Perhaps an even more pertinent question than 'Should he be re-educated?'
Of course his persecutors will never be satisfied with one scalp. You know better than I who the other victims have been. I can think of Meryl Nass, Peter McCullough, Robert Malone, Aaron Kheriarty (sp) off the top of my head. Look forward to your addenda. No! This behavior should never be tolerated.
I am in Germany. Here the government and mass media tried to control our thoughts - doctors who refused the vaxx protocoll were persecuted. This is government control - no freedom. And Canada ..? Suppressing free minds? I also honor that Peterson was so open to what happened to him ../
Humiliating people ..because they have other perspectives/sights is ..shaming ..a perverse art of control . / Die Gedanken sind frei ..a German old folk song ( Thoughts are free to be thought ).
He is an honorable good and brilllant man. This persecution is so wrong at every level. My farrier ( shoes my horses) first told me about him years ago and, like your friend told you, he said "I think you'll like him." When I first heard about the push to "re-educate" him. All I could think of was the Niemoller poem below. We have been watching this travesty of persecution of those who question for years but it has really ramped up during the covid mess. We have to stand up and protect these good people, these professionals, who are brave enough to State the truth or at least offer the truth as a solution.
"First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Martin Niemoller, Germany"
If one is aware of the Twitter Files, and many are not by virtue of the media they use and company they keep, you can see how people are being manipulated and controlled by the information they are allowed to see and use to make decisions. Further, the indoctrinated are useful idiots by exerting further manipulation and control via tattling, canceling, etc. They have become the guardrails, and are the soft enforcers of "the state", which is an amalgam of governmental and corporate control.
We are much further down this totalitarian road than I realized. Jordan Peterson's situation, or that of Dr. Peter McCullough losing his board certifications, means the rest of us are very close to losing our civil liberties altogether. It is said that there are more of us than there are of them, but if we remain quiet and continue to comply with the absurdities, we will be boxed in with no way out.
And now there are three. So this is me - the INTJ on a mission for my vaccine injured son and his friends:
"Architects question everything. Many personality types trust the status quo, relying on conventional wisdom and other people’s expertise to guide their lives. But ever-skeptical Architects prefer to make their own discoveries. In their quest to find better ways of doing things, they aren’t afraid to break the rules or risk disapproval – in fact, they rather enjoy it.'
I am very happy to have found Jordan Peterson, and now you. Keep going...
#AeturnusUmbra (watch forever)
This piece has to be your best one yet. I have no insightful comment other than I hope you know how incredible it is. The layers of truth presented with your gifted style of writing gives me hope. Thank you very much for giving us another exceptional post that can be passed on to wake people up. In my tiny world I see it happening. People are beginning to understand the foul, disingenuous, corrupt laden, career crushing attacks on Jordan Peterson and many others for what they are. My world is small but this one is going out to everyone in it.
I must be getting cynical in my old age but I think they (government, bureaucrats, and others) will go to any lane to control thought. I worry that there will be a lot fewer Jordan Petersons in the world in the next generation to help shed light…
Speech control = thought control. This posturing by our institutions, and let’s call it what it is - posturing - is all young people know. What they’re being “taught” is to follow and posture.
I love how you describe Peterson, how he has seen the darkness and hence recognizes the light, knows the light, knows right and wrong. Beautiful, provocative essay, Jessica.
my hope is that the 'thought police' will/are over playing their hand in all this. the concept that some self-proclaimed elites can negate one from their profession, purely because of their personal views (political, philosophical, whatever) should be instantly abhorrent to ANYONE whose mind lives in an enlightened human state. its like a modern day Inquisition and its going to take a new Renaissance to pull our asses out of it. that's why it is so important, indeed crucial, to NOT remain silent.
If you haven’t already, I recommend 12 rules for Life, an antidote to chaos. To me Peterson is a rare find because he has a very common sense, no BS “Everyman” quality, coupled with fierce intelligence, decades of time spent exploring the human condition with actual humans in therapy, and a love and respect for the Earth. I see him as this man who deeply respects humans and life itself and has spent a lot of time thinking about how he can contribute. Like you!
A very pertinent question, one I was discussing with friends yesterday. We thought that taking Peterson's license was akin to announcing to the world the monstrous fascism that has overtaken our beloved country, thereby making it more visible. Such arrogance to think that the College 'knows' how to 're-educate' a thinker of Peterson's ability and stature. The College must possess no undestanding of what's taking place in the world, how Peterson is respected and the gratitude he receives for his salient wisdom. Thanks for your article links - behind pay walls so not accessible- at least some thought is being applied to the abominable treatment of one of Canada's most sincere, upright and clear thinkers.
Way to go, Jess! Thanks for defending Jordan P. The Satanists are trying to destroy all the good people. We need Auri Katariina to clean out the toxic mold in our universities, medical and bar associations, Brussels, and Congress, as well as the ancient fungus in the White House.
Very principled indeed, Jessica!
I mean - no - he shouldn't be censored but... "hmm hmm him" (as the Great Al said).
Also: two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do :P.
Canada is now a cesspool, and Ontario is the deep end. And southern Ontario is the deepest part of that.
Brilliant, sometimes I have to pause to understand what he said, but he always makes me think, and may present a thought from a different perspective. Yes, very dangerous to let him speak freely, such minds might change the world. Verboten
To borrow your phrase, "I can speak for myself" also... You nailed it.