Joe Rogan does not understand depression

People don’t understand clinical depression. Even though there’s lots of information available about the subject, too many people insist on remaining ignorant about it. That’s fine. People can choose what they want to educate themselves about. The problem I have are people who know nothing about clinical depression, yet talk about it as though they do. People like Joe Rogan.

Joe Rogan knows nothing about clinical depression. He doesn’t let that stop him from talking about it on camera and into a microphone.

This is what I’m referring to:

To say someone can treat clinical depression by picking up a hobby, engaging in intense exercise, or adding struggle to their life, is stupid.

One of the symptoms of clinical depression is a loss of interest. How does a person pick up a hobby when they don’t care about anything? A person suffering from clinical depression often doesn’t get pleasure from things. You can’t make clinical depression go away by swinging a kettlebell. You can’t make clinical depression go away by struggling more.

Of all the things said by Joe Rogan, the dumbest thing has got to be his comments on struggle. Clinical depression is one of the the worst kinds of struggle a person can face. People take their own lives because the struggle of depression wears them down. They get to the point where they believe the only way they will ever get relief from their struggle is by ceasing to exist.

Suicide is not killing yourself or causing harm to yourself. It’s making yourself cease to exist.

Joe Rogan thinks people suffering from clinical depression need more struggle? That’s like saying people with leukemia need tumors in their brain.

Clinical depression isn’t the same thing as feeling blue. It’s not like feeling down because things just aren’t going well in your life. One of the worst things about clinical depression is that it usually lacks a clear causation. You feel severe depression for no real reason.

What annoys me the most about the above video is Joe Rogan admits he doesn’t understand depression, yet still feels qualified to provide remedies to the problem. He should have stopped at admitting his own ignorance on depression and moved on to something he does know about.

Milo Yiannopoulos is dangerous… to 13-year-old boys

Professional troll Milo Yiannopoulos is in trouble. A conservative blog, The Reagan Brigade, published clips of Milo advocating the act of adult men having sexual relationships with boys as young as 13-years-old.

These comments were made by Yiannopoulos on two video podcasts, The Drunken Peasants, and the Joe Rogan Experience.

The reaction to these videos was both swift and severe. Organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) uninvited Milo to speak at the conference. Book publisher Simon & Schuster announced that it was canceling Milo’s book, Dangerous. No word yet if he’s been relieved of his technology editor position at Breitbart.

Milo Yiannopoulos is dangerous... to 13-year-old boys - Bent Corner
Dangerous… to 13-year-old boys.

How will Breitbart report on technology if it doesn’t have Milo steering the ship? People may want to get their tech news from somewhere other than Breitbart until this situation is all ironed out.

What I find to be the most interesting thing about these videos is that they aren’t new. The Joe Rogan Experience video was published in 2015. The Drunken Peasants video was from 2016. Why was a conservative blog able to find these clips and publish them when the mainstream news media was not? Considering how much Milo has been in the news lately, you would think CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, MSNBC, or CNN could have assigned a few interns to the task of listening to some of the stuff he has said in the past.

People have been protesting at Milo’s speaking engagements at college campuses because they don’t like what he has to say. The mainstream news outlets should have found out exactly what Milo has said and then report that. They failed to do that. Instead, a conservative blog most people have never heard of did the mainstream news’ job for them. People now know Milo is an advocate of adult men having sexual relationships with boys as young as 13-year-old boys. If it were up to the mainstream news media to inform us, we would still be in the dark.

Milo Yiannopoulos is done. People can forgive and forget a lot of terrible things, Man-boy love, pedophilia, is not one of those things.