Dr. Jordan Peterson is a Canadian professor and an avid defender of free speech.
He and a few others are standing firm against the tide of insanity that has been percolating in the Great White North. While the Canadian leftists are hell-bent at driving their nation over a cliff of politically correct, pronoun-sensitive gender madness, Peterson and a few other brave souls are trying to call their fellow citizens back to reality.
In a recent interview with Rob Shimshock on the Shimshock show from the Daily Caller News Foundation, Professor Peterson does his best to explain the differences between liberals and conservatives.
Peterson argued that liberals tend to embrace “openness” which is linked to abstraction and aesthetics, which could explain why so many of our artists (across the various artistic mediums) are often far left liberals. He also said that conservatives tend towards “conscientiousness” which makes them better at administrative work but limits their ability to be creative.
“A lot of what determines your political orientation is biological temperament,” said Peterson, outlining liberal “openness” and conservative “conscientiousness.” “Each of those different temperamental types needs the other type so economically speaking, for example, we need liberals to start businesses, and we need conservatives to run them.”
“The whole point of a democracy is to continue the dialogue between people of different temperamental types so that we don’t move so far to the right that everything becomes encapsulated in stone and doesn’t move, or so far to the left that everything dissolves in [a] kind of mealy-mouthed chaos,” said the professor. “The only way that you can navigate between those two shoals is through discussion, which is why free speech is such an important value.”
Peterson also explained that Canada has moved further and more quickly to the left than the United States has and it’s been disastrous for our friends to the North.
“The Liberal party in Canada has tilted very strongly to the left, which isn’t what the electorate expected because they would’ve voted for the NDP – the socialist party – if they wanted the left-leaning party. So they got a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” Peterson explained.
You can see the whole interview below:
Republished with permission Constitution.com
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