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64) Jordan Peterson, Part 5: The Perfect House Problem; Subsection 7 — The Rebel Alliance

The Rebel Alliance depended on a dead dude, a quixotic Elf who talked like Grover, a wannabe hero with an inferiority complex, an arrogant smuggler, an incomprehensible BigFoot, an annoying and basically useless robot, a super-cool robot who looked like a futuristic garbage can, and a bitchy, bad-ass princess. So to Jordan, I ask you…

61) Jordan Peterson, Part 5: The Perfect House Problem; Subsection 4 – Scandinavian Atheist Indigenous Immigrant Women Should Rule the World

I have no problem accepting the statistical inevitability that some people in what I’m loosely calling “the oppressed communities” or “the protest communities” are coming from a place of resentment and bruised egos over-asserting themselves.  When they “speak truth to power” surely SOME of their motivations are ego-driven attempts to feel better about themselves, to…

56) Jordan Peterson — a moment for reflection

I found out the other day that Jordan recently entered a rehabilitation program for help with addiction to an anti-anxiety medication.  Very briefly, I want to express my thoughts on this, as some people have asked me to do. My predominant reaction is that I’m genuinely sorrowful that he is going through all this. Holy…

44) Jordan Peterson, Part 2: More problems…; Subsection 2: Bear Food reasoning in Darwinian/Functionalist clothing

Accusing Jordan of Bear Food reasoning is, I admit, a Straw Man attack if it’s taken superficially.  I mean, c’mon, you’ve watched the YouTube videos; Jordan DESTROYS weak Leftie arguments with ease…. He is way too smart to build so much of his thinking on top of such elemental errors in reasoning, logic flaws that…

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…

38) Jordan Peterson: Part 1: Problems with fundamental assumptions: “In this corner, Dominance hierarchies!!! (crowd goes WIIIIILLLLLLLD!!); and in this corner, Compassion!!! (Woooo…..????…*pin drop*)”

Subsection 1: Foolishness as Lack of Balance and Contextual Sensitivity “You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!” ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Anakin Skywalker In the most succinct way I can put it, I think a good…

22) Gratitude Day 3: Bugs

I’m grateful for bugs. There is a SOUND that I associate in my memory with the idyllic little farm where I spent the best years of my childhood.  And I know it is a real memory, because I went back one day, 25 years after leaving that place, and the very moment I stepped out…

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