Peterson a charlatan? I am not a member of his fan club, but on balance I would say his is a necessary voice for those marginalised by the relentless invective of a deranged media. I would wager he has helped far more than he has hindered, by any reasoned measure that means he is no snake oil salesman. I have yet to see him effectively debated by the self appointed intellectual "titans". I have certainly seen him relentlessly vilified with very little reference to facts.
So many generalisations.
Crime and Divorce are down? There are certainly some countries where this is the case, but in many of the Major Western nations this is demonstrably false. There was a downward trend a few decades ago, but not now.
Western universities are not dominated by leftists, really? The trend has been left for decades, and despite your assertion, this does not represent a societal shift, but that is certainly not for lack of trying. A cabal of likeminded people is not what I was suggesting, more a tendency for college professors to be left leaning at best, and many are indeed avowed marxists. This has certainly affected the national discourse, but as is becoming clear, this does not actually reflect the sentiments of societies at large. It has certainly affected the way the unthinking masses behave. The turn away from this across the western world, is not populism, a pejorative term coined by the usual suspects, but rather an unsurprising reaction to the relentless nonsense being proposed by a deranged media, and corrupt out of touch politicians.
Your analysis of the performance of western armies is perfunctory at best. I have a friend in the British Army who was in direct contact with the top chap in the British military in Iraq. I think you will find that he does not agree with your diagnosis. The best are getting better, the rest (outside the US) - not so much. They are better trained, better equipped, better supported than any army before them, and society will no longer allow the cannon fodder approach to soldiering with some notable exceptions. Yet here still you are comparing apples with oranges, professionals versus conscripts, hi tech versus no tech, so a simple linear analysis of the skills of each soldier is not possible. Vietnam? Read Macnamaras folly, etc etc To cap it all, who is training the new generation?
Leftist domination is a fairly simple thing to explain and indeed demonstrate, it means that the bulk of College professors are leftists, nothing more nothing less. I believe the lack of balance is doing very real harm to society. The lack of opposition means the perpetuation of an ideology to a position of extremis.
I find the fact that you see no issue with the passing of those bizarre, vague, and nearly all encompassing hate speech laws in Canada shows that when it comes to this sort of thing we are diametrically opposed, so any further discussion is probably wasted.
When it came to Iran, you and I agree pretty much 100%. Funny old world isn't it.