Better hide the meth, Jordan Peterson is feeling the heat again and bravely decided to give up his Twitter habit:
Initially, Peterson stuck to his guns, firing back at ‘panderers’, and insisting that the decision to feature a plus-size woman on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit was ‘a conscious and cynical manipulation by the oh-so virtuous politically correct’.
In another tweet he added: ‘It’s a conscious progressive attempt to manipulate and retool the notion of beauty, reliant on the idiot philosophy that such preferences are learned and properly changed by those who know better.’
However, after he continued to be bombarded with what he described as a ‘vicious flood of insults’, Peterson called it quits, announcing that he was ‘departing’ Twitter, while branding the social media platform ‘intrinsically and dangerously insane’.
‘The endless flood of vicious insult is really not something that can be experienced anywhere else,’ he wrote. ‘I like to follow the people I know but I think the incentive structure of the platform makes it intrinsically and dangerously insane.’
He continued: ‘So I told my staff to change my password, to keep me from temptation, and am departing once again.
‘If I have something to say I’ll write an article or make a video. If the issue is not important enough to justify that then perhaps it would be best to just let it go.’
If you ever want to know how a Gamma is going to handle something, just ask yourself What Would Jordan Do?
Not that getting off Facebook and Twitter and Linked-In is a bad idea in and of itself, but the only thing worse than rage-quitting is fear-quitting.
UPDATE: Social media isn’t for everyone, particularly not for those desperate for approval.
JORDAN PETERSON: The endless flood of vicious insult is really not something that can be experienced anywhere else. I like to follow the people I know but I think the incentive structure of the platform makes it intrinsically and dangerously insane.
MIKE CERNOVICH: Twitter is spectacular. I’ve made new friends, witnessed and participated in history, and learned as much as one would walking library stacks. You’re desperate for approval, this makes it impossible for you to not internalize (or at least ignore) the hate any public figure gets.