The comedian and King of the Podcast realm said, “It was Fox News that had my f**king back” during his COVID treatment controversy.
Joe Rogan says that he’s still very liberal, but the left has moved so far away from where he is that he’s finding that increasingly, there is significant overlap between his positions and those on the right.
He said that the “liberals” have become radicals who have abandoned their ideals of free speech, open-mindedness, and nonviolence, and it’s now the conservatives that are championing those things and even celebrating left-leaning comedians.
Well, he’s not 100% right there — the left has held the mantle of the “nanny-state” party for decades. But hey, we can forgive Rogan for believing the biased media hype that painted conservatives as knuckle-dragging, regressive Neanderthals.
But it seems like he’s seeing through the misrepresentation now.
If you actually listen to The Joe Rogan Experience, you’ll see that although he’s still espousing some clearly “liberal” views, there’s a whole lot of overlap with the priorities that right-wingers hold dear.
Shortly after the tragic Uvalde shooting, Rogan said that he is opposed to the left’s push for gun control. He says that he believes that the problem in the United States with gun crime isn’t so much the guns as it is a mental health problem.
This is a position that he’s stated publicly since 2013 on Twitter.
This country has a mental health problem disguised as a gun problem and a tyranny problem disguised as a security problem.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) January 27, 2013
Rogan said that despite the number of guns in the United States, the government still leans toward tyranny, which we have seen clearly in the United States during COVID and with the Biden-Harris administration that appears to want to exert federal control in as many areas of your life as possible.
Later, he said that the call to disarm law-abiding Americans will just leave more guns in the hands of criminals.
“It’s like, how do you stop that? No one knows how to stop that. What is the answer? Is the answer to take everyone’s guns? Well, they’re not gonna give their guns up. Only criminals are gonna have guns. It’s not gonna be a good situation. Is the answer to make schools these armored compounds, where you have armed guards outside of every school? … Boy, that’s not something we want either,” Rogan told guest Lex Fridman.
Isn’t it weird that so often, the gun grabbers are the same people that want to defund the police and abolish prisons?
Why does it seem that the left just wants absolute chaos?
Earlier in May, Rogan discussed the indoctrination rather than education that is happening in schools.
He also went off over the outrage over the phrase “groomer teachers” and said that there are people who become teachers and are committed to “indoctrinating kids for their own sexual pleasure.”
Rogan told guest Gad Saad that the misrepresentation of the Florida bill that prevents discussing sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity with children below Third Grade was infuriating. He said that there are clearly some teachers out there that are bound to far-left ideology and they shouldn’t be pushing that in classrooms.
He also said that although he’s pro-choice, he has acknowledged that there are some uncomfortable facts that are part of the debate that aren’t always acknowledged.
In 2013, he replied to a tweet by atheist Richard Dawkins who said that an adult pig is more human than an unborn human child.
@RichardDawkins That’s silly. The outrage of abortion is that a fetus has the potential for human life. That’s obviously not true of a pig.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) March 13, 2013
And as the debate around abortion heated up after the leak of the SCOTUS draft in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that revealed the decision (at least at the time) was to overturn Roe v. Wade, Rogan weighed in on one particularly unpalatable aspect of abortion in the United States that isn’t addressed by pro-abortion extremists.
Joe Rogan’s experience is pretty much the meme that Elon Musk posted in April that made the libs freak out.
The Left’s dogged refusal to engage with opposing ideas or even have nuanced positions on anything is pushing people who normally fall left-of-center to the right.
Rogan is much closer to the right than the left on many fundamental things, and even though he’s still on the left with some cultural issues, he’s realizing that he’s being embraced by the big-tent right and being shunned and condemned by the illiberal left.
Conservatives have a wonderful opportunity right now — but should be cautious, however, to not water down what they believe in order to make an even bigger tent.
Conservatives need to stand for their values and political policies or we’ll be in the same position that the liberals are in now in just a few years.
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