I came across this talk given by Peterson and published on YT last year quite by accident. What he has to say at the end of this video is stunning in light of what has transpired in New Zealand this past week.
(have no fear, there is no hate-speek or anything negative or inflammatory in this talk. but you really should listen!)
WisdomTalks Published on Apr 21, 2018
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Commentary added 27/3/19
First point: Peterson admits his ignorance right from the start. . We are pinpointing something very specific and crucial here:
Peterson is ignorant about the Muslim and Islamic culture. He even gets some of his “facts” wrong here.
An associate of mine with far more direct knowledge commented:
Some of the biggest democracies in the world are Muslim countries where church and state are separate. e.g. Indonesia, Malaysia. here’s a list of top 10 populations of muslims. pretty sure quite a few of these are democracies.SG at theConTrail.com
If JP is ignorant about such an important matter, does it not stand to reason that a good portion of the Western World is also ignorant…even when Muslims live among them?
Nature abhors a vacuum. And ignorance is a vacuum which, in the absence of knowledge and facts, is quickly filled with speculation and misinformation. And we all know what a powerful tool misinformation is in the hands of governments and their intelligence agencies (and thus the MSM). I’ll expand on this hugely in the blog I’m composing.
So to the vital final statement:
” But I hope, that a people of good will can build a bridge between the two cultures, because the alternative is too gloomy to contemplate.”
Ok. This statement was made over a year ago.
What is happening right now in Christchurch? I forget, many of you guys are on the outside looking in.
Right now in Christchurch, fear of “the unknown” and “alien” (in the form of Islamic culture) is being replaced with an outpouring of love and compassion. All differences thrown to the wind. And most of this compassion is coming from people who identify as Christian, of one denomination or another. Christians and even atheists turning up to mosques around the country to join in prayer and vigil. Two weeks ago this would have been an impossibility.Throw in a smattering of other religions and cultures and you’ve got a great big melting pot turning out multi-coloured people by the score.
In Christchurch (leaving aside “below the radar” grumblings) the chasm has gone. The “bridge” described by Peterson has been built. Christchurch is the starting point.
The “people of good will” is the people of New Zealand apparently. But…
There is another potential meaning here.
Did Peterson say “good will” or did he say “Goodwill”?
The Closed Captions interpreted it as the latter.
Goodwill is the name of a charter organization of the United Nations that goes hand in hand (drum roll please…) with The Lucis Trust.
Over the years I have heard a great many politicians and celebrities use the term “goodwill” just as they use the term “Common Purpose” (Tavistock-speak).
That’s about as far as I will expand at this point, but it should suffice to explain why I got so excited about this video of an unusually fumbling and apparently ignorant Jordan Peterson.