As with my own life, I always assume my country is doing the worst shit possible. Why? Because if we understand the problem and realize we are a big part of the solution, it can be fixed. Patriotic denial on the otherhand does nothing to solve the problem. It picks a scapegoat and lays the blame elsewhere while the problem grows exponentially in scope. I love the U.S but I am never so patriotic so as to not criticize it's shortcomings in full. I always criticize the U.S before a foreign nation.
Regarding war stimulating the economy, it does have that effect but things have changed since WW2. Just like our whole economy, the revenue created from wartime efforts goes to several mega-corporations who more or less lump the money, rather then it going to a wider distribution of contractors and the wealth being spread out. It's direct vs. trickle-down, and trickle-down involves shit like outsourcing. Snowolf has it right on.
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