What a Tyrant Is: Why freedom is more important than order

What a Tyrant Is

Clearly, the United Nations is making their long-planned move to pull the United States under their umbrella, to satisfy the ultimate strategy of progressives over the last century. That is a one-world government that they control.  And in America, the Democrat Party is fully committed to making that happen, so much so that Joe Biden and the John Kerry types are pushing forward a radical progressive agenda despite what voters in the United States might think of it.  They are already functioning from the change state point of view where the world will be operating from one government brought together through rules of climate change, which they made up entirely to fulfill their cause.  Covid was created in a Chinese lab to crush the world’s economies and create a “Build Back Better” socialist plan that would lead to the Great Reset.  None of that is speculative fiction; in fact, it’s the truth of 2021 as we move into 2022.  Given what these people have shown they are willing to do, can you see now why they committed massive election fraud in 2020 to get rid of Trump?  Trump and the MAGA supporters were in the way, and they couldn’t have that.  So they got rid of him for this new globalist agenda, and they didn’t care what rules they had to break. 

This, of course, has shocked many people, leaving them to declare statements about how unconstitutional it all is, how unfair, how tyrannical.  Biden has responded by mocking our cries for freedom because the plan was always to use safety over freedom to drive people like herds of cattle toward the cesspools of globalism.  To crush the American economy and redistribute the wealth elsewhere.  That is, after all, how all our jobs over the years ended up in China.  But few know what freedom means or even what a tyrant is. How can we say that a school board is a tyrannical organization or a presidential administration?  How could those puffy Pillsbury Dough Boy socialists in the United Nations be “tyrants.” They look like Santa Clause in most cases who want to help people.  Without a proper definition and value of what freedom means, our arguments against this wave of globalism against our American sovereignty come out flat and uninspiring.  So let’s set some definition parameters for the use of argument. 

To define a tyrant, I always think, as I said in the video above, of a parent who sends their kid to gymnastic practice hoping that they’ll become so good that they might someday make the Olympic team and be national heroes on the cover of a cereal box.  That is ultimately the kind of neurosis that the people in the United Nations think of their billionaire sponsors and us.  That if we would only listen to them, they’d have our lives all figured out, and we’d thank them later.  This parent-child relationship is prevalent in our society.  Lots of parents move to schools or send their kids to schools that have healthy sports programs hoping that a college recruiter will notice their child and that a path for success will be established for them just by being in the right place at the right time. It’s the dream of many parents to see their kids achieve the success they were never able to accomplish in life.  But, the problem is, when parents act in such a way, they are taking away the child’s free will and forever harming their future development.  The parent might justify that it’s for the child’s own good; what can a child know that a grown adult has seen for themselves.  So the child should just shut up and listen.  This is what a tyrant is. 

A tyrant is a person or an entity of any kind that lives through the lives of other people.  And people who declare they want “freedom” essentially say they don’t want to be connected to such people.  When we say we want “freedom,” we say we don’t want our lives directed by other people.  Yet the Democrat Party and their partners in the United Nations, the globalists as we like to call them, insist that we all connect and that they must live through us the way a parent lives through a child who is enrolling their child in sports programs, not for the health of the child, but the ego of the parents.  The parent wants the neighbors to be in awe of their sports star child; they want respect from the child’s antics by their peer groups.

In the same way, the tyrant of every kind must live off the life of others so that they can associate themselves with success.  They are natural parasites to the order of the universe, and what’s worse, they think they are doing good.  They justify their actions because it is in their nature to be parasites.  So when we say we want freedom, we aren’t talking about the Revolutionary War in 1776 against the English.  We aren’t talking about Republicans starting a Civil War with Democrats in the American South to free the slaves.  When we say freedom, those are expressions of freedom, but we genuinely want not to be chained to those who demand that we live our lives through other people.  We want to be free to live our own lives in our own way.  Not at the expense of others but under our own accord. 

When Biden mocks the American notion of freedom, it is because he has already signed America up to serve the masters of the United Nations, the socialists of France and Portugal. They live vicariously through their histories, sipping wine in art museums.   Not only do these people live through other people, but they loot off their histories, claiming them as their own, even though the wars and conquests of the past were not even closely associated with the modern day.  They use such justifications to treat America like a child that has gone astray and now must be spanked in front of the world and be told what to do from now on.  Yes, we want “freedom” from that kind of idiotic behavior.  We want to be free of people who think like that.  We don’t want to live our lives preplanned in the halls of Europe by stuffy old losers who are too timid to live their own lives and make their own histories.  They are looking for cover, and they need us to do it.  That is why Joe Biden mocks us.  He is an old man who has lived his whole life through other people, so it’s too late for him.  And he knows it.  The way he hides such a thing from his own mind is to bring the whole world into a similar condition.  In that way, he would never be remembered for being such a loser.  Yet, that is just how it will be for him and all those in the United Nations who have plotted against America and all of us with such elaborate plans.  Just as the parent who finds their 16-year-old daughter suddenly screaming rebellion once they are old enough to make their own decisions.  The little girl who went to gymnastics since they were five years old suddenly wants to be their own person, and the parents, of course, will be devastated, but that is the nature of freedom, and what every living thing on planet earth craves, whether or not they know how to express it. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Nature of Power: 35% of voters want to overturn the 2020 election

The Nature of Power

Probably the most misunderstood thing in the world is the nature of power and how you know you have it, and others recognize that you do.  This came to my mind for several reasons, most notably the discussion on the Steve Bannon Warroom podcast recently where it was revealed that 30% of all registered voters want to see the 2020 election overturned.   From my perspective, I feel the United States moved in a new and healthy direction during the last week of October 2021.  Not through our political system, that is a disaster, but I feel that the right people see what’s going on and that Democrats are ruining their brand forever by what they are doing now.  When I heard that 30% number, it caught my attention because I understand power I have and want to share with people.  It is, after all, one of the big themes in my recent book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, who really has power and what can be done with it.  Most everyone gets their understanding of power wrong.  It’s not their fault; it’s just the way we teach ourselves.  Much of the world has sought to mask that misunderstanding by making power a process and not an intellectual attribute, leaving many wholly lost about the nature of power.  It’s not in Democracy, the opinions of the masses that power is acquired, which is the current strategy of globalists, Big Tech, political parties, communist countries, every villain you can think of.  They seek to gain power by a recognized title, saying that Dr. Fauci is powerful because he’s at the front of the NIH and is the highest-paid government employee in America.  But in reality, he’s just a sniveling lier who could be crushed about as quickly as we might swat a fly.  In Dr. Fauci’s case, the power is an accepted system, whereas the real power comes from other measures. 

I often use the example in my book of The Lonely Stranger, who steps into a saloon in the Wild West and moves through a room full of desperate people, prostitutes, gamblers, cutthroats, swindlers, rustlers, robbers, and dealmakers.  The music stops when they enter and step to the bar for a drink with their back to the room.  All the power in the world is in this lonely stranger because the room’s contents are moved to action by the new presence.  Some are thinking about how they might kill the stranger and take all he has.  Others wonder if there is some secret knowledge the stranger has that might enrich the lives of those so desperate.  Perhaps a friendship would be profitable.  Prostitutes might hope for an easy new customer.  Everyone looks at the stranger and wonders who they are and what benefit they might be to the desperate. It’s a classic western theme that was developed in American culture and is unique in the world.  The power, of course, is entirely in the hands of the lonely stranger at the bar, making the room guess how the stranger’s life might benefit them.  Either through crime, friendship, lust, or even intoxication.  Power is when others are moved to action by some instigator.  Understanding that and then manipulating those around the room to your objectives is how good strategy is evoked and utilized correctly. 

Most people in the world want to step into a saloon-like that and be liked by the participants.  In so doing, instantly, all their power is given to the mob, and they lose any leadership prospect.  Leadership is not understood even by those who naturally possess it.  Leadership is in knowing how to use power to move the masses to the desired effect.  A good leader can make the people in the saloon do anything they want, and it doesn’t matter if it’s 100 people or 1 billion people.  The saloon can be as big as you want it to be; people always behave the same for the same reasons no matter what culture we are dealing with.  The leverage always goes to the lonely, unknown stranger alone at the bar with their back to the room until they give away that power by showing a desire for friendship.  Once that weakness is revealed, then the lonely stranger becomes another member of some peer group.  They may influence that peer group, but not the rest of the room.  As a great CEO, Trump came into the presidency understanding this trait of leadership. That’s how the MAGA movement happened and how Trump was even able to control the flow of the media.  They may have hated him, but he had power over them, just like those who wanted to kill the lonely stranger plotted and schemed in the corners behind layers of cigar smoke in how to end the stranger’s life.  So long as the stranger understands what’s going on, he can make it work to his advantage. 

But it’s a lonely realization, leadership.  And we are taught as little kids, and throughout our lives, that friendship is the most important thing.  So we walk into these rooms full of people and seek friendship, not the naturally associated power with our independence.  We all have tremendous power until we give it away under some assumption of winning the hearts of our attempted murders or the schemes of the whores, and gamblers with friendship.  If we just stayed at the bar with our back to the room, letting the various elements simmer on their thoughts, we would maintain power over all of them.  In such a way, one person can influence through leadership many hundreds of people.  Or perhaps thousands.  That is why it was significant to hear that 30% of all people supported turning over the election.  That is way more people than are needed to change society.  A considerable revolution could occur with influential leaders under 5%, which is essentially how the Democrats have made this current power play.  They are playing by the wrong rules and have made several fatal mistakes, and those mistakes are blowing up in their faces as I write this.  President Trump has maintained that 30% during his entire presidency and before and after because those people make up the lonely, stranger aspect of the saloon inhabitants.  And they haven’t turned to the room for friendship but have remained with their back to it, cooly sipping on their drinks and watching all the desperate faces from under the brim of their hat in a mirror hanging behind the bar to show the room and its cutthroats in all its glory.  And that’s more than we need to win the war and the world, which I find very encouraging.  When you understand leadership and how it works, you can then know that the modern political methods of acquiring power, whether Facebook, Twitter, or the Deep State, are all wrong because they seek friendship as their means of manipulation and the schemes of Democracy.  But that’s not how power works, and they are learning all too late that everything they have built their life around has been false, and they will fail as sure as you are reading this, which has presented them with a crisis many of them were never prepared for, and it’s to our benefit to exploit.

Rich Hoffman

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Alec Baldwin Does: Make no mistake about it, we hate these anti-American activists

Alec Baldwin is Guilty of Killing

I support entirely Donald Trump Jr’s statement about Alec Baldwin on the new shirt sold on his website, stating, “guns don’t kill people, Alec Baldwin does.” I tend to like Christian people; I grew up with lots of families with a religious background.  But I’m a vengeful person, and I think it’s consistent with the laws of nature.  I don’t forgive and forget.  I think it’s stupid to turn the other cheek, and when you get a chance at revenge for things that people have done to you, you take every opportunity to enjoy it.  They deserve what they have coming, those who inflict evil on you.  They deserve to feel all the pain and misery of the ramifications of their deeds.  That certainly is the way I think about those who pushed President Trump out of office, have signed America up for all these terrible United Nations climate change policies, and all those anti-gun liberals like Baldwin. They have done so much evil over the years toward my position.  If Donald Trump Jr. hadn’t made up a shirt like that, I would have.  Now my wife is one of those forgiving types, and her reaction is likely similar to many people out there.  She stated that everyone is worthy of forgiveness.  Well, no, they aren’t.  When people are as bad as Alec Baldwin is, they deserve all the misery of whatever pain they feel, and they are not worthy of forgiveness in any way.  I feel sorry for the cinematographer who was killed on the movie set of the western, Rust, who was killed by a gun Alec Baldwin was using as what they thought was a “prop gun.” That killing should never have happened.  But I don’t buy that Alec Baldwin feels terrible about it the way he is showing. He’s a phony, an actor.  He is a liberal loser and an anti-gunner, and ultimately, he is responsible for the death that occurred on that movie set and nobody else.  He killed an innocent person with a gun, and he can live with that forever in misery, and I hope it rots his soul from the inside out.

The first problem with Alec Baldwin is that he has sold himself to Hollywood and the political world as an anti-gun activist.  Yet he was the producer of the film Rust, a western where guns are always the subject of a story.  Baldwin has made a good living in his life, such as in his gangster films, using guns to tell his stories and make his money; they turn around and talk about how evil they are. He’s a two-faced tyrant at best and a hothead who has personally attacked many conservatives over the years as an outright bully.  I love westerns, but I would not have watched Rust because Alec Baldwin was in it.  What he did on Saturday Night Live to the Trump family and to the president I elected and loved was war.  He insulted all the MAGA movement notoriously and without guilt or thought to any damage it might cause.  Before his Saturday Night Live skits against Donald Trump, I might have just thought Baldwin was a hothead actor.  I might watch a movie with him in it and shake my head at how stupid he was.  But I learned to hate him over the Trump years as he proved himself to be an enemy of America, a progressive buffoon who made money off guns then turned around and sought ways to destroy America by attacking an America First president.  Again, I’ve heard it all before; we aren’t supposed to carry hate in our hearts.  As good “Christian” people, we are not supposed to feed hate or give it a harbor within our minds.  Well, I think that’s a stupid idea, and I have felt that way since my many years of Sunday school until I was beyond the 8th grade.  Not having hate in a heart is like operating in a world without eyes.  Hate is the result of how you feel about what people do to you, and it’s a natural emotion generated from the way people live life.  And the way Alec Baldwin has lived his life and sought to change the way I live mine, I hate him.  I would say I hate every cell in his body and the air he breathes. 

I’ve worked on movie sets, I’ve spent my life around guns.  I work with guns every day of my life, and I would have known that there was a bullet in that gun as soon as someone handed it to me.  I would have been able to tell by the weight of a single live round. I’ve worked with blanks, many kinds of bullets, and guns that fire lasers for sight alignment.  As the person holding the gun, it was Alec Baldwin’s responsibility to know if the weapon he was pointing downrange was loaded or not.  It’s not the armorer or the assistant director.  They can tell you if the gun is hot or cold.  You still must check it yourself before doing anything with it.  These are gun skills that every young person in America should know before they leave grade school.  Millions of families handle lots of guns every year and don’t have accidents as Alec Baldwin did.  Baldwin, as a liberal, trusted as all liberals do the system of responsibility that kills all liberals in every argument.  They are never at fault for anything because it’s always a system’s failure if something goes wrong.  This is precisely what the media attempted to do with this shooting on the set of Rust.  They try to say that the gun was used in target practice earlier that day, and a round was left in it.  The system failed, not the shooter.  They try to say that the prop master was inexperienced, that there were union disputes on the set.  They said many things, but ultimately, everyone who handles a gun under any circumstances knows; the person holding the gun is always responsible.  Guns don’t kill people; they don’t go off on their own.  People kill people. Don Jr. is not wrong in what his t-shirt says. 

Alec Baldwin should never be let off the hook for all those reasons and many, many more.  This shooting should ruin his life in every way.  And we should allow ourselves to smile at the justice of it.  It’s terrible that someone had to die because Alec Baldwin was so stupid.  But it was his fault and only his fault.  Being a nasty liberal and anti-gun activist, he had no business even making a western with guns in it.  The only people who operate guns on a film set should know guns in everyday life and have the skills to work with them.  Putting guns in the hands of many Hollywood liberals who are ignorant about the little things regarding gun safety is an open invitation for stuff like this to go wrong.  But liberals like to talk out of both sides of their mouth; they want to make money with guns, then speak against them like the activist that Alec Baldwin always has been.  And Alec Baldwin should suffer, as should everyone who works against an American First agenda.  These people are not our life partners; they are not our friends.  They are domestic enemies, and they need to be punished when they do something wrong.  And when someone dies because of what they do, forgiveness is not an option.  Hatred is the right emotion, and to never forgive it is the correct thing to do. Some people are just bad in life, and Alec Baldwin is a bad person.

Rich Hoffman

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The Importance of Freedom: Why Joe Biden and other progressives are so dangerous to a productive life

Freedom is the Most Important Thing

Yeah, the video for this article is a bit dark, it was early in the morning, and it was raining heavily at times.  But it was my open window to do that kind of thing, so I made the best of it.  Yet, I have been hoping for these kinds of topics in many ways because I’ve been thinking about them for a very long time.  So much so that the issues of my latest book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, is all about them.  If Joe Biden had not come along, many of these topics might have stayed in obscurity because the need to flesh them out into the open would have never occurred.  But in this case, when Joe Biden continues to rail against “freedom” and suggest that “safety” is our primary concern, he is proving a point I have long been making.  And for that, I am grateful.  So no matter how much rain and lack of light there was, I couldn’t wait to get my thoughts out on the matter to clarify some things that many of us feel but never can quite articulate.  I would say that it’s probably one of the most important things we learn as human beings, that delicate balance between safety and risk and how few people learn to manage that balance throughout a long life.  But for those who do economic activity flourishes, precisely this trait that all the philosophers from previous centuries never quite figured out.  But the American experiment brought them forth, and we can see them most obviously in the creation of amusement parks. 

As human beings, we have a natural lust for risk, and as intelligent creatures, we also want to control risk.  So we created roller coasters which are simulated dangers that we can pretty much assure ourselves will be completely safe.  We want to feel the threat of a roller coaster, but we don’t want to die while experiencing it.  I would call that in my book the management of human needs.  All good management considers those needs in humans and specifies a work culture to their full utilization.  A workforce that feels it can risk thoughts and ideas without the danger of losing their job is critical to innovation.  Cultures that have too many rules and regulations hinder this and create an oppressive, unsatisfactory work experience.  This is the case in every business and is undoubtedly the problem of every government.  We had a very risk-obsessed administration in Trump, which many of us liked because it turned on the gears to a productive economy; people felt safe to take risks and do what it takes to move and create money.  Now we have a very safety-oriented administration with too many rules and regulations that stifle creativity and work ambition, slowing the economy down predictably.

In my book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, I obsess over why people do work, which goes well beyond the financial rewards.  People work, but not just because they want to pay their rent or car payment.  For people who understand good management, people want more from their work than just financial payment.  This is often the great mystery of a good football team with many players equally strong and as fast as other players.  But a good coach and organization have figured out a way to align all those minds toward the joy of a victory.  Good management helps share the victory with every team member, which is the essence of what leadership is all about.  Good leadership is one of the least understood elements of all philosophy and the various political elements that have formed over the entire span of the human race.  Yet, in America, by removing all the previous static cultures of oppressive government, whether, from the church or some king, we discovered a lot about humans, which erupted into the most explosive economy in the world during the shortest period. 

The Biden administration desires to return to the safety and security of big government-driven by monarchs and emperors.  Most left-leaning people are the type of people who are averse to risk and seek security and protection by some form of organization or government.  It’s not an accident that people who work for large corporations tend to vote for Democrats because the corporate culture is often stifling to creativity and innovation, trading risk for security.  All the poor little children who grow up with panicky parents teaching them to be afraid of lightning, rain and make their kids wear bicycle helmets just for riding down the sidewalk are, without knowing it, killing their children’s ability to think for themselves and live a life of embracing risk without destroying their lives.  A life without risk is a life that is essentially dead, and that is what we see out of the Biden economy.  Those most uncomfortable with risk are now in charge and imposing a boring life of too much regulation and caution on the rest of society.  Covid rules have only hindered that trend more by even taking away the illusion of some danger in life.  That could be compared to going to an amusement park to find all the roller coasters closed, but that you could stand in line for them.  People wouldn’t choose to do that if there was no reward for standing in line, leaving the amusement park losing a lot of money in attendance.  If people don’t believe their work will give them something tangible, some level of satisfaction, they are less inclined to participate.  They might go through the motions to get their paycheck, but they will do no more if they don’t feel connected to risk and victory.

I argue in The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business that many people will do just about anything for the mere opportunity to gain treasure and a taste of victory.  That trait propelled our economy into the greatness we have achieved so far, so it is not surprising that the moment that risk is taken away from our society and safety is over-emphasized, declines in productivity would be evident to all.  Economic stagnation happens when the thrill of doing work is lost, and a job becomes a means to paying for one’s obligations in life. It’s the freedom to choose risk over safety that all humans crave, but few ever realize the key to their happiness.  A happy society finds a balance between safety and risk.  Yet when safety is used to stifle risk, then bad things happen.  This is why all socialist and communist countries have failed and will always fail.  Organizations, whether they are companies, or governments fail to understand that leadership is best when they organize a team toward risk to realize rewards.  But when leadership is ignored, and safety is over-emphasized, the result is collective paralysis.  Then it cannot be a surprise when economic activity moves into a dormant state, with shipping containers sitting around waiting to be unloaded, people not participating in the workforce, and everything else slows down in a supply chain.  When work is burdened with too much safety and regulation, people check out and put their minds where there are fewer limits on them.  And that is a natural reaction in all human beings.  Some people are comfortable with risk; some can’t handle it at all.  But it is along these lines, not in politics, that all people find themselves either happy or unhappy with the conditions of their world.   Therefore, what matters most in the world is that people have the freedom to pick their fate because the world as a whole depends on the results of the few risk-takers who propel all society forward into innovation and goodness.

Rich Hoffman

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Dr. Fauci is the Most Dangerous Criminal in the World: Yet, our corrupt government wants you to believe its Steve Bannon

Arrest Dr. Fauci

The rules haven’t changed; the release of the Covid-19 virus and its creation in a Wuhan lab is the biggest story in the entire world and its role in election fraud in the United States.  There was nothing more criminal than that story, which, if you believe the Covid death counts used to panic everyone into giving up their freedoms and bending the knee to the virus, actually killed a lot of people.  That makes Dr. Fauci’s lying to congress about the NIH funding of gain of function the most important story of this century.  What role did Dr. Fauci play in creating a bat coronavirus into something excessively transmissible to humans so that a pandemic could be inspired from it?  Who knew what, and when did they know it?  Without question, this is the biggest cover-up involving the most government employees that we have ever had to deal with.  Ohio Governor Mike DeWine asked for emergency powers a year before coronavirus was released from China, so people knew what was coming.  Who was there?  What role did they play?  And who paid for it all?  There aren’t more critical questions than those in the entire world, and really, nothing else should happen until those questions are answered.  Yet on the same day that the NIH revealed that Dr. Fauci had perjured himself to congress on this Covid issue, the same congress that impeached President Trump twice over made-up charges voted to hold Steve Bannon, the former aide to Trump, in contempt of congress for not appearing for testimony on their bogus January 6th commission.  While Dr. Fauci is running around free, Steve Bannon is now a fugitive of the law under the mercy of the Biden administration Department of Justice.  What world do we live in where discrepancies of the law happen like this, which are so obvious, yet accepted as reality?

I can certainly understand the Bannon situation.  He has one of the top podcasts globally that has better ratings than much of the mainstream media daily, and he keeps talking about the election fraud that occurred in the 2020 election. Congress wants desperately to shut him up.  Their role in that election fraud is a subject they want to bury, and Steve won’t let them.  At this point, the Great Reset was supposed to be well underway, and people were not supposed to be thinking about President Trump.  Biden’s America was already supposed to be full socialist, and the demise of our country was well down the path of no return.  People like Steve Bannon were not supposed to have power and influence still, so congress has come up with this phony January 6th commission to try and put everyone’s attention onto the protests of Trump supporters instead of the election fraud they were angered by.   The guilt that much of congress played in accepting election fraud in the 2020 election because it favored them is an issue that must be dealt with.  But that question falls behind the importance of the origins of coronavirus because it had an impact on all people everywhere and assaulted our global economy in ways nobody previously thought possible.  Not only do we have significant casualties from the created pandemic, but many lives have been ruined physically and financially.  How many people out there still can’t taste their food because our bodies never were meant to host a coronavirus that was only transmissible to bats before they altered that trait in a Wuhan lab under NIH funding? 

Just for lying to congress, Dr. Fauci should be in jail.  And that is before we understand the role he played in the gain of function research with the bat virus and his relationship with China in launching it into the world.  It may have been an accident.  China may have stolen NIH work and used it to make a bioweapon to destroy the Trump economy to get rid of him at the voting booth.  But then again, can we trust anything Fauci has said.  He has been caught lying many times.  And to get to the straight story, it will have to start with him.  What role did he play in the creation and unleashing of Covid-19?   And what preplanning occurred before its creation? Did he participate with Bill Gates and many others to apply climate change politics to creating the virus to turn health administrators into political dictators?  Such as why was the gain of function research started once again in 2017 after Trump was inaugurated as President when during the Obama years it was stopped?  Hmmmmm?  Questions, questions, questions.

Instead, we are supposed to think of Steve Bannon as the number one fugitive in America.  Steve Bannon, the private citizen who supported the President and has a successful podcast.  What role could he have had to inspire an insurrection on January 6th, 2021?  The question is, was January 6th even an insurrection?  Or was it a protest to the attempted insurrection of changing our entire way of life with Covid-19?  Who created an insurrection, the government who tampered with a bat virus to terrorize people into accepting United Nations climate change policies and wreck the lives of millions of people around the world?  Or Trump supporters who were hoping that the election results would be questioned properly on January 6th, but the government again didn’t listen to them and rubber-stamped the fraud anyway.  The big criminals, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others, openly coordinated with the government to censor Covid information that might have treated people with hydroxychloroquine and other medicines that could have contained the virus.  Instead, we found out that the Big Tech companies wanted to use the virus to change the nature of the global economy.  And they also funded the election fraud of the American 2020 election as outlined so very well in the Molly Hemingway book, Rigged.  We have evidence of all this activity by big tech and government.  People saw for themselves what was going on.  It wasn’t Steve Bannon who made anybody do anything.  It was anger at what they saw from their government that caused the protest of January 6th.  Steve Bannon was just another observer using the First Amendment to express his opinion.  So was Trump, for that matter.  The crime was in the lap of Dr. Fauci, who was at the head of the entire mess, including what the Big Tech attackers were doing.

Yes, this is the crime of the century.  It happened in China working with our government.  But worse than the crime is the cover-up, which this Congress and DOJ are actively still participating in.  And who could blame them?  They will deny, deny, and deny until they can’t any longer.  Getting to the bottom of it will take citizen journalism to get there because the mainstreamers are in on the whole thing.  They are compromised.  Notice that you don’t hear much about Molly Hemmingway’s new book, which should be the biggest seller of the year because of its content.  No, this is a significant crime, and it will take the people of America to retake their government starting with the obvious questions, who, what, why, when, and where.

We know Dr. Fauci was the who.  We know coronavirus was the what.  We know it happened right after Event 201 in New York, where the whole Covid-19 plan was role-played in front of many people, sponsored by the Gates Foundation.  And we know where it was at the Wuhan lab in China.  What we don’t know is the “why.”  Why did they do it, and why are they working so hard to cover it up.  If it were indeed an accident, somebody likely would have apologized by now.  That would mean that the intention was malicious, like many of us suspect.  And the answer to that question has to come from Dr. Fauci himself, perhaps by torture facing harsh prison sentencing.  He’s an older man, so life in jail won’t mean much to him.  We’ll have to get the truth out of him by some other method.  But then again, the people who are supposed to uphold justice were in on it.   So we have some work to do.  Dr. Fauci is the most dangerous criminal in the world.  Steve Bannon is just a guy asking questions that always should be answered.  And that they think Bannon is the dangerous one tells you everything you need to know.  When the truth is dangerous, you know what kind of world you are living in. 

Rich Hoffman

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Its Great to Be a Man: To save America, save the American family

Its Great to be a Man

As many are in a state of shock as to the state of the world, where the rules have been turned against us and made to control us like herds of animals lined up for the slaughterhouse, you must understand that they always wanted to destroy us.  They wanted to destroy America from the outset, and to do that, they knew they had to kill off the American family.  And to do that, they had to rip away manhood so that there would be no protector of the family and that women would not be able to focus their instincts on preserving the family for future generations.  Whether it was Jekyll Island in 1913 or last year’s Davos Economic Forum in Switzerland, the plan was to strip America of its strengths so to eradicate our lives and our freedoms and toss us all back under the jealous rule of kings, queens, emperors, popes, and dictators under a thin veil of communism spread throughout the world with the United Nations leading the charge.  They meant to replace the shit kicker boots of the American cowboy with the penny loafers of French watercraft operators sipping lattes and smelling the cologne samples from the latest GQ magazine.  They targeted manhood in America first, and to this day, have all but accomplished their task, which leads us to this present declaration.

We gave them a fair shake until they have fully revealed themselves after the 2020 election.  I never let go of the manhood rope and the dedication to the family it was intended by the cosmos to protect, but many did, and we all accepted individual choices perhaps too much.  This all became very clear to me after reading Stephanie Grisham’s book; I’ll Take Your Questions Now in how she heavily criticized President Trump’s last year in office as Covid was raging the world, and he felt he needed to put on a brave face to lead the nation out of the misery.  To listen to her impressions of toughness and masculinity for me was very revealing, not just for her personally, but as many like her produced by today’s university system seem to think.   It haunted me in obscure ways because it traced back to a mysterious question that Robert James Waller used to ask in his books of romance around the Bridges of Madison County in Iowa.  Who decides fashion and what the trends of the day are, and why?  Now I know the answer; it’s that Davos crowd.  I would say that I have rejected most of what they have proposed as fashionable in my life, but I’ve thought about those Waller comments from The Bridges of Madison County now for many years and how mysterious they are to most people.  It suddenly became unfashionable to be a man, and we should have never let that happen.  Women are yearning for good men, our families need their men, and our country is desperate for them.  And I think it’s time to admit to ourselves that the course of anti-manhood has been wrong in every way that wrong is defined.

One of the reasons President Trump was effective is because he was a tough guy.  He walked in the rain, not running around like a scared powderpuff.  He didn’t cry at funerals.  He didn’t wallow in misery over problems.  He tackled problems.  He stood like a rock when leadership was needed, and he was steering America in the right direction.  And across the nation, repressed men saw what leadership looked like, and they were starting to be inspired by it, and a restoration of the American family was returning.  The faces of the Davos crowd and their GQ magazines were melting like the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz, and we saw the haze of attack lifting from our minds only to return violently after that 2020 election out of desperation on their part.  But it was too late, we had tasted justice and our roles in it, and clearly, manhood has to be a part of the restoration of our nation.  Without men and women performing their roles in the epic of family development, there will be no American comeback.  To restore America, we must restore the power of the American family.  We saw the positive effects for a small four years, and of course, we want a lot more of it.  But it essentially starts with masculinity and a return of it to the front stages of global awareness.  If you want revenge for what they’ve tried to do to us, then be a man.

Being a man is easier said than done.  It means you can’t cry about every little thing.  You don’t go looking for hugs when your little heart is in turmoil.  You walk in the rain; you don’t run like a baby.  You are tough even when nobody is looking.  You don’t put your guard down.  You don’t wallow in emotions, and you don’t openly share your feelings in ways that make you vulnerable.  When progressives told us that it was OK to open up, cry a little, and let down our guards as men, they were essentially singing us a song of death intent to destroy America.  They always planned to destroy America by destroying the men that protect the families that make the nation what it has been.  It was all a trick to convince us to open our kingdom’s gates and let the babyfaces and soothsayers assassinate us from within.  They understood they could not attack the American family through the men that protected it, so they gradually created a culture that would strip men away from that role so they’d have unimpeded access to all that America holds valuable. 

With that understood, it’s time to reject all the global notions of manhood as being toxic.  In truth, manhood is quite the opposite; it is the glue that all families are built.  Women have their skills, and they are well understood.  But the key was always the men, to make it so women didn’t feel they could trust a family alliance with men to build a great family, which is the essential element of a nation, family building.  Progressives in that Davos crowd hate the idea of the family because they want to rule at the head of the table, and families are their competition.  They want families destroyed, and to them, there is nothing worse than an American family, the sovereignty of its function on its own accord.  They couldn’t have that to rule the world, so they attacked the family by removing men from guarding them.  Tricking men into being more open to their emotions, cry babies over every scuffed knee, and fret over every little problem.  President Trump was a classic male, and most of the nation loved him for it. That’s what we all want to get back to.  And that’s also why Trump was such a threat.  Trump was a kind of key to America’s restoration. That key was made of the good old-fashioned stuff, the strength of tradition and masculinity for which women can count on every day, and the children can look to in wonder and aspire to grow into themselves.  But the task is up to each of us to return to what works and make fashion out of masculinity once again.  And to rob those Davos insurgents of their global intentions by protecting the American family through the strength of American manhood. 

Rich Hoffman

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Failure is Not an Option in America: The Biden administration does not represent our way of life

Biden Tampering and its Costs

My idea of a nice night out would be in the Big Texan Steak House in Amarillo, Texas. I’ve had dinner in some of the finest restaurants in the world, including Chef Ramsey’s premier restaurant in London. I’ve dined in Paris and other exotic places, but what I expect out of service, and this will continue, is the way Americana is on full display at the Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas.  I say that because, under the radical left-leaning communists of this insurgent Biden administration, the trend is to go Europe where some unshaved armpit of a woman gradually gets around to taking your order looking like a tattooed pin cushion from the movie Hellraiser.  As an American, I can promise I will never lower my expectations as the Biden people want and accept failure as an option on anything.  Certainly not food and not work effort.  America is not Europe, thankfully, where they don’t work hard often enough for anything.  In America, it should be expected in my mind to work all you can as much as is needed to do the job at hand, no excuses.  And with that in mind, the supply chain problems that are a direct cause of the Biden administration are not going to cut the cheese.  I expect what you get from any American company at the Big Texan and not the café in Paris.  I don’t care about the history as much as I care about the results. 

So it goes with the Biden vaccine mandates that the tampering of American workforces by the government has already had disastrous results.  I think many of the Marxists in the Democrat party like the results they are seeing.  They love to stop the machine of the world.  I told everyone when Covid first happened that it was like a Pearl Harbor attack from the greenie weenies.  It was never about the virus; it was always about stopping the American economy so that China could catch up or pull ahead.  And the Biden administration is practically stating in blinking lights that they want to help China accomplish that task by continuing to harm the American economy any way they can.  When the gay guy Pete Buttigieg takes on an important job, he is irresponsible to take a few months off for maternity leave.  His dude at home can take care of the baby. He’s Secretary of Transportation, an important job.  You can’t take a few months off if you have an essential job to do. That’s his responsibility to manage his personal affairs so that a job can get done.  But since he’s doing it, his subordinates will do it, and soon nobody is showing up for work, and everyone is taking off for maternity leave, and for Covid and nobody is doing any work. 

That is the reason that container ships are not getting unloaded and are stacking up on the coasts.  There aren’t enough workers to do the work, and the attitude by the big-government types is more European than American. I’ve been all over Europe, and their attitude is always, “what’s the rush.  Take your time.” Every time someone around the world says that to me, it boils my blood.  It’s yet another reason I wrote the book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business. I’m all about speed and accuracy and getting it done yesterday.  Not whenever someone takes a notion to finish.  Like at the Big Texan, they don’t make you wait forever for your big plate of food served to you by a girl with painted-on jeans and a cowboy hat with a smile on her face.  They get it to you fast and with more food than you could hope to eat.  They work hard to earn a tip.  In Europe, they give it to you when they get around to it, and what they give you is the smallest portion they can get by with, and you even have to ask for ice in your drinks.  Europe has been destroyed with the poison of laziness, and now these progressive losers in the Biden White House want to sell us the same load of crap in America.  Pete takes off for a baby that he biologically can never have with a marriage that most of the nation doesn’t even recognize because marriage is between a man and a woman. We’re supposed to put up with this lazy approach to transportation.

Then to show how stupid they are, beyond their deliberate attacks of capitalism, they lecture us about working the third shift and driving trucks at night when there is less traffic, without ever dealing with the real problems.  The trucks are waiting to pick up commerce at these ports, but the boats aren’t getting unloaded.  People aren’t working three shifts per day, seven days per week.  They take off for every little Covid protocol and take extended paternity leaves to take care of babies when their spouse should be tag-teaming the responsibility.  Everyone is taking advantage of these new progressive rules that are too European from this new administration, and the result is work stoppages.  I come from a background where I worked two full-time jobs throughout the week, and my wife and I had a paper route on the weekends to make ends meet so that she could stay home with our kids.  We managed our life and did what we had to do to make money, and I expect people to do the same.  I have no sympathy for someone like Mayor Pete, who takes off a few months to look at a baby sucking on a pacifier.  If you accept an essential job, do the critical job. 

So when people wonder why we have supply chain problems, it’s because of the fault of the Biden administration.  When he was president, Trump went through an actual shutdown of the entire economy, but somehow the shelves still got stocked.    What changed was that this new, insurgent administration has set labor policy in the fashion of European socialists and communists.  People show up for work when they decide to and take every leave of absence the government gives them an excuse to take.  And the net result is that labor shortages are erupting everywhere.  Most notably recently, the vaccine mandate is pushing people out of the workforce and back into their homes.  I think that’s not a bad idea for the long term.  Much like Covid destroyed the cycle of public schools sending many kids back into the home for their educations, I think we may very well see a return of the housewife in America due to all these government intrusions.  That would help a lot of things.  But in an economy that is counting on every adult to be in the workplace, we will see a significant recession in workplace participation as a result, and the government has only itself to blame.  Speaking for myself, I am not going to accept lackluster performance from anybody in America.  I expect the Big Texan, not some European approach that is slow and ineffective.  Yet, what the Biden administration is selling is a loser mindset.  They are slow, lazy, and looking for reasons not to do work.  That is the administration’s projection, so it is directly their fault that our supply chains have many problems. 

Rich Hoffman

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How to Cheat the Cheaters: The Covid vaccine mandate is a bridge too far

Governments Use Companies to Attack Rights the Constitution Prevents them from Having

In many ways, the Biden executive order demanding that there be Covid vaccine mandates broke something in me. I’m a pretty rational person, but suddenly all I could think about regarding the Biden administration, a bunch of crooks illegally inserted into the White House by a foreign country, “CHINA” and making rules for us without the legislature demanding that we put something into our bodies was a step too far.  It’s not just what it was; it’s how it was being done in such a manipulative way.  Then I watched many brilliant people cave to the order like McConnell, cheap, weak, fat, and comfortable under the debt limit debate.  Too comfortable for justice which disgusts me personally.  I listened to lawyers and politicians tell me all kinds of things about the Covid mandate; all of them talk tough, but all were too willing to cave into the illegal executive order by Biden just as predicted would happen.  It answered the old question as to why the Jews allowed themselves to be gathered up by Nazis and exterminated.  We saw the same behavior in America, and it disgusted me to my very core. I haven’t been able to think about our government since Biden announced the vaccine mandate in early September positively. Knowing that China was involved in creating coronavirus and that our government, through Dr. Fauci and funding by Bill Gates, was in on Covid from the start.  I can see that the Covid vaccine was just another gas chamber used to kill the Jews at the concentration camps.  History was repeating itself.  China had intent.  The United Nations had intent.  And Biden was compromised because of the criminal activity he had participated in to get to the White House.  And this is the guy telling us we had to get a Covid shot or we couldn’t work. It was coming from a loser who hasn’t worked a single day in his life and has made all his money selling out America over his 500 years in public office. 

I’ll be the first to say to everyone that there are plenty of workarounds to comply with the mandate.  There are lots of doctors who are willing to rebel against the Biden executive order with falsified papers.  There is, of course, the religious exemption.  The left, after all, should understand, they worship Satan and the Earth as a religion, so they’ll have to accept that we have a religion that keeps unneeded medicine from going into our bodies.  They can keep their medicine.  Through forgery and exemptions, we can get out of taking the shot easily.  But that’s not the point.  The problem I have with it all is the intent and the way the government used businesses as their enforcement arm to do to us what the Constitution does not grant to governments to impose on us.  And that crossed the line. It’s been going on for years, and most of the companies we work for adapt to those encroachments in the same way.  But never that I can remember was an attack on our liberties done in such a gross and over-the-top way. America’s companies have been the punching bags of tyranny from the government for too many years, and it’s time to stop that process from happening. 

Like most of the books that I have written in my life, I am relieved that my instincts on my latest one, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, were written the way I wrote it.  Last year while I was writing the manuscript, some of the parts that concerned rules and regulations centered around human resource departments I thought might be too much.  But true enough, it was right on target, especially in light of this Biden executive order.  It was the perfect example of how the government backdoors the American Constitution to impose rules without legislation.  It was, after all, the first thing that Mike DeWine targeted when the lockdowns started.  If you wanted to work, you had to wear a mask.  You had to follow the rules of a tyrant.  Well, in my book, I teach people how to undo those kinds of stupid rules and how to fight back by putting value where it is, in the individuals and not in big government come-along-lately types I call “Dandies.” The two other books I’ve written in my life deal with these subjects too.  In my Symposium of Justice, it’s all about a vigilante who takes to the streets to install justice because the criminals were empowered much the way George Soros has purchased district attornies who are radical progressives to harm good people and free the bad.  Yes, there is a time for such vigilantes, and I wrote the rules for doing it in that book.  My other book, Tail of the Dragon, is about a traffic stop gone wrong where the protagonist goes to war with the United States over their rights.  When people ask me what I would do if the Feds came to my house to arrest me for something I’ve written, or that some red flag law was called out against me by some nosy loser, I tell them to read that book as to what I would do about it.  It’s not like I rolled out of bed today and just started having these thoughts.  I care very much about these things and have thought about them for many years and written about possible scenarios in dealing with tyranny in many forms.    

But it’s one thing to think about these things and what we should do about them and see them.  You always hope that you will never have to do anything extreme.  Yet when the option is to bend the knee to compliance or to live a life on your terms, that decision shouldn’t have to be a deadly one, not in America.  But there it is in the illegal president Joe Biden, a person put in the White House under voter fraud created by a manufactured virus from China, which was a declaration of war by a foreign country.   And we are supposed to wear masks, get vaccines to bioweapons forced upon us, and do so with smiles on our faces.  No, I think my recent book The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business was just the correct answer at just the right time.  I would give them away for free if it were possible.  But I would refer to that book for ways to deal with this current crisis.  I would also guide you to read The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates.

Additionally, I would encourage you to find alternatives to the compliance mandate of a vaccine card, proving that you have a shot.  If they are going to impose a fraud on you in the form of a president who is writing fake executive orders, we can do the same in response.  But where all else fails, take the exemption and let the government choke on it.  They crossed the line on this one in a big way.  Their intent is what the problem is.  They should never have used our businesses as a means to acquire power for themselves, to begin with, and to do it the way they have with this issue was a bridge too far and showed the teeth of grandma that Little Red Riding Hood should have noticed in the beginning. 

Rich Hoffman

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Shooting From the Hip: The cost of socialism in any society

Don’t Learn to Stay in Your Lane

While I was working on the themes for my book The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, one of my most important stops was the British Museum and sitting in the places where Karl Marx had written his books that literally changed the world.  While in London for this investigation, I took my family to the best restaurants and spent some time investigating the areas around parliament to understand the radical swings of their class structure and how anybody could even think that what Marx put down in his books was good.  After sitting in Marx’s same seats in the museum, I confirmed what I already knew; Marx was lazy and worked his ass off to prove it.  Yes, that is a paradox of terms, but that was what the guy was suffering from.  While his family sat at home, broke and hungry, Marx and Engles at the British museum tried to show the world why the capitalists were evil.  And many in British society who enjoyed the nice things in life felt guilty because they either acquired a lot of power from socializing or other methods, and it rotted their minds with unearned doubt.  So they formed political parties like the Labor Party in England and the Democrat Party in America.  Other places around the world, too, adopted Marx not because they thought it would make a better world but because it gave more centralized power to governments. Hence, the idiocy of Karl Marx spread like wildfire in a dry forest, and rage of destruction swept over the world.  But to my thinking, fires are good, and it benefits people to see things for themselves. That’s why what I wrote in my book was necessary.  Without the stupidity of Karl Marx to highlight the benefits of capitalism with a defense of it in my Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, people may never have seen the differences between the two. 

Learning to Get Better

That’s what has happened with Marxism mixed in with capitalism; people didn’t notice the little things slowing us all down and constraining productivity.  Marxism has embedded itself in almost everything we do, but people did not see it as it was happening because as long as they could buy their cars, get milk at the grocery, and send their kids to school, they didn’t pay much attention.  But I did notice that it has been a source of constant frustration for me during my entire professional life, which started when I was still a teenager.  One thing about me that has always been criticized was that I “shot from the hip” too much.  People would say that I didn’t take careful aim in my life and take my time when shooting at targets.  That, of course, was a metaphor for my thought processes in how I manage things.  To others, I have always been the reckless cowboy who was too impulsive to be trusted.  Yet mysteriously, everything I have always touched succeeded.  I understood it on a conceptual level, but years later, when I would finally write a book about it, I had to understand it.  Like Marx, many people in the world are too lazy to become truly good at anything.  They grow up, they grow lazy, and they are content to be average.  So they bring this attitude to their businesses, and for their lazy minds, Marx was a kindred spirit.  While they wanted to make money in life, they didn’t want to work too hard to get it, so they adopted little bits of socialism along the way to make it so that they wouldn’t have to work too hard.  This point became very obvious to me once I started the sport of professional gunfighting for competitions.  I watched for years how real gunfighters could draw and shoot a gun by drawing from the hip in under a second.  It seemed impossible to me, but I wanted to learn to do it, so I began the learning process, and once I figured it out, all these other elements became very obvious.  Obvious enough to write a book about what I learned.

Shooting from the Hip is Good

One of the premises of communism is equality, which we hear about all the time now that Biden has been inserted in the White House to preserve these gains Marxists have made around the world.  But for equality to indeed happen, we must cripple those who are the best and fastest in life at certain things.  I often compare this metaphor to a hay bail truck full of farm animals traveling down the road at 45 miles per hour.  Up behind them, storming down the highway at 120 miles per hour, is a fancy sports car that can take curves on a dime and run all day long at 200 mph.  Socialist society says that the fancy car has to stay behind the truck because that is the constraint, that is the average, and to be fair, everyone needs to build their life off the average.  The speedy car is supposed to slow down to 45 mph and not pass.  Socialist society creates rules like double yellow lines to keep everyone staying in their lane so that socialism and communism can occur.  However, in America, the rules have always been in reverse.  The fast car was encouraged to pass or have a speed lane to travel in to go as fast as possible.  Speed limits aren’t made for the best and most competent; they are made for the average, the slow, and the lazy-minded.  Those who can’t or won’t think too fast to avoid an accident.  Therefore, the speedy car is penalized and encouraged to be less than it is in a democracy where the majority of the people decide what the average behavior should be.  This is how our businesses have been crippled and how the government has enforced converting America from capitalism to socialism over time.  Through rules and regulations intended to force people to stay in their lanes, not shoot from the hip, and ignite Karl Marx while suppressing Adam Smith.

I’ve always been that guy who shot from the hip, and I’m very proud of it.  Even now that I’m later in my life than when many of these things have been said about me, learning to shoot in Cowboy Fast Draw activities has shown me the essence of becoming better each day.  What seems impossible today may be quite possible tomorrow if only you put a little work into it.  That is what America did best in the past and still is better than anyplace else in the world mired in socialism and communism.  This is also how many of our corporations had become so woke, just as the politicians of England did when scrappy old Karl Marx worked himself to death trying to create a philosophy of government that justified his laziness.  I didn’t feel I could say that based on just my opinions of reading his books.  But I could say it after I sat in his seats and saw the world from all of their perspectives.  Marxism and its birthplace there in London intended to be in the world that hey bail truck going 45 miles per hour.  They created rules in life to protect the feelings of the slow and lazy from the speedy and competent.  And when they called me names like “cowboy” and a person who “shoots from the hip” too much, they might as well have been calling me the most derogatory names humans could call each other, hoping to peer pressure me into accepting average behavior.  But I never will.  Instead, I’ll explain the differences to people with a mind to hear it, and I’m not about to ever accept getting stuck behind slow traffic on the highway.  The goal of all of us should always be to get faster, wiser, and better.  Not to accept the lazy and dim-witted who want to rule the world but are too lazy to do it. 

Rich Hoffman

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

Predicting the Future by Going to Comic Cons

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

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

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

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

Rich Hoffman

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