Jordan Peterson: Marxist ‘Oppressor-Oppressed’ Narrative Brainwashed American Youth
“[P]eople have bought this idiot meta-Marxism which is that the way to look at every social relationship that people ever have is through the lens of power.” Dr. Jordan Peterson had a brilliant response to a skeptical Bill Maher, who is wrong most of the time, on the issue of young and not-so-young Americans alike cheering “Palestine” when such a nation has never existed and the “Palestinians” have waged decades of brutal jihad on Israel.
The Arabs (who actually were given their own state in the area: Jordan) have always refused peace with Israel in favor of waging jihad to destroy the Jewish State completely, and the heinous Oct. 7 terrorist attacks on Israelis—cheered by a shocking number of Westerners, especially college students—were sadly just a particularly egregious sample of the constant terrorism against Israel from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, where the majority of civilians supported jihad against Israel.
Below is the transcript of Peterson’s hard-hitting comments (you can watch the clip on Twitter/X). Notice how none of the congressmen to whom Peterson talked, nor leftist presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., were willing to define how far is “too far” when it comes to the radical left. Notice also the fact that virtue, for leftists, is purely surface—it consists in having the “correct opinions” or verbally supporting certain groups, even if the rest of a person’s life is completely corrupt and self-indulgent. I would even go a step further than Peterson and say this pernicious Marxist ideology is being taught in most schools, from elementary school on up, in the United States:
“Part of the reason that you see all this foolishness on university campuses, too, is because people have bought this idiot meta-Marxism which is that the way to look at every social relationship that people ever have is through the lens of power.
And that is—we could put that squarely at the feet of the universities…you know, ‘marriage is a patriarchal institution, and business is nothing but oppression, and you have to view every single situation that emerged historically as oppressor versus oppressed’. And then once you get that [ideology], which you can get in about two minutes if you sit in a course that teaches that sort of thing, you have a lens to moralize about the whole world through. And then, you see, the situation is that the leftists have already decided the Palestinians are the victims, and, as you pointed out” [turning to the woman beside him] “if you’re a victim then you’re morally righteous, and even more conveniently, if you stand for the victim, then you’re morally righteous regardless of what you do with your own life. And that’s pretty much what university students are taught from the time they enter the university classroom, and that’s how they, you know, orient themselves morally. And that’s at the hands of the radical left, too, Bill.
And one of the things that the Democrats also have to pay the price for, I would say, is their absolute refusal to draw a line between the modern Democrats and the extremists…Look, I’ve talked to 40 senators and congressmen in the last five years, I asked them all the same question—including RFK, he wouldn’t answer either—‘when does the left go too far?’ Well, we certainly bloody well saw it in the last month, didn’t we? Because they got the oppressor-oppressed narrative a little mucked up…the consequences of that are going to unfold pretty brutally over the next few months.”
My brother, who attends a leftist university, recently assessed his fellow students’ Palestinian craze in the same way as Peterson did, by noting that the pro-terrorist nonsense has nothing to do with real compassion or evidence of suffering, but purely with the fact that students are told Palestinians are victims. They are trained to be triggered by certain words, and whenever the words are used, they immediately go off half-cock in a frenzy of self-righteous and uninformed zeal.
Israel, a small Jewish state surrounded by larger Muslim states, and always offering a peace that is not accepted, is the victim. The so-called “Palestinians” are the aggressors. Unfortunately, until we address the Marxism that has taken over our school system in America, we will never be able to address the issue of dangerous anti-Semitic hatred that burst forth in such fury last month.