Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan warned that woke liberals are “making Republicans” out of the people who are afraid of expressing their beliefs in fear of “getting attacked” for voicing conservative values.
Rogan told comedian Bridget Phetasy that he thinks the midterm elections are going to be a blood bath for the Democrats.
“I think the red wave that’s coming is going to be like the elevator doors opening up in ‘The Shining,’” he said about a scene in the 1980 Jack Nicholson horror classic, which featured a scene where a wave of blood splashed out of the elevators at the fictional Overlook Hotel.
Phetasy and Rogan discussed how common it was for people to attack others for not sharing a similar opinion, particularly in the case of gender identity in children and the transgender movement.
Phetasy explained that people “signal” that they’re part of “high status” in-groups by claiming there is no difference between boys an girls, and Rogan was baffled that society openly accepts the premise “without any pushback.”
Rogan noted that there are plenty of people who are afraid to talk about politics, but won’t remain silent at the polls in November.
“There’s a lot of people that are afraid of the reprisal,” he added. “They’re afraid of getting attacked, and they’ll sit silently, when they’re amongst friends going, ‘What the f–k is going on? Like what is going on?’ And those people, that’s going to be responsible for the red wave.”
Rogan asserted that the Democrats themselves were “making Republicans,” because of liberal policies on crime and homelessness.
“The way they’re handling crime, the way the releasing people that are committing violent crimes, and then putting them right back on the street. People are freaking the f–k out,” he explained.
“The way that they’re handling the homeless situation,” Rogan continued. “We looked at this video the other day of in Portland, they were showing discarded needles that they’ve collected from the streets, they had f–king barrels of them, barrels and barrels of these discarded needles.”
In another segment, the comedians talked about Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, and how Democrats had “been enjoying” how the platform “only enforced Left-wing ideologies,” prior to the Tesla CEO’s purchase of the company.
“They’ve suppressed any conservative ideologies, even amongst reasonable, kind people that don’t share the same ideology,” Rogan pointed out. “That’s f–king bad for our society.”
He said that Musk “really thinks it’s important” to “bring back to Twitter is reasonable exchange of ideas,” rather than cater towards one party’s policies.
“He was very Left-leaning for most of his life until really recently, the pandemic in particular and the way people have sort of enforced these ideologies, regardless of whether or not the science supports it,” Rogan went on.
“And he thinks it’s bad. And I think it’s true,” he concluded. “I think, I think we have a real problem with discourse, particularly like discourse on Twitter.”