That's the message sent from Spotify's CEO. That Rogan has buckled and apologized is about par for the course. One reason we had Trump was less an indictment on leftists, or liberals, or Democrats, as much a call out against the Conservative Establishment Resistance - of which there was little to none.
Nonetheless, since Trump I fear we've seen the rise of a new brand of 'bold warriors against the darkness' who are doing so because, well, that's where the money is. Like FOX News was merely a business venture exploiting the concerns of the day, so these brave and bold pundits will charge forth into the ratings, only to do what Rogan has done, and that's buckle, surrender or grovel at the first push-back.
Now, I know little to nothing about Rogan. I've seen a few clips, generally when someone sends me a link. It's not my cup of tea to begin with, and part of my disdain for his actions could be from my general dislike of that sort of format. Bias acknowledged.
But notice what we see with Spotify. That is a CEO who knows we already are living the Twilight Zone episode The Obsolete Man. The Left - secular, tyrannical, duplicitous and void of principles or morals - will stamp you out in a fast heartbeat. That he must feel some obligation to allow Rogan to continue (perhaps ratings from the millions of followers Rogan has?), speaks to his lofty standards as much as Rogan's light speed groveling says about his.
How is it we can't win against a thrall of tyranny like Spotify's CEO? A big problem conservatives have today is a lack of leadership and representation. In the GOP, there are some who fight the good fight, but they are rare. In journalism and other punditry, it is all over the place. Some spend more time being Never Trumpers than caring about the good fight. Others bravely step up to the fray with all the courage of the Cowardly Lion. In such a time as this, that's about on par with having nothing at all on your side.