Psychologist and author, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson of the University of Toronto was asked on Fox & Friends for his reaction to statements made recently by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau told a member of an audience at a forum last Friday to use the term "people-kind" instead o mankind.
Jordan on Tuesday on Fox News that Canada will soon pay the price for its progressive ideology. “It’s quite the performance. I mean, I’m afraid that our prime minister is only capable of running his ideas on a few very narrow ideological tracts. We saw the first evidence of that when he put his cabinet together. He insisted upon making it 50 percent women despite the fact that only about 22 percent of the elected MP’s were women,” Peterson said.
Justin Trudeau correcting a girl for saying "mankind" because it's offensive is truly amazing pic.twitter.com/SDCcpSXhkB— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) February 5, 2018
Peterson continued, “It was easier for him to do that than it was for him to screen people for the sort of competence that would actually be necessary to be cabinet members.”
It was during a town hall last week, that a woman asked the Canadian premier whether his government may ease its regulation of volunteer efforts at religious organization. When she said that she could thereby "change the future of mankind," Prime Minister chided her “We like to say ‘peoplekind,' not necessarily ‘mankind,' because it’s more inclusive.” Trudeau said so to the applause from the crowd.
Peterson said that while Trudeau and the woman were discussing a important topic, the prime minister interjected an ideological statement into the dialogue. "That indicates precisely the way he thinks, and I don't think he does think. I think he runs an ideology in his head and accepts the output without question," Peterson said. "And I think we're really going to pay for it in Canada, in ways that we can't yet imagine."
Peterson told Fox & Friends, "It's completely inappropriate of the government to decide which language the citizenry should speak."
Peterson has become controversial in his native Canada for his refusal to the gender-neutral pronouns mandated in a Canadian bill that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity. He has rejected the use of language promoted by "radical leftist propagandists."
He is a clinical psychologist and academic who is the author of "12 Rules for Life" and "Maps of Meaning."