On Monday, Jordan Peterson hosted The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo on his podcast on an episode entitled: Antifa: The Rise of the Violent Left.
Ngo discussed his past experiences with Antifa, race riots, autonomous zones, and the ‘summer of love’ in Seattle.
Peterson and Ngo did not hold back in describing Antifa's behavior. Ngo described their behavior as animalistic. Peterson disagreed and replied, "They're worse than animals."
During the interview Ngo said that "Establishment journalists were entirely uniform in and committed to their goal and opposing Trump. Many of them felt that it was their duty and obligation to violate some ethical standards because we were living in such unprecedented times with Trump, in the executive office that he needed to be resisted by any means necessary."
Peter asked Ngo if there was ever a time "...you thought the stakes were high enough so that you violated your journalistic integrity?"
Ngo answered, "So I've covered dozens of violent protests and riots where I witnessed people being assaulted...I don't intervene in those instances."
"I try to record a photograph, but when you see, for example, a mob of people are beating somebody... it doesn't matter for me what the political affiliation of who that mob is, I feel sort of as a human, as a citizen, I should at least just intervene in some way. That's something that I've struggled with a lot.
The pair also exchanged thoughts on the psychology of mob violence, journalistic integrity, dealing with criticism, using people for political ends, attempts to destabilize the police, among other topics.
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