The Wonderful Capitalism of ‘Jurassic World': Ahhhh, just let it just wash over you………..

I’ve covered a bit about what makes Jurassic World such a good movie.  If you read my article yesterday, CLICK TO REVIEW, you already know I love museums and that the Discovery Center at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is one of my favorite places on earth—because it’s a dinosaur museum.  I love the Field Museum in Chicago, I love the Smithsonian, I love the Indianapolis Natural History Museum—I love the exploratory nature of them—so obviously within the context of an amusement park where a fantasy level museum is the feature—it beholds my interest. I’ve instilled this love in my kids who are now grown up and consider among their greatest achievements trips to the British Museum in London—separately.   They both made trips there and out of all the things they could have done in London as young twenty something’s, they went to the British Museum and spent a lot of time. We all went to see Jurassic World and loved the movie for all the obvious reasons.  But I loved it for more than even those.  I loved it for its open embrace of capitalism—an unfettered love of corporate sponsorship merged with scientific debate, philosophic proposals, and contemporary quandaries.  To get a sense of what I’m talking about have a look at the video below featuring Frank Marshall who is one of the producers of the film.  It was good to see some major Hollywood heavyweights embracing fully the commercial aspects of their movie and then shipping that enthusiasm around the world in the form of a story.  Then read the story at the following link of a guy who watched Jurassic World and immediately left to purchase a new Mercedes putting himself 90K in the hole with money he obviously didn’t have because his mom still pays for his phone bill.  When you combine science and capitalism into a motion picture, you get blistering success—and I hope sincerely that Hollywood learns something by studying Jurassic World.

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imageJurassic World is partly great because it’s like that feeling you get when you arrive at Downtown Disney, or Universal’s City Walk for the first time and are bombarded by all the innovations of capitalism attached directly to human mythologies.  Jurassic World obviously understands that phenomena and embraces it fully—which was a common practice in the 1980s, but has been pushed underground to a large degree by progressive filmmakers who want to pretend they dislike money to appeal to their base, while needing a lot of money to make and release their motion pictures to the world.  Jurassic World doesn’t even pretend not to like it—it embraces capitalism fully with overflowing pride, and that is probably what I like most about it.  Even the billionaire in the film was a good human being, and interesting guy who even though he had all the money in the world was still teaching himself to fly a helicopter for personal growth.

imageSome of the most obvious product placements were of course Coke, Starbucks, Brookstone and Oakley sunglasses, Hilton, Samsung, Verizon Wireless, Jimmy buffet’s Margaretville—among many others.  There is quite a long list.  After the movie my family even went to Dairy Queen where they had a really cool promotion going on with their Jurassic World Blizzard.  It was simply marvelous.  We had spent the day at an amusement park after recently seeing the movie and dined at Dairy Queen exclusively because of its tie-in to the film, and had a really great experience, which is shown in some of the pictures displayed here.  Also shown there is a completely fictional promo video for a new Hilton at the Isla Nubar Resort.  Obviously Isla Nubar is a complete fantasy.  There is no island like that off the Pacific side of Costa Rica.  But the movie did a wonderful job of building a fictional reality to serve as a backstop for all this product placement.  The main area of Jurassic World from the view of the Hilton Hotel reminded me a lot of Cancun complete with all the capitalist investment you can find there in a tropical paradise.  I find myself wanting to visit this specific Hilton and can’t help but hope that Universal Studios in Florida will build all these places for real so I can visit.  I think they’d be crazy not to at this point.  After the Fourth of July weekend of 2015, Jurassic World will be third on the all time money-making list behind Avatar and Titanic—and the film doesn’t open in Japan for another month.  If Hilton actually builds that hotel, I will be the very first person to stay in their T-Rex room. You can bet on that!

imageWhile at the Newport Aquarium again shortly after seeing the movie we strolled into the AMC theaters for a bite to eat and guess what we saw there?  A Jurassic Park Jeep from the original film, also shown in the accompanying pictures.  It brought no small measure of pleasure to me to see it there.  I had only ever saw one within the actual theme park at Universal Studios and at the AMC Theater at Newport on the Levee was one in really good condition.  It was further evidence to me that behind the veil of cynicism that often resides behind virtually every news story is hope that is unleashed behind Jurassic Park and this most recent Jurassic World movie.  I wasn’t the only person excited about the franchise and the products produced by it.  Many others shared that love with me which crosses all political and demographic barriers reaching directly to the heart of a deep human hope for such things to be made into reality.  These movies are not just about dinosaurs, they embody the hope that we find in every museum, or hope to find when we step in for the first time.

imageWhen I stand in the lobby of the Cincinnati Museum Center I love the marriage of science and capitalism.  Just two days of this writing I gladly spent $22 for a couple hamburgers and fries knowing that I was supporting the museum in small little ways with the overpriced lunch.  The food was actually good, but still overpriced, and that’s OK.  Museums need dollars to operate and bring all the great aspects of science to the forefront of thought.  Without money, there is no science—and there would be nothing I’d like to see more than education institutions accepting that their ticket to further funding for projects of interest is through capitalism, not socialism.  There are far more opportunities for environmental research through a company like Exxon as opposed to the socialist resistance of Green Peace.  Sea World is to my mind the closest thing to an actual Jurassic World that there currently is, and people should go and support those wonderful parks.  There was a lot in Jurassic World that reminded me specifically of Sea World.  One of my best memories as a kid was in visiting the Sea World in Aurora, Ohio when there was one located there way back in the 80s, then the one in San Diego.  The money generated through Sea World does more for conservation than a whole city block of protestors in San Francisco.  Science is a forward thinking process whereas just shutting down all capitalist endeavors in hopes of preserving nature goes against the very nature of being a human being.  There is no better format for exploring these issues than the Jurassic Park movies—and Jurassic World embraces better than all the previous three put together the joys of capitalism as it propels science forward with hope, and wonder sprinkled with dire warnings of greed and excess.  It’s not capitalism that kills everyone in Jurassic World, its deception and greed not by the billionaire, but by his employees who scheme behind his back for desires known only to them.  It is within that concept that we see a truth that we recognize as a true paradox in a time where we will have to make similar decisions about our own lives very soon.

imageJurassic World is not just a movie—it is the philosophy of our time, it is Plato’s Republic on a modern stage presenting questions to a hungry movie going public.  But more than just that the movie is a celebration of capitalism and an argument in favor of it as the best option to propel mankind into the future.  I love Dave and Buster’s so much so that we spent my 47 birthday this year at the one near my home.  I love the bright lights, the wonderful food and the imagination of all the interesting games on display there.  I love to play those games, eat that wonderful food while watching 14 different sports events on the multitude of televisions exhibited virtually everywhere you look.  And guess what, there was a Dave and Buster’s in Jurassic World, and I really want to visit it.  It’s time to start embracing our capitalism within our art so that we can have an honest conversation about what we want as human beings.  People have voted with their movie tickets in favor of Jurassic World. It’s time now that the science communities stop pandering to government stiffs for grants and start befriending capitalism to fund their further endeavors.  That is the future of science and the lesson of Jurassic World.  Progressive reviewers and news reporters may cringe at all the product placement within Jurassic World but in so doing they ignore what is truly at the heart of all human beings.  Steven Spielberg has understood that heart for many years, and nobody reaches it better than he does when he wishes.  But its time that others follow the lessons learned from Jurassic World and stop fighting against capitalism when it is the lifeblood of true progress.  Jurassic World is about the hope that progress can bring.  It captures all the reasons we like attending amusement parks and museums—it’s not just for the knowledge of history—but in the potential of making it.

Now, who wants to join me in bringing a T-Rex Café to West Chester Ohio?  You’ve seen the movie, you have seen the popularity.  West Chester has over 100,000 affluent people living within a ten-mile radius and in the middle of all that is some of the best entertainment options outside of a city like New York and Chicago. Those affluent people have lots of kids and grand kids. And it needs a T-Rex Café.  It would make a fortune!  CLICK HERE FOR A REVIEW.

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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The Cincinnati Tablet: A little known miracle from an ancient past alive and well at the Museum Center

If there is such a place as heaven for me it would be everlasting life in a place like the Cincinnati Museum Center reading a book next to their multiple exhibits.  It is well-known that I have a particular love of culture and obsess over how to implement successful societies based on mythology, recorded history, psychological necessity and how all that gets wrapped into a workable philosophy to achieve objectives.  I spend more time thinking about those kinds of things than anything else—and if I had no other responsibilities in the world I would be most happy putting on a pair of camouflage pants and a t-shirt and going to a different spot of that museum each day and reading from my books—all day–forever.  To be near history and the way those exhibits have been creatively assembled at the Museum Center is a marriage of all my favorite things.  I have a few favorite spots, one is near the T-Rex skull in the Museum of Natural History and Science, the other is the area near the Cincinnati Tablet in the Cincinnati History Museum.image

I have a particular obsession with the Cincinnati Tablet.  It is located in the wing of the History Museum just beyond the WWII area and just ahead of the Native American, Colonial wings on the right side of the hall.  There are complaints from history buffs that the Tablet is tucked away into a remote corner, but it’s quite out in the open and well-lit. The problem with the Tablet is that some believe that it belongs in the section of the Natural History Museum that deals with pre-Columbian society as the Tablet was found in a burial mound at the inception of Cincinnati at the exact spot where Fountain Square resides.  Few realize that when they visit the Fountain they are on the spot of an ancient burial ground that was there long before there was ever a single building erected in the Queen City.  Yet the Cincinnati Tablet is a bit of a mystery. Archaeologists would like to attribute it to the Adena or Hopewell Cultures dated around 500 B. C. to 100 A.D.  Yet it is more reflective of the kind of art found in the Mississippian Culture of 700 A.D. to 1600, just ahead of the arrival of the first European colonists.  But that doesn’t quite tell the whole story.image

The Cincinnati Tablet is nearly identical to a tablet found in Clinton County called the Wilmington Tablet.  Many have looked at these tablets and read into the numerical significance of the design.  They appear to have similar markings as that of Mayan and Aztec Cultures and point to a much more sophisticated pre history of Native American tribes than are normally associated with history.  Human beings like to believe that all life springs forward in a progressive manner meaning that each revolution around the sun that the earth makes, we get smarter and better.  So we often get caught looking back at history as if we were looking at a measuring stick of some kind—we’re here now, so back then we must have been—there.  That type of rationalization.  However, this is not the case.  Just as we are doing today in the modern age with all the tools of thought at our disposal, human kind is regressing.  To sit on the trolley car at the Cincinnati History Museum and listen to the recording of the conductor dropping passengers off at various points from pre 1951 it is increasingly obvious that the human intellect has fallen a long way in just those 50 years.  If such a declination of character continues to slide downward, it is easy to ascertain that human beings in another 200 years will easily be back to the types of hunters and gathering types associated with the Adena Indian.image

There are some extremely complex mathematics associated with the Mound Builders that defy what we know about the Adena and Hopewell people.  In the times of Christopher Columbus there were still some in Europe who believed that the earth was flat and that if one strayed too far to sea that they would fall over the edge.  But it was the Greeks who came up with the concept of a spherical earth dating back to the 6th century.  By the 3rd century B.C. Pythagoras had postulated that the earth was indeed round which was supported by Aristotle.  For proof as to what I said about human society regressing along a Vico Cycle (CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW) look at the modern Greek people and their current collapsing economy.  They are only presently a 100 years from becoming simpletons equivalent to the Adena Indians—hunters and gathers struggling each day to feed themselves instead of an advanced culture contemplating whether or not the earth is round through mathematics.  The modern Greek people have nothing in common with their ancient ancestors of just 3000 years ago.  They have declined as a society, not advanced.  Yet, the Mound Builders from the same time period as Pythagoras understood that the earth was round otherwise they could not have predicted equinoxes and solstices or dates on a calendar.  How did they learn that the earth was round if they did not read Greek literature?  Or perhaps the Greeks were only verifying what mythology instructed them—based on ancient stories given to them during their days.image

Another mystery if trade with the Yucatan Peninsula is considered among the Mississippian Cultures of North America is the nearly simultaneous rise of cities like Cahokia outside of St. Louis and Chichen Itza in Mexico.  Their art and cultures appear to be extremely similar, yet nobody knows much about either because there is an assumption that nobody had the ability to travel such a distance to have legitimate trade ability.  We assume that these ancient people were still learning how to travel by canoe until Europeans came along and showed them how to build a boat.  But it is quite obvious if the facts are assembled, that there was great trade and interaction between groups of societies vastly separated, which is something that wasn’t supposed to be the case.  The evidence of all this interconnectivity was likely destroyed when the Spanish attacked the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan built in 1325 and destroyed in 1521.  Modern day Mexico City was built upon its ruins.  Tenochtitlan was built on a vast island with complicated canals intersecting the city.  In fact is was Bernal Diaz del Castillo who said, “When we saw so many cities and villages built in the water and other great towns on dry land we were amazed and said that it was like the enchantments (…) I don’t know how to describe it, seeing things as we did that had never been heard of or seen before, not even dreamed about.”  Sounds a lot to me like the lost city of Atlantis which Plato spoke about only the dates are separated by several thousand years.  The point of course is that what the Spanish encountered was an advanced culture, not a bunch of knuckle-draggers.  So the Spanish did what they always have done, they attacked the city, destroyed the people and imposed Catholic religion on the survivors calling the area New Spain.   By the time Santa Anna was fighting Sam Huston in the Republic of Texas just to the north, the New Spanish Empire was declining and the newly established “Mexican” was left conquered twice within a few centuries of each other by rival clans of European settlers.  The origin culture had been destroyed by the Spanish and all the archaeology erased to history in the name of religion.  As advanced as Tenochtitlan was it was around two hundred years newer than the ancient city of Teotihuacan located just 30 miles to the northwest.  That city has a pyramid on the scale of the Great Pyramid in Giza and by volume as large as the one outside St. Louis, the Monks Mound.  The dates on this epic city of sophistication and mathematics are 100 B.C. to 250 A.D., about the same time period as the Adena Indian over a thousand miles to the north across the Gulf of Mexico and up the Mississippi River, then up the Ohio.  The assumption was that these cultures didn’t communicate, but it looks as if they did—or at least knew of each other.image

As I look at the Cincinnati Tablet I can’t help but wonder if it’s not the remnants of an older culture that left the Ohio Valley well before the Adena Indian during what is called the Archaic Period.  I have covered before the obvious signs of a lost race of people who were large in stature.  The evidence of their lives is obvious in the unexcavated mound at Miamisburg, the burial grounds at Augusta Kentucky and the ancient city that has been buried under modern-day Lexington, Kentucky. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW.  The Adena and Hopewell Indians were similar in culture and intellect to the modern version of the inner city dweller compared to the suburbanite.  The ancient suburbanite doing as humans always do run from their political disputes for destinations uncharted leaving behind the more parasitic aspects of their societies.  In modern times most people living in suburbia are those running from the corrupt politics and high taxes of the large cities, and it looks as if this is what was happening in America well before Columbus found a map in Portugal convincing him that there was a way to circumnavigate the world.  Of course that map was made by the Chinese who had been doing that circumnavigation for centuries—and had been trading with the same people who settled the Ohio Valley who were thus trading with ancient Mesopotamia.  Again, all that assumed history was destroyed by two known events, the destruction of Tenochtitlan and the Library in Alexandria, Egypt, both by the same religion.image

I tend to think that the Cincinnati Tablet was specific to the person it was found under within the mound.  It may have been the tattoo pattern used to identify his people to his region, and when he died, they buried it with him.  The Wilmington Tablet is similar, and was probably specific to the ruler of that area, etc.  But the cultures associated with them are largely unknown, because the limits of science assume that mankind is always moving forward instead of following a Vico cycle of continuous birth and death—always starting over again as a civilization.  Just like inner city dwellers occupy the grand establishments of a creative past, the Adena likely occupied ceremonial sites associated with a culture that left south to form a world of their own without the restrictions of collective association.  I cannot help but wonder as I look at the Cincinnati Tablet if the origin of the Inca, the Maya and the Aztec were not in fact a combination people from Mesopotamia and China who merged in the Americas long before Christ was born and became ancient suburbanites moving constantly south until they ran out of room and were killed by a competing culture doing the same thing for the same reasons—leaving for opportunity elsewhere once civilization destroyed the luster of innovation and adventure in the individual.

I take such lessons into account when I have to build a culture, whether it’s raising a family or building a company.  People desire to be their own explorers and to find for themselves the roots of their desires.  They don’t like to share by nature when the itch of adventure is clawing at them.  But people are quite giving once they achieve their personal objectives.  And that is what the Cincinnati Tablet represents to me, a hint at a past long gone and a window into an issue that is still pressing the minds of mankind.  The Cincinnati Museum Center gave the tablet its own little spot in between two worlds, the known history of WWII and the roots of Cincinnati’s founding as a colonial hub after the Revolutionary War.  Because the Cincinnati Tablet is in and of itself not clearly defined by science, because much of the way to confirm them through logic has been purposely erased by future empire builders—and that is why I consider such places like the Museum Center heaven on earth.  There is truth there only hinted at, but it is more than what you can find anywhere else.  And all that history collides upon the Cincinnati Tablet.

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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The Greek Economic Collapse: Coming to America with EPA control droughts and refused mining permits to save fish

This is what happens when you attach yourself to the weakest links, whether its business or global markets—what is happening in Greece right now is the result.  Now don’t say you haven’t heard it before dear reader.  Don’t tell me you didn’t hear the show on WLW years ago with Darryl Parks that I put on this very site showing that the financial game was crumbling—that we are all effectively broke even if the bills haven’t quite caught up to us in the United States yet.  Because I’ve been giving the warnings for some time—socialism does not work, strong leadership is absolutely necessary for capitalist endeavors to succeed, and group consensus in either business or politics is worthless—because it weakens leadership instead of strengthening it.  But when all those warnings are ignored and an insistence on socialist/collectivist behavior is promoted—you get Greece.  The United States is not far behind.  Already most of the money paid in taxes goes exclusively to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid leaving money for nearly nothing else.  The United States is the only country on earth with opportunities for economic growth so lenders are still willing to provide low-interest loans, which are consumed daily.  But at some time very soon, that will dry up, interest rates will raise, and at that point billions become trillions and there will be no way out—just like what Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is facing now in Greece, either complete relief of the austerity measures—or Greece will have to leave the European Union.  In essence, Greece must be relieved of its financial burdens otherwise a major block of the Eurozone will be lost with Great Britain soon to follow.  The European Union like all unions is rooted in socialism and allows the bad to hide behind the good and the more bricks that fall out of that union—the fewer places there are for the bad to hide.  Bad in this case is economies too rooted in socialism to make themselves buoyant.

These are the types of people we were told in the United States we needed to be more like.  Obama lectured Americans about the moral veracity of Europe early in his presidency even as Cyprus was the first to visibly fail economically.  Behind that small island in the Mediterranean was of course Greece, which few wanted to acknowledge around the world as a real crisis.  They even had an election where the socialist Alexis Tsipras won power promising no austerity to the Greek people, so they could continue to live under the safety of socialism—the protection of other people’s money.  Now they have capital controls of 60 Euros per day.   There are lines at Greek banks for people to get small amounts of cash that is supposed to belong to them. But because there is no money, everyone has to sacrifice their monetary levity and take what is available.  Tsipras proposed that Greece have a July 5th referendum on how to deal with the financial crises making many very happy at the prospect of Greece defaulting on its debts.  Since 2009 higher taxes and steep government cuts in exchange for bailouts have caused austerity measures that have unemployment at more than 25% on average and 60% among its youth—guess how they vote in elections…………………socialism because they have no opportunity otherwise which was always part of the plan.

Meanwhile in the United States as the nation continues to borrow around $100,000 every second leaving a current public debt of over $18 trillion Obama’s EPA is standing in the way of any further capitalists endeavors—most alarmingly the Pebble Mine in southwestern Alaska.  The EPA with Obama has done everything it can to deny a mining permit because of the largest sockeye salmon run in the world which traverses the area.  The mine is thought to potentially produce $120 billion dollars in new gold, but in just the time it takes the average person to pay their house payment from month to month, all the potential wealth that mine could have created would have been spent on the national debt.  So it’s just a drop in the buckets, yet when even a drop would help, the Obama administration is more committed to the religion of global environmentalism. The dreadful cost of socialism has far-reaching impacts.  For instance the cause of the current California water shortage as explained by Shannon Grove, Republican assemblywoman in Kern County is the EPA that created regulations that is literally dumping water into the sea to save a three-inch fish which resides in the area.  The crisis is completely artificial because the environmentalists have used the EPA as a kind of inquisition where nonbelievers are tortured if they do not believe in the deity of Mother Earth.  But behind the green hate for capitalism are roots that extend into various communist groups that have infiltrated our government for the purpose of halting capitalist activity—all the while increasing spending so that the economy will topple.

Yet nobody has heard much about this California drought, other than they need rain.  It was a completely manufactured crises created by an intrusive EPA without proper priorities dedicated to human innovation.  Capitalism likes the little three-inch fish from California, and the salmon in Alaska—and if left to their own devices will find solutions to have both, the wealth and the food supply, but there is more at work, a hatred of capitalism driven by rooted communism that is using sympathy for earth’s creatures to sabotage the American economy.  The strategy will run dry sooner or later and when that happens America will be faced with the same options as Greece is now, regulated resources, lines to get gas, food, water and most of all—money.  Confiscated assets will be the new word of tomorrow as tax increases and high interest rates will soon follow.  All this will have been caused by excessively reckless spending and intentional sabotage of American assets and potential productive enterprise—all in the name of saving a few fish.

Look hard at Greece—I told you it was coming, and it’s on its way to America.  It will have been caused by progressives for reasons that extend well behind a veil of conservation—directly into the foundations of communism which this country has fought many wars to prevent.  Yet it’s in the United States in our schools, our government, and especially in our EPA.  And it’s crippling our economy one regulation at a time.  Greece didn’t have a choice; their economy was basically some ancient ruins and the sales of gyros to cruise ship tourists.  America’s economic collapse is self-imposed, but intended by the same strategy as the radical Alexis Tsipras—to default on the debt and force social changes under a reset clock.  Those behind the communist push want America at the same level as Greece and the other countries in the Eurozone who will also eventually fall under economic collapse as well.  The restrictions on the economy are strategic to advance progressive political objectives.  In the mean time, Americans will have to do something they are not used to, which they are just beginning to feel in California—restrictions to services to train them how to comply with central authority.  The economic collapses are self-imposed both in the European Union and in the United States and those with their foot on the brakes are those who want global power for the sake of control.  And that is something that nobody on the nightly news is willing to admit to anybody—especially since they have played their part in the debacle.  But I can tell you this—people like me will remember how all his happened and I will be there to remind people what occurred and who was really  at fault.  That I will promise.

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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A Rainbow Colored White House: Once a nation of leaders–now overrun by second-handers

The White House putting rainbow-colored lights on it during the June 26th Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, or the previous day’s debacle of further sustaining Obamacare by that same court is evidence that the management of the nation is focused on all the wrong things in order to make the world “equal.”  The world will never be equal—because there will always be one thing that will be ignored in that pursuit of equality—and it’s not black or white, rich or poor, or gay and straight issues—it is that the hard-working will always be plucked by the parasites of laziness.  The unimaginative will always wait for those who think to provide direction.  Leaders will always have followers, and those followers will always flock behind the brave.  We call these followers’ second-handers and in the collectivist culture of the present White House they perform in all the classic ways of a typical follower, but they are allowed to believe that they can take equal credit for any successes that might occur.  For the multitudes of second-handers this is good news for them—it makes them feel good, like they are part of problem solving the world.  But they’re not.  As always, and as it will always be, only a few do most of the work and take the responsibility of leadership as the others follow behind.  Those who work hardest in our society will always be discriminated against by the second-handers.  Second-handers are those who live through others—thus their designation.  A leader will survive and flourish with or without a second-hander, but a second-hander cannot survive without a leader.  That is the biggest difference and is the specific reason that capitalist cultures thrive whereas socialist cultures fail.

One of the great challenges of capitalism is in the nature of their corporations, which by their very design are socialist entities, or even raw dictatorships.   The bigger they are, the more they resemble socialist enterprises.  In these companies a ruling elite create a kind of flowchart leadership culture that have a mixture of second-handers and leaders who are all told that they are equal or in subservience to those above them, and they are forced to behave within that framework in order to get a pay check.  This greatly limits the potential of the company because it allows second-handers to rise to the top by default through protection of an organizational chart.  Washington D.C. is filled with these types of second-handers—people who think they are valuable assets to some government enterprise they have worked within for years.  Their merit is not judged by their performances, but by their years of service.  Leaders often become discouraged and either sit on their talents in frustration, or they leave not able or willing to take orders from a second-hander.

Of course second-handers are in the majority throughout the world, and these socialist systems were designed by them to hide their natural timidity.  The primary reason all government departments and most large companies fail to innovate properly or remain competitive in global marketplaces is because the leaders within their organizations stop producing because they do not desire to share their efforts with the second-hander.  Once the leaders stop leading, the second-handers flounder about directionless leaving as their only defense stacks of bureaucracy to buy time until some leader comes along to save them from their own lack of action.  That is in essence what is behind most bureaucratic efforts—a lack of courage trying to hide the nature of the second-hander that designed it for their own protection.

Companies that thrive most are built by leaders.  Those who survive longest find the leaders among their ranks and put them in charge—clearly forcing the second-handers to be driven toward objectives—and success is to be found in such a fashion.  But when leaders are told to provide their benefits to others without merit, and that those others are equal to them, the leaders will just do something else and leave the second-handers to their own devices.  It’s an unnatural relationship that is most exemplified by the current White House.  With their display of the rainbow colors, they have shown the world that they have no idea what makes a country great and the lights are embarrassing.  In this case they are putting an emphasis on gay rights but ignoring the rights of those who work the hardest—and that is a big mistake.

 For instance, Tim Cook is a gay man and is the current CEO of Apple.  Apple as a company is trading at a rate equivalent to a market capitalization of about $1.26 trillion.  When Steve Jobs died, Apple took the best of their leaders and promoted him into the CEO of Apple which was a position personally mentored to Cook by Jobs even as he died.  Cook’s success has nothing to do with him being gay, but that he was competent.  However, without Steve Jobs, Cook would undoubtedly fail, just as it is presently on its decline as a company.  Jobs built the foundation for Apple leaving a CEO like Cook to follow the formula of success, which is why the company continues to have value.  But the innovation that made Apple great today was created yesterday by Jobs, not Cook.  Without another Steve Jobs, Tim Cook will eventually fail and Apple will slide into the depths of mediocrity.  Therefore Tim Cook is a second-hander to Steve Jobs.  Tim Cook could not have created Apple from scratch the way Steve Jobs did.  And without Steve Jobs, the company will collapse on itself as more and more executives take on the tendencies of a second-hander because that’s who is currently in charge.   A failure to understand those relationships leads to eventual destruction 100% of the time.

Colleges are in the business of producing second-handers, not leaders.  That is the reason the leaders of two of the most prominent companies in the world had their leaders both as college drop-outs—Bill Gates from Microsoft, and Steve Jobs from Apple.  Microsoft after Gates retirement as head of the company has held their ground, but their continuous innovation that was seen under their former leader has ground to a stop and their decline is evident.  Apple is not far behind—again because when second-handers are in charge they fail to uphold the ethics of a strong, imaginative leader.  Whether the leader is Lee Iacocca from Chrysler, or Jack Welsh from GE, second-handers study, and study, and attempt to mimic the actions of great leaders, but they always fail.  At best they prevent the decline of an organization with a slow slide into oblivion, but they can never advance it.  For instance, there were many great minds in Europe during World War II.  However, if not for General Patton, would Hitler have been defeated?  No.  It took one unusual general to lead millions of second-handers to victory over a tyrant.  Without that leader Hitler would have won World War II.  A failure to identify the leaders is one of the most detrimental aspects of any culture, and it is terribly embarrassing that the White House in Washington D.C. has displayed their vast ignorance to such a level.

America used to be looked at as a global leader, but with the proclamation that equal rights for second-handers is the primary motivation, instinctively the world knows that America is no longer a Patton of global trade, a Steve Jobs of innovation, or a George Lucas of imagination.  It is a country waiting for somebody else to do something, and while everyone waits they pass silly laws about equality without paying homage to those most important to success—their leaders.  When second-handers are promoted over great leaders the decline of the culture is dreadfully present.  Therefore, equality is never possible.  The vast majority of second-handers might be allowed to feel good about themselves at the expense of their cultural leaders, but when those leaders throw up their arms in frustration and walk away—the second handers have nothing to do but put rainbow lights on the White House and somehow declare it a victory.  Meanwhile the world is laughing at the grotesque priorities of a nation that used to create leaders—who is now more concerned with appeasement as all second-handers do.

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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Rich Hoffman is Running for President: The bad is no longer protected from the good

I made the announcement during my show on the Clarkcast over the weekend that I am running for president of the United States, along with a little single cell creature newly discovered on the Jupiter moon of Europa. Of course I was using a little metaphorical humor to convey how ridiculous it is that there are so many people running for president in 2016, and the number is still growing. I’d say the cause of that effect is that president Obama has been so terrible, and lowered the bar so low, that now everyone believes that they too could be president and gain the ability to rule the world.  That’s what happens when a standard is lowered to a level where common people with an average background gain an ability that should only encompass the best and brightest minds produced within the United States. Also during the June 20th show I covered Matt Clark’s secret mission which he called in to surmise. I then spoke about my history with bullwhips a bit, gave some statistical analysis about the perceived gun violence in the wake of the South Carolina church shooting, and introduced my friend Gery Deer to talk about the upcoming Annie Oakley Western Showcase in Darke County, Ohio. It was an entertaining radio show that can be heard in its entirety below. Following the clip is the rough script of the show to make navigation easier for sections you may want to hear again.

Radio Show WAAM Saturday June , 2015 1 PM WAAM Talk 1600  734-822-1600

5 min — Matt Clark’s secret mission update

8 min – Nice to hear from Roy Hill at Brownells as the extreme left seeks to exploit the Charleston, South Carolina church.  After nine people were killed by Dylann Roof, Obama immediately sought gun control.   The progressive elements of our society were quick to point out statistics from the United Nations indicating that 81,300 nonfatal injuries and 31,672 deaths a year involve guns, which are 308 shootings every day. That sounds truly terrible—yet context is conveniently left vacant. There are approximately 32,000 deaths a year by automobiles and yet nobody has a press conference that declares that we should get rid of cars.  What’s worse is that a whopping 44,000 people die every year from some form of drug overdose and the president supports more of that type of behavior even getting behind efforts to decriminalize it. Isn’t that hypocritical? Of course it is. The drama around the latest shooting rampage has nothing to do with the loss of innocent life—it’s all about building a case against guns so that Americans might be convinced to give them up in favor of some measure of safety. The Fanned Flames of Racisim: Barack Obama’s role in the South Carolina shooting” at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom.com

10 min – My history with bullwhips

17 min — Soft break

20 min – 30 years of history with bullwhips including movies, business instruction, and self-defense.  Lead in to my relationship with Gery Deer and the Annie Oakley Western Arts Showcase—home of the bullwhip fastdraw—invented in Ohio.  2015 event on Saturday July 25th.

30 min — Hard break

35 min – Introduction to Gery Deer – Gery Deer is the closest person I’ve ever met to a real life Bronco Billy. He has a background that is white-collar; he’s a writer, a television producer, a computer technician, a college graduate well versed and quite comfortable in professional settings. He’s been on America’s Got Talent and done films as a material supplier for projects like The Rundown. He also runs the only bullwhip studio in America from his home where he teaches the art form to students. He’s also a bit of a geek, and attends sci-fi conventions with boyish enthusiasm. But at his core he’s a western performer and vaudeville musician.   His band the Brothers and Company performs most weekends of the year and is a throwback to yesteryear with their compositions. He’s a very unique person who fits best in a motion picture screen rather than real life.

38 min – Gery conversation on the phone.

47 min — Soft break

50 min – Stories of the Annie Oakley Western Showcase and roots back to the stuntman great Alex Green.  Talk about the 2015 event, who, what, why, when, and where.

58 min — Exit to the top of the hour

imageAfter the show Matt sent me a picture of his view as he listened to the show from his hotel balcony in Hawaii at 7 AM in the morning. He had a nice little beverage there along with his laptop listening to the live broadcast from WAAM in Ann Arbor, Michigan over the Internet which I think is far superior to the old days of raw tower power. You get a much better signal over the Internet that goes much, much further. In this case the reach of WAAM was easily heard halfway around the world in real-time. As a host for Matt’s show I did it from my personal radio studio at my home while Derek at the home studio several hundred miles to the north worked the dials. All three of us worked together to put on the show you just heard from different places separated greatly by distance which I thought was a powerful breakthrough in radio. I know that The Blaze Radio is also doing something similar—and this is opening up a new frontier along the lines of talk radio. No longer are regional limitations necessary in talk radio. That means that those with the best message can now get it out no matter where they live and can reach audiences in every corner of the world without any restriction so long as they have Internet access. That is exactly why the FCC is trying to stick its nose into the Internet. It’s a very powerful tool for the crafty—and government hates it for that reason. Government intended to use the Internet for the opposite reason—as a population control mechanism—and yes porn is a form of population control. But people like Matt and the good people at WAAM are using the Internet to save the republic one broadcast at a time, which is why they put me on for a few weeks to advance the cause. It won’t be the last time I host a show—I’ll just say that.

A few years ago Darryl Parks at WLW radio told me that this was where radio was going, which meant that big stations owned by Clear Channel were in trouble. Back then there was some talk about me doing some weekend work at the Cincinnati juggernaut WLW—but there were some management changes, and reluctance on my part to get involved in that kind of thing. I am a very busy guy, and taking time out of my weekend to go down to the station to broadcast from a studio is just too great of an imposition. When they fired my friend Doc Thompson I had no choice but to pick sides against management and the rest is history. The station has been reducing its employees since then, and Lisa Wells filled the spot that I might have covered on Saturday mornings—hoping that a female might expand the station’s reputation from less of a sausage fest. But it really doesn’t.

Matt Clark asked me to guest host for him months ago and took measures to set me up at home with a complete studio so I could do the show from my home in Liberty Township, Ohio. That meant that I could do all my normal tasks and only block off an hour and a half to do Matt’s show—which was fine with me. I didn’t even have to live in Ann Arbor to be in the studio. Matt helped me set up a room in my house with a remote studio that worked just fine to produce what you just heard. Back in the day, such as at WLW, you’d have to drive to the station which is in a big building in Kenwood, park the car, go up one of the two elevators to the top floor, go through the sales office, walk down a hallway that is at least a 100 yards long, then camp out in the studio to do the show as the producer gave cues from behind the glass. It took me about a half hour to drive to the station, and an additional 15 minutes to park the car just to get to the studio. Then after the show it was the same amount of time to get back home. That in itself is an hour and a half of dead—unproductive time that I don’t have. Then you have the actual radio show which can be anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours. A good part of the day would be completely consumed.

With the Clarkcast I was able to do my normal activities right up until the moment of the show. I went to my personal home studio, contacted the station producer, and he piped me in and off I went. After the show, I was back to what I was doing immediately. The total time was nothing more than a long telephone conversation and of a very little time impact. And Matt was able to monitor in real-time from the other side of the world. That is the power and reach of modern radio. It was fun, informative, and successful. We’ll definitely do it again. Because the world needs saving—and due to the power of the Internet, we can reach further more often than we’ve ever been able to before—and you can bet dear reader that we will continue to use those tools to preserve our republic well into the future. These tools allow the best and brightest to be heard so in a lot of ways, the bar has been removed so that many vindictive producers who control radio broadcast towers can no longer monopolize the airwaves protecting the bad from the good. In a lot of ways modern radio is seeing the opposite effect of the presidential race. Obama is so bad that he now has many challengers to his legacy because he has made the job look all too easy. Radio too is now decentralized—but now the very good can step around the big stations and get their message to the public without small-minded programmers getting in the way. And thanks to WAAM, we have all taken our first steps into a larger world.

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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The Tragedy behind ‘Jurassic World’s’ Success: Hollywood in crises driven by a brain-dead culture

I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll do it again. I may not have said it in quite this strong of a fashion, but given the recent performance of Jurassic World at the box office, it is making several points that need some understanding. The greatest crises facing our American civilization is not global warming, inner city gun shootings, or even a tanking economy, it’s our inability to make new and original art.

I am extremely pleased with the box office performance of Jurassic World. I am a huge fan and I have written about the positive implications that such a film brings to the world of science. It’s almost immeasurable. So in that respect, there is wonderful news for the film industry this year, and for the next six or so—until this well of old material runs dry. Specifically, the contents of that well are all the retreads from the 1980s and 90s, the Star Wars films, Terminator franchise, the Avenger comic films along with other Marvel properties, Mad Max—etc—the strong box office showings declare quite strongly what American movie goers really want. For instance, Jurassic World is breaking records as of this writing making $400 million domestically in just 10 days. That record will last until of course the new Star Wars film hits in December. People are desperately hungry for these types of stories—and that is generally a very good—healthy thing for our culture. Films like the new drama Dope made under $6 million for its opening weekend which is well under the $7 million distributors paid for the film at Sundance. Once again, progressive films fail at the box office, traditional films succeed. The formula should be an easy one for studios—yet like idiots they continue to use the film industry as a way to evoke social change which most Americans are weary of. And it is that which has brought us to our present dilemma.

In Jurassic World the director is clearly similar to me. I’d probably get along wonderfully with Colin Trevorrow over a beer and nachos just because it’s obvious he loves the original film at least as much as I do. There were a lot of scenes in Jurassic World paying homage to Jurassic Park the way a person who truly loves something would do. I saw the same type of thing during last year’s Godzilla—specifically the scene where the classic movie monster was tearing its way through the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It was nearly a scene for scene duplication in sound to the original Jurassic Park when the T-Rex first appeared. These directors today were obviously fans of the original Jurassic Park, and they want to make movies representing that love. There’s nothing wrong with that, but what is troubling is that there was once a day when Jurassic Park, and all these other movies from the past were original—and our culture is not presently making original films any longer. Now that Jurassic World is having so much success, studios will be very hesitant to attempt funding new projects because given the cost of movies these days to make, the box office expectations are just too high to justify the expense on anything less than a movie property that is not deeply imbedded in the consciousness of movie fans percolating for twenty or more years. Jurassic World is good on its own and might even do similar numbers as the original did 22 years ago by itself. Yet the massive drive to see the film, and huge oversea numbers are attributed to the recognition the film has historically in the hearts and minds of millions for two decades now. So there is a lot of pent-up desire to see this new film. Studios now will be so focused on resurrecting old properties that they will be extremely hesitant to do anything new—which is taking our culture to the edge of disaster.

When a culture is no longer making new art, it is losing its ability to think—and that is where American culture is headed. The public education system has failed to ignite in several generations a sense of wonder, televisions have made thinking a lazy exercise, literature is laughed at by younger people, and the music of our day seems only concerned with political motivations than anything of the human experience. Our society is making more Colin Trevorrow types who copy those from the past and less Steven Spielbergs who made the original and that is dangerous.

It’s not just in film that we are seeing this—but in the movie industry there are behavioral indexes that are easy to track. Likely we will see this same behavior in patent filings and new job creation in the coming years. It probably shows up already if there were proper ways to collect that data—but there really isn’t. The effects will be seen none-the-less in a less creative culture. Creativity is not just about making dinosaurs in a motion picture but in solving little problems that create new kinds of cars, new concepts in philosophy, politics, law and order—in just about every field where thought turns to action to advance civilization.

From experience, on the business side of things I can safely say that from one end of this country in the United States to the other are brain-dead slugs, which is unique to our time. When you pick up the phone to call someone in Seattle, New York, Chicago, or Atlanta—and everywhere in between, a person just going through the motions of life answers. Their primary objectives are to eat, reproduce, and pursue further reiterations of endorphin utilization—pursing pleasure over thought in nearly every circumstance. It wasn’t like that even when the first Jurassic Park came out two decades ago. This brain-dead society is a fairly new phenomenon, and the entertainment industry is the first to reveal its ugly realization. I would also dare to say that the reason there is so much hunger for Jurassic World is due to this obvious vacancy of thought. Suddenly there is a movie about things that has heroics, hope, horror, and possibility in it that people can see and touch—and they like it. Those are traits in our art that is becoming less obvious by the day, which of course leads to artistic and intellectual disaster for a society falling from its precipice.

A further perpetuation of that thoughtless manifest is in the so-called intellectual culture who thinks that Jurassic World is low brow and that films like Dope are proper representatives of a culture—and teach such nonsense to film students and college literature courses. They consider a Broadway play of Kinky Boots to have more artistic appeal than say Terminator Genesis—yet the masses of American culture do not find such progressive art appealing—they can’t relate to it. So they tune out and turn off—and remain that way sometimes for their entire lives. It’s quite a crisis.

After 2020 – 2021 I see a major drop off within the film industry. The movies we make as a culture will fall in on itself—and even the retreads will wear away in their appeal. New concepts will have to take their place and I don’t have faith that we have a culture any longer that can produce anything new. We should be in a period of incredible creativity with the modern tools available. But they are being wasted on pornography and gossip—not on innovation. That is when you know you are in trouble, and as much as I love the box office numbers of Jurassic World—they speak most obviously of the desperate hunger people have for that kind of entertainment that they aren’t getting from any other source—which is sad. A lot of what we take for granted today will be treasured greatly tomorrow—and that is obvious most distinctly in American art. As hopeful as movie studios are today in staying relevant—hard times are ahead for them—and the culture in general who consumes the product of Hollywood. That is the disaster I think is behind the massive success of Jurassic World.

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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Businessmen Should Be President: Why to vote for people like Donald Trump

If one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results—then why do we continue the insane practice of electing lawyers, community activists, and attention seeking actors to lead the United States? Government is supposed to be a management system that controls costs and divides properly tax payer resources. Yet they continue to fail, over and over again—because most of the idiots in those positions are incompetent for the job. So why does a majority of the establishment bulk at Donald Trump’s declaration for presidency? He is one of the most successful people in the world and would likely be able to do everything he said in the below Bill O’Reilly interview. Why not try him out, what would the United States have to lose—its respect? That’s gone already. The question is who would be most able as a future president to manage the despicable situation we are in currently in the United States with a successful turn-around, a person with a proven track record of success, or just another parasitic government employee?

A few years ago I was involved in a resistance against tax increases at my local school district, and my solution was to put more business oriented people on the school board to solve the problem—people who really knew how to rub two sticks together and make fire in the world of business. My group proposed a few candidates that were heavily criticized because it was thought that only touchy feely big spenders who would cave into the teacher’s union for the benefit of the “kids” were the only ones qualified for the management of millions of dollars of acquired property tax revenue. I was told that business people were not qualified to run a school district. It is the same crap that is now being said about Donald Trump, that a rich billionaire does not have what it takes to be president. The conventional wisdom seems to point that incompetent, emotional, and populists make better leaders, yet they fail at everything they do. Whereas someone like Donald Trump, who has a track record of success is unqualified? That simply makes no sense—at all.

Given the constant school funding problems where management of resources is completely vacant, and the utter failures at every other level of public service, why would there be any suggestion of any other type of person sitting in the chair of an American president—other than a businessman? The answer is of course what every public labor union knows across the entire country, and that is that chaos is easy to exploit. So long as there is no management of a situation, then those employees can acquire all the money stolen from tax payers then use safety concerns and children to extract more. It’s a scam that virtually everyone in the Beltway is guilty of—especially the media. They are all pigs at the trough and they can never get enough, and they know that if someone like Donald Trump is watching the books that the slop in that trough will dry up forever. And that scares them to death.

Given that understanding, Donald Trump is belittled for his competency, and relevance—as those ill prepared to be leaders are placed on pedestals. It is a sure blueprint on how to destroy a country. Put bad leaders in charge of good leaders and the effectiveness of any organization is destroyed leaving exploitation by the wicked to be the mode of the day. I’m not a huge Donald Trump fan. He doesn’t treat women the way I would like to see, he’s more arrogant than I think is appropriate, but he’s successful, and anybody who is successful understands what it takes to be that way. Our political system needs much successful types if our republic has any hope of surviving. I’d vote for Donald Trump not because he’s a good person, but because he’s competent. In business, I’d probably get along well with Donald Trump. During a dinner conversation, probably not—but at least I know he has a desire for success as president.

The American presidents over the last two hundred years have had a variety of backgrounds; most were attorneys, or military minds of some kind. Few have a real background in business—and isn’t it time that someone have a clear understanding of what capitalism is all about? What better way for America to help the world with foreign policy than in teaching them the merits of capitalism—how to become rich themselves. Who better to advocate that than Donald Trump presently?

That is another aspect to this whole issue–governments love socialism—they love to be in charge through group consensus. They do not like capitalism at all, and they hate people like Trump because they know first that they need the money of the rich to get elected, and second they hate being reminded that it is the rich who are really in charge of everything—because that’s the way it is in a capitalist society. Trump has no respect for politicians, because they are not productive people. They don’t build wealth, they rob from it. They are anti-capitalists.  So why on earth would we ever consider voting for such a person—yet half of the Republican candidates and all of the Democratic candidates are just such people—progressives at best—socialists at worst—all advocates of looted wealth redistributed in the spirit of fairness as determined by corrupt people.

Specifically, the American businessman—the good ones, tend to make good leaders just by surviving the vetting process. Those who are successful are far more qualified than some human resources slug from P&G to run a school board, or a community giveaway artist like Obama for President. A business person like Carly Fiorina—whom I would also vote for in less than a second—has proven success as leaders—and are therefore infinitely more qualified to be responsible for trillions of dollars and billions of human lives. A community activist or school teachers are not qualifications enough for such a task such as what Woodrow Wilson used to be. Presidents and other representatives in our republic should be proven business people who have a working knowledge of capitalism and the actual cause of job creation. It isn’t politicians—its people like Trump.

So why not Trump? Why not a billionaire who has made money in global markets and knows how to read and assess a situation from different cultures? Could he possibly do worse than Hillary Clinton—who has a proven track record of failure and only has her lack of genitalia as a reason to vote for her?   I think not. Things won’t change in America until we get back to making bold decisions and acting in a dynamic fashion. Doing the same old failures of the past and copying after Europe won’t get us there. But Trump could—so why not?

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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