19 thoughts on “Skool daze, 2019

  1. My 24-year-old nephew introduced me this year to his writings and videos. Sad how correct Jordan Peterson is.

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    1. Peggy: Yep, intense he is.

      As for my email address, it’s always available at the bottom of the page/link titled Felipe at the top of blog, above the header. If you’re reading it on a tablet or, God forbid, a phone, it may be hidden behind a Menu button.

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  2. Jordan B. Peterson, his writings and YouTube contributions, should be required readings/listenings for all human beings attending USA public schools.
    He is the epitome of the intelligent, well-educated human with his stinger out but always polite. We need many more of these (of both sexes).

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  3. Peterson is pretty much dead-on in his criticisms. But the identitarians are quite strong these days, perhaps insuperable. I fear for our intellectual future.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Redding, CA
    Where we just found out that Redding/Red Bluff has America’s 9th most polluted air. Somewhat surprising, really.

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      1. I don’t care so much about so-called “entertainment.” By making so many flop movies with political messaging, they are shooting themselves in the foot. And those movies are pretty brazen too, e.g., everyone can see the political messages. But education is an entirely different matter: much more concerning.

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  4. Would you believe that radical identitarians and America-haters are forcing children in our schools to learn Arabic numerals!

    I agree with you about trade school, although I fear Arabic numerals have penetrated there too. Not as bad yet as in professional education (I have worked both as an auto mechanic and degreed engineer).

    That said, Prof. Petersen’s assertions are laughable caricatures without even an attempt to present any supporting data. Don’t social scientists believe in data anymore?

    Also, he’s right and wrong about Marx. Marx was correct about the class struggle, but Marx wasn’t an economic Marxist. He was a capitalist, thus the title and subject of his famous book “Capital.” Even a professor of psychology ought to do a little research about Marx before he spouts nonsense.

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      1. Handy is good. Handy saves money, but things are done your way when you do them yourself, and for me at least I get a feeling of accomplishment.

        I’ve noticed that children feel comfortable in the presence of competent people. I think that still goes for adults as well.

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        1. Creigh: Handy is definitely good. I’m glad we’re both handy. As for kids feeling comfortable in the presence of competent people, I imagine they do. Never noticed that specifically, but it makes sense. Competent people are always preferable to incompetents. Plenty of incompetents to go around, alas. In all aspects of life.

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