Penguin Random House allegedly tried to block Jordan Peterson’s book, labelling him an ‘icon of white supremacy’

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Certain staff members within Penguin Random House Canada attempted to block Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson’s upcoming book, “Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life”, labelling him an “icon of white supremacy,” according to a recent report by the Daily Mail.

Since his initial appearance on Canadian television arguing against Bill C-16, Peterson has developed a reputation as n outspoken critic of the excesses of liberal policy. His opponents called him a ‘racist’, ‘transphobe’, ‘Nazi,’ and practically every other pejorative imaginable.

Naturally, no demonstrable proof has been given that Peterson is anything more than a psychologist, nuanced thinker and a highly misunderstood intellectual that one side of the political spectrum has come to abhor. Recently, Peterson disappeared from the wider societal debate after nearly dying from an overdose on anxiety medication, leading to his hospitalization. It also has been reported that Peterson contracted COVID-19 while seeking therapeutic treatments in Europe.

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Within the walls of Penguin Random House, it becomes clear that a significant portion of its staff feel that Peterson’s book is too nuclear for publication, leaving many in utter dismay. In an exclusive report, four employees within the company told Vice News that they had called a meeting on Monday in an attempt to block the book.

One junior staffer reportedly said,  “He is an icon of hate speech and transphobia, and the fact that he’s an icon of white supremacy, regardless of the content of his book, I’m not proud to work for a company that publishes him.” Others allegedly cried, with one saying Peterson’s book would have a “negative effect on their non-binary friend.”

Peterson’s last book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos,” became a centerpiece for leftist critiques of conservative-leaning viewpoints. Of course, Peterson has gone to great lengths to clarify his position, saying his message isn’t catering to one specific political viewpoint or another. Rather, the subject matter of his books focuses on non-political truisms we all know but have mysteriously forgotten.

Penguin Random House confirmed that the book will be published in March 2021, regardless of the Niagara of pleads and protestation on the part of certain staff members.


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