World-renowned psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson has warned that violent Antifa mobs are “worse than animals.”
Speaking during a new interview, Peterson became visibly emotional while discussing the mentality of Antifa’s leftist members.
The former University of Toronto professor made the remarks during a recent episode of Peterson’s podcast while interviewing independent journalist Andy Ngo about his up close and personal experiences with Antifa.
As part of the discussion, Ngo, who has been called as an expert witness to testify on Antifa before Congress, recalled a time in Minnesota when a mob of rioters kicked a man’s teeth in “gleefully.”
To his confusion and horror, Ngo said the violent act elicited enthusiasm from the crowd.
After recalling the incident, Ngo asked Peterson his perspective on the motivations behind rioters’ actions.
“I wanted to ask you — based on your knowledge, your background, your clinical experience — what is the psychology of this mob violence?” he asked the professor.
“When I see it, I don’t even recognize some of these — it seems animalistic is what I mean,” Ngo added.
“They’re worse than animals,” Jordan replied.
“They’re worse than animals because animals, they just kill to eat, you know.
“Human beings, they have a twist in them that makes them far worse than animals once they really get going.”
“You really want to know what I think,” Peterson continued.
“I think it’s revenge against God for the crime of being.
“That’s really what I think.
“It’s ‘Cain’ in [the story of] Cain and Abel,” he said.
“Like, ‘Oh, Abel’s your guy, what if I take him out into a field and beat him to death. How do you feel about that?’
“All my sacrifices went unrewarded. Yeah,” a teary-eyed Peterson added, his voice starting to crack.
“Yeah, that’s what it is at the bottom of the hell of things.”
Moments earlier, Peterson pushed back against the idea that rioters celebrate violent actions because of some inner, though twisted, sense of justice — such as “a fascist or racist [getting] the violence against them they deserve,” as suggested by Ngo.
“I don’t believe that, because I don’t think they’re that good,” Peterson said.
“I think they’re celebrating watching some poor son of b***h get hurt and that satisfies something unbelievably dark in their souls like the desire to burn, the desire to burn down buildings, the desire to melt cars, the desire for the whole goddamn thing to go up in flames because they’re resentful and bitter,” he explained.