Tag: Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson Suspended by Twitter Over Post Referring to Transgender Actor

Bestselling author and psychologist Jordan Peterson has been barred from Twitter after he made comments related to a transgender actor, his daughter Mikhaila Peterson said on the platform. “Wow. @jordanbpeterson got a twitter strike,” she wrote. “No more twitter until he deletes the tweet. Definitely not a free speech platform at the moment @elonmusk.” The…


Timeless Truths: The Link Between Socrates’ Teachings and Jordan Peterson’s ’12 Rules’

Commentary I invited Jordan Peterson to my university in 2013, years before he famously opposed Bill C-16. Peterson was very gracious and delivered an interesting lecture based on his book “Maps of Meaning.” Still, I had secretly hoped he’d address the subject of an earlier lecture titled, “The Necessity of Virtue.” In that 2010 lecture,…


Fired Professor With ‘Anti-Woke Position’ Fights to Regain Her Job

A Calgary professor who says she was fired for her stance on issues such as Black Lives Matter, indigenous residential schools, and the relationship between gender and biological sex has filed a grievance against her dismissal and will crowdfund the fight to regain her job. Frances Widdowson, a tenured associate professor in the department of…


The Jordan Peterson Lecture: Music and Meaning

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist who is now on a tour promoting his newest book “Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.” I had the chance to see one of his lectures on this tour, and discuss some of the overarching precepts and how they relate to the power of music and…


Trigger Warnings Take Our Wits Away

Commentary “The protesters falsely claimed that vaccines do not work.” So stated the reporter on last night’s TV news. In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m homing in on that little weasel word “falsely.” Without it, the sentence would have read well enough—the protesters made a claim, which might be right or wrong. But to seed…


Why Jordan Peterson Quit Academia

Commentary Woke supremacy has been taking a toll on Western civilization. The casualties of wokeness are too many and sundry to track. But we should not forget that wokeness was first germinated in higher education, from whence it metastasized to the wider social body. The academy is the cathedral pulpit from which the ideological dictates of the elite…


Rex Murphy: How the ‘Cancel Culture’ Mob’s Attempt to Silence Jordan Peterson Backfired

Commentary Cancel culture is a misnomer for the ages. If it is anything, it is first surely not a culture, but its very opposite and antithesis. An anti-culture, or a movement to suffocate and injure real culture. Like many other pernicious practices, it comes out of the horrid womb of woke politics. Its mode of…


Woke Ideology Mimics Precursors to Totalitarian Slaughter, Experts Say

Some of the core tenets of the “woke” ideology spreading around the country mimic ideas used to justify many of the most horrendous atrocities of the past century, according to several experts as well as a recent documentary exploring the topic. The documentary, called “Better Left Unsaid,” concludes that the self-identified “radical left” endorses “four…


Pronouns, Free Speech, and The Advocate

Commentary The B.C. Law Society’s trade journal, The Advocate, is caught in the jaws of a disagreement between transgender advocates and court authorities, and those who favour traditional pronouns. At stake is The Advocate’s integrity as a forum of free discussion. The journal had planned to publish competing viewpoints about a recent change in court procedure concerning…


On Jordan Peterson and Filling the Void

Commentary Jordan Peterson occupies a unique place in the cultural sphere. Grounded in the small Alberta town of his upbringing, the University of Toronto professor of clinical psychology has been elevated to the status of Canada’s foremost public intellectual. An almost mythic figure to some, Peterson is a pariah to others. For those who worship…