Hateful poster campaign targets outspoken Prof. Jordan Peterson


Colpy
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He found one of the hateful posters on a telephone pole near his home a few nights ago.
In what is labelled a “Community Safety Bulletin,” controversial University of Toronto Prof. Jordan Peterson — now a household name for his free speech advocacy and his refusal to use genderless pronouns — is painted as someone to fear who has “open associations with neo-nazis and the alt-right” and has even been referred to as a “Nazi philosopher.”
The poster — which invites people to contact the dean of the U of T arts and science faculty with their concerns — also suggests Peterson has been campaigning against rights for women, people of colour, Muslims and LGBT people for the past year.
Peterson says the poster is not only “libelous” but also a different attempt at intimidation, “striking close to home” this time.
“The implication there is that I’m the sort of person we should hide children from,” he said. “The accusations against me are beyond absurd, beyond belief.”
But instead of pursuing legal action, he decided to tweet the poster, along with letters of support he’s received because of it.
He said while no one has claimed responsibility for the poster, he suspects it is the same group who pressured Ryerson University — with a Facebook page threatening disruption and possible violence — to cancel the free speech event there on Aug. 22, ironically called “The Stifling of Free Speech on University Campuses.”
The event — which also features Gad Saad (an equally outspoken marketing professor, author and commentator) and psychologist Oren Amitay — is now taking place on Nov. 11 at Canada Christian College, the only place they can ensure the event won’t be cancelled, says Peterson. (What a sad statement!)
Ryerson spokesman Michael Forbes said at the time that Ryerson “was not equipped to provide the necessary level of public safety for the event.”
“I think the fact that Ryerson caved to the demands of these people for sure emboldened them,” said Peterson.
Devon Ballinger, who claims credit on her Facebook page for being part of the group that shut down the Aug. 22 event, promotes plans to stage a counter-demonstration at the Nov. 11 event on a new Facebook page called SEDE, an acronym for @Shutemdowneverywhere.

Ballinger, a non-binary activist who goes by the pronouns they/them, denied responsibility for the “Community Safety Bulletin” but added this proves “how widespread the feelings of animosity towards said professor go.”
They/them added SEDE would “never divulge any information” that could lead to harm against those in their community who created the poster.
I asked they/them what were the concerns about the Aug. 22 panel and most particularly Peterson. Ballinger said the panel was nothing more than an “exploration of xenophobia, transphobia, islamophobia and other bigoted ideas” — claiming that free speech only pertains to “criticisms of government, political leaders and the inability of the state to persecute dissenters.”
Ballinger said they/them also takes issue with Peterson’s “transphobic views” on gender neutral pronouns.
“He is making it seem like it’s about trans folks controlling everyone else when it’s really about respect for you fellow humans,” they/them said.
Oh the irony. This narrative writes itself. Comments from yours truly (me, a she) are not required.
Ballinger added that SEDE was an organized response to the escalated presence and tactics by the right within social institutions and community spaces — spaces they/them alluded to being only “leftist spaces.”
Who knew that publicly funded community spaces and universities are only “leftist spaces?”
But given how universities are emboldening groups like SEDE and denying those from all ends of the political spectrum their rights to free speech (and I certainly don’t mean the real hatemongers), I can certainly see where they/them would think they are “leftist spaces” only.
 
Hoid
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This reminds me of Andrew Dice Clay

"You wanted front row? You got front row."
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

This reminds me of Andrew Dice Clay

"You wanted front row? You got front row."

The problem is, like Mentalfloss is apt to do, the idiot "progressives" have labeled Peterson a Nazi sympathizer.

To anyone that knows anything about Peterson, this is completely ludicrous.

https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson/...082177?lang=en

Progressives have gotten to the point that they encourage violence against "Nazis", and then label anyone that disagrees with them "Nazis". That would include anyone slightly to the right of Che Guevara. Not that they know who that was.

They are increasingly dangerous.
 
Hoid
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No idea who he is or what he says - but when you like to get people worked up you sometimes get more than you asked for.
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

No idea who he is or what he says - but when you like to get people worked up you sometimes get more than you asked for.

Huh?

First you say you don't know who he is, then you accuse him of liking "to get people worked up".

Google is your friend.

Youtube has hundreds of hours of Jordan Peterson, a U of T psychology professor that got national attention because he refuses to use the invented pronouns of TG etc.

He is an incredibly bright individual.

Seriously, you should do just a few moments of research before you post.

Check out the link I added to the post below, and you will see my point.
 
petros
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Avro use Google to fact check?
 
DaSleeper
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And I'll be Flossy went to ryerson
 
petros
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Is that a community college?

Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

Progressives have gotten to the point that they encourage violence against "Nazis", and then label anyone that disagrees with them "Nazis". That would include anyone slightly to the right of Che Guevara. Not that they know who that was.

They are increasingly dangerous.

This nails it

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MODERN LEFTISM

6. Almost everyone will agree that we live in a deeply troubled society. One of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is leftism, so a discussion of the psychology of leftism can serve as an introduction to the discussion of the problems of modern society in general.

7. But what is leftism? During the first half of the 20th century leftism could have been practically identified with socialism. Today the movement is fragmented and it is not clear who can properly be called a leftist. When we speak of leftists in this article we have in mind mainly socialists, collectivists, “politically correct” types, feminists, gay and disability activists, animal rights activists and the like. But not everyone who is associated with one of these movements is a leftist. What we are trying to get at in discussing leftism is not so much movement or an ideology as a psychological type, or rather a collection of related types. Thus, what we mean by “leftism” will emerge more clearly in the course of our discussion of leftist psychology. (Also, see paragraphs 227-230.)

8. Even so, our conception of leftism will remain a good deal less clear than we would wish, but there doesn’t seem to be any remedy for this. All we are trying to do here is indicate in a rough and approximate way the two psychological tendencies that we believe are the main driving force of modern leftism. We by no means claim to be telling the WHOLE truth about leftist psychology. Also, our discussion is meant to apply to modern leftism only. We leave open the question of the extent to which our discussion could be applied to the leftists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

9. The two psychological tendencies that underlie modern leftism we call “feelings of inferiority” and “oversocialization.” Feelings of inferiority are characteristic of modern leftism as a whole, while oversocialization is characteristic only of a certain segment of modern leftism; but this segment is highly influential.

FEELINGS OF INFERIORITY

10. By “feelings of inferiority” we mean not only inferiority feelings in the strict sense but a whole spectrum of related traits; low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, depressive tendencies, defeatism, guilt, self- hatred, etc. We argue that modern leftists tend to have some such feelings (possibly more or less repressed) and that these feelings are decisive in determining the direction of modern leftism.

11. When someone interprets as derogatory almost anything that is said about him (or about groups with whom he identifies) we conclude that he has inferiority feelings or low self-esteem. This tendency is pronounced among minority rights activists, whether or not they belong to the minority groups whose rights they defend. They are hypersensitive about the words used to designate minorities and about anything that is said concerning minorities. The terms “negro,” “oriental,” “handicapped” or “chick” for an African, an Asian, a disabled person or a woman originally had no derogatory connotation. “Broad” and “chick” were merely the feminine equivalents of “guy,” “dude” or “fellow.” The negative connotations have been attached to these terms by the activists themselves. Some animal rights activists have gone so far as to reject the word “pet” and insist on its replacement by “animal companion.” Leftish anthropologists go to great lengths to avoid saying anything about primitive peoples that could conceivably be interpreted as negative. They want to replace the world “primitive” by “nonliterate.” They seem almost paranoid about anything that might suggest that any primitive culture is inferior to our own. (We do not mean to imply that primitive cultures ARE inferior to ours. We merely point out the hypersensitivity of leftish anthropologists.)

12. Those who are most sensitive about “politically incorrect” terminology are not the average black ghetto- dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any “oppressed” group but come from privileged strata of society. Political correctness has its stronghold among university professors, who have secure employment with comfortable salaries, and the majority of whom are heterosexual white males from middle- to upper-middle-class families.

13. Many leftists have an intense identification with the problems of groups that have an image of being weak (women), defeated (American Indians), repellent (homosexuals) or otherwise inferior. The leftists themselves feel that these groups are inferior. They would never admit to themselves that they have such feelings, but it is precisely because they do see these groups as inferior that they identify with their problems. (We do not mean to suggest that women, Indians, etc. ARE inferior; we are only making a point about leftist psychology.)

14. Feminists are desperately anxious to prove that women are as strong and as capable as men. Clearly they are nagged by a fear that women may NOT be as strong and as capable as men.

15. Leftists tend to hate anything that has an image of being strong, good and successful. They hate America, they hate Western civilization, they hate white males, they hate rationality. The reasons that leftists give for hating the West, etc. clearly do not correspond with their real motives. They SAY they hate the West because it is warlike, imperialistic, sexist, ethnocentric and so forth, but where these same faults appear in socialist countries or in primitive cultures, the leftist finds excuses for them, or at best he GRUDGINGLY admits that they exist; whereas he ENTHUSIASTICALLY points out (and often greatly exaggerates) these faults where they appear in Western civilization. Thus it is clear that these faults are not the leftist’s real motive for hating America and the West. He hates America and the West because they are strong and successful.
 
Curious Cdn
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Jordan Peterson is one of the very smartest people in this country, bar none.

North America is plagued by "anti-smart",these days, hence the preponderance of idiotic conspiracy theories passed off as "alternate facts" to the gormless masses.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Is that a community college?

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He studied information technology like that flaky woman from out west that used to be on the forum a while back....
 
petros
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The "information auditing" nut job?

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Jordan Peterson is one of the very smartest people in this country, bar none.

North America is plagued by "anti-smart",these days, hence the preponderance of idiotic conspiracy theories passed off as "alternate facts" to the gormless masses.

You aren't allowed to be smart. It makes leftists feel inferior.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

The "information auditing" nut job?



You aren't allowed to be smart. It makes leftists feel inferior.

It also causes the extreme Right to reach for their guns.
 
petros
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Uhhhh....NO!
 
Hoid
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The only thing I know about him for sure is that his fanbase is sketchy.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

The only thing I know about him for sure is that his fanbase is sketchy.

Then best you do some solid research.
 
Vbeacher
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

No idea who he is or what he says - but when you like to get people worked up you sometimes get more than you asked for.

He had the AUDACITY to disparage the idea of using made-up pronouns for people who refuse to be identified as male or female! Clearly he's a horrible human being and deserves to harshly punished, lose his job, and be destroyed!

So says the Left, for which any deviation from political correctness marks one as an enemy of the people (people defined by them). Ah, if only there were gulags and re-education camps the Left could send such horrible people to!
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by Vbeacher View Post

He had the AUDACITY to disparage the idea of using made-up pronouns for people who refuse to be identified as male or female! Clearly he's a horrible human being and deserves to harshly punished, lose his job, and be destroyed!

So says the Left, for which any deviation from political correctness marks one as an enemy of the people (people defined by them). Ah, if only there were gulags and re-education camps the Left could send such horrible people to!

there you go. Did not need to read anything but this to get the full story.
 
Cannuck
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Said it before and I'll say it again, those that want to punish the professor for expressing his opinion are no different than Trump and his followers that wanted football players punished for speaking theirs.

I'll stand against both. Who's with me and who's a hypocrite?
 
Dixie Cup
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I admire the man greatly. He says it like it is. His critics are the people who are bigots, racists etc. etc. He is the most common sense person out there. We literally need 1000's of people like him to speak out against the stupidity that seems to be out there!


JMHO
 
Vbeacher
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

there you go. Did not need to read anything but this to get the full story.

And that IS, unfortunately, the full story. That's the entirety of his crimes against humanity. There's no hint of racism, sexism, etc. as per the poster. No way a Canadian university wouldn't boot anyone who was like that.
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

there you go. Did not need to read anything but this to get the full story.

That is hardly the full story.

That is what pulled him into the public view outside of academia, but does not explain who he is, why is is respected in academic circles, nor the scope of his resistance to "forced" speech.

The guy is not a trans-hating fanatic. Far from it.

Go to youtube and search
Jordan Peterson Cultural Appropriation Is Cultures Learning From Each Other

Watch it all, the last bit is nothing less than hilarious.