Last Updated on September 24, 2022
Rightwing political commentator Jordan Peterson offered his comments on the Russia-Ukraine conflict while speaking with Piers Morgan.
Peterson slammed the West’s involvement in Ukraine and suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin may not be as bad as most of the mainstream media believes.
“He’s [Vladimir Putin’s] a lot more like everybody else than anyone thinks. You know the notion that he’s Hitler or Stalin, that’s just foolish. I don’t see any evidence for that at all. I mean, first of all, Hitler and Stalin were very singular types. And there’s a bit of Hitler and Stalin in everyone so,” Peterson argued, suggesting the idea that Putin is as bad as Hitler is a lie that humans have accepted because the government pressured them into believing.
“The totalitarian state is actually the grip of the lie. And people would certainly go along with that. We’ve seen this emerge with [the] cancel culture. It’s like ‘Lie! Or else!’, Peterson continued.
Referencing the energy crisis being faced across Europe, Peterson explained how much control Russia has over the rest of the European nations. As winter approaches, Peterson said, “I know what I’d do in his shoes. I’d wait till the first cold snap and shut off the taps.”
Once again contesting Western mainstream media, Peterson called the idea that Ukraine and its supporters are able to “win” against Russia “naive.”
“I just don’t understand that. What do you mean we are going to win? What are we going to win exactly?” Peterson asked.
With Russia being a global leader energy-wise, the West is unable to truly defeat Russia, Peterson believes.
“We can’t win against Vladimir Putin in any way because you cannot win against someone you cannot say ‘no’ to. Period. And we can’t say ‘no’ to Putin because we sold our soul for his oil and gas.”
“And we did that to elevate our moral stature in relation to ‘saving the planet.’ And here we are, facing a very dire winter, hoisted on the petard of our very own foolishness and moral presumption,” Peterson added, knocking fear-mongering over climate change.
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