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But there is no coherent reason for the left’s obliterating and irrational hatred of Jordan Peterson. What, then, accounts for it?It is because the left, while it currently seems ascendant in our houses of culture and art, has in fact entered its decadent late phase, and it is deeply vulnerable. The left is afraid not of Peterson, but of the ideas he promotes, which are completely inconsistent with identity politics of any kind. When the poetry editors of The Nation virtuously publish an amateurish but super-woke poem, only to discover that the poem stumbled across several trip wires of political correctness; when these editors (one of them a full professor in the Harvard English department) then jointly write a letter oozing bathos and career anxiety and begging forgiveness from their critics; when the poet himself publishes a statement of his own—a missive falling somewhere between an apology, a Hail Mary pass, and a suicide note; and when all of this is accepted in the houses of the holy as one of the regrettable but minor incidents that take place along the path toward greater justice, something is dying.When the top man at The New York Times publishes a sober statement about a meeting he had with the president in which he describes instructing Trump about the problem of his “deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric,” and then three days later the paper announces that it has hired a writer who has tweeted about her hatred of white people, of Republicans, of cops, of the president, of the need to stop certain female writers and journalists from “existing,” and when this new hire will not be a beat reporter, but will sit on the paper’s editorial board—having a hand in shaping the opinions the paper presents to the world—then it is no mystery that a parallel culture of ideas has emerged to replace a corrupted system. When even Barack Obama, the poet laureate of identity politics, is moved to issue a message to the faithful, hinting that that they could be tipping their hand on all of this—saying during a speech he delivered in South Africa that a culture is at a dead end when it decides someone has no “standing to speak” if he is a white man—and when even this mayday is ignored, the doomsday clock ticks ever closer to the end.
Once it’s gone, the left will have nothing left in its arsenal.
The left is losing because their ideas don’t stand up to fact based debate. Race cards, and ad Homs are not a replacement for logic and facts. Identity politics has been stretched so thin that it’s losing its effect.
Once it’s gone, the left will have nothing left in its arsenal.The left should live in a VR holodeck, with each other, and generate KKK 'bots which they can then fight against, for the rest of their natural lives.The rest of us have jobs and a life to live.
Race cards, and ad Homs are not a replacement for logic and facts
There are no Jordan Petersons, Ben Shapiros, or even Charlie Kirks on the left
Look aback at political arguments that included say Iwgog, Bellingham Bill, JazzMusic and others, I don't recall seeing them taking th low ground ever (or hardly ever).
IT's true that the identity politics obsessed far left has a problem with Jordan Peterson,. but that problem is that too many of their own (myself for example), like his message, and reject identity politics. IF you think that means they are changing their mind about fairly taxing high and corporate incomes, or health care policy and so on, you are mistaken. Identity politics on both sides is a distraction from real issues. The left has Noam CHomsky or the more moderate Brett and Eric Wienstein, or Sam Harris. Moderate democrats are happy to listen to civil conversation that Ben Shapiro, Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson, or Dave Rubin is a part of. The truth is that labels left and right, "conservative" and "liberal" and even "progressive" have totally lost their meaning, compared to decades ago. IF you listen to Joe Rogan, much of the time you wouldn't know if you are listening to someone that usually votes democrat or republican.
Marcus has a terrible memory, but I believe he’s in process of being red pilled by Peterson, which is encouraging!
The right is far more diverse these days
mell saysThe right is far more diverse these daysThat's simply not true. TO believe that, you would have to claim everything that is not far left as right ? THat would be mike my claiming everyone that is not a Trump Cuck as "the left."
TO believe that, you would have to claim everything that is not far left as right
he is claiming that the Left has become monolithic in ideology tolerating no dissent or divergence in thought, by definition anything different IS outside the Left.
The left is losing because their ideas don’t stand up to fact based debate
Lefts argument is simple... “we want free shit from taxpayers”
The American "left" is an almost entirely imaginary entity that exists most powerfully in the mind of those easily manipulated by the media. Congrats on that ;)
Goran_K saysThe left is losing because their ideas don’t stand up to fact based debateYou mean like this ?FortWayne saysLefts argument is simple... “we want free shit from taxpayers”
How is the claim wrong?
FortWayne saysLefts argument is simple... “we want free shit from taxpayers”