(RoyalPatriot.com )- Jordan B. Peterson, a bestselling Canadian psychologist, has announced that he is “departing” from Twitter due to an “endless flood of vicious insults” on the platform.
In a Twitter thread, Peterson wrote that he stopped accessing Twitter for three weeks. He had some of his employees post video links and other content. He began to read and write more.
He said that the never-ending barrage of vicious insults is something that cannot be experienced anywhere else. He enjoys following people he knows, but he believes the platform’s incentive structure makes it intrinsically and dangerously insane.
He told his staff to change his password to keep him from temptation. He’ll write an article or make a video if he has something to say. He said if the issue isn’t significant enough to justify it, it’s probably best to ignore it.
Before signing off with, “Bye for now,” he teased a forthcoming article on “the technical reasons that Twitter is maddening us all very soon.”
After releasing a series of YouTube videos criticizing Canada’s Bill C-16, which prohibited discrimination based on “gender identity and expression, ” Peterson rose to prominence.” He taught psychology at the University of Toronto from 1999 to 2021. The bill, Peterson argued, would make the use of specific gender pronouns “compelled speech.” He linked the move to political correctness and identity politics.
Peterson’s lectures and conversations on YouTube have racked up millions of views. By 2018, he had put his clinical practice and teaching duties on hold to write the influential book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.”
Following health issues in 2019 and 2020, he published “Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life,” resigned from the University of Toronto, and resumed podcasting.
Peterson has been accused of being “pro-patriarchy,” a charge he denies.
Peterson responded to a YouTube video titled “Jordan Peterson Weeps Over Climate Activism” shortly before announcing his departure from Twitter.
Peterson responded by writing that he was speaking of the unacceptable demoralization of young people. It’s something he’s seen all over the world.
“And this cynical dismissal is all you can muster? How utterly pathetic,” Peterson wrote.
He leveled charges at the woke and asked what they thought the endless apocalyptic catastrophizing does to children?
Peterson is not awaiting an answer.
He knows the left doesn’t care. If a child’s misery allows them to seize power, they will suffer.