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Another interesting criticism (Dr. Peterson's speech in which he sings the praises of Indian guest-workers 'pumping money back to India like mad' is particularly telling): .
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"They meet in person, spread propaganda, encourage each other to expand the movement. They purchase weapons & discuss training. They have also attempted to join, influence & volunteer for Cdn political parties, adopting a restrained, more palatable guise." theglobeandmail.com/canada/article…
"The overarching goal for many in the Cdn Super Players chat group was the eventual creation of a white ethnostate. In the meantime, one aim was to begin gaining a foothold in a range of institutions and professions, including law, education and the military." #whitesupremacy
"Dank said that at one point he was a student teacher at a school with children in Grades 6, 7, 8, whose ethnic makeup was almost entirely white. 'It’s the ethnostate basically.' Dank told the group that he was using his position as a student teacher to influence young minds."
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Yeah, so from having listened to criminal lawyers discuss the calling of expert witnesses, I can tell you, you don't want to call someone to provide expert testimony on something they have not ever examined. What a bad decision. 1/
"'Dr. Peterson has no experience' assessing 'the reliability of confessions,'Justice Greenberg wrote in his ruling. 'In fact, he acknowledges that he has never seen a police confession and did not view the video of the confession in this case.'” 2/
I cannot even imagine the amount of hubris one needs to decided to go in front of a CRIMINAL COURT and claim one has the ability to assess false confessions made during police interrogations when one HASN'T EVER SEEN A REAL CONFESSION MADE IN A POLICE INTERROGATION. 3/
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I'm roaring with the laughter of recognition.
Delightful review of #JordanPeterson's lecture on "Identity Politics and the Marxist Lie of White Privilege." Which I watched when it came out. It was hilarious. But not nearly as hilarious as this review! 1/
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LOL "I was saddened to learn of Peterson’s tragic sexual pathology: he is unable to achieve orgasm except when thinking of women as sharing a robotic hive-mind, biologically programmed to find specific traits attractive. He can’t go more than a few pages without relapsing." 2/
"Nor do I want to think about his hideous vision of the world, where lobster-men square off against each other so the female will ‘identify the top guy quickly, become irresistibly attracted’ and ‘disrobe, shedding her shell, making herself soft, vulnerable, ready to mate’." 3/
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Was thinking of starting a small series with the hashtag #WorstAcademicDiagrams but worried that they'd all end up being from Bruno Latour articles.
Prompted by this diagram, which has really got to me this afternoon #WorstAcademicDiagrams
...but of course I know that there's much worse out there, like this with is also from Latour #WorstAcademicDiagrams
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Here's my theory: he doesn't care much for or doesn't think much about the role that political deliberation plays in a democratic society. Research can only every inform political decision-making, not replace it. Research conversations also have forms of deliberation built in.
Instead, he wants HIS take on research (and by Jove we know exactly how flawed that take is) to be what makes political decisions. E.g., in his reading of some of the research, evolutionary biology dictates human hierarchies. That's it. He just needs to say it loud & we're done.
So, he thinks his reading of the research settles it, and we need not pay attention to what other researchers are saying. Don't listen to them. Talk over them. Why not nix those fields who disagree with him altogether, because he says they're wrong. Not much argument needed.
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#MorningJoe tells (sickening) Bari Weiss to only read comments from people with verified accts & "friends" with unverified accts in order to stay sane. Meanwhile, #MorningMika tells Weiss she did a fantastic job giving racists yet another voice in the @nytimes . 🙄😕
I wish I had time today to really dig into the disgusting "points" Weiss has to make in this article, but I took many screenshots & will tweet a few here for folks who don't want to use up 1 of their 5 free articles this month. /1 mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opi…
Here's how she starts the article. My eyes began rolling after the first two paragraphs. Lord have mercy, where is this article taking us? "That Which Cannot Be Said." 🙄 /2
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