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Why Hollywood, and Karl Marx, are Idiots: The wonders of American excess

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I watched the Academy Awards for all of 10 minutes.  When the first award went to Dallas Buyers Club for a supporting actor role in a film that featured HIV issues and a cross dresser, I turned it off and went back to my books.  The Academy had snubbed the films I liked in 2013, particularly the Man of Steel and the Wolf of Wall Street, so I lost interest in less than a nanosecond once the progressive leanings of the Academy were on full display.  The good girl actress Amy Adams took off her top for American Hustle, and received a nomination for it of course—and another slave film won best picture—of course.  Progressive politics were on full display, so I didn’t waste my time. 


The Wolf of Wall Street didn’t win any awards which was not so odd.  The movie was laced with controversy because many critics felt the film highlighted the benefits of financial excess and was sending the wrong message to the public—and that bothered me.  As it has being pointed out, and elaborated in many different ways, progressives are part of the original communist push.  They simply disguised their dialogue when American resistance toward communism became known—so they repackaged the collectivism of communism behind the name progressivism.  Any progressive working in Hollywood—which is most people, are advocating communism—essentially.  They are part of a vast Communist Party USA strategy to undermine American lifestyles in support of communist expansion.  Pulling Americans focus on Civil Rights issues—which are important—but not the only thing to be concerned about, communists can advance their strategy of collectivism without resistance.  That is why films like Dallas Buyers Club won over films like the Wolf of Wall Street.  One film advocated AIDS awareness and cross dressing, the other on the root of money and the validity of excess. 

It is the goal of communists to destroy the American economy so that world-wide socialism of interdependent need can arise.  So long as Americans are independently wealthy, the communist plot will not work—so they attack it at every turn with a mythology of “finite resources.”  Yet in communist countries resources are finite because government controls every aspect of society from food production to the creation of art.  In a communist country resources are only produced within the management capacity of the government bureaucracy.  Yet in America money is “made.”  It is a term that is specific to America and is the biggest opposition to communist expansion that is currently holding back the platform of progressivism from entering every home in America.  Americans love-making money, and so long as that trend continues, communism will not advance far enough in American society to change the culture toward open socialism.  So film critics trained by their universities in the ways of progressivism decry “excess” in American lifestyles as a bad thing. 

Yet when one thinks about it, why does America have an excess of anything?  It is because they have made more than they need—because under capitalism, independent people produce outside of the control of the government.  This is how a country arrives at an excess, because market values drive the activity—not a government official who may or may not have the skill to know when, how, and why a sector of their society needs to produce something within an appropriate lead time.  This is why Americans have excess while countries that support socialism and communism do not.  This is the only reason.  In America anybody can be a wealthy person if they are willing to do the work.  In communist countries you have to be an insider to the party to receive wealth—and that is the main problem with progressivism. 

In the Dallas Buyers Club the protagonists had to go to Mexico to find suitable medicine for their HIV sickness.  The reason is that the FDA has restricted such development in America needlessly.  The film focuses primarily on the unfairness of this problem and deals with the lifestyle choices of the main protagonists who just want to live free—which is how they got AIDS in the first place.  Yet it is progressivism that has infected the FDA and caused the medicine to not be produced in The United States leaving the protagonists to get it in an unrestricted financial zone like Mexico.  This plot gives support to George Soros Open Society programs, and I would not be surprised if some of his money did not find its way into the finance of the movie—because it is propaganda constructed exclusively to benefit progressive politics. 

Yet if America openly removed such progressive, communist influence from its government there is no reason why medicine for HIV couldn’t be created along with stem cell research, and cures for cancer which currently exist—but have been fought by the FDA for many years.  America has the ability to create excess in medicine, excess in health, excess in wealth, excess in goodness—excesses in virtually every category—but the restrictions are created by progressivism—with too much government control. 

The Dallas Buyers Club does what Hollywood advocates all the time—it uses one argument to undermine another one which they created in the first place with their micro management government philosophy.  Then they blame the excess of American Wall Street tycoons as the stars of Hollywood wear $10,000 dollar dresses down the red carpet and talk about their artistic endeavors in film to over a billion people when it is the excess of America which created the platform for their work in the first place.  So it is very disenchanting to give a film like the Dallas Buyers Club, which had some nice points, awards over a film like the Wolf of Wall Street.

What progressives speak against is production then complain when there isn’t enough of something to go around—which is a factor seen in every socialist, and communist country.  Resources are always limited because the people of those cultures have been trained to be unproductive.  The excesses of America are a wonderful thing, because it means that America made more of what they needed, leaving more for others to enjoy.  This ideal that wealth should be limited or shared with those who are not contributing to production is an absolutely stupid ideal.  No wonder Karl Marx died in poverty.  He was a God damn idiot—and the world willingly followed after his example to preposterously disastrous results.  Is it any wonder that the world suffers from shortages of water, food, or clothing—or money in general?  America is a culture that “makes money.”  It is because of capitalism that it does this.  It is because of socialism that the characters in Dallas Buyers Club had to go to Mexico to get drugs for their reckless sex practices.  Because the drugs were regulated and managed by a society that uses government to manage things they are not qualified to have anything to do with.  Because of the idiocy of the Hollywood industry in presenting this duality to billions of people who tuned in to watch the Academy Awards—I turned off the show and read a book, which was a much better and far more productive use of my time. 

Rich Hoffman



Public Education Core Beliefs: “The children belong to all of us”

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Stupid people who don’t comprehend what they read very well believe inaccurately that I am anti-education when in reality I am anti-liberal instruction.  If there were other viewpoints reflected in colleges and public education—ones that reflect my sense of conservatism, I would be more tolerant.  But I was fighting this fight long before most people even knew there was a battle.  My school days were very contentious and my college experiences even worse.  Basically I never did yield to the left leaning sentiment of most of the teachers I grew up with, and they were never as obvious about their political leanings as the teachers of today are—and my attitude toward them hasn’t yielded.  In kindergarten for me at Lakota it started from day one—I went toe to toe with Miss Mays and was always in trouble.  She ended up in a mental hospital.  Every teacher I had through the rest of my elementary years called my mother crying about how they thought they were failing me—because I treated them with so much disrespect.  My desk was always mess, I had no reverence for their instruction, and I wanted to spend all my time drawing pictures and writing stories.  They hoped that my mother would put pressure on me to cease the behavior—but it was my mother who gave me the independence to begin with—wisely before I ever entered public school.  By that time there was no going back, even if she did at times want to.  And those were the good—peaceful years.  I spent more time in the principal’s office and in detention than in class—which was fine with me because it was more time to read and write what I wanted—not what some leftist teacher wanted me to learn.

To show off for his girlfriend teacher at the time my 8th grade gym teacher took my bullwhip from me which I had brought for show and tell, and kept it in the gymnasium to play with in front of his entourage of junior high football players.  He did it to show he had power and authority over me.  So after feeling bad for half the day I got up in the middle of my English class as my teacher protested and marched down to the gym right in the middle of that guy making a fool of himself with my whip in front of the school’s athletic elite.  I took the whip from him, gave a quick demonstration which made everyone’s mouth drop and went back to my class to a parade of harassment from school administrators demanding that I head straight to the principal’s office.  That day confirmed it for me, my teachers believed that they were my parents, and functioned from a position that they believed I had an obligation to listen to them—which I did not.  I went back to my class and sat down leaving them mystified that I did not have any fear of them.  With my whip in my hand I knew there wasn’t anything they could do to me because nobody—not even the athletic gym teacher knew how to use it the way I did and that gave me power over them.

I helped drive my freshman English teacher into a mental breakdown the next year.  They were an extreme bleeding heart liberal.  I had no interest in learning what they knew—because their mind was a mess.  They had no right to stand in front of a class and teach anybody anything.  And from there things went severally downhill culminating during my Senior year with a drag race down I-75 with beer and the future Superintendent of Lakota Schools after a year of cat and mouse furiously engaged.  That guy tried to pin everything that went wrong at the school on my back out of revenge for my behavioral rebellion.

One of my good friends during my sophomore year was a very tough guy who got into a lot of fights.  He was humongous.  He wasn’t afraid of anything, because he was literally bigger than everyone else, stronger, and if both those things failed, he was more fearless.  He sat across from me in one of my study halls after a weekend where he had gotten into a fight and cut open his knuckles revealing the bone from his victim’s teeth.  He left the wound open to close on its own and never went to a doctor.  The wound got terribly infected but he didn’t care.  He left it to grow closed without stitches for the remainder of the school year.  He didn’t fear infection, he didn’t fear losing the hand, he didn’t fear death, he didn’t fear other people’s opinions, and he completely lacked concern.  The next year when I had the same type of wound from the same kind of activity where my bone popped out, my ligaments were strung from my hand with pouring blood and it took a plastic surgeon to reconstruct my fingers he saw me in the hall and grabbed my wrapped appendage and laughed calling me a “pussy.”  Then he winked at me.  His hand was still infected a year later from the same wound which he had broken open half a dozen times.  It was his way of telling me I was right, and that he should have went to the doctor—that time.  The cops were scared to death of him, and no administrators knew what to do with him.  We had in common that we both wished to live free of any chains.  He learned from me how to outsmart his enemies and I learned from him how to fight—how to be so certain with yourself that you never had to worry about a confrontation no matter how many people were involved.  He eventually got into a fight about 20 years ago where he got stabbed in the heart and died.  As time and distance moved between us he resorted back to just raw knuckle fighting which left him vulnerable—and eventually dead.  But he lived quite a life.  He lived outside of the law, outside of the school rules because no administrator knew what to do with him.  He could walk down the hall and call the principal by his first name, grope any girl even in front of their boyfriends and never be challenged, and pretty much do what he wanted any time he wanted.  We got along fabulously and had a symbiotic relationship.  When he did end up in jail, he got into a lot more trouble of course which eventually pulled him down a vortex where I could no longer reach him.  For him, his best times where in school where he could let me piece him together again—because he lacked structure otherwise.  The teachers couldn’t do anything for him, but I could.  Liberal education made him worse—he needed my conservativism, and structure.

I knew from day one even at a very young age that the school system was wrong, the lines, the recesses, the teachers, the desk assignments, the whole intrusion on personal liberty was designed to break people—and I determined that I would never be broken—and I never was.  That has given me the clairvoyance as an adult to speak accurately about the public school system and what it does to people.

A vast majority of the educators in any school system lean-to the political left and they believe inaccurately that their job is to mold us all into some collective fabric of interwoven social blanket for which we are but one silly little thread.  They reflect accurately the opinion revealed in the first video on this article.  In my experience at Lakota—which was supposedly the best in the area, I can only think of maybe five teachers who were not extreme liberals.  By the time I got to my junior year and had been in some high-profile violent acts that were plastered all over the newspapers and television the school finally gave up—except for a few who decided that I would be locked away for my insolence—I did discover a couple of teachers who were relatively decent people founded in conservative philosophy.  The rest were bra burning scum bags—old drug hounds and loose moral scum bags from top to bottom.  One of my current friends who was a school board member at Lakota during this period will recognize word for word what I’m saying—and can confirm it all and more.

To prove my point there was an article just the other day about an upcoming election featuring Kelly Kohl’s and Shannon Jones, both known as hard-core Tea Party candidates.  That article wasn’t all that surprising to me, as I have been covering those kinds of things here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom for a long time.  Shannon caved under the pressure of the SB5 defeat along with John Kasich and the Tea Party wants to eradicate them from the earth.  Nothing new there—as the emotions are justified.  Just because you lose one battle you don’t tuck and run yielding to the liberal menace.  You fight them—and you fight them high and low with methods that they can’t fathom until they yield, beg for mercy, and are willing to make a deal for their very life.  Then when you have them in that state—you end them.  There is no debate.  Shannon didn’t do that—so Kelly is challenging her political seat.  Well of course this article stirred up comments at the end of it and guess who was the most vocal?  Supporters of the education industry were the ones who left the most left leaning comments against the Tea Party.  Check below for a sampling of their diatribes and click the link at the end to verify for yourself.   That first guy—Scott Malone is a psychologist for two different Lakota schools.  His political leanings are obvious and he is the one who advises young people in matters of psychological difficulty.

Scott Malone · Lakota-Miami University

Either way Americans lose

 · February 5 at 6:25am


Terry Battle ·  Top Commenter

If you wanted to give Ohio an enema you would stick the hose in the Tea-bagger party


Raul O’Brien ·  Top Commenter · Xavier University

If the Tea Party was made up of bears, they would all be polar. Maybe some would be Bi-polar, but they would just roll around in the snow a few extra minutes and hope no one notices.


Caleb Faux ·  Top Commenter · Executive Director at Hamilton County Democratic Party

Now this is truly funny. When Shannon Jones is not conservative enough for the Tea Party you know things are really getting screwed up.


Al Roll ·  Top Commenter · University of Kentucky College of Communications & Information Studies

Can you imagine what the party purity test looks like ?


What those names have in common is they are either educators or political activists and in public schools, colleges, and labor unions who attach memberships to those activities.  Their core beliefs are confirmed by what Paul Reville revealed in his talk at the Center For American Progress recently—a liberal think tank designed to “progress” society into collectivism.  “The children belong to all of us,” that is what Reville said, and he’s not the only one.  That statement has been said during virtually every school levy campaign in America for years, by more than one pandering politician and bucket loads of misfit parents who suck at instructing their children anything—and want “society” to do the hard work for them.  That is the root cause for the collective belief of group ownership of children.

Is it any surprise that Peter Dinklege did pro communist commentary for NBC during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi?  NBC apparently did not understand the Twitter backlash when they announced, “the towering presence, the empire that ascended to affirm a colossal footprint.  The revolution that birthed one of modern history’s pivotal experiments……………..”  Most teachers think the same way as the NBC producers who thought that the Cold War against Russia was long over.  Yet what they all have in common is that they were taught in public schools by disciples of the original KGB to push the entire world into a communist state—and they aimed to do it through American schools.  I have covered the proof extensively in previous articles for those who are new to this problem.  Minds are formed in schools and once the mind is reprogrammed into a liberal thought process, for most people it’s over for the rest of their lives.  If they grow up to become Republicans, they end up wishy-washy, watered down people like John Boehner.  I know hundreds of them—they think they are conservative, but their educations where teachers believed they were co-parents ruined their minds with a liberal mentality exclusively—as conservatives have been deliberately shoved out of the public education experience.  They do not last in the education profession at any level except in the extreme situation where the education institution is decidedly conservative such as Hillsdale, or Liberty.

It does not work to say that just because someone is against the liberal education of America they are against education.  If there were openly conservative teachers at my district public school of Lakota, I would feel differently about a great many things, but there aren’t.  The further I became involved in Lakota due to my political activity, I found it shocking how much sexual molestation was going on, how many teachers were openly gay, how many support communism, socialism, and Barack Obama and once I learned that it tied right into my own school day experiences where my refusal to be considered “one of their children” got me into a lot of trouble which I am very proud of today.  My wife was a straight A student.  Once she met me—she dropped down to Ds and Cs because I told her the whole experience was stupid.  My very best friend was an Honor’s Society member who sold his robe to a kid for a $100 bucks on graduation day.  I am proud to have had an influence on them because to this very day, they are far freer than if they had been pulled into that vortex of social engineering at such a young age.  But all the kids I knew back then who did follow all the rules, they ended up watered down versions of their true potential—which was the intent of public education from the very beginning—once the Department of Education was created in 1979.  Public education isn’t trying to teach anybody anything—but how to be compliant—and answerable to the collective sum of society.  And that makes public education a vile enterprise with sinister intentions confirmed all too well by the comments of Scott Malone—a psychologist at Lakota who should not be in a position to instruct conservative children from conservative families anything.  The basic belief that the teaching profession has that “children belong to all of us,” is one that says the shared experiences of Scott Malone’s liberalism is just as valuable as a conservative child’s parents.  Anyone in math knows that you can’t multiply “0” with anything and get something back in value.  Malone’s liberalism is a “0” while a strong conservative family with a mommy and a daddy who go to church on Sunday may be a “10.”  What do you get when you multiply 10 X 0?  You get a kid that has zeros in their life where there should be value, and the mind of the child becomes a watered down version of the parent’s instruction—because society with its collective liberalism has entered a zero into the equation, and given a child little value to carry into their adult lives.  That is why I’m against public education in the form it is now.  Now—put some Ronald Reagan type conservatives in front of a class with a suit, tie, and some firm American beliefs—and we can talk.  But until then, it’s a waste of time.  I have literally felt this way my entire life—and it’s not going to change now.  But what will change when an immovable force interacts with a bunch of squishy minded liberals—is the immovable force will have its way.  Mark it on the calendar.  I intend to do for many others what I did for my friends during my own school days—and that is help free them from the bondage of a nanny state and the collective ownership of the value in their minds sucked from them by the many liberals who teach public education.

Rich Hoffman



BATKID Saves the Day: The power of fantasy, mythology, and hope to cure illness

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I have heard for as long as I’ve interacted with people how my enjoyment of fantasy is an escape from reality brought upon by a desire to not deal with the facts of circumstance.  People who desire that the earth is only 4000 years old because thinking outside of those parameters wrecks the foundations of their very lives—do not like things that rock their boat of perceived reality.  They are often content to view the world as it has been prepared for them by politics, public relation firms, and religion—and react with disdain toward those who wish to think outside of those boundaries.  I find such people grotesquely ignorant, small-minded, and foolishly reckless to not only their lives, but those who they come in contact with.  The older I get, the more I despise those people.  They are detriments to intelligence.  Fantasy is the vehicle to take the mind out of circumstance and into places where new ideas are born.  In the context of intelligence the need for fantasy, imagination, and out-of-boundary thought is the specific human need for mythology.  Dogs, cats and gold-fish have no need for mythology—they are driven by the basic need to eat, dispose of their waste, and reproduce.  Nothing else.  The human being thinks—giving mythology a much more important role to their vivid imaginations bringing logic and fantasy together to consider “what if.”  This important process was never so brilliantly exhibited than in the Make-A-Wish Foundation story of 5-year-old Miles Scott who is currently in remission from leukemia.  Watch this!

It would be difficult to be alive and not have heard this story as the media blitz on it was ferocious.  The other day during the interview I did with Matt Clark on WAAM radio, I brought up the kind of things that unify people who appear to be radically different.  We talked about the “Tapestries of Ideology” and once they are removed from their lives, common ground can be achieved.  One of the most powerful “Tapestries of Ideology” is the power of mythology to overcome the ignorance of political boundaries.  This is often what happens in a Star Wars movie where I find I have as much enthusiasm for George Lucas’ creations as Arianna Huffington does.  She is a radical progressive, I am a staunch conservative—but we both love Star Wars for many of the same reasons.  We both love the plight of the rebellion against an evil empire.   She envisions that government should be the way that fairness is given to human kind, and I see it as the destroyer of mankind.  That is where the tapestries of ideology come into play where the color, shape, size and all other factors that go into those ornaments are shaped by society, education, and history.   But the mythology of Star Wars has the power to extend beyond those tapestries to the actual truth—which is why I always emphasis the importance of mythology in society.  It is far more important than politics, or reality as it is shaped by orthodox sources like The New York Times, The Cincinnati Enquirer, or the nightly local news.

As much as I despise President Obama, I shared with the guy a love for little Miles Scott.  As much as I think San Francisco is a haven for progressivism, I loved that much of the city turned out to help make Miles Scott’s wish to become a superhero into a reality.  Because of the little fellow’s intense desire to be a superhero like the mythical Batman—this is where fantasy can take the mind out of the grim reality of a situation to take mankind to a higher place.  Reality says to this child that he has leukemia and that he will die.  Mythology says to this child, there is hope if you can become a superhero—so the survival instinct of Miles Scott chose life over death—and to fight instead of accepting his fate.

Thank God for the Make-A-Wish Foundation showing an interest in this child.  But more than that, thank God the politicians of San Francisco joined in the effort with an army of similar volunteers.  I have never seen such a fine example of the power of myth applied to reality.  Out of all the characters that Christian Bale will ever play, none will be more important than his Batman character because none will ever obtain the ability to pull a city like San Francisco together the way that mythology did.  It started with the fantasy of Batman and his ability to overcome personal issues to fight crime in the actual comic.  Then Miles using that mythology to ask the question “what if.”  Then it took the Make-A-Wish Foundation to give the kid a chance at his dream while he is still healthy and alive—before leukemia attacks him again.  Then it took normal every day people to help make that fantasy into a reality for little Miles.  But in this case, Miles Scott was the focus—the reason for the event, and in a metaphorical way, he saved not just San Francisco—but the entire nation.

Make-A-Wish does this kind of thing all the time.  They are a great organization.   Recently they made a child in Anaheim Batman’s sidekick Robin and a Seattle child a secret agent.  But before they can organize such things Make-A-Wish needs creative people to plant the seed of hope into the mind of a child so that something greater than their circumstance can be comprehended—so that they can make a wish.  This is why superheros, comic books, fantastic movies, and big ideas expressed creatively are so important to us all.  For many kids not suffering the way that Miles Scott is, the same power holds for them as well.  Superheros like Batman are good for the healthy as well as the sick and give hope where reality provided none.

The reason I get so damn mad at those who proclaim that fantasy is an escape from reality is that they are essentially saying that the world would be better off without these influences.   They believe that reality was shaped by the politics of the Greeks and solidified by religion 2000 years ago—and that is just stupid.  Those periods were just small steps in human progress toward creating a mythology that pushed up against the limits of reality to seek something more than the world currently provides.  In the case of Miles Scott and the massive world-wide fanfare that ensued from his desire to be Batkid for a day, somewhere a scientist determined that nobody should suffer death by leukemia.  Likely long after Batkid has come and gone from this earth, there will be a cure that was inspired by Miles Scott’s Make-A-Wish dream and the saving of lives won’t just be a fantasy played out on the city streets of San Francisco.  It will become a new reality—inspired by fantasy and a new ceiling of human limitation will be revealed—and we will all be better off for it.

That is the power of myth, and the beauty of defying reality through fantasy.  Miles Scott saved society for a day by removing the “tapestries of ideology” which divide us all, and put the question on the table—why, and how can “I” fix it?

That! Is Christopher Nolan’s next film……………………..and I will be going to see it!  

Rich Hoffman



Bob McEwen’s Fight For Justice: A revolutionary war ghost and the power of Cincinnati

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I suppose my political beliefs were framed within the context of three men over a four-month period long ago.  Prior to the presidential election of 1992 I was in Dallas, Texas spending time with Ross Perot and his family.  I learned a lot from these experiences.  I had always had a fascination with the Revolutionary War and Ross Perot had a style that brought that sentiment into focus.  Then just a few months later I spent a considerable amount of time with Rob Portman as he began to run for the Second Congressional seat that was coming up during a special election.  I liked Rob and my opinion leaned in his direction.  At a special on-air debate on 700 WLW hosted by Mike McConnell during a Sunday night in Mt Adams, Portman’s challengers attended and I was there to witness the whole extravaganza.  That was when I met Bob McEwen whom I initially disliked because of a House banking scandal that hovered over him like an ominous cloud.  But for three crucial hours in my life I watched McEwen and Portman have it out with skill and debate that I admired spectacularly.  Portman would go on to win, and would be the kind of prominent debater that Mitt Romney would use to prepare for his prime time debates against President Obama.   Ross Perot would go down in history as one of the founders of the current Tea Party as his Reform Party essentially began during that Dallas event mentioned—where he would lose his run for president against Billy Clinton. And Bob McEwen hit the lecture circuit being paid $10,000 per speech because of his vast knowledge of history, economics and insider politics.  Some of these speeches can be seen below and should be watched entirely.  They are real treasures—he is a very good public speaker.  In spite of the check bouncing scandal he was a staunch anti-communist, a religious supporter, and an economic scholar with a deep knowledge of history.  Out of the three mentioned men, I learned more from Bob McEwen once I forgave him for the congressional scandal and realized why he was targeted—because Washington D.C. wanted him out-of-town.  Political insiders wanted Bob McEwen out of their “beltway.”  Watch all these videos carefully—preferably many times.  And send them to a friend.

McEwen was caught up in the House banking scandal, which had been seized upon by Newt Gingrich, a like-minded conservative House Republican, as an example of the corruption of Congress; members of the House had been allowed to write checks on their accounts, which were paid despite insufficient funds and without penalty. Martin Gottlieb of the Dayton Daily News said “McEwen was collateral damage” to Gingrich’s crusade.[25] McEwen initially denied bouncing any checks. Later, he admitted he had bounced a few. Then when the full totals were released by Ethics Committee investigators, the number was revealed to have been 166 over thirty-nine months. McEwen said that he always had funds available to cover the alleged overdrafts, pointing to the policy of the House sergeant-at-arms, who ran the House bank, paying checks on an overdrawn account if it would not exceed the sum of the Representative’s next paycheck.[26] In 1991, McEwen had also been criticized for his use of the franking privilege and his frequent trips overseas at taxpayer expense, but McEwen defended the trips as part of his work on the Intelligence Committee and in building relationships with legislatures overseas.[27]

Robert D. “Bob” McEwen (born January 12, 1950) is a lobbyist and American politician of the Republican Party, who was a member of the United States House of Representatives from southern Ohio‘s Sixth District, from January 3, 1981 to January 3, 1993. Tom Deimer of Cleveland‘s Plain Dealer described him as a “textbook Republican” who is “opposed to abortiongun controlhigh taxes, and costly government programs.” In the House, he criticized government incompetence and charged corruption by the Democratic majority that ran the House in the 1980s. McEwen, who had easily won three terms in the Ohio House, was elected to Congress at the age of thirty to replace a retiring representative in 1980 and easily won re-election five times.

After a bruising primary battle with another incumbent whose district was combined with his, in which McEwen faced charges of bouncing checks on the House bank, he narrowly lost the 1992 general election to Democrat Ted Strickland. Following an unsuccessful run in the adjacent Second District in 1993, McEwen was largely absent from the Ohio political scene for a decade, until in 2005 he unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for Congress in the Second District special election to replace Rob Portman, who beat him in 1993, and finished second to the winner in the general election, Jean Schmidt. McEwen’s 2005 platform was familiar from his past campaigns, advocating a pro-life stance, defending Second Amendment rights, and promising to limit taxes and government spending. In 2006, he unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in the Second District.

In Congress, McEwen, who “had a reputation as a man who thinks about politics every waking moment,” claimed Congressional Quarterly, was a staunch conservative, advocating a strong military.[2] In addition, he was a strong advocate for government works in his district — dams, roads, locks and the like much as Harsha had been — as McEwen was on the House’s Public Works and Transportation Committee.[3] The Chillicothe Gazette would salute him for his work on funding for U.S. Route 35, a limited access highway linking Chillicothe to Dayton.[4] In general, however, McEwen advocated reduced government spending.

A vehement anti-Communist, he visited Tbilisi in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia in 1991 to help tear down the hammer-and-sickle iconography of the Communist regime.[5] That year he also called for the House to establish a select committee to investigate the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue – whether any soldiers declared “missing in action” in the Vietnam War and other American wars were still alive – by sponsoring H. Res. 207.[6]

McEwen was not a man to mince words. In the heated debate in 1985 over a Congressional seat in Indiana between Republican Richard D. McIntyre, whom the Indiana Secretary of State had certified as winning a seat in the 99th Congress, and Democrat Frank McCloskey, in which the House declined to seat McIntyre, McEwen declared on the House floor, “Mr. Speaker, you know how to win votes the old-fashioned way — you steal them.”[11] When McEwen was late in 1990 to the House because of a massive traffic jam on the I-495 beltway around Washington, D.C., he said on the House floor on February 21 that the District of Columbia’s government should be replaced:

The total incompetence of the D.C. government in Washington, DC, has become an embarrassment to our entire Nation. This experiment in home rule is a disaster. All of us who serve in this Chamber, well over 95% of us, have held other positions in government. We have been mayors. We have been township trustees, State legislators, and the rest. I am convinced, Mr. Speaker, that there are well over 2,000 township trustees in my congressional district who with one arm tied behind their backs, could blindfolded do a better job of directing this city than the city council of D.C. It is high time that this experiment in home rule that has proven to be a disaster for our nation be terminated, that we return to some sort of logical government whereby the rest of us can function in this city.[12]

After McEwen was criticized for his remarks, he delivered a thirty-minute speech in the House on March 1, 1990, on “The Worst City Government in America”.[13] Because of the crime problem in the District, McEwen also attempted to pass legislation overturning the District council’s ban on mace, saying people in the District should be able to defend themselves.[14] During the Persian Gulf War in 1991, McEwen introduced legislation to end President Gerald Ford‘s ban on U.S. government employees assassinating foreign leaders (Executive Order 12333) in order to clear the way for Saddam Hussein‘s removal, McEwen objecting to the “cocoon of protection that is placed around him because he holds the position that he holds as leader of his country.”[15]


For people who believe that Cincinnati, Ohio is just a flyover city, they are sadly mistaken.  The region of my home town produces very interesting people, life changing ideas, and I am proud of it.  Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Nick Clooney, Ted Turner, Annie Oakley, Nick Longworth who married Teddy Roosevelt’s cherished daughter Alice, William Taft, the Voice of America, the Crosely brothers, Kings Island, Rob Portman and of course Bob McEwen along with many others.  Not all of those names are good ones, but Cincinnati throughout history has been at the center of the heartbeat of the nation.  McEwen is still out there fighting for freedom as a political outsider—pushed out of the beltway by those who didn’t like his message.  And behind him is the next generation of freedom fighters.  The Cincinnati Tea Party is one of the strongest in the nation and is directly challenging current House Speaker John Boehner and the fraudulent Ohio governor John Kasich who launched and won his campaign against Ted Strickland because of the Cincinnati Tea Party.  Cincinnati is where the fight is at.  It is the modern version of Trenton, New Jersey in the new Revolution for independence.

Bob McEwen is a product of Cincinnati, a man deeply committed to undoing the kind of progressive underpinnings brought to the city at the turn of the 20th Century by Nick Longworth and his father-in-law Teddy Roosevelt along with William Howard Taft.  Before these characters, Cincinnati was where the great Simeon Kenton settled with his sheer will and a hatchet well before any “White Man” braved the wild frontier of Cincinnati.  Tecumseh and his Shawnee warriors were from Cincinnati.  Tecumseh was born where modern day Xenia is today and fought directly with Simeon Kenton for this holy ground of the Ohio River valley—particularly Cincinnati.  Kenton was in the Ohio River Valley because he was running from the “White Men” European decedents for much the same reasons that the Indians did.  Tecumseh couldn’t hold off the “White Settlers” as more and more people fled European tyranny in much the same way that Cubans risked life and limb to swim to Miami, Florida to escape communism.  The Shawnee would grudgingly flee the Cincinnati area as President Washington had a fort built in his name to defend the region.  Another fort to the north along the Great Miami River named Fort Hamilton was built in dedication to Washington’s right hand man—Alexander Hamilton, and just down the road was a town named after James Monroe.  In between those places was a township called “Liberty” which was established in direct honor of the Revolutionary War.

I grew up next to the grave of the Revolutionary War veteran John Ayers and his wife Sarah.   He fought in Elizabethtown, Van Nest Mill, Piscataway, and Monmouth.  Their graves can still be visited; they are in the back yard of the homes off the Butler County Regional Highway at the 747 exit if traveling toward the east.  As a kid I discovered this cemetery overrun by dirt and trampled by cows deep in the woods in the middle of nowhere.  I brought home Sarah’s tombstone to my mother to prove that the place existed and she was extremely furious.  I put the head stone back, and often wondered if the ghost of John Ayers plagued me with images of war, fighting for freedom, and settling an area braving the elements just to run away from European collectivism because I disturbed his wife’s grave.  In all reality, it is likely that Cincinnati itself and the region of land projecting out for 75 miles in every direction has a soul that rises up to meet oppression—and the bad guys of the world know it.  For decades the Soviet Union had nuclear missiles pointed at the GE plant in Evendale and Hitler wanted desperately to destroy the Voice of America in Mason, Ohio.  And the Washington establishment wanted to destroy the man from Cincinnati, Bob McEwen and his crusade against communism, fiscal irresponsibility, and the preservation of Christian values.

I learned a little from everyone mentioned—some of those names were good, some were sinister—but all came from Cincinnati and had something for me to learn from—and I did—including the ghost of John Ayers and his family who I often felt patrolled the haunted woods outside my bedroom window where a highway and many homes now exist.  For as long as I can remember I had an affinity for the Revolutionary War and it is likely that John Ayers had something to do with it as I spent most of my time as a kid outside hunting for old cemeteries, and the bodies buried by local politics which I despised for as long as I have memory. Bob McEwen is another of these Cincinnati products, and now that you have heard some of his speeches dear reader, you might understand why I was so taken with him as he debated Rob Portman during a special election at 700 WLW on a spring like Sunday evening.  Out of Portman, Perot and McEwen, it is the later that is still as deeply committed to liberty and freedom.  The rest of them either sold out, or ran out of gas—but McEwen never really gave up.  He has been chipping away at the barriers for freedom for decades and really never let the ominous clouds of politics push him aside—which is why I admire him so much.  I am happy to report that like the ghost of John Ayers, the Revolutionary War vet that I grew up with as a ghostly friend, Bob McEwen has been a tremendous influence on how I see the world—and perhaps you will enjoy his work as well.

Rich Hoffman



The Most Important Story You Never Heard: Scott Walker’s “Blueprint for Prosperity”

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I agree with Rush Limbaugh, Scott Walker’s announcement during his recent “State of the State Address” is the most important news story happening right now—and it is being kept purposely out of the mainstream news.  The reason is that it proves that progressive leadership pillaging of tax payer dollars for ideological and selfish advancement has failed miserably.  Scott Walker’s fiscal policies primarily in reforming collective bargaining agreements against violent Democratic, and public sector union opposition paved the way to saving Wisconsin a lot of money invoking nearly $800 million in tax cuts on the back of a $912 million dollar surplus.  That is a huge story with far-reaching impact.  He did what John Kasich chickened out of, and Chris Christie only alluded to—Walker’s victory was resolute and grotesquely obvious.  It is a sign of the world to come.  Many of the progressive policies that are currently bankrupting America and its cities started in Wisconsin during the progressive era—so it is only fitting that it end there as well.  Scott Walker’s announcement essentially was a declaration of the end of progressive politics.  Walker has been able to save more public sector jobs while also giving back money to the residents of Wisconsin spurring tremendous incentives for businesses to thrive under his governorship in a way that is currently unprecedented anywhere in the world.  In just four years Scott Walker has turned around the economic situation in the very liberal Wisconsin right under the nose of protests, death threats and legal attempts to destroy him.  Yet he has prevailed providing all of America—and the world—a “Blueprint for Prosperity” that if followed could enrich the life of even the poorest African nation within months, change the bankruptcy status of states like California, and save school districts like Lakota in Southern Ohio from neurotic slugs of cellulite trapping many human cells within the body of complete idiots.  Listen to Rush’s broadcast on this matter and read more at the Breitbart link below:


I wrote the other day about the new school board at West Clermont who is planning to do essentially the same thing in their school district as Scott Walker did in the state of Wisconsin.  Soon states, cities and other political districts will be forced by necessity to follow Scott Walker’s “Blueprint for Prosperity.”  That promise has traditional Republicans who have suddenly found themselves well to the political left like swimmers at sea caught in a riptide.  They had no idea they had drifted so far from shore—but over time they didn’t see the progressive current which had swept them along so gradually.  Now they are drowning from their own neglect and stupidity—and they can only deny their follies publicly.  They are attempting to turn away from the Walker news because for them, it is too late.  They cannot salvage their reputations.   Boehner has blown his chance, Portman has, Romney did, Mitch McConnell  has, Kasich, Christie, just about everyone who calls themselves Republicans.  They were all caught in the same progressive riptide and are well left of center—compared to people like Walker, Paul, and Cruz.

Democrats are even worse off, they have openly advocated socialism for the last 50 years—and it was their dumb ideas which have pretty much destroyed our country.  They blamed Scott Walker over the last four years of destroying the middle-class, of giving away tax breaks to the rich—they never considered that the cost of the taxes were in dispute because the things they spent the money on were unneeded, and corrupt.  Walker’s policies are only bad for public servants who have voted themselves tremendous raises as government workers.  There are teachers in America who make more money than some governors of several states.  The superintendent of Lakota has a compensation package that is on par with the Governor of Ohio.  She makes as much money running a school district of a declining population of 17,000 students and just under 2000 employees while the governor is responsible for an entire state.  She makes so much money because several Lakota teachers make six figure incomes which of course drives up the cost of management.  If employees make six figures then obviously the administrators should make more so they never dispute pay increases for teachers because they have a general approach to fiscal matters that all boats rise, even if they all aren’t important, or needed.  This destroys their budgets and is the primary cause of tax increases.

Not counting fuel and sales taxes I paid as much money in taxes during 2013 to purchase a luxury car with cash.  I do not support the public schools, I take care of my own EMS needs, and for police—I have the Second Amendment.  I don’t think America should be in bases all over the world doing the dirty work of the United Nations and I don’t want the NSA, IRS, FBI, CIA, or even the Post Office.  Being conservative, it is unlikely that I used $1000 worth of the many thousands that I paid in taxes for actual services that I might value.  Most of my money was stolen from me and given to derelicts and miscreants too lazy to be productive.  Progressives have created more of these people by stealing my money and giving it to people who have done nothing to earn it except being born.  Then these same idiots turn around and declare that abortion is good for women, and that society is somehow better without faith-based religion.  Liberals and their beliefs may technically qualify them as mentally retarded.  They may need help for their condition—but they certainly don’t need an office in control of budgets.  Yet they have been in charge for a very long time and the tax rates have been implemented over time to be entirely too high giving back very little in real fiscal value.  If I didn’t spend so much money in taxes I’d have well over a million dollars in savings for my retirement in my 40s.  All Americans would be better off and the government would not be a middleman between my future and my past as they are now.  Taxes are simply out of control now, so Walker’s $800 million in tax cuts are very refreshing—particularly in property taxes.

Wisconsin is proving that this formula against higher taxation works and for other states to compete with Wisconsin, they’ll have to adapt.  For politicians like John Boehner, he can’t admit to it because like his Democratic partners in Washington, he is too far to the left also, and can’t endorse Walker without betraying all the deals he’s made over the years.  The media because they have helped create all these social failures associated with progressivism can’t put a light on Walker’s success because it makes them look like fools.  And of course Obama and his minions of socialists, communists, and former American terrorists are deeply committed to the kind of activity that Walker’s reforms attacked.  Did everyone forget about the 14 Democrats who fled the state defying orders to return hoping to block a vote reforming collective bargaining—an act that brought Barack Obama to inject himself into the matter—in the long ago time of 2011?  Apparently a lot of people forgot about that.  Even so, Walker prevailed and won, and now all the fear mongering against him has proven to be untrue.  Surprise!

Instead of the Walker story, a number of staunch Tea Party Republicans have been rounded up for prosecution on offenses much more minor than the IRS abuse story committed by The White House, the Benghazi deaths, or the Fast and Furious debacles.  The message is clear; the federal government is attacking people who think like Walker hoping to impose fear into anyone who might try to duplicate his efforts.  But as proven in Wisconsin, the feds don’t have any teeth.  They are a bunch of pussies that lobby for millions of dollars for turtle crossings in Florida and believe that global warming is real.  They are too stupid to run any economy, or put people like Dinesh D’Souza in prison.  Heck even Mike Brown, the owner of The Cincinnati Bengals can beat the federal government.  His team hasn’t won a playoff game during the entire 20 plus year duration of his leadership.  But he can beat local and federal government.  So why would anybody in their right mind fear the government?  Scott Walker and a handful of law makers completely changed the direction of Wisconsin.   Just think what a small army of similar conviction minded patriots could achieve.  Those government idiots don’t stand a chance.

The only defense progressives have is to keep the story away from people’s eyes and ears.  But it won’t work this time—the truth will be driven by results—results readily produced in Wisconsin in the last year of Governor Scott Walker’s first term.

Rich Hoffman



The Fur Coats of Marcella Sills: Second handed progressives and their policies of stolen value

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New York City is a utopian dream.  That is the point Doc Thompson and Skip LeCombe were making on The Blaze Radio Network.  New York is the safe haven of progressives; it is the result of their policies, philosophies and influence.  New York is the result of progressive authority so if it were so great—it should be “perfect.”  Yet the reality of the situation is far from it, New York has some real trouble and the fault is squarely on the shoulders of progressives.  This has never been more obvious than in the public education industry—and specifically a school in New York City.  Public School 106 in Rockaway, New York is one of the most poorly run schools in the United States and is the embodiment of what happens when progressives are able to make the world into their image.  It is run by Marcella Sills, a 48-year-old club hopping socialite who spends more time in her fur coat and BMW than she does on her job which she seldom even shows up for.  When she does come to work it is past 11 AM.  The classrooms are infested with vermin and the smell of urine, there are few substitute teachers, and the kids frequently watch movies all day instead of learning anything—while Marcella Sills makes $128,207 off the American taxpayer.  Listen to Doc and Skip address this very serious issue on their very popular Blaze Radio Network show on every day from 6 AM to 9 AM all over the world.

Thus, public schools to some degree or another are the net result of progressive policy and the faults now being seen so grotesquely in our modern society is directly their fault.  They own the poor performance, they own the treachery of the teacher unions, the sexual molestation of students, the bullying, the sheer stupidity, the apathy, the broken budgets—progressives own all the troubles because they created them first hand.

Of course as a middle-ager I have been in many personal circumstances where I have had success with something, then others trained in progressive concepts has attempted to loot off my efforts and then sign their name to my success.  My standard policy is the moment this happens I put down my work and let the looters choke on their own bad decisions.  I do not allow them to loot off my efforts so that they can appear to know what they are doing.  I do not support “group” circle jerk endeavors where progressive concepts are allowed to sap the strength of my ideas.  The moment I see it, I remove my influence and let the parasites choke on their own bad policy and stupidity.  I do not let them use me as a shield from reality.  I step aside and let them feel the full impact of their poor decisions.  To do anything else would be to allow a deception.  The same holds true for large organizations like public schools.  To allow public education to hide behind the good efforts of a football player who is exceptional and earning scholarships all over America, or the parents who truly love their children and want what’s best for them—public schools often hide behind such exceptions and sign their name to their success as a collective enterprise.  They say often—“we produced the star athlete,” or the child who achieved honors for academic aptitude. The individual efforts of the athlete or the loving parents are almost always ignored in favor of collective salvation.

However in New York, the haven of progressivism, there aren’t many people of quality to sap off of so progressives are left unshielded from reality.  Most  of the good people have left and moved to more conservative areas of the country leaving only losers, malcontents and progressives to run the entire endeavor—and the evidence of their work is eye-popping obvious.  Marcella Sills might as well be Michelle Obama, or Hillary Clinton—they are all progressives who are nothing but leeches off of society.  If they look good in their nice clothes are fancy cars it is not because of their skills, their personal aptitude, but because they have benefited from taking from others and reaping the fruits personally.

Much was made of Michelle Obama’s recent 50th birthday and how good she looked.  The American media addicted to European royalty wanted to make her into something she’s not—a goddess of progressive ideals—but all she is–is a simple thief.  Neither of the Obamas currently in The White House could be plopped down in a business situation and make it profitable.  Neither has the skill to assess human potential or find a profit margin in a task that only exists in a mind and that makes them functionally worthless.  So they become members of government so that they can earn through the IRS the ability to steal worth from people who create it and provide the illusion that they are people of success too.

When Marcella Sills arrives late almost every morning to her rat infested school in her fur coat and night club clothing fueled by her six figure salary she is stating to the world that she is a success.  She is so successful that she can come and go as she pleases in her BMW.  But she is nothing but a looter—only at Public School 106 in Rockaway, New York there is nobody to steal value from.  The teachers, the students, the parents, the politicians are either all progressive, heavily government dependent, or being taught to be—so there is nobody of any value to steal from leaving Marcella grossly exposed as a fraud.

For more times than I can count I have been asked by people who think they are superior to me—socially, politically, financially, or even intellectually—how do you know how to judge the talent of people, how do you know how to recruit, how do you know how to see something that does not exist yet so clearly.  I am often good about these kinds of encounters and often try to teach people so that they can do for themselves.  Sadly, often this is not what is going on.  The interrogators are simply wanting to steal my recipe so that they can put their name on my concepts.  Of course they are willing to share the credit with me until they can politically push me aside later—or so they believe.  But I never allow it, and their failures are predictably on par every single time.  I can almost name the date on a calendar when they will fail if I take away my input—and deep down inside they know it.

That is when the word “team” comes out of their mouths—“it’s good for the team, the organization as a whole—if you tell me how you did this—or that.”  But it never is—its only good for them so that they can steal value and hide their incompetency behind it.   From my vantage point, it is best for an organization to understand where they are failing and to expose the problem areas by preventing the looting of value from others.  In this way an organization can have success by spotting the personnel that is robbing its strength.  Public schools have no such dynamic—so they perpetually must rob money from the tax payer to inject their institutions with value that they do not have—and can never get.

Marcella Sills, or Michelle Obama cannot make value where it doesn’t exist.  Just because they have a fur coat paid for by tax payers, or their own private airplane to fly around the world—they are simply second handers—people who cannot live without the aid of others to help them.  Their lives are second handed and totally reliant on some primary to initiate everything.  All they are able to do is loot off the existence of those who create.  In New York’s public schools where such value is lacking—the buildings and social structure are failing miserably—because there aren’t enough people of value to steal from leaving Public School 106 in Rockaway, New York a dump vacant of a mind or caring soul to save it from people like Marcella Sills.

It is time for everyone else to do what I have suggested and that is to remove their value from such institutions and allow those collective organizations to choke on their own failure.  The best thing for children is to see the contrasts clearly between those who have value and those who do not.  To allow a lie to continue is to allow a system that is corrupt by progressive influence to loot off the efforts of the good—which doesn’t teach children anything but how to grow up and become looters themselves.  It’s not always so easy to see in places like Lakota, or Beverly Hills where people of value and wealth live—but behind the scenes running all these places are incompetent fools like Marcella Sills.  The only real difference is that Sills is running a school where the entire population is progressive, where other places that are wealthy have a portion of the population that can be stolen from in value propping up everyone else.  The behavior is the same—and so are the results.

Rich Hoffman



The Carcass of West Chester: Silverman and Company Inc., try again

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In a lot of ways fighting a developer who has invested many thousands if not millions of dollars into a parcel of property which was initially turned down by residents complaining about the change of use in zoning considerations is no different from fighting a school levy.  Both involve government and utilize the standard process of beating residents into the ground until they submit to social pressure.  This has never been truer than the re-emergence of the Kroger Marketplace proposal in West Chester, Ohio.  According to the Pulse Journal, Blue Ash-based Silverman and Company Inc. recently resubmitted a request to change 35 acres zoned for residential use to Commercial Planned Unit Development to include a 133,000-square-foot grocery store at the intersection of Tylersville and Princeton Glendale.  This was the same parcel of land in contention during 2013.  CLICK HERE TO REVIEW.

The first phase of the Crossings of Beckett shopping center would include a Kroger grocery store, a bank, a pharmacy with drive-through access–a Fred Meyer Jewelers, a small medical clinic, a Kroger fuel center, an additional 15,000 square feet of retail space alongside Kroger and three additional out-parcels along Ohio 747.  Basically, it’s just another strip mall with gas stations that are already just one mile further to the south.  And there is nothing in the Silverman proposal which helps fill the massive vacancies of the old Biggs retail center just two miles to the south—which to this very day is mostly empty.  The old Biggs center is comparable in size to a Kroger Marketplace, yet Silverman and Company Inc., do not own that property—so they aren’t interested.  They’d rather build on their property of course, at a location of their choosing and if the residents pose resistance—they’ll strategically wear them down the same way school levies from public schools have.

To try to take the edge off the community battle which took place the last time this endeavor was proposed and Tom Egger led the community to resist and suppress those plans the developer made changes to the plan to eliminate the three parcels on the north side of the site.  The new plan also calls for the creation of a buffer zone for residents to the north, according to Tim Burgoyne, Silverman and Company Inc.’s director of site acquisition and development.  This tactic is common for developers so that they can give the illusion that they have compromised.  It is the same stupid thing the local public school of Lakota did when they put their last levy on the ballot.  They spent hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars to essentially convince the community that they “listened.”  But in reality they just imposed their government backed will upon the voters wearing down resistance.  The developer in this case is performing the same task—but showing the community that they are “compromising.”  They hope to take the edge off Tom Egger’s case and earn the zoning commission’s support of their endeavor with a kind of rigged election process.  Likely the deal was cut with zoning officials before Silverman and Company Inc made their recent announcement.  These guys always dip their feet into the pool before they jump in.

As stated to the media by Burgoyne, “The residents wanted nothing along there, so after meeting with the community and staff members and getting everyone’s input, we believe that we have substantially addressed their concerns and we’re excited to move forward.”  What Burgoyne means is that they moved around the architectural drawings from the original proposal, which deliberately asked for too much knowing they would get resistance from the public—then backed off to their original design so to show that they compromised.  Of course that is speculation, but I’ve been down this road many more times than once—and if that’s not exactly how the situation played out, then I have swamp land on Mars to sell you.


This is supposed to be why we have government, and zoning should look at their vacant properties at the old Biggs Center and evaluate that if they allow this Kroger Marketplace into the empty field of the proposed location, they can forget about ever filling the much more lucrative location at the corner of Union Center and 747 where there are already stop lights, double lanes of traffic and an artery directly into Fairfield, Beckett Ridge, Tri County and I-75.  At the Silverman property all those things will have to be built, which makes developers happy, but will erode away the lives of Tom Egger and hundreds of families in the area.

This of course puts the Trustees of West Chester into a difficult position as they will have to vote upon the zoning recommendations—which will likely fall in their lap this time around.  If they vote against the proposed site they vote against a developer who wants to bring something truly good to West Chester.  The trouble is—it’s in the wrong location.  If they vote for the developer then they doom the lives of many tax payers looking for protection from government—and they will doom the Biggs location.  Prospective businesses for that location will choose the new corner of 747 and Tylersville because it will be the latest and greatest development in the West Chester area.  But 15 years from now, it will be old like the current Biggs location is today, and homeowners like Tom Egger and his family will still be looking at an older building bringing tons of traffic and unseemly elements to his back yard once the media has moved on to the next new thing.

I’m all for developers making a few bucks off their investments.  But the West Chester zoning board said no once before, and here come Silverman and Company Inc., with some market up drawings to give the illusion that they give a damn about what’s best for the West Chester community.  Surely they are counting on the local residents to scratch their heads and declare, “hey–they listened.”  But they didn’t, they just think the people of the community are suckers who will buy into a scam that is as old as time—and they expect to use government to protect their investments.  When Silverman and Company Inc purchased the plot of land in question, their investment was a risk.  There was no guarantee that they would convince West Chester zoning into allowing their proposal to come to fruition.  But with the many games that go on behind the scenes, they use government to protect their investments, even if it goes against the will of the people.  That is what this second proposal is—it’s very disrespectful, and ultimately damaging to the West Chester community.  But Silverman and Company Inc., won’t care.  They’ll make their money, and move on to the next location like vultures picking clean the carcass of road kill.  And within two decades the corner of 747 and Tylersville will look like modern-day Route 4, and replacing the homes of people like Tom Egger will be section 8 designations as government picks up those properties because nobody wants to move into an area that looks down into a Kroger parking lot.  The only people who will want to move to a place like that are future economic despots and people looking for government checks and a nice corner of that parking lot to sell drugs to other treacherous characters and scumbags.  Only the carcass won’t be road kill that time—it will be West Chester.

Rich Hoffman



Beer, French Fries, Obamacare and the Kingdom of Heaven: Jesus Christ from the Gospel according to Thomas

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I was flying recently over Sandusky, Ohio from an altitude of approximately 28,000 feet.  A patch of cloud had opened revealing the small point of land I knew to be the Cedar Point Amusement Park extending well out into Lake Erie—looking perilously vulnerable.  I remembered upon this vision how high the roller costar, Top Thrill Dragster seemed at the peak of its 400 foot plus vantage point—barely even a blip across the surface of the earth from such a high perspective.  Invisible from such a high point of view are all the thrill rides of that famous park, the countless little restaurants, the hotels, the many street venders which give the place a sense of vibrant life.  From my airplane, they could not be seen—yet I knew they were there—and during this Christmas Season which is a celebration of Jesus Christ—and the anxiety that I know many feel because of Obamacare—the time is correct to cover some issues of great concern focused on the Kingdom of Heaven and the parallels to it with the amusement park of Cedar Point as viewed from such a high place.

Most of us live our entire lives from such a high vantage point.  We are busy with our lives, and when someone we care about becomes sick, or cannot become helped with medicine—which will become a much more frequent occurrence with the upcoming health care destruction by President Obama—we pray to God to help us.  Yet from where God is residing, the power to hear every individual prayer can be achieved just as Google Earth or a powerful set of binoculars can zoom in on those roller coaster peaks from such a great height, but often people will die, prayers will not be answered, and tragic disappointment will ensue when God fails to acknowledge the qualms of the living lost in the perspective of distance.  The sheer numbers of people suffering is just too great and in the scheme of the universe, there are more important things to be concern with other than the prayers of a college football player hoping to make his mother proud of them by scoring a touchdown during a bowl game on national television.  The black hole at the center of the Milky Way is sucking in and destroying billions of tons of matter every second and spewing it out into some other dimensional plane of reality for some purpose only understood perhaps on a multi-verse plane of reality—so the prayers of the football player, or the cancer patient being kicked off their insurance plan because of the tampering of government will likely be lost to the eyes of God’s kingdom.

But to understand why, the concept of The Kingdom of Heaven must be understood and for that I have often turned to the Gospel according to Thomas.  There are some really wonderful quotes by Jesus which Thomas recorded for posterity.  Upon hearing them I have to conclude that Jesus had learned Indian Buddhism at some point in his post teenage years, and likely the work of Aristotle which was preserved by the Muslims at the time.  Jesus must have also studied heavily the concepts or Zoroastrianism.  This is not to say that he was not the “son of God” the way people hope to believe, but that he needed to develop the language to convey what he felt coming from his mind and mouth to the people of the world.   This took Jesus down the path he was looking for, and he brought his own interpretation to these concepts to form his foundations for teaching the beginnings of Christianity—which most people fail to grasp.  As the statism through the Roman Empire sought to use Christianity to unite their crumbling empire, they of course altered, manipulated, and even extorted from the learned masses opinions which focused on the altruistic nature of Christianity—and moving mankind away from the core message of Jesus which focused heavily on the “Kingdom of the Father.”

Anyone who says a prayer is hoping to penetrate this Kingdom that Jesus was always talking about—and he even went so far to tell people where it was. It was because of his revelation about the Kingdom of God ultimately that he was killed, because the Pharisees could not put up with Jesus having the masses reach such a place without the gate keepers and tax collectors standing in the way.  So to this very day, most people spend their entire lives separated from the Kingdom of God needlessly—and suffer for no reason other than the control of politics desiring to sacrifice the masses to the blob of archaic gods like Zeus, Yahweh,  Ahura Mazda, or Kulcucan.  Most politicians and establishment types are just as stupid today as they were in the times of Jesus, and they wish to kill, destroy, and render helpless the minds of humanity with the same vigor that Obamacare hopes to stop scientific development which currently is destined to carry philosophic understanding into an intersection with quantum mechanics.  The goal of politics whether through democracies, or religions is to separate the Kingdom of God from the people who want to go there by putting height, distance, and layers of clouds between the two so they cannot find one another in the chaos of existence.  Just like the Cedar Point Amusement Park, it is there, but because of the great height of my airplane, man cannot see it.  According to the Apostle Thomas—this is what Jesus had to say on the matter.  The first one is my favorite quote from this Gospel.

The Gospel
According to Thomas

  1. His disciples said to him, “When will the kingdom come?”  Jesus said, “It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying ‘here it is’ or ‘there it is.’ Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it.

  2. Jesus said, “Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world.” Jesus said, “The heavens and the earth will be rolled up in your presence.  And the one who lives from the living one will not see death.” Does not Jesus say, “Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?”

  3. Jesus said, “The kingdom is like a man who had a hidden treasure in his field without knowing it. And after he died, he left it to his son. The son did not know (about the treasure). He inherited the field and sold it. And the one who bought it went plowing and found the treasure. He began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished.”

  4. Jesus said, “The kingdom of the father is like a merchant who had a consignment of merchandise and who discovered a pearl. That merchant was shrewd. He sold the merchandise and bought the pearl alone for himself. You too, seek his unfailing and enduring treasure where no moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys.”

  5. Jesus said, “The kingdom of the father is like a man who had good seed. His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The man did not allow them to pull up the weeds; he said to them, ‘I am afraid that you will go intending to pull up the weeds and pull up the wheat along with them.’ For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be plainly visible, and they will be pulled up and burned.”

  6. Jesus said, “Whoever has come to understand the world has found (only) a corpse, and whoever has found a corpse is superior to the world.”

  7. His disciples said, “When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you?”   Jesus said, “When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them, then will you see the son of the living one, and you will not be afraid”

  8. Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, “These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom.” They said to him, “Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?”  Jesus said to them, “When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom.”


I believe based on a study of philosophy, comparative religion, observed fact, many years of bible study, and my own creative judgment that the Kingdom of God is within us all, and we reach it when we die to the flesh (pairs of opposites—male and female, good and bad, right and wrong, and all transitory perspective which places our vision high up in the clouds of institutionalism and away from the metaphorical Cedar Point—the Kingdom of Heaven.  It is always right there below us, around us, within us—but we do not see it because of the tools we are using to observe the world.

If one had to think of Heaven as an actual place that could be located with some sort of mapping system, instead of Heaven being out there someplace reachable by space ship or airplane, it is beyond our current focus—as it exists in the very small—instead of the very big according to some of the bizarre rules of quantum mechanics—perhaps as my elderly father-in-law has postulated–Heaven exists in the 12th dimension—where mankind has only yet discovered 11 of them.  The myths of many cultures use the number 12 as a kind of unified theory, and that perhaps the innate understanding of this end game has always been known to imagination even as far back as the centuries before Jesus’ birth.  Heaven is likely so small that in order to arrive at its gates to reside, we would have to strip away the smallest atom of our lives so that the cells of our bodies were like universes dotted across a multi-verse body of mammoth composure.  Heaven may well be like a Cedar Point currently viewed not from 28,000 feet, but from 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, miles away looking at the same point in space.  It will only be reached when all pairs of opposites are gone from perspective, and all reference to material flesh preventing the energy of a human body from entering such a place are removed.

So don’t be surprised when prayers go unanswered dear reader—or seem that way anyway.  It is nearly as hard to see a plane in the sky at such a height from the perspective of Cedar Point at ground level as it is to see details from up there into the courtyard of Chick-fil-A lost under the trees next to the big log flume ride.  God is getting the whole symphony of human existence in one giant played note, and there are many notes yet to be played on the backs of the many that have already reached Heaven’s Gates.   But as far as Obamacare, we are on our own—we are part of the musical piece which penetrates all dimensional plans of reality from the very large, to the very small—and it requires our participation, and understanding of what Jesus was really talking about regarding the Kingdom of Heaven.

As my plane landed I thought about the change in perspective as the craft descended out of the clouds to reveal all the details of the world that had been seen beneath, only at a great distance.  Once I was in the gate concourse I found an airport bar/restaurant to jot down my thoughts as Obamacare discussion was on every television visible—the anxiety over the matter noticeable among everyone around me.  The anxiety is in the misplaced trust that government can manage this situation—which they cannot.  The tragedy of Obamacare requires an understanding of the Kingdom of Heaven and the nature of the afterlife so that fear cannot be allowed to manipulate the masses with the major assault on their personal sanctity by promising them shortened lives, poor health care choices, and total control of their existence with a power grab disguised through altruism to end the free thought and action of every human being.

As I wrote this, the beer tasted good, the hamburger was delicious, and the knowledge that all that I could see around me was invisible to the naked eye from 40,000 feet—yet it was all here all along.  And as I finished my hamburger, beer, French fries, and captured my thoughts waiting for the next flight, I had a very good understanding of what Jesus was talking about all along.

Rich Hoffman



The Hutchinson Effect: Anti-gravity, clean energy, and government cover-up

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To the second-hander, the typical government bureaucrat, the strike driven unionized school teacher, the political whores of K-Street, the Black Friday line slut, the pro-tax legislator, the latte sipping prostitutes with diamond rings the size of car tires and asses to match, they believe that all science is produced through the institutional process—from government being aligned with colleges to produce the science of our day.  However, as proven in the fabulous book Forbidden Archeology, our modern age has found extensive evidence of a cover-up by these same institutions so to avoid the evidence that mankind has lived on earth for millions of years, instead of just thousands.  The reason is that colleges have received large infusions of federal grant money to study “things” and when contrary evidence arises to their conclusions, that evidence is suppressed in order to preserve the legacy of the previous conclusions.  That is why cover-ups occur in a mixed economy where government controls the education process, the economy, and the people in it with a blob like mentality of collective welfare.  The belief is that if the evidence is suppressed and nobody sees the results, that reality can be suppressed in favor of the desired out-come—at least the desire of the second-handers.  For instance, the typical levy addict tries to pass a school levy over and over again ignoring all the previous failures—such as at the Little Miami school district which tried 9 times to convince voters to approve a tax on themselves.  After the 9th time, voters got tired and stopped voting and the increase won by a very small margin.  The public school then felt that the “majority had spoken.”  The evidence that the majority had spoken against the tax eight previous times was lost to the desire of the second-handers to obtain higher taxes—so the evidence was ignored—even covered up by the media.  That is just a small sample of how major cover-ups occur—and why.  And in our modern age there is no greater cover-up than the one against The Hutchinson Effect.

The Huchinson Effect is a science of behavior that was discovered through experiments continuing the work of Tesla who was directly up against Edison and financier J.P. Morgan during the age of electrical discovery.  Morgan outspent Tesla and Westinghouse, and in the end, Edison’s inferior electrical discoveries were endorsed by the U.S. Government because of Morgan’s vast influence over them at the time—as they were second-handers at the back of the train of thought and had made their investments of infrastructure into Edison.  So they suppressed Tesla to preserve their investments as a government into a new science.  This was uncovered yet again when John Hutchinson ran across Tesla’s old experiments duplicating their effects which yielded decisive evidence of anti-gravity technology.  What follows comes directly off John Hutchinson’s web-site which is linked at the conclusion of this brief explanation.  The cover-up of The Hutchinson Effect is so vast that even edits to Wikipedia are removed and authors apparently banned.  The discovery by John Hutchinson continuing Tesla’s work has major ramifications on the modern world which would totally change the way human beings do just about everything—and the investments into the current way of doing things, the way second-handers make their livings at the back of the train would be in jeopardy.  Millions of unionized federal and electrical workers would have to change the way they do everything in their lives—and they don’t want that—so a cover-up of epic proportions has ensued.  What the cover-up by many institutions has attempted to do is prevent the world from learning about The Hutchinson Effect—but it’s too late.  Too many people already know about it, and I intend to make sure many more people learn of it.  The Hutchinson Effect has many solutions which beg for a pure capitalism form of government to help usher it into our daily lives—as opposed to the statist top down management of the typical bureaucrat and their legions of second-handers intent to protect their livelihoods from the imposition of epic scientific change.   Now, here is The Hutchinson Effect for your reading pleasure.

The Hutchison Effect — An Explanation

by Mark A. Solis

People often ask, “What exactly is the Hutchison Effect?” This brief essay is an attempt to answer that question to the satisfaction of the majority.

First of all, the Hutchison Effect is a collection of phenomena which were discovered accidentally by John Hutchison during attempts to study the longitudinal waves of Tesla back in 1979.  In other words, the Hutchison Effect is not simply a singular effect.  It is many.

The Hutchison Effect occurs as the result of radio wave interferences in a zone of spatial volume encompassed by high voltage sources, usually a Van de Graff generator, and two or more Tesla coils.

The effects produced include levitation of heavy objects, fusion of dissimilar materials such as metal and wood (exactly as portrayed in the movie, “The Philadelphia Experiment”), the anomalous heating of metals without burning adjacent material, spontaneous fracturing of metals (which separate by sliding in a sideways fashion), and both temporary and permanent changes in the crystalline structure and physical properties of metals.

The levitation of heavy objects by the Hutchison Effect is not—repeat not—the result of simple electrostatic or electromagnetic levitation.  Claims that these forces alone can explain the phenomenon are patently ridiculous, and easily disproved by merely trying to use such methods to duplicate what the Hutchison Effect has achieved, which has been well documented both on film and videotape, and has been witnessed many times by numerous credentialed scientists and engineers. Challengers should note that their apparatus must be limited to the use of 75 Watts of power from a 120 Volt AC outlet, as that is all that is used by Hutchison’s apparatus to levitate a 60-pound cannon ball.

The fusion of dissimilar materials, which is exceedingly remarkable, indicates clearly that the Hutchison Effect has a powerful influence on Van der Waals forces.  In a striking and baffling contradiction, dissimilar substances can simply “come together,” yet the individual substances do not dissociate.  A block of wood can simply “sink into” a metal bar, yet neither the metal bar nor the block of wood come apart.  Also, there is no evidence of displacement, such as would occur if, for example, one were to sink a stone into a bowl of water.

The anomalous heating of metal without any evidence of burning or scorching of the adjacent materials (usually wood) is a clear indication that possibly the nature of heat may not be completely understood.  This has far-reaching implications for thermodynamics, which hinges entirely on the presumption of such knowledge.  It should be noted that the entirety of thermodynamics is represented by the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, which is insignificant in a context of 0 Hz to infinite Hz.  The anomalous heating exhibited by the Hutchison Effect shows plainly that we have much to learn, especially where thermodynamics and electromagnetism meet.

The spontaneous fracturing of metals, as occurs with the Hutchison Effect, is unique for two reasons: (1) there is no evidence of an “external force” causing the fracturing, and (2) the method by which the metal separates involves a sliding motion in a sideways direction, horizontally.  The metal simply comes apart.

Some temporary changes in the crystalline structure and physical properties of metals are somewhat reminiscent of the “spoon bending” of Uri Geller, except that there is no one near the metal samples when the changes take place.  One video shows a spoon flapping up and down like a limp rag in a stiff breeze. In the case of permanent changes, a metal bar will be hard at one end, like steel, and soft at the other end, like powdered lead.  Again, this is evidence of strong influence on Van der Waals forces.

The radio wave interferences involved in producing these effects are produced from as many as four and five different radio sources, all operating at low power.  However, the zone in which the interferences take place is stressed by hundreds of kilovolts.

It is surmised by some researchers that what Hutchison has done is tap into the Zero Point Energy.  This energy gets its name from the fact that it is evidenced by oscillations at zero degrees Kelvin, where supposedly all activity in an atom ceases.  The energy is associated with the spontaneous emission and annihilation of electrons and positrons coming from what is called “the quantum vacuum.”  The density of the energy contained in the quantum vacuum is estimated by some at ten to the thirteenth Joules per cubic centimeter, which is reportedly sufficient to boil off the Earth’s oceans in a matter of moments.

Given access to such energies, it is small wonder that the Hutchison Effect produces such bizarre phenomena.  At the present time, the phenomena are difficult to reproduce with any regularity.  The focus for the future, then, is first to increase the frequency of occurence of the effects, then to achieve some degree of precision in their control.

The work is continuing at this time.  Before long, we shall see what progress can be made.

Shreveport, Louisiana February 16, 1999

Copyright (c) 1999 by Mark A. Solis


Discoveries do not come out of large institutions under collective enterprise.  Most major discoveries of scientific origin including the Internet, the Atomic Bomb, missions into space, or even aviation were driven from the mind of solitary individuals.  Second-handers helped these bright minds get the information to the public—but such inventions were not created by institutions in partnership with government to bring about new technology.  The Wright Brothers when they invented flight in Dayton, Ohio did not do so at the University of Dayton, they did it from their bicycle shop under rather crude conditions.  The aviation industry in all its incantations really hasn’t changed beyond the basic concepts of weight, lift, yaw, and drag invented by The Wright Brothers in a dirty shop that had nothing to do with airplanes.

The difference between Tesla’s electrical experiments which were far superior to Edison’s was that J.P. Morgan was behind Edison, and sought to crush the competition to protect his investment into Edison, which still continues to this very day.  Second-handers hope to suppress The Hutchinson Effect long enough for John Hutchinson to die off and all these current generations of people who know of his work so that a college can loot the information 50 or 60 years from now once history has forgotten who brought the technology into reality.  Then the second-handers of science will attempt to pass the discoveries off on their own hoping nobody knows that it was Tesla, then John Hutchinson who perfected the science way back in 1979!

Under free-market capitalism, John Hutchinson would be a millionaire honored as one of the greatest minds in human history—on par with Leonardo de Vinci, Albert Einstein, or Isaac Newton.   Instead, he is the subject of ridicule and controversy as the governments of the world try to pick his brain from a distance as he lives in a common home through eccentric means of relative obscurity.  Every human being in the world could have floating cars.  Large weights that would typically need forklifts and overhead cranes would be eliminated as anti-gravity could just float large objects around during construction and transportation.  Unique materials that have totally different physical properties could be bound together to produce unusual composites unknown to any other generation of human being—and the information is right in front of us—it is the second-handers which seek to prevent it to protect their own legacy of lies and manipulation over a long period of time.  To the second-handler, the protection of their institutions is more important than floating vehicles or any other by-product of The Hutchinson Effect which would be a natural result of such a radical discovery.  The discovery has already been made—the technology is already there.  It just lacks acceptance by the second-handers who are trained by their institutions to not trust anything done in a barn, or by an individual, or produced under the banner of profit-making capitalism.  The secret of what they really fear is that they know that nothing institutions actually produce amount to anything if individuals like Hutchinson are not the wind that blows the sails of discovery, and that illusion is the reason for the cover-ups at every level of our “civilized” society.

If you doubt dear reader what I have just said consider what has just happened in our current time under the Obama administration.  While writing this article at 3 AM in the morning, I went to the restroom and turned on a light—the light came on after a brief pause as it’s one of those new “environmentally friendly” bulbs—and it takes a moment for them to heat up to full brightness. Just four short years ago at the same time in the morning doing the same thing, I would turn on the light, and it would come on to full brightness without any hesitation.  It is government policy built on voodoo science which is driving this ignorance called global warming, and “clean energy.”  Going down the road of government evolution by two hundred under years under such a mentality it is conceivable that the light bulb may even be un-invented in favor of candles—to preserve “Mother Earth.”  The light bulb is devolving in the year 2013—it is less than it was in 2009 as the evidence presented itself to me at 3 AM in the morning to the slow warm up of the bulb to light my way in the darkness.  Yet the hypocrisy of the government and the second-handers who run it is obvious when The Hutchinson Effect is understood.  What could be more “eco-friendly” than anti-gravity.  Think of how fast trains could move without friction, or automobiles, or freight—or anything!  Think of how elevators could function at a fraction of the physical energy it takes to moves an up and down a skyscraper, or a hotel—and those are all direct implications of The Hutchinson Effect.  Then look at what the government has done to the simple light bulb and the pattern is obvious.  The Huchinson Effect gives mankind more freedom, and the governments of the world want less—and that’s ultimately what it all comes down to.  The second-handers want to believe that it is they who run the world, that it is they who invent everything, that it is they who make all the important decisions.  But in actuality, all they really do is steal from people like John Huchinson, and Tesla, and the Wright Brothers to build their institutional legacies off the backs of geniuses who were ahead of the curve long before the second-handers even knew they were even moving toward one.

Rich Hoffman



The Hope That’s Coming: A Star Wars mythology to change the world under Disney for the better

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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!

Rich Hoffman




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