Some of you didn’t get the point of what I wrote about Joe Rogan.
In fact some of you seemed to misinterpret it willfully.
I am not a big fan of commanded apologies. The bluechecks have been ordering me to apologize basically since the first Dept. of Pandemia tweet. They didn’t like these much either.
I didn’t apologize for those, and I don’t plan to. I know what I was trying to say: not that the vaccines were poison or causing a Holocaust, but that the propaganda around them was (and is) despicable.
But that doesn’t mean no one should EVER apologize. The most important and holiest day in the Jewish year is Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement. We speak the words to God, but God doesn’t need our apologies. I’m guessing God’s ego is pretty secure. We are apologizing to each other.
The n-word is out of bounds for white people, okay? I don’t want to hear about how you have black friends and they use it all the time. I don’t want to hear Germans using Holocaust references to make a point, even if I can. Some stuff is only available to the injured party. I can’t believe we’re even talking about this.
But I am not walking away from Rogan.
If he invited me on, I’d go. I can’t see into his heart, but from what I can see his apologies are sincere, and that’s what matters. He’s a comedian who has become the most important journalist in the world because our media outlets have failed so spectacularly. He didn’t ask for that responsibility, and I suspect he is only now understanding the pressure and stakes that go with it. The bluechecks hate him precisely because he is so powerful.
I’m not walking away from Rogan. I’m worried Rogan will feel forced to walk away from me and those of us trying to ask reasonable questions about the vaccines. And that would be a shame. I hope he doesn’t.
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