Professor on Trudeau's 'Mankind' Objection: Canada Will 'Pay' for This Leftist Ideology
Dr. Jordan Peterson said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "personkind" remark shows he can only think in ideological terms.
During a town hall on Friday, a woman asked Trudeau whether the Canadian government could ease regulations on volunteering with religious organizations, which she said could "change the future of mankind."
“We like to say ‘peoplekind,' not necessarily ‘mankind,' because it’s more inclusive,” Trudeau said to applause from the crowd.
Justin Trudeau correcting a girl for saying "mankind" because it's offensive is truly amazing pic.twitter.com/SDCcpSXhkB
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) February 5, 2018
"It's quite the performance. I'm afraid that our prime minister is only capable of running his ideas on a few very narrow ideological tracks," Peterson, a University of Toronto psychology professor and author, said on "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.
He explained that Trudeau and the woman were discussing a important topic, but Trudeau felt the need to interject an ideological statement in the middle of the dialogue.
"That indicates precisely the way he thinks, and I don't think he does think. I think he runs an ideology in his head and accepts the output without question," Peterson said. "And I think we're really going to pay for it in Canada, in ways that we can't yet imagine."
Peterson, who made headlines for refusing to use the gender-neutral pronouns mandated in a Canadian bill intended to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity, said he doesn't believe in using language generated by "radical leftist propagandists."
"It's completely inappropriate of the government to decide which language the citizenry should speak," he said.
Watch the discussion above.