Why Peterson Blocked Me
He Enabled Netanyahu
Jordan is over-the-hill, or at least he will be until he quits his job. But then again, labor was never his strong suit—let me explain:
Last night I listened intently to Norm Finkelstein’s breaking appearance on Russell Brand, and as I slept and awoke in the morning, I reflected on how Norm had thanked Russell for the mere act of listening, which must be so rare when his message, true or false, is so difficult to hear, and I realized I’d made a mistake: Norm also mentioned how Mikhaila Peterson had similarly listened, and I’d left her off of this list, which I’d made and tweeted just before Dershowitz and Finkelstein finally had their fated rematch:
TWO POLARIZED GROUPS OF PUBLIC, MOSTLY JEWISH, INTELLECTUALS, WHO AREN’T ON SPEAKING TERMS:
GROUP 2 (Mostly IDW-Aligned, purportedly viewpoint-diverse):
LINKS(people who speak to both groups and thus can achieve world peace NO PRESSURE):
Is it an accident that ‘IDW’ sounds like ‘IDF’? No, it isn’t, it’s cultural programming going back several years before the war between Netanyahu and Hamas.
The second group is overwhelmingly better-paid and less willing to talk to the opposition in group 1, which constantly comments on group 2 — just search ‘dave rubin sam seder’ on youtube…I’ll wait.
So why was Seder blacklisted? They made up reasons but the truth is that the IDW is financially aligned with Benjamin Netanyahu.
So Why Did He Block You?
As I awoke from my reflections on who was and wasn’t talking to who while nuclear war hangs-in-the-balance I decided to tweet at Peterson “Why so silent on Gaza?” and found myself blocked. I can only assume it is due to the last two tweets I had tagged him in—Here are the tweets:
The irony is, getting back under Peterson’s skin had been a primary use case for twitter, and for me it felt like undergrad all over again, when my questions had always met with a negative reaction from the man at conferences, whose insecurity was always palpable, and I was surprised it took this long, as I’ve been a critic of the man on many occasions. Let me count the ways he’s sinned:
The Sins of Jordan Peterson
(These will be the topics of a forthcoming series of articles.)
1. He supported monomyth theory
2. He opposed the TA Strike
3. He admitted to a ‘horror of collective action’
4. He opposed sexual diversity, attacking both trans people, and the polyamorous
5. He opposed The Right to Housing, despite his free-speech-absolutism grift—compare to Noam Chomsky’s actual absolutism about Free Speech among other Human Rights
6. He sold-out to Shapiro, becoming a propagandist for in-house guests who get the easy treatment
7. He Enabled Netanyahu
For the love of God, Jordan, it’s time to quit and speak to whoever the IDW won’t — as a descendant of De Payens, the crusader, it is my duty to utter the ancient Christian command: “Where you know excommunicated knights to be gathered, there we command you to go.” Talk to Sam.
Understand that Scientific Epistemology depends entirely on political enmity because when scholars who want the best for you reproduce your study that’s like when your mom thinks you’re cool: ‘independent’ verification of results has to mean political independence, if not more—that Sam is your group’s nemesis is why you have to speak to him, because you worship truth, not the false idol of Ben Shapiro’s money. Is Sam Seder really that terrifying, Jordan? Even scarier than Richard Wolff?
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