I was 100% with you until this odd conclusion.
The media pushes a constant pro-war narrative. I can't recall the poster who shared a link based on how the mindset of victimization works. But that is what's been operating since 911 and it's "the card" that Trump plays so expertly.
Since many people refuse to question the evidence and believe that the U.S. was attacked by outsiders on 911, they feel PERSONALLY attacked. And it's this "they attacked us" mentality that's constantly kept at a fever pitch.
Like many, I happen to believe that some of the "terrorist" events are inside jobs meant to retain this same threat level because it's through this fear of outside attack that the entire military juggernaut and its impossible costs are kept up.
The media drives the message, and the media sets the agenda. It hammers in its talking points through its chorus of talking heads until ANYONE who deviates feels marginalized, alienated, rejected, and sometimes... a very real "price on their heads."
So let's not generalize to the American people the result of a very real and ongoing Conditioning Process that makes WAR inevitable since the MIC has become everything Eisenhower warned about; and its annual budget at OVER $500 billion cannibalizes a HUGE segment of U.S. treasury monies.
Imagine all the people who don't want THAT blood-soaked gravy train to stop?
What is meant by "American thinking"? Is it generic? And who gets to define that?
See what I mean.
Pavlov's dogs didn't set the clocks for feeding time, you know.