Canadian Politics

The Importance of Hating Jordan Peterson

The Importance of Hating Jordan Peterson

For we have conquered the academy. We have conquered the primary/secondary educational apparatus in the west. And our now-liberalized media helps reinforce the world-view injected into the "bold, free thinkers" we graduate from the ideological mould-presses that are our modern retail educational outlets. We have got them thinking instead of feeling. We have them fighting battles that were won or lost decades ago. But mostly - and I think this, above all - we have relieved them of the burden of personal responsibility. Instead, they now come equipped with a sense of boundless entitlement, all the better prepared to ask not what they can do for their country, but what their country must do for them. By setting the boundaries of entitlement ever further afield, by working to proscribe acceptable language, curtail debate and provide safe spaces wherein individuals can be shielded from worldviews different from our own, we ensure that our project of fragmenting society and atomizing it into warring grievance groups continues apace. Any voices raised against this must be quashed. That is why it is more important than ever to attack our ideological enemies. Enemies like Dr. Jordan Peterson ...

I WAS IN THE HOUSE WHEN THE HOUSE BURNED DOWN

I WAS IN THE HOUSE WHEN THE HOUSE BURNED DOWN

2011 was the high water-mark for Canada's New Democrats. Jack Layton, with his Dabney Coleman good looks, neatly-trimmed mustache and Chinese wife was the embodiment of sane progressivism. Under his guidance, the youngest of Canada's major political parties rose from back-bench obscurity to Official Opposition in 5 short years. It was a bravura performance, and a hopeful moment for those of us who, like myself, had joined back in 1982. Back then the NDP's solid but turgid Ed Broadbent provided the only alternative to Prime Minister Joe Clark's laughably incompetent Conservative government and a newly reminted Pierre Elliott Trudeau.