Dr. Jordan Peterson’s lecture in Ottawa, 11th of March, 2017 – with intro by Mrs. Tammy Peterson

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.

Just saying…

…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.

Mildly interesting: A Longitudinal Measurement Study of 4chan’s Politically Incorrect Forum and its Effect on the Web

Not important, nor urgent, but very entertaining:

The discussion board site 4chan has been a part of the Internet’s dark underbelly since its creation, in 2003, by ‘moot’ (Christopher Poole). But recent events have brought it under the spotlight, making it a central figure in the outlandish 2016 US election campaign, with its links to the “alt-right” movement and its rhetoric of hate and racism. However, although 4chan is increasingly “covered” by the mainstream media, we know little about how it actually operates and how instrumental it is in spreading hate on other social platforms. A new study, with colleagues at UCL, Telefonica, and University of Rome now sheds light on 4chan and in particular, on /pol/, the “politically incorrect” board.

Scientists study 4chan – learn important lessons!

What the great late Christopher Hitchens said about the last set of Muhammad cartoons

More relevant today than ever!

Prescient words of wisdom…

The Jihad of Words

In the words of the one and only Inigo Montoya:

Or, if you are more into classical music:

“Because, you know, sometimes words have two meanings…”

It is impossible to hold a meaningful conversation with somebody when you both think you know what the words you are using mean, but in reality, you each subscribe to a completely different meaning of that word.

For example, the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood government that had come to power in Egypt following the ‘Arab Spring’ was lead by Morsi’s party, which was called the ‘Freedom and Justice Party’.

Muslim Brotherhood = Freedom and Justice?

Why, yes – if you mean what the Islamists understand these words to mean.

‘Freedom’, according to Koranic sources, is defined as ‘freedom from the laws of men’.  In other words, being ruled by the word god, Allah, alone.

In other words, they understand the word ‘freedom’ to mean the implementation of the Sharia and Sharia alone.

And ‘justice’?

‘Justice’ according to laws of God and God alone:  again, Sharia.

In these people’s mind, the way we use the words ‘freedom’ and ‘justice’ is a perversion of their true meaning (Sharia and only Sharia) and we are ‘spreading mischief’ by perverting these words.

And under Sharia, the penalty for ‘spreading mischief’ is death.

A simple way to tell a moderate Muslim from an Islamist is to ask their view on whether Sharia should be implemented in the West.

If they say no, they are here because they are attempting to flee the horrors of life under Sharia and we must do our utmost to protect them, because they will be the first victims of the Islamists.  Many are afraid to speak out, for very real fear that relatives stuck in Islamic countries would be harmed for their words:  Islam is a clan-based culture where you are often held responsible for your relatives actions.

If they say yes, then they are an Islamist who is advocating, in no uncertain terms, the elevation of SHaria above our own laws.  This is treason and our societies must treat it as such.  All advocates of Sharia in the West must be arrested and charged with treason, because that is what trying to replace our laws with Sharia is.

Following is an excellent video.  It is a bit longer than what I usually post, but it is most excellent:

Islam, Satire and Death

CATO Institute: “Freedom from Speech” on College Campuses (Greg Lukianoff)

I’m a big fan of FIRE and Greg Lukianoff.  I hope this interview will show you why:

CATO Institute: Net Neutrality, Obama and Oatmeal (Berin Szoka)

Here is some food for thought:

What do you think?