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S4E32: Free Speech and the Satirical Activist | Andrew Doyle

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

21 Jun 2021

2hr 25mins

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S4E32: Free Speech and the Satirical Activist | Andrew Doyle

21 Jun 2021

2hr 25mins

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Quote

"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned"

Ideas

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Any theory that always locates problems from somewhere other than yourself is dangerous.
One of the dangers of any ideological representations of the world is that they always contain too convenient a theory for evil and malevolence.

When evil can be easily located somewhere else, you have every right for your unexamined motivations to manifest themselves fully.

Because you can always punish the evildoers and stay on the moral side of the fence.

In almost all real life situations, there is no such thing as pure good or bad, people and situations always have both.

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Any theory that always locates problems from somewhere other than yourself is dangerous.
One of the dangers of any ideological representations of the world is that they always contain too convenient a theory for evil and malevolence.

When evil can be easily located somewhere else, you have every right for your unexamined motivations to manifest themselves fully.

Because you can always punish the evildoers and stay on the moral side of the fence.

In almost all real life situations, there is no such thing as pure good or bad, people and situations always have both.

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I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
If our fear of free speech is that it facilitates the dissemination of bad ideas, then we have preemptively decided which ideas are acceptable.

And by doing so, we limit our own capacity to be challenged and to move forward, and set in stone what we believe is right or wrong.

The right to ridicule is far more important to society than any right not to be ridiculed because one represents openness - and the other represents oppression.

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I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
If our fear of free speech is that it facilitates the dissemination of bad ideas, then we have preemptively decided which ideas are acceptable.

And by doing so, we limit our own capacity to be challenged and to move forward, and set in stone what we believe is right or wrong.

The right to ridicule is far more important to society than any right not to be ridiculed because one represents openness - and the other represents oppression.

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Don't attempt to anticipate the zeitgeist, because you won't.
The best predictor of quality is quantity. It's not a great predictor but it's the best one.

For any creative that can produce work, the more ideas and work that you produce, the more likely that you'll have any chance of creating something that others will resonate with.

Often we do hundreds of pieces of work, only to have one or two unexpected ones to stand out to others.

To have any kind of overnight success, often takes years, the best thing to achieve success, is by doing more.

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Don't attempt to anticipate the zeitgeist, because you won't.
The best predictor of quality is quantity. It's not a great predictor but it's the best one.

For any creative that can produce work, the more ideas and work that you produce, the more likely that you'll have any chance of creating something that others will resonate with.

Often we do hundreds of pieces of work, only to have one or two unexpected ones to stand out to others.

To have any kind of overnight success, often takes years, the best thing to achieve success, is by doing more.

Questions

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Can you think of something that is oversimplified in terms of being purely good or bad?

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Can you think of something that is oversimplified in terms of being purely good or bad?

What else is in the episode

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The importance of language, conversations and thinking

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The importance of language, conversations and thinking

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The woke narrative and the language that is being used to defend these idea

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The woke narrative and the language that is being used to defend these idea

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Titania McGrath, the fake fictional character to mock contemporary "woke culture"

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Titania McGrath, the fake fictional character to mock contemporary "woke culture"

Who is Andrew Doyle?

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A comedian, author, playwright, journalist and political satirist. He co-wrote the fictional character Jonathan Pie and created the character Titania McGrath, a parody twitter account that mocks contemporary "woke culture". His latest book is "Free Speech and Why It Matters".

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A comedian, author, playwright, journalist and political satirist. He co-wrote the fictional character Jonathan Pie and created the character Titania McGrath, a parody twitter account that mocks contemporary "woke culture". His latest book is "Free Speech and Why It Matters".

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