48) citizens > politicians

Why do we elect a person, be it a drama teacher, real estate developer, business owner or community organizer, and then care excessively about what they say? We have legions of experts who study things for their whole lives and could communicate directly to the public. Instead of us arguing about what some politician said…

46) Jordan Peterson: Part 3: The Bucko Mistake; Sub-section 1: Literally Terrible Advice

(from https://www.reddit.com/r/Jordan_Peterson_Memes/comments/5ywcxt/sort_yourself_out_bucko/) Jordan pulls no punches in his public statements, calling entire university departments illegitimate and advocating for their de-funding, calling people who espouse “Leftist” or “socialist” views intellectually naive, subscribers to a murderous ideology, malevolent.  blah blah blah I imagine Jordan should expect people to pull no punches in return.  So…okay…. Jordan’s book, 12 Rules…

43) Jordan Peterson, Part 2: More Problems with Fundamental Assumptions; Sub-section 1: The Naturalistic Fallacy

— from — https://www.google.ca/search?q=running+away+from+a+bear&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjtjd6Ng_LdAhVk2oMKHUJxDOsQ_AUIDigB&biw=1422&bih=780#imgrc=WH65B9lCNXoMQM: Sub-section 1: The Naturalistic Fallacy I get a kick out of the old joke — How fast do you need to run in order to outrun a bear? …. You know, faster than the other guy….. …………… The weird thing about getting eaten by bears is that it IS totally natural,…

41) Jordan Peterson, Part 1, Subsection 4: Moral Foolishness

(from https://geektyrant.com/news/netflixs-voltron-legendary-defender-has-a-78-episode-commitment-season-3-premieres-in-2017) Let’s take a look for a moment at what you end up with when you put together what we covered in the previous two essays: Philosophical Foolishness and Theoretical Foolishness. You get a view of human nature that is disturbingly unbalanced, highlighting the parts of our evolutionary heritage that are most compatible with…

40) Jordan Peterson, Part 1; Subsection 3: Theoretical Foolishness

  (image from — https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1348627-jordan-peterson) I discussed in the previous section “philosophical foolishness”, which led, by the end, to an argument that took Jordan’s reasoning to completely opposite conclusions — his unqualified rejection of socialism and Marxist-inspired thought in general (which, I should note, is consistent with his larger narrative of conserving the value of traditional…