Understanding “Who Is John Galt”: ‘Atlas Shrugged Part III’ hits theaters September 12th

I first met Harmon Kaslow, one of the producers of the Atlas Shrugged films, in 2012 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio while we were both promoting the release of the second film, CLICK TO REVIEW.  At the time he was under tremendous pressure—he had just completed the second film with John Aglialoro and was working hard to promote it against a tidal wave of dissent.  Harmon is a Hollywood producer and his work on the Atlas films went against the general message of the entire entertainment industry—so it was a courageous move on his part to bring an independent film version of the novel Atlas Shrugged to the big screen when conventional career climbing wisdom said not to. The book came out in 1957 and was in development hell for over 40 years due to a number of influences.  Ayn Rand’s biggest mistake to support her Objectivist philosophy which was the message behind the popular novel was in not allowing Albert S. Ruddy to make a film adaptions of Atlas Shrugged his way after the success of the Godfather films in 1972.  Ruddy wanted to produce a version of the Atlas  films with Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford playing the lead roles—but Rand wanted to maintain complete creative control the way she had on the movie version of her other novel, The Fountainhead many years earlier.   The deal unfortunately fell through.  Hollywood would have been a much different place if Rand and Ruddy had made Atlas Shrugged in the 1970s.  Instead, it took another 40 years to get a movie version made after many attempts and it was Harmon Kaslow working with John Aglialoro who was able to pull off what nobody previously could.  As recently as 1999 Aglialoro and Ruddy negotiated a deal with Turner Network Television for a four-hour miniseries, but that deal also fell through during an AOL merger with Time Warner.  There were other attempts, but all failed until Kaslow and Aglialoro using the tools of the modern age to bypass the studio system were able actually get the job done.  The third and final film is finally ready to be released to the public on September 12th 2014.

I am grateful for the films.  For as long as I’ve been alive church leaders have sat me down and tried to tell me to assimilate more with the human world—to make more friends.  School guidance councilors have done the same—spent many hours talking to me trying to convince me to drop my resistance to other people and make more friends.  To this very day I can attend a crowded football game with 60,000 screaming fans—I can sit in a luxury box with 25 to 30 friends and power brokers—but I am always alone in the midst of the swarm.   The advice given to me for all the years prior—which I have never listened to—was that I needed to compromise my values to maintain friendships with people who did not hold the same—because making friends and assimilating with the population at large was more important than personal integrity.  But it’s not.  That is some of the worst advice that anybody can receive and it is the primary reason that Atlas Shrugged had difficulty being made into a movie.  How do you make a movie that is critical of how the masses of the population behave—intellectually?

To measure the typical Hollywood industry reaction to Ayn Rand and how threatened they are by her message the Futurama episode called, “I Second that Emotion” contains a library of books flushed down the drain into the sewers to be read by deformed mutants.  Among those books one of the main characters sees Atlas Shrugged and dismisses the book saying “There is nothing but crumpled porn and Ayn Rand.”  The popular video game Bioshock attacked the Objectivist premise of Atlas Shrugged for many of the same reasons showing how such a society could become dangerously suppressive.  Always behind their revulsion of Atlas Shrugged is the fear that the message of Ayn Rand might seep into society and expose them for being second-handers who live exclusively off the efforts of others.  So they attack Atlas Shrugged to protect their scheme against not only society at large—but themselves.  The rock band Rush has had a fascination with Ayn Rand for years and was the back bone of their 2112 album when lyrist Neal Peart wrote the breakthrough song—“Anthem” dedicated to Ayn Rand which brought them unprecedented ridicule from British journalists.  George Lucas essentially being in the know over the intentions of Albert S. Ruddy to make an Atlas Shrugged film molded his character of Han Solo in Star Wars as an answer to the individualism versus collectivism argument so prevalent in the 1970s.  Back then Lucas wrote in his early screenplay draft, “May the force of others, be with you.”  Han Solo was supposed to learn by the end of the film to think of others before he thought of himself.  However by the time Harrison Ford applied his magic to the character, Han Solo became one of the most popular characters in the series and he stayed very Randian in subsequent movies.  Case in point, Han Solo is about to be frozen and shipped off by the bounty hunter Boba Fett when Princess Leia says, “I love you.”  Han Solo using a very profound pronoun replies simply, “I know.”  Solo doesn’t care to reassure Leia that he too loves her, only that he knew all along.  The premise of his declaration is that his knowledge is more important than her acknowledgment.  They later get married have a daughter named Jaina who is the star of the new upcoming films.  By the time Star Wars hit popular culture Lucas changed a bit in his perspective shortening the popular line to just, “May the force be with you.”  These philosophic arguments are quite loud and many don’t even realize they are happening—but the battles rage on to this day and the stakes are quite high.

I have known this about people all of my life—well before I ever read Atlas Shrugged.  The reason I’ve always been alone—even in crowds is due to my avoidance of letting second-handers too close to me.  Most people live their lives as second-handers so Atlas Shrugged for them is dangerous—and insulting.  They will not enjoy the movie Atlas Shrugged and this is why the movie was in development hell for such a long period of time.  Movie producers and studio distributers by the nature of their jobs are second-handers themselves—the film business demands it of them—so they have problems with Atlas Shrugged.  Politicians are also second-handers, most of them hate the book and the movie produced by Aglialoro and Kaslow.  Movie critics are some of the biggest second-handers in existence—they are often film school drop-outs who couldn’t make their own movies so to be close to the industry, they write film reviews for newspapers and television shows.  Atlas Shrugged challenges them in a way that frightens their values—and second-hander nature.  When the third film hits theaters on September 12th 2014, they will pan the film not because the movie is bad—but because the story attacks their tendency to be second-handers and it makes them feel guilty.

The reason I have always been alone in crowds is that I do not allow myself to be looted from them socially, and literally.  Government does steal my money as a second-hander entity through taxes—but as an individual I have a policy against second-handers and do not allow it.  The new movie Atlas Shrugged III: Who is John Galt is a film made for people like me.  There is a scene in the upcoming film where John Galt is offered the top job of Wesley Mouch which holds unlimited government power.  John Galt laughs at the offer as his girlfriend Dagney Taggart is listening and instructs all those present that no such job should exist.  Dagney is allowed to listen because the president Mr. Thompson thinks that she will learn a lesson when he breaks John Galt through temptation.  Most people watching the movie and criticizing it after will not understand why John Galt laughs at the offer.  Most people would take such a deal in less than a second.  I do understand with great clarity.  I have lived my whole life laughing at the same type of offers without always understanding clearly.  I didn’t read any of Ayn Rand’s books until her books began to explode in popularity after the election of President Obama—in 2008.  My enjoyment of those books was not because they changed my life.  It was because reading those books and getting to know a bit about the people who made the recent movies—it was refreshing to see that there were others out there who thought the same way as I did—they resisted the waves of second-handers trying to impose a scheme against the productive hoping to remain concealed.   Now three films later over the last five years, Kaslow and Aglialoro have done what seemed impossible—they made Atlas Shrugged into movies with the last coming out just ahead of the November elections.

So the answer to “Who Is John Galt” will be answered quite well in the new film.  John Galt is a person who refuses to be consumed by second-handers, and when it is asked who talks and thinks like him by critics after they have seen the film and seek to hide their fear of the philosophy behind a bad review—I do.  I have in many ways lived John Galt’s life with a remarkable parallel that made me think when I first read Atlas Shrugged that I was reading something written just for me.  I have made similar decisions as John Galt for similar reasons at nearly the same time as that fictional character and in just the same kind of theatrical conditions.

My employers have always utilized my talents as an inventor of new ideas.  I went so far to even begin processing some of those ideas as patents in my early 20s.  When I learned that the industry was filled with second-handers and that virtually every connection to my endeavors was teeming with similar types, I withdrew.  My wife and I live in our home like our own personal Galt’s Gulch.  I took on several medial jobs—much the way that John Galt does in the new film for much the same reason but withdrew my talents from the second-handers so not to make them better at my expense.  There have been a few times along the way such as the time of the present where I am paid on the front end to solve complicated problems.  It takes more than money to conceive me of the worth—and if those values align, I agree to help, but generally, my wife and I live in a gulch of our own making—which is remarkably similar to the lifestyle shown in the new movie.

Due to a busy schedule I will not be able to attend the premier by invite which is occurring in Las Vegas just prior to the September 12th release date.  But I am excessively happy to see that the film was made and is the best of the three films.  For those who have seen the previous two either in theaters or on DVD later, then that should paint a picture of how good this new film should be for them.  When it comes to the filmmakers and others I have gotten to know a bit from the literal Gulch that we all reside in, I don’t feel those same emotions where a crowd can be present, but that I am standing by myself—around them.  The best part of the new movie is that it was made for people who are already like John Galt.  It’s not a movie for everyone.  Many will be curious enough to watch the film even if they don’t understand it.  But for those who already know who John Galt is by looking in the mirror—they will have a rare treat that deserves thanks toward the producers for making such a wonderful film intended for those who are standing alone in the world on an island of creativity surrounded by the desperate needs of second-handers.  It is rare that anything is ever made for people like that—because they always do the making.  But thanks to John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow, Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt was made for them—and that is a real treat.

To find out where the movie is playing near you, click the link below, and learn where you can see the film on September 12th.


Rich Hoffman



Help Burger King–Buy a Whopper Today: The vote of tax inversions against progressive politics

To a large extent progressive politicians who wish to redistribute the wealth of America to smaller—less productive countries created this monster—but now those same politicians are feeling the wrath of their failure surrounding the tax inversion tactics created by the federal government. Tax inversions are where United States corporations move their headquarters to other countries to avoid paying corporate taxes. While those same progressive activists in government wanted this to happen to some extent—they did not bother to do the math on the potential impact to loss in the United States treasury. When Burger King recently announced that they were about to move to Canada to avoid the high corporate taxes in the United States, it forced politicians like Obama and Ohio’s Sharrod Brown to confront the issue as “unpatriotic.”

To the progressive politician patriotism means supporting their system of government schools, their high monopolistic wages for road maintenance, their social infrastructure created by government for government through an intrusive tax system. Obama’s response to the Burger King exodus was that their failure to pay future taxes would lead to tax increases for individual citizens who would be forced to cover the federal bill for services rendered. However, it never occurred to Obama, or Brown that their progressive policies which cost a lot of money—their wealth redistribution schemes, their ridiculously inefficient education system, their welfare policies were unsolicited by a large portion of the thinkers in the United States. Just because the producers, thinkers, and general entrepreneurs are in the minority in America does not mean that the masses through democracy can vote themselves the legal ability to loot and pillage enterprise. Corporate taxes in America are among the highest in the world because of intrusive progressive politicians representing the degenerate masses. They did not consider what would happen if those corporations picked up and left because the looting of their profit would be deemed too costly.

President Obama intensified his criticism of U.S. firms that shift their headquarters overseas Thursday, arguing the tax-saving tactic is unfairly “gaming the system.”

“This is basically taking advantage of tax provisions that are technically legal,” Obama said in an exclusive CNBC interview, referring to a surge of U.S. corporations transferring their official addresses to Ireland, Bermuda or other lower-tax jurisdictions.

“But I think most people would say: If you’re doing business here, if you’re basically still an American country, but you’re simply changing your mailing address to avoid paying taxes, then you’re really not doing right by the country and by the American people,” said Obama.

He acknowledged that corporate executives and board members are paid to maximize company profits and expand business operations. “But people are also paid to be good corporate citizens, they’re also paid to make sure that they’re thinking about, in addition to shareholder value, how do you grow a company over the long-term,” said Obama.


NEW YORK (CBS Cleveland/AP) — Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world’s third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

The corporate headquarters of the new company will be in Canada. The two brands will continue to be run as stand-alone chains, with Burger King still operating out of Miami.

Some analysts have suggested that Canada’s lower tax rates stand to benefit Burger King over time. But Burger King said that’s the not main motivation for the deal.

During a conference call with analysts and investors, Burger King Executive Chairman Alex Behring stressed that international growth possibilities are driving the deal. He noted that 3G Capital, the investment firm that owns a majority stake in Burger King, has turned the hamburger company into one of the fastest-growing chains since buying it in 2010. He said that experience will be applied to Tim Hortons.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is calling for a boycott of Burger King.

“Burger King’s decision to abandon the United States means consumers should turn to Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers or White Castle sliders. Burger King has always said ‘Have it Your Way’; well my way is to support two Ohio companies that haven’t abandoned their country or customers,” Brown said in a statement. “To help business grow in America, taxpayers have funded public infrastructure, workforce training, and incentives to encourage R&D and capital investment. Runaway corporations benefited from those policies but want U.S. companies to pay their share of the tab.”


Tax inversions, newly popularized by the law firm Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom four years ago, have taken on a new popularity this year as many corporations struggle to appease shareholders looking askance at growing corporate cash piles. While corporate cash piles act as a bulwark during recessionary times, the recovering economy has made the multibillion-dollar cash hoards look like bad financial management.

Many US corporations have complained loudly about US tax rates, even though it’s rare that they pay the full burden of 35% to 39%. Out of the Fortune 500 of prominent US companies, 288 paid an effective US federal tax rate of just 19.4% between 2008 and 2012, according to advocacy group Citizens for Tax Justice.

The conflict really centers around the profits that US companies generate overseas. These foreign profits have flooded the coffers of US companies, making up the bulk of an estimated $1.5 trillion in excess cash. Some, like Apple, have burned down some of the money by returning it to shareholders in the form of dividends, or have bought back their own stock in an attempt to drive their share prices higher on the open market. Still, the trillions remain out of reach until the companies make peace with the taxes they will have to pay, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has testified to federal officials in favor of a tax holiday.


What is ignored by politicians like Obama, and Brown—progressives who falsely believed they could build an empire of dependents in America and that corporations and the productive entrepreneurs of industry would gladly pay for services, schools, roads, and government infrastructure that they don’t support—for the greater good as defined by those same progressives, is that people might not want to pay for their view of the world.   Brown’s statements specifically about Burger King was that the business of the fast food chain was built by those same infrastructure items and that the restaurant chain does not want to pay their fair share. But consider that roads to nowhere have no value unless there is a Burger King to drive to, or an Apple product to purchase at a shopping mall. Education has no value unless it is to prepare young people to live in the world created by entrepreneurs—people who will eventually eat at Burger King or drive a car to make an Apple Store purchase. In a capitalist society entrepreneurship comes first, dedication to social causes that win Democratic elections second. The “egg” comes first in that kind of society and it is under a capitalist society that Burger King was created. Socialist countries don’t create such places.

It is patriotic to leave America when progressives have infiltrated capitalism so ridiculously that it has weakened the capitalist system which built all these marvelous businesses. It is patriotic to say no to higher taxes because most taxes only serve politicians who benefit from the demographic receiving wealth redistribution. Most politicians, especially those like Obama and Brown have no ideal how two quarters are made into .50 cents and how the value was created to begin with. All they see is that somebody has money and that they feel it is their duty to social justice to take that money and give it to somebody who doesn’t have it. Most of their public education systems teach the same behavior and their road construction crews are artificially high in cost because of their monopoly on that particular construction industry. The system really only benefits progressives and their politicians—it does not benefit the job creator. Without a job creator there is no place for a road to go, or even the need for an education—because the destination is created by the few for the many. Not the other way around.

I don’t normally eat at Burger King, but this week I will to support the restaurant chain in their desire to use a tax inversion to save some corporate tax. Not paying a tax is the only way to vote against the big spending wealth redistribution policies of typical progressives who attack everything about the system of job creation that they can without restraint. Progressives should not wonder why Burger King and many other companies want to avoid the tax—if they understood the nature of profit and how important it is to any economy—especially a capitalist one like the United States. But Obama and Brown are career politicians—they get paid to steal the wealth of companies like Burger King, and to give it to those too lazy to be enterprising. So their befuddled nature in this case is amusing. What is insulting is when they insist that others will have to pay the taxes Burger King is avoiding because in their minds they have already spent the money. It is in that condition that they prove themselves to be so detrimental to the human race and intelligence of any kind. So help Burger King by purchasing a Whopper today. I am!

Rich Hoffman



Racism falsehoods: The myth of “white privilege”

Bill O’Reilly and Megan Kelly from Fox News had an interesting debate about the perceived disparity of the black population and the so-called white privilege that is so much talked about regarding minorities.  Kelly rattled off a series of statistics which showed that blacks are clearly falling behind in virtually every category of social measurement and she leaned in favor of the argument supporting “white privilege.”  O’Reilly proposed a number of opposition arguments which provided clarity refuting the designation favoring whites.  That discussion can be seen below and is worth noting.

I have had more personal friends who were black than white over the years and understand the issue very well.  Megan is only talking about the result of statistics, but not the cause—whereas Bill O’Reilly began to touch on the real issues.  There is no white privilege in America.  The suppression of the whites against the blacks is a thing of the past and is only still considered by the very ignorant.  The cause of the disparity between the statistical facts rattled off by Megan Kelly is that blacks tend to support by default the position of collectivism versus the personal responsibility of individualism.  Collectivists associate all the things that happen to them as a group allowing many in that group to hide their bad behavior behind the mask of consensus.  In poor populations where fathers are infrequent, government sustains personal incomes, and the general philosophy is a collectivist oriented belief system statistics like the ones Megan Kelly discussed will take place regardless of the color of anybody’s skin.

If personal responsibility is not present in a culture, it will fail and resemble the kind of conditions seen in Ferguson.  The cries for equality by blacks and accusations of white privilege only come from those who decry personal responsibility and seek more collective mandates to hide their crimes.  The crimes of the typical perpetrator of the Ferguson riots would be loose moral attributes, poor family structure, terrible work ethics and deplorable personal conduct—all traits that center on collectivism.   Those who are successful in society tend to be those who conduct themselves with a code of some valor, personal responsibility, and awareness of their impact on the world around them not as a collective mass—but exclusively as an individual.

Being an avid motorcyclist I can name countless times that I have watched a person in another car throw a smoked cigarette out of a window. A lot of the time the same cars displaying environmental concerns are the worst perpetrators.  Think how hypocritical it is for a lover a nature to liter the streets of earth with cigarettes freshly consumed and still smoking.  But whenever a car is seen with bumper stickers displaying rainbows of support for mother earth, and cigarette smoke dances from a cracked window, 9 times out of 10 that same person will throw their empty cigarettes into the road while sitting at a stop light.  Many times they throw them out the window while driving not even caring that I’m on a motorcycle behind them.

I have studied this behavior for many years and this is the conclusion resulting from those observations.  People who throw their cigarettes out of windows tend to be collectivist oriented people who do not hold personal responsibility in high regard.  They assume that they are hidden behind a mask of anonymity provided by collectivist identification.  Because personal responsibility is not what they are functioning from they can’t imagine why or how their small cigarette thrown from a window could harm the earth.  What they fail to see is that if 30 to 40% of all people in a 300 million person population did the same, the roadways would be littered with pollution caused by the cigarettes.  But if the same person believes that a corporation—which is a collective group is harming the earth with pollution, then they will march with signs of activism and proclaim with fervor—“down with the rich CEO” the individuals at the top of large companies.  Their lack of personal responsibility has a double edge to it, first they hate individuals who control groups of people—so they attack CEOs, second they only understand things in terms of collective reference.  Anything outside of those parameters are invisible to them—like the thought that a simple cigarette might cause pollution in the world.

The same can be said of the welfare recipient, or the louse who blows off a free public education because their fatherless households failed to instruct them of the value, or the drug addict who shrugs away the value of their life in favor of getting high—the removal of personal responsibility during times intoxication.  The collectivist cannot associate responsibility with personal behavior because their lives are constructed around avoiding that diagnosis.  Thus you have race baiters like Al Sharpton declaring to a mass of angry blacks that “police have the money for guns, but not for education,” as if spending money on public education would solve the problem in poor black neighborhoods.  Billions of dollars in additional funding could be thrown into public education in a black neighborhood and nothing would improve—just as nothing has improved in public education in spite of additional spending for decades now—because personal responsibility for education is not being taught as an entry-level criteria.  Until that happens nothing will improve.

No matter what the topic when collectivism is involved, the result is always the same.  Decaying circumstances follow no matter what the skin color or sex involved entails.  If personal responsibility is vacant, corruption follows in every case.  There are no exceptions.

It is a lack of personal responsibility that is killing black America.  It is a lack of individual assessment and family structure that causes most of the trouble in communities like Ferguson.  During the last election, I supported Herman Cain and in the future I hope that Ben Carson runs for president, just as I have supported Alan Keys in the past.  They are all black politicians who I adore, so nobody can call me a racist.  I have more affiliations with more minorities than most people have in their entire lives, so I can speak fluently when I say that personal responsibly is the key to success in life.  The lack of personal responsibly is the cause of failure almost every time—even considering the misfortune of hard luck.

White privilege only comes to those who are taught to conduct their lives responsibly.  White people who adhere to collectivism as their guiding philosophy are just as wrecked as blacks who do the same.  Color has nothing to do with it—personal responsibility is everything.  I have known many blacks who are quite successful. I know whites who are very successful.  And I have known many other types men and women who are very successful—and what they all have in common is a belief in themselves as individuals.  All the failures in life that I have ever known all share in common a belief in collectivism—in the hope that they can live forever concealed from responsibility.  They of course cannot, but the fault of their circumstances are their own.  They can read these words and become angry, but they can offer no argument in favor of collectivism that cannot be refuted easily.  Notice the lack of comments on this article—which is free to the world—yet the lack of a defense of collectivism.  That is because they can’t defend it.  Collectivism is the reason that black communities, white communities and groups of all kinds fail.  It is no mystery, only a carefully concealed secret driven by a desire for waking intoxication of personal irresponsibility.

Rich Hoffman



COMMUNISM IS BEHIND THE MIDDLE EAST TROUBLE: The strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘The Project’

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened”. – Norman Thomas Socialist Candidate for President of the United States 1944.

I hate to say I’m right, but I am. For those who have wondered if my many articles about communist infiltration of public schools, labor unions and the Democratic Party in general were inflammatory, and over-the-top—now you understand how right I was and how wrong you were. The plot all along in America was for the prophesy proclaimed by Norman Thomas so many years ago to come to pass.   Small “c” communism was always the plan and it wore the mask of socialism to make it seem more appealing. The evidence is overwhelmingly obvious and beyond refute. But what is more disgusting for many is that they will soon learn that it is communism that is also behind the Muslim Brotherhood—which uses religious ideology to mask the economic desire to fully spread communism to every corner of the planet—especially in the tribal nature Middle East. I started to cover this in a recent article which can be seen by CLICKING HERE. Further proof can be seen in the following video.

 Didn’t see that on the American news networks, did you?  Yet there it is.

Even European media deeply troubled by the radical amount of Muslim extremists so prevalent in the many nations of the European Union are seeing the comparisons which should have always been clear from the outset.   While studying the behavior of the Muslim Brotherhood a German media group finally started to connect the dots centering on “The Project” a 20-year-old document established to take over the Western world with a strategy eerily similar to the Communist Manifesto, also covered previously at this site.   Apparently, this is the first time any German media outlet has ever told the truth about the global hegemonic aspirations of the Muslim Brotherhood, and its resemblance to Nazism, Communism, and other totalitarian political movements.


Again, from Frontline magazine they state, “one might be led to think that if international law enforcement authorities and Western intelligence agencies had discovered a twenty-year old document revealing a top-secret plan developed by the oldest Islamist organization with one of the most extensive terror networks in the world to launch a program of “cultural invasion” and eventual conquest of the West that virtually mirrors the tactics used by Islamists for more than two decades, that such news would scream from headlines published on the front pages and above the fold of the New York Times, Washington Post, London Times, Le Monde, Bild, and La Repubblica.

“If that’s what you might think, you would be wrong.

“In fact, such a document was recovered in a raid by Swiss authorities in November 2001, two months after the horror of 9/11. Since that time information about this document, known in counterterrorism circles as “The Project”, and discussion regarding its content has been limited to the top-secret world of Western intelligence communities. Only through the work of an intrepid Swiss journalist, Sylvain Besson of Le Temps, and his book published in October 2005 in France, La conquête de l’Occident: Le projet secret des Islamistes (The Conquest of the West: The Islamists’ Secret Project), has information regarding The Project finally been made public. One Western official cited by Besson has described The Project as “a totalitarian ideology of infiltration which represents, in the end, the greatest danger for European societies.”


Rather than focusing on various terrorist groups or organizations, the use of terror falls into a multiplicity of options available to progressively infiltrate, confront, and eventually establish Islamic domination over the West.” Tactics and techniques are among the many recommendations made in The Project, drafted in 1982 when tensions and terrorist activities in the Middle East were still very nascent. The Project is extremely discerning for outlining the bulk of Islamist action, whether by “moderate” Islamist organizations or outright terror groups, over the past two decades. Investigate various Islamic organizations such as CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, Muslim Brotherhood in key agencies our government like DHS, DOJ, DOD. Research Socialist/Communist influence in Muslim countries during WWII and the two will be found to be jointly aligned. Below are the intentions outlined by The Project which can be seen active in the modern age and at the core of the current caliphate movement surrounding the Mediterranean Sea area cultures.

  • Networking and coordinating actions between likeminded Islamist organizations;
  • Avoiding open alliances with known terrorist organizations and individuals to maintain the appearance of “moderation”;
  • Infiltrating and taking over existing Muslim organizations to realign them towards the Muslim Brotherhood’s collective goals;
  • Using deception to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn’t conflict with shari’a law;
  • Avoiding social conflicts with Westerners locally, nationally or globally, that might damage the long-term ability to expand the Islamist powerbase in the West or provoke a lash back against Muslims;
  • Establishing financial networks to fund the work of conversion of the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers;
  • Conducting surveillance, obtaining data, and establishing collection and data storage capabilities;
  • Putting into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of “international plots fomented against them”;
  • Cultivating an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy groups, and publishing “academic” studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of Islamist movements;
  • Developing a comprehensive 100-year plan to advance Islamist ideology throughout the world;
  • Balancing international objectives with local flexibility;
  • Building extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant;
  • Involving ideologically committed Muslims in democratically-elected institutions on all levels in the West, including government, NGOs, private organizations and labor unions;
  • Instrumentally using existing Western institutions until they can be converted and put into service of Islam;
  • Drafting Islamic constitutions, laws and policies for eventual implementation;
  • Avoiding conflict within the Islamist movements on all levels, including the development of processes for conflict resolution;
  • Instituting alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals;
  • Creating autonomous “security forces” to protect Muslims in the West;
  • Inflaming violence and keeping Muslims living in the West “in a jihad frame of mind”;
  • Supporting jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching, propaganda, personnel, funding, and technical and operational support;
  • Making the Palestinian cause a global wedge issue for Muslims;
  • Adopting the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in the plan for global Islamic domination;
  • Instigating a constant campaign to incite hatred by Muslims against Jews and rejecting any discussions of conciliation or coexistence with them;
  • Actively creating jihad terror cells within Palestine;
  • Linking the terrorist activities in Palestine with the global terror movement;
  • Collecting sufficient funds to indefinitely perpetuate and support jihad around the world;


Most of the radical Islamic groups rising to power all over the world who are involved with the Muslim Brotherhood have under their masks of religion the political philosophy communism at its back. They are following the playbook of The Project to implement their strategy.

There will never be peace in the Middle East so long as the masses are following communism and specifically The Project designed by the Muslim Brotherhood to destroy the Western world. At the heart of every matter are beliefs like the ones above, and behind those strategies is the old foe of communism that wears the mask of Islam like a mask to penetrate western societies featuring capitalism as a Trojan horse to get behind enemy lines to destroy those cultures. There is no mistake in the intentions. Any group that does not discuss this Muslim objective is purposely participating.

When it is wondered why the popular media gives a free pass to Islamic terrorism, but chooses to chastise Christian and other religions—it is because they are following the teachings of The Project. Like the communist threat of yesteryear where the hazard was identified by name, it now wears the mask of Islam to hide its vile conquest of capitalism and the freedoms of the West. The situation is further exacerbated by the large number of organizations that have a difficult time discussing the evils of ISIS (ISIL) and the events of turmoil centering around the Middle East with everything but the truth. The problems in the Middle East are not as complicated as everyone pretends. The reason is that behind all the actions of the aggressors is a push for communism. The complication comes from trying to explain the irrationality of the Middle East without talking about communism—which is impossible. It is the reason why nobody is given the real story of what is going on behind the Palestinian HAMAS, the greater efforts of the Muslim Brotherhood, and ISIS—because they are all groups advocating communism with the same bravado as the Bolsheviks did in Russia during 1917.   Marxism and communism were inventions of Germany, and during World War I it was they who lost the Middle East ally of the Turks causing great trouble with resolutions given to them by the Treaty of Versailles. Germans sent communists to Russia to overthrow that land from the previous Tsarist regime. After World War I Germans and Russians under communist command did the same in the Middle East and the result to this day are the Muslim Brotherhood and all their offshoots. Using Islam, they have hid their intentions of communism behind the face of a religion following the Quran. But now dear reader you know otherwise—and it is best that you began to take action to fight it off. Now you know how they have arrived in your life and can take action to remove them—decisively.

But do not make the mistake again that what I am telling you is over-the-top and inflammatory—don’t wait for a magic moment to confirm these results. Because there isn’t any time. Act now, or find them at your doorstep with haste. When they arrive, they will not show mercy.   Communists—unlike Muslims—do not recognize individuals. They only serve the collective whether that collective is dedicated to Allah, or economic theories—it is all the same.

Rich Hoffman



The Epidemic of Bastards: Matt Clark and Rich Hoffman’s answer to the Middle East, Ferguson, and the border crises

Matt Clark did the world a tremendous favor during his weekend broadcast on WAAM radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He brought me on and between the two of us we explained during a two segment broadcast the entire problem centering on ISIS and the violence of the Middle East along with a direct tie-in to the violence revolving around the Ferguson riots outside of St. Louis. We also discussed the immigration border crises in America and the general ineptitude of the Obama administration through it all. We offered an accurate diagnosis of all those problems in just the two segments, and if people listened, they would find that the problems would evaporate. What was unique was that the broadcast was a history lesson, a psychological analysis, and a comparative overview of some very large and all-encompassing troubles. Most similar broadcasts only deal with one such topic. But these problems are all connected, and Matt Clark might be the only radio host in America who was able to put all those topics on the table with such brevity. For those who want to understand the essence of these many problems, enjoy the recordings of the broadcasts below as they were heard during Saturday on the air.

The compelling evidence involving all those critical issues, the ISIS terrorism, Ferguson, and immigration is the prevalence that they all are direct results of group oriented identification behavior. Even the gangs of thugs involved in the sex trade industry who cover their bodies with tattoos indicating their belonging to a particular gang share this old tribal desire to be recognized within a group. This desire is stronger than ever because in most cases families have been destroyed and young men have a strong desire to find a sense of family within the brotherhood of gang violence. As crazy as that might sound consider that of the young men involved in the street violence in Ferguson most are from fatherless homes, most of the thugs in ISIS are from homes destroyed by years of violence and their new families are the fellow terrorist groups who associate with them. Most of the gangs involved in trafficking children from Central America, across Mexico and into the United States are from homes vacant of fathers or fathers who were previously involved in illegal and illicit activity. There is a sense of family in such groups that makes them feel that it is they against the world validating their afflictions.

Politicians like President Obama, Jessie Jackson and many others have been caught fanning the flames to these revolts due to their own lack of parental structure in their lives. They seek in group behavior a rectification of their own lack of family structure from their childhoods. Obama gets caught in not calling the ISIS terrorism as outright evil, because he identifies more with them than he does a Tea Party supporter from the Midwest who knows who his mother and father are and can call them at any time and speak without shells exploding outside their windows. Obama instead comes across in his condemnation of ISIS sounding like a big brother talking to a bunch of little brothers who are conducting themselves in a way that might get them into trouble. When it comes to Ferguson, Obama sent Eric Holder to tell the residents there that he understood their issues—he too was once pulled over by a cop profiling him because he was black. When it comes to the border crises Obama as an open border supporter by practice created the policies that allowed the gangs of thugs to destroy lives, rape children and sell copious amounts of drugs to an unmanaged population. Obama’s administration through Fast and Furious actually helped put guns in the hands of border gangs which created a scandal only escaped through executive action.

Yet during our broadcast I reiterated to Matt that I felt sorry for Obama. Yes he proposed the burning of America (metaphorically speaking) and advocated many of the same kinds of things that the terrorist groups against America have, but the ramifications of his actions appear to hurt him—as if he didn’t know that he would bring so much pain to so many people through his treacherous behavior. But Matt was quick to point out that Obama was recently partying the night away in Martha’s Vineyard dancing to every song—which is detestable. Obama has the performance of a person who just can’t face the terrible conditions which he has delivered to the world and is behaving like an alcoholic knowing full well he is destroying his family through his actions. So he parties to hide the pain. But he never intended not to create pain. But the ramifications still hurt. Watching America burn even for a person who hates it—is painful. The responsibility is on his shoulders.

This is similar to the actions of those in ISIS or the looters in Ferguson, they without question feel bad about their acts of terror—any human would. But for them it is their family which comes before anybody else and for fatherless bastards (taken literally) they are instinctively drawn to the brotherhood of group involvement—gangs of thugs who become their new family in the absence of healthy relationships emitting from around a dinner table where a properly structured head of household manages his family with value and love.

We live in the day of the thug from every sector of society, where they greet one another with strange tribal handshakes and identify each other with tattoos and other markings to show their commitment to the collective cause of their created family—their brothers in crime and terror. Their brotherhood of destruction where crimes are hidden from their eyes through collective endorsement and justification are their identity and this is what makes them dangerously unmanageable. This is what Obama and others like him are guilty of—they support through their silence the actions of ISIS, Ferguson, and the gangs of Mexico. They endorse the behavior through a brotherhood intellectually accepted, not physically, but through a brotherhood of fatherless households.

I didn’t use the term bastard on Matt’s FCC controlled radio station, but it is in essence the cause of all these problems. We are living on a bastardnized planet advocated by political despots’ hell bent on social destruction leaving in their wake gangs of fatherless thugs as the only family identification left to them. No amount of money can solve these problems and no law can be written that will stop the continued degradation. Only love of a family—a real honest to goodness biological family can do the trick. A family of natural means must be created to override collective relationships driven by artificial factions.

It is not ironic that many of these problems are the creation of tampering governments who have sought to replace the parent as the supreme guide of individuals in society. England and France created the problem in the Middle East, Open Border advocates created the situation in Mexico, and civil rights leaders have taught for years that minority groups have been oppressed as they sought for personal power reasons to become the leader of a tribe and supreme father to large groups of people by turning masses of people into victims in need of a big brother like Al Sharpton. They want a daddy figure of an entire population to lead their made-up gang family. Most of these problems have risen during the progressive era and are a direct result of their big government tampering which has cheapened the role of fathers in families only to be replaced by government—poorly managed government to be exact.

Answers to these complicated problems have been provided by Matt Clark and me during the epic Clarkcast broadcast. There is no excuse not to know how to fix those problems; they are as evident as a bright sun in the desert on a cloudless day. The only thing that is up for contention is what to do about it. Humans need a sense of family—of knowing where they come from. If that family is a gang of thugs—then the quality of life in that family brotherhood will be destructive. If the family is healthy and good, then there is a good chance that terrorism will be far from their minds. That terrorism whether it is the reforming of America by Obama to represent an anti colonialism viewpoint given to him as a school child in Jakarta, or the Muslim radicals of ISIS—the heart of their problem is the lack of love of a father and a family to give them what their hearts deeply seek—a sense of belonging and knowing that they have a place in the hearts of people they admire. What all these modern terrorists have in common is that they are the direct result of a society of bastards—and that is the direct fault of progressive politics. Nobody else can share that blame with them—because they have pushed everyone else aside leaving them holding the responsibly exclusively.

Rich Hoffman



The Rebellions of Day Time Dreamers: Understanding the ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’

“All men dream, but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”

T.E. Lawrence

The Lawrence of Arabia is one of my favorite historical characters.  I understand him.  If you have not seen the 1962 film by David Lean, you should do yourself the favor of seeing it now, because it is directly applicable to the current crises in the Middle East.  The classic film is not 100% biographical, but it is like Lawrence’s classic piece of literature titled The Seven Pillars of Wisdom which is studied heavily by today’s American troops in the Iraq region and others who take part in the violence so prevalent in the Holy Land to this current day.  But to understand the Lawrence of Arabia it takes a different kind of mind, one who dreams by the day—and most people just aren’t like that.  Lawrence was a bit of living folklore and he used that to his strategic advantage.  It was he who gave the Arabs and the British troops the testicular fortitude to push back the Turks and start the defeat of the Ottoman Empire during World War I.  If not for T.E. Lawrence the Ottoman Empire may have never been defeated, and their support may have assisted Germany into winning World War I.  If there was a figure who most impacted the first Great War it was the Lawrence of Arabia.  Yet, after the Treaty of Versailles and the English betrayal of Lawrence and Price Feisal, Lawrence changed his name, took a low-level job with the air force and dropped out of the radar even though he was one of the most popular men in the world at the time.  The answer as to why he did what he did can only be understood by dreamers of the day.  Most in his position would have milked out the riches and popularity for all he could, but not Lawrence.  He withdrew to the countryside in disgust of the politics and refused to participate for the rest of his days.

Lawrence returned to the United Kingdom a full Colonel.[33] Immediately after the war, Lawrence worked for the Foreign Office, attending the Paris Peace Conference between January and May as a member of Faisal’s delegation. He served for much of 1921 as an advisor to Winston Churchill at the Colonial Office.

On 17 May 1919 the Handley Page Type O carrying Lawrence on a flight to Egypt crashed at the airport of Roma-Centocelle. The pilot and co-pilot were killed; Lawrence survived with a broken shoulder blade and two broken ribs.[34] During his brief hospitalization, he was visited by King Victor Emmanuel III.[35]

In August 1919 Lowell Thomas launched a colorful photo show in London entitled With Allenby in Palestine which included a lecture, dancing, and music.[36] Initially, Lawrence played only a supporting role in the show, but when Thomas realized that it was the photos of Lawrence dressed as a Bedouin that had captured the public’s imagination, he photographed him again, in London, in Arab dress.[36] With the new photos, Thomas re-launched his show as With Allenby in Palestine and Lawrence in Arabia in early 1920; it was extremely popular.[36] Thomas’ shows made the previously-obscure Lawrence into a household name.[36]

In August 1922, Lawrence enlisted in the Royal Air Force as an aircraftman under the name John Hume Ross. At the RAF recruiting centre in Covent Garden, London, he was interviewed by a recruiting officer – Flying Officer W. E. Johns, later to be well-known as the author of the Biggles series of novels.[37] Johns rejected Lawrence’s application as he correctly believed “Ross” was a false name. Lawence admitted this was so and the documents he provided were false and left. But he returned some time later with an RAF Messenger, carrying a written order for Johns to accept Lawrence.[38]

However, Lawrence was forced out of the RAF in February 1923 after being exposed. He changed his name to T. E. Shaw and joined the Royal Tank Corps in 1923. He was unhappy there and repeatedly petitioned to rejoin the RAF, which finally readmitted him in August 1925.[39] A fresh burst of publicity after the publication of Revolt in the Desert(see below) resulted in his assignment to a remote base in British India in late 1926, where he remained until the end of 1928. At that time he was forced to return to Britain after rumours began to circulate that he was involved in espionage activities.

He purchased several small plots of land in Chingford, built a hut and swimming pool there, and visited frequently. This was removed in 1930 when the Chingford Urban District Council acquired the land and passed it to the City of London Corporation, but re-erected the hut in the grounds of The Warren, Loughton, where it remains, neglected, today. Lawrence’s tenure of the Chingford land has now been commemorated by a plaque fixed on the sighting obelisk on Pole Hill.

He continued serving in the RAF based at BridlingtonEast Riding of Yorkshire, specializing in high-speed boats and professing happiness, and it was with considerable regret that he left the service at the end of his enlistment in March 1935.

Lawrence was a keen motorcyclist, and, at different times, had owned eight Brough Superior motorcycles.[40][41] His eighth motorcycle is on display at the Imperial War Museum. Among the books Lawrence is known to have carried with him on his military campaigns is Thomas Malory‘s Morte D’Arthur. Accounts of the 1934 discovery of the Winchester Manuscript of theMorte include a report that Lawrence followed Eugene Vinaver—a Malory scholar—by motorcycle from Manchester to Winchester upon reading of the discovery in The Times.[42]


Lawrence could have had the world but he insisted on an authentic life away from the dreamers of the night, those encumbered souls lost to the globe of politics.  For all his ability to unite the entire Arab civilization against the Turks and retake the Holy Land for England, nobody at the time or since has possessed the ability to duplicate his abilities.  Of all the things T. E. Lawrence did which no military mind reading his Seven Pillars of Wisdom can ever understand is that Lawrence achieved his first military conquest by breaching completely the orders of his superiors.

In 1917, Lawrence arranged a joint action with the Arab irregulars and forces including Auda Abu Tayi (until then in the employ of the Ottomans) against the strategically located but lightly defended[24][25][26] town of Aqaba. On 6 July, after a surprise overland attack, Aqaba fell to Lawrence and the Arab forces. After Aqaba, Lawrence was promoted to major, and the new commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Expeditionary ForceGeneral Sir Edmund Allenby, agreed to his strategy for the revolt, stating after the war:

“I gave him a free hand. His cooperation was marked by the utmost loyalty, and I never had anything but praise for his work, which, indeed, was invaluable throughout the campaign. He was the mainspring of the Arab movement and knew their language, their manners and their mentality.”[27]

Lawrence now held a powerful position, as an adviser to Faisal and a person who had Allenby’s confidence.  But the Lawrence of Arabia conducted the whole operation without any input from his British superiors stationed in Cairo.  He performed the entire task on his own as a day time dreamer who wanted to bring freedom to the Arab people from not only the Turks, but also the powers of Europe.  So he organized the invasion and only after it was successful was General Allenby so permissive.

But the dream died once politics entered the picture and Lawrence was forced to deal with those corrupt dreamers of the night.  He was able to achieve the greatest of military victories in one of the most hostile regions of the world—nearly on his own with sheer charisma.  But he could not deal with politicians as their minds were encumbered by needless restriction—so he changed his name and left the world of chaos to them so that he would be free to read, write, and play with his motorcycles.

He was one of the greatest military minds every to be born and he was great because he did not follow orders, and acted as a day time dreamer that was dangerous to the men who were night-time dreamers.  Because those night-time dreamers did not regard the area of Arabia to be so pivotal in world affairs at the time, they put up with Lawrence’s insurgency and lack of ability to follow orders by a superior.  But as fate would have had it that was exactly the attitude required to unite the Arabs for the first and only time in world history.  And it is the missing ingredient in that region to this day.  Military minds can read Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom, but unless they learn to be day time dreamers—they will never understand how Lawrence did what he did.  The best and brightest in our world from the past and future will always be day time dreamers.  But their antagonists are always those restricted night-time dreamers—those slugs of mental acuity.  They fail at everything they do because their dreams and actions are not aligned.  Whereas Lawrence was always living a dream as quick as he thought them.  The difference between him and everyone else was that he acted on those dreams with great—unprecedented success.

Rich Hoffman



The Fading Summer Months: Bias against goodness is the worst discrimination of the 21st century

For me there is always a sadness associated with the closing of summer.  I never enjoy Labor Day weekend which is quickly arriving.  I enjoy the fanfare of the summer movies as they arrive in early May, the festivities of Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and the Fourth of July all strung together over warm days and comfortable nights, gigantic firework stores and the Annual Annie Oakley Festival at the end of July. I love the adventures contained on weekends and surprising weekdays where the unknown can happen and often does.  And occasionally in the middle of it all surprises like the one in the picture below occur where most of my most treasured family members are able to come together for a small blip in time for lunch.  It is not often that I get personal time with the core of my family, my daughters, wife and now grandson without all the noise of other people.  So when it happened recently it will go down forever as one of my most treasured moments from a summer quickly receding.image

I have for all of my life been discriminated against, not for the color of my skin, my gender, my sexual preference or my religion.  My discrimination has been worse and hurts far more than all of those other types combined because mine was a choice as opposed to something that one is just born in to.  My discrimination is due to my choices and constitutes a rejection by many of my decisions.  That discrimination is in being too good.  I always have been, I always will be, and it perpetually antagonizes those who are lazy, evil, vile, malevolent, and manically manipulative to no end.  Yet those types of people can be found in virtually any endeavor at every level of society.  Over the years, I have developed a very thick skin to it, but the discrimination against goodness has never failed to be disappointing.  And the only relief I ever get from it are occasional moments of joy from those same loved ones—those core family members—children that grew up hinging on your every word and wanting to bring those values to life with a core family unit of their own.

Evil is a very real thing and it resides in the darkest thoughts of depression, anxiety, fear, and social status whether it is the welfare recipient defending a life time of bad decisions against the flashlight of goodness as it shines attention where they intellectually and physically hide, or the social-climbing co-worker who wants to know that they are above you in the pecking order of existence by some rules made up from a flimsy institution consisting of definitions written by the most vile pen of evil seeking to blot out the lights of the world with unprecedented bureaucracy.   If a person in this world wants to be a genuinely good person, they have their work cut out for them.  It is at best difficult to hold against the tide of evil which flows so openly and defy its wishes because it is virtually everywhere.

During summers while baseball games are conducted, and grilling in the back yard is a common occurrence over the smell of freshly cut grass, people seem to be just a bit happier as the leaves are on the trees, flowers are in bloom and just the activity of outside conduct carves away the evil that possesses so many minds.  Winter brings out the worst in people, it forces them inside alone with their thoughts which are often vile, and this causes them to stew about like a festering earthquake buckling under enormous geometric pressure.  And with that conduct comes many battles with the passive aggressive types, the backstabbing that occurs just out of sheer hatred of anything good.  It is irritating to witness, and much worse to deal with and for me, because I chose to go against the current—it will involve struggle, and pain, so a relaxed mind is not possible.image

Warren Sapp’s mother of the great Defensive Tackle and Hall of Famer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team often told her little boy growing up, that “Jesus Christ was the only perfect man ever born and they hung him on a cross—so you don’t stand a chance.”  There is a lot of wisdom in that statement.  For those who strive to be the best people that they can be are against literally millions upon millions who want to hang you on a metaphorical cross of some kind just because they don’t want the reminder of what kind of people they are—or who they are destined to become, their aggression is relentless.   I have been discriminated against by evil from my first conscious moments of life.  I have been plotted against by people who think they are clever, slick, and unseen—but I see it all.  I miss nothing. I have learned to see through everything to the heart of the matter which is very helpful, but painful to deal with on a daily basis. It leaves you gassed by the end of a day, and exhausted by the conclusion of a business week.

For a few weeks this past summer I spent a lot of time with my grandson and my swimming pool.  With little children they don’t yet have the taint of evil upon them and I desire to protect them from it with intelligence—which most children naturally possess.  Children learn to become evil in most cases by watching their parents—so I can’t help most kids.  But children from my children I can help and I do at every opportunity.  If I could I would spend my entire life swimming around that pool with my grandchildren enjoying the warm summer sun, the locusts singing from our gigantic weeping willow that hangs out over the water and the flower blooms budding from the various plants my wife has around the parameter which gives that pool a tropical rainforest feel.  I could literally never tire of it.  So the pictures of my grandson and my pool together have added meaning.  The curious wide-eyed recollections of a new mind untainted by corruption and poor thinking with the purity of water, plant life and complete absence of evil.  I will miss these summer months.

At the age I am now I can literally walk into the fires of Hell and face down anything there in any number they wish to present themselves.  There is a market need for people like that, so I stay busy.  And I can sustain that punishment perpetually.  I know what discrimination feels like all too well and have learned to overpower it with sheer will.  I can speak civilly to the participants because I don’t care about them in the least.  When I have finished with whatever I need them to do of which they are in the way, I move on without a second thought about them.    A complaint against me is that I often think my “shit don’t stink” or that “I’m too good to hang out” and in reality that is a true statement and I tend to rub it in—because I have spent a lifetime in resistance to the discrimination of evil against my choices to be good, and I do hate those who love to be malevolent.  I care so little about those types of people who I don’t even give them the benefit of association.  I do my business with them, but that is all.  Once I’m done I am happy to toss them across a pond like a flat rock to watch it skip across the surface without a second thought as to whether I will ever see that rock again once it sinks to the bottom.image

Evil does not want to be judged, so I judge often and it takes many forms.  Sometimes it smiles at you with a disarming grace, sometimes it comes at you with unwarranted aggression—but evil is as common in the world as dirt.  Sometimes you have to pull up the grass to see it clearly, but it’s always beneath our feet and looking for an advantage.  If you have decided to be good, you will feel its wrath so you better learn to like it—to relish the combat with it—for the sake of defeating it.  And when you beat it, don’t be afraid to do an in-zone dance upon its head because they will do so to you in less than a second.

But the few times that I get a vacation from evil are on days where my immediate family who all feel the way I do are together.  And those days often come during the summer, so it is sad to know that the hard winter months are coming once again and that reprieve from conflict will be seldom.  The discrimination against goodness will continue by the douche bags of existence who wish with great force to avoid judgment.  But they will get it, because they must.  It is the task of the good to judge and harass those who are evil, and let them know that their imposition against existence won’t be tolerated.  However, no matter how well prepared a person can be prepared for the discrimination of evil against goodness it is wonderful to spend days away from them all together.  I never tire of being relieved of that discrimination and summer days traditionally offer the most circumstances of liberation.  So I reluctantly say goodbye to yet another summer and brace against the oncoming avalanche that always follows.  No matter how much money is spent, or how many people are a part of something, there are not better days than ones spent with the people you value most—likely family members who share a common love for goodness getting together for a pizza under the summer sun.

There is nothing better.

Rich Hoffman



Eight Years from Now: Being a leader or a latte sipping slug

Just for the entertainment of it I thought it might be fun to analyze the kind of person who finds my site repulsive, and terrifying.  In an article I wrote recently about the James Foley beheading attributing the blame on public education—it received a lot of attention.  Although I don’t usually get a lot of comments—many don’t typically read my long articles and those who do usually feel completed by the end and don’t have much else to add.  But occasionally what I write hits a nerve and prompts the other side to show their cards.  It is worth a study to see how those people think so that they can be disseminated in the proper way in real world application.

The actual article where the following comment appears along with my answers can be found at the link under the IP information.  This person obviously didn’t know that I could see what computer they sent the information from as they attempted to disguise themselves with a false email address and URL.  The fact that they did such a thing indicates that they felt so compelled to answer my acquisition as to go to those steps—which says a lot about this type of person.  There are quite a lot of these people, especially among public sector employees and their clueless supporters. At the conclusion of the comments I will analyze this person based on what they reveal about themselves and  provide insight into the warped lives of these types of people—so that their damaging effects can be noticed in the theater of debate surrounding these issues of public education support.

First however, let me set the stage for what kind of article it was that provoked such a response.  I suggested that the James Foley beheading was a fault of public education.  I demonstrated throughout the article that public education even among most colleges have sided with Islamic faith while decrying Christianity—the primary religion of the West.  Public schools have taught children to be empty vessels and in that void, young men and women are turning increasingly to Islam.  For males Islam empowers them, for females it frees them from their struggles with feminism.   Young girls who have partied too hard and slept with too many males—again encouraged by public education and the culture nurtured by it, instead of turning to a “born again Christian” type of life change to consciously drop away the sins of their past—they turn to the uncompromising religion of the Muslim faith to pull their lives together.  They do this because it is the only form of such a mechanism that is not publicly condemned on television, public education, and colleges.  The commenter didn’t read the article or watch the BBC documentary on the subject which was an hour-long that I provided as back-up testimony.  Instead they wrote what you see below hoping that it might discourage me from further writing.


IP:, HM-ESR1-216-196-212-229.fuse.net
E-mail: youhaveshitforbrains@gmail.com
URL: http://Publiceducationistheboogeyman.com
Whois: http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/




Where do you get this shit from?
And 2 people actually believe your load of crap… let me guess..private schoolers..lol
Tell them to drink the kool-aid and they’d drink it there rich. … wow.
You logic is always good for a laugh. I have to share your wisdom with my friends this weekend. They always get a kick out of you…

Public schools are the boogeyman. .watch out rich, one day they may be the reason you cant get it up anymore.

Yeah, every public school product is a brain washed idiot that has produced nothing good …bunch of left wing liberals. Private schools produce only right wing nuts. Rich’s logic ….
Hey, when my kid Gets his full ride to the university of his choosing in 2 years , I won’t be thanking a private school. 31 on his first act…and hadn’t even taken a class on it..lol. dumb public schools. His scores will blow away most of your private school idols. And he’ll definitely make more out of himself than you with your pathetic site that 4 people read. Get a life rich. You aren’t changing a thing but helping people see how crazy you really are.

Yeah, I know. Hey, my son got the genetics for those ACT scores from somewhere, lol. But, you’d dismiss those as a consipiracy (sic) of some type. Some liberal agenda…. No, I don’t waste time reading or watching you (sic) crap. One only needs to read the headline to see how crazy you really are. Doesn’t take an Einstein to figure that out. I just like to be entertained by your “thoughts” and to see how isolated you are now after you put your foot in your mouth. It’s nice to see you getting crazier and crazier.

Hey all you minions that believe this crap! I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.

Dang..I hope those 2 people come back, maybe I’ll sell them that bridge…LOL,LOL


This person felt compelled to write the above to establish in their minds that they are making the correct decisions for their child.  I reminded this person that they should not bring their child into these kinds of discussions because where they go wrong is that they are living through their child in an unhealthy way.  The commenter needs to believe in what they are doing, and they hope by calling me crazy, declaring that I am socially not connected, or might someday suffer from sexual impotency—they are reaching for some button that might invoke an insecurity that will change my behavior.  My disgust toward public education is because it is only good at making losers like the commenter, and not thoughtful people who grow up successfully to live productive lives.  Instead, it is creating broken people, who live broken lives and must eliminate analysis of their errors to maintain the illusion that they have in regards to ACT scores and college entry that can purchase success in life—which it can’t.

There is a 99.99999999999999999% chance that this person’s son will emerge from college 6 years from now—as they indicated they are still two years away from pursuing a four-year degree and after two years of living outside the protective custody of campus life will have an emotional collapse in the private sector.  The only way that person will be able to avoid such a collapse is if they obtain a public sector job, which will allow them to carry the bubble of unreality learned in college into the work force.  But for the majority who work in the private sector it will at that point in time be learned that very little of what they were prepared for applies to the real world.  It won’t help them find love, buy a home, deal with neighbors, raise children, or maintain healthy relationships with their extended families.  8 years from now that arrogance displayed in the commenter will erode away into desperation.  For no matter how good their relationship is with their son, the boy will be a different person when they emerge from their college experience and a level of resentment at sending the young man off into a pointless direction will manifest dramatically once they are in their mid-to late 20s.  That bitterness will destroy the relationship between son and parent leaving only Holiday dinners to emerge as the few times a year that they speak to one another—and even then they avoid talking about anything with any substance.  So for all that future pain, I feel sorry for them all.  It was unavoidable—but they ate the bait and swallowed.

The commenter also showed a particular obsession with their conclusions about my loneliness, social isolation, and crazy theories only sustained by a few other people who read my articles.  Clearly this person did not look at the side bar that shows the half a million readers and watch how much it increases every day, which is between 300 to 500 views.  That is more than most newspapers have on a daily basis, and is heavy traffic for an information weighty site.  I know I could have more viewers if I wrote articles that were the typical 250 to 400 word types.  Mine are typically over 1200 to 2000 words and I do it every day.  By process of elimination the people who hate to read too much won’t read them but those are not my audience.  I target the minority who enjoy thinking.  My articles are for them.  Ultimately it is they who shape the world, not the masses of popular opinion in a Democracy.  In the system as it is now, votes favor the fool—people like the commenter who believe that majority rules.  But in reality it will always be within leadership that everything happens and leaders will always be in the minority.

CLICK THE LINK below to read about how leadership is formed and why.


In that article I show what a bad concept that the Lakota school system is creating with its participation in Leadership 21.  What they are teaching in that approach which then gets passed on to students of that public school is how to reach a consensus with others and how to utilize collective efforts over individual implementation.  But that never has and never will work.  It is a failed strategy that results in productive failure.  The only way to hide that failure is to throw money at it, which then gets consumed like a black hole.  Recently I was dining at the downtown Cincinnati restaurant Via Vite and enjoyed the experience of watching all the people at the Square.  The location is designed by people who adhere to the Leadership 21 group consensus classes and was filled with people like that commenter who have undying faith in the system of their creations—public education ability to raise all ships out of poverty, enhance the lives of all human beings, have them converse together in perfect harmony of all races, sexes and age groups in a non-violent interaction with one another.  But it is quickly evident that there are many holes in their theory.  For one, the best and brightest among society’s most productive are not attracted to such places and the collective mass of those participants can’t together string decisive opinions into a cohesive format that can match the leadership of a real tycoon of thought.  Most of what populated the area around the Via Vite restaurant were pretentious socialites, aimless college types adjusting their Facebook accounts with the free WIFI service, tattooed artists proving that they are part of the counter-culture by showing how much they have assimilated to a socially acceptable form of rebellion—nose piercings, pierced tongues and open embrace of the lesbian and gay rights advocates.  Then there are people like that commenter, pretentious, about 35 pounds overweight—who want to be seen banging wine glasses together with cultured sophistication while they talk about nothing and take selfies of themselves for a Facebook posting to more people who could care less about what they are doing or what they are complaining about in their lives that is falling short of their youthful expectations.  But that’s OK they brag because their child will somehow be more successful than they were because they scored well on their first ACT attempt.  Little do they know that within ten years that same child will sit in a similar spot with other types and complain about their life and how far they have fallen short of their expectations.  Likely they will blame their parents for being so short-sighted and steering them in the wrong direction ruining their lives.  They’ll look for a job in all the wrong places for all the wrong reasons, and they’ll find love more elusive resulting in a personal happiness crises that will crush their spirit, and their very souls.

No, my work here is for the leaders—the real leaders out there who really hold everything together and not a one of those people are in the Leadership 21 class.  They certainly aren’t in any latte sipping groups with people like the commenter above.  Even a good paying job can’t polish a pile of shit into a diamond, and no amount of college can reform a screwed up mind into a good logical human being.  A degree can’t purchase virtue and quality.  Those types of people destroy the world around them in every case, and the children they produce.  I feel sorry for the son of that parent because he doesn’t stand a chance, and it won’t be his fault—it will be his parents.

By the definition of that letter writer, a person is crazy if they go against the system of consensus as established by the minds of public education.  It is crazy to speak that leaders are a minority and that the masses are wrong and incapable of a single consensus driven decision.  All such systems come out as watered down tripe only hidden by vast amounts of public money camouflaging their ineffectiveness.  They sit in restaurants like Via Vite and bang glasses together within their circle of associates and mistakenly believe that they are in the majority because they see Fountain Square filled with people talking and associating.  But it is they who are in the minority.  They don’t see how small their number really is because they only associate with their kind of people.  Out there in the country and vast plains of America is a tremendous amount of discontent and desire for old school solutions to the type of consensus driven problems advocated by today’s typical school levy supporter.  Not all of them read here, because the articles are too long, but the leaders do.  And it is they who are making the subtle changes that will render such thoughts as the commenter above exhibits—extinct.

By my definition most adults are failures in their lives.  They fall well short of any youthful goals they set for themselves.  That commenter is one of those people.  Instead of living their life based on the merit of their life, they have switched over hope for redemption through their child.  They live through their offspring hoping that they can steer them in the proper direction since their adult life is already lost.  But the grim reality is that within the decade that son will fail in their life as well, because they sadly listened to their hapless parent (IP address:  I’d love to help them, but usually once a kid reaches an age to take an ACT or SAT test under such tutelage, they are already too far gone.  But time will tell and prove either me or the commenter correct in this assessment.  8 years from now, it is nearly certain that dismal failure is in front of those people and they’ll wish they listened in 2014 instead of 2022.    But they are too stupid for that, so their fate is going to be what it will.  For the leaders out there, they already see it, and are planning for it.  For everyone else, reality will slam against them like a wooden boat thrown upon jagged rocks in a raging ocean storm.  And it won’t end well.

Rich Hoffman



The Sykes-Picot Agreement: How the Krak des Chevalier caused the modern violence in the Middle East

When you visit a hospital dear reader you likely didn’t know that you were visiting a concept started by the Knights of the First Crusade—particularly in the Middle East to care for the poor and unfortunate during their conquest by Christianity against Muslim forces.  The term is derived from the Hospitallers who built one of the largest castles in the world located in present day Syria exclusively for the purpose of allowing the Crusaders to have a stronghold in the Middle East and force tribute from the surrounding area.  I have explained previously the hostilities in the Middle East which have their origin in establishing a Biblical prophecy around Jerusalem.  To review that previous article about the Middle East and the undercurrent of the present situation CLICK HERE to read it again and watch the videos.  But to understand the crux of the current trouble in that war-torn Biblical area and how Europe and the Middle East would arrive at their current hatred of each other the history I am about to convey must be understood.

Perched on a giant hilltop above an impoverished community of the extreme poor in present day Syria is the Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers which displays the extreme amount of energy that the Crusaders where willing to expel in defeating Islam with their Christian backed philosophy.  The First Crusade (1096–1099) started as a widespread pilgrimage (France and Germany) and ended as a military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquests of the Levant (632–661), ultimately resulting in the recapture of Jerusalem in 1099. It was launched on 27 November 1095 by Pope Urban II with the primary goal of responding to an appeal from Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, who requested that western volunteers come to his aid and help to repel the invading Seljuq Turks from Anatolia. An additional goal soon became the principal objective—the Christian re-conquest of the sacred city of Jerusalem and the Holy Land and the freeing of the Eastern Christians from Muslim rule.


The castle itself was a massive enterprise that would take thousands of laborers more than half a century to build and when concluded it was an impenetrable fortress only vulnerable to political deceit.  The castle was perched to hold off the entire Muslim aggression for centuries in their own homeland so it was built to represent Europe in the Middle East as an unmovable force that would not be eradicated.  Krak des Chevaliers kʁak de ʃəvaˈlje]) (Arabic: قلعة الحصن‎), also Crac des Chevaliers, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurds; as a result it was known as Hisn al Akrad, meaning the “Castle of the Kurds”. In 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the Knights Hospitaller. It remained in their possession until it fell in 1271. It became known as Crac de l’Ospital; the name Krak des Chevaliers was coined in the 19th century.

The Hospitallers began rebuilding the castle in the 1140s and were finished by 1170 when an earthquake damaged the castle. The order controlled a number of castles along the border of the County of Tripoli, a state founded after the First Crusade. Krak des Chevaliers was amongst the most important and acted as a centre of administration as well as a military base. After a second phase of building was undertaken in the 13th century, Krak des Chevaliers became a concentric castle. This phase created the outer wall and gave the castle its current appearance. The first half of the century has been described as Krak des Chevaliers’ “golden age”. At its peak, Krak des Chevaliers housed a garrison of around 2,000. Such a large garrison allowed the Hospitallers to extract tribute from a wide area. From the 1250s the fortunes of the Knights Hospitaller took a turn for the worse and in 1271 Mamluk Sultan Baibars captured Krak des Chevaliers after a siege lasting 36 days, supposedly by way of a forged letter purportedly from the Hospitallers’ Grand Master that caused the Knights to surrender.


Well, of course the last remnants of the Roman Emperor operating in Europe were not going to stand for being driven from their former territory.  For the next half of a millennia they plotted amongst themselves for a resurrection of their power in the Middle East and during World War I they would have it.  Once Lawrence of Arabia had united the various tribes of Arabia to the common cause of destroying the Turks of the Ottoman Empire—promising freedom for their assistance—England and France were thinking of revenge for their previous Crusader attempts in the region—to recapture Jerusalem and gain control of Damascus the large capital near Krak des Chavalier.  It was T.E. Lawrence from England who developed the guerrilla tactics of terrorism against the Turks which were so effective in destroying train supply lines.  The psychological impact of the terrorism had defeated the long handed occupation of the Turks backed by Germany allowing the Arabs to drive them from the Middle East.  Riding on the coattails of T.E. Lawrence’s guerilla warfare tactics were the English who during that war reclaimed Jerusalem with great fanfare.

But secretly there was an agreement among the forces of diplomacy which would hearken back to the type of mentality shaped by the Roman Catholic Church centuries before during the time of the Crusades  unknown to T.E. Lawrence until the very end which pained him greatly.  The Sykes–Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement, was a secret agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and France,[1] with the assent of Russia, defining their proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East should the Triple Entente succeed in defeating the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The negotiation of the treaty occurred between November 1915 and March 1916.[2] The agreement was concluded on 16 May 1916.[3]

The agreement effectively divided the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire outside the Arabian Peninsula into areas of future British and French control or influence.[4] The terms were negotiated by the French diplomat François Georges-Picot and British Sir Mark Sykes. The Russian Tsarist government was a minor party to the Sykes–Picot agreement, and when, following the Russian Revolution of October 1917, the Bolsheviks exposed the agreement, “the British were embarrassed, the Arabs dismayed and the Turks delighted.”[5]

Britain was allocated control of areas roughly comprising the coastal strip between the sea and River JordanJordan, southern Iraq, and a small area including the ports of Haifa and Acre, to allow access to the Mediterranean.[6] France was allocated control of south-eastern Turkey, northern IraqSyria and LebanonRussia was to get Istanbul, the Turkish Straits and the Ottoman Armenian vilayets.[6] The controlling powers were left free to decide on state boundaries within these areas.[6] Further negotiation was expected to determine international administration pending consultations with Russia and other powers, including the Sharif of Mecca.[6]


The Bolsheviks of course were the communists who intended to conquer the world with their Karl Marx philosophy of soulless collectivism.  The Arabs betrayed turned toward the philosophy of the Bolsheviks because of their exposure of the Sykes-Picot Agreement and to this day in the Middle East behind many of the Muslim radicals are a combination of tactics shown to them by T.E. Lawrence and the communist Bolsheviks.  They intend to reclaim the Middle East from the impact of the Treaty of Versailles conducted after the conclusion of World War I which allowed for the Sykes Picot Agreement to manifest into reality.  Now Germany who suffered greatly after the Treaty of Versailles used communism born of their philosopher Karl Marx to eradicate the rule of the Russian  Tsarist government given control of Turkey—their former partner during World War I and destroy them as a world power.  It is why to this day many hope to resurrect the Ottoman Empire with a Muslim caliphate.

To further exacerbate the Muslim world–after World War II–after Hitler had attempted to eradicate the Jews from the Holy Land now residing in Poland the long-planned Zionist possession of Jerusalem was made possible by the creation of Israel in 1947.  This was only possible because of the Sykes Picot Agreement which still held the Middle East as European occupation forces in a foreign land.  Hitler as a soldier during World War I knew what the Sykes-Picot Agreement did in the Holy Land and wanted his own revenge on behalf of Germany.  The Muslims furious of the Israel creation refused to give possession of the Temple back to the Jews.  It was well-known that the Jews sought to rebuild the Temple of Solomon for a third time.  The Muslims still hold the spot of the temple to this day essentially to prevent rebuilding the temple.  Muslims claim the Dome of the Rock as the sacred site of Abraham’s sacrifice temptation of his son and where the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven accompanied by the Angel Gabriel.  (I’m not a fan of Gabriel.  CLICK HERE to read why)    

So what’s missing from this history?

In no part of it is the United States even remotely involved—not in the Sykes-Picot Agreement, not in the Crusades or the building of the Krak des Chavalier.  Yet due to the failures of the English and French to maintain their military strength due to their adoption of socialism originally advocated by the old Bolsheviks they have called on their friends in American government to support them militarily—whether it is out of obligation through some Masonic order derived from European history, or Illuminati participation—again a secret society from Europe created during all this mess—America has been coaxed with the same manipulation from Europe that created the Sykes-Picot Agreement.  Now after Iraq and countless other follies in the Middle East conducted by America—pushed by Europe like a little brother being shoved into a fight by a weaker older brother so to defend the family name—America finds itself trying to restore the Middle East on behalf of Europe not for oil, occupation, or religion, but to maintain the intentions of the First Crusade and has failed.  The deceit at Krak des Chevalier that caused them to lose their stronghold—and the tributes gained through the Knights of Hospitallers.

Now the enemy in the Middle East are Islamic radicals driven by a communist philosophy and they are very dangerous.  Even the communists are a creation of Europe who trained Lenin to overtake Russia to soften them up for conquest by a vengeful Germany.  Lenin launched his campaign of communism from Munich and London heading to St Petersburg with the knowledge that Germany was at his back.  Communism was created by European tampering with passive aggressive rule from distant lands and the Middle East was created by the same intentions.  A quick look at the link below will show how deeply rooted communism now is in the Middle East hidden carefully behind the face of Islamic religion.   All these failures are due to Europe, that big brother and its Roman Catholic tampering through religious justification and secret society handshakes.


The global media knows that behind the Muslim radicals using the terrorist tactics of L.E. Lawrence that Islam represents the hope that through a caliphate economic communism will spread to the entire world.  So the media conducts soft reporting on the terrorist behavior.  The loyalty between communists and Islamic faith points back to the Sykes-Picot Agreement, they were fused together in 1917 forever in the wake of betrayal following the Treaty of Versailles.

The United States and its capitalism are being used as pawns by Europe to fulfill the Last Crusade against the Holy Land and allow for the construction of a third temple in Jerusalem.  The Seven Pillers of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence which is read by United States officers stationed in the Middle East will not help because Muslim radicals there are reading the same book and were actually taught by the English how to drive out foreign invaders for good—just as the Turks were years before.  The unseen force at work is communism sponsored by Germany behind the mask of Islam and it is for that reason that it goes unnamed because the intentions for those provocateurs is not to regain the Holy Land, but to spread communism to every corner of the globe depleting the United States of resources in defense of its big brothers in European partnership.  This will leave no resistance to the kind of radicalism that the Bolsheviks long hoped for.  The game being played is not the game being shown—like he Sykes-Picot Agreement in betraying T.E. Lawrence and his Arabian army driving the Turks out of the Holy Land to fulfill long-held Crusader objectives.  The real game is to spread communism adopted out of Arab loyalty to their defenders—the Bolsheviks who replaced Lawrence as their new master by revealing the truth which is so important to the Arab world.  The aims of global communism benefit.

Think about all of that the next time you visit a hospital dear reader.  At that point look at the duel serpents of the medial logo and think of Krak des Chevalier and the Knights of the First Crusade and realize that we are just as primitive now as we were then and just as naive.  (As usual, the videos above are there to provide supporting evidence.  Watch them, even though it will take much of a whole day, and you will learn a great deal which supports the text provided.)  Communism is the modern letter sent behind the walls of America to encourage surrender in the Middle East–metaphorically of course.  Behind ISIS, and the Muslim Brotherhood are the old revolutionary communists of Europe, and eventually Stalin driven by the same Crusader forces from the First Crusade broadcast from the castle of Krak des Chevalier.

Rich Hoffman www.OVERMANWARRIOR.com


The James Foley Sacrifice for Allah: Public schools are the root cause of mass beheadings

It isn’t the beheading of the journalist James Foley that is most disturbing, it was the calmness he delivered the lines, “I call on my friends, family and love ones to rise up against my real killers: the U.S. government.”  He was speaking calmly in the past tense as if he wanted the occasion to occur.  This did not appear to be the same guy who was on the O’Reilly Factor just a few years prior grateful to have been released from a previous occurrence in Libya.  But it was, and sadly it appears that Foley willingly participated in his own death in the same manner that car bombers and other terrorists sacrifice themselves on behalf of Allah.  A quick look at James Foley’s Tweets from his account can be seen at the link below showing a man sympathetic to the ISIS cause.  He was certainly not against it.  He had gone “native” as a reporter and shows the roots of the liberal bias against America from the view-point of a young man identifying with the Jihad movement.


To understand what was likely going on in Foley’s head the proper definitions of the events which surrounded him are important to understand.  Many underestimate the power of a Jihad movement among young men stripped of power in the western culture and why they are so attracted to the masculine virtues of Islamic faith.  In the terrorist video involving Foley it was not a Syrian dressed in a black robe with his hand gently placed on Foley’s back—almost affectionately, he was a European Islamic extremist attracted to the plight of Syria due to the magnetism of Muslim militant behavior.  It gets very confusing in the West, in many respects government schools have shown to support the Muslim faith over Christianity yet they also support feminism over traditional masculine roles held in families.  In Muslim household across the world it is the “man” who is certainly in charge of his family in virtually every aspect—so young men looking for those roles in a fashion aligned with their class room instruction are flocking toward Islamic State faith—wanting to join a caliphate at any cost.  Foley appears to have given his life—not having it taken and the characters in this drama are all foreigners—not those born in Syria or Iraq.  So to understand this situation the meaning of ISIS or ISIL as Obama calls them must be understood.

The Islamic State (IS)[4][6][50] (Arabic: الدولة الإسلامية‎ ad-Dawlah al-ʾIslāmiyyah), formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL /ˈsɪl/) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS /ˈsɪs/),[a] is a jihadist group, widely regarded as a terrorist organization. In its self-proclaimed status as a caliphate, it claims religious authority over all Muslims across the world[51] and aspires to bring much of the Muslim-inhabited regions of the world under its direct political control,[52] beginning with territory in the Levant region, which includes Jordan,IsraelPalestineLebanonCyprus, and an area in southern Turkey that includes Hatay.[53][54] The group has been officially designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States,[55] the United Kingdom,[56] Australia,[57]Canada,[58] Indonesia[59] and Saudi Arabia,[60] and has been described as a terrorist group by the United Nations[61] and Western and Middle Eastern media sources.[62][63][64][65][66]

The group, in its original form, was composed of and supported by a variety of Sunni Arab terrorist insurgent groups, including its predecessor organizations, Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) (2003–2006), Mujahideen Shura Council (2006–2006) and the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) (2006–2013), other insurgent groups such as Jeish al-Taiifa al-Mansoura, Jaysh al-Fatiheen, Jund al-Sahaba and Katbiyan Ansar Al-Tawhid wal Sunnah, and a number of Iraqi tribes that profess Sunni Islam.

ISIS grew significantly as an organization owing to its participation in the Syrian Civil War and the strength of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Allegations of economic and political discrimination against Arab Iraqi Sunnis since the fall of the secular Saddam Hussein also helped it to gain support. At the height of the 2003–2011 Iraq War, its forerunners enjoyed a significant presence in the Iraqi governorates of Al AnbarNinevehKirkuk, most of Salah ad Din, parts of Babil,Diyala and Baghdad, and claimed Baqubah as a capital city.[67][68][69][70] In the ongoing Syrian Civil War, ISIS has a large presence in the Syrian governorates of Ar-RaqqahIdlib and Aleppo.[71][72]

ISIS is known for its extreme interpretation of the Islamic faith and sharia law[73]and its brutal violence,[64][73] which is directed at Shia Muslims.  Indigenous AssyrianChaldeanSyriac and Armenian ChristiansYazidisDruzeShabaksand Mandeans in particular.[74] It is reported to have 30,000 fighters in its ranks in Iraq and up to 50,000 in Syria[16] who, in addition to attacks on government and military targets, have claimed responsibility for attacks that have killed thousands of civilians.[75] ISIS had close links with al-Qaeda until 2014, but in February of that year, after an eight-month power struggle, al-Qaeda cut all ties with the group, reportedly for its brutality and “notorious intractability”.[76][77][78]

ISIS’s original aim was to establish a caliphate in the Sunni-majority regions of Iraq. Following its involvement in the Syrian Civil War, this expanded to include controlling Sunni-majority areas of Syria.[79] A caliphate was proclaimed on 29 June 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—now known as Amir al-Mu’minin Caliph Ibrahim—was named as its caliph, and the group was renamed the Islamic State.[4][5][6]


Jihad /ɪˈhɑːd/Arabic: جهاد‎ ǧihād [dʒiˈhæːd]), an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, the word jihād translates as a noun meaning “struggle” or “resisting”. The word jihad appears in 23 Quranic verses.[1]Within the context of the classical Islam, particularly the Shiahs beliefs, it refers to struggle against those who do not believe in the Abrahamic God (Allah).[2]However, the word has even wider implications and interpretations.

Jihad means “to struggle in the way of Allah”. Jihad appears 41 times in the Quran and frequently in the idiomatic expression “striving in the way of God (al-jihad fi sabil Allah)“.[3][4][5] A person engaged in jihad is called a mujahid; the plural is mujahideen. Jihad is an important religious duty for Muslims. A minority among the Sunni scholars sometimes refer to this duty as the sixth pillar of Islam, though it occupies no such official status.[6] In Twelver Shi’a Islam, however, Jihad is one of the 10 Practices of the Religion.

There are two commonly accepted meanings of jihad: an inner spiritual struggle and an outer physical struggle.[3] The “greater jihad” is the inner struggle by a believer to fulfill his religious duties.[3][7] This non-violent meaning is stressed by both Muslim[8] and non-Muslim[9] authors. However, there is consensus amongst Islamic scholars that the concept of jihad will always include armed struggle against persecution and oppression.[10]

The “lesser jihad” is the physical struggle against the enemies of Islam.[3] This physical struggle can take a violent form or a non-violent form. The proponents of the violent form translate jihad as “holy war”,[11][12] although some Islamic studies scholars disagree.[13] The Dictionary of Islam[3] and British-American orientalist Bernard Lewis both argue jihad has a military meaning in the large majority of cases.[14] Some scholars maintain non-violent ways to struggle against the enemies of Islam. An example of this is written debate, often characterized as “jihad of the pen”.[15]

According to the BBC, a third meaning of jihad is the struggle to build a good society.[7] In a commentary of the hadith Sahih Muslim, entitled al-Minhaj, the medieval Islamic scholar Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi stated that “one of the collective duties of the community as a whole (fard kifaya) is to lodge a valid protest, to solve problems of religion, to have knowledge of Divine Law, to command what is right and forbid wrong conduct”.[16]


Because of the strength it gives males in their social and spiritual relationships, and the lack of condemnation that feminists all over the world have provided, recruiting for the ISIS caliphate are exploding across the globe.  Young males growing up in homes without a strong father figure and confused about their roles with women are finding themselves attracted to the message of ISIS even if they aren’t from the Middle Eastern region.  It is something for them to rally behind–much like those same minds might yell at an opposing team in football or soccer.  In a world where we’ve all been told in government schools that believing in things is bad and that submission to the collective is good—it should be no surprise that young men are flocking to join ISIS in their struggle to serve Allah.  Given few other noble options in their life within their families, their church, their jobs, and their educations—Allah is all that is left for them.

Recently for another article I featured a two part documentary about T.E. Lawrence by Rory Stewart which delves further into this problem with the Middle East.  CLICK HERE TO REVIEW AND WATCH IT.  It is a good documentary and explores the problem in the Middle East very well—but Rory is considered a conservative by European standards yet would be a bleeding heart liberal by American standards—and all of Europe is falling away to the left of Stewart—politically.   This leaves Europe as raving collectivists deeply confused about their social roles because of having their Christian faiths stripped away from them, and their traditional roles within the family pointing them toward Muslim religion as an answer.  There, roles are defined and the rules are known—and have deliberately been left off-limits by the public school systems.  Most every other lifestyle has been decried in classrooms except those of Muslims.  Britain alone now has 100,000 Muslim converts by a 2011 census number—which has likely increased dramatically since.  Most of those converts—70%–are white women who find the roles within Muslim society to be attractive freeing them of the unwanted constraints of western feminism.  Take the example of Lynne Ali who called herself a hard-partying teenager decrying that her life was hectic and missing something before finding herself freed as a Muslim.  Now a 34-year-old former DJ from Dagenham in Essex said: “I would go out and get drink with friends, wear tight and revealing clothing and date boys.  I think underneath it all, I must have been searching for something, and I wasn’t feeling fulfilled by my hard-drinking, party lifestyle.”  She met her boyfriend, Zahid, at university, and converted to Islam at the age of 19.  She now wears the Islamic scarf, or niqab, when she goes out and describes it as “liberating.”  “I am so grateful I found my escape route,” she said, “this is the real me – I am happy to pray five times a day and take classes at the mosque.  I am no longer a slave to a broken society and its expectations.”  Many young women in England and greater Europe these days are making the same decisions for the same reasons.  They have had their lives stripped away from them in public education leaving them to embarrass themselves foolishly, then seek redemption the only way available—a hard religion that is intolerable to deviancy—which is attractive to their failed lives.  The move from being disc jockeys of popular music to radical Islamists within a few years because the tradition of Muslim faith gives them something to sink their roots into.

This is what appears to have happened to James Foley.  It may have even been his idea—to shake the world to its foundations with his sacrifice.  He gave a calm speech moments before his death and allowed his head to be cut off without any struggle or malice toward the person taking his life—who like him, was a foreigner likely seeking to make peace with the Sykes-Picot Agreement that England and France used to slice up the Middle East at the end of World War I destroying the relationship that those two nations would forever have with Arabia.  Young people aimless and embarrassed as to their backgrounds seek the redeeming qualities of an uncompromising religion to hold their lives together and the ideals were planted in them at public schools.  Foley and his attacker hoped that the brutality of their actions would ignite a global increase in converts such as Lynne Ali and will stand against the deviancy of the West—from their point of view.  But what they really stand against is competition, capitalism, and productivity.  It is more attractive to strip away their make-up, their jobs, and their ability to think for themselves and surrender to Allah all that they are and will be.  And for James Foley—that is precisely what he selected for himself.  And behind him are millions, upon millions more.

They seek revenge for Sykes-Picot which I will cover in more detail in the next article.  And if there is any doubt about Foley’s intentions read the Tweets he made leading up to his capture, and the truth will be evident.  Painful, but evident.   The link is above after the first paragraph.

Rich Hoffman