Moral insolvency? Meet reputation.

I am an admirer of Jordan Peterson since 2017, when he came to my attention as a free speech advocate. This will be the 38th time I've used the "Jordan Peterson" tag. I have watched hundreds of hours of his videos, most of them recordings of his psychology lectures at the University of Toronto. These… Continue reading Moral insolvency? Meet reputation.

Movie review

BUMPED. Update at the end. The Rise Of Jordan Peterson I bought this because of my interest in Jordan Peterson and because it received some good reviews as a dispassionate presentation of how a University of Toronto psychology professor suddenly became a world famous, polarizing "public intellectual." I was disappointed. I found it superficial and… Continue reading Movie review

Real empathy

Ann Althouse is sarcastic about trans-female athletes:Today, the pressure to be empathetic toward transgenders is so great that I believe women, known for our empathy and our desire to appear compassionate, will let go of competitive sports and return to the inclinations that dominated back in the days when I went to high school. It's… Continue reading Real empathy

EUtopia Lost

Well worth 50 minutes. (32 to Q&A, but worth watching those too.) A ringing, hopeful, and needed defense of Enlightenment values. Brexit is but the framework. This speech at Hillsdale is cast in a defense of individual rights and free trade. Excellent and amusing speaker. Peterson fans will find echoes of his themes of individual… Continue reading EUtopia Lost

All whimsy were the LGBTQI2S

Faced With Gender Propaganda at the Hockey Rink, One Coach Says NoAfter having assisted on his son’s hockey team for three years, the father has been removed from all positions because he questioned the necessity of a mandatory gender identity training course imposed by Hockey Eastern Ontario (formerly the Ottawa District Hockey Association) following a… Continue reading All whimsy were the LGBTQI2S

Canonical

God Fearers An Open Letter to Christian Readers of Jordan Peterson & Roger Scruton by James Bryson This should be widely read. It is an astute connection of Peterson and Scruton with current religious, cultural and political issues. The only objectionable error is referring to them as ‘conservative,’ when they are both liberal in the… Continue reading Canonical

Estranged from beauty and grace

James Lileks at The Bleat.“These are people who are estranged from beauty and grace, by their own hand. Not dark souls but lazy ones. Not bleak hearts but banal ones, looking for the perpetual frisson an adolescent male gets when he drifts to the brotherhood of the numb and the bored. They have nothing to… Continue reading Estranged from beauty and grace