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Read N' Roasting Dave Rubin: Giuliani Mindset
Dave compares vaccines to the Holocaust
Welcome to Part 3 of my
roast review of Dave Rubin’s book, Don’t Burn this Country. If you’re new, you catch up with previous roasts.
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Chapter 5: “Was COVID (or the Holocaust) really that bad?”
In Chapter 5, Embrace Your Black Sheep, Dave courageously answers the question: “What if the phrase ‘sheeple’ was turned into a 3000-word essay?”
Spoiler alert: It’d still be really dumb.
To the extent one exists, the narrative of this chapter is Dave’s encouragement to “be a black sheep,” specifically with regards to COVID protocols. It’s a fairly good summation of the Conservative thought of “Are pandemics even that big of a deal?”
But despite his antipathy for mask mandates and beach closures, Dave never really says what his audience should do or addresses the issue of the disease itself. There’s no move for protest or a call to tear down tyrannical “Please Wash Your Hands” signs. Instead, Dave sticks to the Conservative script with groundbreaking insights like:
Complaining about how much ice cream Nancy Pelosi eats,
Claiming people who double-mask have cowed to authoritarianism,
and, the trump card of right-wing victimization…
Equating COVID Deniers to Holocaust Victims!!!
Dave begins the chapter by enlightening us that the Nazis had an anti-tuberculoses campaign, one of three Holocaust stories scattered across COVID denialism. And while Dave draws lines for the reader, he never explicitly says “social distancing at Applebees is the same as gassing Jews” because he’s a feckless coward. But make no mistake, that is what he —and the Conservative echo chamber he is so proud to be a part of — believes.
Obviously, this is nonsensical. There have been no vaccine mandates nor vaccine passports in the United States. No one forced Dave (or any of the other blue check marks who whine on Twitter dot com) to get or not get a shot. But why let facts get in the way of a good story? After all, Dave feels like the victim, so why shouldn’t he treat himself as such?
With a dash of Wikipedia-sourced history mixed with a whole lot of anti-Semitic downplaying of the most egregious crime of modernity, Dave assures his audience that not wearing a mask to Applebee’s makes them part of the Inglorious Basterds.
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Chapter 6: “Dear Joe Rogan, I wrote you but you still ain’t calling”
Here comes the good stuff. Chapter 6 is Dave Rubin’s guide to being a manly self-reliant man who does manly things. To set an example for all the leftist wussies out there, Dave boasts about his macho lifestyle of:
Purchasing excessive quantities of tuna fish, and
For the 3rd time in this book, Owning a Gun.
Listen here you almondmilk-loving Soy Boy, you just don’t get manly guys like Dave. You don’t get the lifestyle. You’ve never done tough guy shit like move to Florida, grow tomatoes in your backyard, or write a chapter in your nationally published book begging Joe Rogan to invite you back on his podcast.
You’ve never done any of that. But Dave Rubin has.
First, Dave preaches “the art of self-reliance” with a quick biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson and his philosophy of “individualism.” It’s got a very “Libertarian meets Bro Culture” feel, with platitudes like, “If you aren’t solely reliant on yourself, you’re eventually going to become reliant on something else.” Very rich from the guy whose book is (literal) copy-and-pastes of Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson speeches.
We also get the gem, “True men are individualists.” And like every other Libertarian who has ever opened his mouth (fun fact, 100% of Libertarians are guys), Dave immediately contradicts himself by admitting he needs the government to pave his roads and collect his trash.
Dave isn’t on his own here, as the notion of “individualism” is a common call from the Right. It is parroted by everyone from Ted Cruz to Joe Rogan, painting a picture of a “man’s man” who protects his family with an AR-15 and never asks for a handout, whether from his neighbors or the government. And while the message is always on a personal level (“Get the government out of our lives!”), its true purpose remains unsaid.
With Americans accepting that each person is an island, they’re looking out for themselves, not noticing Conservatives are enacting their last remaining principle: gutting the regulatory state to roll back what few protections the American people have from unfettered laissez-faire Capitalism.
A great example of this comes from Dave’s friend, Senator Ted “One Door” Cruz. Cruz recently won his Supreme Court case contesting campaign finance restrictions under the guise of “free speech.” While the Right pretends to wave the 1st Amendment banner by rallying when KillTransKids69 is banned from Twitter, the real goal is to legalize political bribery via a Supreme Court stacked with right-wing extremists. The false crusade of “internet free speech” is nothing more than an attempt to protect a Senator’s “free speech” to take a billion dollars from Lockheed Martin.
To my delighted surprise, Dave finishes with a banger. Now that his reader is ready to “become a mental prepper” and tackle whatever challenge life throws at them, Dave seals the deal by providing a role model. Someone we can view as the manifestation of this Sigma Mindset. America’s best Brain Thinker.
That’s right reader. If you hone your mind with Alex Jones’s AlphaBrain, one day you too can possess the 4D-chess mentality to schedule a press conference at a landscaping facility.
You too can have the intellect to try to fuck a teenager on camera.
And, with a lot of hard work and determination, you too can put a terrorist response right next to the site of the attack, leading to the death of an unknown number of NYC firemen.
But in Dave’s defense, Rudy is probably the most sound mind of anyone he knows. Makes sense he’s the champion of Dave’s worldview.
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