The Rise of Jordan Peterson

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

“Political correctness is the elevation of moral posturing about sensitivity over truth” –Jordan Peterson

Join EmpowerU at the movies as we watch the incredible documentary of “The Rise of Jordan Peterson.”   Had enough of the new PC culture and social justice that is dominating us?   This movie is for you as it presents a rare, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of Jordan Peterson, the academic and best-selling author who captured the world’s attention with his criticisms of political correctness and his life-changing philosophy on discovering personal meaning.

Christened as the most influential public intellectual in the western world, University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson skyrocketed to fame after he published a controversial viral video series entitled “Professor Against Political Correctness” in 2016.   Peterson had enough of what he saw as a campus culture where “social justice warrior, left-wing radical political activists” ran rampant.  He zeroed in on Canadian human rights legislation that prohibits discrimination based on gender identify or expression.   Peterson was especially frustrated with being asked to use alternative pronouns as requested by trans students or staff, like the singular “they” or “ze” and “zir” used by some as alternatives to “she” or “he”.   Peterson’s employer warned that he could run afoul of the Ontario Human Rights code and his faculty responsibilities should he refuse to use alternative pronouns when requested.

“Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.”  –Jordan Peterson

Peterson’s main concern was that by outlawing the use of language and certain words that our liberties are being run over by Government.  Within 2 years, he had sold over 3 million copies of his self-help book “12 Rules for Life,” and became simultaneously branded by some as the academic rock star selling out theatres around the world, and by others as a dangerous threat to progressive society.

“The Rise of Jordan Peterson” intimately traces the transformative period of Peterson’s life while visiting rare moments with his family, friends and foes who share their own versions of the Jordan Peterson Story.

After the movie, which runs about and hour and one-half, we’ll talk about political correctness and discuss how we can neutralize it in our own lives.   Please note early 6:30 pm start time.

“The purpose of life is finding the largest burden that you can bear and bearing it.” –Jordan Peterson

Since this class is a movie presentation it will not be presented virtually–please join us.

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