The Power of the MAGA Movement: Government can’t hide their crimes like they used to

It’s safe to save that Dr. Oz won his primary against the challengers because of the Trump endorsement. I thought David McCormick was the better candidate for that senate seat in Pennsylvania, but President Trump picked the tv star, probably more out of sentiment than practicality. Otherwise, Dr. Oz wouldn’t have had a chance, and now no matter what happens with the election count, people will always remember that he won. The same can be said of the David Purdue situation in Georgia, with all the early voting and interest from MAGA, even as the establishment forces have lined up for their own version of the Alamo, going all-in on backing Kemp to keep the election fraud there under wraps. What is astonishing to many is the power of the MAGA movement, which the Biden administration has finally realized isn’t going away, so they have been attacking it increasingly. None of the political insiders thought Trump picks would be doing this well into the primary season. They desperately hope for a loss that can embarrass the movement and chip away at Trump’s endorsement power. But the action itself is far more complicated than Trump. Trump didn’t make the movement; the movement made Trump. I have been following the freedom movement all of my life. Specifically, the Tea Party days directly merged into this change state with Trump at its head. But I could additionally point back to the late 80s going into that 1992 election. I campaigned for Ross Perot back then, so this pushback against establishment politics isn’t new. It’s been around for a while, and no matter what we call it, MAGA, or Mega MAGA, or King Maga, or whatever, acceptance of global institutionalism has been on the chopping block for most of the last century. It is culminating to this point in history. 

In many ways, the crimes we have seen in government which have everyone on edge, were always going on. But the pressure of Trump and the MAGA movement itself has created these unforced errors. We always knew Hillary was breaking the law with her emails. We knew she was trying to sabotage the election of 2016 with the Russia hoax and her disciples in the liberalized media. For many years they denied it, but now it’s coming out in court. The same is happening with election fraud. Criminals tend to deny, deny, deny, even when caught. Our prisons are filled with people declaring their innocence, even though most were convicted with hard evidence. We have trusted politicians too much, and they have evolved into an oligarch class, and things got out of control. And to keep the other crimes they have been caught in suppressed, they have had to commit even more crimes, to the point we are in now where all the ugliness is out in the open for all to see, and we can still see them saying, “nothing to see here.” As the world burns behind them. The latest crime is this adherence to the green agenda religion with deliberate sabotage of the American infrastructure to destroy food supplies and drive up energy costs.   The whole scheme is a last-ditch effort to destroy the American economy before there is another election where they will lose their leverage by controlling all the houses of congress. 

Never underestimate what the bad guys are willing to do to hide their massive crimes. I will remind everyone that they have openly killed people and destroyed their lives to hatch their plans, specifically with Covid. They will try the same thing before this upcoming election, especially as they see the kind of candidates that still support Trump this far from the 2020 election. What the political world sees coming from the MAGA movement is terrifying to them, like any criminal would if they knew the cops were about to catch them.   They will fight with everything they have in the tank to avoid another election in America where the people actually speak. They have been caught stealing the 2020 election, and obviously, many others and people are waking up to it, and the pressure is terrifying to them. It’s so scary that the pressure is causing them to make a lot of forced errors, leaving us scratching our heads at how stupid much of it is. But when you see them reading from the playbook in such desperation, it’s obvious how guilty they have always been. The crimes are coming in so fast now that people just can’t process them fast enough. The testimony by Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, was a major dagger into her guilt. But it goes much further than that. And to cover up each of these crimes, most of the Beltway culture is looking more and more guilty, meaning their coverups have to be more ostentatious by the week, even the sell-out Republicans like Mitch McConnell. He is really struggling to find his place in this new MAGA universe.

But I would say that it’s not new. Trump could come and go, but the desire by voters would be the same. I remember passing out 10,000 Perot promotions on Fountain Square in Cincinnati during lunch in 1992, just four years after Reagan left office, and the country was only so-so on George Bush, the elder. The Karl Rove types loved Bush because he stood for the two or three issues that they thought represented conservative politics, support of businesses, and a stance against abortion. But the need for good conservative, “American” politics was so much deeper than that. People always wanted a party that represented America first. It just took many decades of evolution to get it. The extremes of the Obama insurgency shaped the parameters into usefulness. It shocked people into supporting their own shock and awe president, the TV star and casino owner, Donald Trump.   It would be a similar personality in the future, but the rules of conduct are the same. America first, and to fly the flag proudly. That movement is not going away, and for those in conventional political circles, things are never going back to what they thought they were. The MAGA movement is growing by the day, and with each failure by the current government. The supply chain failures, high gas prices, and woke politics are all things that Americans will not accept. And they aren’t going to accept the new lockdowns that the government is planning to stop the fall election with the Monkey pox outbreak or whatever else they manufacture as a bioweapon in some Chinese lab.

People have been burnt by this recent American government and the world’s governments, and they want freedom from their stupidity. The more the governments hang on to loot off the efforts of the good, the more resentment there will be. That is why the Trump endorsements are doing so well. There are a few here and there that Trump reached.   But the effectiveness cannot be denied. Yet it goes way beyond him as a political figure. The big-government types and overbearing institutionalists have not yet figured it out. No matter what they do, people will not be compliant with an out-of-control criminal government. The only path they will accept is justice, which will be a painful future for many. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Root Cause of all Political Problems: Playing the cards to win, not letting the cards play you

One of the reasons I had to talk about superstition in my book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, is because one of the failures of Lean manufacturing, which has become the industry standard in process improvement across the world, is that it fails to recognize the most important detriment to all process failures, human behavior. Rather than deal with the detriments of human behavior, Lean seeks to create processes that remove human variables and build group consensus around those resolutions. Because the main problem with human behavior is that in the East, and even in Europe, workforces are much more compliant naturally due to their long histories with kings and overbearing governments. But in America, a different kind of human being emerged. And we can easily see those differences in the type of card games that we play. I specifically use the differences between Tarot cards and poker cards to accentuate the point often to clarify the differences in thought. And this is spectacularly important in our present time specifically because globalists have assumed, as many have with Lean manufacturing, that all people are the same. If the same rules were imposed upon them, then a universal kind of sameness could emerge and could then be easily controlled. But that has turned out to be vastly untrue, and the failure which follows is what we are seeing playing out in our present time. 

Lean manufacturing, as it turns out, which is a problem I have always had with it, is that it was a kind of pre-ESG score way to bring eastern thoughts to western cultures and then launch a global approach of sameness to all industries. I have taught Lean for over 30 years and have always run into the same problem; American cultures tend to push back on it while those in Europe and Asia tend to be much more accommodating. This has been a mystery to all involved because they failed to consider the most important aspect of human behavior and how they transact with their peers. So in my book, I break it down in ways that people can understand, which essentially comes down to tolerance for superstition in a culture and how those beliefs manifest into a business climate or a political one. In the book, I give a history of superstition across the world and talk about the use of horoscopes and Tarot cards to predict the future as some fortune teller might professionally do around a crystal ball. The thought was that people were helpless to the greater scheme of things and could seek help in the stars or in the spirit world of card reading to better navigate through the complexities of everyday life. When a string of luck occurs in business, even the most resolute executive might say, “knock on wood,” hoping not to jinx a project into failure when all has been going well. Behind such thoughts is the fear that humans are not in control of their destiny and that they must subjugate themselves to some “greater good” to function at even basic tasks in life. 

But in New Orleans, during western expansion, the card games of Europe evolved into something much more conducive to the lifestyles of Americans. Poker was invented, and over the next hundred years, the very American game of Texas Hold Em’ emerged and is extremely popular presently. Poker tournaments are common on sports programming such as ESPN, and every casino runs a Texas Hold Em’ game. Likely, they are running dozens of them. Meanwhile, the fortune-tellers are always on the outskirts of such activity at the fairgrounds and sidewalk attractions which offer a different kind of game for the more faint at heart, Tarot card readings. It is often interesting to go to a casino and witness the types of people who play poker and the kind who line up to have their fortunes told to them by someone else. The point of the matter is that the poker players can win the game even if they have a bad hand. The poker players play the cards, whereas the Tarot card reader allows the cards to play them. The fortune is in the cards, but the game is played to win in poker even if the cards are bad. Both are card games, but their rules of conduct are magnificently different to reflect the cultures that play them. 

In the movie Titanic, still one of the most successful movies ever made, this idea of making one’s own luck was a centerpiece of the story. Many women loved the love story between Leonardo DeCaprio and Kate Winslet; they could relate to the overbearing mother, the “too perfect” fiancée who was projected to be a great and wealthy business leader. It was, in essence, an East meets West story, where the business leader was a person who made their “own luck,” which he actually says at the end of the movie as his projected wife leaves him for the unfocused exploits of the hero played by DeCaprio.  Only to find herself floating on a door in the freezing north Atlantic after the Titanic sank and her lover sacrificed himself so that she could live. The story’s villain was one who self-determined his reality while the heroes surrendered themselves to circumstance. We see those same politics playing out daily in our news cycles, in our business process improvements, and certainly within our own families. But what the American poker players figured out was critical to the truth of the universe.

Even when you are losing, you can still win, and poker was invented to reflect that new way of looking at things from the perspective of an American, which much of the world admires, but secretly resents because they don’t have the courage for it. It is much safer to have the cards tell them how to live, consult a horoscope, and look to the stars for guidance. But to the American, not all of them, but to the bold ones who figure it out, every moment of every day is an opportunity. Even bad luck can be turned into fortune if you know how to play the cards right. But failure often happens because people let the cards play them. They don’t live their lives in a way where they play the cards. That is why Lean manufacturing always falls short, and companies end up throwing vast amounts of money at process improvements when they should be dealing with the psychology of interpersonal relationship failures. This is why Republicans and Democrats essentially can never work together because they have entirely different ways of dealing with the same problem. One is passive, and one is very active. And this is also why the MAGA movement is growing, why people elected a casino owner with a supermodel wife to the White House twice, and why much of the swamp hated them for it. Politics wants to read the Tarot cards. Trump supporters want to play to win. And those approaches will never go together. The problem was never one of simply political belief. Instead, it all comes down to superstitions and how to manage them. Do we let the cards play us, or do we play the cards? In America, we play the cards. 

Rich Hoffman

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Darbi Boddy is Exposing Sexual Grooming at Lakota Schools: Only 6 months on the job, the radicals are trying to get rid of her just as they did Todd Parnell

It’s not even entertaining anymore, the constant attacks against Darbi Boddy, the newly elected school board member at Lakota schools, which is in my home district. The latest media circus advocated by school leadership, specifically the superintendent, Matt Miller, has been to cite a trespassing order against Darbi because she went to two of the schools to take pictures of gay pride artwork that was on the walls as evidence in her endeavors to discover the extent of sexual grooming that is going on in public schools. Of course, the school rules are meant to protect the teacher’s unions from inquiry. The rules don’t exist to protect the children from intruders; it’s intended to give the radical leftist teachers in the union a platform to project their progressive agenda onto the students while their parents are away from them. Darbi recently got into a lot of trouble trying to point out how this is happening in Lakota and public schools in general. So she went to gather evidence which provoked Miller to send the police to her house to issue a trespassing violation, and of course, the major news organizations were camped out in front of Darbi’s house to record it all. The story made national headlines and even ended up in The New York Post. So Lakota has declared war on Darbi Boddy and the people who elected her, and they weren’t trying to hide it. But why would they? This has been their mode of operation for years. Darbi was just the latest target of their radical, progressive agenda. 

A few years ago, Todd Parnell was forced to resign from the Lakota school board because he let it be known how he felt about some students who had been involved in criminal activity which happened to be minorities. Of course, Superintendent Matt Miller and other board members saw this as an opportunity to get rid of a conservative school board member that disagreed with them often, so they leaked the email and blew it out of context. It was a page out of the woke playbook. Todd Parnell said something that most people were thinking, but the woke rules of conduct that we now find uncomfortably in every level of our society held him to a public standard that was crippling, and he saw no way out but to resign. That’s precisely what progressives have wanted for years, to paralyze judgment from those most suited to have an opinion about it and to use that frozen reality as a way to control the people themselves with woke policies. And when someone like Todd, or now Darbi, violates those woke rules, they can then get rid of them by canceling the candidates that the voters had elected for those positions. Once Parnell left, the board selected a replacement board member of their choosing and tried to run him on the ballot in November, where he lost. Darbi Boddy beat that incumbent and many others by gaining over 8000 votes. So that school board and Matt Miller specifically are looking to cancel culture Darbi Boddy who was just elected, and force her into hiding as they saw worked with Todd Parnell. Only Darbi isn’t having any of it. She’s doing what conservatives should have been doing for decades; she’s fighting back. 

The school board meeting on Monday, 5.9.22, was a circus. The pro-union mob of mask-wearing malcontents whom the superintendent represents like a parrot who should be fed in crackers instead of the $200,000 we pay him with property taxes that range from $5000 per year to $10,000 tried to have a flash mob before the meeting to push Darbi into hiding. But it turned out to be a few losers that are in the far minority of the typical Butler County voters. Voters had just sent Darbi to the school board of Lakota, and here were these radical progressive elements who wanted to invalidate the voters with radicalism and woke rules. Of course, at the heart of the matter is the debate of whether or not sexual grooming is going on in Lakota, which of course, Matt Miller says, isn’t happening. Yet one of the radicals from the anti-Darbi crowd sent me a t-shirt design that said otherwise. I brought it to the meeting to demonstrate the culture we are dealing with. We can’t trust what Lakota says, so we elected Darbi to get on the board and get control of the mess. But the t-shirt shows who the anti-Darbi, pro unionized teacher supporters really are. The shirt proudly displays all the gender-neutral pronouns in the news these days, illustrated in rainbow colors, intended to provoke sentiment toward gay pride. The intent of the shirt, which says, “We are Lakota” at the bottom of it, advocates for alternative homosexual lifestyles. The rainbow doesn’t mean anything but sex. It’s not supportive of building rockets or learning how to operate an easy bake oven. It intends to bring to the minds of students, teachers, and parents at Lakota the issue of alternative sexual lifestyles. Much of this exposure happens to kids who aren’t even in puberty yet. So the progressive playbook that is a national problem with public schools sees their access to children as a way to loosen the parameters of sexual lifestyles culturally, which is a big problem. The voters of Lakota voted for Darbi Boddy to stop that kind of behavior. Not to play nice with it. And in her first six months, she has managed to make all those vile elements of public education upset, which means she’s doing a great job as a school board member. 

I’m over 50, so when I see the gay pride rainbows, even if it’s at Disney World or Target, I think of a couple of misguided losers with a jar of vaseline in the back of a rusty Pinto wasting the night away to a tape in the tape deck playing Queen’s greatest hits. When I was younger, gay day at Kings Island was not a day anybody went because you didn’t want to be associated with gay activity. Obviously, progressives have sought to change that sentiment, and their goal is to make the gay pride rainbow colors mainstream. To make people see it as “normal.” And that is what they want from their access to children in public schools, to groom them into alternative sexual lifestyles. Many people don’t like having these homosexual messages stuffed in their faces, and there has been backlash at Disney, and Target has felt its wrath. And so too should Lakota. But what is going on at Lakota is that the rules of conduct are created to keep people like Darbi from discovering just how bad the sexual grooming is in schools. Superintendents like Matt Miller representing the radical teacher’s union types, don’t want elected members of the community digging through their progressive, safe space, so they tried to punish Darbi into submission and force her to resign just six months into her first term when she was the most popularly elected official on the board. It’s not just an attack on Darbi Boddy, but it’s an attack on the voters who elected her. And it’s a pattern of behavior that is consistent with the overpriced leadership of the school itself. The attempt to run off a second board member who is at odds with the woke progressive agenda is not acceptable. Todd Parnell didn’t feel like fighting it, and that was a shame because I thought he should have stayed on the board and made them look at him every day for what they did to him. I am very happy that Darbi is willing to stay and fight. And for that, we should all be thankful. It’s not just the voters who benefit, but someone has to fight for the right of kids to be as innocent and intelligent for as long as possible. And by the actions of the teaching staff and leadership of Lakota schools in Butler County, Ohio, they intend to groom children into sexual alternatives as young as possible.   That is why they don’t like Darbi Boddy because she is exposing it. 

Rich Hoffman

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Nina Jankowicz and the Ministry of Truth: Trying to hide the massive evidence of election fraud shown in ‘2000 Mules’

Here’s the problem, especially in the wake of the new Dinesh D’Souza movie, 2000 Mules; our government isn’t just illegitimate; everything it does is illegal. It’s a massive criminal enterprise looking to hide its crimes from the public. And one way they would like to do that is with this new Ministry of Truth head of Disinformation Governance Board for Homeland Security, Nina Jankowicz.  As established in that terrific film carefully researched, given some of the most outlandish behavior alone, there were over 800,000 votes more than who actually voted in the 2020 election created by the billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg and George Soros through nonprofit organizations who then hired mules just like drug traffickers to stuff ballots in the critical battleground states. Those votes were counted for days after the election until they had the manufactured votes needed to show a Biden win. The law-breaking was incredibly ostentatious and foolish. Yet, they gave over half a billion dollars to many mules and other election advocates.

You can buy a lot of people with that much money making this whole event the biggest crime committed by the most people in the history of the world. Even the Roe v. Wade leak from the Supreme Court is an attempt to derail the obvious, the release of the D’Souza movie and its proof of election fraud. The government did not want President Trump in the White House, and they were going to rig the election to make sure it didn’t happen. And now that the proof is out there of just one small attribute of election fraud on a massive scale, the Biden administration is trying to protect itself from removal by starting this attempt to control the free flow of information. But it’s too late. The information was always there; it just took time to piece it together. And the Biden administration, which is entirely illegal and illegitimate, is trying to hide the facts from people on social media by putting this insane kid in charge of “disinformation.” You would think that these communists would have learned from the massive failure of Cuba and the Berlin Wall how they would never be able to stop people from talking and seeing the crimes they do. But they obviously didn’t learn anything from history. 

To make matters even worse, as 2000 Mules shows as a foundation, is that the kind of “mules” that were not as active and not seeking to make as much money as some of the more enterprising, the amount of stolen votes jumps up to the tens of millions, just with some simple math. Knowing there would be a lot of scrutiny over the film’s content, it calculates only the most apparent accounts of voter fraud with dropbox ballot stuffing created exclusively by Covid rules also released by the government so that they could use those rules to create opportunities to cheat. The level of crimes committed here are astronomically arrogant and demand punishment. One of the reasons that Al Capone got away with so much crime from the perspective of the mob in Chicago was that good people just couldn’t believe anybody could be that evil. People find it even harder to believe that anybody could be this evil on such a massive scale. But when you pour half a billion dollars into election fraud, at $10 per vote, you can buy a lot of votes from desperate people who are not America first lovers. For people looking for easy money for their next drug binge, what Facebook was offering was lucrative and abundant. Thousands of people were involved in this election fraud, including many in government who didn’t want to see the crimes because it would require them to have some courage to stand up to it, which they are lacking. Now that the evidence is there, which the movie shows is overtly reliable with demonstrations of prosecution, action has to happen. People have to admit that the Biden administration is entirely illegitimate, and everything that has been done since Trump left office has been invalid. Every new branch of government, executive order, and action taken while in the White House. It was funded by billionaires who wanted to push America into a borderless world, so they paid the worst they could find on the street to steal the election and destroy our country to make way for the Great Reset discussed by Klaus Schwab. These people attacked our country, and now they have been caught in the crime, and it requires action to bring justice to those attackers. 

The geo-tracking by cell phone signals is a real thing that nobody thought would be used in evidence in this case. It was the hole that the attackers forgot to consider or figured that nobody like True to Vote would crack the code of how the election was stolen. Everyone carrying a cell phone gives off a location ping constantly, allowing anybody who wants to buy the information access to everywhere you’ve been. The FBI can use it to plot your whereabouts any time they want. But so can companies who wish to buy the information as True to Vote did to show movement. All those free apps on your cell phone, the games you download, aren’t free. They constantly collect passive information about you, which is for sale to anybody who wants to buy it. That is how True to Vote was able to gain access to the most extreme cases of voter fraud which was shown in the movie 2000 Mules. Technology was used to commit the rigged election. And it was by looking at that technology that it was proven. Not only should the Biden administration be removed from the White House, but everyone who participated in coordinating the entire thing, from the media to the organizers at the nonprofit warehouses, must be punished to the furthest extent of the law. 

That leads us to Nina Jankowicz, the singing lunatic who is now the head of a division of Homeland Security intent to remove “disinformation” from society. The term disinformation is understood as dangerous information to reveal the evidence that the criminals in government have committed and ensure that they never find justice.   It would take a radical extremist to conduct such a job, which is precisely what Nina Jankowicz is and has been for quite a few years now. Only such a person could attempt to do the job with a straight face, but to understand them; you must only observe what they do. People like Jankowicz are among the worst in any society and want open communism to control the population. Her actions during the Covid lockdowns were extreme, which made her the most obvious pick for a group of criminals hoping to hide the election fraud of 2020 with a new branch of government meant to keep the power acquired sustained into the next election cycle. But the fear they have is that people have not forgotten, and they overestimated their ability to discredit the stories that would naturally emerge. They didn’t think anybody would figure it out as True to Vote did or that filmmakers like Dinesh D’Souza would illustrate in movies like 2000 Mules. Homeland Security should have never been created in the first place; if the FBI and CIA had done their jobs correctly, that would have been enough. But the government wanted to expand its power and grip over people, so they used the 9/11 tragedy to grab more power and push for more government. And now we are seeing the ultimate nightmare, something the government assured us would never happen, that they’d use Homeland Security to attempt to control all we see and hear. But that’s what they’ve done, they are abusing the power of government to commit crimes on a massive scale, and they went all-in during 2020 to steal more power. And the proof is evident now, and there isn’t anything the criminals can do about it to keep it from the people who need to know about it.

Rich Hoffman

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Graham Hancock’s Great Book, ‘Visionary’: To what degree does the spirit world shape modern politics and our everyday lives

I do get excited about my books, and when I read a great one, I often talk about it extensively. Books are my favorite things in the world, I could never have enough of them, and they have been with me most of my life as priorities. But this year, I knew Graham Hancock was releasing an update to his famous book previously, called Supernatural, with the new title Visionary. It was coming out on April 4th, so I nabbed it up and treated myself to a birthday treat of reading it voraciously. I talk a lot about politics and education issues. Still, I enjoy no subject more than the pseudo-sciences, and Graham Hancock, the former journalist, turned pseudo-science investigator, is one of the best currently in the field.    So for a birthday gift to myself, I gave myself a few weeks of April to just sit down and read his new book and soak it up because it’s one of those types of books. Actually, it has all the potential to be a life-changing book because it deals with the kind of stuff that is at the core of all human concerns. What were we before we were born, and what will we become after? What’s the point of it all. Now, I love Graham Hancock’s books. He and I have very close beliefs about bureaucracy’s effect on the sciences. He is into pseudo-science because traditional science, institutionalized, just does not keep pace with the rate of discovery that is occurring in this information age that we are in. Institutionalism is at war with the rate of understanding occurring, and they hate people like Graham Hancock. But Hancock brings his background as a journalist to science and takes what is known by traditional scientific discoveries and pieces everything together in a noninstitutionalized way, which is how things need to be done anyway. And as a result, he asks big questions seeking big answers to things. And for human beings, there is nothing more significant than how the spirit world interacts with the conscious world. 

For many years I have talked about the role that ultraterrestrials play in our human lives. I had done many articles on the giant race of people who lived in the Ohio region well before the times of Jesus Christ and actually had an empire all the way to the Gulf of Mexico before what we know of as Native Americans were even on the world stage. They were as sophisticated as the Stonehenge and Avebury cultures in England and obviously were part of the same culture from the same time periods of influence. So Graham’s topics are not new to me. I learned about these giants while attending the Mothman Festival at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, so it’s a real thing that certainly is under-researched. Traditional science driven by the university system is just too slow. They are guarding too much of their previous assumptions actually to answer these kinds of questions, so that is where Graham Hancock comes in. After reading the book by John Keel on the Mothman Prophecies, I am quite certain that the ultraterrestrials talked about in that book, which Graham’s Visionary is essentially a sequel, the spirit world of angels and demons that so concern religions have shown themselves in stories chronicled in the work of John Keel so effectively. But he was just touching on the surface, and Graham Hancock has taken several additional steps toward unraveling these interdimensional worlds and how they interact with the world of the living and actually redefining what “dead” means. 

Now, where Graham Hancock and I part ways is over the issue of drugs. I get his argument on the Pinery gland and how drugs can pull off the restrictor plate of brain activity to see things that are always there but that we filter out within the visual spectrum of our senses. He advocates for the open and legalized use of drugs to produce real hallucinogenic effects. Still, they are elements that our eyes can’t see because we live life in a four-dimensional world. I’m against all drugs, at any time, over anything. I don’t even take aspirin. I will occasionally sip on a beer socially, but nothing more, and I certainly never get intoxicated. But I am not closed off to his ideas that some of these drugs don’t produce hallucinations but are, in fact, reality seen for what they really are. This is why I was so interested in his book. I recently saw petroglyphs in New Mexico and Utah that were almost identical to known cave art in South Africa and Europe that span thousands of years from each other, and many thousands of miles of travel, so the cultures could not have been communicating 15,000 years ago or even 50,000. Yet they all tell similar stories painted on the rocks, and how they arrived at those images looks to be something Graham has pieced together correctly. He also puts UFO phenomena into the mix, which I had just had a research trip to Roswell fresh on my mind. So, his book reaffirmed many things that I had already been thinking about. And to add to that, he actually used ayahuasca and reported what he had seen, which was independent verification that he didn’t know he would experience. I wouldn’t do it, but I’m glad he was willing to report it scientifically instead of from the perspective of some drug-crazed lunatic. 

There is a taco place I like to go to at The Greene in Dayton called Condado Tacos, and ayahuasca hallucinations obviously inspire the interior. Or is it hallucinations? Is it a reality? I think it’s reality personally, and I think when we talk about political elements, we have to understand that there is an influence from these places that run quantumly with our 4-dimensional existence. Remember, we mathematically know that our present universe supports 11 dimensions that are likely within our current reality. But, outside of our universe, there is a possibility of 26, and within each of those dimensions, likely lifeforms are interacting with us at all times. Our business is to understand these lifeforms, especially if they are interacting with us.

We may not have the eyes and ears to hear them, but our minds certainly do, even if remotely. And that’s not a very fair fight if they have an easier time at communicating than we do, and they take advantage of that aspect often to push the world where we may not want it to go. We might say it’s the will of the spirit world, but what if it’s a maleficent demon who wants to destroy the world and everyone in it. Do you really want to listen to it? Perhaps this is the kind of influence that has brought so much great evil into the world. Or, maybe this is where all the good is, and that the purpose of life is to build a great soul to travel in these realms as an individual instead of just a collection of cosmic dust, and that the act of creation is what matters, of life being a creative process that gives birth to a human soul that then sheds the body for this afterlife. And that the afterlife is just another life that is depicted on those walls at Condado’s in Dayton. I think perhaps so. But regardless, a great book like Visionary is a rare treat, and a journey I was happy to take, and one of the best birthday presents I have ever given to myself. Time and the content to think about that truly has meaning.

Rich Hoffman

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College Was Always a Dumb Idea: The creation of an ‘expert’ class in America has nearly destroyed our country

I have an article that has been one of my most popular over the last 12 years titled, The Most Successful People Who Didn’t Go to College, and it’s a long list. Looking at that list, it is quite evident that college doesn’t make people successful. Honestly, it likely hinders success; it holds people back. It doesn’t advance them the way it was intended in the socialist novel for which college educations are based in America, Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward, written in 1888.   Knowing what we do now, with over a hundred years of the scam fully deployed, we can see what that mode of attack was and how effective it was for the wrong things, the creation of a class system in America, of a corporate expert class that was more of a European concept than an American one. Clearly, now, America’s workforce and the people of the culture were far better off without college. The greatest economy in the world was created with the most diverse people populating it. But the scam came in much the way that the Federal government tried to backdoor Covid vaccine mandates. They made a tiered system for which they managed to get corporations to play along. Go to college so you can get a good job with some big corporation. Go to their liberal-controlled schools. Pay them extraordinarily high fees. Replace the parent by sending the kid away from the family and let the liberal institution become the next influence on the young mind. Do all these things so that corporations could get a nice compliant socialist, a top-down “expert.” And the same companies who are now woke, which is about everyone, were the first to sign up and say that they wouldn’t hire the right people for the right job; instead, they’d only hire the person with the degree even if a better person was available who didn’t go through the liberal meat grinder. 

As a result of this government/corporate alliance, we have ended up with an army of expert bureaucrats like Dr. Fauci due to this misguided approach to education. You can go to just about any major company, and populating their white-collar culture is an endless parade of Dr. Fauci types. These mindless bureaucrats bring socialism to their culture and hold the company back. They certainly don’t help it because they have learned all the wrong things. I have argued for years that the college experience was not worth it, that America would have been far better off not participating in that European mindset. College was sold to America as a globalist idea. We didn’t need it. In America, hard work and intelligence were the criteria that capitalism rewarded. If people wanted to be successful, then they could get there through hard work and perseverance.   College told students that a degree would make them successful, and a countless stream of do-gooder parents got suckered into the scam. After all, who wants their children to have a bad life? The college concept told them that their child would have an open door to a good, high-paying job by paying for college. And corporations are obliged only to hire college graduates. It was, in essence, an early version of a Covid Passport concept. Because they were so successful with the college concept, the Desecrators of Davos thought they could get away with the massive Covid scam that killed millions of people and destroyed the lives of many millions more.   The people who Covid easily suckered turned out to be all the college graduates who have their professional work environments decorated with symbols of their alma mater. They were the ones wearing their masks in their cars with the windows rolled up during Covid. They were the ones so easily suckered by the expert class, and in the aftermath, they were the ones most damaged by what happened. 

I say all this as a person who knows a lot of people with advanced degrees. The process does not destroy everyone. I know several people who have Master’s degrees and doctorates, even multiple doctorates.   But I don’t see that it has really helped them become smarter. A real education never stops; it involves knowing many things very well. And it can’t be purchased. Most people in any field of endeavor, including the medical occupations, would do better in apprentice programs than in what they learned in medical school. For all the lawyers out there who put so much effort into law school, we saw recently how great legal minds like Rudy Guiliani were treated, even with all the academic and professional bells and whistles. If he didn’t play ball with some institutional desire, his BAR Association membership could be removed instantly. That has made a compliant class of adults afraid to rock the boat against the established order, which isn’t an American idea. Most corporations are filled with people who were taught in college to get along to keep their jobs, so they check their opinions at the door and never speak up. We also saw during Covid where doctors had the threat of their licenses removed from them if they didn’t get on the Dr. Fauci bandwagon of denying hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid instead of pushing the pharmaceutical approach with vaccines. Kids learned in college that the usually liberal professor sets the ground rules for passing the class. Colleges taught students what to think, not how to think, and that basic premise is the foundation for everything that went wrong during Covid. College graduates, especially at the corporate leadership level, were too quick to abandon critical thinking and instead did exactly what the government told them to do. And too many people did it without question.

I’ve put out the alarm for many years. I went to college, and I thought it was terribly stupid. It was a worthless experience. I was always learning and thought of education as reading books in a Waffle House at 4 AM in the morning, which is how I spent most of my twenties. I never learned not to think and pursue knowledge, and the only use college did have was getting an opportunity to interview for a big job. My wife went to college as well, and it was also useless for her. We were never compliant people, so college ran against everything we stood for. Those most successful in college have turned out to be those least able to innovate in the world or think for themselves when needed. They demonstrate institutional compliance but not critical thinking. And the walls all came crashing down regarding the concept, with Covid showing where all the cracks really are in our society. The idea of an “educated class” in America has no real place in our free and open society. It has been just another socialist experiment gone wrong. It created a culture of worthless expert class losers who have ruined everything they have touched and driven America into the arms of globalism, which has been detrimental. And the price is obvious now. It’s hard for people to admit how suckered they were for jumping through all the hoops to accommodate the college degree scam, but it’s time to have an advanced discussion about the worthlessness of the college experience. It has not been suitable for American life. It’s the wrong idea for developing a workforce and has been a dismal failure. Institutional mechanisms can’t purchase education. It must be lived, and there is no substitute for experience. And it’s time to reevaluate the whole process for the sake of our future needs in an America First world. 

Rich Hoffman

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God Bless Homeschoolers: Times have changed, and more people are turning away from the terrible public schools to save their children

I thought it was a waste of time when I went to public schools. I hated most of it. None of the relationships I formed in those school years meant anything to me. I always viewed public school as a massive social experiment, even in the early years, and thought of going there the same as going to prison. You weren’t allowed to think about what you wanted or do what you wanted, which always seemed wrong to me. So I never have been enthusiastic about public schools, and over the years, I have written millions and millions of words about why John Dewy was wrong about forming it from the beginning. I didn’t feel any different when my own kids went to public school. There was a time when my wife was very supportive, one of my kids was in the fourth grade, and the other was in third. My wife volunteered in everything that she could in both of those classrooms. She was one of the “moms” that the school treated almost like a teaching staff member. Everyone knew her, and she was beloved by all the kids. Well, in that fourth-grade class, the school had sent home a permission slip for teaching my daughter about sex by putting on a condom onto a plastic dildo, and of course, we said no. What followed was a complete mess; the school was so angry with us that the full force of their wrath was brought down on us. No longer was my wife welcome in the school. We got mad and fought back. It turned into a significant event in that the police union got involved, and it ended up in the mayor’s office. We ended up pulling our kids out of school for a year until we moved to a different district and started all over again somewhere else. 

That year of teaching our kids at home was one of the hardest in our entire 30-plus-year marriage. We had no family support for it, and the community was entirely against it. We lost all our friends over it, and even 20 years later, we never repaired those relationships. I was alright with the social castigation, but it was very difficult for my wife. It was just a year of homeschooling, but it cost her a lot because of the social pressure we experienced. That’s why it surprised me that both of my kids pulled their kids out of public school during the Covid pandemic, a government-made viral outbreak that they wanted to control through government-taught education. Because my education always involved elements of life outside of public school, and I had never accepted public education as a form of education that was of any value, it was easy for me to see what a stupid set-up it was with the whole Covid thing. My kids have now been homeschooling their kids for a lot longer than my wife, and I had. But they had a much different experience just over 20 years later. Instead of everyone telling them in society how wrong they were, they were getting admiration from their peers. Most people they interact with expressed a desire to do the same thing for their kids if they could afford to, which most can’t. And there are large homeschooling conventions now that didn’t exist in the 90s. The support system is much better than it used to be, which can be seen in some of the pictures in this article, as my kids just went to a large homeschooling convention in Cincinnati. 

Attitudes have changed a lot about public education. It’s certainly not that anybody hates education, quite the opposite. What is evident at an event like the Ohio Homeschool Convention is that people have learned not to accept the bad product that public school is. The concept that kids can learn what they need to in life by a government school is ridiculous and ill-conceived. Many people never thought to accept the question of it because they had no choice in the matter. Most everyone has to go to public schools, so they had to justify the terrible product because to admit otherwise would be personally harmful to their intellects. That was why we had such a violent experience when my wife and I did it. But despite what is projected from the media culture about public schools, attitudes have changed dramatically. Even people who I would think would be all into the public school experience with cheerleading and pom poms are telling my kids how much they admire them for putting their kids first and taking responsibility for their educations themselves. My kids take my grandchildren’s education very seriously, and I’m very proud of them. In my house, we read books, lots of them, education never stops, no matter if you are 7 or 70. I have smart kids, and they are helping my grandchildren unlock the treasures of their own brains, and it’s a beautiful thing to look at. They have chosen not to surrender their kids over to some scum bag government employee covered in tattoos and body piercings who don’t even know what sex they are. And my grandchildren aren’t even thinking about sex in school under the third and fourth grades. When my grandkids come home, there is a parent in the house to greet them, as they always should be. Turn your kids over to a daycare or a public school, then don’t complain when they turn out to be messed up adults. Those babysitting services are not replacements for a parent’s love, as Dewey and the government fully intended to destroy.

So like a lot of things that have come out of Covid, the media seemed surprised that public school enrollment is down as pandemic restrictions have been eased. Parents have seen enough, and those who can are not sending their kids back to those palaces of mental enslavement. What the political left never factored into their calculations about “the new normal” was that it wasn’t going to be the complete obedience that Klaus Schwab talks about in his books on a complete socialist takeover of all things in the world. Instead, the smart people not yet suckered into enslavement were never again going to trust the government, health officials, or a public school system to do anything with their kids. A lot of parents are going to change the way they do things. The violence toward my wife and me mentioned was their attempt to keep dissidents from escaping their control, and they tried everything to punish us, which was a horrible idea. A lot of unnecessary pain resulted, which could have been averted. But instead of getting more control over that period, they have essentially lost it all. People do not feel privileged to have a public school system like they used to even ten years ago. Now, it’s just a necessary evil because they are too busy to do the job themselves or don’t feel they know enough to teach their own kids. But with every teacher who comes on television and talks about gender neutrality and represents themselves as progressive disasters, there will be more parents who want to homeschool their children to keep them out of that government-designed disaster. And to my eyes, with the long game under consideration, that just might save America rather than destroy it, as Dewey always intended. 

Rich Hoffman

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Hollywood’s Democrats are Blood Sucking Occultists: Study what they do, not what they say, and start with Alister Crowley, Jack Parsons, and L. Ron Hubbard

When faced with so much evil, it’s logical to wonder about conspiracy theories, such as does the Illuminati run Hollywood and the record industry? Do modern actors and musicians worship Satan? Is there a blood cult of liberals who drink the blood of tortured children hoping to invoke help from the spirit realm to make their lazy asses more successful in life? Well, I’d say, based on experience, that the answer to all those questions is yes. Liberals, in general, are lazy, and yes, they would instead seek supernatural aid in bringing success to their lives through the occult than in being good, honest, and hard-working to achieve success. Yes, they will contact spirits from some parallel dimension to work through some problem, just as they would sit on the side of the road with a flat tire and wait for someone to come along to change it for them. Evil is driven by laziness, and lazy people will always be prone to evil deeds. How do we know? There is plenty of evidence of it, especially from characters I have written about before, who helped start Hollywood and NASA, L. Ron Hubbard, Alister Crowley, and Jack Parsons. All three of those people brought sex magic to Pasadena, California, in the hopes of getting help from the spirit world to further their success. It’s clear that Jack Parsons is the man behind rocketry in America and putting people on the moon. Without Jack Parsons, there would have never been a NASA. There is a crater on the moon named after him, so he’s not some crazy, irrelevant figure. When you know history, you can understand the motivations of people. So when concerned voters these days look at the occult for rationalization as to the level of evil they are seeing now in modern times, there’s a good reason for it.

The sex orgies of the movie Eyes Wide Shut and the spirit world interactions of David Lynch films is a very real thing, even though people may not talk about it. Alister Crowley so entranced members of the band Led Zepplin that they bought his house at Loch Ness, which is said to be horribly haunted. Likely because of all the rituals that Crowley utilized in the house to manipulate the spirit world to his aims. You can’t really talk about politics and liberalism in general without pulling back the layers of the occult that reside just underneath the surface. Liberals in the Democrat party believe what they do for a reason, and we need to understand what those things are. Based on their belief system, including the “spirit cooking” that we know about in John Podesta’s emails, revealed by Wikileaks, contact with the spirit world is essential to these people. Podesta himself, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton in 2016, is a huge UFO advocate who is pushing for full disclosure to the public of what the government knows about the activity, and for those who don’t know, UFO phenomena and occult rituals are closely linked. It’s not so much about little green men “out there” somewhere but other kinds of characters. You don’t hear about conservatives doing these things. These beliefs that liberals have must be analyzed to understand their political viewpoint, which at the center of it involves a massive blood cult of killing babies. Abortion is at the center of what all Democrats believe in, and the scandal of Covid has ripped away the cloak of their primary concern. For abortion it’s all about the rights of the mother. But for Covid, nobody owned their body, and the government could tell everyone to get mandatory medicine. See how things fall apart with these people; logically, they are up to no good, which gets revealed in such quandaries.

Understanding the political left’s stance on abortion and knowing the background of their origins in Hollywood, such as the cults left behind by Alister Crowley, L. Ron Hubbard, and Jack Parsons, it makes more sense to view the killing of babies as a massive blood sacrifice to the demons of existence than to argue that sex and perversions are acceptable to a nation founded by Christians for the appeasement of ambitious spirits who seek to bring great harm and mayhem to our world through rituals and blood magic. Its more logical to view satanic influences in the movie industry, human trafficking, music, drugs, and all the communist elements of the counter-culture movement that followed Jack and the gang after the 1940s, when many Hollywood actresses, producers, and influencers were at these massive sex orgies trying to invoke the spirit world to their desires expressed through orgasm to the universe addicted to the pornography of human inhabitants on earth. Not your typical Little House on the Prairie storyline, but it’s what these people essentially are doing. By opening such a thoughtful door to such creatures of mythology, the political left has actually tried to commit mass ritual destruction to America through these practices. Even today, L. Ron Hubbard, who stole away the wife and centerpiece of the sex orgies at Parson’s house, is at the heart of Hollywood with his religion of Scientology based on science fiction books. And Jack was OK with it at the time. Hubbard would start one of Hollywood’s prominent religions after that, where they believe that we all have harnessed spirits that need to be set free because the galactic dictator Zenu brought them to earth and imprisoned them in human bodies, which gave birth to the human race. These are the kind of Democrats who voted for Joe Biden and worked against President Trump in modern times, killers of babies, desecrators of America’s puritan founding, and advocates of massive sex magic rituals to invoke the spirit world to help their lazy asses to gain fame and fortune. Would many people in Hollywood drink menstrual blood and pray to the celestial sign of Venus under the chanting and drug inducement of a bunch of lunatics? Yes, they would, especially if they might gain fame and fortune in the entertainment industry.   

Of course, they will lie to our faces. They don’t believe in God, so what’s to stop them from lying? What does it matter if they put their hand on a Bible and take an oath to the Constitution? These people don’t believe in the same kind of things that the rest of us believe. And they have been operating in the light of day for over a century. Like I say all the time, don’t listen to what they say; pay attention to what they do. And look at who the founders of Hollywood were; sex magic was a thing in Pasadena at the start of two major industries, entertainment, and aviation. And people in those industries know it, but you don’t see NASA change the crater’s name on the moon due to cancel culture. Instead, many have followed in the footsteps of the characters mentioned here. They watched their success, and they sought to do the same for themselves. We’ve seen what kind of losers are running the Disney Company these days. This stuff didn’t just grow overnight. It took years to develop the occult fascination that we see so many references to in our entertainment culture, especially in music. Why all the Illuminati signs from pop culture icons? Well, because they believe it works and will help them succeed in life. For them, it’s a better life than following some poor dude who was nailed to a cross and died for all our sins. They’d rather commit those sins, sacrifice babies to the demons of existence, and drink menstrual blood to give birth to the moon goddess than actually work for a living the traditional way. And that is why there is so much evil in the world. Occultist personalities are lazy, real, and everywhere, especially on the progressive side of belief. And that is the reality of what we are fighting today. 

Rich Hoffman

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America’s Book on Strategy: Amazon is practically giving away ‘The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business,’ and that’s fine with me

One type of book I really enjoy is strategy books by different cultures to see how they view warfare. That is particularly the case with Unrestrictive Warfare written by the original People’s Liberation Army Documents. These days, around the world, because everyone wants to understand how China fights battles, that is the book everyone is paying attention to. But what continues to happen is that the United States is underrepresented in books about strategy, which has always disappointed me. Because America has had the best economy. We have had the best culture. We have the best military. We have had the best, best, and the best at everything, and because of the woke ways of the world, especially coming out of the jealous Desecrators of Davos types, we aren’t supposed to flaunt that trait. So, there hasn’t been much representation on the stage of strategy books representing American ideas instead of other cultures worldwide. I wasn’t happy with that. Because I read many books, I found that nobody was writing the type of book that America needed these days. They will read Unrestrictive Warfare, which the Chinese wrote in the late 1990s, and find it interesting but not very substantive. But it looked purposeful that America wasn’t publishing strategy guides on beating down the kind of forces we see attempting to destroy America today. There are plenty of self-help books out there and lots of books on business that are intended to help people become better at their jobs and better in their lives. But they all have a yielding to the current order of things as their primary theme. Yet, America deserves better, so I wrote The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business for that exact reason. It’s different, it works, and I am very happy that I did write it when I did because many people, especially influencers, have used it to make their lives better. And that has been good, especially with the timing of things that have come undone in the world since I wrote the book.

Amazon is selling the book currently for $7.60, and I don’t mind telling everyone that. I’m all for it if you can get the book for a much lower price. I didn’t write the book to make a lot of money, just as I don’t write for profit on this blog site. I do these things because they are the right things to do in the world, and I want people to be successful for personal reasons. I am quite aware that Amazon is not crazy about carrying The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business. Many people have picked up the book, yet no reviews are shown. And they have continued to drive the pricing down to cover their costs but to deny my publisher a piece of the pie. The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business was originally $16.93 when it first came out in August of 2021, so the pricing strategy from a very progressive publisher is obviously intended to discourage the publication of these kinds of books. But like most things we see these days, progressive politics has sought to control us through financial motivations. That’s how they control us in our jobs, that is how they are trying to trick the world into accepting progressive politics in our investments, and it’s how they control us from yard to yard in our homes. People seldom ever do things for the right reasons because they are always concerned about taking care of their financial necessities. So in that way, many of the attackers, including Amazon, try to steer us all through finance to get us to walk through the mouse maze to get the cheese they have hidden, to control what we do and think from a fundamental position of staying alive. It’s a malicious game, but I live my life in a way that affords me to think bigger than that. So I am encouraging people to take the price reduction just to get the book. If people continue to buy the book, as many people have and enjoy it, I’m happy. 

The profit for me isn’t my take from an Amazon sale, which isn’t anything at all at the prices they are selling it. I want America to survive and for many of our companies to make it through this obvious mode of attack that is much clearer in 2022 than it was even in 2019 when businesspeople who knew I was writing The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business were apocalyptic about my motivations. The woke culture was already taking hold of most company leadership at that time, and my thoughts on how to deal with it were certainly not conducive to the Klaus Schwabs of the world and what they wanted to do. My goal was to destroy woke culture without destroying the companies they were taking over by isolating the true value of our lives and the work we do in the framework of American Exceptionalism and daring those who might argue the fact to take their shots and be shot down in a dusty street metaphorically in the process. I couldn’t at that time count on all my fingers and toes how many times some enemy in the business world had tried to cancel culture me out of existence. I have spent over 30 years in business dealing with every kind of betrayal that human beings can do to each other. Over time, it is evident that most of that was a strategy being used against the United States to destroy it from within. So when I wrote The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, I had read all the excellent strategy guides that there were in the world. Still, I wanted to write one for Americans who were being attacked by jealous globalists trying to trojan horse our culture for the looting of their intentions in the light of day and hoping to get away with it. Many of those critics who expressed their disdain for what I was doing in 2019 understand in 2022 why I wrote the book. Hindsight has certainly provided them with more rational vision; let’s just put it that way.

Ideas are the best kinds of weapons, especially in war, and without question, America has been at war for many centuries now. It’s a war that hasn’t been well defined and was concealed with politeness. But as I saw all the time, we must always judge people based on what they do, not what they say. The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business will help any reader understand how to see behind that politeness to the true intentions of the many villains who are trying to destroy America through our businesses these days, under the progressive attacks of the Biden administration and a world running him who still want revenge for the Revolutionary War. If we’re going to save ourselves and our excellent economy, we need a strategy that sees the enemy and calls to name them when the rest of the culture tries to hide the name so that people don’t see what they are up to. It has been very rewarding to write The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business and help the people it has already helped, primarily influencers who are in positions to do great things on the battlefield of ideas. In that way, I have accomplished my goals. But there’s more to do, and for those interested, Amazon is practically giving the book away. They might think in their progressive minds, just like Twitter, that denying profit on the book is the goal and that it might discourage me from doing these kinds of activities.

But contrary to their progressive logic, I want the book to be in as many hands as possible. And if I could give them away on a street corner for free, I certainly would. More people with knowledge of fighting this modern war is far better than a big check. Saving our country and our way of life is far more critical, and for me, that has always been the case.

Rich Hoffman

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President Trump Endorses J.D. Vance: Rolling the dice for the ultimate jackpot, Saving America

It will indeed test how much a Trump endorsement means to candidates such as J.D. Vance for the Ohio Senate. Because with less than a month out from the May 3rd primary election, J.D. Vance is fighting with several other candidates for the old Rob Portman seat, and among them, Mike Gibbons appears by polling to be in the lead. I have been on the fence with Jane Timken, Josh Mandel, and J.D. Vance from the beginning of the race. I’ve come to know all of them, and I like them. Mike Gibbons, for me, was a distant fourth place; he is way too squishy for me. But he’s not the worst in the world. For me, this race came down to who would be a good fighter who would push back against Mitch McConnell for the leadership role again and who could fight with MAGA in the senate and start to turn the tide in ways that Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have not yet managed to accomplish. I’ve had my eye on Josh Mandel for that kind of combat. He’s shown that he’s willing to fight and make things uncomfortable for opponents, which I think the next senate term will need. But obviously, Trump has other ideas. I’m sure Marjorie Taylor Green’s endorsement of J.D. Vance helped Trump’s decision, along with his son, Don Jr., and the billionaire tycoon, Peter Theil. I see a strategy evolving, and J.D. Vance wouldn’t be bad for that strategy, so while I was surprised to see President Trump endorse anybody in the senate race, particularly J.D. Vance, the overall strategy could be a good one. And it says a lot about what kind of message Trump intends to sell about his next term and the kind of America we are likely to be when we get there. 

J.D. Vance has been a never-Trumper, much like Glenn Beck was. Trump has come around to forgiving Beck. It has taken me longer to even listen to Beck again, sometimes, because of how he was against Trump in 2016. Things were very personal back then. I was one of the few people who openly supported Trump during the Republican primary, and I remember what people said and did against him. I was not for the Trump dinner endorsement with Mitt Romney, which turned out to be such a disaster. As much as I like him, Trump has a personality trait that some might call a weakness; he wants to convert people over to his way of thinking. He likes to be liked, although he doesn’t let being liked alter his management style. So, he gets away with a weakness for love of likeability, and the J.D. Vance story is one of those Trump success stories. Does it look better in 2024 to put people close to you from the beginning, like Jane Timken or Josh Mandel, or to convert a friend from Never-Trumper to ally in the senate? Trump thinks the conversion is better. I think the loyalty is. I would have picked Josh Mandel if I was Trump because he was always with Trump, even when it wasn’t popular in 2016.

But Trump has plenty of people in his camp who were loyal when it was hard. What will likely mean more in uniting the country after the 2022 midterms shows that people who used to not like Trump are suddenly very pro-Trump, and that is what J.D. Vance has been? I’ve met J.D. Vance a few times through a very dear friend where I could talk to him personally. He’s a very nice young man who certainly has the kind of tenacity that you’d like to see representing Ohio in the senate. The movie based on his life, Hillbilly Elegy, and the book he wrote of the same title tells a very compelling story of a struggling blue-collar family from my backyard of Middletown, Ohio, that I think will keep Vance from being pulled into any corruption in Washington D.C.  J.D. Vance doesn’t need politics to define him as a person, which I can’t say the same about Rob Portman in the beginning. I was with Portman when he first started; he needed politics to define him as a person. I set up the WLW interview where Portman debated a similar panel of Republicans all wanting to take a vacating House seat back in 1993 when his political career was just starting. I wondered about Portman even back then. He said all the right things. He hung around with the disparaged Ross Perot supporters as kind of a fringe Reform Party candidate. But as we saw over the next several decades, he became one of the biggest RINOs in Ohio. He worked too well with the far-left progressive Sharrod Brown. Obviously, we’d like to seem more of a fighter than a bridgebuilder for his replacement. 

When it comes to politics, it’s always about how the game will be played, not necessarily how it is played today. With what we know, election fraud, government corruption, and globalism on every front, we are shocked to see what we always suspected was just under the surface. Trump looks to have a clear strategy for tackling the problem of Saving America. Not just Making it Great Again, but saving it from all three branches of government led by a knowledgeable executive branch, where an understanding of trade tariffs will be critical to those battles to come. Perhaps J.D. Vance will be able to go on prime-time television and sell just how America can get 10 trillion dollars in damages from China to begin to pay for the massive damage to our economy from the Covid attack. Or perhaps J.D. Vance will be another Romney dud. Whatever the case, what’s clear is that Trump isn’t playing it safe. If Trump wanted to show how many victories he could get with his endorsement, J.D. Vance was not the safe pick. It’s somewhat risky. 

It should be an exciting primary. Trump’s visit to Delaware, Ohio, will undoubtedly help get voters out in what is typically a lite primary election. And higher voters mean more votes for the fewer establishment candidates, which is a marvelous thing. We should all be much better off than when we started the year. With a higher turnout, we’ll have a more representative government, so however things come out on the 3rd, we’ll have a good idea of how 2022 will shape up. Trump could have played it safe and stayed out of the primary until the results were announced, then supported the Republican, whoever it ended up being. But by picking J.D. Vance, he decided to make a high stake bet. And that is something I can respect, even if J.D. Vance wasn’t my pick. I can appreciate the chance Trump is willing to make when he didn’t need to make it. If he were a typical politician playing politics the way it is typically played, such an endorsement never would have happened. And since it did, we can at least see that Trump isn’t afraid to roll the dice for a big jackpot. And the winner of this jackpot means nothing less than Saving America for generations to come. 

Rich Hoffman

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