The New Costco in Liberty Township, Ohio: Small government and guns make communities great

For around two years, I had been looking for a PlayStation 5. Unfortunately for PlayStation, the company released its newest video game console during Covid. Who would have ever thought that the economy of the world would shut down entirely when planning for such a new release? In many places in the world, supply chains have not returned to normal due to massive government interference and their stupid support of Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset. That has been particularly true of computer chips, which make the new PlayStation 5 so powerful. So it’s been very difficult to get a new PlayStation 5. Our family has continued playing our old PlayStation 4 over that duration like many people have had to. But I’ve been on the lookout for one for several years and have not been able to find one. There are usually long waiting lists you have to get on to have a chance to buy one. Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and all the usual places have been unable to keep them when they do come in, and what they get has usually been a very limited supply. So I was quite shocked when I went to the new Costco in Liberty Township to meet my family on the opening day of November 2022 and saw at the entrance a pallet of PlayStation 5s stacked high for people to grab as they came into the new and wonderful store. I arrived before my family did, and it took me less than a fraction of a second to see the obvious. I grabbed one as people were plucking them from the stack as quickly as they came in, and we bought it that day and have enjoyed it profusely. 

Yes, I’m a fan of Costco, even though they are not exactly conservatives. They are known Obama supporters, but they provide excellent service, so I haven’t held that against them. Costco does a lot of great things, and I have been a frequent visitor to the one in Tri-County, Ohio, for many years. When I found out that they were going to build a new Costco in Liberty Township, Ohio, I was very happy because I feel like a lot of people do about Tri-County, Ohio, located between the cities of Sharonville and Springdale, that big government has destroyed the former economic boom town and left it a husk of desperate value. I used to think of Tri-County as one of the greatest economic centers in the United States. I worked there several times in my life, so I know the area’s character well; it’s been a part of my life most of my life. So I’ve seen it in better days. But over the last 10 to 20 years, the progressive policies that came from big government woke policies have left the reputation to be one of crime. To describe it simply in one word, when I think of Tri-County, I think of MTV. The youth have been allowed to run wild and take over the character of the area, and wherever youth go, like mindless locusts, they destroy everything in their path. Older people don’t want to deal with a bunch of slack-jawed kids dressed inappropriately and constantly catcalling women while trying to shop and spend time with their families. But kids don’t have money, but moms who run families do, and those types of moms made Tri-County great. 

That is why Costco built a store in Liberty Township, which is everything that Tri-County isn’t, very conservative and safe, and people who live there have money and care about things. It’s not to say that Liberty Township couldn’t become like Tri-County at some point, but the differences couldn’t be more obvious. In Butler County, Ohio, where Liberty Township is, there are over 400,000 residents, most of whom have guns. They either have guns in the home or carry them, and crime is not tolerated the way it has been 6 miles to the south in Tri-County and Sharonville. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to see Costco realizing that their Tri-County store was being held back because people just didn’t want to be in an area known for crime to shop at their store. So they built a new one, and people were hungry for it. For the first few weeks, there has been a line to get into the store, and people have been flocking to it just to buy goods and services and enjoy the Costco experience. And this new Costco has had everything, a lot more than the Tri-County store had, like PlayStation 5s. As I bought our new PlayStation in the long lines that went to the back of the store, I realized that if the Tri-County store did try to carry the type of items that the new Liberty Township store did, that theft would be the likely result. In Tri-County, with their progressive governments and their big-city attitudes, crime is much more permitted. In Liberty Township, crime isn’t permitted at all. And there are a lot of guns carried by good people who won’t hesitate to use those guns to defend property and persons, which was always the point of the 2nd Amendment. 

This is precisely why many of us in the Butler County area have fought the temptation to allow West Chester and Liberty Township to become a city like their neighbors in Sharonville, Springdale, and Forest Park. Bad government happens when it gets too big, and once there are city councils and mayors involved, woke politics starts to attach itself to the decision-making process, and things get out of control. So we have fought for small government in Butler County, and the results are obvious. Butler County communities run much better than communities within the I-275 loop that have fallen for the big government temptation. I could tell stories about my experiences in Mason, where they have a city too, but over time they have had to become much more nibble on their feet to adapt to the pressure exerted by Sycamore Township to their south and Liberty Township to their west. The struggle to keep the government small is hard, but it’s obvious where they manage because when the government is small, there is less bureaucratic nonsense, allowing companies to invest without all the additional trouble. And when you go to the new Costco in LIbety Township and see the lines from people hungry to get in, you can see the obvious quickly. I happened to listen to a few older men standing outside the new Costco, bewildered as to why people were going so crazy over this new store, even days later after it initially opened. And the answer was that a lot of these shoppers were simply sitting at home waiting for something to open near them because they didn’t want to go into Tri-County to deal with the mess there, all the kids with their pants walking around half down, the nasty language, the cars with rap music pouring through closed windows but being so loud that it vibrates the fillings out of people’s teeth. When there is too much government and too much progressive policy, it ruins communities. When there is less, it makes communities better because the kind of people who shop and start businesses can then have a relationship without the government messing it up. And guns help a lot. Where there are lots of guns by private hands, there is much less crime. Where there are less guns, there is a lot more bad behavior.   And put simply, that is why the new Costco at Liberty Township is so much better and why communities like Tri-County, Ohio, are failing. 

Rich Hoffman

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Microsoft Was Never Our Friend: They don’t respect our time, our productivity, or our American sovereignty

I always liked the Paper Clip guy from early versions of Microsoft Windows. He might have been irritating, but he always came across as trying to be helpful, respectful of your time, and assuming that what you needed to do on the computer you were using was valuable. That sentiment has changed over time. Microsoft is well-known as a member of the Desecrators of Davos attempt to overthrow the world. Their obvious role in the scheme is to dumb people down with nonsense and steer society globally where the Klaus Schwab types want them to go. The Microsoft of the 1990s is long gone and what has been given to us in its wake is a significant intrusion of progressive intent to change the world as we know it. Microsoft thinks it can do it because they are essentially a monopoly that touches just about every computer in the world, other than Apple, which is just as bad.

I used to love Microsoft; I was a big fan of Word, of course. But I loved Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and everything Microsoft made. I was a fan of it all. But I entered the computer age at the ground level and watched this company evolve. And that also gives me the liberty to discuss how much it has changed from its original intentions. The Microsoft of today does not respect its users. They provide constant updates whenever they decide to; they don’t care what you are working on and have no value for it. They do what they want; they speak to you through messages as if they are a parent telling you to brush your teeth before going to bed and have lost their understanding of the original company mission in the beginning. Their goal now is globalism and steering mankind into the slaughterhouse of globalism, and they intend to use their software as the bait that drags everyone to that gloomy destination.

It’s out now, Bill Gates, when he stepped away from being the boss of Microsoft just as lockdowns were happening all across America in the spring of 2020, during a big election year where a virus that was planned at Event 201, sponsored by Bill Gates himself, was released. Gates wanted to protect Microsoft from his role in the virus and designed to work on the “climate change” initiative hoping that Microsoft would be shielded from public opinion as they learned what role Gates had in managing the virus in society and what the governments of the world would do about it. But Microsoft was just another front on the culture wars attack. I had been noticing that their edit software was already attacking strong usages of pronouns and other kinds of terminology that might be considered “too aggressive” as a means to control information flow and the quality of it as determined by the Desecrators of Davos, which Bill Gates is undoubtedly one of the founding members. Microsoft was no longer concerned about the quality of the individual users’ time; they were now concerned about controlling what the particular user did and what they thought while they were interfacing with their products. The footprints of global corporatism were unleashed, and people were so in love with the Microsoft product that they didn’t notice how sinister some of the changes truly were until it was too late. Microsoft went from being a helpful friend to essentially becoming the software of the terminators from one of Jim Cameron’s science fiction doomsday films. Only they weren’t intended to kill the user, only to make them suitable, compliant soldiers of the administrative state. The lure was to get people addicted to easy pornography, and a big brother was watching the users through the software all hours of the day, anywhere in the world that they might be. 

It was a baffling experience to see how Microsoft was pushing its Teams meeting system just as the governments of the world, all looking for Bill Gates donations, thought that the way to deal with the Covid virus, a virus created in a Chinese lab by Bill Gates’ friend, Dr. Fauci, and both of them worked hard to keep medicine away from those who caught it so they could push all these new social controls like social distancing. The wearing of useless masks to fight the virus was to work from home and use Microsoft Teams to communicate instead of actually going to the office. And the media followed that assumption with talk about a New Normal, coming straight off the pages of Claus Schwab’s latest book, titled The Great Reset. From the point of view of Bill Gates, who wants a zero-emission world to save the planet from some bizarre climate change religion that takes all mankind back essentially to The Law of One, the sun worship of pagan deities from an archaic past, keeping people off the roads and at home would save the planet from those pesky humans and their gas-guzzling cars. So Microsoft Teams was there to allow people to do business in their underwear which essentially shut the world down productively for more than a year and crippled the world’s economy. The Microsoft solution was to attempt to control the messaging through their various software updates, keep the public steered toward globalism, and discourage information that might say otherwise. 

But the footprints of globalism were there from the beginning. It’s just that while the market was taking off, Microsoft needed the customers to get addicted to their product like a drug dealer might give away free samples to get people addicted to the high. In its early versions before Windows 95, Microsoft wanted to appear helpful, productive, and respectful of its users. But after Windows 95, and the complaints about the product showed this trend, people saw that Microsoft was less interested in the user market and much more interested in making the users slaves to their system since, by then, most of the world was using a version of Windows to interact with computers in whatever way they were using them. The goal from the beginning was to gain control of the time the users spent on a computer and to get them to want to do more of it. Even when reality threw obvious problems their way, they simply ignored the information and proceeded on anyway, just as they did with the concept of Teams meetings replacing real human interaction in an office space. Microsoft’s stupidity in understanding the basic nature of productivity went straight to the door of Bill Gates, who never wanted to help society live better lives with a superior product. His goal was to use the information to control productivity and to dumb down the users to the point where they wouldn’t even see what was happening to them along the way. The Paper Clip guy was an illusion all along. Microsoft never intended actually to be helpful but to bait mankind into following them into mass control from global forces. That long-hatched plan culminated when Bill Gates resigned from Microsoft upon unleashing Covid from China. Microsoft went on to do its work as built by its founder, while Bill Gates went into full Desecrators of Davos mode and joined the others who were openly looking to take over the world. Microsoft was never our friend; it was only an enemy from within from the very beginning, and it is obvious that they don’t respect our time.   They only want our minds to do what they want with them to serve interests that are not American.

Rich Hoffman

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Senate Control Stolen in the Middle of a Saturday Night: The battle is about information control and who decides its quality

You can never allow a centralized authority to control what information is. And clearly, the goal has been to use this China model of information control decided upon by some administrative state who would determine what information is and that would then become the standard for reality. Our concern is playing out in the election of 2022, as it was during the election of 2020, and the global push to control the message around Covid.   But then again, we’ve seen this behavior at the local level in the school district I live in, where those who represent the administrative state have insisted that they control reality by defining what information is. When bad behavior was questioned by the public of those in charge of the school, the action against the public was almost identical to what we are seeing nationally and internationally from what have conveniently been called globalists. Maybe it’s not surprising since most people get their education from the same controlled sources so that they would think alike shouldn’t be such an abnormality. But the insistence on altering reality with collective belief to support some mass agreement that decides whether information is relevant or not is bizarre. In the case of the local school issue, many who have come under attack by that trending insistence of information control and giving control entirely to the authority figures to decide what information is or isn’t had to be reminded of the New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 270 (1964) case. Information is merit-based, and good information or bad information is decided by the quality of the information, not who controls the definition of it. Which is undoubtedly applicable to the FBI, the Biden administration, or the Desecrators of Davos who insist that the greatest threat to the world is climate change, as it’s clear that what really matters is who controls the votes in the world and by what means. 

Overnight during the first weekend after the election of 2022, where Republicans had been trending ahead for control of the Senate, it was announced by the Fox News desk that Catherine Cortez Mastro would keep control of the Senate, beating Adam Laxalt in Nevada. With the election taking over a week to process and the obvious vote counting slowing down to a drip, drip, the obvious strategy was to wear everyone out, announce the results over the weekend while everyone was sleeping and retain power in at least one of the houses of Congress in America who represent the needs of the Desecrators of Davos. There will be a runoff in Georgia to determine a seat, and there is still lots of smoke in the Alaska race that has obviously been built to control how information is processed and distributed to the public to show control when it clearly doesn’t represent what voters wanted. It’s the same kind of situation as we just witnessed in the elections in Brazil with Bolsonaro. The good news is that we are not talking about the obvious, we have watched people we formally trusted, such as Leader Mitch McConnell, the Fox News Team, and even the Associated Press let us down for some goals that were not specifically American in their value. But it’s like Trump has said all along, it’s not the voter that matters as much as the people who count the votes. And in controlling that information, people who don’t deserve to be in power have been able to retain it. Was there a Red Wave in the 2022 elections? Well, yes. More than 6 million more Republican voters voted for Congress members, so they were energized to give input into their government and the management of the information it uses to govern our country. Then the reason that reality didn’t translate to more flipping of seats to acquire power is the evidence that shows information of massive voter irregularities that show the wrong people are representing our country in government. But to hide that from the public, the authority figures, just like the local school system functioning from the same value systems, insist that they determine what information and value it has to the public. Anybody who doesn’t follow their narrative is a domestic terrorist. Essentially, the China model. 

But what is to be done about this? Well, just as in the Sullivan case utilized above, we do have a constitutional means to deal with this very problem before everyone goes for the Second Amendment to attack the problem of blatant election fraud to keep the powers of government that have been selling America out, in the position to decide what the definitions of information are so that they can then control mass society even in bizarre ways that leave people shaking their heads in disgust. I would offer that the pressure of competing information to dispute falsehoods is the best way to solve all these problems. Free speech is the immeasurable remedy to all this blatant corruption. The reason that corruption exists at all is that we have trusted the sources of information too much over time, empowering these corrupt malcontents and letting them think they would get away with all this information manipulation. The forces in power decide what is true or not authentic based on their power needs. Not on what reality decides. That has been wondrously obvious with the local issue I mentioned, and there are good lessons to learn from it that certainly apply to the mess at the national and international levels. The bad guys are in a fight to claim the definition of what information is, and they insist through force on altering your opinions of everything to enforce it in ways that serve them. So to fix that problem, we must attack them there. 

The way to defeat bad information is with good information, and the plan for many years now has been to gain control of the means of distributing that information, whether it was corporate media, the record industry, print media, the Associated Press, or whatever people trusted as information. The belief was that if those sources could be captured and controlled, then control over America’s mass population could occur. The vile manipulators who wanted to take America down from within thought they’d have an easy time of it if only they could shut people up and control the definitions of good information from bad information. But information is what it is, good or bad; it is merit that decides its quality. And when information is competitive, people can then decide through free will what its value to society is. Without good information to fight bad information, the FBI could then decide what reality is and enforce it in society accordingly. That is why the New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 270 (1964) case was so important. It is relevant for local problems, but it’s just as relevant for national and international issues as well. Reality is decided by the most truthful information as determined in the battlefield of ideas. And in the wake of the very good elections of 2022, we can clearly see what good and bad information is. There will be lots of talk about election fraud that will be correct. The corrupt behavior was on full display for all to see because there was freedom of information to pass judgment on the behavior, whereas other places in the world do not have such an ability.   People in other countries might grumble at the local grocery about their corrupt governments. But in America, we can do so, and the authorities are not allowed to come and arrest us and put us in jail over it. Or destroy us in the courts. They have certainly tried to give us that impression. But they have not been successful. They may have stolen the 2022 election and held power cosmetically. But we learned a lot in the process, and that information will be infinitely more valuable. And a better future is on the horizon because of it. 

Rich Hoffman

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What a Dumb Idea Parading Barack Obama Was: As a domestic terrorist, he has only reminded people why they need to vote for Republicans

I knew this day would come eventually; the Chess game had been going on for a long time, and now it was time for the “checkmate.” Democrats are getting ready to get trounced in the 2022 midterms, but this isn’t a “come lately” thing. It’s been going on for a long time, going way back to 2009 with the start of the Tea Party movement. Parading Barack Obama around to try and help Democrats in key states indicates that the professional pinheads have no idea what they are doing or what forces are truly at play politically in the United States. The Democrats have put themselves in a terrible position because they failed to listen to the lessons that went wrong along the way, and now it’s time to pay for those mistakes. Barack Obama, at best, is a used car salesman who used his skin color to attempt to sell socialism to America. But worse than that, he was a creation of domestic terrorists like Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground. I must remind everyone that Barack Obama’s political career started in the living room of Bill Ayers and other Chicago radicals of progressive Saul Alinsky intent. He’s not a miracle; he was an inserted terrorist plot intent to undo America. And yes, his birth certificate had all kinds of problems which Sheriff Joe Arpaio pointed out quite well with a private investigation that showed the document to be made in modern times digitally with layered graphics. Back when Barack Obama would have been born in Hawaii, that kind of technology wasn’t around yet. So they got caught lying about the birth of Barack Obama and just about everything else to insert Obama in place to undo America from within, and this Joe Biden presidency, which was stolen by the same kind of personalities, radicals who have embedded themselves in our Republic form of government, is the third term of Barack Obama.   Obama isn’t a savior; he’s the cause of all the problems. 

I remember what it was like in 2009 when the Tea Party movement was starting. We then learned to what extent George Soros was tampering with our election system to overthrow America. He was an early form of today’s Desecrators of Davos, and those success stories of using money as a military weapon to undo the most powerful country in the world started the resistance that led to this precise moment in time. And the attackers were so full of themselves that they didn’t see the writing on the wall from the begging. Before we could stop terrorists like Obama, we had to stop the bleeding from our own political party, the Republicans. From 2009 to 2012, we started to purge the RINOs from the party with the admission that they were more Democrats than Republicans and that they were the controlled opposition that Democrats wanted, which allowed them to make moves to attack the nature of America from the inside and rot it away beyond our control. Politicians like John McCain, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and Mitt Romney were what allowed terrorists like Bill Ayers and George Soros to believe they could get away with the greatest crime in the history of the world, the destruction of America and the theft of all its wealth to redistribute to the United Nations and their progressive intentions of doom. Through the Tea Party, we started to challenge members of our own party, which has taken a while, culminating in this 2022 election. But first, we had to change the nature of the party from what it was, a Republican Party made up of rich white guys, and turn it into something much better, a party for women, a party for immigrants, a party for all people of color, and that is precisely what has been done and is reflected in the wonderful candidates we have now in 2022. It took a long time to get there from 2009 and, in many cases, earlier. I’ve been doing this kind of thing since 1992, when I worked very hard for the Ross Perot campaign in the Reform Party. I knew even back in those good ol’ days that changes were needed. 

From that critical 2012 election where Mitt Romney just rolled over and died for Barack Obama and played the nice little Republican pushover, we saw the same thing happening to Governor Kasich in Ohio, who misread the tea leaves and became much more Barack Obama-like. Notice you don’t see him around anymore. That was when Trump, from the Ross Perot Reform Party, made a move to be president, and people like me saw a golden opportunity. Over the next decade, Trump would spend billions of dollars of his own money to win the presidency, and that was just the way to defeat the controlled opposition that had been working against us all along. So the Tea Party morphed into the MAGA branch of the Republican Party, and the process of pushing out RINOs accelerated dramatically. Probably the best thing that could have happened was that the election was stolen in 2020 when the global forces desperate to prevent another term of Trump after he won in 2016 made all kinds of mistakes under pressure to reveal the kind of corrupt government the Tea Party had been trying to point out for many years. Before that, conspiracy theory writers like Jim Marrs had been pointing out all the corruption in our government. I would point them out also, in more direct and implacable ways, with millions and millions of words written to send out the signal to an unsuspecting public that needed time to absorb what was happening behind the media circus they were fed through broadcast entertainment. The Trump presidency forced all that to the surface for all to see, and it only strengthened the MAGA movement.

In the end, we will end up with 12 years of Trump influence before he rides off into the sunset and a whole new generation of Kari Lake Republican Party members can then manage our government for the next several decades with the Democrat Party utterly destroyed. Given the nature of just how corrupt everything was, returning to how Barack Obama was inserted into the White House behind a mask of racism and guilt meant to keep us from looking at the terrorist roots behind him. Obama’s brother tried to tell us. Reverend Jerimiah Wright told us all we needed to know. But we didn’t listen because Obama was a person of color. And now, with Herschel Walker in Georgia running against another government communist, we see just how phony the racism thing for Democrats always was. They only wanted women and minorities if they were Democrats. If they were Republican, they attacked even more viciously, which forced people to admit to themselves what a rigged game it always was. Now they have seen it for themselves, and the payday is upon us. And parading Barack Obama around, or Oprah Winfrey isn’t going to resurrect their insurgency of America. Their terrorist act of progressive destruction has been revealed to the American people, who now see what they must do, which wasn’t so obvious when the Tea Party first started. Then only a few of us saw what had to happen. But now, more than ever, they see it and are joining the Republican Party for solutions. We have removed many of the old losers who kept the Republican Party from winning, and now it’s a party that can do some real good in the world. And there is nothing Barack Obama, or anybody else, can do about it. Obama was the cause of the problems; he will never be the solution.

Rich Hoffman

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Trying to Find Something Nice to Say About Mike DeWine: Are Fran’s cookies enough?

Obviously, I’m not a Mike DeWine fan. He blew it during Covid by leading the nations into the lockdowns and open tyranny that the rest of the blue-state Democrats followed to ruin our lives. I know people who had their lives utterly ruined during the Mike DeWine lockdowns and even died. The social isolation, the separation of family members, and the attempts to shut down social gatherings such as churches over some ridiculous government tampering with the medical industry were reprehensible, and Mike DeWine led the way. My kids absolutely hate Mike DeWine; his dumb behavior set back their lives by likely seven years at least and personally cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars. So it was no small feat when a person I know who is very close to the DeWine administration asked me if I could think of something nice to say about the guy ahead of the Midterm elections on November 8th, 2022. I can usually think of something nice to say about anybody. But on Mike DeWine, he has essentially been a Democrat, and I don’t like anything about Democrats. Just because he put an “R” next to his name doesn’t make him a Republican. As we have seen at many levels of politics, an “R” isn’t enough. Suppose a politician doesn’t act like a Republican. In that case, I think worse of them than if we are just dealing with a Democrat because we are dealing with another level of dishonesty, and DeWine sold himself dishonestly when he proposed that he was a Republican. Yet the person running against Mike DeWine for this 2022 governor race is even worse as a Democrat, so the question is, do you vote for the Democrat who is pretending to be a Republican, or do you deal with the radical socialist who calls herself a Democrat but might as well be the secretary of Karl Marx? These are tough choices and not very good for a world of free and fair elections. 

So I have been digging deep, trying to find something I like about Mike DeWine. My friend knows I represent a lot of Republican voters who just will never put their name next to Mike DeWine because of how he behaved during his first term. But a few nice words from me might encourage others who feel the same way to maybe hold their nose and vote for DeWine anyway, for the good of the party. So this has been a tough one for me, and I have had to work hard at it for several weeks now, trying to find anything good about Mike DeWine, and the thing that jumped out most to me was that his wife, Fran, makes good cookies. I had a chance to meet with Mike DeWine a few months ago at an event, and his wife gave me some cookies, and they were really good. Were they good enough to elect him governor again? Well, maybe. Ruin people’s lives, kill them with lockdowns by putting the liberal disaster Amy Acton in charge of Ohio Health Care, but Fran’s cookies…………………… it’s kind of like weighing an Egyptian heart against a feather to see if you can pass into the Duat during death. 

But then I had to think of some more things if I could, and I can say with a straight face that during the last two years of Mike DeWine’s term, he has worked well with the Republican Reps and Senate on gun legislation. DeWine has been good on gun control measures and pro-Second Amendment concerns. He even signed H.B. 99, which my local state rep, Thomas Hall, sponsored, which provided standards for teacher training to be armed in public schools to fight back against the risk of school shootings. So, those are a few real things that Mike DeWine has done in his first term that was very positive. Sure, he wouldn’t have done them at all unless he was way underwater with Republican voters because of what he did during Covid. But it’s way better than what we would have had under Nan Whaley. Mike DeWine has signed real law proposed by the Ohio legislature that provided constitutional carry and Stand your Ground law that has undoubtedly made Ohio much better from a Second Amendment perspective. And that’s kind of what politics is, a give and take, and if it took so many people to hate Mike DeWine to make him strong on Second Amendment issues, then maybe that’s a good thing.

Then there is an issue that I care about quite a lot, and that is the election of Sharon Kennedy to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. I know Sharon, and she is fantastic. I would love to see her become the Chief Justice, which is very possible. The Supreme Court, for a long time now, has been in a balancing act between liberalism and conservative value. If Sharon wins the Chief Justice position, then her replacement would then be appointed by Mike DeWine. And in that way, like the gun control legislation, DeWine would pick a strong conservative, which would certainly help secure the Supreme Court with much more conservative representation. Ultimately, we must have a conservative Supreme Court. We have a strong presence of conservatives among the State Reps and the Senate, but the Supreme Court has been weak. A lot of people have called themselves “Rs,” but in reality, they have been very liberal by their voting record. DeWine, in other years, might have picked a liberal for the Supreme Court nomination, but he’s not dumb. He sees where things are going in this MAGA Republican Party, so he would be very inclined to appease Republicans with a strong pick.

So there are three things I thought of nice to say about Mike DeWine. See, I can find something nice to say about anybody, even him. He has been good for the last two years on Second Amendment issues. He has a good chance of doing very well on the Supreme Court by picking a conservative replacement for the Chief Justice. Based on what DeWine has done with gun rights, this particular year would likely be a more conservative choice than in other years. Then there are the cookies. Should we vote for Mike DeWine because of his wife’s cookies? Maybe it does all come down to that.

Sometimes you get governors who are so out of touch that you can’t even talk to them when you see them. Fran was always so personable when I was at that event with the DeWines. Mike asked me if I wanted a picture; I, of course, said that I was good. I didn’t want a picture. He didn’t make any strange faces; he just moved on to the next person. But Fran made sure I had some cookies, and they were very good. Even though I think of the DeWine family as a bunch of Democrats, I can at least say that they mean well. That was DeWine’s excuse after Covid; he thought he was doing the right things and just following the orders of the CDC. And that is always the danger of following government; they usually don’t know what’s best. But they have the power to impose their view of reality on people, which makes them dangerous. But Fran DeWine’s cookies were good. All voters will have to make that hard choice on November 8th. Are Fran’s cookies enough? 

Rich Hoffman

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Protect Lakota Kids.com and the Public Records that Show all the Evidence: Defending children from the extreme liberalism of Lakota schools

It’s not like the bad behavior at Lakota schools happened overnight. It took place over a long period of time. For those who have been wanting to see all the evidence from the Matt Miller divorce and the crazy sexual lifestyle of the superintendent of Lakota that has been much talked about, you can see it all down to the last public document at the excellent website Protect Lakota Kids.com.  CLICK TO Visit for yourself. I am proud of the great people who put that site together, and you better believe it; it was not an enterprise of a few lonely people. It’s a community effort; even better, over 600 people have signed the petition to protect Lakota Kids from the diabolical exploits of the radical progressives who work for all these government schools. This particular school is in our neighborhood, and it is challenging our values as a community, so it’s great to see people coming together to stand up to the vile behavior that has been on full display for quite a while now. The evidence of that behavior is reflected in the meeting segment shown below. A parent gave a very nice speech about the bad behavior of the superintendent, but additionally on the behavior of the school board members and other administrators. No wonder they didn’t see anything wrong with the superintendent’s sexual behavior because they are just as bad in many cases. What does that say about the people who run Lakota schools, especially when you can see for yourself just how bad that behavior has been for the superintendent? 

When the upset parent’s speech was given, I was working on getting new school board members elected. For me, that was the solution: to get better management on the board who would take the job a lot more seriously, not drink so much, and find themselves in compromising situations when they went to social events around town and out of town. The stories from some of these events have been horrendous and embarrassing to me. I like my community; I think there are a lot of good people who live in Butler County. I’ve been associated with Butler County most of my life. I could have lived anywhere in the world that I wanted, but I loved Butler County so much that I stayed in the area by choice. But these extreme leftist types who always come with more government expansion, especially in the public schools, do not represent the values of the community I have known for five decades. Many people moved to the area to be part of that kind of community. They did not move to Butler County to be embarrassed by the extreme liberalism of Lakota schools. For too long, they have put up with it to go along to get along. But after learning more about just how liberal and sexually reckless the people who run Lakota schools really are, there has been a very steady chorus of anger that has been building for several years now. To say the least, when Matt Miller was hired to be the superintendent in 2017, he reflected the values obviously of the people who hired him. And to understand what those values were, just read the voluminous public records on the Protect Lakota Kids website. We know the school board knew in 2020 just how bad things were, and instead of fixing the problem, they moved to cover everything up, which everyone should find alarming.

I had hopes that good management might fix some of these problems, but instantly the governing board gave the new school board members a fruit basket of friendship and worked to either bring them into the fold or to get rid of them. One of the newly elected board members seemed to like the fruit basket. The other one could care less, and instantly, Matt Miller and his partners on the school board worked quickly to get rid of her. And at that point, it was apparent that I had wasted my time trying to work with the board to have proper management at Lakota. Because the sexual deviants, the swingers, and the radical left loons who make up Lakota management wanted to protect their racket from the outside eyes of the holy rollers in the community and their pesky “Christian values.” They had no desire to listen to voters; they simply wanted to hide bad behavior from the public, and by reviewing the public documents at Protect Lakota Kids, it’s obvious that this was a common assumption, not an isolated behavior. With our tax money, we were funding the kind of behavior among the adults at Lakota that we wouldn’t endorse in our community otherwise except behind the innocent faces of our children. 

Yes, the title of that website, Protect Lakota Kids.com, is appropriate because if we don’t do it, who will? The school board certainly isn’t interested in helping kids find their moral compass in life. And if we aren’t teaching kids the basics of living a good, productive life, then what are we teaching them to be? If you leave it to the school, the role model they have in mind is Matt Miller. Obviously, the Lakota superintendent has serious sexual issues, as chronicled by the public records listed on the Protect Lakota Kids website. And you don’t have to live in Lakota to have an opinion about this matter. This is a problem in all public schools. Everywhere there are government schools, we see the same essential issues.

What is different about the school district of Lakota is that parents are taking control of their community. We have tried to elect good school board members. But the progressive types have rebelled against that notion. So, if parents can’t control their school board, they will create awareness with their own media, with websites like Protect Lakota Kids.com.   At that site, they are doing the job that the media should have been doing all along. But it’s not as if good people didn’t try to do things the traditional way. Speeches like the frustrated parent shown here have been going on for a long time. And it proves that the school board chose not to listen and to act to defend the bad behavior from the judgment of the public at all costs. And that isn’t acceptable. We aren’t paying all the money that we do in taxes to fuel this level of liberal politics. Butler County is a very conservative place in the world, and Lakota schools are a playground of liberalism that has embedded itself into our community in extremely unhealthy ways. It’s a fight worth having because, in the end, the product of the community is the children. Left to their own devices, the leadership of Lakota is intent on making kids into reflections of their own impoverished lifestyles, into the train wrecks spoken about by that concerned parent. I know that parent, and when she was talking about handpicking people from the GOP for the school board, she was talking about my work. She was frustrated with the results; she was ready to give up on the school way back then. I would say that it’s always good to try to fix something. But to her point, Lakota has been beyond gone for a long time now. And it will never get better if we allow them to govern themselves. Because given a choice, Lakota management will always pick the wrong thing.

Rich Hoffman

Why The Desecrators of Davos Want to Redefine Our History: If you know the truth, you won’t listen to them

There’s been a little game going on for a very long time that is the core of all our political movements around the world. Many people recognize the problem and point to secret societies, and all their maniacal schemes are revealed as danger from behind many curtains of concealment as the ultimate villain. But it’s far more profound than that, and it all centers around history and our understanding of it. One thing that is clear coming out of the World Economic Forum events at Davos over the last several years, and we’ve seen it in the United States through attacks such as the 1619 Project, is the desire to reinterpret history so that a modern political class can make a move to change our society into what they want to control. We’ve seen it in the push to remove the Bible from courtrooms; we’ve seen it attempting to make slavery a Republican problem and undo the foundation of America in the first place. The game is to feed mass populations a lot of garbage and keep them from having the opportunity to know the truth about themselves and their own history so that centralized bureaucrats within the Administrative State can easily control them. However, even as much as I talk about politics, I know a lot more about history, and it’s easy for me to see what’s going on, which is why I have been spending more time on history lately. The clear strategy is to redefine the historical narrative so that “they” (the Desecrators of Davos) can become our new gods from the perspective of the “technocrat” and rule the world just as any king or dictator from times past might have tried. I have addressed many of the concerns about artificial intelligence and the future of robots in my book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, to counter what the Desecrators of Davos have been saying, hoping to scare people into compliance. Instead, the actual game is what we all must stay focused on to understand what they are really after.

Much of what I do in life, I don’t mind saying because, in many ways, the explosions have already gone off, and there isn’t a damn thing anybody can do about it now is operate like the demolition experts in Force Ten From Navarone did in that famous war movie. In that film, the goal was for a small crack team to blow up a dam that would then flood out a bridge to prevent Germans from crossing a vital river and attack Allied forces. So a small group of two people takes their little bag of explosives into the center of the giant dam complex to set it off, only to realize that the charge was too small to destroy the dam. Feeling like they failed, the two guys leave thinking all is lost. But, as the demolition expert understood from the outset, if the charge were too big, they never would have been able to get it behind enemy lines. Therefore, the charge was designed to be small but to set off a chain reaction that would gradually put cracks in the dam, allowing the pressure of the water behind the dam to do the rest of the job, which is what happened. The small charge set off cracks in the dam that grew bigger and bigger until the whole thing came apart. That is how I see the attacks we are inflicting upon the Desecrators of Davos and the many secret societies that have been working behind them with cult-like persistence for many centuries. So the global attackers’ goals today, the rumors of child sacrifice that go on behind the curtain of our society, and the media’s seeming complicit to help cover up appear very scary. But when you understand the goals and how to beat them, things start to make a lot more sense. That is why they don’t want people to understand history.

So what’s going on? Well, there is a push from the global elite, that people call them, to return the earth to a global species of goddess worshipers, to the religions that predate Egypt and most of the advanced cultures we think of in such a way. The truth is, and this is why I have been talking about Atlantis a lot more lately, is that these global forces and their secret societies want to get back to that origin story; they want to erase the ideas of Christianity away as if it never existed and force everyone into this cult of blood sacrifice to the mother earth as things were in societies of Atlantis and even much older. You can always tell what people are up to by what they attempt to keep people away from. Talk about Atlantis was common until the 1930s when the progressive movement in America began taking over politics and our media culture. But the truth is that Atlantis was a major cultural center with international commerce at least 10,000 years ago. Whatever happened to the talk about an island in the middle of the Atlantic, a large island that sunk by many thousands of feet, leaving behind only the mountaintops in the Azores and Canary Islands, the people of Atlantis, who were very tall in stature, which led to the mythology of the Titans in Greek mythology, and the giants of the British Islands, the people migrated into North America where the center of all culture was until a giant comet came and wiped everyone out. The descendants of the cataclysm, over the next 4000 years or so, reestablished what they remembered from those times. We have the many cultures of the world that led to what we know about in Sumer, Egypt, and the events that led up to the Bible, the Torah, and the Quran, with Buddhism evolving in the far East. All these influences are similar yet developed their own evolution, cut off from the homeland of the original earth-worshiping culture.    

The thing that nobody wants to say is why we should ever want to return to Atlantis as the Mason movement obviously wants to, along with many secret societies with the same aim. The idea of devil worship and astrology is to deface the beliefs of Christianity that developed, which created western civilization centered around the pronoun “I” and to return to sacrifices to the forces of nature which govern the universe. The idea that man would use science to dominate nature is a threat to members of that ancient religious order, which is why people like Yuval Harari are trying to scare everyone away from science by saying that humans will cease to exist and will be replaced by Artificial Intelligence. But with the evolution of western ideas, which grow out of the Bible, the concept of mankind dominating and owning nature is a threat to the globalist forces who have not yet matured and grapple at the skirt of mother earth because they are terrified of a self-fulfilling future. America represents that self-fulfilling future, which is why they seek to destroy it. As far as Atlantis society evolving out of North America and being a global trading alliance, you can trace the history of the Aztecs to their ancestors in the caves of Aztlan, in the White Sands area of New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona, and follow the Indian legends of prehistory for them and see how things connect. I would point the curious to the Skinwalker Ranch just outside Vernal, Utah, for evidence of this lost society. But it’s all about scope; you have to pull back far enough to see the whole picture before you can understand it, and why the Desecrators of Davos want to limit that vision for their own attempts at global domination, and to know why they want to do it. Then and only then can we make a moral case for America, which is precisely what I plan to do over the coming years. The slow explosion that will bring down all they are holding back and destroy their intentions where they are powerless to stop it. Wait until we get into the empire of giants that ruled in North America during the Archaic period, but that’s for a bit later after the cracks in the damn are more obvious. This will be fun!

Rich Hoffman

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The Newark Holy Stones and the Lost Civilization of Atlantis: Why we should all value David Wyrick and his very good work

I’ve talked about it before, but I don’t think there is anything more important in the archaeological record than the discovery of the Holy Stones of Newark, Ohio, in the stone mound found just to the south of the prominent site there. The Ten Commandments written on a stone that predates the publication of the Bible in North America is nothing short of jaw-dropping, which was undoubtedly the case when a very interesting person by the name of David Wyrick found what they call The Decalogue Stone in a stone box buried at the bottom of a very large, and ancient mound in 1860. Wyrick was digging in the mound with four other helpers when they found the stone box buried in a well-preserved tomb complete with a featured skeleton that Indian legend said was a very important person. Legend said that each time someone passed by the 50-foot mound, they put some kind of stone on it to pay respect. And by 1860, in a very remote part of the world outside of Columbus, Ohio, the entire mound was covered with enough stones to fill a wagon 15,000 times. So the mound had been there for a very long time. The material dating around the dig site was around 50 AD. But the stone itself could have been even much older. The entire problem with the stone was that nobody who could write ancient Hebrew should have been in Ohio at that time, and the mound culture that built Newark was already being associated with Adena and Hopewell Indians, and they wouldn’t have any concerns about the Ten Commandments. So rather than embrace the find, then and since, the liberal community of academia set quickly to plant their feet and discredit David Wyrick. 

It was mainly Democrats who moved to prove that the Newark Holy Stones were fakes. Yet all over North America, more stones were found that had the same essential problem, and entirely different people found them. The 1800s until about the 1920s was a unique period in America and science in general. Institutionalism had not been fully established, and adventure was the pride of the day because people could settle in a new land without a lot of government to restrict them for the first time in known history. So fresh ideas had time to develop, and adventurous thoughts were very much in fashion. Spiritualism was a popular social topic, and amateur archaeology in digging into the history of the previous cultures was exciting and unrestricted with limits like we have today with the Native American Graves Act, which is built on the premise that Indians were the indigenous culture that had their rights taken from them by the emergence of a hostile European conquest. Such laws were, in fact, created by the types of critics that immediately came forward to prove David Wyrick a hoax because the man was trying to prove that one of the Lost Tribes of Isreal had escaped into America after the destruction of the Second Temple at a time when it was generally accepted that ocean travel was not possible. It was also popular then to talk about Atlantis, contemplate the possibilities of an ancient culture that was very advanced, and consider what that might mean to the human race. As the Progressive Era took hold and the intentions of socialism were being slid under the door, the attempts to get control of society as the rest of the world already had been experiencing was fully underway, and the Democrats who were seeking to establish such an institutional world after the loss of their cause during the Civil War wanted nothing to do with robbing Indians of their heritage by saying that white-skinned Europeans with their Bible culture were part of the mound culture.

Yet, that is precisely where the evidence is pointing, but not quite the way that David Wyrick thought of it. What liberals don’t want to admit to, which is the key to most every argument against them, is that it’s the Vico Cycle at play with American Indians. And the dates for that influence go back much further than the early institutional controls of archaeology and anthropology care to admit. They have, over the last hundred years, purposely tried to fit all discoveries to the Liberal World Order narrative and have ignored the facts that were right in front of them all along and discovered in America during a very unique period of adventure that is unique to any culture then or since. There is no telling how many stones like the Newark Holy Stones have been found that are in private collections. One of the reasons we do have these stones with the Ten Commandments on them, which is one of the best examples of all that have been found, is because of David Wyrick and his obsession to prove that they came from the Lost Tribes of Israel. It was the equivalent at that time of admitting that the 2020 election was stolen. The Liberal World Order desired to say that election fraud was impossible where the evidence all points to the fact that it happened in massive amounts, enough to put lots of people in jail and change the fate of many millions of votes. Democrats wanted the system to save a narrative they wanted for their Progressive Era plans, where newly created Lincoln Republicans saw the Bible in everything, even in Indian culture, which didn’t fit the narrative that Europeans were bad to destroy the history of indigenous people because liberals needed that narrative to set up their goals of destroying the concept of America with guilt since they had lost the slavery argument and had to try other methods if they were going to bring Karl Marx to the newly formed country and get control of institutionalism everywhere.     

Yet what the proof is showing now, in the 2020s, is that the Newark Holy Stones are part of a lost culture that were likely descendants not so much of the Lost Tribes of Israel but from the destroyed civilization of Atlantis. It looks like a very advanced culture in North America well before the last Ice Age was destroyed by an earth-killing cataclysm around 11,600 years ago. And this Atlantis culture was interacting with the entire world at the time and was sea-faring to allow for global trade. And they had a vast empire in North America after the cataclysms because the various Indian tribes were scattered everywhere once their advanced culture was destroyed. There has been a lot of talk about Atlantis being a continent that sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, which I think could be a possibility given what we know about the impact radius that created Saginaw Bay in Michigan. Crustal osculations could account for a major shifting of the oceans over land masses that could push them down, just as the weight of ice had created the Great Lakes. The earth’s crust is still pushing up against those lakes in those places. The earth is not perfectly round, and after a major impact with a comet around 11,000 years ago, it would have been possible for a land mass the size of Australia to be sunk in the Atlantic Ocean. And keep in mind that the ocean levels at the time would have been 400 feet shallower. So there would have been a lot of coastal areas that would have been different in the times of Atlantis, and this would explain a lot of things about how a planet-killing event leaving only a few survivors around the planet to start over again with the knowledge of previous culture and all the myths born from them, that were so similar, yet developed their own peculiar traits. Given all that, it’s not at all inconceivable, as the evidence points, that the Ten Commandments and Hebrew writing come from something like an Atlantis culture that moved from North America into northern Africa and then over into Egypt, where early sons of Israel would have learned of the Atlantis stories and their culture early in the days of Pharaohs. As we remember, Joseph ran Egypt during a 7-year drought because he interpreted the dream of the Pharaoh, who was so grateful that he gave him the keys to the kingdom. And in that way, Moses eventually would have knowledge of all this before the Exodus and the 40 years in the wilderness and the building of the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Commandments, which it could be argued are the essential ingredients for all civilizations that want to last a few years. So yes, I think the discovery by David Wyrick is one of the most important finds in the world’s history. We are now unraveling the possibilities and understanding our own story of the past, which is far different from what we have been told.    

Rich Hoffman

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A Man Who Gets Divorced Loses Leadership Ability: What is wrong with Tom Brady

I haven’t talked about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a while because, honestly, the world is at war, and who really cares about NFL football? But this story is about Tom Brady, who almost everyone agrees is the best football player of all time. His marriage, his retirement, and why the Bucs aren’t as good on the field as they are on paper is an interesting study on the impact of good leadership on any culture, whether it be business, entertainment, or politics. What Tom Brady is going through is a good baseline for just how important leadership is to any culture. He has traditionally been the best on a football field not because he is the strongest, fastest, tallest, or most creative, but because he has a way of making the people around him better, which is why he’s been in so many Super Bowls and Championship games and won many of them. And when that leadership isn’t working, it’s obvious why. So with the Bucs at 3 and 3 at the point of this article is not over for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They are playing in the weak NFC South division, so they are still in first place even though the Bucs should have won close games against Kansas City, Green Bay, and Pittsburg. But they lost those games because they were simply outplayed, and it’s quite clear that the team is distracted by Tom Brady, his retirement status, his marriage trouble, and his general age. It has to be tough to be 45 years old and playing with a bunch of kids who are 25 years old, old enough to be his own kids. And the head coaches are all the same age or even younger. 

What’s different about this year with Tom Brady is that the NFL obviously doesn’t want him around. The media doesn’t either. They have moved on to the Patrick Mahomes types, the Josh Allens, the much younger and mobile quarterbacks who are part of the new story of the NFL. The Bucs have done the woke thing and put people of color in charge of their coaching staff, even though they obviously have problems making decisions. They aren’t the best people for the job; they were put there because of color, although Todd Bowls, the head coach, made great news when he recently dismissed the measurement of color, which gained national attention. Bowls is a great defensive coordinator when he can dominate the other team. But his playcalling is terrible in close games when the other team isn’t intimidated, and that has certainly carried over into this year, where he remains the defensive play caller, and he just can’t stop the other team. Everyone has gotten so used to being lazy on the field and on the sideline because they just expect Tom Brady to get the ball at the end of the game and win it for them that some of these games are just getting out of reach. Tom Brady usually has an opportunity to still win the game for them, but people are happy to let him do most of the work. And that problem comes from leadership. The coaches are lazy; the players reflect the coaches. One thing about leadership that is always obvious, people adapt to the personality of the leader, so when a good leader is present, it’s evident to the world because the culture takes on their personality; when there isn’t good leadership, it’s just as evident for all those reasons. 

And every day, the news is that Tom Brady is getting divorced from his wife, Gisele Bundchen, a person many consider the most beautiful woman in the world. During the Super Bowl year of Tom Brady’s first year in Tampa, she was a tremendous asset. The other players looked at Brady and his wife, their children, Tom’s love of his parents, and his good-guy image as the best in the world, and they played off it. They listened to Tom Brady because they wanted to be like Tom Brady and have what Tom Brady had: good successful life in every way people measure success, money, beauty, ethically, and categorically. But this year, Tom Brady looks like a person like everyone else. Even at press conferences, Brady goes way out of his way to appear just like the other guys, that he’s nothing special and that he continues to play because he wants to be around his teammates. This is to other players who often have to think about whether to tackle at full speed a 300-pound player with their 250-pound bodies at 20 MPH with a head-on collision that will undoubtedly hurt the next day, a weak proposal. While they know, they have a few million dollars in their bank accounts. Why are they going to hit the other player so hard again? Especially since everything is always about Tom Brady?   Unless you have a special coach who can motivate such players, a lackluster effort is almost baked into the problem.

But specifically for other guys, they look at people they follow, and if the leader can’t hold together a marriage, then why should they listen to them about anything? A guy going through a divorce is a loser, no matter how fair that assessment might be. If you can’t hold a family together, why should anybody listen to you about anything? If a woman who knows you in your most vulnerable state, behind the media curtain, isn’t so in love with you that she’ll do anything to stay with you, then there is something wrong, and a locker room will quickly figure that out. And that holds true for everything, not just sports. If a leader can’t lead a family, they certainly can’t lead an organization, a school, or a society. All men know that once a wife leaves a man and is off to Chuckee Cheese with a new one, and a man loses his kids to a stepfather, it’s over. A family is broken beyond repair, the children will grow up with likely problems as a result, and the leadership potential of that man is gone. There is a lot of effort in the world to try to hide personal behavior behind processes, but that is just not how human beings are wired. Tom Brady is the best of all time because he did everything well. His private life was successful, which then carried over into on-field behavior. But this is the problem when you stick around too long, people start thinking of him as just another guy, who has problems just like everyone else, and at that point, the magic is gone forever. This is why I thought it would be good for Brady to stay retired, ride off into the sunset, and let history remember him as the best. But to lose that leadership ability, which he clearly has, especially now that his wife is clearly not with him, the cost is far worse than just lost games. Tom Brady has lost his leadership brand. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may still win their division. Tom Brady may even win another Super Bowl. But in doing so, he has lost what is most important, his leadership brand. And once a man loses it, it’s nearly impossible to get back. And to the way I think, that isn’t worth another chance at a Super Bowl. 

Rich Hoffman

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Why the World Needs Many More Darbi Boddys: Without Dynamic Intellectualism the Quality of Static Order cannot be known

There have been a parade of angry emails and comments sent my way by people upset that I support Darbi Boddy, the newest Lakota school board member, so emphatically. They say about her that she is evil, unprofessional, reckless, disruptive, and diabolically a menace to our community. And to those comments I must laugh.  Evil to evil of course is evil, and I can live with that. But to the rest of the assessments, those are all values that I have which are essential to keep the Static Quality of society in its proper balance. Darbi Boddy should be hated by the static order of a corrupt orthodox, and that was always the point.  And obviously, we need a lot more disruption of that condition to get a properly functioning government school, if there could ever be such a thing. But more broadly considered, this is exactly why Steve Bannon is so hated in society, and President Trump. I am quite used to this reaction because I spend most of my time dealing with it, in all aspects of life.  I see great value in what disrupters to a static order provide in keeping corruption in check, but unfortunately many don’t understand why its so necessary.  They enjoy what a Static Quality provides to their life and once they know the rules of that static order, they are comfortable to find their place in it. But the values I’m speaking of come from outside that order.  I use a number of business techniques from well written books over the years, and I’ve incorporated my own version of my experience into my Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, to make it easier for people to bring some of these positive elements into their own process improvements.  But personally, I have some special weapons that I draw on often that have been with me for many decades and one of those is the work of Robert Pirsig and his Metaphysics of Quality as outlined in two books, the first, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and the second, the sequel to the first, Lila.  Understanding those books will explain why people like Darbi Boddy and Steve Bannon are necessary in the world, and why they are so hated by all static orders.

In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the author Robert Pirsig defines what the meaning of quality is.  His problem as a teacher which instigated this question and answer was why do we give kids good grades? Is it to evaluate their knowledge, or reward them for a standard correct answer, even if that answer was constructed to protect insane notions of reality.  Looked at another way, when a psycho analyzer might ask a patient what an inkblot means to them, do we get a correct answer as to the condition of the mind being asked, or do they select their answer based on a socially acceptable criterion.  Robert Pirsig found himself to identify most with the philosopher William James who had an IQ of 250 to 300.  I too find William James books enjoyable, but like the work of Robert Pirsig, they are mostly rejected by static order society because they are out of reach for common experience, which cares very much what their peers think of them, which keeps them chained to static order thinking.  Pirsig took his quality concept from Zen and further broke down the concepts into two primary categories, Static Quality and Dynamic Quality. I for my own use rename these terms Static Intellectualism and Dynamic Intellectualism because people find the word “intellectualism” more accommodating than “quality” which requires some baseline understanding of measure which many people lack. What is good quality, telling society what they want to hear, or understanding the contents of a problem and reporting it without fear of what that definition causes.  Both could be true depending on the value system of the culture.

Static Intellectualism are the rules of society, and its value system.  In the movie the Matrix, this is referred to as a “blue pill” existence.  Its football on weekends, good restaurants to eat at.  Saving up money to send your kids to college. Mowing your grass once a week.  Things that society values and lives to.  Dynamic Intellectualism are influences that might be called a “red pill” existence by the Matrix, they are influences outside the static order which challenge the assumptions of value.  In the magnificent book Lila, Pirsig’s characters find themselves on a round the world sailboat trip.  The owner of the boat picks up a crazy woman on his way down the Hudson River to pick up royalty checks in New York before heading out into the open sea for a trip around the world.  The boat captain is a particular man, highly organized and methodical.  But when he picks up a middle-aged woman to go with him on part of the journey, he finds her to be radically different than he is.  She has a very promiscuous life, she’s very random and challenging about everything and it drives him crazy as he’s locked on a small boat with her for several days.  This is where he tries to apply his Metaphysics of Quality on her and finds he must provide more detailed answers to these kinds of questions.  He determines that even though the woman drives him crazy, her challenging of his static order has provided valuable insight into his own state of quality, and his life is therefor much better off.  And generally, it is always determined in any culture that the relationship between corruption in a culture is its lack of Dynamic Intellectualism to test the Static Intellectualism of a culture.  Because without challenges, there are also going to be elements of that society that will seek to leverage conditions to their desire to cheat the system by rigging it in their favor.  Dynamic Intellectualism prevents this from happening by providing a measure that reveals corruption where it otherwise wouldn’t be seen.

When looking at an inkblot poured onto a piece of paper and folded over once, what does it mean?  Well, to the progressive psychoanalysis investigator asking a patient wanting very much to get a good grade and provide a compliant answer might say that it looks like a heart and that it reminds them that the world should be full of love. That would make the institutionalist and protector of that static order very happy, and they would record the answer with great enthusiasm.  But if one were to ask William James, or Robert Pirsig that same question, they would say, “it’s an inkblot folded over where the ink smeared.”  To the Static Intellectualism of that culture that would be the wrong answer and that would inspire the analyzer to give the patient a bad grade, and maybe even to declare the test taker, “insane.”  This is exactly what happened when the governments of the world tried to shut down our lives with Covid or told us that there was no election fraud.  It was the inkblot test, and the Static Intellectualism of the current order wanted an unchallenged answer to the question, what is a threat and who decides it is. By experience, the Static Quality of something cannot measure itself. It must be challenged by Dynamic Intellectualism in order to determine its “quality.”  And that is in essence the Metaphysics of Quality as defined by Robert Pirsig.  A lot of people have trouble with Pirsig’s books.  But they are worth reading and I can promise positive results if you do read them, even if it’s after 20 times. It is because of Dynamic Intellectualism that I value Darbi Boddy at Lakota schools. Why I value President Trump in the White House. And why people like Steve Bannon are so important to keeping checks on the media. Without Dynamic Quality, static systems quickly become corrupted and out of control. And without a measure, you can never know if something is good or not. Which is exactly why the world needs more Darbi Boddys. 

Rich Hoffman

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