On Tuesday, an audience of almost 400 gathered in New York City for a special event. Heritage Spokesperson Genevieve Wood interviewed world-renowned author, speaker, and clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson. The topic: socialism, why it is growing in popularity, and how conservatives can go on offense and change hearts and minds.

“You don’t even know how deep this war goes,” Peterson told the audience. “This intellectual war is way deeper than a political war.”

If you had one thing to say to Jordan Peterson after this event, what would it be?

Comments (42)

C.Andrews Lavarre - April 5, 2019

Having said that,

Political Correctness shall be the death of this nation:

Telling people that it is alright to be mediocre is wrong. It is NOT right.
Look, we are all distributed along a bell curve. If we do the minimum the curve moves south and we all lose. If instead we acknowledge our failings and do better the curve moves north and we all win. Which do you prefer?

Richard Schwaller - April 5, 2019

He talks at a level to difficult for the average person to understand or interpret what he is trying to explain. I understand what he is saying only after I analyze what he is saying ,but, have to take the time to

Warwick Aiken - April 5, 2019

Thank you. This has given me a better framework to talk to my son and his new wife about what they are thinking, and to encourage them to use their abilities to make their lives and the world around them better.

David J. Oven - April 5, 2019

Good going, Heritage!

Richard Bennett - April 5, 2019

I think he was Very accurate in his thinking and discussion of our individual inherent personality.

William Grey - April 5, 2019

Fascinating. I’m still reeling from what I saw and heard. I have not heard of Jordan Peterson prior to this. He is brilliant. It would be fascinating to see a lecture with Mr Peterson and Dennis Prager.

Donald - April 5, 2019

Dr. Peterson spoke to the essence of a human being. The majority of people desire a meaningful life. As conservatives we have let the media and progressives define what conservatism is, what future condition they say that we aspire to. We need to focus on our true future vision and what we can do as individuals and collectively to pursue that vision and guiding principles, which gives each active participant meaning and makes the world a better place for us all.

Martha Cassell - April 6, 2019

I think you LOVE God, Dr Peterson,
and speak well and passionately of God; of what our relationship with God is all about; and of what God desires for us. You cut through the diabolical confusion of our distorted reality and mine the gold of
clarity and hope in a world divided; seemingly impossible to manage and hell bent on self destruction.
You inspire us to action, to take up our
mattes and walk, to be responsible for fulfilling our purpose in this broken, yet miraculously resilient world, in which we can prove by God’s Grace, that we can become worthy of eternity. I thank God for your voice of truth, hope and light in our midst. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your brilliant inspiration, your heart and your soul with us, through The Heritage Foundation.❤️ Catholic in Charlottesville, VA

cheryl elaine betson - April 6, 2019

Fantastic and articulate discussion..He was absolutely spot on! A+++
Thanks !

Dale Grgurich - April 6, 2019

Good job. I have been watching & reading Jordan Peterson for about a year. He gives voice to conservative principles and is a great contrast to the superficial drive by leftists in message and method.

Audrey Andujar - April 6, 2019

If someone or some organization of merchants from the second tier of the Standard of UR wanted to add a fourth tier or climb up and become the top tier would you think they might first want to disrupt the order in the first two tiers, or reorganize the base tiers in order to facilitate climbing?

Maureen - April 6, 2019

Thank you for your forthrightness, fervor, heartfelt message – your teaching is desperately needed. It explains the age in which we’re embroiled. Your message gives those who hear it a life preserver. Thank you! Also, I would like a dvd if this interview- is that possible? Maureen Lewis

Michele Ta - April 6, 2019

Jordan Peterson’s and explanation of the issues was inspiring. Heritage has a good pulse of the current issues. While in NYC I was able to inform a contact of the event and that contact was attending the Heritage Action event in DC. We really need attention to cleaning up the voting rosters, otherwise legislators will not be chosen by registered voting citizens.

Sarah Comi - April 6, 2019

Thank you.
Your discussion is needed, necessary and delightful.

Mallory Miller - April 6, 2019

Why do people virtue signal about themselves an their positions?

Col. Warren C Bulette USAR - April 6, 2019

Public schools have to change curricula.. They must teach graduates how to protect, defend , sustain and perpetuate our freedom and our exceptional republic.
The colleges will not.

Pam Harrison - April 6, 2019

Thank you, Jordan Peterson! and Thank you, Heritage! for proclaiming truth in an age where truth is almost non-existent in our educational systems! Thanks for sharing this information with us so we can pass it on! Keep up the great work!

Doris Jones - April 6, 2019

I hope the message spoken by Jordan Peterson goes around the world. It definitely is a message that our American youth need to understand in fullness. The message being that we are made in the image of God and thus we are to be people of truth and tell the truth. By doing so, we are then able to pull ourselves together to solve all problems. Powerful?

Sally Ann Ekola - April 6, 2019


I’ve read your book. Two of my college attending copy. Keep up the good work.

James Smith - April 6, 2019

Concentrate on the opposition. Let doubters alone. Some are plants to keep us busy on their agenda.

Denice Gerber - April 6, 2019

I will share this so hopefully those that need to hear it will. And I pray that their eyes will be open to Truth.

Linda Thompson - April 6, 2019

Mr. Peterson expresses himself with such intensity I can identify with him in his desire to open the minds of his listeners to be fearless in their quest for the deeper truths that are so often missed by those looking for popularity, power and something they call fame. For me, it’s important to know I was created for a purpose which is more about love, service and honest self evaluation.

Thomas Walsh - April 6, 2019

Great program with JP. Depth with passion and heart getting at the acids of nihilistic and postmodernist thought dismantling spheres of meaning that hold the boundaries of order and traditions that empower and humanize. Thanks. Keep up the great work.

Ray Cedor Jr. - April 6, 2019

Thank you, Dr. Peterson, for making clear that the road the West and America in particular are traveling leads not to a promised land of green pastures and still waters, but to a mad, sterile and Godless wasteland. Getting off this road does not require “turning back the clock” as the Pied Pipers of the Left always assert. All it requires is a courageous act of free will. All we need do is stop, turn around, and circle back until we return to our original, charted course. Only in doing so can we rescue Western civilization by restoring the rule of law and limited, consensual government. Only in doing so can we the people ensure America’s survival for future generations as, in the words of Ronald Reagan, “a nation that has a government, not the other way around” (NOTE: although I’m no scholar, I have through much observation and thought arrived at the following conclusions vis-a-vis Western civilization’s present, perilous predicament: Progressivism is to human progress as postmodernism is to rational thought, as social justice is to justice, as abortion is to healthcare, and as virtual reality is to reality: The former are all fake).

Pam Goff - April 6, 2019

Good theology which empowers the hearer to gain confidence in pursuing a “meaningful life”.

Paul R Conrad - April 6, 2019

What I felt was missing in this analysis
is the impact of the Tribal Nature of
humanity upon the ability to resolve
inter-group differences. Polarization has
become rampant and humanity is making
very little progress in flattening this!

Bonnie I Dick - April 6, 2019

Keep spreading the good news

George - April 7, 2019

We are a Christian National .America was founded on Christian values our Heavenly Father commands not to kill.
Christ valued our life so much that he came to restore us to his Father!
As Christian we must defend life and fight against abbotion.
Killing of babes it’s not Godly please!!

Niki Kent - April 7, 2019

I could, literally, listen to this guy for hours!

Robert Boone - April 7, 2019

Harbinger of the Dawning Aquarian Age.
A Master of Applied Spirituality:
America and the World,
Hear Ye Him!

Heritage, you scored 1000 with this talk!
He should be talking with Pres. Trump, get them together…

Hugh C Bartlett, M.D. - April 7, 2019

You have successfully defended the central truth and tenants of the Judeo-Christian world against the ancient lies of the “devil” in all his disguises. Bless you and your journey.

Carl Smith - April 7, 2019

At 80 I can say I wish JBP had been around when I was the smartest Idiot on the planet. Has a Great mentor in Admiral Hyman Rickover while in Submarines that taught me Socrates was correct, that the True Wisdom is in knowing you know nothing, but strive to be better than you think you are. My two youngest Grand Children will be better off for Dr. Petersons messages and even this old man still has a chance redeem past errors. Thanks.

Arlyn Lindskog - April 7, 2019

I learn so much every time I listen to you or read your work. Thank you and keep up the fight!

Adam Yomtov - April 7, 2019

Assist me Dr. Jordan Peterson in eliminating the Income Tax, the most DESTRUCTIVE marxist tool.

Adam S. Yomtov
FairTax® New York State, Founder, Board Member, Director



“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men and women, undergo the fatigues of supporting it”. Thomas Paine

“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the hearts and minds of men and women”. Samuel Adams

Clark Lockerd - April 7, 2019

Very clear presentation of the ideas related to the power of the individual. This is the foundation of the Western Culture and you have presented it with clarity and passion. The interesting thing to me is the way you bring in our religious heritage without seeming to preach. Well done!

robert lewis - April 8, 2019

most of the millennial generation have dismissed the value of faith belief as without merit..They have been taught that truth is relative. Why then would I be able to make any logical claims about good and bad in debate with them?

Kenneth Strom - April 8, 2019

Your presentation was life affirming!

John Smith - April 8, 2019

Dr. Peterson THANK YOU!

The consideration/attentiveness you give to those who question, and your patience/thoughtfulness in answering w/o resort to knee-jerk rhetoric, is a breath of fresh air in today’s media/politician manner of discourse.

S Wayne Smith - April 8, 2019

I need to read more of your work. Great job!!!

Carlene Jenner - April 10, 2019

Thank you for the truth about our world culture today. I pray for you as your message is what we all need to hear,
ponder and live..
I now have a better idea on what and
how to discuss with my ever growing family.

Douglas Sukhia - April 11, 2019

He needs to go all the way to belief in the truth of the biblical world view not just see it as a helpful myth. The suffering here is due to the fall. The entire Bible is about God providing a redemption through Christ. the cross is not a symbol of selfless sacrifice its an atonement for our sin. Yes we feel guilt because we are guilty and need to be justified. Our hope cannot be based on simply our human potential but on the renewal of all things that is historically verified by the resurrection of Christ.

Gary Barker - April 17, 2019

I wish more time was spent showing people how George Soros and his son are one of the two who along with other groups that are funding the groups who are causing most of are problems. There are millions of people that know nothing of there involvement in what’s going on.

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