Last Updated on June 26, 2021
In the June 24 episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, the podcaster and UFC commentator was joined by comedian Iliza Shlesinger. In a discussion about the social upheaval of the 1960s, Rogan pointed out that America’s current state may be more pivotal for the country, and declared that the United States is without a leader to ground it or give it purpose.
“We’re unhinged in a lot of ways and we’re not anchored down by a real leader, you know, we don’t really have a real leader in this country anymore,” said Rogan, before turning the discussion to Joe Biden. “I mean you can say Joe Biden is the president, he’s our leader, and you’d be correct on paper, but I mean everybody knows he’s out of his mind. He’s just, he’s barely hanging in there.”
“I think people are going to be talking about all the changes happening right here, right now, in the future they’re going to say it’s one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the country,” said Rogan. (READ MORE: Joe Rogan Is Right: Science Shows Young People Have Mild COVID Symptoms, Worse Vaccine Reactions Than Elderly)
The two also discussed the apparent “disconnect” between people required to engage in cancel culture, and compared the current political climate to medieval witch hunts. “There’s a disconnect between other people that’s happening when you’re attacking someone online.” Rogan added, “They’re not a human, they’re the other. You can attack them in that way. If they get taken down, they lose their job, people like it. It’s like you scored a point, you’re playing a video game, you killed a bad guy.”
Rogan recently seemingly suggested this mindset is leading to the mass exodus of viewers currently being experienced by CNN and other cable outlets after a CNN host seemed to complain about his viewership numbers. “They were describing it as if they’re entitled to viewers,” said Rogan, who then added, “This is because the market has spoken and your show’s f–ing terrible.” Rogan continued, “Brian Stelter’s show keeps slipping and slipping and slipping in the ratings,” and “Same with Don Lemon’s. It’s the same thing. Everybody knows they’re not real. They’re not real humans… They’re obviously being told a certain amount of what to do.”
In another recent episode of his podcast, Rogan warned that leftist cancel culture will lead to an environment hostile to straight white men. “You can never be woke enough, that’s the problem,” Rogan noted. “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.” He added, “It will be, you’re not allowed to go outside. Because so many people were imprisoned. I’m not joking, it really will get there. It’s that crazy.”