Joe Rogan has shared a clip that likens COVID restrictions – including vaccine passports – to the Holocaust.
The 1 minute 45 seconds-long video, which Rogan shared with his 13 million Instagram followers, contains a host of stock images and video designed to stir viewers emotions.
Rogan – one of the world’s most successful podcasters – rails against mandates while shots of Jewish ghettos in 1940s Europe, marching Nazis, Hilter, SS guards and footage of concentration camps including Majdanek in Poland, where at least 78,000 people including 60,000 Jews were killed.
The short film which was put together by a fan, Samuel Rivera Films which helps ‘brands, businesses, and entrepreneurs tell their story.’ It was shared by Rogan on his Instagram page in an apparent sign of his approval at Rivera’s work.
Joe Rogan has likened vaccine mandates to the horrors of Nazi Germany
A video from Samuel Rivera Films was shared by Rogan on Instagram on Monday using stirring imagery
The clip is dubbed with a voiceover of Rogan himself, made from audio clips of The Joe Rogan Experience, in which he could be heard railing against the potential dangers of vaccine mandates and authoritarianism.
Although Rogan does not mention the Holocaust or Nazis directly in the clip, the images are overlaid with a clear warning from Rogan for people to protect their ‘freedoms’.
‘As soon as you give politicians power, any kind of power that didn’t exist previously, if they can figure out a way to force you into carrying something that lets you enter businesses or lets you do this or lets businesses open, historically, they are not gonna give that power up,’ Rogan warns.
‘They find new reasons to use it. We have to protect those freedoms at all cost, whether you agree with people’s choices or not, because it is the foundation that this country was founded on: freedom.’
Part of the video includes a map of Nazi Germany and images of Adolf Hitler
Rows of cell blocks where concentration camp prisoners were held are also shown in the video
The 1:45 clip combined audio of Rogan with a host of other images many inviting a comparison to Nazi Germany with pictured of the Majdenak Camp where at least 60,000 Jews were killed
A map of Nazi Germany is briefly displayed during a series of images during the video
In another section, Rogan talks about ‘anything that comes along that can inhibit your freedom’ overlaid with images of someone wearing a Star of David armband
The podcast host goes on to explain why he believes freedom to be so important in the United States.
‘It is the literal structure that allows this country to be so f***ing amazing. Anything that comes along that can inhibit your freedom is, by definition, anti-American.’
Rogan has come under fire in the past for sharing his doubts over the vaccine.
Although he has stated that he is not an anti-vaxxer, he has continued to voice his opposition to vaccine mandates and proof-of-vaccine requirements.
Rogan warns people that giving up freedoms is un-American. Polish Jewish resistance women, captured after the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943. Among them was Malka Zdrojewicz (right), who survived Majdanek extermination camp
Rogan has not stated in public whether he has been vaccinated.
Earlier this month, Rogan tested positive for Covid-19 and said he took various drugs in an attempt to combat it, including the horse dewormer Ivermectin.
Rogan claimed that multiple doctors told him to take the drug along with several others, despite the Food and Drug Administration’s insistence the drug is only meant to treat parasitic infections and not COVID.
He claims the medical cocktail helped him recover and joked that he might ‘sue CNN’ for slamming his use and promotion of Ivermectin.
‘They’re making s*** up. They keep saying I’m taking horse dewormer. I literally got it from a doctor. It’s an American company. They must know that’s a lie.’
Rogan also said he was upset that some of the news agencies that covered the story did not highlight his recovery.
CNN’s medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner warned that what Rogan had done was dangerous.
‘He’s promoting, kind of a crazy jumble of, you know, sort of folk remedies and internet-prescribed drugs,’ Reiner said . ‘He should have more sense.’
Though used in horses and barn animals, people can use Ivermectin to combat parasites and skin diseases, but not COVID-19.
Large doses of this drug, however, can cause serious harm to humans if ingested, doctors warned.
Calls for Ivermectin poisoning saw a 163% increase to a total of 1,143 throughout the U.S. this year, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
At the end of August, there were a total of 459 calls regarding Ivermectin to poison control centers.
The FDA had urged people to stay away from the drug in a tweet last month, writing, ‘You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.’
The FDA has repeatedly warned Americans not to use Ivermectin to combat COVID-19
Joe Rogan informed his Instagram followers earlier this month that he was sick with COVID-19
Rogan argued that Ivermectin was effective in repelling viruses and cited that the Japanese chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association has recommended doctors use the drug. The Japanese government has not backed the chairman’s suggestion nor listed it as an official treatment for COVID-19.
Rogan continued to insinuate that the drug works to combat COVID-19 on his podcast and hinted that there was an alleged conspiracy by the vaccine manufacturers to make anyone who takes Ivermectin ‘look crazy.’
‘But what’s really crazy is how much better I got. I got better really quickly b**ch.’
Rogan had previously drawn ire from critics for speaking out against mask mandates and vaccine passports. In April, he encouraged those who were young and healthy not to take the COVID-19 vaccine, though he later denied that he was an ‘anti-vaxxer.’
He also revealed that he had scheduled an appointment to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but he had then put it off after the CDC paused administering the shot due to reports of blood clots.
Last month, the ex-Fear Factor host blasted vaccine passports, saying that requiring Americans to show proof of vaccination in order to gain entry into restaurants, airplanes, bars and sporting events moves the country ‘one step closer to dictatorship.’
Top Ivermectin expert says the drug does not treat COVID-19
Dr. Timothy Geary, one of the world’s foremost experts of Ivermectin, says the drug does not have any effectiveness fighting viruses.
Geary, who is the Research Chair in Parasite Biotechnology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, says that the 2020 study which spawned much of the Ivermectin-craze is not being correctly read.
Dr Timothy Geary (pictured) is one of the top experts on ivermectin and has researched the drug for over a decade
He told DailyMail.com that the study did show that Ivermectin could inhibit the replication of COVID-19 virus cells, which is what many are reading from the study that makes them believe the drug has virus killing properties.
Geary explained, though, that the concentration of the drug used in the study were so high that it could not be used for treatment in a human, and would likely cause an overdose.
‘In that study they showed that in cell cultures, Ivermectin could inhibit [Covid] replication, but the concentrations required for that effect were in a range called the micromolar range – very high concentrations relative to what you would find in the plasma of a treated person or an animal, which would be 20 to 50 times lower.’
He does not see too much harm in people using the drug in human-sized doses, though, as Geary assures that it is safe for consumption.
It is safe to use in doses of around 200 micrograms, and even people who are using it to incorrectly treat Covid are unlikely to suffer any major symptoms.
‘There’s no significant toxicity from those doses,’ Geary says.
He also mentioned that the drug has been used billions of times in between humans and animals, and has never shown any ability to combat viruses outside of the laboratory.
The typical Ivermectin prescribed by doctors com in pill form in small doses
But many Americans are facing problems with Ivermectin because they are not using the versions of the drug prescribed by doctors.
Instead, many are finding their own over-the-counter solutions, most notably going to local feed stores and buying medicine meant for horses, cows and sheep.
Prescribed versions of the drug come in pill form, while these versions are liquid.
The dosages are also much larger, meant for an animal that can weigh over 1,000 pounds, not a person that can weight less than one-fifth of that.
Taking doses too large can cause a person to have nausea, body pains, diarrhea limb swelling and other serious side effects.
In more serious cases, a person could overdose and suffer severe damage to their central nervous system, and potentially even die.