Joe Rogan Experience #1325 – Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West is a philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual. He is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris.

23 thoughts on “Joe Rogan Experience #1325 – Dr. Cornel West

  1. I can never understand how people believe that the only lust for power,status and wealth comes from a political system. Like capitalism= lust for power and money, socialism = equality for all and rainbows everywhere.

    Now i get that there's a lot of kids out there that don't know any better but older man should be wiser to this, i'm from a country that used to be socialist, i talked to my parents and i talked to my grandparents that worked in factories.
    The thing is just because a country is socialist/communist doesn't mean that everyone is equal, prominent party members were elites, prominent police/military officers were elites, heads of factories/ organizations were elites, media figures were elites, and all these elites were just as corrupt as they are in a capitalist society, they stole money, they lived in big houses, drove better cars, they put their children in better schools and got them better jobs.

    And can some socialist please explain to me how, even if the pay is equal, do you consider a person with an office job and someone stuck mining coal as two people that are equal, don't you think one of them is in a privileged position? What about authority figures with political or any other power, like a chief of police, don't you think he's in a position of power/ privilege ?

    Bottom line is people are power hungry by their nature, and this is something that many people can't accept, and it's no wonder, i saw a person in the comments arguing that not all women have vaginas, so it's not a far stretch for the same people to think that the only difference between an utopia and current state of the world is by renaming the political system and redistributing some money around. It's an interesting podcast and i love hearing different perspectives, don't get me wrong i'm not dissing this man, just saying americans don't have experience with communism like many europeans do.

  2. Dr.West…the only man so dope, he just played as himself in the Matrix..
    the "jesus never laughs, and Socrates never cries.." part of Brother West's dialogue literally brought me to tears.

  3. Nice change after having the neo nazi scumbag Andy Ngo on. Should have had Dr. West and Andy on the same show. Dr. West would have put such a verbal smackdown on that little pussy bitch that Andy literally and thankfully would have committed suicide.

  4. Jesus being out to death was an absolute nothing affair at the time. It wasn't a big deal and basically nobody knew who he was or cared. A soldier stationed in Gaul would of known nothing and likely none of the senators or the emperor would of cared or known about him. He was considered a heretic and nothing more

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