The following observations are notable for the way that they take surface appearances for what IS.
"Still, it drives me crazy to watch policymakers and experts making the same dumb mistakes time after time, several mistakes, actually, which synergistically add up to one self-defeating blunder after another.
"What’s worse, the dominant trend in public opinion is so often on the side of just those mistakes. You’d think someone would learn something. And in that someone I include “we, the people,” the nation as a whole."
No mention is made of the incessant propagandizing machine that has nearly totally fused Hollywood (and what passes for News Media) with the Pentagon and its covert (via NSA & CIA) ongoing operations.
No mention is made that significant portions of the so-called "Faith" community push an anti-Muslim--perfect for drumming up another Crusades/Holy War--sentiments along with an entirely twisted ideology.
No mention is made of how thoroughly the MIC's weapons-producing industries have wedded themselves to states and argue that any stoppage in funding will lead to greater joblessness.
No mention made that for so many inner city youth, the ONLY economic option outside of the black market economy is to join the military.
People do not JUST come by a pro-war sentiment.
It's been known for some time and quite useful to those who make WAR their BUSINESS to use false flags and other traumatic events in order to induce enough fear to blind people. When people feel terrified, they tend to gravitate towards those who pretend to protect them.
These are uber-authoritarian times and the more disasters the elites make, the more that SOME people embrace an all-powerful state that could arguably act as savior and protector. THOSE memes are pushed 24/7... by the same people who are DOING the harm and setting the triggers for expanding war.