The Greek Economic Collapse: Coming to America with EPA control droughts and refused mining permits to save fish

This is what happens when you attach yourself to the weakest links, whether its business or global markets—what is happening in Greece right now is the result.  Now don’t say you haven’t heard it before dear reader.  Don’t tell me you didn’t hear the show on WLW years ago with Darryl Parks that I put on this very site showing that the financial game was crumbling—that we are all effectively broke even if the bills haven’t quite caught up to us in the United States yet.  Because I’ve been giving the warnings for some time—socialism does not work, strong leadership is absolutely necessary for capitalist endeavors to succeed, and group consensus in either business or politics is worthless—because it weakens leadership instead of strengthening it.  But when all those warnings are ignored and an insistence on socialist/collectivist behavior is promoted—you get Greece.  The United States is not far behind.  Already most of the money paid in taxes goes exclusively to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid leaving money for nearly nothing else.  The United States is the only country on earth with opportunities for economic growth so lenders are still willing to provide low-interest loans, which are consumed daily.  But at some time very soon, that will dry up, interest rates will raise, and at that point billions become trillions and there will be no way out—just like what Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is facing now in Greece, either complete relief of the austerity measures—or Greece will have to leave the European Union.  In essence, Greece must be relieved of its financial burdens otherwise a major block of the Eurozone will be lost with Great Britain soon to follow.  The European Union like all unions is rooted in socialism and allows the bad to hide behind the good and the more bricks that fall out of that union—the fewer places there are for the bad to hide.  Bad in this case is economies too rooted in socialism to make themselves buoyant.

These are the types of people we were told in the United States we needed to be more like.  Obama lectured Americans about the moral veracity of Europe early in his presidency even as Cyprus was the first to visibly fail economically.  Behind that small island in the Mediterranean was of course Greece, which few wanted to acknowledge around the world as a real crisis.  They even had an election where the socialist Alexis Tsipras won power promising no austerity to the Greek people, so they could continue to live under the safety of socialism—the protection of other people’s money.  Now they have capital controls of 60 Euros per day.   There are lines at Greek banks for people to get small amounts of cash that is supposed to belong to them. But because there is no money, everyone has to sacrifice their monetary levity and take what is available.  Tsipras proposed that Greece have a July 5th referendum on how to deal with the financial crises making many very happy at the prospect of Greece defaulting on its debts.  Since 2009 higher taxes and steep government cuts in exchange for bailouts have caused austerity measures that have unemployment at more than 25% on average and 60% among its youth—guess how they vote in elections…………………socialism because they have no opportunity otherwise which was always part of the plan.

Meanwhile in the United States as the nation continues to borrow around $100,000 every second leaving a current public debt of over $18 trillion Obama’s EPA is standing in the way of any further capitalists endeavors—most alarmingly the Pebble Mine in southwestern Alaska.  The EPA with Obama has done everything it can to deny a mining permit because of the largest sockeye salmon run in the world which traverses the area.  The mine is thought to potentially produce $120 billion dollars in new gold, but in just the time it takes the average person to pay their house payment from month to month, all the potential wealth that mine could have created would have been spent on the national debt.  So it’s just a drop in the buckets, yet when even a drop would help, the Obama administration is more committed to the religion of global environmentalism. The dreadful cost of socialism has far-reaching impacts.  For instance the cause of the current California water shortage as explained by Shannon Grove, Republican assemblywoman in Kern County is the EPA that created regulations that is literally dumping water into the sea to save a three-inch fish which resides in the area.  The crisis is completely artificial because the environmentalists have used the EPA as a kind of inquisition where nonbelievers are tortured if they do not believe in the deity of Mother Earth.  But behind the green hate for capitalism are roots that extend into various communist groups that have infiltrated our government for the purpose of halting capitalist activity—all the while increasing spending so that the economy will topple.

Yet nobody has heard much about this California drought, other than they need rain.  It was a completely manufactured crises created by an intrusive EPA without proper priorities dedicated to human innovation.  Capitalism likes the little three-inch fish from California, and the salmon in Alaska—and if left to their own devices will find solutions to have both, the wealth and the food supply, but there is more at work, a hatred of capitalism driven by rooted communism that is using sympathy for earth’s creatures to sabotage the American economy.  The strategy will run dry sooner or later and when that happens America will be faced with the same options as Greece is now, regulated resources, lines to get gas, food, water and most of all—money.  Confiscated assets will be the new word of tomorrow as tax increases and high interest rates will soon follow.  All this will have been caused by excessively reckless spending and intentional sabotage of American assets and potential productive enterprise—all in the name of saving a few fish.

Look hard at Greece—I told you it was coming, and it’s on its way to America.  It will have been caused by progressives for reasons that extend well behind a veil of conservation—directly into the foundations of communism which this country has fought many wars to prevent.  Yet it’s in the United States in our schools, our government, and especially in our EPA.  And it’s crippling our economy one regulation at a time.  Greece didn’t have a choice; their economy was basically some ancient ruins and the sales of gyros to cruise ship tourists.  America’s economic collapse is self-imposed, but intended by the same strategy as the radical Alexis Tsipras—to default on the debt and force social changes under a reset clock.  Those behind the communist push want America at the same level as Greece and the other countries in the Eurozone who will also eventually fall under economic collapse as well.  The restrictions on the economy are strategic to advance progressive political objectives.  In the mean time, Americans will have to do something they are not used to, which they are just beginning to feel in California—restrictions to services to train them how to comply with central authority.  The economic collapses are self-imposed both in the European Union and in the United States and those with their foot on the brakes are those who want global power for the sake of control.  And that is something that nobody on the nightly news is willing to admit to anybody—especially since they have played their part in the debacle.  But I can tell you this—people like me will remember how all his happened and I will be there to remind people what occurred and who was really  at fault.  That I will promise.

Rich Hoffman


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Gay Sex is Gross: Why traditional Americans are on a tactically selected vacation

I actually feel bad for many out there who have been reading here, and have listened to talk radio for some time and understood the warnings, yet didn’t fully understand what was coming.  Progressives have a desire to “progress” from what we have traditionally been—which is the most economically powerful nation in the world that provides the most opportunity to the most diverse population anywhere—and to take the country to some centrally managed disaster they consider a utopia. Watching what’s happening to America presently is painful especially for those who love it.  But progressives were always about performing this kind of military attack against traditionalists.  They took advantage of our kindness, and the naiveté typical of American traditionalists.  They have sought openly to not only progress the country beyond them—but to destroy traditional America in the process.  It is now quite clear what Barack Obama meant when he said he planned to fundamentally transform America.  After the Supreme Court rulings during the last week of June 2015 it is obvious what that means to progressives—and traditional Americans don’t like it.
  Matt Clark was back from his honeymoon and spoke very clearly about the tragic Supreme Court decisions involving the sustaining of Obamacare and of gay marriage.  From WAAM radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan Matt had one of the better summations to date during his radio show and had a parade of very intelligent callers on to articulate their frustrations.

Speaking of vacations, if you are the type who is an innovator and a strong presence in whatever company you work for, you likely notice that whenever you take a vacation there is this vast parade of people who hide in your wake and try to assert their dominance while you’re gone.  The stronger you are, the more of these second-handers there are to fight over the power vacuum you leave behind.  It charges their ego like children to believe that they can steer the world as well as you have—even though they really can’t.  They can hold the steering wheel and guide things along opposed to doing everything from the leading edge—but it’s their fantasy and it lasts until you get back from wherever you’ve been.  It gets further infuriating when they declare themselves equal to the world, because what you do takes courage, insight, imagination, and a 24-hour, 7 days a week mental maintenance that they don’t commit themselves to, yet they want to be considered equal in the scheme of things—even though they don’t put nearly as much into success as you do.  I have often deliberately baited these types over the years into revealing their intentions at times I determine to minimize the damage they can do—knowing full what their behavior patterns will entail to use their destructive behavior in a way that is positive toward a strategic assessment.  In a lot of ways that is what’s happening on the national stage.  I know I’ve warned about it for years, Matt certainly has along with a handful of others—but at some point you have to make the decision to let the progressives choke on their own skanky bi-product.  They want to drive, they want the credit, but they don’t have the ability to sustain things so they progress themselves right over the side of a cliff threatening to take the rest of the nation with them.  But, guess what—I’m not following and neither will most of normal America.  To show the world what progressives are really about, we have to sometimes let them show their cards to a skeptical audience—which is what they are doing.  Meanwhile we clean our guns in our garages and wait to return from a brief recess.  Much of the damage currently witnessed can be repaired with good management.  But these progressive scumbags need to be exposed, which is what we are seeing.  Left alone they are painting the White House in colors of rainbows and unicorns while the rest of the world laughs, and it’s painful to watch, but it’s the only way to expose them of their true intentions.

My wife and I have been doing a lot of traveling lately and have been on the road extensively visiting family in remote locations.  At rest stops along the way I would joke to my wife in the wake of all this progressive treachery that soon there won’t even be men and women’s restrooms—that someday soon we will be able to go to the same restroom at the same time.  After all, with so many men who think they are women and women who think they’re men—complete with transvestites, gays, lesbians, pedophiles, child abusers, and other sexual deviants running around—what’s the point of even spending the extra money keeping the sexes separated with two bathrooms?  Everyone might as well assimilate into some slime of humanity since progressives want to remove all barriers of judgment. But we all know that won’t work, it’s just a facetious statement.  Normal Americans aren’t wired like that, and they won’t accept it.  You know how I know that dear reader—because of the box office from the progressive machine itself in Hollywood, which I watch very closely to take the temperature of the country.  When Disney puts out a romantic animation film like Frozen featuring two gay guys kissing and it makes a billion dollars at the box office, that’s when you can start worrying.  But I think we’re all safe from that kind of thing.  Not because Disney or some other studio wouldn’t want to try, but because movie goers would reject the premise—because they can’t identify.

The public schools are trying to wire our children into accepting gay behavior, as is every venue that government touches, particularly the entertainment industry.  But what they can’t do is make it appealing to want to stick a part of your body into someone’s butt.  That just doesn’t work and doesn’t have very positive biological implication in the realm of sex.  It doesn’t make for a very good romantic comedy when people are forced to watch it on their movie screens—because human beings aren’t wired that way by nature. Progressives desire to progressive beyond such limits—but they are really just making fools of themselves.  They are moving the needle a few percentage points today in the direction of their desire, but it won’t last.  Gay sex is gross to most people and that won’t change through the aggressive progressive marketing that we are seeing.  The harder they push their agenda, the more that Americans will cry out for traditionalists to come back from their vacations and resume control, which is why it’s important to let all this nonsense play out.  If we always fix things for the progressives then they can pretend they are equal to the rest of us.  Sometimes it’s good to take a vacation and just let things play out so their behavior can be exposed for what it really is.  I know I’ve been warning people what would happen if progressives were not properly identified as the communists they truly are.  But nobody wanted to listen because they were fat, dumb and happy.  The money was rolling in, the jobs were plentiful, and our sports teams were keeping us entertained.  It was at that point that people like me just dropped everything and went on vacation.  You have to let the progressives show what they want to give the world so the world can finally dismiss them as irrelevant.

But that doesn’t take away the pain of seeing something you care about being dismantled and abused which is what is happening in America right now.  It does hurt to watch, but people need to see this now so they can vote properly for the next president in 2016.  They need to want the traditionalists to come back from their vacations of gun cleaning and Bible thumping and return America to normal.  But before that can happen the progressives need to have complete ownership of the failure—which is what we are seeing at this very moment.  Progressives might consider it a victory lap, but that won’t last very long because failure is a lonely road and so long as the traditionalist refuse to share that failure with them, there’s nowhere else to go but to say—“I told you so.”  We all did.  Traditionalists aren’t conquered or on the run, they are just on a tactically selected vacation—and they will return.

Rich Hoffman


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Gun Grabbing Obama: Attacking America from within by first disarming them

The communist oriented Democrats have been “community organizing” vigorously on the heels of the infamous June 2015 Supreme Court rulings going for what they think is the conservative jugular in the final year of Obama’s flamboyant rule as a socialist dictator.  Over the weekend I received several emails from them advocating fundraising and liberal activism.  Below is one such example from the Obama camp specifically targeting guns.  Here’s what it said.

Friend —

We’ve had to come together as a nation too many times to mourn after horrific acts of gun violence. And right now, it’s not good enough simply to show sympathy.

We need to acknowledge that there’s more work to do — that these tragedies have become far too commonplace. This is a conversation that folks need to have, and organizers like you are the ones who will move it forward.

People across the country are stepping up, and OFA supporters and volunteers are working to prevent gun violence state by state and city by city — join their fight today.

As we take the time to heal in the shadow of this most recent tragedy, we have to ask ourselves what more we can do as individuals and communities to prevent guns from getting into the hands of dangerous individuals.

The lack of movement in Congress on this issue is incredibly frustrating. But their refusal to act won’t stop progress. Because of organizers like you, states like Washington and Oregon have introduced successful restrictions on gun purchases, like common-sense background checks.

No single reform will eliminate violence. But we can’t give up, or act like this is some kind of new normal. We have to make progress where we can, and OFA and other groups have a real path forward.

There’s much more to do — so join OFA in working for it:

I’m not giving up, and I hope you won’t either. Every voice is important.

Thank you,

Barack Obama


Remember, progress to a progressive is elimination one by one of the Bill of Rights, and the gun is highest on their priority list.  So defend the gun by sending a nice message to OFA and let them know how you feel.  Communists want a disarmed America for obvious reasons.  It’s your job dear reader to make sure they don’t get their way.  Send this article to everyone you know and make sure to take action and defend your rights—or you will lose them.

Rich Hoffman


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A Rainbow Colored White House: Once a nation of leaders–now overrun by second-handers

The White House putting rainbow-colored lights on it during the June 26th Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, or the previous day’s debacle of further sustaining Obamacare by that same court is evidence that the management of the nation is focused on all the wrong things in order to make the world “equal.”  The world will never be equal—because there will always be one thing that will be ignored in that pursuit of equality—and it’s not black or white, rich or poor, or gay and straight issues—it is that the hard-working will always be plucked by the parasites of laziness.  The unimaginative will always wait for those who think to provide direction.  Leaders will always have followers, and those followers will always flock behind the brave.  We call these followers’ second-handers and in the collectivist culture of the present White House they perform in all the classic ways of a typical follower, but they are allowed to believe that they can take equal credit for any successes that might occur.  For the multitudes of second-handers this is good news for them—it makes them feel good, like they are part of problem solving the world.  But they’re not.  As always, and as it will always be, only a few do most of the work and take the responsibility of leadership as the others follow behind.  Those who work hardest in our society will always be discriminated against by the second-handers.  Second-handers are those who live through others—thus their designation.  A leader will survive and flourish with or without a second-hander, but a second-hander cannot survive without a leader.  That is the biggest difference and is the specific reason that capitalist cultures thrive whereas socialist cultures fail.

One of the great challenges of capitalism is in the nature of their corporations, which by their very design are socialist entities, or even raw dictatorships.   The bigger they are, the more they resemble socialist enterprises.  In these companies a ruling elite create a kind of flowchart leadership culture that have a mixture of second-handers and leaders who are all told that they are equal or in subservience to those above them, and they are forced to behave within that framework in order to get a pay check.  This greatly limits the potential of the company because it allows second-handers to rise to the top by default through protection of an organizational chart.  Washington D.C. is filled with these types of second-handers—people who think they are valuable assets to some government enterprise they have worked within for years.  Their merit is not judged by their performances, but by their years of service.  Leaders often become discouraged and either sit on their talents in frustration, or they leave not able or willing to take orders from a second-hander.

Of course second-handers are in the majority throughout the world, and these socialist systems were designed by them to hide their natural timidity.  The primary reason all government departments and most large companies fail to innovate properly or remain competitive in global marketplaces is because the leaders within their organizations stop producing because they do not desire to share their efforts with the second-hander.  Once the leaders stop leading, the second-handers flounder about directionless leaving as their only defense stacks of bureaucracy to buy time until some leader comes along to save them from their own lack of action.  That is in essence what is behind most bureaucratic efforts—a lack of courage trying to hide the nature of the second-hander that designed it for their own protection.

Companies that thrive most are built by leaders.  Those who survive longest find the leaders among their ranks and put them in charge—clearly forcing the second-handers to be driven toward objectives—and success is to be found in such a fashion.  But when leaders are told to provide their benefits to others without merit, and that those others are equal to them, the leaders will just do something else and leave the second-handers to their own devices.  It’s an unnatural relationship that is most exemplified by the current White House.  With their display of the rainbow colors, they have shown the world that they have no idea what makes a country great and the lights are embarrassing.  In this case they are putting an emphasis on gay rights but ignoring the rights of those who work the hardest—and that is a big mistake.

 For instance, Tim Cook is a gay man and is the current CEO of Apple.  Apple as a company is trading at a rate equivalent to a market capitalization of about $1.26 trillion.  When Steve Jobs died, Apple took the best of their leaders and promoted him into the CEO of Apple which was a position personally mentored to Cook by Jobs even as he died.  Cook’s success has nothing to do with him being gay, but that he was competent.  However, without Steve Jobs, Cook would undoubtedly fail, just as it is presently on its decline as a company.  Jobs built the foundation for Apple leaving a CEO like Cook to follow the formula of success, which is why the company continues to have value.  But the innovation that made Apple great today was created yesterday by Jobs, not Cook.  Without another Steve Jobs, Tim Cook will eventually fail and Apple will slide into the depths of mediocrity.  Therefore Tim Cook is a second-hander to Steve Jobs.  Tim Cook could not have created Apple from scratch the way Steve Jobs did.  And without Steve Jobs, the company will collapse on itself as more and more executives take on the tendencies of a second-hander because that’s who is currently in charge.   A failure to understand those relationships leads to eventual destruction 100% of the time.

Colleges are in the business of producing second-handers, not leaders.  That is the reason the leaders of two of the most prominent companies in the world had their leaders both as college drop-outs—Bill Gates from Microsoft, and Steve Jobs from Apple.  Microsoft after Gates retirement as head of the company has held their ground, but their continuous innovation that was seen under their former leader has ground to a stop and their decline is evident.  Apple is not far behind—again because when second-handers are in charge they fail to uphold the ethics of a strong, imaginative leader.  Whether the leader is Lee Iacocca from Chrysler, or Jack Welsh from GE, second-handers study, and study, and attempt to mimic the actions of great leaders, but they always fail.  At best they prevent the decline of an organization with a slow slide into oblivion, but they can never advance it.  For instance, there were many great minds in Europe during World War II.  However, if not for General Patton, would Hitler have been defeated?  No.  It took one unusual general to lead millions of second-handers to victory over a tyrant.  Without that leader Hitler would have won World War II.  A failure to identify the leaders is one of the most detrimental aspects of any culture, and it is terribly embarrassing that the White House in Washington D.C. has displayed their vast ignorance to such a level.

America used to be looked at as a global leader, but with the proclamation that equal rights for second-handers is the primary motivation, instinctively the world knows that America is no longer a Patton of global trade, a Steve Jobs of innovation, or a George Lucas of imagination.  It is a country waiting for somebody else to do something, and while everyone waits they pass silly laws about equality without paying homage to those most important to success—their leaders.  When second-handers are promoted over great leaders the decline of the culture is dreadfully present.  Therefore, equality is never possible.  The vast majority of second-handers might be allowed to feel good about themselves at the expense of their cultural leaders, but when those leaders throw up their arms in frustration and walk away—the second handers have nothing to do but put rainbow lights on the White House and somehow declare it a victory.  Meanwhile the world is laughing at the grotesque priorities of a nation that used to create leaders—who is now more concerned with appeasement as all second-handers do.

Rich Hoffman


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Clipping the Wings of Children: Public re-education centers open for business in your neighborhood


Even to this very day there has been great fear among conspiracy circles about the re-education camps that would spring up around the United States under United Nations control. Even Glenn Beck fell under the spell of that fear with his novels, Agenda 21. Essentially the strategy would be that local bureaucrats trained directly through local seminars into United Nations priorities passed down through Chamber of Commerce networks would gradually shut down private property taxing it beyond the reach of average homeowners.  People would then be relocated onto government property using Sweden style public house to implement communities managed by the state.  Those who resist would be put into a train and shipped off to re-education centers, similar to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany to either get with the “program” or to be killed.  That is in essence what the conspiracy theorists have been concerned about.  Yet reality is something else, the menace is not so literal.  The bad guys don’t fit so neatly on a silver screen plot line—in a lot of ways, they are friendly faces from neighbors and community leaders who appear to do all the right things. But they are just as sinister nonetheless—perhaps worse because they behave in ways that we are taught not to identify as bad so we don’t see the behavior ahead of time.

For anyone who has ever had a pet bird, such as a parakeet they know that one of the things that must happen is that the wings of the birds need to be clipped so that if they get out of the cage, they won’t be able to fly too far.  This always seemed bad to me.  When I have had parakeets in my family I’d often get the birds out of their cages and let them fly around the house freely keeping a close eye on the door so they wouldn’t fly out and get away.  But I didn’t like clipping their wings—it seems immoral to do such a thing to a bird.   Yet its common practice at a pet store to deliver the birds with their wings clipped so that the buyer doesn’t have to worry about the little birds flying away.  For human beings our wings are of course our minds.  We fly not with wings, but with our thoughts and imaginations.  That is the strength of the human being—the products of their minds.

In truth the re-education centers are already in place.  We fund them with our tax dollars and we spend a lifetime of savings sending our children to their classrooms.  Our public schools and colleges are those re-education centers that the conspiracy theorists have been warning about.  Their primary function in these schools is to reprogram our youth into compliant citizens focused on progressive causes.  In essence, to clip the wings of thought to keep their minds captive towards a cage of social justice as defined by progressives so that once grown, those students will be unable to fly away, but will stay in their cages for safety and reliability of food.  The programming starts young and once the mind accepts the limitations imposed by the public schools and colleges, they will be adults forever after unable to fly away too far from the cages placed around them by progressive institutions.

The warnings have come from people like David Horowitz for many years.  Many others followed—but the majority of the public wished to deny that this re-programming was occurring.  I determined when I was going though the public school system that it was occurring and I resisted vigorously.  If a teacher told me something was blue, I questioned it every single time—or I blew them off as know-nothings and obtained the information on my own.  I was a naturally rebellious kid so that kind of defiance was easy for me.  The angrier the authority figures were toward me, the more encouraged I was to indulge in the activity.  Some people thrive in environments of conflict.  Some people avoid conflict at all costs.  Those unfortunately are the ones most impacted by this re-programming.  In college I was sure that the primary focus of the institution was not in preparing students for a successful life in the style of American capitalism—it was to be in service toward a push for socialism on a mass scale.  The entire focus of the institution seemed to be in teaching Keynesian economics and Marx philosophy.  In essence, if birds were meant to fly and the most moral thing to do with a bird is to let it grow wings to fly as high and far as it could achieve in life, the intention of the education institutions were to clip the wings of those birds so that they would stay in the cages of life built by the politics of the day to make reliable taxpayers and well-managed creatures located in close proximity to the management tasked with feeding them.  By clipping wings, the education institutions could ensure that every bird would be equally handicapped to live under progressive management.  Even as an adult going into the Lakota levy fights of 2010 I still gave some benefit to the doubt cast by Horowitz over the years and had an open mind.  Once I dug into the actual intentions of my local school system and contemplated the illogical diatribes they used to counter my assertions against them, it was clear what their primary focus was.

For me the straw that broke the back was when the school sought ways to cover up the story of a child molester in a third grade class—for the benefit of the institution at the expense of the individual lives of the students.  About a year later after a third levy defeat the school dug in its heels to begin cutting programs to the students in spite of what the voters had declared.  It was obvious that the intention of the school hell or high water was to impose a tax increase on the community and they would withhold service until they obtained what they wanted.  They were playing an extortion game and using the children of my community to pull it off—which made me very, very angry, and changed my thoughts about public education forever.  As I discovered in my research, all public schools were performing in essentially the same fashion, so it’s a nationalized effort coming directly from the Department of Education aligned with the progressive intentions of the national labor unions.  The goal was to clip the wings of students so that they could be held hostage from parents who had placed all their trust into the schools leaving them with no other recourse but to go along to get along.  It’s an abusive relationship designed to pave the way to extortion, which is not what education is supposed to be about.  Parents want to believe that the education their children are getting are giving their children wings to fly with, but what they are really getting are wings clipped so that nobody can ever fly away—imprisoning them to the management desires of progressives within the United Nations.  That is not a conspiracy theory—it’s a cold, hard, fact.

Most people don’t want to believe this hard truth, and I can understand it.  It feels better to look at a parakeet in a cage and believe that we are saving it from the harsh world outside of their cage—that we as the owners are clipping the wings of the little creature for its own good.  But in reality, we are denying it of its God-given right to live freely, and have destroyed its essence in the process.  I am personally a person who supports zoos, aquariums, and theme parks like Sea World.  But the same people who are advocating against Sea World’s use of killer whales are the same who most support progressive public education and the deliberate clipping of the intellectual wings of the youth—because at the heart of the United Nations efforts at all these issues—public education, conservation, civil rights, etc., is an almost god-like worship of nature.  They care more for the earth than in human beings and would like to take humans back into a primitive state living in accordance with early nomadic people—to preserve the earth.  Capitalism is a celebration of mankind’s mind.  Socialism is a focus on the collective not only of human beings, but of all things on earth—and that is the intent of our education systems—to hold the minds of mankind within the cages of progressivism, not to protect them from the world, but to protect the world from humans.

If there is any doubt as to what I am saying—which I have said extensively over the years—watch the videos on this article, then do your own research.  At that time you’ll discover that you and your children are just clipped winged avian nuisances that progressive intuitions want to stuff into a cage so they can worship their deities at the sacrifice of capitalism.    That is what your children are learning in school and the path in life they are being imprisoned to follow.

Rich Hoffman


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Progressives Playing Capture the Flag: Defending Confederate defiance

If I lived back in the days of slavery in America I would have no doubt been on the abolitionist side of the argument.  The Lincoln Republicans against the Jefferson Davis Democrats was essentially the battle lines and I have nothing at all in common with Jefferson Davis—not even remotely.  Yet the same progressive tripe who has attempted to associate Republicans with slave ownership and declines to tell black America that Martin Luther King was a Republican—as was Frederick Douglas are now trying to capitalize on the vile hatred of one silly boy from North Carolina into all-out hatred against the Confederate Flag.  This is essentially what progressives do—they insist to “progress” beyond tradition and to advance forked tongued debate into redefining the meanings of things to suit their political agenda.

When traveling through the south I enjoy seeing the Confederate Flag.  It represents to me nothing of slavery—even if that was the historical significance.  It represents to me defiance and a warning that if the Federal government over steps its authority, that half the country is willing and able to stand up against it in rebellion.  There is modern slavery going on to this very day right out in the open which I would argue is every bit as bad as the plantation slavery that is the focus of so many progressives, and I don’t want a government that supports that activity ruling over me.  If they come to my street to impose the NDAA Act for some tactical imposition conjured up within the ranks of progressive lunacy—I will fly my own flag against the country.  You can bet on it.  I have no respect for the authority of President Obama, not because he’s a half-black socialist from the terrorist minds of the Weather Underground put in place to dismantle my country with a Francis Piven strategy of economic collapse—but because he’s an idiot.  I have far less in common with the crime family of the Clintons and I will stand against them even harder.  Again, it has nothing to do with Hillary being a woman—it’s because her husband is a sex addict and a con artist, and she is a power addicted former hippie who would further like to dismantle the United States and place it under the authority of the United Nations—and they’ll happily destroy anybody who gets in their way.  So when those types of people say “not” to do something—I tend to want to do it.  And to me the Confederate Flag is a reminder that people will come together and stand up to tyranny even if what they are defending is historically wrong.  The South to this very day resists labor union ownership of their manufacturing plants and is an economic force in its own right—which is unquestionably what is behind the push to remove the Confederate Flag from public viewing—all over the antics of one stupid kid stoked to hatred by the same Obama White House who wants the flag removed.

If black America has a right to not be afraid from the sight of the Confederate Flag then “White America” has a right to not hear rap songs about beating white women and killing “crackers,” emerging from the car speakers of teenagers.  It also has the right to not see packs of blacks walking down our shopping malls with their pants pulled down under their butt cheeks and behaving like a pack of wild animals ready to pounce on anyone who uses the “N” word while at the same time they use it incessantly—even in their music, that in and of itself is racist.  When a race of people can use a word and the other race of people can’t—that is the same kind of hatred that the Confederate Flag supposedly represents—segregation and rule through fear.  Yet we’re supposed to buy into the notion that the Confederate Flag represents hate—yet Jay Z is a friend of the current president and is treated within the entertainment culture as royalty for essentially preaching hate on a mass scale within the music industry.

The radicals are getting their way, governments and corporations are reacting to the South Carolina Church shooting by appeasing the mob and removing the Confederate Flag from everything—including toys of the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard.  That is where the line gets crossed and this whole situation simply becomes ridiculous.  I have written about this before in quite a lot of detail.  Click here to review.  So I’ll make a prediction as a result of all this activity—that the state house in South Carolina might remove the Confederate Flag, and so will stores like Wal-Mart because they are already under attack by the Department of Labor for their anti-union positions and have no choice in the matter.  But these progressives are going to get far more than they bargained for.  They are going to force the Confederate Flag underground where it will do a lot more damage and make many more people like that stupid kid Dylan Roof.  The Confederate Flag may represent slavery in a historical perspective, but it represents rebellion to entire generations weary of an overreaching government.  And that will become the meaning of the flag as it gets pushed underground.  It will become the new “N” word in the South—more so than it is currently—and only whites will be able to use it.  Mark my words—the fires stoked by progressivism will have a reversed result from their initial intention of moving American society into a unifying progressive vision of the world.  Instead they will have created a dug in group of rebels quite tightly united behind the old Rebel Flag of the South.

If you want to hear hate speech just listen to an average rap album from just about any musical artist of the modern-day and you’ll hear why people were initially afraid of blacks in the first place—why there were fears of them integrating into our “white” culture.  Of course progressives have destroyed the image of the type of blacks who were distinctly Republicans, like Frederick Douglas and instead empowered the worst of their lot to advance the progressive cause of much misery and inner city violence. Progressives don’t teach the mantra of Republican blacks like Martin Luther King—it’s the drug induced types like Snoop Dog and his associates of hate provocateurs within the world of rap who they proclaim are kings of inner city art.  And the old timers who were so afraid of those same blacks are whispering “I told you so” from across the folds of time.  Rebel flags will fly in the basements of those families for many generations and there will be more hatred bred as a result—more mistrust evoked and the situation will become much, much worse.

Rush Limbaugh was correct when he said that the push against the Confederate Flag was about more than just racism.  This argument has sat on the back burner waiting for someone like a Dylan Roof for decades.  The moment they had their straw man, progressives launched their attack and the corporate world had to submit out of that ancient guilt of racism that all whites are supposed to feel—because progressives told them to feel it.  Well, I don’t feel any guilt—not one ounce of it.  Because I know history quite acutely, and I know which party freed the slaves and who stood for a proper black society—and they weren’t people like P Daddy.  We are under attack from progressives in every sector of America and they are playing a game of “capture the flag” within our culture.  And to them bringing down the Confederate Flag has nothing to do with racism, it has everything to do with capturing the South and bringing them into the fold of a progressive utopia they are trying to design for us all.  But I want nothing of their design, and I know I’m not alone.  The Rebel Flag will gain in strength, not diminish—especially when it becomes even more taboo than it currently is.  And the ramifications of that behavior will be the exclusive fault of the modern progressives.  They are the cause of much misery in the world, and they have just thrown fuel on a fire that was already roaring.

Rich Hoffman


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“Kill Back First”: Larry Nichols and the American Clinton mafia

Some might say that Larry Nichols had an axe to grind with the Clintons, which is why he betrayed them with whistleblower information—like that he killed people on their behalf, that Chelsea Clinton is not Bill’s daughter, and that the Clintons ran drugs while governor of Arkansas and raped young girls brutally beating them to keep them quit.  Yes this is the same Hillary and Bill who are currently running for president of the United States—unbelievably—and they are terribly bad people.  If I were a normal person, I might not believe Larry Nichols either—as his story sounds too outrageous compared to the nice old lady on television who says she’s fighting for women’s rights and the poor.  But I do believe Larry Nichols because I have a past with people just like him.  I have known people who kill for money, and I understand their need to come clean once they’ve had their fill of Vegas whores and drugs.  The mainstream media is not ready for such information, but—on the Alex Jones Show, the venue is appropriate.  What Larry Nichols says here I believe is the truth revealed by a man who wishes now he could take it all back.  And the only place who will talk to Larry is conspiracy sources like Alex Jones.  You don’t hear much about Nichols on outlets like Fox or CNN, because it’s just too much to deal with.  Even Fox wants to believe that Clinton is a viable candidate—they’ve been promoting Hillary since 2013 for a 2016 run.  They have too much invested at this point for Nichols to erase the story with all this damning information.

Essentially what we have with the Clintons and to a lesser extent Obama is a modern form of Chicago style organized crime very similar to Al Capone’s network during the Prohibition period.   The media are completely in the bag for Hillary one because ideologically, they all believe in the same levels of socialism taught in the primary colleges during the 60s, 70s and 80s.  For more information read my article on The Naked Communist and the accompanying radio broadcast I did with Matt Clark on WAAM radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  That at least explains how Hillary has managed to get away with many of the crimes—too many people at high levels believe in the communist mantra “the ends justify the means.”  But we’re dealing with more than a socialist push in American politics to make the old hippies happy who are now in charge of everything as heads of government divisions, corporations, and political leaders like the Clintons—we are seeing a pattern where a mafia was built around Little Rock Arkansas which was then extended to the nation as a whole during their presidency.  After their White House stay the Clintons focused on a global mafia through their Clinton Foundation which is what the current problems are all about from that supposed charity.

These are unfathomably bad, evil people—and their defenders are worse, but at least share in common with Larry Nichols an attraction to power and a love of the money that flows from it.  The Clintons essentially destroyed the concept of an American president during the 90s.  There was a terrorist attack at the start of George Bush’s term which caused him to over-react and spend America into oblivion—as planned when the attack was planned by many minds, not just Osama bin Laden.  (Ever wonder why Osama was killed and buried at sea without a single photograph taken and released to the American people to prove that a murderer had been captured and killed—strange)  Then there was Obama, a mixed race kid raised in Indonesia who is fundamentally anti-American whose mission at the beginning of his term was to “fundamentally transform America” using the classic Cloward and Piven strategy of economic collapse followed by a socialist management of resources from centralized control.  It’s the Greek model and it’s coming to America thanks to Barack Obama and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  America is under a military style attack as we speak and the Clintons have been for years the field generals working from the White House implementing a strategy they hatched years ago to undo the United States into a socialist utopia.  And they used people like Larry Nichols to be their “heavies.”

In a socialist society this is what you get—there are enforcers who must do the nasty work of showing individuals who’s in charge and what happens to people if they step out.  This behavior has been taught in our government schools to us for decades—so we unconsciously accept the behavior without question.  For instance, let’s take the child actor Jake Lloyd who played Anakin Skywalker in the popular Star Wars film The Phantom Menace.  He was recently arrested in Charleston, South Carolina during a high-speed chase with police as he had clearly fallen off the rocker.  But where did it start?  After the success of his Star Wars role, the little 10-year-old found integration into society impossible as the kids in his school teased him about his fame to no end, essentially driving the kid crazy to the point of trying to change his name.  In a classroom environment where socialism is being taught, Excepetionalism is ridiculed to keep everyone in the muddy middle, which is why the kids were encouraged to castigate young Jake so profusely.  Jake had opportunities the other kids didn’t have, so he was singled out and ridiculed to change his behavior into a focus on the collective.  Essentially this is precisely what Hillary and Obama do from the White House and it was people like Larry Nichols who did the pushing and shoving to bring those who strayed out of the flock back into the fold through any means possible.

Now it should be clear what kind of game is going on, and it’s not what anybody thought who doesn’t follow history or take the time to understand the players of modern politics.  There is safety in the herd and entirely too many people are happy to stay in a group conglomeration just so they can live their lives without always looking over their back.  Hit men are kind of the top of the food chain, even relative to corrupt politicians like the Clintons.  Hillary can extort money from corporations through the Clinton Foundation to hire hit men like Nichols to kill a rival or a lone wolf who is a threat, but they don’t have the fortitude to do such work themselves.  So they are always dependent on people like Nichols, and the primary reason he’s still alive after saying all these things about the Clintons his because of his former Green Beret training.  There is a term used in such Special Forces for just such an occasion and that is to “kill back first.”  Once word gets around that the target of a hit is a “kill back,” there is great reluctance to carry out the task.  Most hits are untrained, over weight slugs in suits.  They don’t know what to do when thrown into a situation of survival.  The “targets” immediate instinct often shaped during public school is to retreat and appease back into the herd.  That makes easy killing for a hit man like Nichols used to be.  But when a hit is called out against Nichols, it’s not so easy—because he won’t retreat like that, making the hit much more difficult.  Dying often isn’t worth the money, so the hits are minimized greatly as pin-headed politicians attempt to delegitimize such people through social pressure—since other hit men are reluctant to take on a “kill back” case.

As outrageous as this might sound to the soccer mom meeting her friends at Chipotle to giggle about Hillary’s run for President, or the old hippie still listening to vinyl recordings of John Lennon’s “Back in the U.S.S.R,” the facts of the matter are in Larry Nichols statements.  The politics we see on television is not the politics we are paying for, and at the heart of the matter, Hillary should not be running for President, she should be in jail for murdering Chris Stevens on behalf of her boss, Barack Obama to cover up the weapons deals that were going on in Libya at the time.  After all, it’s not so easy to shut up people the way one might delete all the emails on their personal computer servers to erase incriminating evidence.  Unlike emails, people have feelings, relationships and their own motivations.  And for the kind of mafia that Hillary is at the center of—the only way to continue obtaining power and manipulating the public safely back into the herd is through hit men like Larry Nichols.  That’s why everyone in America should listen to him—because he knows where the bodies are buried.  Let him show the world—so that the organized crime at the heart of the American government can be dismantled once and for all.  And for those who worry about having a hit put out on you remember the term, “kill back first.”  And perform the task in such an unfortunate situation for the betterment of our nation.

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Rich Hoffman


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Why Pope Francis is an Idiot: God loves guns and their manufacturers

This is exactly why I am weary of organized religions.  It’s not because they espouse values and kindness toward other people—it’s because they wish to be just like the governments of the world, yet another force that controls the minds of mankind.  Enter the idiocy of Pope Francis and his recent proclamations in favor of progressive political platforms directly against capitalist forms of government—specifically the United States.  It must not be forgotten that the Roman Catholic Church is all that remains of the former Roman Empire, and in the wake of that ominous force in Europe under the banner of the cross, many deaths occurred and the Dark Ages were created.  So no, I don’t think religion by default is a wonderful thing.  Rather it holds back society into the limitations of the past within the framework of sacrifice—which is archaic and foolishly rooted in scientific ignorance.  It is within such a tapestry of ordainment that the Pope made the proclamation that gun manufacturers—especially those in the United States—were hypocrites if they call themselves Christian.  It is that kind of stupidity and radical detachment from reality that has led churches in general to declining memberships.  To put a foolish focus on the afterlife rather than the here and now is the mainstay of religion implying that one life defended with a gun has less value than the collective whole of civilization and that we should all be willing to sacrifice ourselves to the “greater good.”  That is why I no longer attend church—because of those kinds of teachings.  It’s not just the Catholic religion which I have roots in—it’s the entire industry of sacrifice that I have a problem with.

The Pope backed up his attack on weapons manufacturers by saying, “if you trust only men you have lost.  It makes me think of…people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons.  That leads to a bit of distrust, doesn’t it?” That was followed by thunderous applause by thousands of ignorant young people raised under socialism in the economically bankrupt Italian city of Turin.  In essence the Pope was saying that weapon manufacture is anti-Christian.  He is implying that we should all turn our minds toward a God—which he is the representative on earth—and give up our needs for aggression by eliminating weapons of war from society.  The Catholic Church, just like every communist and socialist government around the world wants to be in the business of ruling our lives and the product of their endeavors is a flock of sheep that mindlessly puts their faith in a religion that can’t keep their hands out of the pants of little boys.  Take away the ability to defend ourselves and what kind of evils might swell from such trust?  Well, history tells us quite a lot on the matter—which was one of the reasons for the creation of the United States in the first place—freedom from religious persecution.  People had the right for the first time to worship what they wanted decentralizing the authority of churches into spiritual advisors instead of just another competing government.

Frances attempting to place his radical words of worthlessness into a world stage filled with like-minded thugs and social parasites declared during his speech—“duplicity is the currency of today—they say one thing and do another,” referring to people in his congregation asking for forgiveness during confession who then turn around and commit the same sins the moment they leave the confessional. That is because most human beings don’t give much thought to the church or the “men” who run them as self-proclaimed representatives functioning on earth on behalf of an all-seeing deity.  I know a bit about history and in America when the church becomes so bold as to come to my house to take what I have to give it to the so-called poor under church authority—there is ammunition on my shelf intended to stop that action from occurring.  I know better than the church what leads to the “poor.”  I don’t trust the Pope or his clergy of pedophiles and social collectivists to define it for me.  God has not come to my home and told me that Pope Francis is his representative on earth. Men have made that self-designation—and if you really get to the heart of what the Pope is saying it is that the world should trust the church and give up their guns in surrender to the global unifying force of the Christian religion.  Sorry, but no.

Years ago I had to make the hard decision of using rational thought to determine that the religion I grew up with was lacking something important—logic in their assertions.  I was at a communion ceremony at the front of the church watching all the people coming to the front to worship.  I used to be an assistant to the minister and would hand bread to the people in the congregation who waited for their sacrament.  As I held the plate of bread thinking about what it really meant I realized that the body of Christ sacrament was essentially just a watered down version of human sacrifice as it had been passed down to us over thousands of years of incorrect spiritual belief.  Now for context, be advised that I read the Egyptian Book of the Dead at the age of 13, so I was thinking heavily about such things during this period.  I saved up my lawn mowing money to buy the book which was a real treasure to me—it still is.  The wine representing the blood of Christ was no different from the cultures around the world that drink the blood of a sacrificed victim in the belief that a deity would be appeased by the action.  It took me about five years of this activity to finally admit to myself that it was within the framework of sacrifice that many evils around the world were committed—that the church itself was what Pope Francis attempted to paint against the gun manufacturers—a “duplicity is the currency” not only of today—but of the church itself.  Not just Catholics—but virtually every church.  It was under the Roman Catholic Church that many people died in the past and vast evils were committed needlessly against others.  Religion is not a mechanism for peace unless you happen to be a member of that particular congregation.  I determined this as many people who were supposed to be socially successful and smart would sit bowed before me awaiting the “body of Christ, prepared for you” that I’d hand them.  They went from the leaders of the community that I knew they were to willing sheep within the context of the church hoping that God might notice and give them everlasting life when they died.

Around this time I went on a youth camping trip with members of our church.  I had a girlfriend in this group so it was a chance to sneak over to her tent once everyone went to sleep. She was three years older than I was so there was much to learn.  I think I was fourteen at the time, and she was a hot-to-trot 17-year-old about to graduate from high school.  You might wonder dear reader why she was interested in me when she had access to so many older kids—well, that was because of my bullwhip which I had with me much to the anger of our minister.  Well, she wasn’t the only one who had a crush on me.  The minister did as well, and he conveniently had me sleeping in his tent on this trip.  It was a joke in my family how much the leader of our church liked me.  I was defiantly his favorite member of the congregation.  I helped during every service before and after, and my family helped set the church up on Saturdays.  It was a good wholesome experience, but at times was a little creepy.  He was a good person in most aspects of his life, but something about him made me weary.  At that time I had a reputation for fighting quite a lot, and my bullwhip use was known by everyone—and was a little scary to them.  But it kept me safe.  I felt—it kept everyone at bay, and gave me access to the kind of girls I wanted to know—so I was very obvious about it and even brought it on our youth church camping trip.

Once we all turned in for bed and were all in our tents, girls of course were matched up in their own tents, the boys in tents of their own, and I was of course paired up with the minister in his tent—just him and I.  The minister told me as we zipped up the tent that I didn’t need that whip in the tent with us—that it was a weapon of violence and that he found it offensive while laying his head down for a peaceful night’s sleep.  I told him I slept with my whip every night and that I couldn’t sleep without it. He then shrugged it off for the true motive of why he organized this whole field trip.   He took off all his cloths and encouraged me to do the same.  Without his ceremonial robes, or even the jeans and t-shirt he wore on the camping trip, it was clear to me that he was just a man of flesh and blood hungry for a physical sexual experience. He was married, but obviously in need of relationships with young people both intellectually and physically. I told him I couldn’t sleep in the nude.  I was still wearing the same camouflage pants I had worn all day and they were stinky from sweet, and he complained that they were stinking up the tent—all while he sat there in the nude trying to convince me to get undressed.  When I still didn’t, he persisted to criticize my false trust in clothing—that if I were a true Christian I wouldn’t feel I needed to hide behind my clothing.  What the minister didn’t know was that I had no intention of such a thing—that as soon as he was asleep I was going to sneak over to the tent my girlfriend was in.

That went on for about an hour.  Eventually he turned out the light; he stayed nude for some reason even though it was chilly that night.  When I heard he was asleep, I snuck out and did what I came to do on the trip.  I told the girl about my experience later that night and we laughed about it the next day. It was obvious that the minister had known I had left the tent because he had been waiting for me to go to sleep as well.  I didn’t come back to the tent until the first light of daybreak.  But he couldn’t say anything to me about it because he was guilty of bad thoughts and malicious intentions.  The girlfriend never saw the minister the same way again.  When she graduated high school and left for college she became something of a godless heathen and went dramatically in the opposite direction. I never saw or spoke to her again.  In a lot of ways the minister let her down most of all.  He became all too terrestrial that night and the guilt was clearly on his face the next day.  She lost her faith in religion never to recapture it again.  I told my parents about it as soon as I saw them.  They had a hard time with the information and never felt they could talk to the minister about it—because they were concerned that being a man of God, that it might reflect badly on them somehow.  I continued to help with the church for the next four years.  That guy married my wife and me but there was always a tension between us that remained. I wouldn’t say that he was a bad person because of that particular weakness for flesh, but it certainly diminished him in my eyes forever.  And my experience tells me that his behavior is the norm in a relationship where someone has authority over another whether it’s in a marriage, a government relationship, or a religion.  Honestly, what kept me safe from molestation was that I had my whip with me and everyone knew what I could do with it.  It is why I can tell this story now without a history of molestation in the wake.  Weapons keep us free from those who want to harm us due to their internal demons and weaknesses.

If anything gun manufacturers are saintly practitioners of goodness because they keep the bad thoughts of the power-hungry at bay.  Just because a religious leader is supposedly the representative of God on earth—it does not mean they are free of corruption.  Even those who are self-proclaimed non-sexual types have their weaknesses that come out when they think they are safely within the confines of an object of their desire.  I knew that guy really well until he pulled off his pants. That’s when you realize that you never really know anybody until you get that close and I hold those lessons adamantly to this day.  The world is full of freaks, punks and creeps, and within it we need ways to protect ourselves from intellectual and physical molestation.  My story came out alright because I had the unique abilities with the bullwhip to keep me safe.   But not everyone has such a luxury.  For them, it’s good to have a 9mm in their purse, or an AR-15 in their duffel bag.  It keeps the bad guys on their side of the tent you might say.  And it keeps decisions and responsibility for them in control of your mind—because you don’t have to yield to force under any condition.  That is why guns are a moral safeguard in America for the capitalist form of government.  The Pope may not like guns as he is trying to unite the world around his church and personal ideology of soft socialism.  But in America, we are different because we have the right to protect ourselves from people like the Pope.  He may not be as inclined to act poorly as my childhood minister, but the Catholic Church has a long history of molesting young boys—so they are not to be trusted.  The Catholic Church is responsible for more death and war than all the shootings in America added up over the last century.  They are hardly worthy of political advice, and I would argue spiritual as well.  They don’t understand “God.”  The churches of our world are focused too much on sacrifice to be truly relevant.  And it is in their error of focus that we need guns to protect us from their fallacy.  Guns give us the right to be wolves of our own design instead of sheep sent to slaughter under the poor philosophy of a church built on foundations of improper focus on worship to history interpreted by men more than the reality of actuality.

Rich Hoffman


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A Rotten Rope up an Ominous Precipice: Treasure guarded by the Grim Reaper

Naturally there are a lot of creative people in my family.  I of course have a lot of very creative skills, and my wife does as well.  Yet we protect those skills of their virtual with the guarded care of a church going virgin from previous centuries.  We don’t whore ourselves out to the modern world.  We offer our services on our terms.  My wife is even stricter about that practice than I am.  Her crafts would make a fortune in an open market, but she’s very introverted and doesn’t like to see her creations tended to recklessly in exchange for money.  She usually only makes things for members of our family and not the outside world.  Naturally my children are very creative as well, and are happiest when they can express themselves in some form of art.  That means that when it comes time for gift giving the members of my family usually make things for each other rather than just buying an impersonal gift.  That made this last Father’s Day interesting because I had just come off a week of extreme stress, and my oldest daughter was very concerned about me. She captured her feelings in a nice card with some art expressed with the following picture.image

My previous week was enough to flatten all but the excessively resolute.  It involved first and foremost a legal issue that I can’t talk about at this time because of the entanglements involved.  The Grim Reaper came calling.  But I take this overman stuff seriously, so I denied its wishes.   Just because death wants something, doesn’t mean it gets it.  Human beings are a lot more powerful in their self-determination than they are often willing to admit.  Additionally, professionally it was one of the most difficult weeks I’ve had in my life—just with all the elements of things coming together at the same time from so many factions of people.  When people want to argue the great novel Atlas Shrugged and wonder why there are always only a few people who are competent, they need to walk in my shoes for a week and they’ll understand.  Especially this last week.  Then at the end of the week there was the Matt Clark radio show which I enjoyed and wasn’t a serious time burden, but did require some focus that was desperately in need of rest.  That same morning leading up to the broadcast when I was trying to do some show prep, I had guests from the other side of the world trying to get on a plane to get home and a major meltdown in my professional endeavors that would not allow a retreat from productive enterprise.  My kids knew about all this, so my daughter captured my week with that drawing.

When I first saw the picture I thought of Indiana Jones from the movie Temple of Doom.  I raised my kids on that movie, so the metaphor was appropriate.  Yet it was customized to fit my circumstances appropriately.  The hat is more like the one I wear rather than the one Indiana Jones does, and the physical body is more akin to me rather than the linky Harrison Ford.  In the picture the hero is trying to climb out of danger on a frail little rope ladder up a treacherous precipice.  Parts of the ladder are breaking away leaving nowhere to go but to fail or succeed in climbing hanging on to whatever one can.  Even though the picture is a dramatization of reality, it was exactly how the previous week had felt.

There were times during this week of tribulations when I wondered, “why.”  Why should I even try to climb up such a rope ladder?  Why not just stay on the ground instead of going up such an ominous precipice with a rickety device.   The answer is of course for the treasure that resides at the top.  Yet I’m not all that interested in treasure, but people I’m loyal to are—so I climb it to retrieve it for them.  I climb because they can’t.   They want the treasure from the top; I want the adventure of getting it.  I actually enjoy the danger of the climb, and that’s what I get out of it.  But my kids want my company, they’d rather me stay next to the fire in camp.  They don’t want the treasure I retrieve, just my company.  So it gets to be quite a challenge to give everyone in your life what they want—including yourself.  My daughter understands that and was able to capture her feelings within that seemingly simple picture.

There is no such thing as too much.  The circumstances presented require us to succeed or fail, and experience says that the more you push yourself, the more that you can get done in spite of any precipice intent on our destruction.  Because in life there are two kinds of treasure, there are those that drop alongside the trails we travel through life.  Occasionally someone drops a $20 dollar bill and we might find it because they have traveled that path before us, and lost something we have later found.  Perhaps in other times it’s a gold nugget that can bring us riches.  But treasures are best found off the paved road, because let’s face it, if you stick to the roads that are paved for our travel, you will only be able to go in life where others have intended to direct you.  That’s where the real treasures in life are—the kind that are still unclaimed by any who have come before us.  So I spend a lot of time on my own path off of any paved roads looking for treasure that nobody else dares to retrieve.  That is where I get a lot of my personal philosophy—off that paved road.  But there is danger off that paved path and bad things do happen. The dangers are often hidden until it’s too late.  This means you must trust yourself to contend with those dangers in whatever form they present.  After a lot of practice, I have an understanding that I can handle anything.  But from those watching, it is a dramatic romp through uncharted territory—and can be a little scary.

Father’s Day came and went, but what remained was the nice card given to me that means more than just a picture reflective of a favorite movie.  It was an appropriate metaphor.  Truth be told I was happy to get back to the camp to enjoy some time with my family because there were times this past week where all the rungs in the ladder did break leaving me hanging by only a rickety rotten rope.  That’s when you dig your bloody fingertips into the sides of the cliff and keep climbing regardless of the pain even if only bare bone is left grinding away at the rocky surface.  What makes such moments truly worth the effort is the campfire stories that came after—and on Father’s Day 2015 we had more than a few to tell.

Rich Hoffman


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Rich Hoffman is Running for President: The bad is no longer protected from the good

I made the announcement during my show on the Clarkcast over the weekend that I am running for president of the United States, along with a little single cell creature newly discovered on the Jupiter moon of Europa. Of course I was using a little metaphorical humor to convey how ridiculous it is that there are so many people running for president in 2016, and the number is still growing. I’d say the cause of that effect is that president Obama has been so terrible, and lowered the bar so low, that now everyone believes that they too could be president and gain the ability to rule the world.  That’s what happens when a standard is lowered to a level where common people with an average background gain an ability that should only encompass the best and brightest minds produced within the United States. Also during the June 20th show I covered Matt Clark’s secret mission which he called in to surmise. I then spoke about my history with bullwhips a bit, gave some statistical analysis about the perceived gun violence in the wake of the South Carolina church shooting, and introduced my friend Gery Deer to talk about the upcoming Annie Oakley Western Showcase in Darke County, Ohio. It was an entertaining radio show that can be heard in its entirety below. Following the clip is the rough script of the show to make navigation easier for sections you may want to hear again.

Radio Show WAAM Saturday June , 2015 1 PM WAAM Talk 1600  734-822-1600

5 min — Matt Clark’s secret mission update

8 min – Nice to hear from Roy Hill at Brownells as the extreme left seeks to exploit the Charleston, South Carolina church.  After nine people were killed by Dylann Roof, Obama immediately sought gun control.   The progressive elements of our society were quick to point out statistics from the United Nations indicating that 81,300 nonfatal injuries and 31,672 deaths a year involve guns, which are 308 shootings every day. That sounds truly terrible—yet context is conveniently left vacant. There are approximately 32,000 deaths a year by automobiles and yet nobody has a press conference that declares that we should get rid of cars.  What’s worse is that a whopping 44,000 people die every year from some form of drug overdose and the president supports more of that type of behavior even getting behind efforts to decriminalize it. Isn’t that hypocritical? Of course it is. The drama around the latest shooting rampage has nothing to do with the loss of innocent life—it’s all about building a case against guns so that Americans might be convinced to give them up in favor of some measure of safety. The Fanned Flames of Racisim: Barack Obama’s role in the South Carolina shooting” at Overmanwarrior’s

10 min – My history with bullwhips

17 min — Soft break

20 min – 30 years of history with bullwhips including movies, business instruction, and self-defense.  Lead in to my relationship with Gery Deer and the Annie Oakley Western Arts Showcase—home of the bullwhip fastdraw—invented in Ohio.  2015 event on Saturday July 25th.

30 min — Hard break

35 min – Introduction to Gery Deer – Gery Deer is the closest person I’ve ever met to a real life Bronco Billy. He has a background that is white-collar; he’s a writer, a television producer, a computer technician, a college graduate well versed and quite comfortable in professional settings. He’s been on America’s Got Talent and done films as a material supplier for projects like The Rundown. He also runs the only bullwhip studio in America from his home where he teaches the art form to students. He’s also a bit of a geek, and attends sci-fi conventions with boyish enthusiasm. But at his core he’s a western performer and vaudeville musician.   His band the Brothers and Company performs most weekends of the year and is a throwback to yesteryear with their compositions. He’s a very unique person who fits best in a motion picture screen rather than real life.

38 min – Gery conversation on the phone.

47 min — Soft break

50 min – Stories of the Annie Oakley Western Showcase and roots back to the stuntman great Alex Green.  Talk about the 2015 event, who, what, why, when, and where.

58 min — Exit to the top of the hour

imageAfter the show Matt sent me a picture of his view as he listened to the show from his hotel balcony in Hawaii at 7 AM in the morning. He had a nice little beverage there along with his laptop listening to the live broadcast from WAAM in Ann Arbor, Michigan over the Internet which I think is far superior to the old days of raw tower power. You get a much better signal over the Internet that goes much, much further. In this case the reach of WAAM was easily heard halfway around the world in real-time. As a host for Matt’s show I did it from my personal radio studio at my home while Derek at the home studio several hundred miles to the north worked the dials. All three of us worked together to put on the show you just heard from different places separated greatly by distance which I thought was a powerful breakthrough in radio. I know that The Blaze Radio is also doing something similar—and this is opening up a new frontier along the lines of talk radio. No longer are regional limitations necessary in talk radio. That means that those with the best message can now get it out no matter where they live and can reach audiences in every corner of the world without any restriction so long as they have Internet access. That is exactly why the FCC is trying to stick its nose into the Internet. It’s a very powerful tool for the crafty—and government hates it for that reason. Government intended to use the Internet for the opposite reason—as a population control mechanism—and yes porn is a form of population control. But people like Matt and the good people at WAAM are using the Internet to save the republic one broadcast at a time, which is why they put me on for a few weeks to advance the cause. It won’t be the last time I host a show—I’ll just say that.

A few years ago Darryl Parks at WLW radio told me that this was where radio was going, which meant that big stations owned by Clear Channel were in trouble. Back then there was some talk about me doing some weekend work at the Cincinnati juggernaut WLW—but there were some management changes, and reluctance on my part to get involved in that kind of thing. I am a very busy guy, and taking time out of my weekend to go down to the station to broadcast from a studio is just too great of an imposition. When they fired my friend Doc Thompson I had no choice but to pick sides against management and the rest is history. The station has been reducing its employees since then, and Lisa Wells filled the spot that I might have covered on Saturday mornings—hoping that a female might expand the station’s reputation from less of a sausage fest. But it really doesn’t.

Matt Clark asked me to guest host for him months ago and took measures to set me up at home with a complete studio so I could do the show from my home in Liberty Township, Ohio. That meant that I could do all my normal tasks and only block off an hour and a half to do Matt’s show—which was fine with me. I didn’t even have to live in Ann Arbor to be in the studio. Matt helped me set up a room in my house with a remote studio that worked just fine to produce what you just heard. Back in the day, such as at WLW, you’d have to drive to the station which is in a big building in Kenwood, park the car, go up one of the two elevators to the top floor, go through the sales office, walk down a hallway that is at least a 100 yards long, then camp out in the studio to do the show as the producer gave cues from behind the glass. It took me about a half hour to drive to the station, and an additional 15 minutes to park the car just to get to the studio. Then after the show it was the same amount of time to get back home. That in itself is an hour and a half of dead—unproductive time that I don’t have. Then you have the actual radio show which can be anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours. A good part of the day would be completely consumed.

With the Clarkcast I was able to do my normal activities right up until the moment of the show. I went to my personal home studio, contacted the station producer, and he piped me in and off I went. After the show, I was back to what I was doing immediately. The total time was nothing more than a long telephone conversation and of a very little time impact. And Matt was able to monitor in real-time from the other side of the world. That is the power and reach of modern radio. It was fun, informative, and successful. We’ll definitely do it again. Because the world needs saving—and due to the power of the Internet, we can reach further more often than we’ve ever been able to before—and you can bet dear reader that we will continue to use those tools to preserve our republic well into the future. These tools allow the best and brightest to be heard so in a lot of ways, the bar has been removed so that many vindictive producers who control radio broadcast towers can no longer monopolize the airwaves protecting the bad from the good. In a lot of ways modern radio is seeing the opposite effect of the presidential race. Obama is so bad that he now has many challengers to his legacy because he has made the job look all too easy. Radio too is now decentralized—but now the very good can step around the big stations and get their message to the public without small-minded programmers getting in the way. And thanks to WAAM, we have all taken our first steps into a larger world.

Rich Hoffman


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