Jordan Peterson’s pronouncements on the nature of social inequality ARE demonstrably untrue. Inequality is NOT an endemic condition and burial goods are NOT proof of it.
Let’s unwrap this with.... evidence! 1/
💀🎁 burying your folk with stuff is a humanly thing to do.
💀 so is not burying your people with stuff!
People are hard to pin down like that. 3/
Mortuary practices are perfomative, so not a straight indicator. We also look at household archaeology, inter-site dynamics, and bioarcharchaeology (cos inequality has health effects). 6/
Worldwide, it’s more of a zigging, zagging, branching pattern with lots of abrupt starts and dead ends. 10/
The correlation THERE is with capitalist systems given free run where inequalities are violently enforced. 11/
A lot of this JP horseshit is given cred by scholars of *western history*, who conveniently sweep over everything that happened in the 190,000 years before that, and the endurance of Indigenous & other non-Eurasian socio-economic systems since the agricultural revolution 16/
❌They’re not. JP IS WRONG.
but I’m going out of range now lol
When I come back I expect good faith discussion ~only~ in this thread