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Slate: Jordan Peterson Shocked to Discover His Resemblance to Nazi Supervillain

Jordan Peterson Is Shocked to Discover His Resemblance to Na...
Orchid Glittery Friendly Grandma
  04/07/21
yes, the witch who appeared in WandaVision
mahogany beady-eyed knife
  04/07/21
from the comments: "The difference is Ta Nehisi Coat...
Orchid Glittery Friendly Grandma
  04/07/21
This feels like a forced attempt to generate "heat"...
wine tripping hominid indian lodge
  04/07/21
Well, libs, you won this round.
dull concupiscible turdskin set
  04/07/21
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Orchid Glittery Friendly Grandma
  04/07/21


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Date: April 7th, 2021 8:44 PM
Author: Orchid Glittery Friendly Grandma

Jordan Peterson Is Shocked to Discover His Resemblance to Nazi Supervillain the Red Skull

https://slate.com/culture/2021/04/red-skull-jordan-peterson-captain-america-ta-nehisi-coates-youtube.html

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian professor of psychology who was embraced by right-wingers in 2016 after refusing to honor his students’ requests to use their preferred pronouns, then leveraged his YouTube channel and fear of political correctness to build a career as a self-help guru to the alt-right. He also appears to be the basis for the current incarnation of Marvel’s Nazi supervillain the Red Skull, who has returned to the comic book universe courtesy of Between the World and Me writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates is currently wrapping up a 2½-year run on Captain America, and in Captain America No. 28, which was released on March 31, the Red Skull has a YouTube channel that looked very familiar to Peterson, except for the red skull part:

A guide to the jokes here: Peterson is the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos and Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life and believes “the masculine spirit is under assault,” but if he’s praised the genius of turn-of-the-20th-century Austrian politician and notorious anti-Semite Karl Lueger, he doesn’t seem to have done so publicly. (That is probably a joke about Peterson’s interest in Carl Jung.) Peterson was also unhappy with a series of panels in which Captain America explains to a police officer the way the Red Skull recruits lost young men to his cause:

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So why is Red Skull doing a Jordan Peterson act to begin with? It’s complicated! He’s been appearing in Captain America comic books since 1941, so his full backstory is beyond the scope of this article, but he’s a Nazi, and in most versions of the character, his trademark red skull is a mask. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hugo Weaving played him as a man whose face had been disfigured by Super Soldier Serum:

In recent comic books, the Red Skull is dead—he’s died several times, at this point—but before his most recent death, he managed to transfer part of his consciousness into the body of Aleksander Lukin, a former Soviet general who is also out to get Captain America. Unfortunately for their plans, Lukin also died soon afterward, but his wife Alexa had him resurrected with the help of Rasputin—yes, that Rasputin—and the Red Skull comes along for the ride, in kind of a Mr. Hyde and Mr. Hyde situation. In Coates’ Captain America books, Cap’s enemies are recruiting disaffected American white men, just like certain political movements we could name, and the Red Skull’s YouTube channel is part of that effort. Unbeknownst to the Red Skull’s fans, he’s using them as cannon fodder in an effort to ruin Captain America’s reputation, at one point detonating a bomb designed by Agatha Harkness—yes, the witch who appeared in WandaVision—in the middle of one of their protests. Coates has two issues left to resolve the story, and Marvel is promising “an epic fight to the finish with the Red Skull,” so expect the Marvel Universe’s answer to Jordan Peterson to be back in prison or suspended animation or temporarily dead very, very soon. Meanwhile, our universe’s Jordan Peterson has decided to lean in:

At this time, it is unclear if Jordan Peterson is sharing his skull with a resurrected member of the Nazi High Command, or stockpiling Agatha Harkness–designed witchcraft bombs, or relentlessly pursuing vengeance against Captain America. But it’s undeniable that he and the Red Skull have similar YouTube channels, so it’s probably best not to take any chances.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805615&forum_id=2#42239584)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 8:46 PM
Author: mahogany beady-eyed knife

yes, the witch who appeared in WandaVision

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805615&forum_id=2#42239593)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 8:50 PM
Author: Orchid Glittery Friendly Grandma

from the comments:

"The difference is Ta Nehisi Coates is really smart and a good writer."

"Any reference to "western civilization " or "the death of western civilization " is a white supremacist dog whistle. Though at this point, is it even really a dog whistle? Its more like a bullhorn."

"Someone who claims institutional racism isn't real is a white supremacist."

"guy's schtick is like "The Secret" for alt-right incels"

"The hierarchies one is the one that seems like BS. A hierarchy is a social construct. It exists only as society permits it to exist. And of course I'm sure his cult interpreted that as "white men on top". Given the fact that none of these are especially new ideas, I have to assume that his popularity is a result of his belief in hierarchies. "



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805615&forum_id=2#42239615)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:50 PM
Author: wine tripping hominid indian lodge

This feels like a forced attempt to generate "heat" between two former well-known names who have fallen out of the spotlight.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805615&forum_id=2#42239918)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:53 PM
Author: dull concupiscible turdskin set

Well, libs, you won this round.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805615&forum_id=2#42239932)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 11:25 PM
Author: Orchid Glittery Friendly Grandma



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805615&forum_id=2#42240381)