The viral video clip of Professor Jordan B. Peterson expressing why his free speech is more important than the risk of a transgender person being offended is a must see, folks.
The video features Peterson in an interview with far-left UK broadcaster Channel 4.
Host Cathy Newman asks the professor, “Why should your right to freedom of speech trump a trans person’s right not to be offended?”
And his response — well, see for yourself:
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“Because in order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive – I mean look at the conversation we’re having right now – you’re certainly willing to risk offending me in the pursuit of truth – why should you have the right to do that?,” Peterson said.
“You get my point, you’re doing what you should do,” he continues. “Which is digging a bit to see what the hell’s going on and that is what you should do, but you’re exercising your freedom of speech to certainly risk offending me, and that’s fine, more power to you as far as I’m concerned.”
Shocked, Newman struggled finding the words to say.
“So you haven’t sat there and….I’m just trying to work that out,” she stammers before going speechless.
Meanwhile, a number of respondents to the video are quite pleased with how it turned out.
“This is legendary,” one comment reads.
“Absolutely demolished,” reads another.
“They should probably go back to smearing him on their clickbait blogs. Debating him probably wasnt a very smart idea,” another says.
“I don’t think I have ever witnessed an interview that is more catastrophic for the interviewer,” wrote author Douglas Murray.