In order to win the battle for western civilization, one must first value western civilization.
I watched Hillary Clinton’s speech from the day after the Orlando Islamist attack in which 100 or more Americans were killed or injured by a soldier for Islam. Clinton sounded remarkably similar, if not almost identical to President George W. Bush right after September 11, 2001. That is not surprising because Clinton agreed with Bush at the time. It was not until the Democrats realized they could make a political issue out of the Iraq war that Clinton became an Islamist apologist. Now, she wants to be elected President of the United States so she will apparently become a war hawk again. Her ideas are actually very good. She wants to create a professional, municipal, and community partnership approach to combat home-grown Radical Islamism. Excellent idea. (Maybe they could team up with some local militia groups – Nah).
First, I do not trust any contemporary Progressive to fight this psychological war because they do not love western civilization. The social justice Progressives spend most of their time attacking western civilization. In order to win, we first need to exalt western civilization and proclaim loudly why it is worth saving. I wish we had some national leaders that would do that now. Our culture spans from Ancient Greece via the Protestant Reformation, through the Enlightenment, the American Revolution, and the battle for freedom against fascism and communism in the 20th Century. It includes our Judaeo-Christian underpinnings. That culture is under attack, not just by Fundamentalist Islam but also by the social justice crusaders in our own midst. If we want to win the psychological war for western civilization we need to first value western civilization. Let’s start there.