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In this episode, Dr Jordan B Peterson and Christopher Rufo discuss the creative left, the world of documentary filmmaking, how ideology has seeped in and taken hold of academia, and how Rufo among others are taking an active role in fighting back through legislature.
Christopher Rufo is a senior fellow and director of the initiative on critical race theory at the Manhattan Institute. He is also a contributing editor of City Journal, where his writing explores various issues, including critical race theory, gender ideology, homelessness, addiction, crime, and the decline of American cities. Christopher was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees at New College of Florida by Governor Ron DeSantis. Every week, Christopher is creating new videos on his Youtube channel exploring these topics and more. You can find them at https://www.youtube.com/@christopherrufo.
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(0:00) Coming up
(3:04) Left to right, education and life experience
(7:45) The Pareto distribution
(11:48) 5 years observing inequality
(13:24) Ultimate irony
(14:19) Presumptions of Marxism and the left
(16:18) When distribution is the miracle of progress
(19:12) Money does not solve poverty
(21:55) Being shunned from the documentary world
(24:50) The open arms of the right
(29:01) Watching what you say
(31:00) Under leftist institutional control
(33:30) Trait openness and perverse orthodoxy
(37:30) Rely on what’s implicit, clarifying ethos
(38:20) Rush Limbaugh, Babylon Bee, Aristophanes
(41:15) The new world is run by Berkeley grads
(43:10) Identity politics: the new Marxist experiment
(48:02) Intersectionality or caste system?
(51:50) Derrick Bell and racial pessimism
(55:30) Conscientiousness, white supremacy
(58:20) Kimberlé Crenshaw, causal pathways
(1:04:24) Ron Desantis, legislative moves
(1:09:50) Institutional capture
(1:13:00) The biggest problem facing academia
(1:14:10) Change must be written in law
(1:19:00) Moral framework and defining change
(1:26:45) Quantifying merit, hiring quotas
(1:31:00) John Locke would be appalled