Bernie Sanders’ campaign team recently released a video clip of Joe Rogan saying that he’ll probably vote for Sanders, and apparently the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have now descended upon us mere mortals.
So why has this little event angried up the blood of the commentariat?
Rogan has previously made some offensive jokes and comments.
YOU KNOW, AS COMEDIANS ARE WONT TO DO.
Despite being a lifelong liberal, a handful of edgy words is enough to disqualify Rogan from the Cult of Woke, which is now calling for Sanders to refuse the endorsement of the host of one of the most popular and influential podcasts in the world.
Probably because this cult is built on a foundation of radical inconsistency and Victorian mania.
What these pundits/pukes don’t understand is that Joe Rogan is not a political scientist, a politician, or a columnist. His modus operandi is having unscripted, hours-long conversations with a wide range of people in which anything can be said.
And that’s part of the fun of The Joe Rogan Experience — you never know when an episode is going to create headlines for some throwaway moment. Remember the rowdy news cycle that occurred when when Elon Musk went on the show and smoked pot?
Rogan continually says that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, that he’s simply asking questions, and that he just likes talking to interesting people, even to those he disagrees with. He’s actually quite smart, but is unafraid to ask the questions that most of us of the hoi polloi are too embarrassed to ask out loud and dig a little deeper into heavy, complex issues. In that way, he’s a bit of a blue collar scholar.
The actual clip that’s been passed around by the Sanders campaign is less than a minute long, and yet it was enough to provoke a firestorm of opinions from the usual suspects. Here’s a soupçon of the fainting couch reactions to this useless clamor:
Carlos Maza blocked me months ago (hehe), but I still managed to snag a screenshot of his woke jackassery:
And of course, this imperious little gem from Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign:
I’m a huge fan of Joe Rogan (seeing him perform at The Comedy Store in Hollywood was a real highlight for me), and I fully appreciate the effect his podcast has on our culture.
However, considering he’s done more 1,400 episodes of an hours-long podcast, he’s bound to say something not meant for the brittle ears of polite society. A polite society that, it bears keeping in mind, doesn’t even represent the views of even a spoonful of Us Regular Joes.
Also, because it needs repeating, JOE ROGAN’S A FUCKING COMEDIAN. It’s in his blood to push boundaries with words, so don’t be surprised if he lets some dangerous sentences out of his mouth every once in a while.
This controversy will blow over soon. It’s too devoid of any real conflict or drama to last long, and the long term ramifications, if there are any, will be trivial.
But the fact that this silly little non-incident has taken up so much airtime in the mainstream media is simply proof of just how starved our journalists — the people we rely on for relevant information — are more interested in creating news than covering it.
The radical left — which is also, unfortunately, the mainstream left — increasingly makes it difficult for the average voter to get aboard the train to Progress with these obnoxious purity tests.
If someone as bleeding-hearted as Joe Rogan will be shoved onto the killing floor because of a spattering of subversive wisecracks and clumsy, off the cuff remarks, then the modern left might as well give their prospects of winning elections a funeral procession.
But sure, Woke Folk. Keep acting like Mean Girls, and see how much power that gets you in the political playground.
Meanwhile, the rest of us will practice the ACTUAL tolerance you claim ownership of.
I’m sick of wokeness, and it shows. Here’s proof: