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Jordan Peterson vs Everyone Else - or Why Equality of Outcome is Flawed

I quite like Jordan Peterson and I like when he argues with a feminist who wants equality of outcome and therefore believes workplaces and governmental institutions to better reflect the society we live in and have 50 percent representation of women.

I actually get that argument. I really do. It does make sense.

However Peterson argues merely from the point of view that we shouldn't care about equality of outcome and care about equality of opportunity. Another sound argument.

However there's a couple of more arguments which I think shoots down both the above.

First I do understand the logic that says we should have 50% women in our decision making organisations if there are 50% of women in society. Women understand better about women's issues. Women can advocate for other women.

However lets stop there. This is identity politics pure and simple. The problem with this sort of representation, is that not everyone can be represented. We have distinctions on gender, sex, sexua…

Peoples Vote

What a load of tosh is the concept of a peoples vote.

Let's put it to the people about what we want to get from Brexit.

That's fine. But who will then go and negotiate with the brick wall that is Brussels, who then say that the detail presented to Teresa May is the only deal?

Why do we somehow think we can find another deal? Will the people have a better chance of negotiating with the EU? We can scream all we like about what we want. But the EU aren't going to give it to us.

What's Wrong with Jezza?

What's wrong with Jeremy Corbyn?

We have a situation in the UK where not only is he rejecting Teresa May's deal, which, according to the EU is the only deal, he is also rejecting No Deal.

This therefore must mean, he wants to remain.

The EU, is like a brick wall to me, yet he thinks, at this late hour, that he has more chance of negotiating a better deal with them, than Teresa May does. Except he has failed at the first hurdle. If you say No Deal is not an option, then you automatically line yourself up to the prospect of a much much words deal than Teresa May could have come up with. What you're saying, is that you have to have a deal at any cost.

If on the other hand he is seeking to remain, then he has rejected British Democracy and holds it to contempt. What is the point of voting in a referendum or in elections, when you can just reject the vote, much like the left did two years ago with Donald "not my president" Trump?

If however he does not wish to remain,…