The Strength of a Trump Endorsement: What does it tell us about the world of politics

In many ways, the story of the 22 Trump endorsements that all won in the primary elections across Ohio and Indiana is the biggest story of the week. It’s bigger than the Supreme Court leak over abortion, more significant than the 2000 Mules film, which provides evidence of election fraud in the 2020 election, and bigger than any Ukraine news. More important than the failing Biden administration and its out-of-control inflation numbers. Bigger than the stock market tanking ahead of continued bad economic news by a socialist, globalist organization run by the Desecrators of Davos. The Trump victories, of which J.D. Vance was the biggest, are a superb indicator of where America is and the rules of conduct for the world in the coming months. As much as the plans for a Great Reset have been by Klaus Schwab and the gang in the Davos party, and the many mechanisms of manipulation that they are employing to destroy the world so they can remake it, what was evident on the election day of May 3rd, 2022 was that Americans were following a course of action started well over a decade ago, with the Tea Party movement, and that the trajectory of that course was irreversible. Trump was a product of that movement, and it would certainly live on well beyond him. But in the here and now, despite all the ad dollars, the liberal controls of the media, of all the communist attempts over a century to completely take over the human race, it was failing and failing in a big way. 

I watched the most baffling conversation on Monday evening during a Fox News broadcast between Bret Baier and Brit Hume, where they discussed that they thought the Republican Party was moving on beyond Trump. It had, after all, been a year and a half since Trump had left office, and it was time for him to disappear over the horizon as all former presidents do. It was time essentially to lick his wounds, build a library, and just disappear into the history books. Brit, in fact, said at least three times in this discussion on Fox that he thought the election on May 3rd would show that voters were ready to “move on.” I kept thinking, “what planet are these guys on?” Did they know something I don’t? Are they looking at data I hadn’t seen? Perhaps, after all, it’s their business to know things that nobody else does. So I held my tongue and waited to see the election results, thinking maybe they had some inside baseball information that would lead to several Trump losses. They were ready to pounce as a media organization on so they could claim that all was back to normal. Ad revenue could resume based on a Karl Rove view of the world. Club For Growth would destroy Vance and all the future MAGA candidates, and life would be good at Fox News and the other mainstreamers. 

Of course, what happened was much different and perplexing to the establishment. It led to falsely installed president Joe Biden to say that the MAGA movement was the most dangerous political movement in the history of the United States. Well, if the destruction of America is the goal of the modern Democrat Party, then yes, MAGA could be viewed as dangerous to them. The preservation of America and making it great again would be dangerous if the plans were its destruction. But the strength of the Trump brand after all they had done to it, the conventional Republicans and the Democrats, was beyond comprehension for them.   Even Mitt Romney was starting to see the light of the issue. “If Trump wants to run in 2024, he can.” Do ya’ think, Mitt? Wow, there is some good inside baseball indeed, coming from a sitting senator at the federal level. But it says just how little these “insiders” really know about what’s going on in the outside world. I could tell them all day long, and so could many others. In Ohio, where DeWine held off challengers with only 48% of the vote out of a million Republican primary voters, many who flipped for the election from Democrat to put their support behind the very RINO incumbent governor, the tolerance for convention has well expired. People are voting for MAGA candidates in the Republican Party. They may not always agree on who those MAGA candidates are. But when Trump puts his official endorsement behind one of them, they win their election. That was certainly the case with J.D. Vance.

Before Trump provided his endorsement, J.D. was down in the polls, well behind Josh Mandel. I saw the impact right away. I ended up voting for Josh Mandel anyway, as did many, but J.D. Vance had a comfortable lead from the endorsement to the actual vote count that never went away, completely off the strength of Trump’s endorsement. That really spooked the Beltway insiders in the aftermath of the election. How could Trump have that much power, still? Well, I would say that Trump’s brand is strong by itself. He had built it over a lifetime, and there isn’t anything else like it in politics. From the Trump Tower building in the 80s to all the books, appearances in movies, and his WWE activities, Trump has always oozed Make America Great. But it’s more than that. In the Tea Party days, I remember when Trump struggled to get 100 people to gather in front of a stage, he was speaking at. Trump had to come to the Tea Party movement; they didn’t go to him. Trump had to stay married, to get more conservative.

Trump needed to start attacking Barack Obama, whom everyone at that time who hated him knew was a political plant from the Weather Underground. Obama began his political life in the living room of Bill Ayers. When Trump got blasted by Obama by accepting an invite to the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011, it changed life forever. Trump went and was grilled by Obama ferociously. Trump then endeavored to get revenge by running for president to knock down Obama and all his plans, which are still unfolding today. Obama is the mouth behind Joe Biden, and that battle is still very much in the news daily. The Tea Party admired how Trump was willing to go after Obama, so they threw their support behind him, and the rest is history. The Tea Party never went away. It just became MAGA, and it’s stronger by far now than it was in 2011 or 2009. Now it’s mainstream, whereas it seemed like a fringe movement of grandparents and concerned constitutionalists back then. 

The Karl Rove types and the Brit Hume personalities have never figured it out. They keep thinking that, like some kind of rubberband, society will snap back into 1963. Democrats would become the party of the poor and Republicans of those evil businesses. Instead, we have something in 2022 that is very different, and they can’t get their minds around it. Few in Washington D.C. can. There are many reasons for it, but for the purpose of this election, the Beltway culture from all political parties was baffled by the results. But those results were real. They displayed an undercurrent of political sentiment that extended from local school boards to presidents of nations, and people were voting for change

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.

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Vote No by Saying Yes: How Great Issac Adi and Darbi Boddy are for Lakota

Issac Adi and Darbi Boddy for Lakota School Board

I could tell you many stories about politics that are dire and would make you want to climb under a rock and never get involved again.  But sometimes, some stories are fantastic, and that is the case with the two endorsed Lakota school board candidates, Issac Adi and Darbi Boddy, who are running to replace incumbent Democrats in November of 2021.  Every event I have been to with these two has been good; a few examples are shown below.  The video might be a little rough, but it’s what they say that matters.  Darbi and Issac work well together and are as unselfish as I’ve ever seen in politics, in any position. I’ve said from the beginning that I supported four candidates for the school board, but in this race this year, the Republican endorsement is what matters.  In the past, liberals have infected the school board, so critical race theory and transexual policies became part of the dominant conversation. They have managed to hide their intentions by calling the school board “nonpartisan.” Well, we know that nothing in politics is “nonpartisan,” especially the Lakota school board.  But when this idea of supporting school board members for Lakota came up, I never thought that two of them who would win the endorsement would like each other so well. That’s when the “can you imagines” started coming to my mind, where the school board represented the conservatives of Butler County, Ohio truly, and that they worked well together.  It’s one thing to have conservative votes on the board to manage things the way voters expect, but that they would perform functional management is a bonus that didn’t seem possible. 

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For instance, Issac Adi went door to door in my precinct, letting people know who he was and when to vote for him.  My wife noticed him in our neighborhood, and they struck up a conversation at the end of my driveway.  Issac recognized her immediately, which I thought was remarkable considering the number of people he has met over several months, including big names like Jim Jordan.  I would imagine his head is spinning with all the people he’s had to shake hands with, so it did impress me that he remembered my wife.  That is one thing about Issac Adi; he is one of the most sincere people I’ve ever met in politics.  He truly cares and is a good person.  So he remembers people and cares about them long after the handshake.  Of course, he wanted to know where I was which my wife told him I was babysitting my grandkids inside the house.  So he came up to see me and talk for a bit. 

After talking and catching up, I noticed that Issac wore Darbi’s campaign sticker on his shirt.  He was doing the hard work of going door to door on a pretty hot day, full of enthusiasm after talking to many hundreds of people personally, and he was promoting Darbi along the way.  Now I know that they are both endorsed and are part of the same team.  But the way the vote occurs, they very much have to run individually.   The top vote-getters are the ones who win in these kinds of elections, and it’s always hard to beat an incumbent.  The union vote and latte-sipping liberals always show up on election night, making it hard for conservatives to get a lot of votes.  But here was Issac promoting Darbi just as much as he was promoting himself.  And as I understand it, Darbi has been doing the same.  She was out promoting her and Issac as a team, not just individual candidates.  For any election, that is a pretty unique concept that doesn’t have a lot of historical precedents. 

Adding their votes to that of the current Lynda O’Conner would be a game-changer at Lakota.  I have been to other events where I have seen the three of them talking, and the chemistry is just there.  You can see it from a long way off. I’ve been dealing with school board issues in many districts around Ohio for twenty years, and I have never seen such a good combo.  Seeing Issac that day took some of my natural cynicism toward politics into a place it had never been before.  It seemed possible that at Lakota, something good had a chance to happen.  They are both so much better than the other alternatives, and if people had an opportunity to see that for themselves, these two could get elected.   There are still very significant obstacles, but as hard as they have worked throughout September and into October, it seemed like more than a fantasy and more of an eventual reality.  Usually, when I think of the Lakota school board, I typically think of severe dysfunction and people who do not know what they are doing with the money.  But here were genuinely competent and hard-working people who actually liked each other, at least as much as I’ve ever seen in politics, and there was a chance for great things to happen at Lakota for the first time in forever. 

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Issac had to eventually leave and return to the campaign trail from my house, but it took a while.  I enjoyed his company so much that it took us a long time to say goodbye that day.  I can say that I have been talking actively with many of the old No Lakota Levy people preparing ourselves for levy fights in the years to come.  The current school board has been trying to find the time to put one up for a vote to satisfy the out-of-control spending the teacher’s union expects.  This was an election year. Otherwise, the current board would have proposed a tax increase this year.  Likely, they’ll wait until next year now that they’ve agreed to give all those teachers sitting home on Covid excuses a raise that they’ll have to pay for next year.  But a levy fight is so damaging.  It’s much better to support a new school board that would manage the money that we already give them, which is a massive 200 million-plus budget.  If you can’t teach 17,000 kids on that, you have problems.  But the school board has never listened. Instead, they have attacked businesses for more money, like trolls always looking for a shakedown of tax revenue to pay for their reckless and infinite spending ultimately. Lakota’s school board has been deficit spending for their entire existence; no matter how much money we’ve given them, they never find a way not to spend more than they take in.  When they did have a surplus for a bit because of declining enrollment, they couldn’t wait to waste it on something new.  With this prospect of an actual conservative school board to replace the majority of liberals, great things can happen.  Issac and Darbi have done the work to get people to know who they are.  Now it will be up to the voters.  For the first time in many of their lifetimes, they have a great choice as the Lakota school district residents.  They can vote for the same old tax and spend liberals that have screwed up so much at Lakota.  Or, they can vote for Issac Adi and Darbi Boddy, who enjoy each other, work hard, and care to give the board a conservative majority for the first time.  If voters don’t vote for them, then when the tax increases come, people won’t be able to complain about it because they had a chance to say no to those tax increases by saying yes to Darbi Boddy and Issac Adi. 

Rich Hoffman

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Nice to See Parents Fighting Back: Finally, people are beginning to see what a scam public education has always been

I have been enjoying lately the company of people who are just starting to figure out how bad public education truly is.  Maybe the best thing about Covid and its disaster has been forcing parents to think of alternative babysitting services for their children.  You know how I always say that liberals love to plan, but they never know what to do once they get where they want to go.  That is what liberals did to themselves over Covid and using it as an excuse to stay home from work.  Now that people have had a taste of life without public schools, now they can afford to ask questions about it that they may have never dared to ask before.  And now they can see just what vile institutions of progressive intrusions that they have been all along.  Now that they are speaking out against Critical Race Theory and other liberal causes taught in taxpayer-funded schools, we may see a ray of hope yet in a future for education in general.  And that is a good thing.

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Debate is Great: Just so long as the other side shuts up and listens

Despite what many think about me, I encourage debate with those who are not so enlightened.  I can’t promise that my mind will be changed, but I am often very accommodating toward people who don’t think the way I do unless the opposite party decides to get pushy and threatening.  When that happens, and it has, I will get mad and retaliatory.  But over just the ideas themselves, I’ll debate people with other ideas in a polite way all day long and then some.  I figure all knowledge is just a matter of the participants’ education level, and many people aren’t that far along on what a proper thought on anything is.  Debate isn’t about concessions or compromise; it’s about discovering the truth on a matter.  If that is not the goal, then any exchange is a useless endeavor.  And when it comes to debate, I consider it a win/win no matter the outcomes.  There is always the chance that I will learn something in the exchange.  Or, if people listen to me, they’ll learn something and will become better as a result.  But avoiding debate or being bullied into not having a conversation at all for me isn’t ever an option. 

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Edward Snowden Predicted it All: Election fraud by our intelligence agencies is a real problem

Snowden was Right

It was interesting to see the movie Snowden again after the 2020 election.  The film by Oliver Stone first came out in 2016, and when I saw it then, Trump was just about to enter his first term of office.  This was before we learned about the FISA court abuse from the FBI, the tyranny of the Mueller Report, the payment of the Steele Dossier by the Democrat Party.  The two impeachment trials by Democrats of President Trump.  The China-driven Covid scandal to affect our elections.  The election fraud that we are learning about during the 2020 elections.  All of that was predicted in the Snowden movie about the CIA computer analyst Edward Snowden who fled for Russia to avoid prosecution for secrets revealed about the vast reach the NSA has into all global people, especially in America. I was skeptical back then about the ability of our intelligence agencies to have so much control over our election process.  But watching the movie again, it’s evident that our intelligence agencies always planned to control elections, to take that chaotic process away from voters, and turn it over to government management of their kind of people.  And that’s how Joe Biden ended up president.  Edward Snowden did try to warn us.  We didn’t listen.

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Colleges Paved the Way for Communism in our Corporate Culture: The quest for a better life has put chains on the hearts and minds of innocent students

There is a lot of discussion now about how and why corporate cultures have gone so Woke and are no longer opportunities for jobs and product development, but are drivers of communism in our culture in America.  As I’ve pointed out before, college is not how you achieve success in life; those sentiments were given to us from Europe and the early American sensibilities that they were the gateway to aristocracy.  To this day, parents who want good things for their children are convinced that a college degree will give their offspring an entry point into aristocratic society, which is how the game is designed.  The genuinely successful usually find that to develop an idea independently, college gets in their way.  But to serve someone who is doing all the risk-taking, college can help them get a job working with those people.  It all depends on what you want out of life.  However, communists have infiltrated that education process, and they did so early on. With everyone learning the same kind of communist garbage in college, it’s no wonder many students find they spend the rest of their lives deprogramming themselves from what they learned. And it is through that method, the communist dog whistles work when China plans some passive-aggressive attack on our culture, and we find ourselves defenseless to take a stand, as explained in the video below. 

Colleges Teach Wokeness

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The Dream of Being Awake: Vivek Ramaswamy and his book ‘Woke, Inc’

Vivek Ramaswamy

I had an excellent opportunity to meet Vivek Ramaswamy, talking about his upcoming book, Woke, Inc., at a Butler County event sponsored by several great Republicans.  Butler County Treasurer Nancy Nix and her husband are a few of the best people anybody could imagine. They were responsible for setting up the event, which features a discussion on the problem of “wokeness” in American business and is a topic I am very concerned with.  I always appreciate when I have an opportunity to learn something new, and I did as Vivek spoke for an hour and a half at the Republican Victory Center in Middletown, Ohio.  He said that the definition of “woke” was waking up from the dream of being an American, which startled me as a metaphor.  I suppose it’s an obvious definition, but the way Vivek presented it was pretty alarming.  Ramaswamy, you might know from Fox Business and Fox News in general, he’s on several shows regularly, specifically Tucker Carlson.  So it was quite a treat to get him for an evening all to ourselves to discuss this critical issue as I talk about below.

Talking about Woke, Inc.

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The Kotter Change Model: Biden administration using China to convert America to communism

The Kotter Change State to Convert America to Communism

It’s called the Kotter Change Model, which is based on a paper first published by the Harvard Review years ago.  It’s been around for a long time, and most organizations have had some exposure to it.  It is precisely what Beijing Biden is doing by talking up China, as mentioned in the video above.  China is still a backwater, copycat country of scum bag communists, yet the Biden administration is attempting to paint them as the future wave.  It’s a sleight of hand trick to convert America into a communist country by setting an artificial emergency to inspire us to copy our enemy to beat them.  There is nothing new about this method, only that it is being used to destroy our country, not just to change a business or organization. 

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Cliffhanger’s Exopolitical Theater: Giants, a galactic alliance, and human immortality coming to ‘The Curse of Fort Seven Mile’

While I was on the air with Matt Clark during his WAAM radio broadcast recently he wanted me to talk a bit about my latest Curse of Fort Seven Mile series.  However, time ran out and we couldn’t get into the details.  Actually, I don’t think I could cover all the details in an hour show, or a 10 hour show.  For me, what started as a simple pulp fiction series has evolved into something I would term as a philosophy for the 22nd century.  The below videos will help with the context but essentially what I’m doing is this: over the next one hundred years we are going to discover that we are not alone in the solar system, let alone the galaxy.  We will learn to defy death.  We will unlock all the potentials of a Type 1 civilization and that will require us to completely revisit our current political and religious philosophies—because the present ones just won’t be sufficient.  That’s not a knock on anybody, but the discoveries of the next century will just unlock a massive amount of potential that isn’t even forecasted on the horizon as of yet—and people will need some means of thinking about those things if they want to survive.

I have been pretty adamant about my hobbies and positions.  I essentially grew up studying mythologies and religious cultures, but I like to make money, so I chose professional endeavors that I could raise a family on—but there is a lot about me that is very sympathetic to the Nathan Drake video game character.  The people I most admire these days are people like Josh Gates and his friend Erin Ryder.  If I did not love family as much as I do, I would have loved to live the life that they have—and believe me I have no regrets.  But I do read and watch a lot of what those fantastic people have put out as far as discovery over the years.  When they tackle some crypto mystery much of it comes out to nothing, but it’s the asking of the questions that I find absolutely amazing.  There are a lot of people, many whom are featured in these videos who have committed enormous amounts of time and resources to asking hard questions about mankind’s origins—and I’ll be honest—I love each and every one of them.  When I listen to their lectures and read their books I think in the best case scenarios, they may be getting 50% of any given idea correct.  But even 1% of what these people are saying they are major game changers for the entire human race and the world at large.

In spite of my love of guns, capitalism, business entrepreneurial activity, innovation and pop culture, I am most at home with books, museums, and very smart people.  One of my best friends growing up had an IQ of around 170 so I know those types of people excessively well, and I love being around them.  Some of the people in these videos like Steve Quayle remind me of that friend.  They are too smart for mainstream society, and they are usually defined as lunatics by a society which embraces too openly—sheer stupidity.  As long as I’ve been on earth, I have asked similar hard questions and sought the answers and I have a general theory about the reason that ancient cultures collapse—actually all cultures including recent ones.  I published my thesis in a screenplay, which won a few awards along the way called The Lost Cannibals of Cahokia.  While most archaeologists and anthropologists will point to environmental conditions and say that the reason that a culture fails is related to a loss of water, or of food supply—usually those opinions are corrupted by their left leaning educations.  My theory is that cultures fail because of the human inclination to the Vico cycle—where they just can’t seem to get off the treadmill—and they have been like that for their entire existence.  That screenplay would probably make a good movie and I should probably push it more toward production—and maybe I will.  My goal in writing it was to get the thesis down in an entertaining way that people could enjoy—but come away from the story asking hard questions like—what is the primary driver of a successful culture—then offering the answer as the climax amid the usual expectations of exciting storytelling.  After I shopped that script around it became obvious that I’d have to produce the picture myself to do it right, and honestly, I didn’t have the time or patience to “collaborate” the way it takes to make a movie.  So I shelved it and offered it as a legitimate thesis about the rise and fall of civilizations.  On the surface, it was an action adventure horror story, underneath was something that meant a lot to me which was based on many thousands of hours of reading and personal discovery—traveling all over the world checking things out for myself—a little the way Josh Gates has—only with fewer frequent flyer miles.

Lately, there has been an explosion, likely because of the Internet, of conspiracy theories and examinations into a hidden past that does not agree with the Leaky evolutionary theories.  The latest revisions are probably driven more by Jurassic Park’s DNA examples and the popular Lord of the Rings movies about Middle Earth—art has helped our society ask new questions from a fresh perspective—and the answers to those questions might just be explosive.  If only 1% is true, mankind is in for some startling revelations.  The best movies and books are the ones that make you ask, “what if,” and as the videos included here surmise, there are some very smart people who are asking lots of questions tainted by their personal backgrounds.  But it is what they agree on that has stimulated my thinking and focused my mind on the hard evidence that is rapidly pouring in.

I wanted to write another Cliffhanger novel but I wanted it to be relevant to the world 100 years from now the way I read Jules Verne, Ayn Rand, H.P. Lovecraft or even Shakespeare.  My favorite play of his is Titus Andronicus.   His use of extreme violence to tell the moral story of love and loss—as well as dedication are the kinds of things I find infinitely fascinating and it doesn’t matter when in history we read such a story—they still communicate a truth which is valuable.  Having these kinds of interests I couldn’t just write some average piece of fiction reviewers of today would like—I wanted to write something that people a century from now would marvel at and would still draw inspiration from.  Yet I also wanted to make the argument that the values America had from around 1870 to about 1900 were the best the world had ever seen, and that those values should be captured in a bottle and examined in actually a scientific way—as having merit on culture building itself.  The economic means of the country was explosive during that period, morality was respectable, and collectivism was being defeated wherever it was encountered—namely during westward expansion.

For about forty years I have had in my mind a really terrible antagonist and a concept for painting it into a story against the ultimate protagonist—but I needed to collect a lot of information to tell that story.  Finally, I feel like I’m there.  Once I had all the details worked out, I went to work writing it—and as I thought, it has turned out to be the byproduct of a hyperactive imagination, a technical background, legitimate scientific investigation and all the life experience learned in every hard way imaginable.

Knowing that over the next couple decades history will have to reflect what we are learning now—and that we will learn that not only are we not alone, but that we are currently in a relationship with thinking beings not from earth’s origin story and that the essential ingredient to a successful society resides within individual behavior as opposed to collective salvation—and that once that process begins—where democracies run by a mob take over the individual input of actual leaders—that all civilizations stop functioning and regress back to their beginnings.

Even as my protagonist, Cliffhanger fights bad guys with flaming bullwhips all in the name of justice—it is important these days to define the merits of that justice.  It is not enough to simply show bad and good—it has to be defined by actual universal rules of engagement as defined by the observable conditions of our cosmos.  To do that we have to step beyond our veil of politics and modern philosophy and take the next step.  Taking that step is what and why I’m committing so much time to this new Cliffhanger story.  Similarly to that Cannibals of Cahokia story—this Curse of Fort Seven Mile has the benefit of an additional twenty years of hard living and earned observation.  Like H.P. Lovecraft I have a love for pulp fiction written in a romantic fashion—and on the surface that is what these new Cliffhanger stories are.  But, my protagonist, Fletcher Finnegan in The Curse of Fort Seven Mile is actually named after one of my favorite literary figures of all time, the giant in Finnegan’s Wake from the James Joyce classic.  My goals with the work are not to reach the New York Best Seller’s list, or even to get reviews from Publisher’s Weekly.  It is to offer a useful philosophy for people grappling with real significant challenges to everything they believed was true for over 10,000 years and to provide them a softer landing philosophically—so to maybe for the first time in human history to provoke a change in mankind’s propensity to always revert back to the Vico cycle.  Thus Spoke Cliffhanger.

If you want a preview of this work they are available on the sidebar.  But the real meat is yet to come and why I am dedicating some specific time and resources to completing it.  To get a sense of it, just watch all these videos and you’ll get your mind ready to read what I’m putting into a story intended for readers of the next century.  I’m not giving up on politics.  But rather it is too small of a shoe for me now.  The next obvious evolution is exopolitical theater and the vast changes it will bring.  Currently it is a bit on the fringe side, but that will change rapidly—and when it does–well, people will want a point of reference and fiction is a good place to begin—by bridging what we know with what we will come to understand.

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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