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New Zealand’s Largest Book Retailer Bans Jordan Peterson Book After Mosque Shooting

They still sell Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf,’ though.

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The largest book retailer in New Zealand has banned a worldwide bestseller by a prominent clinical psychologist after the Christchurch Mosque shooting that claimed 50 lives, citing “disturbing material.”

First reported by journalist Tim Pool, Whitcoulls Books is sending messages to customers saying that they no longer carry Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos.”

“Thank you for contacting us,” the retailer told a customer. “Unfortunately 12 Rules for Life is currently unavailable, which is a decision that Whitcoulls made in light of some extremely disturbing material being circulated prior, during and after the Christchurch attacks. As a business that takes our responsibilities to our communities very seriously, we believe it would be wrong to support the author at this time. Apologies that we’re not able to sell it to you, but we appreciate your understanding.”

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Daily Caller posited that the “disturbing material” was a photograph that Peterson took with a fan wearing a t-shirt that said “I’m a proud Islamaphobe.”

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The store continues to stock Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’, though, which is an ode to the superiority of the Aryan race and explains the how Jews destroyed the world.

Peterson’s book, on the other hand, has no racially derogatory premise or language. It is a self-help book.

He became a worldwide phenomenon after bucking his employer, the University of Toronto, claiming that he would refuse to abide by its nonscientific policy of calling students by their preferred gender pronouns.


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Did Bernie Sanders Just Endorse a Neocon Regime Change Foreign Policy?

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Is Bernie Sanders the anti-war candidate that many non-interventionists are making him out to be?

Journalists Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey presented some interesting observations about Sanders’ foreign policy views.

Sanders criticized the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani in January and also stressed his opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

During the Iowa presidential debate, Sanders loudly boasted, “I not only voted against that war, I helped lead the effort against that war.”

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However, Sanders changed his tune when chatting with the New York Times.

The answers the Sanders campaign gave the Times showed its flexibility when it comes to foreign policy.

In other words, the Sanders campaign signaled to the military and intelligence apparatus that Sanders won’t present a threat to their interests and may actually carry out their interventionist agenda.

One question in the survey that the Times sent the Sanders campaign stuck out above the rest.

The third survey question asked, “Would you consider military force to pre-empt an Iranian or North Korean nuclear or missile test?”

The Sanders campaign responded, “Yes.”

Based on this response, Sanders’ is signaling that he’s willing to continue Bush-era policies of “preemptive war.”

Like Obama, Sanders’ opposition to the Iraq War was a matter of politics rather than a principled opposition to regime change wars.

His campaign was also asked, “Would you consider military force for a humanitarian intervention?”

Sanders responded, “Yes.”

Some of the wars that the U.S. carried out in the name of “human rights” have been the Bosnian war and the bombing of Serbia in the 1990s along with the aerial campaign against Libya in 2011 and the Civil War launched in Syria.

All in all, Sanders’ pro-peace/non-interventionist image is at best window dressing.

Under a Sanders presidency, the interventionist status quo will likely stay in place.

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