Joe Rogan: Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter ‘may have very well saved humanity’

While many who value free speech cheered Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter in 2022, podcast host Joe Rogan believes the bold move by the billionaire may have actually “saved humanity” itself.

The host of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast discussed the purchase of the social media platform now known as X by the Tesla and SpaceX CEO in a lengthy conversation with comedian Andrew Schulz.

The two lauded Musk for being bold enough to tell it like it is at times despite the negative backlash, a turnaround for the X owner who was once “beloved” by the left, according to Schulz.

“The second he takes a position politically, he is chastised, shamed, ridiculed,” the comedian pointed out.


Musk’s outspoken criticism of the left and ‘woke’ issues like diversity, equity and inclusion earned him praise in the episode.

“The idea that he is going to uphold this soapbox for free speech despite having some awful things said, the greater outcome will be, hopefully, a civil society where ideas can permeate freely,” Schulz said of the purchase of what was Twitter.

“He may very well have saved humanity in some way because by providing this one platform where people can actually speak their minds — up to a point. There are still some rules,” Rogan noted.

“But up to a point, you can get away with a lot of sh-t. I see so much racist sh-t on Twitter now that I never saw before. Openly racist,” he added. “And then you see people chiming in that agree with it and it’s like, wow.”

“And then you see people that chime in that disagree, and those voices are all heard and there’s places for all of them,” Schulz pointed out.

“You just have to know that people do think certain ways,” Rogan said. “You know, even if you don’t like it, you have to know that people think certain ways and the answer to bad speech is not silencing speech, it’s better speech that’s more compelling.”

“You need to have a place where it can exist, for there to be speech to even be consumed,” Schulz noted.

“Right, and there was no place before he took over Twitter,” Rogan agreed.

Many on social media agreed, and even Musk himself weighed in on the conversations.

Love him or hate him, Musk’s purchase of the social media platform and the changes he has made mark a pivotal moment.

Frieda Powers


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