This attack has nothing to do with “hate speech” and everything to do with silencing dissent. This is clear because the voices attacking Joe Rogan have either behaved in similar ways themselves or ignored similar behavior when it’s from people they agree with. Here are a few examples:
- The left praised Neil Young for removing his music from Spotify and standing up against “misinformation”, but they’ve ignored his homophobic AIDS misinformation. In a 1985 interview, he said, “It is scary. You go to a supermarket and you see a fa**ot behind the f*ckin’ cash register, you don’t want him to handle your potatoes.”
- Joni Mitchell also joined in on the protest against Rogan, but has repeatedly worn blackface. She justifies her costumes because she has “experienced being a black guy on several occasions.” Today, the MSM is excusing this behavior and praising her for boycotting Spotify.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
- The Rock initially defended Joe Rogan, but he publicly withdrew his support after watching the compilation Rogan clips. Ironically, the same cancel culture that is attacking Joe Rogan should be coming after the Rock’s homophobic and transphobic tweets, and his public mockery of the Chinese.
President Joe Biden (D)
- The left elected Joe Biden despite him quoting the N-word 13 times in a 1985 hearing, saying, “I don’t want my children to grow up in a racial jungle,” and describing Obama as “the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and nice-looking guy.”
- The former president’s children were a hot topic for democrats, but the MSM has not covered Hunter Biden repeatedly calling his white lawyer the N-word.
The Clintons (D)
- Both the former president and presidential candidate have a history of racist behavior. Hillary has joked that all blacks look the same and mimicked southern blacks. Additionally, to the left’s dismay, Bill Clinton kept the confederate symbol on the Arkansas flag, established a crime bill that disproportionately affected blacks, and said of Obama, “this guy would be normally waiting our tables and getting us coffee.” Additionally, both the Clintons have praised and defended their long-time “friend and mentor” Sen. Byrd, despite his association with the KKK.