Jordan Peterson trashes the left once again

Jordan Peterson strikes fear into the heart of the left [I know, big assumption there]. He has found a way round their gatekeepers and is laying havoc wherever he can.

THE LEFT IS ACTUALLY AFRAID OF JORDAN PETERSON BECAUSE HE’S LEADING A REVOLT AGAINST THEIR CORRUPTION:

It is not that there is no home to go to, either. Western history is rich with sustenance for mind and soul. Its longevity, richness, and vibrance are proof enough of that. It is that the people who consider themselves our leaders now deliberately strip America’s young of their roots.

Peterson and many others note rightly that most of our universities, and the other cultural institutions they gatekeep such as media and public schools, are anti-education, anti-culture, and anti-American. They gain power by separating people, by not only refusing to cultivate the capacity for self-government, but also actively cultivating intellectual, economic, and spiritual dependency.

This is why, as Flanagan has noticed, a worthy curriculum, an apprenticeship in the deepest wisdom of our heritage, is typically no longer delivered through the West’s “leading” institutions. To gain any real competence, most people must self-educate through a growing “parallel culture of ideas.” Where have we heard this parallelism language before? Among the anti-Communists of Eastern Europe, for one.

Read the whole thing [as they say themselves].

Via Instapundit.

In the comments there is also this which is an argument I see all the time, obviously from agents provocateurs, along with two replies.

Petersen is no conservative. Once upon a time he would have been considered a moderate. As with many who are classical liberals, they are not moving right, but the rest of the liberals and progressives are moving further left. He sounds conservative because they sound so – I don’t know, Stalinesque?

  • I might even be willing to argue that fact he’s clearly not, at heart, a traditional conservative is only helping him get an audience with those indoctrinated by the Left/progressives. Jordan Peterson has succeeded specifically where a traditional conservative might not have been able to get leverage – especially among the many young men starved for meaning and connection with something greater.

  • Classical liberal and libertarian–and for American politics, conservative– are all the same thing, and “moderate” has nothing to do with it but as an aspect of prudence.

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17 Responses to Jordan Peterson trashes the left once again

  1. stackja

    If he is annoying the right people? Good!

  2. Mother Lode

    He’s doing God’s work.

    Whatever they might have been like once*, the political left are certainly now lazy imprecise thinkers.

    All they have is a sophistry with slogans.

    *I think they may have once counted among their number bright people who were happy to be seduced by what looked like a beautiful theory. And the theory seemed to explain the limited number range of things they could see. It is in the real world that it all fell apart, and has done so with tragic regularity.

  3. Jordan Peterson has admitted that he is/was a ‘liberal/progressive’ but now believes/sees that the direction in which liberalism/progressivism is moving is a manifest danger to society. And more to the point, he can cite fact after fact, example after example, illustrating his very genuine concerns.

    That makes him an enemy of the Left.

  4. Kingsley

    Jordan Petersen is similar to “an idea who’s time has come “. In fact he’s hideously overdue

  5. Tel

    Anyone wanna start a book on how long before Peterson gets removed from everywhere because someone has to keep those Community Standards (TM) that are really self-appointed lefty standards?

  6. Tim Neilson

    Petersen is no conservative.

    Who gives a flying duck anyway? The only question should be whether what he says is valid or not.

  7. Confused Old Misfit

    The only question should be whether what he says is valid or not.

    And the answer to that question is an unqualified YES!

  8. Nob

    He’s being torn down on every left wing blog and social media post.

    Not by rational argument, but it’s sending the signal to lefties to stay in line and not let themselves be associated with the dreaded “right wing” tag.

    Anyway, he’s just one guy. His method works for anyone: be rational, polite and don’t back down.

  9. Iampeter

    Whatever they might have been like once*, the political left are certainly now lazy imprecise thinkers.

    Really? That’s pretty much how I would describe Jordan Peterson.
    You’d be hard pressed to find a more disintegrated thinker.
    The thing is, he doesn’t know anything but he ran afoul of the SJW movement randomly and as a result has been catapulted to stardom by the utterly hopeless conservative movement.
    Same thing happened with Milo and the same thing is happening with Candace Owens.
    Heck the same thing happened with Trump lol.

    Bereft of any ideas and never having learnt how to think and overcome with total political illiteracy, the conservative movement is just grasping at straws and hoping some Leader will give them commands/rules for life to obey. Anything to avoid thinking.

    The left isn’t afraid of Peterson as he is helping advance their agenda. “The left” is just better at politics than conservatives (who are also of the left).

  10. You’d be hard pressed to find a more disintegrated thinker.

    No, we have that representative here: Iampeter

  11. 132andBush

    I see Iampeter is still just “phoning it in” between spit roast sessions with his two transsexual donkeys.

  12. 2dogs

    I get dismayed at the extent to which those within Western civilisation have forgotten the seven sages who founded it.

    People will get into quite lengthy discussions about the nature of Western civilisation in which they are not mentioned at all. This omission comes from people who would still, for example, mention the founding fathers when discussing the US constitution.

    To me, it seems elementary that when one is asked to describe Western civilisation, one would go through the list and say democracy, which Solon of Athens invented, science, which was Thales of Miletus’ idea, and so forth down the list.

    We make reference to their ideas every day, but it just seems that very few people have even heard of them.

  13. hzhousewife

    We make reference to their ideas every day, but it just seems that very few people have even heard of them.

    Which goes to emphasize how uneducated we all are.

  14. GD

    Is ‘2dogs’ Ross Cameron in disguise?

  15. THE LEFT IS ACTUALLY AFRAID OF JORDAN PETERSON

    Nup.

    Meanwhile, let’s get back to endless Cat threads about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Omarosa Manigault Newman, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Gillian Triggs, Christine Nixon, Julia Gillard…

  16. .

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Omarosa Manigault Newman, Elizabeth Warren

    Dude, they’re all nuts.

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