Sovereign Nations was honored to have Dr. Jordan B. Peterson address the thesis “Identity Politics & The Marxist Lie of White Privilege” to guests gathered at the Sovereign Nations Conference at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Dr. Peterson’s presentation served as a pillar to the overall theme of the conference: Understanding the Causes of Things.
A Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, Dr. Peterson presented the case for taking personal responsibility over blaming others for one’s personal status in life. The accusation of “white privilege” is a fertile fallacy wrapped in the self-righteous robes of “social justice” as it reduces cultural and social issues down to immutable characteristics as opposed to individual decisions and responsibilities.
Dr. Peterson’s thesis centered around that historical revelation that communism was not popularized in the West under the obvious and direct banner of communism. Instead, it came largely under the banner of postmodernism, and aimed to transform the values and beliefs of our societies through its Marxist idea that knowledge and truth are social constructs. Under these false presuppositions, a new wave of skepticism and distrust was applied to philosophy, culture, history, and all beliefs and institutions at the foundations of Western civilization.
The postmodern philosophy “came into vogue” in the 1970s, according to Peterson, “after classic Marxism, especially of the economic type, had been so thoroughly discredited that no one but an absolute reprobate could support it publicly.”
Peterson said it’s not possible to understand our current society without considering the role postmodernism plays within it, “because postmodernism, in many ways—especially as it’s played out politically—is the new skin that the old Marxism now inhabits.”
“Even the French intellectuals had to admit that communism was a bad deal by the end of the 1960s,” he said. From there, the communists played a “sleight of hand game, in some sense,” and rebranded their ideology “under a postmodern guise.”
The Marxist concepts of the “oppressed and the oppressor” continued to manifest themselves in countless ways eventually leading to the coining of the phrase “white privilege” by Peggy McIntosh in the late 1980s. Eventually, the neo-Marxist concept of “white privilege” evolved into social doctrine within progressive political camps. Even more concerning is that the fallacy of “white privilege” has found its way in through Reformed Christian circles and into the two largest Protestant denominations in the United States: The Southern Baptist Convention and The Presbyterian Church in America.
Those present at the lecture were charged with the responsibility to learn about the root cause of the current uses of intersectionality to divide our nation and destroy Western civilization.
Peterson’s numerous references to the “previous speaker” allude to Summer Jaeger’s preceding presentation at the Sovereign Nations Conference, ‘Why Feminism Can’t Save You.’ Mrs. Jaeger’s speech also touched on the problems created by intersectionality and identity politics.
Please invest the time to watch this foundationally important presentation by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson.