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Professor Jordan Peterson on Middle Class Socialists, and My New Motto February 23, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, cultural marxism, General Catholic, horror, manhood, paganism, persecution, Revolution, secularism, Society, true leadership.
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I’ve realized more and more of late, that I’ve become something of a political opinion junky on Youtube.  I used to listen to music through headphones while working outside the house on weekends (often around noisy machinery), but the music began to deteriorate so I started listening to some podcasts and things like that.  Then the wave of “alt-right” or conservative programs broke through on Youtube in 2015 and I’ve found myself listening more and more.  I can only listen to so many sermons while working, and the political stuff tends to be more, ahhh……..energizing.

Thus, the increasing spate of right wing or alt-right political commentary on the blog.  Sorry if that’s a downer, videos are also much quicker and easier to post than pure opinion on my part or quoting 1500 words from a book, so it’s also fit in naturally with my even more time-compressed post-job-change blogging style.

At any rate, one person I like to listen to on Youtube – to a point – is Professor Jordan Peterson, a professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of Toronto.  Professor Peterson is an academic, naturally, but one who is revulsed by the social justice warrior left.  And that’s where he’s at his best, diagnosing the noxiousness of the SJWs and their cultural marxist ideology, and the devastation it is wreaking on the culture.  When he gets into his idea of “truth,” and wisdom, which is Christian-tinged but also filled with problematic ideas from men such as Carl Jung and other modernist New Age types, he’s on much more shaky ground, though I will say that he is unusually capable of presenting an extremely deeply thought out political-moral-social philosophy.  He’s one of the few people able to communicate those ideas in the public square in a way that non-academics can comprehend, though I think he reaches some wrong conclusions.  It’s a minor tragedy in a sense, here is a man plainly called in a very special way by Christ to speak the Truth in a powerful way, but I feel he may be a bit hamstrung from taking the next step in reducing Truth to the God made Man by his deep involvement in contemporary intellectual ideology (and especially, psychiatry).

There are tons of videos of Dr. Peterson absolutely eviscerating the Left, but this is a good, short one:

That is, even when it still bothered to purport to be concerned about the “little guy,” or the working class, that concern was self-motivated and based more on their own titanic envy against anyone richer/more powerful than themselves.  This same idea has now spread and metastasized into the moral sphere, where Leftists hold anyone who believes differently than they do on not only practical policy but also basic moral issues to be not only wrong but evil.  Pride is the root of all sin.  What sins are being unleashed by the titanic, and wholly unearned, pride of the Left are terrifying to behold.

Another gem below, which is so important because it introduces the monumentally important work of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn to a broader audience, explains how ideology – which is most prevalent on the Left but can, to a much lesser and generally less dangerous extent, exist on the right – can give rise to the most appallingly evil, destructive, monstrous political-social regimes the world has ever seen.  That is also the danger inherent in the collapse of Western institutions through the pervasive influence of cultural marxism, which has deliberately corrupted education, especially the education in history, civics, and philosophy (teaching how to think), that whole generations have been produced who are totally intellectually detached from any ability to think critically or analyze present events in the light of history.  How else would millions of young people (and others) in the West have become so disenchanted with their own birthright and heritage – a heritage formed and shaped immensely by the Church – and come to prefer the “other,” be it traditional Marxism, cultural marxism, Mohamaddism, etc:

A shorter, more powerful, in some ways, view of the same:

One area of Professor Peterson’s crusade against the creeping totalitarianism of the Left is through his refusal to use the preferred “gender pronouns” of his students.  So boys want to be called girls, a she insists on being called a he, etc.  He’s gotten into a great deal of hot water over this, as one can imagine.  There are presently disciplinary proceedings being arranged against him.  He is also in trouble for denouncing Canada’s coming governmental embrace of sharia law in the form of instituting what amounts to an anti-blasphemy law favoring islam.  Once again we see how islam is rapidly becoming the de facto state religion of the West, at least among the governing elites.

Professor Peterson is suffering for his beliefs.  His health has badly deteriorated in the past year as the persecution against him has ramped up.  He’s on the right track, I think, but I will pray for him that he come to recognize much more clearly that truth descends, always, from Jesus Christ, and that he jettison some of his intellectual baggage.

Finally, a bit of a silly personal aside, picked up from some random thing I stumbled on today. Yes, I’m getting a bit salty in my old age, but I think there is a great deal of wisdom in this quote from Tucker Carlson:

The beginning of wisdom is to know what an a$$hole you are.

Yep.  I think that’s about right.  Works for me, anyway.  The more I meditate on that fact, the better I tend to behave to those around me, and the more humility I tend to evidence.

YMMV.

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Comments

1. The Lord's Blog - February 23, 2017

Reblogged this on Jean'sBistro2010's Blog.

2. Amillennial - February 23, 2017

You had to refer to ‘alt-right’, didn’t you? SJW snowflakes everywhere were just triggered…

3. Amillennial - February 23, 2017

The professor in hot water for not kowtowing to calling individuals ‘they’ or ‘them’? Oh, right. ‘We are legion’ comes to mind…

4. skeinster - February 24, 2017

Yep, it’s like an all-you-can-eat buffet. Really working on stepping away from it for Nineveh 90.

But it’s so nice to hear people say non-stupid stuff…

5. Baseballmomof8 - February 24, 2017

Love that motto… and WHY do I love it? Because, quite simply, it is TRUTH.

6. Camper - February 24, 2017

Here’s a better one, from the Bible, and no swearing, to boot: The fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom, and Knowledge of the Holy One is Understanding. It’s in the Book of Proverbs.

7. S. Armaticus - February 24, 2017

Great post.

I am using Dr. Peterson (and Stefan Molyneux) as references on my Catholic blog as well. What I think is important with these two gentlemen is that they allow a Catholic to reason their way to the source of the Catholic Faith that are “known through “natural light of human reason from the things that are made”.

This methodology is a powerful tool in another respect. It allows the thinking person to be brought to the point where the supernatural Faith can kick in. There is a great video by Stefan Molyneux and Dr. Duke Pesta where they layout the case for Christianity. They are in fact laying out the case for Traditional Catholicism, but they still haven’t come to that realization.

All in all, it is great to see the Catholic blogs going outside their safe space. It shows us that we are not alone, and that we have been correct all along!

Tantumblogo - February 24, 2017

Thank you for the recommendation. I’ll check it out.

Yes there has been a veritable explosion of really compelling content on Youtube over the past couple of years. Some of these guys are brilliant, yes, but also passionate about changing the narrative in the culture. Really good stuff, glad to know you enjoy, too.

S. Armaticus - February 27, 2017

Hi:

It looks like other Catholic bloggers are beginning to see the situation in the Church in a wider Context. 🙂

https://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/professor-jordan-peterson-on-middle-class-socialists-and-my-new-motto/#comment-41557

Tantumblogo - February 27, 2017

Thanks!


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