Jordan Peterson, the Canadian professor who’s become an international sensation, is “enabling Jew hatred,” according to the Forward.
Dave Rubin, meanwhile, my guest for episode 1057 of the Tom Woods Show, Tweeted out in response: “I’m a Jew and I’m opening for Jordan Peterson on his tour. I’ve met Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhist, atheists and more as we travel. His entire message is against hatred and bigotry. This is vile.”
But as we all know, treatment like that is par for the course.
There is nothing unusually right-wing about Peterson, either. But he isn’t part of the herd, and that’s enough to make our betters lash out. And when they lash out, they play dirty. Uniquely dirty.
They reserve language for dissidents they would never apply even to the worst politician. Interview a commentator with the wrong opinions and they’ll call you a Nazi. Interview John Bolton and they’ll call you “serious” and “thoughtful.”
The New York Times‘ Paul Krugman took to Twitter last week to compare himself to people like Peterson. He said people like Peterson get attacked, but people like me (Krugman) also get attacked! So quit your whining already.
Yes, our podcast Contra Krugman is just like what happens to Jordan Peterson and other dissidents, right?
I’m sure Krugman has to worry about people shutting down his speaking events, or being called an enabler of Nazis. That probably happens all the time.
We take all this on in the most recent episode of Contra Krugman (and at 32:42 we leave in a fairly outrageous comment I made that I initially assumed we’d edit out, until we relented when our sound guy insisted it was among the five funniest moments in the show’s history):
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