They Killed James Bond: A warning to us all that nobody escapes from progressives

They Killed James Bond

Studios were surprised in Hollywood when the new James Bond film No Time To Die didn’t blow the doors off the box office over its opening weekend.  Like every other underperforming fool these days, they wanted to blame Covid, which governments created to commit election fraud, not that they killed James Bond in the movie.  Who thought that was a good idea?  After 60 years of narrow escapes, they found a way and a time for James Bond to die at the end of No Time To Die. They probably should have taken their own advice given to them in the title. It was just another disappointment that we are all getting used to strong, white, male characters that progressives think they can kill in stories and replace them with women or people of color for the sake of the visual aspects of things and that people would accept it.  Over the last two years, as we have waited for this movie to come out, the rumors of the next James Bond being a woman, a gay guy, or all kinds of other things have been discussed openly.  When the movie finally opened, enough people had enough.  It leaked out that this Daniel Craig James Bond was going to die, and people weren’t exactly in a rush to see it happen.  It’s not enough to make a technically good movie; James Bond is one of those special cases where he’s a hero who always gets away, like Bugs Bunny.  But then again, Bugs Bunny is pretty much banned these days too.  Any strong characters without obvious flaws in the mind of progressives are a danger to their politics, so they look to get rid of them and replace them with flawed, mortal characters who are easy to control by the government. 

This isn’t unique to the Bond film franchise.  I have written many hundreds of thousands of words about the failure of Disney to handle the Star Wars franchise.  It was astonishing that given all the great resources they had in Star Wars left to them by George Lucas, that they screwed it up so badly.  Yet when I saw The Force Awakens back in 2015, it was clear that when they decided to kill Han Solo, the plan was the same as Bond.  Kill off Anglo-Saxon white men in the public’s minds so their rule over mankind will end, starting with stories.  Then replace them with people of color and women, and make them like it.  That was essentially the goal of the new Star Wars films, and people rejected them so severely that the brand is now permanently damaged.  Disney has a new CEO who has been brought in to fix things.  Lucasfilm is also moving people around who like Star Wars to repair the brand, which will take years if possible.  I think they’ll make things better, but the damage is already set.  Some things you can’t tamper with.  If a character has a special place in people’s minds, you better treat them well and not take them for granted.  Otherwise, don’t expect to use them to drive box office results while at the same time appeasing all the anti-capitalist radicals who have infiltrated leftist thinking for communist domination of the world. 

Star Wars is an easy one to see because it’s so obvious.  As big of a company as they are, Disney never understood why people liked the film franchise.  Some of the plotlines they have introduced then rejected over the last several years indicate that Kathy Kennedy never understood why the films she was invited to produce worked, like the Indiana Jones films and all the Steven Spielberg projects she was a part of.  Because she thought she could interfere with what the public liked and that as long as space creatures and spaceships were flying around, that people would buy a ticket to her liberal propaganda.  Well, as it turns out, that’s not how things work.  People want heroes they can believe in.  People worth watching who manage to outsmart the bad guys. That’s why people buy a movie ticket.  Reality is tough enough.  When people enter a darkened theater, they want to see hope. 

I think movie box office results are some of the best votings there are.  People truly vote with their feet.  It’s not easy for Democrats to cheat the vote because they still can’t control what people like.  Ultimately people decide what they like and see and if they don’t want to see James Bond getting killed.  Then they won’t see it happen.  They might catch the movie on cable later, but they aren’t going to pay money to see it happen.  One of the clear political strategies that China has in mind for America and all the Davos insurgents is to rob our culture of hopes and dreams and instead show that even James Bond eventually gets it in the end.  Filmmakers seem to want to praise those types of people at cocktail parties rather than being blamed for being just another capitalist producer who put profits over the party.  The ultimate check on that power is to reject those films at the box office, which happened with the new James Bond film.  They killed Bond.  And the box office reflects that people didn’t want to see it happen. Just as Disney killed off Han Solo and thought they could replace him with some Dora the Explorer character, and they’d still make money.

Yet to continue to hide these things from the public, every time they get caught, Covid is used to hide the incompetence of the participants.  No Time To Die was supposed to be released in early April of 2020.  It has had its release date pushed back many times, finally hitting theaters in October of 2021, really at a terrible time for a Bond film.  This is what the Great Reset looks like, folks.  Incompetent people release their movies that used to be valuable to the public.  The public forgets about them and moves on to other things, and when the results don’t come out the way stakeholders expect, well then, they blame Covid.  Ultimately, governments have interfered with the marketplace, and the bootlickers have wasted more time appeasing them than actually trying to make a movie people want to see.  The governments are the new audience to appease, not the popcorn-eating public, and these projects are flat and boring.   And coming out of a disappointing time when governments tried to completely take over our healthcare with a made-up crisis in Covid, built in a Wuhan lab in China by Dr. Fauci NIH funding, movie producers are trying to take away anything that might be considered good in our movies and entertainment.  Their message to us is, “see, even James Bond gets it in the end.  Not even he can escape our power.” It shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of us, given what we have seen from authority figures in 2021.  The bad guys wrote this latest James Bond film as propaganda for the future they want to control.  That understanding makes me proud to see that people didn’t get suckered into it and decided to stay home.  No Time To Die didn’t come up short at the box office because of Covid.  People are starving for reasons to get out of the house.  They aren’t scared of the virus.  No, they don’t want to see one more icon of western civilization killed in front of their faces, which was the intention of the woke James Bond of this modern age.  People voted in a way that Democrats couldn’t steal, and it shows in the box office ultimately. 

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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Trent Emeneker is a Liberal in West Chester: Relative to Butler County, Ohio, the trustee challenger is a Democrat in disguise

Trent Emeneker Wants to Be a Liberal Trustee in West Chester, Ohio

Not a surprise; I’m a Mark Welch guy in West Chester.  Of course, I’m supporting Mark Welch for re-election to the West Chester trustees. He’s had that job for a while and has done a fantastic job.  West Chester, Ohio, is one of the greatest places to live in all of America.  As I said in the video above, I have recently returned from Jackson, Wyoming, which is per capita one of the wealthiest places in the United States.  I love Jackson Hole, Wyoming; I enjoyed shopping there with my family.  It was all very nice.  But it’s not nicer than West Chester, Ohio.  Not by a long shot.  I’ve been all over the United States and seen a lot of nice areas to live in.  When people vote for West Chester to be one of the best places anywhere to live, they aren’t kidding.  And Mark Welch gets a lot of credit for making it that way.  The process started long ago when Senator George Lang was a trustee and implemented a small-government philosophy, which the trustees still adhere to currently.  Small government anywhere, minimal, competent, government leads to prosperity.  A big, bloated government, especially filled by incompetent people, leads to corruption, disaster, and high costs to maintain that government.  In this upcoming race for re-election in November of 2021, Mark Welch is the small-government guy with a proven track record.  End of the story, vote for Mark and enjoy another term in office to keep West Chester great.

But there are always challenges to these kinds of positions, and this year is no different.  Liberals are always trying to replace conservatives as trustees, representatives, commissioners, everywhere.  And to do that, they have to pretend to be Republicans when, in fact, they are Democrats, relative to the kind of politics that we have in Butler County, Ohio.  The challenger this time is a guy by the name of Trent Emeneker, a recently laid-off employee at GE who needs something to do, so he decided to run for West Chester Trustee.  Now on paper, Trent will say that he’s a former Marine and a registered Republican.  However, the Democrats had a recent fundraiser for Trent hosted by the old Lakota school levy supporter Kathy Wyenandt at the AC Hotel at Liberty Center.  I was at the Roosevelt Room across the street around 5:30 PM on the Tuesday of that fundraiser and learned all about it from some little birdies who came to that back table complaining about the $10 drinks at the cash bar.  I didn’t know Trent much but thought it was strange that a so-called “fiscal” conservative was having a fundraiser with a Democrat, even if only a few people showed up.  I didn’t pay much attention to the guy until that point, but the fundraiser was enough of suspicion to inspire some research.  After all, who would question a former Marine?  Well, maybe people should ask those with a military record more often and not just assume they will be good officeholders.  That is how we ended up with General Milley.  In today’s military, many progressives are coming out of that system, so we can’t take anything for granted, which looks to be the case with Trent Emeneker.

The biggest problem with Trent is that he wants to hold a vote in West Chester to make the township into a city, which has long been a progressive plan wanted by people who attended Kathy Wyenandt’s fundraiser.  Do you know why they want to make West Chester into a city?  It’s not to better pay for roads and other social services.  We do well now with partnerships with Butler County to operate a great community with low crime, high service value, and without an income tax.  Liberals want to make West Chester a city to create more office positions for people who wish to sit in and get attention. I’m thinking of old-school levy supporters like Joan Powell, who has pushed for this city thing in West Chester for a long time.  With a city comes city council seats like what they have in Middletown and Mason.  Then, of course, there are significant positions such as mayors, vice mayors, and other offices.  Government expansion is what we are talking about, and for liberals, it’s a chance to do something progressive and raise taxes to pay for everything.   Right now, West Chester is run by essentially three trustees and a fiscal officer.  Parts of Butler County that are cities do not run better than West Chester.  The track record is unavoidable. 

Yet that is pretty much the campaign of Trent Emeneker.  Somebody that not even GE thought was worth having around since they let him go as part of their Covid-19 resizing. He wants to get on West Chester’s Board of Trustees and push to become a city so that more liberals can have some office to sit on and create more bureaucracy, such as what happens everywhere that government expands.  With West Chester interacting with hundreds of thousands of people in the residing area, providing services to them all efficiently and with a budget surplus most of the time, what else is there for Trent to do but complain about making government bigger?  This is where the “fiscal” conservative on his signs comes into play.  If he was a real conservative, not just somebody who might have voted for George Bush in the past or every other RINO like John Kasich, he does not think like a conservative.  It’s not enough to complain that the current Trustees spent millions of dollars on landscaping at the new exit off the highway.  Hey, when you manage your money, you can do that.  I like coming off that exit and seeing it look classy.  The amount of money that is generated off the Union Center exit in West Chester is enormous.  Planting a few flowers doesn’t make the current trustees fiscally reckless. Instead, they respect the great businesses camped out in West Chester because the trustees have protected them from the overly intrusive government Trent wants. 

These kinds of campaign theatrics used to work when people didn’t know better, but in West Chester, everyone can look at a track record of success.  Then to propose that government is what makes something great, which most liberals believe and what gives Trent away as a liberal, is to slap away everything successful in West Chester.  And that’s what would come with a vote for Trent Emeneker.  He can sell himself as Goose from Top Gun because he spent ten years in the Marines in the back of a Navy fighter.  I might like Top Gun, but I don’t know if I’d want Goose managing the money in my home township. I’d need more than that.  What matters to me is that he was so invaluable that he ended up on the lay-off list at GE when they decided they needed to reduce their workforce after Covid hit.  Why would he make a good trustee again if an employer didn’t even want him?  And when Democrats are pushing to get you elected, what does that say about the person running?  Yeah, I’m sure Trent is a nice fellow.  He probably is a nice husband and father.  But keep that guy away from money.  Because he’s a liberal in disguise, and he wants to expand government and change what has been working for us all very well already.

Rich Hoffman

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The Election Fraud Story Isn’t Going Away: Illegal Immigration is just obvious proof of it

Election Fraud is Not Going Away, the Story will Only Get Stronger

Of course, there was and is election fraud.  Every time illegal aliens are allowed to vote or be shipped to purple states hoping to get Democrats’ votes, we see election fraud.  That is, after all, the essence of illegal immigration at its core.  The chaos left in the wake will allow Democrats to tip the scales of an election in their favor.  So, to say that there is no proof of election fraud is to report that the people saying it are in denial and refuse to look at the evidence right in front of their faces.  With that in mind, we have massive amounts of election fraud in our current elections that we know about.  Logic would dictate that there a much more that we can’t see because it is hidden for us for all the same reasons that criminals commit a crime—so they can get away with a crime.  For too long, we have been gullible; we voted and trusted that everyone counting that vote was honest, and we enjoyed going home on the day of an election and watching the results come in.  Sometimes our picks won, sometimes they lost.  Whatever happened, we shook hands at the end of it and lived our lives until the next election.

However, we’re not talking about getting along here; the people who committed election fraud in several close races over the years leading up to the 2020 election aren’t looking to shake hands with the other side.  They intend to destroy the other side, “Republicans” and the republic of America forever.  They aren’t trying to get along.  They look to kill, so when they commit election fraud, it is with the intent to control us all first by robbing us of our vote and our choice in government.  And now, because they went too far in recent years, the election fraudsters, people are finally admitting to themselves how corrupt the election system of America indeed has been.  From now until a time when the situation is fixed, whoever loses in these elections will question the results of the other side.  We are not close to having the United States of America agree to disagree on various political platforms.  That was, after all, the first thought many had about the Newsom recall vote in California in 2021 was that Democrats cheated to stay in power. That’s not Trump’s fault for pointing out what everyone else was already thinking.  People think what they do, and now because of what Democrats have done, people do not trust elections.  

The real danger in election fraud that Democrats and RINO Republicans are now learning way too late is that there is no peaceful transfer of power without them.  The assumption that the solid and critical-thinking Americans still functioning in America would bend the knee to an all-powerful centralized government shows ignorance about really childlike beliefs about what people are like.  Yet the major political parties in America, especially in the Beltway, believe that was the case, just as they did with vaccine mandates and mask-wearing due to Covid protocols.  There is always a percentage of stupid people who don’t like to think who are quick to let others think for them.  We call them Democrats.  But turning smart and non-compliant people into stupid people isn’t possible in a country like America.  Too many people will say no and will question people trying to tell them what to do.  And it is those people who will be the first to challenge an election that didn’t go right.  They were the first to see that something wasn’t right about the 2020 election, and it didn’t take long for the facts to catch up to their sentiment.  Now, most of the way through 2021, election fraud in 2020 is evident.  No, the question of it was how much?  Well, it looks like more than enough to change the results of the presidential election.  Likely also, many House and Senate races.  Presently, we have no idea if Democrats truly control the Senate and House because the fraud looks so extensive that we must question that assumption, which is dangerous. That’s why nobody should ever try to steal elections.

The next option for a free people if they can’t trust elections is through a violent overthrow.  Putting up with a fraudulent government isn’t an option.  History shows us that without elections that people can trust, people will turn to violence to get done what they need in government.  What happened on January 6th, 2021, was nothing, even though the modern political class acts like it is the worst act of terrorism to happen ever in America.  It’s all a matter of perspective.  In this case, the criminals have been caught, and they fear being exposed by those who won’t accept the absolute Big Lie.  That government has been managing honest elections for decades, but we know now that the government has simply been tipping the scales to give them more and more power.  The Biden election was a tip too far, and they broke the scale revealing their activity.  And now the payment is fear of retribution from those they have committed the crimes against. 

Yet this story isn’t going away.  People see what has happened, and the movement is picking up steam.  More and more people are talking about the election fraud of 2020 and the foreign influence problems of our election.  It was Democrats who first attempted to cast doubt in our elections by blaming Russia for Trump getting elected.  In truth, it should have been Democrats who accused themselves of making Trump by being so dishonest with us for so many years.  Now that they have betrayed our trust, they can’t force us to trust them again.  They broke that trust with reckless behavior.  We didn’t do that; Democrats did.  And the media bet on the wrong horse.  Somewhere, somebody told them that if only they played along with this global game, there would be something in it for them when the power shifted from a republic to a centralized communist party.  They were dumb enough to believe it.  But in reality, we see the truth.  People are on to the election fraud, and so long as there is doubt in our elections, violence and mayhem are not far behind.  Democrats should have never attempted to cheat with illegal immigration, with early voting and mail-in ballots.  With digital voting machines.  And many other methods such as suppression polls.

Yes, there is a lot of election fraud, and our next step as a nation is to make voting believable again.  Nobody cares if Democrats cry about it, they caused this mess in the first place.  But the vote needs to return to one day on the first Tuesday of November.  Only mail-in ballots for special circumstances such as the military.  And count them the old fashion way, with paper.  No dead people. Voter I.D.   Nobody voting more than once, none of that stuff.  Only when those things are cleaned up and people can trust the election process again will we have peace and stability in our government.  Only then can we hope to be one nation once again.  Because what has been done to us has been unforgivable and mandates action.  Whether that action is peaceful or not is up to the other side.

Rich Hoffman

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The Abuse of Joe Biden: “WASH YOUR HANDS!”

Laura, Wash Your Hands!

As I watched Joe Biden’s delivery of the vaccine mandate executive order, what had been very clear to me from the beginning suddenly sharpened into a tight focus that was unapologetically truthful.  I knew that tone from fiction, from what I consider the most terrifying movie ever made.  That movie is also a very uncomfortable reflection of real-life and the truth of abuse that many people suffer from.  The film is Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and specifically, what Joe Biden was doing to the American public was attempting to do what Leland Palmer, the father in the movie, was doing to his daughter, Laura Palmer, at the famous dinner scene.  In the scene, the dad is scolding his daughter for having dirty hands as he unabashedly berates her to wash her hands.  The mother sits at the table crying because layers of truth exist outside of her accepted reality.  She knows, but she can’t understand what her husband is doing to their daughter.  Only what’s so scary about this scene is the honesty of it.  I can think of hundreds if not thousands of homes that go through the same rituals, child abuse even into the late teens of a child who wants to be loved by their parents; only the reality is unreachable, sending the child into a perilous course for the rest of their lives.  In this case, the situation is the worst of the worst and is much more common than anybody would care to admit.  The problem goes far beyond the MAGA movement or the globalist desires for communism. Biden’s speechwriters knew what they were doing, and they were targeting the Laura Palmer types in the world, those suffering from abuse current and past, who are scared for life and looking to the government to relieve them of their pain.  The government was using this pain of abused people to sell their vaccine mandate then to use peer pressure to push the rest of us into it.  This tactic is common in abused families, and few movies dig deep into the problem like Fire Walk With Me did.  The biggest evil of the film is that the father is raping his daughter routinely, and when she starts to catch on, he asserts his authority over her in ways like the “wash your hands” scene.  To keep her mind from discovering that he is the source of all her pain. 

Wash Your Hands!

Laura can’t deal with the fact that her father is raping her, just as many people today can’t deal with the reality that their government is crooked, evil, and out to hurt us all. It’s a reality they won’t accept.  In the case of Laura from the film, she has painted on her father’s face a character named “Bob” as the demon who possesses his body and rapes her often after drugging the mother to sleep so that the father can climb into Laura’s window at night.  Laura can’t accept that her father would do such a thing to her, so what she sees is “Bob.” The movie lets the viewer decide if Bob is a spirit, a demon, or just a psychological device created by a hurt little girl to protect herself from emotional collapse.  This wall of protection comes crashing down one day when Laura comes home early from school in the middle of the day when nobody is supposed to be home.  She goes into her room and finds Bob going through her stuff.  She only deals with Bob at night in her bed, so seeing him in her room without the protection of intoxicants that she takes before going to sleep was a crisis.  So, she fled the house and hid behind some bushes down the road.  She watches for Bob to come out running after her, but what she sees instead is her father leaving the house. That’s how she learns that Bob and her father are the same people.  And she has a major emotional breakdown with that realization. 

Fire Walk With Me

Leland, the father, knows that his daughter is on to him when they all sit down at the dinner table after that incident.  So, he knows he has to shock the little girl back to her submissive role.  That is when he starts berating her over washing her hands.  He knows she knows, so he needs to get her to back up the psychological barriers hiding their secret.  The mom knows all about what’s been going on; she allows herself to be drugged to have plausible deniability for herself.  She doesn’t want to acknowledge this vast evil because it would force her to change her life, and she is mostly comfortable with her life.  She doesn’t want to be courageous.  She just wants to smoke cigarettes and pretend she has a good life.  She wants nothing to crack that illusion.  But Leland realizes that he can’t keep this relationship with his daughter going forever.  She has too many boyfriends, too many snoopy other people stepping into their lives, and he sees he is losing control and can’t hide the secret anymore, even by force.  So, he does what most do at this point, whether within a simple family or a massive government run by the same type of people; they seek to kill those who make them vulnerable to discovery.  At the end of the movie, the father kills the daughter and dumps her dead body in the river, sparking the television series that everyone knew so well from the 90s. 

Reading What’s Behind Everything

I used to know a major political operative in the Cincinnati area who invited me to her lavish house in Indian Hill.  She did not have a loving relationship with her husband, who lived in the Caribbean for most of the year.  They maintained a marriage in that way.  Rather than divorce, they just lived apart.  So this lady was looking for some company when she invited me over.  To avoid anything uncomfortable, I suggested to this lady that she watch my favorite scary movie, which we did.  It turns out she cried like a baby and was in a fetal position on the floor by the end.  It turns out she suffered from abuse worse than what Laura Palmer did in the movie, but the psychology of the film was so accurate that it opened up a mountain within her that she has spent her life covering up.  But it was the source of her bad marriage, need for wealth, and interest in politics.  The reason she had bad relationships with her children.  As I watched her crawl around on the ground crying uncontrollably with snot rolling out of her nose and all the glamor of what money could buy thrown out the window by this emotional breakdown, I realized how powerful and common Fire Walk With Me was as a movie.  How many people were suffering out there from the same type of abuse? 

Its Color is Green

Governments know it too, and they know how to exploit such people when they want power.  Joe Biden was essentially telling America to “Wash Their Hands.” That we weren’t going back to normal until everyone got vaccinated.  But the crime has been election fraud, deals with China, debacles in Afghanistan, a purposely torpedoed economy.  Dear reader, Joe Biden wasn’t talking to us; we hear that kind of talk, and we’re ready to kick someone’s ass.  But what the Biden people wanted to happen was to tip off all the big-government types out there who are victims of abuse and get them to shame the rest of us into compliance with government mandates to hide their massive crimes, which they are guilty of.  And for them, the panic is in how long they can keep us asleep, drugged, and not asking the critical questions of how they are abusing us purposely.  The government knows we know what they have been doing to us, so they only can do what all abusers do, crank up the intimidation and hope it puts our society back to sleep.  But like in that movie, where the father knows that things are getting too hot to conceal his secret, they start thinking of that next step.  And when they get to that point, we should all be ready.  Because it’s all, they have left to mask their vile actions of evil and maliciousness.

Rich Hoffman

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Vote for Darbi Boddy to Lakota School Board: Sandy Wheatley and Old Joan Powell are terrified she’ll win

A Great Young Lady to Run for the Lakota School Board

For much of the last year, some of us from the old No Lakota Levy group have been looking for a way to replace the school board at Lakota with fresh new faces.   We heard from the school board that they had wasted all the surplus money from declining enrollment and that Brad Lovell was pushing for a property tax increase in either 2021 or 2022.  So rather than get the gang back together to throw money at fighting an eventual tax increase because the school board couldn’t manage their money, we started having meetings looking for school board replacements. These people would be interested in becoming a school board member but weren’t sure how to get there.  This year, in 2021, three school board seats are coming up, all flat-line liberals.  And I’m happy to hear that we now have three Republican-endorsed candidates to challenge them.  Butler County will see that they are voting for conservatives instead of the usual closet liberals. The latter is always the teacher unions’ pick to grease the skids for the next contract negotiation for mandatory pay increases, which Lakota doesn’t need. I’ve written articles on two of those three Republican-endorsed candidates.  But there is one that I’m happy to announce who received her endorsement at the end of August, Darbi Boddy.  I first met Darby at one of those early meetings, and since then, she has impressed me with her diligent work ethic.  She is sharp and is running for all the right reasons, and I can say that she would be great on the Lakota school board.  Instead of just fighting the current school board’s bad decisions, Darbi will be part of the solution with a few more votes.

Darbi Boddy and Her Very Nice Family

One of the big tricks is that the school board candidates have been sold to us as non-partisan.  That has essentially allowed Democrats or people who call themselves Republicans to get elected in Butler County.  But they vote and manage as liberals, which is why Lakota has been a mess for so many years.  No matter how much money we have given them, they have wasted it as all significant government types do.  It’s one thing to get angry at how the rest of the world is, but school boards are local and are some of the parts of our government that we are supposed to have the most control over.  But when you can’t even get a school board to do the right thing, you know government is hopeless.  However, this year we finally have a choice. We’ve tried before to get conservatives elected, and when we do, it’s been one here, one there.  Then they get attacked because they are outnumbered, and it’s just been an absolute disaster.

For the old No Lakota Levy folks, it’s all about money.  We all have grown children, and we don’t want Lakota asking for money over their bad decisions.  We want the local community who want the free babysitting service to do well, have nice kids and have an overall asset to our neighborhoods.  But there comes a price where that sentiment expires.  Lakota hasn’t been asking for money since 2013, when they finally passed their last levy after we fought them on it for four years, and it was sometimes bloody.  My policy was to leave Lakota alone for the most part so long as they weren’t asking for money.  But now, in 2021, Brad and the gang have spent their surplus.  Now it’s time to deal with it.  The best way to do that is with a management change of the board now that a majority of the board is up for re-election. 

Darbi Boddy on Channel 5 News

I know all the candidates running as Republicans very well.  And one thing about Darbi Boddy specifically is that she works hard.  In almost every event I have been to over the last several months, she has been there shaking hands and introducing herself. I’ve seen her pressed under contentious conditions, and she has conducted herself exceptionally well.  She has always been cool and intelligent, and the more I have come to know her, the bigger a fan I have become.  I will say I am voting for her without hesitation.  She is conservative in every way I can see; she is the opposite of our current school board.  And in speaking with her, I am sure she can help manage the budget, which is very generous for what we already give Lakota.  All this Critical Race Theory nonsense starting in Columbus by the DeWine administration will be overturned at Lakota by Darbi.  She is also solid on the transexual issues that have been trying to creep in through the current board members, especially with the pick your sex bathrooms that progressive politics has been trying to sell us with old radical progressive activists like Sandy Wheatley and Joan Powell. 

But further than those negative factors, I think Darbi cares about the school system.  She cares about it in ways I don’t.  I believe public education is a disaster that needs to be completely fixed, starting with everything John Dewey built it with.  Darbi reminds me a lot of Lynda O’Conner.  Lynda is the only Board member at Lakota who has been trying to make things better, but she’s outvoted 4 to 1.  And the peer pressure against her by the other progressive disasters has been reprehensible.  Darbi would be a good compliment to Lynda on the board. 

What’s best that I have learned about Darbi is that she is very engaging, friendly, and knowledgeable.  When I have talked to her, I have thrown her lots of curveballs, little things that I use to measure character, and she always hits them.  She has been great at speaking with lots of different types of people without being fake about it.  Her sincerity is unquestionable. Since I first met her, I’ve been a fan of hers, but you never know how things will turn out.  On this little journey, which was to get things started, it’s nice to see someone like her running as an option.  I always say that you have your favorite people about these types of projects, but things don’t often go the way you’d like them to.  Things happen; people don’t get along for this reason or that.  But at the end of it, you want to get the lawnmower started, and it needs to run on its own.   The intent from the beginning was never to micromanage the school board members.  We needed people who would be their own people and run things as reasonable people would on their own.  We started the conversation, and of those, Darbi has turned out to be one of the best and most potent candidates, and I’m happy to see her on the ticket. I’ve known many politicians, and of them, I can’t say I’ve ever seen one who works harder than Darbi Boddi.  And it’s not just been for a week or two here and there.  With Darbi, it’s been hard work for months and months.   If that’s what she’s like, imagine what she could do on the Lakota School Board.  I can’t wait to find out. 

Rich Hoffman

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Lebanon Schools Shut Down Over Covid: Using ‘How to Lie with Statistics’ to drive a climate change agenda with health worries as an excuse

It didn’t take long for all the Cincinnati government schools to impose mask mandates, even though there is absolutely no scientific need for them to do so.  This is what happens when government corrupts science for the desire of social control.  The government, in general, is so lazy that they are always inspired to make mountains out of molehills which paves the way for a more leisurely day at the office for them.  Government workers are some of the laziest people in the world, and anything they can do to make their jobs easier, they will certainly do.  So it was a perfect trap for the government schools such as Lebanon, Ohio, Monroe, Lakota, and several others to impose compliance masks on the students to reduce their liability to the inaccurate measurement of severity regarding Covid.  It’s what I have been saying all along.  Bill Gates loves the book How to Lie with Statistics. That is what they used in Lebanon, Ohio when they quarantined over 1000 students due to covid, then used that incident to panic parents and school board members into runaway cases of Covid fueled by the media.  Lebanon City Schools ended up shutting down entirely due to the panic since so many kids were out of the schools because essentially, the health guidelines were so ridiculous that nobody could continue to operate due to the CDC-recommended quarantine period of 14 days.  It didn’t matter how severe those cases were, only that with the mandate by the government schools to enforce ridiculous policies created by the book, How to Lie with Statistics, schools felt they had to do something to show some concern in managing a made-up statistic.  Health action by case counts instead of the actual severity of the virus. 

Nothing scientific says that what the CDC came up with in recommending 14 days to contain the Covid virus is effective or even necessary. I’ve covered this topic a lot; all the best methods of managing a virus of any kind are with ultraviolet light, such as UVC.  The washing of hands and the sanitizing processes are excellent but not all that effective in a mass area where many dirty people are touching doors, toilets, and sink handles.  The idea of containment in quarantine by the CDC has more to do with harming the American economy from the socialists in government who want full-blown Chinese communism in America.  They want to see the lost time work, the panic in the schools, and a narrative to cover up all the government’s crimes in abuse of their roles of authority.  If they wanted to solve Covid, they could be utilizing many options, including lots of available medicine.  But that isn’t the goal; the government always intended to use Covid to control mass society, and schools for them, which they control, is a good place to hit the panic button and impose arbitrary measurements to drive their plan for panic.  By pushing the kids out of class by counting cases, not actual danger levels of Covid, the government schools were able to apply alarm on the surrounding school boards to show that they were doing something to fight off an invisible menace.  That menace people could only see with mild cold symptoms that parents would have laughed at a few years ago.  But now, with the government abusing the CDC’s trust with the public, there are enough panicky parents and overly trusting people out there who want to believe that what our health departments say is trustworthy and worth their merit. 

But that’s why Bill Gates and other radicals like him like that book, How to Lie with Statistics.  It’s all about your measurements in statistics, in how you measure, or what.  It’s not always about the truth of the matter; in fact, it seldom is.  Convincing people that a logical method of managing Covid was to count cases then impose a 14-day quarantine would effectively force society to shut down and stay home.  The goal for these government radicals isn’t to stop the virus but to use the virus to drive our society toward a zero-emission world.  It’s ultimately all about climate change for these people and nothing more, breaking the patterns of work culture, driving to work, or driving kids to school, to get people to start thinking of staying home instead of starting up their car polluting the environment.  But even there, the measurements for global warming are done with the same math, the same How to Lie with Statistics method to evoke fear rather than logic.  We only have a few years or a decade to save the earth based on the voodoo accounting that no logical person would accept at face value.  But when you measure things like forest fires that haven’t been managed in California as a driver of climate change or hurricanes that hit the United States every September, then you see it’s not just Covid that the government and their employees are using to drive panic, to drive change from a capitalist country to a communist one, which they propose to run, but its everything that the government says and does which we cannot believe. 

The sad thing about Lebanon and the rest of the government schools in Cincinnati that are putting masks on kids are that they are playing the old trick of holding kids hostages to impose a social change.  It’s just like when it’s school levy time, and the government schools use faulty cost accounting to suggest that we have to raise taxes or our kids will grow up to be stupid.  The fear is that if we don’t pay teachers more money as the union demands, the teachers won’t do their jobs and teach our kids.  There are always a few dumb parents who fall for the scam and vote for more money to throw at the school to get educated.  In truth, all government measurements are proving to require scrutiny over everything they say.  Covid has been a bridge too far.  Some people will wear the masks and take the vaccine shot to shut up the government as they passively-aggressively fight back in other ways that undermine the government, then some people know better and refuse to do any of it.  For parents and the government’s need to make a point where governors of most states have lost their ability to shut down their economies this time, the government schools are the targets of radicalism.  Most people have kids or grandkids, and that is how the government can personalize Covid in a way that forces people to look at it.  Most people want to forget about Covid and to move on with their lives.  But the government had a taste of that power in shutting down a capitalist society. Due to their religion of climate change radicalism, they are turning to their old friend, How to Lie with Statistics, and using it to attack children so that they can get to the adults. 

There is nothing logical that says that quarantining students at Lebanon City Schools would do anything to help fight Covid because the measurement that the government schools are using is case counts.  A few years ago, nobody would have even thought twice about coming down with a virus or cold.  They would have gone to school.  Other kids would have gotten it and gotten over it.  If some people came down with a severe case, they might go to the hospital for treatment.  But we would have never thought for a second about shutting down anything for any amount of time, let alone 14 days of quarantine.  You see, this is that danger of letting the government have their way, and now they intend to abuse that trust that some people have in them.  Many others have lost their faith in government that will never be won back in the centuries to come.  But the radicals of climate change do not care.  For them, this is a do-or-die moment, and they have seen that people will budge a bit when they fear their health and safety are in danger.  But as to the reality of the Covid problem, it’s all made up science meant to use faulty statistics to change the world from capitalism to communism.  And it’s nothing less. 

Rich Hoffman

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China Limits Kids to 3 Hours of Video Game Play Per Week: A preview of what they want to do with everything

China’s Controls are just the Start

The deeper we get into the idiocy of the Biden presidency, we find that we’re not just talking about simple disagreements on philosophy and social endurance, but in subversion by a smiling enemy that intends to kill us completely and rob the wealth of our country under the weight of our own assumed guilt.  We should have never let China have the leverage they have over us today, to have the power they presume to use in destroying us from the inside out by turning many of our people against the ideas of America to blow on the fires to make it happen.  They say they want peace, and we are to assume that all the United Nations relationships established after the two World Wars were meant to entangle us all diplomatically.  But all it entailed was to tie up America with red tape while the jealous world of yesteryear and the communists of China could attack us without defense, which is what they have been doing.  Now we are so entangled with each other that it’s nearly impossible to have an outright war.  So that has left us with a worse Cold War mentality where deception and chaos have replaced the cold shoulders.  Now, we see a different strategy, and you can see it not by what China says but by what they do. 

You might have heard that China has cut down their under 18 kids to only 3 hours of video games per week, 1 hour on Friday, 1 hour on Saturday, and 1 hour on Sunday.  If they are good boys and girls, kids might play video games on national holidays, for a little bit.  Instead of playing video games, the kids are supposed to train their minds to be soldiers of the state and educate themselves for sacrifice to China and live and die for the party in power.  And that party wants to rule the world.  They have their fingers all over the Biden administration and several American politicians that have paved the way for the kind of censorship that China is used to, which Google helped them build.  Suppose they don’t like what you do in the world. In that case, they will turn you off from social interaction because the tech companies doing China’s bidding have steered our society to a completely online society.  By doing this, they control what you do and when you do it.  This is how they plan to keep kids from playing video games by monitoring their time spent on the games, and when they hit that hour, they can switch the kids off. 

We’ve seen it in the United States, especially with Twitter and Facebook.  That infrastructure is already in place, and they would like to push Americans into the same kind of centrally managed society.  How about that, kids? Do you still want to be communists, like your government school teachers have taught you?  Forget about playing Call of Duty for 20 straight hours on a Thursday night.  How about all the video game companies who have sold America out with wokeness to tap into the 1.4 billion people who reside in China.  And the movie companies like Disney have thrown out Uncle Walt’s values which built the company to give up on the American Dream and steer everything to that new Chinese demographic.  Of course, the Chinese told you, dumbasses, that they’d be fair and would work with you.  They wanted to lure your big dollars and company values to their trap.  The NBA has already fallen into it.  So has Nike.  Many have; most big companies have been headed there for years.  I warned everyone decades ago.  But nobody listened, and now you see the cost.  And you can see to what level of social control they intend for us all.  Covid was meant to train us for this new communist thought, just as they are doing with the video game industry.  3 hours per week. 

One of my daughters used to be a Gamestop manager, and we had long discussions about this trend a decade ago to move toward complete online gaming.  My wife and I had the same discussions when she wanted to take my years of National Geographic books and magazines and get rid of them going to online versions instead.  I reminded her and everyone else along the way what I said then that games, entertainment, and hard copies of books would always be valuable.  When you read a book or watch a DVD movie, or listen to a CD copy of music, you are detached from the controls of a centralized authority.  They can’t see what you are reading or for how long.  They don’t count your keyboard punches to feed an A.I. watching your every move and analyzing what you plan to do next.  You are private and disconnected from “them.” When video games moved from hard copies and complete online support, they lost control of their content.  Now governments could intrude.  They have let us play and get used to this new way of doing things.  But now, they think they can get away with making their power move, which they are currently doing in China.  It’s not the people of China who are the suckers; it’s the tech people who played nice, adopted the wokeness in exchange for market share, then had the rug pulled out from under them with the simple wiping of a hand giving a dictate from the communist party. 

There is a catch to all the digital streaming services, to the Apple music hosting that has gotten rid of all hard copies of music you might own.  Now you must rent your music from them for a monthly fee.  And if you are a bad little boy or girl, they could cut your account off in a second, and you won’t have any iTunes in your car to listen to.  The kind of world that American Democrats want is what they have in China, where they decide what you do when you do it and for how long.  And if they don’t like you, if you are part of an opposition party, they can cut you off of everything because they have managed to put everything online where a centralized government can regulate it.  My wife and I had that same recurring conversation just the other day at Costco, where I was buying up a bunch of new books that they had just brought out.  I told her that books would always have value.  I can read those books I was buying anywhere in the world.  I didn’t need electricity to use them, and they weren’t connected to any government for control.  And I see that as ultimate freedom.

The way to beat these oppressive governments in China and those licking their heels like the Democrats are in America is to get off their grid.  Get out of their schools.  Get away from their entertainment.  Get away from their medical industry, for which Covid has given everyone all the proof they need.  Disconnect from their control and make them blind. Don’t allow them to turn you off playing a video game after 1 hour of play, or what day of the week you play it.  Turn away from their controls and get back to the basics for which they have no control.  And then, and only then, can you have any hope of truly being free. 

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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There is Nothing Worse than Saying Something Cannot be Done: Managing unknowns for victory

Sometimes the Answers are Where Nobody Looks

For perspective, I feel like I say it 1000 times in a week; limits are meant to be overcome, not yielded to.  When I hear someone say, I can’t do this because of this, or I can’t do that, I immediately hear laziness in the terminology. It’s a lazy approach to life because skills are often needed to be developed to achieve a task.  And when people tell you that something can’t be done, it’s because they are too lazy to do it, plain and simple.  I understand limits, but as I talk about constantly in my new book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, perceptions of what is achievable today will be shattered tomorrow with lots of practice.  That is certainly the case with various fast draw competitions that go on all over the country that are less known to most of the world because they exist in pockets of Americana.  We seem to understand these kinds of things in sports, where rookies improve with experience, and that few people expect a newly drafted football player to go straight to the NFL and be a superstar.   It takes time and development to become great.  And that is true too in how we make all our livings.  When I hear someone tell me that it takes this much time to do this kind of thing, that is never a fixed value.  But is only a point of reference that should always be pushed for and achieved.  That is why I suggest that all business people stop thinking in controlled statistical ways and always look for innovation opportunities to explore what can be done, not what lazy people tell you can be.

Bullwhip Speed and Accuracy

Every year that I do the Annie Oakley Wild West Show in Darke County during the last weekend of July each year, I go through this process.  It’s always one of the fun weekends that I give myself to keep the world in focus.  I love Darke County, Ohio.  It reminds me of many towns out west and brings the heart of America close, so it’s easy to see.  And this year was no different.  We have the bullwhip competitions that I always participate in, where many of these ideas about business have matured over the years and eventually evolved into the themes of this book.  Now that I am one of the elderly participants, the competitions have become a period of self-reflection for me rather than a nervous do-or-die thing with legacy performers from years past.  As I also talk about in The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, young people need more than anything a reputation to launch them into life.  Well, I have my reputation well intact, and nobody can ever take that from me, even if the thing we are doing is relatively tiny in the scheme of things.  The bullwhip competitions of Annie Oakley for me were always a big deal because the people who do them are unique.  The activity is out of the box, and you develop a genuine respect for the people who share that space with you.  And the competition pushes you always to get better.  And once you push yourself to get better and have success, you realize that the same holds with just about everything in life, including decisions that cost millions of dollars either way if success or failure is utilized.  That may be the life I’m in now, but over the years, my grounding in these cowboy arts always kept things authentic to me and gave me perspectives that nobody else was considering, even though they probably should have. 

The two videos I’ve included in this article are from two bullwhip competitions from this latest 2021 Annie Oakley show.  I always do pretty well in those, but the value in winning has diminished a lot over time.  What matters most to me, what has become an obsession of sorts, is managing all the competition variables in these kinds of things.   In both competitions, the goal is to cut as many cups off the target stands at the fastest rate that you can.  One competition, the Speed Switch, requires you to do so with both hands.  The other, Speed and Accuracy, is all one hand and in sequence.  If you miss a cup, it’s a 5-second penalty.  You get two attempts at each cup.  You have to stand six feet from the target and not cross the line with your feet.  The time starts on your first crack.  Those are the rules.  That is the way participants interact with the competition.  Like in all things in life, that is how we plan to achieve success, cutting as many targets as possible in the fastest time you can.  What fascinates me is all the variables that come up in pressured events that can wreck those plans.  The people who usually win at these things, whether they are in bullwhip competitions or big business deals, can manage those variables. 

Bullwhip Speed Switch

Many talented people are good at the exhibitions in the bullwhip world, but not so good at the competitions.  Without the pressure of time, where they can show off the skills that they’ve practiced for hundreds of hours, they are magnificent world record holders, and it looks great for an audience.  But when they apply the same methods to a timed competition, things go bad and don’t look so good.  It has always fascinated me how the difference between the two is so applicable to life in general.  People who study and practice a lot in life can put on a great show.  But when the pressure is on, they usually choke.  That choke is what people tell me thousands of times a week and expect me to accept because that has become fashionable in the world, to accept failure. Instead, my thing is to get comfortable with pressure and danger and learn to manage the variables.  Not to yield to them.

I have done those contests for many decades now every year at the Annie Oakley event, and not a single one has ever been the same.  Sometimes the popper blasts off the end of my whip.  Sometimes the whip gets caught on the target stand, as happened this year.  Sometimes we perform on grass, sometimes on smoothed concrete where the whip slowly slides all over the place. Sometimes the wind kicks up and throws off your aim.  Sometimes, a speedy guy will have luck catching most of the targets on their first run, forcing you to go faster than you are comfortable with.  All those variables are what make the good from the bad.  It’s not the skill; everyone who competes has talent.  But it’s in how you manage the variables that matter most.  

Its all in fun, but is it……………………..?

Ultimately, that is one of the big takeaways from The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business. I’ve been a professional in the industry for more than three decades, and I work with people who also have a lot of experience.  Everyone has lots of experience; they go to college, get trained and try to do the best they can.  My point is that little things like these extra little competitions I do, such as bullwhip competitions force you to adapt to all the things they don’t teach you in an orthodox society.  How can you use your skills to accommodate all the things that happen that you don’t control?  Can you still win then?  Well, of course, you can.  But what makes me madder than a hornet that some kid has stuck a stick into its nest is when someone tells me something can’t be done because they have not learned themselves how to manage variables in their life.  That they accept that anything outside of their skill level is a mystery that they automatically yield to.  To me, that is just the kind of thing they should all be training for, in having the skill to do the job, but in honing those skills so that they can adapt to the variables that come up along the way.  That they can successfully manage the situation when it’s never optimal and still succeed. 

Rich Hoffman

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