You've been using the descriptor "Post-modern Neo-Marxists" to describe the characters currently assaulting every form of Order or (healthy) boundary they feel "oppressed" by. That's always felt like it was too... specialized (for lack of a better word) to be relatable. I finally thought of something to offer for consideration as an alternative - necessary refinement notwithstanding: Cult of Hyper Maternal Narcissistic Openness. "Cult" because there's a frightening abundance of tactics from the BITE model and Influence Continuum present in most of the assaults on Order (links, from James Lindsay & more, below) "Hyper maternal" from you (in your interview with Rebel News, IIRC) presented the data that the driving personality in/ behind the people involved is one of a "hyper concerned mother for her infant" "Narcissistic" because, not only has "textbook narcissism" been a description you've attributed to some of these characters, but it's also one of the types of pathology referenced in the Influence Continuum (link below) "Openness" because (assuming I have *any* of what follows here even close to correct) that's the personality dimension that would be most inclined to feel "oppressed" by healthy social (societal?) boundaries, especially if the person is highly Open *and* lacking the Conscientiousness - spelled that without looking it up, by the way ;) - which would appropriately bind Creativity so it wasn't mere destruction. Also, the personality dimension that would be most(?) inclined to criticize the society before self(?). Links: http://www.ex-cult.org/bite.html https://freedomofmind.com/influence-continuum/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_fBYROA7Hk&t=740s&ab_channel=RebelNews (timestamped) James Lindsay's https://newdiscourses.com/2020/06/cult-dynamics-wokeness/ https://newdiscourses.com/2020/06/critical-race-theory-victimization-cult/ Would it be possible to add a speed/ playback function to the podcast player here? I always use double speed for content, and it would be much appreciated if the option was added :) Also; *please* - if you haven't already - watch and listen and (if you can make the time) make a video going through and steel manning the below lecture, as it's a former KGB agent explaining *nearly point for point* the assault on Western society/ culture/ civilization, and it should be either competently disproven, or updated and made much more known than it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYqAgJ0dYc0&ab_channel=RM-CosmicConsciousness
I’m curious what your thoughts are on the political situation in Canada and more importantly what can be done about it. I’ve reached out to both my MP and MLA and while both are in minority parties they claim they cannot do anything… As a “second class citizen” in this country, and an individual I cannot figure out what to do that is helpful to change the trajectory I see our country heading toward with digital IDs, a grand split between poor and rich, inflation - but the biggest being politicians that seem to shirk all responsibility and accountability to their electing citizens. What are your thoughts on how to conduct ourselves in times like these as engaged citizens that seem to be relatively powerless against the politicians?
Last year you tweeted that the podcast with Hamza Yusuf will be rescheduled (I think because of health problems) yet it still hasn't been posted. When will it be rescheduled, or recorded and if it's been recorded, when will it be posted? A lot of muslims are very excited to see him come on –and were very disappointed when it was canceled– as they believe he is the best representative of Islam. Also you guys think in similar ways, you believe in many of the same ideals and that would make a great conversation. (I think you guys would make very good friends immediately like what happened when Robert Greene came on your podcast because of those reasons :) ) Here are some questions I think you should ask him: Does Islam separate church from state? Why do we see a rise of extremism in the Muslim world? (ask If you're brave enough take on the leftists and ask that lol). What are the rights and responsibilities of a husband and the rights and responsibilities of a wife (I think this will clear up a lot of misconceptions people may have of Islam being sexist.) (If you want to do research yourself here are a few lectures on that you can watch: Roles of husbands and wives in Islam “Please don’t fight you spouse after this khutba - khutba by Nouman Ali Khan (31:33):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5-Noxu9zMw&ab_channel=BayyinahInstitute. Responsibilities of husbands to their wives in Islam “Are You the Husband Allah Describes? - Khutbah by Nouman Ali Khan” (28:43): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbA0zesP2ZQ&ab_channel=BayyinahInstitute). What are the rights of women in Islam? (a lot of this will be answered when you ask the question above but not everything). What does islam say about how muslims should treat non-muslims? What are the similarities between Christianity and Judaism and Islam (we believe that in order to build bridges between us and non-muslims we need to talk about the similarities between our religions before talking about the differences). What do you think makes an Islamaphobe? Why are there Islamaphobes and how were they made? How should muslims react when people insult your religion or commit hate crimes against muslims? You should also talk to him about particles/atoms because you wonder what God sees when he looks at an object. Whether he sees the object or the particles. He has answers to this question because Muslims have an atomic theory. If you can't get hold of Hamza Yusuf here are other scholars you can talk to: (btw I don't think you've talked to any scholars yet. Muhammad Hijab isn't a scholar. He's very knowledgeable in Islam and I don't think you shouldn't trust him because he's not a scholar but I think the podcast you did with him wasn't very productive because he didn't have the right answers to some of your questions. I don't know if that other person you talked to is a scholar. Also Ayaan Hirsi Ali is in no way a scholar. She has spent over a decade of her life lying about islam, so if you care about the truth –which I know you do– you wouldn't trust her.) (this a list that is put in order of best scholar in my opinion at the top and not as good but still very knowledgeable scholars at the bottom.) Hamza Yusuf, Timothy Winter, Omar Suleiman, Yasir Qadi, Nouman Ali Khan (he technically isn't a scholar in that he doesn't have a degree but he is as knowledgeable as one), Zaid Shakir, Mufti Menk, Yusuf Estes, Fred M. Donner (expert in early islam) P.S. all of these scholars have many lectures online about Islam so you can always go watch them P.P.S I love you and many Muslims love you and are very grateful to you that you are genuinely curious about islam and are willing to admit you are ignorant and have honest conversations with people who are more knowledgeable than you. We are used to ignorant people who only know lies about islam talking about it as if they are experts, and mocking islam and muslims for following it, or for defending/telling the truth about it. It's refreshing, and brings me a lot of hope to see a non-muslim trying to do what you are doing. I don't want to say "let's build some bridges" because the bridges are already there (our religions are very similar). We just need to find them and be willing to cross them. Also I'm sorry if this was difficult to read. I tried to organize it but I saw when I posted it, I saw that it didn't look the way I wrote it (example: the spaces I added between the lines weren't there) ily mwa lol
Hello Dr. Peterson. I'm not sure if my personality score is possible. I have taken the OCEAN test from Understand Myself, and these are my scores: Openness to Experience-94th (Intellect-89th, Openness-90th), Conscientiousness-87th (Industriousness-44th, Orderliness-98th), Extraversion-2nd (Enthusiasm-6th, Assertiveness-4th), Agreeableness-88th (Compassion-66th, Politeness-96th), Neuroticism-97th (Withdrawal-97th, Volatility-93rd). I know that you have said elsewhere that people high in Conscientiousness tend to be low in Openness and vice versa. Is it possible to be high in both, or am I lying to myself somehow? I exhibit traits of Conscientiousness (particularly Orderliness). My room is VERY organized, and I have a daily schedule. I also exhibit characteristics of Openness. I have written two novel-length stories, numerous poems, etc. I am 17 years old, a Sophomore in College, and very confused about what to do with my life. I am very interested in numerous things (philosophy, religion, psychology, architecture, accounting, law, chemistry, writing, cosmetology, music, and math), which I know has to do with Openness to Experience. However, I love my routine and don't like the idea of veering too far from a schedule. I get bored often if I don't have a lot of stimuli, but I am prone to bouts of depressive behavior and dark thoughts when I get too far away from a routine. Do you have any advice or know what I should do?