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Freedom Toons – Jordan Peterson sings Evanescence

An evening pause: I don’t know why, but to me this cartoon, which puts the fundamental words of Jordan Peterson to the tune of a rock song, with appropriate but light-hearted visuals, seems perfect for this year’s Memorial Day. From the song:

You cannot escape the suffering that comes with life
Carry all your pain
Become hero archetype

The past generations who sacrificed their lives for our civilization, whom we are supposed to honor and remember today, understood these words and didn’t need a teacher to explain them. Today’s generation, badly taught by my 60s generation, needs to hear them and think about them. If they do, the future will be bright indeed.

Hat tip Geoffrey Carman.


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  • wayne

    Good find! Two of my favorite things.
    I’m actually watching Seamus on the Timcast IRL podcast live-stream tonight.

    Jordan Peterson / Akira the Don
    “Pet A Cat When You Encounter One”
    (May, 2020)

    “If we didn’t all attempt to make terrible things even worse than they are, then maybe we could tolerate the terrible things that we have to put up with to exist”

  • GaryMike


    “If we didn’t all attempt to make terrible things even worse than they are, then maybe we could tolerate the terrible things that we have to put up with to exist”

    Specifically reminds me of environmentalists wanting to roll back the “Industrial Age” toward the stone age:

    I believe it to be a quoted quote about a current YouTube post about a Jordan Peterson opine about cats that I haven’t yet watched..

    Nevertheless, it rings true.

    People who can’t cope wanting to call the shots for everyone.


  • James Street

    “Mansions of the Lord” from We Were Soldiers | West Point Band and West Point Glee Club
    4 minutes

    “The Mansions of the Lord” lyrics

    To fallen soldiers let us sing
    Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing
    Our broken brothers let us bring
    To the mansions of the Lord

    No more bleeding, no more fight
    No prayers pleading through the night
    Just divine embrace, eternal light
    In the mansions of the lord

    Where no mothers cry
    And no children weep
    We shall stand and guard through the angels sleep
    While through the ages safely keep
    The mansions of the lord

  • geoffc

    Seamus went on the Mikala’s podcast with Jordan Peterson, and they made him do his Peterson imitation to Jordan’s ‘face’ Seamus was both embarrassed and hilarious, and Jordan thought it was funny. His takeaway “Do I sound that Irish?”.

    As a Canadian, what is so funny about Jordan Peterson, is he has the accent of a farm boy hick. Which makes listening to him say such interesting and thoughtful things all the funnier, and more awesome with that accent. (He is a farm boy from rural Alberta and proud of it).

  • wayne


    …working on the rail crew in southern Saskatchewan….

    Jordan Peterson / Akia the Don (Jan 2018)

    “The men were testing him out. It’s like, “Can you take a joke? Can you be useful? Can you at least be amusing? Is there something worthwhile about you? No? well you’re outa here, because you never know when we might actually need to depend upon you.”

  • geoffc

    Podcast reference is:

    Timestamp is called out in description, but around 43:42.

    It is really funny to watch/listen, and then watch the responses from everyone.

  • Kevin Smith

    Almost as good,

    Sorry about that.

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