This Man Is Not Bright

Here’s what I know about Joe Rogan: He was the host of Fear Factor or something back in the 2000s, he is involved with UFC shit, and he has a podcast that a lot of dudes like. As someone who rarely watched Fear Factor, doesn’t give a shit about UFC, and gives even less of a shit about podcasts, this man is of little consequence in my life, and I wish it could have stayed that way. But without fail, every other week, Rogan becomes a trending topic for some (deeply stupid) reason, and as someone whose job it is to consume news, I am forced to have some modicum of awareness of what Joe Rogan is up to. My conclusion is this: He’s not a very smart man.

There’s plenty of historical evidence for that, but Rogan really upped the ante in a recent episode of his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, in which he claimed that straight white men are silenced by so-called “woke culture.”

From the New York Post, emphasis ours:

“Can you make a good comedy movie any more, or have they made it so dangerous in terms of being cancelled, that comedy movies are no longer something you can do?” Rogan asked.

“You can never be woke enough, that’s the problem,” he proclaimed. “It keeps going. It keeps going further and further and further down the line, and if you get to the point where you capitulate, where you agree to all these demands, it’ll eventually get to — straight white men are not allowed to talk. Because it’s your privilege to express yourself when other people of color have been silenced throughout history.”

He continued, “It will be[come], you’re not allowed to go outside. Because so many people were imprisoned for so many …”

Rogan was interrupted by a laughing [Joe] List[, a comedian]. “I’m not joking,” the 53-year-old podcaster said. “It really will get there. It’s that crazy.”