Jordan Peterson = Win

See what happens when one pushes back against bullies?

If Peterson’s fundraising numbers are astounding, perhaps the astounded have underestimated the fury being inspired by modern preoccupations like white privilege and cultural appropriation, and by the marginalization, shouting down or outright cancellation of other viewpoints in polite society’s institutions. The biggest applause line at last weekend’s Conservative Party of Canada leadership convention came when winner Andrew Scheer promised to withhold federal funding from universities that “shut down debate.”

“It’s (bad) enough that the media elites find the views of many conservatives unfashionable or outré,” says one Conservative strategist, describing the mood among party supporters. “Now the trendline on university campuses seems to be to ban any expression of conservative ideas … or any questioning of liberal orthodoxy.”

Peterson is by no means appealing only to reactionaries or partisan conservatives, however. His YouTube channel, which has 290,000 subscribers, is not a source of Rebel-style rants and conspiracies. Recent videos include the first two of his ongoing 12-part lecture series, The Psychological Significance of The Biblical Stories. (Some of his crowdfunding money went toward renting the Isabel Bader Theatre at U of T for the series, but he says he made it back through ticket sales.) His Patreon account promises “lectures about profound psychological ideas.”

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  • Blind Druid

    Rock on Jordan. That’s all I have to say.

  • Brett_McS

    Good news, but a terrible article.

    • El Martyachi

      There’s no way it would make it into quadrant.

  • simus1

    Jordan P has an energized fully functioning brain, unlike most of our conservative “all star politicians” and the hopeless no name leftists elected to office.

    • He is simply someone who didn’t cower to idiocy.

      He is what the West could be if it grew up.