Joe Biden, the Hapless Loser: A physical manifestation of failure

They didn’t talk about it much when it happened that President Biden fell up the stairs on his way to the Jimmy Kimmel Show while boarding Air Force One for the second time. Then while riding his bicycle in Delaware, he actually fell off his bicycle, as if he were a child just learning to ride and forgot to put his foot down when coming to a stop. It looked terrible and incompetent. But as many were pointing to the obvious physical decline of an inserted president, someone that people didn’t pick for president but an administrative state that has so little respect for individual ability that they thought they could just stick a “yes man” into the office and turn him loose, it reminded me of a constant element to any competitive endeavor, pressure and what it can do to a mind not prepared to meet it.   Over this span of time, Biden has been complaining that the Republican Party of today is not that of our fathers and grandfathers. He has been yearning for the days when Republicans were easy to beat by Democrats when the Saul Alinsky playbook held true, and Republicans could be destroyed just by calling them a bad name. No, those days are over, Joe, and he is feeling the pressure. The people who put him in office led him to believe that if he just stood here, and stood there, he would be propped up and respected. But that’s not how it is in this new Republican age of the MAGA movement. People got a taste from Trump of what a real president could do, and this artificial mess of the Biden presidency is putting pressure on all Democrats that they are not prepared to deal with. Biden is showing that pressure with these constant mistakes he makes in public. He is the physical manifestation of failure, and it is showing itself in his daily actions.

The mainstream news outlets, particularly Fox News, thought the ten loser Republican senators who showed they were willing to compromise on gun legislation were doing what was expected in politics. For them, it looked like they could talk about “bipartisan” activity on the topic of gun legislation. But they really wanted the typical Republican response to reports lately that there has been gun violence and, therefore, a political push to further erode the Second Amendment and, thus, the Constitution itself. By watching ten senators like Mitt Romney and Rob Portman buckle under the constant media pressure, some hoped that this meant the old tricks would work, where Republicans always caved to the name-calling of the Democrats and that “compromise” could be found and that legislation could be bipartisan. But concern erupted when those ten senators were left on an island by the Republican Party, and MAGA supporters condemned their compromise aggressively. No, this was not the Republican Party of our fathers, the one that loses all the time and is always up for a compromise while Democrats stand together and give up nothing. They are the party of take, take, take, and they never bend to compromise. To them, that has been what the Republican Party has been to politics, the party of compromise, and if they resisted, they would be called names until they did compromise. It’s been a one-sided game that conservative people have become sick of, and they have been seeking new types of Republicans for years, creating the MAGA movement in America.

I have been watching and participating in this process for years. First, we could see it in the various central committees at the local level, where the topic of RINOs was brought up in the early Tea Party days. In my area, I knew Rob Portman when he was first getting started, and John Boehner is one of my neighbors, so he always comes up. When he was Speaker of the House, he thought he was one of the most conservative people on planet earth, and his most significant accomplishment was in bringing the Pope to Congress. He was stunned to learn that area people were calling him a RINO starting around 2012, along with Governor Kasich at the time, who was too prone to compromise with Democrats over just about everything. After all, to them, that’s what politics was all about, compromise. Well, people were getting tired of losing, and this was before there was ever a Trump on the national stage in politics. At that time, he only had a television show and wrote best-selling books. People wanted Republicans to fight back, not to compromise with evil. Not to compromise with people who obviously wanted to destroy American life in every way that we know it. Compromising with evil was giving it power. I was with a senator at the time who was called a RINO to his face by people he thought respected him. He was a good guy playing by what he thought were the rules of politics, to be the bigger person and lead by example. The expectation was that if we gave a little, then the other side would give a little, and in that way, progress would get done. But, in truth, Democrats just kept taking, and taking, and taking. They never gave up anything. So that made the RINOs look like fools, and voters were tired of fools who didn’t win. So they voted for President Trump and have stuck with him no matter what because he has been the only politician in their memory who promised them victory. And for a win, they will put up with a lot to get it, and they sure have.

As Biden fell off his bicycle, he was obviously playing way over his head. This was not the job they had promised him. The administrative state has lost control, and Biden is the puppet left on the stage without a hand to guide it. So, he’s making mistakes all over the place. He can’t handle the pressure because he was never meant to. And he’s constantly complaining because he’s craving the “old-fashioned” Republicans who used to let Democrats win all the time. If only they could get back to those days. The fact that he’s complaining about it as much as he is says everything about the public pressure behind the scenes. He’s a hapless old man who has lost his political savvy and often repeats what his 20-something political radicals in his administration say. They don’t know what to do, they are losing to Republicans in every way it can be measured, and their party isn’t built for any of it. Democrats are built to use the Saul Alinsky playbook to harass conservatives into making all the compromise, while the Democrats spread vast evil across the world and call it “bipartisanship.” Voters are sick of that deal and have been for a long time. Trump is the leader of the MAGA movement for now, but slowly these Democrats are starting to learn, people want winners in the Republican Party. And other Republicans like Ron DeSantis are figuring out that formula, and the cat is out of the bag. I’ve been watching the process for a long time, and I can say it’s not going back to those RINO compromises. Instead, destroying the Democrat Party is what voters want, especially after what happened in the events leading up to 2020. And the pressure on Democrats is tremendous, and they are showing that the pressure is getting to them in all kinds of little ways, particularly in crashing bicycles and falling down just going up steps. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Best Thing that Could Happen with the J6 Committee Would be to Indict President Trump: Accelerating the end of the Democrat Party

We all know by now what the UnSelect Committee, who has been putting on a show trial over what they say is the darkest day in American history, January 6th, 2021, is up to. They are seeking to hide the election fraud they participated in, and they hope they can use the proceedings to indict President Trump and tie him up in court to disqualify him from running in 2024, which they are terrified of. And to all that, I think there would be nothing better for our country than to have Trump indicted because, in the process, there would be legal discovery and all kinds of a mess that would be blasted into the mainstream news cycle that has so far been contained from the public. The result of that would be a complete destruction of the Democrat Party. Which I think is destroying itself quite nicely. But an indictment of Trump would be the end of them and the established order of the Beltway, which would turn out to be far greater than just having Trump run for President again, only to go through the same kind of resistance we saw before. The pressure of Trump is far greater than actually being in the White House. There are a lot of people who could run for President in 2024 who could represent the MAGA movement.  Ron DeSantis comes to mind.  What is being built presently is a new kind of political movement that will far outlast many of the people currently holding office. The net result of all these efforts will save our nation from the looters and scumbags who have given us the mess we see now. But an indictment of Trump would accelerate the process in ways that nobody has been thinking about and would be very beneficial to the ultimate destruction of the Democrat Party due to the kind of case that would be put on full display for all to see. 

What we see happening with the J6 Hearing spectacle is the undoing of the George Bush era New World Order that Klaus Schwab and the other Desecrators of Davos are fully committed to today, with billions of dollars in personal assets fully dedicated to the change state of America from a capitalist country and into a socialist one. They stand to lose a lot of money and power if Trump returns to the White House, which is why they rigged the 2020 election. They couldn’t afford for people to run their own elections; it put at risk all the money and power they had built up over many years. It’s a globalist view of the world that started to be dismantled by the election of Trump in 2016. Back then, the system chiefs thought it was all a joke. They had rigged elections for years and knew how to keep things close to make Americans think they actually picked their own representatives. But most people didn’t believe in the system at all and just didn’t participate, making it easy for the “uniparty” to run all things any way they wanted to. They gave us fake wars and fake economic cycles. They manipulated everything to the gradual sell-off of our country to globalist investors while hiding their vile actions behind red, white, and blue patriotism and selling themselves as patriots as well. But truly, what they were preserving was a kind of Beltway aristocracy that many in the political class craved more than a thirsty person desires water in a hot desert. They wanted power over others more than anything else in the world, so they built a corrupt system to give themselves that power. They had to share it with other Beltway types, but so long as they were members of an elite aristocracy, they were happy to at least do that. 

Then along came Trump running as a person who didn’t need the donor class. He understood the media better than the media understood itself. And he knew how to make real business deals because he had built his brand doing so very publicly. So people showed up and voted for him in more numbers than the election cheats could deal with, and he snuck under the algorithm door in 2016, much to the surprise of everyone. Then, the Beltway, including Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and many others, worked for the next four years to undo the person that the people picked because the hidden little secret all along was that the Beltway ultimately picked the people it put in office. Voters were supposed just to play along, vote to make everything look like a choice, then go quietly back to sleep while the Washington Beltway types sold America away to everyone willing to pay a little cash for the opportunity. And in the process, they have committed so many vast crimes of excessive evil that the parameters were unfathomable to ordinary people. And while Trump was in office, so many crimes were committed to get rid of him, of the people’s pick, that many more crimes were committed by the FBI and the Department of Defense—especially regarding Covid. Many of the things that Wikileaks was publishing which could be traced back to many of the congresspeople and senators we see on television every night, were caught up to some extent or another in sedition, treason, and worse. Actions against America and its constitution left them no choice but to support complete insurrection to foreign interests to hide the crimes they had committed over many years. 

Ultimately, the desire to get rid of Trump and to prevent him from returning to the White House is the desire to cover up all these crimes with a phony trial by the UnSelect Committee over January 6th. The abuse of authority already displayed over Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, General Flynn, Rudy Guiliani, Steve Bannon, and Peter Navarro crossed the line long ago. But to put Trump at the front of the room with all the evidence he has collected along the way and the mouthpiece to sell it to the public, there would be no way for the Beltway types to survive that. We are dealing with new territory politically that we have never experienced before. An indictment would only accelerate a process of destruction that the Beltway has brought on itself. They are the ones with everything to hide, and their attempt to hide so much scandal behind the legitimacy of law and order would only work if people weren’t paying attention. But now, they are paying attention, and the bad guys no longer have control over the media. Social media is more than just Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Fox News does not represent conservatives like it once did; there are many other options now than there were even a few years ago. They don’t have control over what people say to each other. They do not have control of publishing, of anything really. The word of their crimes has gotten out, and now too many people know. It’s over for them already. By indicting Trump, they would only accelerate that process by years and compress them into months. So nothing would be better than to indict Trump. The government cannot live up to the measure they are enforcing on Trump, which is to say that he had an obligation to stop people from behaving the way they did on January 6th, to be angry at election fraud as they knew it at the time and felt that the government had not respected their vote.

The great fear behind the charade of the J6 spectacle is that the political class is not in charge of the millions of people they had taken for granted for decades. And the potential for all-out violence was a genuine fear for them. But in context, they would have nothing to fear if they had not acted so poorly and tried to hide so many crimes behind a façade of political theater. The tricks of old will not work any longer. People are awake to it, and they aren’t going back to sleep. And indicting Trump would only accelerate their own inevitable destruction, which couldn’t come sooner. So yes, indict President Trump, and let’s get the complete destruction of the Democrat Party out of the way once and for all.

Rich Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

Rich Hoffman

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The Wisconsin Hit List that Mitch McConnell’s Name Was On: How evil spreads in the world

First of all, political hits like the one against Wisconsin judge John Roemer in Wisconsin are more common than they should be. Like election fraud, there is a level of this behavior that we have come to accept. We see this reflected in the Bret Kavanaugh case in Washington D.C. at the Supreme Court level. The threats of assassination, literal or socially, have been a form of judicial control for years. Suppose a judge comes up with an unpopular ruling. In that case, there is the constant fear that some assassin like Douglas Uhde, who killed Judge Roemer in his home tied to a chair with zip ties, before going down into the basement to shoot himself in the head only to die days later from the wound, will knock on our door. Unfortunately, judicial activism has been very common in political tides to persuade them to behave in ways that a criminal class desires. The threat of such actions as occurred with Douglas Uhde is meant to maintain control over their logic. Speaking from a lot of experience, I have known a lot of judges over the years like John Roemer, and I certainly have known a lot of hit people like Douglas Uhde. Most hit people are not slick, bold people like you see in the movies. Instead, they are low-level people with messy hair and messy lives with a personality type that allows them to desire that line of work because they are a little crazy. Stories like this killing are so common it would provoke the question of why this one made national news. After the police found Uhde’s body in the basement, they also found a hit list in his truck at the site with Mitch McConnell’s name and the name of Governor Whitmer in Michigan.

It’s not that a vast evil is in charge of all thoughts and deeds because what happened next was a baked-in imposition similar to the original intent of judicial activism. There happens to be a push by Democrats nationally to ignore inflation numbers and all the other debacles of the Biden administration and to do something on gun control legislation to give the hapless loser some kind of victory going into the midterms. Democrats have convinced ten pathetic Republican senators to sign on to some token gun control legislation after the media has essentially put every shooting on the news that has happened across the nation for the last several weeks to perform the task. The evil at play is baked into the system; it’s not a hidden message from Skeletor or Cobra from those old 80s cartoons like GI Joe, who are orchestrating all this mess. The evil is systematic, and the media knows what to do with it when they see it. Killings like this with the judge normally wouldn’t make news outside their local community. Still, this one had the name of two prominent politicians on it who are sympathetic to progressive causes, so this story was unleashed as a national incident. Reporters taught in liberal institutions guided by liberal financing know what they need to do to keep a job in the industry, and stories like this killing keep them relevant.   So the media picked it up to help the cases of Whitmer in Michigan, who is in a tough challenge for her seat to make her a one-term governor, and to work on Mitch McConnell on gun legislation in the senate. Even if he didn’t put his name down for support of gun control legislation, he wouldn’t stand in the way of it either. After all, his name was just found on a hit list. 

So this is how these stories of hidden menace manipulate our culture at the legal level and why many cry in the night for justice but never get it because the bad guys always seem to be in control. Silently, we accept this kind of injustice and harassment of our legal system, and instead of fighting back, we hide in our homes and hope that people like Douglas Uhde never come to see us. In my experience with these kinds of people, they are quite common, and law enforcement knows about them. They live in the cracks, often have deep criminal backgrounds, and messy lives in every way you can imagine. But they kill people for a living, and judges are careful with these types because they don’t want to end up on a list like the one found in Uhde’s truck. And over time, the more rigid we have become with gun control laws, the more we have chipped away at the Second Amendment, the more empowered people like this hitman have become in our world. And our media and legal system have accepted these terms to make way for progressive politics and consider the actions “collateral damage.” The best way to stay off such lists was to do what the thugs in the world want and not stand up to anything significant. By the nature of the killing of Judge Roemer, who was retired and trying to live his best life, the fact that he was tied to a chair before receiving a gunshot to the chest indicated a payback for a court case or a series of court cases. There was a person who fled the scene and called the police. When the police came, Uhde was still in the house and had no choice but to kill himself or go to jail. 

This is precisely why we have the Second Amendment. If the person who fled the house had stayed and fought off Uhde, we would have a different story. If Judge Roemer had been armed himself and had shot Uhde long before he was tied to a chair, we would likely be short one hitman in the world, which nobody would bat an eye at. Many people would have lived happily ever after. But evil in the world doesn’t want us to be happy or to feel secure. So they want to chip away at our right to defend ourselves with gun control legislation and use every violent occurrence to perpetuate our fears so that we are easier to control. To make us all into potential victims. That is precisely what the judicial branch has come to accept, even at the level of the Supreme Court. When deciding a case, they have to think about whether or not they might be killed for making it. So is a decision worth dying for? Is Roe v. Wade worth dying for because Chuck Schumer, who just pushed those 10 Republicans into joining him for gun control legislation to make Biden look good, also inspired violence toward the Supreme Court judges, which one lonely 26-year-old kid was just trying to kill Kavanaugh. He turned himself in before making the killing. But the implication was enough to get everyone’s attention, which was the reason for the threat. And sometimes, to back up a threat, sometimes the hit must occur. It certainly got Mitch McConnell’s attention.

Everyone talks about living in a “civil society.” Yet, we have an entire political system that accepts acts of violence and the maniacal lives of people like Douglas Uhde because it helps evil gain power in the world. That is how evil grows; we accept it in small bits at a time. Killers like Uhde exist. After all, they help corrupt politicians like Chuck Schumer and Gretchen Whitmer grow in power because they terrify the people downstream, especially local judicial judges like the poor Wisconsin Juneau County Circuit Court retiree. And ultimately, that’s why they want to disarm us all so that we might be tied to a chair and killed for not ruling in the ways evil desires. And that we would attack our means of defending ourselves, making it easier for evil to spread in the world because we have no other means of dealing with it but to yield to it and hope that a killer like Douglas Uhde never knocks on our door.

Rich Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

Rich Hoffman

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The Message from the SWAMP: Voters are not in charge, the administrative state is

I’ve thought from the beginning that there was massive election fraud in the 2020 election. I watch these kinds of things intently and was watching the news coverage as the steal took place late in the night when people went to bed witnessing a sizable Trump lead, where even Vegas was calling it for Trump. Then in the morning, Biden suddenly had these huge spikes of voter infusions. I watch enough of these things to notice that something was very wrong with the performance of the vote counters, to say it lightly. At that early time, it wasn’t the evidence of voter fraud that we had to go on, but it was the continued behavior of the SWAMP itself, after the Durham Report, the two impeachments over nothing, the spying on the campaign, the actions of the FBI, the complicity of the media, we knew on election night November 3rd that they weren’t all just going to go away and suddenly give up. As I say all the time, judge people based on what they do, not what they say, and you’ll know the truth even in the most voracious lier. So in that regard, the election fraud was blatant, even if, at that moment, we weren’t sure to what extent. Now, after two years of trickling evidence, which grows by the day, there is no question that Trump had the election stolen from him, but worse than that, it was the real people’s pick that was stolen, and that is a problem far greater than the mess we find ourselves in now. We are seeing a conflict play out that goes back to before the Revolutionary War itself, the clash between the idea of America and the conformity of Europe, to the world suddenly being smashed together through technology in uncomfortable ways. The election problems of 2020 were about a lot more than just getting Trump out of the White House.

Essentially, by the morning of November 4th, the collection of bureaucrats, thieves, insurgents, and international bankers were saying with a smile on their faces, “you, the people, are not in charge. We, the administrative state, are, and there is nothing you can do about it.”  They stole the election to essentially protect the same premise that the War of 1812 was all about, can people govern themselves, or were they always to be at the mercy of the aristocratic administrative state types? The answer was evident in their actions. They would not live in a society where people ruled themselves because it invalidated everything they stood for as people. They were refusing to let people govern themselves, and if they had to be obvious about it, instead of hiding in the background allowing the poor fools to believe they were running things, then so be it. They dared us to challenge them and now are panicked by the results. Even going into the details of what happened over Covid, we saw a world thrown together that was run mainly by socialists and communists who were jealous of America in so many ways that they were going to destroy it any way they could. They no longer cared if people knew what they were up to or not. They had lost patience with the whole debate, and that’s why with smiles on their faces on November 4th, they felt utterly validated to declare that Trump had lost and people were just going to have to get over it. Their message to all of us was to put our masks on and shut up. And if you question the election in public, we’ll destroy your life, as they attempted to do with Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Mike Lindell.

I have always said that people, especially in America, will follow the rules until they no longer work. Even now, obviously, the government has been caught in not just stealing the 2020 election for its own reasons of self-preservation, but they murdered people behind the Covid social conditions, and they knew what they were doing as they were doing it, which will be the subject of much future material for me. The evidence in hindsight is quite clear to see the purposes for social distancing, masking, and mandatory vaccinations. The types of people who love the administrative state and their role in it were literally willing to kill to preserve it. So election fraud to them was a gift. At least people weren’t massively slaughtered in the process of a coup in the White House, and people should be happy about it. That’s why it was so terrifying to them what happened when voters with some impassioned instincts about not certifying a fake election stormed the capitol on January 6th in frustration by what they had witnessed. Several hundred thousand people had come to hear Trump speak at a Stop the Steal Rally at the White House, and that was terrifying to the administrative state, which had organized so many mass riots and caused so much damage during all of 2020. Even after a year of Covid, people were willing to come out into the cold to support President Trump or even the idea of him, a people’s pick. At the end of the day, a portion broke into the Capitol Building to let the politicians know there that they weren’t in charge; the people were. 

Many people have offered that the efforts of the January 6th Committee and the optics that have been shown on television are purely put on to hide the bad inflation numbers of Democrats controlling all three houses of our government. Or the many other missteps that are destroying the world, especially the liberal commitment to eradicating the economy of America to save the world from their religion of fanatics regarding climate change. Their actions on gas prices, food shortages, and other deliberate terrorist acts are far more radical than the terrorists who blew up the World Trade Center by running planes into them or the actions at WACO, Ruby Ridge, or Oklahoma City. The January 6th Committee is about more than anything anybody has so far put their mind around. It is about aspects of many things, but at its heart is the hatred of people who think they can rule themselves and not have their “betters” ruling over them for their own good because the answer to that question is one that the human race has never had to answer, except to leave places and to resettle in areas with less bureaucrats in them over the last 10,000 years. The human race collided for the first time because the planet was too small to any longer ignore the question. As Trump likes to call them, the Unselect Committee has one purpose and one purpose only, to ensure that the administrative state is in charge and that voters were not.

To become in charge, you had to be in the “in” group like they were. You couldn’t just rule yourself. They were happy to play along all this time and let us think we were in charge, so long as they pulled the strings. But after two elections of Trump, they had lost patience to play the game any longer, and they expected us to kneel to their power. And when we didn’t, then insisted that we were still in charge, like many did that day on January 6th, well, that was a bridge too far for them, and that’s where we find ourselves presently. They aren’t willing to give up power or what they think is power. And they will do anything to keep it, even kill if necessary. In that way, we know who we are dealing with, and there is no way that this all ends in peace.   The question is, can it end without lives lost. That will depend on the authenticity of the next election. People are willing to give elections a chance. But they will not be ruled by incompetent losers from the administrative state, and that for those who are, is the scariest thing in the world—not having power and knowing that the people of the world refuse to be ruled over by the administrative class.

Rich Hoffman

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The CISA Halderman Report: What the Jan 6th Commission is trying to hide–Joe Biden likely didn’t get 40 million votes, and lost badly

I’ve been asked hundreds of times over the last several days my opinion about the Congressional Witch Hunt that is the January 6th Committee that put on a primetime show in an attempt to hide the most significant crimes in human history. My reply is that the Committee itself is a criminal class of white-collar bandits who are trying to suppress a massive scam that has been a Beltway secret for years, that we have not had control of our elections for many decades, and that the many socialist countries around the world, including France, England, all of South America, Asia, Russia, Europe, everywhere that the United Nations influences, are socialists who need the illusion of the people’s support to gain and stay in power, and their key to that manipulation has been the digital voting machines, which were built to allow for election fraud. And everyone who has signed off to use them in their states has known it from the start. That’s not the utterings of conspiracy theory; it’s actually the content of the CISA Halderman Report that was released to the world quietly at 5 PM on Friday, June 3rd, 2022. The Jan. 6th Committee had one goal in the effort: to hide the election fraud that occurred in the 2020 election by focusing on the people who were upset that the election was stolen. It’s like in an NFL game when one player punches another in front of the ref after the first player punched first. The ref only sees the second act, and it is that player that gets the penalty. That’s what the Jan. 6th Commission is. It’s a scam to hide a crime committed by the type of government that wants inclusion with all the rest of the communist and socialist countries worldwide.

The 96-page report was a damning admission by a government agency that essentially validated everything Sydney Powell, Mike Lindell, and Rudy Giuliani had been saying about digital voting machines. I read it with great interest over the weekend; it should have been the biggest story in the world, but ironically, just a few days later, as it was scheduled for Thursday, June 9th, during prime time television, where all the nation’s networks, except Fox News, was set to cover-up the information, where the hearings to talk about the violence on January 6th, 2021 would happen and where they wanted to blame President Trump essentially for existing. They knew when they set up the timing of the January 6th hearings what the goal was, and that was to hide the evidence that all digital machines had obvious vulnerabilities that would allow for the destruction of evidence and vote switching from the candidate that a voter picks to one that is determined by this new global established order. The Halderman Report is enough to create a policy where all states in America should completely rethink their election laws and return to one day of voting with paper ballots and no drop boxes. What we saw in 2020 clearly shows that there is intent in the world to steal elections and that American elections can easily be manipulated by foreign interests; as I pointed out, the many socialist and communist countries who have an obvious interest in destroying the United States. And plenty of RINO Republicans don’t want to think about that possibility because life in their Beltway jobs is pretty good for them. They don’t want to think of the consequences of such a reality. So they are hiding their complicity in the entire scandal behind the January 6th Committee, attempting to paint bad behavior in a light favorable to them. Because if people ever find out just how rigged the 2020 election really was, much worse violence than happened on that day in January might be unleashed. 

As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think this new information matters much about the 2020 election. I don’t want to see Trump have a short term. I want people to see the full mess of Democrat policies that have been shaped by many of those communist and socialist countries. I want them to feel the pain entirely. Obviously, the digital voting machines are appealing to these tyrants around the world because not only does it change votes by giving the illusion of voter participation but ultimate control to whatever established order is in charge at the time, but it destroys the evidence along the way. So for the sake of future elections, knowing this tendency is important, but it won’t change what happened; we can use the knowledge to shape election law. It just helps us decide what we should be doing about it in the future. I was watching the Jimmy Kimmel interview with Joe Biden, where the old man loser said that he won 81 million votes in the election the night before the January 6th hearings on primetime, so the messaging was coordinated to control the story and hide the public from the Halderman Report. Based on that report and traveling all over the country the way I have, then doing some basic math about what we have learned from the Dinesh D’Souza movie 2000 Mules, I don’t think Joe Biden received 40 million votes. If Obama won 69 million votes, Biden didn’t get more than 40, which is the reality of a boots-on-the-ground perspective. Just knowing what Facebook funded with a half a billion dollars of investment into nonprofits that then paid for the ballot trafficking mules to steal the 2020 election, we have all the evidence we need to close the gap on the 45,000 votes that were required to flip the election back to Trump if only legal ballots were counted. 

The truth about the January 6th Committee was that many thousands of people, including networks, got caught participating in election fraud on November 3rd. And they justified it because they believe more in the established global order than in the power of the people to pick. They might only suspect that the voting machines could flip votes, but what they believe in is the system of authoritarian rule itself, such as what was exposed during the Covid crisis that the same people manufactured for the same global goals. I point the ultimate villainy to the Desecrators of Davos types in the World Economic Forum, the general tyranny of the economic union of the European Union. They wanted to put down their own problems with Brexit, so they had to destroy Trump in hopes of quelling the effects of populism around the world. The election fraud of 2020 was meant to take the air out of the balloon. But instead, they saw that people were outraged over certifying an election they knew in their hearts was bogus, and it scared the politicians involved. The guilty parties assumed, as all socialists do, that the ends justify the means, that the group is greater than the individual. Hence, the sacrifice of the voter to the authoritarian systems of global governance was something they would lie, steal, and cheat to achieve. And they did, clearly. Yet, they can’t cover it up because not enough people voted for Biden to sell the steal, so the apparent overvote has revealed the truth, even if the results are lied about. People know they didn’t vote for Joe Biden. Now with all the trouble that has come from his occupancy in the White House, there is more anger now than on January 6th, 2021. The socialists who have been trying to take over America for a long time, by capturing both political parties and using these digital voting machines for the silent insurrection have a lot to be afraid of now. Revenge is hell and a dish best served with a chill. 

Rich Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

Rich Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rich Hoffman

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One of the Biggest Challenges in Politics: Political groupies

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

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

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

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

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

Rich Hoffman

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