How much power and influence did women have?
How much power and influence did Black citizens have?
How much power and influence did Latinos have?
How much influence did children have?
No. Your frame is false.
You cannot extrapolate from the conduct of the white males’ club–the group that has been in charge for centuries–what ALL citizens would think or do. When people–as massive demographics are deprived of agency, it is a paternalistic arrogance to claim that what the patriarchs DO (in the name of all) actually represents any interests other than that of the patriarchal boys’ club.
And since the kneejerk response that ALWAYS follows my comments of this nature is “look at Hillary! or Condi! or Susan Rice” as if to say that the small number of women and minorities that climb to positions of power within the paradigm that patriarchal capitalism built somehow is “proof positive” that all would act in the same manner is where bollocks comes into play.
You argue FOR the horrors by insisting that there is no alternative to them… as if the KIND of societal model that would be built by women, persons of color, Latinos, and Native Americans would follow(or correspond to) that which was put in place by armed, dangerous and delusional males convinced that GOD gave them permission to KILL… it all!
(I wonder… is this screen name another for “Army Brat”? YOU people love to log on using multiple screen names. It’s another form of military dominance… PRETEND that lots of people think the way you do and show up with sock puppet identities to foster that false impression. But then, information control and management is a massive component of any police state.)