2018: Outrage, Anger, and Unusual Alliances | DIRECT MESSAGE | Rubin Report

2018 is here and incredibly enough, the Earth’s
core hasn’t melted down yet. Somehow, humanity has managed to survive several
extinction level events over the past few weeks, including but not limited to, the republican
tax bill passing, net neutrality being repealed, Russian bots trolling Twitter, and of course,
late night Trump Tweets. While it’s pretty clear the endless hysteria
about the return of the Nazis, the hyperbole describing the end of the world and the general
lunacy of our collective social media hive mind is going to continue into 2018 and beyond,
I want to look back, make my prediction and offer a glimmer of hope in the madness. In my first Direct Message of 2017, I had
said if 2016 was the year of fake outrage, then 2017 would be the year of misguided anger. Though I’m no Nostradamus, I think my prediction
came out looking pretty damn good. My prediction was based on a few trends, but
primarily that if you spend all of 2016 saying that Trump was Hitler, and he turned out not
to be Hitler, that you would’ve painted yourself into an intellectual corner, which could only
come out in misguided anger. Once you’ve labeled someone as Hitler, you
can’t really walk your statement back by acknowledging that they might occasionally do something
good. This line of thinking was a trap that the
Left set for itself and is one of the reasons I spent so much time in 2016 trying to reform
the Left. The endless name calling and virtue signaling
was obviously going to lead to more misguided anger if the prophecy of Trump as Hitler didn’t
come true. After all, you can never give a Hitler figure
credit if he does something good, so you just have to endlessly double-down and slide further
and further to the extreme. You may hate Trump’s appointees, the Republican
tax plan and more, but you do have to face that Hitler he is not. To continue this line of thinking is to dishonor
the millions of people who died at the hands of a fanatical madman. The misguided anger which Trump’s election
brought didn’t just affect politicians and pundits, but ordinary people, too. Every single day I get dozens of emails from
regular folks who are losing friends, who are ostrasized by their family members, or
most dangerously afraid to say what they think because it may fall outside of the accepted
narrative. News organizations from Buzzfeed to HuffPo
even to CNN and the NY Times, exposed themselves as places of Leftists activism more than places
of honest and unbiased journalism. While the 2016 election should’ve brought
some introspection amongst this class, it instead brought a doubling down of attacking
anyone who steps outside of the accepted norms. This dishonesty and desire to control what
you think is exactly what led to the rise of the trolls, the meme makers and the frogs. OK, on to 2018. While there clearly will be no course correction
by those who trade in identity politics and collectivism, I see many signs that their
movement is beginning to lose steam. Of course if you were tracking this all along
you knew this was the inevitability of the oppression olympics, if you believe victimhood
to be virtue, then you must be always be a bigger victim than the person next to you. This is the fatal flaw of intersectionality:
together you aren’t stronger, you are actually weaker because of your competing interests. This is why leftism, collectivism, socialism
or whatever you want to call it has always led to more authoritarian control and more
dead bodies in the name of tolerance. It is a snake that eats its tail, and right
now if you look close enough, the snake is about half way through with lunch. While the snake eats, those of us who are
woke, as the kids say, are going to find allies every which way we look. Right before Christmas I spoke at the largest
gathering of conservative college students ever, at Turning Point USA’s annual conference
in Palm Springs. Many former Rubin Report guests were there
including Ben Shapiro, Dennis Prager and Greg Gutfeld. During my speech I talked about being for
gay marriage, for a woman’s right to choose and a slew of other so-called liberal ideas. The speech wasn’t just warmly received, I
actually got a standing ovation for talking about our differences and how we can find
common ground. I’d be happy to do the same exact speech for
a progressive organization, but I won’t hold my breath waiting for the invitation. While one side preaches tolerance but doesn’t
actually practice it, I think 2018 is finally going to be the year this script gets torn
up and rewritten. If you truly stand for the individual and
believe we live in a free society where our differences should be relished and not relinquished,
then you will find people to connect with every direction — just look at the diverse
voices who we had in this very studio who caught fire in 2017, like Jordan Peterson,
Brett Weinstein, Lindsay Shepard, Laci Green, Colin Moriarty and Yasmine Muhammed. These people came from all across the physical
map as well as the ideological map, yet have found common cause in fighting for their ability
to say and think what they believe. So if 2016 was the year of Fake Outrage and
2017 was the Year of Misguided Anger, I believe that 2018 will be the year of Unusual Alliances. If you make the decision in your mind to be
for the only diversity that matters, the diversity of thought, you will quickly find it easy
to find friends where you once found enemies. And, as has happened to me on more than one
occasion, you might just change your mind instead of changes someone elses. It can be humbling and even scary when that
happens, but that’s the risk of real diversity, but I think it’s one well worth taking. My challenge to you is to do something this
year. Don’t just talk about it, do it. Whatever that is to you. Start fighting for your beliefs in the real
world, not just by using a hash tag on Twitter. Even if you disagree with me on everything,
get out there and fight for whatever it is you believe. Obviously don’t use violence or your right
to free speech to infringe on someone else’s right to use theirs, but stand up for the
ideas you care about. The old systems of politics, media, Hollywood
and even sports are crumbling right before our eyes and it’s up to us to decide what
will come next. I believe that we have a chance to build on
the ideas of classical liberalism, of libertarianism, of individualism and of personal freedom instead
of authoritarianism, socialism leftism and authoritarian control. I will fight for those ideas like never before
in 2018 and I hope that you will join me, whatever that means to you…

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Just wrapped our first show of 2018 with that Ben Shapiro fella: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9IwamztdqA

  2. Hitler was a liberal progressive socialist dem . An ideology that Obama was using . Now let's look at hitler a liberal progressive socialist dem community organizer. His people caused the problems in germany then blaming the jews . He hypnotized an audience with his speeches. Now who else said one thing and did then opposite like hitler . Both hitler and obama rose to power fast based on there speeches and retoric . But when they gained power they showed their true self . To this vid rinos said trump wasnt a true conservative republican . But we found out they were not. The dems proved they are the molestors and the vile things they said trump is . When will people wake up and be adults . It is truly puzzling. But if you look at what the MSM has been pushing for decades. Then you will see what there agenda truly is. There's a audio from 1965 by Paul harvey called if i were the devil. I suggest you listen to it . It is on utube . As you hear it . Realize the MSM and the corrupt establishment have been the culprits . To make this world a luciferian one .

  3. Excellent talk! I sure wish we had more folks with the same mindset in politics — we'd get a lot farther ahead in fixing the problems this country faces. Thanks!

  4. 2018 will be the year of crippling disillusionment and complete collapse on the left as they are told over and over again how they will retake congress only to see conservatives seal their control of government and guaranteeing the continued detoxification of our republic from statist poison it has been force feed for a century of progressivism.

  5. Rubin may be only liberal I like on YT, but sorry dude, being for gay marriage (is he also for them having kids ?) is totally liberal. There's nothing remotely conservative about that. But I almost forgot he's living in a country where something as antithetical as "conservative liberalism" exists…

  6. Love your optimism Dave but I think 2018 is going to be when the SJW empire strikes back. All we did was blow up their Hilary death star with Trump torpetos. Hope you are right or we will be waiting for the return of Trump.

  7. Hello Dave,

    My name is Jonah Silverstein with the ADL. We are asking you to edit your video and remove the anti-Semitic over tones. Antisemitism is on the rise and we must make it clear that it will not be tolerated or your video will be removed. We ask this with all respect and in the name of free speech.


  8. Liberals haven't labeled Trump as Hitler. Maybe you could provide some sources or evidence of this claim. I'm sure you can find someone who makes this comparison if you look hard enough. However, most of us always just viewed Trump as a narcissistic and incompetent buffoon, something that he has proven to be very accurate and true.

  9. I was hoping for him to balance it out and address the fake outrage and such on the right but he ‘overlooks’ the normal left and the crazy right.


  11. Rubin you're a hack. 'Member when you said you agreed with most of what Bernie had to say? I 'member….you only want that patreon cash, so you pander to alt right nutcases

  12. Maybe let the tax bill actually take effect, not to mention the loss of net neutrality, before you mock them as "extinction level events" you stupid POS. Sad for anyone who watches this and thinks they are thinking critically.

  13. If you think CNN or the New York Times are "places of leftist activism," then I'm the fucking prince of Liberia. On what planet can you describe a newspaper that actively colluded with a Republican administration to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as quash stories about the NSA surveillance state, a "place of leftist activism"? On what planet can you describe a television station owned by one of the largest media conglomerations in the world, funded by big pharma and defense contractors, that put Trump's own far-right campaign manager on its payroll, a "place of leftist activism"? Mainstream liberals and the Democratic Party are not "leftist." They're neoliberal.

  14. "Why I spent so much time in 2016 trying to reform the Left…" You for real, Rubin? You're seriously delusional and epically full of yourself. Take some more of that Koch money, why don't you. Maybe they'll let you officially join their "brains trust".

  15. "I'd do the exact same speech for a progressive organisation, but I won't hold my breath for the invitation." Because you've have so many progressives on your show? Oh, wait; the Koch brothers choose many of your guests. Progressives know not to waste their time with a disingenuous ideologue who's spreading propaganda for the Right Wing donor class.

  16. While I do agree with Dave's conclusion, just saying that Trump is not Hitler, or that he might end up doing something good, it is not enough to forgive all the distress and instability he has caused all around the world. He has changed the whole game in politics, and not necessarily for better. Let's find common ground but from there lets also address our differences so we can evolve as a society.

  17. I know this is kinda your thing these days, but it would be great if you did more videos that were focused on specific policies, as opposed to Social issues.

    Progressives have won on social issues, those are now the moderate positions.

    I’d be very interested to hear your current take on other specific issues, such as the environment, healthcare, education, etc.

  18. But the Nazis have returned. By now if we have learned anything about the current left wing is that they follow the 'Rules for Radicals' book of accusing their opponent of doing what they are themselves doing. They project. 'Trump colluded with Russia' now reveals that it was the Democraps that were with Russia during the election. When will we learn this simple message ? How long after we figure this out will the Dems start saying Trump is wonderful thinking we will apply our new lens at all times regardless ? Nyuk nyuk.

  19. You have a good broadcast and I like your comments. They are well thought out and have a lot of truth in them.
    I know there are people that are going to pick apart your words and twist them around to suit their own over blown egos ( anyone can twist anything into something confusing and bad), but you pretty much hit the nail on the head during your shows.

  20. I hope you have a wonderful year brother. If someone would have told me a number of years ago that I would end up being right-leaning I probably wouldn't have believed it. the reason that you're finding allies on the right is because you're interested in facts and truth

  21. I hate identity politics and SJWs and Jihad apologists and gender terrorists as much as anyone, but if you don't think Donald Trump is the bigger threat to the United States and our liberties then you have your head someplace heads don't belong.

  22. Here's hoping humanity starts to focus on the macro scale instead of the micro scale and finally start to become a type 1 civilisation. The problem is that people think too small good thing there are people like Musk and Bezos pushing us forward even if they're seemingly doing it alone. Here's to the future.

  23. Once you’ve labeled someone as competent, you can’t walk it back when they screw up again and again and again.

    You are not “woke” because you only see the idiocy in the left, but don’t see the exact same idiocy in the right.

  24. I am a moderate but tend to lean right. But I love Dave. I also love ben Shapiro do yourselves a favor and listen to both sides.

  25. I think gay marriage is unnecessary. I'm pro-life. I really like The Rubin Report. My favorite interview is with Larry Elder. Keep up the good work, Dave! We need more people who aren't afraid to listen.

  26. You do generally do good meaningful work Dave. But remember, the Cyber-space blab-o-sphere remains a rarefied world, more than somewhat-divorced from reality. Travel more and outside the US, pick up a language or three, and move beyond wealthier circles, and you will become even more enlightened.

  27. Pointe and eloquent, well done!  I especially like the emphasis on tolerance and civility in recognizing our differences is what makes us great.

  28. The democrats are so stupid. If they really wanted Oprah to win they would wait until 2024 when they have a much better chance of winning.

  29. St. Oprah first published her magazine in April of 2000. For the last 18 years she has been on the cover…which means she has plastered her face on the cover over 200 times…. NO MATTER what was going on in the world. She shared it only twice with a black woman, Obama, who she apparently sees as her equal and with Ellen who challenged her on the practice. Imagine if Trump magazine was in every newsstand and Trump posed in 200 different pretty settings month after month. He would be called out for being the country's supreme narcissist …and it would be a fair criticism. Not to mention that she 'the all powerful Oprah' jumped on the #METOO bandwagon once it got rolling. She failed to use her power to join with other actors in Hollywood as far back as 1990 like Streep, and Streisand, Sarandon, Foster, Stone, Thurman…along with the good guys …Ron Howard? to start a "FU..NO SEX FOR WORK" campaign. Hollywood has been known for the casting couch since day one…it is common knowledge…but once women were free from the studios and became power-houses in their own right…so what the hell took them 25 years+ to speak up and clean it up? A little critical thinking on the topic equals little respect for this money grabbing group of attentionholics! Cut through their 'aren't we so brave' act and look at their actions in the past decades of ignoring the filth around them…then decide if Oprah should be president.

  30. Why would anyone down vote this video after watching in it's entirety? For those who did, please refrain from voting in all future elections. Close mindedness is not welcome within the rational thought movement.

  31. How can the left say Trump is Hitler and at the same time say private citizens should give up their guns? Do democrat voters not see the obvious fail with this line of thinking?

  32. I find it ironic that the leftists seeking diversity did indeed create a diversity movement in opposition to them. We differ on many view points Mr. Rubin but I do believe we are the winning side. We will overcome the lefts desire for power and we will win because we value ideas and substance over shallow feelings and desire for undeserved accolades/moral superiority! Let's continue to disagree on various issues and unite behind the ideas we find common ground on!

  33. Just wondering if you'll ever have on any socialists. Socialists, as i'm sure you know, reject identity politics and don't fall prey to many of your criticisms of the left. Socialists like Chris Hedges, whose book Empire of Illusion details the cult of personality you mentioned in your Oprah video, would be a wonderful person to interview. There are many others. I feel like true left voices like Chomsky, Cornell West, Amy Goodman, Gar Alperovitz, Richard Wolff, Naomi Klein and a whole host of others are sorely missing from the show. Just a suggestion. Happy New Year.

  34. Your one time guest Bill Whittle said many times…well, pretty much everything you just said. Bill and PJTV were my introduction to watching more internet than TV and now you , Black Pidgeon Speaks, The Right Angle, Ben Shapiro, Sargon and even Milo are some of my favorite viewing. Thank you roger and Bill.

  35. Even as someone who leans right thank you for this amazing channel. I love that you keep your own bias and opinions out of things and approach things very objectively. I too want to bring back classical liberalism and free speech!

  36. Other than your own biases, wishful thinking, and carefully filtered guest line up; what evidence do you have that "the script is going to flip" in 2018? What is the empirical basis for your thinking?

    Also, please don't ever say "woke" again.

  37. A battle over the narrative; liberal media vs Trump!! You need to do much better than that to claim you have made an argument against what you think is a monolithic liberal media.

  38. Dave, you represent a version of the left that I want to dress down but does not scare me. People like us have much to discuss and I'm glad that there are players like you on the other team.

  39. And the criticism of the right? The popularisation of race realism? Charlottesville? Donald Trump? What a surprise🤨

  40. I think 2018 is going to be the year of reckoning. The left just won't be able to keep holding itself up under the weight of all the lies. Exhibit A is the reaction to the shithole comment. What is a better description for a country where women born there can expect to be raped and not even consider phoning the police, because the police either won't care or will only care if someone bribes them to look into it?

  41. The very fact that he still uses left and right as legitimate dichotomy is a non-starter. Calling CNN and so on leftist seems to indicate he leaves true progressives out of the equation. It's a straw man. Conservatives can gain traction by going after the DNC/HRC/CIA conglomerate, just as that same element tries to gain traction by going after Trump. Rubin is part of this false dialogue. The paradigm shift that is necessary will leave Rubin behind.

  42. Dave Rubin, I just love You! You are a voice of reason in these crazy times! I would get so upset when leftists would call themselves liberals, then you came out with that video about why you left the left and I thought, this is my guy! Bless your heart! Keep going! We need you!

  43. When are you going to have Larry Sharpe on? He's one of the leaders of the liberty movement and running for NY governor. www.larrysharpe.com

  44. I'm sorry, but an inability to talk about a pernicious ideology and its resurface is more disrespectful to those who died at the hands of nationalism than ignoring it and making a video about how Trump is not identical with the historical Hitler (a position not as frequently claimed as there are some similarities and some differences). As with most of your video's recently this one turns the left into a straw man and then easily knocks it over.

  45. I wonder who is giving Thumb Down ? What did he say that one would say " that is wrong " ?
    If you are that close-minded, you should … you know what you should.

  46. UPDATE PLEASE DAVE! Looking forward to 2019 when the anti-liberty pogroms finally STOP (or else a second, separate INTERNET reveals itself where we all find a new home, and let the #BigTech bastards starve).

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