The Lakota Education Association Shows Their Radical Political Agenda: Teacher unions are the biggest danger to kids

It used to be controversial, to tell the truth about labor unions. All of them are the works of Karl Marx. Participating in a labor union is an acceptance of the basic premise of communism. Even four years ago, saying such a thing in public would have received snickers from an unsuspecting public; since the mid-1850s, labor unions have been around. They don’t predate our constitutions in America or the basic philosophy of the country’s founding, which is best summed up by the rival philosophy of Adam Smith and his excellent book The Wealth of Nations. The alarm bells of the communist movement by socialist sympathizers emerged with immigration into America during the late 1880s aggressively. Those rivals brought with them the assumption that European socialism, represented by the labor movement, the federal “Department of Labor,” was intent on carrying on the work of the poor loser, Karl Marx, who was a fool in his lifetime, and a weapon of global governments in his death. Everywhere that there is a labor union, we are dealing with some form of communism. In the 1920s, alarm bells sounded in books like The Richest Man in Babylon. Then in the 1940s and 1950s with, Ayn Rand’s uniquely American books addressed the matter. The idea of wealth creation and social organization were under attack by these recent communist assumptions, and over many decades they wore the mask of patriotism, confusing their members into believing that by espousing communist ideas, that they were somehow being patriotic. 

And the destructive effects of the labor movement were never more obvious in the teaching profession, as the radical progressive John Dewey imagined the role of public education. No matter how much money is spent with confiscated tax money from property values, all socialist schemes that predate all our lifetimes, public education will fail because it has been built on the progressive fantasies of John Dewey and his supporters in government and the communist labor union ideas of the various teacher unions. But things are different now; we’ve grown up in a lot of ways from the kind of world we were before President Trump was in office. Many things that were said about labor unions, and even the communist scares of the McCarthy hearings, turned out to be more true than anybody wanted to admit. Now, as we look at the trash heap of our political landscape, people are now admitting to the obvious. Labor unions don’t represent American values, and they have no place in the education of our children. Too many people listened to the labor union diatribes that have embedded themselves into many of our government institutions, and the collision of ideas was always bound to happen. It’s no longer about good wages for teachers, and smaller classrooms, as they have disguised their movement for years from public judgement; what it was always about, which I have warned people over three decades, is blue-haired losers who want to teach kids about sex in kindergarten, and convince them to embark on perverse sexual lifestyles at the earliest age possible. The results of the labor movement’s political escapades have devastated families, and the evidence has mounted up into a modern admission where people are finally willing to say the quiet stuff out loud. No labor union in a public school is good. They aren’t good for the kids. They aren’t good for the community. And they are anti-America at their very foundations and never should have been included in anything “public.” When people cry out that public schools should never be about “politics,” they simply have ignored that teacher unions are 100% about politics, and if they are not dealt with “politically,” then they will continue to erode away the basic hopes of anything good happening with tax money helping children learn the basics of an education. 

And that is the context of the battle raging in Lakota schools these days, where the Lakota Education Association, without a thought in their head, published to their members an antagonizing memo, shown here, trying to get their members to show up at a school board meeting and harass the first year school board member Darbi Boddy. Darbi, for her part, has made public admissions that she feels about the labor union, similar to my position, where she sees them as an impediment to the education of children, which is well founded. And the union responded by saying regarding a recent meeting, “You were under attack at this January 9th meeting by Ms. Boddy. She stated that she did not want to work with the LEA. We need to continue to show our union is strong, and it is not her choice that we have a voice!” Their activism resulted in a loud meeting with the threat of violence looming over everything obvious, meant to intimidate any supporters of Darbi Boddy who might dare to speak. And when many did, the union members didn’t have anything to offer but implied violence as a result. There is no logical debate that they can have because the foundation of their movement is communism straight out of The Communist Manifesto. So, they have violence and intimidation to support their claims of existence. But Darbi represents the voters of the community, who are in charge of everything, and that right predates anything Karl Marx ever wrote. So she is right to have an opinion on the matter, where the union has a mentality of changing it or getting rid of her. With that mindset, obviously, things were going to get pushy at the meetings. Finally, we are uncovering the real problem in these public schools because Darbi has had the guts to expose it by finally representing the public in public. And the LEA labor union hates it.

Labor unions are the primary danger to Lakota’s kids and all public schools. Their progressive mentality is corrosive to all efforts the human race might attempt to utilize, and years of their conduct are easily seen with history to support a destructive opinion of their foundations in philosophy. Follow the teachings of the labor union members, and you’ll get destroyed families—dangerous sexual lifestyles. You’ll raise corporate stooges who put money above family creation and will end up lost and destroyed as mature adults. You’ll end up with the kind of government we see today, ineffective, too expensive, and unaccountable. To be fair, I can’t think of one possible good thing that ever came out of a labor union, and the kind of society they are teaching to kids are promises of personal destruction. So their assumption that they have a right to exist is only a parasitic promise to steal wealth from hard-working property owners and use that money to destroy the community by destroying the kids in the process. I wouldn’t want any kids to be taught by the losers who attended that January 23rd school board meeting. I am glad that Darbi Boddy is a school board member who is willing to stand up to those hostile forces. And for the sake of the children attending Lakota schools, I would like to see at least two more school board members like Darbi Boddy, perhaps more aggressive than she is, there to govern that mess. The more who do, the more desperate the union members will become, showing the world what they are really made of. If left alone, they will continue to hide their liberal radicalism behind a façade of politeness. But when pressured, as they have been with Darbi Boddy, they show their true nature, which is wonderful for voters to see, and people will be able to see for themselves what the truth of the issue always has been. 

Rich Hoffman

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Yes, I love “My Darlings”: The Rise of Kristi Ertel and the benefits of being a “Crazy Cowboy”

Suppose you listen carefully to the pro-Matt Miller faction of Lakota schools. In that case, you’ll hear from their diatribes of insanity a proclamation of no accountability, which is the cornerstone of liberalism and the most destructive element of any public school. After all, that is at the heart of the case with the former Lakota Superintendent who threw the Lakota school board under the bus, who had been defending him as he resigned from the public school under tremendous pressure as of this writing, the 31st of January 2023. Even with all that has been revealed about his bizarre personal lifestyle, he was recently at the Kona Grill at Liberty Center parading around his new girlfriend even as he was in charge of her compensation and benefits, daring school board members who were there to say something about it. On his way out the door, he was clearly setting up a lawsuit to extract more money from the district in the hope of a settlement since the school board always tends to settle cases rather than fight them in court. It would be smart in this case for them to fight this one because there is a lot that would be in their favor; as one of my good friends in all of this effort said in a few good interviews on radio and podcasts recently, Kristi Ertel, attached here for your convenience. For instance, the housekeeper story would be something that would not hold up well in an actual courtroom. Kristi was also one of the speakers at a very contentious school board meeting that took place on 1.23.23, just a week before. At that meeting, things were getting out of control as the pro-union, pro-Matt Miller faction came ready to openly harass the community for passing any kind of judgment on their lives or that of their leader, the outgoing superintendent.

But to drive home the point, I saw lots of feedback in the aftermath from what critics call “my darlings” as the pro-Matt Miller faction revealed their innermost thoughts for analysis. A few of those “darlings,” who don’t mind the title in the least, were Justin and Vanessa Wells, who were drug into this story from the start and are the community members Kristi Ertel mentioned during her interviews, especially on 55 KRC with Brian Thomas. I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I’ve seen every bit of the ugly from the pro-union, pro-big government schools for several decades. But under pressure, they are revealing their weaknesses more blatantly than ever before, which is the feature of a Facebook posting by one of them who showed a lot regarding their mentality of panic at a government education world that is falling apart in front of their faces, an expectation of no accountability for any administrators and staff, and ultimately what they hope kids learn which masks all the bad decisions they’ve made in their own lives. It’s quite a fascinating thing to witness. Vanessa has been the flytrap that has been the soundboard for much of the worst because the assumption has been that if not for Justin and Vanessa, that Matt Miller would still be the superintendent of Lakota schools. There would be no Darbi on the school board, there would be no Tea Party, and they would still have their shield in the superintendent position, hiding so much that is wrong behavior-wise among the employee staff; that is obviously only the tip of the iceberg. 

I can understand why the writer of the Facebook post was so upset with Justin and why he referred to me as a “crazy cowboy.” He also indicated that I was “little Richie,” and he said similar things about Justin. In private meetings, the Facebook guy would find out that we’re not so little, but it’s not what he said that reflects reality, but the mind of the liberal in general that is so interesting. Sure, these radicals are upset that there is a vast network of supporters at Lakota schools that runs all up and down the hierarchy of society, and they are supporting Darbi Boddy as there have been organized efforts to remove her from the school board. They are not used to anybody fighting back against them and are upset about it. And how they express that frustration is like some drunken loser at a football game who thinks they could play better as an armchair quarterback as they stuff beer and hot dogs down their throats trying to shape reality to their limited sentiment. The attempt to paint their enemies as “little” is to help them build up the courage to say anything at all because the position they are defending is indefensible. And to fit it into their minds, they must diminish the concept of opposition into something they believe they can manage until reality confirms otherwise. So long as it’s just a Facebook posting, they can easily believe they have a fighting chance. But also with such rantings is fear of the opposition’s significance. Yes, I have a lot of “darlings” in the Butler County community, especially on Lakota issues. And I am proud of them all. I’ve been laying out the game plan for beating these antagonizers in public schools for years, and it has really taken until recently for people to start listening and fighting back.   And now that people have seen what Darbi Boddy is doing on the school board, they are seeing how to do the right things as a school board member. If people like these Matt Miller supporters are upset, that’s great because it means that the real need in public schools is getting addressed. 

As Kristi Ertel indicated in her great interviews, the reason for all this is to protect kids. I think of these government schools as dangerous and expensive. But they produce way too many employees within their system like Matt Miller, and it is under pressure like we have seen over the release of his divorce records that reveal just how bad it is. And the anger at “my darlings” tells us so much about what those real dangers are. The position among the left-leaning supporters of public education, to begin with, is to fight for no accountability, no judgment, and no consequences for bad behavior. What the supporters of Matt Miller are advocating for, and are frustrated with, is that the public, the Darbi Boddy supporters, the team behind the website Protect Lakota Kids.com, and even vast political support that has taken a stand in ways nobody is used to, have come together at the joint opportunity to protect kids from the dangers of adults who want no consequence lives, then expect to teach that to our children. Then there is the fear of expectation that their jobs may not be so secure after all and that personal choices might make them unemployable. Because if you really dig behind the façade of all the tough talk, you see a group of people who know they are in the extreme minority who puff themselves up like peacocks to look much more extensive than they really are, which are why they fantasize that their enemies are so much smaller than they are in real life, to fit their world view, who worry that everything they ever believed about employment and social safety nets might be wrong, and irrelevant. And to maintain that fantasy, Matt Miller had to resign, as all those followers will have to follow to maintain the same illusion. And they are mad that there are people out there judging them. But of course, they will because after all the smoke clears, a parent’s fundamental task is to provide children with the best opportunities for a decent future. And they won’t get that opportunity if what they learn in public schools, which is a reality we can’t ignore, to live life with no accountability, then we have destroyed those poor kids before they ever get a chance at life. And that would be the worst crime of all. 

Rich Hoffman

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The New Kind of War: Tanks, planes, and troops are the bows and arrows of yesterday. Bioweapons are the new nuclear war. And Covid was their test shot.

Just a little friendly advice for President Trump and his campaign staff, he has to stop talking about his role in the vaccine roll-out for Covid. The Operation Warp Speed stuff is a long-dead issue, and knowing what we do now about the vaccine, and the Pfizer CEO himself, and his crazy employees revealed by Project Veritas, a new kind of war has been shown to us, and Trump needs to distance himself from it. I know he doesn’t want to admit that he got snickered. Still, Bill Gates and Dr. Fauci, specifically, along with many others, took advantage of a president looking in an election year to do all the right things regarding a mass pandemic outbreak, a “plandemic” as Gates had been planning one for years. Power goes to those who cry wolf. And those two partners in crime walked into the White House and pulled a fast one over on President Trump by telling him millions of people would die if he didn’t shut down the American economy to deal with it and let the white-coat physicians run the country. I knew it at the time that it was a trick. Even Rush Limbaugh went along with it at that moment, but I was the only one with a mass media voice saying anything about Covid being a trick and a Pearl Harbor-like attack on the world by a new kind of enemy. Knowing something about Bill Gates’s radicalism with climate change, it was easy for me to see. But then again, I wasn’t in the White House. Trump had a lot of people advising him. I’m sure he had his doubts. But he had to do what he thought best, and at that time, Dr. Fauci was a very respected medical professional that should know what he was talking about. So Trump listened and did everything he could to stop Covid. But the medical people knew what they wanted to do: to use the virus to help the World Economic Forum invoke a Great Reset on the world’s economy. And the rest is now history. 

I’ve told everyone who cares to listen that we are no longer in a troop-related war, where military occupation wins wars. I was playing Risk, the board game, with my family the other day, and I had to laugh at how naive the world had been. We accept that military endeavors are like we have always known them; an aggressor with what they think is military might, may invade a country and overtake it. If they win, they control the country. But in this modern age, this 21st Century, that is not how you win wars. I would point back to 1955 when Eisenhower was pushed into a kind of corporate yielding to new global forces, not one where countries ruled the world, but corporations, right there on Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. The Military Industrial Complex has essentially ruled the world since then, as the evidence of the behavior of the FBI, CIA, and many others clearly indicates. They aren’t working for the American voters; that’s clear. They rig elections and kill off political rivals, such as JFK and Nixon, with a clear set-up job in Watergate. And they had perfected their methods by the time Trump was in the White House to a new level of smear campaign meant to tamper with elections and keep their kind of people in power to sustain their own interests. Not the ones that people pick at the voting booth. We have been trained to see the military as the force that decides the fates of nations. But that has been wrong for many years, really since that day in 1955. All the wars since have only been projections of power while the real powers worked in the background. I wouldn’t call it a conspiracy theory as much as a technical evolution of warfare that moved from troops, tanks, and aircraft to bioweapons and information propaganda, which is what we see now. 

Covid was a military attack involving a corporate alliance with world governments to impose its will against people everywhere. I think the proof is abundant that human beings made Covid in a Chinese lab. And that Dr. Fauci and Bill Gates knew all that from the beginning. And while they were telling President Trump that millions of people were going to die if we didn’t wear masks and socially distance hiding in our homes like fools while we waited desperately for a vaccine to reopen the economy again during an election year, it’s almost too crazy to believe any of it. And many didn’t at first.   Some are even reluctant now because they want to believe that our medical professionals were well-intended and had our best interests in mind. They don’t want to consider them a new kind of military tyranny. Yet, that is precisely what they have been and intend to be. Many people took the shot, believing what the government was telling them, and now they have to live with the aftereffects. People are dying all over the place, and many of them are young people who suddenly have blood flow problems, strokes, and heart attacks. Yet the government continues pushing vaccines to advocate the Pfizer plan and the Moderna influence over world governments to impose a military strategy to take over the world with global surveillance and white coat authority. 

When Project Veritas caught Jordon Trishton Walker, Pfizer Director of Research and Development, Strategic Operations and mRNA Scientific Planner, saying, “one of the things we’re exploring is like, why don’t we just mutate it [COVID] ourselves so we could create – preemptively develop new vaccines, right” it was revealed what the game plan had always been. And it is not just profit through an alliance with Big Pharma and the government. The plan was to control the entire human race from the undefined influence of the World Economic Forum, which is clearly looking to move sovereign power away from nation-states and pull them all in under a manufactured crisis into the United Nations, which the corporations in partnership controlled. Once caught, Walker went into a kind of exorcism mode and freaked out on camera, showing what kind of people are really running Pfizer. And it is for this we are supposed to sacrifice ourselves to, as many millions are dying because of their medicine, proving far more dangerous than the virus itself. I’m not going to spike the football in everyone’s face, but I would implore people on the Trump team to listen while he makes his next move to become President once again. I don’t blame him for being scammed by Fauci, Gates, and the gang. But he must repair the damage before another presidential run because every time he reminds people that he pushed a vaccine solution for reopening the economy, he is admitting to the worst “checkmate” in the history of the world, a world conquest for the first time that didn’t involve a single shot. And once the United States shut down the economy under Bill Gates’ recommendations, the rest of the world fell as well. And there are a lot of people who will not vote for Trump because of his role in it. They would prefer a non-vaxxer to run for President instead. So, Trump will have to adjust his support for the vaccine push and walk it back because it was never about healing people. It was always a military endeavor, which is evident now in hindsight as the evidence emerges. And we must treat it that way, or we will see it again and again. Remember, this is the new warfare in the world. Tanks, planes, and troops are the bows and arrows of yesterday. Bioweapons are the new nuclear war. And Covid was their test shot. And so far, it has benefited those attackers by confirming their hopes and dreams. The world is full of suckers, and they plan to exploit that to their benefit by using literal fear of death to unite the world under their rule through a corporate alliance. And that is a fact, not speculation.

Rich Hoffman

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The Fight Between Yahweh and Baal: Studying the Bible to beat globalism and the nature of evil everywhere

There are a lot of people contemplating evil these days. We aren’t exactly living in a stable culture anymore. I had a person ask me about the picture on my blog with me at Jackson Hole the other day, which provoked a question about its significance. Well, the spot I was standing is where the fight in the Clint Eastwood movie Any Which Way You Can ended, with Eastwood winning in front of the entire town. And that is where I bought my white hat at Jackson Hole, Wyoming because I always loved that movie which I watched again recently. It’s not as good as Any Which Way But Loose, but it’s a fun movie about macho material and the problems men have specifically. It’s also a movie that wouldn’t be made today because woke culture has pretty much stamped it out of existence. You don’t see that movie playing on network television anymore, but twenty years ago, it was on all the time. We have a real struggle on our hands with this massive woke conglomerate that wants globalism everywhere and communism for all that is trying to impose itself on all of us. And there is a pushback from our culture against it and a return to the reverence that made movies like those old Clint Eastwood films so popular, to begin with. I loved that movie so much that I had to visit all the places where that big fight took place in the film because it met so much to me. But why, why was it so important, and what are we fighting? Many of us would call it evil. But the macho behavior that is expressed in that movie and many movies from that age was what the globalists would call evil. So, who is right?

It’s an impossible cliché to avoid when discussing evil, but the best book in the world to deal with it is the Holy Bible. I personally love the Bible; it’s been part of my life since I was very little. I grew up in church listening to “Onward Christian Soldiers” at the end of the service as the pews let out, I went to Sunday school most every week, and I had two years of catechism. But I didn’t stop there, I have read widely on all topics over the last 50 years, and I have a pretty good handle on where everyone in the world is coming from based on their personal histories. I can say with great confidence that there isn’t a better book ever written than the Bible in exploring the nature of evil and how detrimental it can be for the human race. Yet my interests in history go far beyond the time frame of the Bible, which is around 4000 B.C. with the start of Adam and Eve and extends to our present time roughly 6000 years later. I consider sources that talk about the “pre-Adamites” and their religions. And when you start getting into the Gnostic beliefs from the Book of Enoch, you open the door to consider humans came not just from the earth but many other places in the galaxy.   I would say the evidence points to “many other places.” And that doesn’t mean that the Bible was wrong in its description of the creation of Adam and Eve. But what we see in the Bible is an experiment by God to break a tribe of humans away from the masses and free them from the bondage of the worship of Baal, an ancient deity from Egypt that persisted with great reverence in the land of Canaan and was the primary villain of the Bible, much more so than Satan, or mentions of the Devil, which don’t come along until almost the end of the Bible, in the New Testament.

You could spend a lifetime putting together all the various puzzles regarding prehistory, the mysteries of today, and how the Bible plays a part in it all. Like most books, it only captures one point of view in a very specific timeframe. But unlike most books, it covers exact references to a family line of descendants over many thousands of years to conduct a particular experiment on the nature of good versus evil and essentially the struggle of Yahweh against the primal nature of all people to worship Baal. This is where western civilization starts, and eastern religions separate themselves, leading to globalism’s primary struggle today, how to merge these two radical forces, which is absolutely impossible. In a world where communist China is being used to sell globalism through corporate control, this issue of Baal is persistently a problem, the worship of the forces of nature and submission to it, as opposed to the western view of conquering nature and using it as a tool for human advancement. The essential problem is what the Bible is about. The Old Testament is a chronicle of this struggle and the ramifications of failure to adhere to it. That’s why I love the Bible because nothing else ever done in literature has really attempted to solve this problem of evil.  Other attempts have tried to define it, but they do very little to solve it.  Are all the worshipers of Baal evil? Why is Yahweh so jealous of Baal, to the point that he would destroy his own people by turning to Baal for worship? I would say that Yahweh was a rebel, a fighter who was trying to free people from the clutches of an ancient problem, one that persisted for many millions of years, the worship of nature to the detriment of human development. Once people started listening to God, the Yahweh of the Bible, then civilization lurched forward, and we have what is called in another book I love quite a lot, The 5000 Year Leap, by Cleon Skousen. 

I recently saw a lot of talk about satanic references, with a picture of three women at the Golden Globes dressed in bizarre outfits. As I’ve pointed out, Satan doesn’t appear in the Bible until 1 Chronicles 21:1, nearly halfway through the text, and when he appears, he’s a kind of census taker. I’m sure there is a lot more to that story somewhere. But the villain of the Bible is Baal, and the plot device is escaping from its rule, which looks to have been around well before the events of the Bible. Much of the modern “satanic” worship referenced is actually humanity’s lazy trend to continue worshiping Baal. Its Baal worship that is essentially behind climate change and is the religion of globalism, especially from the point of view of the communist Chinese. They call their gods by different names, but the nature worship aspect of merging light and darkness as a kind of balance stands opposed to light conquering darkness; that is the message of the Bible. And the two are not compatible. They cannot coexist as the bumper stickers indicate. And to avoid the conflict, you can’t just throw out all religion, which has been the weapon of choice of those globalist-minded. It can all get very confusing, especially if you listen to the authority figures. So if you need to get your bearings, I would suggest rereading the Bible, or for the first time, and getting your mind wrapped around the struggle. Because of all the great things that have happened in history, the essential conflict that we are all still engaged in is this fight between Yahweh and Baal. The battle between human progress and yielding to the forces of nature. And that fight is literally in everything we do. So, understanding it will help your life a lot. Simply put, the path to evil is in the lazy; the worship of Baal comes from those too lazy to do for themselves and hope that nature will give them a way out of personal responsibility. And good, as the Bible defines it, is in self-responsibility and assertiveness to do good in the world by leading a productive life toward the aims of creation.

Rich Hoffman

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Paul Ryan was Just as Bad as Nancy: The Never Trumper hatred runs deeper than the SWAMP wants to admit

There will be, of course, a lot of hard feelings over the next decade or so.  People like Paul Ryan, who thought they understood the world, arrived at power as Speaker of the House in the wake of John Boehner, only to learn that it was all a ruse for them.  Everything they knew was wrong, and they had built their entire lives on falsehoods.  Such revelations come hard to soft minds, and to protect themselves from the inevitability of reality, they build up political beliefs to protect themselves from the truth as the universe knows it.  And that was never more clear than when former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan went on CNN early in 2023 to talk about what a loser President Trump was, from his point of view, and attempt to establish his platform of political philosophy that now shapes the Fox News Channel as one of its advisors.  The Murdoch kids at Fox News are looking to make their own mark, unlike their father, who was never exactly a “conservative.” Roger Ailes was the mastermind of Fox News when it was best.  Now it is a husk of its former self.  It has good reporters like Tucker Carlson still doing good work, but the days of Bill O’Reilly are long gone, and with it, its reputation as a conservative network.  They have aligned themselves with the Paul Ryan types of Never Trumper, thinking that they could see the future but what they have bought into was a realization that many figured out many years before the start of the Tea Party movement.  People like Paul Ryan were being pushed out of office, and Trump was just the start of it. 

It was obvious that Paul Ryan went on CNN to attempt to sell his view of the world to the public despite of the evidence when he said that “Trump was a loser; he cost them the House in 2018, then again in 2020, and cost them the Senate in 2022.” That statement was the fantasy of a delusional person who failed to see the political world as it was happening.  The House was lost in 2018 because Ryan was a Never Trumper who failed to get behind Trump’s agenda.  In 2020 it was lost because, partially under the advisement of Ryan at Fox News, that network played a part in the election fraud that occurred on a massive scale, as many Never Trumpers joined Democrats to protect the SWAMP from an outraged and very conservative public.  Americans are much more conservative than many want to admit in the political world, especially those concerned with turning America into an element of a one-world order.  And Paul Ryan has found himself outside of that movement essentially from the beginning.  He lost his Speaker job because he ran away from conservative ideas; he listened to John Boehner regarding protecting the “institution” of the Speaker job, as the crying John Boehner left his office in disgrace because the pressure was getting too hot.  I should know, the former speaker, Boehner, is a neighbor of mine, and we have many mutual friends.  I know why he left his Speaker job and handed it over to Paul Ryan, who also found he couldn’t hack the pressure coming from the Tea Party element of the Republican Party.  These are people who couldn’t take the heat, and they left the kitchen.  And now they are angry at the source of the heat.  People don’t want their kind of global conservativism.  They want constitutional sovereignty, and they want American exceptionalism.  Paul Ryan and John Boehner, along with many current holdovers, want the institution’s protection as a mainstay of the SWAMP and all the corruption that comes with it.  And they are as surprised as anybody at how wrong they were all along. 

I was a fan of Paul Ryan when Mitt Romney picked him to be his Vice President in 2012.  I thought Ryan would be a great Ayn Rand economic mind because he was very much a supporter of Atlas Shrugged.  That was encouraging.  But as soon as the Romney people got a hold of Ryan, he abandoned Ayn Rand’s ideas of objectivism and adopted the progressive Romney platform without much of a fuss.  As soon as he did that, I didn’t have a lot of hope for him or Mitt Romney.  I had an invitation to hang out with Romney, Ryan, John Kasich, and many other prominent-name politicians when they came to West Chester, Ohio, along with Kid Rock, to do a big shindig.  I was offered a VIP opportunity, but I turned it down.  I had a lot going on, and I wasn’t going to go out of my way to meet a person who abandoned Ayn Rand’s ideas just to fit into a RINO Republican version of global politics.  I wanted Romney and Ryan to win.  I hoped everyone would come together and do good things for conservative values, but I was really let down by Ryan, and I didn’t want to bring my wet blanket of skepticism to the event, which would have soured it for everyone else.  I was hoping to be wrong about Ryan and the gang.  Of course, I turned out not to be, but I wanted to be.  Instead, we found out that all those RINOs who were at that West Chester event would find themselves on the political out just a few years later because they did not represent the Tea Party movement that was quickly emerging due to the obvious socialism of the Obama administration.  The national debt had just hit 10 trillion, and people were furious.  They were going to push out these kinds of politicians, and it was apparent even back then that Paul Ryan was playing for the wrong team.     

Now the national debt is 31 trillion dollars, just 12 years later, and Paul Ryan, thinking he’s the smartest guy in the room, represents that inflated number.  The game works like this, Republicans play nice and work on bipartisan legislation with Democrats.  Democrats work their progressive agenda toward destroying America as a sovereign country, and they feed the fires of globalism.  And everyone is just supposed to sit around and be happy about it.  So people picked Trump in 2015 because they didn’t like Paul Ryan and the other RINOs.  And the more people pushed for Trump, the more election fraud had to be committed to hide all the RINOs behind the curtain playing the globalism game.  And by 2022, people realized that there wasn’t much difference between Paul Ryan, John Boehner, and Mitt Romney than even the most radical Democrats.  So we are fighting all of them, which is why we don’t have representation in the House, the Senate, and the White House.  But we are getting there, and Paul Ryan keeps setting himself up as the vehicle of stupidity because he’s exposing himself not to be the smartest guy in the room.  He has only been able to project himself that way because he surrounds himself with losers who don’t understand these things and use ideological ideas to mask reality.  Ryan plays well to a crowd like that.  But years ago, I knew better, as did many Tea Party types.  So much so that we did other things when we had a chance to meet them personally.  And we didn’t miss him when a few years later, he was no longer Speaker of the House.  We didn’t lose anything politically when Nancy Pelosi took over from him.  But what was lost was the mask he wore which she didn’t.  And at that point, we could see what was really going on, which is where things are presently, politically.  Paul Ryan was just as bad as Nancy Pelosi.

Rich Hoffman

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America Lost Over A Million People in 2022: The bioweapon of Covid leads straight to the door of the Desecrators of Davos

It’s nice to see more people this year are paying more attention to the Davos, World Economic Forum 2023 event than usual. Of course, two of the main themes there, the kind of things they talk about in the after parties and a looming topic in the background of everything economic, is population growth in the world and how it needs to be lowered to preserve the Earth, and they talk about it in a cult-like way more inclined to religion than science. Then, of course, there is all the climate change garbage which essentially is a continuation of the real villain of the Bible, Baal, the worship of the Earth and the moon, and all the stars of the sky letting the universe play them like cards from a Tarot deck instead of playing the cards to your advantage the way we do in American poker. For people like Bill Gates and many of his fellow billionaires he has an obsession with reducing the Earth’s population to help preserve the Earth. In contrast, intelligent people like Elon Musk have realized that population regression will only stunt the technical evolution of humanity. We need to make more people; we need more babies, and it’s not Earth that should be their home; they need to move onto the moon, onto Mars, and into a much more open space environment, settling space, which is the ultimate frontier. Instead, the focus of the World Economic Forum is population control and, ultimately, reductions. And now, finally, people are starting to put two and two together and can see what’s been going on, which I have been warning about for years.   Covid and the vaccine were created to control the population, and the guilt for the effort of distributing Covid all over the world as a bioweapon built by governments leads straight to Davos. 

As I always say, judge people by what they do, not what they say. Of course, as I call those World Economic Forum people in Davos every year, the Desecrators of Davos will say that they only have the best intentions. What they don’t tell you is that liberalism to them is a religion, and peeling away the population is one of their goals because they love the Earth more. The Earth has one destiny and one destiny only; it will be destroyed by a usual cataclysmic event that occurs routinely over geologic time. That doesn’t mean we should treat it unfairly, but this nature worship stuff is for the birds. We need as a species to dominate nature and to use it for our science for the survival of our species well beyond the terminal life of Earth. So with that context in focus, we can easily look at the year of 2022 and see the results that the vaccines have had, how many deaths came to us through Covid, and in general, what the population charts show happened from one year to another. There has been a lot of speculation regarding the Covid vaccinations, which government pushed on their populations from Pfizer and Moderna, and the after-effects have been terrible. A percentage of our population is suffering after the effects of the Covid shot and its boosters, which were untested when they were introduced under tremendous pressure. Many big government types are in complete denial about the role anybody played in the sudden death of people by accelerations of cancers suddenly taking advantage of destroyed immune systems, heart attacks provoked by myocarditis, and other advancements of diseases that might otherwise linger for years that had their effects suddenly sped up because of the contributions of either Covid to their systems or the government forced medicine that is the only change into the human species from one year to another. 

And these are the facts of 2022 regarding death rates, which can only be viewed as murder at this point. In the United States, we have a total population of 334,013,678. During 2022 there were 3,236,726 deaths in just America, including everything from the elderly dying of natural causes to heart attacks, cancer, all the usual causes. Yet, in 2022, we only had a population growth of 2,218,142. So in total, we lost 1,018,584 people in 2022. And suppose you look at population growth charts over many years. In that case, it is obvious that we had population growth outpacing population death for most years up until 2019, when Covid was introduced to the world through a lab in China. We had Bill Gates and Dr. Fauci suddenly telling us that we would all die unless we enacted climate change, stayed locked in our homes, wore a mask, and tried to hide from the virus. And to perpetuate the fear, they denied knowledge of any treatment in top medical journals, which the media picked up on the story denying that hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin could treat Covid and actually save lives. The Desecrators of Davos types did not want to save lives; they wanted to flip that population number where there were more deaths than births, and in so doing, we lost over a million people in America alone. If you multiply that trajectory across all advanced economies in the world that didn’t keep as good of records as were kept in the United States, there were many millions more lost in the total population on Earth. 

Now, if this had been a military invasion with tanks and troops storming into our neighborhoods, and a million people were killed in the process, we would have been talking about that every day in the news cycle. Instead, we see sports figures collapsing suddenly at the age of 24 who took the vaccine for Covid, and we try to ignore the obvious because most people were suckered into taking the jab, which is advice that came straight from the World Economic Forum. Straight from sources like Bill Gates and Dr. Fauci. And the results are a population decline, not growth. If the Davos talk hadn’t created a strategy for population decline, the birth rates would outpace death rates by the standard margin. So there is no other conclusion to make about the declining numbers of the population in relation to birth rates, that people have been murdered to fulfill a political agenda that centers on the old worship of Baal, the nature gods of old, and that the climate change talk is nothing but a religion where genocide is part of their strategy. And the vehicle of delivery is not the traditional one of military might. Instead, this is revenge of the nerds, the kind of treachery we should have expected from tech geeks, like those at the World Economic Forum who have obvious plans for the future of the planet that they feel entitled to conduct in elite ski towns away from the observations of the rest of the world. At this point, most of us know somebody who has died of Covid, and we have watched people have adverse effects due to the vaccine and the boosters. The death counts are just confirmation that something different wasn’t there before 2019 when all these Desecrators of Davos plans were introduced into society. And if you take that declining birth rate along with the death rates out over ten years or more, past the target date for many of the Desecrators of Davos plans of 2030, then millions of lives will be lost over that duration as part of a population control plan that they have imposed on us in the full light of day, right in front of our faces. And their purpose has been murder from the very start. They just planned for us not to figure it out until it was too late. 

Rich Hoffman

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Why I Don’t Dance: Of course, there are lots of hostile forces looking for devices of mind control, and music for them is easy

It was one of those weird conversations you have with people who ask unusual questions that do not have usual answers. I was having dinner with some people from the East Coast on the river in Cincinnati, and small talk was the qualifier for many reasons. There was music in the background, which naturally provoked the question of what kind of bands I liked and what music I liked to listen to. And from me, that does not get a usual response to a band listing my favorite music. Most people do have a few musical groups that they enjoy a lot, but I’m not one of them. I have always viewed music as a device for psychological warfare and a fundamental element of mass mind control. And for that reason, it answers the big question, why I never dance to music, anywhere, ever. I do not allow myself to be moved to the beat of music in any way, shape, or form, which is an unusual position to take in any kind of society because music is often seen as a unifier and a bridge builder, which is why it came up in that dinner conversation. I’m not a wet blanket on music when people play it. I don’t point to certain types of music and decry it as “the work of the devil.” But I don’t trust the music to my mind in any way. In a world where many maniacal forces desire the subtle rule of everything, music is an all too tempting playground for the occult to rule in ways they have desired from the beginning of time. Of course, it’s happening now to people in ways they cannot relate to. I only mention it now because I see many people realizing that there is a lot more to the Wizard of Oz of our culture now that the curtain has been pulled back on lots of mass mind control through election fraud, Covid tampering, and politics in general. It’s hard to know who the bad guys are and the good guys are when we see how top-secret documents were handled by the FBI for Trump, for instance, as opposed to Biden. We see there is something wrong that is beyond our grasp, and our trust has been violated, yet we aren’t quite sure how or why. 

If you want to believe that all there is to reality is just the visual spectrum that you can see or the audio waves we can hear, I understand. It’s hard and complicated to reach beyond a human’s perceptual reality and to ask hard questions or not to assume that those who want to rule the world wouldn’t be obsessed with controlling all perceptual reality from the means of strategies that exist outside it. For instance, there is a plant known to the Arabs as the Golden Plant, called Baaras which is supposed to grow on Mount Libanus, underneath the road which leads to Damascus. It flowers in the month of May after the snow melts. At night you can see it with torchlight, but in the day, it’s invisible. Does that mean it doesn’t exist if you cannot see it? Or does it mean you do not have the biological sensitivity range to detect it? I would say that humans have evolved into seeing and hearing what they need to, but there is a lot of outside perceptual reality. All those lifeforms compete for attention in a hostile universe motivated by its transgressions. And that it should never be assumed that reality can be trusted only by what you can see or hear. Many dogs and other animals can see things beyond the hearing range of human beings, and they react to those noises often, barking out the window at what we would call “nothing,” but to them, there is something there. 

What often bothers me about music and those who write music, and knowing something about the entertainment industry over time, and how governments do like to tamper with mass populations, as they were caught doing with Covid and elections, is that drugs often assist songwriters, under the influence, all kinds of elements can be brought into the matter as what is considered an inspiration, but might actually be mind control by hostile forces. How many bands brag about how straight they are while playing music or writing it? Often drugs come into the mix or some other chemical element, and as I have reviewed the matter of Ayahuasca a great deal, I believe those people. I think what they see is not just hallucinations produced by an overly stimulated brain but a glimpse into what we call the spirit world. The correct way to reference it is as “competing” life forms on several dimensional realities. Do we really understand the lyrics to the songs that are sung? There are many references from thoughtful people who look at the concerts of Katy Perry or Madonna, who openly offered free oral sex to anybody who would vote against President Trump, occult references that many suspect point to an Illuminati influence over the music industry. Based on the behavior of most musical artists, people would not be crazy to draw that conclusion. So knowing what we do about corrupt governments and how they would lie to us about Covid, election fraud, and even the importance of classified documents from presidents or former presidents, why wouldn’t we assume that published music released to mass markets isn’t attached to deep occult rituals designed to invoke spirit world help from beyond the grave? And suddenly, innocently, we find ourselves mouthing the words and tapping our feet to a catchy tune that might be trying to invoke some ritualistic menace intent on destroying all humanity. Yet we rationalize it as just “entertainment.”

One of the most ancient conflicts that have been recorded was the one between Yahweh in the Christian Bible and his archrival Baal. Millions and millions of people were killed in this conflict, and it all came down to those who followed the Ten Commandments or worshipped at the altar of Baal. And with all our technology and the noise of modern society, I would say that the point of the noise is to saturate our minds with nonsense so that we don’t pick up on the intent of those who would otherwise call themselves our enemies. The music industry has always been suspected of having motivations beyond just making money. Whether it was playing records backward to detect hidden messages or the ritual nature of mass drug consumption at a rock concert to the beat of seductive music that takes people out of a conscious state of decision-making and makes them artifacts of desire, I think music is a vehicle for mind control by lots of forces, whether they be governments wanting to invoke a compliant sheep-like society, or maniacal demons of the underworld looking to make their mark in the world in ways they otherwise wouldn’t have the power to do, my answer to the music question is that I don’t trust any of it. I don’t think it’s possible just to enjoy entertainment without considering its motivations and the impact on the psychology of the listener. So for all those reasons, and many more just hinted at, I don’t dance to music. Not at weddings. Not at sporting events. Nowhere. When my daughters were married, we did not do the “daddy-daughter” dance because I don’t dance. Anywhere, with anybody, ever. Responding to things, not in your control is not healthy, fun, or smart. 

Rich Hoffman

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A Coup in the Ohio House: Lessons to remember about Democrats, treat them like raccoons always digging through your garbage

There is an important lesson that everyone needs to take notice of regarding the Democrat coup in voting for Jason Stephens as Speaker of the House in Ohio. Republicans who hold a substantial majority in the Ohio House thought they had the Speaker role all mapped out, and it was going to be Derek Merrin. Being outnumbered the way they were in the newly elected body, RINOs and Democrats decided under the chaos of the Holidays to join together to “stop far-right policies.” The communist left sees them precisely as education issues centering around the “Backpack Bill” which allocates funding per child, not per district, which is a terrifying concept for education people. So while Republicans were busy with Christmas, the New Year, and family emergencies, 32 Democrats were convinced to vote for the moderate Republicans Stephens for the Speaker position, while 22 Republicans joined them to give them the majority. The drama over the incident was lost behind the national Kevin McCarthy debates, and it was too late when everyone found out what was going on. Republican Representatives in the Ohio House had been suckered and found themselves caught looking, just as a baseball player batting against a good pitcher stands at the plate expecting a slider or a curve ball and were planning their approach exclusively for those pitches. Then came a 90-mile-an-hour fastball right over the plate, the last thing that was expected. And the Democrats suddenly found themselves in power to protect their education policies and other big government union goodies extorted through years of bad government. For more details on this, you can hear from my good friend Jennifer Gross, a current Representative in Ohio, talk about it on the Brian Thomas show on 55 KRC. It’s a really good interview.

I’m sure Jason Stephens can be worked with, but it will make it much harder to do what many of the Republicans in the Ohio House had intended to do. The issue that remains, it will take several more sessions of Representative leadership to remove the premise of the 22 Republicans who are prone to be RINOs and work with Democrats who are essentially the same thing. They call themselves Republicans because they come from districts where people wouldn’t vote for Democrats strictly because of the name. So they pretend to be Republicans when, in fact, they are Democrats philosophically aligned. And the big union position has crossed many lines over the years; most people have friends or family who has benefited from union extortion, so it’s difficult for them to make a logical statement about them now. President Trump is a union supporter, which further complicates things for many RINOs. Suddenly the Republican Party in Ohio had in President Trump a person union members could vote for, so in the wake of his presidency, the old union problems are still problems, and they are doing everything they can to push reality off as far as possible. And by scheming to get Stephens in the Speaker role, the union types, especially the public sector unions, like those in the teaching profession, feel they can protect the money basket, that funding will continue to go to the wreck of the schools that we currently have, which don’t work and are filled with liberal propaganda. These people are going to fight to keep what they have extorted over the years, and when they saw how things were lined up with Merrin, it terrified them. 

Many from that side of things are calling anything to the political right of Karl Marx “far right,” when in truth, the facts are that everything else has been put in place through deception. Most of what Democrats have done over the years, including their relationship with public unions, has involved deception. And my distinction about union representatives is that all union concepts are socialist and communist in their positions, politically. I have known a lot of people, including family members, who were big union supporters. BIG union supporters, specifically because they worked at the Norwood car plant and Fisher Body in Fairfield, Ohio. Those manufacturing plants couldn’t deal with the unionized labor, and they never should. The Department of Labor’s position of being friendly and advocating for unionized labor penalizing companies who make big investments in communities only to have those investments controlled by union slugs talking about Karl Marx phrases as “workers of the world, unite” to always bring extortion to labor production unless the workers got what they wanted. That was always the radical left position, and they sold it to the public wrapped in the American flag as patriotism. But it was always a communist scam, and anybody who spoke against it was considered radical right winged. I’m okay with that, even with family members and their children who grew up thinking unions were “all-American enterprises.” I have always told them to read a book, then they would know better. Unions are not American and are hostile to capitalism. That makes them an enemy of the American economy and is detrimental to any concept of small government. 

And they have one play in the playbook, radicalism, deception, and cheating to keep any power they have acquired over the years. Once companies realize they won’t be able to run their own investments, that unions will, they shut down and leave, which is precisely what happened in Norwood, Ohio, Fairfield, Ohio, and many other Ohio facilities that watched the industry leave the state because of union activity. But that can’t happen in public education because it’s all attached to government jobs, and government never leaves. You can only make it smaller. And the issue in the Ohio House involving the Backpack Bill was a bridge too far for the radical union types. Once education funding starts going straight to the kids, and performance for that money is measured in the success of the end-use product, it’s over for the big union types who own and operate government schools. So they had to do something to protect themselves from reality.   And they did; under cover of chaos, they elected the RINO Republican Jason Stephens to snatch up the Ohio House Speaker position in a surprise upset while people watched the last Ohio State game and made New Year’s resolutions. I don’t think it’s the end of the world, but it was certainly a lost opportunity. Eventually, that opportunity will come around again because that is the trajectory of politics. Many of those 22 RINOs are only in those positions through some form of deception, and people are getting tired of it. They will be replaced with more conservative members in upcoming elections; that is the trend. Critics might call it “far-right,” but I would call it the America we have always loved and are working to get back to. Any other thought on the matter comes from people lost in the definitions created by the radical left anyway and has no merit in reality. Name-calling and deceit is no way to run a political movement, yet that’s all Democrats have. So they played their hand this time and won because nobody took them seriously. Well, take them seriously; they will do anything for power, and understand that while dealing with them. Don’t play nice with Democrats; treat them like the raccoons digging through your garbage late at night and assume they all have rabies. They are not your friends; they are diabolical representatives of Karl Marx and nothing else. 

Rich Hoffman

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I Hate Love: Remember, Jezebel was thrown out of a window and eaten by dogs, which I think was a wonderful thing

One of the things I hate the most in the world is the word “love.” I absolutely hate it. Not because I don’t love things; actually, there are many things in the world that I “love.” I am very passionate about a great many topics and things. But the way the word “love” has been dispersed to us over a long period, most recently with the KGB intelligence strategy to impose in America the peace sign during the hippie movement, the goal was always to undo us to collapse while we were busy “loving” each other. The peace sign was meant to change our value systems from a warring nation with the best military, capital markets, and endless opportunities for the most people, and to erode those values so other countries could knock us off to be the new world players. The peace movement was always an attack, meant to take advantage of our natural inclination to “love” as we have interpreted the Bible by many of the same maniacal characters. The churches themselves have sought to be the big power players competing with governments for power since the beginning of time, so much of what values they have extracted from the Bible were interpreted for us in view of our role being sheep more than the shepherd or the wolf. I’ve read the Bible, backward and forwards, along with many other books, and I don’t get a message of love at all costs. Love has a cost, and that is the insult when a hippie culture of communists came along in the 50s, 60s, and 70s to impose on an entire generation a KGB strategy meant to undo us all by exposing our misunderstandings of Christian values that say we must love at all costs.

Instead, I look at love as a currency that has value. And by associating love as unconditionally, then we have allowed elements of our society to take advantage, and they certainly have. That’s not how it is in my life. If I love people or things, there are conditions. And if those parties don’t live up to the expectations, I don’t love regardless. And why would anybody? The idea that we should love each other no matter what we do to each other is ridiculous. It was the enemies of America who came up with all these dumb notions about hate, that “hate” hurts you more than it does me kind of thing. No, hate is a value system that pulls love away from those undeserving. And allows you to function guilt free when people betray you. And under such functions, a nation is then better able to make decisions on treason, sedition, and betrayal of each other or of our country and the values it represents.

The part of the Bible with Jesus in it saying things like “forgive them, father, for they do not know what they do” is very small. Over time, we have been directed to focus on it because those sentiments serve the power forces in the world in whatever form they present themselves. Many people who point at the Bible and say it tells us to love unconditionally never read the Bible but instead allow themselves to be seduced by an institutionalist from the church who interprets life much the way a common politician does. I would say that the God of the Bible is a vengeful character who killed many millions of people to stop them from essentially worshipping Baal. Satan, Lucifer, and all elements of the Beast are constructs of the pagan gods who predate the Exodus. God spent many pages of the Bible punishing those who keep running to Baal and breaking the Ten Commandments. Any modern interpretation of the unconditional love of God by sending his son Jesus to die for our sins is wrapped up in the powerful forces of the world who want their sheep to go quietly into the slaughterhouse instead of fighting for what’s right. 

Love is something that is earned, and it should be something that is a deterrent to bad behavior. If people don’t value God’s love, which is what much of the Bible is all about, then God’s wrath comes upon them, and they will be punished for their behavior. Sometimes it’s death, such as the holy man in Kings 13, who a lion kills because he disobeyed the Lord.   Apparently, he was punished for not listening, and a lion just came along and tore him to shreds. And people saw the body and just kept walking by as the lion stood next to an ass (a donkey). The churches of Europe throughout the Middle Ages after the fall of the Roman Empire, then up until the present period of subversion by intelligence agencies, whether it’s the KGB during the Cold War or the CIA in America yesterday trying to discourage voters from voting for President Trump, love has been the means to attack, to keep everyone unaware of the actual war that has been going on for centuries. And what you get in the end is the worship of Baal, just as occurred in the Bible repeatedly, from those who spit in the face of God and then had to feel the wrath. To my way of looking at things, the wrath of love lost should be a deterrent. To lose love should be something people don’t want to experience. And if they think love will always be there and you don’t have to work to maintain it, you will see a collapsed culture. 

And there is nothing worse than the “free love” movement where sexually, the whole ceremony of love has been cheapened on purpose. I have a significant social media imprint and can’t record how many women send me DMs for hookups, which I find repulsive. They don’t know better, especially the young women who are coming out of their teens and are 20-somethings looking for a welfare check from an older man. They were raised in this free-love environment that started with the topless losers at Woodstock in 1969. Many of these young women are the kids and grandkids of those old hippie, pot-smoking deadbeats. And love lost its currency a long time ago because it was cheapened, but it is an evil culture that has turned to Baal repeatedly, just as Jezebel did. Remember what happened to her? She was thrown out of a window and eaten by dogs because she went against God. And I think that was a good thing to have happened. We are at a point where we have to stop the strategy that Saul Alinsky and many other enemies of America have inflicted on us all, our gullibility toward love, and our misplaced value of maintaining love at all costs, because we believe it’s the thing God wants us to do. I don’t think God wants an immoral society and that everything is cool just because Jesus died on the cross. We live this life and die to be born again in heaven. Instead, I would argue that we should fight for what’s right, whether here on earth in 2023 or in heaven beyond time’s reach. Love is a currency we should cash in and distribute to those worthy. And to those who aren’t, they need to feel the wrath of hate and all that comes with it.

Rich Hoffman

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I Don’t Want Any Part of “The Club”: If Butler County Republicans aren’t serving the taxpayers, then they are serving corruption

Since the very corrupt prosecution of Roger Reynolds in Butler County, I have had more than a few people trying to rationalize it to me, “that the club likes musical chairs,” meaning they want a change in blood. And the sleight of hand that is going on with assigning Joe Statzer to the auditor role as a “temporary” assignment with a wink and a nod indication that after a short time, the Butler County Commissioners will just make that appointment permanent, is the kind of behavior that people have grown sick of. The media reporting on the matter made it quite obvious what was going on. The establishment types, I would go as far as to call them RINOs, lost now that Trump isn’t in the White House, are fighting for power and control. They don’t want people like Roger Reynolds looking through their books, and they have old scores to settle that go back to the David Kern days. It’s the kind of disgusting power people are afraid of in Congress presently, with the debate to not vote for Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House. People don’t trust these establishment politicians; in this case, I know most of them personally. They don’t see themselves as dangerous; they think of themselves as good people. But like the kind of horrible things we have seen come from abuse of power on the national level, we have certainly seen it applied to Roger Reynolds and to prevent Nancy Nix from being appointed that job by the Butler County Republican Party to keep the continuity of some very good work done at the auditor level, and rearranging the chairs that fit the party, not the voters who are supposed to be in charge. And people keep talking to me about this “club” idea as if it should matter to me. So let me just say I don’t work with politics to be part of the Club, to be invited to all the VIP events. I do it because I want to see good government in my town and for people to get what they expect for their taxpayer dollars. I personally like Joe, and I like the people around Joe, but he’s Sheriff Jones’ direct guy. It was Jones who wanted to push Roger Reynolds from his auditor’s office for all kinds of reasons, so this notion that two commissioners voted to appoint Joe Statzer as auditor of Butler County with a wink and a nod of making it a permanent position is not a good thing. 

Out of the three Butler County Commissioners who voted for Joe to step into that auditor role, two of them are what I’d consider hard Democrats, just as I consider Sheriff Jones a Democrat, a big union slug that is too expensive, and love to use power and force to intimidate political rivals into submission. And that kind of stuff works for people who want to be in the Republican Party “Club.” I am aware that people are only nice to me at social events because they’d like to invite me into the Club to have some control over my behavior. They certainly aren’t nice to me because they like me. I’ve been in business for many decades now and have dealt with a lot sharper tacks in the box than local politicians. Even national politicians. There are smart people out in the world, and these guys are not among them. I have sometimes played along because that’s what you do in all business meetings. You look for common ground and focus on that to build relationships. It’s my hope that those relationships end up working out well for the taxpayers, so it’s worth doing. But sucking up just to be in some stupid club, no thanks. I don’t need or want more friends, and I certainly would never put myself in a position to get a call late at night telling me how to think or feel so I could remain a member of a “club.” And it’s the “club” mentality that the commissioners were clearly protecting with the appointment of Joe Statzer to the auditor job. Only TC Rogers voted against Joe’s appointment; he understands what’s happening. The other two, Cindy Carpenter, might as well be the belt holding up Sheriff Jones’ pants, voted to protect the “club.” Take that belt away, and the Sheriff’s pants fall right off. And Don Dixon was the other one. Everyone keeps telling me what a great guy Don is as if I didn’t know him. As I say all the time, I love all Republicans until they aren’t. And for those who decide they are Republican all of a sudden, I welcome them. But it must be remembered that Democrats who become Republicans always have some Democrat still in them, and that is certainly the case with Don Dixon, who was a Democrat until 2000 when he switched parties during a time when it was obvious how things were going in Butler County, Ohio politically. 

I’ve known the Dixon family for a very long time. I see Don here and there, and I think he’s a pretty good guy. I don’t rush over to shake his hand for many reasons. I’ll always think of him as the guy who cost me the championship in the Soap Box Derby race in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1979, when I was around 10 or 11 years old. I was racing for the championship against Brent Dixon, Don’s son and the races were so close over three tries to determine a winner that the event judges just gave the win to the Dixons because of their political influence. That was told to my parents and me unofficially because that’s how the “club” works. That’s why many of these people want political power, so they can tilt the table in their favor when needed. In that Soap Box Derby race, we should have continued racing until a winner could be determined. But the judges were tired in the June sun and wanted to go home. So instead of another race, they just decided that the Dixon kid won. And I developed a hatred for “club” politics that would last the rest of my life. That next year Ronald Reagan ran for president, and I was the campaign spokesman in the 7th grade for our school and have been involved in politics ever since. My hatred for “club” politics likely started that day and still persists over 40 years later and will likely continue for another 40 years. (CLICK HERE to read more of this story.)

And that is what’s wrong with politics in general and why all the fuss over Kevin McCarthy. I live in a town where I have a lot of mutual friends who know John Boehner personally. I did not like John Boehner when he was the third most powerful person in the world, and I don’t like him now as a pot spokesman. It wasn’t personal, but I hated the “Club” as it was back then. And now, with Trump out of the White House, the bottom feeders have lost focus and are resuming their desire for corruption, to tilt the tables of power in their favor and with any means necessary, and they think that people will just put up with it. And I’d warn them otherwise. I have been watching this stuff for a long time, and people are much smarter about these things than they used to be. They don’t like corruption; this is why they voted for Trump because they want someone to stand up to this kind of behavior instead of just putting up with it. And on the local level, politics was never, and should never be, membership into a “club.” The only thing good about politics is what it can do for the people. The golf games, the fundraisers, and the “club” activity are all bad things in politics, and for my part, I have much better things to do with my life than to get my picture taken next to Sheriff Jones so that I can show people that I’m in “the club.” Butler County Republicans can keep their Club. They need to be worried about whether what they do serves the taxpayers. And if it doesn’t, such as this whole business of destroying lives just to protect “the club,” then they are doing the wrong things willingly.

And regarding that soap box derby race, even though I didn’t win the championship that day, I’d say because my family wasn’t in the “club,” I was very proud of what I did. I still have that car hanging in my garage, and I see it every day. My parents were proud of me; it was a fun day. My mom, who isn’t doing so well these days, brought it up as she was traveling down memory lane, and it was one of her good memories. And the lesson about the whole thing is that the Club might do everything to win. But people know who wins in life, and I’d rather live like that than be beholden to a bunch of corrupt people just to get the trophy. There are many kinds of winning in the world, and I view winning without the help of “the club” to be much more valuable than anything else in the world. Only weak losers need a “club” to help them along, which is precisely what we are seeing emerge in the Butler County Republican Party. And when those people are no longer with us, and the hearse goes by with their bodies headed to the graveyard, people won’t say, “look, there goes a great person who lived a great life.” They’ll say instead, “there goes a member of the “club” and one less corrupt person in the world who looked to politics to save their lazy selves from the scrutiny of public opinion.” Membership in the “club” disguises that reality from their minds, but when it is known what people really think, that is the reality that tyrants and the corrupt are hiding from with the illusion of social protocol. 

Rich Hoffman

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