Monday, January 05, 2015
Taking the temperature of the Counter-Jihad, part 2
In part 1, I spoke of "an impatience with the Counter-Jihad, because, of course, the Counter-Jihad is obviously not doing enough".
Obviously, the Counter-Jihad can't be fully blamed for this, since its relative impotence is largely due to the massive fact that its surrounding society -- politicians, news media, academe, popular culture, and too many ordinary people -- is being remiss in its obligation to be supportive in this most urgent matter.
Still, the Counter-Jihad has to do something. It has to cultivate itself as a nucleus of an ongoing hopeful transformation of the West. Right?
If the answer is yes (as it should be), then what? Doesn't the movement have an obligation of its own to at least try to be the best it can be, as it tries to develop something that will be useful, given the two problems -- of Islam, and of Western myopia to Islam?
Of course, I say yes to this question. But how do we get there if we seem to disagree on basic issues revolving around this?
Hence my call for a "summit meeting". The movement desperately needs a general conversation, on the Internet, to hash all these things out.