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Sunday, December 02, 2018

The Cult of the Secret King

Now there's a turn of phrase I wish I had thought of myself. But full credit to Adam Piggott, Gentleman Adventurer, who coined it while writing his review of Jordanetics:
Vox Day quotes Peterson regularly throughout the book, and nothing damns a charlatan so much as the act of exposing his lies to the direct sunlight of truth. What struck me every time I read a passage attributed to Peterson was the complete absence of clarity in his written word. In contrast to the plain language that Day uses, Peterson’s sentences are convoluted labyrinths of madness. But his skill lies in spreading just enough recognizable symbolism throughout his screed that an intelligent reader will both identify with the text while simultaneously refusing to admit that he has not actually understood it.

In other words, Peterson preys on people’s inherent narcissism and their tendency to project.... Peterson’s entire goal is to subvert those men who are on the cusp of acting on their questioning of the prevailing prog orthodoxy by rejecting globalism for nationalism. He does this by sucking them in with seemingly helpful platitudes to clean their room and take their pills but which themselves actually mask his true intentions. He desires a world-wide collective of mediocre automatons who will keep their mouths closed and will not act. In other words, they won’t get in the way. Far from building better men, his aim is to keep men in the nightmare of the gamma by ostensibly shielding them from the hell of the physical world with rules that perversely condemn them to circle a drain while under the delusion that they’re moving forward.

Peterson is a coward and like all cowards he can only better himself by attempting to bring everyone else down to his own level. He inhabits a world of lies and exploitation and he encourages his followers to get into a metaphorical bed with him while promising to reveal to them his secrets of power and success. Peterson is the self anointed special one and he makes the following demands of his acolytes: are you worthy enough to walk in my footsteps, and how high can you climb on my imaginary dominance hierarchy?

It was beyond my powers to penetrate the layers of concealment that Peterson employs to mask his true nature, but Vox Day is the man for the task. His book brilliantly exposes the evil intentions of this false prophet and while doing so reveals the utter worthlessness of the subject himself. How anyone could possibly take Peterson seriously after reading this book let alone follow him is beyond me.
Help the low-status lobsters in your life escape the cowardly Cult of the Secret King by giving them a copy of Jordanetics, still the #1 bestseller in Political Philosophy. Amazon isn't shipping the paperback yet, but Castalia Direct has it in stock.

This review is particularly interesting because Peterson has previously whined on Twitter about being criticized by Adam Piggott. It should be amusing to see how much longer he will persist in trying to respond indirectly to Jordanetics without actually mentioning it by name or addressing any of its highly specific contentions. Perhaps he should try a leaf out of Janet Reno's playbook. Dance party makes the bad book go away!

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26 Comments:

Blogger Gregory the Great December 02, 2018 11:21 AM  

Previously lobsters had no lobbyist. Now they finally have one who claims for these bottomfeeders the respect they feel they had deserved a long time ago. That's why they follow him.

Blogger Michael Maier December 02, 2018 11:23 AM  

Looking forward to my paperback copy. I have a friend I might gift with the e-book. He has spoken highly of JBP in the past. My response was "I don't think there's a 'there' there."

Blogger Dave December 02, 2018 11:23 AM  

After being shown the way by JORDANETICS, Piggot sums up The Secret King brilliantly.

Reno: "she's just a 6 ft-1 big old girl"

Blogger Rick December 02, 2018 11:27 AM  

Reading the excerpt of Piggott, I’m still reminded of Obama. You could exchange the names and hardly notice.

Blogger Cecil Henry December 02, 2018 11:31 AM  

Interesting quote online from a viewer after watching a video on 'Jordan Peterson Is An Anti-White Globalist'



"Learn something every day...

I didn’t know Jordan Peterson was anti-Nationalist. I’m seeing so many say that Identiy Politics is literally the only way to distinquish traitors from patriots anymore."

Blogger dienw December 02, 2018 11:35 AM  

But his skill lies in spreading just enough recognizable symbolism throughout his screed that an intelligent reader will both identify with the text while simultaneously refusing to admit that he has not actually understood it.

This: The self-deception of the reader.

Blogger homesteader December 02, 2018 11:46 AM  

"...Refusing to admit that he has not actually understood it."

That would be Leftists and Leftism, as a whole, summarized.

Blogger Daniel Babylon December 02, 2018 11:54 AM  

Jordan Peterson recently went on Joe Rogan again and spent a significant amount of time making excuses for why he was embarrassed on the GQ interview. Hopefully at least some cultists lost respect for him because of that.

As an aside, should you avoid giving excuses even if they are true?

Blogger VD December 02, 2018 12:01 PM  

As an aside, should you avoid giving excuses even if they are true?

It depends why you are giving them. Are you attempting to help others not make the same mistake? Or are you attempting to retroactively salvage your own lost credibility?

Peterson is losing it. He can't take the pressure of people knowing the truth about him.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd December 02, 2018 12:14 PM  

Daniel Babylon wrote:As an aside, should you avoid giving excuses even if they are true?

No excuses, but if you can turn it into a good story, by all means tell it. Everybody enjoys a good story.

Blogger Hammerli280 December 02, 2018 12:47 PM  

"Now there's a turn of phrase I wish I had thought of myself. But full credit to Adam Piggott,,,"

Kids, this is a hallmark of a Big Time Operator. They don't hog the credit, but direct it to where it should go. Go thou and do likewise.

Blogger Johnny December 02, 2018 12:48 PM  

>>As an aside, should you avoid giving excuses even if they are true?

It is worth going into if the other person actually cares. In a workplace or similar environment or with the public at large, almost always best to let it go. Never complain, never explain is one way of saying it.

Blogger Joseph Maroney December 02, 2018 12:55 PM  

Making something look ridiculous is an effective tactic. It's why they coined the term "conspiracy theory."

Blogger Xiety December 02, 2018 1:09 PM  

Just made the connection. Piggott is the guy who so triggered Jordy that he ran to Twitter, invoked the words of Snagglepuss, and attributed them to Bugs Bunny. I like this guy.

Blogger Longtime Lurker December 02, 2018 5:53 PM  

@9: You have likely destabilized JBP's imaginary dominance hierarchy to the point of implosion. Peak cider is coming.

Blogger Disciple of Kek December 02, 2018 6:28 PM  

"This book is not just valuable for exposing Peterson’s lies. It is a bible for remaining on guard for all purveyors of falsehoods who walk among us. Peterson may well fade into obscurity or be completely discredited but another false prophet will be manufactured in his wake. Thus in essence the cult of Jordan Peterson is a wonderful opportunity for those of you who are susceptible to pretty lies to be able to armor yourself against them when you are exposed again."

The above paragraph really summarizes a key reason I liked the book. Not only does it expose Jordan Peterson, but it is also a reminder to watch out for other charlatans and liars. Jordan Peterson is just one person, after all. And who really cares about it him any more? Gammas and/or broken people? Big deal. Yet he is a symptom of a greater problem, the problem of evil.

Blogger James Dixon December 02, 2018 7:38 PM  

> ...while promising to reveal to them his secrets of power and success...

So Peterson is a Rosicrucian? Just kidding, he doesn't understand his own mythology that well.

Blogger CYGNUS FACETIOUS December 02, 2018 8:15 PM  

All apple cider and no lobster meat makes Jordie a dull goy. Can't listen to Court of the Crimson King without thinking of The Secret Lobster Prince in crustacean form, devouring his cousin's face within a candle lit pentacle on the floor of the UN General Assembly Hall.

James Dixon wrote:So Peterson is a Rosicrucian?
The 12 Fold Path is the way to the New Atlantis. It all makes sense now. The Great SSRI Work is at hand! JBP is the Francis Bacon of our time.

Blogger Were-Puppy December 02, 2018 8:20 PM  

One common day, old Jordy was about to butter up some more lobsters for a feasts.

But first, he decided to take a look at this new book and accidentally drank a shot of apple cider while reading it.

Blogger JAG December 02, 2018 9:08 PM  

I'm just relieved to know that all I have to do to reach enlightenment besides cleaning my room, and cucking out to false allegations from the Left, is to not sleep for 25 days straight.

Blogger Jackie Chun December 02, 2018 10:31 PM  

Francis bacon?

Blogger Unknown December 03, 2018 2:09 AM  

The utter fact that Peterson cites Maps of Meaning in 12 rules is astonishing. Is there any shame or humility about the boy ? I really enjoyed how you supplemented Jordan's philosophy with past great leaders and thinkers towards the end. It drove that message home.

The reviews have been great so far.

Blogger nswhorse December 03, 2018 4:09 AM  

Finally got around to watching the Owen Benjamin stream on JBP Vox linked a few days ago. Bloody hell Peterson is adept at saying absolutely nothing with many, many words, yet managing to sound profound while doing so to the unitiated. The world needs more Milos and Owen Benjamins and far fewer Jordan Petersons.

Blogger James Dixon December 03, 2018 6:25 AM  

> The 12 Fold Path is the way to the New Atlantis.

Twelve fold path --> Twelve rules. It does fit.

Blogger Kelly December 03, 2018 11:18 AM  

Bought the Kindle edition a few days ago and enjoying it so far. You aren't nearly as "cruel" as I was expecting!


I found a typo in the Kindle version. Do you want these brought to your attention or is there someone else to notify?

Blogger Dirk Manly December 03, 2018 6:29 PM  

@25

"I found a typo in the Kindle version. Do you want these brought to your attention or is there someone else to notify?"

That's part of the reason for releasing on Kindle before going to print -- EVEN WITH a product that is prefinanced with a funding campaign -- to get more eyes on teh copy before it goes to print. Every Kindle customer is a proofreader.

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