Friday, February 11, 2022

...Because Joe Rogan

This is a weekly column consisting of letters to my perspicacious progeny. I write letters to my grandkids — the Stickies — eventual selves to advise them and haunt them after they've become grups and/or I'm deleted.   

Trigger Warning: This column is rated SSC — Sexy Seasoned Citizens — Perusal by kids, callowyutes, or grups may result in a debilitating meltdown.  

Erratically Appearing Hallucinatory Guest Star: Dana — A Gentlereader  

"I talk shit for a living — that’s why this is so baffling to me. If you’re taking vaccine advice from me, is that really my fault? What dumb shit were you about to do when my stupid idea sounded better?" -Joe Rogan

Dear Grandstickies, Great-Grandstickies, Gentlereaders (and Neil Young),

I'm certain that there are very few H. sapiens that are not familiar with the fact that the Donald — and no shortage of other famous ancient Boomers — can't shut up, get out of the way, and find a way to amuse him/her or themselves without requiring a spotlight and an audience to get through the day. 

May I respectfully suggest:
Kids and grandkids? 

Philanthropy (without the need to fashion yourself a self-made expert on everdamnthing and who must share your wisdom and guidance with the little people, like Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg?).

Good ol' fashioned drug abuse and sexual debauchery?

New fangled, high-minded drug use? Contribute to/participate in the cutting-edge research being done with psilocybin by reputable scientists that are having amazing, life-altering, highly positive results? 


Sorry, what I had intended to say next was that there are probably people not familiar with the (now fading) use of the phrase, ...because Trump, a joking reference to the fact some people blamed the Donald, and many still do, for everything that is wrong with/goes wrong on the planet Earth. 

Thanks to Neil Young, and some fellow perpetual teenagers, ...because Joe Rogan appears to have at least temporarily displaced ...because Trump in certain circles. Not to worry Trumpeters and Trumpettes, I'm certain that the Donald will say/do something appalling enough to displace Mr. Rogan sooner or later. 

But just now, even National Progressive Radio has noticed, and is worried about the impact of, Mr. Rogan -- a sorta/kinda Eric Hoffer of the new millennium -- on the zeitgeist. 

Just the other day I was sitting in the parking lot of my local Gordon Food Service store prior to entering and purchasing a mess o' Purnell's Old Folks sausages (it's "goood-od") — if they were in stock and before the price rises yet again (tip o' the hat to Uncle Joe) — and listening to some over-enunciating women and soy-boy sounding men discussing the Rogan/Young kerfuffle. 

{A brief description of said kerfuffle for the unaware would seem to be in order.} 

Good point, Dana.

Joe Rogan is the host of a wildly successful, long-form podcast (2 - 4 hours) that's simply about Mr. Rogan shooting the sh... breeze with a guest or guests about something that Mr. R. finds interesting, relevant, and/or is curious about.

Rogan is an open-minded, intelligent, man with Deplorable roots who's interested in and curious about a wide range of subjects. He's also a successful comedian and actor with a mixed martial arts background who recently fled Wokistan (California) and now resides in Texas. 

He's not officially a liberal, a progressive, nor a conservative. He's Joe Rogan. He leans left. He's got some questions, he's got some opinions.

Neil Young is a 76-year-old "rocker." He's upset about a couple of Rogan's shows/guests whose Covid opinions don't jive with those of the 81-year-old Anthony Fauci (which may or may not have shifted ,yet again, since these particular shows hit the web). So he played the Covid Disinformation card and demanded that Spotify drop Rogan or stop playing Mr. Young's music. 

Some of his fellow seventy-something "rockers" did the same thing. Spotify wished them well and complied with their wishes; the planet is still spinning.

Mr. Rogan, whose audience keeps growing as much of corporate media continues to implode, is currently under attack by a mob of torch and pitchfork-wielding Wokies, an offensive being led by his Lamestream competitors. 

He's gotta go, and not just because of this particular incident. 

He's an unashamed traditional man and rejects the teachings of the Wokies. He's obviously a nice guy that loves his life, his wife, and his kids. He's grateful for and amazed by his success and regularly points out he's as fallible as you and me so please take him, and anything you hear on his show, with a grain of salt.  

But because of his hoooge following, he's probably/hopefully impossible to cancel... which does not endear him to certain Neo-Jacobins ...because Joe Rogan. 

However, that hasn't stopped them from trying, or from large schools of digital pilot fish stalking him around the Dizzinformation Ocean. 

According to, "a media organization called PatriotTakes published a supercut [compilation video] of Rogan saying 'the n-word.'" I went looking and discovered that PatriotTakes has a YouTube channel with nothing on it but a brief introductory video  — about PatriotTakes. They have a webpage that consists of the same video — and a brief pitch soliciting donations. American Mind says they receive money from a shady SuperPAC called MediasTouch. 

Ain't democracy, transparency, and social media in modern America great! I can't find the original video on YouTube, but there are plenty of videos about the video because Joe Rogan.

What's important is the fact that a cracker used that word at all; the actual context is irrelevant. Virtue signaling and/or accumulating readers or viewers is all that matters. Find a dog bites man angle and damn the facts! Full speed ahead! Keep stirring the shyte or you're gonna have to get a real job. 

No less a beloved, storied institution than Inside Edition has reported that internationally renowned thespian and public intellectual, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is upset about the crisis and has canceled his wildly anticipated cage match with Joe "The Racist" Rogan.  

Poppa loves you,
Have an OK day

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