There are nearly 4000 universities in the U.S.. Many of them have billions of dollars in endowments and histories that go back to well before the country's founding. So you'd be forgiven for thinking that it would be a bit ridiculous to try and compete with those Goliaths.
Your substack has done an excellent job of documenting the problem.
Now you are moving forward with the solution.
You are doing important things. Please keep it up.
I mean, this is a speech that the entire west needs to hear. God bless Bari. You are my hero.
Your speech moved me to tears and that happened the first and the second time I listened to it. You brilliantly captured in such a powerful way what is underway in this country and in our culture, as others offer below. And you offer what each of us needs to do to win the revolution. More so, you take a generative stance that is encouraging, directional and doable. As I near my 70th birthday, I smile knowing there are young people who care about and are fighting for the American Experience. Leading is a verb and it takes integrity, authenticity and courage. You embody these and more.
While listening to this podcast, I had to pause mid way through to stop and take it all in. I could feel the shift, the hope and also the desire to hold on to each and every word. The interesting thing is I shared it to people I knew would be challenged to listen, and I could still feel my fear of putting it out there and really letting people know my beliefs. I do not know if I would fully grasp what it is I want and do not want if it were not for Bari. All of these articles and podcasts and helped me find my voice and understand my convictions. Both as an undergrad student and law student, Constitutional Law was my favorite class, anything related to the First Amendment. I heard you talk about free speech in the same passion as when I first learned about its meaning and purpose. Thank you for bringing back my fire and fighting for democracy. Baruch HaShem!
Like others have noted Bari, Bravo!
I’d beg you to give this recording and it’s text away, spreading the word far and wide. There’s a movement in progress now and the more people hear it, the more the movement will accelerate, the dam will break. The vast majority of people are starved for not just the elucidation of the absurdities but the knowledge that there are corners where ACTION is in progress.
As a child of the 60's, I lived the despair and disillusionment of those times. Fortunately, I was able to restore my sense of direction and thrive until 2020. The lockdown and the "peaceful riots" totally disoriented me once again. I have spent the past two years trying to reestablish my understanding of reality. I have lost trust in cherished institutions. I found that the security they seemingly provided was traded for political expediency. These sellouts, we all know their names, are traitors to our civilization. How do we repair the damage of their dastardly deeds? The solution was lost on me, so I am so grateful to Bari and her reasoned articulations of the path going forward. This one podcast alone has stabilized my thinking during these trying times. You have planted the seed of hope in me. I hope it propagates without restraint. More power to you. God bless you.
Bari, you are remarkable in your ability to articulate the unique juncture in our country’s history, the source of our daily discomfort, and the path forward. So grateful for your words of empowerment.
God bless America and God bless you Bari, and me, and all like us who understand the virtues of the America and forgive its foibles. It is truly frightening the intolerance that is happening and worst among the most educated. Our universities are under siege. How long before children/students report what their parents say at home to the woke “authorities” at “school” and those parents are “canceled.” As students of political history know, this has happened and it can happen again. We are on this path. Parental rights are under siege and the finger points directly at Columbia University Teachers College and two decades of filling the US education system teaching pipeline with Marxist theory.
And those endowments do NOT PAY TAX all while their economic and poly sci profs scream and moan about "fair share." Good luck Bari
I needed to hear this speech. It made me braver. ♥️
Thank you Bari. I’m so glad you are teaching our youth. They need your intellect. We need them.
Oh thank the Lord. I was concerned where to send my kids for college. The oldest is 11 but it’s good to have a plan.
I trust you will post the text of your address to the students,or ask Nellie to provide a link to the text in her TGIF email tomorrow.
Thank you so much for this. So many people need to hear this message. Is there a place to go to get a transcript of the speech? Thank you￼
Best political speech since.......................I dont know when.
It sounds like a dream to attend university with such esteemed thought leaders. Wow!