Finney Law Firm Goes after Amy Acton: Politicians who ruined our lives over Covid-19 must pay one way or the other

I was very happy to hear that the Finney Law Firm and the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law have joined forces to sue Dr. Amy Acton and the Ohio Department of Health over the mandatory business closures that were imposed in Ohio due to the Covid-19 scare which was set forth without due process hearings. Of course the DeWine administration will say that time is of the essence and they had to act fast to save lives, so to Hell with due process, but it’s the kind of situation that must be fought out if not in the streets, then in court. The conflict must happen. I would say that getting Chris Finney and his law firm involved, which I have covered him on several other issues on this site over the years, is the best thing that could be considered a “next stage” enterprise. In previous cultures bad things might have happened to Amy Acton due to the way her decisions imposed themselves on the freedoms of all our lives. This method of challenging what she had done is far better than making a belt out of her, but let’s not forget, the basic tenants of the American Constitution require all people to be a bit combative when it comes to the enforcement of the law and the conduct of a civil society. As much as I’ve written over the years on these matters let me remind everyone, which is quite obvious on my profile page that explains why I run this blog site, is my love of literature and specifically the two main books that shaped our Constitution, the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers. I am never far from those two books and I refer to them often, along with the Ohio Constitution several times a week now for decades. I consider them beautiful works of art and the premise behind them is constructive conflict, and if there was ever a need for it, this ridiculous reaction that the United States had to the Covid-19 invasion is it. The ultimate costs of bad decisions by the politicians in charge is incalculable at this point and there needs to be some punishment inflicted. Legally is always better than with violence, but justice must be heard.

I’ve been saying it from the outset, the coronavirus shutdowns, the social distancing, the whole “saving the lives by staying home together” was a foreign attack on the American way of life, and we should have been taking up arms against it, not cowering in fear like a bunch of terrified children letting it ruin our lives. Maybe it was easier for me to see since I am a very avid reader with thousands of books in my wake. I’ve read everything from War and Peace, Finnegan’s Wake, to the Canterbury Tales—and enjoyed them. I would throw Atlas Shrugged in there as well, my son in law was just laid off this week from a very good job purely because of how politicians ruined our economy over the coronavirus and that book came to my mind—almost verbatim to the conditions of that story. Once you’ve seen the heart of mankind from such a god-like perspective as written works of art, it makes understanding big picture problems much easier to decipher. What was imposed on our culture was wrong, and it was completely un-American. The land of the free and the home of the brave don’t hide in homes terrified of a silly virus. And it is not our obligation to “slow the spread” to help the health care industry with their capacity. That is a free market problem and the health care industry needs to be ready for whatever comes, at all times because profit is their motive. Not a government that has overregulated the industry so that only complacent minds are left who follow orders too quickly without question and have lost their imaginations to solutions that Covid-19 actually required. Trump tried to use such ideas from the outset by seeing the problem, Covid-19 was spreading fast. So he suggested taking hydroxychloroquine and to get back to their lives. The doctors said, “no, we need more trials until we get a vaccine. Keep America shut down for the next 18 months.”

The insistence that a government bureaucracy knew best and that we were supposed to suspend our lives waiting for them to get their act together is the heart of any legal argument that will emerge from this dispute, for which the Finney Law Firm is basing as a foundation by the nature of the incursion. Amy Acton in this case is the target because Governor DeWine deferred the control of the state over to her and it was her decisions that made the problem much worse, the solution was far worse than the problem especially when she insisted on using global models from hostile foreign governments as her bases for the decision making process. Many of these governors, especially in the Blue states, which Ohio isn’t, but it behaved that way especially when DeWine overruled a judge to shut down the primary elections in March just hours before the polling places were to open—they don’t want what happens next which are many court cases where they will be lacerated due to their violations of constitutional liberty. DeWine isn’t a dummy to the law, he used to be the attorney general of the state and a prosecutor. He thinks he was functioning from legal ground due to the emergency powers afforded to him under the Constitution of both the federal government and the state. However, his inability to provide timelines is at the heart of the problem, and to continue to move the goal posts during the entire ordeal. Most of the governors of the United States abused their power under the emergency conditions and those are prosecutable offenses. Amy Acton may have been well meaning, just like an airplane pilot, but if they crash land an aircraft on a busy highway and end up destroying lives and money, they are going to be prosecuted for neglect. Amy Acton certainly destroyed many lives directly connected to her decisions and good intentions are not a defense. Many governors can see that bad things are coming for them and they’d love for this crises to go on forever, because the day to pay is coming and it won’t be pretty.

But we just can’t let this go, just as the DeWine administration declared that we would never be allowed to go back to a normal life until there is a vaccine for coronavirus—as if it is his mandate to protect us all from every danger that there is. In the legal world everyone sees what he’s doing, the setting the goal post way out there to protect his bad decisions and to keep legal entanglements wrapped in uncertainty to cover for his own Constitutional violations. That is why even as this virus scare is declining, the governors’ restrictions are increasing as people are now being pushed to wear masks in public to slow the spread, because the politicians need a boogieman to blame for why they abused their power, and overstepped their mandate. It has nothing to do with safety or concern for the public. Its to protect their own asses for overstepping their powers and ruining countless lives and placing the states in billions and billions of further debt. And because of that, the burden to challenge them falls on us through protests, court challenges, and other means of defiance. Laws are one thing that have been debated in congress and within our senate chambers, but made up crap from some health freaks who step over the legislature to enact laws that change our lives drastically, and bring harm to our economy are not acceptable and the due process that we are all promised is going to play out in some form. Court challenges are a good resort over physical violence, but we are talking about an either-or situation. And the longer governors try to hide behind safety, the more violent the protests will become, so it’s better to pay now than later, because things could get out of control quickly—especially when so many lives have been ruined by the dumb decisions of the politicians who were in charge.

Rich Hoffman

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Taking a Break to Usher in the Future

I take a lot of pride into being able to produce a lot of work in a 24-hour period. However, presently I have a lot of big projects that I’m working on so for about 60 days I’m going to take a bit of time off this news outlet so that I can contribute that time to a book I’ve been thinking about for several years now called A Gunfighter’s Guide to Business. Even with my very busy schedule I write around 1200 words per day, and to get the book done, I need to give myself that time to put those words into an actual book. The strategy for doing this is obvious from my perspective. When you want to put more chips on the table to sweeten the pot, you have to make sure you have the right hand, and I do. The timing for this project is ideal so its time to make that move.

Don’t worry, I’ll return to this effort after the time indicated. But in the meantime, I need to focus on the themes of the book instead of covering everything all the time. I have always viewed this site more as a talk radio program where freedom of thought can stream over the words without worrying too much about grammar and little structural errors, in the same way that my experience with talk radio taught me. Not to get too hung up on the 8th grade English teacher rules of language and focus more on getting the ideas out of your head and down on paper so that people can share in those sentiments and help build a movement toward a more creative and more free future. The reality of such experiments is that most people think the same things, but what they have to overcome is the alienation that comes from structured politics in isolating people from their biological need for collective sentiment, a parody of our ancient past. The wave of the future of course is the one of the American, independent, wanting to break the rules of conformity which holds us back, and the understanding that we make money in America, we aren’t ruled by it.

I have offered all this work free of charge because I want to help people come to terms with themselves, and to ultimately allow that freedom to be reflected at the voting booth. This new project of mine is for sale, so there are higher expectations for the results. If I want to do my best on it, then I need to give it the time required. Regarding the book and how it gets to market and all those elements, it takes a lot of work and won’t be a fast deal. But nothing happens until you actually write it. Lately as I have come to understand the need for a book like it, my mind has been obsessed over its contents. It took a few years for me to work out the theme and how it would distinguish itself from other business books on strategy. Thankfully, over the last several months I have had all my points sharpened into what has given me a distinct and unusual way to look at the world of business not under previous presidential administrations where some of the concepts I’ll be proposing would be laughed at by previous modes of thinking. But the Trump economy is a very real thing and will have long lasting impacts, and that change in market focus will require a uniquely “American” perspective, which will be the primary theme of the book.

For so many years America has been studying how other people do things and has been concerned about the feelings of other countries to the point of crippling our own economy to appease them. Yet America is the premier market driver of the world and has the strongest economy. So, it should be obvious that they should be studying us, not us them. And we need to understand that what we do is more effective than what others do and to finally be proud of that attribute. There has been an invisible force active and I see it every day when dealing with people no matter where in the world that they are, that highlights the weaknesses of our natures instead of seeking to overcome them, which has a direct impact on overall productivity. I think there is a lot more juice that can be squeezed out of the orange and I am very excited to show others how to do it.

The way the world works is that even if I put these thoughts down for people to read for free, they would not value them. By paying for the work, naturally more value is applied to the subject matter. So for the long term gain, the short term refocus is more than worth it. Ironically all this became very clear to me the other night, while playing poker. There are so many terms that come from poker that are applicable to business and I couldn’t help but think of the early days of pure capitalism as adventurers, pirates and politicians invented what we consider poker today in the saloons of New Orleans, just ahead of westward expansion, which unleased one of the most ambitious periods of world history. The shackles of mankind fell away. Not only was the practice of slavery coming to an end due to the American Constitution and the philosophy of it but also the concept of kings and queens of Europe suddenly not being a concern of average people. Those people could suddenly gain land and wealth if only they had the courage to endure the wild frontier, and it was along those lines that the idea for the gunfighter emerged, not like the samurai of Japan dedicated to protecting the house of their lord, but the gunfighter was out for themselves essentially for the first time in history. Poker was a game that emerged out of this culture and involved playing kings and queens for advantage, not worship.

That is essentially the game of American business. I’ve read many books on the subject and to some degree or another everyone misses the mark. My life is unique in that I have had my foot in lots of different fields and at high levels. Yet I have always stayed very grounded. I recently had a very important meeting with representatives of the Trump administration and an hour later was playing with my grandkids in the yard. In my mind I consider all those things equally important, and it is from that perspective that I have some unique thoughts to offer on the matter of business conduct not just around the world, but from the perspective of the American.

It’s time to stop apologizing, or hiding our thoughts and feelings to appease others, and to get to the concepts of value and how they come about in business, and therefor the conduct of politics on the world stage. Most of the books of this nature that are offered on the local bookstore shelves all in my mind have their value, and I have learned a little bit from all of them. But what is needed is something that unites many fields of thought into a concept that isn’t just a reflection of where we have come from, but where we are going, especially in this new Trump world. To me its very exciting and I think everyone who reads here every day will enjoy the results. So, don’t freak out when you don’t get a daily article from me for a few months. They’ll be back. And once I get this project moving forward, I think you’ll find that the daily articles will be better than ever.

I was originally planning to write this book about ten years from now, however recent events on many different fronts have convinced me that its needed now, (now being loosely affiliated in the publishing world as during the Trump administration years). By the time we arrive at his last day in office in 2024 America will be very much a different place, much better than it was in 2016 when he started office, and American business will be the envy of the world. At that point in time people are going to want a guidebook, so that’s why I’m writing it now. It’s an endeavor that is worth doing, and in these kinds of things, timing is everything.

Rich Hoffman
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Take The Fifth

One thing we should have all learned from the enemies who have taken over the Beltway culture and are now hostile agents functioning within our government is that it’s perfectly OK to take the fifth under interrogation and crooked testimony. One thing we all should have learned from Lois Lerner when she took the fifth to hide her crimes as one of the big bosses at the FBI who abused her power to suppress Tea Party groups, the reason for doing it is to take the energy out of the investigation on the other side. When malicious characters are plotting your demise, it is best to say as little as possible in the legal realm. Participating in their legal loop holes gives them power and acknowledges their role in the overthrow of our country. I would suggest for now on when it comes to the FBI, Congress, or even the local police, that those of us on the conservative side of things just stick to the Constitution and plead the fifth giving the enemy nothing to work with. It implies guilt in the short run but it prevents incriminating testimony from being twisted around to hurt you with, so you should use it.

I was watching the body language and overall social representation of Adam Schiff the other day while on television talking about the unlimited investigations that this current congress had planned for President Trump and his associates and considered what made a man like that tick. In any other age during our history as human beings Adam Schiff would have had his ass kicked long ago, and he wouldn’t be in power to even lead such investigations. But so long as we conduct ourselves in the manner of law and order, slime ball attorney types like Adam Schiff become the dominate aggressors and those most positioned to defend themselves physically and intellectually are vulnerable to the legal gymnastics of the bar association’s rules. But those rules are pretty worthless, like our Constitution that liberals want to change every five minutes, everything is only written down on paper. They are meaningless unless human beings bring value to them and agree that the conduct is something they will play along with.

In this age where the people in law enforcement lack integrity and they are more than willing to illegally spy on suspects, kick down doors in the middle of the night to arrest friends of the President of the United States purely out of political motivations toward election insurrection, it is in our agreement to follow the words on a piece of paper that gives the very weak and corrupt the means to destroy us. So lets just stop doing it. To all those who have been indicated to provide testimony to this very corrupt congress which is now in session in 2019, when they call you up to provide circus like testimony against President Trump, then do as Lois Lerner did, and Brennen, and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch did, plead the fifth and take the energy out of the investigation. They are going to try to do to you what they did to Michael Cohen, Roger Stone and Paul Manafort no matter what you say. So don’t say anything.

Personally, I think that little punk Adam Schiff is due for a physical confrontation, he would be nothing in the real world if not for having the ability to hide behind the laws of our nation to act as a domestic terrorist which is precisely what he’s doing. He doesn’t get his ass kicked because he is effectively in charge of the law so that has given birth to this new kind of corrupt beta male who can destroy countries from gavels and media protests, while avoiding real physical contact that has always previously kept our species from getting too far out of control in the realm of corruption. Only previously when kings and emperors fell under the sickness of corruption did we see such evil perpetrated among the innocent. Now in this age of legal manipulation, people like Adam Schiff can gain the power of former emperors just with a few paragraphs from a book written by legal minds to give their pencil neck little asses influence over the strong. So their abuse is a new kind of bully, one that loses all their power the moment that we, as a society, decide we no longer value the words on a printed page. I am suggesting that we have arrived at that moment.

I’m not saying that we march into congress and rip the little bitch out of his seat and turn him into an accordion, now—but rather that we don’t enter his chamber of legal terrorism and incriminate ourselves to his manipulations. Plead the fifth, that’s why it’s there. In Second Call Defense, which I’m proud to be involved with, we tell people who may shoot someone with their personal firearm to hand the phone over to the police when they arrive on the scene to let the Second Call Defense lawyers do all the talking. We tell shooters not to say anything that might get them into trouble later. Sure, the person shot may have been trying to rob you, or rape your wife, harm your children. Maybe they were as criminals doing what you think is obviously against the law and you feel you have nothing to hide. That may all be true, but in a corrupt political culture like we have now anything and everything can be twisted around against logic and used against you if you prove yourself to be a political enemy. Anything, so say nothing.

I’m a big fan of settling these types of conflicts directly, recently I suggested that bringing back dueling would be a good, civilized thing to our society because it forces people to deal with other in a very terminal way. People aren’t scared of jail time any more and politicians feel they will never get caught. Adam Schiff has nothing to fear from our present society so long as he controls the law. He doesn’t worry about someone kicking his ass to hell and back at a local restaurant, or being hog tied in the middle of the night and turned into a belt because he controls the law for good and bad giving his skinny little ass power he would never otherwise have. Now if you are a little pencil dick like him you love the law because it protects you from the ramifications of your intentions. But for people who could easily squash him like a bug, the law is very bad because it takes away their natural power, they have to provide balance to evil and corruption when it shows itself. Only people in Adam Schiff’s position would think that such a system is good because it protects him from us once we get pissed off and are ready to straighten things out in our own way.

So when they call you forth, make sure to take the Fifth. Don’t feed their corruption with an acknowledgment of their power. Just don’t give them anything. Don’t talk, don’t allow yourself to be tricked into false testimony, and certainly don’t trust them. They do not have your best interests in mind. They are vile and evil and they deserve their asses kicked in a major way. But under the terms of civility, don’t feed their investigations with an acknowledgment of power for which they have never deserved. Give them nothing for television. Give them nothing for The New York Times and Washington Post to twist around toward the liberal perspective—give them absolutely nothing. And if you can manage, give them less than that!

Rich Hoffman

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The Salk Institute: Declining new members at the country club of the everlasting

GE stock is tanking, as of this writing it is hovering just about the $13 dollar per share mark, which is embarrassing for one of America’s largest and most successful companies. But GE’s problems in a lot of way reflect America’s problems. GE as a legacy company controlled by labor unions for far too long, that used their sheer size to dominate their competition, pay their people too much and the people no longer working there are still on the payroll in the form of a pension. Since we are in a global economy and GE’s business model was formed in the years after the Korean War where really only America was making things the world wanted from appliances to avionics, GE could afford to be sloppy. The previous GE CEO Jeffery Immelt hedged the problems further into the future by befriending the Obama administration which was really the only move he had. The latest CEO, John Flannery is trying to straighten things out at the company now that it has a lot of divisions that are no longer competitive in the world, and that reality has contributed largely to the massive sell-offs of the stock. GE still does great things in the manufacturing world, but so does a lot of other companies, and so there isn’t any way to pay for all those top-heavy costs.

America too is at the same place. Our national debt is over $21 trillion. Trump’s plan to deal with it is to grow the economy by shutting off the rest of the world that is choking off American manufacturing while our government works out the problem of the legacy costs which is tying up most of the cash the United States has to work with through taxation. What America must deal with is ending the socialist program Social Security and solve the health care riddle by simply ending sickness. America cannot afford to have sick people who die and take their skills to the grave any longer. A sign of things to come can be seen in the Parkland radicals going after gun control in the wake of the tragic shooting there during February. If they are the future America won’t survive anyway. Not even with the promise of artificial intelligence will we survive. Most of the adults working today will need to work for at least another 100 to 200 years to retain the intellectual information they’ve acquire for the future economy which will be different. That is why the good people at the Salk Institute are working on ways to heal people through gene editing which has the real potential to cure cancer and many other human diseases, including old age. That is the key to not only solving America’s healthcare problems, but also the legacy burdens of socialist mistakes like Social Security. GE may have to break itself up or maybe even go out of business, but America can’t do that so solutions to the problem of legacy costs is the only answer.

I’ve been saying for a long time that regenerative medicine was the future of the medical profession. Why get old if you can just turn it off at the level of our DNA. And why should people even get sick at all? All of human development starts with the cell and ends with the cell. When we are born we grow everything we are ever going to need and the process of aging gradually takes away everything we acquire as children—which is a pretty stupid concept if you think about it. I am quite convinced that as we trace society back to a period well before the pyramids were built-in Egypt, well before Greek society—there was a period where humans lived a long time by either natural are artificial means and we lost that trait due to a philosophic introduction of ideas either through religion, or warfare that ended the practice, and we are still functioning from that depleted state. Noah lived over 900 years, so what happened and why to reduce our lives down to a mere 80 years? And if we could change it, should we?

My argument is of course. There is no profit in death. If the afterlife really wants new members at the country club of the everlasting then someone can come to the next board meeting and tell us, otherwise the human species led by the United States needs to dump Social Security with the trade-off of gene editing and other forms of regenerative medicine and to allow economies to expand around the world. As artificial intelligence contributes more and more to our rapid economic expansion since jobs are being invented quicker than humans can breed and meet those new jobs, we will be dealing with a new dynamic in work place maintenance. Humans essentially need to start thinking of themselves as machines which occasionally need to be repaired. What they have that is superior to the machines of our invention is the intellectual knowledge gained from lifetimes of experience. That is where everything is headed, it’s just a matter of admitting as much to ourselves.

The two things that hold us back from making the needed adjustments are religion and legacy habit. Like GE who is so big that so many employees have built their lives around outrageous pay packages and a company too big to move quickly on their feet to meet market demands, America is moving too slow to meet all the challenges of tomorrow and unfortunately the rest of the world is following our lead. The Chinese don’t do anything on their own without copying western civilization, so even with their rapid economy they aren’t exactly breaking any molds with new ideas. They just copy off the west and beat us to solutions because they have a communist system that doesn’t mind losing a few lives here and there to develop ideas. They make their livings with cheap knock-offs stolen from American patents. America is still the leader of everything and in the realm of science and biology it is companies like the Salk Institute who are paving the way for solutions tomorrow. It is up to our art and essential philosophy to structure our society in such a way to meet those challenges.

The advancements in just five years since I first started talking about these types of things has been astonishing. It has even exceeded my expectations and five years from now, while President Trump will likely still be in office, there will be a chance to make these new regenerative sciences mainstream. I think cures for cancer, extended life, and a cure for most diseases will be common practice instead of the drugs that are provided by pharmaceutical companies. They will soon be as primitive as a western frontier settler taking a swig of whiskey to solve the effects of the common cold. Everyone in the world should have access in the near future to a perfectly healthy 35-year-old body for the rest of time—however long time goes.

Obviously, earth isn’t big enough for all this activity—that is because we are meant to move into space as a human species. We are meant to work on the moon, Mars, and moons of Jupiter and Saturn and to move to and from the earth frequently. But humans are needed to settle the solar system and to harness the power of it to take those next great leaps of thoughtful development. I would argue that we are not meant to die a slow death like GE is currently undergoing because it has reached the top of its market and must now retract just to survive. We have the potential to reinvent ourselves for a new future that is not chained to the legacy mistakes of the past—and for everyone, a real chance at true equality. Nobody has to be old, nobody has to be sick and nobody would have to fight over the fledgling opportunities of a tomorrow that may never come, because tomorrow will always come. And humans can take that next step into an adventure of thought that can only be possible when intellectually the same people can see ideas mature over the span of thousands of years. That’s where we are, and that’s where we are headed.

Rich Hoffman

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Revelations from the Hidden World: Preditors and the Herd

I understand the frustration, many of my readers have been complaining about being knocked off my blog subscription list or having trouble finding my articles altogether. Believe me, it’s not you. Obviously, and I am quite used to it, there are many factions that watch everything I do very carefully and hacks are part of the business. With the kind of things that I write, obviously the wrong political philosophy will take exception and will seek their own self-preservation by whatever means in their power. With all the talk about Google, Twitter, Facebook and so many other social media platforms—not to mention publication companies and movie production enterprises—we are in a time where they are controlled by the static liberalism of yesteryear, and they want to keep it that way. If they can they will try to keep my efforts as hidden away as possible. This is the case so too with what we call the Deep State—which are essentially a bunch of people trying to keep their jobs from being taken from them through political change. It should come as no surprise to anybody that my blog pisses off a lot of people and those people will do anything to keep you from seeing it. In that regard, if you find yourself off my subscription list the best thing to do would be to simply sign back up. Just never get caught assuming that the pathway of interaction between myself and you dear reader will remain contentious free. You should always assume that in that path there will be many villains trying to stand in the way. That is the best way to prepare yourself for these embroiled times.

If you have ever watched a wolf, or a big cat in Africa sneak up on a pack of herbivores to the point where they get too close, you will notice that the herd will not break off in a dead sprint of self-preservation. Instead, like a deer caught in the headlights of a surprise they never expected to see, they lock up and pretend that the threat is not there. For them the best chance at survival is to either play dead or pretend that the threat is not there and hope that the odds favor them from annihilation. If they stay put they fantasize, maybe the hunter will take down another target leaving them to escape. It is a desperate hope that all creatures, even the tiniest insect share in common when threatened with a superior force—hope that they don’t notice you.

That is why “they” think that the way to beat a threat best is to ignore it—you know, the hear no evil, see no evil thing. They believe that ostracization from group activity is what protects them most from being hunted by ominous, mysterious forces. Put in the most basic terms, they think that to protect their static intellectual positions in life, they must keep any dynamic presences away that might disrupt their order, the daily routine. If they are animals, that static order is knowing where the fresh grass is, and where they can get water. When they need those things they’d rather not think about the lion that is hiding in that grass waiting for them to come and drink water. Most often, out of convenience and a necessity for survival, the herd of static thinkers can’t afford to think about the dynamic threats to their existence, because they are not capable of stopping those forces other than in ignoring them anyway, so why stress about it? That is the way of all group behavior. They are timid collections of beings who believe that their best chance at survival is to remain in a group where they are protected by sheer numbers and the same holds true for humans.

There hasn’t been one day in my life where I associated myself with such group mentality. I’ve never yearned for the taste of group acceptance in any way—as I see it, what do I care what a bunch of sheep think? All I care about is that they do what I need them to. I often say I understand Donald Trump in many ways, but I can say that something I have that he doesn’t is that he likes groups. He may be a hunter but he loves the sheep. I don’t care about them at all. For him it has served him well, his books sell well, he has produced top rated television, and of course he was able to become president because he cares about the popularity of issues. But what he has in common with me is that he doesn’t change his behavior based on the opinion of the herds.

Any hunter knows that when going into the woods with camouflage and waiting in a tree stand awaiting a deer to cross your gun sights, the whole exercise isn’t about killing the deer for meat. You can purchase meat at the store. Instead, for hunters, it is about the psychological process of establishing oneself as the top of the food chain, of being able to take life out in the woods and using it for one’s purposes as opposed to being hunted by some other force. Fisherman go through the same kind of realignment. Many if interviewed at the lake for the day will say they enjoy the tranquility of fishing—being alone in their boat and having a relaxing day, but in essence what they really enjoy is the knowledge that in the food chain they get to play the role of hunter instead of the hunted. In their various group associations where the natural predilection is to retreat behind the safety of the herd they lose touch with this essential individualism and by hunting and fishing they recapture those aspects of themselves. And by being quiet so to lure the hunted to your weapons of malice, whether it be a gun or a fishing pole, the hope is to bring the world of the hunted to you without triggering their skittish natures away from your objectives.

This is why the first thing they do in school shootings, or other acts of violence is try to identify whether the character was a “lone wolf” or rather an individual who doesn’t function within the impulses of group association that are actually the function of all public schools. The fantasy is that if they can put peer pressure on people not to be this way that they may as a group have safer access to the metaphorical watering spots that are out there in life. But what they expect actually goes against the very nature of existence. Speaking from experience I can say that all groups work very hard to protect their herds from the camouflaged threats that are outside their control. I have told this story before but I’ll say it again for the context of this article. Many years ago a friend of mine who had a genius level IQ was giving a presentation to Cincinnati City Council. At 25 years old he and I knew all the characters on a first name basis, many of them are still in politics, people like Todd Portune, Dwight Tillery, and Roxanne Qualls. The issue of the day was what to do with the banks project on Cincinnati’s riverfront. The city council was taking open opinions from builders and my friend and I showed up. Of course, there were about 7 boring proposals that all were terrible then my friend goes up and gives this wonderful, Elon Musk type of big picture speech. Most of those ideas over the course of the following 15 years were used by the eventual developers, but it took a long time to accept. Without question his speech was the best of the evening, by a long shot. It wasn’t even close. Then after the meeting everyone shook hands as they usually do—he and I positioned ourselves in the middle of the room to give television interviews and to talk to the various other builders and the council members—whom knew us from another project we were working on within the city. Not a single person approached us. They pretended that we weren’t even there.

I had a similar experience at my five-year high school reunion. At the time I had the most kids who were the oldest and when they were giving out prizes for who had been married the longest, had the most kids, and that kind of thing I was poised to win in like five different categories based on the amount of experiences I had so early in life at that point. My kids were even running around in the seated crowd chasing each other. There was quite a bit of anger that I brought my kids to the reunion because apparently that is something we weren’t supposed to do. But my point was to show my kids what a stupid exercise it was not by telling them about it but letting them see it for themselves. Needless to say, the people who put on the whole class reunion experience tried to pretend that I wasn’t sitting five feet in front of them. Or that I knew one of the people running things since she was in the first grade. It didn’t hurt my feelings as much as it defined the truth of many things I had long suspected—which of course has brought me to my current life.

The other day when I spoke at a Lakota schools weekly meeting I noticed something similar—not from the school board members, but certainly the media. When I was a spokesman for the No Lakota Levy—a group that opposed higher taxes, the television cameras and print reporters would always seek me out for comment, but now—as an individual not representing a group, they did their best to pretend that I wasn’t there. They gave camera time and print to the people of the herd, but certainly not the hunters—for all the same reasons provided above. I would say that it’s an understatement that none of those media types like my blog. A story may appear on Channel 5 News or in the Cincinnati Enquirer today, but its forgotten tomorrow. However with me, people find things often that I have written ten years ago and they’ll send me private messages telling my how brilliant it is and ask why everyone in the world doesn’t know about these things. I always say, because the rest of the world isn’t ready—or they are part of the problem and they don’t want it articulated. Their strategy as it always has been and still is, is to ignore you.

You might say I have a chip on my shoulder. I’m very nice to people always as a first impression. I rarely ever explode on people.  But sometimes I do, and it happens more than most people would like to see. My daughters on the other hand aren’t much different, especially my oldest. When a waitress messed up a birthday party for me at Dave and Busters a few years back my daughter went from mild-mannered professional photographer to a maniacal pit-bull in less than a second and embarrassed the young waitress badly. Management comped us for the rest of the evening with an unlimited game card to use to play all the games there. My daughter is certainly a hunter and she learned it from me without question. She’s still learning how to turn it off when she needs to, but she has it. She’s watched me take on some pretty tough situations and looking back its amazing that more people didn’t die in some of the conflicts. But I can say that I have walked through the worst of Washington D.C. at 3 AM in the morning and nobody bothered me, because they knew better. I’ve done the same in Over-the-Rhine before it was renovated as an economic zone, and nobody every challenged me—because they can tell by the way you walk, talk and present yourself that you aren’t from the herd—and unless they are in a situation of survival, they don’t want trouble. They may think about it—but they really don’t want it. Most people will pick life over death if given the option, and they’ll pick comfort over difficulty. They instinctively know that as the hunter you are always in the leverage position, so they fear naturally what options you might give them. That’s why they try to ignore you. I carry that chip proudly because I have earned every bit of it as an individual. There were many times when life would have been a lot easier to trade the chip in for comfort, but I never have, and so knowing how rare it is, I keep it on my shoulder proudly. And it’s going to stay there.

Those are just some of the reasons that you will find that by just signing up for this blog it isn’t enough. I have been watched by every spy agency that there is and I’m very used to it. I can tell lots of stories of how my wife and I were harassed often by various authorities because at the time we were young and thought to be impressionable. To the herd they do seek to kill the hunters while they are still young and believe me they tried with every effort. But obviously I’m here to tell about it and now the herd has grown still. This blog site has millions and millions of words, and many thousands of copies have been made of these articles and placed all over the internet in various forums. I am heavily restricted by Google, and certainly Twitter. The editing of key words to my YouTube account has gone on now for over ten years, so there’s nothing surprising about the revelations that all these liberal organizations are discouraging conservative material from reaching audiences. But people find their way to me anyway in spite of all those attempts at censorship and the influence base has grown proportionally. The hunter will eat if they are hungry regardless what the herd does..

Just remember that all this is to be expected. If you are reading here you are already asking the right questions. Pop culture is the entertainment of the herd and I appreciate the products of the various groups that are out there. But just as in politics, the groups just because they number in size are not the most powerful. Democracy isn’t powerful because of the sheer numbers of participants. Even a big elephant will run from a tiger, it’s not about size, but attitude.. It will always be individuals that hold all the real power—the hunters of human endeavor who roam alone as a dynamic force always pushing the static to adapt. And when groups have to hide and to keep other people from seeing something—that tells you all you need to know about the nature of power and who wields it.

Rich Hoffman
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Jim Renacci and ‘The Last Jedi’: Liberals and their Resistance are more alike than they know

One thing that I really like about Jim Renacci’s run for the governorship within the state of Ohio is that he is very light on his feet. As he had a press conference early in the week for which the new Star Wars movie The Last Jedi was released I thought it was cleaver that he was active on Twitter tying the needs of his campaign to the pop culture monstrosity. It was a hip move that was reminiscent to the light on his feet nature of Donald Trump. The big news of course was that Renacci was partnering up with Cincinnati councilwoman Amy Murray which was another smart move—and for most politicians that would have been their news highlight of the week. But what is noticeable about Jim Renacci is that he’s very competitive, and determined to win whatever he does which is why I’m supporting him for his run for governor—to replace the docile, and much maligned closet liberal—John Kasich.

https://twitter.com/JimRenacci/status/940374420601876480

The candidacy of Renacci is actually very much in line with the pop culture for which Star Wars represents to our society at large. I’ve seen The Last Jedi, the most recent Star Wars film at an early screening and it was good of course in its own way. I understand now that I’m a traditional Star Wars guy and that these new movies, books and televisions shows will never touch my heart the way they once did—which is fine. They are fun movies that are dealing with a lot of very contemporary mythology, but nobody did it better than George Lucas. Disney should have followed the Lucas stories and stayed away from these much more progressive adoptions created by the San Francisco kids at Lucasfilm. I’ll give a little review of course once the dust settles—because there is a lot to think about. But one take away that is directly connected to the politics of our real world is that the Resistance in the movie is very much reflective of today’s political left.

I’m a Rebellion guy from the first Star Wars led by Han Solo. When Solo was a general the Rebellion won and destroyed the Empire and it was a very Ayn Rand type of embodiment. In these new movies it’s not the Rebellion any more it’s the Resistance and the new Han Solo type of character is Poe Dameron. Led completely by women now, the Resistance is very progressive and as a result they are losing. In fact, they are not only losing, but they are dreadfully inefficient and nobody in the galaxy seems to be rallying to their cause. That is a far different thing from the first movies where hot-shot pilots like Biggs and Wedge were defecting from the Empire to fight for the Rebels. In The Last Jedi, the defectors are from the Resistance. Given how politically charged our current entertainment culture is I thought it was very telling that Carrie Fisher and Laura Dern berated Poe for being too reckless and not following orders—which is ironically how people who win a lot do so—by not following orders. Then when he wasn’t in the room they commented on the fact that they only kept Poe around because he was a good-looking guy. So that’s how these progressive women like Kathy Kennedy who is running all these Star Wars movies these days see the way the world of tomorrow will be? Sexual harassment will now be dished out by the women because they are now empowered? Not that I care really, but it is a very interesting thing to watch—the hypocrisy is hilarious.

Leading up to this Star Wars movie many people who are anti-Trump including many of the production staff and actors in The Last Jedi made it clear that the Resistance was reflective of their political ideology. Without question given the number of scenes where members of the Resistance made really desperate sacrifices we are seeing essentially what the political left believes is their plight in life. They think like that FBI agent Peter Strzok who felt it was their plight in life to do whatever needed to be done to keep Donald Trump out of office—as if they knew better than the rest of us what was right. I’m a person who hates bad guys in movies, but there were a lot of moments whether it was intentional or not, that Kylo Ren was the star of the film. He was the one who had it all together and was able to achieve objectives—and to get things done. Even to the point where nice girl Rey was tempted by his power. I felt that the makers of this Star Wars movie wonderfully directed by Rian Johnson meant to say one thing about the state of politics in our current world, but ended up saying something completely unintentional—like we know we’re losers and understand why.

In the original stories by George Lucas it was the pirate Han Solo who shook off the rules and helped the Rebellion start winning again that served as the guiding light of the entire franchise. He made the Empire look like a bunch of bumbling fools outwitting them time and time again in a classic good guys against bad guy fashion. Yet in these new Star Wars movies it is the First Order now led by Kylo Ren who makes the Resistance look pathetic and weak. I know the metaphor for these modern Hollywood artists is that the First Order is the modern equivalent of Hitler or President Trump—but its not the Resistance they really adore as artists—it’s the power of Kylo Ren. It’s like a woman who says she hates men with long hair who play in rock bands doing drugs day and night then turn around and leave their nice husbands and children for just such reckless characters. There is a unique scene in The Last Jedi where it’s a kind of upside down world from the Stranger Things television show. The schizophrenia that I’m talking about is on full display here and I think they think they’ve concealed their insecurities, but at the end of the movie when there is literally nobody left in the Resistance I couldn’t help but feel that the inner fear that all members of the Progressive caucus are experiencing now can be summed up at the end of the movie. They know that the demands of the story will pull the natural order of things toward Kylo Ren in the end with Rey helping to tame him toward the needs of existence. But the story is not Rey’s, it is clearly about Kylo Ren—Han Solo’s son that was seduced to evil off the superstitions of a Luke Skywalker who thought about killing the young lad in his sleep—and then propelled him to the Dark Side out of self-preservation.

You might ask what any of this has to do with Jim Renacci and his run for governorship. Other than the fact that he used a cleaver Star Wars ad to show how he was different from his competition the candidacy is enough to stir the concerns of the real Resistance that exists in our very tangible political world. The progressives and establishment types who now look at these days of Trump and think of themselves as the Resistance in Star Wars are more correct than they know. They may get little moments of victory—like in the case of the Alabama senate race—but like the events of The Last Jedi, their numbers are dwindling down into nothing while all the resources of a vast galaxy are going to the other side. The insecurity they all face is the same as the one in that movie where Kylo Ren is supposed to be the villain—but is he really in the ways of the Force? Maybe it’s the idiots in the Resistance who are so prone to kill themselves for stupid reasons who are the real villains and that is a thought that I couldn’t help but conclude as the lights came on and the movie was over. Good guys and bad guys are really a matter of perspective definition. But………….only one side is right and one side is wrong and when nobody is left on the other side—the answer becomes obvious. What I learned from The Last Jedi is that the Force hates the Resistance. And that appears to be what’s going on in real life politics too.

Rich Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rich Hoffman
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Everything We Need to Know about the NFL’s Inevitable Death: The Global Citizen movement is attacking America through entertainment unions

Many aren’t aware of it, but there is a lot more to the NFL controversy about players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Many think that Trump shouldn’t be dealing with the issue, but then again, they clearly don’t understand the strategies of the anti-American forces invading our sovereignty. For those who don’t know the story visit the website linked below to the Global Citizen movement. That is the latest Socialist International effort to spread global communism to every reach of the globe. They simply changed the name to make it more inviting and stuck it to a bunch of stupid NFL players who think they are civil rights heroes. The NFL players are just uneducated participants easily pulled into the global events of our times as unsuspecting fools selling poison to an audience the NFL has come to take for granted. Trump was right to highlight the issue as a top priority. It may very well be the biggest issue of our day, more so than war with North Korea, our $20 trillion-dollar debt, or the three major hurricanes that have destroyed American cities over the last few weeks.

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/

After what I saw this past weekend from the NFL, with many players taking a knee during the Nation Anthem, then watching Jerry Jones cave to the player’s movement by kneeling in the center of the field of the Monday Night game in Arizona locked arm and arm—I’m done. As many know, I have been a fan of the NFL during the whole duration of this blog site—but not anymore. What I see happening is a poplar game being exploited by a greedy socialist trade union that is working in conjunction with the other entertainment unions, SAG, DGA and many others to spread this Global Citizen movement and expecting unaware NFL lovers to go along with it because they love the game so much. Well, I think the NFL assumes too much. Fans are willing to put up with players who beat their wives, do drugs, and even kill people—but they won’t stand for a lack of patriotism. The National Anthem is part of the NFL experience and it allows people to feel good about the event—and without it, the game is a weakened exchange.

My wife and I were planning a trip to Tampa Bay on the weekend of November 12th for a long weekend, as we have in the past—to visit Raymond James Stadium, enjoy the beach, and have a great time at the Buccaneers football game against the Jets. After I saw Mike Evens take a knee at the Vikings game Sunday I cancelled all our plans in that moment. That was before they lost to the Vikings by the way. I don’t care how good Mike Evens is as a football player, he’s not so good he can’t stand for the National Anthem. If he’s not going to do that, I’m not spending my money on the team he plays on, and people who read here often know how much I love the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But I don’t love them that much, not enough to put up with spoiled brat kids who are more willing to be cheer leaders of the Global Citizen movement than of the country for which the game of football is a spokesman. Without that game to play people like Mike Evens wouldn’t be a multimillion-dollar player to begin with—he’d be doing some regular job like everyone else, so the kid needs to learn his place in the world, and my money won’t contribute to his ignorance.

We budgeted around $5000 dollars for our trip and that would have covered the plane tickets, the hotel—a nice hotel suite, the game tickets, food for the weekend, a little shopping at the International Mall which we like to visit when we travel to that region, and of course spending money at the stadium—around a $1000 just for that. Some people might not think that’s much money, but I think it’s a tremendous amount of money just for a weekend football game. Now I don’t think I’ll even watch the game on television. Forget about the NFL pass on cable, I’m not going to pay that either. I’m not going to spend any money on the NFL this year because of all this. Normally through the year I might spend several thousand dollars. In years like this one where we plan out of state trips to watch the Buccaneers play, it might be $7000 per year spent during the whole season—including merchandise. Not this year, and maybe never again. I love football, but I don’t love it enough to put up with this kind of crap. If I can’t feel good about the money I’m spending, I’m not going to spend it. After all, Battlefront II comes out just a few days later and I’m very excited for that new video game release. Who needs football for entertainment when you have a Playstation? One is a passive experience, the other is an active one.

This is where the NFL has sided with the wrong groups. Obviously, they are backing their players union support of this Global Citizen movement because they want to expand the NFL market. A “flag first” policy does not help the strategic objectives of their global reach, and in order to get that, the NFL needs to accept more socialism—because let’s face it, the rest of the world is a very socialist place. All this solidarity crap is socialist speak to the leftists of the world whom the NFL is trying to reach. NFL executives figured they already had saturated the American market so there isn’t much left to acquire. To keep up with escalating payrolls for which the players union demands—especially with all the concussion protocols–the NFL must seek oversea markets so that is why they are supporting this anti flag movement.

The Global Citizen movement aims to remove sovereignty from all countries, especially the United States so that their objectives of a one world government can be met. Trump knows this better than anybody right now because he gets to talk to these people every day—which is why I’m sure he unleased this debate right after his United Nations speech. Global Citizenship is a buzz word right now in all progressive communities and if the president is trying to instill an American first message, then he has to attack the global movement where they are festering utterly undetected—behind America’s game of football.

This is where the NFL is going wrong—their American base of fan support isn’t as strong as it used to be. The new generation of young people won’t spend money on the games like my generation did, or the people of the generation that came before me. They won’t buy season tickets and commit to eight games per season, and they certainly won’t waste $5000 per game like I have from time to time to have a fun weekend out of town for a favorite football team in another city’s market. I’m 50 years old and honestly, I’d rather spend my Sundays playing Battlefront II where I get to be at the center of the action instead of watching millionaire players have all the fun. People younger than I am most certainly feel that way. There are far more things to do on a Sunday than watch NFL football. You can binge watch shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime, you can lose yourself in video games playing with people all over the world which is a lot more exciting than watching a football game. What the NFL doesn’t seem to realize through arrogance entirely of their own, is that once they lose their fans—they won’t be back. Once people turn off to football, they are gone forever. My generation will care some, but they’ll find something else to do. The next generations, they’re playing video games—by the millions. They don’t need the NFL.

I almost feel sorry for the NFL players for getting themselves wrapped up in this mess. They are cutting their own throats and they don’t even know it. They are destroying the game for future generations, and utterly cutting off their own revenue stream. Their NFL owners won’t be able to pay their gigantic payrolls soon, because the money simply won’t be there. To sustain what they currently are accustom to, the beer needs to flow, and be very overpriced, people need to buy lots of jerseys, and they need to fill those stadium seats. TV ratings have to be great, not good—but GREAT! That’s the only way advertisers will pay premium to market their products. If people turn off the game and revert to Playstation—which they were already doing before this controversy—then the NFL as a business dies. It won’t take long for it to happen—just a few years from now. Even under optimal conditions the NFL was going to have to adjust, but now they may lose their game forever to a public that has their entertainment appetites stimulated by other things. Nobody wants to watch flag football—and they certainly won’t plop down 5K for it not with all the other things out there to entertain us.

The players and the media should have listened to Trump. They are the ones who politicized the game and once the president called them out on it, they dug down deeper—and damaged themselves to a far greater magnitude. I am surprised that more smart people have not yet drawn these conclusions and connected these complicated dots, but perhaps that is because there is too much emotion associated with the NFL which has been with us for a long time. But to be honest, it’s a pretty young game in the scheme of things—something that has essentially lived and died during my generation. And when its gone forever, nobody will miss it—few will ever remember that it ever was.

Rich Hoffman

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