Professor of psychology Dr. Jordan B Peterson’s very best moments, all-in-one.
In my opinion, Dr. Peterson is a leading light in pushing back against the crazy social agenda being pursued in the US, particularly by the media/social meda. He is attempting to bring back some sanity to the approach to social issues and, as such, has become a serious “hate target” for the radical left, or as he says in his own words ‘radical pc authoritarians”.
A heated debate between Jordan peterson and Transgender Professor over gender pronouns
This is George Orwell’s take on how language can be abused for political purposes from his essay ‘Politics and the English Language’ that I feel is relevant to this debate.
“Now, it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad influence of this or that individual writer. But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. The point is that the process is reversible. Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step toward political regeneration…”
This is also a description of ‘Newspeak’ in George Orwell’s ‘1984’ which support Dr. Peterson’s argument:
“Newspeak is the language of Oceania, a fictional totalitarian state ruled by the Party, who created the language to meet the ideological requirements of English Socialism (Ingsoc). In the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), Newspeak is a controlled language, of restricted grammar and limited vocabulary, a linguistic design meant to limit the freedom of thought—personal identity, self-expression, free will—that ideologically threatens the régime of Big Brother and the Party, who thus criminalized such concepts as thoughtcrime, contradictions of Ingsoc orthodoxy.”