Blue Origin’s Spaceflight: The unfortunate cost of being one of the world’s most hated men

What Should Have Been

I wanted to enjoy the rocket launch of Blue Origin as it occurred in July of 2021.  But, hey, it’s Jeff Bezos. I’ve written many good articles on Bezos in the pre-Trump days, but he’s come out as so anti-Trump, that it’s impossible to like the guy.  But as a big fan of commercialized space and the steps Bezos had played in making it more of a reality, I did my best to put all that aside to support what he did when he went to space with three other people to prove that traveling into space could be so easy that anybody could do it.  And it was, the space flight itself was great.  The Blue Origin rocket itself was brilliant.  It took off effortlessly with minimal infrastructure and flew out into space without any sign of struggle.  The booster rocket returned to earth and landed like a special effect from some excellent science fiction movie.  It was so good that it didn’t look real.  Then, the capsule containing the passengers came back to earth and landed almost where they had all taken off.  Nobody emerged from the vehicle looking chaotic or stressed out. It was smooth as silk and quite an achievement for commercial spaceflight.  Jeff Bezos even wore a cowboy hat before and after to understand the kind of mentality it will take to commercialize space. That space flight itself did not have to involve pressure suits and other inconveniences.  In all those ways, the flight was enormously successful. However, spaceflight was never going to be the problem.  The problem was Bezos himself.  As one of the world’s wealthiest people, that, of course, makes him a target of every bootlicker there is.  Add to that the awkward nature of Bezos himself, where he always comes out sounding like a Bond villain, even at a birthday party, and the PR for the spaceflight was just terrible. 

After what Amazon did to Parler after the Trump election of 2020, it was the final straw for me.  Amazon is a great place to buy books and just about anything else you might want, but now they had made themselves political activists, and that was the beginning of their eventual doom.  Their branding would be harmed forever.  Now that won’t matter, but it will slowly rot Amazon in the years to come because they essentially alienated 80 million Trump-voting Americans, which will be a real problem in the future.  I responded by moving my book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, from Amazon’s Bookbaby and moved it to a more conservative publisher, which took some effort.  Amazon is the largest bookseller globally, so my current publisher lists books there, but I was not about to publish my book with Amazon, even though they have tremendous resources.  It comes down to Jeff Bezos and his activism that is the problem.  I often forgive, to some extent, rich people and how they have to appease the mobs of progressivism. Still, Bezos has gone too far in trying to control the corrosive elements of progressivism by becoming one of its spokesmen.  And that is what ruined his spaceflight.  After the historic flight, Bezos gave $100 million as a donation to liberal causes to the communist Van Jones, which was simply unforgivable. 

I get it; Bezos didn’t have any blacks on the space flight, so he had to do something for the black community to justify his picks for space.  But that didn’t stop the onslaught of hatred that emerged after the flight, everything from the rocket looking like a penis to Bezos’s cowboy hat during the journey.  People don’t like Bezos because he presents himself as a progressive hack.  Like many other modern people of great wealth, they think the future is in globalism, so they have worked against American tradition to favor a change state government that liberals will run.  And that dream is falling apart in their hands, running like water between their fingers, and Bezos seems to have an understanding of that.  After all, Amazon knows that conservative books are outselling liberal books by a lot so that the trend won’t be going in the direction of Van Jones.  Bezos has gone all-in on betting that liberalism would win anyway, and that has created a level of tension that is ever-present with anything attached to Blue Origin.  Of course, Bezos shares that problem with the Walt Disney Company who has also gone all-in on a progressive world of tomorrow.  But like Virgin Galactic’s journey to space, they made the mistake of miscategorizing space travel as an extension of preserving the earth rather than escaping from it.  Bezos made comments about looking back on the earth from space and appreciating that we are all in it together or something stupid like that; it came out sounding terrible.  Not something people could feel proud of. 

That’s the sad part of the story; what should have been a great day came out as a bla.  A perfect feat of engineering that involved many thousands of people turned out to be all about the odd personality of Jeff Bezos.  Nobody cared about his mom, his brother, or the other passengers because the entire event came out as a pr appeasement of progressive erosion to give a rich person a ride into space.  The scope of the effort was lost in the hatred toward Jeff Bezos by a public that decided it just doesn’t like him.  And if he were the kind of person who could care less, it would at least be honest.  But he tries to pull the shades over everyone’s eyes, including Van Jones.  To cover that ground of oddness, he just tossed $100 million to a devout global communist from CNN, giving more power to an enemy of Americana all the while trying to appeal to the cowboys and Trump voters by wearing the cowboy hat.  What he ended up doing was making everyone mad.  The story of space was lost in the drama, which is saying a lot.  With such an outstanding achievement into the vastness of space, all people saw was a way to poke fun at Bezos, one of the world’s most hated people.  But people don’t tell him they hate him because they want a chance to maybe get some money from him at some point.  Yet as I say all the time, you can tell a lot more about people by what they do, not necessarily what they say.  And that is what came in the aftermath of the Blue Origin space flight; people could only find fault in an otherwise faultless flight.  A journey to space without error, as predictable as the hands on a clock, but as hated as a pile of cow dung.  The public would have instead had anybody else go to space aside from Jeff Bezos. That’s what’s sad about the effort; rather than advance space travel, it had the feeling of setting it back by decades.  Giving that big check to a communist as payment for letting the socialists and the communists of the world let Bezos go to space came out as an ominous message of appeasement rather than freedom.   It said to the world that we are slaves to it and the communist greenie weenies who inhabit its service like a virus of thought that seeks to chain humans to earth forever and never let go. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Great Option of Homeschooling: To see just how bad public schools are, walk the halls of Lakota

Saving Kids by Homeschooling Them

Just to let you know how bad it is, the pictures included here were taken in one of the 22 schools within my school district of Lakota.  As you’ll see, it’s all about Critical Race Theory, all the time with them.  So much so I would consider them a danger to any child.  I would never in a million years send any kid of mine to a public school these days.  If you want to know what’s wrong with public schools, take a walk through the halls of Lakota in Cincinnati, Ohio, and you’ll get a good idea.  I never thought they were any good, but now, they are just horrendous.  Ironically, just as revealing as those pictures were, I had the chance to meet up with some old friends at the Annie Oakley Wild West Show I’ve been involved in for over a few decades.  They have a swarm of kids I’ve watched grow up, and now they are all bloomed.  I only see them once a year, so it has been fascinating watching them grow, and I can only say that they are such intelligent and fully developed kids.  They are super nice kids, very gifted, socially extremely confident.  They don’t have that beat-down look on their faces that most children have these days, 22 and under.  Taking those kids out of the cesspool of public education has been great for them. The results show after looking at those pictures from the walls of Lakota schools, which is reflective of all public schools all over the country, it’s easy to see why parents are upset.  They have a right to be. But at least there is a silver lining I’ve known about but haven’t had much exposure to.  Like the kids I mentioned who have homeschooled their entire lives, more and more parents are taking advantage of that option.  My kids are a few of them, and they were over this week showing me the learning material they have for starting this school year, and I have to say, I was very impressed. 

This is what is in the Halls of Lakota Schools

I remember what it was like; as I told in the story above, public schools have been garbage for decades.  They weren’t very good when I was in school.  They were terrible when my kids were going to school, so much so that we homeschooled for one of their years, and in their last two years, they finished their courses online and graduated at home.  Both of my children graduated early and spent time in Europe learning about the world while their classmates from Lakota were still trying to get a date for the prom.  And as for today, I would say, if you love your children at all, do not send them to the garbage heap that is public school for the life of you.  It’s no accident at Lakota and many other schools that they have started All Day Kindergarten because that is all that government schools are to parents, a free babysitting service ran by radical progressive activists paid for by the taxpayers.  That is why they are also pushing pre-school options because parents have kids, but they need to get back to work.  So they drop their kids off at these government schools to raise because they need the free babysitting, then wonder 12 years later why their kids are all screwed up as young adults.  Well, it doesn’t have to be that way, and my kids love their kids, so they’ve been looking for options, and what they brought me to show me was some of the most wonderful homeschooling material I’ve ever seen.  There was a time when my wife and I homeschooled our kids because the public school at the time, Mason, wanted to teach sex education in the 4th grade by putting a condom on a cucumber.  Well, these were my kids; they were little and were never going to have an opportunity to need to learn to put a condom on a penis.  My kids were going to be little and learning as much as they could as long as I could fight off the evils of the world to let their childhoods be as good as possible.  The school freaked out when my wife and I wouldn’t sign the permission slip, and a fight ensued that got quite bad.  It resulted in us pulling our kids from school and homeschooling for a year, which at that time was one of the hardest things we had ever done.

CRT at Lakota Schools

It wasn’t the education that was hard; it was the social stigma.  I never cared, but it mattered to my wife.  We were in our 30s at the time, and we did not have the support of our parents.  For our parents and society in general, public school was about dances, school jackets, and class rings.  They were the kind of people who went to their class reunions at five and 10-year intervals.  The friends they made in public school lasted a lifetime.  It was like the movie Grease, the school was about friends and memories, and they hated that we were robbing our children of those great things.

They Have Groups for Everything, But American Appreciation at Lakota

Only, school had changed since their days, and they had no idea what was going on.  When the Department of Education was put in place by teacher union lobbying in 1979, I was in the 2nd or 3rd grade at the time.  I was able to watch firsthand how that old view of public education changed into a radical political cesspool controlled by labor unions and their leftist desires.  I hated school more and more each year I was there; it was stifling to creativity and involved too much group think.   By the time my kids went to school, it was worse.  Not in the first few years, but by the time they were trying to push off sex education to 4th graders, it had gotten out of control.  Most of the kids were going home to empty houses from the school’s logic, and the kids were having sex until the parents got home from their jobs.  But that wasn’t fair to the kids who went home to a loving parent or two and had good lives at home.  Those kids didn’t need to be destroyed by such education methods of social rendering at the expense of innocence.  So the only real option was to homeschool them, but back then, when my kids were of that age, there wasn’t great social support. 

The Future is Women, so think of all the Young White Boys, what are they Supposed to do?

Now that has changed, my kids will teach all their kids at home, and all their Instagram friends think it’s great.  Of course, they have parental support from us, but more than that, most of their friends are saying now that they wish they could afford to teach their kids at home instead of sending them to these terrible public schools.  The branding of public schools has gone south over the years.  Most adults who have kids wish they made enough money to either send their kids to private schools or take advantage of the tremendous network of homeschool resources available now.  They feel the same way the rest of us think about public schools, except they don’t have the option of staying home because they have jobs to teach their kids at home.  My kids have built their life around the matter, and I’m proud of them, even more so now that I’ve seen what kind of resources my grandchildren will have to work with. I’ve seen the results of homeschooled children.  Every kid in America should have such a chance at a good education.  But they just aren’t going to get it at these misrun government schools as they are today.  If you love your kid, you will not send them to any of them.  Because if there is anything genuinely equal in this world, it’s that public schools are all equally bad.  If the government runs them, they are terrible for your kid, and you should do everything you can to avoid those places at all costs.      

Rich Hoffman

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Don’t Listen to What Biden Says: Its what he does which reveals his communist nature

Its what People Do which tells the Truth about Them

You have to understand; we are living in the future; it’s a media-driven culture full of video images and photos.  We have learned to judge the value of something based purely on the way it looks and sounds as positioned to us through imagery.  Back in other times not that long ago, we judged evidence based on what we read and could gather through the vetting process of public opinion, from mouth to mouth.  So we are dealing these days with professional manipulators of what an image can communicate, and without question, that is a factor in the mass corruption we see these days.  Of course, politicians would attempt to challenge people’s intelligence and enrich themselves because they could hide their true intentions and complete character behind their ability to present good imagery to the public.  And getting some success with this ability, now they have gone all out with open crimes that Butch Cassidey would have blushed at.  Not all criminals are black-hatted curling mustache monstrosities.  Sometimes they are that older man like Joe Biden, who has sold America to communist China and has done it by acting like your prolonged lost grandpa stuttering through sentences, limping around on stage to appear feeble.  But he tells a few jokes, tries to make everyone lower their guard by stumbling around with old-fashioned stories of his youth, and before you know it, you find yourself trusting the guy.  Just as China and other hostile agents worldwide have learned, the way to dupe Americans and others worldwide is to control what they see and hear so that they’ll ignore what the bad guys are doing.

That’s why I say all the time, ignore what people tell you. Don’t get caught looking at the makeup, the nice clothes, the pleasant smiles.  Pay attention to what people do.  Especially pay attention to what they do when they think people aren’t looking.  Now people too lazy to take that extra step are often defensive about the need for doing this. They’ll say things like, “show me the evidence,” as if to justify why they won’t do the extra work in analyzing behavior patterns to make more informed decisions.  The essence of these people is that they are sloppy and essentially lazy.  They want people to tell them what to think because they don’t like thinking for themselves.  Those are essentially the type of people who make up liberalism.  They want to trust the system, the process, and the signs of health that they can visually see because they don’t want to think what all those elements might mean.   The way, however, to figure out the truth of a matter is to watch what people do.  Watch how they behave as a totality of their existence.  Before there was so much eye candy in modern times, before television, before movies and full-color ads, people had no other way to measure behavior except by what happened as a result.  But these days, what image is projected is usually what people accept as reality, even if the image’s projection has no relationship to achievement in the real world at all. 

Yet, we can say with complete confidence that Joe Biden’s administration is a communist one; it is fully aligned with the Chinese government and is intended to hand them the goal they have been seeking for a long time, which is to take over the United States entirely.  To run it, by the middle of the next decade.  The Chinese are happy to wait; they have been waiting since the 1950s, so another decade is no problem.  They seek to undo us from within as a culture; they often write many of the policies that we develop domestically through financial influence and their “honey pot” network.  They are just waiting for everything to fall in the United States, exactly why they wanted Joe Biden in the White House.  They wanted a crotchety old many Americans trusted to sell the story of communist takeover to the public so the Chinese could swoop in and collect their assets at the end of a few terms and become the world power they always wanted to.  But to get there, they had to sabotage the big dog of America not through competition, which they can’t compete within a capitalist fashion, but through sabotage.  Now, of course, nobody will ever admit that this is what they are up to.  Nobody is even willing to accept on any side, even Republicans, the level of cheating that occurred in the 2020 election by China.  Because to see it, we’d have to declare war with the Chinese formally, and many enjoy too much money pouring into their lives from the communist country.  And the pillow talk, even though many of the honey pots from China are sleeping with multiple people simultaneously, such as in Eric Swalwell’s case, prevents complex emotions from rising to the surface.  Yet the Biden administration has shown where its allegiance is on communism with a few occasions.

Cybercrime has been a big problem for a while, and it is how communist China learns from the world.  They don’t do things themselves; they steal information through cybercrime.  And China has been caught doing it by the pro-Biden intelligence agencies of America.  Yet Joe Biden has attempted to explain away the Chinese government as free of guilt without any proof whatsoever that China’s government is not behind it all.  Biden tried to paint the situation as if it were rogue elements in China who were conducting the massive amounts of cybercrime that are currently going on. Biden’s lack of commitment to the issue tells you everything you need to know.  What Biden does shows what is going on with this government; it is aligned with communist China.  Now you might be saying, dear reader, that all that is a coincidence, or simply, a “misunderstanding.” Okay, well, then let’s look at the freedom movement in Cuba, just a few miles to the south of Florida, where people there are attempting to rise against the communist government and overthrow the Castro regime’s tyranny.   Again, in the same week, Biden came out in support of the Cuban government, not the people trying to throw off communism, but those who advocate for it.  That tells you everything you need to know.

When it is asked, which it is often, who controls the Biden administration, the puppet strings first run through China.  They are ultimately the way that Biden was elected in America.  The evidence is pouring forth by the droves.  Now, most people aren’t ready to deal with any of that.  They don’t want to believe it because it means they will have to do something about it, and they are just too lazy to have that engagement.  But we know by what people do, whether it’s the Chinese government, our government, or the Biden administration under great scrutiny, what they are really up to, what they believe, and what they intend for us based on their actual behavior. It’s not what they say.  It’s not their denials.  It’s what they physically do which declares their character and the truth of their guilt.  And it is that which we must use to judge the situation for the betterment of existence.

Rich Hoffman

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Oh No, Its a Delta Variant: Remembering Lois Lerner and the many lies by government

Its the Delta Variant!

I’ve about had it with the Covid-19 “Delta Variant,” which I would say is just a government concoction meant to increase the vaccination numbers.  There is so much wrong with all this that we’ll be studying it for years, trying to figure out where it all went wrong.  To make it simple, I would say that electing President Trump exposed this deep state mess.  The Delta Variant was created to cover their crimes of election fraud. In at least two places, Maricopa County, Arizona, and Fulton County, Georgia, there was election fraud large enough to change the election’s outcome in both of those states.  Its irrefutable evidence that election fraud happened, and it was a massive, coordinated effort on behalf of Democrats and their deep state supporters.  Who are those deep state supporters? Well, we know them well in the FBI.  They are part of the story, but ultimately, it’s the entire Beltway culture that has turned politics into a goldmine of profit extracted from the panic that the media culture gladly generates to drive the narrative of corruption.  But it didn’t start with Trump. Suppose you had to put the finger on it and declare that the January 6th, 2021, cause of mayhem at the Capitol began with the IRS corruption of 2010.   We learned about Lois Lerner weaponizing the tax-collecting agency into attacking Tea Party challengers in 2010, after the reform group caused mass changes in politics during the midterms, not in favor of Democrats.  The Deep State quickly whisked Lerner off the stage, just as they have with Bill Gates recently, to take him out of the Covid connection with the Wuhan lab in China, and the lack of resolution just continued to mount.  Not having an answer to Lois Lerner or justice brought to the IRS brewed a fit of anger that has been building for quite a long time.  And Democrat Deep Staters know it, which is why there is a Delta Variant of Covid-19 now.  They know we know about their crimes, and they are trying to buy time to get out of it. 

It’s important to understand history. Don’t look to the media to remind you; their business model prevents us from remembering what happened yesterday, especially the Beltway media.  Their whole structure is built on the subsequent crises that will drive ratings tomorrow while covering the horse race between election cycles.  The moment they have to think about some of those horses being juiced up on steroids or in some official tampering with the great race, then the integrity of their coverage loses all appeal.  So, of course, they don’t want to look at election fraud.  They can’t afford to.  Yet, that is what the attackers of the 2020 election counted on happening.  They figured that the time frame to prove election fraud was too short between election day and inauguration day.  And that the media couldn’t afford to cover any of it because they needed to start the coverage of the next election cycle as their business model and the kind of people who pay them with ads demand.  There wasn’t time for a constitutional crisis; there wasn’t the time or a will to even consider it, especially since many just wanted Donald Trump and his mean Tweets to go away.  So out of arrogant desperation, the entire system showed its cards and threw them down on the table, thinking they had the winning hand.  They didn’t know or expect that they had been caught cheating and that the case would extend for months and years into the future, gradually weakening the entire system.

What didn’t help the Democrats is that the nation isn’t taking the bait either on the January 6th commission to investigate the insurrection at the Capitol, destabilizing the political establishment to its core.   There is a genuine fear that people in America may very well rise and rip the politicians from their very seats.   That the natives did not respect the system’s authority, and for Biden’s group, the Nancy Pelosi types, that was truly scary.  But I’ll save them a lot of money in investigating that event; it wasn’t Trump that caused all that frustration.  It was the lack of justice for Lois Lerner years ago.  It was the cover-up of Benghazi where people were killed, and the Democrats tried to blame it on a YouTube video when it was a clear case of mismanagement of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State during Obama’s election-year of 2012.  People don’t forget.  Then there are all the injustices against Trump, of the FBI working with the DNC to take out a political candidate with an open coup.  It was two impeachments of Trump, a popularly elected president.  Covid, a blatant power grab by liberal governors, and yes, Mike DeWine of Ohio behaved like the other blue-state governors.  Then it was election fraud on election night; we went to bed on that Tuesday in November with Trump winning.  Vegas was calling it for Trump, then the five states stopped counting, sent home their workers, then when we woke up, Biden had won, and we were supposed to believe all these last-minute votes were all for Biden. 

That’s what caused the Capitol riot, it was a government that had been lying to the people it was supposed to serve, and people had witnessed a long string of injustice with no end in sight, and they were sick of it.  And they are continuing to be sick of it.  They are getting madder by the day, and no appeasement will take that anger away.  Every time Facebook colludes with the government to censor the voting public or Twitter bans any talk about an actual scientific fix to Covid with hydroxychloroquine; they throw gas on the fire.  People have not forgotten Lois Lerner and all the other government cover-ups of weaponizing offices paid for by taxpayers for the intent of keeping Democrats in power.  And the worst of it was when the vote was taken away from them.  First, they voted for Trump in 2016 legitimately and by popular consent.  The Beltway worked for four years to take that vote away.  When they couldn’t, they unleashed Covid, used the emergency powers given to them by Dr. Fauci in the Wuhan lab to alter a variant of SARS that did not exist in nature paid for by the NIH—taxpayers—to create a virus that would spread quickly to humans and cause this whole artificial crisis.  All in the name of performing election fraud in the fall.  They tampered with the economy, tampered with the constitutional process of elections, and ultimately coordinated with foreign powers to undermine our republic.  They committed big-time crimes and stuck them on the back of that long list, and people are mad about it.

So in that way, the Biden administration knows people are on to them.  Mike Lindell just yesterday announced that with the evidence he has about election night, and the packet captures, which show China tampering with vote switching from Trump to Biden that he’s willing to pay $5 million to anyone who can disprove his evidence, the game is up.  The news hasn’t told you that, dear reader, of course, because they can’t afford to.  But the gig is up.  And to delay the consequences just a bit longer, the government is trying to create their standard stall tactic to the implications with this Delta Variant.  Yes, the CDC is in on it.  China is in on it.  The Biden administration, the DNC, most of the cable news stations, many corporations all gambled on the wrong number, and they have lost it all on reality.  And they can’t quite wrap their minds around the implications of what they have been seeing.  People don’t trust them.  People don’t like them.  And what happened on January 6th was just a little thing.  Because the anger is genuine, and it doesn’t favor them.  They have a good reason to panic, they have been discovered, and they will have to pay. They’ve been delaying as much as possible, but they can’t outrun this one. 

Rich Hoffman

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America Was Meant to Divorce the Class System: Answering a good question

America was Never Meant to have a Class System

When I posted the video for this article, I received an excellent comment asking a great question.  When talking about a class system in America and recognizing it, this person wanted to know what to do about it.  Here is the comment:

“All well and good, but how do we the people reign in corruption in our government from our meager station? When my best year is working in a machine shop, I made $63,000; someone like Hank Johnson makes $174,000 plus perks.  Look up Hank Johnson’s quote about Guam.”

My first instinct was to reply to this guy and say, “well, this is why I wrote my new book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, to undo this very notion of a class structure in our political world.” That is, after all, how you fight it.  The thing to do is to understand what is happening then divorce yourself from that class system. Don’t let them call you Middle Class or anything as such.  Ignore their class system, function without it.  Of course, his question is that we’re all in it whether or not he likes it.  And to that, I would say, read my new book; it tells you exactly how to function without a class system, but one of earned merit.  But that is kind of cheap to say, “go read my book.” That’s why I wrote it and why it’s separate from something like an article on this blog.  It’s an actual strategy guide for undoing many of the corrosive forces holding back our current society, whether raw progressivism or malicious communism using a class system to enforce their control over the masses.  Or the cost structure of your company and its success or failure and the ultimate connection it has to your ability to make a living.  An answer to a question like his deserves at least some perspective.  Yes, my book would help him, but some context to the problem is well worth answering.

In the video above, I talk about one of the most important things to both males and females that there is in the world, the pecking order of our species and where we reside on it.  I attended a lecture on Joseph Campbell many years ago in Washington D.C., where this topic was covered, and it has always stuck with me.  Not because I agree with it as an accepted reality, but because it truly is one of the most significant elements of human society anywhere in the world.  Our entire public school system is built around this premise, so the people that want to control us, like the guy mentioned in that question, use the pecking order system as a way to preserve their reality.  Once we become adults and accept our pecking order station in life, whether it’s at the top or the bottom or somewhere in between, we typically stay there the rest of our lives.  The guy who accepts that he’s not very smart marries the safe girl who balloons up into a big hipped pillow of flesh in her middle years has kids that don’t like him, and who stays in middle management his whole life was put there through the pressure cooker of adolescence by society, and he never questioned it.  He accepted it and moved on to living life.  That way, when a government tells him to wear a mask or pay huge taxes, he pays the money without question and does what he can to avoid conflict and work from week to week to catch the next Sunday NFL games, which he genuinely enjoys.  If he’s daring, he may put $5 into the office pool and play the brackets of NFL teams who pick the most winners from week to week.  He might treat himself to BW3s and a cold beer that his wife won’t know about if he wins. 

That previous paragraph might sound like a sad case, but it’s a situation to some degree or another what a majority of people believe about themselves.  I used the example of a guy because it’s genuinely understood.  Women have the same problems but with a different focus.  Did I marry the right guy for my children?  Is this the best house I could get as a nest for my family?  Did I get the best DNA for my children using all my female charms to do so?  Again, these aren’t things we talk about, but they are the things that concern us most.  The higher up the pecking order, the better spouse you get, the more resources you have access to.  How much do you fight to rise to the top, or is it better to keep your head down and accept where they put you in life?  These are the things that keep all of us up at night.  The pecking order mentality is a carryover from years of evolution in our species.  But intellectually, as I argue in my book, America came along to shatter that reality.  And for a period, we did just that.  Over time and with the introduction of progressivism from Europe, masking outright Marxism, the class system has crept back into American vocabulary to present us with today’s problems.  The solution to those problems is to cast off the class system. 

My book demonstrates that the American Gunfighter was romanticized the way they were because it showed that people of all stations in life could throw off the class system.  Gunfighters like Wild Bill and wild west performers like Buffalo Bill Cody demonstrated that through western expansion, not old money from Europe, people could become wealthy and independent through panning for gold, winning at gambling, or gunfighting bad guys in dusty streets.   I would point to the magical Second Amendment and say to anybody that the key to casting off the class system in America is in the Bill of Rights, especially the Second Amendment.  The right to own and carry a gun for your self-defense means that you cannot be forced into a pecking order position where the strongest and fastest can step ahead of you in life and take the best spouse and the most money.  If you can shoot, you can have the world at your feet.  You can be small, fat, tall, and ugly, but you can also be rich just like anybody else in aristocracy, and you can have a clean and independent life if you dare to.  That is the short answer to that original question.  For the long answer, I’d say read the book.  But to get to the gist of it, pecking orders are a shackle on our minds that we need to be free of.  Gun ownership is the first step to taking those shackles off not so that you can shoot people who are in front of you.  But so that you can know that they can’t force themselves on you and push you into a position on that pecking order where you don’t want to be.  And it is in that mindset that freedom is born. 

Only when you stop acknowledging the class system can you bring down the aristocrats of old who want Marxism to put them in the upper class to have the best of what the world offers without actually being the best at anything.  To the point that Hank Johnson rules over the hard-working machine shop worker because he makes more money, well, the assumption is that money indicates where we all are on the pecking order of life.  If an ugly guy tries to pick up a nice-looking woman in a bar, she won’t pay him any mind and will blow him off quickly.  At first glance, fair or not, she doesn’t want his DNA to make a bunch of ugly kids.  But, if that ugly guy has a lot of money, well then, she will likely talk to him. She’ll put up with the ugly kids for the nice house and not worry about money for the rest of her life. That’s the effect of the pecking order. We’ve allowed those rules to shape our culture in such away.  But when someone like Hank Johnson makes more money than us, we accept that he is higher up the pecking order than we are, so we naturally obey him, even when we know better.  The key is to stop thinking like that and to start thinking like a gunfighter.  You don’t have to shoot anybody to make your point.  All you need to do is stop playing their game and know that you can be anything you want; you can make all the money you wish to, if only you dare to in America. 

Rich Hoffman

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Saving America: We’ve become stupid, its time to change that

We have to become Smarter as a Nation

For my own anger management, the travel I’ve done around America so far in 2021 has been very redeeming; I’d recommend it to anybody who has found themselves stressed out over the election of 2020 to put things in perspective.  My travel certainly did it for me, especially after spending one of my travel days at Mt. Rushmore and Deadwood on the same day.  All of my kids have been significantly harmed by Covid.  I have personally been hurt by it, just as everyone has.  I took Covid very personally.  The government was anti-Constitutional, and I see nothing in life that is worth violating those laws.  Then when you add the election fraud and the reality of having the most progressive administration in the history of America inserted in our government, ruining all our lives even further, I was either ready to blow up and become the character from the movie, Falling Down.  Or I was going to figure out something that has eluded civilization so far and bring back the boons of it for the benefit of all.  So I picked the latter and hit the road with my entire family in our RV, and we had a marvelous time discovering America and seeing many things that I had only read about.  To say that any of the places were my favorite places would be disingenuous.  Everything was wonderful.  But I found at Mt. Rushmore an itch I had been trying to scratch for years, and I can only tell you that it eased my mind considerably.   A combination of that travel day, reading all the books I bought along the way, and reading them nightly at our campsites in my favorite chair set up next to my portable traveling office gave me a fresh perspective that I did not think possible.  But it was possible, and I would like to share the results with others out there, such as you, dear reader who might find comfort in those results. 

After our last trip to Europe, my wife and I decided that we didn’t want to visit overseas anywhere again until we saw almost everything in our own country.  It took us a few years to build up to it, but we bought an RV and committed ourselves to the task.  At the time, we didn’t know the world would be turned upside down, but that it did only elevated the urgency to travel more.  After the massive letdown of our government with Covid and the obvious disappointment on Election Day 2020, where people went to bed thinking Trump won, then waking up seeing that Biden had, we accelerated our plans. We hit the road so I could think things through.  I needed to go out into the deserts of our country away from everyone and think.  To stop by gas stations and not use their dirty bathrooms, but those in our RV.  To get our drinks out of the refrigerator and climb off the grid for a while.  Also, to read lots of books without hotel staff bothering me or even bothering to go out to dinner.  I wanted everything to be with me and to have my home with me at all times, even as the scenery outside that home changed by the hour.  I think a culmination of all those elements made Mt. Rushmore much more potent for me.

As we visited Mt. Rushmore, I was thinking of the British Museum in London, and the Louvre in Paris, even some of the temples and monuments I had visited in Japan and I have to say, it was my favorite place of all, so far in my life.  I’ve been to many exotic locations worldwide, even most exquisitely, the temples and pyramids of the Mayan culture, and Mt. Rushmore was the best.  It far exceeded my expectations.  It was not because of the fine stonework and the viewing platforms they had erected but because the entire place was dedicated to intelligence and philosophy.  It was the perfect place for me at the ideal time for my thoughts, and I came away with some authentically fresh perspective.  It was that itch I had always been trying to scratch, and I felt a tremendous amount of relief after visiting there.  At that same time as I was at that monument, my publisher was putting the final touches of my Gunfighter’s Guide to Business out for my last review, which I had been structuring as a strategy guide for making businesses successful, but countries as well.  So, I was in the perfect place, and this is a feeling that will stay with me for a long time. 

We often take it for granted that our country can handle anything.  We’ve allowed our people to become corrupt, sexually obsessed, drug-influenced, and, through our public education system, turned into absolute idiots.  We weren’t born that way, but we have allowed many jealous outside influences to harm our intellects as a country, and we have now seen the result.  We have seen the attacks on our culture culminate into the mass calamity of our times.  But still, I saw in people during that trip, all day there at Mt. Rushmore, then up in Deadwood, Americans are so resilient.  Even with all the devastation, these were not conquered people.  The system of American freedom had proven that even with all the pitfalls we have experienced, our nation could withstand it all.  But to indeed have a great country, we needed places of intelligence to raise our intellects to where a great country should expect to be.  If we wanted to save America from the attackers worldwide who wanted to bring it down, many of who are now acting as domestic enemies, we would have to get smarter as a culture. 

As usual for me, books and time to read them helped my anxieties tremendously, and they would do the same for you.  For anybody.  And to truly save this country, that is the key to not just saving it but keeping it that way.  Mt. Rushmore was built to remind people, such as in times like these, why we tried to create a country in the first place.  It worked so well, we have taken it for granted, and many people have allowed themselves to be seduced by the antics of the world.  They have been seduced by stupidity and told that it was a virtue.   Well, stupidity is not a virtue.  We were told that we should lower our defenses and allow insurgents to raid us through our schools, through our businesses, and corrupt our politics so that there would be no sign of a republic for which we could hope to stand.   If we want to keep our country great, we must get more intelligent as a culture; we have to return to the times of readers like Lincoln and Roosevelt.  Of Jefferson, who started the Library of Congress with his collection of books.  America was built on philosophy and intelligence.  It was a divorce from the stupidity of the world, not in adoration of it.  And even in our own family, my wife and I have traveled the world only to realize that the best things were always around us.  Yet we did not see those places because the world was saying that everything else was great.  Well, I’ve been to those places, and nothing was better than Mt. Rushmore.  And there has been no more satisfying experience than in reading the books I brought from there.  If I seem content in my thoughts these days, it’s because of this minor boon, which I think has the power to change the world. 

Rich Hoffman

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China Started World War III Years Ago: Just because they never declared it, their actions show they are out for blood and spoils

China is at War with America

Yes, we have been in World War 3 for a while now, and our primary villain this time is China. I’ve talked about that for years, it’s not new, but many are just now starting to see it.  I understand the pain and fear that people are feeling now.  But that doesn’t change the fact; China has made it clear they plan to take over America within 15 years.  That conversion process is occurring as we speak and is why they were so bold in unleashing Covid as a manufactured pandemic during 2020 shutting down the American economy.  Of course, China handled the pandemic well because they knew it was all a fake, intended to drain other nations’ economies and fill China up.  It is the Art of War, a book over 2000 years old.  China hasn’t been shy about it. It’s only been recently where the intentions started to become real for people now that the results of the 2020 election are pointing back at China for a massive cheat that appears evident to now have happened.  They meant to overthrow our presidential pick and to replace him with the pick of the communist party.  Their representative in the White House, the Joe Biden administration, is their ground game in this war.  Even that sounds fictional to many people, but hey, it’s on the Hunter laptop.  The evidence is all right there.  It may be painful to look at it, but it is there, clear for all who dare see it.

As I talk about in the video above, Americans still love innate talent and natural genius to academic skill. A significant part of the Chinese strategy has been to convert our society to a college-driven, sold aristocracy.  In that way, they could control the way our community thinks and how we place value on job titles.  But if I don’t seem concerned about losing this war to China, it’s because I know Americans, and they value other things besides educated skills controlled by bureaucrats.  They may play the game to have a good job, and have a decent house, and put their kids in school in a decent neighborhood.  But at their cores, they are rebels who value shooting from the hip in a crisis instead of structured process-driven thinking.  The communist Chinese count on America to become more like them by controlling entertainment, news media, social media, education, and politics.  They think and have built their whole plan around turning Americans into the Chinese, and I am pretty optimistic that isn’t possible.  They will never be able to pull that off, so their goals will not be achievable.  But that doesn’t change the fact that they intend to win, and that is worth a declaration of war and a lead-up to consequences that will cost them dearly. 

This war isn’t different from wars in the past; it must have been scary for people during the Civil War or the War of 1812.  Or even World War II, when men rushed off to face a known enemy in Hitler and women, went to manufacturing plants to make war supplies.  Nobody knew what the outcomes would be.  We have become soft in the world; we always expect to win, to be the best, and that it will all take minimal effort from us to maintain.  That has left us vulnerable, so we should not be surprised that an enemy of America would seek to exploit us.  Or shall we say, enemies, which is much more descriptive of the situation.  We have a jealous world out there.  Many of them hate America because they aren’t America.  And China knows it can’t win in the world under the philosophy of communism unless they can convince Americans to follow them, to become like them.   China wants to destroy us.  More specifically, they want to destroy capitalism.  They want to keep us, they want to keep our infrastructure, but they want the country and its economic power.  They have used debt to leverage their way into our culture.  They have used the promise of their 1.4 billion people to seduce corporations into playing for communism rather than staying loyal to American audiences.  And they carried on the work started by the Russians during the Cold War of infiltrating our education system to raise generations of left-leaning people who would be accessible to conquer at some point in the future.  Well, that future came alive in 2020, and they have shown their intentions, and for many, it is scary.  It means that the world isn’t so safe.  The lives of their children are indeed in jeopardy.  And tomorrow may not have American flags in it based on their point of view. 

That’s why I say to everyone now, the Chinese are at war with us, but they cannot beat us.  They have had to shoot their intentions too early and have been exploited in ways they were unprepared for.  So please don’t get caught in the drama of their purposes.  Focus on beating them.  That can be done quickly by keeping true the key to all things American, Americans that love innate talent and natural genius to academic skill.  That is the key to winning against China, removing the process from the war, and applying heart and soul.  China cannot compete with those ingredients, and their objective of taking America over by 2035 will be easily averted.  But do not mistake the situation as something that can accommodate inaction.  And when you get your chance, and you will, do not let up off the Chinese communists.  Drive the point home and make them the laughing stock of the world.  They were the ones who attacked us, so they brought it on themselves.  They hoped to play this communist game while working for world peace and economic stability and joined arm and arm with the rest of the world’s nations.  While we did all that, they took their swipe at us, and they went for the kill.

However, when China went for the kill, they missed, and we are here to send the consequences back to them with interest.  And it is something we should certainly do, is to collect on that interest.  Do not show them mercy.  Do not hold hands with the domestic terrorists who aligned themselves with China.  And leave the compassion to religion on Sunday.  Today, make them pay with everything they value and take from them all their hopes for the future.  As you learn more and more about the election of 2020 and understand to what extent China manipulated the Covid-19 virus to destroy our economy and ruin the presidency of Donald Trump, remember they did it all to get at you and your family.  They meant to destroy your life and those of your entire family and did not care what the consequences were.  They wanted to destroy our country, and it falls on us to do something about it now, in this time.  This is our World War II.  This is our War of 1812.  Tomorrow is, of course, uncertain.  But what we do know is that we must do what we must do, and that is to call China our enemy in this war and to make them pay.  To make them bend to our will and eat out of our hand.  And to teach the enemies of America what consequences look like.  But before that happens, we must deal with the domestic enemies first.  What you don’t ever want is to be like the poor people of Hong Kong, begging for freedoms that were taken from you.  It is a lot harder to fight for freedom after you’ve lost it than while you still have it. That’s where we stand today.  But the war is real, even if everyone is pretending that it’s never been declared. 

Rich Hoffman

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It Isn’t That Trump Lost: Its all about the fact that Biden never won

Its not that Trump Lost, Biden Never Won

Here’s the problem with the election fraud, which is a significant problem now that we have an established order caught deeply committed to a way of life, as the public, in general, voted to reject that life.  The question is not whether or not there was election fraud or if there was enough of it to change the election.  I feel comfortable at this time to say that there was.  Joe Biden did not win that election of 2020 fair and square.  And as I’ve said from the beginning of Covid, the whole purpose of the new science protocols was to provide cover for a global desire to get rid of Trump, expand communism to the world, and offer cheating options.  It was always about changing the way we deal with natural viruses as societies.  It was about giving power to governors and health directors instead of resorting to a military option of global force.  These methods were passive-aggressive invasions against the American Constitution that progressives have always desired to “progress” beyond.  Progressives, globalists, communists, all of those types, have zero respect for the laws of America, and many of those people have infiltrated our government already.  So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that they care not at all about breaking any American laws.  The Chinese are not respectful of American law.  They intend to conquer us and change the laws to communism anyway, so none of the terrible things we have witnessed occurred by minds who feel any amount of guilt about it.  With that in mind, it would be best not to cry about it now and point to our laws and declare that they broke the law.  We all know that, and they don’t care.  Not one bit. 

But what they do care about, progressives, is that they came up with a philosophy based on Karl Marx way back in the late 1800s and have been soft-selling it to the public all that time.  And they hoped that from generation to generation, they would slow boil us all into the kind of communism they have in China.  Progressives want to preserve a type of European aristocracy and communism worldwide, giving them that option as a ruling class of bureaucrats.  That’s why progressives support Cuba, why they always have their hands in Iran, and why China has been allowed to be a global power.  The plan was in place even at the end of World War II.  American forces protecting China from Japan then were always intended to weaken the country for the communist push coming out of the North.  The plan was always meant for communists to take over in China at the end of the war.  Germany and Japan, in general, were nurtured by progressives in Europe to usher in the philosophy of Marx for the rest of the world.  That’s why Neville Chamberlain got caught pandering to Hitler, only to have it backfire.  This plan is ancient and is always doomed from the start.  But progressives have always thought, “if only” this or that happened, they would gain power, and they would rule the world.  That is how they got caught in this most recent bear trap and why they have eggs on their faces now.  Of course, they cheated in the election of 2020.  People picked Trump, they couldn’t deal with it, and they did everything—and I mean everything—to take away that choice because it was disruptive to their multi-century global plans to spread Marxism, which they would control, to every corner of the globe.  And at present, they pretty much control the rest of the world, every country to some extent.  But they do not control Americans.  They might influence American politics, but they do not maintain the spirit of the American people.   They slow-boiled their attempt to capture their minds, but with Trump, it proved that all those efforts had failed, so now they have gone as far as they can go, and now they have hit a brick wall.

Like most things that progressives do, they do not have a plan B.  They always planned for a takeover of the American way of life, but nothing else.  They weren’t looking for a mixed economy.  They wanted domination, and if it didn’t work, they didn’t know what to do.  We have seen attempts to explain this progressive way of thinking in dystopian novels like Animal Farm and 1984.  Ayn Rand tried to warn people, but in the end, it didn’t matter.  People in America were free, and as long as they had the illusion of freedom, they were pretty good with things.  But now, that illusion has been shattered.  Progressives know they are in danger.  They have bet everything on a change state that would use the promise of safety to push people into Marxism controlled by an all-knowing centralized government.  They couldn’t handle it because people voted for Trump to change that plan and did it twice.  The first time caught them off guard.   The second time, they planned to use Covid to cheat in the election, and when Trump was looking to win anyway, with 75 million known votes, it scared them, and they went all-in on the cheat.  The media was involved.  Most of our political system was in on it.  Our education system was in on it, they all shared a Marxist philosophy that they had been committed to their entire lives, yet the thing they wanted most, the approval of the American people, was denied to them.  They were hurt, malicious, and seeking blood for that rejection.  And now that they’ve gone as far as they did and have been caught, they are lost as to what to do next.  So they are clammering for more Covid terror to divert people’s attention from the massive failure of their multi-century incursion. 

The question is, what happens next?   Well, I am satisfied that I know.  I’ve traveled the entire country this year, and I am quite clear where Trump voters are on the matter.  Out of 300 million people, including children, there are well north of 75 million people who will not move off their position.  Progressives can’t change that with illegal immigration.  They can’t change it by trying to focus on racism which is only 13% of the entire American population.  They can’t do it with the fear of global warming.  The fear of covid.  The fear of anything.  Americans have freedom legally, they enjoy their freedom immensely, and they would rather fight than comply, which is evident after the so-called insurrection of January 6th, 2021.

Now with the election fraud results coming out of Maricopa County in Arizona, that alone are enough to change the results of the election and the massive fraud found in Fulton County, Georgia, the cover for progressivism has been ripped away.  Even if we don’t have a legal means of putting Trump back in the White House, everyone knows what people picked.  The world knows.  With all the tricks of big tech.  With the complete conquest of our schools, our children, our families.  With even the fear of death thrown in our faces, people still picked freedom over a big government to keep them safe.  And that was never the plan.  Progressives don’t have the guts to conduct an armed insurrection against us.  All they have are these passive-aggressive tricks they have been utilizing, all of which have been rejected.  So regardless of who sits in the White House, the knowledge of what people picked is laid open for all to see.  And it wasn’t the progressive offerings.  It was America First, and it will remain that way as the rest of the world wanting the same freedoms plan as we speak to do the same to their progressive governments.  And that dam is about to burst, as I explain in the video above. 

Rich Hoffman

The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business

The Best Protection Against Corruption: Jane Timken and a good family

Yes, I’m very old-fashioned.  There was a point in time where things worked pretty well for all people of all sexes and colors, and that was before the progressive era came along infused with the corruption of Karl Marx and screwed everything up.  And I’m especially old fashioned with my politics; when I can, I like to shake hands and meet people one on one, or at least in an intimate group setting.  But with this new media culture that we are in today, we tend to look at everyone through the lens of media filtration, which is dangerous because we have seen what many of us always suspected about the media.  We shouldn’t have been surprised; they were all trained in the same kind of places and are owned by corporations looking to expand their markets through globalism, ready to abandon America and the Constitution along the way.  Yet, I still make most of my decisions about politics based on meeting as many candidates personally as possible before deciding to rally on their behalf.  That includes President Trump; I met him several times in 2015 and 2016, with very few cameras and people around.  Before he could command a $10,000 donation to shake his hand and get a picture for a desk, he already had celebrity, but few took him seriously in politics.  I like to look a person in the eyes and see what is going on in there.  It takes that for me to feel good about a candidate at any level.  For the upcoming senate seat in Ohio that Rob Portman is leaving behind, I’ll admit that Jane Timken was about third on my list to consider.  But I did get a chance to meet with her in a small group setting which I appreciated being invited to very much, and the result for me was a lot more respect for Jane than I had before the meeting.  I always liked her and respected what she did in Ohio for the Republican Party and uniting that party behind Trump in a hostile political setting.  Yet upon meeting her in a closed environment with the media far away, I learned some great things about her, particularly what motivates her. I came out feeling excited for her inclusion into the senate race, which will be a big part of recapturing the Senate not just with a GOP majority but with America First advocates and strategic influencers.  That last part for me is the most important. 

Before I say what I’m about to, I know many people who had not benefited from a great family experience when they were growing up.  One of my best friends is something of an immigrant, being raised in foster homes and had been given every opportunity to fail that you can imagine.  He could have given up hundreds of times over the years, and nobody would have blamed him.   However, today he’s very rich, very powerful, and a very good person untouched by corruption, and I love him to death.  But his success says a lot more about him than it does about how people arrive at success in life, no matter how success is measured.  His story is a rare exception. For most people, without a good upbringing, without good parents, grandparents, and a functional family structure, people are doomed in life often before they ever get out of middle school in their formative years.  Its not always their fault, but it is a failure of social structure, political philosophy, and radical insurgents over time in their priorities for social well-being.  As a general rule, young men grow up and marry women like their mothers, and young women grow up and form their lives around their fathers, and those sentiments last a lifetime, from the cradle to the grave.  That makes it reasonably confident that they will likely be pretty good adults to work with if a person had a good family life.  If they didn’t and are always looking for things in their adult life to bury the pain of their childhoods, you can bet that corruption isn’t far behind for them.  Who a person ends up being in life is often dependent entirely on how good their childhood was and whether or not they had a functionally good relationship with their moms and dads. 

I’ve liked Kristi Noem since she arrived on the political scene because she got into politics for many reasons involving her family. All people should get involved in politics to make it better.  After her dad died, her family was hit with massive death taxes that threatened to destroy everything they had built together.  So she became politically active, which has been good.  She is an influential person to her core and can handle the meat grinder of corrupt politics very well.  I recently traveled through South Dakota, and you could feel her leadership style there as she was one of the first governors to stand up to the Dr. Fauci types using Covid as a Kotter change state to bring Marxism to American culture.  It has been a war not with tanks and guns but with health directors intent on torpedoing a healthy economy in an attempt to knock Trump out of office.  I would point to Kristi Noem’s dad expressly and say that today’s strong woman fighting against all odds started with her relationship with her dad.   And with many of these strong new women in the Republican Party leading from the front, with congressional and Senate seats, we are finding that to be the repeated case.  Fathers have massive impacts on daughters leaving them to preserve like mothers the product of the family happiness, a country that the family can grow in and bring opportunity to the future.  But their first swipe at that dream comes from a father holding the hand of a young daughter and teaching her how to be a good person, set goals in life and not compromise themselves to corruption and apathy, and preserve the conditions of those bonding moments forever. 

This past week, meeting Jane Timken running for the Senate seat of the outgoing Rob Portman, I saw in her eyes what I see in Kristi Noem’s eyes.  Jane is a person who loves her dad and her family.  And when asked questions about why she wanted to get into politics, she was not murky about it.  Her dad was her motivation.  And this part she didn’t say, but she didn’t need to.  Like most young people who had positive family experiences, they become adults wanting to preserve their parents’ world for the future to preserve the happy thoughts of tradition.  And that for Jane, it wasn’t a power trip to ride the America First agenda to a big office in Washington D.C. with a line of lobbyists outside to lick the dust off her shoes.  Jane was in politics to preserve the vision of a father whom she loved, and that told me she was a fighter against corruption and the forces behind it that we are all facing today.  Learning all this, Jane Timken was suddenly a lot more viable than she was before I met her.  That is essentially why our children are attacked in schools, why we are being poisoned with drugs from illegal immigration, pornography by the tech companies, from every direction essentially.  The war against the family wasn’t just personal.

When divorce lawyers were promoted in the 60s, 70s, and 80s as freedom from an unhappy life and putting a career in front of a family was introduced as noble, they intended to destroy America.  Not to preserve it.  And so the way to fix that problem is to make families first, and the nation will follow.  But to do that, we need people running the country who function from that happy place of family and can withstand the riggers of public opinion so long as they can go home at night and have a family that loves them.  With Jane Timken and others who are emerging, I see a lot of hope for America.  The decline we are experiencing was purposeful and strategic.  The American dream is not dead now or in the future.  So long as there are fathers who inspire their daughters to run for Senate and win to preserve those memories of long walks and hand-holding that comes with a good parent inspiring a child with the goals of a lifetime—we have a fighting chance.

Rich Hoffman

The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business

Meeting Jane Timken: The best way to implement Trump’s America First agenda

Why to Vote for Jane Timken

The day my phone lit up with many Republicans across the state of Ohio, I remember it well, who let me know that Matt Borges, as Chairman of the Republican Party, was openly harassing supporters of soon-to-be President Trump.  In reaction to the Access Hollywood tape that Democrats thought would sink Trump in the October surprise of him talking about women in a sexually provocative way, the campaign looked to be over.  Things were much more innocent then, on that October of 2016, during a Saturday of pleasant weather, the leaves were gently falling off the trees, and from what I was hearing, the split in the Republican Party was wide.  Like Borges, the Governor Kasich people were not going to accept that Trump was the official nominee to run for President, and they were not working to help Trump win the state.  They were trying to sabotage the Trump campaign so that Kasich would have another chance to run for President the next time around.  Of course, nobody cared about the Access Hollywood tapes, just as they haven’t cared about the countless attacks since then to prevent a Beltway outsider and a billionaire with the means to fight these battles from entering public office, especially the White House.  What we saw back then was just the beginning.  We knew that people like Borges had to go, Kasich had to go, and so would many of the other RINOs who were standing with Democrats to keep what needed to be done to save our country from happening.  In came Jane Timken to challenge Borges for the Republican chairman job, and she beat him.  Jane then turned quickly to unite the Republican Party, which she did so quickly, making Ohio one of the most vital states in support of the new President. Trump went on to win against all odds to usher in a new age of politics that few saw possible on that October in 2016.  On a Saturday where all looked to be lost just a few weeks before the election.

I have been thankful to Jane for the way she united the Republican Party under tenuous conditions.  In just a few short years, people I had known as staunch Never Trumpers were suddenly VIP ticket holders at Trump campaign events, and they were enjoying themselves more than I had seen in years.  Part of that, of course, was that Trump had been doing a good job.  People saw through the media and political attacks.  Trump quickly fulfilled his campaign promises and did what all sound executives do when they lead their organizations; he showed people what success looked like and made it easy for Republicans to unite behind him within the Republican Party.  It wasn’t lost on people how John Kasich had similarly sold himself, but within a few years as Governor of Ohio, he showed he couldn’t live up to the media hostility, and he turned soft.

On the other hand, Trump had everything, including the kitchen sink, thrown at him, and he was still getting things done every day, and he never slowed down.  He forced the opposition to unload every trick in the book for all of us to see, and he survived it all.  But along the way, as the new Chairman of the Republican Party, Jane Timken brought together Ohio Republicans in a very skillful way that showed the rest of the nation what a strong GOP looked like.  Considering the personalities involved, what Jane did was remarkable.  I had wanted to tell her that at an appropriate time, which I finally did have recently, in a private setting as she was gearing up her run for the senate seat that Rob Portman is retiring from.  I had seen her at events in Butler County a few times but did not get a chance to speak to her personally.  But I did get to talk with her one-on-one and with a small group of intimates, and I had one specific question for her that concerned me regarding her platform as an America First candidate.

As a party leader, Jane had shown support for Anthony Gonzalez, who voted twice to impeach Trump.  She supported his right to an opinion on the matter as the party leader, which is tricky when the MAGA movement wants to run people like Gonzalez out of the party because he voted against Trump.  Jane has been and continues to sell herself as an America First candidate, so I needed to hear from her without a media filter what her decision-making process was on the Gonzalez issue, and she answered it to my satisfaction.  I understand the difficulty for her, and I’m sure Trump understands as well.  The way to solve the matter is to get rid of Gonzalez in the primary and replace him with another America First candidate, Max Miller, a member of Trump’s inner circle.  One thing that came up during this private meeting with Jane was that being a fighter for freedom and America First is terrific.  But at some point in time, you go from being the rebel to being the new establishment.  And a lot of people struggle once they are the new leader because all their energy went into the fight of getting there.  Once they are there, they often don’t know what to do. That’s the case for school boards, political parties, management takeovers, everything that humans involve themselves in.  It’s one thing to campaign on ideas.  It’s quite another to apply those ideas to real-life situations.  Jane showed me that she could make that transition from freedom fighter to the establishment without losing herself along the way as she handled the Chair position of the Ohio Republican Party.  And she understood what fights were worth fighting and which were not.  Trump himself showed that he could make that transition too, as a disrupter to a great executive in the White House.  It was only five years ago since that Matt Borges incident, but so much has changed, and Jane, in so many ways, had helped lead a lot of people through the fog of that time to a real opportunity to build a senate at the federal level that is America First.

There is still a long way to go in the primary race, and this process is crucial because we need to see what kind of shelf life these candidates for Portman’s senate seat have.  But any concerns I had about Jane Timken were certainly alleviated by my meeting with her.  I wasn’t the only one there; many very good people were at this meeting for the same reasons.  As far as Jane Timken being able to take an American First platform to the Portman senate seat, building a team of Republicans that would function from that platform.  I’ve seen Jane do it before, and she is hungry to do it again, only this time on a bigger stage.  I think Jane would not only fight Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the AOC socialists, the Bernie Sanders communists, but Jane would win as she has won before.  The person I met was more intelligent and tougher than those characters. If Jane were to be in that senate seat, I could see clearly that Trump’s agenda would be implemented not just for show but for the longevity of the future in ways many today can’t imagine. I’m not ready to endorse anybody yet for that seat, but Jane certainly didn’t disappoint.  I think she could win but that she might become a leader in the Senate quickly.

Rich Hoffman

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