You Can Get it All with Thomas Hall: What good government looks like

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Now that we’re in the primary season, it’s time for endorsements. This one for Thomas Hall is so obvious that I might not even think he needs one. But primaries can be tricky since there aren’t usually many voters who participate, so just for good measure, I wanted to say how excited I am to endorse Thomas Hall for the 53rd House District in Ohio. Some redistricting is going on, which might expand Hall’s district from Middletown into Liberty Township, which is presently going through the Supreme Court process. But whatever the case, Thomas Hall is one of the finest examples of what politics should look like. He certainly deserves another term to continue doing the excellent work that he has been doing. He’s a Trump Republican who worked for the campaign in 2016 when it wasn’t so popular to do so out of Madison Township, where he had been a two-term trustee. As he appears in the video above, Thomas seems to be too young to have so much political experience at this point in his life and running for a second term in the Ohio House, but let me tell you, this guy is a whiz kid. He’s been involved in a lot of undoubtedly conservative legislature. He has stood up to some severe bullying by influential political figures and not allowed them to sway him away from the voting public. He is one of the rare examples of a person who comes into politics with all the ideology of goodness and has lived it out in real life, which is exceptionally unique. He’s everything voters could want and more in a representative, and I look forward to more from him in the years to come.

I always refer to politics as a blood sport. One of the things I admire most about Thomas is that he’s been able to weather a lot of political current without losing himself to the tides of erosion. He is the same good person going into his second year as the first. He has a confidence that is unusual in people young or old, which has served him well as a political heavyweight in a brief period. Of course, that kind of competency would get attention and make political enemies. Having political enemies is a great thing; it means you are doing a good job and ultimately doing the people’s work. Many people get into politics for the wrong reasons, making it a weary point of conversation for most people. They’d rather not deal with politics because their experience with politicians is often very negative for that reason. But Thomas is the exception. He is like the classic representative from some far-flung Wild West town that greets all his voters with enthusiasm, shakes hands with everyone, including all the babies, and is sincere in doing it. And people love him. Going into January of 2022, I would think that Thomas Hall would be a slam dunk for re-election. But you can’t take anything for granted these days. Some people may not know Thomas yet, especially with the prospects of redistricting, so endorsements are an excellent way to learn more about him.

Thomas and I met to film the endorsement video in West Chester, Ohio, to the south of where he lives and works, just north of Middletown. The 53rd district consists of Middletown, Monroe, Trenton, Seven-Mile, Madison, and Oxford, so West Chester is in another political universe. When we were parking Thomas was like a rock star. People recognized him immediately and wanted to come up and shake his hand. Thomas Hall has, after all, been a part of most of the significant gun legislation that has been moving through Columbus, including arming teachers to promote school safety and constitutional carry. He certainly has the most conservative position on abortion in politics. To the political left, these may seem like extreme positions, but Thomas is far from any kind of extremist. His views are consistent with most people’s, and you can see when he speaks with those who greet him, that is the case. Hall comes across as a friendly young man who cares because he actually does. And it is that attitude that has made him so successful as a first-term member of the House. He’s doing the kind of work in politics that people have wanted to see done for a long time, but often politicians don’t dare to do it. But Thomas is fearless and friendly enough to have compassion for his political rivals. He doesn’t have to be mean or a sell-out. He’s smart enough to win without crawling through the mud, and people can see that. That much is evident when people approached him while we were going to film the video. People naturally like Thomas Hall because they can see that he’s not a phony. 

I’ve known Thomas for a while now; I have seen him at events all over town for years. I know how hard it is for me to attend political events because time is often short, and it’s hard to schedule in my busy life. Thomas is always at all those events, and he goes to a lot more of them than I do. And when he is there, he is always very polite, very respectful, interested in talking to the people around him. He’s always learning new things and applying them to his vast experience as a young man. For me, his first term flew by too quickly. Every time I have met with him, it was reassuring to know that a great person like him was in one of our House seats in Ohio. He is what government should look like, and I’d hate to see that condition change with an election. So for my part, it’s a slam dunk on Thomas Hall, re-elect him, and send him back to Columbus not just with the primary election but the general coming up in November.

The primary is in May. It may seem a bit far out, but we can’t take anything for granted. These things move fast. A good government takes more work than most people usually give to it. But it’s worth it when you get it, which is undoubtedly the case with Thomas Hall. When I think of his name, I think of good government. I think of someone who will stand up to corruption emphatically. He has the ideology of someone new to politics who wants to fight the bad guys out there. But he has the smarts to know how to do it without losing his soul. I would go beyond calling him, my friend. I think he’s excellent for Ohio, great for the nation, and really good for the Trump Republican America that is hatching as we speak. This movement only started to sprout during the first Trump presidency. Those who don’t like Thomas Hall in politics are the same kind of people who didn’t like Trump because both wanted to solve problems rather than use crises to gain more power. No voter could go wrong with Thomas Hall, and when it comes time to vote for him in the primary, I am very much looking forward to voting for him and making the world a better place with a second term.

Rich Hoffman

Issac Adi: The Superstar of Lakota

Issac Adi for Lakota School Board

I’ve been a fan of Issac Adi, the very bright star within the Lakota school district running for the school board. He’s talented, smart, hardworking, extremely likable. He’s just a beautiful person in all the ways anybody could hope.  But I was wondering if it was just me who thought that way.  After all, I’ve been hoping for good conservative candidates to run for the Lakota school board for years.  And when we did get them on the school board, the current board would assassinate them in radical ways to get rid of them.  However, I learned just how well-liked Issac Adi was at a recent GOP event where many top-level office holders attended to speak and celebrate the fall ahead of the upcoming election.  Usually, when these kinds of big GOP events start, current officeholders are announced for recognition, and when they called out Issac’s name, the whole crowd erupted into applause.  People knew Issac and were cheering him on for a position that may be one of the most demanding offices to penetrate with Republican representatives in the state, the Lakota school board.  Issac was doing well, and people see that he is one of the brightest hopes yet of properly managing Lakota’s school board that we’ve had in years. 

Issac Adi with Jim Jordan

The GOP has endorsed candidates before, but mainly in the past, school boards were considered non-partisan as schools were supposed to be above and beyond politics.  Schools were always supposed to be for the children, and the school board members ideally would always put kids first and their family’s needs as priorities.  I know many administrative roles in public schools, and they aren’t blatant Marxists looking to overthrow America.  But the teacher’s unions are, and they run the schools, all public schools.  And by default, when one side tries to play nice, and the other side wants to play with every dirty trick in the book to win, guess who has the advantage?  I was at a recent school board meeting with Lakota’s board, and I listened with great pain at the excuses for Covid quarantines causing work stoppages and how intrusive the masks were.  The superintendent at Lakota isn’t a crazy radical. Still, he does try to make everyone happy, and there is no other way to make anybody happy because of the teacher’s union’s demands.  They want progressive causes like mask mandates implemented, and if they don’t get their way, they will make life miserable for everyone. 

A Grand GOP Event in Monroe, Ohio

I was thinking of what a positive person Issac is after watching him getting his picture taken with Jim Jordan of Ohio.  Jordan is an international celebrity because of some of the disputes he has been involved in over the years, and oddly as it might seem for a school board candidate, but Issac looked very much at home with Jim Jordan.  It was easy to see Issac in a dispute with the LEA union without things getting to the point where everyone left that evening angry at each other.  Jordan has a skill where he is a likable person even when he’s arguing with someone.  That is a skill missing on the Lakota school board since I started paying attention to it decades ago.  Issac has the presence of a superstar, and his likability personally rubs off on everyone.  Issac would be uniquely qualified to ease tensions instead of exacerbating them when dealing with some of these problematic school business issues.  It was apparent when Issac was around high-profile politicians that he had the same skills, which is something to get excited about.

A Very Large Crowd Cheering on Isaac and other Big Names

As ugly as politics can sometimes get, that event where Issac Adi and Jim Jordan were both at was a friendly reminder of what is possible in politics.  Regarding Lakota, the teacher’s union has made doing any business with the public school such a miserable experience.  But when you take a break from the arena and take some time to have a nice meal together and enjoy a sunset, the GOP in Butler County is such a tremendous asset to the community.  Most of Butler County, where Lakota schools are located, is populated with Republicans.  The goal of the teacher’s union is to take all they can for their members and to turn more children of Republicans into Democrats, which is why they want to mask mandates, same-sex bathrooms, and start sex education in the 3rd grade.  Then they want infinite amounts of money spent on their unionized employees and impose more tax on properties to pay for it.  Only the best of any person could have the will to deal with them.  Yet it is because of events like the GOP gathering we had recently in Monroe, Ohio, that puts in place so many good officeholders, and it’s exciting to see that Issac Adi will be one of them. 

When I talk about politicians, I often talk about their shelf life, the amount of time it takes the system to grind people down from hopeful managers into spit out garbage.  Then, term limits should remove them from office, but all too often, we will get another two decades out of officeholders that stay in those positions.  But in Butler County, we’ve managed to get many good officeholders through a lot of community engagement. I’ve watched them come into the office and do great work for a long time while still having shelf life left in their lives.  Issac has quickly found a home among the GOP and has embraced it so authentically that it will only continue the great reputation that the Butler County GOP already has for a track record.  People like Jim Jordan don’t and can’t come to every event they are invited to.  Neither can Frank LaRose.  But that they come to Butler County often says so much about how important the region is on the stage of national politics.  People like Issac Adi keep that prospect fresh on everyone’s minds as the GOP grows into the future. 

Best of all, Issac is not a phony, and there isn’t any temptation of him becoming one.  That is another trait of Butler County office holders that is a recent trend.  I wouldn’t have been able to say the same thing ten years ago, but I can say it today.  I can’t think of many politicians in Butler County who are phonies, and I would attribute that top to bottom to the structure of the Republican Party.  From the donors to the ground walkers.  When everyone gets together as we did on that night Issac Adi and Jim Jordan took a picture together, the world is easy to see that it’s worth fighting for.  And when so many good people get together in one place, the problems are much easier to see in all their purity.  Once the conflict with a teacher’s union starts making things murky, at least we can know that people like Issac won’t be pushed off by themselves to be ridiculed by the union activists.  He has a support system that is a relatively new thing and combined with his great personality; he will help make that Lakota school board something special instead of the monstrosity it is today.  But it all starts with a rising new star, and for all our benefit, Issac Adi is there, shooting across the sky, and I look forward to what the future that comes from him shows to the world. 

Rich Hoffman

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Our Flag is Still Here: The key to winning in a hostile world

Our Flag is Still Here

I hear the concern in people’s voices.  But my optimism about the strength of the American idea is not based on fluffy hopes strung together by nonsense.  As I discuss in the video above, America has been attacked in just about every direction that can be imagined, yet we are still here.  We have withstood some vile attempts from a jealous world, and we have stood up far better than anybody expected, and that is something to build on and understand.  My perspective, and the one that fueled the contents of my new book The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business so that I could share it with others and give them a blueprint to what America is and all that it should be, is that I work with guns a lot and in so doing, it removes a lot of fear from my life.  And when you are functioning without a lot of anxiety, you tend to see things more clearly.  For instance, as I was filming the video for this article, I was preparing for a long weekend shoot with the Ohio Fast Draw Association International up in Darke County, Ohio.  Let me tell you, that weekend shoot was a little bit of paradise.  There were a lot of really good people there.  Every fast draw match starts with a pledge of allegiance and a prayer.  At one point, the wind had blown off the mount where our American flag was hanging, and the organizers of the event stopped everything and picked it up to fold it neatly to put back in the truck.  There was nothing phony about it; these guys loved the flag and took what it represented very seriously.

Additionally, I go shooting every other Friday at my local range in West Chester. By spending a lot of time with guns, people who shoot guns, I get to see a side of America that is invisible to most people.  And I would say that for those looking around and are scared, there is a lot of evidence that our country is still here and that all these attempts to overthrow it will fail.  But our nation needs a boost now and then, which is the context of this little message.  There is a lot more right than wrong, and the wrongs can be fixed.  All it takes is for us to show a little courage. 

I will always propose that one of the things that make America unique is its gun culture.  That is why I am pretty calm talking about these things, because ultimately, if all things go to hell in a handbasket, I have a way to defend my family and myself, anywhere, at all times.  I don’t get up every day thinking of shooting someone. Still, my perspective on my independence is very traditional, as it has been in America before when the world’s nations looked at America and wanted to tear it down for being too good and too rich.   I explain all that in my book for reference, but in short, that jealousy of the world toward us has fueled much of the evil we are witnessing now.  Only they won’t say it that way.  Instead, they have attempted to get us to undo ourselves through drugs, through bad ideas, through illegal immigration to change voting patterns and every other means of erosion of morality through religion and financial strife.  I understand that it can all look pretty scary for people who don’t have the means to defend themselves.  After all, we all know the victims of this attack against America from every front.  We see the cost to their minds and bodies.  Yet, I find it quite evident that America has endured despite all the attempts to sink it.  People may be debilitated and lost.  But the idea of freedom has withstood the test of time in a very positive way which, believe it or not, has the bad guys on the run.  I can see it clearly, from the Dr. Fauci types to the leaders of all the major countries.  They did not think America would withstand all that it has. 

As I was driving home from the shoot in Greenville, I was catching up on the news.  We had been doing our Fast Draw event out on the border of Indiana at a shooting range isolated well from the outside world.  There wasn’t much of any internet, so I was in a news blackout during the shoot.  But back in the car driving back to Cincinnati, I caught up on all the news stories, and there was a good one about a minor league baseball team where the announcer had told everyone they were going to skip the National Anthem.  That caused an uproar in the audience, so they took over, and all stood and sang the song themselves, which forced the players to join them.  This has been happening in other places too.  People are refusing the Woke culture that is trying to shut down the American idea of greatness.  Instead, they are not looking to the authorities to protect their free speech ability; they are just taking it upon themselves to do so anyway.   That is the America I know, and I see a lot of that wherever I go.  What they are telling us on the news is not representative of how America is.

Additionally, I have traveled all over America this year and can say I’ve seen it up close.  Traveling west, which doesn’t get talked about much because electorally, the votes from those states aren’t very significant to elections. Still, as I described at our Ohio Fast Draw event, you can see a love for the American flag in the people.  I see in people a refusal to allow America to fall.  What is happening is that many of them are just waking up to the danger, but once awake, I see that they will do what they need to do.  I am sure of it, which is the purpose of sharing this view through this article.  A lot of people need to know that America isn’t going away.  Trump will return to the office.  But my warning to everyone is that the fight doesn’t go away.  The lack of conflict is what caused all the attacks in the first place.  We are required as a people to stand up for ourselves.  I recommend getting a gun, practicing with that gun, and spending time around others who do.  That will put your mind in the right place.  But it’s just the start of being engaged in society to the point that it is required to defend freedom and liberty. 

We have to take a moral stand on the kinds of things that make a good American.  Even though we have shown that we can withstand the many attacks, in the future, we will need to be more resolute and not so apologetic about our success.  Rather, let all the jealous countries see that pride and mimic it for themselves.  Who cares if they are jealous?  Force them to get better through competition with us.  That ultimately will save them.  But as Americans, don’t fall for their poisons.  It is their poison of thoughts and action that has led to so much debilitating condition.  Give yourself options of purity and justice for all so that you can then share that with others.  And in that way, we can Save America and do what needs to be done politically, economically, and morally.

Rich Hoffman

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A House Divided is OK: What I learned from Gretchen Wollert’s book ‘Born To Fight’

Its Better to be a House Divided than to put up with Evil

When Gretchen Wollert sent me an invite to review her new book, Born to Fight: Lincoln and Trump, I’ll have to admit that I was a little skeptical.  And I always think about that skepticism whenever I bring out a new book as I am now.  Many people are out there writing books, so how are you supposed to know one from another now that publishing has decentralized?  Ironically, we live in a time when more books are produced and sold globally, yet human beings seem to have lost the means to their intellect.  But there was something about Gretchen that I liked a lot, so I read her book and found it quite good.  It was more than just another book on Trump riding on the coattails of his presidency.  What she did that was unique was compare President Lincoln and President Trump in a parallel that was oddly similar in so many ways.  Not to mention was an unusual reminder of the times we live in and how they aren’t much different than how things were before and after the Civil War.  Where I didn’t expect to learn much new for me, it turned out that Gretchen’s comparison over more than 100 years of American history was the exact thing needed to answer a question I had been thinking about a lot lately, whether we should be a house divided or value the ways we are different.  And to accept that fate. 

In my book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, I have many quotes that I like a lot. Still, as I read Gretchen’s book, one came to mind how the Civil War started essentially because Lincoln was elected. Soon after he won his re-election, he was killed by a radical leftist, an actor from that social order, just a few days after the war was over.  JFK was killed very early in his term, again by a radical leftist—an open communist that many think was deeply tied to a newly created Deep State.  By the time Trump came along, the killing of presidents had changed. My quote reflects this transition as such: “Once the dandies of the world took ownership of production, the means to a living, a new way of killing people has become fashionable–the ruining of their reputations or at least the attempt of it. These days we call it “cancel culture,” but that is just a new name for an old practice: that replaced the honor of a gunfight to the death to preserve honor and integrity.”  The attempt to kill Trump was under the new method of erasing him from existence, starting with Twitter.  The modern belief is that a killed reputation is better and cleaner than actually shooting someone in the head, removing them from life itself.  We might now look at the behavior of the political left and our modern Deep State and be shocked into inaction by the evil of it all, but it’s not new. It’s a repeat of history over and over again.  These repulsive forces against the righteousness of America will never go away until they are defeated and utterly destroyed.  There has always been an assassin element rooted in political parties in America, so far always on the political left, and our good Christian sensibilities have usually turned the other cheek over and over again, empowering the bullies.  But what is happening now is not unusual.  It happened before, which is what Gretchen was able to capture wonderfully in her book.  And if we don’t put an end to it, we will see assassinations physically or by social ostracization well into the future.  There is no making peace with it. 

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Now Lincoln tried to bring everyone together by stating that a “House divided cannot stand.” And to this day, many Republicans are still saying it, and they are always the first to compromise.  That gives the wild communists always left-leaning the power and leverage politically.  They know Republicans will move off their position; they never meet anybody halfway.  Democrats take and take and take until there is nothing left but an empty husk of the country.  And if you don’t do what they want you to do, they plot to get rid of you in every way possible. That’s how they function.  They know Republicans don’t want a “house divided,” so they are always looking to show just how much the house is divided.  And they use that leverage to dominate the right in every way.  That is until people voted for Donald Trump, and he was willing to fight the good fight against the Deep State, much to the political left’s consternation.  But this time, the left was slipping, and they had to get rid of Trump before they lost their grip on power, which I would argue has already happened.  The left has power on paper.  But they do not have the hearts and minds of the masses, and that brand has been forever damaged.  They are presently living a very slow-moving death. 

I closed Gretchen’s fine book thinking that America can stand as a divided house.  Ultimately, Lincoln picked a moral war that killed hundreds of thousands of people for the idea of freeing the slaves.  The battle was a bloody mess, and it had to happen to do what was right in the world.  Trump, in his way, had to stand up to China and the jealous villains of the world who wanted to see the end of America. Trump’s America First platform was, in its way, a demand for freedom from the clutches of Chinese communism that had been well planned and was well on its way before Trump took office.  The violent reaction to Trump being elected was much the same as the South had toward Lincoln.  There will always be these violent uprisings when people pick a president outside of the forces that think they are in control.  And to take a page out of President Roosevelt, which I think is another good comparison to Trump, peace is no good if we allow evil to boil into life.  Specifically, Teddy Roosevelt said, “the pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.” When we see evil, we are compelled to face it down and destroy it.  Not to make friends with it. 

Ultimately, that is what I learned from Gretchen’s book.  For her point, she wanted to show how similar the lives of Lincoln and Trump were.  But it’s in the context of history that the more powerful message is clear to all.  As the American people, we always have picked the right kind of fighters to do what needs to be done.  The forces that want to keep us under control have always sought to kill off our champions for justice, which we have seen in our own time with how Trump has been treated.  But as we’ve seen, this isn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last.  We must allow for the house to be divided, not to sacrifice everything to unite it.  We need to have our battles; we need to fight the fights.  And through the smoke, we need to see who wins.  But to accept evil, no, we can’t do that. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Answer: Rebranding is just the start

Rebranding is just the start

I appreciate everyone’s patience with the Overmanwarrior’s Blog site changes. It’s been time for a while for some rebranding, the Overmanwarrior name.  It is so blacklisted all over the internet that it has only been accessible through direct emails. I’ve been thinking of changing it to something more appropriate for today’s problems, so I finally did it to accommodate the next steps in front of the freedom movement.  Way back when I started the blog site over 11 years ago, I knew there would be conflict because we had been dealing with education issues, and with that came teacher union intimidations.  I knew there would be doxing and mob attempts to crush any opposition to them directly, so the Overmanwarrior name was appropriate for the conflict that was coming.  But things have changed a lot over the years, and I would say that the blog site was very successful in doing what I intended it to do.  Now, parents are standing up to their school boards and are finally sticking up for themselves.  The truth about what the free government schools were always about is finally coming to light. It is gratifying for me to see many parents now fighting for their schools in their districts the way they should have always been.  But hey, it’s better late than never. 

Now, after the 2020 elections, we have a new kind of fight that must be endeavored. I’ve taken some time to think about it appropriately; since the election, I have traveled over 10,000 miles in my RV with my wife and family to see America and make sure I understood the problem.  As I have been saying, I’ve been working on a book titled the Gunfighter’s Guide to Business for a few years now. Still, after the election, it became clear that the strategy guide I worked on for businesses could be directly applied to this new kind of insurrection.  The corporate buy-in to our current government, where a hostile takeover had taken place in picking Biden by them and getting rid of our guy, Trump, was easy to exploit.  Trump, after all, was fixing things which this new corporate government didn’t want to see happen.  It’s something our country had not seen before, where a conglomeration of corporate interests looking to increase their coverage for their products meant an alliance with the 1.3 billion people China had under their control.  To get there, they’d have to get rid of the power and might of the United States.  It was a new concept to all of us that the corporations like McDonald’s and the NBA would so actively work against America that we didn’t have a place to understand what was happening. 

I felt at the time that my strategy guide would be effective in this new age of passive-aggressive combat by a new kind of insurgency.  But I needed to see for myself because that’s how I solve problems.  I might have an instinct that is correct about the matter, but I need to touch and feel to work out an issue, and that’s just what I did with my family.  I turned off the news and hit the road spending a considerable portion of 2021 traveling and seeing America for what it is.  As a result, I am sure of the solutions, and I plan to share them with everyone with a rebranding of my Overmanwarrior.blog site. It is now called Gunfighterguide.shop not just for the distribution of my new book, but the strategy support center that this new fight will require and be a one-stop-shop for those wanting to fight back but are unsure how or why.   It was not easy to do; I have over a decade of branding with Overmanwarrior that people enjoyed.  When I finally pulled the plug on the domain name, I heard from hundreds of people who were zapping me with texts worried that the blog was gone.   It was never gone, but the problem was that the overmanwarrior name was so blacklisted that people couldn’t get to it any other way without a direct email link.  I don’t have any illusions that the blacklisting will stop now with a name change; the cut is a fresh start to work toward a more productive outcome.

I’ll talk about some of my experiences in postings to come. Still, a recent visit to Mt Rushmore and a rodeo in Cody, Wyoming, were two places that gave me a clear picture of what the post-election strategy of 2020 needs to be, and I’m going to contribute a significant amount of my efforts to that observation.  I wouldn’t say that those events changed my life, but rather that they reaffirmed what I had already been thinking about with direct evidence. I’ve seen America directly, and they did not vote for Joe Biden.  Out of all those miles, I have seen hundreds if not thousands of campaign signs for Trump all along the highways, even in blue states.  I have not seen a single one for Joe Biden.  The United States people did not elect Biden; he was put in place by corporate control, which has now overtaken our present government as they eye global influence for their market expansion. It’s a short-sighted goal typical of most middle managers in a corporate structure, but it’s the villain we must deal with in our modern republic. I am confident that now that we’ve identified the problem, there are reasonable solutions. 

As I said in the video above, this corporate problem in balance with the rules of our republic has constantly threatened to be a villain.  I mean, with Apple alone having more value as a company than the GDP of most countries, the temptation toward corruption will always be present for all but the best minds; we only compound the problem with Facebook and Google along with many others.  But we cannot just ostracize them out of existence and surrender the contributions toward GDP, so they must be dealt with tactfully.  And I don’t mind saying so.  You cannot kill the cancer by killing the patient.  We must remove cancer and save the patient, which I am proposing with this new branding change.  If our problems were previously to identify the issues of our republic, our new goal is to use what we know to restore that republic.  And we must accept that villains will always be present, so our focus must incorporate such knowledge.  With that said, I appreciate everyone’s patience. I’ve been working hard on solving some of these problems intellectually and devising some means of communicating them to those upset about the loss of their country to hostile foreign forces.  It’s not enough to point at the problem, we must also solve the problem, and at this point, I think we can do that without destroying everything in its wake.  Also, I think we owe it to ourselves to have a little fun along the way.  I do not feel desperate about the state of our union or the Biden presidency.  Seeing people all over this nation firsthand without the news telling me what they are thinking has convinced me that the heart of America is alive and well. It’s the corporate takeover that is in jeopardy, and the news represents that attempt.  And if that were all you saw of America, you’d worry too.  But our situation is much better off than they’d like you to believe, and we’re going to have a lot of fun exploiting that issue at their expense.

Rich Hoffman

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My Advice on Bitcoin: The goal by America’s enemies is to collapse the dollar

Most days, and several times during those days, I get asked my opinion on Bitcoin and how much I’ve invested in it.  The answer is that I don’t support Bitcoin, and I have not invested any money in it, no matter how much speculators talk it up.  To me, it’s a mechanism to collapse the American dollar as the dominant force in the world, and I’d advise against participating in cryptocurrency.  Sure, some money might be made, but the revolution itself is more scam than reality.  As I say in the video above, under a collapsed America instigated by a Biden presidency, I can see how hiding money in a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin would be attractive.  A pirate currency isn’t a bad idea when the world falls apart and ends up flat on its face, as things appear to be today.  My focus is on electing Trump to a second term, and up and down the tickets Republicans strong enough to last for the next 30 to 40 years.  I have invested in America First and a strong USA dollar that continues to lead the world.  Running from that world and hiding money in places like cyberspace is not a good idea—because, ultimately, the internet is not free.  The governemnts of the world control cyberspace.  You don’t run to cyberspace to rebel or hide from them.  It would help if you faced them directly.  And take power away from them and put it where it belongs, in our Republic backed by the American currency.  That is how to preserve and retain value in our financial health.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rich Hoffman

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The Curse of the Modern Progressive: “Evasion” is what they all have in common

Evasion, as discussed previously here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom is the source of great evil in the world today. CLICK HERE FOR A REVIEW. For context it is important to take note of how evasion on the high-end of the political spectrum permeates virtually everything that occurs, and creates the tendency known today as political stalemates. It is also important to understand how evasion is being utilized on the low-end of the political spectrum as well so that the big picture and full impact of evasion in our modern age can be measured.

Barack Obama waited until September 5th before acknowledging publicly the film 2016: Obama’s America, which is a documentary that proves Obama’s mother was a communist advocate, that his child hood mentors including his grand parents were strong communist advocates, and that Obama has an anti-imperial view of America that explains his bizarre pursuit of world-wide collective salvation. Obama waited to address the negative portrayal of his life even though much of it appears to be true. He hoped that if he ignored the film, that it would just go away. The trouble is, 2016: Obama’s America is making money—a lot of money, and it’s not going away, so Obama lashed out at the film on his campaign website. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT HE SAID. Obama learned to practice the progressive tendency toward evasion, which was given to his sensibilities from the philosopher Immanuel Kant, who picked pieces of the philosopher Plato and their belief in faith to explain the unexplainable. It was Kant who made so fashionable the liberal tendency to believe in things that cannot be reasoned through in reality. This also leads to the tendency to ignore the facts of reality when the mind has produced other images within its imagination.

Progressives like Obama have an idealized view of the world and think of themselves as heroes for the weak, and conquerors of the oppressors. They have in their minds a version of reality that does not exist in the real world. So when a documentary producer makes a film like 2016: Obama’s America the gross reality of what Obama really is, and what he is truly doing to the world is frightening, and beyond the measure of reality to such feeble minds as progressives tend to be. So their reaction is to ignore the material and hope that if they don’t pay attention to it, or see it with their minds, then reality will reflect their act of not acknowledging it.

The progressive belief that they could wish upon a star or pray to some deity for the demise of a political opponent is in the pretentious belief that they are the center of the universe. This is why such fools belief in global warming, race reparations, and other self-centered microcosmic ideologies built upon the static intellectualism of their limited consciousness. Their adult minds are not much more advanced than the typical 15-year-old, so they fail to grasp many of life’s greater truths in much the fashion that a new-born baby can’t recite the alphabet. They have not yet learned to do such, yet they believe they know everything because through the practice of evasion they ignore the evidence contrary to their world-view.

Obama used evasion to protect his own mind from the reality of the film 2016: Obama’s America. He believes deep down inside like most progressives do, that if they don’t publically recognize the movie, then the movie does not exist. This accounts for many of the media tendency witnessed where things that happen during the Obama administration are ignored, but if the same thing happened during the Bush administration it would have been covered to much greater effect. A great example of this is the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that was one of the greatest environmental disasters in human history. But the media, because they tend to be progressive and practice evasion did not want to see such a thing happen under a president who represented to them a period at the end of the Civil Rights sentence. It’s not that they all conspired to lean left for a political outcome, but they do practice as much of the political left does evasion, which causes them to ignore facts that don’t fit their version of reality.

As another example on the low-end of political theater, is any public school filled with government employees. These are progressive organizations and are virtually all the same. So for this example I will use the well documented Lakota Schools that has so well be chronicled at this site. As I write this Karen Mantia the superintendent who has been hired by the school board to come into Lakota to pass a school levy is attempting to hire public relations personal who can alter the reality of the facts I’ve presented as to why the school as a $200 million plus operation per year should be able to balance their budget given their declining enrollment without trouble. The things I have said do not fit the progressive approach to public education so Mantia and those under her have chosen to ignore the facts and instead believe that they can go around me and convert the minds of the district into their version of reality.

They even went to elaborate measures to separate me from what they perceived the tax increase resistance group No Lakota Levy was. Karen Mantia believes that if she meets with members of the “business” community and gets their support, that she can divide and conquer the resistance to her tax increase and flourish as a result. She is practicing evasion of reality, just like Barack Obama. She is ignoring the reason for the budget crunch, the impact that the greedy labor unions have imposed on a good school district supported by good residents. She is practicing this evasion because her chosen reality has made her wealthy, much more so than she could have achieved on her own. She believes because of this wealth, and because she holds a doctorate that she is on the same level of intellect as the members of the business community, and can play such games with full knowledge of the chess board. But due to her evasion from reality, she is only looking at her pieces, and she does not see the checkmate coming at her because she has chosen to not see it, much to her own demise. Her belief is that her doctorate has real world value which it doesn’t. She fails to understand that I can organize a hundred new No Lakota Levy groups since it was me at the center of the resistance. Talking to other people doesn’t stop resistance. It’s like trying to put out a fire in your house while staying in a vacation hotel. In this case evasion prevents her from recognizing the static reality threatening her static intellectualism so she hopes by ignoring the facts she can have success. That’s why her budget us a mess.

Much of the evasion that Obama is guilty of nationally and Karen Mantia is guilty of locally is that they both believe they can spend money to hide reality. For America this has led to a 16 trillion-dollar deficit. For Lakota it has led to spending the enormous sum of $160,000 on public relations to help cover up the realities of public education. The only hope that these political progressives have in maintaining their version of reality is to convince others to turn off their minds and participate in evasion.

It is evasion and the tendency of it that creates so much harm and misery. If a grizzly bear is about to attack a hiker in the deep woods, the threat cannot be ignored but the progressive minded will try. They will also be eaten. Just closing ones eyes will not make the bear or the threat go away. And the bear has no use of money, so throwing money at the bear or other bears will not change reality. Evasion is expensive and every politician who practices such a thing should be removed from any position of responsibility immediately. They are harmful to themselves, and others in ways that are detrimental to all of civilization.

Rich Hoffman

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“Community Conversations” at Lakota: Why a “NO” vote is the taxpayer’s STRIKE

Do you want to know what spending $160,000 tax payer dollars buys you? Well, at the Lakota School System which is in my home district, it buys a lot. I have sent dozens and dozens of Letters to the Editor over the years to The Pulse Journal, which is my hometown paper, and I have never received so much grief as I did when I submitted the letter below in direct response to Karen Mantia’s announcement of her “Community Conversations” program, which is essentially a new way to spin the old Delphi Technique, which has been covered at this site extensively. You can read about Mantia’s announcement of this new program which is starting to hit Lakota neighborhood streets as this posting is going up on Thursday, September 13, 2012.  CLICK HERE to review that article. 

The letter I submitted this past week came back at me and the reporters tried to explain my figure of $160,000 spent on “Community Conversations” was wrong and that if I wanted to revise my statement I could try again in the future. Further, they let me know that the real number for how much Lakota is spending on their “Community Conversations” program was only $40,000, which is true if one only looks at that small piece of the pie. But I explained to them that I considered all the money spent on public relations to be direct factors into how much the school district was willing to spend on passing another levy, and that number was $160,000 as outlined by their own article on the matter seen at the below link.

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/local/school-dedicates-160k-to-community-relations/nQC4W/

I told them that if they didn’t want to publish my letter that I’d find another way. From my view point, my letter will be seen by more people if I publish it here on Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom than in The Pulse Journal, but I wanted to give the paper the opportunity to show that they were not lap dogs for the Lakota School System. But their response showed that they are clearly in line with the public relations strategy that the school has formulated for the 2012 school year, which is to clean up their image, and lay the foundations for a levy increase when the LEA contract expires in 2014. By then, they hope that the public has forgotten all this levy failure mess, and they can begin to inject more money into their unmanaged budget with tax increases and smiling faces convincing everyone that it’s “all for the children.”

To get an idea of the kind of lap dog reporting I’m referring to, that hiring public relations specialists will purchase, have a look at the latest Michael Clark article from The Cincinnati Enquirer as seen below. This is what I wanted to give The Pulse Journal the opportunity to dispute, but they obviously showed their leanings, which is perfectly fair. But they cannot wonder why people will seek out other sources to get their news, if the newspapers simply become purchased advocates for the union controlled education system.

http://westchesterbuzz.com/2012/09/10/lakota-high-schools-welcome-two-new-principals/

My article as I wrote it appears below. I had originally thought the real public relations number was between $165K to $167K but I was willing to concede to the $160K number reported by The Pulse Journal. However, the spirit of the letter was to convey the disrespect the district was showing by refusing to listen to the vote of the tax payers in the previous three levy attempts. The district was instructed in face to face conversations how to manage their finances, which is reflected in the letter below and they have ignored those instructions. Instead, they have elected to purchase advocats for higher taxes to build consensus among just enough voters to turn the numbers in their favor on the next levy attempt which they plan before the 2014 LEA contract is up. As Karen Mantia said, Lakota does not have a levy on the ballot this year, but it soon will, which make no mistake about it, the “Community Conversations” is directly attempting to ease community tensions enough to pass a future levy. That is why my letter below is worded the way that it is:

I find it arrogant that Karen Mantia from Lakota made mentioned she was seeking hosts for the “community conversations” program that Lakota is spending $160,000 tax payer dollars on in order to find out what the community wants. After three failed levies I would have thought they would have figured everything out by now. So let me reiterate what Lakota should have already been doing all along, but need to implement before the LEA contract is up in 2014, where the union employees will expect a restoration of their pay increases, wrecking the budget and dictating another levy attempt.

Lakota is expected to provide an excellent school system that is one of the best in Ohio. Lakota is expected also to lessen its tax footprint on the community for which it resides. Lakota is expected to acknowledge that it has declining enrollment and should have no problem balancing its budget now that fewer students are attending school in a community with fewer households in the district with children in them. Lakota is expected to force its employees to take a 5% pay reduction before it ever considers another levy. Tax increases impact businesses at a much higher rate than the residents will have to pay. And Lakota is expected to push its high dollar employees off the payroll in exchange for younger, cheaper employees to keep its budget under control.

Very easy—and Lakota could have saved $160,000 to learn it. All they had to do was read this paper.

Rich Hoffman

Currently in Chicago the teachers are on strike turning down a 16% increase in wages. They are demanding a 30% raise and are presently marching around the streets of Chicago leaving the children high and dry, proving that the unions do not give a damn about any children. In 2008 Lakota had their union threaten a strike which forced the school board to cave under the pressure and give all the teachers a pay increase, which caused a budget deficit forcing Lakota to attempt to pass three school levies to balance their budget. People like me, fought those tax increases because we don’t like what the union did, and I refuse to give them more of my money for their despicable acts against my community. My argument from day one was not against the Lakota School Board or even the administrators, it was with the unions that control public education and I decided a few years ago that I would not support them any longer. I will not support a system that feeds them even indirectly, and I want their hooks out of my community. My anger comes when the school superintendent and school board members apologize for their lack of management by siding with the unions because they fear the kind of strikes that Chicago is currently going through, and Lakota went through just four years ago more than they do the voters.

When I organized a tax resistance against Lakota’s levy attempt I did it as a citizen strike against the union demands. A “NO” vote is the only voice a tax payer has, and it is the job of the school management to listen. At Lakota when they decided to hire public relations personnel to attack the NO voters, which is what they are doing, they are telling people like me that they fear the teachers union more than they fear my ability to organize against their school levy, and that is an insult.

When after three votes to decline tax increase proposals, the school district elected to spend $160,000 to attack the position of the NO vote, that action is a declaration of support in favor of the Lakota teacher’s union, which is the cause of all the financial trouble. If the school spent $160,000 of tax payer money trying to undo the position of the teacher’s union I would consider the money well spent, but instead they are attacking those who are refusing to pay additional taxes to support a greedy labor union.

In essence, a NO vote isn’t any different than what the teachers union in Chicago is doing when they failed to report to work, or Lakota attempted the same in protest over their pay and insurance contributions, only the NO voters have a right, and obligation to say NO. The unions do not have a right to the money they are asking for and if they refuse to work due to a strike, then the job of management in the school system in question has an obligation to find employees who will do the work, because the tax payers paid for that work, and not for public employees to march around in the street holding signs and demanding infinite amounts of money. When a voter casts a NO vote, they are also on strike against the unions themselves, and for that the newspapers, the television stations and the schools owe those people the same respect they give to the pro union supporters, and if they don’t, they are guilty of supporting one side, and not the other.

That’s when the crime of using tax payer money, like what Lakota did, and The Pulse Journal debated with me over in my Letter to the Editor to attempt to erode away the NO vote, (THE TAXPAYERS STRIKE) becomes a serious matter. All supporters who pick the side of the union have declared that they respect the taxpayers who voted NO less than they do the teachers union who will threaten a strike on a whim to get what they want whenever they want it. And that is a mistake.

Without the taxpayer, there is no union. Without the taxpayer, there is no school. Without the taxpayer, there are no people to read the newspapers, or watch the news. Without the taxpayer there is nothing. It would be thought that there would be more respect given to the tax payer by all the parties above, but they don’t because in history the unions are far more radical and nasty to deal with, where the tax payer has been peaceful and shown themselves to be willing to be shoved around and bullied.

That is, until now…………………….

 

When Lakota tries their fourth levy attempt, they will learn that they had far less to fear from the unions than the taxpayer, and they will wish they did what I stated in my Letter to the Editor. They chose poorly in fearing the strike of the unions over the strike of the taxpayers.

Rich Hoffman

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“Shoot Extreme” : The fine dining of target shooting in all of America

One of the true delights in life is to have a gun in your hand. Guns are the great equalizers that are among the greatest human inventions, because due to guns, tyranny has a hard time digging its claws into the individual lives of citizens. This has paved the way for a productive society not afraid to invent and to look down their nose at the political class with comfortable disdain. Because of the gun, the political class in America cannot believe that they are superior in any way to the average person. Because of the gun, freedom exists. Because of the gun, diversity of business can thrive in abundance. And because of the gun one of the most interesting businesses I have yet come across has started in West Chester, Ohio, the unusual concept called Shoot Extreme.

As I prepared to enter the Shoot Extreme facility at the corner of Tylersville and Cincinnati-Dayton Road I noticed that The Cone ice cream store was almost right across the street and I felt pride to live in a community that could sell ice cream in a unique specialized shop less than 200 yards from a shooting range that is indoor and set up to practice tactical target shooting with real guns. The concept of Shoot Extreme is a great one–move through a haunted house like maze with live ammunition and shoot at zombies that jump out at you from every direction. It’s a unique way to practice strategic skill, blow off some steam, and target shoot under pressure.

Shooting at fixed targets is one thing, and Target World in Sharonville is a wonderful venue for that. But shooting under pressure, where the shooter only has three seconds in a low light environment to identify a “friend or foe” target is a wonderful benefit to the civilian community of West Chester. It’s a wonderful option to live in a community that allows a person to get a fine steak diner at Jags, then to cap off the evening with a run through the tactical course at Shoot Extreme and take out the frustrations of the day by blasting the hordes of zombies set up throughout the maze. After the shooting is done, all the shooter has to do is turn the guns back in at the counter and Shoot Extreme takes care of cleaning and maintenance. The shooter can then have desert over at The Cone without further worry.

Needless to say, I am deeply impressed with the staff and concept at Shoot Extreme. For a gun loving community like West Chester, Mason and Liberty Twp, I would expect a place like this wonderful shooting range to be packed all the time. It is highly recommended that reservations are made online ahead of time to reserve a spot, and to fill out the release form on the website www.shootextreme.com before arrival because it speeds up the process of getting guns and ammunition just a bit quicker, because that is the goal of shooting at Shoot Extreme, to shoot zombies and to sharpen your senses.

This is a wonderful idea since some of the most popular videos games currently on the market are Undead 4, and Call of Duty. Shoot Extreme allows average people without access to military training and hardware to get a taste of tactical training in real life, beyond a video game environment where the smell of gunpowder and the urgency of the moment are elements of additional danger. For the cost of a night at the movies, a shooter can run the gauntlet of zombies and increase their combat skill level combining entertainment and practicality into a wonderful symphony.

More timid spectators might wonder why such things are important—why people would desire to shoot guns, let alone to do it in such a fantasy environment. The answer is because guns are cool, and are an important part of American culture. For those who don’t like guns, I would suggest that they do not understand what being an American is. Guns are the foundation of freedom, and it is healthy to become competent with them. I would say that shooting guns is as important as eating ice cream at The Cone, or buying new cloths at a department store. Shooting guns is the essence of freedom in America and there is simply no better way to celebrate it than with a trip to Shoot Extreme.

If you want fine dining, in West Chester, Mitchells Fish Market or Jags are the places to go. If you want to shop, then Voice of America shopping complex is where it’s all at. But if you want the fine dining equivalent of target shooting, then it is Shoot Extreme that becomes a must. This is simply the best indoor shooting experience of its kind anywhere, and it’s found in West Chester, Ohio.

The public perception of guns is that they are somehow a taboo subject, and that they should be feared. The timid types who still believe these ridiculous notions are in for a harsh reality as the new shooting range Shoot Extreme is just the tip of the iceberg for what’s coming. America has a youth that has been brought up on films and video games that heavily involve shooting, and as they come into age, thoughts about guns will loosen up considerably. I foresee a day in the not too distant future where guns will be openly carried by civilians like jewelry is displayed today. They will be just as common, and will not raise alarm when seen. And in the near future gun ranges like Extreme Shooting will be more common than unique as this range in West Chester is now.

The creation of Shoot Extreme is out of a desire for an indoor facility that gives to the public the same type of training only the military had access to before. The fun addition of zombies being the targets instead of actual terrorist insurgents only adds a layer of commercial appeal to a functionally sound tactical course that makes it just more than average entertainment. The desire of the timid to remove guns from society with rules and regulations is to suppress a fundamental American right that is never better present than at Shoot Extreme and the eradication of zombies in a mock apocalypse that can befall anyone with the price of a ticket. And the ticket is well worth it!   Part 2 of this posting will go up tomorrow and will dig deeper into the actual merit behind tactical training and the weapons involved at Shoot Extreme.  I am very proud to be a card-carrying member!

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