MG 2.0 wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 17, 2023 11:42 pm
I’ve listened to enough of Jordan Peterson to know that he is a respected intellectual who’s views I have generally agree with.
If you’ve listened much to Jordan Peterson or listened to FOX news you will understand that the ‘cultural divide’ is real and has been in motion for a number of years now. In my mind there’s really not much up for discussion on that front.
I suppose that the one thing that I see as problematic is the now popular presentation of ‘victims’ and perpetrators of victimhood and all that this entails. The younger people have now been indoctrinated with ideas that government is the answer to society’s problems and that reparations are to be made to ‘victims’ even when the so called ‘perpetrators’ are not even perpetrators. The traditional values of personal
responsibility are then warped and turned on its head.
What’s amazing to me is the utter lack of self-awareness demonstrated in these paragraphs. MG 2.0 and his fellow travelers embody “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”
The entire right wing culture warrior movement is based on what MG 2.0 describes as perpetuation of victims. Victim mentality is the drug that Rush Limbaugh mainlined into the right, and that right wing media has continued to sell.
You are a victim of political correctness
You are a victim of reverse racism
You are a victim of cancel culture
You are a victim of critical race theory
You are a victim of radical feminism
You are a victim of George Soros
You are a victim of drag queens
You are a victim of cultural Marxism
You are a victim of liberalism
You are a victim of progressivism
You are a victim of wokeness
You are a victim of government
Who is a prominent example of this victim mentality? Jordan Peterson. Jordan Peterson turned victimhood into an entire career.
If you can see the blatant contradiction, it’s breathtaking. But you have to allow yourself to look.