The Darkest Days in America are Behind Us: Now the hard work starts, winning and staying hungry to continue to win

The hardest part about winning is staying hungry for the next victory, precisely where I see America presently. Of course, that doesn’t discount all the bad effects we are witnessing today, the results of stacks and stacks of losses where Americans allowed themselves to be suckered by a globe full of losers. The high gas prices, the inflation numbers, the transvestites in our public schools are all signs of a dead culture if you look at face value, the results of terrible liberal management unleashed upon us all. What we see as death, destruction and mayhem are the results of losing to Democrats because we were too kind to smash their faces into the harsh reality of competency. Yet, after the Roe v. Wade ruling by the Supreme Court and many other judgments they have made, the success of the many Trump endorsements in recent primaries and how the midterms are shaping up, how the Constitution has served as the ultimate backstop to global tyranny, the darkest days are behind us in America. It might not feel that way when you go to the grocery in this disastrous Biden economy. But we are in a far better position now than we were in the winter of 2021 when Joe Biden was inaugurated and Trump pushed out of the White House. Rush Limbaugh died; by all appearances, the bad guys were winning in the world and would continue to do so forever. Covid was in full bloom, and mask mandates and authoritarian restrictions were permeating everywhere. I remember at that precise time traveling in New Mexico and staring out into the vast deserts near White Sands and contemplating the end of America. Compared to those days, we have obviously turned the corner as a nation, even though the effects of the bad management over the last two years have now caught up to us.

It’s one thing to get caught off guard by thieves and scum bags who intentionally rob us and destroy our country all along. But as I watch the follies of the January 6th trial and the disaster of the special emergency testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson shows just how thin the Democrat case really always has been.   It was a desperation shot from mid-court by a team losing 90 to 2 in a basketball game that was over before the clock even started. The only reason there is damage to our country now and all the chaos we see playing out is because we were too nice to our opponents and did not have the heart to destroy them when we should have. We fed them and hoped they wouldn’t grab hold and try to kill us. Of course, they are killers and know nothing else but death and destruction. It was our fault that we didn’t guard ourselves against their intentions. But the cat is out of the bag now. Many of the things conservatives have warned about regarding the Democrat Party, that it has its roots in Marxism, that it’s a death cult, that they intend to sell out America to globalism ultimately, are now seen by even moderate voters. They are turning away from Democrats by the millions. From my perspective, who have been warning about these very things for decades, it is good to see that people finally have a reference to draw from. It’s a shame our economy had to be wrecked to do it. But it has been good for people to live and learn through this time because there will be a way to repair it all at the end of the tunnel. Republican politics will be the answer to all the problems we are seeing, and up to this point, getting people to look at those problems has been the biggest challenge. Now that those problems have been up in everyone’s face and they have no choice but to look at them, we are finally starting to have an honest discussion about what to do about it. 

But that’s when things really get hard. Winning is hard. Losing is easy. After a victory, it’s very difficult to maintain the energy to go out and do it again. Yet that is what we must do. We can’t be satisfied with the Constitutional victories against vaccine mandates, which stopped the spread of Covid around the world. Many places around the globe that do not have constitutions like the one we have in America are still on lockdown protocols. If not for America, the tyranny would still be ruling the world. And there are no Supreme Courts in other countries that provide checks on power, as we have seen over gun rights and abortion in America. In most places in the world, power is unleashed through minority oligarchs. They don’t have Supreme Courts that can put checks on out-of-control power, which is ultimately what has saved America from the destruction that had been long-planned. It has been scary to see the ill intentions of our attackers, but the Supreme Court was always there, using the Constitution as a backstop to evil. It’s been tested like never before, and it has held, and we should all be happy about that. But we must now take what we know and fight for what’s right and win the next day and the next. To keep winning and to have the hunger to do it. It’s not enough to say that the unique American system of checks and balances worked when global tyranny was most aggressive on our doorstep for world domination. A single win is not enough; what is needed is a series of victories and embarrassing ones for the enemies of America that will destroy them ultimately. For what they did, compassion is stupidity. 

The trick will be to still be hungry for wins after the midterms and Republicans sweep their seats in the House and Senate. When Republicans get control of the out-of-control Biden White House and start to untangle the damage done by it and make that long climb out of the darkness, we have found ourselves in over the last several years. History books will remember this period as worse than the Civil War, worse than The Great Depression, worse than all the World Wars, and worse than any period America has endured over a short period of existence. We don’t think of it in real-time because we have been living it. But time will remember the fear and burden of what happened to us with Covid, election fraud, and the purposeful collapse of the American dollar by foreign attackers coming through the backdoor of finance. So we deserve our share of victory and to celebrate the defeat of our enemies. But on those days of victory, when the danger is averted, that is when the real challenges start. There is much to do, and there will be a period between 2022 and 2024 where things won’t be so tricky because Republicans will be in charge. When those days come, and the Democrats are crying for “fairness,” remember what they did when they thought we were all going to die. And work even harder for victories in those coming days and rub their faces in the smell of defeat. And make them like it, and don’t let up. Make the destruction of the Democrat Party the goal of victory and never stop. Because of what they did, they deserve complete and ultimate destruction. They do not deserve compassion or even polite consideration.

Rich Hoffman

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The Occult and Washington D.C.: Understanding how secret societies mean to attack the concept of individuality to protect their natural timidity

Few people know that if you stand on the terrace of the Capitol Building and look east on August 10th toward the White House, at sunset, you will see the sun dip down below the earth aligned perfectly with Pennsylvania Avenue. And at a half an hour after sunset, the stars Regulus, Arcturus, and Spica show themselves as the first lights in the night sky, capturing within their alignment the constellation Virgo. From that precise perspective, where you would be standing represents Regulus. You could look down the mall at the point of the Washington Monument, which is unquestionably Egyptian in its reverence, and see a representation of Spica. Then, of course, the White House represents Arcturus, which we see layed out in the middle of the great capital city of America, called The Federal Triangle, for which everything else is built. This is a dedication by the Masons who essentially founded Washington D.C., starting with General Washington himself, to the goddess Virgo, which in astrology has come to represent all the powerful goddess characters such as the Egyptian Isis to the Christian Virgin Mary. A lot of trouble went into the various architecture of Washington D.C. to pay tribute to the secret power of the stars, which is a religion that predates Christianity by many tens of thousands of years and can be seen in all the great pyramid alignments around the world, particularly those at Giza, in Mexico, even in Ohio in the various mound cultures. Or even Stonehenge and all the monolithic mysteries on the earth. 

Even fewer people know that on August 12th at sunset, the sun dips down over the horizon by clipping through the point on the top of the Old Post Office, which is now the former Trump International Hotel which many were so upset about the Trump family owning. The sun, following the same trajectory for which it travels through the White House on the 10th, actually passes through the point on top of the tower, which was built precisely to the height it was to give that perspective from the Capitol Building an emphasis on that same constellation of Virgo at sunset, which the entire city is dedicated to. So when I see pyramids of power like the one shown on my blog site here, it doesn’t surprise me at all. People naturally assume there is a danger to their intentions whenever groups of people operate secret activities and conspiracies. And my experience would indicate that their purposes are often malicious, and there is a good reason for people to be concerned about them. But, I would also say to people who worry about groups of conspirators, like the Committee of 300 and the Crown Council of 13, along with the various think tanks, such as the World Economic Forum and the Chatham House in London, they all are built around the same kind of ancient religions that we see in the Masons who built Washington D.C. In all those groups, there are elements of liberalism that make them weak and vulnerable to the kind of government we created for ourselves in America. The American Constitution allows us to keep those groups’ influence out of our lives, so there should be nothing to fear from them, so long as people follow the American Constitution. 

But now you can see why so many people were upset that President Trump owned the Old Post Office at all, even though The Trump Organization just recently sold it, due to a lot of pressure. The government spent years trying to find a use for the old building, which was obviously built to fulfill its secret role on August 12th by the original plan for the construction of the Federal Triangle, the embodiment on earth of the goddess Virgo, but the government, of course, failed, as they fail at everything. Trump came along, fixed the old place up, and made it something extraordinary into the Trump International Hotel. The Masonic types and people in those various groups, The Builderbergs, The Rothchilds, and the various corporations who have evolved as cults of their own, couldn’t have a crazy guy running for president owning one of the critical symbols of their mystical machine to capture the star power of the heavens to give control over humanity on earth through the spirit world, and into all our lives. The crazy Trump believed he was the beginning and end of all things, as American individualism always assumes, and members of those groups were apocalyptic about it all. Then to make matters worse, Trump’s election didn’t show up in the various horoscopes that were done; the stars did not predict the Trump presidency. So there was vast, unreasonable hatred of Trump and his sudden ownership of such important real estate in the city of Virgo that the Never Trumper movement did use their power of groups to attempt to set things right in the world, based on their ancient religions. 

So yes, the secret societies exist, and you can see the proof for yourself in Washington D.C. on August 10th and 12th, or anywhere along Constitution Avenue and the various architecture of the city. You don’t have to become a Mason to understand just how much there is a tendency among the lazy, group-oriented types in the world to seek spiritual aid when they could just live their lives and put forth their good effort toward causes for justice, instead of hiding their anxieties behind social networks. Trump’s presidency was the scariest thing in the world to the various cult groups because it showed them that even with all their efforts at manipulating the spirit world to their cause, they had no way to stop Trump from becoming president. They intended to unleash power from the stars, and by owning the Old Post Office and its important relationship to the constellation Virgo, Trump was a threat. Even though Masons also designed the American Constitution, for a yearning they had to free themselves from the tyranny of Europe, America has evolved away from its original superstitions. America became its own power, and the best that America produced found they didn’t have to look to the power of the stars for success in life. They had that power in them all along. This is the big secret why so many organized groups desiring to rule the world to cover their insecurities hate Trump and the MAGA movement so intensely. When you see how much effort went into the Federal Triangle project, to build the tower on the Old Post Office just so high, and from just such a perspective to line up the sun in the way of the ancients to important ground markers, you realize how much work people are willing to put into superstition as opposed to taking responsibility for themselves. They believe in supernatural power much more than they believe in themselves. And what all those power groups have in common is that they are populated with just such superstitious people who would rather hide within them than be judged outside of their safety. So to answer the question that so many have these days as they learn about all these powers, no, they aren’t that powerful. If they were, they wouldn’t be hiding in those groups, to begin with. And for the enterprising rebel of the modern age, that’s all you need to know. Follow the constitution, and everything else will fall into place.

Rich Hoffman

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The Eight Ways WEF Declared War Against America: Crimes that require punishment

We’re not the ones who said it; it was the World Economic Forum members, the people I call the Desecrators of Davos, who did. They even published it in their books, their obvious hatred of America, as many of the members of the WEF are open socialists and communists are. They have eight goals or predictions as they have called them to limit their liability, four of which directly undermine the lifestyle of America openly and call for the end of the only superpower in the world. What else could any of that mean but an open act of war with hostile intention? There is so much that can be determined to be wrong from Charlie Kirk’s new little book that you can get with a small donation to Turning Point USA titled The Great Reset. In hindsight, it is much clearer than seeing it in live time, but the World Economic Forum has its hands all over many crimes that have transpired over the last several years that challenged the human understanding of what war was. The Desecrators of Davos types played those poorly defined definitions to their full advantage for global takeover, which is quite clear now that we see where the world is in 2022. With gas prices being out of control, food shortages being projected, inflation, the Biden presidency, Covid, just about every bad thing we are experiencing can be traced back to a member of the World Economic Forum and their terrorist tampering with elements of our global economies for the changes they wish to see implemented as a military exercise, done without nation-state approval for the first time in the history of the world. But how can we say such a thing? Well, let’s look at their eight goals as they proposed them and let them speak for themselves. Here they are as stated in 2016, the first year of the Donald Trump presidency:

  • You’ll own nothing and be happy.
  • The U.S. won’t be the world’s superpower. 
  • You won’t die waiting for an organ donor. 
  • You’ll eat less meat.
  • A billion people will be displaced by climate change.
  • You could be preparing to go to Mars.
  • Western values will be tested to their breaking point.
  • Fossil fuels will be eliminated. 

A few of those items, such as the medical breakthroughs on organ donors, for context, organ harvesting is a significant problem around the world, so there is a lot of talk about being able to build body parts in a lab. And the Davos crowd was clearly looking to loot off the efforts of Elon Musk and his efforts toward Mars. Musk has since picked his sides, and he is turning toward America for his own needs. Socialist governments will not fit the Musk plan for interplanetary travel. But four of the predictions directly impact the United States. While the rest will certainly have an impact on America. From the viewpoint of 2016, we might have called this list an insane doomsday scenario by out-of-touch globalists too wealthy for context. But, from a 2022 point of view, it’s clear that the members of the World Economic Forum have actively worked through acts of terrorism to implement these eight predictions. That changes their meaning considerably from just the musings of real-world Bond villains into declarations of war against the world, and specifically the guardian of global commerce, the United States of America, and its capitalist economy, which they are fully committed to destroying. So, of course, they were inclined to make bold predictions about how the world would be by the year of 2030 because they knew what they planned to do to make them all happen.   For instance, Bill Gates has his hands all over Covid. In an incestuous relationship with the Federal Reserve, Larry Fink destroyed the economy through quantitative easing, then used that inflated asset bubble to buy up American corporations and turn them into woke progressive allies. Or Mark Zuckerberg gets control of global elections and takes power away from governments in determining their representatives. 2020 for Facebook was all about proving how a tech company and their conspirators at Google and Twitter could get control of the election process. Facebook spent half a billion dollars tampering with the American election. And this has also opened the door as a way to control populism elsewhere in the world. 

One of the most significant crimes to emerge from this list is Bill Gates’s work to deny hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin to a public sick with Covid, which was created in a Chinese lab by many of the same people committed to the goals of the World Economic Forum. Klaus Schwab was well aware of the plans as they were hatched at Davos regarding Covid. He had his book, The Great Reset, ready to go in the summer of 2020 as health officials seeking Bill Gates funding invoked unconstitutional tyrannies worldwide for the first time in all human history. People died because Gates and Fauci, both very active in World Economic Forum politics, denied sick people the medicine they needed to get healthy as a result of Covid. So the fingerprints of the World Economic Forum are all over the creation of Covid, its distribution, and the ultimate solution they sought, which was mandatory vaccines. The eight predictions’ ultimate goals were well stated, and now we could see how they meant to make them happen through Covid and use the Great Reset to topple the world’s economies and unite everyone under the socialist umbrella of the United Nations. They killed people. They tampered with our American elections. They ruined many lives of people who didn’t die, and they did it all out in the open, thinking that nobody would ever have the guts to call them on their villainy. 

To me, the World Economic Forum declared war on the United States, and they are daring us to answer the call. They openly sought to topple our country in every way that a war would, by destroying our economy, destroying our power grid, the fuel of our economy. And destroying our constitution through an administrative state imposition run by white coat health experts. All roads run back to Davos when it comes to an understanding of how America has found itself in the troubles it is currently experiencing. And its characters like Bill Gates, who have become the new villain, the new Hitler, provoked to do the bidding of globalism not with tanks and troops, but with vaccine shots and viruses made in bio labs under the American Department of Defense and advocated by a media that eat out of their hands. Bill Gates has paid for the propaganda and did it for his religion of climate change, which many members of the World Economic Forum share. It’s because of them that we have such high gas prices. It’s because of them that we have election fraud. It’s because of them that we have runaway inflation. They have tampered with American markets in a war-like way and told us what they planned to do. Only, we didn’t see it because we were looking for the attack to come from China or Russia. Not from some pinheaded geeks in the World Economic Forum, in the ski resort of Davos. We didn’t look at Bill Gates, Larry Fink, Mark Zuckerberg, and Klaus Schwab and think we were looking at the next Adolf Hitler, complete with concentration camps and swastikas. But if you are the enemy wanting to take down America, you can’t blame them for attacking us in a way we would have never expected. But that’s precisely what they did. And now we have to pick up the pieces and bring justice to those who did the deed. 

Rich Hoffman

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‘The Bodies of Others’: What did you do during this historic time, did you just put on the mask and shut up, or did you fight back?

Before getting into the details of Naomi Wolf’s new book, The Bodies of Others, I would refer the reader to my articles of January and February of 2020 when I said from day one that Covid was a Pearl Harbor type of attack on our way of life from the climate change religious radicals like Bill Gates who would do anything at the time to get rid of President Trump during an election year.  Now, several years later, we know a lot more than we did then.  But just remember, what I said then, and have continued to say about Covid, which has turned out to be 100% correct.  So use that knowledge to consider the merit when I say that many books have now been written talking about the intent and aftermath of Covid-19 and the government’s needs for it, and what they were willing to do to implement global control over every single human being.  What lives they were willing to dispose of, and how many people they would sacrifice to do it.  We know with certainty now that Covid was made in a Chinese lab.  Dr. Fauci knew about it.  China knew about it.  Bill Gates funded the public relations campaign to support it, so he was well aware of what he was doing, and they purposely killed people to make their point as Covid was unleashed from China to bring the world to its knees with a military attack.  This time it wasn’t a nation-state like Russia, China, or Iran.  This time it was the administrative state of white lab coat bureaucrats, a kind of Revenge of the Nerds campaign to change the way the entire world did business by destroying capitalism and ushering in an age of global communism led by the World Health Organization and ultimately The United Nations. 

Since I made my initial statements on Covid and warned what the truly bad people of the world were up to, many books have been written that provide evidence to my warnings.   I knew what was going on because of my experience dealing with these types of people for years and understanding that they would commit such a level of vast evil.  Most people had a hard time accepting that premise or even seeing it.  When you spend your entire life trusting people in white lab coats and authority figures in general, they become a kind of parental figure in our lives that make it hard for us to question.  And that is what makes Naomi Wolf’s book different than all the other ones that have been written in the aftermath of Covid protocols and the vaccine mandates that have come after.  Naomi Wolf used to be one of the left-leaning Davos elites.  She was invited to the same parties and was part of the media culture perpetuating this attack.  So she was in a unique position to explore the hows and whys Covid happened and what the intention was all along.  And how so many millions of people could perpetrate it knowingly, but like the Milgram Experiment from the 60s, would put obedience to authority over the logic of individual thought in most cases, which spread that Covid evil in vast ways many are just now getting their minds around.  We are talking about an evil here that is so bad and horrible that it meant to hide itself in our society by being too audacious to consider, and that is how it moved throughout society.  In the process of all that, Naomi Wolf altered her political outlook and went through a bit of a revelation that many could understand.  That is why her book, The Bodies of Others, is the number one book being sold presently.  And also why Amazon is sabotaging it in every way they can as a bookseller.  It doesn’t matter; people are buying it anyway, by the bucket loads. 

What makes a person evil is the book’s central premise, that nice person you are having lunch with or conversing with at a dinner party, they seem so nice, how could they be evil?  Everyone seems helpful, interested, and worldly at those kinds of things.  So how do we go from that person, or those people, and suddenly they are killing hundreds of thousands of people and manipulating data so they can stir public opinion to change political philosophy out of sheer fear?  Because that was the essence of what Covid was, it was a manufactured bioweapon that was used to terrify the innate instincts of the entire human race and grossly abuse the authority relationships of all governments around the world to political upheaval.  A destruction of capitalism and to initiate the Great Reset that the Desecrators of Davos clearly had planned for many years.  That is what Naomi Wolf explores in her book as it chronicles her journey from one of those types into a thoughtful dissident who asks the question at the end of the book, “what did you do during the pandemic.” Did you just obediently put on the mask and yield to the authority figures, or did you fight back?  Most people just put on the mask, socially distanced themselves from others, got the mandatory vaccine shot, and hoped they wouldn’t be attacked for resistance.  And they have to live with that guilt now, and it’s painful for people.  That guilt will rot in them for the rest of their lives.  Some like her went along with it at first but, over time, realized what a mess it was and started to fight back.  Now she is an advocate for supporting constitutional freedoms and creating a defense from medical tyranny, which is a very real thing.  We have been taught to trust doctors from some of our youngest memories.  And that is how they attacked us.  Most everything we were told and that was done to us at the level of global politics was a lie by the authority figures in our lives, and it has left us in need of action, which we are just now starting to define. 

Reading books like The Bodies of Others helps provide context.  It’s about how authority figures, thinking from their perspective that adherence to authority was morality, no matter the cost, used other people’s bodies to advocate for their inbred tyranny.  The kind of utopian destruction that is talked about at those fancy dinner parties where everything seems so worldly after a bottle of wine and all the well-dressed participants start to look more wrinkled as the night wears on and clothes aren’t so neatly placed as they were at the beginning of the evening.  The essence of all such people is that they bring with them all the psychological problems of their youth; if they never overcame their own authority figures to embrace their own individual lives and the boldness it takes to live them, they seek to hide those insecurities behind process and rigid social systems governed by authority.  And to get rid of President Trump, the world was willing to go full authoritarian, to murder people for the sake of gaining power over the bodies of others.  They destroyed economies and people’s lives in many ways, but worst of all, they were willing to kill to perform their task, leaving us with an uncomfortable aftermath as to what to do now.  There isn’t much that culture provides that gives context to the problem.  But there are books that are written, books like The Bodies of Others, that open that door in a healthy way, a way our culture needs.  And they provide context so that we can understand what happened to us and what we have to do about it in the future.  Yet, regardless of the level of experience that there is on this matter, we are compelled to do something about what evil did to visit us during this dark time in history, and it requires us to be bold in what we do next.  Because of the many lives lost in the process and many lives ruined along the way, history will remember most of what the human race did to subdue this vast evil spread through authority figures for the worst reasons that intellect can conceive.  And before that can happen, we must understand it ourselves, and books like The Bodies of Others are the first step in doing that.

Rich Hoffman

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Joe Biden, the Sucker: Being mounted on the trophy wall while he’s still alive

Don’t get me wrong; I have no love for Joe Biden. He’s a scum bag of a person who spent his life being a sleazy loser. He’s a bad dad; just look at his kids, a lousy husband, his goofy wife, a bad person, at his life; he’s a failure at everything he has ever done. Any high office he has ever held, he was put in place by people who were really in power because they knew they could control the compromised old fool, including putting him in the White House the first time to babysit Barack Obama as a radical Democrat born in the living room of the domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers. But I couldn’t help but feel a little sorry for Joe Biden as he spoke on Jimmy Kimmel’s show about winning 81 million votes during the last election. It sounded like he really believed it because people around him told him that, and he wanted to believe it. This after he had just fallen on the stairs again on Air Force One on his way to that show. People might say, “but Joe Biden’s in the White House; he’s very successful.” And the rumors of Joe Biden’s frustration over that very issue are leaking; he’s not happy with what he’s seeing. Nobody listens to him; his handlers constantly correct him in the media. He’s starting to realize what the scam has been all along. It was him, radical progressives with global intentions are setting him up, and they picked Joe because he’s old. After all, he’s compromised, and they knew he would do anything for the title of president, including selling whatever was left of his soul. All he had to do was do what they said, stand where he was instructed, and he’d die being president of the United States and could at least have that to show for his long life as a sell-out. But the trade is now becoming apparent, and he’s starting to worry about it.

It was clear there was something wrong when suddenly, Joe Biden had been polling in the middle of the pack for the Democrat Party just ahead of the South Carolina primary, and Bernie Sanders, the socialist, was still out in front. The Party knew it had to do something; it couldn’t let Bernie Sanders win the nomination. They wanted the platform without the baggage, and there was Joe Biden, a continuation of the Obama White House and a guy with a reputation as a moderate sitting there for the taking. So other Democrats dropped out, deals were made, and the media propped up Joe Biden so that he could suddenly win that South Carolina primary and the rest was history. Biden was told to shut up, sit down, stay in the basement, and the Party would take care of the rest. And by the “party,” we are talking about the “uniparty,” the establishment types connected to the door of the World Economic Forum, the legacy of the Bush family New World Order and the miles of track laid by people like Henry Kissinger for many years to establish the next phase of Beltway, “Georgetown” politics, the long craved reconnection to European aristocracy by an administrative class ran by the United Nations. The big story for “the party” was to get rid of Trump. Biden would just be going along for the ride. But the window was closing quickly; the natives were getting restless in America, especially with all the Covid lockdowns that were going on and continuing through to the election of 2020. They had to move fast! Biden had one job, shut up, sit down, and the “party” would take care of everything. Just stay alive long enough to get rid of Trump and grab the White House for the Democrat Party. Could Joe do that much? Joe was ready to play ball.

Maybe Joe lived longer than they thought he would. But now he’s seeing the writing on the wall. The Biden policies, not written by the Biden White House but by the controllers who control the strings that make the inserted President move, were destroying America right on schedule. The goal was to do it before the next election cycle and to transfer power over to the new governing body, the United Nations, which served as a representative state to the World Economic Forum collection of corporations ready for this new global economy. Joe Biden, as the compromised loser they knew he was, would do anything for the title, including letting them completely sabotage the American way of life with high gas prices, big international wars, food shortages fueled on by destroyed factories, supply chain problems created by policy, and hundreds of other acts of deliberate misconduct meant to destroy America from the inside out. By the time Americans would figure it all out, Joe Biden would be gone due to age, and he would be the fall guy that the history books remembered. He’d be the last American president, so from that perspective, Joe Biden was the obvious pick to win that South Carolina primary and do what Democrats have wanted for a century. But they needed someone they could control more than Bernie Sanders to pull it all off. And they needed someone to take the fall when it was all over, and due to his advanced age, Biden would not be around much longer. The history books are already written to explain it all away. Biden’s policies killed America, and it had to look for survival under the new controls of the United Nations. China held all the debt, so it became the new ruling class of the United Nations model. And that would be it.

Now when Joe Biden looks in the mirror, he sees the sucker the rest of us see. He’s not the same guy talking about kids rubbing his hairy legs or challenging people to pushups. He has been set up to take the fall, and he lived too long to see it explode before he was out of the way. The timing was everything, so his handlers had to destroy the country. At the same time, Biden still sat in the Oval Office, so the blame is happening on his watch as opposed to some aftermath from the funeral of an American President, where sentiment might take away the sting from a sentimental public. No, America hates Joe Biden for all the reasons he was put in place, to draw attention away from the insurgents, the same people who started the Obama White House in the living room of known terrorists. All the Saul Alinsky followers who had been plotting America’s end for many decades. And in live time, on television daily was the compromised carcass of a president being mounted on a trophy wall before he was actually dead. And the end of America was being blamed on him openly. That’s not quite what he signed up for, it’s like becoming a doctor as a heart surgeon, but upon completing medical school, he was told that you have to go clean the toilets. Joe’s value to the ruling class of aristocrats and globalist lovers was that he was so hapless. They would have never put a competent person in office because that would make it harder for them to control. Instead, they needed a hapless fool they could easily manipulate who was too old to live very long, so they could put the blame on his carcass once the deed was done. And when Joe Biden looks in the mirror these days, that’s what he sees, which he doesn’t like.  But, it’s what he signed up for.

Rich Hoffman

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The Arrest of Peter Navarro is Unforgivable: Compliance to a corrupt government is not an option, Revenge is coming

I’m glad to see that Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon are pushing back against the obvious harassment they have had to endure as a result of the bogus January 6th committee in congress, especially after the arrest of Navarro at the airport in front of everyone when it was clear they meant to embarrass him to the furthermost extent they could to make an example of him. Navarro, the author of the excellent book In Trump Time and a member of the Trump White House team regarding trade policy, is a similar target as others have been, such as Roger Stone, where the government, guilty of many crimes of their own, have been seeking to destroy members of the Trump White House to send a message just like mobsters would, that they were not welcome in town, and that if they chose to play in the world, they controlled, the targets would be punished. Well, that’s not how it works in the world, especially not in America. Peter Navarro or nobody else from the Warroom podcast owes the January 6th Committee anything. The Jan. 6th Committee in congress led by Nancy Pelosi and known scandalous characters like Adam Schiff is meant to hide their complicity in election fraud, which is the entire point of why people were upset on January 6th, 2021 anyway.   To talk about anything else is simply harassment and nothing else. The purpose of the Commission and the ridiculous arrest of Peter Navarro is to show the public that the government is in control and that if you step out of line, the power of government will come down on anybody, even against someone who has “executive privilege.” 

Taking the emotion out of the situation is hard because if there’s one thing I can’t stand in the world is a bully. But this behavior indicates that the other side is losing. For those who hear stories like this and get worried, or perhaps worry that the FBI might show up outside your house too and arrest you, understand that the reason for the show of force is because they must cover up their lack of integrity and value. And when you are missing those things, whatever side you represent on a matter is soon to fall. The abuse of government power is meant to hide the lack of validity that the perpetrators actually have. They are very vulnerable to their personal ideology; in other countries where people are much more compliant than Americans, overhanded efforts like what was done to Navarro work. But that’s not going to work in America. They have gotten away with it up to this point because Americans have had a pretty good life and tend to let other people live and let live. But when you mess with their lives and freedoms and put them under some heavy-handed authority, that’s an entirely different matter. A fraction of the population puts compliance ahead of justice 100% of the time, but in the United States, those people are much less common than they are in Europe or Asia. And what the January 6th Commission assumes is that compliance with authority is the priority of most people, which is a terrible miscalculation for them. Fighting back against the tyrannical authority is what is expected, at a minimum, and Peter Navarro, in reaction to what the FBI did to him during the arrest at Reagan International Airport, is doing just that.

To set a precedent for the future, the arrest of Peter Navarro at the airport, rather than at his home as he lives right next to the FBI building in D.C., and strip searching him, putting him in leg irons, in solitary confinement, and using John Hinkley’s cell to do it all—the attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan—was a panicked overreaction to the political conditions of the future. To punch the MAGA movement in the face the way they did only now opens the door to having much worse done to them in the future. The Trump administration tried to work with opposition forces to build more of a team environment, but the SWAMP creatures of D.C. wanted nothing to do with him. Instead, they sought to destroy the Trump presidency by throwing everything they had at him and his staff, Navarro being one of them. And now they are starting to panic because it’s evident that Trump won the 2020 election, the election fraud is being exposed, people do not like Joe Biden, even nonpolitical people, and the fear that Trump will be back is a real terror to these corrupt people. So, they should be worried because they know what they have done. But going so far over the top and arresting Navarro the way they did, knowing that they are only making the other side angrier, looks like a suicide plot more than a harassment effort. But to analyze their situation, they don’t understand how to do anything else but harass people. There is no second strategy. They have top-heavy force and nothing else. That’s the real indicator of their true position.

Any fantasies that the members of the January 6th Commission and their Beltway supporters had about China-style authority control over the population are out of the window. That kind of behavior is not going to work in America. Americans gave those authority figures the benefit of the doubt so long as they stayed out of their lives. But the genuine fear about the January 6th Commission is that people were mad that day; they were angry at election fraud and having their President taken from them. And by arresting Peter Navarro, for no reason at all, only to show they could, they have only ignited more anger. Compliance is not on the minds of these angry people. Everyone has learned some hard lessons over the last several years, as the relationships of many politicians with China have become more commonly known. We saw what the political class wanted to do as authority figures during Covid, which was an artificial pandemic that they are still holding on to; Americans aren’t going to sit around and be pushed by bullies. There will be payback for all this, and as it happens, the aggressors will only have themselves to blame. The election fraud that the January 6th Commission was meant to hide unleashed an anger that, at the time, only a few felt comfortable publically displaying. That anger is real, and even grandma living alone in her house with a shotgun and an old blind dog, is feeling it. They want revenge against this out-of-control government, and they will elect President Trump again to get it. People are counting the days until they can cast a vote against this tyranny, and if that vote is taken too, well, then January 6th will look like kids playing on the playground. The government is not in charge of the people in America. Just because people have been friendly to the government up to this point, it is because they didn’t believe that the government was as corrupt as it obviously is. But now everyone knows better, and the arrest of Peter Navarro only confirms what many have long suspected. And they aren’t going to just sit back and take it. They will fight back, and the other side won’t like the results. 

Rich Hoffman

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Covid Deaths Were Part of the Strategy: An evil so vast that many can’t comprehend it

The difficult thing is to consider the vast level of evil we are dealing with here, to admit to ourselves that the Administrative State, for lack of a better collective term for the mass behavior, is vastly evil in incomprehensive ways and that they purposely have used that audacity to murder people on a global scale. Listening to Dr. Harvey Risch on the Warroom with Steve Bannon, it was the first time a person from the academic side of the discussion admitted in the open something I have been talking about since the beginning. But coming from him, it was shocking.   We weren’t talking about radical conspiracy theorists here; this was one of their own, from the academic viewpoint regarding the actions of the Administrative State and its preservation as an evil entity using Covid-19 as a murder weapon, what many had been thinking about, but had yet consciously admitted it in a news flash kind of way.   This topic was hot recently because of Neomi Wolf’s book, The Bodies of Others which digs into many of the terrible deeds and motives that occurred behind the Health Department’s push to gain administrative control over virtually every person’s life in the world and to ruin those lives as they saw fit. Other books had been out, such as Dr. Peter Breggin’s book, Covid 19 – We are the Prey that had been calling attention to this detrimental problem, but there was some great levity to this interview with Dr. Risch that was the culmination of all this investigation that pointed to just one all-inclusive word, evil. 

This isn’t the kind of information that you’ll find on Fox News or NBC, for that matter. Pharmaceutical companies and their advertising dollars completely control those outlets for the news. So they haven’t covered the biggest story in the history of mankind because they can’t. They are bought and paid for by the vast amounts of money that are behind this evil push to actually kill people to fulfill some global plot of population control. The crazy lunatics of the fringe climate change movement, such as Bill Gates, obviously have no problem with the mass murder of millions of people, and they have hidden that desire behind the invented Covid-19 virus that was created through gain of function by Dr. Fauci’s people in a Chinese lab in Wuhan. The virus was released during a hot election year where the perpetual plot to overthrow President Trump was a key need of the Chinese to avoid the trade war that they were about to undergo, and they didn’t like it. That history we have talked about abundantly, and as bad as it all is, that’s not the worst of it.

According to Dr. Risch, there were discussions of preventing the public from getting access to ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine as a corrective action to the impending Covid-19 as early as 2019. That means that they knew what they were planning to do, much earlier than even the Event 201 in New York that year, where they actually role-played the viral outbreak, which was followed completely just a few months later in February and March of 2020. The medical community was knowingly planning the murder of many thousands of people by denying them the medicine needed to fight Covid once it was released from China because they wanted the shock and awe of the death count to get the attention of the public and change their behavior toward a more favorable climate change public position. Without the deaths, there would be no public outcry for change, so the plan to kill people as part of the decision-making process was a substantial part of their strategy. And the governments of the world played right into their hands. It’s the worst death cult that has ever been unleashed on earth, and it’s every bit as bad as the imagination can support. This explains why all the media outlets were ready to project their death meters on their broadcasts and why so many governors and health departments were all ready to go early in 2020 with the lockdown procedures and the media narrative. While most people were shocked at what was happening, many from the administrative state side of things were ready to kill people to advance their social cause as viewed from the liberal mindset.

We often point to Hitler’s behavior in Germany toward the Jews as an ultimate act of mass murder and evil. But what happened with Covid-19 was far, far worse. Every advertiser in pharma, every government who thought that by killing off people that the earth might be saved from climate change, every scientist looking for funding from Dr. Fauci who knew the plan but kept their mouths shut so not to jeopardize their funding they, all knowingly committed mass murder by giving an innocent population a virus that was made through gain of function, by our own Department of Defense and released by a communist government that wanted desperately to torpedo the Trump presidency and to drive the point home, they needed deaths to get everyone’s attention, so to serve the needs of climate change, a religion for the political left that they are as fanatic over as suicide bombers who kill people in hopes of being greeted by an orgy of virgins in the afterlife. What we just experienced on a global scale is mass insanity from the mind of murderers, and the crime is so big that no government in the world can get its mind around how to deal with the situation. And until recently, nobody could even discuss that evil without sounding like a radical conspiracy theorist. But this is no conspiracy; it’s true and getting worse by the day as we learn more and more about what really happened. As I said initially, the information is getting out, the books are being written, and the guilty parties are being exposed. So far, I think the Robert Kennedy Jr. book The Real Anthony Fauci is the most damning of all the books. But the other books mentioned here tell the story we all need to hear. But there isn’t anything more powerful than hearing from people who were in the know, like that Dr. Risch interview on the Warroom. It’s a stunning revelation that the murder of people due to Covid was pre-planned and considered acceptable. And knowing that, we have to deal with these characters with a new assumption, not that other people always intend good, even if they make vile mistakes, which had been the assumption regarding Covid-19. In a dire situation, people meant well, and mistakes cost lives. No, we are dealing with people more evil than Hitler or any other mass murderer from history. Covid was meant to kill people, and the means to save themselves were denied from a planned beginning by people who clearly had evil intent from the outset. And until we deal with that, the world will continue to be vulnerable to more vile acts even more vicious. This is evil so bad that our minds cannot grasp it, and that evil counts on our lack of ability to conceal itself in our living world, through our news media, through our politics, through our rules and regulations to prey on the innocent and consume our very souls for the maniacal and twisted plans of infamy in some Hellish plot meant to end all mankind, and nothing less.

Rich Hoffman

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The Great H.B. 99 by Thomas Hall: Making schools safe by empowering decentralized security

It’s been in the background for a while; it’s how good legislation is done; H.B. 99 has now passed the general assembly and is headed to Governor DeWine’s desk for signature with a few minor tweaks. And with that signature, Ohio will step into a leadership role in solving the mass shooter problem in public schools. The bill itself was sponsored by Thomas Hall and has become known as the School Safety Bill and will essentially set a roughly 24-hour minimum training limit on allowing teachers and other adults to carry firearms in a public school setting allowing for first responders in the event of mass shootings which are all too frequent these days. Thomas Hall held a press conference for the event on June 2nd, 2022, once the vote had concluded in the senate the day before, to discuss the details, which started well over a year ago. It had been considered controversial by the same types of people who have left schools so vulnerable to attacks by essentially making them gun-free zones, which isn’t practical these days. While school resource officers are always preferred, we have seen that their effectiveness is not always stable, such as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where official police were unsure how to deal with the crisis. The truth of the matter is that security is best when it is decentralized, as is the case with the general practice of concealed carry. Having public schools gun-free zones or limiting security to institutionalized options have not been successful. H.B. 99 creates a decentralized option that is the key to future gun safety everywhere in America. It was the hard work of Thomas Hall in working with a lot of people in Columbus to make it a possibility. 

The best way to think about the situation is to consider a house cat that has been declawed because the owners of the cat do not want the pet to rip holes in the furniture. But then the owner finds the shedding of hair to be something they don’t want to clean up, so they put the cat outside for convenience. That might cut down on the hair inside the home, and the owner thinks they are doing something nice by still keeping the cat as a pet. But it’s the worst thing to do for the poor creature, the cat. Putting a cat outside without any defense is a death sentence for the declawed cat. Without its ability to defend itself, other more aggressive cats will pounce on the creature without mercy. It won’t take long for the declawed cat to be killed by a rival without an ability to defend itself. Sending a declawed cat outside a protected home environment is irresponsible and vicious. The cat owner first destroyed the creature’s ability to protect itself from other cats for the convenience of life in domestic bliss until it was decided that the owner could change their mind. Sending the creature outside without a means to defend itself allowed the owner to feel morally righteous without acknowledging the hostile nature of cats in general.

In 1990 Congress passed the Gun-Free Zones Act that essentially took guns out of public schools, which was equivalent to declawing a cat and putting it outside. Since that ridiculous law for public schools, gun violence has escalated to levels that nobody finds acceptable. Those who pushed for such a law continue to believe that guns should not be in schools or other government establishments and continue to pursue their efforts without reality attached. Gun-free zones have proven to be a menace to all logic by people who essentially value the furniture of public education more than the benefits of the cat under their care. Public schools have evolved into a platform for progressive institutionalism, and within that worldview, there is a desire to remove guns from society in general. That is just as ridiculous as insisting that outside cats in the world treat each other fairly and not try to kill each other over spilled milk and territory. Yet when that system fails to produce the results that liberal politics desires, a maniac and killer often is born, and the next mass shooting occurs. Thomas Hall has some experience with mass shootings; his father was a school resource officer who stopped a mass shooting in Madison schools a few years ago. So that was a case where the extra security worked in favor of the school. But to be successful, the officer must engage the target. Some paid security have shown a tendency to consider under emergency conditions that life is worth more than the paycheck and fleed the scene. It has happened too often in school shootings not to consider mitigating circumstances. 

The best measure for dealing with school shootings, just as it is witnessed in general society, is to put guns in the hands of adults, educators, and even administrators who are most incentivized to fill the need when a crisis arrives. It makes it much harder for potential shooters to block off their targets when they aren’t sure who security is; it could be anybody in the school. With that simple change in dealing with gun violence, a much safer public-school environment is established. Those against guns in public places, particularly schools, are against guns generally and have ideas that society would be better off without them. That is equivalent to the pet owner who does not regard the nature of wildlife outside the home’s safety, where other cats, raccoons, and coyotes will challenge any house cat with violence and worse at every opportunity they have. Guns and violent people are abundant in the world. Uninventing them and the nature of people who would use them to inflict unnecessary harm to others is not an option. Progressive politics simply aren’t considering the nature of violent human beings who fall through the cracks of their overly institutionalized society. They produce a lot of anxious characters, and by having gun-free zones, they leave lots of opportunities to make victims out of the innocent, all to fill an ideology of political nature that is not conducive to existence in general. H.B. 99 is a remedy to that problem and one of the first in the United States to take such a step forward. And under the current language that the legislature has shaped, Governor DeWine is poised to sign it to make it law. We are presently witnessing a complete degradation of institutionalism in general, specifically with the Biden administration’s problems publicly on all fronts. And the aggressive characters who linger in the world at the edges of sanity have been empowered to act in maniacal ways. Kids cannot be left vulnerable to these failures, so action is needed by our political order and society, in general, to bring real solutions to the matter. Teachers who are willing to take the 24 hours minimum course to carry a gun in the schools and be first responders to the next mass shooting are those most inspired to use those skills in a crisis situation. To be part of a decentralized solution is the best way a teacher can make their classroom environment safer and make it harder for a potential aggressive personality to exploit a weakness that otherwise might provoke them to action. The surest way to inspire that potential for violence is to make the target defenseless, which is what the 1990 Gun-Free Zone Act did. Correcting that mistake is the task of our times and the efforts of great legislation produced by Thomas Hall and the Ohio legislature. 

Rich Hoffman

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Elon Musk Voting for Republicans: There is no way an intelligent person can support Democrats for anything

The sudden shock of Elon Musk saying that he is now a Republican or that he’ll vote Republican in the upcoming midterms is not a surprise. Actually, as a guy now in his 50s, he’s right on course for where many people arrive during their lives if they have reasonable intelligence. You really can’t be an intelligent person and be a Democrat. It’s impossible to reconcile intelligence with liberalism. Liberalism is a feeling not founded in logic, so anybody who has some level of intelligence will eventually figure out that liberal ideas are ridiculously stupid. Elon Musk has tried to make liberal ideas work. He was successful young and enjoyed the company of idealistic young people. He even smoked pot on the Joe Rogan podcast. But he has never been good with the Biden administration. Biden wants electric cars with massive government infrastructure. Musk has built several companies that are very independent of government influence, even if he did take government subsidies to start those companies. Ultimately, Musk has learned a hard lesson in life that the government wants to run private industry and their means to do that is always through labor unions under the protection of the Department of Labor. So the Biden administration has targeted Tesla with its wrath to protect their own investment into Ford and General Motors, hoping to use high gas prices to drive consumers to buy those dumb electric cars, the fancy golf carts. Tesla was the first, but the government wants them and Elon Musk out of the way because Musk won’t allow unions to run his shops, and a hard lesson has been learned that has caused the billionaire to look to Republicans for sanity.

This path that Musk is on, a gradual conversion over to Republican thought, isn’t new. Ronald Reagan went on a similar track. So did Donald Trump. There are lots of people who used to be Democrats who get to their 40s and 50s and life and realize that Democrats are takers, looters, and every kind of parasite that you can imagine. And they grow up and away from liberalism and become more conservative as they get older. Musk has been saying that he has stayed the same but that the political spectrum has moved radically to the left, which is true to a certain extent. The political left we see today is what I have been saying for decades was always beneath the surface.

But additionally, there comes a time when you realize that doing business with Democrats is impossible unless you give over everything you own to their view of collectivism. With Musk doing so well with Tesla and SpaceX, it’s clear that he will not be able to control those companies and still continue to vote as a Democrat. The illusion that Democrats are anything but professional looters in the world comes to anybody who lives long enough to reconcile reality. You hear a lot of Democrats who become Republicans. But you don’t see a lot of Republicans turning into Democrats. When you look at an electoral map of America, there aren’t many Democrat blue areas. There are massive groups of dependents made that way due to Democrat socialism, but people generally don’t choose to penalize themselves with liberal ideas. That is another reason why Democrats are always looking for young people and illegal immigrants to keep their political base intact. Democrats need people without much life experience or understanding of the American way of life to buy into their collectivist political philosophies because they lose many of their members to Republicans, especially later in life. For Democrats, the political game is just smoke and mirrors. 

Musk’s journey was inevitable. Traditional conservatives may not want to let Musk have a seat at the table due to his beliefs in transhumanism and non-Biblical thoughts. But in the world of ideas, all conservatives have some basic concepts in common, the understanding that government doesn’t make jobs. It simply loots off what others do create. For Musk, there is no way to go to Mars and have a human race that moves into space to live. No socialist community on Mars will be successful, so when you look at things like that, the only way to fulfill Elon Musk’s dreams of going to space and living on Mars is to embrace capitalism aggressively because there is no other way to start a prosperous society or to maintain it without capitalism. All the variations of Karl Marx’s philosophy were always rooted in failure, which is to say all of the modern Democrat party and anybody in the world who calls themselves a progressive. Many people go to college and learn a liberal education. They do all the dumb liberal stuff like party too much and listen to all the wrong kinds of music. They try to dedicate their lives to altruism. But once those people start having families and those families grow up, it becomes quite apparent to most intelligent people that Democrats are the wrong way to go, and they gradually turn into Republicans. I would go so far as to say that you cannot call yourself smart and not be a Republican. It’s not a matter of team politics; it’s simple logic. A person’s journey along a political spectrum is driven by what works in the world and what doesn’t. 

The contrasts between a Trump presidency and now the Biden mess will produce many more Elon Musk types who used to walk the fence between liberals and conservatives. I never liked the murky middle because it allows the looters of the world to hide among the good and hard working. Liberals are like the water boy on a football team that wins the Super Bowl. They get to be part of a winning team without doing much work at actually producing a win. Liberals suck the life out of everything they do, and when you build great companies like Elon Musk has, who are doing great things in the world, the problem moves from cosmetic lip service to liberalism to downright hatred.   Especially when you are the first to actually make electric cars to make all the environmental climate change fanatics happy, only to be shoved out of the market because the local labor union isn’t running the management of your company, once you realize how the game is played and what Democrats actually stand for, there is no way a reasonable person could call themselves one. I watched Donald Trump go through the same basic trajectory in his life. When he was doing The Apprentice for NBC, he was much like Musk, playing on the liberal side of things. But Trump married a conservative woman who pulled him in the right direction, and over time, during his marriage, he had no choice but to move toward the Republican Party. Many people were like Trump and Musk; they might be fiscally conservative but socially liberal. However, life has a way of demanding that fiscal and social policy must be aligned; there is no way to cheat the system. You can’t behave like a liberal at a dinner party and still run great companies, or a great country, or even raise a good family. You have to be conservative to do things well in life, which means that those who want to do well must become Republicans. Elon Musk is a smart guy and, late in life, has figured out the obvious. So it’s no miracle that he’s planning to vote Republican. And behind him are a whole lot of other people too, who have come to the same conclusions. They always do.   

Rich Hoffman

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One of the Biggest Challenges in Politics: Political groupies

I’m not the guy to talk to about cooking meat on the grill or sports statistics. Small talk to me is like getting stuck in the mud, and I hate it. And every time there is a holiday where typically there is a lot of small talk, I’m miserable in those circumstances. Normal stuff is the most boring kind of stuff to how I think about things. I appreciate it for the “life stuff” that it is, but I personally don’t like doing it.   What I do like talking about is how to save the world. If it’s a big all-encompassing topic, well, then I do like to talk about it. And because of that trait, I tend to know many people who are trying to save the world from their own particular view of it. That puts me in contact with many people who spend their time in leadership positions, especially in politics. As people who know me most understand, I have very specific rules for leadership that I apply to the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week for everything. There isn’t a minute in any day where I’m not thinking about leadership and how it can be used to make the world a better place, professionally, politically, or privately. Each week I speak to many hundreds of people, all of them in some leadership role. And there is a particular problem that they all have that never really gets talked about, no matter if the position is a political one or a professional capacity. The issues are always the same. I call their specific problem the “political groupies” that often loom in the background and seek to live through a leader because, for whatever reasons, they don’t feel comfortable in those roles themselves. Still, they want the prestige of such roles for lots of personal reasons. 

One of the hardest things for a politician to do is make that transition from an ordinary person to a public persona. To move from campaign mode into an actual leadership role without tossing away all the promises that were made to the public. Many political figures assume that they are two different things and that what goes on in campaigns isn’t practical for the actual leadership once the work begins. They end up split in many ways between campaign mode, which includes fundraising, and the business of consensus building to get votes. What ends up giving politicians a bad name is when they find that transition impossible to negotiate.

On the one hand, they have to put on a show for their donors, the people who actually go to the polls to vote, and the daily grind of whatever job they are doing. It reminds me a lot of a rock band where the sexy stuff is on stage where all the action happens, but most of the time, the business of writing music, getting good at performing on stage, and life between the gigs can be monotonous. Rock bands that are most famous often turn to drugs and other forms of personal abuse to reconcile their emotional swings. Politics is a lot of the same kind of challenge, but it usually doesn’t get viewed that way, which maybe it should. Building up the brand of a public persona is part of political life. And not losing yourself in that role is very difficult for most people. At best, it’s hard. Especially when there are people who come along with the political figures, and they help with the campaigns, they put out yard signs, donate money, and work behind the scenes in ways that may be helpful, but the emotional aspects of those friendships are often like an anchor to the public official. Anchors are great if you want to stand still in the middle of the ocean. But they aren’t so good if you need to move fast and dynamically react to the world. 

In all forms of leadership, I have a policy of hands-off. I will seek out leaders, but once they are in a position to lead, I give them full autonomy. The worst thing that could be done to such people is to undermine them with micromanagement. They need to think for themselves. For instance, out of those hundreds of people who I speak to every week, I do not give them my opinion on what I think they should or should not be doing. I will offer advice if they want it, but part of the reason you want to help put leaders in place is so they can lead. And micromanaging is not leading. Micromanaging is trying to live through other people because there is something in the micromanager that wants the glory of leadership without the responsibility of actually doing it. I call those types of people political groupies. They are like the groupies that you find in rock bands; they like to tell people in the audience that they are with the band, that they know what song they will play next, and in that way, they might get to be famous too, without the burden of actually being on stage and the pressure that comes with it. Many political figures have to learn that interacting with people in the audience is different. They don’t want someone who will respond to social media; they expect some representation of the brand that was created during the campaign to represent their interests at all times and having too personal of a relationship with the world violates the unsaid aspects of leadership that are so important. Being too accessible destroys the illusions of leadership that most people want to have. And what the groupies often do that is unintentional is that they act as a bridge between the theatrical role of the leadership position and the normal meat grilling audience who are always looking for leadership in everything they do in life. 

I personally like to help leadership birth its way into existence through people. If there are doctors out there who want to deliver babies into the world, I would best see myself who is the doctor who delivers leadership. But once they are born, I do not make it my mission to tell those lives how to live. To tell them how to be leaders. To do so is to erode away the validity of their own existence and rob them of the joys that do come from leadership. Often it’s not the various lobbyists who end up causing so much corruption among political figures; it’s the friends and tag-alongs who come with a candidate who holds back the fruits of leadership most because its impossible to take them on the complete journey, especially when it comes to building up the personal brand of the leader and maintaining that brand through all public interactions. It’s a balancing act that doesn’t get a lot of attention under any psychological scrutiny, but it is one of the most common frustrations that occur in political leadership roles. It’s a manageable condition, and there are ways that everyone can come away as part of the success story. And it’s worth doing when it all comes together. But it isn’t easy by a long shot. 

Rich Hoffman

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