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The fatal flaw in leftist American politics    History and Archaeology

Started 16-Apr by Obezlix; 351 views.
Obezlix

From: Obezlix

16-Apr

Jordan Peterson: The fatal flaw in leftist American politics | Big Think

What is political extremism? Professor of psychology Jordan Peterson points out that America knows what right-wing radicalism looks like: white nationalism. "What's interesting is that on the conservative side of the spectrum, we've figured out how to box-in the radicals and say, 'No, you're outside the domain of acceptable opinion,'" says Peterson. But where's that line for the Left?

There is no universal marker of what extreme liberalism looks like, which is devastating to the ideology itself but also to political discourse as a whole. Peterson is happy to suggest such a marker: "The doctrine of equality of outcome. It seems to me that that's where people who are thoughtful on the Left should draw the line, and say no. Equality of opportunity? [That's] not only fair enough, but laudable. But equality of outcome…? It's like: 'No, you've crossed the line. We're not going there with you.'"Peterson argues that it's the ethical responsibility of left-leaning people to identify liberal extremism and distinguish themselves from it the same way conservatives distance themselves from the doctrine of racial superiority. Failing to recognize such extremism may be liberalism's fatal flaw.

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Obezlix

From: Obezlix

16-Apr

Jordan Peterson: The fatal flaw in leftist American politics

filed on 12 Apr 2018 Big Think

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVUnUnWfHI

TRANSCRIPT at the link above

Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

16-Apr

The portrayed image of the American flag speaks volumes!

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Dot_hoe

From: Dot_hoe

16-Apr

Jordan Peterson described the Leftiot to its core!!!  thumbsup

thumbsupCool interview! 

  I like Jordan Peterson, but rest assured that most of the left won't even bother to listen to him! 

Nathannail6

From: Nathannail6

17-Apr

Reason you can't talk to an incoherent LEFTY:

Hypocrisy, tantrum, hysteric, outburst, paranoia, obsession, gang and criminal admirers… 

Sand_Grain

From: Sand_Grain

18-Apr

Most intelligent folks are nauseated from the radical behaviour from those we call 'Left' - however in reality very few are radically bend but we get to know about them because of the ravenous media, they thrive on senseless screech.

                      grinning

BarthaS

From: BarthaS

19-Apr

Absolutely well put! thumbsup

BarthaS

From: BarthaS

19-Apr

Jordan Peterson, the one and only resolutionist!!thumbsup

drl0lip0p

From: drl0lip0p

19-Apr

As I know In other words, we humans end up by destroying everything!

As Milton Friedman said:

'If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."

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