If you’re not familiar with Jordan Peterson, you should be.  A wave of support has been bubbling below the surface of the ridiculous political and social commentary on television and the web.  And he’s attracting a HUGE following.

Recently, at a lecture (that was more like a rock concert from the look and feel of the audience), he took anonymous questions.  Then, when he read one, the mood got quite serious. A writer for Chicks On the Right was there, and she said this was the most unforgettable moment of all:

Dr. Peterson warned the audience that he was about to read a serious question.  He even seemed reluctant to read it at all, but after a few seconds of quiet reflection, he then decided to go ahead.

He read, “I plan on taking my life very soon. Why shouldn’t I?”

You could have heard a pin drop.

His answer is preserved below in the YouTube video, if you’d like to hear it. But the Chicks On the Right writer found it to be very moving…  so much so that she was still thinking about it the following day.

I don’t know about the rest of the audience, but it was hard for me to get over that question.  I couldn’t help think about the fact that someone in the same audience, the same room, had reached a level of desperation that prompted him to reach out to Dr. Peterson in the way he did.

After the event, a person named Chad tweeted, “Hey dr. Peterson. It’s Chad. You read my serious question tonight at the lecture. I just want you to know that you may have diverted me onto a different path. I am probably going to check myself into a hospital tomorrow night. Thank you.”

Peterson responded, “I am absolutely thrilled to hear this.”

What a moment for the crowd full of young people, desperate for truth.

You should pay attention to Jordan Peterson.  Because he’s what’s happening.  Or, at the very least, he’s a great representative of it.  He’s the real deal, a genuine, caring, intellectual, hip warrior for Western civilization.

What a moment.

Hat Tip: Chicks on the Right

Image Credit: TEDxUofT Team

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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