What’s happening to Joe Rogan is terrifying.
Blood chillingly scary.
I mean it.
And if you aren’t scared too, well then please just hear me out.
Let’s start with the basics: Joe Rogan, of “The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast” is the top podcaster – and arguably news source – in the world, with each episode bringing in 11 million listeners. That’s more than Fox News, Tucker Carlson and CNN’s viewerships combined.
So his influence is astronomical.
And during the pandemic, he became Enemy of the State #1.
Because of an interview he conducted with Dr. Robert Malone – architect of the mRNA vaccine, which has sparked outrage from the government and the mainstream media and their pundits.
In the interview, Dr. Malone (who is vaccinated) warns of the many unknowns of the safety of the vaccine, and its potential harms on humans, as the data are thin. He believes that children, who are rarely at risk of serious illness from Covid, have minimal benefits to vaccination, and the risks far outweigh the benefits. Dr. Malone likened the United States to Nazi Germany, being “hypnotized” to believe in vaccines due to mass formation psychosis.
“It was from, basically, European intellectual inquiry into what the heck happened in Germany in the 20s and 30s. Very intelligent, highly educated population, and they went barking mad. And how did that happen? The answer is mass formation psychosis. When you have a society that has become decoupled from each other, and has free floating anxiety, in a sense that things don’t make sense. We can’t understand it. And then their attention gets focused by a leader or series of events on one small point, just like hypnosis. They literally become hypnotized and can be led anywhere.” – Dr. Robert Malone
The aftermath of the interview, posted on New Years Eve – was absolutely unprecedented. The interview was taken off and banned from YouTube and other podcasting sites. Dr. Malone was banned from Twitter.
And now, the government is calling for Spotify to also take down the interview, and ban Joe Rogan — whose podcast they acquired for $100 million dollars in an exclusivity contract back in May 2020.
So far, Spotify is only going to put “warning labels” on Rogan’s content, but not censor him, like the left is calling for.
During the aftermath, 270 doctors and PhD’s signed a letter calling for his removal from Spotify. Various music artists – from Neil Young to Joni Mitchell – have removed their music from Spotify, claiming they don’t want to share a platform with a “misinformation spreader.”
It’s just wild.
Rogan, the so-called “megaphone of right-wing lies” (Media Matters), came down with Covid last year, and was treated with ivermectin….which the government hated. And amid the Spotify controversy, Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, has said that the White House wants “more” done by Big Tech companies – including Spotify – to suppress “misinformation” on their platforms.
And now, just today, a smear campaign has emerged, where someone has gone through Joe Rogan’s podcast archives and pulled, out of context, every single time Rogan has used the “N-Word” on his show. Many of these times were quotes, or referring to song lyrics, but the clip is very damning, and very jarring, hearing him say that inexcusable, terrible word over and over.
Rogan, to his credit, has since apologized for using the word. I personally believe there is no place for such an ugly word, that painfully reminds us of such horrific treatment of our fellow man.
But when you stand back and look at what the government and mainstream media has done to destroy Joe Rogan — and in the wake, Dr. Robert Malone — it is alarming to say the least.
Though I don’t listen to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, I did listen to every minute of his three-hour interview with Dr. Robert Malone — INTERVIEW HERE. I wanted to see what all the commotion was about. And perhaps it’s because I’m a level headed individual that doesn’t worship at the altar of Joe Biden, I didn’t find anything objectionable about the interview.
To be clear, I am certainly pro-vaccine, but the arguments made about the vaccine and its unknown long-term safety are nothing I hadn’t already considered. Sure, they presented more information that went deeper into the science, but I took the vaccine willingly, knowing that long term data wasn’t available. It seemed like the benefits outweighed the potential unknowns.
I was sitting with a group of women when the first vaccines came out back in 2020, — many of whom were nurses — and I expressed my fears of getting it, being of the age that I’m in my prime fertility window. And the responses were varied. Some weren’t getting it for those same fears, others were whole heartedly getting it. And after talking with my family and doctor, I decided that, particularly having a history of Ulcerative Colitis (an autoimmune disease), it was definitely in my best interest to get the vaccine.
And even after listening to the Dr. Malone interview, I went and got my booster — although, I will say I was a bit more nervous and had a few of those soundbites playing through my head as I got jabbed.
But that’s beside the point.
Joe Rogan: Being made the poster child of What Will Happen to You if You Don’t Obey Daddy Biden and Overlord Fauci.
But more than that, it illuminates the degree of free speech and information suppression that has been deemed, not only acceptable, but encouraged. Blatantly.
It’s truly upsetting.
We are witnessing the flagrant silencing of a person, driven by the government and their control over Big Tech Giants, who are being used as pawns in the suppression.
It doesn’t matter if you love Rogan, hate him, or are indifferent, like I am. It’s the principle of this terrifying case study that should scare the pants off of you.
Because this is just about vaccine information, and the crack down on simply posing the question of their safety and long term effects in a public arena.
What about when this becomes about other topics of serious importance?
I’ve already witnessed this first hand on this blog: every single one of my pro-life articles — four now, to be exact — have been censored from Facebook. Zuckerberg didn’t like the content matter, and *zip* — silenced. Off his platform it went.
And as a Christian, this is particularly distressing, considering the direction this country is not only heading…but currently is in.
Topics surrounding morality and the Christian principles this country was founded on. Topics about the sanctity of life, freedom of religion, the definition of marriage, gender, cloning, free speech.
The silencing of those who go against the left’s ideas on these topics…it’s a degree to which they’re seeking not only to suppress, but destroy.
And it’s terrifying to see it play out.
This whole cancellation of people, based upon a belief — it’s leading to the decay of our Nation, truly. On a large scale, and a smaller scale, as we are witnessing in our everyday lives. I have personally been “cancelled” by people in my life over certain beliefs I hold.
Not only that, but trolls on the internet have found my IMDB page (I’m an actress), and they have contributed to the “quotes” section on my bio. This troll combed through my blog and found all the things I have said in support of President Trump, all the things I’ve said against feminism and feminists…and put those on my page. So now, when anyone goes to my IMDB page, all they see is this seemingly radical right winger, and there’s nothing I can do to get IMDB to take those quotes down.
Our society has become so intolerant of anything or anyone that differs from what they believe. And it’s destroying this nation from the inside out.
My prayer is that this great nation can once again become a melting pot of people, ideas, beliefs, and worldviews…where we can all exist peacefully, respecting one another, even though different.
That’s what we’re called to do. How easily we’ve forgotten that.
What do you think about the whole Joe Rogan controversy? Did you listen to the interview with Dr. Marlone? Do you think it was harmful, or that it should have been pulled from the Internet? Should Joe Rogan take the $100 million dollar offer he was just given to transfer his podcast to Rumble?
Thank you for your support on Patreon!! You make this blog possible 🙂
“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5
***THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ORDERED MY BOOKS, BLOOM: A JOURNAL BY BEAUTYBEYONDBONES AND “MY BLOGGING TIPS“***Click to order your copy!
MAGIC TOOTHPASTE? Yes! I am in love with this superior whitening toothpaste. It keeps my smile sparkling, without sensitivity or bleach! I made a website where you can directly order this miracle product! So if you want to give it a try, you can go ahead and grab a tube for yourself. I promise, your smile will thank you!Get a tube!
Be sure to check out my affiliate, Audible. Listening to audiobooks while I cook is literally my new favorite thing. And just for you, they’re offering a Free 30-Day Trial Membership. And with this free membership, you’re going to get 2 free audiobooks! Literally. Free. It is the best deal ever. And if for some reason, you decide it’s not for you, you can cancel within those 30 days and it’s zero money out of your pocket, plus, you get to keep the 2 audiobooks. Soooo…it’s pretty much a no brainer. Plus, it’s a free and easy way to support this blog! So thank you!!
@beauty.beyond.bones – Instagram
And really quickly, I’ve had several questions concerning my Amazon link (amazon.com/shop/beautybeyondbones) — You do not need to buy one of my specific highlighted products on my page, in order for it to “credit” my account. Any purchases that you search or make from anywhere on Amazon, after first visiting my Amazon page, will credit this blog and help support this blog ministry. I am truly so grateful and appreciative to those of you wanting to do so! So thank you! Again, it is an absolutely free, and easy way for you to help keep this blog going!
89 responses to “The Joe Rogan Case Study”
A beautiful post thank you so much
thank you friend. Hugs and love xox
The man is a great American! Telling it like it really is. The fact that the Fed is in on this tells me that this is one more example of our country becoming a Communist China. I’m not kidding and it’s evil. Sorry, Caralyn, I am so sad for our country.
Hi John, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this! Yes, it has definitely been alarming to see the government actively trying to silence him. Scary. Glad you stopped by. Hugs and love xox
You’re right on target, as usual! This is scary, that no one can speak out…even scientifically…against something the government has decided is the only option for people. Freedom of rational speech is being snuffed out. I’m vaccinated, but I’d be interested in getting a “second opinion” on them, thank you very much. You, Caralyn, are why I wrote my post last week–you’re one of my favorite bloggers! Cheers and blessings to you! https://lightbournecreative.com/2022/01/31/the-privileged-life-11-christian-women-bloggers-to-follow-in-2022/
Thanks friend. You’re right – it’s scary the suppression we’re seeing play out right before our eyes. And oh my gosh thank you so much!! I am truly so touched by your beautiful write up about my blog!! I’m honored to be listed among such wonderful women. Thank you, friend. Sending big hugs, love and prayers! xox
We are seeing this mania, imo, because for years ~ decades ~ Big Tech refused to do anything about people being bullied, stalked, and threatened on their platforms. They did nothing about racist rants, nothing about violent misogynistic fantasizing, nothing about blatant stealing of content. They just shrugged and said they weren’t responsible for content even though it was right in the TOS that they could control this stuff. They didn’t want to lose money. So now, things have swung the other way, as they do, with people getting banned and censored over the least little thing. Hopefully we’ll end up on some middle ground, but I blame Big Tech for the entire debacle…
Hi Paula,thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this. this is definitely some great food for thought! I’m hoping for some middle ground too! glad you stopped by. Hugs and love xox
I am vaccinated yet I agree that it is/was a scary issue. I have a naturally strong immune system so I almost didn’t get shot. But my wife needed it for other health issues and I got mine to support her.
About Joe Rogan: I’m not at all surprised. Upset and disappointed, yes; but not surprised. (BTW, I shared your blog on Facebook and Twitter. Let’s see how long they stay up!) Seeing as how it seems that we are in the Last Days this kind of censorship and suppression is only going to get worse. I feel sorry for younger people, like you and my daughter and grandchildren, who will be alive through what will be coming. At 66 I don’t expect that I will see a lot of it. But I may be wrong.
Thank you for keeping us informed on these issues.
Hi Tim, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. You’re right – this is definitely a scary and heavy issue to say the least. And I’m afraid you’re right: that this is only the beginning. But we’re living in light of eternity!! 🙂 And thanks for passing along my blog! i appreciate it. Hugs and love xox
Adding to my previous comment. Anyone who is interested should read the book 1984 by George Orwell. He obviously got the date wrong but his predictions are coming true almost daily.
Oh yes – that is an eerily familiar book. terrifying!!
Thanks for this post about Joe Rogan. I totally agree with Dr. Malone about the hypnotic affect this has on so many people. It’s all very tiring when our focus is on what is happening. But when I focus and pray to Jesus, I know He’s got the bigger picture that we can’t see- and I can rest in His Sovereignty. We do need to speak out as you are with whatever voice or platform God has given us. Keep up the great writing.
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this. It was a fascinating interview, wasn’t it? I was listening with rapt attention. Amen to that – Jesus has already overcome the world — including this pandemic. We are safe in Him! So glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
Those concerned with so-called canceled culture are the same ones who support the spate book banning going on in schools and libraries. Who do you support is spearheading that effort. Could it be the political right? “Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people,” Heinrich Heine 1797.
You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. To say that is to say there are no facts. Right “alternate facts.” The game is to sow confusion and fear, so those who now better can cash in without everyone else crying foul. It’s a distraction. That a guy with a pod cast can garner $100 to spew junk to the gullible is the hight of chutzpah. If he believes what he says he’s a kook, if he doesn’t then you’re the goat.
Steven, you commented this exact comment in another one of my previous posts. I have come up with an original thought tonight. Can you?
I did raise the issue of those on the right banning books — nothing to say about that? You also keep beating the same drum that those of you on the right are victims and not allowed your opinions. As for vaccines, after millions have been vaccinated it’s pretty clear that the longterm effects are positive. The deaths occurring now are mostly among the unvaccinated. It’s fascinating that so many people would rather take unproven treatments than proven ones. I wonder if they would feel the same about cancer or COPD or Alzheimer’s, or are these too are government plots like COVID? As a vaccine expert told me he fears that it will take the deaths of kids from measles once again to convince the vaccine doubters.
George Washington had all his troops at Valley Forge vaccinated against small pox. The polio vaccine was developed fast and parents clamored for it, because they feared for their children. Now with more than 900,000 Americans dead from COVID it seems we live in strange times when community has been replaced by selfishness.under the guise of freedom.
So interesting about George Washington. We take so much for granted these days. I was really ill with measles myself prior to routine vaccinations. I remember being told about the devastating effect measles had in Australia and I believe also New Zealand when it was brought into indigenous communities, who had no resistance to the disease. I think we underestimate how terrible these diseases were nowadays.
Thank you so much Monica! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! Hugs and love xox
I realise you are no antivaxer but lives many people are dying around the world right now due to misinformation. My own son was very ill with whooping cough(despite being fully vaccinated.) I consider anti vaxers responsible for the reappearance of whooping cough worldwide. I gather Neil Young who sparked the initial protest against Joe Rogan on Spotify, contracted polio as a child. We have all forgotten the reality of these terrible diseases. I once read a brilliant book by a woman on an iron lung for decades thanks to polio. I have travelled the world and had every jab that is going. My father used to talk to us about Joseph Lister who first noticed that the milkmaids who had contracted cowpox did not contract smallpox. Thanks to discoveries like this, smallpox was eliminated. We have grown to take the miracle of vaccination for granted and anti- vax sentiments are costing lives.
Thank you for sharing these powerful thoughts. I agree – vaccines are absolutely nothing to take for granted. They are medical miracles. And i fully believe the expedited nature of this vaccine was none other than God answering the prayers of the whole world calling for the end to the pandemic in 2020. I am a full supporter of vaccinations! Hugs and love xox
Carolyn, we all in the United States live in a free country. Our Constitution guarantees free speech. I find it scary that one side is repressing the speech of other people. It is important that all sides have the right to express their thoughts. This banning and refusing to allow someone to have their right of free speech is tyrannical and not part of a free society, where it is a right to disagree and have different points of view expressed.
You’re right about that – free speech suppression is anti-democratic. It’s not the values this nation was founded on, and I pray that we remember that before it’s too late. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
xoxo Love and hugs!
The last person left on an iron lung due to polio:
thank you for sharing that.
Hi C. I agree with you about how terrible and hypocritical the current cancellation movement of the left is. But the main thing to remember is Who is on the throne? Who filters everything that happens on this planet?
“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:27-31
Yeah, it can be scary. And it breaks my heart to see our country and its wonderful heritage of freedom being destroyed by foolish, self-centered traitors. But Father will take care of it. Who knows? Perhaps He is allowing this time of uneasiness to see if we’re going to fear or trust Him. “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7. He’s got this. 😊 Have a good week! 🤗
Hi Kenneth – you always bring such light and a powerful perspective to every topic – i’m really grateful for that. You’re so right: Who is on the throne! Father absolutely will take care of it. Jesus has already overcome the world – including this pandemic. And i think you’re really onto something there. Perhaps God is allowing us to feel what it feels like to really *need* Him, so that we learn to depend on Him. I’ve certainly seen Him do that in my life, and though it was the most difficult season ever, it changed my life for the better and I’m grateful every day for it. So glad you stopped by, my friend. thanks for being you! Hugs and love xox
I think anyone who dares disagree with “The Narrative,” by the one sided storytellers has seen some coldness from platforms that hid the fact they do data mining of people’s responses and correspondence, spy on them while at the same time pretend they don’t. 2 weeks ago Kevin Sorbo had his LinkedIn account suspended and because I follow him and I post comments occasionally in a professional manner there and like and encourage others I know I got my account of 10 years suspended too. I immediately shamed them on Twitter then contacted the MN Attorney General’s Consumer Complaints Office.
I had some damning evidence of the Covid/vax being part of what I call a Bond Villain Scheme to kill off a bunch of people in the world at the same time fleecing governments. The Movie Moonraker is about one of these meglomaniacs. Come to think of it most of the movie plots of James Bond movies are like that.
Here’s the link to a story I sat on for several months because I was fearful that my other twitter account, and my FB account would be deleted by people with thumbs in their ears and la la-ing at loud volume so they don’t have to be offended by the Truth. I did the fact checking and there’s lots of evidence the claims are true. I didn’t get all of the fact checking done but when most of the facts come from the NIH, CDC, and the US Patent Office then I’m good to go right? I deactivated the auto-posts. Then I posted it.
Oddly enough I know what regular web traffic looks like, very sinusoidal and I posted a few other articles last year about whistle-blowers and I’d see spikes in readership mainly from newsbreakapp and then there would be nothing but the normal day to day traffic. Since I posted the above link I’ve not seen any spike and I think there’s some sort of cover on who can see it and yet I don’t know how they are doing that.
Anyways great blog post. If they can do it to Joe Rogan they can easily do it to the rest of us. God Bless.
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this. Very interesting theories. And you’re right: it’s “The Narrative” or Nothing! I’m sorry that your LinkedIn account got suspended. That’s terrible, and I hope you can get it back soon. Looking forward to reading your article. Hugs and love xox
I find that I get frustrated easily now with politics, but here’s a few thoughts. We’re unfortunately on different sides. It wasn’t the Federal Govt that sought to censor Rogan. It was 270 private and public physicians, professors, doctors, and healthcare workers who wrote to Spotify with concerns about the info that Rogan was passing along as facts. If you decide to not get vaxxed that’s your choice, that’s your opinion, but let’s all be working from the same facts and not misinformation. It’s clarification. Rogan never lost his mouthpiece. And as far as Neil young goes. I find that I disagree with folks who call it cancellation. He disagrees with Rogan. Spotify makes millions off of Young and other artists like him. He feels strong about the issue. What reasonable action can he take? He decided to pull his music. Isn’t that Capitalism at its finest?
These are some great points, Brian. thank you for sharing. I hadn’t thought of the Neil Young part in that light, but that’s a great perspective: it’s capitalism for sure. He’s choosing not to participate in their making money off of him. Hmm. Fascinating. Thanks for stopping by!! Hugs and love xox
This has happened before in history, a fear proposition is given to the masses and pushed by government and media via propaganda. It rarely ends well for all those involved, particularly those pushing the fear. Meantime life moves forward and we are all a little wiser. Nice post, as always.
thank you Karac for sharing your thoughts on this. Great food for thought. Hugs and love xox
Well spoken dear lady, and as it usually plays out, it won’t be until they are rounded up for whatever reason or whim that all our leaders give that they will all finally start screaming…but by then Gestapo land will be the least they will have to worry about ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
Thank you so much Mark! I’m so glad this resonated with you. I pray it never gets to that point! Hugs and love xox
You have great courage. You also have faith in our Lord.
thank you friend, what a kind thing to say. Hugs and love xox
The problem is that Rogan is spreading deliberate misinformation about Covid, masks, vaccines, and mandates. Malone is a quack and a liar. His actual contributions to early mRNA vaccine research were quite limited, and he is spewing false information to discourage people in a pandemic from getting their children vaccinated. Calling Rogan out on the lies he helps promote isn’t what’s wrong. He is not being censored. He is a con artist who cultivated an “everyman trying to figure stuff out” persona that has worked rather well for him, but the bgoy is a fraud and always has been.
Hi Michael, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. This is definitely a strong opinion that many hold! Hugs and love xox
[…] The Joe Rogan Case Study […]
thank you Tonya for the link up! Hugs and love xox
Great post. Normal people, freedom-loving Americans need to stop putting up with their censorship. There are way more of us than them. We should demand our constitutional rights and fight tyrrany at every possible place it creeps in. It is not who we are nor do we want it. So glad you posted this. Keep up the truth. Love you as always. Hugs! XO 😃❤
Thank you so much Tonya for sharing your thoughts on this! you’re right about that – we can’t water down the constitution. terrifying that they’re trying to do just that! i appreciate your support my friend! love you!! hugs xox
Absolutely brilliant analysis, though terrifyingly accurate.
thank you so much Rob, I appreciate that. Hugs and love xox
Well put and we are all melting pots in that if ourselves. I am a dynamic individual intact a lil like Brand in that I love all religions, my body would be covered in tattoos if I could afford it. Governments and big buisness forever are and have been at war with any kind of freedom speaking guru. Take how they demonized Osho and Nithiyanada who had to flee to an island for example. The evil media prestitutes must not win this war. I have faith in my Guru and my bad boys down at the Biker bar. Mother’s cover your children’s eyes, but keep your complaints to yourselves. Wanna Vax Vax otherwise shutup it’s a free world.
Thank you friend for sharing your thoughts on this. Lots of powerful food for thought here. I appreciate you stopping by! Hugs and love xox
The biggest controversy is the fact that the liars were called out and exposed. Even more so that a particular word was used on them – a word that they often use to on those who disagree with me to intimidate and fool the population into following their lies.
The truth needs to have a voice and frankly kudos to Joe for sticking his ground and giving it that voice.
The media doesn’t like the fact that more people are listening to Joe Rogan than them. They don’t like the fact that someone has more influence over the population than them. If Joe was the same as the FYT, the it would be OK. But that is not the case.
They turn on anyone who leaves their side of political arena.. Dave Rubin, Candace Owens, etc., all are in the same line of Joe Rogan.. and if they can’t find a single valid logical argument, they stoop to the basic line of personal attacks and character deformation.
More bloggers need to step up in solidarity with Joe Rogan in the way that you have…
BTW, I don’t think that you read the comment I put up in “THE WAY AND THE WHY”.
We can only watch from afar with concern. I know this would not have happened in France which firmly believes in the right to free speech. Maybe France should demand the return of the Statue of Liberty?
[…] https://beautybeyondbones.com/2022/02/07/the-joe-rogan-case-study/ For those who don’t know who Joe Rogan is, here is the wikipedia.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Rogan […]
thank you for the link up! Hugs and love xox
I don’t own a television and hardly ever listen to political news online, so I had no idea what the debate on Rogan was all about. Yes I live in my own little “drama-free” bubble and I like it that way. But after reading your blog I decided to search him online…wow, I will be busy reading & listening for my whole weekend.
Spot on…totally agree with you…thank you for being a voice of reason
The fact that there is such censorship, is what’s scarry to me. Why is open and honest discussion not allowed, why are doctors from both sides not permitted to debate or air out their issues publicly? If only one doctor did find an issue with a vax, why would they want it silenced and not researched first. There is no disclosures about how much money politician, doctors, and pharma companies are making off of all this. It also troubles me that there are so many stories now from real people about real injuries after getting the shot(s). Other medications have been pulled from shelves for far less. God Help us. I guess it’s a waiting game to prove out which side was right, being we cannot get all the facts. Like anything, if things are so safe and fine, why the big push to control media and social narratives? Just my two cents. Thanks for sharing!
I think our mass media in every delivery type -newspapers, news stations on tv, and any of the social media apps-have been government controlled for a lot longer than most folks realize. Our society swings back and forth between the two main parties whose positions have become more and more polarized, especially during the pandemic. As I reflect on things that occurred during the previous administration, I think the current one is just doing the same thing in retaliation. The whole situation is just sad.
And both sides resort to calling the other shades of Hitler/Nazism. Neither one really wants a free press. They want the adulation of the masses and therefore control of media, no matter who is in charge.
I am an RN currently working in the Midwest. I firmly believe that without the vaccines, we would be inundated beyond belief. It’s bad enough as it is. And unfortunately this virus doesn’t act like anything medicine has ever tried to conquer. What people fail to realize is that even with vaccination, you can still carry the virus. So I am not 100% sure why the government is pushing for very young children to be vaccinated, because they will still carry it and spread it. I could go off on another tangent because pediatrics is my first love. Cancer treatments are woefully underfunded for the pediatric population; they deserve better treatments than just scaled down versions of what is used for adults.
All that said, your post has given me a lot of food for thought. I don’t listen to Joe Rogan because I find what little I have heard from him offensive. But I don’t agree with the government trying to silence him either. They are destroying our freedom of speech.
We are supposed to have freedom of speech in our country. But it’s really only for those who agree with certain views. It is sad and scary. I fear for how our nation and world are declining rapidly. 😭
I don’t know about the truthfulness of everything that you written. My sources of information are not as clear-cut as yours. In this age of misinformation and disinformation, Pilate’s words from John 18:38 have great relevance. We’ll probably never know. Your best comment throughout this discussion involved chatting with your physician about whether or not to get the vaccine. I had that discussion with my physician and decided that the benefits outweighed the risks, and I got vaccinated and have received the booster. A friend had the discussion with her physician and decided that the risks outweighed the benefits and didn’t get vaccinated. Having made a decision upon the counsel of my physician, I tune out the garbage on social media and the news. It serves no value except to spread fear.
If we lose free speech we lose everything the constitution allows us to have. If they can shut down Rogan they can shut down the Bible, our right to assemble, etc. We don’t need the government to tell us what we can or can’t read or hear. I’m an adult. I don’t need an overseer. I applaud you for taking a stand against tyranny.
I think it’s important to remember that Spotify and Facebook are private companies. Anything they decide not to allow on their platform is not “censorship.” You, and Joe Rogan, are always allowed to make your own posts on your own platform. You, and Joe Rogan, are not being censored by the government. Free speech does not apply to private companies and what they allow in the way that many people are assuming it does.
I couldn’t agree with you more. I’m also not a Rogan follower, but I’m tired of people using our voices as weapons, past, present or future. I intensely disdain this cut and paste mentality used to crucify people. It has gotten out of hand.
In light of what you said about people talking about the vaccines and infertility, I recalled a film released in 2006 and recently re-released, I believe on Tubi, maybe Netflix, but not likely, not sure, but… my point is it interestingly deals with a future of infertility. So, it isn’t a new idea. Someone, somewhere thought about it years ago, way before Covid.
I support your logical thinking and yes, some physicians do acknowledge it’s drawbacks, thats why the controversy even among the medical profession. Jobs everywhere, medical and otherwise are in jeopardy, if they disagree etc.
People who have had all the vaccines have gotten Covid multiple times, yet, like yourself comply for reasons of their own. IIt’s our right either way. I know there are blatant opposers, but when freedoms get ripped away from us piece by piece, it’s no wonder they become like cornered animals fighting to survive and after awhile logic goes out the window. We either follow the lemmings or ???
This isn’t just ignorant or uneducated people responding this way and that’s a misconception, the media would have us believe reactions are due to “redneck belligerence”, which some have implied. Will I get in trouble for saying it that way? Ooops!
Thank you for this! I agree with you on so many levels. I’m not a fan of Rogan, and, honestly, I don’t know much about him at all. However, the way that he is being attacked is crazy. I agree with many of the comments already posted here about freedom of speech and how people who go against the media are attacked and villainized. In my opinion, it’s to silence anyone else that may have an opinion that doesn’t agree with what is being programmed into people’s heads today. Fear mongering at it’s finest.
Fortunately, there are still adults out there who can think for themselves and aren’t afraid to speak up. I pray everyday that people will continue to stand up for what they believe in and not give in to the cancel culture. If it continues this way, what’s next? Will they close our churches? I pray that we all come out of this in one piece.
I agree 100% with you that this is a very serious issue, censoring dissenting or even questioning voices. Rogan simply provided a platform for one doctor’s beliefs. He did not tell anyone what they SHOULD DO. The Democrats love to talk about democracy, but evidently they do not believe in freedom to question authority. Keep up the good work.
Yes, free speech seems to be more costly and yet priceless at the same time. It is interesting how not only the definition of vaccine has been changed to accommodate but how the definition of tolerance has morphed for the convenience of some and the oppression of others.
For someone to look through the lens of the world… it is extremely scary! I see more and more, including YouTube, that has sent out updated policies and regulations of what’s considered “misinformation”… but what’s also scary is when you have doctors and nurses quitting their jobs in order to avoid the vaccine. What is the government suppressing? Does it not bother people that the 1% of this country who are the wealthy have also refused to take the vaccine..? God is my vaccine, I spoke to God too many times to show me if this was something I should’ve done… God has given me too many confirmations… sadly resulting to deaths of those who were vaccinated.. children of God. Stay in prayer because God holds our fate and shapes destiny for the world. It’s in God’s hands. 🙏🏽
Hello. I appreciate your passion for your Christian faith, and I would never want to say anything that would insult your fervor. However, you say “God is my vaccine.” I have not, to date, ever found anywhere in the Bible that He worked totally apart from people. Even in the parting of the Red Sea, Moses held out his hand. We were all praying desperately for an answer just two years ago. How did you think the answer would come, if not through scientists? I believe this was a major answer to prayer. I am not dealing here with any questions about how it has or has not been handled since.
I remember I had a roommate a few years ago asked me why her cousin, woman of God, passed away from aids even after all the praying… honestly only God has these answers. It’s up to the children of God to listen to the revelations from God in their own personal relationships with Him. God doesn’t talk to everyone the same… a growing relationship with God would give you the wisdom to Pay attention to how He speaks.
Hi, Caralyn. Another “can of worms” you’ve opened. 😉
First, let me encourage you to be careful with “fear-mongering.” The only thing “scary” about this is that people unprepared and without Father’s protection will be caught unaware. Even under His protection, of course, does not guarantee that bad things won’t happen to good people, but like Job or Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah (see Daniel 3) bad stuff will happen, but He will be with us in the fire; He may not allow us to be burned, but then, according to Hebrews 11, some of us may be (11:35-38).
The focus for us is to be among those “of whom the world was not worthy.”
It appears unfortunate, but these things do not happen as a surprise to Him who sees every sparrow that falls. Like Kenneth noted, “He’s got this.”
I expect the US to play less and less of a role in world leadership as the End Times approach. Whether Dems or Reps run the government will not make a lot of difference. We must each still exercise our integrity to vote for who we consider the ‘right’ candidates, express our concern for oppression from any source and work to relieve suffering. But the real issue is not whether one lives or dies – we ALL will leave this world – but the real issue is to help people be ready to exit.
Keep up your excellent challenges to live as Jesus lived.
The Supreme Court made it very clear 70 years ago that “free speech” is limited when it brings harm to others. For every quack who conjectures about harm from vaccines, there are thousands of scientists on the other side whose opiinions aren’t represented. If Rogan had wanted to do an unbiased program, he could have had people representing both side discuss the data, instead of a one-sided polemic. He chose not to take a balanced approach, and so he gets what he gets. Your outrage over a choice that Rogan made is absurd.
You should be interested in a new Swedish study, published in Lancet, and based on medical records of more than 800,000 people, that goes into detail on vaccine effectiveness and safety. Rogan gets attention (which is what he wanted) and that study gets no attention.
Yes, I love your prayer
I am sorry to hear about the IMDB. The post raises my frustration levels, for sure!
(I am conscious of it personally, also.)
I had not known much about Joe Rogan…
I hear a lot of talk about freedom at the moment but sometimes we have had to sacrificel freedoms in the short term for long term freedom. For me WW2 is a classic example of that. Wardens telling you you had to blackout at night. Freedom to eat what you wanted, go where you wanted. It was recognised everybody had to make relatively short-term sacrifices to save people from tyranny.
I so admire your willingness to tackle these tough topics with what is likely considered to be an unpopular opinion to the mainstream.
Did you see Trevor Noah’s breakdown of the situation? He made some really excellent and fair points also.
I am in the group that believes social media is the downfall of our society. I’ve removed myself from all those platforms and have gone back to blogging. I don’t like that Big Tech has so much power and influence over what information people can or can’t get. I am with you- I want to hear all the information so that I can make my own decision. We are losing our ability to do that and it isn’t right. I think if we want to see a change we have to stop giving so much time and power to these social media platforms.
Anyway. That’s just IMHO. ❤️
Taking a step back … Joe Rogan and his podcast are so much more than any individual interview. Because he does the long-form interview he gives each person enough time and opportunity to really explain in detail what they think and why, which you don’t find anywhere else. That’s why he’s popular – people are hungry for deep, substantive conversation.
Because he doesn’t seem to have many restrictions on who exactly he interviews, he gets a wide variety of perspectives … which means that this sort of “controversy” is by design in our current sound-bite-y, cancel-y culture.
Specific to this interview (and I haven’t listened to the whole thing) – this guy knows a lot about what he knows, which is the development of the vaccine. What he’s not is an expert in public policy, public health, or the effects of COVID. So it’s not that his opinion means nothing but it’s only one piece of the wider puzzle. Talk to anyone who works in healthcare and they will remind you that at this point, virtually all of the people that are being hospitalized and dying from COVID are unvaccinated, so it seems pretty clear that the vaccine has saved a lot of lives. To me, it seems pretty clear that from a public policy perspective, pushing the vaccine was the right choice.
[…] The Joe Rogan Case Study […]
thank you for the link up! Hugs and love xox
I do not listen to the Jor Rogan Experience either, but I have been noticing the trend of the Left to silence anyone who disagrees with them. It is odd that you wrote this within a day or so of the Wee Flea, Rev. David Robertson posting something on the same subject, https://theweeflea.com/2022/02/10/the-joe-rogan-experience-will-soon-be-the-churches-experience-ct/
The misinformation, according to the government, may be closer to the truth. Too many scientists are silenced if the government has an opposing view, although these silenced scientists have observational data to back up what they are saying. I the biggest way to silence the scientific community is to withdraw funding if their conclusions disagree with the government’s propaganda. As always, money talks.
We should indeed be paying attention to this. Silencing of the truth is spreading. Sorry, I try to keep positive, and you wrote an excellent post. But it is a scary topic.
900 000 dead Americans. I thought that was terrifying , even though now we’re supposed to believe that most of them actually died from other things.I was thinking about wartime and how there were limits on free speech. Most people knew they were doing the enemy ‘s work if they spread misinformation back then. The enemy this time is a virus and of course THE ENEMY.
The (Dixie) Chicks response to the treatment they received for speaking out during The Iraq War:
I’m Not Ready To Make Nice – (Dixie) Chicks
I do agree with your view point but if your followers only watch that linked podcast they might get the wrong idea of Joes podcase which 98% informative, enlightening and uplifting. His recent interview with Jordan Peterson for example which is highly christian in content. Where Jordan explains to him about the Bible and the meaning of the cross.
I would recommend that you watch. You can skip to 2m25secs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9ZE5o_54p8
Ahhh, defending someone who uses the N-word. On brand Caralyn.
[…] But then they write articles and blog posts like this. […]
thank you for the link up! Hugs and love xox
Interesting article. I believe that everyone should have a right to choose their medical care. This shot has made a rip in my family. I didn’t feel comfortable enough to get the vaccine-I felt spiritually it wasn’t right for me. Because I refused my grandpa kicked me out of the family home. God had other plans for me. I was already in love with my boyfriend, and I was ready to go visit him this past October, when he decided to pop the question. I am so excited to be Mrs. Harris.
Thank you Amanda, for sharing your thoughts on this. gosh, my heart breaks to hear that you’ve had to go through that! And wow – yes sounds like God really did coordinate that in divine timing. Hugs and love xox