The Troubadour Podcast
Peterson's 1st Rule, Ayn Rand, and the poem Horatius by Thomas Macaulay
Feb 14, 2018
Kirk j Barbera
Buck up Buckaroo!
I love Westerns. I often wonder if the death of the western has led to some of our confidence problems today.
In this episode I compare Jordan Peterson's Rule Number 1 "Stand Up Straight WIth Your Shoulders Back" to the westerns of the 1939 to 1969 era as well as to the poem Horatius by Macaulay.
I'll discuss Ayn Rand and the mind/body integration
How the wester American hero illuminates Peterson's number one rule
A full analysis of the rule with reference to movies like Rio Bravo, Red River, The Searchers, Hondo, True Grit, The Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy And the Sundance Kid and why Clint Eastwood is a horrible human being for creating High Plains Drifter.
The second half of the program is a reading of the poem Horatius followed by an in-depth converse with verse where I lay out the story and analyze it from a Petersonian perspective.