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19 March 2018 @ 06:06 am
Profound on the surface but shallow deep down inside  
As Casey Stengel used to say, “You’re full of shit, and I’ll tell you why.” Nathan J. Robinson performs that service for Jordan Peterson.

Thanx to Metafilter
Socratessathor on March 19th, 2018 11:07 am (UTC)
my thoughts on Peterson exactly

I think someone else put it, "he's the stupid man's intellectual" - which is a bit harsh to the general population, but true as far as I can tell.

Now, there's a place for pop intellectual works, and that's fine...but Peterson is marketing himself (and/or being marketed) the same way Tony Robbins and others like him do. He's selling his image and creating a cult of personality.

It would not surprise me whatsoever if he started selling front row seats to three-day-long seminars for thousands of dollars, and later...limited seats on ocean cruises with *him*...just like Robbins does. This story has played out countless times in the self-help industry.

"a sucker is born every minute."
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on March 19th, 2018 05:35 pm (UTC)
I'd never heard of him, and now I wish I still hadn't.