February 27, 2017

Jordan Peterson on Milo, Free Speech and Postmodernism

Rebel Staff

At the Manning Centre Networking Conference, Jay Fayza of TheRebel.media talked to Professor Jordan Peterson about his personal free speech battles and the broader issue of campus censorship.

He explained why more academics don't speak out publicly on "culture wars" issues they care about. 

Peterson says for him, the risk of not speaking out on the topic of politically correct gender pronouns was greater than the risk of raising his voice. That's because, ultimately, if these issues are not debated openly, violence will result.

We also talk about what happened to Milo, and how it might frighten others away from speaking their minds.

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commented 2017-02-28 23:16:40 -0500
Wonderful segment my 2 favorite champions of liberty; Jay and Jordan – absolute truth ; free unrestricted speech, is the safety valve to avoid polarizing violence on a large scale – the extension of this is democracy must represent a diversity of opinion otherwise you have singe party tyranny.

FWIW, I concur with Dr. Peterson that post modernist ideology rejects values in much the same rationalization as it rejects absolutes in morality – it is the primary reason post modernist ideologues (leftists) are dissolute and treacherous.
commented 2017-02-28 01:52:20 -0500
So if I speak out, I am a fool. Good advice.
commented 2017-02-28 00:20:30 -0500
Like always say – Lefty’s “leave out half the facts”. Professor Peterson however, gives it depth.

Pseudo intellectual – I like it! Good term! Think I’ll borrow that if you don’t mind sir!

Everything is turning into it’s opposite. Exactly how things were leading up to WWII.

Great interview Jay!!
commented 2017-02-27 22:24:15 -0500
Jordan Peterson has already gone through hell by speaking up. I guess we’ll all have to make that decision if we want to keep Canada as Canada.
commented 2017-02-27 21:31:04 -0500
I wish all Professors were as wise and well spoken as this one. This world would be a much better place to live in.
commented 2017-02-27 21:03:30 -0500
Sundays sermon was "don’t worry ". Thanks for taking this on
commented 2017-02-27 20:59:19 -0500
He speaks like God. I have trouble understanding. He mocks the “wise” and realizes humour is genius. He knows each of us has a gift. You can’t be the best unless you try to be better. Thanks professor Peterson
commented 2017-02-27 19:02:50 -0500
Brilliant interview. If you don’t stand for something then you stand for nothing. Professor Peterson stands for something in such a succinct and intelligent way. I enjoyed hearing his thoughts and comments. Great job, Jay.
commented 2017-02-27 16:50:14 -0500
Jordan has described Milo to Tee. The jester. Walking the razors edge and getting away with it, until, he goes too far or gets too close. The ‘right’ love him because he mocks the left relentlessly, and exposes them for the hypocrites they really are. The establishment hate him because he mocks them and got too close to some touchy subjects in Washington these days, and they hate him for his influence on young voters. He got too close to a few things, so they took him out.

Good advice Jordan. We have to govern our tongues and actions with some consideration to the repercussions. Speaking the unpopular truth makes us all a target, but as Jordan Peterson says, we have to ask ourselves what is the greater risk? Speaking out or remaining silent. In this day and age we are all walking the razors edge. Even someone who decides they can’t speak out for the truth. They are walking the razors edge, because they are in at least as precarious a spot as the loud mouth. They just won’t be first in line for the firing squad. It could be worse/there are worse things. I don’t want to find out what is worse, and I don’t want my kids to have to live it.
commented 2017-02-27 16:26:00 -0500
JAY , super interview

If you want to feel like a red dobbed zebra , just wear your REBEL cap to town