Monday, November 28, 2011

Joe Rogan Podcast on the Occupy Movement

Joe Rogan is a stand up comedian who hit the jackpot a decade ago when he was hired to be the host of the reality teevee show, Fear Factor. To his credit, once he made the big bucks Rogan didn't keep whoring himself out to the American mainstream media machine to make more, but instead used the financial freedom to begin saying what he wants to say via his standup routines and his regular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

Rogan's recent podcast on the Occupy movement has been made into a video featuring images of the protests while he and his cohosts free associate about what it all means. Personally, I believe that if Bill Hicks hadn't died nearly nearly 20 years ago at the way-too-young age of 32, he'd be saying similar things today.


  1. This is an amusing but very shallow analysis, as most OWS tend to be. The economic crash is a wholly owned subsidiary of the peak oil and resource - and ability of the ecosystem to absorb our pollution - concurrent collapse.

  2. @Gail - what I like is Joe and his cohorts "getting it" that this is just the beginning. Of course, that doesn't mean that what is coming will be a POSITIVE, just that it is going to be a major change.

  3. Gail I think Bill is right Joe Rogan is beginning to get it. In this context I would quote the great Irish poet Seamus Heaney "Truth comes dropping slowly". Sure OWS has not brought Peak Oil to public attention, but they have done more in two months to expose the conceits at the heart of gangster capitalism that 20 years of peak oil analysis has achieved. And it's early days yet, who knows what OWS may evolve into.

  4. "Gimme shelter" - a perfect song for these times.

    I'm finding classic Stones and Clash songs more timely than ever...