Canadian social commentator and controversialist Jordan Peterson, who found world - wide fame through his readiness to denounce the 'woke' idiocies of liberal extremists, has been trying his hand at predicting the next developments in the Russian / Ukraine war. Peterson, who gained a huge following for his common sense responses to leftist groupthink has assessed the current situation, and understood that the war is not, and never was, between Ukraine and Russia, but between NATO and Russia, a proxy war that US neo - Con and neo Liberal hawks have desired for a long time.
The way in which sheep - like UK and EU leaders have followed the USA's lead as it provoked Russia over several years into military action against the Ukrainian regime, a bunch of neo - Nazi nutters in Kiev, installed after the USA / NATO engineered coup ousted a democratically elected government in 2014, reveals the pathetically inept level of leadership.While angling for a regime change campaign to overthow the Russian government and replace Putin and his team with a puppet regime controlled by Washington, Bruusels and the WEF, the western leaders managed to completely forget that in their zeal to embrace Greta-Thunbergesque 'net-zero' policies which made their countries dependent on Russian gas, oil and mineral resources and on China for manufactured goods.
And once the NATO and EU member states entered the Ukraine conflict by supporting the Ukrainian regime with military hardware, ammunition and financial support it was inevitable that Putin would weaponsise supplies of those vital commodities which they have done by reducing the flow of gas through pipelines into Europe.
So far Russia has only capped the amount of gas it sends to Europe but Peterson said that if he were the Russian president he would leave the EU without energy supplies in the winter.
“I know what I’d do in his shoes,” he said on the Piers Morgan Uncensored show on Thursday. “I’d wait till the first cold snap and shut off the taps.”
Referring to supplies of gas in particular, Peterson argued that Moscow had indirectly warned that a full shutdown would happen if EU nations continued their support for Ukraine when Russian gas giant Gazprom started curtailing deliveries through the Nord Stream pipeline to Germany, citing maintenance issues.
The political commentator rejected a notion popular with mainstream media in the West, that Putin is insane and resembles authoritarian tyrants likeAdolf Hitler or Josef Stalin in his thinking, calling the claim “foolish” and not backed by any actual evidence.
Putin “is a lot more like everybody else than anyone thinks,” Peterson said. He added that “there is a bit of Hitler and Stalin in everyone,” before going on to explanation how complicity in accepting government-imposed lies under pressure is part of human nature.
“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!’,” he said.
He mocked the idea that Ukraine and its Western backers could “win” against Russia as “naïve.”
“I just don’t understand that. What do you mean we are going to win? What are we going to win exactly?” he demanded.
In Peterson's view the Russian government would consider devastating Ukraine an acceptable outcome if no better alternative can be achieved. And the West would not be able to stop it due to Russia’s role as a global supplier of energy, he argued.
“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,” he said.
“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,” he added.
Peterson was referring to the scaremongering narrative used to promote the 'net zero' project to dismantle western civilisation, namely that humanity was facing an existential threat due to climate change which is driven by Carbon Dioxide emitted in the course of human activities, a threat he believes has been grossly exaggerated for political reasons. The possible consequences of the West’s proxy war with Russia being fought on Ukrainian soil and with Ukrainian soldiers and civiliians as Washington's cannon fodder is a far greater threat to humanity, he pointed out, as “the World Bank already estimated that we’ve put 350 million people into what they call ‘food insecurity’.”
“But the planet has too many people on it anyway, so, you know… It’s just poor people,” he added.
Peterson is a Canadian psychology professor who rose to international prominence over his commentaries on various contemporary issues, such as transgender acceptance policies in the West, the role of Christianity in cultures originating in Europe, and geopolitical conflicts. His YouTube channel has over 5.5 million subscribers - Wikipedia