The Canadian author has long been criticized for denying the existence of global warming, accusing researchers of having an agenda, and for his views against the feminist movement or the rights of transgender people. He also promoted an all-beef diet as a solution to various health problems.
A few hours before the conference held at Sala Palatului, in front of approximately 4,000 Romanians, the controversial Canadian author Jordan Peterson also met with politicians from Romania.
Libertatea sources say that the liberal deputies Pavel Popescu, Robert Sighiartău and Sebastian Burduja had a meeting of about an hour with the author of the bestseller “12 rules of life”. They talked about artificial intelligence and the “danger of non-regulation” of this advanced technology.
“70% of your laws are drafted in Brussels. A very bad idea!”
After the lecture held at the Palatului Hall, Jordan Peterson answered some of the questions that the Romanian public sent him online. One of these was: “Is globalization possible or is it in our nature to remain divided.”
In his response, Peterson suggested to the Romanians that they should not accept that national laws are made at the level of the European Union and that they should take responsibility and get involved in politics at the local level, in order not to became slaves of European tyranny. The Canadian author based this part of his argument on information he had received a few hours before from a Romanian parliamentarian.
“I just spoke to one of your MPs today who told me that 70% of your laws are drawn up in Brussels. A very bad idea!”.
“Because it won’t be 70% for long. (loud applause in the hall). And you will be 99% real time. And what will happen is that the power and the hierarchy in Brussels will be narrower and narrower. And there will be more and more power and freedom in the hands of fewer and fewer people. And that will lead to a fight that will basically be tyrants against slaves,” said Jordan Peterson on the Palace Hall stage.
Who are the liberal MPs who met with Jordan Peterson
Sebastian Burduja, 37 years old, is in his first term in the Romanian Parliament and was appointed the Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitization. Robert Sighiartău, 34 years old, is on his second term in the Chamber of Deputies.
Liberal Pavel Popescu, in his second term in the Legislature, admitted for Libertatea that he is the author of the message about the way Romanian legislation is coordinated from Brussels. Jordan Peterson also met with the PNL deputy in June 2022, on his first visit to Romania. Then the Liberal organized a tour of Parliament House for the controversial Canadian author.
Here is the excerpt in which Jordan Peterson warns Romanians about the danger of European Union legislation. The English translation belongs to the editors:
“You and your wife should take responsibility for your marriage. And you should have a domain in which you are sovereign, right? There are some places where you can make your own decisions. No intermediation from the partner or the state. And there are other places where your family’s responsibility will be. And then it will be the responsibility of, say, your friendship networks or your business or your local community. And then it will be the responsibility of your state, your province, then nationally and then internationally. That’s the hierarchy. But higher levels should only have responsibility that cannot be distributed locally. And so, by the time you get to the top, the EU, say, it should be hard to take responsibility off your shoulders.
I just spoke to one of your MPs today who told me that 70% of your laws are drawn up in Brussels. A very bad idea! Because they won’t be 70% for long. (loud applause in the hall). And you will be 99% real time. And what will happen is that the power and the hierarchy in Brussels will be narrower and narrower. And there will be more and more power and freedom in the hands of fewer and fewer people. And that will lead to a fight that will be basically tyrants against slaves. And the way you combat this is by fortifying the subsidiary hierarchy of responsibility. And part of the reason I suggest people take responsibility for their own lives in small ways, make your beds more and clean your damn room, is because it’s not a small thing. It’s not a small thing.”
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