Monday, February 1, 2021

Jordon Peterson Viciously Smeared

Jordon Peterson

OK, I recently took Jordon Peterson to task for discussing economics when he does not understand the fundamentals (SEE: Jordon Peterson's Failure to Understand the Basic Economics of Income Distribution) but he has done absolutely brilliant and courageous work deconstructing social justice warriors and identity politics.

And the left will not stop going after him because of his heroic work.

The latest attack comes from The Sunday Times which in a bizarre hit piece claimed that Peterson suffers from schizophrenia.

As a result of The Times article, a number of other media outlets have reported on the story of  Peterson having schizophrenia.

But, in fact, what was said by Mikhaila Peterson during an interview with the Times was that some doctors incorrectly suggested that Jordon might be suffering from schizophrenia. What Peterson suffered was a paradoxical reaction to benzodiazepines that led to akathisia, a condition in which one is unable to stop moving.

Here are sections of Mikhaila's interview with the Times put together by Rob Henderson that highlight what was actually said:


There were plenty of other distortions, but you get the picture. Peterson released the entire audio of the interview to provide entire context:

The radical Left is vicious. They live by the slogan "by any means necessary."  

Peterson is a big target so anything goes.



Jordon Peterson responds to the hit job:


  1. Now THAT pisses me off. He is one of my heroes. (and that's a distressingly short list)
    As far as his econ views, remember he's a Canadian. There's something about the latitude (or something) that brings about (aboot hehheh) a brain freeze about things economic. I've gone roundy roundy with some of my Canadian friends about econ, but they just can't get past their statism. Sure would like to have a sit down with ol' Jordan and explain Austrian Economics. Well, as best as I can.

  2. If there's one thing that the left cannot stand, it is someone claiming adverse impacts from approved medications.

  3. Too bad Professor Peterson doesn't share Professor Block's affinity for the courts RE: libel.

  4. Wait. Let's assume arguendo that he has schizophrenia. Now you are telling me the left is using a disability as a means to attack someone. Next you'll be telling me leftists regularly leave misogynistic and sexist comments on social media sites run by conservative women. Please, Robert. There is only so much I can believe.

  5. Lefties are so malicious and devious that they'll even stigmatize and ostracize those with mental illness when it suits their purposes. Surprise surprise...