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.
I'm most put off and annoyed by the non-Peterson fellow's constant assertion that activism, political and social, is required. Over and over i find myself thinking, FFS, pay attention to your own sh*t, and leave me alone to worry about mine.
Agreed, but you know that's not the democrat model. Their model dictates that they know what's better for you than even you do (you're not as smart as they think they are), and by God if they've got to push it down your throat gagging and choking for you to get with the program, that's okay.
And, I'm always amazed at what personal messes our self-imagined betters are; get your own shit in order, indeed.
I keep wondering about that kid's father who, I understand, is an FBI agent. Did he have anything to do with the ignoring of Cruz's behavior ? Is this kid being pushed somehow to take the heat off his father ?
It'd be somewhat more useful that before leveling narcissism at a target - potentially in the left's mold of instinctively projecting at opponents - that we use the word correctly. A narcissist may be a loud showoff but as a clinical disorder, there's way more to it than that. That's not to say that plenty of leftists do not suffer from disorder - leftism arguably is a disorder - but unless we're ready and willing to really connect the clinical dots there's a good chance we'll get it wrong.
The right counter-signals like crazy and 90% of the time it does it's either structurally or literally wrong. Simply projecting back is, using Peterson's own logic, not having your bed made. The right lost a nation - gave it to the left while sitting smugly on its morally-superior hands - because it didn't get out and do something with all that intellectual and ethical and philosophical horsepower it thinks it's on about. Cultural rightism is easily at as much risk of this "narcissism" as leftism is.
Peterson-thought is the natural and entirely needed remedy to the west's intellectual and cultural malaise however he routinely leaves money on the table - like bowing to King and global warming in this interview. The other link he leaves undone is the one that actually does go to the heart of the matter clinically.
Even Peck, writing in the Seventies, went to the wall demanding that mental health was, as he rightly put it, the relentless and absolutely uncompromising pursuit of objective truth (about self) regardless of cost; regardless of any and all cost. Link that sentiment to Peterson and link both to a real movement and the right's job of pushing this torrent back uphill might stand a small chance. Counter-signalling and codependency and simplistic cultural bordering - the common right's talents - won't cut it. In fact, they'll invite even more resistance.
A classic presentation of liberal/leftist thinking. While they hold themselves above the fray, they put forth ideas and actions that someone else must do and shoulder the cost[money, material, physically and spiritually. As Hoss said they just know what's best, a droit of the Dems.