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Jordan Peterson relies on science?

PostThu May 24, 2018 10:22 am

Mr. Peterson asks, "What JQ?" Dr. McDonald takes him to task. Lots of interesting comments below the article. The intellectually dishonest "celebrity intellectual" Peterson made his name, apparently, on Internet social media, which explains why I've never heard of him.

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May 10, 2018 — 92 Comments
Kevin MacDonald

Celebrity intellectual Jordan Peterson has written a blog post, “’On the So-Called ‘Jewish Question’,” the inner quotes indicating he doesn’t think this is a real issue—something that only “reactionary conspiracy theorists” would propose. His blog includes a link to Nathan Cofnas’s criticism of The Culture of Critique. No links to my replies—which may provide a clue about his intellectual honesty.

Indeed, one must wonder about the seriousness of someone who thinks he can settle an issue that has gotten the attention of some of the most celebrated thinkers in Western history with an 1100-word blog post.

Peterson has become popular because of his courage and knowledge in opposing political correctness. He stands up for men and for individual responsibility. To his credit he achieved celebrity status via social media, not as a creature of the mainstream media. Much of his stature rests on his use of scientific data in his arguments. I and many others certainly appreciate this approach; he is particularly cogent in discussing sex differences and gender politics. There is not enough of this in public discourse.

However, my confidence in Peterson’s trustworthiness was shaken by his shoddy treatment of the Jewish Question, including name-calling directed at my own work. This is part of his broader offensive against identitarians, people who defend their group interests. For Peterson there are only individual interests (a bit strange for someone who approves of evolutionary biology, a subdiscipline that encompasses kin selection theory and, for humans, cultural group selection). For Peterson to admit there is a Jewish Question would be to concede the reality of group interests—not only families but religions, ethnic groups, and nations.

In the West, failure to acknowledge group interests is suicidal for its traditional European-derived populations. As a result of the imposition of massive non-White immigration and multiculturalism by elites unresponsive to popular attitudes, the traditional populations of these societies are slated to become minorities in lands they have dominated for hundreds, and in the case of Europe, thousands of years. In the West, these migrants have typically established identitarian groups intent on pursuing their group interests and with increasing power to do so as the traditional European-derived populations (which uniquely produced individualist societies) dwindle. While I would love to live in a European-derived individualist society, under such circumstances it is suicidal to pursue an individualist strategy as things are now. And unless there is drastic change, it will only get worse in the future...

More here: ... -peterson/

Dr. MacDonald makes the case that independent-minded, racially responsible White identitarians should stick together to look out for their group interests. We in the Alliance agree with that much and actually present a plan for doing just that:

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Re: Jordan Peterson relies on science?

PostSat May 26, 2018 12:19 am

Why doesn't Kevin MacDonald follow through on the topic of "White identitarian" organized activities if he's of the belief that our (collective White) failure to do so in the future will be suicidal? His A3P seems to have been his only expression of this...and yet with no institutional support built up to back it, its efforts seem to have come to little fruition.

Another question for Kevin MacDonald, why not seek out and assist the most comprehensive, extremely long-term oriented plan such as the National Alliance organizes and builds towards in the institutional sense? I can't imagine he doesn't know we exist. We in the National Alliance understand the need for and have been active in building our own institutions, isn't it rather obvious we're the best suited for what MacDonald has in mind?

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