Category Archives: Jordan Peterson

April 22, 2017

Jordan B. Peterson – Disinvited to Linfield College: My response (Video)

In February of 2017, I was invited to speak at Linfield College (http://www.linfield.edu/), a small liberal arts institution in McMinnville, Oregon, about an hour outside of Portland. I agreed, and the talk was scheduled for Monday, April 24. This caused some controversy, as the typical suspects began to express their concern about safe spaces. On April 18, the talk was summarily canceled, despite the flight and accommodation bookings. I gave the host students permission to use my honorarium to book an alternative venue.

April 12, 2017

Harvard’s Free Speech Debate Takes a Rightward Turn

Harvard’s Open Campus Initiative says it wants to encourage free speech from all ideological viewpoints—starting with inviting controversial conservative voices.

In the month since Charles Murray’s scheduled talk at Middlebury College was thwarted by violent demonstrations on campus, several student groups at elite universities like Columbia and Harvard are courting Murray and other controversial speakers in attempt to challenge what they view as ideological intolerance on college campuses.

At Harvard University, the newly established Open Campus Initiative—dubbed the “free speech club” on campus—has booked Murray for a speaking engagement next semester and is hosting another campus pariah, University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson, for its first official event tonight, Monday.

Harvard’s Open Campus Initiative spent roughly $1,000 on security reinforcements surrounding Peterson’s arrival on campus, which has provoked backlash from LGBT students.

Peterson has been targeted by student protesters for speaking out against a proposed law in Canada that would mandate the use of gender-neutral descriptors like “they” as part of a broader push for transgender rights.

“Professor Peterson is an accomplished psychologist who has a lot more to talk about than gender pronouns, but I think idea of institutionally-backed efforts to force people to use certain words is worth debating,” Conor Healy, a sophomore at Harvard and head of the Open Campus Initiative, told The Daily Beast.

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Interviewing Dr Jordan Peterson – Sargon of Akkad (Video)

We are all living in the naive fantasy of a thirteen year old girl.

April 8, 2017

Dr Jordan B Peterson Chats with Some Black Guy (Video)

I had a good conversation with Derrick Pilot, better known as Some Black Guy (http://bit.ly/2eZ9xqb). We first talked about protests, YouTube pundits and political correctness. Then we talked about vision and responsibility.

Postmodernism: practice and pathology – Jordan B. Peterson (Video)

I gave a talk on postmodernism and its dangers at the Manning Conference in Ottawa February (www.manningcentre.ca/conference) on a panel entitled Censorship on Campus. Panelists included Dr. Gad Saad of The Saad Truth (http://bit.ly/1qDQIYh) and John Carpay, President of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (www.jccf.ca).

April 7, 2017

Help support Professor Jordan Peterson’s Research

Professor Jordan Peterson at the University of Toronto — the professor who has been fighting so valiantly for free speech and academic freedom, and against political correctness — he has had his scholarly funding cut off. His grant application to continue his academic research was rejected, for the first time in his career.

So we’re going to raise his research funding for him!

This research money isn’t his salary. It’s the budget he needs to do his work — to hire graduate students, and other out of pocket expenses to pursue his scholarship.

That’s what’s been rejected. They’ve cut off his studies. Which just happen to include studying the psychology of political correctness.

But we don’t need to depend on the government and their anonymous bureaucrats.

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FTP038: Jordan B. Peterson on Failed Utopias, Mapping the Mind, and Finding Meaning (Audio)

In this episode we talk to Jordan B. Peterson who is a clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His thinking was informed by some of the most influential figures in the fields of psychology, philosophy and biology, from Nietzsche to Darwin to Jung.

Controversy Surrounding Jordan B. Peterson

Jordan B. Peterson has been receiving a lot of attention in the past year because of his strong opposition to gender neutral pronouns.

In this interview, he explains how people’s personalities predict their political belief, and what the driving factors behind all the recent social justice warrior and political correctness movements are.

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April 5, 2017

2017 Personality 13: Existentialism via Solzhenitsyn and the Gulag – Jordan B. Peterson (Video)

In this lecture, I explore the dreadful socio-political consequences of the individual inauthentic life: the degeneration of society into nihilism or totalitarianism, often of the most murderous sort, employing as an example the work/death camps of the Soviet Union.

April 3, 2017

Politically Incorrect Professor Gets Denied Grant Funding

“With Bill C-16 and its surrounding legislation, it’s the first time I’ve seen in our legislative history where people are attempting to make us speak their language.”

A professor who opposes political correctness and refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns was denied research grant funding.

Professor Jordan Peterson of the University of Toronto, who has recently sparked controversy for opposing social justice initiatives, was denied research grant funding, according to his Twitter account.

“This was the money that would have funded my research into the personality predictors of political correctness (and liberalism/conservatism),” noted Peterson in a subsequent Friday tweet.

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April 2, 2017

Mayhem while we’re freezing and starving: my talk at Western – Jordan B. Peterson (Video)

I was invited to speak at the University of Western Ontario recently. I and spoke about
(1) identity politics,
(2) the basic biological and temperamental differences between men and women,
(3) the faulty claims that biological sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual proclivity vary independently,
(4) the extreme danger of equity or equality of outcome doctrines,
(5) freedom of speech,
(6) nihilism, responsibility and meaning
and, finally,
(7) Pinocchio and the transformation of the individual.