump is appalling and is filled with thousands of bullies who are all trying to stand against the tides of history. And now that yielding to those bullies have not worked under the Trump administration, they are seeking to destroy his AG before the investigations into the real crimes can take place. And with liberals, they will do anything to put a stop to Barr’s plans. Just as liberals will instigate boycotts against businesses and advertisers whom they disagree with, always with them is the threat of violence or pain if the people they are targeting do not comply with their intended thoughts. They have no other way of obtaining favor but through force, which is why they stand against the 2nd Amendment, and why they are attempting to control the 1st with online censorship and “editorial” censorship. In many ways they have complete control over most human resource departments through government control of labor relations. And they never trust that their ideas are better, only that theirs are the only ones that survive. That’s all they care about and is completely reflective in the William Barr case. If he didn’t do what they wanted him to do, then they would bring pain to him any way they could. And in the past, this has worked for liberals. That is, until now where some are starting to fight back. As they should have all along.

Rich Hoffman

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