A Guide To Dealing with Trump Protesters: Taking lessons from the great film classic, ‘Dirty Harry’

Now that he’s obviously the most serious Republican contender for the White House, the protests against Donald Trump have escalated dramatically.  It is the last-ditch effort of all statist minded people to use collective protests to demonize individual effort.  We see it in labor union disputes over collective bargaining agreements, we see it in boycotts of businesses by liberal groups—look what they’ve done to poor Sea World, and we see it in politics—when change agents want to have an impact on culture—they use the mob to protest effort to essentially stop progress.  It has been the playbook of the political left for many years and was most effective in the Soviet Union during the early 1900s as Marxists used protests to usher in communism.  Ever since, especially in the 1960s, Marxists have turned to protest to stop management of any given issue for the purpose of pulling the Overton Window continually to the political left.  No Republican except for Ronald Reagan has effectively stepped beyond the reach of protests leaving conservatives in the United States defenseless against the Marxist strategy so explicitly outlined in the Karl Marx book, The Communist Manifesto.  Now the frustration among those left-leaning insurgents is in a near panic mode as they have run up against a Republican candidate in Donald Trump who seems to love the conflict and his supporters who know that this is the best shot they are likely to get in their lifetimes to stand their ground against the Marxist sympathizers are fighting back.

It is unlikely that CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC along with all the network outlets think of themselves as Marxists.  Their college training and public educations disguised the political philosophy behind Democratic politics and otherwise liberal thinking—so unless they understand history—they wouldn’t know. Most news reporters and news anchors lean-to the left—even Bill O’Reilly—compared to mainstream America—so they have a natural sympathy for the efforts of the protestors against someone controversial figures like Donald Trump.  But Trump, being a master communicator knows exactly what to say and how to say it—especially on camera.  If he needs to use three syllable words, he does it.  If he needs to use four letter words to make his point—he does that too—and so far he has been able to withstand everything that the political left has thrown at him.  He is the new brand of ironside that is unsinkable as Republican candidate and his supporters are eager to rush to his aid to help him through the gauntlet.

Before the Trump rally in West Chester, Ohio recently a friend of mine and I were in the front row just at the corner of a townhall style event.  Trump was literally 11 feet from our seats and between us were two layers of Secret Service.  I was seated on the aisle and my friend was just across it from my position.  We joked that if protestors were going to try to rush the stage, they would have to get through us—because we were best in position to stop it.  Sure enough, two protestors about 15 minutes into the Trump event came down the aisle and were coming right by me.  I looked them in the eye—there were two of them, a woman carrying a Bernie Sanders socialist sign and a guy behind her trying to chant down Trump before the crowd had a chance to react.  They were approaching the stage.   Looking at them both soaking wet they might have weighted about 200 pound together, so it wouldn’t have taken anything to throw them like a Frisbee out of the place.   I looked in eyes of a guy just behind my friend who was about 6’ 7” and was covered with tattoos who wanted to eat some red meat—he was ready to decimate somebody to protect his presidential candidate—his emotional investment.  Trump was in no danger.  I knew a Secret Service agent had moved just a bit to my right so he wasn’t standing in front of me—out of courtesy to me–so I knew he would easily have control of the situation.  The protestors came right up and stopped next to me and quickly law enforcement grabbed them and removed the two quickly. I could have easily grabbed the two, and made the news by justifiably protecting Trump—but there was plenty of security and there was no need for the audience to get into the mix.  The protestors were clearly in the wrong and the law was clearly on our side.  If I had grabbed them as a civilian, things would have gotten a little murkier, so my friend and I stayed out of it—for the most part.

The trick of the protesters—which is to them a self-sacrificial enterprise—they wanted to get arrested—they wanted to get beat up—they wanted to become victims so that they could advance their cause.  They intend to use guilt to leverage against their opposition.  Lucky for conservatives in this case—Donald Trump does not feel guilt—so he continues on in spite of their efforts.  The protesters are essentially doing exactly what the Scorpio character was doing in the great cop drama by Clint Eastwood way back in the early 70s, called Dirty Harry.  Scorpio was the villain of the movie and Dirty Harry had gained leverage on him by following him all over to harass him—keeping him from committing more crimes—which liberalized laws had prevented him from being charged with.  Scorpio paid a person to beat him up so that the blame would fall on Dirty Harry—which is exactly what happened.  This freed up Scorpio to commit more crime until finally Harry essentially quite the police so he could shoot and kill Scorpio after the left leaning terrorist hijacked a school bus full of children.  Protestors especially at Trump rallies are after the same kind of thing.  They can’t beat the message—so they want to get beat up so they can extract sympathy and get the light off their Marxist antics.

It’s not that so-called-blacks, Hispanics, or any other progressive voting blocs are bad people because of the color of their skin or that “white America” has an aversion to their place in American culture—it’s that their foundation beliefs about how a society should be run has been shaped by Marxism.  The left uses these voting blocs as weapons of insurrection to become change agents from capitalism to socialism.  That is clearly understood by a majority of the American people—especially in the flyover states.   Until Trump there wasn’t any mainstream defender against that act.  We remember how John McCain in 2008 defended Barack Obama from conservative pundits who used with emphasis of the middle name Hussein to point to a possible Islamic connection.  McCain lost that election–embarrassingly.  We saw Mitt Romney come out swinging in one debate and obviously had Obama on the ropes—then in the next backed off over guilt over his wealth, his hiring of women, and the perceived notion that in the last debate—he attacked a black man as president over allegations of racism.  Mitt Romney lost.  Now Trump backs down from nothing and people feel invested to defend him when he’s attacked—and that is understandable if the context of what has been against American culture is clearly understood.

However, the best way to beat the protesters is to let the Secret Service do their jobs.  Use your brain.  If protesters are just carrying signs and making a ruckus—let the police come and take them away.  If they bring weapons and intend to do harm, that is something else.  Quick action is necessary to delay trouble before the police can get there.  But if they are just blocking roads, and making an ass of themselves, let the police and the cameras do the work.  Don’t give them the sympathy they seek to invoke change.  The worst thing that can happen to these Marxist sympathizers in both the media, in politics and in the protesters themselves is that a Trump rally happens at all—the fact that an unapologetic person like Trump is speaking on behalf of the flyover states is something that hasn’t happened since flight was invented.

 It’s a big deal to have Donald Trump as a candidate doing what he’s doing—and I love that it makes so many on the left infuriated.  Now they know how I’ve felt for forty years of watching elections—welcome to the club!  The best way to beat them is to consume them utterly with ineffectiveness.  The rallies need to go on.  Just don’t fall for the Scorpio trick.  If you need to review that old cop drama just watch the clips above.  It’s an old movie, but some things never change and those old Clint Eastwood films were very good at painting a picture of the kind of politics that shaped the 60s, 70s, and 80s which documented properly the Marxist movement in America by insurgents who wanted to change it.

If you are at a Trump rally, let the professionals handle it—unless you can determine that the bad guys really intend harm.  In my case it was easy.  Those two protesters in West Chester weren’t a risk.  But you can bet I weighed all that out in the 1.5 seconds I had to make the call as they moved toward the stage where Trump was speaking.  If they are just yelling and holding up signs, they are harmless and Trump has a right to throw them out of his private event.  So let that process happen.  But if they intend harm, like that guy in Dayton clearly did, then a further step of prevention may be necessary.  These are bad people—treat them as such and tread carefully.  Understand what their objective is, and keep them from having it.  Don’t fall for their tricks because they will get worse.  We have to have this fight now.  Failure to have this fight might mean a much worse fight later.  Save lives—let’s get this over with.  The right people need to win for a change.

Rich Hoffman

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A Controversial Chuck Yeager Endorsement of Donald Trump: Whether or not he did or didn’t is irrelevant

There is some debate about whether or not Chuck Yeager actually put the following endorsement of Donald Trump up on his Facebook account.  Yeager is someone I personally admire, and I’ve been a fan of him for most of my life.  He’s certainly one of the greatest American heroes we have, not only as a World War II ace fighter pilot, but as a test pilot, most spectacularly being the first person to break the speed of sound. Reading this endorsement it sounded like him.  But, he is a military man, and I can see a scenario where he might have posted it but was told to take it down for all the same reasons that Mitt Romney came out against Donald Trump.  Regardless of its authenticity, it does make a very compelling case in favor of Donald Trump and is worth consideration ahead of the upcoming statewide primaries across the nation.  I’m inclined to believe that Chuck Yeager believes what is aforementioned written, but the words are worth their weight free of official endorsement because they capture the essence quite well of what the Donald Trump phenomena is really about.  God bless the World War II generation for their logic and resolve.

Chuck Yeager’s endorsement is printed below, in full.

Donald Trump……..who he REALLY is….The criticisms of Trump are amazingly missing something. They are lacking in negative stories from those who work for him or have had business dealings with him. After all the employees he’s had and all the business deals he’s made there is a void of criticism. In fact, long term employees call him a strong and merciful leader and say he is far more righteous and of high integrity than people may think.

And while it may surprise many, he’s actually humble when it comes to his generosity and kindness. A good example is a story that tells of his limo breaking down on a deserted highway outside of New York City. A middle-aged couple stopped to help him and as a thank you he paid off their mortgage, but he didn’t brag about that. Generous and good people rarely talk of charity they bestow on others. But as much as all this is interesting, the real thing that people want to know is what Donald Trump’s plan is for America. It’s funny how so many people say they don’t know what it is, or they act like Trump is hiding it. The information is readily available if people would just do a little homework. But, since most Americans won’t do their own research, here, in no particular order, is an overview of many of Trump’s positions and plans:

1.) Trump believes that America should not intervene militarily in other country’s problems without being compensated for doing so. If America is going to risk the lives of our soldiers and incur the expense of going to war, then the nations we help must be willing to pay for our help. Using the Iraq War as an example, he cites the huge monetary expense to American taxpayers (over $1.5 trillion, and possibly much more depending on what sources are used to determine the cost) in addition to the cost in human life. He suggests that Iraq should have been required to give us enough of their oil to pay for the expenses we incurred. He includes in those expenses the medical costs for our military and $5 million for each family that lost a loved one in the war and $2 million for each family of soldiers who received severe injuries.

2.) Speaking of the military, Trump wants America to have a strong military again. He believes the single most important function of the federal government is national defense. He has said he wants to find the General Patton or General MacArthur that could lead our military buildup back to the strength it needs to be. While he hasn’t said it directly that I know of, Trump’s attitude about America and about winning tells me he’d most likely be quick to eliminate rules of engagement that handicap our military in battle. Clearly Trump is a “win at all costs” kind of guy, and I’m sure that would apply to our national defense and security, too.

3.) Trump wants a strong foreign policy and believes that it must include 8 core principles (which seem to support my comment in the last point):
American interests come first. Always. No apologies.
Maximum firepower and military preparedness.
Only go to war to win.
Stay loyal to your friends and suspicious of your enemies.
Keep the technological sword razor sharp.
See the unseen.
Prepare for threats before they materialize.
Respect and support our present and past warriors.

4.) Trump believes that terrorists who are captured should be treated as military combatants, not as criminals like the Obama administration treats them.

5.) Trump makes the point that China’s manipulation of their currency has given them unfair advantage in our trade dealings with them. He says we must tax their imports to offset their currency manipulation, which will cause American companies to be competitive again and drive manufacturing back to America and create jobs here. Although he sees China as the biggest offender, he believes that America should protect itself from all foreign efforts to take our jobs and manufacturing. For example, Ford is building a plant in Mexico and Trump suggests that every part or vehicle Ford makes in Mexico be taxed 35% if they want to bring it into the U. S., which would cause companies like Ford to no longer be competitive using their Mexican operations and move manufacturing back to the U. S., once again creating jobs here.

6.) Trump wants passage of NOPEC legislation (No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act – NOPEC – S.394), which would allow the government to sue OPEC for violating antitrust laws. According to Trump, that would break up the cartel. He also wants to unleash our energy companies to drill domestically (sound like Sarah Palin’s drill baby, drill?) thereby increasing domestic production creating jobs and driving domestic costs of oil and gas down while reducing dependence on foreign oil.

7.) Trump believes a secure border is critical for both security and prosperity in America. He wants to build a wall to stop illegals from entering put controls on immigration. (And he says he’ll get Mexico to pay for the wall, which many have scoffed at, but given his business successes I wouldn’t put it past him.) He also wants to enforce our immigration laws and provide no path to citizenship for illegals.

8.) Trump wants a radical change to the tax system to not only make it better for average Americans, but also to encourage businesses to stay here and foreign businesses to move here. The resulting influx of money to our nation would do wonders for our economy. He wants to make America the place to do business. He also wants to lower the death tax and the taxes on capital gains and dividends. This would put more than $1.6 trillion back into the economy and help rebuild the 1.5 million jobs we’ve lost to the current tax system. He also wants to charge companies who outsource jobs overseas a 20% tax, but for those willing to move jobs back to America they would not be taxed. And for citizens he has a tax plan that would allow Americans to keep more of what they earn and spark economic growth. He wants to change the personal income tax to:

Up to $30,000 taxed at 1% From $30,000 to $100,000 taxed at 5%From $100,000 to $1,000,000 taxed at 10%$1,000,000 and above taxed at 15%

9.) Trump wants Obamacare repealed. He says it’s a “job-killing, health care-destroying monstrosity” that “can’t be reformed, salvaged, or fixed.” He believes in allowing real competition in the health insurance marketplace to allow competition to drive prices down. He also believes in tort reform to get rid of defensive medicine and lower costs.

10.) Trump wants spending reforms in Washington, acknowledging that America spends far more than it receives in revenue. He has said he believes that if we don’t stop increasing the national debt once it hits $24 trillion it will be impossible to save this country. Even though he says we need to cut spending, he does not want to harm those on Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. He believes that the citizens have faithfully paid in to the system to have these services available and that the American government has an obligation to fulfill its end of the bargain and provide those benefits. Therefore, he wants to build the economy

http://www.catholic.org/news/politics/story.php?id=62911

Rich “Cliffhanger” Hoffman

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Issue 3 Fails in Ohio: Now, reload for the next round–because they will try again and again like stoned idiots

Looks like Ohio has defended itself from the pot smoking scum bags for at least another year.  But get ready, the joint craving lunatics of the lazy youth will be back for another round of tradition destroying endeavor by progressive activists.  Interesting reactions by the general public, seen below as the results came in.

 

State Issue 3

Issue 3 permits commercial production and sale of marijuana by what amounts to a monopoly in 10 locations around the state, It allows individuals to grow limited amounts for personal use. (read more)

YES 478,815
NO 908,431

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Mousey

Mousey2 minutes ago

We all know the corruption never ends in Ohio – it’s where it starts. Talk about monopolies..get a grip folks

e2450just now

It’s a shame the amendment wasn’t structured differently. Clearly, at a minimum, medical use should be permitted. Ohio had a chance to be ahead of the curve for once. There goes that.

Chalmette02

Chalmette023 minutes ago

Soooooooo not to point out the obvious but didn’t you guys just outlaw monopolies? Anyone know of any electric companies with no competition in your area?

Did Republicans really just think that was a good idea just to stop weed?

Aggrieved_by_CleClowns

Aggrieved_by_CleClownsjust now

@Chalmette02  I hear what you’re saying, and respect it. I really didn’t want to have to vote Yes on Issue 2. It was promulgated by the GOP in the Ohio legislature, which I don’t trust … however, it was the ONLY way I could see ensuring that Ian James and his Irresponsible “We Feel the Need for Greed with Weed” crowd from bringing back Issue 3 over and over again — until it passed. Sometimes, you have to choose the lesser of two evils — HEY!!!! I do that in every PRESIDENTIAL election! Who knew?!

ClevelandTchotchke

ClevelandTchotchke5 minutes ago

So far, so good!  Ohioans are proving that they are smarter than Ian James, John Pardee, their carpetbagging buddies, and their cronies!  Ohio may legalize, but it will NOT be with monopolization for fat cats to make money off Ohioans, and ship it back to their ivory towers!

THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE!   THE MONOPOLY IS LOSING!

What a great day it is to be an Ohioan!  ISSUE 3?  GTFOH!

david

david7 minutes ago

Ohio is the worst f****** place to live I f****** hate this place nothing but f****** idiots

BlingFingers

BlingFingers6 minutes ago

@david

hahahahah

LEAVE NOW Dopey

Chalmette02

Chalmette028 minutes ago

Expect to see a few people leave the state who have kids who need medical marijuana. Ohio is a strange place.

ultra51

ultra517 minutes ago

@Chalmette02 If these kids “really” needed it, you’d figure they’d already be gone.  If they “really” needed it.

Aggrieved_by_CleClowns

Aggrieved_by_CleClowns5 minutes ago

@Chalmette02  I do feel for those who want to use medical marijuana to relieve severe pain including terminal illness … but you have to understand, IrresponsibleOhio’s greed grab of a monopolistic pot plan — leaving my entire Southeast Ohio region out of the pot “mix” when we po’ folk need the jobs down here! — alienated A LOT of voters. You have no one but IrresponsibleOhio to blame. Its celebrity greedy weed grab crowd could not be trusted and it showed in the polls – BIGTIME.

Aggrieved_by_CleClowns

Aggrieved_by_CleClowns9 minutes ago

Today is like going to McDonald’s  — “I’m LOvin’ iT!” on these Issue 1, 2, 3 results!!!! IrresponsibleOhio lost on BOTH Issue 2 and 3 — the voters HAVE SPOKEN, so take your taxpayer-funded lawsuit idea, Ian, and go live in ANOTHER state where Monopolies can”take root.” And take weird hermaphrodie Buddie with you!

david

david10 minutes ago

Ohio is a terrible state

Aggrieved_by_CleClowns

Aggrieved_by_CleClowns8 minutes ago

@david  Then move to Chokelahoma, or wherever you and your favorite cartel can go along to get along! Pal

Saganhawking

Saganhawking7 minutes ago

I’m having trouble understanding what you just posted. It was funny though. Am I supposed to agree or disagree with what you just said?

Aggrieved_by_CleClowns

Aggrieved_by_CleClowns3 minutes ago

@Saganhawking  Agree if you believe in free markets and the right to a responsible free market weed plan — let the best cultivator win — let it be about who GROWS THE BEST WEED — We down here beside Meigs Gold will win — and YOU should have the right to buy it without a cartel interfering!

david

david14 minutes ago

Well i can say Ohio is a terrible place to live

Saganhawking

Saganhawking10 minutes ago

Yuep, horrible place to live. I hear Colorado, Washington and California calling your name. It’s a free country, go for it. The doors are open to you. Now write legislation concerning weed here in Ohio we can all agree to and maybe more would vote for it…

BlingFingers

BlingFingers19 minutes ago

well the Cleveland.com poll sure was off this year wasng it.

marijuana got its leaf kicked.

way to go people, send the pot smokers back to Colorado so they can drive while impaired elsewhere. we don’t need pot smokers here

Syphon

Syphon16 minutes ago

You don’t live in this world apparently. You must have no idea how many people that are driving around are high. Go into a convenience store and count the amount of people that walk in there buying blunt wraps. I don’t smoke. I just know the real world.

avex11

avex1110 minutes ago

@BlingFingers There will be plenty of pot smokers here as there always has been. I guess most people here still favor a nanny state.

http://www.cleveland.com/election-results/index.ssf/2015/11/statewide_results_for_ohio_iss.html

 

Rich “Cliffhanger” Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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China’s ‘The Art of War’: Motivations and strategies behind global economic collapse

The White House issued a number of remarkably stupid statements during the week of 8/24 2015 specifically in regard to the China devaluation of their currency and the reaction that global stock markets have had as a result. Dear reader, this has been illustrated for everyone for several years now; I have covered the topic extensively. The sheer stupidity of those within the United Nations created on the heels of World War II to ensure that war would never again occur on an international stage only traded the aggressions of mankind from guns to finance—which effectually is much more dangerous. War with guns are often isolated to the battlefields and involve the killing and maiming of those under the command structure of government armies. Financial wars involve everyone in the world and can be much more dangerous as a slow killing, life depraving enterprise.

Reading and understanding The Art of War from Sun Tzu is extremely important. If we had schools that worked correctly, it would be required reading for every 7th grader. Every member of the house and senate on Capital Hill should be profoundly familiar with the classic book on oriental strategy. West Point does teach The Art of War to their students, and there are some other classes provided with an emphasis in military might from higher education that instructs on the Sun Tzu military philosophy, but it is grossly evident that most of the world is oblivious to the thinking of oriental thought due to the lack of actions to prepare for the knowing insurrection.

The book is established by thirteen chapters and they are as follows.

  1. Detail Assessment and Planning (Chinese: 始計,始) explores the five fundamental factors (the Way, seasons, terrain, leadership and management) and seven elements that determine the outcomes of military engagements. By thinking, assessing and comparing these points, a commander can calculate his chances of victory. Habitual deviation from these calculations will ensure failure via improper action. The text stresses that war is a very grave matter for the state and must not be commenced without due consideration.
  2. Waging War (Chinese: 作戰,作) explains how to understand the economy of warfare and how success requires winning decisive engagements quickly. This section advises that successful military campaigns require limiting the cost of competition and conflict.
  3. Strategic Attack (Chinese: 謀攻,谋攻) defines the source of strength as unity, not size, and discusses the five factors that are needed to succeed in any war. In order of importance, these critical factors are: Attack, Strategy, Alliances, Army and Cities.
  4. Disposition of the Army (Chinese: 軍形,军形) explains the importance of defending existing positions until a commander is capable of advancing from those positions in safety. It teaches commanders the importance of recognizing strategic opportunities, and teaches not to create opportunities for the enemy.
  5. Forces (Chinese: 兵勢,兵) explains the use of creativity and timing in building an army’s momentum.
  6. Weaknesses and Strengths (Chinese: 虛實,虚) explains how an army’s opportunities come from the openings in the environment caused by the relative weakness of the enemy and how to respond to changes in the fluid battlefield over a given area.
  7. Military Maneuvers (Chinese: 軍爭,军争) explains the dangers of direct conflict and how to win those confrontations when they are forced upon the commander.
  8. Variations and Adaptability (Chinese: 九變,九) focuses on the need for flexibility in an army’s responses. It explains how to respond to shifting circumstances successfully.
  9. Movement and Development of Troops (Chinese: 行軍,行) describes the different situations in which an army finds itself as it moves through new enemy territories, and how to respond to these situations. Much of this section focuses on evaluating the intentions of others.
  10. Terrain (Chinese: 地形) looks at the three general areas of resistance (distance, dangers and barriers) and the six types of ground positions that arise from them. Each of these six field positions offers certain advantages and disadvantages.
  11. The Nine Battlegrounds (Chinese: 九地) describes the nine common situations (or stages) in a campaign, from scattering to deadly, and the specific focus that a commander will need in order to successfully navigate them.
  12. Attacking with Fire (Chinese: 火攻) explains the general use of weapons and the specific use of the environment as a weapon. This section examines the five targets for attack, the five types of environmental attack and the appropriate responses to such attacks.
  13. Intelligence and Espionage (Chinese: 用間,用) focuses on the importance of developing good information sources, and specifies the five types of intelligence sources and how to best manage each of them.

Verses from the book occur in modern daily Chinese idioms and phrases, such as the last verse of Chapter 3:

故曰:知彼知己,百戰不殆;不知彼而知己,一勝一負;不知彼,不知己,每戰必殆。

So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.

If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose. If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.

This has been more tersely interpreted and condensed into the Chinese modern proverb:

知己知彼,百戰不殆。 (Zhī jǐ zhī bǐ, bǎi zhàn bù dài.)

If you know both yourself and your enemy, you can win numerous (literally, “a hundred”) battles without jeopardy.

Common examples can also be found in English use, such as verse 18 in Chapter 1:

兵者,詭道也。故能而示之不能,用而示之不用,近而示之遠,遠而示之近

All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.

This has been abbreviated to its most basic form and condensed into the English modern proverb:

All warfare is based on deception.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_War

In short, the failure of the United Nations has been to assume that all nations of the world, particularly communist countries, would give up their ability to deceive and open themselves to vulnerability to all for a global group hug, which will never happen. Not in a million years—not in ten million years of progressive philosophy. Every academic throughout the world who thought like Woodrow Wilson and his successor Franklin Roosevelt and believed in the ridiculous United Nations practice of global unification failed to understand the nature of those from the orient. The Art of War is their governing philosophy and in the case of China, they use communism to unite the flags of the world behind their centrally planned cause. That is why oriental countries are so prone to communist regimes—because at their heart is The Art of War. It is the most important book available in understanding the current crises in China.

China has been deceiving the United States openly for quite a long time and using a ruse of friendship to lull all capitalist nations to commit themselves into a vast amount of debt out of a mutual relationship of deceptive trust so that they can crush all resistance to them in the future. They are playing a global game inspired by The Art of War. So keep that in mind while the White House continues to pretend that relations with China are good and marching in a positive direction. China is poised to crush the United States through a devalued currency and a trade imbalance, and they don’t care if lots of innocent people are hurt in the process. We are talking about a communist country that openly kills babies when they turn out to be girls—because the state has designated a one child per family policy. China is looking to expand—they have an unnatural imbalance of males within their society and they look to The Art of War as a way to expand their society. And they are doing it right now.

This is not a warning, or a bit of political theater. It is a fact that anybody familiar with The Art of War would easily understand.

Rich Hoffman

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Just Type in “Overmanwarrior”: A great offer from Second Call Defense

 

George Lang from Second Call Defense presented a very nice offer during the WAAM radio show I was hosting for my friend Matt Clark.  I’ve done quite a lot of radio but this was the first time I was the host, which took a bit of getting used to.  Its one thing to be a guest as George was, it’s another to be the pace setter watching all the commercial stops and working with the producer on the other side of the glass.  But it was fun, as I expected it to be and as always quite revelatory.  The entire broadcast can be heard at the following link, which I’d suggest listening to again and again because of all the information presented.   I dedicated the show to the use of personal firearms for self-defense spending the first half talking about my personal experience in the matter, then put George on to discuss Second Call Defense, which is to my mind as important as the bullets you put into a gun used during a self-defense situation.  George covered a remarkable number of legal ins and outs during his segment which was worth listening to all by itself.  I have included the script I was working with to provide some guide to the broadcast.  The times include commercials which have been removed from the following recording.  George offered a free month of Second Call Defense subscription to anyone who types OVERMANWARRIOR into the redeem code on their website—which was a pretty good deal.

 

Here are the plans and pricing.  The box requiring the redeem code is on the next page while filling out the payment information form.

http://www.secondcalldefense.org/plans-and-pricing

 

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5 min — Matt Clark’s secret mission

8 min — Previous show and buying a .500 Magnum after realizing that society is already over the precipice.  Clinton emails, Lois Lerner corruption, Benghazi cover-up, drug violence, open borders, ISIS terrorism, power grab by the Justice Department law enforcement over localized police, Common Core and two generations of poorly educated children, the weakest foreign policy of United States global presence in over a century, bomb scares at the White House, Justice Department cover ups, and men who want to be women and vice versa—the world has fallen over the edge.

10 min — What I wanted to be when I grew up—a gunsmith.

17 min — Soft break

20 min — Treat at the bottom of the hour, old song from T.G. Sheppard and Clint Eastwood from a more civilized time – the 1980s.

  • The reason 80s music and movies still resonate so powerfully in our culture.

o Reaganomics and individual empowerment.

  • Dirty Harry represented by Clint Eastwood embodied traditional America with the encroaching progressivism culminating in the movie Sudden Impact.

30 min — Hard break

35 min — Song “Go ahead and Make my Day.”

38 min — Introduction of George Lang and his company Second Call Defense.

47 min — Soft break

50 min — Continuation about Second Call Defense.  Possibly take a phone call or two.

58 min — Exit to the top of the hour

As George pointed out during the broadcast George Zimmerman could have saved himself a lot of headache if he had used Second Call Defense during the Trayvon Martain shooting in Florida.  Using a gun in home defense or in a stand-your ground situation is only part of the story.  Because of the way laws and modern politics work, the burden of proof falls unfortunately on the shooter to validate their innocence.  When talking to the police after such an unfortunate incident, it is best to give the police as little as possible to turn around and use against you in court during a criminal or civil trial.  Some of those court hearings can be so painful that you might almost wish you hadn’t used a gun—which is the reason for all the progressive legislation—to nudge Americans away from the Second Amendment.  There are entirely too many people involved in self-defense shootings every year that lose everything because of the legal entanglements that occur after.  The very best thing to do in such a case is to turn all the legal work over to Second Call Defense and keep your mouth shut—even if you’re innocent of all guilt.  The system works against gun owners, so you’ll need some help, which is why George Lang is involved in Second Call Defense to begin with.  It’s a much-needed service for firearm use; just as the NRA is needed as a lobby against a gun grabbing government.  They are both very important and go hand in hand in this modern age of a lawyer driven society primarily against gun rights.

As I reported in my broadcast my decision to purchase the .500 Magnum was for all the reasons that the SWAT guys used a .50 caliber sniper rifle to stop the crazed gunman who opened up on a Dallas police station just hours before my show.  They used the big, powerful round to disable the getaway van by putting two shots into the engine block.  The .500 Magnum has the same type of stopping power, which in the world we are living in, is needed.  There is no reason to take risks with personal safety, so I am choosing the Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum as my choice for family defense.  But, those big bullets aren’t enough to protect a firearm user from the diabolical reaches of the classic political class and their need for a straw man to prosecute in the wake of a shooting.  Their need for a straw man should never be underestimated.  As a firearm owner, you need protection from them as much as you do the goons, the punks, and the creeps George and I were talking about.  It’s a vicious world out there, and I have to thank George for making it easier for listeners of the Clarkcast to get protected with a free month by using the redeem word, “OVERMANWARRIOR.”  Take advantage of that offer, it is some of the best insurance that you can have for yourself

I’ll be hosting for Matt again on Saturday, June 20th at 1pm.  On that show Gery Deer will be with me to talk more about guns, knife throwing, and bull whips.  Be sure to tune in for more voluminous entertainment and interconnecting knowledge.

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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U.S. Economy Drops 0.7%: The cost of too many rules and regulations

Not surprising the U.S. economy contracted 0.7% in the first quarter of 2015. At least it wasn’t a surprise to those outside of the Beltway, and progressive cities of Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco. Everywhere else in the America they saw it coming. Only in the progressive quarters of the nation are the illusions of government tampering not glaringly evident. Unfortunately, most of the surviving newspapers of any merit are still located in those cities, and the reporters there seemed alarmed by the economic retreat into the negative numbers.

No matter where you go in America, there is a big problem. Work ethics are at an all time low. Employees expect higher wages than ever for doing the least amount of work. Yet their competency is dismal. It is actually shocking now when someone does what they are supposed to do in a task, as opposed to doing something incorrectly. Competency is in short supply. But that’s not the worst of it. Government regulations driven by slack-jawed attorneys have crippled American manufacturing methods with stifling rules that prevent common sense in creating productive goods and services. There seems to be this infinite belief that more rules imposed on businesses will not correlate into a lack of productivity. Most companies, even large ones these days will declare that they are late to a schedule because they don’t have the manpower to execute compliance toward all the rules they have to contend with. For most companies compliance to their industry is a majority of their occupational commitment.

Government has imposed itself into virtually every crack of every endeavor in the United States which has destroyed the creative process of producing GDP. The evidence of this trend is actually in our artistic endeavors culturally. After seeing the latest Avengers movie I came away disappointed. It was a pretty good movie, but it was of a quality that was nearly television from the 80s quality—which is saying that it wasn’t new, spectacular, or worthy of a big screen treatment. Sure the special effects were good, but the music, direction and overall plot wasn’t much different from a typical Dukes of Hazard episode. Aside from the new Star Wars movies coming out, the film industry looks to be in desperate trouble. Most of the big movies hitting the silver screen are 1980 retreads, Mad Max, Jurassic Park, Terminator, etc. In the 70s, 80s, and early 90s, a new movie seemed to come out every few weeks, many of which were memorable cultural benchmarks, like the Matrix, Twister, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and so on. But with all the talent and film schools out there, Hollywood is incapable of producing anything new. That is a huge problem.

The music industry is even worse. While at Kings Island recently I couldn’t help but notice that many of the young people were mouthing the words to songs that came out when I was a teenager, and heard while at that very same park. Also, the 80s Store was busy with people of all ages relishing all the great memorable aspects of the 1980s that they remember, or want to remember if they’re too young to have actually been there. The 80s Store features film memorabilia from E.T. to Ghostbusters, which is reportedly another retread coming to screens soon this time with women from Saturday Night Live instead of the original cast. I’ll go see it for fun, but do producers think they can recreate the magic of Ghostbusters just by changing women actors from men and stimulate a new audience? That’s part of the problem. The music they play in that store is a trip down memory lane. Back then every week was a new top 40 song and that went on for the entire decade. It was similar to the 1950 and early 60s where the music industry just hit it out of the ballpark with just about every song released. The art in the songs were about things people care about and reflected a culture of capitalism and freedom that was trying to find its way. There was an underlining sense of optimism in 80s music that was not heard in the late 90s or subsequent decades. The music of today is so hell-bent on political diatribes that the music goes out of fashion within a few months, not even years. Creatively our culture is in trouble, the people in it cannot produce original material, and those that can have been ostracized politically out of those progressive cities to preserve the ideology of those regions and our culture is suffering—clearly.

But those are just the symptoms; the cause is in the heavy-handed regulatory climate of our present government. During the 80s, Reagan gave people the impression that the sky was the limit and that the American dream was obtainable. For a lot of people, it was. For some it wasn’t, and for the undisciplined, they spiraled out of control due to indulgence in excess, whether it was money, drugs, or women. But at least there was a belief that anything could happen in America. The 1950s were similar, it was a post war-time, Americans had a good standard of living and businesses were booming. There was no lack of opportunity for those who wanted it as the world put itself back together after World War II. The music was reflective of the overall culture.

When I came out of Avengers: Age of Ultron movie I told my kids that our culture was headed for real trouble. The movie was average at best, and the filmmakers knew there were high expectations after the first movie did so well. Well, the Avenger movies aren’t a shiny penny anymore. There is a level of expectation that the public has and the franchise is slipping. I first noticed it during the latest Captain America movie, which was good-but not as great as it should have been.   With all the resources available from Disney, Age of Ultron was the best that they could do with a comic series that came out in the 60s and 70s? It should be expected that a movie like Frozen should come out every year instead of the occasional hit that it was. Again, with all the resources at Disney, that’s the best that they can do?

While watching Avengers II, the prescreening stuff was obsessed with progressive causes, such as the new ABC Family channel “Becoming Us,” which features a transgender family dealing with a dad who wants to become a woman. Really? Who thinks that thirty years from now in the Kings Island 2015 store that anybody is going to want to buy a t-shirt or hat with the logo “Becoming Us” on it? Progressives are more interested in being a change agent for an extreme minority rather than giving people what they really want in entertainment. Two or three more people might want to have a sex change operation because of “Becoming Us” but the vast majority of people will just tune out because the subject matter turns them off.

Then there is the ACLU case accusing Hollywood of hiring only men for big projects like Avengers instead of women. They ask questions like “why are all the directors of big blockbuster movies all men?” In fact Melissa Goodman, director of the L.G.B.T Gender and Reproductive Justice Project of the ACLU of Southern California said, “Women directors aren’t working on an even playing field and aren’t getting a fair opportunity to succeed.” Goodman doesn’t see the reality on the wall, she assumes that if a woman is cast in some below the line job or as a director that people will rush to the multiplex to see whatever they put up on the screen and it just doesn’t work that way. Transgender issues are not an issue. Boy George in the 80s had great success and people bought his music. But he wasn’t in everyone’s face about it every 15 minutes reminding people of his rights. He just made decent music that people wanted to hear. These days everything is about fairness and regulating an industry into making things fair. To that effect, in order to make something fair the good must give way to the bad, the strong to the weak, and the brilliant to the stupid, which of course waters down the end product in favor of stylish sentimentality. Yet the net result is a blasé commitment to the final product by a customer base indifferent to the consumer drive to participate.

The same ridiculous laws have migrated out of entertainment and into mainstream occupations. It is more important to government regulators to have a company hire minorities, women, or immigrants than the best people for a job who can make the best product. If companies don’t show an interest in bending to the will of government sentiment, then a government audit of some kind will come in for a shake down forcing the company to either shut down or pay extraordinary fines as a “payoff.” While all this is going on of course the company is less productive and not making whatever it’s supposed to be good at. The energy of the company is on compliance, not productivity.

Then of course comes the most intrusive element of all, taxation. There is a belief that a corporation should be willing to pay infinite amounts of tax just to operate within the United States. Well, that’s not how it works. Companies exists for one reason, to make money. Not to lose money. If they have to pay too much in taxes, they have to cover their margins somehow, and usually that means either relocating their business to a region that has low taxation—or they will just decide to shut down. There is no moral case for paying taxes to support government programs invented by politicians who know nothing about running a business. Companies will either not produce their product, or they’ll leave the country.

So when it’s wondered why there was a 0.7% drop in GDP during the first quarter of 2015, now you know why. Regulations are too intrusive, taxes are too high, and the political climate is more interested in all the wrong social issues than in actually making things people want. That has created a stifling atmosphere that is quickly evident in our arts, which directly translate over into our more productive sectors of society. Regulations and rules kill GDP. They do not enhance productivity, they hurt it, and in American society there are too many rules. That is why there is a retreat in productive output. Government has intruded itself into the affairs of the American people and the net result is less of what makes us good. Why is that so hard for progressives to understand? More rules don’t work in sports, why does anybody think they would work in business?

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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The Tea Party Goes to Washington: Rand Paul’s Success at battling the “Patriot Act.”

Very seldom does anything done in Washington D.C. ever get turned back to a reset. Rand Paul’s stand over the Section 215 of the Patriot Act signed into law on October 26th by President Bush is one of them. On May 25 2011 President Obama signed the Sunsets Extension Act which was a four-year extension of the three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act. The act stands for United and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. It was created out of panic, some in the Senate actually had wanted the spying program well before the 9/11 terrorist attacks for the data collection it would allow. Like the TSA which also came as a result of the terrorist attack in New York, the Patriot Act was anything but patriotic. It was a chance for government to grow and become more powerful. 9/11 could have been avoided if only people had been doing their jobs ahead of time. Instead of expecting government workers to perform their tasks of security as the FBI and CIA knew about the planned terrorist attack—the government for a whole lot of bad reasons created the Patriot Act to step all over the rights of Americans as defined by the Constitution with a more ominous intrusive government trading safety for security.

Rand Paul entered the Senate as a Kentucky representative in 2011 on the backs of a book called The Tea Party Goes to Washington. He is often the smartest guy in the room as he has had a successful career as a doctor prior to his bout with politics. Like most Tea Party supporters, Paul is not interested in politics as a way to further his social status. He only seems to care for solving problems the way a doctor would want to solve a patient they actually wanted to fix. This makes him a nightmare for the establishment politicians.

In Butler County, Ohio it was declared by establishment Republicans in John Boehner’s district that Tea Party Republicans were about to go extinct after the 2014 elections. The feeling was that the radical Tea Party types who expected politicians to follow the Constitution were going to be shoved out of the orthodox portions of the party and discredited. Once such a thing happened it wouldn’t take long for everyone to lose interest and go away. CLICK HERE to see how that’s going and what types of things really go on behind the scenes to facilitate that fantasy. But now well into 2015 that isn’t happening. The Tea Party still meets every month, and is still holding politicians feet to the fire and within only four years of entering office, Rand Paul is doing the hard work of what needs to happen many, many more times—he’s actually eliminating laws that should have never existed in the first place.

The purpose of this little article is for the novice to understand what Rand Paul is all about. Likely there will be a lot of anxiety toward Paul for the next couple of years as establishment Beltway types will panic at his resiliency, and buoyancy. Rand Paul is one of the few candidates in the GOP field of potential presidents who I want to see as President, so I put this article up to show newcomers what he’s about and how he handles himself. As shown in the videos included he is equally persuasive speaking to liberal pundits and conservatives alike. As a Republican he is able to reach across the aisle and speak with liberals in a way that doesn’t demonize them displaying a leadership tendency that truly frightens lesser politicians who make their livings with slimy activity. Rand Paul’s exclusive reason for running for president is to put those slimy politicians out of business—which means if his name is on the ballot, I will be voting for him.

Rand Paul has promised to eliminate the Department of Education if he is elected president which is another thing that truly must happen soon if America is going to survive into the 2020s. Without something truly dramatic happening in the public education system, out future generations of Americans will be destroyed before they ever reach adulthood, just because the public education system is so bad. The DOE was created in 1979. President Reagan wanted to eliminate it, but didn’t. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHY. Under President Bush it expanded by double under the No Child Left Behind Act and from there kids under labor union influence have been swept away toward socialism at a maddening pace—which has been a byproduct of a centralized federal effort. Education has to be a state’s rights issues and must be decentralized if it is going to survive in any form. So far only Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and probably Scott Walker are able and willing to do anything this controversial. But it has to be done and soon. Make no mistake about that.

Another federal department that Rand Paul has vowed to end is the Department of Commerce. That department has turned out to be a giant make rich scheme for the well-connected and has nothing to do with the expansion of national GDP. It could be completely eliminated without anyone realizing it was gone. For America to survive these are things that must happen. Failure to do so will lead to a slow integration through collapse into United Nations led efforts to mold the world into one big stew. This is certainly the intention of the Clintons, and appears to be the purpose of the Obama Administration. The Bush family is also perpetually headed in that direction as they always turn toward bigger government each time there is pressure placed to do something responsible—whether it’s providing security to the people of the United States or expanding the economy. For most Beltway politicians they rubber stamp more government expansion and head to K-Street for easy money and sinful recreation—no republic can survive under such conditions and poor leadership.

Rand Paul on the other hand is refreshingly intelligent—and a natural leader. All leaders know that their position is not a popularity contest. Most of the time people will hate you for being a leader—that comes with the territory. Rand seems very comfortable with that role, which is another reason he is such a good presidential candidate. The GOP would be crazy not to nominate him for the presidency if it comes down to a choice between some big government slug like John Kasich, or Jeb Bush. I know for a fact that most establishment Republicans want Kasich in my home town because they want corporate welfare—they want to get rich off the government in all the wrong ways that safety net welfare often occupies regarding poor spending and corruption. Paul has stated that he will get rid of corporate welfare before he touches social welfare—which I can agree with.   I want welfare gone for everyone so to allow recipients to become better. If a company gets corporate welfare, they are allowing government to falsely prop them up against competition, which is not how capitalism is supposed to work. It’s cheating and is no different from “deflategate” in the NFL involving the Patriots cheating that has gone on. It doesn’t matter if you win a Superbowl if you cheated to get there. The same in business, a company isn’t really good if it cheats to be profitable. If a better company comes along that can do something better, then the old company should fail and possibly go out of business in favor of the better company. That’s how things are supposed to work in America and Rand Paul understands that.

Undoubtedly many in the Beltway are secretly hoping that something bad happens during this whole PATRIOT Act issue. There are probably loose plans for false flag events to take place just to attempt to hurt Paul’s stance on the government surveillance programs that are in jeopardy. But in reality Rand Paul knows that the entire NSA could be shut down and nobody would really notice. If the United States would stop fumbling the ball in the Middle East either on purpose or out of sheer stupidity, it wouldn’t take long for ISIS to run out of bullets. And if the FBI and CIA would actually talk to each other there wouldn’t be a need for The Department of Homeland Security. That is just another branch of worthless government expansion. I’m sure as I’m writing this there are plans to rattle the nerves of the American people and to make Rand Paul look bad for his steadfast resolve into shrinking government instead of allowing perpetual expansion. But if everyone holds to the line they will discover that most of the debate is strictly rhetoric. Most of government could be eliminated and nobody in the core of America would notice, or care. And that is the game of chicken that Rand Paul is playing, and for which we should all hope he succeeds. This is what it looks like when the Tea Party goes to Washington. And it’s a wonderful thing for Constitutional purists—for which every American should be.

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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