‘Thus spake the lobster shagger’ - UK left hits back at Jordan Peterson after Jeremy Corbyn attack
Superstar clinical psychologist and clean room advocate Jordan Peterson has irked the British left after tweeting a link to an article critical of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, with the caption: “elect him at your peril.”
Peterson, who regularly attacks left wing ideologies and references ‘cultural Marxism’ – a theory which has been labelled anti-Semitic – linked to an article in the online magazine Quillette.
Why don't you try #ICYMI's new video game 'Thoughtful Kombat' Featuring Dr @jordanbpeterson and Slavoj Zizek as playable characters! #WednesdayWisdom You decide WHO WINS! 🥋🐱👤🤔 pic.twitter.com/rVD49W3DfR— #ICYMI (@ICYMIvideo) December 19, 2018
The piece, penned by Tomiwa Owolade, attacked Corbyn over his foreign policy in which he has engaged with figures and groups considered persona non-grata by the Western establishment.
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Following his tweet, Peterson was soon attacked by luminaries of the Corbyn-supporting left, with Novara Media’s Ash Sarkar and her colleague Michael Walker leading the charge.
Bore off, lobster shagger https://t.co/X6rMvGfnrh— James B (@piercepenniless) December 16, 2018
Thus spake the lobster shagger 🦞🦞🦞 https://t.co/CVWmQie0b6— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) December 16, 2018
Many of the critical tweets centered around Peterson’s much discussed use of lobster’s social relations compared to human hierarchies.
looking forward to Corbyn winning and you making a weepy, hackneyed Disney analogy about it— Rob Rousseau (@robrousseau) December 16, 2018
See Jordan I'm a huge fan. But tbh this Tory government is the one that has turned Britain into shambles. The UK does need a swing to the left. Corbyn might be too much but at least he'd pay attention to much of our neglected public services.— Tristan HBE (@TristanHBE) December 16, 2018
Jordan "The centrist" Peterson finds time to denigrate Corbyn but has never uttered a word about the moral bankruptcy of the Tories since they've been in power. You're a right-wing charlatan.— Brouhaha (@Pie_EyedPiper) December 16, 2018
While Peterson has claimed to be a ‘classic British liberal’ he draws plenty of support from right-wing supporters in part due to his critiques of feminism, LGBTQ activists and political correctness.
Why is Jeremy Corbyn so willing to overlook human rights abuses in Iran? https://t.co/ZIfc1uBXBS— Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) January 29, 2018
It is not the first time Peterson has attacked the Labour leader, tweeting earlier in the year: “Why is Jeremy Corbyn so willing to overlook human rights abuses in Iran?”
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