by Shelt Garner
I rarely watch or listen to The Joe Rogan Experience despite being pressured into doing so by the YouTube algorithms. But I did once see a clip of this big, beefy dude complaining about the evil liberal “media narrative.” Ok, let’s unpack this.
As I’ve written before, something is warping American politics. A group that was once the bedrock of our democracy, conservative straight white men, now feel under attack to the point that they would rather give up their American birthright of democracy than risk the abstract danger of “being canceled.”
Now, the reason why this makes me so aggravated is all of this is “soft power,” while Republicans are accruing hard power…by scaring straight conservative white men with the boogey man of fear of being canceled. I really struggle with the origin of the attack on “CIS straight white men.”
The obvious answer is “wokeism,” yet I believe that some of that is constructed by fucking MAGA New Right cocksuckers who get their fee-fees hurt when they don’t get everything they want. And, as I’ve said, the issue is maybe a combination of technology and a generational vibe shift have combined to make the baseline of the “media narrative” “woke” to the point that your average Joe Rogan guest freaks the fuck out about it.
But the issue is we’re careening towards a very, very dark future. Either we have a “national divorce” with Blues serving the papers, or we slip into autocracy and that will be that. The two sides are just too absolute in their views and the Reds are actively agitating for autocracy. They make it quite clear that they want a white Christian ethno state.
Anyway, we’re fucked. Get ready for the next few years to be very, very bumpy.