Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson

spilledthebeer

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Ah- the illogic of the left!!!!!!!!!!!!


They hate Jordan Peterson because he points out character foibles that make the left ashamed of themselves!!!!!!!!!!!!




Here is an article illustrating just how screwed up and politically so called correct things are getting in Canada. With some comments of my own in brackets):

Wilfrid Laurier University apologizes to teaching assistant over reprimand


Canadian Press.Published: November 21, 2017. Updated: November 22, 2017 10:47 AM EST. Filed Under: Toronto SUN News/Canada

An Ontario university has apologized to a teaching assistant who was severely chastised for airing a clip of a debate featuring a controversial figure, saying the woman was not treated according to the institution’s values.

(HA! Oh yes- she WAS treated according to the values of the institution! The only reason for the apology was FEAR on the part of university staff who feared a major public backlash and loss of GRAVY!)

The president of Wilfrid Laurier University said the school is proceeding with a third-party investigation into the dispute with graduate student Lindsay Shepherd, but said recently revealed audio recordings of her interactions with her immediate superiors made it clear an apology was in order.

President says the “investigation” is proceeding? IN other words they ARE looking for a way to silence this woman without the bother of a public backlash against their reverse bigotry and grissw double standards!)

Shepherd said she discreetly recorded a meeting with three Laurier staff members in which she was roundly criticized for failing to condemn the views of polarizing University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson, who has refused to use gender-neutral pronouns. She had aired a clip of a debate featuring the professor as part of a communications tutorial.

On the recording of the meeting, Shepherd is heard tearfully defending her decision to play the clip while staff accuse her of being transphobic and liken her failure to condemn Peterson to remaining neutral on the views of Adolf Hitler.

(OH right- using some made up title to refer to a person who is transitioning-making themselves UNRECOGIZABLE as either male or female- as the first and most vocal critic of Peterson has done is not quite in Nazi territory! Simply being referred to as Miss or Mr- WHILE YOU STILL HAVE ALL THE PROPER PARTS TO QUALIFY FOR THE LABEL is hardly genocide! That you are so unhappy with everything about your life and body is hardly the fault of others!)

“The conversation I heard does not reflect the values and practices to which Laurier aspires,” the university’s president, Deborah MacLatchy, said in a statement Tuesday. “I am sorry it occurred in the way that it did and I regret the impact it had on Lindsay Shepherd.”

Shepherd, 22, said she accepted and welcomed the apology, but felt it rang hollow coming on the heels of intensive media attention around her case.

(I say she heard that communication loud and clear- and fake!)

“Let’s not forget that this was their only option,” she said. “They were basically forced to do it out of public and media shaming.”

(Don’t forget fear of lost gravy!)

The saga began earlier this month when Shepherd led two tutorial groups of students taking a first-year communications course.

As part of a lesson on the complexities of grammar, Shepherd said she was trying to demonstrate that the structure of a language can impact the society in which its spoken in ways people might not anticipate.

To illustrate her point, she said she mentioned that long-standing views on gender had likely been shaped by the gender-specific pronouns that are part of English’s fundamental grammatical structure.

(Gender specific pronouns are part of MOST languages on this planet!)

The clip of Peterson debating sexual diversity scholar Nicholas Matte, she said, was meant to demonstrate ways in which the existence of gender-specific pronouns has caused controversy. A student complaint about the class prompted a meeting with supervisors.

(No- it is medical advancements that permit gender re-assignment that are putting up these problems for desperately unhappy people! And they are lashing out in their anger and frustration as it takes many years and much determination to reach a point where gender re-assignment is on offer- and this causes friction!)

In Shepherd’s recordings of her meeting with superiors, which she shared with The Canadian Press, she is heard arguing that she tried to present the situation neutrally in order to foster debate and discussion, and states that she herself does not support Peterson’s views on gender-neutral pronouns.

Shepherd’s supervisor Nathan Rambukkana is heard explicitly drawing parallels to white supremacist propaganda and is heard saying Shepherd should not have taken a neutral stance on the issue in class.

(IN other words- this student of”communications” is suffering from LIE-beral imposed thought control! LIE-berals do not want debate as they have long ago CLOSED THEIR MINDS to main stream Cdn views!)

In an open letter to Shepherd, Rambukkana apologized.

“While I still think that such material needs to be handled carefully, especially so as to not infringe on the rights of any of our students or make them feel unwelcome in the learning environment, I believe you are right that making a space for controversial or oppositional views is important, and even essential to a university,” he wrote in the letter.

“The trick is how to properly contextualize such material.”

(Yeah- is all a TRICK! A vile hypocrite one dreamed up by LIE-berals who are NOT comfortable with anything resembling free speach- that dissents from THEIR VIEW!)

Rambukkana also apologized for meeting with Shepherd in the company of two other colleagues, responding to criticism that such a setup demonstrated a power imbalance.

Shepherd argued, however, that Rambukkana’s caveat about contextualizing suggests Laurier is still opposed to hearing multiple perspectives on an issue, saying telling students what to think of any given opinion ahead of time cripples their capacity to form their own thoughts.

“It doesn’t matter how nicely you put it, it’s not OK to say that you can’t debate issues and you have to think a certain way,” she said.

(It certainly KILLS debate on any issue- which is of course EXACTLY what LIE-berals WANT! As an example- they are far more interested in discussing punishments for “Islamophobia” than they are in actually DEFINING it! If LIE-berals get their way- it looks like “Islamophobes” can look forward to being hauled into Human Rights- but too often Wrong Kangaroo courts- with the LIE-beral purpose being to intimidate into silence ANY critic of their many failed policies!)

In addition to the inquiry probing Shepherd’s case, MacLatchy said Laurier has also struck a task force looking at issues of academic freedom.

(Judging by the furor around U of T prof Jordan Peterson- the main interest of those concerned about “academic freedom” is finding the best way to channel and LIMIT it!)

“Laurier is committed to the abiding principles of freedom of speech and freedom of expression,” she said.

“Giving life to these principles while respecting fundamentally important human rights and our institutional values of diversity and inclusion, is not a simple matter. The intense media interest points to a highly polarizing and very complicated set of issues that is affecting universities across the democratic world.”
 

Cannuck

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Why does the left hate Jordan Peterson? Probably the same reason the right hates Colin Kaepernick. Hurt feelings
 

MHz

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Really? Here I thought I was the only one on the planet capable of feeling that emotion enough that I actually say something. See how much lower I am than the collective who can hold all that in. Mind you they dish out rather than receive so i have to assume that plays a role on their ability to endure it so long.
 

spilledthebeer

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The left dislikes Jordan Peterson probably for the same reason it disliked George Orwell: it's bad enough when the right criticizes the left, but how to respond when the left criticizes the left?



Why does Soudi Arabia need to make stuff up when it could just bring up the fact that the UNHCR has officially criticized Canada for the separate school system conflicting with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights? It could also bring up the matter of underfunding for universal compulsory education on indigenous reserves among other matters too.

To make stuff up costs Saudi Arabia its credibility.


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PITY POOR white unifier for his muddled bigotry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


UNHCR is in disgrace for its bigotry and friendly relations with despots and bankrupt socialists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

spilledthebeer

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The left dislike everything about white humanity.


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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You got one right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



LIE-berals HATE white people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That is why Cdn LIE-berals are in so much trouble and likely to be defeated in ther next election!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The best result Our idiot Boy can hope for is a minority govt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And it is likely to be SHORT LIVED as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And can you imagine the SHAME of the people living in the riding represented by Our idiot Boy if he is personally re-elected????????


Imagine having to admit living in a place that still LIKES the idiot Boy even after all the messes he has made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ordinary Cdns would have to conclude you were drugged, or bribed, or got kicked in the head by a really tall soccer player and were
not in your right mind when you cast the ballot!
 

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Jordan Peterson's New Book Release Prompts Tears, Outcry Among Publisher's Staff​

Employees at Penguin Random House Canada reportedly cried over the publisher's decision to publish Jordan Peterson's new book during a town hall meeting.

Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist self-styled as the "professor against political correctness," announced his new book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life will be released in March 2021 in a YouTube video on Monday.

Vice reported that the news sparked an outcry at Canada's biggest book publisher, with some staffers confronting management in a bid to cancel the book's release. Dozens more filed anonymous complaints about the book, the report said.

Four Penguin Random House Canada employees told Vice that the company was secretive about Peterson's book and it didn't appear in an internal database that usually includes all upcoming releases.

They said that at the internal town hall on Monday, publishing executives defended the decision to publish Peterson, while employees aired their grievances.
"He is an icon of hate speech and transphobia and the fact that he's an icon of white supremacy, regardless of the content of his book, I'm not proud to work for a company that publishes him," one employee, who is a member of the LGBTQ community, told Vice.

Another said "people were crying in the meeting about how Jordan Peterson has affected their lives."

One staffer said Peterson had "radicalized" their father, while another said publishing his new book "will negatively affect their non-binary friend."

Peterson is known for his divisive views on political and cultural issues, after rising to prominence over his refusal to use gender-neutral pronouns in 2016. His book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos sold more than five million copies worldwide, according to Penguin Random House.

In a statement to Vice, Penguin Random House Canada said it was "committed to publishing a range of voices and viewpoints."

"We are open to hearing our employees' feedback and answering all of their questions," the statement added.


 

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Jordan Peterson's New Book Release Prompts Tears, Outcry Among Publisher's Staff​

Employees at Penguin Random House Canada reportedly cried over the publisher's decision to publish Jordan Peterson's new book during a town hall meeting.

Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist self-styled as the "professor against political correctness," announced his new book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life will be released in March 2021 in a YouTube video on Monday.

Vice reported that the news sparked an outcry at Canada's biggest book publisher, with some staffers confronting management in a bid to cancel the book's release. Dozens more filed anonymous complaints about the book, the report said.

Four Penguin Random House Canada employees told Vice that the company was secretive about Peterson's book and it didn't appear in an internal database that usually includes all upcoming releases.

They said that at the internal town hall on Monday, publishing executives defended the decision to publish Peterson, while employees aired their grievances.
"He is an icon of hate speech and transphobia and the fact that he's an icon of white supremacy, regardless of the content of his book, I'm not proud to work for a company that publishes him," one employee, who is a member of the LGBTQ community, told Vice.

Another said "people were crying in the meeting about how Jordan Peterson has affected their lives."

One staffer said Peterson had "radicalized" their father, while another said publishing his new book "will negatively affect their non-binary friend."

Peterson is known for his divisive views on political and cultural issues, after rising to prominence over his refusal to use gender-neutral pronouns in 2016. His book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos sold more than five million copies worldwide, according to Penguin Random House.

In a statement to Vice, Penguin Random House Canada said it was "committed to publishing a range of voices and viewpoints."

"We are open to hearing our employees' feedback and answering all of their questions," the statement added.

That is the problem with the politically correct left, Not only do they don't want to hear, but they don't want anyone else to hear a diverging opinion....

None of them are individualistic, Group think is what controls them!
That is why progressives have more parades, protests, and even riots,,, than any other groups in the free world!


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Lies at the Heart of Identity Politics​

Excerpt

"Identity politics was born and nurtured in universities, in women’s and feminist studies, in gay and queer studies, in black and ethnic studies, Islamic studies, and in whiteness studies. Whiteness studies is the only one to take as its mandate the vilification of its subject population; the others frame their subject populations as victims of white and male oppression. Under the now official and exclusive university policy of “diversity and inclusion,” universities have jettisoned universalistic criteria such as achievement, merit, and potential, now regarded by “progressives” as “male supremacist talking points,” in favor of sex, race, and sexuality bases for selection, preferences, and benefits.

What “diversity and inclusion” means in practice is that females, African Americans, and Hispanics, and, in Canada, members of First Nations, are given preferences, funding, and special benefits, while better qualified males, Jews and other whites, and Asian Americans and Asian Canadians are excluded to make places for the preferred. This is the most prominent form of systemic racism that exists in North America today. Furthermore, what “diversity” never means is diversity of thought and opinion, for deviations from the far-left narratives are punished, those taking a critical view of identity politics are “cancelled,” marginalized and fired. Universities have entirely abandoned academic values in favor of so-called “social justice” identity politics.

Identity politics celebrates the idea that people should be judged, not as individuals, but on the basis of their sex and race, but also by their claimed identity, whether sexual, ethnic, or religious. What a marvelous formula for dividing people, and setting them at odds and in conflict with one another. This is a strategy by its advocates to gain power for their subgroup at the expense of others. Where groups are small, “intersectional” alliances are called for to strengthen their challenge to their target. Is the feminist strategy any more than anti-male sexism? Is the race activist strategy any more than anti-white racism? Treating people according to their census category rather than as individuals is deeply illiberal, a violation of equality before the law, and thus a violation of their human rights. Dividing the population according to their census categories rather than viewing others as fellow citizens is deeply antisocial and anti-American."
 

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That is the problem with the politically correct left, Not only do they don't want to hear, but they don't want anyone else to hear a diverging opinion....

None of them are individualistic, Group think is what controls them!
That is why progressives have more parades, protests, and even riots,,, than any other groups in the free world!


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The IQ of each of these Leftie SJW types is about the same as my shoe size.

When I watch videos of SJWs on parade getting destroyed by facts I always wonder whether any of the people in the videos are Serryah, Cliffy or T-bones:


 
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The IQ of each of these Leftie SJW types is about the same as my shoe size.

When I watch videos of SJWs on parade getting destroyed by facts I always wonder whether any of the people in the videos are Serryah, Cliffy or T-bones:



LOLOL! As if you're not a 'SJW' yourself... just your 'justice' is all about you.