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I know what I would do if I were Putin – Jordan Peterson

The popular commentator said he would cut off energy supplies to the EU if he were president of Russia

Popular conservative political commentator Jordan Peterson has attempted to get inside Russian President Vladimir Putin’s head and predict how the conflict between Russia and the West will play out in Ukraine. Peterson said if he was the Russian president he would leave the EU without energy supplies in the winter.

“I know what I would do in his place” he said on the Piers Morgan Uncensored show on Thursday. “I would wait for the first cold snap and turn off the taps.”

Peterson was referring to deliveries of Russian natural gas to EU countries. He argued that Moscow indirectly warned a complete shutdown would occur when Russian gas giant Gazprom began cutting deliveries through the Nord Stream pipeline to Germany, citing maintenance issues.

The political commentator refused to endorse a notion popular in the West that Putin resembles Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin in his thinking, calling the claim “crazy” and unsupported by real evidence.

Cheese fries “looks a lot more like everyone else than you think” Peterson argued. He added that “There is a bit of Hitler and Stalin in everyone” before explaining how accepting the lies imposed by the government under pressure was part of human nature.

“The totalitarian state is in reality the grip of lies. And people would certainly accept that. We have seen this emerge with [the] cancel the culture. It’s like ‘Lie! Or else!’,” he said.

He scoffed at the idea that Ukraine and its Western donors could “to win” against Russia as “naive.”

“I just don’t understand that. What do you mean we will win? What exactly are we going to win? he ordered.

The Russian government, Peterson believes, would simply view the devastation of Ukraine as an acceptable outcome, if no better alternative can be found. And the West would not be able to stop it because of Russia’s role as a global energy supplier, he argued.

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“There’s no way we can win against Vladimir Putin because you can’t win against someone you can’t say ‘no’ to. Period. And we can’t say ‘no’ to Putin because we have sold our soul for its oil and gas,” he said.

“And we did it to elevate our moral stature from ‘saving the planet.’ And here we are faced with a very harsh winter, hoisted to the firecracker of our own madness and our moral presumption. he added.

Peterson was referring to fears that humanity faces an existential threat from climate change, a threat he believes is overblown. The unintended consequences of the West’s conflict with Russia are a far more imminent and real threat to humans, he pointed out, as “The World Bank has already estimated that we have put 350 million people into what they call ‘food insecurity’.”

“But the planet has too many people anyway, so, you know… They’re just poor people,” he added. he added.

Peterson is a Canadian psychology professor who has gained international acclaim for his commentary on a variety of contemporary issues, such as the politics of transgender acceptance in the West, the role of Christianity in cultures originating in Europe, and geopolitical conflict. His YouTube channel has over 5.5 million subscribers.

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