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Read N' Roast Dave Rubin: The Final Chapter
Thank god, it's over
Welcome to the conclusion of our Read N’ Roast of Dave Rubin’s book, Don’t Burn this Country. If you’ve enjoyed this series, please become a paid subscriber to support my work. If you’re new, I suggest you start with my introduction to Dave and subscribe for future series.
Chapter 9: Dave References 1984 for the 1984th Time
After praising the “colossal intellectual feats” of Jordan “Wouldn’t bang a swimsuit model” Peterson, Dave spends the last chapter of his book fear-mongering the reader against the horror of Leftist “collectivization.”
His thesis, to the extent one exists, is that Leftists want “Collectivism” while Capitalists want “Community.” And if you’re able to get through the cringe worship of Conservative heroes and the awful, awful prose (see below), there is a nugget of substance here.
Once again, Dave shows that the Right is beginning to speak to the chronic hardships of American life, such as debilitating mental health issues, lackluster financial resources, and the skyrocketing cost of college tuition.
But as all Conservatism decrees all policies must be taken from the gospel of Atlas Shrugged, Dave doesn’t even attempt to provide solutions. Instead, he points the finger at the Left, in perhaps the most bizarre way imaginable.
Positing the nuclear family as “the ultimate community,” Dave claims society’s problems are the result of Leftist attacks on the traditional family structure.
“Woke progressivism continues to lead a charge of the Orwellian disintegration of the family, following a course laid out by Cultural Marxists.”
FYI: “Cultural Marxists” is a modification of the Nazi’s “Cultural Bolshevism”, a term used by Hitler to accuse Jews of “destroying” Germany through art. It appeared in the manifesto of Nazi terrorist Anders Breivik. Dave, who is Jewish, is literally parroting Nazi propaganda. He might not realize it, but that’s no excuse.
Nazism aside, Dave cites only two examples of The Left’s War on the American Family:
A non-existent BLM webpage that called for communities to “support each other”, and
The Chinese Communist Party’s now-obsolete One Child Policy.
But while one must go into the internet archives or across the Pacific Ocean to make an example of Leftist anti-family action, the Right is currently waging a real war on families. Specifically, Dave’s family.
In March of this year, Dave and his husband announced they were having a baby through surrogacy. The response of his Conservative “friends” was equal parts disgusting and expected.
Here’s Conservative author and frequent Fox News guest, Mark Dice:
Next up is Newsmax host Jenna Ellis:
Even National Review wanted in on the fun
And as icing on Dave’s gay-wedding cake, here is multi-time Rubin Report guest Milo Yinopulos (I’m not bothering to see if I spelled that right) calling for Dave and his husband to be executed.
But instead of standing up for himself, his husband, and his FUTURE CHILDREN, Dave took to Glenn Beck’s BlazeTV to beg, plead, and grovel at the feet of people who see him as subhuman. Pathetic, and an insult to LGBTQ+ folk everywhere.
To recap: for the crime of gay men becoming parents, the Right is debating the punishments of ex-communication and execution. But according to Dave, Black Lives Matter is the real threat for advocating for closer community ties.
Who’s to say which side is attacking families?
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Oh Thank God, It’s Over.
When I first heard about Dave’s book, I thought it would be a great opportunity to blow off some steam by poking fun at one of the dumbest people in modern politics. While I expected the vapid quotes of a “Ben Shapiro OWNS 9-year-old Marxist” video mixed with the arguments of a middle school Redditor (“Progressive Left? More like REGRESSIVE Left!”), I wasn’t expecting Dave’s book to provide so much insight into the Conservative movement of 2022.
But, just like Dave Rubin hoped he’d be exempt from Republican antisemitism and homophobia, I was wrong.
With each step down the Rubin rabbit hole, it became clearer he represents the American Right more than perhaps any other commentator. While the “respectable” Conservatives waste ink writing op-eds in The Wall Street Journal trying to convince the country (and themselves) that Donald Trump was a fluke who doesn’t represent Conservative Values, Dave Rubin and his ilk have run right past them, feeding the base with the red meat of racist clickbait and reactionary monologues.
For example, Dave’s friend Stephen Crowder, (who is notorious for blatantly racist acts such as “proving” George Floyd couldn’t have died from a cop’s knee) has 2 million more subscribers than WSJ.
And while his presentation is considerably more childish, Dave’s book is saying the exact same things Conservatives have been dog-whistling for half a century. Take the book’s subtitle, “Surviving and Thriving in Our Woke Dystopia.” Just like the Very Serious Conservatives who crusade against Woke ideology, Dave never once defines “woke.” Instead of outlining the concept and debating it on its merits, it’s used as a broad synonym for “women, minorities, gay rights, and other individuals that make white Conservatives uncomfortable.”
But what has depressed me the most about Dave’s book isn’t the inch-deep cultural analysis or the arguments so flimsy they crumple when sniffed at. What’s most depressing is that on several occasions Dave acknowledges a societal problem, speaks to the devastating effect it has on Americans, and then simply refuses to provide a serious solution.
Every chapter touches on the soul-crushing consequences of Capitalism. Condemnations of long working hours, brain-draining commutes, unaffordable home prices, and personal isolation are commonplace in the pages of Don’t Burn this Country. But, like the Republican politicians he praises, Dave Rubin doesn’t have answers to these questions. Instead of advocating for rent relief or universal healthcare, he implores struggling Americans to “remember the Constitution” and “empower individual responsibility,” while reminding them to bully the occasional trans person here and there.
All-in-all, Don’t Burn This Country is 200 pages of acknowledging the frustration of the masses, weaponizing it, and turning it against the marginalized and the working class, leaving all Americans worse off.
Dave Rubin truly is the manifestation of the 2022 Conservatism.
Thanks for joining me on our journey into the mind of Dave Rubin. I’m not gonna lie, this book was 10x harder to read than I made it out to be, so I need a break from the dumb stuff. Coming pieces will focus on more serious topics in the hopes it rejuvenates my brain cells.
But as always, if you have suggestions for serious or satirical topics you want me to write about, let me know in the comments below. If you enjoyed this article, please share and subscribe to help JoeWrote grow.
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