Godspeed, Professor. His rise to fame probably didn’t help

Jordan Peterson recovering from severe tranquiliser addiction in Russia.

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44 Responses to Godspeed, Professor. His rise to fame probably didn’t help

  1. Chris

    Jordan Peterson did a lot for me.
    His behaviour in front of the chanting gang of trans nitwits, seen on Youtube, was a great example of the civilised alternative to my first preference.
    His video lectures are very entertaining and thought-provoking.
    His 28 oops 18 oops 12 rules for life a very practical guide to ‘just do the right thing to get by’ and very helpful when there are few concise answers to ‘How shall I live?’
    Best of all, he got traction as an example of a thoughtful yes troubled but genuinely thoughtful person living in the face of the progressive harmful ideas damaging our society.

  2. 132andBush

    He’s had the guts to speak up against the crazies.
    A better man than his armchair critics, a few of which unfortunately post at this blog.
    Who cares if he made money from it all? He and his wife deserve it and she’s now diagnosed with terminal cancer.

  3. Chris

    I notice that ABC story uses a picture which is somewhat unflattering, and doesn’t mention the struggles of Mikhaila just to live this far either.

  4. 132andBush

    I notice that ABC story uses a picture which is somewhat unflattering, and doesn’t mention the struggles of Mikhaila just to live this far either.

    He’s their ideological enemy.

  5. The pressure Jordan put himself under in his many whirlwind tours around the world was fearful. Those who have read his life story will also know that his quest for knowledge and understanding of our place in the world was psychologically brutal.

    I am in awe of his intellect, his determination and his courage. May God be with him in his latest struggle.

  6. Colonel Crispin Berka

    The only mystery is why the ABC didn’t run the headline “Jordan Peterson confirmed as Russian troll.”
    Just more #stillrelevant activity from the ABC that is, like most media, turning into merely yesterday’s youtubes repeated today.

    Chris I don’t think that photo is unflattering at all, that’s just your interpretation. It’s the last thing a Progressive sees before their ideology gets cut to pieces by a sharp rhetorical question. It’s a screenshot from when he was on QandA. So it’s quite appropriate all round really.

    More insulting is their alternative text caption for the photo, “Canadian author Jordan Peterson”, which puts him in the same category as celebrities who are famous for being famous. No mention of his title, Dr, nor his occupational accomplishments. Just an “author”, which anybody can be without training.

    Kinda makes you wonder, if someone like JBP can screw up so monumentally like this it’s unsurprising the rest of us are struggling to get by. Still, he’d taken on the responsibility to cure the world’s young people of nihilism and inoculate them against authoritarian collectivisation. Clearly a stressful thing to attempt, even without all the dietary weirdness.

  7. Cassie of Sydney

    “vicki
    #3317889, posted on February 9, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Great comment Vicki. Thank you.

    Whatever one thinks of Professor Jordan Peterson…and I have always been a huge fan……he is one brave man. He stood bravely at the barricades in late 2016 when the far-left progressive fascist thugs were shouting and screaming at him in an effort to bully and silence him. He refused to kowtow….he refused to bend the knee. Pity there weren’t more men and women like him. And those same far-left fascists have spent the last few years trying to delegitimise and silence him….even here in Australia….on Q&A when the tried to humiliate him with a gotcha question..he quietly and methodically humiliates and demolishes them. They hate him because they know he can see right through them.

    I hope Professor Peterson gets through this….we need him.

  8. Chris

    I hope Professor Peterson gets through this….we need him.

    Yes, I hope so too.
    But we need us and others to follow his example and stick up for intellectual freedom even more!

  9. Shy Ted

    ABC fact check. Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs, not an actual drug. ABC fail. Very difficult to come off.

  10. Cassie of Sydney

    “Chris
    #3317923, posted on February 9, 2020 at 3:39 pm
    I hope Professor Peterson gets through this….we need him.

    Yes, I hope so too.
    But we need us and others to follow his example and stick up for intellectual freedom even more!”

    Agree.

  11. BorisG,

    From what I have read about JP, I have huge respect for him. But don’t have time to listen. What would you recommend ?

  12. BorisG,

    civilised alternative to my first preference.

    Love this wording Chris

  13. egg_

    Chris
    #3317854, posted on February 9, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Amen.

  14. Cassie of Sydney

    We have someone here on a par with Peterson and her name is Bettina Arndt. Like Peterson Arndt is, as I write, being demonised, belittled, shouted down, screamed at, smeared at and so on by the far-left fascists.

  15. Infidel Tiger

    Psychologists are usually bonkers.

    Peterson and his daughter are completely crackers.

  16. Fang

    Infidel Tiger
    #3317997, posted on February 9, 2020 at 4:48 pm
    Psychologists are usually bonkers.

    Peterson and his daughter are completely crackers.

    So! What authority do you have in saying this?

  17. candy

    Benzo addiction is like an epidemic in America, I believe A terribly hard road to travel for him and for those that love him.

  18. Ubique

    So! What authority do you have in saying this?

    The authority of the IT is absolute, as a commentator of legendary status.

  19. Stimpson J. Cat

    Psychologists are usually bonkers.
    Peterson and his daughter are completely crackers.

    Can confirm.
    Anyone who recommends prescribing drugs to children is usually mentally ill, or will become mentally ill at some point.
    I hope they both get better and the sick wife as well.

  20. BorisG,

    And why is he in a Russia? A place that values free speech?

  21. Roger

    He’s had the guts to speak up against the crazies.
    A better man than his armchair critics, a few of which unfortunately post at this blog.

    I greatly admire the way Peterson stood up to the bullies, but nobody is beyond thoughtful criticism.

    I’m sure he will rebound from this but very sad news regarding his wife’s illness.

  22. Judge Dredd

    I admit I initially followed Jordan Peterson, and thought he was a teller of truth. It took me a while to see he was just another shyster who, most of the time, throws together word salad in the form of philosophy. This man will lead a lot of men down the wrong path (eventually).

    My opinion on his desent into madness is more about him being morally broken and he can no longer handle it. I won’t be surprised of further mental breakdowns.

    Further, tells of his moral brokenness is his daughter, Mikhaila, who parades around on Instagram in underwear under red lights whilst having a daughter of her own whom she abandoned.

    You can tell them by their fruits.

    Clean your padded room bucko!

  23. Stimpson J. Cat

    And why is he in a Russia? A place that values free speech?

    He loves Commie Art.
    He was a Socialist originally.

  24. Cassie of Sydney

    “whilst having a daughter of her own whom she abandoned.”

    Care to provide a source for this smear…bucko.

    “You can tell them by their fruits.

    You can tell them by their smears.

  25. Judge Dredd

    Care to provide a source for this smear…bucko.

    She has left her husband, and is now with a guy called Andrew Tate, whom I believe lives in Romania.
    Romania is no where near Canada.

    That said, I do hope both him and his daughter get better, repent and repair their injured souls.

  26. Cassie of Sydney

    “Judge Dredd
    #3318090, posted on February 9, 2020 at 6:51 pm
    Care to provide a source for this smear…bucko.

    She has left her husband, and is now with a guy called Andrew Tate, whom I believe lives in Romania.
    Romania is no where near Canada.

    That said, I do hope both him and his daughter get better, repent and repair their injured souls.”

    So bucko…where is your source for your earlier smear”whilst having a daughter of her own whom she abandoned.” That’s a pretty outrageous smear bucko.

    Methinks that Bucko like making smears up because methinks that Bucko disapproves of someone’s lifestyle. Maybe it’s you who needs to repent….creep.

  27. Judge Dredd

    That’s a pretty outrageous smear bucko.

    Just do an Internet search for Mikhaila and Andrew Tate. The truth is she has left her husband and baby.

  28. Cassie of Sydney

    “Just do an Internet search for Mikhaila and Andrew Tate. The truth is she has left her husband and baby.”

    Dear oh dear…..you’re not just a bucko….you’re a sicko….you probably believe that Donald Trump urinated on a prostitute in a Moscow hotel.

  29. Frank

    Just do an Internet search for Mikhaila and Andrew Tate.

    A lot of links to the daily stormer it seems.
    The all caps disclaimer reads

    WARNING: MOST OR ALL OF THIS INFORMATION MY BE WRONG OR CONFUSED. CHECK THIS UPDATE.

    So maybe not that much of a good source. Doesn’t seem like a very nice sort of website that one.

  30. Cassie of Sydney

    “Frank
    #3318173, posted on February 9, 2020 at 7:52 pm”

    That’s why I called bucko a sicko.

  31. Chris M

    Anyone who recommends prescribing drugs to children is usually mentally ill, or will become mentally ill at some point.

    Wouldn’t that be a psychiatrist, prescribing drugs? Largely agree though, these professions are the sketchy end of medicine…. claiming to treat ‘chemical imbalances’ which for the most part are unknown and unmeasurable. Beware the ‘ists’.

    Wish Jordan well, hope he fully heals. That awful unhealthy diet must almost certainly be contributing though.

  32. Rebel with cause

    I’ve found his lectures hugely interesting. Thankfully, I’ve intrusively been doing many of the things he recommends already but it useful to know why they work.

    Best wishes for his speedy recovery.

  33. Rebel with cause

    Thanks auto correct. Intuitively doing…

  34. Oh come on

    So he’s been on benzos for years? Christ. No wonder he’s having a terrible time coming off the stuff.

    Short term use only, folks. Strictly short term use. From what I understand, benzo withdrawal makes opioid withdrawal look like a chocolate sundae in comparison. And the recovery time is far longer.

  35. Helen

    Jordan Peterson gave young men permission to value themselves, to take pride in being a man against the demeaning frightbats scorn.

    It will be interesting to read/listen to his take on this journey when he recovers. What a trial of trails he and his family have trod. I wish them all the best. And Bettina, too.

  36. GD

    Jordan Peterson is a psychologist, not a psychiatrist, He didn’t and doesn’t prescribe medications for mental conditions.
    His ‘bizarre’ diet is the well-known keto diet first popularised by Dr Atkins in the 70s. He adopted it after seeing the improvement in his daughter’s allergy problem. He said it relieved him of anxiety.
    Obviously there are other measures at play here, and ones which are way beyond the ken of this blog.
    I wish him well. He has helped many, many young and older men.

  37. Cassie of Sydney

    “Helen
    #3318382, posted on February 9, 2020 at 10:31 pm”

    Well said Helen.

  38. Herodotus

    Anyone who prescribes that young people should clean their room and aspire towards academic and professional success can’t be all bad. Peterson has made numerous enemies in the left leaning media, and they have so many opportunities to pile on.

  39. Iampeter

    Yea Milo’s fame probably didn’t help with his meltdown either.

    The lives of shameless fame whores and grifters sure are hard.

    The real issue is that any of these figures are associated with being “right wing” and so the damage they’ve done to any serious alternatives to the left is pretty massive in scope.

  40. Cassie of Sydney

    “The lives of shameless fame whores and grifters sure are hard.”

    Iamshiteater knows all about “whores and grifters”

  41. Stimpson J. Cat

    He didn’t and doesn’t prescribe medications for mental conditions.

    That isn’t what I said.
    I said this:
    Anyone who recommends prescribing drugs to children is usually mentally ill, or will become mentally ill at some point.

    Which is what he did with his daughter from a young age, and what he did for himself.

    And now we see the results.
    His story is not unique, it happens every single day, to thousands and thousands of people.
    I’ve seen it before.
    It’s very sad indeed.

  42. Chris M

    “His ‘bizarre’ diet is the well-known keto diet first popularised by Dr Atkins in the 70s”

    No, understand Jordan and daughter have a meat-only carnivore diet which is quite different to the Atkins one. OK for a week or two but grim in the longer term…

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