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there was a bit of a kerfuffle a couple of weeks back when a lecturer at DCU was outed (if that’s even the right term here) for having a blog of all his right-wing thoughts and notions. I was curious, and so I went and looked up the blog, not sure what to expect. and what I found was so utterly generic and incoherent, it was sort of embarrassing. I was at least hoping that this guy might have somehow set up some sort of personal ideological mind-palace, if nothing else. maybe some kind of bonkers Irish Nick Land or the like. but he basically has a blog of what I suppose you could only call cringeworthy provocateur-normcore. naming his favourite US presidents and stuff like that.

and that was when I realised that this is the world that jordan fucking peterson has bequeathed to us. he’s managed to invent a new way to be boring. he’s boring, and all his fans like this DCU clown are also boring. he only exists as a public figure because he fell backwards into success via youtube and FB algorithms, and the idea that he now can sell out the point is a pretty depressing thought. not because he’s ideologically offensive (though he is)... but because he’s boring.
 

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I’ll be honest, I know fuck all about him. All I know is that every now and again for some reason YouTube recommends a video along the lines of ‘Jordan Peterson OWNS a liberal’ and that’s kind of enough for me. I’ve never watched one of them
but YouTube keeps recommending them to me based on some demographic I fall into
 

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What do yiz make of Brand's youtube channel?

I wouldn't bother clicking on any of his videos that I see. YouTube's algorithms are absolutely dire it's mostly pure junk that's recommended to me. I caught a Livestream of a channel yesterday evening by chance I think I'd watched a couple of book reviews on it anyway she went into a full on remorseless confession about stealing pens "if I come across a nice pen I will steal it!" Which reminds me that I thought to buy some pencils today but forgot. I do remember posting a video here some years ago where John Lydon disregarded R Brand a little and that was meet with a some consternation.
 

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I wouldn't bother clicking on any of his videos that I see. YouTube's algorithms are absolutely dire it's mostly pure junk that's recommended to me. I caught a Livestream of a channel yesterday evening by chance I think I'd watched a couple of book reviews on it anyway she went into a full on remorseless confession about stealing pens "if I come across a nice pen I will steal it!" Which reminds me that I thought to buy some pencils today but forgot. I do remember posting a video here some years ago where John Lydon disregarded R Brand a little and that was meet with a some consternation.
Do you need specific pencils?
I have a big box of generic ones
 

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I've never heard of this dude

He's about one venn diagram away from incels. Lads who want a kinda leader figure in their lives who tells them they should eat meat and be pricks to women and not to be woke or considerate or whatever it's called on a given day adore him. He talks a lot of shite.
 

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All his fans call him Dr. Peterson in this weird reverential way that’s really barmy when you work in academia and everyone has a PhD but cringes when you call them doctor.
 

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He's about one venn diagram away from incels. Lads who want a kinda leader figure in their lives who tells them they should eat meat and be pricks to women and not to be woke or considerate or whatever it's called on a given day adore him. He talks a lot of shite.
Lads who want someone to tell them that they're good despite their flaws, rather than people like us telling them they're bad despite their good qualities

I must have a listen to the guy, here I am reading all of you slagging him off and thinking "sure none of ye have even listened to him" even though I haven't listened to him either
 

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I must have a listen to the guy, here I am reading all of you slagging him off and thinking "sure none of ye have even listened to him" even though I haven't listened to him either

I listened to him. I can see how slightly-directionless young men could really grab hold of him. he’s basically a stern dad (or cop, priest, headmaster, etc), who also — in a charming retro touch — has strong opinions about communists
 

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I must have a listen to the guy, here I am reading all of you slagging him off and thinking "sure none of ye have even listened to him" even though I haven't listened to him either
been there before in relation to ayn rand; as in i was lectured for my 'i'm not going to bother to read her based on what little i know about her' by someone who was verging on angry that i did not see the contradiction in deciding she wasn't worth reading, without actually having read her.
 

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I read most of The Fountainhead. Didn't enjoy it much - my buddy who lent it to me thought it was a good oul yarn, and I love a good oul yarn, but I didn't like anyone in it and gave up about 2/3 of the way through

I think it's probably good for you to read stuff that you disagree with or don't like now and again. Character-building like
 

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I listened to him. I can see how slightly-directionless young men could really grab hold of him. he’s basically a stern dad (or cop, priest, headmaster, etc), who also — in a charming retro touch — has strong opinions about communists
It's the high pitched whiny/annoyed voice I can't stand. How his spouse hasn't stabbed him is beyond me
 

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