Nazis, Pronouns, Evil, Divine
Nazis, Pronouns, Evil, Divine by Chris Campbell – LFB.org
Jordan Peterson, a professor at the University of Toronto, has a mind like a diamond. He’s a beacon of reason. And his message is exactly what college students around the world need.
It’s a happy thought, then, that a bunch of brash, loudmouth college students trying to shut him down is the only reason most people around the world know about him.
He’s been called every name in the book for his opposition of Bill C-16, Canada’s absurd criminalization of improper gender pronouns usage.
“Great news,” tweeted Justin Trudeau last month, “Bill C-16 has passed the Senate – making it illegal to discriminate based on gender identity or expression. #LoveisLove.”
For anyone who believes in free speech, this is absolutely terrifying.
“Compelled speech has come to Canada,” Peterson said to the Senate before the vote. “We will seriously regret this.”
“[Ideologues are] using unsuspecting and sometimes complicit members of the so-called transgender community to push their ideological vanguard forward,” he said. “The very idea that calling someone a term that they didn’t choose causes them such irreparable harm that legal remedies should be sought [is] an indication of just how deeply the culture of victimization has sunk into our society.”
Tragedy vs. Evil
Fortunately, there’s a lot of people who agree with Peterson that compelled speech in any form is a very bad thing. And this kinship leads them, like it did for me, to watch his Youtube videos.
Roughly twenty hours into his collection, I can tell you they’re worth it.
We can never understand our capacity for good, says Peterson, until we’re honest about our capacity for evil. Ignorance of this fact is detrimental.
And armed with that consciousness, every strong moral choice you make brings us all one step away from the brink. And for every pathological choice? We become one step closer to complete annihilation.