May 23, 2021
Thanks to feinmann!
“The group of thinkers now known as the “Intellectual Dark Web” — Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Bret and Eric Weinstein, Ben Shapiro — were convened in Dave Rubin’s garage and on his YouTube channel, The Rubin Report. And yet he has always suffered the accusation that he wasn’t a ‘real’ intellectual.
“What I thought and believe now that I am good at is that I can sit with these people and take a lot of that stuff and distil it into something that the average person can understand enough of. I love that space,” he tells me in a wide-ranging and philosophical discussion on LockdownTV.
He sees the old IDW gang as divided now along a crucial ideological split. There are those who believe the tools of liberalism can still be deployed to persuade the Woke Left to change their mind (he includes Bari Weiss, Sam Harris, Bret Weinstein in this group); and then there are those, like him, who have decided that it simply isn’t possible, and they’re better off building bridges with the Right. Watch the full interview to find out more.”
I know Dave has gotten really crucified by the progressives, the last year or so…and it does seem like he’s having on [and agreeing with] some serious kooks from the right…
…I don’t really watch him anymore [and didn’t watch him much to begin with]…but when I did, I didn’t get the impression that he was being particularly unfair or dishonest.
I know he’s really shifted more to the right…and looks to be in league with people…not all of who I have positive opinions on.
I don’t know…I’m not as hard on him as Kyle or Mike…but he has fallen off of my radar…much like The Young Turks.
This is a good interview, over all…
The comment on equity requiring “killing a lot of people”, is a propaganda red herring.