Famed podcaster Joe Rogan unloaded on liberal Americans (of which he counts himself as) earlier in August for pushing the country further to the right by being socially unbearable to be around.
Rogan made the comments during one of his hours-long sit downs, this time with Texas Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw. Guests like Crenshaw are typical on the podcast, which has included everyone from astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson to socialist senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Referring to the way leftist social justice warriors attempt to suppress free speech and react wildly to people they disagree with politically, the liberal Rogan lamented that keyboard activists are “making more Republicans.”
“I hope so,” Crenshaw joked in response.
Rogan, whose career stretches from commentary for mixed martial arts, competing in martial arts competitions himself, and stand up comedy, is hardly a right-winger. In fact, he has in the past referred to himself as “almost a socialist,” though he has criticized the ideology in many broadcasts. However, he seems to stand firmly on the conservative side in the modern culture war.
And he’s right. Liberal outrage culture has arguably brought more people to pull the lever for Donald Trump than the billionaire has managed to do himself. By being so insufferable, radical progressives are making otherwise centrist Americans hate them.
Men who have been voting for Democrats their entire lives are likely (and justifiably) taken back when they are being called sexist for “mansplaining” something to a feminist women. They get angry when they are told to avoid sitting a certain way, because they’re “manspreading” and thereby engaging in sexist behavior. They support the climate change agenda, but they’re left scratching their heads when an actual congresswoman is talking about slaughtering cows and banning air travel to stop the global warming monster. Then, they’re putting the “#WalkAway” hashtag in their tweets. Before they know it, they’re card-carrying passengers on the Trump Train.
Obviously, there is a cynical positive coming from this. The Republican Party today is enjoying support from many who people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and in 2012. And let’s be honest — they didn’t turn into scholars in Austrian economics in the 4 years between Mitt Romney losing and Donald Trump winning. They saw the party they probably supported for their entire lives reject everything that is American, and they just can’t follow it anymore.
If Trump is struggling for votes, he may just have to start retweeting AOC every day.
Here’s Joe Rogan and Dan Crenshaw with more on the destructive force that is liberal outrage culture.