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.
This is a spliced Youtube, which begins with the semi-humorous political and winds towards the infinite. "Tragedy is the precondition of being. Being is the interplay between the finite and the infinite."
The man sure can talk powerfully. He's a preacher of sorts.
It must be hard to be Jordan Peterson and be expected to defend himself against the same accusations over and over again, the usual plagiarized talking points from the same script. If I were he, I'd yearn to be challenged with something original and thoughtful.
Someone recently quoted a similar passage from Dietrich Bonhoeffer--was it here? I forget--about how essentially stupid we become when we surrender our judgment to an ideology. The ideology is no longer a way to order our thoughts but instead something that makes us unthinking tools, one-note Charlies spouting empty superficial trash. And there tends to be someone standing nearby who's more than happy to use us as tools for a horrible purpose. Not by accident will it be a horrible purpose, because people with good purposes aren't as drawn to using other people as tools, rather than fighting with them as free brothers. And that's the difference between God and the Devil.
Jordan Peterson is a rare exponent of moral heroism.