March 2, 2018

I drink a pot of green tea every morning. Three cups. I usually read while drinking tea but this morning I was bored with the book. I’m currently reading book three of the   ” Marching with Caesar” series and its an endless repetition of wars, same people (the Romans) but different locations. So I decided to look up Jordan Peterson on YouTube. I came across his name while reading on-line book reviews. Jordan Peterson is a University of Toronto professor who lectures on clinical psychology and achieved a great deal of media attention when fighting legislation that dictated how we should speak. It became a freedom of speech issue and he was vilified by certain groups because of his stand. The legislation became law.

I was delighted at what I discovered and it was  definitely worthwhile exploring what he had to say. One of the videos I viewed was Jordan Peterson speaking to a crowd of University of Toronto students on the universities grounds. His subject was free speech. It was ironic because while he was trying to speak a group of students were playing loud music to drown  him out. When someone pulled the cord on their loudspeaker they continued with the noise by chanting slurs. Anyway an interesting introduction to free speech in universities.

Voting for the Ontario Conservative leadership race starts today but I’m still waiting for my ballot in the mail. Sun’s shining, crisp, cool day and I’m off for a walk.

 

 

 

 

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