Rogan On Origin Of Woke ‘Cult’: ‘Foreign Countries’ Maybe ‘Infecting Social Media’ With Woke Contagion

Rogan On Origin Of Woke ‘Cult’: ‘Foreign Countries’ Maybe ‘Infecting Social Media’ With Woke Contagion

Joe Rogan, host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” suggested during an episode this week that foreign nations might be behind spreading “woke ideologies” on social media that are akin to “a cult.”

“People are mad at me because I said it’s gonna be a red wave like the elevator doors open up in ‘The Shining,’” Rogan said earlier during the interview with musician Suzanne Santo. “Like, I’m not saying that, I’m just saying this is what I see, like you got to recognize what’s happening, folks, people are getting sick with this woke ideology getting crammed down everybody’s f***ing throats.”

“And it’d be really weird if we find out this was engineered,” Rogan later added. “It would be really weird if we find out that foreign countries have been infecting social media.”

“I’m sure it is. I mean, like, think about it, like, think about how wrapped up, how easy it is to get wrapped up and not be exactly sure what thoughts are your own, from looking at your f***ing phone,” Santo responded.

“And to have a group of people that you identify with that have a very specific ideology that they support,” Rogan said. “And if you’re on that side, you must support that ideology. So when certain things come up, you just say, ‘Yes, this is what I’m supposed to say.’ And you haven’t thought about it. And then it’s quietly when people are alone, they go, ‘I don’t know about this.’”

Rogan and Santo both said that they believe that wokeness is “a cult.”

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TRANSCRIPT:

SUZANNE SANTO: What’s sad is that I used to really be so scared to talk about this stuff. And like, now I’m at this point where like, I got nothing to lose. I mean, like, I don’t, it’s just like, having logical conversations around this stuff. Feelings are not facts. Like, they’re just, they’re not. And the way that, you know, people are running rampant with their emotions, and ruining their lives, as well as others, you know, is so dangerous. And I really want to be able to have conversations and also be wrong and be like, scientifically told that I’m incorrect, you know, around all this stuff. But it’s, it’s so sad. I mean, people are so angry. And you know, yeah, it’s just social contagions and mental illness.

JOE ROGAN: And it’d be really weird if we find out this was engineered. It would be really weird if we find out that foreign countries have been infecting social media.

SANTO: I’m sure it is. I mean, like, think about it, like, think about how wrapped up, how easy it is to get wrapped up and not be exactly sure what thoughts are your own, from looking at your f***ing phone.

ROGAN: And to have a group of people that you identify with that have a very specific ideology that they support. And if you’re on that side, you must support that ideology. So when certain things come up, you just say, “Yes, this is what I’m supposed to say.” And you haven’t thought about it. And then it’s quietly when people are alone, they go, “I don’t know about this.”

SANTO: Yeah, yeah, that’s a cult.

ROGAN: Yeah, it is a cult. It’s very similar to a cult. Yeah, it’s very similar to a lot of, you know, mental contagions. Because that does happen with people, that’s, you know, we’re a f***ing very strange species, we’re very easily influenced and malleable. And we’re also like, very hardline, and, like, when we believe something, we want other people to believe it. We want to form, we want to win that argument, win that argument, that my idea is the best idea.

SANTO: I don’t feel that way. I’m not, I’m not, I mean, I just want to have a good time. Like, I just want to, like, I want to give love, receive love, enjoy my life experience. If there’s hard conversations that need to be had, I am not the most intelligent person in the room. So I’m going to learn and I’m going to listen. But, you know, in my own personal life experience, I can speak eloquently and, you know, powerfully on my own side of the street, but with this stuff, like, that’s where, like, I reading James Lindsay and Douglas Murray and Gad Saad. Like, they are so brilliant.

ROGAN: Logical intellectuals.

SANTO: Logical, critical thinking. And that’s where I get, like, my, you know, refreshing wave of confidence with this stuff.

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