March 02, 2017

Left’s demand that National Gallery ban Jordan Peterson crosses censorship line

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

Another day, another leftist attempt at censorship. The target is, once again, University of Toronto professor and psychologist Jordan Peterson.

It should come as no surprise given the myriad prior attempts by left-wing activists to prevent Peterson from speaking about gender pronouns or free speech itself. But this time, they’re trying to stop him from giving a lecture about the psychology of creativity, his actual field of research.

Peterson is recognized internationally on the subject, hence the invitation by the National Gallery of Canada on March 9.

Cara Tierney, a former gallery employee who demands people refer to her as ‘they’, said to CBC, Peterson shouldn’t be allowed to speak on his research because of his views on gender.

“If there was a known anti-Semite who also perhaps had something interesting to say about psychology or creativity, I don’t imagine that we would be inviting this individual to come and talk,” Tierney said.

Another Ottawa activist said that Peterson threatens the reality that “art itself has always been, historically, a safe space.”

The comment is laughably tone deaf, given that art has always been the bastion of controversy—artists just want that controversy on their terms, rather than anyone else’s.

No one who has attempted to block Peterson from speaking at the gallery has disputed his credentials, nor his message. This is why the censorship efforts are so chilling: because he disagrees with them on something else, he shouldn’t be entitled to speak about anything, in their view.

The goal is nothing short of 100 per cent conformity, lest you find yourself on the receiving end of boycotts.

The National Gallery is a public institution, which means cancelling this event would be an effort by government to block certain viewpoints. So far, they’re holding the line.

Let’s hope it stays that way.

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commented 2017-03-03 03:31:50 -0500
That’s the left for you.
commented 2017-03-03 02:47:07 -0500
My mistake Hold Over.
commented 2017-03-02 22:43:43 -0500
Is there a petition to present to the NA Centre in support of Prof. Peterson?
commented 2017-03-02 22:35:29 -0500
commented 2017-03-02 22:32:13 -0500
The LGBTQs have gone too far. Now they are redefining ASH WEDNESDAY and some Presbyterian churches are using GLITTER ashes!

Get rid of Wynne, Brown, CBC and that should turn down the volume, somewhat, on the LGetc’s. I’m quite sick of their demands and I am sure many lesbians and gays are as well. It is primarily the Queers and Trans who they are creating nothing but chaos and creating their own enemies.
commented 2017-03-02 18:40:17 -0500
You know what? Back in the day when I was coaching MGTOW and MRA activists one of the principles I taught was to never refer to adversaries with the pronoun “they”…because it tends to demoralize you if you think that your adversaries are actually so numerous that you would need such a collective pronoun.

My first admonished principle was “WHAT ARE ’THEY’S NAMES?”

People found that their actual active adversaries were few in number (though very vocal) and rarely comprised a list of more than a dozen.

So Jordan Peterson has an enemy list of one, who’s name is known ….and the next adminition is “WHERE DO ‘THEYGET THE MONEY TO BUY LUNCH TODAY?”

Now I know that this would be beneath Dr Peterson’s dignity…so I will ask some supporter with a meaner spirit to do the next part…..“UNDERMINE THEY’S CREDIBILITY AT SOURCE OF FUNDING AND EAT THEY’S LUNCH

commented 2017-03-02 18:04:21 -0500
Art has become a pool of perversion , a cesspool , a spawning ground of leftard perverts to preach their brand of anti western hate
commented 2017-03-02 17:06:00 -0500
@liza Rosie not the woman who has trans husband. The other one Cara. Either way the are making babies somehow. I have dogs that are fixed male and female. They are not confused, neither is the guy who came back from war with no legs and mangled genetalia. A person who has those sexual organs and denies it while others accept their sex while unwillingly losing their reproductive organs.Embarassing to all species we are.
commented 2017-03-02 16:55:56 -0500
Too me, all of this dysfunctional relativism, which seams to be wholeheartedly embraced by the media, the institutions of higher learning, the judiciary and our politicians, means only one thing: it’s is the birth pangs of the complete collapse of western civilization. The next generation will be in for a rude awakening when the current productive generation is gone and they have to fend for themselves.
commented 2017-03-02 16:52:26 -0500
He WILL be banned. Count on it!
commented 2017-03-02 16:30:57 -0500
‘They’ is a very delusional human. I have no problem with two delusional people being delusional together, but they should leave children out of the equation. What chance does a kid have growing up in a household where two parents are suffering from gender dysphoria? I agree Canadian Mongrel, Child Services should do a home visit for sure. (Hold Over, he/she said she had a transgendered child, of all the ridiculous things)

All the more reason for Peterson to be allowed to speak, my gawd, what in hell is the next generation going to look like if this utter nonsense is allowed to flourish uncountered. I sincerely hope the National Gallery hold its ground. Our tax dollars run that joint. Art has never been a safe space, unless of course you live in an Islamic country where certain words are verboten to transcribe, and certain images are verboten to reproduce. Like I said ‘They’ is delusional, and aside from checking out her kid, should be flatly ignored.
I can’t wait to hear what Jordan Peterson has to say about this.
commented 2017-03-02 15:59:12 -0500
Just wondering if Cara had kids,it seems i see in the photo from CBC a stuffed animal and a playset toolbox in the bottom left hand of this picture. If so can the still reproduce if the child is not adopted?. Are the just babysitting?.
commented 2017-03-02 15:03:24 -0500
When you can’t debate you censor.
commented 2017-03-02 14:30:33 -0500
The main reason the left is working so hard to censor speech of those with whom they disagree is because they cannot debate their point. It is indefensible and they know it.
commented 2017-03-02 14:08:53 -0500
So the “art is a safe space” person has a trans-gender child. I wonder if that is the child’s choice, or the parent’s imposition particularly when the parent is in Trans-relationship (whatever the hell that is). I suspect it is the parent’s imposition, which is psychological abuse of a child, and is deserving of an investigation by Children’s Services. Of course that will never happen, Children’s social workers are too busy investigating Judeo-Christian parents seeking to instil moral virtues in their kids.
commented 2017-03-02 13:48:34 -0500
Idiotic left wing cockroaches. Those fools are just going way too far with their lunacy.
commented 2017-03-02 13:41:11 -0500
Attn: Jay Kelly, You do have an sickness, please seek help and take a few of you pals with you!!! This applies to all Liberals, read and think about it.

Psychiatrist Confirms: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder

As a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, Lyle Rossiter has treated over 1,500 patients and examined over 2,700 civil and criminal cases. Turning his hand to political psychopathology, the author of The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, has diagnosed an alarming percentage of the population as suffering from the grotesque form of mental derangement known by some as moonbattery.

Among Rossiter’s observations:

Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded. Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.

A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity — as liberals do. A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population — as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation’s citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state — as liberals do.

The roots of liberalism — and its associated madness — can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind. When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.

Basically liberalism is a willful failure to mature beyond adolescence that can have catastrophic consequences for society. With luck, the official diagnosis of this disease by a mental health professional will facilitate the search for a cure.
commented 2017-03-02 13:36:18 -0500
“Art has historically been a safe space?”

What? After a century of telling us that great art should be transgressive, dangerous, challenging, subversive, etc, it is now supposed to be “safe?”