We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
He's right. Peterson is a (mostly secular) pastor with a dark message (Life is suffering, a hard thing to do) and a challenge to life adventure (Fight chaos, Be the best you can be, Don't make things worse, etc.). Like a good preacher, he brings truisms and even banalities back to life in a useful and, for many, inspirational way. He rights the ship in a crazy world.
Besides that, he's smarter and more articulate than any of us. God bless him.
I've read some of what Jordan Peterson is saying but have not read any of his books. What I have read of him seems to make common sense to me.
I have noticed that Vox Day (I'm sure you know who HE is) has been ranting and raving about how Jordan is intellectually dishonest, a light weight, etc, etc. for reasons that are not entirely clear to me other than Vox has objected to some things Jordan has said about the Jews. Vox is really letting himself get wound around the axil on this.