germy brought up Jordan Peterson in the comments of the last post. According to Peterson’s daughter, he’s being treated for addiction to a benzodiazepene, apparently clonazepam (trade name Klonopin) in Russia. The source for this is his daughter’s post on YouTube announcing it. Benzo addiction is terrible, withdrawal has to be managed carefully, and it sounds like that didn’t happen in Peterson’s case, who is said to have been near death multiple times. His daughter’s representation that only Russian doctors “have the guts” to do a medical detox for benzos, and the further fact that she is a proponent of meat diets to treat depression, makes me think that the grifter apple didn’t fall far from the con man tree.
Paul Campos has a post about this at LGM, where he includes Peterson’s 12 rules for living, rule 6 being “Set your house in order before you criticize the world.” It is the height of irony that a clinical psychologist who made his living lecturing incels on how to be better men is addicted to benzos, but it won’t be the first time that a medical professional thought he could handle something that he’d never recommend to his patients. (Long-term use of benzos to manage chronic anxiety is absolutely not the current standard of care, I’ve been told by a professional I know.)
I’ve read a few articles about Peterson but I don’t know a hell of a lot about his self-help grift. He’s full of libertarian shit, as far as I can tell, so the fact that a bunch of red pill incels thought he was the Daddy they never had is pretty unsurprising. Maybe he helped some of them, or at least provided a diversion that kept a few of them from murdering women who denied them their god-given right to have sex with any female in the vicinity.
That all said, best wishes for a speedy recovery and getting a fucking clue about life to Peterson. Sounds like he’ll need it.