It’s time to continue with my series on Jordan Peterson. The next item on my long list is his sycophantic stance towards his home country. This goes so far that he even excuses his accusers. In some of his more recent videos, he justifies the backlash he received by stating that it was the correct reaction to be skeptical of him because Canada is such a well-run country. I find this a rather baffling statement.
I would say there are a lot of issues that are wrong in Canada. The forced use of made-up pronouns is hardly the most important one. Yet, it seems that a big reason the media jumped on him for that is that it is such a petty issue. However, he dared to go against the dominant narrative. Yet, all of that is comparatively trivial. I don’t want to claim that Peterson is generally unaware of how bizarre Canada is. He’s fighting against made-up gender pronouns. He also lambasted the government for handing out professorships as rewards for women and minorities, instead of the most qualified applicants.
That being said, there are some real issues Canada is facing, which certainly dwarf made up gender pronouns:
1) Real Estate
Canada is in an absolutely staggering real estate bubble. Check out this article from Bloomberg and look for the comparison of housing in real prices between the US and Canada. A large part of the reason why the housing market in Canada is on fire is that wealthy foreigners are allowed to buy up everything they can get their hands on. The situation in Vancouver is particularly bad.
Well, China is a large country. It’s also run with an iron fist, and if you tick off the ruling Communist Party, you may very well find yourself in big trouble. Consequently, many rich Chinese have been looking overseas, buying up real estate like there is no tomorrow. Canada is among their favorite destinations. If you are an insensitive leftie who gets a fat monthly allowance from mom and dad and lives in an apartment daddy paid for in cash you may not see the issue. However, the average Canadian has gotten priced out of the market. If you want to own a place, it’ll take you decades to pay it off. There is also pressure from below, because in addition to wealthy Chinese flocking into Canada, you also have large-scale migration, leading to a dramatic rise in rental cost. A figure I recently heard was that a 700 square foot apartment in Toronto easily puts you back $2k/month.
You may think that this is unavoidable in a globalized world, but that would be wrong. Globalism and open borders is just a facet of communism. This could make you realize that just like countries can secure their borders, they can also restrict capital flows. Indeed, there are plenty of countries where foreigners are downright banned from owning real estate.
2) Submission to Islam
Muslims have been busily colonizing the West, bringing medieval mores with them. Just think of female genital mutilation, burquas, or slaughtering animals in an utterly barbaric manner by letting them bleed to death. That’s cultural enrichment alright. Even if you’re not tuned in to what ‘real’ Islam looks like, you only have to open your eyes and notice that mosques have been popping up all over. In Canada, the number of mosques is growing.
Canada is in many regards like Sweden or Germany. It seems it’s an even more cucked country because in Europe we don’t shower an ISIS fighter who killed our own with $10.5 million.
3) Spineless leadership
Following up on the last point, as an outsider, I can’t help but think that Canada is to the US as Sweden is to Europe. Both are relatively small and insignificant countries. They don’t think they can compete on the world stage, Canada probably much less than Sweden. The latter certainly punches way above its league, seeing that it has several ‘unicorn’ companies, for instance. What Canada lacks, just as much as Sweden, is national pride. They elected, to use BlackPigeonSpeaks’ phrase, a “part-time ski instructor and substitute drama teacher” Justin Trudeau to run their country. There are worse leaders on this planet, just look at Germany’s Angela Merkel who flooded the country with millions of unskilled and uneducated people from the third world. Still, Trudeau is not what I would consider a strong leader. It is thus no surprise that SJWs run amok in Canada.
Peterson is arguing against symptoms, not causes. The problem is that the political leadership is rotten. Sure, get made-up pronouns thrown out — that won’t help much as long as all the cucked Canadians keep voting leftists into office.
4) Systematic subjugation of men
As much as you may think that made-up gender pronouns are a big issue, I wager that a much bigger issue is that Canada, just like the West in general, has been waging a war against men. I’m fairly certain that Peterson has acknowledged that boys do worse in schools than girls, and that there are more women than men at university (they mostly study bullshit degrees, so it doesn’t really matter that much). What he does not acknowledge, at least to my knowledge, is that the educational system is geared towards women and that there are countless support programmes for women available, while men are generally seen as the enemy. Peterson mocks SJWs for using a term like “toxic masculinity”, but does not seem to acknowledge that society itself is gynocentric.
A particularly noteworthy example is the case of Steven Galloway, an academic at Canada’s University of British Columbia, who lost his job in 2016 due to false allegations. It is easy to use this as a starting point and further discuss the problem that men are seen as second-class citizens who are readily tossed aside by society. Peterson does not seem to think so and instead tells guys to suck it up.
It may be the case that my discussion of the points above is not entirely fair. To be honest, a big problem with the output of Jordan Peterson is that it is almost exclusively in video format. This has many disadvantages. Probably you can read a lot faster than you can watch a video. With texts in an electronic format, you can also quickly search within them. In addition, you can skim them. Video offers none of those advantages. Thus, it would take an inhuman effort to go through Peterson’s hundreds of hours of videos and try to verify that my observations are all correct. What I write is based on a few dozen of hours of videos, not on several hundreds of hours. This means that there may be footage out there where he addresses some of the points I made above. If that is the case and you happen to know of them, please let me know.
In my next posts on Peterson, I will discuss concepts and ideas, not specific content, so the disadvantages of the video format will be less of an issue.
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