November 10, 2017

Jordan Peterson on his upcoming book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's show, Dr. Jordan Peterson himself joined me to discuss his upcoming book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.

Dr. Peterson shared some of the rules covered in his book, including simple tips like standing up straight and larger issues like the importance of parents stopping their children from doing things that cause them dislike them.

These are only two of Dr. Peterson's twelves rules, to learn the rest you'll have to order his book.

WATCH my full interview with Dr. Peterson to learn about the evolutionary groundings of his rules and why a toxic political environment makes this book even more important. 

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commented 2017-11-12 15:56:30 -0500
Jordan Peterson Rocks. Watching him gather his thoughts before he speaks and carefully pick and choose the words he will use to project his intent, is most impressive. His passion is infectious and his common sense a comfort. Logical, principled and unpretentious, he delivers sometimes harsh realities with conviction and passion. I really enjoy how he weaves mythology , religion and history into his lectures. He really makes you think.
commented 2017-11-12 12:20:42 -0500
Thanks Tammie. Free speech is a subject that I’m so glad is finally getting some attention. Totalitarian systems evolve when speech is restricted and there are three main institutions that play an integral part in this: the education system, the media and the legal/judicial system. The education system has been evolving towards totalitarianism for the past couple of decades. Things are at an advanced stage with free speech restricted in a number of ways and non-conformists labeled “racists” and various other “ists” which is the 21st century equivalent of “enemy of the state”. The msm is completely evolved as an organ of establishment power and now we see the legal system circling the drain as well. The human rights commissions have been doing a bang up job of creating their own"laws" that infringe free speech and now the Ontario Law Society is getting into the act. At this link you will see the Statement of Principles that the LSUC is compelling all Ontario lawyers to write and submit for approval, as a condition of maintaining their licence to practice. JBP has also spoken about this at some length. Check out the language of the explanatory paragraph at the beginning you’ll see a reference to it being the duty of lawyers to “accelerate culture shift”. All of this is being done, of course, under the general rubric of saving “racialized” people from the rest of us but the reality is that this is all about dividing and conquering, muzzling and neutering.
commented 2017-11-12 11:56:32 -0500
Great posts Wanda Orion.

I watched this hearing back in May, Jordan Peterson & Jared Brown did an excellent job of explaining why compelled speech is unwise and unconstitutional.
2017/05/17: Senate hearing on Bill C16
commented 2017-11-12 11:09:25 -0500
Actually Moose he was already quite well-known in academic circles for his teaching before he became a news item. But it was actually what happened AFTER he refused to speak compelled gibberish that made him famous. You see, the normal course of events if an instructor offends some little snowflakes in one of our institutions of higher learning goes something like this: The accused offender is summoned to a meeting with the department Chair and maybe the Dean of the Faculty in which he’s based and a weaselly Academic Employee Relations bureaucrat, and at that time the riot act is read about his entirely inappropriate, insensitive (and numerous other words that begin in “in”) behaviour. An ultimatum is given regarding the desired acts of contrition (which might include an apology – written out and approved by the ptb, to be read out in class and published in some form where it is likely to cause maximum humiliation). The accused is urged to agree to the penalty for the good of the institution and his career and typically agrees. A sanctimonious letter would be placed in his personnel record with a stern warning as to what will happen if there is any repetition of the offending behaviour. Not many faculty members would tell the ptb to go f themselves (although I’m sure he put it more eloquently), particularly at a time when they’re within a few years of retirement.

Now in Peterson’s case I’m assuming he’s tenured so it would be more difficult for UofT to get rid of him but never underestimate the audacity of bureaucrats on a mission.
commented 2017-11-12 02:16:49 -0500
Peterson only got famous because he got in trouble for not affirming the new gender of his trans students.
commented 2017-11-11 14:32:38 -0500
Rule one – if your philosophy/idealism/value system , tells you it is your puritanical duty to tell others how to think, what to say and who to associate with, and if it ascribes assigning guilt and shame for not heeding your presumed morally and intellectually superior dogmas – just kill yourself now, because the world will never work like this and you will go insane trying to make it conform to your narrow intolerant viewpoint.
commented 2017-11-11 09:36:52 -0500
Space Moose, the reason that JBP has become so popular with people who are to the right of the Totalitarian Cheerleaders side of the political spectrum is that he has a way of communicating about things that are important to us (like free speech for instance) that is intelligent, clear and indepth. It’s such a departure from what we’ve become accustomed to that it’s downright refreshing and empowering. He also drives the TCs nuts because he won’t engage with them at their level and, by speaking intelligently, makes them look like dumbasses. I think this is one of the reasons that they’re doing their level best to disparage him and, as their efforts continue to fail, they just get madder and madder thus providing even more entertainment. If you’re not interested in his philosophical stuff you should check out some of his recent commentaries on free speech (or its opposite, compelled speech). I’ll admit I’ve become a superfan.
commented 2017-11-11 02:10:58 -0500
I don’t get what is so great about Peterson. I watched a few of his lectures, and I even listened to him co host the Andrew Lawton show. He makes one or two good points, but the rest is all forgettable.
commented 2017-11-10 21:10:30 -0500
It’s a sad statement on the dysfunction of modern families when what used to be common advice from elders has to be disseminated by an academic because so little common sense was transferred to this generation.
commented 2017-11-10 16:51:09 -0500
I really do enjoy Dr. Peterson’s online lectures & look forward to his new book.
commented 2017-11-10 15:59:15 -0500
I look forward to purchasing this book. I have a lot of respect for Jordan Peterson’s ideas. His honest and straightforward intelligence is refreshing.