Walking red flag Jordan Peterson has called out Australia for its harsh lockdowns and like, “he doesn’t even go here?”
The controversial psychologist criticised the Australian government for its management of the pandemic on Twitter, calling on the opinion of former Deputy PM John Anderson (under John Howard) for some reason.
“Australians (and perhaps all in the west): are you being asked to choose between the dangers of a police state vs the dangers of COVID?” Peterson wrote on Twitter.
“I would certainly prefer the relatively low risk of the latter to the increasingly unpleasant certainty of the former).”
Australians (and perhaps all in the west): are you being asked to choose between the dangers of a police state vs the dangers of Covid? I would certainly prefer the relatively low risk of the latter to the increasingly unpleasant certainty of the former) opinion, @JohnAndersonAO— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) August 25, 2021
Anderson actually responded to Peterson’s tweet and put in his two-cents.
“I worry greatly about the impacts of COVID on young people, not just because of the health dangers but – as you are right to remind us – because of the potential cost to our young people of the loss of their freedoms and opportunities,” he responded.
Classic politician only caring about young people when it suits their agenda.
Other Aussies seemed to have mixed opinions on the tweet, but more seemed to disagree with Jordan Peterson. I mean it’s one thing to call a country a ‘police state’ when it’s not a pandemic, but it’s another when the goal is to ultimately protect our health.
i think this all depends on whether or not a police state will become the norm. are we suggesting that there is a high probability that even after the pandemic is over, the states will abuse their power? what evidence do we see that we will lean this way?
— Bunga (@booyongahn) August 25, 2021
Would you and like-minded individuals be willing to waive your right to ER admittance?
— Humanist Union (@UnionHumanist) August 25, 2021
Australian. What utter rubbish. There is no tyranny here – just most Premiers and Chief Ministers striving to keep their community safe until our vaccination numbers rise from the depths of less than 30% due to the mishandling of the procurement of vaccines – a matter of months.
— ????Shady Lady ???????????? (@LindaLeavitt16) August 25, 2021
Can we all just get vaccinated ASAP, so Jordan Peterson can shut up?
All adult Aussies (yep, even if those of us under 40) are currently able to get the safe and effective AstraZeneca vaccine through a GP. Click here to see which clinics are offering it, and talk to a doctor to see if it’s right for you.
Alternatively, you can triple-check to see if you’re eligible for the Pfizer vaccine here.
The best vaccine is the first one you can get, and that’ll be our ticket out of this mess.