Once upon a time, we lived in a culture that many people thought a Post Secondary education was a dream for their family. In fact, many universities offer financial help to first generation post-secondary students, just to bring people into the fold. But with everything that happened in Mizzou and Evergreen College. Evergreen College is so bad Huffington Post has doubled down and deleted the first article on it because even people on the left were embarrassed by the events that happened there. I knew a controversy like that would soon hit Canada because we’re just next door to the US. What happens the United States eventually happens in Canada. Canada’s enormous controversy is Lindsay Shepard playing a Jordan B. Peterson debate from the Agenda to a communications class she was teaching, and that ruffled the feathers of leftist professors because she breached their safe space.
00:00:56 “SO YOU WEREN’T, LIKE, ONE OF JORDAN PETERSON’S STUDENTS?”
Shepherd: Obviously this person (the complainant) who had an issue did not express it to me, they just went straight to whoever, I don’t know what really happened.
Rambukkana: Just for some additional context so, you came from U of T is that right?
Shepherd: No, SFU.
Rambukkana: From SFU, okay. So you weren’t, like, one of Jordan Peterson’s students?
I can see the narrative they are going to pain Lindsay with, they were going to say here’s a ‘disciple’ of Jordan B. Peterson, who wholly agreed with his stances, and completely ruin her academic career by saying she was just as ‘transphobic’ as he was. Fortunately, Lindsay was a student of Simon Fraser University and was never a student of Jordan B. Peterson so that they couldn’t use that narrative. You’d think they’d be more organised than this. I wouldn’t have made such a rookie error; I would have checked her transcripts and not made huge ass assumptions, proving how much of an ass they were.
Rambukkana: …[Peterson] lectures about critiquing feminism, critiquing trans rights —
Shepherd: I’m familiar. I follow him. But can you shield people from those ideas? Am I supposed to comfort them and make sure that they are insulated away from this? Like, is that what the point of this is? Because to me, that is so against what a university is about. So against it. I was not taking sides. I was presenting both arguments.
Rambukkana: So the thing about this is, if you’re presenting something like this, you have to think about the kind of teaching climate that you’re creating. And this is actually, these arguments are counter to the Canadian Human Rights Code. Even since … C-16, ever since this passed, it is discriminatory to be targeting someone due to their gender identity or gender expression.
Lindsay stood her ground on presenting both sides, but in the world of Social Justice Hegemony, you can’t question orthodoxy. Her Professor went so far to say that she broke the law. I remember when people told me, C-16 can’t get you into trouble for anything, and won’t be used to justify anything. What is her professor saying, you intolerant monster, you broke the law. People using C-16 like this was my primary concern, forcing their agenda down our throats. Once upon a time, atheists would say to religious people, don’t push your religion down my throat. Isn’t that what trans ‘advocates’ are doing with C-16, they are pushing their wills down our throats by threatening us with legal actions, and social justice inquisition tribunals like this, using C-16!
And they don’t even have that right. C-16 would only apply to someone who was saying we needed to gather up all the Trans people in the world and gas them like Hitler Gassed the Jews, or if we say things like we should use biological weapons on Somalia. Those kinds of extreme language could be considered threats to people’s lives.
C-16 added gender identity and expressions as a category for what counts under Canada’s hate-crime laws, which include calling for genocide or wilfully inciting hatred toward an identifiable group. The categories of colour, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation and mental or physical disability were already on the list of identifiable groups.
So, we have a bunch of professors who come in with an assumption as to who Lindsay was, without checking their assumptions first, who don’t even know what the law really is. When I think of Nathan Rambukkana, I wonder if he should teach. With such a lack of knowledge, and pushing this kind of extreme political agenda – he shouldn’t be a professor at a University. How can a University professor be so misinformed about the law? It seems his career is an open book and he looks like a clown who doesn’t deserve the position of authority he has attained.
I would recommend that Wilfred Laurier fire this guy because he doesn’t seem to have earned his position at all. He is that wrong about the law. And Rambukkana doesn’t even think the students are mature enough to watch a Jordan B. Peterson video without being offended.
Rambukkana: These are very young students, and something of that nature is not appropriate to that age of student, because they don’t have …
Shepherd: They’re adults.
Rambukkana: Yes, but they’re very young adults. they don’t have the critical toolkit to be able to pick it apart yet. This is one of the things we’re teaching them, so this is why it becomes something that has to be done with a bit more care.
Yeah, according to Rambukkana, the students are old enough to go to Pornhub and watch a Tranny having sex with a man, but are not mature and stable enough to view 5 minutes of Jordan B. Peterson, because he is ‘Literally Hitler’.
Pimlott: I would find it problematic if my tutorial leaders were representing positions that didn’t have any substantial academic credibility to that evidence.
Shepherd: But he’s still a public figure … this was on a TV show. He’s still a public figure.
Pimlott: He’s a public figure, and a lot of people there like (American white supremacist) Richard Spencer of, I don’t like calling them alt-right, it gives them too much legitimacy, but Richard Spencer, right? The Nazis actually used, this is a historic—issues around the free speech idea in the 1920s in Weimar Germany as an issue around which which is what they’re using now. We know that someone like Richard Spencer is using theories and ideas that don’t have any academic credibility. He’s a public figure. But in terms of, if we introduce someone, we give them greater credibility in a certain condition. I agree that there are public figures out there that bring people, uh, bring hatred, target groups and if you look at statistically the degree of suicide attempts of trans people, young people, it’s the highest of any group in society. And, you know, it’s, you go through — Indigenous people — and so on. There are things that don’t have academic credibility and I just don’t think—I personally think I have some problems, I have no problems with the fact that these things are out there and people are going to engage them but we have to think of the atmosphere that we also create for the learning process.
Wow, Didn’t you know, Jordan B. Peterson is doing what the Nazis did in the 1920s. Yeah, you read that right. Jordan B. Peterson is literally a Nazi now. The level of political discourse is disgusting now, that any idea that lies outside of the realm of social justice gets this kind of personal attacks.
They are not discussing the merits of Jordan B. Peterson or Lindsay’s points, they are vehemently on the attack against her and him, trying to create a ‘safe space’ for the LGBT community over something problematic. I’ll lay it out for you. Real Transgendered people, who are transitioning between biologically male to female, or vice versa, will prefer to be called the pronouns of the gender they are transitioning into – so they want to be called she/her or he/him, and most people will accommodate for that. What Jordan B. Peterson is worried about is policing the language of these ‘non-binary’ people. You know those Tall Pansexual flirty wood sprites who want to be called They/Them/Their or whatever silly pronouns they want to use. I can objectively prove that I am biologically male and that my fiancé is biologically female because of our bodies, but how do you objectively prove something like someone being a trans fluid dragon troll?
I guess I am transphobic too, amirite Dr Herbert Pimlot. I will not listen to the https://ageofshitlords.com/list-of-all-tumblr-genders-so-far GenderQueer Demi-Boy Polyamourous people. That’s made up stuff that people will use to feel important. In reality, biological sex is something that can be proven, though they have their ‘arguments’ against that, and people transitioning can be proven, but their assertions of being ‘genderqueer’ are all in their imaginations, and should probably stay there.
Rambukkana: Do you understand how what happened was contrary to, sorry Adria, what was the policy?
Joel: Gendered and Sexual Violence.
Rambukkana: — Gendered and Sexual Violence Policy. Do you understand how —
Shepherd: Sorry, what did I violate in that policy.
Joel: Um, so, gender-based violence, transphobia, in that policy. Causing harm, um, to trans students by, uh, bringing their identity as invalid. Their pronouns as invalid — potentially invalid.
Shepherd: So I caused harm?
Joel: — which is, under the Ontario Human Rights Code a protected thing so something that Laurier holds as a value.
Shepherd: Ok, so by proxy me showing a YouTube video I’m transphobic and I caused harm and violence? So be it. I can’t do anything to control that.
Rambukkana: Ok, so that’s not something that you have an issue with? The fact that that happened? Are you sorry that it happened?
Shepherd: I know in my heart, and I expressed to the class, that I’m not transphobic and if any of them — again, I don’t know what they said — but I don’t think I gave away any kind of political position of mine. I remained very neutral, and uh—
Rambukkana: —that’s kind of the problem.
You know you have an orthodoxy when you can’t be impartial. The most significant problem they had with her is that she was neutral on their views. You are either with them or against them. There is no middle ground, their Social Justice Inquisition Tribunal completely reveals it. Lindsey may have been red pilled before this, but this has undoubtedly exposed her to the truth that her professors are intolerant leftists and they will not allow anybody to challenge their ideas.
Lindsay was smart. She went through the entire tribunal recording the meeting, so that she had the ability to defend herself by presenting everything to the media later. And the National Post and The Globe and Mail ran with the story, revealing how these brainwashed professors put her through hell. Since it all broke, the University has written a letter of apology to Lindsey, because she shouldn’t have gone through all of that. But it makes you wonder, had she not recorded the meeting and provided the recording to the media, would anything had happened about this. It would have been silently sweeping under the rug, and they would have ruined Lindsay’s academic career.
But social justice is still angry about this.
Though Wilfrid Laurier University has apologized to Lindsay Shepherd, the university’s Rainbow Centre appears to be endorsing the disciplinary action originally taken against the teaching assistant, and suggesting the school isn’t doing enough to combat “profound violence” against transgender people.
“In the face of recent media attention, we feel it is our responsibility to speak out against the climate of transphobia that is being fostered at Laurier,” reads a statement released Tuesday by the Wilfrid Laurier University Rainbow Centre, a service within the school’s diversity and equity office that offers support to queer and trans students.
In this culture war, where everybody is offended perpetually over everything, we are never going to see a break. Lindsay’s forethought of recording the meeting, and the media and international community pressuring Wilfred Laurier University into apologising to Lindsay is a significant victory, but the Rainbow Center is shouting from the rooftops that the university should silence Lindsay and that there is ‘profound’ violence against Transgendered people. The war will continue on,but I am satisfied that we won a victory against these forces.
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