The Difference Between Me and Ayn Rand: To Strike or to Fight

Ayn Rand is a Good Place to Start, I like to Stand and Fight

There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel. I have read many books over the last four decades, but the author that is specifically American and deals specifically with the evils of our present time is Ayn Rand. Books like hers would not be produced by any other culture other than an American one, and the specific challenges we have now are addressed in those works, so it’s the quickest way to get people to what they need to know by referring them to her. I was delighted when President Trump was elected because, in many ways, I felt he was the main character from The Fountainhead and that America would prosper quite a lot by having an Ayn Rand type of hero in the White House. Ayn Rand fans have found my Gunfighter’s Guide blog site a safe place to think about big things for many years. The people I get along with most are people of the Objectivist philosophy, a branch of philosophy created by Ayn Rand, which I would say is a natural evolution of thought going back to well before Plato in Greece. It helped that Ayn Rand came from Russia, where communism ruined her life and the lives of everyone she knew. Fleeing to America, she had a platform to express those disappointments, and that became her great American novels. Most of all, Ayn Rand identified a very treacherous enemy, which I would simplify as the great fight between the lazy and the ambitious. Most of the world’s governments are in a fight to appease the lazy while profiting on the ambitious efforts, including parasites like the Davos crowd who want the same without the burden of even being in a government. But that’s not to say I agree with everything Ayn Rand said or did. For quite a long time, I have been doing my own thing that requires some explanation that many are having when they talk to me, as they have been lately very ambitiously, about Atlas Shrugged because it is so relevant to the world we see today.

I have several problems with Ayn Rand; first of all, she was an atheist. While that can bring a fresh perspective to a way of thinking, the lack of spiritual curiosity is too rigid for me. I have my own philosophy going on; I would never count myself an Objectivist or a disciple of Ayn Rand, which is why I’m not more involved in the various groups that evolved out of Ayn Rand. Too many people who call themselves Objectivists are just as religiously rigid in dedication to her as Christian people are to Jesus Christ. I have a problem with group behavior in general; all of them have the problem of insisting that their point of view of the world is the final nail in a coffin. Any challenge to their superiority results in conflict. In Ayn Rand’s case, her supporters tend to like to mimic the events of the book, to Strike against the world and deny it of their talents, hiding in some remote places in society and letting everything fall apart. That is my main problem with Atlas Shrugged; it’s built on the premise of Striking, which I am against in every way that you can imagine. I am a person who is against limits to my ambition, and I propose to fight those who get in my way instead of running away from them. I write my own books, and my latest, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, is my argument that it is far better to be a Gunfighter than an Objectivist in society.   Ayn Rand came late to the American experiment while it was under attack by global socialism pushes. In history, America had done great things long before she came along, even though our educations have sought to remove that evidence from our eyes. Essentially, the gunfighter mentality of western expansion was an approach that worked and should further be projected to the world at large instead of all this “striking” business. It’s like some wife that is trying to convince her husband into something she wants him to do by denying him sex. Withdrawing work in our society is not a solution, I would say we need to fight for our right to be productive, not to yield to the forces that are trying to shut it all down.

There were characters in Ayn Rand’s books who refused to the very end to hide from the parasites of existence, but my view of the entire effort is that it’s a feminine one. Women look at conflict differently than men do, biologically. I see no reason to yield to the lazy just so they don’t rob my existence, and that is essentially the plot of Atlas Shrugged.   Deny the world of your great effort until they say uncle and beg you to return to society to save them. Because by themselves, they will choke and destroy their lives. Then there was the problem with Objectivists over the Trump Presidency. He was too compromising to be the uncompromising figures from The Fountainhead. Ultimately, Objectivists had a problem with him as a person. That is where I separated myself from them during 2015 and 2016. Instead, I found the game of Poker and the smell of gunpowder to be much more effective in doing the same, in protecting the integrity of the ambitious while knocking down the efforts of the lazy to loot off the productive. When dealing with people with all types of backgrounds, we can’t afford to be rigid. It’s like landing in some foreign country and expecting them to know your home language. You have to adjust your thought to the people capable of considering it, and by such measures, you can win over everyone. Ayn Rand’s run and hide suggestion don’t appeal to me. I prefer 100% of the time to stand and fight. And I’ll fight over anything and everything.   But to me, that fight is more like winning at Poker with all the skills needed to win each round than in surrendering integrity to the masses. 

With all that said, there isn’t a better story out there than Atlas Shrugged at identifying our times’ problems. Where I disagree with Ayn Rand and Objectivists in general, it’s really a matter of strategy. But to understand the issues we are dealing with, which is why we are talking about Ayn Rand again a year into the Biden administration, which is ripped essentially straight from the pages of Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand is a great place to start.   I would blame her rigidity in thought, her either-or approach to things on being a European immigrant who never fully recovered from what the Soviet Union did to her family. She became a libertarian in America, supportive of loose sex and drugs, and had a rigid political view which formed her concept of Atlantis in the book. Many of her followers are looming out there, disconnected from the problems of our times as much as they can be. They will not help the Biden administration have success off their efforts. They will Strike and let him die on the vine. But for me, that is a boring way to approach this problem. I much more respect the attitude of Andrew Jackson, who would dual anybody in a gunfight at the slightest provocation, and in essence, brought our government under a proper kind of control for the first time since the creation of the Constitution. President Trump reminds me a lot of President Jackson; he’s just as combative, just not with guns. But it is in that attitude I see its best to eliminate the enemies from our lives. And it’s the position I have with my Gunfighter’s Guide. Playing Poker with the enemy and taking all their money and power is much better than running and hiding. But Ayn Rand is a great place to start for the person looking for answers about why things are the way they are.

Rich Hoffman

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Biden DOJ Runs Cover for the Facebook Case: Attempting to hide election fraud proof behind Section 230 government protection

Biden DOJ is Working to Hide the Election Fraud Committed by Facebook

I think it’s the most significant thing that happened this past week, the third week of January 2022. Perhaps you didn’t hear about it on the news. Well, that’s because it’s not a very sexy story. And it’s also one of those situations where the media are still prostitutes to Zuckerbucks and other billionaires who tampered with the election of 2020 with media buyouts. A lot of people have been using Facebook for years, that’s how they communicate with their grandmas in the Midwest or their long-lost high school friends, and they can’t bring themselves to the reality of just what an evil company it is and how treasonous their behavior was during the last election. Remember all those people in the media who always preface election fraud talk by saying, “there is absolutely no evidence of election fraud?” Well, those are Zuckerbucks talking, not the actual evidence. The truth is a year out from that election and the inauguration of Joe Biden (or rather the insertion), there is a lot of evidence, and the Biden people know it. And it’s getting out rather fast. The story this week that I referred to that is so important is that the day after the Senate denied a break in the filibuster bill to allow for the federal takeover of our elections, Biden’s DOJ (Department of Justice) moved on the Trump case against Big Tech, specifically Facebook to insert itself in the grand cover-up. The admission of election fraud is in their actions, but Biden has no choice. Suppose the case continues forward, as the America First Policy Institute projects it. In that case, the discovery process will reveal a direct violation of Section 230, a law passed to protect internet companies in 1996, and a very unconstitutional assault against Americans with direct collaboration between government and Facebook to cheat in the 2020 election and insert a favored candidate, their Joe Biden and remove our President Trump. That is kind of a bad thing any way you look at it. 

On that same day, January 20th, Facebook moved to dismiss the case Trump has against them on merits, hoping that the courts will relieve them of the embarrassment coming their way in court. But it’s getting pretty hot, and the Biden Department of Justice can’t afford for the case to continue, so the insertion of the DOJ is a gross abuse of power, but one that they can’t afford not to use. But they are using it to tell the world everything they need to know. We all know by now that the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax paid for by the Clinton campaign and Democrats working with the FBI planted the seeds to hide the real conspiracy, China, China, China. China had been working with the Big Tech companies like Facebook and Google for ultimate government censorship, and many paid-off politicians were willing to go along with it for the paycheck. While we were looking at Russia, the real scam was being played in China by the real criminals. And Facebook was at the center of it. They invested nearly half a billion dollars in influencing the results of the 2020 election, with Mark Zuckerberg himself getting involved in keeping the radicals of his company appeased. After all, it was their stated goal, and those of Google, which were published and are out there for all to see, to remove Trump from office during the next election cycle. They planned to use their Big Tech platform to hide behind Section 230 government protection, to alter an election.

That’s all bad enough, but the real issue with the Big Tech lawsuit that the DOJ is trying to protect Biden and Facebook from is the direct collaboration of a company hiding behind Section 230 to insert an American president in the White House. That is a terrible thing. Especially legally. In this case, the government and Facebook are very vulnerable, which is why Facebook is seeking to dismiss the case. They can’t afford what will come out due to the discovery process. We know that the conspiracy occurred between the government and Big Tech because of what they did regarding Covid-19 over the same period. The collusion happened; all that has to be proven is that it happened during the election in a way that tilted the scales toward a specific candidate, Joe Biden, in this case.

Additionally, this has been chronicled in several books, most arguably, Molly Hemmingway’s book Rigged, which lays the case of Big Tech collusion during the election out in a very reliable manner. It would not be difficult to present that same evidence and more in court, which is why the DOJ is seeking to insert itself to protect the defendants out of desperation. How is that for an admission? If this were a formal interrogation under any other circumstance, we would say that the target is about to “crack.” 

As the AFPI stated in response to the movement by the DOJ, “the fact that President Biden’s DOJ has filed a Motion to Intervene in this case, involving the censorship of a sitting United States President, tends to indicate the two are working in concert with one another to censor specific people and messages. When Congress passed Section 230 in 1996, it was intended to be used as a tool to help internet companies compete in the new global marketplace — it is now used as a shield that enables Facebook and others to violate America’s most basic right to free speech — it is time to demand accountability.” In other words, the Section 230 abuse is the dagger that will bring all these losers down. All the other noise coming out of Washington, including the January 6th Commission, is just part of the cover-up to keep people’s minds busy on other things, so they don’t see the massive evidence of voter fraud that is building up on this case, and the complicity of the DOJ to try to sabotage the case in the courts before it is too late.   

I would argue that it’s already too late. This move by the Biden DOJ doesn’t surprise me at all. We are dealing with criminals here, as defined by the Constitution. They are guilty of treason, sedition, and terrorism. What the government has done with Covid as a means to attempt to hide these other crimes with literal fear of death has been far worse than anything a terrorist organization around the world has done to America. Our own government has been caught tampering with viruses to make bioweapons out of them in partnership with China, giving them perpetual leverage over our nation indefinitely, a terrible strategic decision. But never forget, at the heart of all the chaos is this court case, the proof that there was election fraud, that Biden is not the legitimate president, and that many in our government are guilty of heinous crimes of treason, then used sheer intimidation including abuse of the DOJ to avoid prosecution. We are dealing with bad people here, and they have been caught in the act of committing these crimes. And their only backstop is the DOJ, hoping to prevent justice from occurring at all. But that’s not how this ends; justice is coming for them, and not even the Department of Justice can protect Biden’s administration and Facebook from the truth. They crossed the line of law by a lot, and now they’ll have to pay for what they did. And they don’t have a right to obfuscate justice in our nation for their own preservation. They committed the crime, and now time will do them in. And they deserve it.

Rich Hoffman

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Democrats are Desperate, and Losing Power: Remember Aaron Burr and what globalists will do to protect their investments

Never Underestimate What Power Hungry People Will Do For Power

To understand Biden’s speech of January 19th, 2022, and the desperation of it, you have to look at the pressure that was created for the beleaguered President due to President Trump’s weekend speech in mid-January 2022 in Arizona. A year out of office, Trump attracted many thousands of people in the desert, and there they talked about the 2022 strategy of retaking both houses of congress and the capture of the White House in 2024. Trump spoke for over an hour showing great resolve and strength, so the Biden people felt they needed to answer the call. With voter rights legislation designed to give Democrats more of an ability to cheat in the upcoming election to maintain their power in jeopardy, everything was going wrong for Biden, and the administration couldn’t ignore how powerful Trump still was and how much momentum the anti-Biden surge was. So they propped the old man up and threw a hail-Mary hoping for a last-minute touchdown. But the threat of the whole enterprise came alive by accident about an hour and a half into the speech, where the most critical revelation came clear. That’s when a struggling Biden forcing himself to continue standing in front of the press like Trump always did, kept rolling over himself and finally said the most important thing of our times. Biden confessed that his “counterpart” in China, Xi Jinping, had been critical of “western democracy,” and we were being challenged to show its ability to make decisions, as opposed to the communist one-party government of China, who didn’t put things to a vote. They just told everyone what to do, or they killed them. It’s straightforward in China, and Biden used that example as an implied threat. Biden essentially said, under great exhaustion, we are challenged in America to show that our “democracy” can do the people’s work, or else we would fall to the rules of a changing world, the take over of it by the communist Chinese. 

Now that might not seem so bad to the masses, those who have trouble baking cookies even with the extensive instructions that come on the box for oven baking these days. But for those who are students of history, they might remember when Aaron Burr tried to stir up the chaos of the Mexican territories away from the Spanish to rise up against Thomas Jefferson’s administration shortly after the Louisiana Purchase. Burr, on the run from prosecutors in New York who wanted to try him for the murder of Alexander Hamilton during a perfectly justified duel, knew his political future was destroyed. The Federalists wanted his head, and the Republicans behind Jefferson thought of him as a liability to the party and wanted nothing to do with the talented young strategist, Burr. So Burr did what he thought was his only option, to stir up an insurrection on the western frontier and try to become the leader of his own country. Of course, this would occur a half-century before Jefferson Davis would attempt to cut America in half to maintain the European aristocracy of Europe in the South to preserve the institution of slavery, which came from years of the previous occupation. Turmoil and scandal are always on the horizon, including today’s Biden speech. So to assume all is well in the voting world and the maintenance of our republic would be extremely naive. We have an obligation to root out these insurrections as they emerge, as we did with Burr, as we did with Davis, and as we must now with the globalists who are trying to undo the Constitution of America in favor of replacing it with something they come up with so we can chase after the mythical threat of China, which like Covid, was a creation of our own government to acquire more power. 

I’ve said it for years, and I say it more emphatically now than ever. China would be nowhere without the United States. Without a healthy American economy, China dies on the vine very quickly. But, there are old European powers in the United Nations who, like Aaron Burr, know that they want in on the action that the United States has naturally. So they devise schemes to create war and disturbances to advance their own cause. Their latest attempt is the Biden administration. They have found some old fool made rich to purchase his name to promote their schemes. And the latest trick is to point to the Chinese and say, “there is the threat. We have to be more like them to compete with them.” Even though the Chinese were made by those same forces and propped up to get us to look that way instead of toward the United Nations where the World Economic Forum Davos guys are plotting just as Aaron Burr did to take over the world so they could be at the front of the leadership when it happens, this conflict is more significant in scale than the one that Burr planned. Still, it is all done for the same reasons. Those who think they are more intelligent and should be in charge of people by the rules of some imaginary aristocracy want their companies, nations, and billionaire footprints to live on in history, being remembered for something great. So they impose themselves on the rest of us for their devices. And that was what was significant about Biden’s speech; he revealed it without meaning to.

Things are looking very good for the MAGA movement, the carryover of the Tea Party. Trump and many Trump-supporting Republicans are poised to demolish the globalist intentions of this current Democrat Party. The election is only around nine months away, where many House and Senate seats are up for grabs, and the Democrats, as acknowledged by Biden by his long speech, are grasping at the air to attempt to hang on to power. Like Aaron Burr, they are being driven to insanity because they are losing their seat at the table. And that doesn’t mean that we have any obligation to give them a seat. They have lost their political power fair and square. They have shown Americans who they are through fake elections and Covid, and people, real people, don’t like it, which is why Biden is polling in the low thirties just one year into his term. The media can’t cover for these idiots as they have in the past. Now, unlike in the past, people can see just how bad their communist ideas are, and to justify their transgressions, they simply pointed to China and said in desperation, “we need to be more like them or else.” But too many Americans know better now. They voted for Trump, and with no ability to cheat in future elections, Democrats know they can’t keep the charade going any longer, and they are now desperate and caught in their treason and sedition. And their fate will be much the way it was for Aaron Burr, remembered for being a power-hungry insurrectionist instead of a freedom-fighting leader. When Democrats look in the mirror, they see the leader. But because of their stupidity and bad decisions shown to the world, more and more see them as the insurrectionists they have always been. And no amount of media, public relations tricks, or re-branding of their collectivist philosophy can save them now. So, beware of what they will do in these dying days because they are desperate. 

Rich Hoffman

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China is Hiding its Guilt: They’re late to the Covid game, but their actions show their intent

China is Hiding their Guilt

There was a bit of humor coming from Don Jr online where he posted, “Florida man found dead in a mansion along with 29 other corpses. Two tons of cocaine and fully automatic AR-15s: Authorities say deaths Covid-19 related.” See, he gets it, and so do most people these days. Covid has been a scam, a giant government cover-up for crimes they got caught conducting to destroy American sovereignty and to deliver us all to the clutches of the United Nations and the World Economic Forum’s “Great Reset.” They have killed people with Covid by not allowing them access to Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine and instead insisted on some ridiculous notion of hiding from the virus from behind a mask, social distancing, and partnerships with drug companies to force mandated vaccines that don’t work, all to drive a narrative they started in China with government money, to make the virus through “gain of function” with Dr. Fauci at the center of it all. China facilitated all this nonsense and put itself at the center of the action. Now it’s all out of control; two years later, many people died, lives ruined forever, and economic destruction that wipes out the terror of even the worst of our natural disasters. Covid-19 is government stupidity at its highest. Never underestimate what weak-minded people will do to stay in power. Tragedies like Covid-19 are the results, and this has been the worst that we have ever seen in human history. So, of course, a cover-up, like what Don Jr. mentioned with tongue in cheek, is sure to follow, and that’s precisely where China finds itself today. 

It would be funny if it weren’t so true and malicious; I remember it well and reported on it here at this blog site, the New Year in China from 2020 to 2021. They were feeling pretty good about themselves. They celebrated with crowded streets, packed nightclubs, and a finger in the eye of the United States. Trump was leaving the White House, and they would be dealing with their kind of insurgent, President Biden. There would be no more trade war. There would be no criticism of their communist government. China had launched Covid, helped out their United Nations friends with leverage only China could have produced, a virus under the cloak of darkness in the highly unregulated communist country, and it set the world ablaze with Covid protocols invented by a conglomeration of socialists and Marxists at the World Health Organization. That New Year, while the world still was under lockdowns, caused by China’s virus, China was showing how open they were, how well their “communist” government had managed the virus, and were open for business and their continued quest to sink America and the West as GDP competitors in the world marketplace. China was out to put us all down, destroy our cultures, and have us crawl to them for help. That was how 2021 started. But it ended a different way, on the cusp of the Beijing Olympics, which China was now hosting, and they had a problem. The eyes of the world would not go away from Chinese affairs.

China has a different problem now; they have a closed society to control what their people see and hear. But over the last few years, many books have been written in the West about how Covid was created and who was responsible. The most damning I have read is the Kennedy book The Real Dr. Fauci. In that one, it becomes clear that the American Defense Departments and many other political characters wanted to develop bioweapons in China because things could be done there due to their authoritarian government and their closed media to the outside world. They don’t have a Bill of Rights in China, so the authoritarian government can do pretty much anything they want. That was attractive to Democrats in America, so deals were made, and viruses to be used for bioweapons potentially were spawned. China figured they could play all these forces against each other at some point, which is just what they did as Trump was looking to impose trade deals on them that would hurt them dramatically, economically during an election year. China wanted to get rid of Trump, so they “unleashed” the virus. Was it an accident? Well, it’s just as much of an accident as Don Jr’s joking reference to drug cartel deaths being counted as Covid deaths. And now that information is flying around out there, China can’t put it back in the bottle. 

Their response has been to shut down their seaports, some of their most significant cities, and to show the world that they are just as vulnerable to Covid as everyone else. This is a far different China than the one from New Year’s Eve, going into 2021. Just a year later, the western media, books, television, blog sites like this one which has Chinese representatives looking at it every day, but they are unable to do anything about it, have forced them to penalize themselves like the rest of the world is, not because they believe that anything they do will help with the virus. If these governments wanted to solve the Covid problem, we would treat the virus and end it. Instead, now, China and all their conspirators have been caught in the lie, so they must now double down and, in so doing, penalize themselves so they can hide their guilt in the matter, to begin with. Gone is the arrogant audacity of the Chinese government; now they are in full cover-up mode, and the Olympics has only made that problem worse for them. 

But there is also an implied threat in what China is doing. By shutting down several supply chains due to Covid issues, China is warning the world that if they insist on blaming the communist country for its role in creating and spreading Covid, the wheels of the world will stop. The supply chains coming out of China can come to a halt, which will only hurt everyone downstream. So there is that slightly veiled threat that is very much a part of the reality. They are cornered rats who owe the United States alone trillions and trillions of dollars. Trump is already saying that if he gets to be president again, he’ll go after China for the money. Based on his past actions, I believe him.

China now isn’t so confident in its haughty actions because instead of the world coming under their control, as they planned, it is now coming after them in ways that China has no means to control. That is the problem with a tightly controlled government that won’t participate in full disclosures; they are vulnerable most to the opinions of the outside world, which have not been contained. And what’s coming from that outside world is blame, lots of it. And deservedly so. The Covid actions are a little too late for them; the world is pushing back against the health tyranny that came from Covid, and China is now late to the game. That cover won’t last long, so then what? What can China do to fend off the anger of the world? Well, not much. Everyone is coming for China and wants satisfaction from the incursion into their lives, and tempers are hot. Politics will change in America and what that means to China is bad things, very bad things. And believe me, I’ve read the books; China deserves every bit of what they will get. 

Rich Hoffman

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Martin Luther King Jr., was a Communist: Getting on the same page by reading the same book, ‘Atlas Shrugged’

Atlas Shrugged is a Good Place to Start to Understand Today

I never needed to honor Martin Luther King, nor Nelson Mandela for that matter. Not because they were black leaders. I have never been a racist, nor will I ever be. I would have always treated Martin Luther King as a human being because I don’t see color in people. But I do see communists and other Marxists quite clearly, and King was two things that I can’t stand, he was an adulterer, and he was a communist. That makes him a piece of crap in my book, so there is a bit of slight at hand in honoring the Civil Rights leader with a day of his own, where it’s just one more excuse for people to take a day off work and not to be productive. It was Democrats who mistreated people of color. It was Republicans who freed the enslaved people and tried to empower blacks after the Civil War. It was Democrats who stood in the way of treating Blacks as equal people. So, Democrats don’t get to lecture all of us about how not to be “racist.” And they certainly don’t get to put a communist like Martin Luther King on a pedestal and lecture the rest of us about voter rights using Marxist ideas hidden behind a mask of equality to sell a federal takeover of our elections. To grapple with so many evil characters in our government and their nature, I would point to a portion of history where people were starting to get it, before Trump even entered the presidential race the first time, where thoughtful people were re-discovering Atlas Shrugged, the famous Ayn Rand novel, and seeing play out in reality what she proposed in 1957 about the descent of America into a collectivist nightmare. After all, she had seen it before, in her home country of Russia. And during the late Tea Party period that I’m referring to, around 2010 to 2013, I saw the same kind of resurgence of Atlas Shrugged that jumped on people’s minds as I am starting to see everywhere I go today, after just one year of Joe Biden. People see through the haze and are looking for answers, which Ayn Rand has provided in what I consider the great American novel. 

During that period I spoke about, 2010 through 2013, I did quite a lot of work to help sell the movie version of that book produced by Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro. It has been on my mind because it’s really been since then that I have seen the kind of interest in Atlas Shrugged that I am seeing today. Last week I had no less than 20 different people whisper to me as if they were going to be arrested for saying it, “this all reminds me of Atlas Shrugged.” Meaning, what has been going on with the Biden administration and the state of the world in general, especially with Covid, the Great Reset from the United Nations and World Economic Forum, and other elements of the daily news. As long-time readers here remember, I did quite a lot of work for those movies, to promote them, to talk them up on the radio, and to help sell Parts 1 through III door to door in a hostile media climate that wanted nothing more than to destroy the movies and everyone who made them, just for making them. Many people were shocked by how the media world treated Trump. Well, I wasn’t because I saw how the media and general establishment in unionized Hollywood treated the filmmakers of Atlas Shrugged for daring even to try to make those films. 

My History with Atlas Shrugged

The three movies were hard to make and cost John Aglialoro a lot of money. But he loved Ayn Rand’s book, and he was determined. Even though the three movies had the same general characters from the book, which I would say is about 10% of what’s actually in the book, there were different actors for all three. Hollywood was canceling culture the actors who worked on Atlas Shrugged, which was the first time I had seen this new corporate wokeness. Well, actually, I saw it for the first time when I was in Hollywood myself working on a project, and between takes, my politics naturally came out. I was the only hard-core Republican on set. Everyone got along fine, but I never got an invite to come back. I had a feeling at the time that would be the case, but that’s how it works in Hollywood these days. And by the time Atlas Shrugged the movies came out, it was even worse. From that perspective, the cancel culture of wokeness was written on the wall for a long time, many decades. We just saw more of it the more the villains of our day realized that they didn’t have control. 

There is a scene at the end of the book, and the movie, where they are torturing John Galt for not giving himself over to their looting nature, the villains of the story. Even though the characters are fictional, the situation is not. I have never read a book out of the many thousands I have that best articulated the problems of our current time more than Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. She lived it in Russia and came to America and put it in perspective for all history to identify. When Trump was in the White House, it was essentially an Ayn Rand character that we had there. People who understand Atlas Shrugged were happy about it. People who hate Atlas Shrugged hated it for the same reasons they despised Ayn Rand. There is a science to it which I’ll explain in further work. But for now, people are back to where they were during the Obama administration. They are looking for answers, and they know that Atlas Shrugged is a key to that understanding.

My thoughts on Ayn Rand have evolved over the years. I still like her a lot. I have been invited many times to be in the Objectivist movement, which is her philosophy essentially. The Ayn Rand Institute carries a lot of weight politically. But I’m not an Objectivist. I’m not much of a group player at all. I enjoy my freedom to think independently. Ayn Rand was too sexual for me. She also was much more libertarian than I am. For me, no drugs, no drinking, and no bad behavior. She was an atheist, and she loved to be naked. I’m neither of those things, so I have adopted my own kind of philosophy, which I see as a continuation of the debate she started with her books. I’ve read Atlas Shrugged nine times that I can remember. There may actually be a few more times included. There are a lot of really good ideas in the novel, and for readers today trying to understand what they see in the news, I would highly recommend it. And that is why people are starting to bring it up again, because it’s so relevant to what we are seeing today, especially coming from the Biden administration and the Biden crowd. They could easily be villains from Atlas Shrugged without any exaggeration. In that great novel, Ayn Rand put her finger on the problem and literally predicted the future, including our pains with Dr. Fauci. And with that realization, people are looking to reread the book so they can see how it ends, which to my mind, is a great idea. Because how it ends is literally how it ends in real life.

Reading Atlas Shrugged will help identify the new age villains that have leeched themselves onto new global commerce, the pacifying moocher who means to kill intellect rather than people. Destroy their minds, not their bodies, because the bodies are needed for labor upon the state and its controls. And this is most reflective in the grand scam that is Martin Luther King Jr, a cheater, a communist, and ultimately a mask to sell Marxist ideology behind the accusation of racism. And by accepting King as a great leader of the Black movement, it did two things, it sought to erase the Democrat Party’s complicity in racism that caused all the trouble, and it lowered our guard to the menace of communism that was seeking to destroy our country starting with our Constitution. Most everyone can agree that racism is terrible. But like the villains of Atlas Shrugged, we didn’t see the worst part of it, the looter nature of the movement itself and its design to make good people into villains while the villains ran the world one name-calling utterance at a time. When I was a kid, everyone worked on Martin Luther King Day. But these days, many people were home sitting around doing nothing productive, just as the villains of Atlas Shrugged would have planned all along. 

Rich Hoffman

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IRS is Planning for Failure: The CDC has turned laziness into a virtue by calling it “safety”

The IRS Has Turned Laziness into a Virtue

You might have heard already that the IRS is not planning to get our tax returns back to us promptly. Ahead of all the tax filings that are coming, they warned that they were understaffed due to Covid and that we should expect to wait a long time to get back the money they have been keeping from us interest-free for most of the year. Now think about what an absurd proposal this is; they have the power to confiscate our wealth at will and for as long as they decide. And they feel no connection to the public to do good service while they have our money. Instead, like all government unions, they have the attitude that they have all the time in the world and that the productivity of their jobs can move at a pace they decide it will take, whatever their comfort level is. And the world will just have to like it. It is just the latest insult that we have seen from some government division that takes too long to do things, and when they do get around to it, what they do is usually bad and falls well short of expectations. So this would be a good reason for those who wonder why people don’t want more government and would like to see the government we do have scaled back. It doesn’t matter if it’s the IRS or the BMV; all government activity is run by our society’s laziest and least productive by its very nature. And Covid has exposed some of the subtle elements of unionized workplaces that seldom were ever admitted to before. And for that, we should be somewhat thankful.

From the beginning, my view of Covid was that it came from a government agency, the CDC, filled with lazy employees looking for an excuse to stay home and order toilet paper from Amazon. Most government employees, including teachers, police, and firefighters, are essentially lazy and would like to be divorced from any expectation of productivity. So, of course, the CDC would come up with dumb rules to deal with Covid, a government-made virus, to alter society’s work expectations for productivity. This was never more evident in proof than the Chicago Teacher’s Union, which voted to teach from home because of health concerns they had over Covid. Now that we’ve opened that door in our society, all the lazy people now have the CDC to quote when it comes to working from home, staying in their pajamas all day, and still getting a government check for essentially doing nothing. Covid has given the lazy an excuse to be themselves without being looked down on for it. Instead of calling these losers lazy as we might have in the past, we now refer to them as “being safe.” Do you see how that little magic trick worked? Lazy people through the government losers at the CDC managed to redefine themselves with some virtue because of the definitions of Covid protocols. Bad behavior was now considered safe while productive, “can do” attitudes toward work were now considered “unsafe.” The CDC and their government communist labor unions, all labor unions were born from communism, by the way, are now using Covid as an excuse to be lazy, and now they can call it virtue. 

One thing that makes me madder than anything in life is planning for failure. Whenever someone does it around me, I get very angry, Incredible Hulk mad. Nothing makes me more furious than a loser attitude, someone who says they can’t do something because they don’t want to live up to the expectation of being successful at trying. That is what the IRS said in January, that they would not get back our tax returns promptly during this 2022 tax season because they were going to be understaffed. Well, they are their own managers, if they have not chosen to staff correctly, or they do not have employees who are willing to work 12 hours per day or 16 hours per day, they are making a decision to put their comfort over my need to get what they are doing for me, and for me, those are fighting words. It’s a decision to be a loser, and they’ve stuck themselves in the way of something I need to do, like using my money for things I want. They chose not to staff correctly or use Covid to excuse poor work attendance. They made a choice not to hire go-getters who would work 10, 12, or 16 hours per day if that’s what it would take to complete a task. Government workers tend to be the types of people who work only 8 hours per day. They start thinking about where they are going for lunch as soon as they clock in during the morning, and at 5 PM, when it’s time to leave, it’s a race to get to the door. It’s the fastest time they move all day when work is done, and they want to get to their cars so they can race home and essentially do nothing but complain about all the hard work they did that day. They are some of the most miserable people on earth, lazy, government workers. Now the government created Covid, the government agency of the CDC, has turned laziness into a virtue; they have changed the definitions from something negative into something that is positive, “being safe.”

The whole Covid thing has been such a scam, it’s given the lazy a chance to appear virtuous, and the IRS has heard the dog whistle. They turn to Covid to hide their terrible management of their bloated government agency, where they are overpaid to sit home on their asses essentially. It’s not far-fetched to conceive that with this CDC culture that the government has created, soon people will be able to call off work and stay home and get paid just for a squirrel crossing over their driveways. We know squirrels and their nuts can carry viruses, so it will be the next ridiculous excuse to stay home, get paid, and to do nothing as an employee productively because all government unions, all unions in general, are communist organizations meant to disconnect workers from the needs of productivity. They make the lazy appear hard-working and play with names such as “safety” to mean “virtuous.” But truly, the CDC has only given the IRS an excuse to be themselves without the judgment of a public that wants back the money that the government stole from them and has been holding without compensation for a time the lazy determines is appropriate. Instead of staying until 7 PM at night to process filings, the IRS agents will be hitting the door at 4 PM. The work will still be there the next day, the next day, and for as long as it takes. The CDC has given them the excuse to go home and to be safe. Because safety is more important than productivity, right? Karl Marx would say so, and that’s who runs the IRS and all government unions. Planning for failure for them is the same as safety; it’s a virtue. To the incompetent, it’s better to get it late if lives can be saved in the process. It’s better to work less if people can go home to their families and friends intact, without going to the hospital. But what they don’t talk about are solutions that would allow people to work more, like hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin. Or dare we say it, a Five Hour Energy supplement, to get the work done on time and back to the customer correctly, instead of having to wait months and months for a top-heavy, unionized group of slugs to get around to the work that needs to be completed.

Rich Hoffman

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Put a Dagger in Our Democracy: Our enemies, foreign and domestic, want us to forget we are a wonderful republic

Put a Dagger in our Democracy, Let it Go to Hell

Just about everyone makes the mistake of calling our way of government a Democracy. Even people like Steve Bannon and President Trump referred to “our democracy” when discussing American politics. But that isn’t because we are a democracy. Over time, the enemies of America have convinced us to call ourselves that out of the strategic need they have to overthrow our way of government and replace it with something more authoritarian and reach that strategy through popular opinion. Such as unleashing a virus to scare everyone into giving up their Constitutional freedoms in favor of more safety and security. Not that something like that would ever happen. (tongue in cheek implied)  A democracy is a government of the people, not for the people. Instead, we have a republic that was extensively debated in the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers at the formation of the Constitution, which worked. It has worked better than any form of government yet to be constructed on Earth throughout many human lifetimes. It was formed from the lessons learned from history, and it has been far superior to all other forms of government, which has created significant jealousies. So much so that the strategy that those enemies have uttered to destroy our republic has been to change in our minds what we think it is. And they have slow-brewed this concept of a democracy rather than a republic over a long period until the present, where most everyone gets it wrong—even people who mostly get it right.

Put another way; a democracy is a flea-bitten form of mob rule. It is part of the everlasting Vico Cycle where naturally, every time we end up with a majority rule thumb up, thumb down government, we descend into the next phase of that cycle, anarchy. It happened in every significant civilization over the history of the world, most notably Rome. But the cycle of theology, aristocracy, democracy, then anarchy can be traced through history and are common to all attempts by human beings to have a functioning society. Still, they always get it a bit wrong. Our republic in America was formed as a divorce from that nonsense. It was the first time a republic of that size had been tried, and obviously, it worked great right out of the gate. America went on to be the greatest country in the history of the world under any measure. It is undoubtedly the most successful and has given the most people the most opportunity of any government anywhere. So when slugs like the Biden people say dumb things like “we have to save our democracy,” they are instead trying to get people to think of themselves as a popular form of government where mobs rule, not representatives of the people who are more logically positioned to do the work. When Biden said at this Georgia speech that if we didn’t vote for some ridiculous voting reform laws that we’d be “putting a dagger into our democracy,” he was actually saying the quiet part out loud. That’s precisely what we want to do, to put a dagger through the heart of any form of democracy, because that is what our enemies want us to do, is to think of ourselves as a democracy that we have to protect from some invisible dagger. If they can then capture popular sentiment through multiple avenues of pressure, whether through the media or through family or neighborhood by neighborhood, then they might have a chance to take us all over and change us into something we don’t want to be, another casualty of the Vico Cycle. 

I tried to explain it to everyone at the time, but the reason we couldn’t invoke the “insurrection act” and call the military in to protect Trump from having to leave the White House is that we had to beat the attackers of our country at their own game. We had to use the rules of our republic and our form of constitutional government to turn the tables on these attackers. We couldn’t throw it all away and descend into anarchy, hoping that only such an action would save our country. That is precisely what the attackers wanted, to push us all into a widespread sentiment that would then shove us into the Vico Cycle and ultimately our own destruction. By trying to save our republic, we’d kill it by abandoning it in favor of immediate, popular sentiment and action. Trump needed to leave the White House, we needed to catch these villains one by one, and we needed to fight them in court, such as we are doing presently with the vaccine mandates, abortion laws, and fiscal policy. But suppose we had tried to hang on to the high ground of the White House? In that case, we could have only done it by descending away from the rule of law of a republic and ultimately do precisely what our attackers wanted us to do, fall into a democracy of popular rule, which would then open us up for the anarchy of Antifa, of FBI activism such as we saw on January 6th, and to play the game the way they wanted to play it, where they controlled the levers of power—the media, the military, and the banking industry. 

The best thing we could do for ourselves is to put a dagger in our democracy. Democracies are disasters and always descend into the chaos that the next theocracy would then take over and start the cycle over again. For those who understand the Great Reset of global intention, that next religion of theocracy is literally their goal; they’ve said it out loud. It’s the green movement, the Earth first nonsense, where they turn environmental concerns into a new religion of worship. From there, the next aristocracy of a ruling class would evolve and allow the few to rule the many. It’s a trick, and they have been doing it for thousands of years. We are supposed to be learning these kinds of things in our education system, but of course, the attackers of our government control what we know. So to beat them, we had to turn to our republic, such as we are doing in 2022.

Representatives of our republic have let us down; they allowed election fraud to happen in 2020 and must pay. They allowed Covid to be used literally as a bioweapon in our society to shove people into a majority rule through popular opinion to fear for our lives on a global mass scale and run to the people who actually made the virus for protection. And to pave the way for such intentions, they have convinced us that we are a democracy, not a republic. They have deliberately tried to separate us from logic and to plunge us all into chaos and revolt with mobs of losers uneducated and scared voting up or down the events of our day. Instead, they devise to divert us away from the rule of laws created in the forges of pressure, debate, and logic to hold the days of sentiment for the final judgment that advances an entire culture. Every time we say “democracy,” we are cheapening ourselves. And we shouldn’t do it anymore. We are a republic, and we have to fight to make it continue to stand. We need to let it do its work because it is working. And so long as we do, the attackers of our country and our very lives have no chance and will hang by their own noose. 

Rich Hoffman

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Looks like Hydroxychloroquine is Effective in Fighting Cancer: The CDC works for the Great Reset and wants to keep us sick for control

The CDC is the Enemy

I continue to talk about the American Constitution because it is the dagger that kills globalism and all the extended plans of the Davos crowd. You’d have to be an idiot not to believe that there was massive election fraud and not see the apparent stress that Democrats and some Republicans have over losing control of election results, as they have maintained for a long time, especially in this digital era. There is a criminal class of people who want to control world economics, and to do so, they have to be able to control everything, especially elections. They indeed showed that intention in 2020 with Trump. They had too many investments into everything to allow Trump to have a second term, even a first. So they were going to do something drastic to shake up the world and get it back on track, to get people away from talking about “Brexit” and insurrections for freedom in Hong Kong. Something had to be done to shove everyone back into line. The United Nations, led by the Davos crowd of Carroll Quigley followers, had a Great Reset in mind, and they needed a vehicle to deliver it. In that Quigley book, Tragedy and Hope, it was all forecast that Bill Clinton loves so much, as do all globalist minded people. After all, it wasn’t our world; it was there’s, and they intended to take it back any way possible. They had spent billions on politicians who would lay down for them and give them the keys to our governments, and in America, everyone had to be taught a lesson. So they invented Covid-19 in a lab in China paid for by Dr. Fauci money from America’s own Defense Department.

The Kennedy book, The Real Dr. Fauci, spells it all out. It is not a conspiracy theory. It’s a provable court fact. It just takes people a while to read such a big and technical book. And they unleashed Covid coming out of China to cause the start of the Great Reset during an election year to paralyze Trump and put down the MAGA movement in the United States so that there wouldn’t be opposition to their long-established plans. But the American Constitution offers protection from that foreign and domestic interference, and it has been doing its work. So long as we support it as a culture, it will continue to. 

I suggest you read if you can get a copy of Glenn Beck’s new book, The Great Reset. Again, just like the Kennedy book on Dr. Fauci, The Great Reset is not a conspiracy theory. Everything they talk about is an extended laid plan of what many call the Global Elite. I call them losers who steal money for a living from others by aligning political factions in their favor to confiscate wealth and give it to themselves like any other criminal in the history of the world.   There is nothing special about the “global elite.” I’ve known some of them, and believe me; they aren’t that smart. They can have their asses kicked just like any other person or group, and once exposed, they have a lot more to lose than we do, which always gives people the advantage over them. They aren’t tough. Their biggest menace is in their ability to hide in the shadows and their ruthless natures. But once you get them alone in an elevator or some lonely street, they cry like babies, just like most people do. Yet, make no mistake about it; they are our enemies in America. Some of them are foreign, some of them live in the United States, and are domestic enemies. I would say, based on the exact behavior of Bill Gates as outlined in The Real Dr. Fauci, that the Microsoft founder is undoubtedly a domestic enemy, the same way that Bill Ayers has been, or George Soros. It’s these kinds of people who are pushing for the Great Reset and to learn more, you should read Glenn’s book as soon as you can put your hands on a copy. I’ve known about the Great Reset for a long time, since before Covid was unleashed, so I wasn’t surprised to see the method in 2020 that they chose to deliver it to us.

Before Covid, did you ever hear about the CDC (Center for Disease Control) in our day-to-day activities? Wait, before you answer that, did you know that Hydroxychloroquine shows promising signs of killing cancer cells without destroying our immune systems? (click the link to learn more) Doesn’t that sound like some breakthrough science? Honestly, it’s probably the best thing to come out of Covid is this discovery about cancer. But why aren’t we hearing about it on the news every five minutes? Well, it’s for the same reason that the CDC has taken over our lives at every turn to have us “socially distance” and to wear some stupid masks to fight a virus instead of fighting the virus with known science, like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine. The CDC and the World Health Organization, run by the United Nations, do not want a solution to Covid. They want Covid to cause a change state for the Great Reset. They want people afraid of the virus because that was why the world’s governments created the Covid crisis. They never intended to fix anything; they always planned to use Covid to scare us all to death, running for their protection. But the treatments for Covid were always there, and science that has worked on its own away from government interference has been experimenting with therapeutics to save real lives. That’s how this discovery about cancer and Hydroxychloroquine was made. Imagine how cruel it is for any government, any doctor, member of the United Nations, and their Davos donors to know about these treatments but to conceal them from the public, allowing people to die for no reason or to use sickness as a way to gain power. But that’s precisely what has been going on. 

The promotion of the CDC into every aspect of our lives was for one reason, not our safety, but to take over all life in every way and pave the way for this Great Reset. Like any war in the past, when one sovereignty wanted to take over another, many people died in the process, which is what this new authoritarian state wants for their Great Reset. They want control over every aspect of our lives, from finance to our jobs, to our families, to how much milk we drink. Since the early part of the 20th century, it’s not new. But now, with the world being much smaller and communication being more accessible than ever, this was the time they intended to make their move, and the attack didn’t come in the form of government-sponsored planes, troops, and missiles. This time it came from the health care industry, which we all should have seen coming in the government’s desire to control health care, including the famous Nancy Pelosi speech from 2010 when she said, we have to “pass the bill before reading what’s in it.” This Great Reset thing is not new, and we do have a solution to fight it, our Constitution. But people have to understand that the CDC is not our friend. The governments of the world do not have our best interests in mind. They would rather keep us all sick and weak than healthy and prosperous because they can only justify a Great Reset into a world they can more easily control under depleted conditions. And it is our task to stop them in their tracks. 

Rich Hoffman

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Republicans Need to Get Behind Renacci for Governor: President Jackson and President Trump’s constitutional success

Vote for Jim Renacci

Andrew Jackson was a Democrat, but to my mind, except for him and President Trump, they were the only two real Constitutional Presidents. Ronald Reagan was an actor who played a conservative well. Teddy Roosevelt was well-intentioned but became a leader of the Progressive Party. Abraham Lincoln was an enforcer of the Constitution, and it created a war. He held firm and did a great job, but he was cut down too short of making the country work the way it’s supposed to. In all of American history, there are only a few short years where constitutionally things worked how Ben Franklin’s Republic intended. Most of the rest of the time, it has been squabbles, character assassinations, and fiscal sell-outs at the international level that has driven most of our political activity, which then cascades itself into our lives with every new rule and regulation designed to make pin-heads into kings, and the hard-working into slaves. Our form of government is messy, and it should be. It’s a lot better than Chinese communism and our quality of life for all people, and our national GDP prove out the results. Saying all that, for the governor race in Ohio, the cowboy hat-wearing Joe Blystone is probably most aligned to my way of thinking. Other conservatives see the blood in the water and want to knock off Mike DeWine’s disaster in a primary where he is very vulnerable. Candace Keller is seeking signatures to run with Ron Hood. I like Candace even though she seems not to care for me so much. To her, I work with establishment politicians too often. I’d say that when you fight to get good candidates, you eventually become the establishment. Success can be tough to manage, but you will have to deal with it if you do your job. And it is in that spirit; I have absolutely no reservations in endorsing Jim Renacci for governor in Ohio. Once the smoke clears in the primary race, it will take a team effort to defeat the DeWine machine, so everyone needs to start thinking that way. Otherwise, they will be hiding their “purity” for political theater behind a mask that endorses more corruption and malice by re-electing Governor DeWine and allowing the bad guys to win again. 

I get the speeches, the search for the perfect candidate. The excellent specimen of political sentiment. The next “honest Abe.” I think all that is fine and healthy to have a robust debate. But before the primary election, around the April time frame, everyone needs to get behind Jim Renacci and make their platforms a part of his platform under one Republican umbrella because it will take that to beat the DeWine Machine. Out of all the candidates and their backing, only one person can beat DeWine in May of 2022, and that is Jim Renacci. The reason, well, he’s the only one with a chance to get a Trump endorsement before the primary, rather than after. If all the primary challengers support Trump, he can’t possibly pick one who might lose; it would have to be a unified sure thing before he would ever put his name behind a primary candidate for governor. If the effort came up short, the media would never let Trump live it down. Instead, Trump would be more likely to wait until the primary winner is announced to put his name behind the Republican governor for the fall election, but it would be too late by then. So keep all that in mind when giving speeches about political purity and seeking to elect some biblical figure into elected office. The first step in all that process is winning because without the win; you have nothing; it’s all talk. That’s why there were only a few times in American history where the Constitution somewhat was supported by the political class, and the nation ran well, Trump and Andrew Jackson. 

I don’t see these kinds of rationalizations as a compromise. I may be one of the most uncompromising people on planet earth. But in a group setting, I am one of the most compromising because everyone lets me down. I have no hope of finding the perfect person who represents me specifically. Instead, I work to find ways to align everyone’s best interests despite their personality traits. I never expect people to do the right thing just because they should. I always hope, but they seldom ever do, because that’s my experience with people. So when it comes to a public endeavor, I never expect purity, and dealing with anybody will require some compromise because none of the interests are ever aligned. Instead, I also look through force of will to align people to whatever is in their interest by whatever means. Presidents and governors of the past who were most effective in this kind of approach, like Jackson and Trump, approached the problem in this same way, and it was successful. I would say that such a mentality is the key to any prosperous republic, which is what we are in the United States, not some rat-infested “democracy” of mob rule and popular opinion. A contentious atmosphere where nobody is ever thrilled is how politics should look because honesty is forged in contention. It is better to get in there and fight than sit on the sidelines and chuck rocks to maintain a pure view of the world. The fight is what is needed, and you need to pick a side and fight there for what’s right. 

Even with DeWine wounded and very vulnerable, many people in both parties want chaos and mayhem to rule the day because there is great profit in it for them. That is one of the reasons that Ohio is the most corrupt state in America presently. DeWine has a machine, and it knows how to keep the right people in power to maintain this chaos, which they profit from. Now I can say I know Jim Renacci. Even though I said I understand Joe Blystone the best out of all the candidates, I know there is room for a Joe under the Renacci tent. But there isn’t room for the Renacci types or even DeWine fence-sitters the other way around. I certainly know where Candace Keller sits on the matter; she’s a no-compromise under any conditions kind of person. I admire that as a trait in people, but she won’t be effective when you must work with other people to make things happen. But there is room for a Candace under Renacci. Renacci doesn’t care if everyone agrees with everything he does. He wants to do a good job, and as a business guy, he understands how to align interests. That’s why he and President Trump are personal friends and why Trump would be most likely to throw his name into the race to help push the effort over the DeWine machine. The Trump children are also a part of the Renacci campaign, so there are many opportunities ripe for a significant political upheaval. But, it won’t happen unless all the conservatives align and work together. If the vote gets split, nobody will win, and all the forces that worked against each other will empower sheer evil to get a second term in Ohio. That is how people like Mike DeWine have stayed in power for so long; they know how to play this game, while all the other uncompromising characters out there fight each other over theories of right and wrong, evil then always prevails. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Show Business of Sheriff Jones: When it comes to H.B. 99, Thomas Hall offers a solution

Allowing Teachers to Carry Guns

At the heart of the problem, Sheriff Jones illustrated on his WLW November 18th diatribe against Representative Thomas Hall’s H.B. 99 was this long-established problem of whether or not more public sector employees are a solution to gun violence in schools or a hindrance. There are a lot of guns in Butler County, Ohio, so school shootings are pretty rare, and there is undoubtedly a direct correlation that liberal politics doesn’t want to admit to. Even Sheriff Jones himself is a supporter generally of concealed carry. He has told me that it’s great to have many first responders in the community to stop criminals at the point of a crime. But, Jones is also the head of a police union and symbolizes strength among all the public sector unions. And it is there that he politically turns left every time. He comes from a generation where they wanted to believe in the system of government that we have seen now has let us down time and time again. Yet, he is still a stubborn defender of labor unions even when they show themselves to be trouble. Saying all that, there haven’t been many school shootings in Butler County. There was one in Madison, Twp., not that long ago, and it was Thomas Hall’s father who was a school resource officer who ran the shooter off the scene only wounding four people, not getting a chance to kill them when the attacker fired into a cafeteria one day seemingly unprovoked. To say that Thomas Hall cares about school safety is an understatement. His bill H.B. 99 was meant to set basic training requirements for school boards to plan to so that they could allow teachers to be armed in the classroom, to be those critical first responders when and if a school shooter presented themselves as a menace to the public. For many mysterious reasons, Sheriff Jones was against the bill and made an absolute embarrassment on WLW attacking Thomas Hall for many reasons that no conservative would understand. But Jones has done that before. 

I was pretty disheartened to learn firsthand that Bill Cunningham was not a real conservative. My history with Cunningham goes back for several years, all the way back to 1996 when I had paid Cunningham to be the spokesman for our “Take An Axe to Our Tax” t-shirts that we were using to promote tax cuts during the Bob Dole campaign that year. I was supposed to come on WLW to talk about the promotion, but my segment got bumped because Willie decided to do a strip show that night, where he brought in live strippers to dance nude during the show. The producer offered me to do my segment during that mess, and I had to decline because it just wasn’t something I could be a part of. Later I learned that Bill Cunningham plays a conservative on his radio show, but he wasn’t very conservative. He was the Stephen Cobert of radio, playing a conservative in media, without really being one. I learned around this time that Sheriff Jones, who was frequently on with Cunningham, was much the same way. He played a conservative in public, but he has many big government ideas in private. He’s great if we are talking about law enforcement. But when it comes to social issues, he shows himself to be very liberal, which is why he and Bill Cunningham have always gotten along so well. I understood the show business aspect of the radio work, but I thought of these people as the real deal until I learned firsthand that they weren’t. 

Sheriff Jones Attacks Thomas Hall For Petty Reasons

In 2013 Sheriff Jones and Cunningham came out in favor of the Lakota Levy, which raised our taxes in monstrous ways. It caused so much trouble in our community that we haven’t had a levy since because we never needed it. We didn’t need it then, but Jones worked with the Democrat Kathy Wyenandt to pass the tax increase. We didn’t speak for about five years when finally we broke a little bread together in the middle of the Trump administration. I thought he had been doing an excellent job for Butler County and representing us to the Trump administration. But I wasn’t too shocked to hear him revert to the kind of liberalism that he uttered again with Bill Cunningham using Lakota as a kind of launching point for his resistance to arming teachers in the classroom and for disparaging the very conservative Thomas Hall personally for his position of empowering teachers to add another layer of protection. For Jones, he wants school resource officers or prohibitive training that would make it so difficult for anybody who wishes to even to carry a gun in a classroom that it might as well not even be a law. But Thomas’ bill empowered school boards to set the maximum limits themselves, depending on their need, and Jones felt he needed to sabotage the bill through the public airwaves and the political career of the young representative himself. 

My argument in favor of a more private-sector solution, as opposed to a unionized employee, is due to people like Jones himself. When it comes to the cosmetic stuff, Jones is a great Republican. But when it comes to legislation, he’s a big government guy that’s always talking about compromise with the other side that wants to bury us all. I think it’s an age thing, he and Cunningham are from the same generation, and they thought the big Democrat politics from the early 60s were going to work, and they never really changed their point of view. We have seen times where school resource officers like Thomas’ dad run off shooters while under fire. But we have also seen some who panic, as the resource officer in Florida did, never engaging the shooter and allowing lots of carnage in the meantime. People panic, and cops, even with their many hours of training, panic too. Sometimes they get so much training that they can’t adapt to a unique situation. Sometimes they lock up. They passed the test on paper but can’t apply it to reality. I like the idea of cops in schools. But I want a teacher armed with a gun to be the first responder. And I like the idea of a teacher being so comfortable with a gun that they accept it as part of their lifestyle, practicing every week for the rest of their lives. Not just some bureaucratic training period that may or may not be enough. 

I always wanted to believe in Bill Cunningham as a conservative, just as I always wanted to believe in Sheriff Jones. But with them, most of their public persona is a show. And that is the same with police in general. Having a cop in the hallways of our schools may look nice. It might scare away some potential shooters. But if a shooting actually happens, I don’t believe any public employees are full proof and will behave appropriately under pressure. I prefer mitigation to their service if they get scared or misstep themselves when danger presents itself. Sheriff Jones, the big government guy from Butler County, believes absolutely in public service. He has been a public servant all his life and always will be. I still think he’s generally good for our community so long as it’s mostly a show we are putting on, and things aren’t getting too real. Yet, after the way he treated Thomas Hall on WLW, where he turned to the show to attempt to destroy a person he endorsed just a year earlier, I would never trust an employee like him in a school without some extra measure of mitigation, a teacher comfortable with a gun, to protect kids when they are under an assault from bad people. That is, If we ever fully get back to school because all these lazy union employees don’t want to go to work using Covid as a cover for staying home.   And what will we do in the future when the school resource officer, unionized and terrified of Covid, calls off work the day there is a school shooting? If we rely too heavily on them, we are bound to get burnt by the general laziness of all government employees. 

Rich Hoffman

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