Jordan Peterson and the Liberal Gestapo
Jordan Peterson caused a firestorm last week by making statements against political correctness. The Liberal Gestapo is especially irate since he refuses to use genderless pronouns and the normal protests have ensued. Here is a typical complaint:
People don’t seem to understand what a big effect refusing to use someone’s pronouns has on them, it can really mess them up,” Chow said, adding that, in high school, they felt unsafe and ultimately left the school because teachers and other students did not address them by their preferred gender.What these radical left wingers don't understand is that when the government forces people to do things against their will their safety will really be in jeopardy. Dr. Peterson captures this well in an answer about society's role.
No. It's not the role of society to make people feel included. That's not the role of society. The role of society is to maintain a modicum of peace between people. It's not the role of society to make people feel comfortable. I think society is changing in many ways. I can tell you one thing that I'm very terrified of, and you can think about this. I think that the continual careless pushing of people by left wing radicals is dangerously waking up the right wing. So you can consider this a prophecy from me if you want. Inside the collective is a beast and the beast uses its fists. If you wake up the beast then violence emerges. I'm afraid that this continual pushing by radical left wingers is going to wake up the beast.Although I agree with his analysis regarding the outcome of violence, I think he misses the point regarding the Liberal Gestapo, they will be the first to use violence to enforce their safety. Hopefully, Jordan Peterson does not experience this personally.