Why People Hate Dr. Jordan Peterson

By | September 9, 2023

[September 9, 2023]  A cursory read of my daily blog will lead you to quickly discover that much of my work is heavily influenced by Dr. Jordan Peterson.  His work is most helpful to ordinary people because he has a coherent, positive message on living a meaningful life.  You can read his “42 Rules for Life” here and see for yourself.  There are a few people, primarily those who are radical political leftists, who hate him.

In November of 2022, a Canadian professional psychology organization, The Ontario College of Psychologists, ordered Dr. Peterson to complete an “education or remedial program regarding professionalism and public statements.”  Peterson rejected their demand, as he had the legal right to do and appealed in court.  Last week, three judges unanimously rejected his appeal and ordered him to pay the college $25,000.

According to Konstantin Kisin (see link here), Dr. Peterson’s treatment is “highly symptomatic of where we are as a culture.”  Kisin is referring to Western culture in general and specifically Canadian culture.  This was in particular apparent when Dr. Peterson first became a public figure.

Again, according to Kisin, the main argument against Peterson is that most of his audience are men, so that must mean he is somehow misogynistic, encourages violence, and is evil in his intent.  When questioned about this, Dr. Peterson said that his message was not explicitly aimed at young men; “it just turned out that way” because they long for his message of a meaningful life.

It has become abundantly clear that those who hold power in the West want men to be weak, incompetent, and feeble.  The problem, as Kisin points out, is that by doing so, “they’re sowing the seeds of their own and our entire society’s downfall.”  When you attack masculinity, it will backfire.  It makes us vulnerable to cultures that raise men to be strong and capable.  Suppressing healthy masculinity leads to unhealthy expressions of masculinity.

Dr. Peterson talks about the proper expression of masculinity and reminds them of what it means: adopting responsibility, duty, sacrifice, courage, and honor.  For this, he was attacked repeatedly by journalists, academics, and politicians, primarily female, who claimed he was divisive and toxic for telling men to be better.  They are trying to ruin his career for it.


Please read my books:

  1. “55 Rules for a Good Life,” on Amazon (link here).
  2. “Our Longest Year in Iraq,” on Amazon (link here).
Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I provide one article every day. My writings are influenced by great thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Jung, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Jean Piaget, Erich Neumann, and Jordan Peterson, whose insight and brilliance have gotten millions worldwide to think about improving ourselves. Thank you for reading my blog.

17 thoughts on “Why People Hate Dr. Jordan Peterson

  1. Melo in Chicgo

    Why do they hate him so. I’m still not clear. Why not support the idea of encouraging adopting responsibility? or telling the truth?

    1. Guns are Us

      Marxist and tyrannical societies are based on believing and telling lies and rejecting all responsibility because that is the purview only of the government.

      1. Wild Bill

        They are the frog in a pot of slowly boiling water of tyranny and they don’t feel it yet.

  2. Max Foster

    You can read his “42 Rules for Life” here and see for yourself.
    I haven’t read these in a long time, so I went back there and re-read them again. They are worth reading every day. That helps keep me (and you) focused on what is right with humanity. Don’t fool yourself and believe the propaganda put out by these radical political leftists. And, if you have kids, keep a close eye to their eduction because they are trying to crush little boys and tell kids they can switch genders and no one will tell their parents. It is the sick secret of mentally disturbed teachers and there are lots of them out there. Re-read these 42 rules and read Gen. satterfield’s “55 Rules for a Good Life.:”

    1. KenFBrown

      We’ve seen this coming for a long time now and most of us denied it as reality. Now we have to deal with the results.

  3. Nick Lighthouse

    “It has become abundantly clear that those who hold power in the West want men to be weak, incompetent, and feeble. ” This is very sad and it is obvious they are right. Just go anywhere and all you see are a bunch of simpy men. Men are also bailing out of marriage and I hear that 63% of men don’t even bother dating or getting married anymore.

  4. Bride from OK

    Do not be surprised, the LEFTIST do not want personal responsibility because they want allegiance to the state. You cannot be an individual and tell the truth, it is the opposite of Marxist philosophy that is adopted by the American Left.

    1. Liz at Home

      Bride, got that right. Nothing “individual” becuase it runs counter to the ideology of progressive leftist radical ideology that says the opposite of truth. To be a member of the Left, all you have to do is lie and say what they want you to say and believe. Thanks, Gen. Satterfield for this article and an update on Dr. Jordan Peterson. And, yes, I do see his influence in your works.


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