Michael Malice and Jordan Peterson: Discussing Communism in All Its Glory

Last updated: Dec 22, 2023

The video is about Jordan Peterson's interview with Michael Malice, where they discuss the Soviet Union and its impact on the world. They also talk about the concept of appropriate social and psychological relations in alternative to dogmatic and structured government. The conversation focuses on voluntary association as the antithesis to power and compulsion, which inevitably leads to tyranny and hell. They also discuss the brutality associated with the Soviet regime and how things can go that badly.

This video by Jordan B Peterson was published on Dec 21, 2023.
Video length: 02:08:02.

 

The video is about a podcast episode where Jordan Peterson interviews Michael Malice about his book "The White Pill." The episode covers the Soviet era, the concept of appropriate social and psychological relations, and the attention that Malice has attracted to anarchism.

The conversation focuses on voluntary association as the antithesis to power and compulsion, which inevitably leads to tyranny and hell. The episode also touches on the brutality associated with the Soviet regime and the idea that things can go that badly.

The video is from the YouTube channel of Jordan Peterson.

 

  • The Soviet Union was a communist state that existed in Russia from 1917 to 1991.
  • It was led by Vladimir Lenin and later by Joseph Stalin, who implemented a series of policies that resulted in the deaths of millions of people.
  • The Soviet Union had a significant impact on the world, including the spread of communism and the Cold War.
  • Despite what was told in the West for decades, the Soviet Union was not perpetual and eventually came to an end.
  • The Soviet Union's legacy continues to be debated and studied today.
  • Michael Malice and Jordan Peterson discussed the concept of appropriate social and psychological relations in alternative to dogmatic and structured government.
  • They focused on voluntary association as the antithesis to power and compulsion, which inevitably leads to tyranny and hell.
  • They argued that anarchism, as a concept, is not necessarily associated with impulsive hedonism.
  • They emphasized the need for individuals to take responsibility for their own lives and relationships.
  • The Soviet regime was known for its brutality and violence, including the deaths of millions of people.

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The Soviet Union and Its Impact on the World

  • The Soviet Union was a communist state that existed in Russia from 1917 to 1991.
  • It was led by Vladimir Lenin and later by Joseph Stalin, who implemented a series of policies that resulted in the deaths of millions of people.
  • The Soviet Union had a significant impact on the world, including the spread of communism and the Cold War.
  • Despite what was told in the West for decades, the Soviet Union was not perpetual and eventually came to an end.
  • The Soviet Union's legacy continues to be debated and studied today.
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Appropriate Social and Psychological Relations

  • Michael Malice and Jordan Peterson discussed the concept of appropriate social and psychological relations in alternative to dogmatic and structured government.
  • They focused on voluntary association as the antithesis to power and compulsion, which inevitably leads to tyranny and hell.
  • They argued that anarchism, as a concept, is not necessarily associated with impulsive hedonism.
  • They discussed the importance of concentrating on voluntary association as a way to build a better society.
  • They emphasized the need for individuals to take responsibility for their own lives and relationships.
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The Brutality of the Soviet Regime

  • The Soviet regime was known for its brutality and violence, including the deaths of millions of people.
  • The regime's policies and actions were often motivated by a desire to maintain power and control.
  • The regime's actions were often justified as necessary for the greater good, but in reality they were often used to suppress dissent and maintain control.
  • The regime's actions often had unintended consequences, including the creation of a culture of fear and oppression.
  • The regime's legacy continues to be felt today, both in Russia and around the world.
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The Ideology of the Soviet Regime

  • The Soviet regime was based on a specific ideology, which emphasized the importance of the state and the collective good over individual rights and freedoms.
  • The regime's policies and actions were often motivated by a desire to achieve a specific goal, such as building a socialist society or achieving world domination.
  • The regime's actions often had unintended consequences, including the suppression of dissent and the creation of a culture of fear and oppression.
  • The regime's legacy continues to be felt today, both in Russia and around the world.
  • The regime's ideology continues to be debated and studied by scholars and historians.
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The Soviet Union and its impact on the world

  • The Soviet Union was a communist state that existed in Russia from 1917 to 1991.
  • It was founded by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks, who overthrew the Tsarist government in a revolution.
  • The Soviet Union had a significant impact on the world, both positive and negative.
  • It led to the spread of communism and the establishment of other communist states in Eastern Europe and Asia.
  • It also led to the Cold War, a period of political and military tension between the Soviet Union and the United States and their respective allies.
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Voluntary association as the antithesis to power and compulsion

  • Voluntary association is a concept that emphasizes the importance of individuals making their own choices and decisions about their lives.
  • It is seen as the antithesis to power and compulsion, which inevitably lead to tyranny and hell.
  • In the Soviet Union, the government had complete control over people's lives, and there was no possibility of doing anything about it.
  • This led to a lack of individual freedom and autonomy, and people were forced to conform to the government's ideology and policies.
  • The concept of voluntary association is seen as a way to promote individual freedom and autonomy, and to prevent the government from having too much power over people's lives.
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The brutality associated with the Soviet regime

  • The Soviet regime was known for its brutality and violence, particularly during the Stalinist era.
  • Millions of people were killed or imprisoned for political or ideological reasons, and the government used terror and repression to maintain control.
  • The government also engaged in forced labor, including the use of prisoners and political dissidents to build infrastructure and industrial facilities.
  • The Soviet regime also engaged in aggressive military expansion, including the invasion of neighboring countries and the establishment of satellite states.
  • The brutality of the Soviet regime had a significant impact on the world, both in terms of its immediate effects and its long-term consequences.
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The Soviet Union and the working conditions of ordinary people

  • The Soviet Union was founded on the idea of improving the working conditions of ordinary people, particularly through the establishment of a worker's revolution.
  • However, the reality was that the working conditions of ordinary people were often poor and exploitative, particularly in the rapidly industrializing cities.
  • Housing became a major concern, as families were crammed into small apartments and there was a lack of space for everyone, including their own bathrooms.
  • The government's solution to this problem was to build communal housing and to eliminate the concept of private property.
  • This led to a lack of individual freedom and autonomy, and people were forced to conform to the government's policies and ideology.
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The Soviet Union and its Impact on the World

  • The Soviet Union had a significant impact on the world, including the spread of communist ideology and the establishment of satellite states.
  • The Soviet Union's policies, such as collectivization and industrialization, led to widespread poverty and suffering among its citizens.
  • The Soviet Union's use of force and propaganda to maintain control over its citizens and spread its ideology had a lasting impact on the world.
  • The Soviet Union's impact on the world was not limited to its own borders, as it influenced the political and economic systems of other countries.
  • The Soviet Union's legacy continues to be felt today, as its impact on the world is still being studied and debated.
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Voluntary Association as the Antithesis to Power and Compulsion

  • Voluntary association is seen as the antithesis to power and compulsion, as it allows individuals to come together and work towards a common goal without being forced to do so.
  • Voluntary association is seen as a way to promote individual freedom and autonomy, as individuals are free to choose whether or not to participate in a particular association.
  • Voluntary association is seen as a way to promote social and economic cooperation, as individuals come together to work towards a common goal.
  • Voluntary association is seen as a way to promote innovation and creativity, as individuals are free to bring their own ideas and perspectives to the table.
  • Voluntary association is seen as a way to promote social and psychological relations that are appropriate and respectful, as individuals are free to interact with each other in a way that is mutually beneficial.
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The Brutality Associated with the Soviet Regime

  • The Soviet regime was known for its brutality, as it used force and violence to maintain control over its citizens.
  • The Soviet regime was known for its use of propaganda and indoctrination to shape the beliefs and attitudes of its citizens.
  • The Soviet regime was known for its use of censorship and control of information to suppress dissent and opposition.
  • The Soviet regime was known for its use of forced labor and exploitation of its citizens, as it sought to extract resources and wealth from them.
  • The Soviet regime was known for its use of repression and persecution of its citizens, as it sought to suppress any form of dissent or opposition.
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The Impact of the Soviet Regime on Society

  • The Soviet regime had a significant impact on society, as it transformed the political, economic, and social systems of the countries it controlled.
  • The Soviet regime was known for its emphasis on industrialization and collectivization, as it sought to transform the agricultural and industrial sectors of the countries it controlled.
  • The Soviet regime was known for its emphasis on education and cultural development, as it sought to promote the development of a socialist society.
  • The Soviet regime was known for its emphasis on social welfare and the provision of basic needs, as it sought to promote the well-being of its citizens.
  • The Soviet regime was known for its emphasis on political control and the suppression of dissent, as it sought to maintain its power and control over the countries it controlled.
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The Impact of Communism

  • People who are critical of the state are often seen as counterrevolutionaries who want what's worse for everyone.
  • The Soviet Union had a society based on the common good before the individual good, which made people feel irrelevant and fall in line.
  • The Soviet Union was a totalitarian dictatorship where human life meant nothing and people were constantly reminded of it.
  • Power was delivered to the hands of the most sadistic people who claimed to be operating in the name of the highest good.
  • The Soviet Union and China were examples of the inevitable consequences of a Communist Revolution.
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The Education System

  • The education system in the West is corrupt and does not teach students about the absolute corruption of the modern education system.
  • Alexander Solzhenitsyn was an existentialist psychologist who extended the work of Victor Frankl.
  • Most students had no idea about the atrocities committed in the name of communism, despite it being the number one foreign policy issue for the greater part of the 20th century.
  • The Soviet Union has now become a bit of a kitschy joke, with Russian brand ice cream being available at Whole Foods.
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The Soviet Union and Its Impact on the World

  • Jordan Peterson interviews Michael Malice about the Soviet Union and its impact on the world.
  • They discuss the concept of appropriate social and psychological relations in alternative to dogmatic and structured government.
  • The conversation focuses on voluntary association as the antithesis to power and compulsion, which inevitably leads to tyranny and hell.
  • They discuss the brutality associated with the Soviet regime and how things can go that badly.
  • Jordan Peterson argues that the Soviet Union was not morally ambiguous, but Nazi Germany was.
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The Communist Regime

  • Jordan Peterson argues that the Communist Regime was the good guys in the war effort.
  • He points out that there were many agencies, including the US government and the newspapers, who helped to cover up Stalin's atrocities.
  • There was a huge movement to censor in Hollywood anything that implies that Russia is dishonest or brutal or harmful.
  • Jordan Peterson argues that the fact that there isn't an easy narrative that portrays the Communist Regime as the bad guys is something that our corporate media is heavily invested in.
  • He wrote his book because he thought it was insane that something that is the number one issue of the 20th century in this regard is something that educated Highly Educated people know very little about.
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The Distinction Between the Nazi Regime and the Communist Regime

  • Jordan Peterson tries to think through the distinction between the Nazi regime and the Communist Regime.
  • He argues that maybe this is also why we can't exactly remember it.
  • It's very difficult to shake the hope that there is a form of hyper-organized government that can provide well and permanently rescue people from the world of want.
  • Jordan Peterson argues that it's something like a permanently utopian State characterized by the Brotherhood of Man.
  • He argues that it's a very difficult proposition and the Communist Regime in principle offered that.
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The Attraction of Communism in the Soviet Union

  • Communism promoted a universal Brotherhood, which was attractive to people who had been the brunt of ethnic and religious conflict for centuries.
  • The Soviet Union offered a paradisal state, which was appealing to people's longing for something approximating a perfect state.
  • The idea of organization and government through Fiat right was also attractive to people.
  • The promise of providing everyone with what was wanted without shattering the negative consequences of handing other people that much power was also appealing.
  • The holiday season approaching was a good time to include saving a baby's life on one's Christmas list through partnership with pre-born organization.
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The Dream of a Worker's Paradise

  • The dream of a worker's Paradise that is predicated on something like radical equality almost inevitably degenerates into something so murderous that it is difficult to comprehend.
  • The inherent narcissism of intellectuals is a factor in the appeal of such a paradise.
  • The idea of everyone being equal and having a stake in making society that works for all is an attractive alternative to the status quo.
  • The choice between living in a ghetto and being equal is not a difficult one for some populations.
  • The idea of a paradise that is predicated on radical equality is not a difficult choice to make for some populations.
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The Luciferian Intelligence

  • The term "Luciferian Intelligence" is used to describe the idea that the intellect and the idea of the dreamlike idea that Milton laid out in his poetic Masterpiece Paradise Lost is associated with the devil.
  • The idea that if the intellect attempts to reign supreme, it instantly produces hell is a central theme of the Luciferian Intelligence.
  • The Luciferian Intelligence is often associated with the idea of the devil as the embodiment of evil.
  • The idea of the Luciferian Intelligence is often used to describe the idea that the intellect and the idea of the dreamlike idea that Milton laid out in his poetic Masterpiece Paradise Lost is associated with the devil.
  • The idea of the Luciferian Intelligence is often used to describe the idea that the intellect and the idea of the dreamlike idea that Milton laid out in his poetic Masterpiece Paradise Lost is associated with the devil.
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The Impact of Communism

  • The video is about Jordan Peterson's interview with Michael Malice, where they discuss the Soviet Union and its impact on the world.
  • They also talk about the concept of appropriate social and psychological relations in alternative to dogmatic and structured government.
  • The conversation focuses on voluntary association as the antithesis to power and compulsion, which inevitably leads to tyranny and hell.
  • They discuss the brutality associated with the Soviet regime and how things can go that badly.
  • The video is from YouTube channel of Jordan Peterson.
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The Soviet Union

  • The Soviet Union was a peaceful state, although poor.
  • The notion of group identity became paramount in the Soviet Union.
  • One ethnic group was set against another and what happened in Rwanda is reminiscent of the sorts of things possibly than what happened in the Soviet Union.
  • Million people were killed in a span of mere months in the Soviet Union in the most brutal possible way.
  • The Communists were attempting to eradicate Bourgeois individuality in the Soviet Union.
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Communism and Group Identity

  • People started to be classified and judged by group guilt in the Soviet Union.
  • Immediately after the revolution, if you were a land owner or property owner or anybody who had even a modicum of success under under the Zars or your family or your well that's the next thing you were classified as an oppressor and as an enemy of the people.
  • Everyone who was even vag Le they identified success with oppression in the Soviet Union.
  • The Communist says you laid out did attempt to eradicate every single form of private property in the Soviet Union.
  • The consequence of that was well we already read about that is that in no time flat you were you and your family were being thrown out into the snow naked for having the tarity to keep like to literally keep a cob of corn on your table so that you might either have something to eat or so that you had some seeds for the next year in the Soviet Union.
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The Problem with Communism

  • The initial problem with communism is that it goes against the proposition that the individual per se has worth.
  • The prideful intellect people just show up time and time again they get inced by these ideological theories and they make that move that you suggested which is well if I would have been in charge of the Revolution with my indepth and accurate knowledge of the what the niceties of utopian Dogma the I would shepherd in the promised Utopia.
  • The evidence that these ideological presuppositions go so starkly wrong because of something like the prideful intellect people just show up time and time again they get inced by these ideological theories and they make that move that you suggested which is well if I would have been in charge of the Revolution with my indepth and accurate knowledge of the what the niceties of utopian Dogma the I would shepherd in the promised Utopia.
  • If you really want to go to the roots it goes to Plato versus Aristotle right how do you approach knowledge do you look at what's around you and deduce things and draw conclusions so on and so forth or do you start with your mind and this perfect world of ideas uh and then try to force reality to comport to your ideology and you saw this go through than to Hegel then to markx uh and basically the whole thing is since we know that our you know they called it Scientific Socialism right that was the whole idea of Communism is we're scientific not like this Market where you have these little shopkeepers with their prices and you know it's complete mess and food's getting thrown out we're going to work scientifically we're going to have the big brains at the top we're going to figure everything out turn the entire country into either a laboratory or a factory and then when things don't work out thanks to the fact that we have it down someone must be sabotaging it we.
  • The video is from YouTube channel of Jordan Peterson.
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The Concept of Scapegoating

  • The video discusses the concept of scapegoating, which is the act of blaming a particular individual or group for a problem or failure.
  • This concept is different from other forms of blame, as it is often used to justify the actions of the person or group doing the scapegoating.
  • The video argues that scapegoating is a result of an idealistic mindset, where ideas are seen as more real than reality.
  • This mindset leads to a belief that the output of an idea is incorrect, and someone must be screwing up.
  • The video also discusses the idea that there is a latent sadism associated with this type of thinking, as it allows the person in charge to express themselves in a particular way.
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The Proclivity for Communist Utopia

  • The video discusses the proclivity for individuals to fall hook, line, and sinker for the Communist Utopia, especially those in charge of implementing it.
  • This proclivity is often associated with a particular type of intellect, which is looking for a mode of expression.
  • The video argues that this type of intellect is often associated with a latent sadism, as it allows the person in charge to express themselves in a particular way.
  • The video also discusses the idea that this type of intellect is often associated with a particular pathology, where individuals are rewarded for their intellect in the absence of work.
  • This can lead to a sense of pride in one's intellect, which can turn someone into a narcissist.
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The Idea of Being Toyed With

  • The video discusses the idea of being toyed with, which is often seen in popular culture, such as in the sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".
  • The show features characters who are intellectuals and often unpopular with women and awkward socially.
  • The video argues that this sense of being toyed with is often associated with an AG grieved intellect, which runs through the entire show.
  • The video also discusses the idea that this type of intellect is often associated with a particular type of comic trope, where the intellect proposes utopian schemes and wants to crew all the decision-making power to itself.
  • This can lead to a belief that the intellect is the only one capable of making decisions and solving problems.
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The Evolution of Sadism in the Soviet Union

  • The Soviet Union had a system that forced people to become sadistic in order to get results.
  • The most effective torturer was the one who was the most inhuman and would stop at nothing to make people confess.
  • The system itself forced people to become sadistic because otherwise they would be seen as counterrevolutionary.
  • The most merciful torturer was the counterrevolutionary, as they were seen as less dangerous to the state.
  • The Soviet Union's assault on private property went much deeper than just property rights, it was an assault on civil society and private relationships.
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The Impact of Love on the Soviet Union

  • Love was seen as an anti-Soviet act because it was seen as a value that could be used to undermine the state.
  • If you loved someone, their suffering would hurt you and you would be listening to counterrevolutionary propaganda.
  • Any genuine sympathy between people would be placed in the camp of revolutionary propaganda.
  • The Soviet Union's fear of the truth made it impossible for free people to imagine what it would be like to live under complete domination.
  • The Soviet Union's fear of the truth made it impossible for people to tell the truth to themselves or to those around them, even those they loved the most.
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The Impact of Stasi Files on Germany

  • After Germany was reunified, all Stasi files were made public, revealing the extent of secret police informers in East Germany.
  • The percent of secret police informers in East Germany was one in three, which blew the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany out of the water.
  • The Stazi were much more efficient and everyone in East Germany had to make a choice: look up what was known about them or risk being turned in by someone they knew.
  • One woman, Nam froud Trumman, worked in the files and warned people about the dangers of working with poison and not poisoning themselves.
  • Another woman, who had gone to jail for expressing an interest in immigrating or visiting outside of East Germany, looked up the files and discovered the man she lived with was a Stasi informer.
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The Disturbing Nature of Stasi Informers

  • Stasi informers were people who were like family members or close friends, and the informer had to warn others about the dangers of working with poison and not poisoning themselves.
  • The informers were tripping over themselves to volunteer, indicating that they were bored, lonely, or sad and wanted to feel powerful and moral.
  • The informers were attempting to gain unearned moral superiorities by informing on their neighbors or friends.
  • The informers were able to manage two things at the same time: informing on their neighbors and causing them trouble if they had any lurking jealousy.
  • The informers were able to cause a lot of trouble for their neighbors, especially if they didn't have anything better to do.
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The Delusion of Totalitarianism in the West

  • Americans have a delusion that in a totalitarian society, the freedom-loving master is the top-down imposition of power, while the oppressive guy with his henchmen is putting guns to people's hands all the time.
  • In a totalitarian state, every single person lies about everything to everyone all the time.
  • In a totalitarian state, the prisoners run the camp, and the implication is that a society can adopt modes of being that doom them to catastrophe.
  • In the book of Abraham, God is deciding to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because they've wandered off the moral path, and the implication is that a society can adopt modes of being that doom them to catastrophe.
  • Abraham is concerned about this because he thinks it doesn't seem fair to obliterate the whole city when there might be innocent people still dwelling in it, and he bargains with God to suspend the destruction of the city if he can find 40 God-fearing, honest people.
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The Impact of Communism

  • The video is about Jordan Peterson's interview with Michael Malice, where they discuss the Soviet Union and its impact on the world.
  • They also talk about the concept of appropriate social and psychological relations in alternative to dogmatic and structured government.
  • The conversation focuses on voluntary association as the antithesis to power and compulsion, which inevitably leads to tyranny and hell.
  • They discuss the brutality associated with the Soviet regime and how things can go that badly.
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The Soviet Union

  • The Soviet Union was a communist state that existed in Russia from 1917 to 1991.
  • It was characterized by a centralized government, a planned economy, and a lack of individual freedoms.
  • The Soviet Union was known for its brutality and human rights abuses, including the Holodomor, the Gulag system, and the Chernobyl disaster.
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Communism

  • Communism is a political and economic ideology that advocates for a classless, stateless society where everyone works together for the common good.
  • It is based on the principles of Marxism, which emphasizes the importance of class struggle and the overthrow of the capitalist system.
  • Communism has been implemented in various forms throughout history, including in the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba.
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Alternative to Dogmatic and Structured Government

  • Jordan Peterson and Michael Malice discuss the concept of appropriate social and psychological relations in alternative to dogmatic and structured government.
  • They argue that voluntary association is the antithesis to power and compulsion, which inevitably leads to tyranny and hell.
  • They believe that individuals should have the freedom to make their own choices and form their own associations, rather than being forced to conform to a centralized government.
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Exodus 90

  • Exodus 90 is a program that helps men become who they were truly made to be.
  • It guides men in removing attachments that hold them back from a better life.
  • Independent research shows that Exodus 90 men report considerable shifts after the 90 days.
  • There is a dramatic decrease in time spent on phones, stronger satisfaction rates in marriages, a more meaningful relationship with God, and true brotherhoods of men.
  • Exodus 90 has helped more than 100,000 men build their own road map for living with virtue in a culture that offers far too many paths to self-destruction.
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China

  • Jordan Peterson does not valorize China.
  • He regards China as a decent state that should not be used as a model for emulation.
  • Jordan criticizes and exposes their tactics and machinations internally and externally as much as possible.
  • The corporate press is interested in downplaying Chinese atrocities and even just Chinese standard operating procedures as much as possible.
  • China installed 700 million closed circuit television cameras and built the world's most total surveillance state.
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Technology and Surveillance

  • The engineers who built Skynet, the surveillance state in The Terminator series, said they were building the good Sky Net.
  • The surveillance state in China is rapidly drifting into the West.
  • People are getting very close to face ID payment systems.
  • Centralized databases know absolutely every goddamn thing you're doing every second.
  • Differential tax is calculated according to your hypothetical carbon load or something like that.
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Freedom and Convenience

  • People want to be safe rather than free.
  • People trip over themselves because they would rather be convenient.
  • People compete on the metric of obedience.
  • Being a pet of those who take care of them is more appealing than being free.
  • Menin, a journalist from the early 20th century, said the average man does not want to be free.
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The Cost of Security and Satisfaction

  • Jordan Peterson discusses the idea that if people give up all the difficulties of their life in order to seek security and satisfaction, they do not have anything interesting or meaningful to do.
  • He argues that there is no pathway to happiness that is a consequence of security and satisfaction.
  • Peterson believes that people are living a life of mild pleasure, but not seeking any kind of happiness beyond their means.
  • He thinks that people do not have the presence of mind to realize that they are living moment to moment and not having a long-term strategy.
  • Peterson believes that people's souls may come home to roost in times of existential crisis, leading to soul searching and perhaps deciding that what they have been satisfying themselves with is insufficient.
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Anarchism as an Approach to Life

  • Jordan Peterson discusses his vision of an alternative to the status quo, which he sees as an approach to life that treats people peacefully and recognizes that political authority is inherently illegitimate.
  • He sees anarchism as an opportunity to live life to its fullest and realize that taking away someone else's opportunity to do so is a huge moral outrage.
  • Peterson believes that anarchism means treating people with respect and recognizing that they have the right to make their own choices.
  • He sees anarchism as a way to live life with individualism, which he sees as an appropriate medication against the status quo.
  • Peterson believes that anarchism is an approach to life that is based on the recognition that people have the right to live their lives as they see fit.
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The Importance of Critics of the Soviet Union

  • Jordan Peterson discusses the fact that the first critics of the Soviet Union were hardcore unmitigated lefties, who were bloodthirsty and happy to slit throats.
  • He sees this as important because it shows that even those who were most vocal in their opposition to the Soviet Union were not necessarily representative of the entire left-wing movement.
  • Peterson believes that it is important to recognize that people who have firsthand experience with a system are often the most vocal in their opposition to it.
  • He sees this as a reminder that people should not blindly accept the views of those who claim to speak for the entire left-wing movement.
  • Peterson believes that it is important to recognize that people who have experienced the consequences of a system firsthand are often the most vocal in their opposition to it.
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The Fight Against Totalitarianism

  • Jordan Peterson discusses the idea that the fight against totalitarianism is a series of dots that are often completely counterintuitive.
  • He believes that people should not fall prey to the idea that the right is standing exactly opposite the left.
  • Peterson sees the fight against totalitarianism as a complex and nuanced process that requires a deep understanding of history and the motivations of those who seek to oppress others.
  • He believes that people should not be quick to judge those who hold different views, but should instead seek to understand their motivations and perspectives.
  • Peterson sees the fight against totalitarianism as a process that requires a deep understanding of the motivations and perspectives of those who seek to oppress others.
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Introduction

  • The video is about Jordan Peterson's interview with Michael Malice, where they discuss the Soviet Union and its impact on the world.
  • They also talk about the concept of appropriate social and psychological relations in alternative to dogmatic and structured government.
  • The conversation focuses on voluntary association as the antithesis to power and compulsion, which inevitably leads to tyranny and hell.
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Rand's Books

  • The speaker has read Rand's books "The Fountain Head" and "Atlas Shrug" multiple times.
  • They find the books compelling and have an intellectual bent.
  • They agree with the anti-collective ethos embedded in the books.
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