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Jordan Peterson on Post-Modernism: Reaction Video 1

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Published on May 21, 2019

The first of a series of projected videos deconstructing the means by which Jordan Peterson--whom I described somewhat flatteringly in the first two videos I made about him but now think of in a much less positive light--manages to pull the wool over the eyes of a public that adores him almost as much as he pretends to adore himself. The fact is that he is very, very good at what he is good at but less good about what he doesn't have a clue about than he is good about what he's good at, but this escapes the notice of the aforementioned public he has seduced into worshiping as their anti-SJW messiah. In this and other projected videos I focus on one particular motif that constantly resurfaces in his lectures: the bugbear of "post-modernism," which I've placed quotation marks around because when he uses the word it doesn't represent anything close to what anyone who has a clue about what it actually means takes it to mean. For Peterson, to be a fan of post-modernist writers like Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, or David Foster Wallace is to be in the same camp as the "Marxist" writers whom Zizek recently asked him to name without him being able to, resorting instead to evoking the usual suspects Derrida and Foucault, as though they themselves, let alone the scores of other writers referred to as post-modernist, had enough in common to justify pigeonholing them into the same corner to enable cheap-shot experts like Peterson to take post-mortem shots at them whenever it's in his interest to do so. Subscribe to this channel to encourage me to publish more of these videos.

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