The IDW Was Always a Clown Car of Anti-Intellectualism

Benjamin T. Awesome
2 min readSep 21, 2021

The veneer of thoughtfulness and intellectualism is gone. These people are anti-science.

Jordan Peterson, Eric Weinstein, Ben Shapiro, Dave Rubin, Joe Rogan, and Sam Harris sitting at a table together in a dining or drinking establishment.
credit: joe rogan

Let’s check in on what these folks have been up to lately.

  • Jordan Peterson: Currently spewing antivax disinformation on social media.
  • Eric R. Weinstein: Currently spewing COVID-19 conspiracy theories on social media, when not touting his geometric unity theory of physics that has been roundly rejected by the entire scientific community.
  • Ben Shapiro: Currently vomiting anti-vaccination mandate disinformation on social media.
  • Dave Rubin: Honestly who cares.
  • Joe Rogan: Recently seen touting ivermectin as a remedy to COVID-19 and admitting to being unvaccinated. Has consistently used his podcast to platform antivax conspiracy theorists and bash legitimate scientists.
  • Sam Harris: Currently trying desperately to save his reputation by trashing Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying’s antivax disinformation. Which, admittedly, is funny.

These people are not just anti-science; they are exploiting a global pandemic to boost their own profiles. And this is what they have always done. All their grievance-mongering, pseudo-scientific posturing, and conspiracy theories have always been about their own self promotion, never about real science or the expansion of intellectual knowledge. Not a single one of them has produced anything of merit within their respective fields, and none of them ever will.



Benjamin T. Awesome

Just the facts: Writer. Gamer. Feminist. Educated in Astrophysics. Professional Gambler. Student of Language. Satanist. Anarchist. He/Him.