CANADA, (LifeSiteNews) – In a rant against government COVID despotism, popular Canadian psychologist and cultural commentator Jordan Peterson admitted he made the “stupid” decision to get the COVID jabs because he thought doing so would mean the government would leave him “alone.”
“Look, I got vaccinated and people took me to task for that and I thought, all right, I’ll get the damn vaccine,” Peterson told Dave Rubin last Wednesday while speaking out against government COVID rules.
“Here’s the deal guy, I’ll get the vaccine, you f***ing leave me alone. And did that work? No, so stupid me, you know, that’s how I feel about it.”
Peterson told Rubin he thinks it’s insane that Canadians who are un-jabbed cannot leave the country and that even the jabbed still have to submit to COVID tests before coming home.
“You know, Canadians who are vaccinated now cannot leave the country. Yeah. What the hell? Why? Why is that,” Peterson said.
“It’s like, why did I get the vaccine then if you’re not going to leave me alone.”
Peterson said he does not believe there is “evidence that vaccinated people are less contagious” while blasting the jabs being pushed for young kids.
“I don’t think it’s very compelling, so why are the unvaccinated all of a sudden a danger? And I certainly don’t understand the push to get children vaccinated…I think that’s absolutely reprehensible,” Peterson told Rubin.
It’s ‘really appalling in Canada, the breakdown of our rights’
Before admitting that getting the jabs was not the best choice he made, Peterson went to task against what he called a government COVID “totalitarian state” gripping Canada and the world today.
“I think the thing that surprised me the most probably was how rapidly we stampeded to imitate a totalitarian state in the immediate aftermath of the release of COVID,” Peterson told Rubin.
Peterson said that the decision to implement strict lockdowns in Canada was “appalling.”
“The most neurotic member of the herd jumps first and then they’ll instantly follow them. And that’s kind of what we did in the early stages of the pandemic. The Chinese acted first. Now, unfortunately, they are a totalitarian state and we all followed. And that’s excusable in some sense because we didn’t know what sort of threat we were facing,” Peterson told Rubin.
“But then the breakdown, it’s really appalling in Canada, the breakdown of our rights, let’s say, for mobility, for freedom of speech, et cetera.”
Peterson also gave his opinion about Canada’s 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms, created at the hands of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
He told Rubin that he is “not a fan of bills of rights because they’re predicated on the idea that you have a finite set of rights and that the social contract awards them to you or the government.”
However, Peterson then said “You know, it was Pierre Trudeau’s major accomplishment, hypothetically. Now we have his son (current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) and it’s like, Yeah, what’s it good for?”
In early October, Trudeau announced unprecedented COVID-19 jab mandates for all federal workers and those in the transportation sector, meaning the un-jabbed are no longer able to travel by air, boat, or train, both domestically and internationally.
Peterson, who serves as a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, has gained a strong following of conservative fans from Canada and the U.S. over the past few years, for his evaluations of everything from abortion, transgenderism, sex education as well as motherhood.
According to Peterson, current academia is controlled by “post-modernists pushing progressive activism.”
Advisor to the government told Peterson COVID rules driven by ‘nothing but opinion polls’
In his interview with Rubin, Peterson said that that a senior adviser to “one of the provincial governments” told him “Flat out” that “The COVID policy here is driven by nothing but opinion polls related to the popularity of the government.”
“No science, no end game in sight, no real plan. And so, what that means is that the part of the population that’s most afraid of COVID, I know it’s what 50 percent of Democrats believe that you have a 50 percent shot at getting hospitalized if you catch COVID and 25 percent of Republicans. And so, I suspect it’s similar in Canada,” Peterson said.
“And so, policy is being driven by people who are more afraid than they should be, and it’s, well, it was a very disheartening conversation because I trust this guy and he knows what he’s talking about.”
Peterson said that he found it “extremely disheartening” the official told him COVID rules were all about polls.
“Because I thought at least policies that I don’t agree with the restrictive policies were at least driven by something remotely resembling a scientifically informed plan. And he was irate at what had been happening enough to consider resigning. So, it’s pretty appalling,” Peterson told Rubin.
‘The same damn thing is going to happen with the climate change push’
Peterson lamented that the restrictive measures were pushed in the name of “public health” and said that “the same damn thing is going to happen with the climate change push.”
“It’s already being reconfigured as well, it’s the biggest public health issue of our time. It’s like, no, I don’t think so, I think overreaching bureaucrats are the biggest health, what would you say the biggest challenge to our health of our time.”
The COVID-19 injections approved for emergency use in Canada, including the Pfizer jab for ages 12 and up, all have connections to cells derived from aborted babies. All four have also been associated with severe side effects such as blood clots, rashes, miscarriages, and even heart attacks in young, healthy men and women.
All of the COVID jabs approved for use in Canada are still experimental, with clinical trials not being completed until 2023.
Also, there have been reports of thousands of people who have developed tumors after getting their COVID shots.
The COVID jab trials have never produced evidence that vaccines stop infection or transmission. They do not even claim to reduce hospitalization, but the measurement of success is in preventing severe symptoms of COVID-19.