Jordan “Patriarchy” Peterson, the smart person for dumb people, gives his alt-right fanboys permission to dream of “enforced monogamy.”
Peterson, the newest star of the conservative alt-right firmament, also known as the Intellectual Dark Web, is a verbose panderer who caters to a deplorable band of young ideological conservatives.
Peterson’s audience is made up of young, white males who feel subjugated in a society that is trying to prop up women and racial minorities.
The New York Times notes:
Peterson, 55, a University of Toronto psychology professor turned YouTube philosopher turned mystical father figure, has emerged as an influential thought leader. The messages he delivers range from hoary self-help empowerment talk (clean your room, stand up straight) to the more retrograde and political (a society run as a patriarchy makes sense and stems mostly from men’s competence; the notion of white privilege is a farce).
Peterson first came to fame after giving intolerant conservatives permission to insult and misgender transgender people. And he’s been riding on a wave of self-indulgent intolerance and bigotry ever since, going after every community that threatens the patriarchy and the hegemony of cis white men.
Recently Peterson gave an extended interview to The New York Times, extolling the virtues of patriarchy while suggesting that “enforced monogamy” for women is the solution to the growing problem of “Incels” – desperate men unable to secure a sexual partner.
Wikipedia explains “Incels”:
Incels (a portmanteau of “involuntary” and “celibacy”) are members of an online subculture who define themselves as being unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one, a state they describe as inceldom. Self-identified incels are almost exclusively male and mostly heterosexual.
And while the supposed problem of “involuntary celibacy” seems a bit comical, the incel community has proven to be dangerous. The Southern Poverty Law Center has described the incel subculture as “part of the online male supremacist ecosystem,” noting that self-described incels have committed at least four mass murders in North America.
More from The New York Times on the dangers of incels:
Recently, a young man named Alek Minassian drove through Toronto trying to kill people with his van. Ten were killed, and he has been charged with first-degree murder for their deaths, and with attempted murder for 16 people who were injured. Mr. Minassian declared himself to be part of a misogynist group whose members call themselves incels. The term is short for “involuntary celibates,” though the group has evolved into a male supremacist movement made up of people — some celibate, some not — who believe that women should be treated as sexual objects with few rights. Some believe in forced “sexual redistribution,” in which a governing body would intervene in women’s lives to force them into sexual relationships.
Violent attacks are what happens when men do not have partners, Mr. Peterson says, and society needs to work to make sure those men are married.
“He was angry at God because women were rejecting him,” Mr. Peterson says of the Toronto killer. “The cure for that is enforced monogamy. That’s actually why monogamy emerges.”
Mr. Peterson does not pause when he says this. Enforced monogamy is, to him, simply a rational solution. Otherwise women will all only go for the most high-status men, he explains, and that couldn’t make either gender happy in the end.
In other words, Peterson is suggesting that women should be placed in “enforced monogamy” in order to satisfy the sexual appetites of incels. Otherwise these unhappy men will be forced to kill women and others because “violent attacks are what happens when men do not have partners.”
This line of reasoning is not only absurd, it is also dangerous, and only serves to encourage the most unsavory and deranged elements of society.
In the same interview Peterson defends the “existence” of witches. After being told that witches do not actually exist, Peterson vigorously objected, declaring:
Yeah, they do. They do exist. They just don’t exist the way you think they exist. They certainly exist. You may say well dragons don’t exist … You say, ‘Well, there’s no such thing as witches.’ Yeah, I know what you mean, but that isn’t what you think when you go see a movie about them.
Bottom line: Jordan Peterson defends the patriarchy, suggests that women be subject to “enforced monogamy,” and is quite certain that witches really do exist.
Peterson is the author of the bestseller 12 Rules for Life. For more on the wild and weird world of Jordan Peterson, watch the informative and entertaining video below: