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In Defense of Joe Rogan

A pothead with MMA experience, a college dropout, and a world-renowned podcaster exhibits more common sense than the aggregate of all American elites. Who would’ve thought?

We did. 

As is apparent to anyone with eyes, virtue today resides more in the population than in the elites. Liberal statesmen, Hollywood stars, and their corporative backers have abandoned centuries of American heritage. The elites have introduced racism 7.0, justice 4.0, and common good 3.0 in an effort to erase traditions and promote new norms that strangely always benefit their power dynamics.

They have not succeeded yet, although they are shouting their slogans ad nauseam. Trying to take down skeptics, the truest dissenters, has become their go-to move, and Joe Rogan is one of them.

In a recently posted Instagram video, Joe Rogan responded to the crowds that have complained to Spotify about his show and demanded for him to be censored. Earlier, musicians Neil Young, who Rogan claimed to be a fan of in the video, and Joni Mitchell pulled their libraries from Spotify to protest “The Joe Rogan Experience,” one of the company’s exclusive partners.

The backlash began when Rogan decided to converse on his platform with the worst of the worst, experienced medical professionals who disagree with Anthony Fauci.

For those who know anything about Rogan, we understand that he is just a dude. Quite literally just a dude who loves UFC metaphors and having a good laugh, like you know, normal people? The podcaster is followed not only for his humor but mostly for his authenticity and curiosity — which are abandoned components of modern media. He has gone from Bernie Bro and Yang respecter to Trump endorser and Tulsi Gabbard fan. He is not the savvy politico who uses jokes to further partisan action that the media adores. His only agenda is having thought-provoking conversations while getting plastered with almost anyone, which is why he has hosted everyone from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to business magnate Elon Musk to cognitive scientist Steven Pinker.

Regarding COVID-19, as Rogan pointed out, his behavior is nothing new. He often tries to bring on a variety of doctors to examine their claims in pursuit of some semblance of truth. Thus, he brought notable COVID contrarians Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Peter McCullough, but he also invited Biden White House adviser Dr. Michael Osterholm, CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Baylor College’s Dr. Peter Hotez.

His sin was not accepting the ineluctable truth imposed by a few white-coated petty authoritarians. His sin was asking questions, not imposing his views. To address this, Rogan commented that he, like everyone, gets things wrong. “I’m not a doctor, I’m not a scientist. I’m just a person who sits down and talks with people and has conversations with them. Do I get things wrong? Absolutely, I get things wrong. But I try to correct them.”

But the elites do not care about intent. Those who stick to those outdated American values will be punished.

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