We Who Struggle with Jordan Peterson
A Brief Review of the Beyond Order Tour
I (briefly!) attended Jordan Peterson’s Beyond Order world tour in Budapest, and now I’m convinced Dr. Peterson and his wife are the two weirdest people I know.
First and foremost, the Petersons and their team don’t know their audience. After having given nearly 150 live shows in countries around the globe, Peterson, his wife, and Roy Rubin still seem to think their followers are some inexplicable right-wing nationalist neo-fascist die-hard rural conservatives who hate women.
In reality, the Peterson crowd are educated though somewhat religious yet left-leaning urbanists who don’t even like Viktor Orbán. The average Peterson follower is an insecure urban young man—we used to call them yuppies—who grew up under a dominant mother and a weak father. They come to see Jordan Peterson because they expect him to show them how to become a real man, i.e., how to break free from their mother’s oppressive household.
When Roy Rubin, Petersons’ homosexual tour hand, remarked the team had met with Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán earlier that day, the crowd gave out loud boos. Of course! Peterson’s urban followers are not right-wingers. As in every nation around the world, urban citizens don’t vote right-wing and don’t like right-wing politicians.
Prime Minister Orbán’s power actually hinges on his rural base. I might briefly explain why. Why do rural voters consistently vote more right-wing than their urban brethren? It has everything to do with where urban politicians prefer to spend the majority of their tax base’s money. Left-wing politicians tend to splurge state coffers on city projects, although a majority of working-class taxpayers don’t live in those cities. No wonder they feel left out!
Rural people vote right-wing because they want their urban politicians to invest more in the countryside. Since rural voters are accustomed to a more traditional way of life, they expect their way of life to be cared for by their politicians, rather than having to watch socialist cabinets squander the nations’ cash reserves on yet another ‘urban greening project’. There are plenty of forests just outside of the big cities, you know. If you like green environments, just move out of the city!
But Dr. Peterson and his wife apparently don’t understand any of this. Before JBP finally came on stage, his wife first gave a short 10-minute speech that fell flat, hard, and left her struggling to win the applause needed to introduce her husband.
Peterson’s wife—I already forgot her name—wanted to make sure she was known as “the great woman behind the man”. So we learn that she was the one making Peterson’s sandwiches when he was on college tours Ok. Great. No one in the audience cared. She also spoke of her special love relationship with her son, for example, which came off a bit incestuous, but more problematically, she thinks boys need to be domesticated, kept on a leash, to prevent them from ever becoming the sort of independent man women seem to fear the most: a man who can think and decide for himself.
If it is freethinking you were looking for, forget about Peterson. He’s still on a leash. I left within five minutes after Peterson began speaking, already bored by his talk of stuffed cats he said artificial intelligence couldn’t differentiate from live ones. How dumb is that?
His latest book will be called We Who Struggle with God because that’s what the name Israel means. And as I walked out in the dark, being the only person doing so, Peterson briefly paused while the stage banners behind him showed off the blue-yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag. If none of that spells g-l-o-b-a-l-i-s-t s-h-i-l-l for you, you’ll never get it.
The Jewish mother may be a master domesticator but she will never understand non-Jewish white men. We want to be liberated from feminism, not be lectured by feminists.