Joe Rogan has long been accused of selling out and sitting on the fence by many voices in the independent media, however he has finally drawn a much needed line in the sand. But how far will he go? We'll soon found out, however it's been a good start. The interviews with Jack Dorsey and Alex Jones have made the Joe Rogan Podcast at the cutting edge of public debate again because these two discussions were probably the most important ones you'll hear this year, especially due to the reach the podcast has.
After watching them, the question that each person needs to ask themselves is which side are you on? Truth or lies? Free speech or censorship? Decentralisation or centralisation? And freedom or control?
However, I put it to Joe - are you going to continue to be on the forefront of discourse on truth and freedom, or are you going to shy away again? More to come on that below.
Here is a quick summary of the interviews and associated debate.
In terms of Dorsey, he has arisen as the face of censorship, given Google (including YouTube), Facebook (including Instagram) and other seemingly left-leaning, big tech monopolies refuse to play an active role in a much needed civil discourse on free speech versus censorship.
They’re just continuing to censor.
The once decentralised activity of the internet has now been centralised to such a degree that you could lose your entire livelihood if you are deplatformed, even though your perspective might align to law, but not to the rules of these monopolistic structures. The question then becomes, who elected big tech executives to control the dissemination of information throughout our modern world?
Nobody did, of course.
So a big congratulations to Dorsey for participating, even though it might just be damage control given Twitter is haemorrhaging users. Nevertheless, he and his policy lawyer, Vijaya Gadde, showed their deep ignorance with what’s wrong with censorship and their clear ideological bias. Tim Pool brilliantly exposed this for the world to see.
In terms of Jones, love him or hate him, love his intensity or not, he has a long history of fighting for the rights of the people. He has been lied about and slandered, even though he admits to making many stupid mistakes. He makes his position very clear in this interview and even offered some surprising metaphysical analysis too.
Not that I personally agree with everything he said.
But that’s not the point. The point is that Joe has brought some deep issues we need to face back into spotlight. That includes the need to advocate and celebrate civil debate and honourable communication between all of us, especially with those who are deeply split by divide and conquer tactics.
Moreover, many people who are so convicted in their ideologies think they’re doing the right thing. They simply believe they’re morally right, at least much of the time. Therefore, we need to have a sophisticated response to people with perspectives which are inaccurate, deceptive or outright insane because that’s the only way we’ll collectively evolve.
Plus, our view might be the wrong one, so we all need to be open to potentially learning.
Solutions to Censorship
Regarding big tech censorship, Pool rightly raised the potential for regulation. If big tech doesn’t shift course from censorship to free speech, then not only will regulation be inevitable but they’ll likely die a slow death.
That’s because the strong majority of people support free speech over censorship.
Plus, we need to implement better solutions, starting with an Internet Bill of Rights. And instead of trying to control big tech, they definitely need competition from private alternatives, but also decentralised, untainted, open-source public software and hardware infrastructure, such as email servers, social media platforms and physical communication lines.
Think of it like the US Postal Service and Australia Post networks transitioning to the digital world. After all, one of their original mandates was to protect and maintain the free flow of information, but they have clearly failed to move with the times. Therefore, this is no doubt an essential part of the debate for how we move forward (see here for more information).
How Joe Needs to Proceed
If Joe wants to continue to be on the cutting edge of public discourse, he needs to bring the most advanced debates and discussions happening in the independent media to his podcast. Sure, he might be deplatformed himself, but that’s just going to encourage more people to move into the virtual breakaway civilisation that’s happening right now.
People have a choice – either it’s truth and freedom or lies and control – and Joe needs to make that decision too.
So here are a few of the topics he needs to provide a fair opportunity for the experts to put forward their views and lay out all the evidence for the public to decide for themselves. If I’ve missed any that are important to you, feel free to present them in a comment:
There’s many others too, such as officially-sponsored geoengineering versus covert activity, current false flag operations, potential psy-ops, human and sex trafficking realities, anti-Semitism being used to shutdown criticism of Zionist activities and Israeli actions against Palestinians, the corporatocracy eroding democracy and many other important issues of our time.
Ultimately, there’s so much for you to cover Joe.
These two interviews were some of the most important in our current moment simply because of the content they cover and the sheer volume of people they reach.
Censorship versus free speech is the primary theme and big tech have been called out for their pro-censorship stance. And so they should be, because any rationally-thinking person does not support the suppression of speech and freedom.
As Gadde refers to in the interview, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Or put more literally, suppressing people with toxic views only helps their sickness to fester. This goes for many areas in desperate need of true, civil discourse.
In the following video, I discuss this and more. Share it because it needs to be watched by most people in our society.
About the Author
Phillip J. Watt is a hypno-psychotherapist, mediator, author and public speaker who lives on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia. His first book, ‘The Simulation‘, is a daring exposé of the human experience in the 21st Century. His written and film work has reached into the millions of people and deals with topics from ideology to society, as well as self-development. Follow him on Facebook, listen to his ‘Mad Magic’ Podcast on SoundCloud or Itunes, watch his video interviews at his YouTube Channel and visit his writing website Pushing the Tipping Point, or his health website Heal by Hypnosis to book a hypnotherapy session.
Home of the Mad Magic Podcast and Self-Help, Spiritual and Social Change Information
Media requests can be directed to:
The mainstream media delivers false narratives that hold back our individual and collective consciousness in many harmful ways.
In stride, the alternative and independent media are doing their best to shatter the incompetence and fallacies contained in the propaganda press.
At Pushing The Tipping Point we do our best to provide the most accurate information we can, but we encourage everyone to do their own robust research when investigating any topic, no matter how simple or complex.