The ever popular psychology professor and modern day speaker of concrete truths, Jordan Peterson, recently came to the defense of President Donald Trump, stating that during his time in office he’s made some positive headway.
Peterson, who is originally from Canada not only backed the president, but also delivered a rather harsh message to the Democratic Party, stating that he hopes they get “walloped” in the midterm elections.
Peterson, who has been on a tour promoting his best-selling book, “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos,” made the remarks at a packed house at The Cambridge Union in the United Kingdom.Advertisement - story continues below
“I’m hoping the Democrats get walloped,” Peterson told Innes-Smith ahead of his address at the Union, adding that he believes the party is determined to appeal to a “tiny radical faction of the voter base.”
“I don’t think they’re going to wake up until they get defeated,” he added.Trending:
Peterson went on to discuss Trump and said that it’s nothing short of absurd to call Trump “far-right.”
“It’s ridiculous to label Trump as far-right; he’s certainly an anomaly,” Peterson said. “As a personality, he’s more of a libertarian. He’s not a traditional Republican, and he’s certainly not a traditional right-wing figure apart from the fact that he has this large populist base.”
Peterson went on to express his disgust with folks who are trying to use Trump as a scapegoat for the recent Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.
“We should leave the racist label to people who deserve it,” Peterson warned, “otherwise, we debase the currency. Once everyone’s a racist, well — that’s the end of that as a useful epithet.”
The bestselling author also stated that he couldn’t understand why President Trump has become such a controversial figure and so hated by folks in the United States. He hypothesized that it might have something to do with the fact that Trump is wealthy.
“The one thing the intellectual elite will never understand is that if you are poor you can become rich, but if you are not part of the establishment elite, you will never become part of it,” Peterson explained.
“Wages are rising, unemployment is down to levels not seen since the early Sixties and the economy is growing at a phenomenal rate,” Peterson said. “Trump is noisy and bombastic and he has a narcissistic edge, but he certainly hasn’t turned out to be the absolute disaster that his enemies predicted. He’s even making headway in North Korea.”
Peterson is clearly a smart man and a much needed voice of reason in the world of academia that has sold common sense down the river in exchange for an ideology that is both immoral and unsustainable.
Here’s to hoping he continues to challenge young and old alike to apply a little critical thinking to their current worldview.