Well haven’t I had an unusually cantankerous, controversial and adversarial week! Another week, another snowflake bites the dust! I guess I’ll have to get my fill someplace else. The who really isn’t important. He’s a professor at Queen’s University (who curiously isn’t on RateMyProfessor for some reason). How do I know him? I did a Dying with Dignity event a few years ago and he was one of the speakers at it. Seemed like a nice enough guy at the time. I friended him on Facebook a few months later. But then, as I discovered much to my chagrin, (using Tildeb’s terminology), that he’s a card carrying regressive leftist. How regressive you may ask? Everyone that disagrees with him is: Alt-Right, A Right-Winger, Hitler, Racist, Bigot, Coconut, (fill_in_the_blank Ad hominem). Now I can admit, that I am provocative and I’m stubborn and just can’t let shit go. So I have been responding on his Facebook page to his various extreme left posts that he puts up a little more regularly that usual. The latest one was so ridiculous that I just couldn’t help myself and unfortunately for me, it was the straw that broke the camels back.
I’ve been an admirer of Jordan Peterson for quite some time now. There are some things that I vehemently disagree with him about (particularly in light of his Christianity and his view that Western Civilization is predicated on it) but I am entirely on board with his views that Cultural Marxism/Post Modernism that has completely infected the Universities, and more importantly, his position on free speech. This former professor acquaintance of mine is part of a panel of people who are going to be discussing (tonight actually – March 20) “safe spaces and online harassment” in the aftermath of the Jordan Peterson event at Queen’s just a few weeks ago. Here’s what he had to say when I asked him about the protests and the disruption of the events when I asked him:
As if that’s not bad enough, he had the audacity to tell me about how civil his discussion will be, because “that’s how they roll at Queen’s U”!!!!!! Apparently posting a YouTube video as a rebuttal that directly contradicts his absurd claim that debates are “civil” at Queen’s University was just too much for him. He replied with some other nonsensical bullshit and informed me that he was going to be blocking me. I’d show a screenshot, but unfortunately, I can’t because, being blocked and all, I no longer have access to the thread.
Pay attention everyone. This is the kind of idiot that is teaching your children at post secondary schooling institutions.