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How much money do you believe dear reader the IBEW labor union pores into the purchase of politicians and legislation that keeps its 750,000 members employed through their dues and donations? To every mind that frets over Agenda 21 Smart Meters where an IBEW worker comes to every home in America and measures the amount of energy that home has consumed they are watching ghosts in the future manning a job in the present that is completely useless—kept alive only by politics and the labor unions attached to government for the purpose of preserving jobs that are essentially extinct. Because what I’m about to tell you will make you very angry, and it should. You have been scammed, lied to, and used to keep a system designed by J.P. Morgan a long time ago purely for the purpose of profit into believing that it was your only option for power—but it’s not. As second-handers like Barack Obama spend billions, and billions of tax payer dollars on solar power, wind and silly battery operated cars, unorthodox scientists like John Hutchinson are perfecting the science of Zero-point energy. I introduced Hutchinson in a previous article. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW. John is developing a battery that never runs out of power and has actual prototypes that the world has no idea how to deal with. The implication of this development means that every home, every business, every car, airplane, anything that uses power to operate will have a self-sustaining source of power that never runs out meaning that the 750,000 jobs protected by the IBEW are in serious jeopardy sooner than later. To understand the details of this exciting science, be sure to watch all the videos presented here today. This may be one of the most important articles you will ever read.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a labor union which represents workers in the electrical industry in the United States, Canada, Panama and several Caribbean island nations; particularly electricians, or Inside Wiremen, in the construction industry and linemen and other employees of public utilities. The union also represents some workers in the computer,telecommunications, broadcasting, and other fields related to electrical work. It was founded in 1891 shortly after homes and businesses in the United States began receiving electricity. Its international president is Ed Hill. The IBEW is affiliated with the AFL-CIO.
The beginnings of the IBEW were in the Electrical Wiremen and Linemen’s Union No. 5221, founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1890. By 1891, after sufficient interest was shown in a national union, a convention was held on November 21, 1891 in St. Louis. At the convention, the IBEW, then known as the National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (NBEW), was officially formed. The American Federation of Labor gave the NBEW a charter as an AFL affiliate on December 7, 1891. The union’s official journal, The Electrical Worker, was first published on January 15, 1893, and has been published ever since. At the 1899 convention in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, the union’s name was officially changed to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
The fear over Smart Meters is that the un-holy alliance that these labor unions have with government will allow federal snoopers to study the patterns of a family’s behavior inside a home predicated off their use of energy on the power grid. That power grid is regulated by government for the benefit of government. When a storm comes through an area, thousands of customers getting their energy off that power grid must wait for the IBEW workers to hit the streets and get all the downed power lines operational again. The power grid system was solidified around 1900, with $150,000 (more than $3 million today; 51% from J. Pierpont Morgan) into a project that had a chance then to change the world for the better. Tesla began planning a spectacular tower called the Wardenclyffe a facility which was designed to beat Marconi to be the first to broadcast a radio signal across the Atlantic.
To Morgan’s discomfort, the Wardenclyffe Tower was designed to not only beat Marconi, but to carry energy to every corner of the world which was the real aim of Tesla on the project. When Morgan realized that this was Tesla’s plan, he turned against Tesla as Morgan already had deals with Edison to use power in a grid system that was easy to make money off of. So long as energy could be brokered for sale, there would be a need to rent that energy from someone who provided it, someone like J.P. Morgan and his investors. Tesla later approached Morgan to ask for more funds to build a more powerful transmitter. When asked where all the money had gone, Tesla responded by saying that he was affected by the Panic of 1901, which Morgan had caused. Morgan was shocked by the reminder of his part in the stock market crash and by Tesla’s breach of contract by asking for more funds and the desire of the brilliant scientist to offer “free energy” to the world, so Morgan denied Tesla the request. Tesla wrote another plea to Morgan, but it was also fruitless. Morgan still owed Tesla money on the original agreement, and Tesla had been facing foreclosure even before construction of the tower began.
In December 1901, Marconi successfully transmitted the letter “S” from England to Newfoundland, terminating Tesla’s relationship with Morgan. Over the next 5 years, Tesla wrote over 50 letters to Morgan, pleading for and demanding additional funding to complete the construction of Wardenclyffe. Tesla continued his project for another nine months. The tower was raised to its full 187 feet. In July 1903, Tesla wrote to Morgan that in addition to wireless communication, Wardenclyffe would be capable of wireless transmission of electric power, which of course Morgan was against. On 14 October 1904, Morgan finally replied through his secretary, stating, “It will be impossible for [me/ Morgan] to do anything in the matter.” The way power would be sold to the public had been established, and Tesla’s business format of free energy was not financially viable in proportion to the investment. That is how America—the inventor of electricity, formulated a relationship with every citizen in America to buy power in the form of rent as opposed to owning a share of it for their own use. The labor union of the IBEW formed along with the new technology to ensure that radical changes to the business structure, and their wage levels would never be put into jeopardy.
The way to think about Zero-point energy is to consider it as a closed system of power within the body of a household, like blood in a human body. A battery that never ran down would run all the power needs of a home with a closed system that never depleted. The washer, dryer, dishwasher, televisions, heating system, refrigeration, everything would run off this battery in a circulatory system that would keep the power in a perpetual state of usefulness. The same basic ideal would be used for cars, trains, and anything else which needed power to operate. This was the basic ideal that Ayn Rand utilized as her primary plot point in the popular novel Atlas Shrugged—John Galt’s engine was essentially inspired off of Tesla’s inventions. Instead of the power being consumed by energy it would simply draw from the Zero-point which appears to reside within dimensional space within the quantum level—and simply never runs out because it is always present. Much the way water is a stable force in the world there is never more or less of it, but it can be used and recycled many times over in various forms, energy is much the same. The properties which energy is carried upon can change as the vehicle to deliver the power, but the energy itself is a stable force that can always be tapped in to.
Zero-point energy, also called quantum vacuum zero-point energy, is the lowest possible energy that a quantum mechanical physical system may have; it is the energy of its ground state. All quantum mechanical systems undergo fluctuations even in their ground state and have an associated zero-point energy, a consequence of their wave-like nature. The uncertainty principle requires every physical system to have a zero-point energy greater than the minimum of its classical potential well. This results in motion even at absolute zero. For example, liquid helium does not freeze under atmospheric pressure at any temperature because of its zero-point energy. Now you know why government schools want to keep people in a state of ignorance.
The concept of zero-point energy was developed in Germany by Albert Einstein and Otto Stern in 1913, as a corrective term added to a zero-grounded formula developed by Max Planck in 1900. The term zero-point energy originates from the German Nullpunktsenergie. An alternative form of the German term is Nullpunktenergie (without the “s”).
Vacuum energy is the zero-point energy of all the fields in space, which in the Standard Model includes the electromagnetic field, other gauge fields, fermionic fields, and the Higgs field. It is the energy of the vacuum, which in quantum field theory is defined not as empty space but as the ground state of the fields. In cosmology, the vacuum energy is one possible explanation for the cosmological constant. A related term is zero-point field, which is the lowest energy state of a particular field.
In quantum theory, zero-point energy is a minimum energy below which a thermodynamic system can never go. Thus, none of this energy can be withdrawn without altering the system to a different form in which the system has a lower zero-point energy. One of the hypotheses that claims that zero-point energy is infinite is stochastic electrodynamics. In it, the zero-point field is viewed as simply a classical background isotropic noise wave field which excites all systems present in the vacuum and thus is responsible for their minimum-energy or “ground” states. The requirement of Lorentz invariance at a statistical level then implies that the energy density spectrum must increase with the third power of frequency, implying infinite energy density when integrated over all frequencies.
According to a NASA contractor report, “the concept of accessing a significant amount of useful energy from the ZPE gained much credibility when a major article on this topic was published in Aviation Week & Space Technology (March 1st, 2004), a leading aerospace industry magazine”.
The calculation that underlies the Casimir experiment, a calculation based on the formula predicting infinite vacuum energy, shows the zero-point energy of a system consisting of a vacuum between two plates will decrease at a finite rate as the two plates are drawn together. The vacuum energies are predicted to be infinite, but the changes are predicted to be finite. Casimir combined the projected rate of change in zero-point energy with the principle of conservation of energy to predict a force on the plates. The predicted force, which is very small and was experimentally measured to be within 5% of its predicted value, is finite. Even though the zero-point energy is theoretically infinite, there is as yet no evidence to suggest that infinite amounts of zero-point energy are available for use, that zero-point energy can be withdrawn for free, or that zero-point energy can be used in violation of conservation of energy. That is, until one looks at the work of John Hutchinson.
In the contrary of energy generation, a field of study where there is a somewhat realistic potential for the utilization of zero-point energy might be in the design of extremely small-scale devices like MEMS and NEMS or in distant futuristic propulsion technology of extremely long-distance space-travel.
A document released by the NGIC shows there is ongoing worldwide research into zero-point energy, particular in China, Germany, Russia and Brazil. Some analyst of the DIA has indicated that research into successfully harnessing zero-point energy for energy generation purposes is a serious concern inside the intelligence community.
The implication of Zero-point energy is that cars never need combustible gas, which would wreck the oil industry, homes would never need to be taped into a power grid, which would wreck the IBEW union and all its affiliates in government, every home in every corner of the world—even the most backwater spot on the planet could have a power supply equivalent to what is offered in big cities, and it would never run out, and would cost nothing to use. Energy could be broadcast across the globe to every point possible through towers like Wardenclyffe and would be as easy to use as cell phones receiving a signal in remote areas now. The power lines that litter roadways would go away, and power grid infrastructure would no longer be a concern. And politicians would no longer have poor people to exploit because the quality of life virtually everywhere would improve and the cost of renting energy from government controlled sources would be eliminated.
This is one of the premier reasons that John Hutchinson is a hated man at the center of conspiracy theories. Governments cannot control the kind of technology that Hutchinson is perfecting any more than they can control the Internet. They can monitor the information, but they can’t stop it as it is a free-flowing existence that now works inside of a new dimensional space called Cyberspace. To kill that space now would be to kill the communication network that it is attached to, and every device which carries that network. However, Hutchinson’s zero-point energy batteries will do for the power industry what the Internet has done to the telephone industry—who has a land line these days? Who pays for long distance calls when they can now Skype? Who needs a telephone line? The energy breakthroughs will be much more dramatic than these inventions once they take, and the only reason they haven’t yet is that nobody can figure out how they can make money off something that exists in the air and is as common as water—which is technically free to everyone. Government has learned to sell water to customers by offering a cleaning service, but every home could have its own well to draw from—if they wanted.
Zero-point energy is even more reliable than all these technologies because energy is literally all around us in virtually everything. Hutchinson built his zero-point batteries out of rocks he found around his home. But the reason we don’t have these things yet is because it has been accepted that energy delivery must come from the “power company” and that entity is usually publicly traded and tied directly to government—and labor unions, and neither want anything to change, because neither wants to give up any of the power they have currently over people in general.
One of the downsides to yesteryear which helped propel the destructive feminist movement in America was that men sometimes did not let their wives learn to drive a car. They did this because the men feared that the women would get jobs, get new boyfriends, and abandon their families. The men were afraid of giving their wives freedom for fear that they would lose them to the temptations of the world. Modern government is doing the same thing to people like Hutchinson. They are purposely black-balling Hutchinson through orthodox scientific institutional channels to keep his technology away from a public that they know wants to be free of a power grid and the enormous expense of renting energy from a government controlled entity.
The natural regression that takes place because of this government barrier to innovation which uses crony capitalism—a mild form of socialism—to control technology through the greed of financial donars was exhibited in the wonderfully simple novel called Anthem by Ayn Rand. Walt Disney built The Epcot Center to protect against—the regression of science in the face of discovery—the insistence by second-handers in government to pretend that the world is flat—because they don’t want to face the reality of it being round. America could have had free power self-contained for over 100 years by now if Tesla had been funded by J.P. Morgan, and it is likely that poverty in the world would be next to nothing as even poor nations would have access to Tesla’s energy for refrigeration, and climate control. But we don’t because Morgan knew there was no money in it, and union workers wanted no changes to a system that gave them jobs, and government wanted access to the financial donations given by the labor unions. The net result is that millions of people have suffered. There has been 100 years of commitment to dirty energy that has left America largely dependent on the Middle East and their radical religions, and has left millions dependent on government to provide stability in their life when all they need is a self-contained battery in their backyard giving them power month after month for years saving $300 to $500 a month on their energy bills.
Critics will say that John Hutchinson is crazy—that batteries do not have the ability to store such energy for a lifetime. They will say that everything pointing away from the current controlled system is wrong, dangerous and unstable—and they will do it for the same reason that Edison was terrified of Tesla—because they know they have an inferior product that can only maintain its monopoly on the public so long as people don’t know that there are any options. Well, now dear reader you know there are options, and it won’t take much to bring them about—and it all starts by reading articles like this one and taking the next step. For that next step, it begins with John Hutchinson and his experiments into zero-point energy. The step after that will be for a country to get behind his technology and begin introducing it to the world. It might be Japan, it might be China, and it might even be Germany. But because of the IBEW it won’t be The United States of America.
Since I was about 19 I have kept volumes and volumes of notes about my observations regarding life as it truly is. I have done that for over 25 years now and the process has migrated from little notebooks that family members would buy my for Christmas and birthdays, to loose-leaf notebook paper in binders written upon front and back and down across the margins haphazardly in some situations to complete a thought without having to turn the paper over. That process has evolved of course into what I share daily here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom. Of course to outsiders—people who do not know me, they continue to be baffled as to why I do all this. After the Lakota election many of the unionized workers happy to have been given a tax increase by the community sent me a barrage of comments letting me know that all my work over the last three years has been fruitless—since they won the money anyway. This is because of their small mindedness that they think this way, and points to a resolution which will be concluded at the climax of this article. A written body of work such as what I publish here may only have a 1% chance of changing an election. That falls within the margin of victory for a candidate like Mark Welsh and Cathy Stoker in West Chester, or the Lakota levy which was a few hundred votes short out of thousands going up against an energized group of levy addicts. The number goes up to perhaps 5% if the media type is popular and well-received such as The National Enquirer, People Magazine, or some other populous enterprise. On the night of the election, Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom saw 2000 hits that evening above the daily normal of 400 to 500. The spike was because the normally placid intellectual thinkers wanted somebody to tell them how to vote—so they looked to my blog to help them make a decision. In an election that had about 26,000 votes cast, my blog probably changed the vote of about 300 people, most of the rest of that 2000 were from the other side nervous about their results and wondering what I was saying.
My entire adult life I have yearned to observe, think, and to write these things down in the solitude of my own mind. Most of the notes I made over the years repeat themselves over and over again—or they lack proper conclusions. This is because I was working things out. By the time I started this blog, I had most of the answers to everything in life—because I had spent a quarter century getting those answers. My personal education could not come from orthodox sources but came from a mind on fire not looking for a way to douse the flames, but to throw more logs on to make it roar. During my orthodox education, which was as extensive as anyone’s, I noticed and wrote about as a young twenty year old, that education institutions seemed more intent to put out the fire of my mind, than to feed it, so I rebelled against that notion with a fury. Even back then while most people my age were focused on getting drunk and “partying” I was sitting late at night at Waffle Houses and Perkins restaurants with my notebooks open writing till four and five in the morning.
My Cliffhanger character from my novel The Symposium of Justice was autobiographical, just for the record. The character I created for Tail of the Dragon was a version of that which had accepted a degree of submission in his life until he reached a breaking point. Cliffhanger never reached a point like that—which many publishers and book review professionals have told me is “unrelateable” to the general public. Cliffhanger is intellectually unreachable for most people, and I know that—I know why, how, and for how long and I’m OK with it—because it’s autobiographical. I wrote Tail of the Dragon to show that I could come off my personal mountain and speak the language of everyone else, but even then, Fletcher Finnegan was beyond the reach of most. Not because he wasn’t a compelling character full of motivation, but it’s what drives that motivation that begins the difficulty.
If over the last year you invited me for a drink and I went, I must really, really like you—and for the record one person asked me about 6 times and I did go twice—and they know who they are. I struggle to find time to be with all the people who want some of my attention. I simply can’t do it—I don’t have the time. I reflected at my mother’s Thanksgiving Day meal that they only live about 2 miles from my home, yet I only saw them 3 times the entire duration of 2013. The reason is not that I don’t care about them, but they are on a different set of tracks that don’t intersect with mine very often. Typically, I read, write, and think for 19-20 hours per day, every day. Thinking is my hobby, and is as important to me as breathing. Climates where people are busy trying to forget are not conducive to the thinking I enjoy doing, so I turn down social invitations nearly 95% of the time. Out of all the invites, I give in one or two times a year just to show people who I respect their friendships—but at home are my stacks and stacks of books, notes and a view of the woods that is the focus of much contemplation—and there’s no place else that I’d rather be.
One of my favorite all time movies is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and in that film Clint Eastwood says, “In this world there are two kinds of people my friend, those with loaded guns, and those who dig—you dig.” There is a truth to that statement that extends to a logic bedded deep in our human hearts and minds—it permeates time and space through many cultural manifestations and made that movie not just a good one—but a great one. But why, and how—it was a question that started me on this quest beginning at age 19. Instead of learning to shoot like Clint Eastwood did in that film, the quest became an intellectual one leading to hours and hours of solitary confinement—hours of practicing bullwhips in my back yard putting out candles with a crack, and thinking about why some men have guns while others are always carrying shovels. In that answer was the solution as to why communism will never work, why economies rise and fall, and why some people are smart while others are stupid.
My purpose for writing this blog is not for those who carry shovels and dig—the media types who do what their editors tell them to, or to the public education employees who have had their intellectual curiosity extinguished in exchange for a stolen pay check paid for by tax payers. I don’t write it for the typical Entertainment Tonight viewer who is only concerned about gossip and nonsense. I don’t even write it to win elections—although I often have my hopes and endorse candidates and ideals occasionally. I share my notes with the general public now instead of scattered notes written down everywhere just to capture thoughts as I think them—because I am intellectually reloading the guns of those who have them—metaphorically speaking. I know who reads here, and most of them are leaders in powerful places who shape policy. Some of them are Supreme Court members—you know who you are, they are powerful national politicians, they are local politicians they are leaders of political activism, they run business, they run media and all of them are shackled by their social roles to express the things I do, which they also feel. What they all share in common is that they tend to be leaders—not followers—they carry guns, not shovels.
Clint Eastwood’s line in that famous movie is another way of articulating Pirsig’s train theory—there are some people who are on the cutting edge, and some who are content to remain in the caboose. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW. But to say things another way—a more appropriate way is to say that some people are meant to be leaders and are others second-handers leading democracies to always fail as a stable form of government always slipping into an abyss of collectivism if allowed to evolve on their own. My character of Cliffhanger from The Symposium of Justice is named as such because he is always on the cutting edge, he is at the front of Pirsig’s train. He pulls society along—they feed off him and his strength. The conflict occurs when they (society) wish to believe that they guide the train, which they do not. They are only passengers—or otherwise “second-handers” the way Ayn Rand defined them in her 1943 novel The Fountainhead. “Whether explicitly or otherwise, the independent man grasps the distinction between the metaphysical and the man-made. Conformity to the metaphysically given, he understands, is essential to successful action; the man-made may be accepted only if and when it achieves or flows from such conformity. This kind of individual fulfills the basic requirement of human survival: he knows how–by reference to what absolute—to form his ideas and choose his actions.
“To the second-hander, by contrast, the man-made—whether rational or irrational, true or false, good or evil—becomes the equivalent of realty. This kind of individual, having detached himself from the realm of existence, has no standard by which to judge others; he has no way to know whose ideas to follow, whose behavior to copy, whose favor to curry. Such a person reduces himself to helplessness, the fundamental helplessness of having left his life to the mercy of blind chance. The result is most people’s desperate need for an authority, religious or secular, who will take over their lives, make their value-judgments, and tell them what to do. The independent man will refuse any such role, but the worst second-hander of all, the power luster is eager to accept it. Thereafter, he destroys everyone, including himself. In other words, people at the back of Pirsig’s train are second-handers and unfit to make leadership decisions because the point of decision-making is at the front of the train where the leaders reside. And society does not have an abundance of leaders at the front to make decisions. We do not produce enough of them—and this is a major problem. The second-hander is the person who spends their lives digging under the threat of those with metaphorical guns.
Barack Obama is a second-hander because he is clearly in the back of the decision-making train and always has been. His power comes second-hand, through lies, manipulation, coercion and political help. By the time the train passes a spot of decision-making, it has passed a point where Obama could ever make a correct decision. Lakota schools and the employees of the last tax increase are second-handers in that they believe that what they instruct in the back of the train can influence the direction of society. But it is impossible because they are at the back well behind the point of decision-making and can only react to the fate of the train on the track wherever it may go. Most of the media are second-handers because they build their lives around people like Barack Obama, or public schools like Lakota—so they lack any real authority to report how decisions should be made, they can only report what they observe as the train moves down the tracks unable to lead society in any proper direction. No amount of study can change this nature—no doctorate degree, no level of government sanctioned authority can change these metaphysical laws, they are what they are. When society holds elections in a democracy, the ballots are cast at the back of the train, not the front—the perception of the elections are shaped entirely by second-handers. Leaders are not miraculously produced as a result—which is why people are nearly always disappointed by-election results, even if their candidate wins.
What I write here and share as my personal notes in blog form are intended for the type of people who wish to be at the front of the train, and that is typically who reads most often and diligently. Decisions are made at this point, not in the democracy at the back where those with shovels “dig.” Those with guns and not afraid to use them have to know where to shoot, and at what—so they must be at the front of the train where they can see. Everyone else digs in the back letting others make decisions for their lives because they fear the responsibility to do it on their own.
I have never had any desire to be at the back of the train—never one day in my entire life. I’ve went back there a few times just to see what all the fuss is about only to return to the front out of sheer disgust. When people provide invites to socialize—those events are always in the back of the train and while there, I cannot see what’s coming down the tracks—and I don’t enjoy that position. I like to be not just on the front of the train, but hanging over the edge of the front watching the moving tracks rolling by underneath. I like to be at the furthest point forward that is humanly possible and it doesn’t come from conversations with second-handers. I do not write these millions upon millions of words to get rich off of appealing to the masses—the second-handers. The intent is to share my notes with the leaders-the people inclined to sit at the front and make decisions well before anyone else is aware that a decision needs to be made. Like Clint Eastwood said about guns and digging—the proper way to explain the same metaphor is to state that there are two kinds of people, those who sit at the front of the train and are leaders, and those who simply ride that train, the second-handers. In a society it takes both to make things work, but it is important to understand that democracy does not work—a society cannot survive if it is run by second-handers. It must be run by leaders—and this is the point of my many words, notes and future articles. Second-handers will call these words rants, they will call them “attention grabbers,” they will call them “politically threatening” but they will all be wrong. They are simply revealing their motives for doing things second-handed, and cannot understand life at the front of the train. Their opinions do not matter because by the time they make a decision the ability to change directions has already passed—so all their statements constitute noise and nothing more. I am not concerned about their noise. I am concerned with what’s coming down the tracks and conversing with those who crave the front of the train away from the second-handers at the back.
With that in mind, I think it is time to start talking more about what’s coming down the tracks instead of all the stupid decisions that weren’t made at important junctures because second-handers through democratic authority gained the ability to lead—to their own peril and many others. In the future, this will be the direction taken at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom. We know now how we arrived at where we are. We know who made the dumb decisions and why. Now we have to distinguish ourselves from them and divide the train up properly into who has the guns and who has the shovels—or more philosophically proper—who has leadership and who are the second-handers. It is time to let the second-handers know what they are and to shove them out-of-the-way so that we can right our train back on the correct track and get moving in the proper direction. And that job requires an understanding of what’s coming—which is the summation of my twenty-five years of notes which has given me a map of where we need to go. So it’s time to use it. I do not care about the squawks of the second-handers, their protests, their opinions, their cries for help, or their desire for comfort. Nothing they say will help—it’s just noise in the background as the train barrels down the tracks. I don’t even care to sell them souvenirs on the journey because that requires interaction with them, and I can’t stand these days to do even that. Leadership is all that matters and seeing what’s coming before we get to a point of being beyond where decisions no longer matter. That is where all the notes, the reading, and writing are intended to go, and where my focus will reside. If it makes the second-handers angry, so be it. Instead of calling them all the names which is the result of their social position, like Marxists, socialists, progressives, communists, school teachers—etc, I think it’s time to let them know their true place on the train—and the proper name of their kind. As Clint Eastwood said, there are those with guns and those who dig. Rich Hoffman says, “there are those who are “cliffhanger’s” hanging over the front of the train on its perilous journey, and those who are second-handers who sit in the back and are victims to wherever the train goes.” My effort goes to those at the front of the train—as those in the back are only capable of observing the world as it goes by.
If anyone were to wonder what the Founding Fathers would think of America today, people might have had a glimpse when Ernie Tertelgte, age 52, represented himself in court against misdemeanor charges of obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest relating to an Aug. 31 incident where he was cited for fishing without a license, according to KBZK. He argued that “universal law” allows him to hunt for food to feed himself.
Tertelgte then proceeded to continue talking and was asked again to remain silent as a dumb founded judge sat helplessly in her chair bewildered as to how to proceed. The court room employees who process daily dozens of cases and over the course of a year, thousands—purely for the revenue that is brought to the courts through guilty pleas was uncertain how to proceed against Tertelgte’s statements which were as close to what might have been heard from 1776 to 1791 in America as anyone living today could hope to encounter.
“I cannot ma’am in honor of the Constitution of the United States,” he said. “I can’t allow a man who carries British recognition for the purposes of British ministerial law to continue to persecute me.”
“I cannot ma’am,” Tertelgte continued. “I have to honor the founder’s ma’am. I honor the memory of those who fought and died that we can be free of this type of thing.”
There were of course snickers from those who have become used to blind compliance at Tertelgte’s naiveté. After all the Montana man was failing to recognize over 200 years of progressive legal manipulation, feel good policies, and the minds of many academic scholars who have added their own words to The United States Constitution over the years—the case law from many attorneys, the decisions of Supreme Courts, and the stump speeches and laws created by many Presidents. Tertelgte simply wanted to be left alone to fish, but even the remote state of Montana had imposed itself into the basic food gathering activity demanding that those who wished to participate pay them a fee. Most Americans have been broken like a beaten horse to do as they are told, to speak when they are told to speak, and to think what they are told to think—so Tertelgte’s words seem alien to them, spoken from a different time by a different people.
The argument that Tertelgte cited in court is essentially the same type of thing that the plot to my 2012 novel Tail of the Dragon was all about—a rural personality colliding with the statists of a court room and refusing to acknowledge their power over individuals. That novel was based on my personal experiences in court which were so numerous that they nearly number the stars in the sky on a cold cloudless winter night. Starting at about the age of 25, I stopped hiring lawyers and just did the job myself which really angered judges—because they expect their victims to pay the proper lawyer fees and to respect the game they are playing. But when lives and fortunes are at stake, it is foolish to leave freedom to chance letting some snot-nosed lawyer who golf’s with the judge a few times a year to throw you to the wolves with politeness—or some invisible courtroom etiquette that is made up of legal tradition vacant of respect for individual rights.
To the 30-year-old millennial who spent the night before the recent Thanksgiving thinking about their drunken college days in intoxicated bliss, but proudly displaying their teaching certificate from those days on a wall at their home, or a law degree over their office desk, the words of Ernie Tertelgte might as well have come from E.T. The Extraterrestrial. Tertelgte is a dinosaur from another time and another place—a Constitutional purist that naively failed to give the modern minds of statism the time of day. Those same millennial’s drinking heavily on the Thanksgiving’s Holiday watching YouTube clips of Tertelgte on their iPhones with upturned pinkies and giggling tirades lack a mind to even understand that it was Tertelgte who was right and they who were on the path to extinction. As remote and distant as Ernie Tertelgte might seem to the modern human being, it is Tertelgte’s position which is sustainable, not the modern statist who accepts the fines of the court blindly without question and the authority of a judge to rule over their lives with an ignorance bred in Europe.
Tertelgte was right when he stated that the American court system was British ministerial law. In the years after the formation of the Constitution—beyond 1791, the American people a little homesick from mother Europe bounced back into the mentality of their former rulers. They did this by default—because freedom is hard, and requires people to be self-reliant. Freedom requires gumption, and intelligence—aspects of modern life that are grossly missing. Governments through their control of the school systems, the national park system, taxes, regulation, and virtually every facet of modern life have taught people not to think—to just turn up their pinkies around a beer glass and chug—then make fun of people like Ernie Tertelgte so to discourage others from following his example.
Europe and its policies of kingdoms, statism, princes, princesses, peasants and all the hierarchies of obedience was rejected in America for a brief time in human history, and The American Constitution captured that philosophy in a bottle to preserve for all time. It didn’t take long for European loving lawyers, judges, and homesick settlers who knew of nothing else to snap back into the mentality of their homeland, and attempt to reshape the Constitution into a document that reminded them of home through case-law. That is what the judge sitting helplessly upon her throne facing down Ernie Tertelgte in her court room—paid for by the subjects of her little kingdom–was measuring the bearded man in the tri-cornered hat against. She wasn’t judging him by the American Constitution, but against 200 years of progressive erosion of that same document. Tertelgte simply rejected that progressive erosion and insisted on the original interpretation of the American Constitution.
Of course Tertelgte was found guilty and fined $150, which he responded, “you are trying to create a fictitious, fraudulent action, I am the living man, protected by natural law.” He then yelled, “Do not tell me to shut up! I am the living, natural man, and my voice will be heard!” The only thing that Tertelgte said in all his utterances that was wrong was that the judge had already played her part in creating that fictitious and fraudulent action—and for many years had done the same to thousands of others. Thousands of other judges just like her had done the same to millions, and millions of other people over the course of their lifetimes. Out of all those people only Tertelgte and a handful of others have taken the time to challenge that fictitiousness with solid fact based on the actual Constitution. The fiction is the judge and all the years of case-law generated through years of many people believing that through consensus belief trumps the original law of the American Constitution. Then those illusionists insist that the participants of the legal system also take part in that chimera because the laws of democracy demand that majority will rules, and so long as the majority wishes to participate in a fiction, then that fiction becomes their reality. Under that mentality people like Erne Tertelgte are the ones accused of not having his feet in reality, and are snickered at for not having a realistic understanding of modern law and its protocols. But in actuality, the only one living by the Constitution is Tertelgte with a bold authenticity that deserves respect—even if it did cost him $150 bucks of stolen money from the court to justify their jobs for the entertainment of an epic American fiction called the court system.
School Superintendent of Stuebenville Charged With Cover-up: Three other employees also charged during rape investigation
If not for blogs like this one, Twitter, and YouTube the crimes at Steubenville would have been covered up like many of the other crimes do in public education. From the very beginning I stated that a cover-up was highly likely. All public schools share the trend of sacrificing individuals to the collective whole, and when it comes to high school football, individuals are routinely sacrificed as athletes are often the symbolic stars of their community. The tendency when school athletes commit crimes is to cover up the evidence so the entire community can continue to idolize the heroes of the football field and rally behind the schools they represent in battle. Behind those athletes is a progressive education system that employees a lot of people off tax payer money, and schools need those tax payers to avoid looking too closely at real school activities—where scandals are common—not rare. So I declared the scope of the crime in previous articles that turned out to be very prophetic. CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR REVIEW.
Before social media, a slick public relations employee would have swept this rape case under the rug, like they do many thousands of cases all across the country. In Steubenville, Ohio it was only social media that exposed the crime in such a way that the media actually covered the story—which they usually don’t. Because of the video evidence, which is rare, news outlets had to cover the information once it was brought to people’s eyes—and the case exploded into a national spectacle. Many people didn’t want to believe that the events occurred, and many news outlets attempted to put on a happy face, while many in the Steubenville community who wanted to continue worshiping their football stars attacked the rape victim and her parents for saying anything about the issue—or “tempting” the boys in the first place. All of the ugliness of high school sports, public education, and the real relationship they all have with the communities which fund them was exposed in a raw fashion that many people didn’t know what to do with.
So it came to my eyes early on Monday the following AP news wire story confirming all that I had said previously, and a great relief swept over me. The sadness for the poor girl was something I already dealt with—but this most recent news was the granting of a Thanksgiving Day wish provided early—justice for the victim and exposure of what public education is truly about—collectivism, sacrifice, and cover-ups.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) – A school superintendent and three more people have been charged by a grand jury that investigated whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl last year in eastern Ohio.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the charges Monday in Steubenville
William Rhinaman, 53, director of technology at Steubenville High School, faces four counts: tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury in connection with the case, DeWine said. Rhinaman was arrested Monday.
If convicted, he could face four years behind bars, more time than the two convicted boys will serve.
Details of the indictment, including what kind of evidence was allegedly tampered with, were not immediately available.
“This is the first indictment in an ongoing grand jury investigation,” DeWine said in a prepared statement. “Our goal remains to uncover the truth, and our investigation continues.”
Most of the time, including what I have said about my home school district of Lakota, everything comes true—sometimes it takes months, sometimes years, but eventually, when I open my mouth about something—it comes true in nearly the exact fashion that I frame it. It’s not because I’m a prophet of some kind receiving mystical guidance from beyond the grave—but because of Robert Pirsig’s train explanation regarding the metaphysics of quality. When you live on the edge of the train, you see things before those in the caboose do. Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom is all about that cutting edge. So the Steubenville grand jury charges are the only real payment I get for the work that goes into this “New Media” form of reporting. It is why I do this kind of thing—because if somebody doesn’t—these cases get swept under the rug by traditional media 100% of the time. They always have, and will continue unless “New Media” reporters expose them.
In the case of Steubenville it was Deric Lostutter who exposed the rape from the school cover-up, and if he hadn’t posted the images sent to him by members of a group of computer hackers working in the collective hive of “Anonymous” there would have been no justice in the case at all. The school officials would have covered up another crime, and life would have returned to normal for the members of the Steubenville community. That is why the FBI raided Lostutter to begin harassing him once he was discovered as the man behind the exposure—which I have also explained in previous articles. CLICK BELOW TO REVIEW.
However, Lostutter is far from a hero in the “Anonymous” circles because he has gained individual fame for his stance in protecting the rights of the Steubenville victim. Since his fame from the case, “Anonymous” has distanced themselves from him in the usual fashion. “Anonymous” members tend to think the way their public educations taught them to, as anarchists, socialists, Marxists and other radical types all centering around collective identity—which is why they call themselves the “hive.” They see themselves as a hive of bees I suppose serving some higher purpose. They certainly aren’t capitalists, and once Lostutter showed a knack for dealing with the media and achieved some fame, he had distinguished himself as an individual which is a big no, no with “Anonymous.” Here is a sampling of their thinking complete with grammatical issues:
Deric Lostuttter began once again seeking media attention by doing media interviews on behalf of Anonymous, and the organizers of #opmaryville. An operation to bring justice to a teenage victim and her family after a sexual assault occurred by football players in a tiny Ohio town
The victim and her family brought charges against Players on the high school football team, but those charges were promptly dismissed by local prosecuting attorneys(citing lack of evidence and the victims refusal to cooperate), and the victim’s home was burnt to the ground prompting the family to get out of town. Maryville’s Local sherrif quoted as saying that “they did all that they could, but charges were dropped due to lack of evidence and the victim and her family just need to get over it and move on.” The victim and her family accuse the sherriff and prosecutors of lying, and deny not cooperating.
As Anonymous geared up to rally behind the victim and her family, Maryville’s official sites were taken offline to protect the town servers, and the local sherriff began to mock the Anonymous Hive.
Lostutter, who as of Monday began tweeting and posting about the case on his facebook was told early on by members of anonymous that he would not be a part of this operation, as he’s a “famefagging attention seeker” and for the op to go right, his fake anonymous ass should stay the fuck out of things.” Lostutter then began once again comparing himself to Barret Brown, Jeremey Hammond, and Edward Snowden continued to post about Maryville even issuing a false press release about #opmaryville from his twitter. Lostutter now dubbed, The Leader of Anonymous in one article in which he admitted he knew nothing about #opmaryville. Which makes no sense because usually when you’re interviewed it’s because you have direct knowledge of what’s goin on. The Daily Dot quickly retracted the title of Anon Leader, but not until after a internet backlash which pissed off thousands. This however didn’t stop Lostutter from continuing to seek out media interviews as the “Spokesman for Anonymous” in which he continued to speak for and about #opmaryville without being involved or having any knowledge of the real Anons organizing the operation.
So there is a lot going on regarding the Steubenville case, but the bottom line is that it took the courage of individuals to expose the various levels of collectivism which attempted to cover up the crime. Even with the New Media outlets that put the story on the front page of newspapers and brought national coverage to the issue collectivism is still the impediment to justice, but because of people like Lostutter, the ability to sacrifice single victims to the plight of a collective whole has been greatly minimized.
I am happy to see justice done, and I will enjoy my Thanksgiving that much more knowing corrupt school officials are going to jail over the incident. There are a lot more names to add to the list of indictments from thousands of schools all over the country doing essentially the same thing, but Steubenville is a good place to start—and the four officials citied are simply the first—they won’t be the last. Because of “New Media,” traditional media must compete, and that spells doom for school districts and communities everywhere who are accustomed to cover-ups like the one in Steubenville. And that is something to truly be “thankful” for.
It is such a pleasure in a world that has seemingly gone mad politically, philosophically, and economically to see the glorious gumption of Chris Lee and his entourage of dedicated Millennium Falcon builders. I have covered the exploits of Full Scale Falcon.com before—but that was upon the original announcement that Chris and company had dedicated themselves to building a full sized Millennium Falcon on an 80 acre lot outside of Nashville, Tennessee. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW. For me and millions of other Star Wars fans the Millennium Falcon represents rebellion, freedom, and hope. It is impossible to step into my home and not see something relevant to Star Wars—but in my bedroom there are Millennium Falcons everywhere. For me it represents more than just a nice plot point from a cool movie—the roots of the Falcon represent far more—and those roots are obviously driving Chris and many others to spend their own time, money, and effort on making a real Falcon that people can see and touch—and walk through. The Millennium Falcon is about more than just escapist fantasy—I would argue it is the direct result of laissez-faire capitalism, and people deep down inside know it—which is why they love the iconic space ship. It was because of laissez-faire capitalism that The Millennium Falcon was able to nearly single-handedly beat a galactic empire with speedy modifications, powerful weapons and raw guts born out of a Star Wars invention called the Corporate Sector.
When I was in the fifth grade my mother used to put together a gift bag of goodies to play with and read while taking long vacations that required many hours in the car. That year my family went to Myrtle Beach and inside my gift bag was a novel just published by Del Rey called Han Solo at Star’s End. It was the first book published after the 1977 release of the first Star Wars film and it featured my favorite character and I couldn’t wait to read it. My mom purposely kept the book on top of the refrigerator out of my reach but positioned it so that I could see it. I was salivating for weeks to read it. I was looking forward to our family vacation not for the opportunity to go to the beach, but to read that book.
Finally on a hot summer morning after a devastating thunderstorm that nearly delayed our trip, we left. The moment we were on I-75 south, my mother gave me the carefully constructed gift bag with all the goodies in it to keep me occupied for the long drive. There were lots of neat things in the bag, but only one thing I wanted and the moment I put my fingers on it, I was in love for life. I devoured Han Solo at Star’s End. I read the book all the way to Myrtle Beach, at every restaurant we stopped at, on the beach, at the hotel room, everywhere that I could hold a book. When I finished I read it again, then again, then again. I lost count of how many times I read that book. I was in love with the Millennium Falcon not because of the movie—which was great, but for deeper reason that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. It was the Corporate Sector and specifically a guy named Doc Vandangante who could have only been employed by such an experiment of laissez-faire capitalism that had sent my mind ablaze for some unknown reason.
On my family’s Myrtle Beach vacation I read in Han Solo at Star’s End that while in the Corporate Sector, the Falcon was damaged after Solo and Chewbacca attempted smuggling weapons to insurgents on Duroon. They did collect payment from the insurgents and went to pay off Ploovo Two-For-One, but in a rather creative manner. Given the prickly relationship and even outright disgust they had for each other, Han bought a foul, irritable, putrid dinko, attached the payment to it, and unleashed it on the unfortunate employer. Although Corporate Sector Security arrived at the establishment where they were, Han and Chewbacca escaped their grasp relatively unscathed. Payment completed, they went off to find the outlaw tech “Doc” Vandangante‘s hideout, only to discover he had been taken to the Corporate Sector Authority prison at Stars’ End. Doc’s daughter Jessa offered upgrades and repairs to Han’s ship, and a Corporate Sector waiver, in exchange for Han helping rescue Doc and the other prisoners. Before Han could take off, the outlaw techs were attacked by IRD-A Fighters. Piloting a Z-95 Headhunter, Han led the other techs and Jessa in defense of the base. Despite heavy losses, they were successful. To complete their rescue mission for Jessa, Solo and Chewbacca were given two droids, Bollux and Blue Max, and went to the agriworld Orron III to meet up with a group led by Rekkon planning the prison rescue. Though Solo was initially only interested in getting the repairs for his ship, his motives became personal when Chewbacca was captured. After dealing with a traitor in the group, Solo and the others arrived at Stars’ End. In order to gain entry, Han, Atuarre, Pakka, Bollux and Blue Max posed as a troupe of entertainers. The rescue proved successful; freeing Chewbacca, Doc, and the other prisoners and destroying the Stars’ End in the process. After the Falcon was repaired, Solo and Chewbacca left the Corporate Sector for a time, taking Bollux and Blue Max with them in future books…….all of which I read with the same enthusiasm.
The Corporate Sector was formed in 490 BBY to free the Republic lawmakers and the Corporate moneymakers from their differences, after being exiled from the Inner Rim to the Tingel Arm. The Corporate Sector originally had a few hundred systems all devoid of intelligent life. Its creation came in the aftermath of the disastrous experiment with corporate control in the Outer Expansion Zone. The new experiment was tried under more careful supervision, the Republic sent the equivalent of a full subsector’s worth of ships to protect the rights of the workers in the sector and to ensure the companies preserved the basic integrity of the environment on the planets in the sector. The corporations were allowed to operate in the sector and could purchase entire regions of space, but were supervised by the Galactic Republic. A general tax was paid directly to the Republic government which enabled the companies to avoid the morass of sector, system, planetary and local taxes found on most worlds in the Republic. The Corporate Sector thrived because of deregulation and low taxes.
Doc was born on Coruscant to Carmilla Vandangante, a corporate viceprex and widow who doted on her only son. He rebelled against his life of luxury and privilege at the age of seven, reprogramming his droid nanny to discard such unpalatable foods as kibla greens, flangth, and stewed gwouch into a living room vase. This demonstrated his technical gifts to his tutors, who soon tailored their lessons to these skills.
Upon graduation, Doc accepted a position at Alkherrodyne Propulsions as design systems team leader. He soon became disenchanted with the corporation’s shoddy workmanship covered with flashy marketing, but swallowed his pride and remained with the company. However, when the Azaria 66 began exploding in minor accidents, Alkherrodyne’s slicers framed Doc. The countless lawsuits wiped out the multi-billion credit Vandangante fortune, and left the name slandered.
Doc became a drifter, eventually making his way into the Corporate Sector, where he met an outlaw tech by the name of Shardra. They immediately fell in love, and when introduced to her profession, Doc found his calling, repairing smuggling ships and souping them up to be some of the fastest in the Corporate Sector. Shardra bore the couple a daughter, Jessa Vandangante, but soon died in an unfortunate fuel dump explosion. Doc found raising a daughter to be a difficult task, especially as the free-spirited woman grew older and started catching the eye of younger smugglers like Han Solo.
The Millennium Falcon was a direct result of very creative free enterprise by a number of previous owners but culminating in the exploits of Han Solo who ran into Doc Vandagante. In a very large galaxy of ideals, some parts of it ruled by peace-loving pacifists, some ruled by ruthless crime lords, some ruled by sinister agents of tyranny, some just trying to preserve their heritage among the intermingling of many races and species—it was the Corporate Sector that made The Millennium Falcon such a special starship. Much like today’s world in real life, government and business could not get along—so government gave business free rein on the outer edge of the galaxy away from their control in exchange for the benefits. The equivalent in the real world might be the Caribbean, Las Vegas, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Hong Kong, or even Disney World where politics leaves the areas alone with their overly intrusive rules and regulations. The direct benefit is the vibrant economic activity of creative minds such as the fictional Doc Vandagante. My question as a young fifth grader on Myrtle Beach was why wasn’t the rest of the galaxy the way the Corporate Sector was? Why would the government within the core worlds want the benefits of the Corporate Sector not on the outer rim of the galaxy, but within the core near the capital planets? Well, the sad answer was power.
Star Wars is of course a fictional story, but it has so many references to our current life that the mythology accurately reflects many competing ideals that are in actual conflict. The concepts introduced through the story are familiar to us all. The Imperials love statism, the Rebels love freedom, and then there are those who might otherwise find sanction in the Corporate Sector with all the good and bad that comes with it. Some of the planets in the Corporate Sector are ravaged with pollution, and corrupt board of directors just out trying to make money at the expense of others. It’s not all good in the Corporate Sector—it’s not safe—fair, or even remotely nice. But, the Corporate Sector was responsible for much of the technological innovation that the rest of the galaxy enjoyed and there is a philosophical argument there worth noting.
The Millennium Falcon is a direct product of the laissez-faire capitalism of the Star Wars universe. When I returned back to the real world after reading Han Solo at Star’s End it was clear that my public school was intent to teach the politics of the core worlds, what we might call in the real world—socialism. The public schools were intent to preach the merits of statism—rules and regulations, federal control of everything. Not me. I wanted a Millennium Falcon—I wanted something like it in my lifetime, and it quickly became clear to me that the kind of education that the public schools were offering would not take the world where I wanted to go. When John F Kennedy dared America to go to the moon, he tossed at NASA a bit of laissez-faire capitalism to make it happen—and beat the Russians to space. Stanley Kubrick watched this progress and built is movie 2001: A Space Odyssey around that type of progress. But once the Berlin Wall came crashing down in 1989, America took its foot off the gas and started over regulating everything once again to give politicians something to do—and that space race progress came to a halt. Now there has been over 20 years of blatant and gradually increasing socialism coming out of WashingtonD.C. because that’s what everyone was taught in their public schools, and there are no real plans for space under the Obama administration going forward. They are instead focused on solar panels, street cars, public transit, and a communist care health system.
NASA if turned loose with laissez-faire capitalism could likely build a real functional Millennium Falcon within a decade. The technology is close enough that at least a vessel that could take off and fly into space with artificial gravity, ion propulsion, life support and other forms of sustainability could be achieved quickly if the real life Doc Vandagantes were turned loose of government regulation. I know a few of them, I know people who have invented flying cars that could take off from one driveway and land in another half a world away, but has no real interest from large aerospace companies facing gigantic liability concerns, and mountains of paperwork in compliance to purchase—and advance. I know of people who have cured most cancers, but the FDA has tried to throw them in jail to keep the technology off the market so pharmaceutical companies can continue keeping people sick and addicted to their products. I know of scientists who have started the process of regenerative growth—who can re-grow fingers lost, or legs amputated. They are solving the problem of aging and whether or not human beings actually have to die. They are a threat to the companies who make prosthetic limbs, and ADA legislation that wants more ramps for wheel chairs, elevators for the disabled, and generally more handicapped people to use for political advancement in the here and now. Those types of people will gladly sacrifice the opportunities of tomorrow for power today.
Statists inside the beltway of Washington D.C. are the first to say that if people never got sick, never died, and had unlimited freedom of transportation, then the world would become over polluted, over populated, and a menace to itself. They are still thinking small, because they obviously never read anything like Han Solo at Star’s End as kids—an act I’m sure Chris Lee shares with me. People like Chris and I ask ourselves why can’t I have my own Millennium Falcon to take off and go to work in orbit around earth where all the pollution and byproduct of production could be dumped into space preserving planet earth forever. When work was completed at the end of the day, we would just fly home and land in our back yards with our Millennium Falcons. Why can’t we have it–because we live on earth with restrictive governments that hate laissez-faire capitalism?
I’ve read many of the European classics and compared to Star Wars, they are boring. I love Shakespeare, but I would take any Star Wars book over William Shakespeare any day of the week. Shakespeare was a better writer than Brian Daley who wrote Han Solo at Star’s End without question. But Daley is much more positive as a thinker than Shakespeare, and that optimism about what’s possible is what Star Wars is all about. Yet much of the modern statism that is infecting the world is because of European culture, Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain, Dante’s Inferno, or the master himself James Joyce of Finnegan’s Wake fame, which I have read and understand. Give me Star Wars over Finnegan’s Wake and give me the Millennium Falcon over a fu**ing street car. Give me a manufacturing plant floating around earth dumping its garbage into space or on the surface of the moon as opposed to the socialism of Brazil where everyone lives in a card board hut. Give me a Corporate Sector that can build a Millennium Falcon in America so that I can have one as opposed to the dying towns of Detroit choking on socialism and feel-good progressivism.
What Chris Lee is attempting to do is no different from what Doc Vandagantes did in the book Han Solo at Star’s End for The Millennium Falcon. Chris isn’t working for NASA, or some other group building Falcons for the general population. Government will not get behind such an effort, so Chris is doing it on his own. I was a bit skeptical at first even though I wanted to see the results. But after Chris showed off the latest cockpit construction after many months of meticulous effort, I can see clearly that he will be successful so long as he can continue to fund the project. It is for that reason that I am starting an icon on my side bar here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom encouraging my readers here to help Chris with his project. I think it’s important. Is it as important as sex trafficking in the world, or the sad state of current politics———-no, but yes. Yes because Chris’s Millennium Falcon project is about the most important ingredient to human society—imagination—and the gumption to make things happen. Chris wants like I do to walk inside a real life Millennium Falcon—and he’s making it happen on his dime, with his time, and his effort. And now that I’ve seen it, I can’t help but wonder what our world would be like if government simply got behind people like Chris and allowed them to function in a Corporate Sector of America where inventions like the Falcon could flourish, instead of trying to heard people into cities through progressive politics and force them onto government sponsored mass transit. The Millennium Falcon is a larger symbol than that—it is the result of laissez-faire capitalism and a hope for mankind that resides in the spirit of ideals and innovation—and a lot of perspiration.
That old Han Solo at Star’s End novel still sits near my reading chair. It’s now torn, and very worn out from years of handling—but it still evokes in me boundless imagination opportunities and optimism. Many people look at what Chris is doing in Nashville and read what I have said here and think that we are grown up kids who love the escapism of cinema, or fantasy which has a grain of truth to it. But what do we want to escape from—and to what. Speaking for myself, I wish to escape from the clutches of those with undeveloped imaginations—people who avoid thinking rather than thriving from it. For me, a personal Millennium Falcon would allow me to leave those sluggish minds behind in a flight for the stars and the endless possibilities available outside of the laws comb-over politicians have constructed just to increase their power base. My wife has read Han Solo at Star’s End—in fact she’s read every Star Wars book ever written up to this point which is in the hundreds—and she understands why there are Millennium Falcon’s all over our bedroom. Many don’t because they failed to let novels like Han Solo at Star’s End capture their imaginations at a young age, or failed to enjoy a film like Star Wars for whatever reason. They lack the mechanism to enjoy those kinds of things and it is they who are weights on minds like mine. I want to escape from their limitations, their restrictions, and their lives stuck in quicksand of self-construction. The Millennium Falcon to me is freedom from all that, and a symbol against restriction because The Falcon is a pirate vessel built by illegal components that’s faster than anything regulations in the Republic or Empire would allow. And that’s why I love it, and why people like Chris are dedicating their lives to see a real life Millennium Falcon—even if they have to build the damn thing themselves. I sleep better at night knowing that there are people like Chris and his friends out there—beyond the reaches of those who use rules and regulations to mask the lack of imagination that plagues their thoughts like a cancer—and the democracies of tyranny that they create with good intentions imposed from faulty thinking. The Millennium Falcon is an escape from those who don’t understand and a celebration by those who do.
It took me over a week to watch Killing Kennedy, the film done by the National Geographic Channel and produced by Ridley Scott based on the best-selling novel by Bill O’Reilly. But I’m glad I finally got around to it on my DVR because I learned a few things. I am usually turned off by the whole Kennedy assassination issue because I think it took American focus off our self-reliance at a critical point in our history and I don’t like the collective sorrow that came out of the event. Also after Oliver Stone’s film from the early 90’s, there are a lot of questions surrounding Kennedy. Kennedy was a good president but he made a lot of mistakes, just like in his real life where he was too fast and loose with women, too connected to organized crime, opened the door for public sector unions to organize in government, but he did well during the Cuban Missile Crises, and setting the stage for the Space Race. So Kennedy is a mixed bag, and certainly wasn’t the worst President America ever had—but I don’t feel energized by him enough to study too deeply. When I think of Kennedy, I think of the struggle against communism and the 60s in general, and I hate both of those things, so I typically avoid references to the period except when they scream out for attention. O’Reilly’s book, and now the movie have successfully done exactly that—brought that attention to my eyes with screaming fury.
After watching Killing Kennedy it became obvious to me that many of the conspiracy theories floating around about the assassination come from the left—from sources like Oliver Stone. I did not know that Lee Harvey Oswald was such a staunch Marxist, even going to Russia to live and work for a while. Oswald had a Russian wife that he brought back to Dallas, and the source of his anger at Kennedy was in his hope that Cuba would succeed as a communist country. I have spoken often about this period in American history and how persistent communism was by many people—particularly the universities, and seeing Oswald behave the way he did toward communism was something I did not know, but fit perfectly into what I already knew about the period. The political left obviously does not want Oswald to be at fault for the Kennedy killing because they share with him a sympathy for communism, so they are looking for every other excuse they conger up away from the reality that Oswald was a communist nut case.
There were still many unanswered questions that will probably never be properly answered, as to why the FBI was so involved in Oswald’s life, and why Jack Ruby—a strip club owner was so passionate about the Kennedy killing to assassinate Oswald but O’Reilly like he does so often only looked at the evidence the way a journalist does, and those facts put on the shoulders of Lee Harvey Oswald a fanatic for Marxism who wanted the communists to succeed in Cuba and elsewhere in the world. Oswald saw Kennedy as a threat to that reality because of his stance against Cuba.
Many of these elements are present in our American life today. The political Left and Right back then had to deal with many Americans like Oswald who wanted to give communism a chance—so they bent a bit and moved to the left in both parties to take away the temptation of marching in the streets the way communists gained ground in places like Russia and China. I think this is why Kennedy gave public sector unions a chance through executive order to thrive—aside from the appeasement of the organized crime elements in his life. Kennedy’s vice-president LBJ, started the Great Society programs to take the edge off the communist threat rolling through American politics at the time. The results of this assault are seen today in the statist position of government against the people of the nation. Communism is clearly present in the modern education system, in the social programs of the 60s and all elements of progressivism. But Kennedy and LBJ thought they were fighting communism by yielding a bit to it, but what they really did was bend enough to allow elements of communism into American society to prevent more people like Lee Harvey Oswald from rising to prominence and trying to kill American politicians. Their appeasement took the edge off the hard-line communists, Marxists, and socialists—which were a much bigger problem in America than people think.
Bill O’Reilly is entirely too moderate for me, but I do watch him almost every night because he is as fair and balanced of a reporter as there is. He does let the facts speak, and it is his brand of journalism that I find attractive, and why he is one of the most successful best-selling authors in American history. I trust Bill O’Reilly, but I think he is too mild in his views. He is however a product of the 60’s, just like I am a product of the 80’s and tend to see things the way Ronald Reagan did—at least the act that came out of The White House. But the facts are the facts, and so long as facts drive the arguments, political ideology—or conviction is irrelevant—and O’Reilly can always be trusted to present the facts that are known, and reveal what they add up to.
I am glad to have seen Killing Kennedy—it was a good production that told a story of a dark period in American history and should be seen by everyone. It should be shown in schools, it should be shown by parents to their children, and grandparents to their entire clans during Thanksgiving—because it’s an important film that captures a very volatile period which we all share still. The effects of the politics of that period still resonate like ghosts haunting the house that the American Republic built—and the specters are ideologues of communism who are just as vicious and manipulative as Lee Harvey Oswald, just not as short-tempered and insecure to act on their hopes of violence. These ghosts act through legislation to achieve the same spread of Marxism to every corner of the globe—a strategy that was well beyond Oswald—a reality that only conspiracy theory can attempt to out-shine, because the Kennedy assassination was about a lot of things—but in the end it was about defending communism from an America that was the enemy of Marxist ideology—and supporters showed then as they do now, that they will do anything and harm anyone to advance their cause.
Nice job Bill “O.”
It is righteous to provide updates to the latest correspondence by the Lakota school board, especially when misdirection is involved. Below is a reply to a letter that was sent last week by my friend and No Lakota Levy supporter Graeme George. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW. The letter that Joan sent, who is the current president of the Lakota school board and one of the strongest advocates for higher taxes in the Liberty Twp, and West Chester area, indicates that the school board played no part in the levy antics that went on prior to the election which they won by less than 1%. The letter from Joan is a declaration of innocence and a statement of neutrality of any wrong doing in a close election. Yet it is clear from the Pulse Journal picture on the link above with Joan framed on the far right she was extremely active in pushing for levy passage. Since the school board is regulated by many laws preventing them from levy activism, they often rely on an inbred chain of command that does the dirty work for them, so that they can always have deniability—such as what Joan proclaims in the letter. So read the document for yourself dear reader, and then I’ll explain how the process works from my personal experience.
From: Joan Powell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:42 AM
To: ’Graeme C. George’; ‘Mantia, Karen’; ‘Dibble, Benjamin’; ‘Murray, Ray’; ‘O’Connor, Lynda’; ‘Powell, Joan’; ‘Shaffer, Julie’
Subject: RE: Lakota School District Levy – November 5, 2013.
Not a single dime of Lakota money was spent on signs in this campaign. Every sign was bought and paid for by a community committee who raised money from individuals. Nor do we condone the stealing of signs in any way and as a Board/District has no knowledge of these activities. These young men made poor choices and if proven guilty should pay the price of their crime. Sign stealing or damaging is not condoned or considered acceptable behavior.
Unfortunately every election is tainted by unwise actions by individuals, some young and some old. We allow the police to investigate, and the courts to dole out appropriate punishment. So far we have heard nothing that indicates that these incidents were coordinated in any way.
On behalf of the Board,
President, Lakota Board of Education
I must call attention now to the event which occurred to me personally on March 15th 2012 when I responded to the constant criticisms against me with a scathing diatribe directed at the perpetrators. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW. The school board had just suffered its third levy defeat and they had to break things loose. My affiliation with No Lakota Levy had just delivered a powerful wallop when they started Yes To Lakota Kids which garnered a lot of press coverage—particularly a Forbes article which got the attention of Lakota in a big way. CLICK TO REVIEW. The Forbes article came out on March 6. Upon seeing it, the school board became very concerned, so vice president of the board Julie Shafer went through my blog postings and found a response I had made in the wake of the Kroger Survey incident that she could use to attempt to smear me personally and posted it on her Facebook account specifically to encourage outrage among the levy supporters. CLICK TO REVIEW THE KROGER SURVEY. Up until this point my side and Lakota’s side had been fast and loose with the mudslinging, which was fine. They called me a greedy businessman and selfish meanie, and I called them latte sipping prostitutes with big asses. All’s fair in love and war, so it wasn’t a big deal. I had said far worse about Lakota and their supporters prior to Julie’s Facebook posting, but after March 6th, Lakota got scared—really scared because they saw what No Lakota Levy was up to, and they had to stop it, or fail to exist. They had to turn up the heat a lot and come after me in a way that was technically illegal, but from their perspective they had to. They had to maintain their emotional leverage upon the community, which the Yes To Lakota Kids was undermining—articulated in the Forbes article. The Lakota school board took personal action against me as activists to remove my name from contention hoping to destroy No Lakota Levy so that they could attempt another levy attempt during the summer of 2012. So Julie put up what I had said with the intent to create activism among the school levy supporters. That was her entire purpose.
Superintendent Karen Mantia then got on the phone and applied heavy pressure to what she considered “leaders of the community” with Patty Alderson being one—one of the wealthiest and most influential people in West Chester, and Cathy Stoker the West Chester trustee being another hoping to build a consensus against me of high-profile “women” a well-known progressive trick, the same one used against Mitt Romney during the latest presidential election—not because of what I said about levy supporters, PTA moms, or anything else, but because Mantia didn’t have an answer to the Forbes article. No Lakota Levy had reached out to the Community Foundation, which is a good group to partner up with because several No Lakota Levy people were on it, but well before March 6th they declined to be involved with No Lakota Levy because I was too divisive. This was before I ever said anything about them being prostitutes to their husbands or having asses the size of car tires. That came after the refusal to team up and the reasons provided, and was part of my pissed oftness in the blog posting which I couldn’t reveal without throwing some of my friends under the bus. So No Lakota Levy started their own charitable group which led to the Forbes article causing major political issues. It didn’t take much at that point for Mantia to call in support and convince Alderson to speak against me at a school board meeting that following Monday, as reported loyally by The Cincinnati Enquirer. Patti Alderson, board chair and CEO of the Community Foundation of West Chester and Liberty Townships, complained about my comments publicly to the board, which she had never done before until right after the Forbes article. Alderson said she wanted to clarify that her group, which also raises money for needy Lakota students, had no affiliation with Yes To Lakota Kids. Then West Chester Trustee Catherine Stoker said to the Enquirer that “the language used by Mr. Hoffman is not only egregiously offensive, but reflects badly on the No Lakota group that Mr. Hoffman supports.” From there a host of other women stoked directly by the Lakota school board said about me, “I was very disgusted by the blog Rich Hoffman posted,” said Lakota school mother Kim Hesselgesser. “I was also very saddened for this extremely disturbed man. To me it is evident that he has some agenda that goes far beyond increased school taxes. Although I hate the fact that he is getting exactly what he wants – a lot of media attention. I feel it is worthwhile to make the public aware of who they are truly supporting when placing No Lakota signs in their yards. Pro levy or no levy…is that the type of person you want leading a group in our community?” said Hesselgesser. Then there was another, Laura Sanders of Liberty Township said “Mr. Hoffman uses misogynistic and vile language when addressing women and mothers because most teachers are in fact, women and mothers. “He wants the public to think that he is merely attempting to rein in public school spending, but his underlying mission is really one of hatred and fear of women earning decent salaries. He alone is the destructive force behind the last three levy failures, and I hope this … convinces the women in our community that he is not a rational or credible source for the counterpoint argument,” said Sanders.
Again, nothing I said in those particular blog postings were things I haven’t said before publicly, and privately. Yet the timing is important because it all centers on the positive press that Yes To Lakota Kids received particularly after the Forbes article. The school board had no comment for the paper; they instead let Patty, Cathy, Kim and Laura do their talking for them. But, all those people were brought together by Karen Mantia and the antics of Julie Shafer indirectly from the Lakota school board. They could not win the debate, so they took a page out of an event that had just happened to Rush Limbaugh over the Fluke controversy. I know this first-hand because people close to Julie have told me; Lakota hoped to force me into a weakened public apology the same way Limbaugh was forced to do, as I was using a similar strategy as Rush Limbaugh. However, I’m not Rush Limbaugh. As No Lakota Levy did want to distance themselves for predictable reasons in a similar way that sponsors left Rush Limbaugh’s show Julie and the gang do not know of the events that led up to my comments in the first place where I told my friends that the “fat assed bitches were hurting children to extort money from the Lakota community and they needed to be stopped!” I made that comment when I learned that No Lakota Levy would be on their own in helping kids with their sports fees, about the same time that I learned a bunch of levy whores gathered at the Kroger Marketplace smearing my name to everyone who entered the building that they could get to talk to them. The phantom hand of the Lakota school board was involved in all these activities, and I could either take it, or tell them what I thought of them. Regardless, Lakota was going to try to go for a new levy because they refused to deal with their teacher’s union collective bargaining contract which was causing the tax increase requests. Lakota had already been beaten in several elections and never did answer the questions posed by No Lakota Levy. They simply did as Obama does, and that is ignore all unpleasant information and cover up their involvement with perpetual deniability. So what did I have to lose? Nothing. I had a book coming out soon unrelated to education and I wanted separation from education issues, and the controversy helped sell a few extra copies. So it was no skin off my back, and the fan fair delayed the levy vote for two years, which was very good for the Lakota community.
So when Joan says that the school board had nothing to do with the sign theft, and the pro levy activity regarding money and other pro levy activity, what she means is that their hands didn’t directly participate—but that they do passively participate through the channels described above.
That story is just one of many. It is not the exception, it is the rule. I have no doubt that through similar channels, the Lakota school board encouraged fundraising for the pro tax position, they encouraged sign theft, and they helped create a culture of maliciousness through their inner circles. They have legal deniability, but they are indirectly guilty. When Joan said in her post-election comments that many things “set the stage,” part of what she is talking about is described above. She has done a lot of table setting. On the fourth attempt, I did my own thing while No Lakota Levy tried to be fair and righteous, which was a Lakota strategy, to take the edge off the rhetoric which they couldn’t match. And the sign stealing was just as bad as it always was. The media were in Lakota’s corner, and the money flowed into the Pro Levy movement through channels shaped by the school board. Joan didn’t do the work directly through the board, but around the edges in the way that Julie put out the article I had written with the same intentions to create activism among their supporters.
That event I was involved in was the most personal example I have of how these kinds of things occur, so I can speak from the authority of experience. That is why I can call “bullshit” on Joan’s comments in her letter. Legally, she and her school board are covered. They have done no wrong under the law—but through whispers and notes under the desk, they’ve had others do it for them, so that the evidence could never be traced back to them. That is how they pass school levies—not through proper justification of income management, but through manipulation, deceit, and an arrogance that is socially destructive. It is important to remember that it is these people who run the schools that teach our children, and these are the measures they think are acceptable to get what they want. It should then come as no surprise when some of the students under their care try to hurt other people with coercion, or find themselves on the bad side of fate, because the kids are learning it somewhere, and the guilt falls squarely on school boards like the one at Lakota. They want the responsibility of being the center of the community. They can take the fall when things go bad. Letters like the one Joan wrote mean nothing to those who actually know how things work, and now you dear reader know it too.
I felt sorry for a number of Americans when President Obama attempted to apologize for the health care debacle over this last week. I know many people who have already lost their insurance plans, and this is before the employer mandate. Many more will be coming. My wife and I lost ours, but it really doesn’t affect us—because we never use it. We don’t go to the doctor. Over the years, we have practiced self medicine including major repairs to lacerations. I practically Super Glued my children together as they were growing up so to avoid the entanglements of the health care system which at the time was the best in the world. Ben Franklin lived into his 80s with no medical industry, and my grandparents lived into their 70s seldom ever going to the doctor, and this is the position my wife and I have taken. We’d rather live free or die. If a major illness hits us, we’ll take the later to preserve the former. And we don’t live sheltered lives. I ride a motorcycle every day of my life, and I ride it very fast. I ride it even in the snow and ice. She and I both live our lives dancing on broken glass knowing that it could break at any moment—and we’re OK with it. We carried health insurance at a premium of a few hundred bucks a month just in case—and now with the Obamacare issue; it is no longer worth it. I don’t like waiting in lines at the TSA controlled airports, I don’t like lines at the state controlled license bureau, so I’m sure not going to stand in line to have some state controlled doctor stick a thermometer in my ass. It wasn’t going to happen before Obamacare, so it certainly isn’t going to happen now.
However, many people do go to the doctor which these days are basically sales reps for the pharmaceutical industry. I find it rare to have a conversation with anybody in 2013 that isn’t on some sort of prescription medicine whether it be heart disease, cancer, or some sort of depression—and most of those are contrived by a doctor to simply bring cash flow into a pharmaceutical company that offers a drug for the ailment. Once such drugs are introduced to the human body the cell structure just like welfare recipients in real life become dependent and start to rely on the pharmaceutical drug. This is good for Walgreens and the Kroger Pharmacy, but it is bad for the bodies of the people taking the drugs. Drugs are welfare for the body, and once they are addicted to the supplement, the immune system no longer functions the way it was designed to. My position on medicine is the same as my social policies against welfare—hand outs, social safety nets, and third-party care make people weak, and the best way to overcome tragedy and illness is to fight through it as an individual. However, many of my friends do have bodies that are addicted to these drugs, they have cancer, and other diseases that the pharmaceutical companies offer relief in the form of medicine, and they are now addicted to those companies and the doctors who prescribed them. So Obamacare is a very real fear they have because incomes have not gone up, food prices are out of the roof, fuel costs have been too high, and health insurance has cost too much. To me, $200 dollars a month is too high, however at the start of the New Year 2014 many of my friends with cancelled policies will pay $500 to $600 dollars for their needed health coverage which is in essence a car payment—except they won’t get the car.
If many of my friends could have bought a new car prior to 2014, they would have—but didn’t because they couldn’t afford the $300 dollars a month extra on top of all their other obligations. So what makes President Obama believe that everyone will be able to pay $300 more a month on insurance? Where is that money going to come from? The answer is that he knows in the back of his mind that they don’t have it. He is using the classic Cloward and Piven strategy of fiscal collapse in order to bring about massive social changes which is a strategy created at Columbia University where Obama supposedly went to college. Obamacare is designed to crush the lives of the people who will have to pay $600 a month or more to get the same coverage they were getting at $300 a month. The extra money is going to pay for the policy of those who didn’t have insurance to begin with—it is wealth redistribution to the maximum extreme.
My wife and I will pay the penalty of $90 and we will get nothing—absolutely nothing for that money. Before Obamacare, I at least had some health coverage in case something really bad happened, but now I don’t. And where will the $180 dollars in penalties that my wife and I are forced to pay go—to the insurance of some destitute scum bag, crack whore, or obese food addict that purposely lived their life poorly—made bad decisions which made them dependent on government. I don’t want to help those people make their lives worse by helping them do it—yet through the government; I am being forced against my will to give money to those idiots for some ridiculous “greater good,” as defined by government.
Obamacare is a communist backdoor attempt. History will view it the same way as the Russian Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd—only the cries for communism won’t come from the city streets of a working class looking for equality against the perceived bourgeoisie but from the government addicts who want Obama to steal from the smart, wise, and healthy to fix the broken, sick and stupid. Nationalized health care is a progressive—(communist) dream and is designed to collapse the economy of America with the same ideology that was supposedly behind the World Trade Center bombing. American health care was the best in the world and was driven by the finest economy on planet earth. To attack it is to strike at the symbol of economic health that it once represented and to slowly destroy the American economy from the inside out. The $300 dollars that most people will have to pay extra for health insurance in 2014 is outright theft, and a nudge further to the political left of the entire nation. Obama and his minions know that many people currently addicted to pharmaceutical drugs will become more ill, they will even die because of his decision—but he doesn’t care—because he knew in the beginning as did the rest of them, that there would be casualties in this progressive advance. They only care if the causalities happen to their political enemies as opposed to those who support them.
So when you get your insurance bill in 2014, you are seeing an all out assault on American life—and more specifically your life. You are seeing the results of communism coming through the back door instead of the front and trying to catch you while otherwise distracted. And Obama knows what he’s doing. He might feel the bite of it presently when he has to speak to the press, or the people, but he knew from the beginning what Obamacare was—and it isn’t American. It is good to be nice, and civil to others. It is even nice to be compassionate. I do feel sorry for the street-walker, the homeless degenerate, and the typical gas station attendant. I stopped in a convenience store the other day to buy a Mello Yello for lunch and paused to watch the intellect of the cashier and a line of destitute souls buying lottery tickets. If I could have captured the intellect of the 7 people talking I might have been able to power an old IBM 386 computer between all of them. I felt sorry for those people, but I also realized that they were who they were by their own decisions. They chose to smoke too many cigarettes during their teen years, they chose to not read books and instead develop leisure time activities centered on drugs and alcohol. They chose to live off of government instead of trying to earn a real income because they are generally lazy. They chose to ride a bus instead of driving a car, or to live in government housing when they could own a home. They chose not to build their intellects, but to live as parasites off others who do have developed intelligence. I feel sorry for them not for what they are, but for what they could have been, and in their lives, it’s too late. Most of them could not redeem themselves within a lifetime, so they don’t even try. They effectively ruined their lives before ever getting started and it is these people who the government wants to chain the rest of the country to out of compassion. That is a bad strategic decision, nationally.
I won’t be participating in Obamacare. I’ll pay my fine like I throw money at a toll booth driving through Chicago, or paying taxes to a stupid public school but I won’t participate further and I’ll find a way to get my wasted money back through some tax dedication that is perfectly legal. I’ll get my money back one way or the other—but I won’t participate. I do however feel sorry for those who are trapped; their bodies are addicted to pharmaceutical drugs and have conditions that their immune systems can no longer fight without Walgreens help. Obamacare will sink them, and it is quite on purpose. Barack Obama knows it—he is feeling the pain of it, but collapse of American health care was the goal from the beginning—and nobody should kid themselves otherwise. He can apologize, lie, manipulate and otherwise deceive, but the truth is coming out ever so slowly, and it will have a major impact on virtually everyone who lives in America. The only way out at this point is to replace the members of the House and Senate during the 2014 election so that a total repeal is possible. But short of that, 2014 will be very painful financially for nearly everyone we know as neighbors, friends, or otherwise. And there is no escape this time.
It is important to understand the kind of person who voted in favor of the school levy at Lakota, and many other places during the latest election. Once the results were in at Lakota, I received a parade of arrogant emails by statist pro tax supporters, and one of them I found particularly fascinating. Below I included a couple of days of comments that Jim from Lakota left me so to examine the mentality of the typical levy supporter. I have displayed only Jim’s comments as they were given to me omitting my responses so not to confuse his dialogue and the psychosis behind it. Jim below was so happy that he had gained the legal ability to steal my money. He resorted to name calling and rhetorical statements which centered on the standard labor union positions of—greed, statism, and “majority” democratic rule. It is not by accident that Jim said virtually everything that Superintendent Mantia said after the election because they are all functioning progressives—which is a direct allusion to classic communism. The fascinating aspect of Jim at the end of his comments is that he actually calls himself “pretty conservative.” He is the kind of person that is destroying our modern world, and he actually feels entitled to be as parasitic as the government will allow him. He supports aspects of American life that would have been despised 60 to 70 years ago, yet he is now representative of a “majority,” and he is proud of it.
His first comments begin of course after the election results were confirmed. He couldn’t wait to inform me he had gained through democracy the ability to steal my money, then when pressed on that statement, he resorted to the “greater good” mentality by framing me as “greedy.” The conversation only became more revealing from there. Read for yourself.
|Submitted on 2013/11/06 at 3:24 am | In reply to overmanwarrior.Been waiting 5 years for this….ha ha hahaNovembra, LOLFinally, the majority has come to their senses and no longer want to see their community suffer because of no good politicians that haven’t solved this problem.Call you local congressman. Get him on this , try putting energy into making real changes that don’t hurt our children.Later, you have no issue to get attention anymore. We know you won’t he contacting our local rep to actually do something.|
|Submitted on 2013/11/06 at 12:09 pm | In reply to overmanwarrior.Yeah, greed, your last statement proves it. As long as you want something from ME.Yep , you are greedy and could Cate less about the children of Lakota.Have “fun” paying those taxes. LOL|
|Submitted on 2013/11/06 at 9:31 pm | In reply to overmanwarrior.Does the divorce mean you are leaving? Good riddance…LOL|
|Submitted on 2013/11/06 at 9:32 pm | In reply to Dan.Yeah, excellent with distinction for so many years just isn’t good enough…LOL, waaaahhh|
|Submitted on 2013/11/06 at 9:36 pm | In reply to overmanwarrior.Oh and by the way, you love the roads that the group hug democracy created. You like the military that the group hug created. How about the freedoms your group hug democracy has created and protects. Funny, you hate the excellent with distinction school district that helps your property values. Someone is greedy and miserable…|
|Submitted on 2013/11/07 at 12:53 am | In reply to overmanwarrior.Well since you’d rather fly than drive and don’t need the military. You probably don’t need the group hug created by the police and fire. So, please call them both. Tell the fore department that if your house catches fire, you got it covered with your garden hose.
And if someone commits a crime against you, you’ll do the detective work.
No need to use those group hug union thugs.
Go for it Mr. I don’t need govt. Give them a call. Let us know when you’ve done it.
Divorce the police and fire. They can leave you if you get in a wreck too.Nice thinker..Hmmmmm.LOL
|Submitted on 2013/11/07 at 1:08 am | In reply to overmanwarrior.And further more. I don’t want to pay for your protection the police provide. I want a divorce from them. they should not patrol your Neighborhood. Why should I pay for the gas and their salary? If the fire dept pulls you out a bad wreck with the jaws of life. Heck, I shouldnt pay for that! Why?Same logic you are using against the schools. And yes, valuable educated people that benefit society are providedby the lLakota schools. So , you are benefitting from their products. Now , if you live in Cincinnati, I would sympathize somewhat.|
|Submitted on 2013/11/07 at 2:03 am | In reply to overmanwarrior.Ok, make sure you contact them to make them aware. Also, put a note in your car to make sure they don’t transport you no matter what condition you are in.
And while your at it, don’t use any roads crested by the govt, nor buy products created by people that went to public schools, products of the government.
And, get off the internet, that was created by a govt funded university.
Oh, and any medical advancements found by govt dollars, don’t use those.
Just go live somewhere put in the woods you rebel, eating totally off the land.
Yeah, the government really sucks.
Funny, you use George Lang as a promotion for your book about corrupt politicians. LOL, irony
|Submitted on 2013/11/07 at 2:48 am | In reply to overmanwarrior.Oh and to further make you look Luke the liar and delusional fool you ate.Prefer to fly huh?He and his wife enjoy marathon motorcycle trips and is most recently proud of a trip to Key West where they covered over 3000 miles in less than 7 daysGet off the PUBLIC WORKER created roads Rich.Divorce the all public services.I’m tired of paying for your road use for your marathon motorcycle trips causing wear and tear on roads.LOL, stick a fork in you rich. Youll never publish this comment, you are done!|
|Submitted on 2013/11/07 at 11:47 am | In reply to overmanwarrior.Excuse it away. You want the govt services that only YOU see as a benefit to YOU.
Does govt get way too involved, hell yeah. I’m pretty conservative. I don’t vote either party because they are both morons.
You don’t see how educating children benefits our society. You bash teacher unions. Why? Because they make 60,000 average?? Seriously?Don’t tell me you are one of those tea party hypocrits. You’ll bash unions but go and watch major league baseball or football which have union “thugs” too.
Guess some athlete making millions playing a game is more important than some “bitchy” teacher. Again, this thinking is selfish and about YOU., your enjoyment.Stick a fork is an expression. Not a threat, not sure how in the world you’ve never heard that before.
Jim obviously chose to ignore all the facts that were presented to him as a voter and favored instead the progressive ideology of public education, that they are the care takers of children, and that endless supplies of money should be thrown in that direction in order to support his beliefs.
Many facts contrary to what Jim cited as reasons to vote for a school levy were provided yet he ignored them all. He chose ignorance so that he could believe what the so-called majority believed, which is an opinion shaped by years of labor union practices. Those labor unions were brought to America under a communist plot—the evidence is indisputable. Yet Jim believes that it is perfectly alright to steal my money because he along with others wish to take it. I do not pay higher taxes to Lakota by choice. I didn’t move to the district knowing the tax rate—they have been changed by outsiders through elections migrating to the district from progressive parts of the country over many years. Yet Jim feels entitled to insist that I move out of the community because he wants higher taxes, yet I was here first. I have been a stable force at Lakota; it is people like Jim who have been the variable. When I protested that theft, he then called me greedy—which is the standard progressive argument for everything. Jim is not part of a progressive conspiracy—but he has been instructed to become part of one through his education, his associates, and his politics.
The case has been made clearly; the most dangerous predator against young people is the public school system where pedophile teachers have a smorgasbord of innocent young minds to feed off of, and all too often they do. One of the most dangerous and destructive things a parent could do to a child is send them to a public school. Yet the government school of Lakota sold itself as a safe haven for children—and that more money would only guarantee more safe learning for kids.
What many don’t question is that it is not the corrosive teachers who are most dangerous; it is the things that the poor little kids learn while in public school. The bright minds of children with infinite possibilities before them moments before they attend their first day of kindergarten are destroyed bit by bit with each day that they attend public school. Why, because of Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW. Children naturally want to be at the front of the “train.” Public education teaches them to place their minds, and imaginations into the back and this ruins them for life. What people like Jim, Joan Powell and Mantia think are good, are only good for their political beliefs. What’s good for a human being is totally different. Public schools destroy minds, they don’t enhance them.
Think of all the people you know dear reader—how many of them are really alive—I mean REALLY alive? Yet they all started as bright-eyed young children. What happened to them? Public education…………the kind of public education that Jim supports. It only leads a mind to the kind of thinking shown above, a mixed up contraption of conservative politics, communism, labor union thuggery, statism, followed by tabloid entertainment driven by small mindedness. The people who succeeded most at public education are not happy adults. Look around and name one successful, happy example. Name one! Name one greatly successful person who got that way because of public education. Nobody can do it……….because they don’t exist. Yet Jim swears by it and feels entitled to write me to rub my nose in his victory.
Levy supporters are horrible people. They support a structure of learning that is destroying our world and they are proud of the path to hell they are paving. They are even pompous about it. Jim and his people are happy to have been given by government the ability to steal my money for a product I don’t support, which actually perpetuates violence and the destruction of children’s minds. Normally I would be very angry with Jim for his arrogance, but the next day after the election I was watching my grandson learn to climb the steps of our house and was amazed to watch all the little neurons in his brain kicking on. Everything is an adventure to a child, and I reflected how much I wish that human beings maintained their childlike curiosity well into their adulthoods. That they don’t can only be blamed on public education which seeks to put weights on the wings of learning. The moment a child enters those vile institutions, their learning ability becomes stifled. It won’t happen to my grandson, he will have no choice but to reach for greatness and see adventure with every breath of his life. But for people like Jim, he is the total of more than 20 years of mental destruction and I suddenly felt sorry for the poor fool. My thoughts of painting the sides of buildings with blood went away when I thought of how sad and pathetic Jim sounded in his comments to me, and could see clearly the source of his thinking. It would be terrible to be trapped inside the mind of a person like Jim—the typical school levy supporter who has lost the ability to think, process data, and learn. It wasn’t that Jim didn’t read the information No Lakota Levy provided, he just couldn’t because his mind had been turned off by public education. The information against the levy was placed before their very eyes and they were not only unable to read it, but not willing. Their minds were so sluggish that they simply allowed other people to think for them. People like Jim just repeat like a parrot what modern politicians say, what the unions write down as bullet points, and whatever Hannah Montana from The Pulse happens to write in the newspaper. They are non-thinking slugs inept by their own faulty minds and I feel bad for them the way I’d feel bad for the victims of a terrible car crash, or the trapped occupants of a burning building unable to see for themselves how to escape. Jim is doomed to a terrible life because his mind is broken, and his thoughts fragmented concoctions. Like chirping birds hungry for a new worm from their mother government Jim and his clan of levy supporters screamed for a new tax. They didn’t care where the money came from—that it was stolen from someone else. They only care that it goes into their mouths to fill their bellies. They didn’t care because their mind as adult’s no longer think—and that in itself is a terrible tragedy.
My anger at public education can be traced back to this solitary trait, that I see it not enhancing the lives of children, but destroying them. It saddens me to speak to an illiterate adult that has actually devolved from the average 4-year-old mentally. Due to this observation it is impossible to endorse public education unless you are a brain-dead sloth—which it appears Jim is. That is the only conclusion that could be made after reading Jim’s comments and studying critically the meaning behind his thoughts. School levy supporters are not just bad people who are metaphorically stupid—they are literally stupid, victims of minds that have been destroyed by public education. And they are too stupid to even know better the way an insect doesn’t understand that it’s caught in a spider’s web, or caught in the current of a swimming pool to be consumed within the filtration system forgotten forever to the world. Minds like Jim’s are no different, they have degenerated year by year from age five to arrive an illiterate mess to adulthood with Frankenstein ideals, none of them self-motivated. It is just tragic. I do forget sometimes that not everyone is awake, that many people like Jim are happy being blissfully ignorant and led about by the stupid, corrupt, and tyrannical because their minds have long left them. It is to the stupid that public schools like Lakota appeal to, and they know how they think, because they taught them. School levy supporters like Jim are simply trapped by government into believing anything they are told, because they are witless to question their reality—and that is even more tragic than a new tax of stolen money from the unwilling. At least people who are robbed of their money by people like Jim still have minds to become outraged and see it as an imposition. It is the biggest difference between the levy supporter and the non levy supporter; one still thinks for themselves, the other allows institutions to do that thinking for them. Instead of wanting to pummel people like Jim for their aggression against me and obvious attempt to rub in a victory from his type of voting slug, I can only watch Jim trapped in a system of his own ignorance as he lives his life consumed like a bug in a spider’s web by the mental acuity which placed him there in the first place. For a fleeting second I feel sorry for him because it must be terrible to be so damn stupid.
It looks like I’ll get to see the next Star Wars Episode 7 with my family at the new Liberty Center movie theater as the release date is now December 18th 2015. This is exciting news for me as my family loves Star Wars. Philosophically, Star Wars if very healthy stuff full of optimism for human potential. George Lucas has done something quite marvelous with it, he has combined the raw selfish energy of Han Solo—who is unquestionably Randian, and merged his usefulness with all the comparative religions of the world embodied in The Force. I have said many things about Star Wars and the impact it has on our society upon these pages because I see it as a cultural phenomena that has the potential to produce a seismic shift in human consciousness, and I’m going to say things here that I think will give people a lot of hope. I’ve been holding off until after the election to address some of these exciting developments, but I know you dear reader need a shot in the arm—so I intend to give it to you.
As I’ve discussed on several occasions I would say the most formal schooling I had which I didn’t consider a waste of time was the ten years I spent studying comparative religion and world mythology. The most important person in my life and primary motivator of my ideals has been and will always be Joseph Campbell. My parents did a good job of giving me value, but my intellectual development came from Campbell. What he did in the middle of the progressive era was quite astonishing. He was a conservative who had a following of radical hippies in search of meaning, and Campbell was able to transcend all those ideologies with an intellectual pursuit that has shaped our modern world. One of those nutty hippies was George Lucas—who wasn’t like the rest of the drug induced film makers studying under Francis Ford Coppola in San Francisco. He was a race car driver who had nearly died in a car wreck and had his life flash before his eyes with an intellectual hunger that was moving at a million miles an hour. It was in this period that Lucas discovered Campbell’s epically important book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, the most important book in my personal library. I spent ten years reading Campbell and was for a time a member of The Joseph Campbell Foundation while George Lucas sat on as a board of director. Campbell had died in 1987 but ten years later we had a big meeting in Washington D.C. which for me was a personal odyssey similar to The Wizard of Oz. Upon arriving at “OZ” I discovered that everyone was far from epic in their intellectual standards and had become mere cult-like followers of Campbell, which left me feeling as if I pulled back the curtain of an entire intellectual industry and discovered a decrepit old man attempting to appear greater than he really was.
I always took my kids to these kinds of things, which pissed off everyone as Campbell’s wife Jean had never had a child. There were no kids at the big meeting of the minds and they resented me for bringing them. But as a father, I always delivered to my kids the opportunity to live their own life of adventure without restriction of intellectual limits, and I wanted them to meet the kind of people who molded public sentiment. After the meeting, my family broke off to do our own thing and we didn’t socialize further with the Campbell followers. It was Halloween in Washington D.C. and my plan was to take my kids Trick or Treating. We went to a neighborhood in Chevy Chase, but my kids refused to go up to a single door because they didn’t trust the neighborhood and felt out of their element. So we went back to our hotel and I improvised. Using lessons learned from Joseph Campbell I decided to give my children a mythic experience, since that was what Trick or Treating was supposed to entail. While the Joseph Campbell Foundation members were down the hall trying to resurrect his dead spirit with chants and hand-holding, my kids went trick or treating at our hotel door. They were only 6 and 7 years old at the time and my wife was worried that we were ruining one of their precious Halloweens of their youth by being on the road. So I dressed up as a different character that opened the door each time my kids visited. I’d give them candy then they’d run down the hall of the hotel giving me time to change into a different costume, then they’d come back. I used everything I could find inside that hotel room to try to appear as a different person, or (creature) each time they arrived at the door proclaiming, “trick or treat!”
To this day, as recently as this latest Halloween where they are now girls in their twenties, they still talk about that Halloween in Washington as being their favorite—and it was a one man show put on by me exclusively. My wife did help a couple of times as I struggled to find new costumes with what was inside our room. The reason my children loved that Halloween so much was because I gave them a mythic experience, something that was representative of reality but spoke of higher ideals beyond temporal existence—which is what most everyone in one form or another yearns for. Some people look for it in sex, love, career, drunkenness, financial power, or in eating—but everyone is looking for meaning to each breath they take.
Star Wars is the best embodiment in the modern world of human meaning. It is mythology that goes well beyond a simple blockbuster film intended to make money for the Disney Company. It has an importance that is unfathomable to contemporary thinking, and is a gift from George Lucas that only he could have come up with after surviving his devastating car wreck. He lived a life of extremes; he was a race car driver, and an avid reader who wanted to be an anthropologist. Those two radically opposite ideals are what make Star Wars so important to the human race. The reason is that Star Wars is about values, and conveying those values through a story, which is the heart of all mythologies. Star Wars because it was set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away is able to transcend religious temperament here on earth and explore the meaning of value with conflict removed. Such an example would be of whose version of religion is correct Muslims or Christians. Star Wars explores the same values without violating people’s religious beliefs which is all too often the greatest hindrance to understanding. So it is far more than just another movie, it has the power through its story to transform culture—and I predict that these new films will do just that.
When the first Star Wars film came out in 1977 America was in the middle of the Carter administration, Nixon had just been impeached, and gas prices were too high causing long lines at the pumps. Iran was moving aggressively against America on multiple fronts and the USSR was trying to inject communism into America through every open sore. A New Hope followed quickly by 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back changed Hollywood and by their own merit kick started the 1980’s and the Reagan presidency. The way those movies captured the imagination of the world was a form that only mythology could generate. Star Wars is bigger than Star Trek which explores ideals in an interesting way. Star Wars is purely about mythology and the power of it to convey complicated messages. For the same reasons that my daughters loved that particular Trick or Treat event in Washington D.C. as little girls, Star Wars for many people no matter how jaded, is their “mythic experience,” and they can’t get enough of it. Star Wars is about values.
When George Lucas wrote the character of Han Solo played by Harrison Ford, he thought of all the motor heads he knew from his racing days. Lucas unquestionably had read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, and Han Solo was his answer to a Randian archetype. He meant for Han Solo to be won over by altruism conveyed through Luke Skywalker during the course of the movies and learn how to think of others first—it is the classic sacrifice and the bliss stuff so crucial to Joseph Campbell’s writings. That was before Lawrence Kasden got a hold of Lucas’ script and made Han Solo one of the most compelling characters in the history of film—unintentionally becoming the ultimate hero of the entire saga. In fact, what is missing from Return of the Jedi and the prequal films is a Han Solo type of character. Lucas attempted to humble Solo a bit by the third film, and it came out a bit flat. Even though Lucas intended to make an altruistic film out of Star Wars, the values of the characters took on a life of their own and became their own mythic experience. Lucas being enough of a lover of capitalism wisely let the story take on the form that THE FORCE intended and let things develop along their market value. Harrison Ford went on to become an international sensation while Mark Hamill even though he was the star of the films, got lost in the shadows.
The new films are being written again by Kasden, and the implications of this are quite extraordinary. Kasden is a very, talented story-teller who clearly understands mythology in ways that are different from George Lucas and very complimentary. Harrison Ford, Hamill, Fisher and many of the original cast will be back for the new films, and Ford appears to have a multi picture deal with Disney, so the Millennium Falcon will survive well into the future of the Star Wars franchise it would seem. The Falcon is the most important space ship ever created, even more so than the Space Shuttle. It is a modern-day pirate ship and symbol of freedom and rebellion in the Star Wars universe, and is one of the most recognizable objects on planet earth. If I had to take a bet, I would say more people know more about the Falcon than who their local congressman is. They probably know more about the Millennium Falcon than most of their own family members. Disney wisely is beginning to flex their mythological muscle already announcing that they are building a full-scale replica of the Millennium Falcon at their Anaheim Park in California prompting this guy below to declare:
This has been my life long dream… to walk in a full-scale replica of the Millennium Falcon. After this, I can die a content middle-aged man.
Well, I reflect his sentiment. I’m right there with him and the hundreds if not thousands of others who share his opinion. I have not been shy about my love for the Millennium Falcon. My current favorite place in the whole world physical and virtual is aboard the ship I have on the game The Old Republic which is very similar to the Millennium Falcon. I understand why people are so excited about a full-scale Millennium Falcon at Disneyland, it is for them a mythic experience. I will love taking my grandchildren aboard a Millennium Falcon looking up at it from the foot of the loading ramp. That will be magnificent.
After eight years of Obama no matter what their political affiliation, people are tired. People don’t like communism and socialism, and for nearly 16 years, the United States government has forced heavy doses of socialism upon America growing government in ways that modern mythology has failed to capture. Television shows reflect too often statism, music is too political, and our court system is loaded with greedy lawyers trying to make mountains out of mole hills taking advantage of ACLU cases. Millions of online gamers have retreated from the real world to the virtual one to escape the tyranny of statism—because no place else is dealing with the mythic experience they require to comprehend the forces at play in their lives—except Star Wars.
When the next wave of Star Wars hits in 2014 with the Disney XD television show titled Rebels, it will have all the familiar signs of the past, the positive social impact, the economic stimulation, the cultural desire for goodness and fighting evil on behalf of justice. But this time a Disney financial machine in need of a new wave of revenue will use its considerable power for good because for the first time in decades the market need for goodness will line up with the needed greed of corporate interests and will benefit society in countless ways. It won’t be just a movie that comes out, but a mythological experience that will engulf most levels of human existence, and will be one of the greatest vehicles of capitalism displayed in a number of years.
Hollywood as a whole is in trouble. Labor agreements with the various entertainment unions will paralyze the industry in the coming years—within four years to be specific. Several studios will go out of business like the many steel and auto manufacturers of the past—collapsed by the labor unions and their collective bargaining agreements. Money men won’t risk their money if they have to share too much wealth and will move on to other forms of revenue streams—likely oversea investments. The reason Star Wars moved to December 18th, aside from gaining an extra 6 months to do post production work, was to avoid soaking up the money that can be made off the next Avengers film, and other big movies like Jurassic Park 4, and the Superman VS. Batman. Once Warner Brothers and Disney have played out the superhero films, and the stars demand larger fees under union rules, there won’t be many other large projects that can carry the type of box office numbers these big action films produce. The union wages being so high forces great box office turnout, and people aren’t going to line up to see the newest Oprah film, or romantic comedy getting box office numbers that justify the investment. This is going to crush Hollywood, because the revenue stream won’t keep going. Disney however has Star Wars, and they can hedge their labor costs with theme park revenue. Without those theme parks, Disney would be victim to the same kind forces that the other studios are going to face—parasitic labor union practices. Because of the vacuum of power that the Hollywood left will have in this period, they will be forced to compete with Star Wars, which is a force for good—or they will be financially crushed. The string of progressive films that have been projected upon the silver screen for two decades now will abate, because capitalism will force their hand to abandon their liberal ideals the same way that Lucas had to re-think Han Solo as a character—because the market drove the character’s importance.
Behind all this is a rather solid formula that Joseph Campbell outlined in his life’s work on comparative mythology. That work directly shapes the kind of stories that are told in the various Star Wars formats, whether it be film, television, books, gaming, or comics—the need for the stories are what matter most, and the reason for the need. Once those things are understood, they can be explored in the story telling process. That is precisely what is going to happen when the first Star Wars film hits in 2015. A market need is going to be fulfilled in a big way, and that need was created by anxiety driven through lack of mythological coordination. Statist governments have attempted to suppress that mythological need and reshape it in their own image—and they have foolishly attempted to force it down society’s throat without listening to the market needs. In the Star Wars equivalent, if government had been in George Lucas’ shoes, they would have forced the Luke Skywalker angle and suppressed the Han Solo one—and what they would have ended up with would be something along the lines of the prequels—entertaining, nice to look at, but lacking the kind of meaning that makes grown men want to walk through a full-scale Millennium Falcon as their life goal. It says a lot that a fictional space ship that is over 30 years old has more mythological meaning than any other creation proposed over that same span of time. The Falcon represents rebellion, defiance, speed, and freedom—that is why people love it. And as long as those symbols exist in our society, statist government will not succeed. So when Star Wars hits the new theater at Liberty Center, and a wave of excitement emits in a way that few people have seen in their lifetimes, more than a movie will be presented. A mythology will be offered, and that is more powerful than all the weapons of the world—because weapons are built to destroy the will of an enemy with fear. Mythology is designed to build a mind up to withstand the fears they are presented with, and in a perpetual game of tug and war between those two forces one that is generally regulated to only religions and some mild forms of entertainment, the other is supported by large governments with the endless ability to steal the money of their tax payers to support their grip on power. Star Wars does what only mythology without the congestion of focus on the afterlife can achieve, and that is to bring the mind to what it truly craves which is freedom, innovation, and rebellion against those who seek to suppress it.
I can’t freaking wait!