Hot New Hip Hop reported today that the last guest Joe Rogan had on his podcast was Reggie Watts and the pair spoke intensively about the Black Lives Matter protests which kicked off around the world following the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
Amid the two hours and thirty-minute podcast, Reggie and Joe discussed a number of topics, including chimps and orangutans, politics, cars, and everything in between. During the portion of the episode where they touched on the protests, Joe questioned the idea of agent provocateurs, hired to stir up trouble amid peaceful demonstrations.
Joe explained that everyone on the political spectrum has a different take on it. For instance, his left-winger pals believe it’s the right-wingers who hire the agents to create chaos and anarchy so the military can step in and end the protests.
However, his right-wing friends think the same thing about the left-wingers. Joe went on to comment on the history of such provocateurs, including Nero in Rome and even Hitler. The podcast host criticized Trump, stating that he wasn’t a great crisis leader.
Reggie Watts retorted by saying that the controversial president is just in a “feedback loop” where he’s mostly just trying to make himself feel better rather than solve any problems. Reggie says he only understands “caveman principles.”
Before they finished the episode, Rogan also referenced some of the social media images in which Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling is placed beside an image of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck which eventually led to his unfortunate death.
Rogan went on to point to the irony of the entire controversy, claiming that it was right there in front of the whole world to see. Colin’s kneeling was eerily similar to that of Derek Chauvin. Rogan went on to say that the whole thing was “f*cking crazy,” as if it was almost kind of “symbolic.”
The protests and demonstrations have continued to rage around the world, following George’s death on the 25th of May.