if you’ve enjoyed following this blog over the last couple of years I’d like to invite you to join me on the new incarnation of this site over at ”the still small man”
as for the hiatus and what I’ve been up to lately
here’s the brief and short of it:
I’ve been working on (still am) putting together a couple of ebooks (in the genre, say, of truth-fool psycho-spiritual scribblings—which look and sound like something somewhere between Adyashanti and Charles Bukowski) that I plan to publish by February 2020 at the latest.
I’d say that Jordan Peterson is primarily against the hateful, shadow aspect in us that usually manifests as self-pity and resentment—not against the social constructivists and illiberal activists per se. Foremost, he’s against his own resentment. It’s not political at all—what he intends—it’s much deeper than that, it’s purely psychological. Peterson is all for the recognition and exposure of the inner tendency to hide behind (self-righteous) pretense. He is against self-delusion. Peterson is in effect struggling with himself (as we all do) and he is offering the exposure of his own struggles [assuming the role of the Tragedy King dancing his dance with the drama queens] as a way of overcoming the darkness in all of us.
There is a paradigmatic difference between going along to get along (or playing the social human game) out of choosing to do so and out of fear of not doing so. Fundamentally, it’s the difference between engaging others for real or being real with them as opposed to being fake or engaging others primarily to humour & please them. While the latter amounts to nothing more but plain sailing across the vacuous ocean of fear, adrift, forever seeking, the former ushers traversing rough patches of meaning, freely, lived as love.