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S4E29: Bari Weiss and The New York Times | The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

10 Jun 2021

2hr 28mins

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1 quote, 3 ideas & 1 question from each episode

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S4E29: Bari Weiss and The New York Times | The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

10 Jun 2021

2hr 28mins

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Quote

"It shouldn't take courage to express common sense views."

Ideas

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So much of the current public discourse is hijacking certain words to act as trojan horses to drive support.
The majority of people who say Black Live Matters are supporting anti-racism, which of course is right.

But if you look under the hood of the organisations that are at the forefront of the Black Live Matter movements, you'll see that they believe in abolishing the nuclear family, abolishing and defunding the police, that capitalism is evil.

We have to wake up and challenge these organisations that are using language with a trojan horse strategy to smuggle in zero sum identity politics.

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So much of the current public discourse is hijacking certain words to act as trojan horses to drive support.
The majority of people who say Black Live Matters are supporting anti-racism, which of course is right.

But if you look under the hood of the organisations that are at the forefront of the Black Live Matter movements, you'll see that they believe in abolishing the nuclear family, abolishing and defunding the police, that capitalism is evil.

We have to wake up and challenge these organisations that are using language with a trojan horse strategy to smuggle in zero sum identity politics.

2

Often, it is those with different viewpoints that push you more to improve your thinking than those with the same viewpoints.
When we only engage with those that agree with us, we spend most of our time confirming our own thoughts.

When we actually genuinely engage and try to understand why those with a different belief may be right, we're forced to confront and find the potential gaps in our own viewpoint.

Engaging people with different views is harder, but it is only through adversity that we grow.

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Often, it is those with different viewpoints that push you more to improve your thinking than those with the same viewpoints.
When we only engage with those that agree with us, we spend most of our time confirming our own thoughts.

When we actually genuinely engage and try to understand why those with a different belief may be right, we're forced to confront and find the potential gaps in our own viewpoint.

Engaging people with different views is harder, but it is only through adversity that we grow.

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We're so removed from the violent and bloody past of society, that we're willing to remove the very institutions that brought us to where we are today.
The fact that I can walk on the street, not wearing a long sleeve short that covers my collarbone, with my wife and not be stoned to death, is a miracle.

It is those that don't know how much of a miracle it really is to have the institutions, ideas and scaffolding in our society that makes it unimaginably safer and open than any past society, that have the foolishness but also luxury to flirt with the ideas of just removing what it is we've built.

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We're so removed from the violent and bloody past of society, that we're willing to remove the very institutions that brought us to where we are today.
The fact that I can walk on the street, not wearing a long sleeve short that covers my collarbone, with my wife and not be stoned to death, is a miracle.

It is those that don't know how much of a miracle it really is to have the institutions, ideas and scaffolding in our society that makes it unimaginably safer and open than any past society, that have the foolishness but also luxury to flirt with the ideas of just removing what it is we've built.

Questions

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Can you think of something that you can appreciate more in society that didn't previously exist?

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Can you think of something that you can appreciate more in society that didn't previously exist?

What else is in the episode

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Systemic Racism and what it typically implies for those that use it in western culture

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Systemic Racism and what it typically implies for those that use it in western culture

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The cost of telling the truth & keeping silent

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The cost of telling the truth & keeping silent

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How judgement is necessary and whether corporations should be moral actors?

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How judgement is necessary and whether corporations should be moral actors?

Who is Bari Weiss?

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A journalist that wrote about culture and politics at the New York Times, but quit publicly because of bullying and cancel culture. She's also the best selling author on the future of speech in society, and how we forge common understandings about the things that matter in times of extreme political and ideological polarization.

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A journalist that wrote about culture and politics at the New York Times, but quit publicly because of bullying and cancel culture. She's also the best selling author on the future of speech in society, and how we forge common understandings about the things that matter in times of extreme political and ideological polarization.

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