You may recall a war between Alex Jones and Joe Rogan, which was known as “World War Jones” and lesserly known as “Uncle Jones’ War.”
Alex Jones won that war when Joe Rogan surrendered.
Now, Joe Rogan is embattled in yet another World War situation, this one entitled World War Rogan.
Tucker Carlson had a great monologue summarizing it on Wednesday, for anyone playing catchup.
"Rogan just asks questions & he notes the obvious. It's this last quality that makes the people in charge hate & fear Joe Rogan." pic.twitter.com/veSFwoCBPP
— The Columbia Bugle 🏁 (@ColumbiaBugle) February 3, 2022
Basically, the entire establishment is now calling for Joe Rogan to be banned from the internet because he had people on his show that you’re not supposed to talk to, and talked about issues you’re not supposed to talk about. They’re focusing on the virus and the vaccine, but it’s really just everything – they don’t want some normal guy having the biggest platform on earth to just talk about whatever he feels like talking about. That is a threat to democracy (I say that unironically).
I said that when Joe Biden called on “companies” to shut down people who disagree with his vaxer agenda, he was suggesting Joe Rogan. But then Jen Psaki literally just came out and said “yeah, we’re going to need Spotify to ban Joe Rogan, okay?”
Psaki calls for more censorship after Spotify announces warning labels on COVID-19 content following leftist outrage over Joe Rogan:
"It's a good step. It's a positive step, but there's more that could be done." pic.twitter.com/AyXo0XMlqn
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 1, 2022
Rogan in 2020 signed a $100 million exclusive contract with Spotify, a music and podcast streaming service. The demand, from the mass media and the government, is that Spotify ban him from the platform.
In response, Spotify banned thousands of podcasts that were presumably saying the same thing as Joe Rogan. But they can’t really ban the guy they paid the $100 million.
But I don’t know – I’m not very good at math. Right now, the media is claiming that Spotify has lost $1 billion by not banning Rogan, due to stocks… because I guess people are selling stocks in the company because either they hate Joe Rogan or because they think the company is going to be destroyed by Neil Young and the US Federal government.
Spotify CEO’s wealth drops by $1bn in 2022 amid Joe Rogan controversy
Streaming giant’s share price has dropped by almost one-third this year
Jen Psaki urges Spotify to take further action on Joe Rogan: ‘More can be done’https://t.co/1p37jvVn6T
— Imran UK Seeking, Truth, Justice & Accountability (@ImranUk7) February 4, 2022
This brings up questions as to whether it is even possible for a publicly traded company to function at all in the current year. I mean, they paid $100 million for the guy because he’s really popular. Now they have to drop him because in the time since they made that contract, the “paradigm has shifted” and now Joe Rogan is not allowed anymore.
What is the CEO of this company supposed to even do? Staff, board members, the government, the entire media – all of them are breathing down his neck, telling him to dump a $100 million investment. We don’t know what Joe’s contract said, but I think it’s safe to assume that it doesn’t say “if we fire you arbitrarily, you have to give us our $100 million back.”
Also, Spotify probably shouldn’t have banned those other podcasts. No one was asking them to do that – they were asking them to ban Joe Rogan. Now, the CEO has said he has “no editorial control” over Rogan (i.e., no responsibility for his content), and it’s like “well, then how did you ban all those other people?”
Joe Rogan posts no new shows for a week as Spotify says no editorial control https://t.co/SC2XqNhbAO
— Dorothy Grady (@DorothyGrady7) February 4, 2022
People are commenting on his “publisher” statements.
Spotify’s CEO said that he won’t be censoring Joe Rogan’s content because the company sees itself as a distribution platform rather than a publisher.
Can he spread that mentality through the rest of Silicon Valley?
That’s all we’ve been trying to get them to understand.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 3, 2022
But like… that argument was invalidated by his own decisions.
So, Neil Young and a whole list of other musicians have joined a convoy against Rogan. Neil Young started it. It is ride or die Pfizer 4 Life. He’s going to get “Pfizer Life” tattooed across his navel.
I was disappointed that the rest of CSNY joined the convoy.
Crosby, Stills, and Nash have now all asked to remove their music from Spotify in protest of Joe Rogan.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 3, 2022
I actually still had some respect for David Crosby. But I mean, he’s gotta be senile. It was probably his whore daughter who signed the papers.
Recently, the red sheep of the royal family and his royal negress came out and threatened Spotify.
Everyday Harry and Meghan wake up and think “how can we make millions more people around the world hate us?”
“Oh, I heard Joe Rogan has 50 million unique listeners— let’s write an open letter indicating our inherent self-importance, and demand Spotify begin censoring him” https://t.co/gSA9kiyuef
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) January 31, 2022
Most of the people attacking are people with nothing to lose, who are getting a publicity boost from taking a moral stand. Rosanna Arquette was like in… some David Lynch movie in the 1990s?
Rosanna Arquette to take podcast off Spotify over Joe Rogan https://t.co/XkjhiKDoRY
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) February 3, 2022
But, as tensions build, it’s entering into a situation where people are going to start feeling pressure as to “why are you still on Spotify? Are you a Roganist?”
Then, some other competing company – I guess probably iTunes – is going to come out and say “we welcome people fleeing the brutality of the Spotify Roganist regime” (although Apple would then put themselves in a position of having to do way more censorship themselves, so… I don’t know). But someone will say “we welcome artists who are against Joe Rogan and support The Science of these safe and effective vaccines.”
On the other end, Rogan is getting some support, including from Dwayne Johnson “The Rock.”
— nzherald (@nzherald) February 4, 2022
Rogan also recently got some love from the head of state of Brazil.
– I'm not sure what @joerogan thinks about me or about my government, but it doesn't matter. If freedom of speech means anything, it means that people should be free to say what they think, no matter if they agree or disagree with us. Stand your ground! Hugs from Brazil. 👍
— Jair M. Bolsonaro (@jairbolsonaro) February 3, 2022
Pretty big endorsement. (I wish I could have gotten that endorsement in 2017.)
All the normal people are of course supporting him – but that doesn’t really mean anything.
After I was beaten by antifa & hospitalized for a brain bleed in 2019, @joerogan offered to give me a voice even though I was unknown. The pile on against him now is because he’s willing to speak with those overlooked by the establishment. Thank you, Joe. https://t.co/oqaSvrbgWf pic.twitter.com/uKfcrbcBbu
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) February 3, 2022
Bizarrely, Jon “Stewart” Leibowitz has said that this is an “overreaction.”
Jon Stewart sides with Joe Rogan as more artists leave Spotify: 'This overreaction is a mistake'
Via The Independent : Thu, 03 Feb 2022, 19:33:31 GMThttps://t.co/QmQte56hQP
— Auto News Feed (@auto_news_feed) February 3, 2022
(I guess maybe he’s a smarter Jew and is thinking a bit further down the line.)
It’s a fascinating situation.
If these people succeed in silencing the biggest broadcaster who has ever existed because he disagreed with the government, that will probably be the Biden Administration’s biggest victory so far.
I hate to say it again, but none of this would be happening if people would have rallied around me in 2017. I know they were saying “neo-Nazi,” but firstly, anyone who read the site for ten minutes could see that was bullshit and this is a right-wing meme site, and secondly – what difference does it make? Free speech either exists or it doesn’t.
Anyone at the time could have said “I find his content repulsive, but we cannot allow a standard to be set where private companies are allowed to organize together to silence protected speech.” Back in 2017, you could still say things like that without being called a “sympathizer” or whatever.
As I said from the beginning: if people are so stupid that they can just be totally confused and misled by having free access to information, then how can they be allowed to vote? It doesn’t make any sense.
But hey – whatever.
It’s just whatever.
We the people have allowed the government and these corporations it’s aligned with to become a totally out of control monster of incomprehensible power that obviously can’t be stopped. The only thing any of us can do is get out of the way and wait for this lumbering beast to collapse under the weight of its own lies.
It is literally made of lies to the point where Joe Rogan just getting stoned and talking to people threatens to totally collapse it.
This can’t go on forever.