A clip from an old interview between Dr. Jordan Peterson and Joe Rogan has gone viral on Tuesday. The clip showed Peterson explaining how authoritarian policies are slowly introduced, no matter how unpopular they may be.
In the clip, Peterson explained that "things get to terrible places one tiny step at a time." Peterson later tweeted that this is "the story of Canada right now."
The clip was shared by Australian commentator Rita Panahi on Tuesday. It already has over 7 thousand retweets and 20 thousand likes in less than 24 hours.
In the clip, Peterson explained that "things get to terrible places one tiny step at a time."
"If I encroach on you and I'm sophisticated about it, I'm going to encroach right to the point where you start to protest. Then I'm going to stop. Then I'm going to wait. Then you're going to calm down, and I'm going to encroach again right to the point where you protest."
"Then I'm going to stop, then I'm going to wait. I'm just going to do this forever," explained Peterson. "Before you know it, I'm going to be back three miles from where you started, and I'll have done this one step at a time. Then you'll go, 'how did I get here?' and the answer was, well, I pushed you a little further than you should've gone.
Both Canada and Australia have had much more severe pandemic restrictions than other English-speaking countries like the UK and the US.
This week, Trudeau's health minister said that pandemic restrictions could go on for years.