Thus Spake Spacebunny

An SG reader reads Gab:

This comment is the written equivalent of watching someone get thrown off a roof onto concrete. You can almost hear the crunch.

MILO: For all the times I had to read “YOUR JUST JEALUOS” and sit baffled wondering what exactly I was supposed to be envying. It has been so immensely satisfying to see the same mediocre midwit screen names sulkily and silently reappear on Telegram trying to forget Jordan Peterson ever happened

WILLIAM: I suspect it’s not so much that you cannot grasp the wisdom that Peterson brings to the table as it is being contrarian simply for the sake of eliciting a response. Perhaps not textbook trolling, but certainly in the same ballpark.

SB: Imagine still falling for Peterson’s drug-induced prattle this far in.

WILLIAM: So, I’ve got two “he’s a drug addict” and one “he’s a paid-for shill” responses. I’ve been reading Dostoevsky and Solzhenitsyn recently – one of which warned his people against what we’re entering into now, and the other who lived through it and fought back against it. Peterson frequently references them, and the way he talks demonstrates a deep understanding of the evil they were fighting against – something he is committed to fighting himself. So what’s the real problem? Is he just not snide and mean enough? Is it that he’s not telling you who to hate?

SB: Wanda: To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people. I’ve known sheep who could outwit you. I’ve worn dresses with higher IQs, but you think you’re an intellectual, don’t you, ape?

Otto: Apes don’t read philosophy.

Wanda: Yes they do, Otto, they just don’t understand it.

Congratulations – you’re Otto.

Go here and start reading – there are pages of posts dedicated to explaining to idiots like you why Peterson is an evil fraud.

I just can’t imagine how she managed to get herself kicked off Elon’s bastion of free speech… again.


An Amusing Exchange

A commenter attempted to introduce a noted theologian to Nick Krauser. It did not go well.

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might wanna watch jordan peterson’s lectures on the bible, nick 😉

He hasn’t even read the Bible.

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that’s an ignorant comment, nick. misguided at best

No. You’re on JBP’s nuts. He treats the Bible like its just archtype stories and is theologically ignorant. He’s a fake and you’ve been had.

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sigh. you’re such a voxday fanboy, nick. he’s your guru

You’re posturing. Latest is that JBP just got exposed for lying about his IQ.

There are few things sadder than anyone who is dumb enough to still believe that Jordan Peterson is a serious public intellectual.


No, Harry, No!

Prince Harry has left readers wincing with his account of applying Elizabeth Arden cream used by his late mother to his frostbitten penis in 2011. The moment appears in his explosive memoir Spare, with a clip from the audiobook narrated by the Duke of Sussex himself making the rounds on social media, where horrified readers have called it a ‘Freudian nightmare.’ In the passage, Harry recalls that his late mother Princess Diana used to apply the cream to her lips, and says the smell of the product made him feel like his mother ‘was right there in the room’ before he applied the cream to his penis.

We’ve officially reached the point where satanic humiliation ritual may be the most optimistic explanation for Harry Markle’s behavior. Who ghostwrote this for him, Jordan Peterson?


When Jordan Took the Ticket

A Twitter user wonders why Jordan Peterson is so insistent on blaming the victims of sexual abuse and claiming that it is nothing more than a figment of their imaginations.

Jordan Peterson (for some reason) frantically explaining how “satanic pedophile rings” are simply the product of the minds of schizophrenic mothers and confused children. This video appears to have been completely scrubbed from the Internet. 🤔 Curious.

It’s not very well-known that one of Jordan Peterson’s early appearances in the media was an attempt to explain away a Canadian pedophile ring that went back to the 1960s. I didn’t address it in Jordanetics because there wasn’t really anything to say about it at the time other than the weirdness of Peterson inserting himself into the investigation. And yet, this sort of thing appears to surround him on a regular basis.

Toronto police have reportedly spoken with Jordan Peterson, the controversial Canadian academic and author, as part of an ongoing investigation in Northern Ireland into the “bizarre” disappearance and death of a 14-year-old boy.

It’s no wonder that Jordan Peterson hates himself and needs to drugs himself into oblivion just to get through the dark nights. He’s probably too sensitive to the evil that, if Maps of Meaning is any guide, has surrounded him since he was a child, and too aware of what appears to be his complicity in it.

TORONTO – It’s been more than 10 years since allegations that a pedophile ring operated in eastern Ontario first made national headlines.

And long after the dust has settled from the tome that is the Cornwall inquiry report some will continue to believe in a conspiracy to cover-up the truth, experts and observers say.

Commissioner G. Normand Glaude concluded Tuesday that children were sexually abused by people in positions of authority and that public institutions failed victims by mishandling complaints dating back to the 1960s.

But many were looking to him to lay to rest a more sinister explanation for those events, that it was the work of a pedophile ring and a cover-up that reached all the way to the Attorney General’s office was at play.

He did not, saying in his 1600-page report that he would not make an unequivocal statement about the theory either way.

For some, it may not have mattered.

An explanation that to some appears to debunk a conspiracy theory just further confirms others’ suspicions, said University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan B. Peterson.

“It’s very difficult to disprove a conspiracy theory, because every bit of disproving evidence can be just written off as additional evidence that these conspirators are particularly intelligent and sneaky,” he said.

Conspiracy theories are usually started by people who are very untrusting and it gathers steam among others who are somewhat untrusting, Peterson said.

They’re psychologically compelling because they neatly tie together troubling facts or assertions, he said. When things go badly there are often many explanations, and an orchestrated conspiracy “should be pretty low on your list of plausible hypotheses,” Peterson said.

“A good rule of thumb is: Don’t presume malevolence where stupidity is sufficient explanation,” he said. “Organizations can act badly and things can fall apart without any group of people driving that.”

Pedophile Ring Theory in Cornwall, Ont., Will Likely Continue to Swirl, Allison Jones, Winnipeg Free Press , December 17, 2009

That reads so much differently in the post-Epstein and Saville era than it did before we had conclusive evidence that there are persistent pedophile rings operating among the government and bureaucratic elites across the West, doesn’t it?

And here is a much more reliable rule of thumb: anyone who tries to blame obviously wicked actions on stupidity and incompetence instead of evil is probably complicit in that evil and is attempting to cover for it. Because there is no inherent contradiction between evil and stupidity.

UPDATE: It could get worse. A lot worse.

Before Tammy Peterson devoted her time to supporting her husband as an advisor, she worked professionally as a massage therapist. Tammy has also been an avid foster parent since she was 30, housing many children from orphanages in and around Canada.

She just loves kids, apparently. Such an amazing devotion to children.


They Call Him “Teacher”

Dr. Peterson is having his “they like me, they really like me” moment.

You know, when people meet me on the street, they’ll say things. I met a couple of Orthodox Jews in New York and they said to me, on the street, that they called me Rabbi, which was – emotional, teary-eyed pause – It’s a hell of a thing!

Let’s hope he makes the most of it before he is inevitably hurled from the high horse.


James Delingpole Catches Up

By disavowing Jordan Peterson. His take is particularly damning because he gave Jordan Peterson every possible benefit of the doubt, but to no avail:

One of the more disappointing gigs of my life was An Evening With Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson & Douglas Murray at the O2 arena in 2018. It had been billed as ‘the Woodstock of live speaking and debate’ but, just like its rainwashed predecessor, it was all hype and no trousers. I walked out half way through, which was a bit embarrassing, given that I was in one of the more visible front row seats, that the PR from whom I’d got my free tickets was nearby and that Douglas was a friend.

In my head – and a subsequent article – I persuaded myself I’d quite enjoyed it and that I just needed to leave early because the O2 was miles from civilisation and I wanted to get back home. In my heart, though, I knew it had been shit. Harris had droned on, as he always does, about Marcus Aurelius. Peterson had been abstruse, remote, obfuscatory – by which I mean he was using lots of words, in that annoying wheedling voice of his, to tell us very little. And, like Led Zeppelin not playing Stairway To Heaven, he was determinedly refusing to offer any gobbets of juicy red meat to his puppyishly eager and forgiving young male audience. Douglas was feline and quite funny, but that was about it.

So why didn’t I say at the time that the Emperor was wearing no clothes? Because back then I wanted so badly to believe that he was. Peterson, I thought, just had to be a good thing because lots of people on my side of the argument, all the edgy right-wing contrarian types, were saying he was. We’d read – or even written – many pleasing articles celebrating how well he was doing (earning well over a million a year playing huge arenas like this one), which was just great because we were used to living in a culture where only liberals and leftists were rewarded. Peterson was our guy because though he came from leftie academe, he was sticking it the libs. He’d destroyed that prissy left-wing interviewer called Cathy Newman who’d tried to get the better of him on Channel 4 news; he was down with Pepe the Frog; his bestselling book was punchy, savvy, digestible; he said clever, funny stuff about lobsters. He was leading the backlash against the destruction of Western Civilisation.

Except, we now know, he wasn’t. Peterson is a bad actor – and probably was so all along.

Vox Day was ahead of the game on this as he so often is. As early as 2018, he published the (so I gather: I really must read it) corrosive and utterly damning Jordanetics: A Journey Into the Mind of Humanity’s Greatest Thinker. It has taken most of the rest of us till now to catch up.

For me, the clincher was watching a video called Jordan Peterson Dismantled, which argues, plausibly I think, that Peterson’s goal is not to bolster the political right but to neutralise it. That was made three years ago, so I’m a bit late to the party. The reason I’m thinking about him now – to be honest I’d pretty much stopped doing so since that 2018 snoozefest – is because one or two people on my side still appear to be taking him seriously. And I don’t think they should. He’s a menace.

Peterson is a bad actor. He’s a very bad actor in both sense of the term. He’s now such an obvious psychosexual train wreck that it’s astonishing anyone still even tries to take him seriously.


The Global Moral Compass

Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro are putting on their little rhetorical soft-shoe routine in Jerusalem:

Dr. Jordan Peterson, the Canadian psychologist, and owner of one of the most listened-to podcasts in the world said last night (Thursday), while he tearfully pleaded with those present in the International Convention Center in Jerusalem to protect the holy city.

Peterson said: “As Jews in Israel, are you telling the greatest story ever told? Well, you decide that by how you live. And what you do will affect the world – for one reason or another, it’s not so easy to understand, everyone looks here to see, well, how are you actually doing, under this tremendous assault of adversarial criticism, as this little, tiny people in the middle of no man’s land in some real sense, as a -what would you say – cardinal model of the nation-state and the city on the hill. You have a tremendous moral responsibility, like you have, perhaps, for your entire history, for reasons that are very difficult to understand, and I think it is true, in some real sense, that the fate of the world depends on the decisions of the people of Israel. Just as the fate of the world depends on the decision of every individual, so you make yourself a shining light on the hill, right? You attract people here because of what you’re capable of doing. You show the world what the holy city could look like. Because we need it. We need it, and it’s up to you to do it. Thank you very much.”

Ben Shapiro, the well-known American political commentator, and the owner of the media body The Daily Wire explained that in his eyes, Jerusalem, chosen especially by the two as the place where they will appear when they arrive together in Israel, is a global moral compass. “We have returned to an era in which divine rule does not come from above, not through laws, not through logic and not even through providing a sufficient explanation, but through force alone. When chaos ruled everything.”

You have to love the Petersonian bafflegarble. It just sounds so deeply sincere while simultaneously saying absolutely nothing. But when you’re relying upon a definitely-not-meth addict and a manufactured fast-talking media whore to define the moral compass for the world, you’re most definitely serving Satan in some capacity. As anyone who knows anything at all about the history of modern Israel is aware, despite being a remarkable success story, it provides absolutely no basis whatsoever for a functional stand-alone civilization, let alone a model for the nations.

Imagine the average U.S. Home Owner’s Association Karen, except the entire neighborhood is entirely comprised of male and female Karens. I am reliably informed, by Israelis, that is a reasonable analogy for daily life in Israel. Which is fine, if one happens to enjoy conversations about conversations, but sounds remarkably like Hell to less extroverted personalities. I’m all for the right of Israelis to live in Israel however they see fit, but let’s see it survive for a single decade – or even for a single year – without relying upon any outside funding or support, before holding it up as a successful model worthy of imitation elsewhere.

“We couldn’t think of a better opening for the new year than with an event like this, with the participation of our three greatest minds,” commented Amiad Cohen, CEO of Tikva Israel Fund.

So Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro are as good as they’ve got? That sound you hear is Wang Hunin, laughing himself sick, in Chinese.