Act! For Canada’s Ottawa chapter brought the iconic Dr. Jordan Peterson to speak at the main branch of the Ottawa Library.
And, luckily, we got Mrs. Tammy Peterson (a powerful intellect and personality in her own right) to give us a glimpse into how their lives have been altered since Dr. Peterson’s pro-free-speech rant went viral in 2016:
Q&A videos to come as they are published.
For the record: Dr. Peterson WILL go down in the history books as THE Socrates/Aristotle/St. Thomas of Aquinas/Jan Hus/Gogol/Jung/Nietzsche+++ of our era – all rolled into one.
…but history will prove me right.
He will have turned out to be THE most influential thinker of our era. That much I am certain about.
Oh, this brings back so many flashbacks!!!
Including using ‘wheat paste’ – a type of ‘glue’ (if you can call it that) that is made up from mixing wheat flour with water.
As kids behind the iron curtain, this was the ‘go to’ home-made recipe for glue when no real glue could be bought in the stores. It is temporary at best and dissolves at the first rain…without making any mark whatsoever on the material it had been pasted on.
And, it would also ‘flake off’ if it dried out too much – say about 12 hours after being applied in a low humidity environment.
In other words, using ‘wheat paste’ glue is proof that no property damage was intended or inflicted. Yet, the arrest and charges and potential jail sentence remain. To be served in mosly Islamic part of the prison, no doubt…
It is interesting that we don’t hear our politicians speak like this, is it not?
Aside: it took me two days to translate, because even though I had the text and two other translations to work from, she wanders off the script and the arguments were not in the pre-prepared official text. And the audio is terrible, especially when people are talking over each other.
I raise this point because I found it extremely interesting that after the Turkish Ambassador and some other notable guests had walked out in protest against what JuDr. Klara Samkova was saying, the moderator DID shut her down.
And he said that what she was saying is beyond ‘opinion’ and is, rather, ‘propaganda’.
Even though she has facts to back up everything she says…
Had it not been for the strong push-back from the audience, that brave lady standing up to the moderator and demanding to know who made him the authority to decide on what is or is not propaganda, she would not have been able to finish her speech.
She would also not have been permitted to finish had the other panelists convinced the moderator that if she were not permitted to deliver the rest of her speech, it would appear to be censorship and would be bad optics…
Even so, she was instructed to tone down her rhetoric before continuing – and, indeed, she did do that. Which is when she frequently deviated from the official text…