By Victor Ochieng
If you heard about the white professor who longed for white genocide for Christmas, there is more from him. This time, he’s blaming “whiteness” for the Texas church shooting that left 26 people dead and scores injured. Why would he say that? Well, according to the professor, “whiteness is a structure of privilege and it’s a structure of power; I mean it’s a structure that when it feels threatened, it lashes out.”
A panel came together on FOX NEWS to discuss the utterances made by George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor at the University of Toronto. In the panel was psychology professor Jordan B. Peterson, author of the book “12 Rules For Life, an Antidote to Chaos.”
Asked what he makes of Ciccariello-Maher’s statement, Peterson said the professor is simply using his “ideological formula to a very complex problem. It’s an easy thing to do. It’s sort of a postmodern formula that’s taught to university students everywhere.” Tasked to explain what the formula is, Peterson said it’s about attributing everything people go through to racial disparity and discrimination. This is not some sort of a complex formula that would take someone a lot of time to master. In fact, Peterson says it’s something you can learn in a day and use it to explain everything.
Ciccariello-Maher’s view appeared to have pissed the panel off, reading into how they were asking questions and commenting. The fact that Peterson trashed the history professor’s views must have been a good thing to the interviewers.
Peterson then mentioned that political correctness is back with a fury. It came out strongly back in the 1990s then it subsided a little bit thereafter, but is now in its full throttle.
He cites that most of the universities that offer liberal arts are dominated by radical leftist thinking, a factor that promotes political correctness as a way of handling matters. This has also fortified identity politics, which is a sure threat to political stability and peace. Because of this, no one wants to face issues head-on lest they are viewed negatively by some groups of people. Instead of bringing people together, it only breeds polarization.
People who hold leftist thinking are “pushing way too hard” to be heard, says Peterson. This, in the end, provokes those who don’t share their views, subsequently sparking a push for counter movement. He says this trend is evident in the United States of America, Canada and, of course, the rest of the Western world.
What is its influence in the society? This post-modern way of looking at things and the idolization of political correctness is fast seeping through institutions, including corporations, more specifically through the human resource departments, Peterson contends.
The situation, according to Peterson, is worsened by victimhood mentality. Instead of looking at issues for what they are, those playing victims simply use it as a justification for their response to issues, however unreasonable or outrageous.