Dr. Jordan Peterson | Is Neo-Marxism on the rise?

Dr. Jordan Peterson is a man who hardly needs to be introduced. With millions of loyal fans and followers, many of whom claim that he radically transformed their lives for the better, Peterson is widely loved and despised.

John has been honoured to sit down for several interviews with Jordan over the years. In this clip, they discuss the worrying modern revival of ideas that history has condemned time and time again.

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  1. You don't need to watch a 13 minute video to know that Marxism is on the rise in America. Walk into any Barnes and Noble and you will see the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx stocked on the shelves. Go through any public place and talk to people, and you will meet self-proclaimed Marxists. Literally last week, I met an Atheistic-Satanic Marxist who wants to "burn down the whole system".

  2. The Leaders of BLM are Marxists. BLM is a Marxist group. Look what they have done.


    the political and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, later developed by their followers to form the basis for the theory and practice of communism.

    They Takedown statues and change history.

    “If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded.”

    — Karl Marx

    BLM supports Democrats who want more taxes.

    “There is only one way to kill capitalism – by taxes, taxes, and more taxes.”

    — Karl Marx

    Democrats make it against the law to go to church during the shutdown, but ok to fill a plane or go to Walmart. BLM just burns down the church.

    “The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.”

    — Karl Marx

    Democrats work with BLM to take Trump down.

    “My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.”

    — Karl Marx

    BLM destroys private property.

    “The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.”

    — Karl Marx

    Democrats are all for Socialism.

    “Democracy is the road to socialism.”

    — Karl Marx

    Democrats want to do away with God. They will act like they believe in God until they are elected then turn the tables on Christians.

    “There are, besides, eternal truths, such as Freedom,, etc., that are common to all states of society. But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it, therefore, acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.”

    — Karl Marx

    BLM yells "NO justice No peace."

    “The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.”

    — Karl Marx

  3. The Holy Word of God – The Bible:

    John 3 .16 – 21

    "16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."

    1 Corinthians 15

    "15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures"

  4. Great talk from two such compelling speakers. With sadness I had to unfollow JP on Tw1tter because I found his stance on v@ccines and biotech/genetic engineering unpalatable. Worse still was that despite huge numbers of people pulling him up on this, his complete lack of engagement with his Tw1tter audience meant he may have fallen into the exact pit he is talking about in the video.

    My wife and I listened intently to his daughter's podcast where they came out about their bizarre and radical diet. I said this won't end well, it's a crutch for a problem he doesn't understand. Being in natural healing I can see there is a big issue with paradigms here and the very blind spot JP talks about with regard to not knowing what he doesn't know.

    Sure enough, his health caught up with him. Or rather, his reliance on medical theory did – prescription meds – and he travels the world chasing medical cures for the same. However esoteric, this is medicine trying to cure medicine. He ends up in the same 'pit' as so many people who have faith in medical technology in one guise or another, which is the hell of fighting one health fire after another – always with an external cause to blame – instead of getting to the true issue in health which is that of resilience and susceptibility. Finding a diet that doesn't kill you is not the same as finding health.

    I don't know the cause of JP's health problems, he is not my client. But if he were, we would work to illuminate the areas he can't see, and I would learn a lot from doing this too. But I would bet my house on one thing: his problems are not caused by beef insufficiency. Such a shame.

  5. Regardless of whether big tech billionaires worked hard to get where they’re at, I refuse to believe they deserve to own half this country’s wealth while we still have people unable to afford the basic necessities of life. Even if you’re a stay at home bum, you shouldn’t be forced to starve while a Marxist billionaire owns 100 yachts.


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  7. What Jordan is saying here, is absolutely correct. My family were from Eastern Poland which became Western Ukraine. My Grandparents and their parents before were very rich owning lots of farm land and a factory etc. When the Soviet Union annexed that territory, they murdered and imprisoned all people that owned property and businesses. My maternal grandfather was sent to Siberia where he served for 6 years. The starvation as stated by Jordan was very accurate. And the whole time the Communists blamed the West, Capitalism, traitors to the state, the rich (Last one when there was no rich anymore). The uneducated peasants and the students who were indoctrinated, believed this and supported the lies. The students who were radicalized even ratted on their own family. Often making it up. So as to get rewards and rank promotions.

  8. A status of a bestseller shouldn't be bolstered or celebrated, as the majority of poor ignorants who buy his self-help books don't know anything. He's like a conservative dad-figure for them. All of them are racist scumbags who don't have any guts to see the world as it is. Won't look after causes and choose to rather see everything through the ideology, that Peterson sells them. Oh, and don't forget Marxism – the huge caricature of it, made by someone who keeps turning young men into fascists.

  9. Why I won't vote Kamala Harris
    1) she is against our right to bare arms. Unamerican marxists idea.
    2) She wants to defund the police. No one I know supports this, again marxists ideology
    3) she supports BLM a confirmed Marxist organization.
    4) she is openly proud of Jacob Blake, what about his victime?
    5) Joe will not make it full term, he will step down, be forced to step down or just passaway. A vote for Joe is a vote for Kamala.
    6) She knows there will be a land slide victory for Trump spreading conspiracy theories already. Same old song.
    The coming coup?
    7) Know what you are voting for, don't just vote all one party. BLM IS A Marxist movement Harris supports.

    If we lose John Locke, we lose America.

    Learn what marxists is.

    Propaganda is very real today, so many people hate Trump. But if you just look at the record of the top 2 Obama disasters, 1) foreign policy: Obama bombed at least 1 country everyday for 8 years. 2) USA Economy: Obama /Biden sold jobs and companies and military tech to CHINA. but the media stated all of Obama failures were due to BUSH and all of Trump's success was Obamas. Facts: Trump got 2 major peace deals done in first term. Trump has built the strongest economy machine the world has ever seen and returned job back from China. Main stream media refused to post any good news of trumps success while preaching hate, fear and separation

    Arrest Hillary

    Once your awake from the lefts lies, the left can no longer put you to sleep with more lies..

  10. It's amazing that the Communist, Socialist and Marxist Countries like the former Soviet Union promoted the idea that they were Champions and Bastions of "Equality for All", but if you really look at their Policy.. their Policy only benefited the few on top (Leaders or Government), to actually promoting them as the "gods" of the Nation. The Soviet Union (144 Million Population) owns 11 percent of the land mass of the World! How unequal is that?! Communism is a Behemoth that once there is a notion of dissent or unhappiness from the people, then the Leader/President (god in people's eyes) has no problem using his Military to stay in Power.
    We here in South Africa (and Zimbabwe), are going through the same "Capture", where Natural Mineral Resources becomes a Bounty for the few on Top, and the rest of the people are left wanting..
    Extreme Exploitation Capitalism is no good, neither is the Extreme Exploitation of Communism, there must be a Balance (90% Capitalism+10% Socialism) in my opinion.

  11. Equity does not mean equal outcome at all, Peterson is really overreacting to what is happening in the humanities, at least in Europe. Also he is misinterpreting postmodernism, and thinking that marxism is the same as stalinistic communism? Not even close. Stay with psychology mr Peterson, love your book 12 rules for life, but you really overreact and oversimplify what is happening. Collectivism and socialismic policies have lead to countries in Europe with the highest rate of happiness. To raise your worries about collectivistic or socialistic policies is dangerous itself. Look at the US, where they don't even have healthcare. It is like a third world country. Political correctness and Social Justice Warriors are annoying but it has nothing to do with marxism/socialism/postmodernism. Maybe in Canada, things are different, but this is a very oversimplified and extreme video from a philosophically theoretic perspective.

    Equity could also mean equality of opportunities, like education for all.

    You use the argument of stating that postmodernists are only after power concealed in compassionate wordplay which is A) ridiculous and B) an in your view postmodern argument itself ? as you stated that postmodernists only view objective facts as dicourses of power. I suggest you read Michel Foucault and Derrida again. Not even Foucault ever claimed this. Besides, to state that there is such a thing as a single group of postmodernists is simply false, there are lots of different perspectives and theories within postmodernism, and to say that there is but one group is exercising a group identity argument forward yourself, that you accuse your "imagined" postmodernistic group off. In other words, if everything would be true you say about 'postmodernism', you are doing exactly the same as your imagined group of postmodernists, argumentatively wise.

    I have watched another video of you about how you value Dostoevsky's work of arguing not against a straw man argument but at the best arguments he could produce of his opponents. Well mr Peterson, newsflash: in this video, you are the opposite of your literary hero.

    NB: I am not a postmodernist nor a neo-marxist.

  12. Education is key! It all comes down to what kind of education you already have to be able to see through the smoke and mirages put in front of you to not be influenced by false ideological or political agendas! so how can we better education to become more aware of whats ''right'' and whats ''wrong''. Neither Socialism nor Neo-Liberlism/Capitalism in an extreme sense is good! what we need is balance just like everything else around us! Just like when you're building structures or when you are growing crops for an example ''Balance'' and the perfect circumstances for us to exist on earth! To make education available for ALL, we ALL need to contribute! doesn't that make sense? But what Neo-liberalism does is to focus on those who already can afford it! Calling it a ''Free market'' does not make it ''Free'', might be for those who already own something to invest and they will be able to take part in, influence and even double their wealth through funds or stocks that in turn invests in development of technology for the already rich who are the only ones who can afford it or weapons for an example that might be supplied to terrorists through proxywars from the same rich countries that got investments from those funds or stocks you bought with the money you had from the start that you wanted to double up. While those who doesn't have this wealth and might live under harsher conditions this might become a beast who devours wealth and livelihood in any sense just for it to grow bigger.

    Of course we should be recognized as individuals! always! but to act for the ''individual gain'' automatically denies the Collective atleast in todays Capitalistic monetary system! Ye you can argue that Marxism did this and Capitalism did that but in the end we need some kind of balance! To make checks and balances on the current Capitalistic system! establish a WELFARE SYSTEM FOR ALL where we ALL contributes to the whole collective of MANKIND!

    So what do we PRIORITIZE? fancy projects or the humankind? And this privileged thinking that just because you live in a certain country you should have the right to 4 cars when we have a problem with pollution while in some countries like India for an example 8 people rides 1 motorcycle or that you should have the right to a pool while some people does not even have acces to water to drink? or that you have the right to eat meat everyday while some people almost never are able to have meat! That's Capitalism for you! MORE for SOME LESS for EVERYBODY ELSE!

    And it is not like just because you want to build a company and earn money and develop tech you wish for people to die of starvation no, but you want cheap labor and producing costs to maximize your profit, you want monopoly on things like water and resources because you need it to keep producing your product to keep earning profit! so it happens by itself! its not that you as an individual wants this for other people but the SYSTEM itself is built to operate that way! ''To be able to gain more of something you need to take it from somewhere else''. There are enough of recources for it to go around but the lack of distribution and ownership over resources (Capitalism) has made it impossible for every man, woman and child to be able to have a slice of the cake!

  13. First off equality of opportunity doesn't exist in USA, the idea yes, the implementation absolutely not. The children of Trump, Gates, Heinz, Bezos, etc will always have much more opportunity than your children ever will. The children of small business man, executives, and others in the top quartile have more opportunity than children of McDonald's workers. Are there counter examples of rich going broke and poor becoming billionaires? yes, but that is in spite of the system, not because of it, they are outliers. If every last person was as smart and relentless as Steve Jobs, we would still not have enough productivity to give everyone the billionaire lifestyle. Amassing that much money is more about power to leverage and siphon the productivity of others, not personal productivity.

    I agree that equality of outcomes is nuanced and complex. The problem is a lot decision making in business is not transparent.
    Is someone promoted or hired because of competence, nepotism, cronyism, sexual attraction? Equality of outcomes, particular when looking at wage statistics, is flawed, but it is still a useful tool to derive highlight corruption. Jordan admits corruption exists in many interviews, condemns attempts at solutions, but when pressed in interviews for a counter-solution, the answer is always "I don't know".

    It's fine to bash past mistakes of early attempts at communism. We should never let that type of situation happen again, but that does not mean we should stop trying to make society just, or that the implementations of equality and fairness can not be improved. If that were they case, we would still have kings and queens.

  14. Futility. Do the simple math. The pursuit of profit will result in inventory that has a value greater than the money paid to produce it. The employer cannot pay the employee more than the retail value of the product the business produces. Since the employee is largely to consumer in the system it is a mathematical certainty that there will not be enough purchasing power in the system to buy the inventory. There is only 2 ways to keep that mathematical arrangement functioning. The first way is infinite debt. The second way is export. Each of these 2 methods will only kick the can down the road. Moreover, all the wealth will naturally flow to the top. It doesn't matter what -ism one employs (i.e. capitalism or socialism, etc.). It is it desire to make a profit that creates the mathematical.conundrum. I am not here to advocate any -ism. I am just pointing out the fundamental problem we all face. The solution is above my pay grade.

  15. the reason we cannot fight this shit…is because we dont have a collective identity anymore…….people are 2 devided to see really who really rules the shit…devide and conquer tactics..third position neither left or right.

  16. Well said. Learn from others mistakes so you don’t fall into the pit yourself. So true! Trouble is, most people are awful busy being right all the time and need to step back, empathize and evaluate. Our nations is in the same busyness and headed for the pit.

  17. Well said. Listen to others and learn from their mistakes so we don’t fall into the pit ourselves. So many are consumed with their own agendas and/or herd mentality that it’s causing a deep chasm between common sense folks and ones determined to listen to themselves and numbly follow Marxist programming.