Jordan B. Peterson

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Peterson in 2017

Jordan "Clean your room" Bernt Peterson (born 1962) is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He rose to fame (as can be seen by his YouTube channel[1] having over 275,000 subscribers and 12,000,000 views) largely due to his public opposition to the Canadian government's Bill C-16,[2] [3][4] which sparked a controversy that earned him significant media coverage. He opposed the bill mainly because he does not want to instantiate a philosophical doctrine into law that insists biological sex, gender identity and gender expression vary independently. However, many people believe he is transphobic and that he opposes a person's gender identity and/or expression from being discriminated against according to the Canadian Human Rights Act.[5][6] Given that his objections to bill c-16 resonate with many people including transphobic individuals, it is unsurprising that many of his fans are reactionaries, who like and support Peterson for his opposition stance to the bill but also due to his view of IQ being a huge determiner of cognitive ability[7] (which the race realist reactionaries love to cite), his scientifically supported views on the psychological differences between men and women[8] (which the sexist reactionaries all love), sympathetic views towards conservative values,[9] being hugely anti-Marxist[10][11] (because it's not like any other system has caused mass death at all[12]) and for defending Christianity.[13] [14] [15]. Anyone opposing a bill purported to expand human rights towards discriminated minority groups, discusses IQ as a valid measure of intelligence or predictor of other social phenomena, discusses psychological differences between men and women and sympathizes with conservative values will obviously attract transphobes, racists, and sexists. However, that does not mean bigots are the average expected audience of Peterson, neither does it mean Peterson himself is a bigot.

Nevertheless, this has led him to be interviewed by a whole slew of famous reactionary stars, including Carl of Swindon,[16] Stefan Molyneux,[17] Joe Rogan,[18] (who called his first interview with Peterson his favorite podcast he's ever done) Dave Rubin,[19] and Theryn Meyer, "Reasonable Trans Person".[20]

Jordan Peterson seems to not like postmodernism that much, looking at the completely reasonable amount of videos on YouTube Peterson has done on the subject.[21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38] He treats postmodernism as a serious problem facing academia. It is debatable whether Peterson misrepresents postmodernism and misconstrues it to be a corrupting force rather than just a natural evolution of philosophy.

References[edit]

  1. https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos
  2. https://www.youtube.com/49f58079-325e-4fe0-a0ef-921e01980474
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnIAAkSNtqo
  4. http://torontoist.com/2016/12/are-jordan-petersons-claims-about-bill-c-16-correct/
  5. https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/university-of-toronto-professor-defends-right-to-use-gender-specific-pronouns/article32946675/
  6. http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/petition-calls-for-potentially-dangerous-peterson-yiannopoulos-to-be-kicked-off-ballot-for-university-rector
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSo5v5t4OQM
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmg4fV5mAKs
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyw4rTywyY0
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLoG9zBvvLQ
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p2QfjaSIUo
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnIsdVaCnUE
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKG4_psaC9k
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28i3lWxW5xs
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDXHlOnKmdI
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJMCQ94t98k
  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcEJr8h_yGM
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USg3NR76XpQ
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJSJcPKA1Ug
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkmzdiJXwaA
  21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkmXwByGmjc
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyzSrtr6oJE
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPojltjv4M0
  24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhPUxmrQqS0
  25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAncrmE6YV0
  26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urd0IK0WEWU
  27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTxmKc80wUw
  28. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01wGv0ZxNEg
  29. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4c-jOdPTN8
  30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCfIuFmULkg
  31. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4qiEVduSfE
  32. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kruFvbFr3Io
  33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw8-NPAN0C8
  34. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSVaYr8zBOM
  35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSzpc2vh8Ow
  36. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DucmJEVr5vo
  37. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VwG6oaFxJs
  38. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AjoeBFW1vw