Hey. So, as some of you may know, I went to give a talk at McMaster University on Friday.

(Chanting) Shame on you! Shame! Shame! Shame on you! And uh, it was originally supposed to be a panel with 3 other people and also a moderator and the panelists and the moderator either chose to, or were forced to bow out as a consequence of public pressure being applied to them for being willing to appear with me on the same stage.

So anyways, I went there and talked and there was a lot of protest.

(Chanting) Transphobic piece of shit! Um, a lot of disruption and that’s fine because people can say what they want and I suppose they can do what they want too, and I’m not complaining about that.

But when I got home tonight, I found this other missive from the McMaster University. This organization called PACBIC, and I want to read it to you because it actually does irritate me half to death.

I’ll read it to you and you can make up your own mind.

God, you can hardly read this.

There is nothing new about Dr. Peterson’s position then. It is a position taken by multitudes of others before him.

We anticipate that Dr. Peterson’s talk will, and should result in public critical opposition to his ideas, including public opposition to how he has treated trans and gender non-conforming people, which may take the form of public protest.

(Chanting) This is where we draw the line! In the present climate, proponents of free speech may try to paint such opposition as just another indicator that Dr. Peterson’s freedom of speech is in fact under threat.

Statement issued by:

Okay, fine. So here’s the point. This letter states:

Okay, no problem. So, this is what I’ll say about that. To the members of the PACBIC, President Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community. If you would like to debate with me about the issue of gender and sexuality, I’m willing to do that with as many people as you want to put forward, at any time you want, at any place of your choosing.

Hopefully sooner rather than later. And if you’re not willing to do that, and you’re gonna write cowardly little letters like this and make them public instead, I might suggest that if you’re unwilling to defend your ideas in public, that you should just shut up and go away.

And I might also suggest that you should stop teaching students the kind of nonsense that you are teaching them. Anyways, I don’t have much more to say than that, except, I’ll just repeat it.

I have no problem defending my ideas about gender and sexual difference. And if you guys think that you know what the hell you’re talking about then why don’t you come out and face me instead of sending your student proxies to complain about me when I come to your university to try to make a case.

I think you’re appallingly cowardly. And so I’m calling you out. Come and debate me, whenever you want.

You pig! You wanna get me killed! When’d ya unload it? Last night. You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people my friend.

Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.