Jordan Peterson is known by many titles. He is a husband. Father. Clinical Psychologist. Professor of Psychology (University of Toronto). Author. Public speaker. Those on the left call him “dangerous.” This assertion is largely because Mr. Peterson doesn’t fall in line with the doctrine the religion of the left is trying so hard to spread to the masses — particularly in academia.
One area where Peterson has been particularly outspoken is on the issue of “white privilege.” He actually goes so far as to state that he believes the idea of white privilege to be completely “reprehensible.” Then he goes on to explain why he believes the idea to be so repugnant.
In a public speaking engagement shared by Prager University, Peterson gives a bit of a history lesson. This wasn’t about Americans and modern culture — but about an ethnic group called the Kulaks who were extremely productive members of Russian society during the 1920s. The Kulaks were peasants in this society who had grown wealthy enough to own land and hire others. They were resistant to Stalin’s idea of forced collectivism however and identified as criminals, robbers, and enemies.
As a result, the Kulaks were robbed, beaten, raped, imprisoned, exiled, and killed en masse. The consequence of these actions was the death of millions of Ukrainians due to famine. This occurred because the most productive farmers were driven out along with their knowledge, their skills, and their labor to work the land.
The video goes on to discuss the different privileges that exist in society that are not related to race, such as:
- Two-parent family privilege.
- Born in America privilege.
- Good gene privilege.
The problem with assertations of white privilege is that it doesn’t help anyone. All it really accomplishes is to create resentment on all sides by perpetuating a victim mentality.
Ultimately, if the left spent more time focusing on the things that unite us rather than what divides us, there would be more empowerment, more growth, less anger, and less poverty across the country.
Here’s the full video.