His heart’s desire!


Jordan Peterson announced a while back that he was leaving Twitter for good. Strangely, he was back to posting frantically only a few hours after that.

You’d think a psychologist would be able to recognize an addiction when he sees one.

Anyway, now Twitter has suspended his account. Over this:

I’ve had people try to tell me that Peterson is not transphobic –he’s just highly principled and dedicated to the ideals of free speech. That tweet was just hate and disgust and contempt for others. So much for admirable principles.

He’s been off Twitter for a couple of days. His daughter is begging Elon Musk to help him. He might be able to console himself with his new ticket to the right-wing gravy train.

Peterson, who joined the staff of conservative podcast outlet Daily Wire on Thursday, is infamous for his anti-trans stance. He once claimed on Joe Rogan’s podcast that being transgender is a result of a “contagion” and similar to “satanic ritual abuse.”

Comments

  1. says

    Remember when people could tell the difference between pride (dignity, self-respect) and pride (arrogance, hubris)? Me, neither.

  2. Silentbob says

    Um.. yes?

    Panic over trans people is like panic over inaginary satanic abuse. :-/

  3. Louis says

    Since I reserve The Special Words for people who cut me up in traffic, I shall choose a different word for Jordy:

    The man is an entire shithouse of a human.

    The “trans debate” is (to an outsider) very frustrating (oh poor me…). Trans people are PEOPLE. It’s right there in the title. However, rights, access, laws etc are worked out, trans people are still PEOPLE. And as such deserving of all the same damned things (adjusted for the relevant bits trans people specifically need, i.e. as a cis man, I don’t have much use for a gynaecologist, my cis wife, on the other hand, does. Same principle applies.) every other person has. Trans people are fully people, fully human. It’s the lowest possible intellectual hurdle to get over. And yet it seems to “confuse” transphobes completely.

    Of course, as with all rampaging bigots, I don’t think it “confuses” them at all. I think the dehumanisation of trans people is the absolute bread and butter idea that underpins transphobia. Feature, not bug, sadly. Jordy does like him some hierarchy of humans doesn’t he? All the people he doesn’t like get shuffled down the hierarchy. Convenient. As, of course, is the post-hoc rationalisation of the hatred necessary to arrange said hierarchy.

    Trans people, you deserve so much better than to be continually assaulted with this horseshit day in, day out.

    Louis

  4. Rob Grigjanis says

    I’m guessing Peterson didn’t watch Veronica Ivy on the Daily Show last night. If he had, he might have learned something. Ah, who am I kidding?

  5. says

    I was scrolling through YouTube Shorts and one of this dipshidiot’s anti-trans videos popped up. I have never marked anything for hate speech and spam so fast in my life. Also made sure to hit “Do Not Recommend” for that channel.

  6. raven says

    He once claimed on Joe Rogan’s podcast that being transgender is a result of a “contagion” and similar to “satanic ritual abuse.”

    Gender identity isn’t contagious.
    This is meaningless.

    Satanic ritual abuse doesn’t exist. It never existed.

    Wikipedia Satanic panic

    Of the more than 12,000 documented accusations nationwide, investigating police were not able to substantiate any allegations of organized cult abuse.[7]

    Peterson is just a bottom of the barrel routine hate merchant selling hate for women, gays, Trans, atheists, Progressives, Muslims, and Democrats back to people who already hate those groups.

    When you start looking at Peterson, there is nothing there. He is hollow inside.

  7. Ada Christine says

    i feel bad for him sometimes. like a contemptful pity, not sympathy. that kind of anger and hatred must be hard to carry around and harder to let go of.

    that said, lol. lmao. hope he stays b&.

  8. says

    He’s been off Twitter for a couple of days. His daughter is begging Elon Musk to help him.

    Elon seems to have gone missing from Twitter himself now. Not suspended, but hasn’t twiddled since June 21, ten days ago.
    No quote tweets, and the algorithms have stopped their constant suggestion that I follow the bonehead, although since I just checked his profile that might return.
    Ah, well. I guess I can wade through some shit now and then.

  9. numerobis says

    I’ve had people try to tell me that Peterson is not transphobic –he’s just highly principled and dedicated to the ideals of free speech

    Stated dedication to the ideals of free speech tends to come with being a hatemonger.

  10. PaulBC says

    His daughter is begging Elon Musk to help him.

    Send him a design for a mini-submarine and call him a “pedo”?

  11. unclefrogy says

    @9
    me too but it is like I would feel bad about a rabid dog but he still would have to be put down

  12. chrislawson says

    Transgender is not contagious. Coming out is. Peterson and his ilk want to continue living in a society that punishes for people for being open about any non-hetero identity.

  13. John Morales says

    … or he wants to grift and mooch off the saps who he befuddles; the stupid person’s smart guy.

    I mean, I can’t know for sure.

  14. woozy says

    Not really relevant but what the hell is his post (about Elliott Page) even supposed to mean?

    And I don’t think anyone born after 1890 remembers when pride was a sin. Pride was definitely considered a 20th century American virtue (literary examples span the entire century). The never would have called it “Gay Pride” if it weren’t.

  15. says

    Jordan Peterson announced a while back that he was leaving Twitter for good. Strangely, he was back to posting frantically only a few hours after that.

    Looks like I overestimated Peterson’s self-discipline. I knew he’d be unable to stay off Twitter, but I didn’t think he’d cave that fast.

    And the crap he absotively posolutely had to break his solemn word just to say? Even sadder.

  16. woozy says

    It must be weird to be a weak stupid inconsistent and undisciplined person and yet have people listen to what you say. Most weak stupid inconsistent and undisciplined people have their weakness stupidity inconsistency and lack of discipline keeping people from taking them seriously. Imagine the stoner younger brother of your neighbor being given a university chair and a million followers and him having no idea what to do with it. “Nachos are the greatest thing ever. Every problem would be solved if we lived in Teepees. I hate hippies they are so dirty. I’m on a cleansing fast it’s awesome and will cure cancer. The idiot kid next door claims he has a ‘peanut allergy’– doesn’t that just piss you off, etc”

    I mean I’ve tried analyzing and refuting his opinions but it’s just maddening as he doesn’t seem to have any idea what he believes. I think everyone is over-estimating his intelligence as we just can’t imaging anyone that vapid having any notable presence.

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