It’s Wrong to Support Jordan Peterson or Buy His Vile Book

 

Whitcoulls, a major New Zealand bookstore chain has curtailed sales of mean, angry white man, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s international best-selling and deceptively entitled self-help book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos because of the recent massacre in Christchurch where 50 Muslims were killed by a crazed individual who stated, among other things, in his pre-massacre manifesto, that he describes himself as an ethno-nationalist, fascist, and an admirer of the current political system in Communist China. He seems to have made no mention of Dr. Peterson, his book, or his many videos…as yet.

As the bookstore chain stated on their website:

Unfortunately 12 Rules for Life is currently unavailable, which is a decision that Whitcoulls has made in light of some extremely disturbing material being circulated prior, during and after the Christchurch attacks. As a business which takes our responsibilities to our communities very seriously, we believe it would be wrong to support the author at this time. Apologies that we’re not able to sell it to you, but we appreciate your understanding.

Just how dangerous are Peterson’s book and his ideas? Whitcoulls felt that Peterson’s book was even more extreme and potentially harmful than Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf which it continues to sell.

According to the extremist website, The Daily Wire run by alt-right hate merchant, Ben Shapiro:

Peterson was photographed during his speaking tour in New Zealand with his arm around an apparent fan wearing a shirt emblazoned “I’m a proud Islamaphobe (sic).”

This ‘aha!’ moment provides the very obvious connection with Dr. Peterson and various international alt-white, anti-Muslim hate groups that he routinely claims he doesn’t like and with which he is not affiliated. Nice try, professor. Do you think we’re stupid?

Clearly, Peterson’s deceptively-written book that he claims he wrote to instruct people on how to behave responsibly and to tell the truth in order lead meaningful lives and be a positive example for their communities is loaded with numerous dog-whistles and coded instructions to his millions of jack-booted, white supremacist neo-Nazi followers. It should come as no surprise to anyone that when Peterson’s implores his followers to stand up straight with their shoulders back that he is harkening back to precisely the way that Nazi soldiers stood at attention before their beloved führer who the hot-tempered Canadian psychologist seeks to emulate. 12 Rules for Life is nothing more than a handbook for organizing a neo-Nazi movement and is clearly a threat to Muslims, women and the LGBT+ communities and other white-patriarchal oppressed identity groups throughout New Zealand the world.

Cambridge University in England took the very wise measure in the last couple of days to rescind a proposed fellowship offer to Dr. Peterson to work with professors in the university’s divinity school to further explore the meanings of some of the ancient Biblical stories from a psychological and philosophical perspective — or so Peterson claimed. Authorities at Cambridge, like the New Zealand bookstore chain, obviously understand that Peterson is a charlatan and a fraud, and may, in fact, have wanted to use the university’s resources and dupe its divinity professors in order to formulate a biblical or more paganized-biblical foundation for his vile, hate-spewing movement. Cambridge University luckily caught on to what Peterson was up to and stopped him before he could poison the minds of its impressionable students or its faculty.

No word as yet whether New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, or Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders will also call for the suppression of Jordan Peterson’s dangerous and harmful books and videos or demand that Google’s YouTube and other social media sites ban this angry and power-obsessed insidious, secret alt-right leader. It’s also unclear as of this writing whether schools in America will initiate a rigorous program of searching student backpacks and confiscating Peterson’s vile book in an expansion of a zero-tolerance policy for anything that could harm young people, like Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn or Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.

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  1. Columbo Member

    • #1
    • March 22, 2019, at 7:21 AM PDT
    • 17 likes
  2. Fake John/Jane Galt Thatcher

    He is white, male so obviously evil. He should be banned. Maybe jailed or executed.

    • #2
    • March 22, 2019, at 7:27 AM PDT
    • 10 likes
  3. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Shut up, they explained. 

    • #3
    • March 22, 2019, at 7:30 AM PDT
    • 21 likes
  4. Ilan Levine Member

    Bravo. Well calibrated satire.

    • #4
    • March 22, 2019, at 7:40 AM PDT
    • 8 likes
  5. Misthiocracy secretly Member

    < satire mode = on >

    To Kill A Mockingbird promotes rape culture. Mayella Ewell is a #metoo progenitor.

    < satire mode = off >

    • #5
    • March 22, 2019, at 7:46 AM PDT
    • 12 likes
  6. Rodin Member

    It is beyond sad that the ideas and philosophies that could give weak-minded boys like the New Zealand shooter strength and a different path is actually blamed for his villainy. Whitcoulls is actually promoting what it claims to detest.

    • #6
    • March 22, 2019, at 7:47 AM PDT
    • 17 likes
  7. Kay of MT Member

    Have they banned the Koran which is far move evil? It encourages the killing of all infidels.

    • #7
    • March 22, 2019, at 7:58 AM PDT
    • 19 likes
  8. Columbo Member

    Kay of MT (View Comment):

    Have they banned the Koran which is far move evil? It encourages the killing of all infidels.

    Well, technically they only employ that if the infidel refuses to complete subjugation to servanthood.

    • #8
    • March 22, 2019, at 8:02 AM PDT
    • 10 likes
  9. Richard Easton Member

    Cambridge has brilliantly demonstrated its commitment to diversity by uninviting a person with different views. War is peace. Slavery is freedom.

    • #9
    • March 22, 2019, at 8:18 AM PDT
    • 23 likes
  10. Retail Lawyer Member

    How odd that a bookstore bans a book.

    • #10
    • March 22, 2019, at 8:18 AM PDT
    • 17 likes
  11. Mr Nick Member

    Brian Watt: Today, the preceding is satire. Tomorrow, versions of this post written by other commentators may begin to appear on various media websites particularly in the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth.

    Unfortunately they already have. In The Spectator of all places….

     

    • #11
    • March 22, 2019, at 8:27 AM PDT
    • 5 likes
  12. Michael Brehm Member

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):
    Mayella Ewell

    #believeallwomen

    • #12
    • March 22, 2019, at 8:27 AM PDT
    • 6 likes
  13. Hugh Member

    Meh. Just virtue signalling. People will buy it from Amazon.

    • #13
    • March 22, 2019, at 8:44 AM PDT
    • 5 likes
  14. Vance Richards Member

    Never saw the book so I looked up to see what his 12 rules were:

    1. Stand up straight with your shoulders back
    2. Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping
    3. Make friends with people who want the best for you
    4. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today
    5. Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them
    6. Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world
    7. Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)
    8. Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie
    9. Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t
    10. Be precise in your speech
    11. Do not bother children when they are skateboarding
    12. Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Pretty obvious recipe for murder because . . . um . . . Wait a minute! This is the book they banned?

    • #14
    • March 22, 2019, at 8:58 AM PDT
    • 25 likes
  15. Hoyacon Member

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Never saw the book so I looked up to see what his 12 rules were:

    1. Stand up straight with your shoulders back
    2. Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping
    3. Make friends with people who want the best for you
    4. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today
    5. Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them
    6. Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world
    7. Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)
    8. Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie
    9. Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t
    10. Be precise in your speech
    11. Do not bother children when they are skateboarding
    12. Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Pretty obvious recipe for murder because . . . um . . . Wait a minute! This is the book they banned?

    I heard the book has a “secret” 13th rule inside for those who actually read it–Eat Your Vegetables. That’s probably it.

     

    • #15
    • March 22, 2019, at 9:18 AM PDT
    • 10 likes
  16. Kozak Member

    “The news out of Nigeria is getting progressively worse as it is being reported that more than 300 people were killed in at least seven predominantly Christian villages across Nigeria in February and March this year, according to multiple sources that monitor persecution of Christians.

    “Since February 10, there have been at least 270 people killed in Kaduna State alone,” International Christian Concern confirms. “It has been reported that at least 70 Christians have been killed during a 10-week span at the beginning of 2019 across the other Middle Belt states.”

     

    Crickets………..

    • #16
    • March 22, 2019, at 9:21 AM PDT
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  17. Kozak Member

    Hugh (View Comment):

    Meh. Just virtue signalling. People will buy it from Amazon.

    What happens when Amazon bans it and Google removes it from searches?

    • #17
    • March 22, 2019, at 9:22 AM PDT
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  18. Old Bathos Member

    It is interesting (and increasingly scary) that so many people who are completely uniformed about so many things still know exactly what the PC horde believes and what is expected of them to demonstrate their loyalty. I sometimes thing that shutting down Twitter would have the same effect as killing the Borg queen and releasing all her drones.

    • #18
    • March 22, 2019, at 9:25 AM PDT
    • 7 likes
  19. James Gawron Thatcher

    Brian,

    I’m sure Jordan is prepared for this kind of crap. Anyone who really challenges The Narrative, no matter how well credentialed well reasoned and well presented, is a threat so they are also a target. One lunatic in New Zealand and suddenly all of Western Civilization is discredited.

    Not hardly.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #19
    • March 22, 2019, at 9:27 AM PDT
    • 9 likes
  20. Jim McConnell Member

    Sadly, the last paragraph of the OP is probably very accurate.

    • #20
    • March 22, 2019, at 9:32 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  21. Profile Photo Member

    Right you are James, we must ban this Jordan Peterson fellow with the utmost vigor, why his books preach Self Reliance, don’t you know? We cannot allow self reliance idea to flourish because that leads to independent thought which leads to questioning of our wonderful Elites great moral authority to keep us all on the straight and narrow politically correct path to righteousness. Oh My Gawd! Absolutely can’t have that questioning of our Elite’s Authority!

    I have heard some not very well hidden hints of Islamophobia in the comments above which clearly need to be snuffed out, immediately.

    A fine example of proper and devout Islamophilklic behavior is how this official from the Home Office recently responded to a request for asylum by this filthy Apostate Muslim who said he converted to “peaceful” Christianity from Islam and now wants to sneak into the UK to avoid his rightful punishment and execution in Iran. The Home Office mocked his request for asylum in their Asylum Rejection Letter by quoting excerpts from the Book of Revelations that are “filled with imagery of revenge, destruction, death and violence” and concluded that “these examples are inconsistent with your claim that you converted to Christianity after discovering it is a “peaceful” religion as opposed to Islam”. Rightly and finely put don’t you think?

    • #21
    • March 22, 2019, at 10:02 AM PDT
    • 3 likes
  22. Front Seat Cat Member

    Wow! It is just astonishing that this is where we are in the world – It happened fast and its very very dangerous.

    • #22
    • March 22, 2019, at 10:14 AM PDT
    • 5 likes
  23. The Reticulator Member

    Is it any surprise that a repressive, book-banning society also produces a murderous Islamophobe? Intersectional theory tells us not to be surprised if one species of bigoted intolerance goes hand in hand with another.

    • #23
    • March 22, 2019, at 10:20 AM PDT
    • 9 likes
  24. Hoyacon Member

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Is it any surprise that a repressive, book-banning society also produces a murderous Islsmophobe? Intersectional theory tells us not to be surprised if one species of bigoted intolerance goes hand in hand with another.

    Worthy of a thesis :)

    • #24
    • March 22, 2019, at 10:23 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  25. Aaron Miller Member

    I read a screed calling for more banning of rightwing extremists from.online communities in response to the shooting. In describing the shooter’s manifesto, the author said everything in it that didn’t fit her narrative was meant to throw them off.

    • #25
    • March 22, 2019, at 10:26 AM PDT
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  26. Henry Castaigne Member

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    Hoyacon  

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Never saw the book so I looked up to see what his 12 rules were:

    1. Stand up straight with your shoulders back
    2. Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping
    3. Make friends with people who want the best for you
    4. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today
    5. Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them
    6. Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world
    7. Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)
    8. Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie
    9. Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t
    10. Be precise in your speech
    11. Do not bother children when they are skateboarding
    12. Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Pretty obvious recipe for murder because . . . um . . . Wait a minute! This is the book they banned?

    I heard the book has a “secret” 13th rule inside for those who actually read it–Eat Your Vegetables. That’s probably it.

    More like, eat beef steak all the time. 

    • #26
    • March 22, 2019, at 10:29 AM PDT
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  27. Full Size Tabby Member

    Brian Watt:

    Today, the preceding is satire. Tomorrow, versions of this post written by other commentators may begin to appear on various media websites particularly in the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth.

     

    I wouldn’t even be surprised if this very post were cited as “even people on right wing sites are calling for banishing Jordan Peterson.”

    • #27
    • March 22, 2019, at 10:57 AM PDT
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  28. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Member

    We’re just banning Infowars! Everyone thinks he’s a lunatic. No need to worry!

    We’re just banning Dennis Prager. It’s not like we’re coming for everyone!

    We’re just banning Jordan Peterson! Calm down!

    We’re just banning all men to make this a safe place. Why are you a whiny little snowflake?

    /progress.

    • #28
    • March 22, 2019, at 11:23 AM PDT
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  29. Fake John/Jane Galt Thatcher

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Never saw the book so I looked up to see what his 12 rules were:

    1. Stand up straight with your shoulders back
    2. Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping
    3. Make friends with people who want the best for you
    4. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today
    5. Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them
    6. Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world
    7. Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)
    8. Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie
    9. Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t
    10. Be precise in your speech
    11. Do not bother children when they are skateboarding
    12. Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Pretty obvious recipe for murder because . . . um . . . Wait a minute! This is the book they banned?

    I was with him until rule 12. Cats are evil, the man needs to be banned, locked up and executed. He needs to go. Cats….

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    • March 22, 2019, at 1:03 PM PDT
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  30. Hoyacon Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Never saw the book so I looked up to see what his 12 rules were:

    1. Stand up straight with your shoulders back
    2. Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping
    3. Make friends with people who want the best for you
    4. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today
    5. Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them
    6. Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world
    7. Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)
    8. Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie
    9. Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t
    10. Be precise in your speech
    11. Do not bother children when they are skateboarding
    12. Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

    Pretty obvious recipe for murder because . . . um . . . Wait a minute! This is the book they banned?

    I was with him until rule 12. Cats are evil, the man needs to be banned, locked up and executed. He needs to go. Cats….

    No one will accuse you of violating #10. :)

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    • March 22, 2019, at 1:09 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
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