Oh, I won’t name names and I’m not going to give you links, but you’ve seen them. Typically these are people that think they know everything, but once they start speaking in a public forum it’s quite clear that they know nothing.
Maybe I’m talking about you.
How much do you know, after all? You like to you think you know a lot, hell, maybe you like to think you know everything.
Yep, you’ve got it all figured out.
So then why are you where you are? Why are you sitting there reading this post? If you’re really moving up in the world of Montana politics, shouldn’t you be sitting in the governor’s office or the main Montana Senate office in Washington?
- You know things like the Wheeler-Ford-Rankin alliance and the power it had…and the ability it had to bring about a lot of our current political discourse.
- You know a lot about The Montana Council for Progressive Political Action and the People’s Voice that they put out for thirty years.
- You know how to marshal the disparate groups that make up the remnants of the disparate groups that came before them.
Great, so what are you doing here?
You’re never going to get anywhere unless you master the subject’s history that you want to be a part of. If you want to get anywhere in Montana politics you need to get your ass to the library and you need to bone up on what happened in this state’s past. It’s free and all it takes is your time.
But you don’t really want to do that, do you? You’d rather have other people do that for you and then ride their coattails to success. Because it’s a lot easier than doing any work, now isn’t it?
Again, how’s that working out for you?
I’d say it’s either working out pretty bad or it’s “working” but you’re constantly looking over your shoulder, scared to death that someone will find out it’s actually not.
Wow, what a sorry case that is!
Mainly though I think you should buy my 4 Montana history books. Discover what more than 250 other people have, people who have bought Tribes and Trappers and learned about Montana’s earliest days. Or be like the 10 people that have picked up Hustlers and Homesteaders.
It’s that latter group you’ll want to watch out for, at least if you have any notions of making it anywhere in Montana politics. See, people that study Montana’s history from 1900 to 1930 – 428 pages of it in fact – are going to be so far ahead of you it’s not even funny.
Oh, it’ll be funny to them, it’ll be a real hoot. But when you watch them get the glory in meetings, get the nods at dinner parties, and get the promotions that put them on the fast track to success while you sit back and glumly stare? That’s not what you want, is it?
But then you already had everything figured out, didn’t you? It wasn’t you that were leaving any of those stupid comments on blogs or social media. After all, you know everything.
How was that going again?
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