It All Cliques

7 02 2022

Austin, Texas

I’m making this its own post because of the important point.

Ultimately, the jihad against Joe Rogan isn’t about politics at all, his or anyone else’s, or what words he has used or has never used, or what context he may or may not have used them, or what kind of guests he may or may not have had on his show. If all he ever did was talk about the color of a lemon being yellow, they would still hate him for that.

When I first became a ham, I got my license based on and after the loosening of standards and increase of privileges that happened in the early 1990s. (The “no code tech,” for those of you who know.) And I came into a world that was at the time full of guys who got their licenses before that. It was then I learned quickly and the hard way, that people whose climb up the ladder was difficult have a soul-encompassing contempt for people whose climb up the same ladder was not as difficult.

Provided he was still alive, Edmund Hillary would be the person in this world who would be the most disgusted at the idea of installing a gondola to the top of Everest.

Cliques are, well, clique-y, and engage in cliqueishness. That’s why the word “clique” exists.

Awhile back, I speculated on what were the real reasons why the Deep State had it out for Trump. One of the three reasons I came up with is the nature of cliques. Trump was the first President in American history who was neither a military general nor had ever been elected to anything prior. Aside from those obvious quantifiable differences, in many qualitative ways, he didn’t do it the “usual” way that “serious” modern American Presidential politics prescribes. Chief among which is that he never let his political mind simmer in the juices of “permissible” ideological frameworks. He never schlepped between the troika of National Review, Heritage Foundation and CPAC, as lamestream conservatives who seriously presented themselves as serious Presidential candidates of mainstream visibility for quite a few decades up until 2016 believed was de rigueur. Though to be fair, when he started making overtures of running in the 2012 cycle early in 2011, he did start going to CPAC regularly, but, as far as I know, not until then.

Remember, before Trump got into the race and rode down the escalator in June 2015, the Republican candidates that were already in for 2016 were conventional wisdom collectively called “the strongest Republican field in a generation.” Yet, Trump, who never did it the “right” way, had little problem beating all of them. Now, between you me and the gatepost, part of that was because the others actually weren’t that strong, and this “strongest Republican field in a generation” talk was nothing more than the typical bullshit yammering of a media-ideological bubble blind to most of the real world. I mean, c’mon, how strong could they have been if Donald Trump was able to take them all and fairly handily?

This had to steam the people that Trump beat and the people helping them. Even if they presented an aura of red team unity in public, and even if they agreed with most or all of what Trump proposed to do or actually did. Don’t doubt me on this. They were told all this time how great they were, and it all came crashing down in pretty short order at the hands of this bull in the china shop.

And that’s not even counting the people on the other side who were both personally frosted at Trump doing it the “wrong” way yet succeeding, and who had zero imperative to show a publicly deferential face for partisan or ideological reasons. The Deep State has entered the comments.

It’s the same thing with Joe Rogan. His listener and viewer ship is way higher than even the best rated political cable talking head shows in the United States. And he didn’t do it the “right” or the “traditional” way. Which in the sense of a serious career in public facing media, means “paying your dues,” as so many in that business put it, and going town to town, up and down the dial. (“As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!”). Which means a lot of people who did do it the “right” way are out to get him, and will use anything they can get their hands on to take him down, even if they have to beclown themselves and/or be blatantly and obviously hypocritical in the process. And that includes “traditional” media types who either agree with Rogan or are sympathetic to him. Don’t doubt me on that either.

Remember, cliques are clique-y and engage in cliqueishness. And the road to the top for you isn’t supposed to be any easier or much different than it was for the people who have already made it.

And there’s a reason why jealousy is one of the seven deadlies.


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7 02 2022
A. L. Luttrell

Reblogged this on ARLIN REPORT……………….walking this path together and commented:
Truth in the pudding! Dems were with the Republican losers when it came to Trump thumping them. Especially for taking down one of their most elite members of all time……Hillary! That stung and it still stings!

7 02 2022
countenance

In related news, in a way, Howard Hesseman passed eight days ago, the same day the Bengals made it to the Super Bowl. Which of course alludes to WKRP in Cincinnati. And this lyric from its opening theme song: “Town to town, up and down the dial.” The media guys call it “paying your dues.”

Joe Rogan never went town to town, up and down the dial.

Need I say more?

7 02 2022
Hard Right

Who cares? Rogan’s a cuck. Literally.

Johnny might’ve been prescient

9 02 2022
Hard Right

Trump Tells Joe Rogan to “Stop Apologizing”

https://www.infowars.com/posts/trump-tells-joe-rogan-to-stop-apologizing/

“Joe Rogan is an interesting and popular guy, but he’s got to stop apologizing to the Fake News and Radical Left maniacs and lunatics,” Trump stated.

“How many ways can you say you’re sorry? Joe, just go about what you do so well and don’t let them make you look weak and frightened. That’s not you and it never will be!” he added.

8 02 2022
kommonsentsjane

Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:
Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
https://countenance.wordpress.com/2022/02/07/it-all-cliques/

One thing to add to this is – that TRUMP WAS HIS OWN MAN AND WAS NOT BEHOLDING TO EITHER CLOWN SIDES – that was the main drag on both sides – especially, the elites on both sides.

kommonsentsjane

8 02 2022
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1 03 2022
nowhereman1968

Do you still have your ham ticket?
Can you use it in Der Fatherland?
Just got mine a few years back.

1 03 2022
countenance

(1) Yes, and I have to renew it in three years, which I will do just out of GP

(2) Not instantly, and the reciprocity procedure is Byzantine, or to put it more appropriately, stereotypically German. I’m not even bothering because it’s not worth the hassle. I have just about zero time for QSOs as it is.

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