Darkstream: the lunacy of Jordan Peterson

I’m doing a Periscope addressing my earlier post about Peterson today. This is the place for your comments on it, live or otherwise.

UPDATE: Even Peterson’s fans have no faith in his intellectual integrity.

JBP will never debate Vox. It is a “No Win” for him. First he would take heavy criticism for even associating with Vox. Second even if he takes Vox apart no one will care, because outside of hardcore politics/culture war guys… no one knows Vox.

Of course he won’t debate me. I never thought for a moment that he would, because it is far more likely that he would break down and cry than take me apart. Look, the reason the guy is always obsessing about making a mistake that will ruin him forever is because he’s an imposter and he knows it.

Once you know he’s a gamma, you know everything you need to predict his behavior. Success will make him more hubristic and self-righteous, then he’ll self-sabotage.

UPDATE: This email was amusing, but I appreciated the sentiment.

Until today, I never really thought about how much flat-out lunacy and inanity you get hit with every freaking day.

Where do you think MPAI came from. Unlike Jordan Peterson’s philosophy, Marcus Aurelius’s is still useful. Peterson tells you to lie to yourself. Aurelius’s advice is rather more useful.

Begin each day by telling yourself: Today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill-will, and selfishness – all of them due to the offenders’ ignorance of what is good or evil. 

That’s a bit more gracious than my version – the father of Commodus was obviously too optimistic – but it’s good advice.