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College Students in Canada Smash Windows at Jordan Peterson Speech: ‘Burn it Down!’

College Students in Canada Smash Windows at Jordan Peterson Speech: ‘Burn it Down!’

“Barbarians at the gate”

Jordan Peterson is a writer and psychology professor at the University of Toronto who has become a target of the left for challenging political correctness and refusing to bow to the left. For this sin, campus activists have branded him a white supremacist and worse.

He recently gave a talk at Queen’s University in Canada on the topic of a new book and student protesters outside the venue chanted “f**k white supremacy.” At least one student called for burning down the venue.

Brian Lilley of Truth Revolt reported:

Jordan Peterson Speech Met With Broken Widows, Calls to ‘Burn it Down’

Professor Peterson, a University of Toronto psychology professor, was speaking in support of his bestselling book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Despite speaking at one of Canada’s more established and distinguished universities, far-left protestors once again decided that he should not be allowed to express his viewpoints.

Early in his talk a person can be seen in the video above banging on a stained glass window in what in known as Grant Hall, the lecture hall in which Peterson was speaking. Eventually the window broke and, according to the Kingston Whig Standard, the woman who was behind the vandalism cut herself and fled:

The woman cut her hand, but fled the scene. She was stopped by officers dressed in plain clothing at University Avenue and Stuart Street.

When the officers identified themselves the woman started to yell and resisted arrest by trying to pull away, police said. Once handcuffed the woman became violent and started kicking one officer.

This was the scene outside the building, where students tried to barricade the doors with trash containers. Strong language warning:

Douglas Ernst of the Washington Times has more:

Psychologist stares down left-wing ‘Lock em in and burn it down!’ Queen’s U. protest

Clinical psychologist and professor Jordan B. Peterson’s critics catapulted him into the news again this week with Queen’s University protests and the ominous threat, “Lock em in and burn it down.”

The Amazon bestselling author of “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” has a chapter titled “Assume That The Person You Are Listening To Might Know Something You Don’t.” Canadian students decided on Monday night that it might be preferable to assault or kill their guest speaker — and his audience — instead…

“Barbarians at the gate, Queen’s U today: reminiscent of the destruction of the stained glass on Pleasure Island in Pinocchio,” the author tweeted Monday.

This was the scene inside the venue. A student can be seen outside, breaking in a stained glass window:

Peterson remarked on Twitter:

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Ummm, are we supposed to feel unsafe or threatened by these people? Really, I mean we are to be scared of tots that try to barricade doors with rollout trash carts? LOL!

    Shane in reply to scooterjay. | March 7, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    We … have guns.

      RodFC in reply to Shane. | March 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      For now.

      iconotastic in reply to Shane. | March 7, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      This is in Canada. But it could easily be any university or major city in the USA.

      Just recently the Seattle Police allowed crazed leftist protestors opposed to a jail to block traffic for hours claiming that free speech took precedence over an orderly commute on public property (streets). But you know if I got out of the car and kicked the snot out of these bastards I would be up on charges in seconds.

        DaveGinOly in reply to iconotastic. | March 7, 2018 at 6:46 pm

        Not if I were on your jury. I’d fully support your right to express your political views by beating the tar out of someone blocking the road. Seriously. Getting to work and job sites on time can mean the difference between employment and unemployment, and protesters who block roads are costing you your most precious commodity – time. The do not have a right to your time, and a certain amount of violence is justified when someone is stealing a portion of your life, no matter how small that portion may be.

Resist Socialist Oppression!

H8TRS gonna H8T. Expel them from the schools.

    iconotastic in reply to gbear. | March 7, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Expel them!!!??? They are getting extra credit and forgiveness for missing classes. The administration is on the side of the violent left.

This type of riotous behavior in the name of “Free Speech” will continue so long as the university authorities refuse to punish the rioters.

Professor Peterson is what the SJW fascists can’t tolerate–someone they have no answer for.

An indelible spray, with a yellow tinge, would allow the ne’er do wells to boast of their virtue for days afterwards. Perhaps a powder of the sort used in bank bait money, the dye pack, may be an option.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, durable virtue signaling.

What a picture, civilized people in the room, ape like barbarians beating on the windows.

    elle in reply to Whitewall. | March 7, 2018 at 10:48 am

    “ape like barbarians beating on the windows.”

    They think they are the enlightened, but they are the same as those who demanded witches be dunked, heretics burned, books banned. They want Barabas.

So, what will they do now that they are under physical attack by undisguised brownshirts?

Since it’s Canada, I predict … nothing.

I find myself saddened that these young people are becoming the very thing they think they are protesting. They have swallowed the lies about Fascism, Socialism, and all the other “isms” out there. I hold little hope for the landscape of the future with how these “educated” people think and act.

I think the division we are seeing, which is growing, is because the left has become diametrically opposed to freedoms, other than wanting every abnormal behavior hailed as brave and free.

Western civilization is in collapse. Even if we have a Civil War, which I fear we are coming ever closer to, the damage has been done, and this great experiment will be lost to the world.

These useful idiots are so filled with hate and rage, and yet they have no real idea about what they are doing. Seeing a couple of White people saying “f*” white supremacy though the views Professor Peterson has have nothing to do with white supremacy, makes me wonder what powers are truly behind this. Organized groups are behind the agitations, and it is to push NWO, and these children, for that is what they are, are following along with it blindly.

We are looking at a couple of generations now that are being molded into this group think mentality, fooled by making out as if they are morally superior because they laud and look to expand aberrant behavior, while tearing down societal boundaries which used to be our very strength. Families are being dismantled and morals are corrupted.

    Paul In Sweden in reply to oldgoat36. | March 7, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    The state of mental healthcare in the USA is such that potential school shooters cannot be corralled for the safety of society. Universities isolate the mentally unstable in ‘Safe Spaces’ from the complexities and stress of normal every day life but this is on a voluntary basis. I think we really need to consider Baker Act compulsion ‘Safe Space’ facilities at universities. We cannot let mobs of ANTIFA & BLM Fascists who are now barricading church doors with dumpsters and calling to burn people alive continue this Marxist progression and strike the matches.

      Paul In Sweden in reply to Paul In Sweden. | March 7, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      I have downloaded Jordan Peterson’s Bible Series Youtube Lectures. The video playlist is probably 40 hours or more. It is very good but I have barely gotten through a small fraction of it. The focus seems to be the personal and societal pros and cons of religion with the obvious focus on Judaeo-Christian religion. It is free and well worth it.

I recently purchased Dr. Peterson’s book (it’s at the top of my reading queue) and plan to purchase additional copies for my grown children.

    Paul In Sweden in reply to Hurricane. | March 9, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Hey Hurricane, That ‘Jordan Peterson’s Bible Series Youtube Lectures’ was intended for you. I too am way backed up on my reading also. I am even backed further on audio books & vids. There certainly is no excuse to be bored or idle not learning things.

Still & again: Leftists always, eventually resort to violence or threats of violence to advance their agenda.

Albigensian | March 7, 2018 at 9:42 am

Peterson may not care for the comparison, but a good deal of what’s driving his popularity is the same as what drove Pres. Trump over the finish line in 2016: a sense that we’ve just had enough of PC bullies with their “you can’t say that!” and their “you must say this!” demands.

The question is coming down to: are we a free people, free to speak our minds in public? As Orwell’s character Winston Smith put it in “1984,” sometimes it comes down to “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”

That’s not to say that Peterson is Trump: he (fortunately) lacks Trump’s boorishness and in any case has shown no inclination to seek political office or other avenues to political power. Further he has the misfortune to live in Canada, which lacks the strong guarantee of free speech found in the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.

Nonetheless, I’d not be surprised if much of what is driving his popularity is not from the same wellsprings that got Trump elected president: a pervasive sense of “We’ve had enough of these self-righteous bullies and we’re not going to take it anymore!”

Every time I see these now, I wonder who is bankrolling the agitators. This is happening with far too much frequency which ALWAYS ends in violence.

I thought Universities were places where differing ideas could be debated in a respectful manner, who knew?

Prosecute that bunch for blocking a fire exit with intent to kill. Their words will convict them.

I have a confession to make. I am reading Das Kapital. Why? Because I believe that in order to criticize something you have to be familiar with it, and Das is the book which lays out the basic tenets of Marxism.

That out of the way.

One of the things that JBP keeps saying is that “french intellectuals” ( Yeah they are a part of it, but it isn’t just them. ) can longer defend Marxism and invented postmodernism to sort of replace it and also disguise it in part. This he refers to as “Neo-Marxist/PostModernist thinking”.

I disagree that Marxism is dead, as evidenced by this BBC show ( Hey you need to know this stuff is out there. Disgusting as it is. ). But I do have to agree that postmodernism is pretty much what he says it is.

This is based on looking at lectures on Das trying to help me get through it. The most prominent one the lecturer says he didn’t understand Marx until he came across the writings of this guy Derida. Other lectures mention similar things.

I skim the Peterson reddit, on the look out for interesting things they have to say and I see a change recently. Especially since his book attained some popularity and especially since the disastrous Cathy Newman interview ( disastrous for her not him ),

Since then a lot of trolls have shown up. First of all to criticism his book, then the claim that he does not understand postmodernism. ( Yes he does. At least as far as I understand postmodernism given that the writings are extremely dense, and I suspect they are dense to prevent people from reading them and criticizing them. )

The subreddit used be an interesting mostly calm place. Now the alt-left trolls have shown up and turned it into a shithole. Now their biggest complaint is that the subreddit is a shit hole.

I think of all this is due to one thing. Jordan Peterson has become the leader of a group of people destroying the intellectual underpinnings of the alt-left. Because of that he has a place on their hit list only behind Donald Trump.

PS: If anyone wants to learn more about postmodernism I recommend Stephen Hicks. Both a lecture his audiobook are available online.

    Close The Fed in reply to RodFC. | March 7, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Re: Rod FC:

    I appreciate your contribution and effort to put up the links, but I disagree that I need to “understand” the left’s doctrines to argue against it.

    The effects have been seen time and time again, and by supporting those doctrines, the left is saying they support not just “mass murder,” but tens of millions of murders, and degradation of humans’ standards of living, rather that its improvement.

    But I hear you.

      I didn’t say “understand” I said be familiar with. Do I think that you have to “understand” them? Only to to the point where you see their thread of logic and see where it unravels.

      I should point out that A lot of what Cathy Newman did to look foolish was because she was not really familiar with what Peterson wrote or said ( other then superficially ). The result: “So your saying…” is now an internet meme.

      Of course you may not want to argue wioth people about this, but if you do you risk looking foolish if you are not familiar with your opponents argument.

      Of course you are not going to change your opponents mind, but as in that case, of the people that did change their minds or decided during that interview, nore changed their mind infavor of Peterson’s view.

      Be that as it may, that is not really major part of my argument. Just an explanation of why I am reading Marx.

    DaveGinOly in reply to RodFC. | March 7, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Leonard Peikoff discusses the role of post-modernism in Hitler’s rise to power in The Cause of Hitler’s Germany.

I do believe the end is near. I just hope The Rapture occurs first!