I drafted an essay, 3 Cases: Violence flourishes in Tyranny
CASE #1. First-hand experience, mine. After SEVEN YEARS the case is not one step closer to resolution, in spite of $36,000 in legal costs paid. I walked away, Feb 23, 2023; the tyrant wins?
CASE #2. Artur Pawloski – – a million dollars paid to reasonable and competent constitutional lawyers to get to the Alberta Court of Appeal. Pawloski was declared innocent (July 2022). Pawloski could afford the verdict, only because of crowd-funding. (More has happened since then.)
CASE #3. Jordan Peterson is by now a multimillionaire. He can afford to defend himself in Court. But money isn’t the whole sum. The TIME to defend yourself is more than a full-time job. It’s time that you can’t use for other pursuits. The stress is a real cost.
CASE #1. The lawyers are unanimous in their advice: “Pay to settle. Your innocence is not a factor. It will cost a ridiculous amount of money to defend yourself.”
CASE #2. I learned from the Court Case I was drawn into. The Pawloski case and others come about for one reason. . . . Ask yourself: WHY WOULD a Provincial Court Judge in Alberta make a decision that a Canadian walking down the street would KNOW was wrong?
It’s because the lower court Judges know that the Decision will not come back to haunt them. They can issue the verdict with IMPUNITY because, unless you are a person, or a corporation with access to a lot of money, you cannot afford to appeal the decision. (a million dollars). Unless you are SNCLavalin and have a buddy like Justin Trudeau who will get rid of an Attorney General (Jody Wilson-Raybould) who tried to uphold the Rule of Law.
The Calgary Police, Prosecutors, lower court Judges, and Jailers in the Province got a surprise. Ordinary people stepped up to the plate; they raised the money.
CASE #3. Jordan Peterson.
I’ll finish the essay. In the meantime . . .
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CASE #3. Jordan Peterson’s battle with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
Weighty though the matter be, you may stifle some laughter!
Jordan Peterson, Canadian psychologist become internationally-known author and multimillionaire, . . .
(2018, I believe.) According to a document posted on Twitter by Peterson from the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), its complaints committee said that it is concerned that he “lacked professionalism in public statements made on social media and during a Jan. 25, 2022 podcast appearance.”
In turn, the CPO said Peterson must undergo a coaching program at his expense “to review, reflect on, and ameliorate (his) professionalism in public statements.”
If he doesn’t undergo the program and the coach doesn’t provide a report indicating that the concerns have been “appropriately remediated in the public interest,” it may constitute professional misconduct and result in an investigation, the document says.
(2023 January) Ontario College of Psychologists @CPOntario has demanded that I (Jordan Peterson) submit myself to mandatory social-media communication retraining with their experts for, among other crimes, retweeting @PierrePoilievre (Leader of the Opposition Conservatives) and criticizing @JustinTrudeau (Prime Minister) and his political allies.
(2023 June 21) From Ezra Levant:
. . . an interesting Twitter exchange occurred when Canadian professor and public intellectual, Jordan Peterson, tweeted:
“A court in Canada is going to rule on the @CPOntario decision to sentence me to mandatory ‘re-education’ on June 21 for my reprehensible political views. The process is called Judicial review.”
Someone who knows what the term “re-education” truly means is a lady named Xi Van Fleet — a survivor of Maoism and the author of the forthcoming book ‘Mao’s America: A Survivor’s Warning.’
We were lucky enough to host Xi Van Fleet as a guest on The Ezra Levant Show, where she talked about what re-education meant 50 years ago — and the lessons she learned from her personal experiences under Mao’s Communist leadership.
Click here to watch this FREE clip from the Ezra Levant Show.
(Elon Musk was one of the people who weighed in on the “re-education” issue.)
NOW, A BATTLE WITH THE COURT
(2023 August 23) An Ontario court has upheld a ruling ordering controversial psychologist Jordan Peterson to undergo social media training or risk losing his license. The ruling followed complaints about his controversial online posts and statements.
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(2023 August 24) JBP (Peterson) Reacts to Court Decision https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_o8goN6FOA
The video is Peterson in conversation with his daughter. She holds up the Court decision; it is easy to read a few high-lighted sentences that are worthy of some laughter. If you are allowed to have a sense of humor, I guess.
It makes me wonder. As Law Schools (not that they are unique in this regard) become more corporatized, “the cream of the crop” students that get to clerk in the Supreme Court of Canada will be high-achiever corporate types. A lower-court judgeship would only be attractive as a rung on the ladder to a higher court judgeship. How did we arrive at this place of abundant derisible fodder from lower courts?
What will be the impact of Jordan Peterson?
He intends to record his re-education lessons.