Jordan Peterson visits N.C. after fight with city council that had denounced his ‘racist’ views

Jordan Peterson visits N.C. after fight with city council that had denounced his ‘racist’ views, by Sarah Taylor.

In response to the city’s denouncement and editorials prompting the city to cancel his show, Peterson wrote, “Everything that is reprehensible about the radical and ideologically-possessed left — all the moral self-righteousness, the platitudes, the clichés, the mindless celebration of diversity for the sake of the demonstration of tolerance, the naivete, and the appalling malevolence of casual denunciation — is on painful display in this missive. Exposure to such a piece of writing left me with a strong desire for a hot shower accompanied by plenty of soap and a scrub brush.”

He later added, “The City of Durham’s statement is one of the purest demonstrations I have yet seen of the tendency for the ideologically possessed to use denouncement tactically as a means to amplify and exaggerate personal or identity-group virtue.”

Peterson kicked off his talk with a pointed remark: “Each of us stands on an island of knowledge surrounded by a sea of ignorance.”

hat-tip Charles