Joe Rogan vs. the Globalists: Will He Fight?

Joe Rogan vs. the Globalists: Will He Fight? By Darren Beattie.

Will Joe Rogan blink? Will the world’s most popular and powerful podcaster buckle as the censorious weight of the Globalist American Empire bears down upon him?

The world is waiting to find out, but Rogan’s situation looked shakier than ever over the weekend after Spotify CEO Daniel Ek directly condemned Rogan for the first time:

Spotify Team,

There are no words I can say to adequately convey how deeply sorry I am for the way The Joe Rogan Experience controversy continues to impact each of you. Not only are some of Joe Rogan’s comments incredibly hurtful – I want to make clear that they do not represent the values of this company.

While I strongly condemn what Joe has said and I agree with his decision to remove past episodes from our platform, I realize some will want more. And I want to make one point very clear – I do not believe that silencing Joe is the answer. …


Ek went on to pledge $100 million, roughly the same amount as Rogan’s Spotify contract, to promoting content from “historically marginalized groups.” …

Rogan’s crime:

For years now, the Joe Rogan Experience podcast host has been willing to countenance viewpoints at odds with all of the forces and interest groups aligned with the Globalist American Empire. Dissidents from the establishment party lines promulgated by the military-industrial complex, the medical-industrial complex, and countless other oligarchic and globalist-aligned party lines have all been welcomed on to Joe Rogan’s podcast with open arms. …

He shouldn’t have apologized (even Doanld Trump has said so):

Rogan certainly didn’t help himself as he issued weak apologetic statements over the weekend, exposing his belly to the baying mob. …

Sadly, if Rogan does get canceled or neutered, he will have earned it. Apologizing to a woke mob is never the correct strategy, ever. Apologies to the left never turn out well for a myriad of reasons, but here are two from scholar Richard Hanania:

First, although apologies can help heal rifts in relationships between individuals, people may apply different standards to controversies involving public figures. Research shows that a person who backs down in a dispute becomes less likable to observers, who may want to punish that individual.

Second, overconfidence, even to the point of breaking rules, causes people to view an individual more positively, as does social risk-taking. In particular, males who show social dominance are judged more attractively as potential mates. An individual who does not back down in the face of controversy shows confidence by not giving in to social pressure, and takes a risk by refusing to follow the conventional path. Some on the right openly suggest that part of Trump’s appeal lies in his refusal to apologize and his unwillingness to be “politically correct.”

The left-wing baying mob also doesn’t deserve an apology because its “trauma” is insincere and its anger is fake. It is the phony, manipulative anger of an abuser who wants to hurt others, and enjoys doing it. To such creatures, an apology is only a sign of weakness, inviting further demands and more aggression.

Rogan is actually a mild lefty, just with enough curiosity and honesty to question the narrative:

The mob’s obsession may feel odd to some. Despite his dissident, conservative, and right-wing guests, Rogan is not particularly ideological at all. He endorsed Bernie Sanders for president in 2020 and voted for Gary Johnson in 2016. Rogan is, in essence, a low-attachment swing voter, open to a wide variety of candidates.

The lesson to be learned here, then, isn’t simply that the range of tolerable opinion is narrower than ever, although that might be true. More revealingly, the “Crush Rogan” campaign shows that the establishment views cementing its own power and legitimacy more important than simply stamping out any and all dissident ideologies. …

Rogan is a focal point of hatred not because his views are particularly “extreme” or “offensive” to dominant left-wing sensibilities. It’s because he is popular, unpredictable, and practices a studied independence from the narratives of the regime. …

Even if Rogan personally wants to keep the nature of his show completely unchanged, there is now enormous pressure, from both the outside and Rogan’s own subconscious, to dial things back — to not have that unusual, edgy, or dissident guest who could blow up into another controversy. …

Unless he is shackled by Spotify, Rogan could plausibly end up giving a platform as large as CNN, Fox, and MSNBC combined to any idea he chooses. Already, Rogan has exposed the mainstream to the many questions about January 6 and expressed enthusiasm for the convoy of Canadian freedom truckers. With a single program, Rogan in the future could instantly lend massive momentum to similar anti-regime civil disobedience movements in the United States. …

A jealous hateful media:

The media hate everything that Rogan and his show represent. The modern press arrogates itself enormous power to decide what is good for America, what “narratives” can be publicly expressed, and who is allowed to be platformed, yet at the same time they very obviously do not want the best for the people they purport to lead. They do not want Americans exposed to genuinely substantive content; they do not want them to appreciate diversity of thought, detailed debate, or factual nuance. They want the people to be passive recipients of only approved propaganda. …

The psychologically abusive press cares about defending the regime’s legitimacy and preserving its power more than simply policing any and all heterodox speech directly. What does that mean? Among other things, it means that the regime can tolerate outsiders and “dissidents” for quite a long time, no matter how noxious or heretical their views, as long as they remain obscure or impotent. It is only when said outsiders become big enough to influence the masses and threaten elite legitimacy and power that the hammer will come down, and quickly. Despite his benign takes, Joe Rogan will always face far more intense pressure than a neo-Nazi podcaster with ten subscribers, or even a right-wing talk radio host speaking only to tens of thousands of viewers whose message might be far more radical than Rogan’s.

This phenomenon explains why the regime went into meltdown mode over January 6, but not the BLM riots, even though BLM riots caused far more death and destruction, and at one point even threatened the White House itself. Ultimately, every major demand from BLM was just for more of what the Globalist American Empire already wants: More anti-white racism, more redistribution, more urban anarcho-tyranny, more toppled statues, more power to the state. For the powerful, the BLM riots were a tool.

Scott of the Pacific adds:

I’m quite sure he’s been sufficiently cowed into submission, but there is no way they want Rogan gone.

He is actually quite a reliable lefty. He detests Trump and adores Obama of whom he said about, “He’s the GOAT” of POTUS’s.

This is more leftist theatre than anything else, but the effect will be for him to be cowed and brought back to the plantation.

Rich yes, beyond anyone’s dreams, but no more “uppidity behavior from you Joe Rogan” — back to the fields. And whatever you do, no more of those right wing truth tellers, or else.