On a recent episode of his podcast, newly minted Texan, Joe Rogan went on a rant about how great the United States of America are. Indeed United States have accomplished great many things – however what UFC podcast host and commentator is saying shows a brutal lack of history knowledge.
In the clip, Rogan explains why America is a symbol of freedom, the greatest country ever, and also “the greatest machine of art, creativity, and innovation” ever.
The entire rant goes as follows:
“The history of every single country that has ever existed other than the U.S., up until 1776 every f***ing country that has ever existed, was run by dictators,” Rogan claims. “this is the first one [America], where you had elected officials. this is the first experiment in self-government that actually worked.”
“And it created the greatest cultural machine, the greatest machine of art and creativity and innovation right f***ing here.”
“And how did it do that? It did it through freedom! Because when you give people freedom, let people do whatever the f**k they want to do. They actually find ways to succeed and grow and thrive.”
“Put as soon as you put the boots to them, as soon as you tell them “you have to do this, or you can’t do that”, you’re moving one step closer to dictatorship.”
This is hilarious considering that even the word democracy – isn’t American. The word ‘democracy’ has its origins in the Greek language. It combines two shorter words: ‘demos’ meaning whole citizen living within a particular city-state and ‘kratos’ meaning power or rule.
Ancient Greece is commonly appointed as the “birthplace” of democracy, in 507 BC. And plenty of countries have adopted the ideology since. Even England became a democracy before US was founded – England held a general election in 1695.
Earlier this year Rogan admitted another guest had made him look ‘dumb’ after a clip surfaced online of him insisting certain medical research facts were real. Ever since he moved to spotify, Rogan’s fanbase splintered and prominently features a fraction that believes he sold out with the move to spotify and even went so far as to stop caring about his guests.
Longtime fans of Rogan, begrudge him for having become somewhat rigid and using his ‘eff you’ money clout to strong arm many respectable figures into conversations he finds interesting.
However he’s almost never this foolish.
We probably won’t see Josh Zepps on Rogan’s podcast for a while ? pic.twitter.com/Eyff4FJn6p
— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) January 13, 2022