Lori’s Roadhouse in West Chester: Mark Welch, the Superstar of Politics

Government is Best when it Gets out of the Way

As I listened to Mark Welch speak at a special fundraiser preview event at the new honky-tonk in West Chester called Lori’s Roadhouse, I couldn’t help but think that government is good, at least in West Chester.  When I say honky-tonk, I’m not talking about the old days of Gilley’s in Pasadena, Texas, where Urban Cowboy took place.  This place in West Chester is more like the modern Gilley’s in Las Vegas, very nicely put together luxuriously.  There is nothing cheap about it; it’s an ample space to host very large national talent for concerts. It’s something special for the Cincinnati area, and it’s great to see it located in West Chester, Ohio.  It’s not by accident.  The endeavor is a combination of great government that pushed out of the way as much nonsense as possible so that the dream of Greg and Lori Fisher could put all their great efforts into creating such a wonderful venue. I’ve been to places like Lori’s Roadhouse in parts of the country far away from Cincinnati.  But the moment I stepped into Mark’s fundraiser and saw what the owners were up to, I was enchanted.  There wasn’t a better way to show why Mark Welch should be re-elected as trustee of West Chester.  It’s not so much what an elected official can do for a project like Lori’s Roadhouse, but what kind of nonsense Mark can remove from the Fishers to let their creative input do the great work of creating such a wonderful place. 

Mark Welch and one of the owners, Lori Fisher herself

I view business as a creative enterprise, and I deeply respect people who go out on a limb and build new things that contribute to an economy.  Something like Lori’s Roadhouse is one of those things that adds to the many other things there are to do in West Chester.  There are so many options, and a lot of the reason is that the government has been small enough not to crush the hopes and dreams of entrepreneurs along the way.  It is hard enough to come up with an idea and then fund it with seed money.  It’s quite another to deal with politicians and other bureaucrats who embed themselves into the system to make a molehill of regulation into mountains for their benefit.  Usually, projects like Lori’s Roadhouse would be crushed before a business plan could ever be conducted because of politics.  I can think of hundreds, if not thousands of places around the country where a place like Lori’s Roadhouse would do well.  But, the politics of those areas would prohibit the dream from becoming a reality. 

Mark Welch and his wife Karen
Mark Welch doing what he does, being a celebrity politician

I had a chance to talk to Lori and her husband Greg Fisher quite a lot which was nice.  It was busy at the fundraiser, and I wasn’t sure if I’d get the chance.  As it turned out, Lori is the perfect front lady for such a place. She’s very friendly and optimistic, a fun personality which a place like that needs.  She told me she usually likes to work behind the scenes, but I can see why her name is on the place.  It deserves to have her name on the place.  Then there is her husband Greg, who had just spent months and months working out every little detail of this spectacular venue.  The food was great.  The bar was full.  The bathrooms are designed to still look good after lots and lots of drinking.  There is plenty of space for the men and women to have their dignity and get back to the action of live country music, a sports bar setting in much of the place, but a vast stage and dance hall area complete with VIP booths.  It was all top class, and the acoustics were fabulous as personally supervised by Greg.  As he ran down the list of all the elements of the place, it was apparent, he had a genuine love for the work, and I was happy to see it. That’s where someone like Mark Welch comes into these kinds of things.  Mark had worked in the background ever so subtly to help take away the burden of government from the Fishers so they could focus on the important stuff. Like securing the millions of dollars a place like that would cost and building a reputation that would bring in the big acts from all over the country.  A modern Gilley’s, but I would say better and with more class.  Something specific to West Chester. 

Lori and her Husband Greg Fisher, a dream come true in West Chester

TC Rogers was there; he is one of the commissioners of Butler County, where some of the legacy zoning issues made the project hard to get moving.  But at least West Chester didn’t do as other places do and compound the problem.  There were a lot of big-name politicians at Mark’s event, which was a good way to open a good American testament to goodness that Lori’s Roadhouse was offering.  It was undoubtedly a place anybody could enjoy, but country music, big leather boots, and cowboy hats draw a certain kind of political flavor, and it was on full display.  I had just returned from Jackson, Wyoming, where they have a similar high-class flair to their country background.  They have some very classy honky-tonk types of places there, but Lori’s Roadhouse was far better.  It looked and felt like something right out of Music City, Nashville.  It was unapologetically American for sure.  It had the kind of swagger that I had just been bragging about that I saw at a Cody, Wyoming rodeo.  They were similar in their boot-kicking display of Americana and a tip of the cowboy hat to great family tradition. 

Lori’s Roadhouse in West Chester, a super cool place of Americana and family friendly entertainment
Mark Welch Gets It! No Income Tax!!!!!

The community will have an option not just for the concerts but for a place to stop by after work, have a few drinks, and talk to people in the community; Lori’s Roadhouse will be a real treasure.  It’s not fair to give Mark so much credit because the Fishers did all the work along with their crews.  But I have to give Mark and the trustees credit for not getting in the way, and Mark specifically for helping where he could make the process of dealing with the government not such a challenging endeavor.  I had to smile a bit to myself as I listened to Greg and Lori talk about their new place because I have heard so many hundreds of stories over the years from people who never get things like this launched into reality.  And they had managed to do it. Usually, what ends up happening is the life gets sucked out of a project like this by all the rules and regulations of government.  It’s not often where a dream comes close to the original vision, and in the case of Lori’s Roadhouse, it’s easy to see the dream of the owners as they intended it to be, and that is the result of good government that knows when to help and when to get out of the way.  Often the skill of politicians is in knowing when not to be part of the problem, but in being part of the solution.  And when they figure that much out, great things like Lori’s Roadhouse happens.  And I am very excited about the results. 

TC Rogers, Commissioner of Butler County with the Owners of Lori’s Roadhouse

Rich Hoffman

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The Case for Voting Todd Minniear to Liberty Township Trustee: Where real leadership has been needed as opposed to rubber stamping comprehensive plans

Todd Minniear for Liberty Township Trustee

The trustee race in Liberty Township, Ohio, is interesting because it allows for an advanced discussion of politics that hasn’t been available to us.  On the one hand, there is an incumbent who is a decent Republican, Tom Farrell. He’s offering the status quo rubber stamp on the comprehensive plan so that investors won’t have to worry about unnecessary changes in government to ruin their forecasts.  I understand those problems and can see why stability there would be much desired by many people.  Then there is Buck Rumpke, a hard-working guy from zoning who wants to work with Farrell to continue implementing the Liberty Township comprehensive plan essentially.  I would argue that such a goal is filled with peril because those comprehensive plans are usually written by liberals hired to write them. They essentially reflect the exact phrasing of what the United Nations 2030 plans sound like and are filled with many green energy code words, which, if you peel that back, lead to global communism.  Tom and Buck certainly aren’t communists, but they aren’t exactly the kind of people who are intellectually curious about significant, international matters either.  They know what they know and stay in their lane, which is excellent if you want followers.  But in providing leadership, not so much. 

Where many communities can’t afford to debate about levels of conservative policymaking, I see in Liberty a unique situation.  I like Tom, I like Buck, but in listening to them talk, I’m always looking for more from a leadership standpoint, especially after what we know now after the 2020 election year.  Priorities certainly shifted, which is a point I will make for what I think is the best consideration for trustee in Liberty Township in Todd Minniear.  I remember well the challenges that Senator George Lang had back when he was a trustee in West Chester when he worked to challenge the comprehensive plan there and the debates about the library that were a big deal then.  George handled things well, there were times when deviating from the plan made sense, and the debates were healthy.  In Liberty Township, the attitude has pretty much been, follow the plan, and that has made the politics of Liberty Township much less attractive. The problems that we are now facing are even more predictable. 

For instance, Todd Minniear talks about it all the time, to encourage more growth in Liberty Township, which is landlocked for the most part, the comprehensive plan advocates for more high-density dwellings, such as apartments like the ones that were approved by zoning to go along with the new Costco development.  Now for the record, I love the idea of the Costco development, and I love Liberty Center.  There is a lot of good that comes from those developments.  Much better than bad.  But Todd is not wrong when he says that apartment dwellings are bad for Liberty Township because it cheapens everything.  They don’t pay for themselves in value and what you end up with is a bunch of voters who have no real ownership in their properties making decisions for the rest of us.  Apartments are a super bad idea in that context.  But, apartments are part of that United Nations comprehensive plan that I mentioned, and that is the problem with following those plans without questioning the reasoning.  The goal of the greenie crowd is to stack people on top of each other and make the world need less cars.  So sidewalks and integrated developments are the wave of the future from the United Nations’ standpoint.  Ownership of private property is something they intend to phase out.  When Todd speaks out against apartment construction, it’s not because he’s anti-development.  But he gets the eventual depletion in value that they create. 

Also, what comes up often in such debates is what to do with the great shopping and living development of Liberty Center. It’s a struggling development that started with high hopes. I’m a huge fan of the development, and yes, they are in need of a tax bailout.  I am usually a person who is against bailouts of any kind. However, much of the cause of Liberty Center’s troubles came from the government, specifically Governor Mike DeWine.  When Liberty Center was built, it was already a challenge for brick and mortar stores to make investments there, given Amazon’s impact and other online stores have provided to the market.  But given the wealth of Liberty Township, the risk was worth it, and it turned out to be a significant development.  It still is in every respect.  However, when Mike DeWine shut down the state’s economy over Covid, it directly hit every kind of brick and mortar store, and Liberty Center was struck at a critical time in its business cycle.  Now, to their credit and the credit of Liberty Township shoppers, many businesses at Liberty Center have managed to stick around.  The movie theater is still open.  The restaurants have survived mainly.  There is a lot of good to talk about.  But to give an example, my wife wanted to take one of our grandchildren to the playground there the other day, and it was still closed due to liability concerns over Covid.  So things have not resumed to normal even after the pandemic, which directly impacts the flow of shoppers to the complex.  When you can’t just go and have fun but still must deal with Covid rules, shoppers are more inclined to stay home and shop online.  Now, was that part of the United Nations comprehensive plan?  Of course not.  The developers of Liberty Township followed all the sustainability rules.  But, the government changed the rules. 

This is where a person like Todd Minniear would shine as a trustee because he is an advocate of the great book The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates, which professes that leadership has an obligation to question the authority of any higher authority.  An example would be the Biden executive order on vaccine mandates or Biden’s orders to shut down businesses to Covid rules.  Todd, in fact, during Covid challenged the DeWine administration and won in court, so he is the only candidate who has been successful in challenging higher authorities based on Constitutional law.  And when it came to helping places like Liberty Center during Covid, they sure could have used Todd Miinniear as a trustee during the Covid shutdowns because it might have helped them not take such a hit for which they now need a bailout.  Looking back on how things should have been handled with Governor Mike DeWine, before the legislature eventually took away his authoritarian mandates under emergency protocols, there needed to be many more politicians like Todd Minniear in place to protect businesses and residents from unnecessary pain.   Liberty Center is an obvious example, but the actual costs to Ohio are still incalculable.  To get an opportunity to get a talented person like Todd onto a board of trustees is unique.  It would be a shame to pass it up. 

After a recent debate among the Liberty and West Chester Trustees, I listened to Ann Becker debate The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates with Todd.  Ann Becker is a trustee in West Chester, and I’ve known her for a long time and respect her.  She isn’t a fan of the book, so it was a great talk between her and Todd over the philosophy of a trustee’s role under such conditions.  We may not have had that discussion before Covid because nobody would have ever thought a governor like DeWine would ever try to shut down an economy.  But now that we’ve seen the teeth of government, especially at the state and federal level, such debates have a lot more validity.  I decided Todd Minniear was the absolute best candidate for Liberty Township Trustee after listening to this friendly debate.  Ann is a smart cookie, and Todd could answer all her questions quickly and effectively with the actual state revised code he had on hand. He’s such a great mind; it would be a shame not to use it fully since he’s offering it as a public servant.  And I am very, very excited to vote for him for all these reasons and more.   We live in a time where we need politicians to do more than just rubber stamp pre-written comprehensive plans.  Sometimes we need politicians to challenge those plans, but most of all, we need leadership, even when abuses of authority come from higher offices like presidents and governors.  Todd Minniear is the only candidate I know who has a proven track record of success in doing this, and for the future of Liberty Township, we will need a lot more of that than what we’ve had in the past.

Rich Hoffman

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It’s Time to Make January 6th a National Holiday: Standing up to tyranny is a good thing that should be celebrated

Make January 6th a National Holiday

There are all kinds of ways to fight and defeat an opponent.  And that is precisely what we are experiencing in America; it’s not a fight so much between liberals and conservatives, but sovereignty over global order.  Corporations want that international order because it makes it easier for their lazy minds to plan.  Suppose the whole world is under one type of government. In that case, it dramatically simplifies operating in all those different countries if the United Nations is calling the shots, instead of The United States doing this or China doing that.  The corporate push to stabilize government systems, even toward communism, is very attractive to large corporations, which is why we have seen so much wokeness in America recently.  The fight has been to defeat sovereign Americans, rip it down, get rid of the flag, singing the National Anthem, history, all things that would remind Americans of their good past.  Then to rebuild it all back up under a United Nations type of world view.  This is certainly a commitment of the Biden administration.  Recently he announced that he was going to invite the United Nations to critic America on racism.  The same kind of tampering goes on with climate change.  We are being introduced to a new way of thinking globally, not domestically.  The corporate world wants to deliver to the United Nations a change state intact for its products.  But without the connection to American history.  And what we do know of American history, it should be an embarrassment about slavery, Indians, and the evils of capitalism.   

They don’t want to crush us into destruction.  They want to rebuild us into their desired consumer.  So with that in mind, you can see why election fraud occurred, and Trump was removed from office.  He told the United Nations that he would always put America First. Of course, every corporation that had already invested in the global change couldn’t have that.  They were too far down the rabbit hole to turn back by 2016 and 2017.  The machine was well in motion, even at Disney.  Most of America’s corporations had sold out and invested in the new global way of seeing the world.  We were told that even at our local zoning meetings.  It was too late to change back to the way things were.  Covid was created in the Wuhan lab in China by Dr. Fauci’s NIH people working with Bill Gates and several other progressive investors to use the virus the way it had been planned at Event 201 in New York, to create a Great Reset all across the world and a Build Back Better plan that only communists would find attractive.  This leads to our present problems that are blowing up in the insurgents’ face because Covid failed to spark a Great Reset in America.  It has worked in places where the government is most active, like public schools and government buildings.  But the American people haven’t fallen for it, which has created a lot of alarm among the globalists—the UN members who desperately want global socialism and the corporations who have already invested in that reality. 

For the globalists, the game was over on Election Night 2020; on November 3rd, they had done what they could and found 45,000 votes to put Biden over the top in the critical states for an electoral college victory.  The corporate media had sat on the Biden laptop October surprise, which easily impacted enough votes to flip the election from Trump to Biden.  Later even Democrats admitted that they would have voted differently if they had known what was on the Biden laptop and how it connected to China.  But all these crimes were committed behind a veil of Covid safety, giving a cover story unlike anything in the history of the world, and nobody was worried about ever getting caught.  Later, through state audits, we would discover that the political left and their corporate supporters went into a frenzy on election night, cheating in many uncoordinated ways, especially once the Vegas oddsmakers had called for Trump around 9 PM.  At that point, five states stopped counting, and in desperation, Democrats found the votes Biden needed. Still, it would take over a week after the election to make it happen to commit all kinds of crimes along the way, such as not letting observers witness the count.  Laws were being broken, an election was being stolen, and the globalists were daring us to make an aggressive move.  The threats were getting pretty rough.

When it came time to certify the election around January 6th, there were a lot of people who could see that things were wrong and they weren’t going to stand for it.  Some of them showed up at the Capitol in Washington D.C. to show their anger and protest.  Maybe they were baited by the FBI.  It doesn’t matter; what matters is that looking back, many of those people were right to question the election.  And what they did by occupying the Capitol was a proper thing to do.  It shouldn’t have turned to violence, but then again, election fraud shouldn’t have happened.  Our government should not have sold out to the global forces pushing for socialism under the umbrella of the United Nations.   People had a right to be upset about it.  It certainly wasn’t the worst thing that ever happened in our country.   Looking back on it, maybe it was one of the best.  In hindsight, it makes a lot more sense now.  It’s good to know that at least some people weren’t going to be suckered into our country’s theft and were willing to show up to do something about it. 

For that reason, I will start celebrating each year’s January 6th as a kind of Independence Day. I’ll buy fireworks and fly my flags to remember a modern instance where tyranny had to be fought and that some people showed up to meet it at the people’s house.  The fact that the government has unfairly prosecuted participants at that January 6th event only confirms what they are trying to hide.  When a government becomes abusive, especially when they are guilty of doing wrong, you know a replacement government is needed.  When they are holding people in solitary confinement when radical billionaires like George Soros are running around free, you know the system is not working on behalf of the American people.  But as I said, that was part of the plan, to separate us from our past, of our history.  Of our notion of sovereignty.  That is why we have current open borders so that our idea of America can be destroyed. We can be rebuilt under the control of the United Nations and the sustainability plans that they come up with at these climate conferences.  At the time, I didn’t see anything wrong with the protests of angry voters at the Capitol building on January 6th.  I thought it was healthy for politicians to see what might happen if they got caught double-crossing the American people, which they had.  I thought they were getting off easy and that a bit of protest with some broken windows was a fair warning.  Because of the crime, the collaboration with China over creating Covid-19 and using it to cheat an election to put in Joe Biden by corporate controllers was an unforgivable crime.  It was treason of the highest order, and we should celebrate that there are still people in America willing to stand up for the law, which is what they did on January 6th

Rich Hoffman

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Meeting Timothy Zahn: How Comic-Cons predict the future of politics

Predicting the Future by Going to Comic Cons

It’s no different from predicting the weather or an upcoming earthquake.  Some measurements are quite scientific that can be used to measure cultural ability and political sentiment.  For me, those measurements don’t come from the nightly news cycles or the hours of daily talk radio and podcasts, but I learn a lot from places like comic book stores and Comic Cons, such as the one they recently had in Cincinnati during September of 2021.  My daughter is a well-respected artist, and she was at that show and invited me to come on her opening day to help out, which I love to do.  It exposes me to different kinds of people where my age group is not well represented.  Most of the Cincinnati Comic-Con of 2021 were in the 20 to 30-year range.  Last year the event was canceled due to Covid, so I wasn’t sure what we would see.  Happily, the event was a great success, well attended, and there were lots of great costumes elaborately displayed, which I think is wonderful to see.  Mythology at work, where ideas work in people’s minds driving to manifest some form of reality.  From the mind of fantasy to the existence of at least a costume.  When I see that, it tells me that the participants recognize something in these fantasy stories that are attractive to them and care enough about those things to make them into reality.  As I think about the world and the problems that we have in it presently, many of the people in a comic con are at least doing the first step in solving those problems, recognizing that there is one.  Now their recognition may not be rooted in a realistic solution, but the first step in situation solving of any kind is in seeking alternatives to the present reality.  If the world is messed up and these people find comfort in fantasy, well, that says something to me, and I discovered that the Cincinnati Comic Con environment is full of great young minds looking for something positive in their lives.

I have written extensively about Star Wars in the past and how the future progressive problems for the political class currently at work in the world would fall apart.  The latest trilogy of films that have upset Star Wars fans is a perfect barometer for how progressive woke policies are destined to be destroyed in the coming years, especially in the United States.  The America First movement will only pick up steam. The Disney strategy of seeking market expansion in places like China and other places in the world was already showing signs of falling apart before Covid hitting in 2020, paving the way for the United Nations Great Reset.  People, the kind of people who go to Comic Cons, see through a lot of the nonsense.  They don’t care if Disney sells its products to China or some other communist country.  But if they screw around with characters and make them political, well, then there will be trouble.  When Disney and Kathy Kennedy at Lucasfilm decided to kill off Han Solo in the first movie of the new trilogy, they wanted to kill off toxic masculinity and put in his place a girl.  That didn’t go over too well, to replace the gunslinger of space and replace him with a person who had no idea who her parents were and what her job was.  The mistake of Disney to erase the Star Wars past and replace it with some woke, warless future wasn’t going over well with fans.  And they rejected Star Wars sending the studios into a frenzy trying to repair the damage.  Because ultimately, that’s what it always comes down to.  That will undoubtedly be the case in the world regarding electric cars, windmills, health care, and taxes.  Progressive intentions might sound good in an academic setting, but people ultimately decide what they want when it comes to reality. 

A few booths down from where my daughter was, I could see the great Star Wars author Timothy Zahn signing books, all of which I’ve read.  He had his latest book, which I hadn’t yet, book II of the Thrawn Ascendency series, so I went down there to speak with him and talk to him a bit.  It was a rare opportunity, and I couldn’t pass it up.  Now Timothy Zahn is a great guy and a great ambassador for the Star Wars brand with Lucasfilm and Disney, so I’m not going to reveal the contents of our discussion. He’s the creator of the expanded universe.  He started the novel-writing after the movie Return of the Jedi, so I had to ask him how he felt about Disney coming in and screwing it all up by changing the entire story with their dumb movie The Force Awakens.  But I’ve read his Thrawn books since then, and I know where he’s going with this recent series, and after talking to him at the Cincinnati Comic-Con, I am just glad that he’s out there. He’s a great dude, and he and some others now at Lucasfilm with Kathy Kennedy, now pushed into the background, are going to fix up Star Wars and win back their fans.  Listening to him talk only confirmed what I had said about everything 5 or 6 years ago.  And here it was, all happening, just as I said it would.  Zahn held his nose like a lot of people do when they work for big corporations.  I know many people who work at Disney; some are very dear friends who have done the same.  But what I know and have known, which these people suspected also, is that they’d wait out the storm until the corporations learned their lesson and had to adjust to the market conditions. 

Globally, the political hacks think they are in charge and utilize various methods of communism and socialism to regulate all existence.  But when I go to events like these comic cons, it just reminds me that the mind of humankind is still in charge.  The kinds of things people decide to spend their money on and the type of stories they find attractive still indicate what the rest of the world will do.  For instance, even with all their woke corporate policies and insults to Uncle Walt and his frontier America, Disney bent the companies back to facilitate communist China.  But when Disney tried to release their new Marvel movie Shang-Chi to China, the communist country turned them down.  Disney has gone way out of its way to appease China, even sticking Asian characters into Star Wars not because they needed to be but because Disney was sucking up to China.  Well, China sees the wave of the world, and they know that they are in trouble for their part in manufacturing the Covid crises and election fraud, and they are lashing out.  And Disney is the one getting slapped.  Was it worth nearly ruining Star Wars to get a communist government to play nice?  Well, Disney learned too late.  Their actual audience is in America, and they need to cater to that audience.  As I was talking to Timothy Zahn, I saw many Star Wars characters coming up to him looking for an autograph.  I even saw Mara Jade.  But you know what I didn’t see.  Nobody was dressing up as Rose, the Asian girl from The Last Jedi.  The movie that Star Wars fans hate.   What is evident at these kinds of events is that the rest of the world will follow politically.  And the direction will not be toward more totalitarianism.  But to freedom, justice, and the American way. 

Rich Hoffman

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The World Bet Against America: What Edward Abilene and other socialists never figured out

The World Bet Against America, Bad Decision

Another reason I felt I had to write The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business is because many people consider America a great place, but they don’t understand why.  I thought I had always understood its essence, but how its evolution played out on the world stage leading up to some of the monstrosities we see in our current events, people didn’t have the proper context to grasp what was happening.  To write the book, I needed to visit some places to confirm my thoughts, and one of them was the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.  I was after the essence as to what made America tick, and to get there; I needed to step back to before the progressive era and into the end of the reign of Queen Victoria to put my finger on it.  I would say that I discovered what I needed to, not just at the Buffalo Bill Center. Still, I visited along the way in many places, including the area where Wild Bill Hickok was shot in Deadwood and exploring the reasons for the murder, which is compelling.  For me, these events told the story of today, how we got here and what was wrong with it.  These discoveries certainly made it into my book, a unique collection of thoughts about American business and why they so quickly outwork other industries in the world.  And why there is so much global jealousy toward America.  It’s not something we did, but instead, it’s that we left the world behind, and like a jealous lover, they can’t get over it.  Well, I can say that the Buffalo Bill Center of the West gets it, and I honestly think that all youth in America should go there and study.  It would do them a whole lot more good than in going to their first year of college.  The same holds for all Americans and people worldwide who make the pilgrimage to that Center to touch the essence of Americana as Buffalo Bill showed it to the world at the turn of the last century. 

I always warn my kids about Liberal Springs (Yellow Springs, Ohio) because Antioch College is such a liberal institution that attracts all the dope-smoking hippies and other progressive degenerates.  It’s one of the most liberal areas in all of Ohio, made that way by the college that has been there for so long.  Most Americans have been made to feel guilty for passing judgment on a place of higher education, that is until recently.  But in the case of Yellow Springs, they would have saved themselves a lot of pain if they had been willing to call bad, bad from the beginning.  One of my daughters and her husband wanted to go up to Clifton Gorge to hike, and to get there; they stopped by Yellow Springs to get a Coke.  Because my daughter wasn’t wearing a Covid compliance mask, the server there refused to serve her and wanted her to leave.  After some dispute, my daughter went to McDonald’s next door to get her Coke, and they proceeded to hike at the Gorge.  While there, resting on a rock along the trail, a mall cop type of park ranger wanted to give them a citation for getting off the path by a few feet.  After more debate, they were told to leave.  The area of Yellow Springs had heard the Biden dog whistle and was moving toward full authoritarian, the kind of world liberals want for all of us.  Instead, my kids left the area, returned home, and went to a place much more conducive to their personalities, Premier Shooting in West Chester.  They spent the rest of the day there shooting and enjoying themselves with like-minded people who had not become corrupted by liberalism. 

The reason for that little story and the tie back to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is that Edward Abilene had toured America with the daughter of Karl Marx in the late 1800s to measure the temperature the new nation would have for socialism.  Abilene had a strange attraction to Buffalo Bill in trying to understand Americans, which is why that Center was critical to understanding how Europe saw America.  At that time, Americans weren’t considered a threat, so England appeased the Buffalo Bill show the way a parent might indulge a child putting on a magic show for the first time, with a pat on the head and some upper lip encouragement.  But what they saw was a raw example of masculinity and weapons work that had conquered the wild frontier that had a new kind of art and culture to display, industry, endurance, tenacity, and courage.  The men of English society were more than a little threatened when English women were clamoring for these Buffalo Bill types, just as England as an empire was well on the decline.  They thought that America had no art, no history, no culture, and Europe was far superior.  They convinced many Americans to chase after the European standard and copy their religions, their colleges for higher learning, and other aspects of culture.  That is how the liberal was created in America.  Many other Americans like those in the Buffalo Bill show were new and mysterious in the world. They were not just attractive; they might become the most dominant organization of people on the face of the planet.  That was a threat to Europe and the old powers, and they have been anxious about it ever since. 

Liberals in America started creating colleges in the United States, like the one in Yellow Springs, to bring European culture to the new country.  Not so much to help America but to slow down its growth and ambitions.  During his tour of America and his relationship with Buffalo Bill, Abilene realized that Americans were looking for recognition from the old world the way a child seeks the approval of a parent.  So the plan to bring socialism to America was through such a process of shared art and culture.  Since then, America has had a restrictor plate applied to it, slowing it down to Europe’s liking.  It has also created a kind of subclass of European in the American liberal that is all the cause of conflict to this very day.  Such as the waitress in Yellow Springs who refused to serve my daughter a Coke or the overly zealous park officer at Clifton Gorge.  Americans have been made to feel guilty for all their ambitions and lack of culture, which Europe provided in exchange for a limiting relationship that has hindered America’s growth.  Now that all the cards are on the table and true feelings about each other have been revealed since Trump became president, it’s time to review all these relationships and decide how to move forward.  I would propose to leave the world behind and to force them to catch up if they want by adopting capitalism.  That would solve many of the problems in the world.  No government can provide that solution; it has to come from individuals who set the bar high and force the world to live up to it.  It might be a nightmare for Europe and Asia, but it is the way of the future, and for anybody curious about it, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West tells the story in ways that no place else does.   The world has bet on liberalism.  But what America created is what everyone wants, so that bet toward China will fall short because it’s not the best. 

Investors like Ray Dalio and companies like Walt Disney may have invested everything assuming that the world would turn back to the old and that hierarchical power would resume its work globally.  For them, they picked China and have hedged themselves behind that decision.  But, they should have read my book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business.  It would have saved them billions and trillions of dollars in lost revenue, which they will experience over the next decade.  I can understand their anxiety, but it’s their fault for not understanding what America was and thinking they could change it through academic means.  The Buffalo Bill Wild West show led to a yearning for freedom that created the country despite the world’s governments, and those forces are still at play.  Peer pressure isn’t going to return Americans to the grip of the old world. Instead, the entire government of America could be stripped away, including those compliant losers in Yellow Springs, yet Americans would still have an incredibly high GDP.  It was always a mystery to Edward Abilene and other Marxists who wanted to take over America and still do.  But they won’t be successful.  To understand why the Buffalo Bill Center of the West shows it.  Or, you can read my book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business

Rich Hoffman

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They Banned Me on LinkedIn: Another case of a private tech company doing government work as an arm of censorship

LinkedIn Banned Me over Election Fraud Discussion

I’ve never been a fan of social media.  Sure, to promote the blog and some of my work to people interested in it, I have used Twitter in the past and YouTube. I’ve never done Facebook. I’ve always viewed it as garbage for a lot of reasons.  When everyone in the world was using it, and I wasn’t, people thought it was odd.  But as is usually the case with most things, I turned out to be correct.  Facebook is a creepy attachment of the government, which took over a private company to do its public bidding.  Eventually, the courts will work it out, but I’m not giving away free stuff to the government through Facebook data collection until then.  But I have a book out and on my professional profile on LinkedIn, which I’ve had forever since it started as a site; I was banned because I accepted election fraud on my feed as I was talking about my book The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business.  They saw my responses and found them detrimental to good conversation, and they banned me, which pissed me off.  The thought of some weak-kneed progressive pieces of crap having some influence over my life was more than enough to set me on fire, which I’m sure they’d enjoy knowing.  But that’s what I get for participating in their stupid free social media platform.  It’s their playground, and we all chose to play in it on their terms.  Yet, I won’t be going back to LinkedIn.  They are no different from Facebook or Twitter, and all the rest of those government traps put on the internet freeway to manage society from a new kind of compliance standpoint.  Accept that 2+2 is 10, or you will be banned from the platform and not allowed to play in any reindeer games.  They can pound sand.

Oh, of course, they try to kill you with niceness.  LinkedIn keeps sending me emails telling me how many hits my site is getting, trying to contact them to turn the site back on.  They want me to produce a government I.D. of some kind, either a driver’s license or a passport with a photo of the front and back, and send it to LinkedIn to review whether or not my site has been banned by accident.  What bothers me is that they should know my personal information.  By forcing the government I.D., it has a creepy orthodoxy that is all too related to what’s going on with the attempted vaccine mandates.  My message to all those skinny jeans losers running LinkedIn who are dumb as a rock; it’s a free site.  It can come and go, and I could care less.  They were better off with me being a content provider. They’ll miss me more than I’ll miss them.  I am not accepting a partnership between a professional social networking tool and government intrusion.   They are acting as agents of the government, and that’s where I draw the line. I’d rather spend my social media time on platforms like Gettr, Gab, and Mike Lindell’s Frank Speech. 

Yet think of the audacity of these social media platforms inspired by communist China.  They view themselves as members of the government, censoring the public.  For LinkedIn to become an arbitrator of truth over election fraud, for instance, is way over their mandate.  As a professional, if I want to talk about election fraud, it is part of the public debate.  It might harm me professionally, or it might help.  That is up to the marketplace to decide, and I, as an individual, determine how I want to play it.  But LinkedIn took it further; they were editing speech and claiming it’s for civility causes that they made up independently.  Essentially the goal of LinkedIn is to create and enforce wokeness in corporate culture, not just to connect people for job placement or professional engagement.  Their goal is to lure in professionals with the nectar of professional communication but to embed in them wokeness as established by the global rules of government into thinking what they tell you to, and keep an excellent lucrative job, for you to follow those rules without question.

I had put on my feed on LinkedIn a good video by Anna Perez from Real America’s Voice about Larry Elder and the election in California.  I commented that Democrats wouldn’t have a chance if they couldn’t cheat, and for that, LinkedIn freaked out, pulled down my page, and started the process I reported on the government I.D. issue. It’s the same argument about a private versus public company.  If LinkedIn or Facebook, Twitter, or any of the rest of them want to be employees of the government, then they need to announce that.  It’s not their job to shape the argument of election fraud, which is a problem.  They don’t get to hide behind a private façade to avoid litigation for a government conspirator doing public work.  Yet that’s what they did; they participated in the election narrative by limiting one side from presenting the evidence to facilitate the false report that there wasn’t election fraud.  Well, professionally, if a company or CEO is trying to operate a business in California, isn’t it something they would be concerned about to know if Larry Elder was going to be the governor and Newsom was going to be recalled?  I would think so.  And if LinkedIn were concerned about the “business community,” they’d want to see such speech conducted for the betterment of society in general. 

However, like the rest of those older social media platforms, LinkedIn was created to do what they are attempting to do in 2020 and 2021, tell people what to think about things and be soft arms of government agency and compliance.  Ultimately, they are how wokeness has been spread into American culture, and we should be pretty angry about it.  I am more infuriated that I gave them a chance than anything.  It was disappointing to be so right about them; I was hoping for a bit that maybe they were different.  But no, they are just as bad as the rest of the communist scumbags.  And I am done with them forever.  Rather than send them my government I.D. so I can play in their sandbox, I would instead put 100 times more energy into seeing their demise.  Fighting for election integrity, change the governor of California and ultimately the tech companies that reside there, and putting Trump back into office to fix all these massive screw-ups that we have seen at a record pace since Biden was put into power.  All those woke companies who have been seeking to erode the American Constitution with social media bylaws created by tech geeks and their Starbuck’s-stained fingers have attempted a coup.  They deserve punishment, which will come their way very soon.  They never had a right to operate as government censors.  They can do what they want as a private company, but when they involve themselves in public work, well, that’s a different story.  And that day of reckoning will come quick.  For my part, I won’t miss them, and when the opportunity comes to sink them, I won’t hesitate.  They crossed the line, and there is a cost for that.

Rich Hoffman

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We Have to Stand Up to our Bullies: Mean Tweets were what kept peace in the world

We Have to Stand Up to Bullies

I know it from years of professionalism, and most people with common sense understand it, too; you don’t sacrifice effectiveness for niceness.  Now in a leadership role, I think the most effective communication is with honey rather than vinegar.  People are more willing to do things in their life of their own free will if given a chance.  However, they often need leadership to help them figure out what that is.  And they often need a kick in the pants to reside beyond their sense of laziness to aim for higher things in life.  It is up to leadership to define the goals of an organization.  How people get on board with that strategy is up to them.  But complacency and drag assing are not options.  Often there will be resistance to the goals established by a leader, and sometimes, they will have to employ methods of motivation that might be boisterous or otherwise.  This is not the same as being a bully.  Our culture understands this subtle nature well; we’ve seen it in movies like Back to the Future.  We all have our Biffs in life and could cheer on George McFly when he punched the bully in the face at the end of the movie to win his future wife and start a good life for himself.  We see it every year in The Christmas Story where Ralphie gets tired of getting picked on by a group of bullies coming home from school, and he beats the crap out of one of them, which solved that problem forever.  In my own life, I poked a big-time bully in the eye with a pair of scissors when I was in the first grade.  I had to, and yes, I got into a lot of trouble.  But you can bet that it was worth it; it changed many things for me for the better.  There are many bullies in the world, and the focus of our academia has been to avoid conflict, which has only empowered them.  And it was the wrong approach.  From his years of experience, Trump understood what leadership was supposed to look like, and we saw it daily in what was called “mean Tweets.” But look what happened in the world when he could no longer provide those mean Tweets; when Twitter took down his account and through election fraud, he was removed from office.  How is the world doing now?

Even George McFly Learned His Lesson

We all had our stories of bullies when we were young, and we either dealt with it or looked for some protection in group behavior to hide from them.  And yes, it’s that simple in the world.  Those who never learned to fight back against their bullies joined groups such as political parties to do their dirty work for them.  It is clear to all that the Democrat Party has offered a chance to be a bully on their behalf with collective salvation.  We see it in our businesses when consensus-building exercises stifle any attempts to impose work standards by a strong leader.  People who want to hide their timidity usually do so by hiding in groups, and from there, much evil is launched.  Humans trying to avoid this reality have built every part of their civilization around the idea of a democracy for just this very reason, to hide their lack of courage, leadership, and zeal for day-to-day life.  With a democracy, pack hunting, they believe they can hide their soft souls from the world and do OK, just as long as they are not exposed as phonies.  They go to school to get pieces of paper that tell the world that they have proven their worth academically.  They join clubs so that others will say they are notable within the context of the group.  They do anything and everything to hide the fact that when they had a chance to punch their version of a bully in the face, they didn’t, and they grow up bowing to every kind of corruption that there is because they essentially are terrified of conflict.

But most people understand the value of leadership, so we put President Trump in office because he had a reputation of standing up to bullies and fighting back.  We saw it on television and read about it in the media for several decades, so we gave him a chance, and it worked out great.   America First was a plan people could rally behind.  The world was not acting aggressively toward the United States in any way.  Trump had brought peace to the world one mean Tweet at a time and survived what aggressions were thrown his way by an endless stream of media and activist groups.  It didn’t matter, Trump was successful every day he was in office, and the world was better off for it.  Many who didn’t like him felt the way they did because they were averse to conflict, not that Trump did anything wrong.  People felt that Trump should have been more “presidential,” which is just short of saying, “we want to steal your lunch money, so let us do it.” It said more about the state of other people’s minds than it did of Trump.  People showed by electing him twice that they wanted leadership in the world, not the collective shield of group-oriented behavior.  People in America wanted to win at life, and to do that, leadership needs to be present to set the objectives.  And once those objectives were set, people also needed to be pushed to achieve those goals.  We had that type of President over the last four years, and America was winning.  Look what happened in just seven months after it was taken away.  The world is literally on fire from every quarter of it. 

Ralphie Gets Its!

We could talk all day about the malcontents around the world who want a weak American president.  Without leadership, the bullies from every quarter of existence emerged to push people around, and a kind of tribalism that is entirely destructive occurs.  It is the most understudied aspect of liberalism that there has ever been, the need for individuals to stand up to bullies not to join groups to seek protection from them points to the ultimate failure of their plight.  The world and everything in it needs leadership that pushes individuals toward greatness.  Not where groups provide refuge only to become bullies themselves spreading evil upon the earth.  There is nothing good or just about a Democrat Party who protects the weak and meek by allowing them to join the masses to become the bullies themselves.  And there is nothing good about a Republican Party who lets them do it the way George McFly did in Back to the Future.   Allowing evil to grow is just as bad as perpetrating it yourself.  With that said, I do not doubt that we are learning our lesson right now.  Even if they weren’t Trump supporters before, many people are craving the mean Tweets of the Trump administration.  It was better to win in the world than cower in the corner and hope that something terrible didn’t happen.  We have to stand up to the bullies of the world, and we can’t become bullies ourselves along the way.  Being a leader is not the same as being a bully.  Our academic system needs to learn that for future prosperity.  But in the meantime, mean Tweets or whatever their replacement becomes will do just fine.

Rich Hoffman

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Biden Threatens Businesses With Covid: When anti-science becomes a weapon of cover-ups

Remember the FEMA Camps?

I’ve told everyone before what Covid was, why it was made, and what the world’s governments plan to do with it.  Just as a reminder, this push to impose vaccines on businesses and the Biden administration’s mask mandates are strict because they have no legal authority to do so.  So hoping that peer pressure will do all their work that the law forbids, they are implying to businesses that if they don’t enact stricter than the CDC policies for managing Covid, then they might create a perceptual unsafe work environment for their employees, forcing them out of fear of litigation to adopt the Biden tactics. That’s all it is.  Like China, the Biden Democrats and many foreign agents of mass corruption connected to this administration are in deep trouble with many things they have been caught in.  Such as the election fraud of 2020, which is presently unraveling, the debacle of Afghanistan, which will make Iran look silly in comparison.  The economy is tanking, and the Biden people need something to blame since their policies are stifling growth.  Oh, and also, Larry Elder is about to win as governor in California punishing Gavin Newsom for his lockdowns there harming one of the world’s biggest economies. They need a story to take people’s eyes off the southern border, which is a mess.  So many terrible things have been unleashed in the opening months of a corrupt Biden administration that these losers hope that Covid will save them once again.  Notice how Dr. Fauci has lost his mind over this Delta variant just as Rand Paul pressed him on his connection to the Wuhan lab in China and the funding by NIH of Covid.  We now know Covid was made in the lab there for what the Chinese imply is a bio-weapon.  Yeah, Covid is all those things, meant to hide these crimes and more.  The masks and vaccines are not about health maintenance at all.  And the push for vaccines has to have a majority of people near 100% to hide what the vaccine will do to people.  Suppose statistical sampling is 100%, and we all of a sudden have mysterious deaths, sterilization, and other ailments creeping into society within a few years. In that case, nobody will see that healthy people who did not take the vaccine are not suffering the same conditions.  If everyone gets the jab, nobody will know the difference.  This is what you get when malicious, bad people take over a government and get caught doing ill will on people and still hope to cover up their debacles.

I’ve heard these stories for years, and now it’s pretty clear where the old fears of FEMA camps came from.   I think the area I’m in outside of Cincinnati was designated Sector 5.  Troubled people were to be taken to the railyards just south of Indianapolis to be quarantined.  It was never quite clear who would go there, would it be sick people somehow made that way by the government or holdouts against some government mandate like resistance to the vaccination.  But given the conditions of our times, the forces at play have hit the panic button, perhaps too soon, and now we see what we see.  But it’s not a surprise to me at all.  Those FEMA camp rumors look to be more fact than fiction, and those were ten years ago.  I remember the pictures of the plastic coffins stored on the side of railroad tracks for what purpose nobody could imagine.  The world was simpler back then; nobody could imagine a day where the government would stop the economy and force all of us to stay in our homes under force.  Now it’s not so scandalous. 

I always took those kinds of things in stride.  I think the people who run these government agencies are idiots, and they can be easily beaten.  If they decide to intrude on our lives, then we are free to fight them.  I generally leave them alone as long as they leave me alone.  I don’t want such people in charge of my health or safety.  No doubt, they have been talking about this for a long time; the rumors made it out onto the Alex Jones show, well before YouTube made that show one of its first targets of censorship.  Now we know why, and we know that Big Tech was in on this game from the start.  Like I said in the video above, this is all anti-science. It’s been covered in Ayn Rand’s book Anthem, where people far in the future are dazzled to discover the light bulb again.  Their tyrannical society had traded science for submission.

I don’t think all of the government is in on the gig, but many federal employee types find complete authority attractive.  The Big Tech companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook played their part as government censors immediately with Covid.  They were in on the game plan from the start, and that would be the first place to go to prosecute for the attack on our country.  They denied medical help to people sick with Covid by censoring references to hydroxychloroquine and Regeneron cocktails to manage the virus.  We were meant to have the virus manage us, not science containing the virus.  That was always the plan from the very beginning, and many people knew it.  The conspiracy theories may not have been as sinister as we thought regarding the FEMA camps, but there was more truth to it than fiction, and we are in that nightmare now. 

But what caused the nightmare?  It was the cover-up of the crimes, and I don’t think what we see now was how things were supposed to go.  The Donald Trump presidency was not supposed to happen, and it pulled the scab off the wound created by the SWAMP too early.  The Democrats and their puppet masters had to push the panic button to lay ground cover for the many crimes they were caught in, which we see now.  They are caught in this election scandal, and people are unwilling to hide behind a curtain of wokeness to conceal the truth.  They might have in 2020 when this Covid game was first played on us.  But not now.

We know too much.  Everyone knows that the best measure to fighting off viruses is a person’s immune system.  Vaccination is a means to managing a virus in a society with weakened immune systems and wouldn’t be wrong if that were the case.  Yet, that’s not what we are talking about here.  I would never undermine my own immune system with medicine unless it were necessary.  And it’s not necessary.  This virus was created as an attack, not as some occurring natural threat, so the solution to it is not in vaccinations, but in politics, where the virus was really created.  And for the government, mandates are about as tough as wet paper holding up a paint can.  They have no legal grounds at all.  They have no power.  All they have are implied threats which are designed to scare a workforce into acting against employers.  That then forces employers to adopt the government policy to protect themselves from potential litigation.  And that’s all the government can do, is scare people into compliance because the actual science is weak and full of corruption.  As human beings, we should know better, and they think that fear will rule over logic.  But then again, these are the same idiots who have entangled themselves in all these cover-ups.  With their track record, why would anybody think that something they do would work now?  Think things through, dear reader. Don’t be a buffalo watching all the other buffalos being killed around you and just standing there grazing.  Because they think you will, stand there and take it.

Rich Hoffman

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The Tea Party Movement is Alive and Well: But there are different ideas about what “good” is

A lot of Old Friends and a Lot of New Friends

There are many talks now about the Tea Party as if the movement ever really went away.  Many are amazed to hear that there are still Tea Parties in various communities.  I can say that I know of many who are still functioning through the Trump years into the present, and they have been thriving.  The most significant difference was that they weren’t being covered in the media the way they had been, so in that way, a lot of people think that they went away.   But I had been to a few Tea Party events with the West Chester Tea Party over the years, so I had known firsthand that they were still functioning.  Including recently when I was invited to come and speak at one of their meetings on Critical Race Theory and how it applied to Lakota Schools.  Now with Trump out of the White House and functioning as a ghost from Florida, the foundations of his presidency are very much alive and well.  The Tea Party movement can once again be heard.  They never went away; it was just that the noise of the world made it hard to listen to them.  Yet when I arrived at a meeting for the invite cast my way, I was even amazed at how many people were there.  It was a packed crowd.   The church where we were meeting in West Chester couldn’t have held more people; it was pretty amazing to see.  I go back in time with the West Chester Tea Party for over a decade, and they were always a big one with great crowds.  But the crowds now were bigger than back then, which says quite a lot.

It was great to see many of the old faces from back then.  But it was even better to see many new faces.  My participation with the Tea Party in West Chester sort of faded out in 2014 when Trump started to look like he was going to run for president.  Then by 2015, it was clear that I made the turn toward Trump while many other Tea Party members supported Rand Paul and his dad Ron Paul along with Ted Cruz.  In those early days of the Trump campaign, nobody was taking him all that seriously.  But for me, I knew that the fight we had to conduct would be unconventional, to say the least, and that Trump was the perfect guy for the job.  My wife and I had several grandchildren by this point, and we often had visits from them on the same days as the meetings.  It wasn’t any particular thing, just really supporting different candidates for the presidential run in 2015 and 2016.  I still returned to the Tea Party for specific meetings on essential topics, but gradually I went from an every meeting attendee to a once or twice year participant. 

However, returning for this little presentation on Critical Race Theory, I couldn’t help but make some additional observations.  Over the years, many of the Tea Party candidates that emerged into public office I had stayed close with.  Many of them are now mainstream candidates and doing great work.  But the elements of the Tea Party itself were very much still in the rock-throwing phase, so the guilt of trust had formed along those lines that were noticeable.   Back in the early days of the Tea Party in West Chester, many officeholders attended every meeting.  Now, not so much.  There were a few here and there, but generally, there was a lack of trust in all elected officeholders that hadn’t been there before.  My position on rock-throwers is that it’s a critical part of any management. That’s how you can determine whether or not ideas hold up or not.  Yet, if you are successful as a rock thrower, you will eventually find that you will win and become the mainstream.  And that is a different animal. That’s the point when you will be the one responsible for making decisions instead of criticizing others for making them, and for many, that is a tough transition. 

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As I said, I maintained several of my relationships with Tea Party candidates who are now very much at the core of the Republican Party, and I’d like to see it stay that way as long as the shelf life of those officeholders holds up.  But there is a perception that just being in the office leads directly to corruption.  That is one of the reasons in my new book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business; I talk so much about playing poker because, in politics, that is often the game we are playing, just by the default mode. I’d love to have a republic with Jesus in all the offices; it would be a great world if that were the case.  But often, and this is one of the reasons that Trump thrived in politics, the people you are dealing with are sleazy and up to no good.  But they can be made to your purposes if you play the game correctly.  From what I could see of the modern Tea Party, many didn’t think that such a game should be played in politics, that the effort to install purity was the ultimate goal for officeholders.  But experience said many of those pure minds would wash out the moment evil touched their sensitive souls, and then you are back to square one with those positions. That’s why I think playing poker is a much more appropriate metaphor for officeholders.  Poker is all about managing deceit for the gains of the pot without losing along the way.  I have always felt that the Tea Party produced many good poker players who do a good job today without losing themselves.  But they needed to be more like Trump and less like the apostles of Jesus who easily fold once vast evils of the political world wash over them in the combat of ideas.  I don’t think it’s a void that can’t be worked out, but it was certainly present in the modern West Chester Tea Party. 

One thing that could not be debated was the intent, and at that West Chester Tea Party meeting, there were plenty of people who intend to bring good management to elected office.  They may disagree about the means, but the intent is clear to everyone, and interest in that intent is as strong as ever, perhaps more so.   The Trump Presidency had shown people that much of the evil they thought was out there indeed was.  If there was ever a question about the kind of corruption Ron Paul always talked about, Trump rooted it out for all to see, and we are better off for it.  Everyone deals with such information differently, but at least now we all know and don’t have illusions about it.  What we do about it now is, of course, the real story that is evolving day by day.  But putting up with a communist and socialist world with the complete take over of our government by foreign attackers, well, that’s just not going to happen.  I could see it clearly in that West Chester Tea Party meeting.  And I know it from my political friends who I’ve known as long if not longer than my start with that same Tea Party over a decade ago.  Accepting evil in politics was not in the cards, but like most things in life, the wins and losses come in how we play them. 

Rich Hoffman

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Of Course, Biden Was Never In Charge: The Deep State is warning us for next time

The Deep State is Letting You Know They Are In Charge by Showing How Stupid Biden Is

Wait, don’t tell me you thought Joe Biden was in charge?  No, you couldn’t have thought that; you’re too smart.  But obviously, the people who put Joe Biden in the White House for 2021 think you are that stupid.  They are showing off a concept that was spelled out clearly in Carroll Quigley’s book Tragedy and Hope.  We don’t have free and open elections; we don’t actually pick our representatives.  The world and at least the American government are run by a cabal of bankers who play all the world’s governments like puppets on a marionette as children’s entertainment.  The idea that free people would vote and self-govern to them is laughable.  At least, that’s what they think, and they are showing off by picking Biden, a guy who can barely string together two sentences and stay awake for longer than 12 hours at a time.  It’s not a cognitive problem that we are seeing. It’s the self-proclaimed elite that wants to show off just how much in charge they actually are by putting a brain-dead caricature-like Biden in the White House right in front of our faces and get away with it. It’s the criminals going back to the scene of the crime to show off how they pulled off the heist that we are seeing.   But Biden being in charge, no, nobody ever thought that he was making any decisions. 

Now, of course, I am not accepting that reality.  It may be the view of people like Quigley, who is very much in abundance of Beltway culture.  They would like the world to be that way, but it’s not theirs to take.  It’s one of the reasons that I wrote The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business.  The same rules that make a company great can be applied to a country.  It’s all management, and the same kind of tyrannies that Tragedy and Hope talked about can be seen in most companies.  There isn’t some magical boon that these people know that the rest of us don’t.

How It Works in the World

The difference is that they are just more pretentious about it.  Naturally, they are below-the-line thinkers who look toward collectivism to hide their insecurities, which is the essence of why globalists think the way they do.  They want to believe that through the acquisition of power and collective reflection that they can mask their frailties from the eyes of judgment.  So for them, to pull the levers of power to get Biden elected, through rules, through finance, through public manipulation, they seek to mask their lack of management skill.  But as I always say, you can’t hide the good from the bad, and so long as we don’t hide our goodness, they will forever choke on it.  The answer to these problems is not scary, not once you understand what you are dealing with.  No matter how many Joe Bidens are put in power for corporate controllers to maintain, they still are no match for a self-determined being armed with their ability to defend themselves.  The gunfighter proved that the power players of the world did not run anything.  They sat back like leeches and waited for the brave and the strong to pave the way for prosperity for them.  Then once they thought it safe, they would claim jump and attempt to kill off the gunfighters and steal what was captured. That’s kind of the world we are living in.

And you can tell if you look at where investments have been made why a corporate alliance to manipulate politics is so desired.   When corporations invest so heavily in foreign countries, of course, they will want to steer the direction of those countries that protect those investments.  This danger of corporate control over politics has been around since the beginning of America, since the Andrew Jackson administration. His laissez-faire economics from that administration may have created an open book for risk-taking and significant economic growth. Still, it also gave rise to the corporation’s rise, as best exhibited by Cornelius Vanderbilt.  Now I’m a big fan of Cornelius.  Not so much his kids, but the Commodore was a great mind who built great wealth in America.  Many of those characters who hung around with Quigley when writing his book would have done much bootlicking to be near such a power.  But Vanderbilt, the elder, was a great capitalist, and America would do well to have more people like him.  But as I report in many different ways in my book, the world of politics is built by looters and other parasites who claim jump off bold efforts then lay claim to the riches.  And to protect that theft, they seek, as do those modern globalists, to use that stolen wealth to control politics and the justice system so that they never find themselves prosecuted for their antics. 

Eventually, they get cocky, as they have in the 2020 election.  They couldn’t stand that we elected Trump, a very Cornelius Vanderbilt type of character, a very American creation.  They thought they contained the danger in 2016, but Trump was elected anyway.  So in 2020, they had their hands in all kinds of ways to provide safety to the system of politics they built to keep it from happening again—everything from election fraud on a mass scale to creating a Covid conspiracy to mask the political antics.  Notice how Bill Gates is no longer being talked about.  The Gates family conveniently had a divorce which took them off the stage.  Are we to believe that suddenly Bill and Melinda Gates, who was on the news almost every day talking about Covid and saving the world from global warming, couldn’t live with each other under a marriage?  That the divorce gave them cover for not going on air for a while as the Wuhan conspiracy with China became unraveled by the unwashed masses who could smell the rat rotting behind a decaying wall of media cover.  Remember, it was Bill Gates and Dr. Fauci who walked into Trump’s White House office in an election year where it was a no-win situation for the President and told him he had to shut down the economy otherwise, millions of deaths would be on his hands.  Trump learned pretty quickly that Gates and Fauci had overstated the danger by a lot, and he tried to open the economy back up by Easter of 2020.  But by then, Mike Pence was deep into managing Covid and Fauci, and the media had their torpedo to kill the red hot economy of Trump so that the President would get the blame for the election.  And if you go and watch the short-selling behavior, many of the world’s most affluent and influential moved their money to reflect gains that could be made off the tragedy.  When they say the rich get richer and the poor poorer, we’re not talking about capitalism.  We are talking about managed government economies where a corporate alliance does these kinds of manipulations then makes wealth off the tragedy.  Such as what is happening now with the vaccines.  Big pharma is making a killing of the government mandates, and they love it.  Because ultimately, they are in charge anyway.  They can get Biden to say anything they want him to say.  And they get rich doing it.

But don’t think for a second that Biden was ever supposed to appear in charge.  He was always going to be a stark warning to the rest of us what would happen if we dared to ever vote for a Donald Trump type again.  Yes, they are that audacious.  However, to my way of thinking, they can be easily beaten.  But before you can beat them, you have to see them.  And never have they made themselves more evident than they have now, with Biden looking like a puppet, obviously not in charge, and a slap in the face to the rest of us.  If ever you were to doubt a deep state of corporate conspirators, the evidence is now well-known due to the audaciousness of the Joe Biden presidency. 

Rich Hoffman

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