[T]he ground for the defeat was prepared over many years especially with the progressive take-over of the universities, the education business, in general, the law profession, ever-growing government bureaucracies, and, of course, the media, to include Hollywood. I would note, in particular, that the pernicious doctrine of "cultural relativism" did much to sap the West's will to defend itself: We have, the Wise Ones tell us, no basis for judging whether one culture is better than another.
Under the current calamity we have in the White House, the process of defeat was greatly accelerated and even celebrated. In fairness, however, we must note that even under Bush, whom I generally admired as a competent war leader, actions were taken to undermine the effectiveness of our efforts. While I think Bush--and certainly Cheney--understood the battle that commenced on 9/11 as part of the long war, the administration let itself get mau-maued by the purveyors of political correctness. One of the tragic errors made early in this latest battle was the promotion of the nonsense that we all should go about our lives as normal. Shopping, it was proclaimed, was a patriotic duty! If you don't shop the terrorists have won! This helped undermine, in my view, the seriousness of the message delivered by 9/11.
An even greater mistake, a colossal one, in fact, was the administration's line that this was not a war against Islam, because "Islam means peace," apparently a confusion generated by the word "Islam" sounding similar to Salam (Peace).Things have not improved since that anniversary. In fact, they have gotten worse. We are seeing a collapse of European civilization at a speed that just years ago would have been impossible to imagine. Here in the US, we have our government busily importing tens-of-thousands of "refugees" who adhere to a "religion" that openly advocates our conversion, enslavement, or death.
As I have said, way too many times, we are not at war, we are under attack. Islam continues its 1400-year assault on the West, and the assault has increased its OPTEMPO. Despite what our foolish President and SecState say, our enemies are not on the run. NATO is on life-support, and our enemies have outflanked us and are delivering increasingly lethal blows within our societies. They take advantage of our immigration and refugee laws, our tolerance and financial generosity, and our technology against us. They have learned to confuse our doltish leaders with concerns about an "anti-Muslim backlash," about avoiding "a war on Islam," and on and on. They have us questioning the words "Islamic terrorists" on monuments built to honor those killed by "Islamic terrorists." They have us apologizing for our beliefs and culture, and have made surrender a plausible if not the most preferable option open to us.
The Islamic war continues unabated aided by the progressives. We all must, for example, praise Obama as he makes Iran a nuclear power and passes billions of dollars to the Ayatollahs so they can continue their war or terror and provocation. There is, as I have said before, a Molotov-Von Ribbentrop Pact between Islam and progressivism aimed at destroying the West. All sorts of weapons are being used to do that besides truck bombs. We can deal with truck bombs; we have a harder time dealing with the systemic corrosion of our institutions and, above, of our will to resist.
And, now top of it all we get this: yesterday, Hillary Clinton referred to "half of Trump supporters" as belonging in a "basket of deplorables." She made this unifying remark while speaking to an elite group of Hollywood and Wall Street types who had paid about $60,000 each to hear these words of wisdom. (Note: I guess this is why she won't release the texts of her Goldman-Sachs' speeches?)
So "Deplorable" gets affixed to the lapels of ordinary people who want to see their country and our friends safe, secure, and prosperous? Well, Mrs Clinton, then just as I am proud to wear the title of Cold War Warrior, I am doubly honored to be awarded the "Deplorable" badge by the likes of you.
I wonder how many of the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, CIA, and State officials killed in the battle with Islam since 9/11 you would consider "Deplorable"?