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‘A Stunningly Corrupt Enterprise’: Jordan Peterson Blasts Academia, Resigns As Tenured Professor At University of Toronto
Daily Wire ^ | 1-19-22 | Ben Zeisloft

Posted on 01/20/2022 7:38:05 AM PST by DeweyCA

Canadian psychologist and bestselling author Jordan Peterson announced that he is no longer a tenured professor at the University of Toronto.

In an article for The National Post, Peterson — who recently sat down with Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro in the inaugural episode of “The Search” — pointed to the school’s obsession with “Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity,” which he abbreviated simply as “DIE.”

“I had envisioned teaching and researching at the U of T, full time, until they had to haul my skeleton out of my office. I loved my job. And my students, undergraduates and graduates alike, were positively predisposed toward me,” Peterson said. “But that career path was not meant to be.”

Peterson voiced frustration that his “qualified and supremely trained heterosexual white male graduate students… face a negligible chance of being offered university research positions, despite stellar scientific dossiers” thanks to diversity mandates.

“These have been imposed universally in academia, despite the fact that university hiring committees had already done everything reasonable for all the years of my career, and then some, to ensure that no qualified ‘minority’ candidates were ever overlooked,” he wrote. “My students are also partly unacceptable precisely because they are my students. I am academic persona non grata, because of my unacceptable philosophical positions. And this isn’t just some inconvenience. These facts rendered my job morally untenable. How can I accept prospective researchers and train them in good conscience knowing their employment prospects to be minimal?”

Peterson pointed to other trends destroying academia “and, downstream, the general culture” — including the end of objective testing and “grievance studies” disciplines. He also observed that colleagues must bow to diversity mandates by crafting “DIE statements” to obtain research grants.

“They all lie (excepting the minority of true believers) and they teach their students to do the same. And they do it constantly, with various rationalizations and justifications, further corrupting what is already a stunningly corrupt enterprise,” he mourned. “Some of my colleagues even allow themselves to undergo so-called anti-bias training, conducted by supremely unqualified Human Resources personnel, lecturing inanely and blithely and in an accusatory manner about theoretically all-pervasive racist/sexist/heterosexist attitudes. Such training is now often a precondition to occupy a faculty position on a hiring committee.”

The problem extends far beyond the University of Toronto.

Peterson said that the accrediting boards for Canadian graduate clinical psychology training programs “are now planning to refuse to accredit university clinical programs unless they have a ‘social justice’ orientation.” Also referring to Canada’s “conversion therapy” ban, Peterson said that the practice of clinical psychology is effectively “doomed.”

Peterson admonished executives, professors, and others capitulating to wokeness and permitting its advance in Western culture.

“And all of you going along with the DIE activists, whatever your reasons: this is on you,” he warned. “Cowering cravenly in pretense and silence. Teaching your students to dissimulate and lie. To get along. As the walls crumble. For shame. CEOs: signaling a virtue you don’t possess and shouldn’t want to please a minority who literally live their lives by displeasure. You’re evil capitalists, after all, and should be proud of it. At the moment, I can’t tell if you’re more reprehensibly timid even than the professors. Why the hell don’t you banish the human resource DIE upstarts back to the more-appropriately-named Personnel departments, stop them from interfering with the psyches of you and your employees, and be done with it?”

“Musicians, artists, writers: stop bending your sacred and meritorious art to the demands of the propagandists before you fatally betray the spirit of your own intuition,” he continued. “Stop censoring your thought. Stop saying you will hire for your orchestral and theatrical productions for any reason other than talent and excellence. That’s all you have. That’s all any of us have.”

“He who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind. And the wind is rising.”

TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aa; academia; crt; dei; discrimination; diversity; jordanpaterson; jordanpeterson; peterson; quotas; racism
What Peterson says is all true. He has the guts (and monetary ability) to tell the truth. It is a shame what has happened to academia, business and the arts because of leftist fanatics.
1 posted on 01/20/2022 7:38:05 AM PST by DeweyCA
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To: DeweyCA

Jordan Peterson has something that Academia will NEVER have from me: Respect.

That man is someone I admire. I only became fully aware of him in the last 3-6 months. Of course I knew about him, but only after watching his videos, reading his opinion pieces, then finally reading his book, did I come to appreciate just what a remarkable man he is.

I hate to see this, him seeing them for what they are and upending his life because of their moral corruption. But each man has to make choices he can live with. I pray for him in this.

2 posted on 01/20/2022 7:44:19 AM PST by rlmorel (Nothing can foster principles of freedom more effectively than the imposition of tyranny.)
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To: DeweyCA

Academia has a problem; it is full of academics.

ACADEMIC (ak-uh-DEM-ik): An individual educated beyond his intelligence who is unwilling or unable to create or provide anything of value to others, who while hiding out in a think-tank, college or university pontificates and expects to be paid for it, usually from public funds.

3 posted on 01/20/2022 7:51:40 AM PST by JimRed (TERM LIMITS, NOW! Militia to the border! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: JimRed

The farmers in west-central Texas had their own way of putting it when I was a kid:

“THAT boy had one too many years of college.”

4 posted on 01/20/2022 7:56:59 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (If It Aint Woke Don't Fix It.)
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To: DeweyCA
Peterson is a courageous, truth-telling man. God bless him.

5 posted on 01/20/2022 8:14:56 AM PST by Cinnamontea
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To: DeweyCA
Thank God for Jordan Peterson.

He blasted the weak sucks!

“He who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind. And the wind is rising.”
6 posted on 01/20/2022 8:39:52 AM PST by Tommy Revolts
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To: Cinnamontea
There are four things that I specifically admire about this man:
  1. His Intellect. I have rarely seen someone who has such command of logic and facts while speaking extemporaneously.

  2. His Courage. This man is fearless. He will go toe-to-toe intellectually with anyone, and will win every time. The Left hates him and fears him because of this.

  3. His Self Control. Watching him function against an opponent who is deliberately trying to bait and inflame him, he is able to keep control and muster his intellectual resources appropriately.

  4. His Humanity. He cares, and he cares deeply about people. You can see it in his face when he speaks on certain subjects, or about certain people or events. I notice he has far more difficulty keeping his emotions in check here than he does when being baited or arguing a point. Some might see this as weakness, like we see in John Bohner, which is REAL weakness, but I don't see it that way in Jordan Petersen. When he gets emotional, it is about something that counts and is appropriate.

7 posted on 01/20/2022 8:52:17 AM PST by rlmorel (Nothing can foster principles of freedom more effectively than the imposition of tyranny.)
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To: DeweyCA

When you discard merit in hiring you destroy the competence of an institution which leads to loss of confidence in those institutions. Its completely self destructive which may be the goal.

8 posted on 01/20/2022 8:59:26 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (I went to bed on November 3rd 2020 and woke up in 1984.)
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